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Tourists Complete Series Sweep

The Asheville Tourists won the series finale against the Hickory Crawdads, 6-1, completing the four-game sweep at Historic McCormick Field on Sunday afternoon. The Tourists (27-15) didn't waste any time taking the lead with a

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Indians Advance To Final Four

The St. Stephens High women's soccer team marched its way to the Class 3A Western Regional Saturday night by knocking off Hickory 3-0 at home.  The Lady Indians (22-1-2) scored all of their goals in the second half; Macy Franklin, Lauren Brooks and Kalyn Meosky tallied for Saint. Franklin's goal in the 51st minute of the second half proved to be the game

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Crawdads Drop Two On Saturday

The Asheville Tourists took a double header against the Hickory Crawdads on Saturday at McCormick Field in Asheville. The Tourists (26-15) won the opener 8-7 and they took the second game, 10-6. The double-dip loss also drops Hickory (19-20) a game under .500, and the Crawdads have lost seven in row. In the opener, the Tourists wiped an early 2-0 deficit. A two-

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Harris Just Falls Short At State

Reid Harris closed out his prep career on a high note Saturday. The Watauga High senior, who will attend UNC-Charlotte next season, turned in a second-place finish in the pole vault event at the Class 4A state track meet at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. Harris, who owns the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 15-feet, two-inches (he set the record

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KNIGHTDALE, WAKEFIELD REPEAT AS TEAM CHAMPS IN 4-A TRACK

The defending team champions held on to their titles on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A track and field championships at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T. Knightdale won its second consecutive men's crown and Wakefield took the women's title for the third straight year. Knightdale's depth, winning two relays and getting

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Kassouf Breaks Home Run Record in Season Finale


Daniel Kassouf hit his 17th home run of the season to become Appalachian State baseball's all-time single-season home run leader in a 9-7 loss to Western Carolina in the 2012 regular-season finale on Saturday at Hennon Stadium.  The No. 24 Mountaineers (38-14, 21-9 SoCon) took an early 2-0 lead when Kassouf blasted two-run bomb to left field in the fourth

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Huskies End Spartans Playoff Run

Left hander Brandon Gragilla of Cornelius-Hough (20-10) scattered six hits and struck out four as the Huskies upended South Caldwell 3-2 in the third-round of the Class 4A state playoffs Friday night in Sawmills. Gragilla held South Caldwell hitless over the last three innings of the game. Hough will now play Mallard Creek (19-8) in a Class 4A Western Regional semifinal

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Tourists Dump 'Dads, 6-2

The Asheville Tourists defeated the Hickory Crawdads, 6-2 Friday night at Historic McCormick Field. A two-run homer by Sam Mende in the third inning gave the Tourists (24-15) a 3-2 lead, and put them on top to stay. The Tourists pulled away from there as they handed the Crawdads (19-18) their fifth loss in a row.  Asheville padded its lead with a run in the seventh and

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Mountaineers Rally Late, Win SoCon Title

Trailing 4-0 in the top of the ninth inning, No. 24 Appalachian State University rallied for five runs and pulled off a stunning 5-4 victory over Western Carolina on Friday evening that clinched the Mountaineers’ first Southern Conference championship in 25 years. Appalachian’s heart-stopping win combined with second-place College of Charleston’s 10-8 loss at UNC

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MOUNTAINEERS WINS SOCON TITLE

Appalachian State, ranked 24th in the Baseball America Top 24 Poll, defeats Western Carolina, 5-4, to clinch its first Southern Conference championship since 1987. Appalachian trailed 4-0 going into ninth inning but scored five runs in top of ninth for come-from-behind win. ASU win plus College of Charleston's 10-8 loss at UNC Greensboro gives Mountaineers no less than

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Paul Signs With Calgary

Ameet Pall of Wofford College, the fifth pick overall in the Canadian Football League Draft, has signed with the Calgary Stampeders. Head coach and general manager John Hufnagel made the announcement Friday afternoon. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Pall was the pre-season Defensive Player of the Year in the Southern Conference last

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Griewisch Earns Track Athlete Of Year Honors

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Track and Field Team garnered several regional honors by the USTFCCCA for the 2012 outdoor season in NCAA Division II. USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association. Lenoir-Rhyne senior Kate Griewisch (Banner Elk, N.C.) was named the women's track athlete of the year for

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Goodridge New LMC Women's Volleyball Coach

James Goodridge has been appointed the head women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Friday. Goodridge will continue to serve as the head coach of the men's program, a post which he has held for the past two years.
"I'm excited about this opportunity with the women's program, and eager to get the team in the gym," said Goodridge. "Having been involved with the program for the last two years, I think that my familiarity with the program and

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Kassouf Named Howser Trophy Semifinalist

Appalachian State University designated hitter Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) has been selected as one of 35 semifinalists for the 2012 Dick Hoswer Trophy, which is presented to college baseball’s top player by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). One of the nation’s top power hitters, Kassouf came into the final weekend of

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Mountaineers Inks Burgess To Finalize Class

Appalachian State University head men’s basketball coach Jason Capel announced the signing of Chris Burgess (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins High School) to round out the Mountaineers’ incoming class for 2012-13.  A 5-8, 165-pound point guard, Burgess comes to the High Country following a stellar high school career, in which he earned all-state and all-county honors

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Catamounts Stave Off Mountaineers

Appalachian State University baseball roared back from a 5-0 deficit on Friday afternoon to take a 6-5 lead but Western Carolina scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand Appalachian an 8-6 defeat in a game suspended due to weather on Thursday evening. No. 24 Appalachian (37-13, 20-8 SoCon) trailed 5-0 when play was halted on in the top

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ASU-WCU ON WATA TODAY

Associate/Assistant Athletics Director David Jackson of Appalachian State University has announced that AM 1450, WATA will carry the conclusion of Thursday night's suspended game between the Mountaineers and the Catamounts, and today's regularly-schedule contest beginning at 3:40 p.m.

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Spartans Aiming Sights On Sectional Crown

The South Caldwell High baseball team finds itself in a familiar position. The Spartans (24-2), the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference regular-season and tournament champions, take on Cornelius-Hough in the Class 4A sectional

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'Dads-Asheville Rained Out

Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville has been postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds. Thursday's game will be made up as part

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