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Pioneers Lose In Heart-Breaking Fashion

It just wasn't meant to be. The Watauga High softball team was just three outs away from nailing down its first win in the state playoffs in four years (2008) Friday night. The Pioneers (9-12), who trailed 3-2, rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh for a 6-3 lead. But East Gaston (15-4) came charging back with a four-run rally of its own in the bottom of

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Pioneers Blast East Gaston In Playoff Opener

The Watauga High baseball team was back to its old self Friday night. The Pioneers, who closed out the regular season on a six-game winning streak, rediscovered their magic touch in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs as they clobbered East Gaston 12-1 in six innings. The game was called after six innings by the ten-run mercy rule.  The Pioneers

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Mountaineers Eliminated at SoCon Tournament

The Appalachian State University softball team dropped a 4-0 decision to Elon in an elimination game Friday afternoon at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. Winning pitcher Erin O'Shea fired a two-hit shutout. Elon advances on to

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Pall Taken By Calgary In CFL Draft

Wofford defensive lineman Ameet Pall was selected fifth overall in the 2012 Canadian Football League Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. Pall was the second defensive lineman selected in the draft held on Thursday, May 3. Pall, a

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Capel Adds Two More Signees

Appalachian State University head men’s basketball coach Jason Capel announced the signing of Tevin Baskin (Stamford, Conn./Chipola College) and  Frank Eaves (Greensboro, N.C./Page High School) for the 2012-13 season on Friday.

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Crawdads' Bats Dormant In Series-Opening Loss

The Savannah Sand Gnats topped the Hickory Crawdads, 7-2, before 2,844 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night. The Sand Gnats (21-12) jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the sixth inning. The Savannah scored a run in the first,

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Eagles Soar Over ASU

Appalachian State University softball dropped its second-round game of the Southern Conference tournament to top-seeded Georgia Southern, 6-0, Thursday night at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. The SoCon Pitcher of the Year,

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Jankowski Raises His Stock for Olympic Trials

David Jankowski of Zap Fitness in Blowing Rock is ranked eighth going into the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR., Junie 21-July 1. Jankowski finished fifth in the men's 10,000-meter run last Saturday at the Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, CA., hosted by Stanford University. Jankowski completed the race in 28 minutes, 14 seconds. Jesse Cherry of Zap Fitness and a graduate

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Mountaineers Whip UNGC In soCon Tournament Opener

Behind two runs a piece from juniors Allie Cashion and Meghan Smith, the Appalachian State Mountaineers downed UNCG, 6-2 to advance in the winner's bracket of the 2012 Softball Championship at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium Thursday. Junior Heather Robb blasted a home run in the bottom of the second to left field, giving UNCG a 1-0 lead. The Mountaineers

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Mountaineers-Spartans Moved To Thursday

The Appalachian State University softball team had its first-round game with UNC-Greensboro in the Southern Conference Tournament moved to Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The winner of this game will play Georgia Southern in

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Pioneers Power Past McDowell

The Watuaga High women's soccer team didn't waste any time putting McDowell out of its misery Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium. The Pioneers (12-6-1), thanks to Kendyl Baird, who had two goals and two assists, knocked off McDowell, 4-1. It was a far cry from their first meeting on May 3. The Pioneers

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Chambers On His Way To Ferrum

Watauga High senior Kyle Chambers finally made thing official on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in the  WHS Media Center. Chambers, who became WHS' first 1,000-yard rusher in four years last fall, will play college football this season at Ferrum College, a Division III school in Ferrum, Va., and a member of the USA South Conference. And Chambers will be joining

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Atkins, Millwood, Fellmeth Earn All-Region Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team garnered 2012 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Southeast Region honors including senior catcher Sarah Atkins (Newport News, Va.), who was named to the first team. In addition to Atkins, L-R senior pitcher Dawon Millwood (Hixson, Tenn.) and junior first baseman Jessica Fellmeth (Waxhaw, N.C.) were selected

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Breitenstein On TSN Watch List

The college football season is still more than three months away, but red-shirt senior Eric Breitenstein is all ready drawing a lot of attention concerning the upcoming season. The former Watauga High great is listed among the top ten running backs to watch this season by The Sports Network. Breitenstein, a two-time All-America, has gained 3,695 yards and he has scored

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Howards Commits To ASU

Tuscola High senior Rob Howard has made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Appalachian State University. Howard is hitting .538 this season for a Tuscola team that haS nailed down its third consecutive Western North Carolina Conference championship. Howard has been a versatile player for the Mountaineers (17-5 this season) during his prep career. He is

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Huskies Advance In State Playoffs

The Ashe County High women's soccer team marched its way into second-round play in the state playoffs Tuesday night. The Huskies (15-4-1) defeated Newton-Conover 4-0 in a first-round Class 2A state playoff game. Karanda Weaver

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Correction Concerning WHS Men's Lacrosse

It was noted on Tuesday that Andrew Lambert was named all-conference for the Watauga High men's lacrosse tean n District 9. It was actually Andrew Marks, who received that honor. I congratulate Mr. Marks for receiving that honor,

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UPDATED: State Playoff Pairings Finally Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the state playoff pairings for baseball and softball. As expected, the Watauga High baseball team (15-8) will be traveling to East Gaston (13-9) for a first-round game in

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YOSEF CLUB TRAVEL PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE

The Appalachian State University athletic office has announced its travel packages for the upcoming 2012 football season. The first available package concerns Appalachain's season opener on September 1 at East Carolina. The package includes a one or two night stay as the City Hotel & Bristo located in downtown

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