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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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SoCon Announces Distinguished Service Award Winners

The Southern Conference announced Thursday the 12 recipients of the league's 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person's contribution to the institution. Each award winner will

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Appalachian-WCU Suspended in 7th Inning

Thursday's baseball game between No. 24 Appalachian State and Western Carolina was suspended due to rain and lightning with WCU leading, 5-0, in the top of the seventh inning. When play was halted for the second time,

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Golf, Track All-NW3A/4A Teams Released

The all-conference teams have been announced in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference for men's golf, men's and women's track. The WHS track teams (they were both conference champions) produced 23 all-conference selections. The women's team had 13, the men had ten. Darby Middlebrook was named the Runner of the Year in women's track; Randy

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Mountaineers Finalize NCAA East Preliminary Lineup

Appalachian State University men's track and field finalized its list of athletes who will compete in the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. next week, May 24-26. The Mountaineers, who wrapped up their third-straight SoCon Outdoor Championship last month, will send a total of 12 competitors to the Sunshine State in an attempt to lock down

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Watauga Junior American Legion Releases 2012 Schedule

The Watauga Junior American Legion team will officially begin its season on Thursday, May 24 at home against McDowell in a double-header. Watauga plays at McDowell the following night. And unlike last year, Watauga will field only one team this season. Last year, Watauga fielded an "A" team, made up of high school players, and a "B" team, made up of

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Bumgarner Drops Second Straight

Life is like a pendulum. One day, you're living the high life, and the next, everything turns upside down. Well, Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants is feeling the affects in his last two starts. The left hander, who recently signed a five-year extention for a guaranteed $35 million dollars, was one of the hottest pitchers in the National League. He was riding

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ACC Tournament Announces Expansion


The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced it will allow all of its 14 members to play in the ACC Tournament, which will be held in Ameila Island, Fla., in 2014. The ACC has also announced the tournament will expand to five-day

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Mountaineers Can Wrap Up SoCon Title at WCU

The Appalachian State University baseball looks to wrap up its first Southern Conference championship in 25 years when it travels to archival Western Carolina for the final series of the regular season this weekend. The three-game set

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Monarchs Moving On Up

Old Dominion University has announced that its football program will move to Football Bowl Subdivision and join Conference USA in all sports beginning with the 2013-14 school year. In giving Conference USA a 14th member for

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ASU-WCU To Air Friday On WATA

Appalachian State University Associate/Assistant Athletic Director David Jackson has announced that the Mountaineers game with Western Carolina on Friday will air on AM 1450, WATA beginning at 4:40 p.m. The Mountaineers (20-7 in league play), who begin their regular-season ending series with

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Hagerstown Sweeps Series With 8-6 Win

Jeremy Williams hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough as the Hickory Crawdads came up short against the Hagerstown Suns, 8-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium Wednesday afternoon. The Crawdads (19-17), mired in a four-game losing streak, fell behind by scores of 1-0 and 6-2

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Cameron Named New Women's Lacrosse Coach

Ray Cameron has been named the new head women's lacrosse coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat Director of Athletics Craig McPhail on Wednesday.
"Ray's experience in building programs and developing student-athletes to reach their potential in and out of the classroom was something I felt we needed

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Saintine Paces Five On All-Southeast Region Team

Sophomore Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) headlines a group of five Lees-McRae College student-athletes on the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Outdoor Men's Track & Field

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Five Bobcats Named All-Southeast Region

Freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) headlines a group of five Lees-McRae College student-athletes on the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Outdoor Women's Track & Field

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Pioneers Upset Bid Comes Up Short

Life just isn't fair at times. That was evident Wednesday night as the T.C. Roberson High baseball team (26-2), ranked No.1 in the state in Class 4A by Impactbaseball.com and nationally ranked by ESPN and MaxPreps.com, squeaked by Watauga 3-2

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Montana Transfers To D-2 School

Quarterback Nate Montana, the son of National Football League Hall of Famer Joe Montana, has announced he is transferring from the University of Montana to an NCAA Division II program in West Virginia. Montana, who has one year

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L-R Track Places Five On All-SE Region Team

Five members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field squads have been selected to the 2012 USTFCCCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team. USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field

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Martin Signs With L-R

Watauga High senior David Martin has made it official. He has signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Lenior-Rhyne University next season. Martin has put together a stellar senior season for the Pioneers. Lenior-Rhyne is a Division II school in Hickory, N.C., an a member of the South

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