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Jones A Huge Addition For WHS

As the old cliche goes, one man's loss is usually another man's gain. And that will be the case for Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee when Ryder Jones, a rising senior, makes his way from Stillwater, OK., to Boone this coming school year. Jones' father, Billy Jones, was named the new baseball coach at Appalachian State University on Friday.

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Watauga Drops Playoff Opener

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team suffered an 8-5 loss in its Area 4 playoff opener Friday night in Sawmills, N.C. Watauga fell behind 8-0, but came charging back with three runs on the sixth and two more in the seventh to make the final score respectable. The win gives South Caldwell a 1-0 lead in this best of three series. Tripp Taylor,

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Crawdads Ground Shorebirds

The Hickory Crawdads bounced back Friday night by knocking off the Delmarva Shorebirds 5-2 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Hagerstown stayed two games back in the North Division of the south Atlantic League with a 5-4 win against Lexington Friday night. But Lakewood fell three games back; the BlueClaws lost at West Virginia, 5-4. The Crawdads

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Masamvu Earns NGCA All-America Scholar Honors

For a second-straight season, Appalachian State University women’s golfer Rumbidzai Masamvu (Harare, Zimbabwe/Dominican Convent) notched All-American Scholar Team honors from the National Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced on Friday. Golfers must hold a cumulative 3.50 grade point average through the 2011-12

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Jones Named New Baseball Coach At ASU

Billy Jones, an 18-year coaching veteran who has spent the last 14 seasons as a coach at four of college baseball’s most elite programs, has been named head baseball coach at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced on Friday. Full Story

 
Callaway Steps Up Big In Cape Cod League

Will Callaway, a rising senior at Appalachian State University, has raised his stock putting up solid numbers in a highly-touted summer baseball league, the Cape Cod League. Callaway, who is playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, is currently second on the team in runs-batted-in. He had two hits and drove in a run Thursday night in a 14-3 win against the

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Shorebirds Clip Crawdads

The first-place Hickory Crawdads dropped a 6-4 decision to the Delmarva Shorebirds Thursday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads (11-4, 47-37) blew leads of 2-0 and 4-2. And with Hagerstown and Lakewood both winning Thursday night, the Crawdads saw their lead dwindled down to two games in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. the

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Jones To Be Named Mountaineers' New Baseball Coach

According to Kendall Rogers at Perfect Game USA, College Baseball Daily, and Skippers Dugout, former Oklahoma State University assistant coach Billy Jones will be named the new baseball coach at Appalachian State University. He will replace Chris Pollard, who left to become Duke's coach on June 14. Full Story

 
Junior Legion Opens Playoffs Friday Night

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team will open the Area 4 Western Playoffs as the No.7 seed. The Junior Legion Team (7-7 in Area 4; 12-8-1 overall) travels to Sawmills, N.C., to play South Caldwell, the No.1 seed, in a best of three series beginning Friday night at 6 p.m. Watauga begins post-season play riding a four-game winning streak.

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Holliday Seriously Injuried

Duke football player Blair Holliday suffered a serious injury while jet skiing Wednesday and is reportedly in a coma, according to one of his high school teammates on Twitter. Iowa State wide receiver Brett Medders, who attended the Oaks Christian School in California with Holliday, tweeted, “ay yall pray for my high school teamate Blair Holliday.

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Former Terrier Makes Olympic Team

Former Terrier Mike Lenzly will represent Great Britain as a member of the country’s basketball team in the upcoming summer Olympics held in London later this month. Lenzly becomes the second Terrier to represent their country in the Olympics as former women’s soccer player Ileana Moschos was on the Greek national team in the 2004 Olympics.

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Dowdy Has Big Game In Losing Cause

Jeremy Dowdy is a determined young man. Following his promotion from the Rookie Appalachian League to the Advanced Class A Carolina League, Dowdy, who played at Appalachian State University, bounced back from a rocky debut to a solid effort Wednesday night. Dowdy, who was 0-5 Tuesday in his first game with the Winston-Salem Dash, was 3-4 with

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Lamb, McBride Handcuff Shorebirds

Hickory pitchers Will Lamb and Nick McBride combined on a one-hit performance as the Crawdads defeated the Delmarva Shorebirds 3-1 at LP Fran Stadium in from of their largest crowd in five years. A standing-room only crowd of 5,468 were on hand as the Crawdads maintained sole possession of first place in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic

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Dowdy Makes Dash Debut

Well as the old cliche goes, a bad start doesn't necessarily mean a bad finish. Jeremy Dowdy, who was promoted by the Chicago White Sox Monday night from the Bristol (Va.) White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League to the Advanced Class A Carolina League with the Winston-Salem Dash, made his debut wit the Dash Tuesday night. Dowdy was 0-5 with

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'Dads Wrap Up Road Trip On Winning Note

The Hickory Crawdads blasted three home runs en route to the 7-6 come-from-behind win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park on Tuesday night.  Hickory takes four out of five against Greensboro, and the 'Dads go 7-2 on their nine-game road trip. Hickory also remains in 1st place in the Northern Division of the South

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Apps in Boone 4th of July Parade

Appalachian State University football players will celebrate Independence Day with the High Country community on Wednesday when members of the squad take part in Boone’s annual Fourth of July parade. The Mountaineers will march in the parade in support of the Children’s Council of Watauga. The Children’s Council is the Smart Start Partnership

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE STATEMENT REGARDING REALIGNMENT

Per Southern Conference policy, the league office will not be making any public comments regarding membership issues. Additionally, despite numerous published reports citing a July 4th deadline, the conference office has not issued any ultimatums to its member schools regarding conference affiliation. This in response to a series of reports on June 22

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Field Hockey Inks Boot for 2012

Appalachian State University head field hockey coach Brandi Alexander Kist announced the signing of mid/backfield player Amber Boot (Amsterdam, Netherlands/Keizer Karel College) for the Fall 2012 season on Tuesday.
“We are extremely excited that Amber has become a Mountaineer,” Alexander Kist said. “She has been playing

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Bobcats Sign Six To National Letters

Six student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play soccer this fall, announced Bobcat women's soccer coach Cally Morrill Tuesday. Sahar Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.), Mikkie Gallagher (Pittsboro, N.C.), Sydney Maddox (Fairview, N.C.), Kate Brandon (Charlotte, N.C.), Anja Decker (Palm Harbor, Fla.)

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