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'Hoppers Double Up Hickory

The Greensboro Grasshoppers edged the Hickory Crawdads, 4-2, at NewBridge Bank Park on Saturday night. The Grasshoppers (5-5, 51-29) snapped a 2-2 tie against losing pitcher Arlett Mavare (2-3) in the bottom of the sixth. Tony Caldwell was hit by a pitch to start the inning, then took second on a balk.  One out later, he darted home on an

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Mountaineers Eyeing Auburn Assistant

According to Skipper’s Dugout, Appalachian State University is considering Auburn assistant coach Link Jarrett as possibly its new baseball coach. Link has been an assistant coach with the Tigers the last three years, If he's hired, Jarrett would replace Chris Pollard, who left June 14 to take over the baseball program at Duke. Jarrett, a two-time

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Former Cougar Named Triple-A All-Star

Heath Hembree, who played at College of Charleston for two seasons, has been named a Pacific Coast League All-Star. Hembree, who is a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, is 13-for-15 in save opportunities with a 1-1 record and a 4.13 ERA. He is holding opponents to a .188 batting average in his first season in the PCL and the triple-A

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WILL DICUS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The 4th Annual Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament was held June 23-24, and according to coordinator Marty Lambert, "the tournament was a huge success."  In all, 32 teams and more than 350 players competed for championships in four baseball and two softball age divisions. There were more than 50 games played on multiple ball

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Junior Legion Announces Time Change

Watauga Junior American Legion baseball coach Bradley Rudisill has announced a schedule change concerning Sunday's season finale against East Burke in Icard. The teams were scheduled to play a double header beginning at 3 p.m., but because of the recent heat wave, the game has been moved to a seven-inning, single-game Full Story

 
Crawdads Continue Their Winning Ways


The Hickory Crawdads just keep rolling along. Hickory, which has scored 23 runs in its last two games, blew away the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 11-4, Friday night at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro. With the win, the 'Dads take over sole possession of first place in the second half standings in the North Division of the South Atlantic League; they're also

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Hyatt Picks Up Second Win

Nathan Hyatt seems to be settling in with his new team quite well. The former Appalachian State University right hander, who was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, picked up his second win at the professional level Friday night for the Danville (Va.) Braves of the Rookie-Appalachian League. Danville outlasted

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Villanueva Will Walk On At ASU

Quarterback Alex Villanueva will stay close to home as he follows his ambitions to play college football. Villanueva, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 204 pounds, was the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Offensive Player of the Year last fall. He will attend Appalachian State University this fall as he continues his football career as a walk on with

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Smith New AD At Avery High

The Avery High athletic department has announced that David Wright has stepped down as the school's athletic director. Wright, who is retiring, will be replaced by Jamison "Jay" Smith, who has been part of the Avery High facility since 2005. Smith, who is anj Avery County native, graduated from Hickory in 1991. And Smith, who attended Montreat College,

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ASU Athletics Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Four former student-athletes and a coach have been selected for induction in the Appalachian State University Athletics Hall of Fame, ASU’s Former Athletes Association announced on Friday. The honorees include football All-Americans Anthony Downs (1984-87) and Derrick Graham (1986-89), swimming coach Dr. Edgar “Ole” Larson (1968-79),

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Mitchell Runs PR; Advances to 200m Semifinal

Already heading to London for the 2012 Olympics with the United States’ 4x400m relay team, former WCU track athlete Manteo Mitchell competed in the opening round of the 200m dash today in Eugene, Oregon at historic Haywood Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Running in the fifth and final heat, WCU’s 200m record holder placed second

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ASU-Elon TBA

Elon University has released its game times for the 2012 season. The Phoenix will open the season in Chapel Hill against the University of North Carolina at 12:30 on Saturday, September 1. The Phoenix are scheduled to play Appalachian State on Saturday, October 6 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. A starting time for that game

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Three Bears Pick Up Preseason All-American Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team - senior defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.), senior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and junior defensive back Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.) -

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Bumgarner Blanks Red; Giants Win Again

The San Francisco Giants have arguably the best pitching staff in National League, let alone Major League Baseball. The Giants (44-33), who have posted four consecutive shutouts, have moved into first place in the National

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Mocs Football Media Guide Picked No. 2 Nationally

The 2011 Chattanooga Mocs Football Media Guide was picked second in the nation by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football publication competed

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Proffitt Named All-State

Matt Proffitt, who will attend Brevard College to play baseball this fall, has been named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team. Proffitt, a three-year varsity starter for the Pioneers, batted .350 with a team-leading three home runs and 20 runs-batted-in. He also Full Story

 
Selen, Crawdads Outscore Kannapolis

The Hickory Crawdads exploded for 11 runs in the first three innings, swinging their way to the 13-9 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis Thursday night.  The 'Dads have started the second

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Blaylock, Harwood Join Rams

The rich just seem to get richer. Take the T.C. Roberson High baseball team, for instance. The Rams, who were ranked nationally by ESPN this season and were No.1 in the state before they were eliminated by Mallard Creek in the Western quarterfinals, have added to

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SoCon Ends TV Deal With PBS

The Southern Conference has ended its partnerships with public television stations to show league sporting events. The deal only lasted one season. Now, the SoCon's only deal is with ESPN3.com. Last summer, SoCon

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