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Storm Finishes Season On Strong Note

The Watauga Storm eighh-grade, 14-and-under boys basketball team ended its season with a third-place finish at the Division One/YBOA State Tournament in Morganton, N.C.. Their only loss came against last year's national

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Huskies Release Football Schedule

The Ashe County High football team will begin the Brian Hampton era with an endowment game at West Caldwell on Friday night, August 17. Hampton, who spent the last three years at North Surry, replaces Bill Strong, who retired

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Crawdads Come Up Short Again

The Lexington Legends took the series opener with a 7-3 win against the Hickory Crawdads on Thursday evening, at L.P. Frans Stadium. Lexington (25-21) grabbed an early lead with a run in the first inning. Zach Johnson bounced an

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Tigers Go One Up On North Iredell

Thanks to a four-run rally in the fourth inning, the Fred T. Foard softball team wiped out a 2-0 deficit and defeated North Iredell 4-2 Thursday night in the opening round of the Class 3A Western Regional Finals in Newton. The win

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Mountaineers Fall in Second Round of SoCon Tournament

Top-seeded Appalachian State University surrendered season highs for hits and earned runs in a 12-7 loss to No. 4-seeded Samford in the second round of the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Championship on Thursday night/Friday morning at Fluor Field. With the setback, Appalachian (39-15) is relegated to

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Griewisch Earns All-America Honors At Nationals

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch finished third out of 16 runners with a time of 35:04.60 in the women's 10,000-meter finals at the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Thursday night at the Neta

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Cashion Named Third-Team Academic All-American

Appalachian State University softball's Allie Cashion earned third-team 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

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Powell Advances at NCAA East Preliminaries

Landon Powell advanced past the first stage of qualifying for Appalachian State University men's track and field on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminaries on Thursday at Hodges Stadium. Powell, who finished sixth in his heat and

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And The Beat Goes On......

Every year, the names change, but the tradition of Watauga High's success in track and cross country just keeps rolling along. Head coach Randy McDonough, who took over the cross country program in 1993 and the track program in 1994, has seen his share of state championships, state qualifiers, state place finishers, and conference titles. As a matter of

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Proffitt, Turner Selected for East-West Game

Matt Proffitt and Ryan Turner of Watauga High have been selected to play in the East-West Senior All-Star Game at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, Wednesday, June 13. It will be a double-header with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. and the second game starting at 8 p.m. There will be a hone-run hitting contest between games. Proffitt, who shared

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Volunteer To Lead Red Devils


Brint Russell has been named the new football coach at Newton-Conover High. Russell, who graduated from Black Mountain-Owen in 1997, was the head coach at Heritage High (a Class 6A school) in Maryville, TN., the last three years. He won eight games during that stretch. He replaces Nick Bazzle, who left after 13 years with the Red Devils. Bazzle takes over

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ASU Volleyball Brings in One of Nation's Top Classes

Appalachian State University volleyball was recognized by PrepVolleyball.com on Thursday as bringing in one of the nation's top recruiting classes for the upcoming 2012 season. The Mountaineers, who advanced to the Southern Conference semifinals last season, were named as one of 30 teams to earn High Honorable Mention honors, joining teams from the

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Kidd, Swansboro Fall in Regional Finals

Swansboro’s quest for a return trip to the state championship game came to an end Tuesday night against a team coach Doug Kidd said was simply “the better team". Carrbprp scored three times in the second half and beat the Pirates 5-1 in the Class 2A East Regional Finals. It was also the third consecutive meeting between theses schools in the regional

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SoCon Enhances ESPN3 Agreement

The Southern Conference announced today (May 24) that the league has reached an agreement to provide a minimum of 40 exclusive events to ESPN3 each of the next three years.  The new agreement amends the deal signed between the

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Martin, Bulldogs Blank Catamounts

Josh Martin tossed seven scoreless innings and Austin Allison led the way at the plate with three runs batted in as No.4 seed Samford defeated No.5 seed Western Carolina, 7-0, in the final game of day one at the 2012 Southern

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Arrowood Sets School Record In Wins

Senior pitcher Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) became Appalachian State University’s all-time wins leader in the top-seeded Mountaineers’ 7-5 victory over No. 8-seed Furman in the opening round of

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All Conference Teams Announced In Soffball, Soccer

The Northwestern 3A/4A Conference released its final all-conference teams for the 2011-12 season on Wednesday. The Watauga High women's soccer team had four all-NW3A/4A selections, Kendyl Baird, Skylar Hicks, Emily Haas and Hannah Younger; the softball team had three selections, Taylor Drummonds, Riley Pudney and Kim Robinson.
In soccer, St. Stephens, which won the regular-season title and made it to the Class 3A western finals, had a

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Bobcats Win Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award

Lees-McRae College is the recipient of the second annual Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship Award for the sport of softball, announced league officials Wednesday. The award, which was introduced prior to the 2010 fall season, recognizes one conference team from each sport that demonstrates the best sportsmanship, as voted on by member coaches

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Dever Named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of Year

Lees-McRae College junior Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, announced league officials Wednesday. Dever enjoyed a tremendous junior season with the Bobcats, capping the year winning the pole vault at the Conference Carolinas Championships. His finals jump of 4.40

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