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Pall Cut By Stamps

First round draft choice Ameet Pall of Wofford College has been cut by the Calgary Stampeders after he sufferd a foot injury in Friday's preseason game against the Toronto Argonmauts. Pall, the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year in the Southern Conference, was taken by the Stampeders with the fifth pick in the Canadian Football League Draft on May 3. He was an All-America for the Terriers last season. Pall will remain in Calgary to rehab his injury, and until a final decision

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Bumgarner Wins His Ninth, Giants Hang On

Madison Bumgarner survived a shakey start late Saturday night as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland A's 9-8 at The Coliseum in Oakland, Leading 9-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Giants (40-32) staved off a four-run rally by the A's (34-38) in the bottom of the ninth. Bumgarner (9-4) was long gone by then, but the left hander, despite giving up two home-run balls----a two-run shot by Josh Reddick in the first and a solo shot to Jonny Gomes in the third---went six

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Junior Legion Splits Saturday DH

The Watauga Junior American Legion team split its double header with Patton in Morganton on Saturday. Watauga (9-8-1 overall; 7-7 in Area 4) lost the first game, 5-1, but came back to win the second game, 4-2. Carson Isaacs backboned Watauga's win in game two with three hits, including a triple, with two runs scored and two runs-batted-in. Isaacs' snapped a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring triple in the fourth inning. Brandon Warren scored the go-ahead run on the play. 

"Carson really gave us a lift offensively in the second game," said Watauga coach Bradley Rudisill. "We're still not producing a lot hits, but we're finding ways to

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Crawdads Blast Grasshoppers, 11-5

For the second night in a row, the Hickory Crawdads scored 11 runs against Greensboro and roughed up the Grasshoppers 11-5 Saturday night at LP Fran Stadium. Hickory (3-0; 39-33), which has won three in a row to begin second half play, jumped in front with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jorge Alfaro and Alejandro Selen did most of the damage as those two combined for nine runs-batted-in (Alfaro drove in five runs; Selen drove in four). A two-out throwing error

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Dowdy Has Big Night In Loss


Jeremy Dowdy, who was hitless in his professional debut Thursday night with the Briston White Sox, came through going 2-4 with a double and a run scored in an 8-4 loss against the Danville Braves in a Rookie-Appalachian League game Saturday. Dowdy is 2-7 in his professional career (.286 batting average). Tyler Tewell and Nathan Hyatt, members of the Braves, did not play Saturday night. Hyatt picked up his first professional win agiainst the White Sox Friday night. Tewell is

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Hyatt Earns First Professional Win

It didn't take long for Nathan Hyatt to pick up his first win in professional baseball. And the right hander from Appalachian State University and a member of the Danville Braves (the Rookie League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves), did it in his first appearance of the year. Hyatt came on in relief Friday night against the Bristol
White Sox in the Rookie-Appalachian League, tossed a scoreless inning, and was impressive in doing so, as he struck out the side in a 9-8 win. Hyatt was taken

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Crawdads Crush Grasshoppers, 11-4

The Hickory Crawdads scored five times in the bottom of the seventh and thumped the Greensboro Grasshoppers 11-4 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. The Crawdads (2-0; 38-33), who wiped out an early 3-0 deficit, snapped a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning by plating three runs in the frame. Three consecutive singles with one out by Luis Sardinas, Drew Robinson and Jeremy Williams, who drove in Sardinas, gave the Crawdads a 4-3 lead. Robinson and Williams scored on a two-out

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McKaig Finishes 11th At Olympic Trials

Alissa McKaig of Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock turned in an 11th-place finish in the women's 10,000-meter run at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., Friday night. McKaig finished the race in 32:31.66; Amy Hastings of Brooks won the race in 31:58.36. Sarah Porter, who's had a productive season with Zap Fitness did not finish the race. Hastings led much of the second half of the race and moved from third to first with 100 meters to go before winning the race. Natosha Rogers

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Gates Entertaining Numerous Offers

Wide receiver Evan Gates of Davidson Day School in Davidson, N.C., has become a hot commodity with the college recruiters. The rising senior, who stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 195 pounds, received a schlorship offer from UNC-Charlotte on Friday. He has also received offers from East Carolina and Appalachian State. Duke, North Carolina, and North Carolina State have also shown some interest in the rising senior. Gates led Davidson Day to a North Carolina Indepedent School

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Will They Stay, Or Will They Go?

Like Hamlet, "To be, or not to be. That's the question. The answer, well right now, nobody knows. On Friday, the Colonial Athletic Association, which will lose member schools Old Dominion (Conference USA), Virginia Commonwealth Full Story

 
ASU Men’s Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule

Appalachian State University men’s soccer head coach Matt Nelson announced the teams schedule for the upcoming 2012 season on Friday. The Mountaineers, who finished last season with a 10-5-4 record and advanced to the Southern Conference Tournament, will face a difficult slate that features four opponents who participated in last year’s NCAA Division I Championship Tournament. Appalachian will see its first action on the pitch with a pair of exhibition matches against

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Watauga-East Burke Rained Out

Watauga Junior Legion coach Bradley Rudisill has announced that tonight's scheduled game between the Junior Legion team and East Burke has been rained out. No make up date has been announced. Rudisill hopes to get the game in sometime this coming week. And next Saturday's game (June 30) against Maiden has been cancelled. Maiden, which has really struggled this season, doesn't have enough players on the team. Watuaga (8-7-1) travels to Patton Saturday afternoon

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Dowby Makes First Pro Start

Former Appalachian State University catcher Jeremy Dowdy finally got a chance to play in his first professional game Thursday night. Dowdy, who signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox, made his playing debut

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Pollard Announces Addition of Josh Jordan to Staff

Duke head baseball coach Chris Pollard has announced the addition of Josh Jordan to the Blue Devil coaching staff. Jordan will serve as an assistant coach, working with the team's catchers and outfielders while serving as the

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Grant Released By Marlins

Former Appalachian State University pitcher Seth Grant has been released by the Miami Marlins. Grant, who was 7-3 with a team-best 3.49 earned-run-average this spring, was taken by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round

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Hickory Downs 'Hoppers In 2nd Half Opener

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of the season with a 6-3 win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads erased a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Jorge Alfaro led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a

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Mountaineers Land 28 on Academic All-SoCon Team

Appalachian State University student-athletes received more academic accolades on Thursday when 28 Mountaineers were named to the Southern Conference Spring Academic all-conference team. The list included those who participated in baseball, golf, softball, tennis and outdoor track & field during the Full Story

 
Hackett Inducted Into HOF

Dino Hackett, who was an All-America linebacker at Appalachian State University and with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night. Hackett played a number of sports at Southern Guilford High School, but

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Riddle Released By Alouettes

Former Elon University quarterback Scott Riddle, the all-time leading passer in Southern Conference history, has been released by the Montreal Alouttes of the Canadian Football League. Riddle who signed with Montreal on May 15, led the SoCon in passing yardage in all four of his seasons from 2007-10 and graduated as the holder of 41 NCAA, SoCon or

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