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Wilkes Girls Advance To Regionals

The 12-and-under Wilkes County All-Stars breezed through the state tournament last week with a 3-0 record against North Carolina’s best.  Up next, the Southeast Regional in  Warner Robins, Ga.

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East Girls Tie, East Boys Win

The North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star Games took center stage Tuesday night at UNC-Greensboro. The East girls, thanks to an unassisted goal by Nancy Kirk of Jack Britt at the

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Price Named Championships Coordinator

Alexandria Price has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Championships Coordinator as announced today by conference commissioner Karl Benson. Full Story

Head Joins Cape Cod League

Appalachian State University infielder William Head (Asheville, N.C./Asheville) has joined the Chatham Anglers of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League for the final two weeks of the regular season. Full Story

'Dads Dropped Sixth Straight

The Hickory Crawdads ended their 7-game home stand Tuesday night but were unable to end their recent slide, as the 'Dads fell to the Charleston RiverDogs 5-1 for their 6th straight loss. The Full Story

Regional Players Named Preseason All-State

Rising Freedom senior Khris Gardin was selected to the preseason Class 3A all-state team. Listed on the squad as a kick/punt returner on the 32-member squad, Gardin became the first FHS wide Full Story

East Prevails In DH Sweep Of West

The East All-Stars captured both ends of Monday night's North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Senior All-Star basketball games at the Greensboro Coliseum. The East girls, led  by Most Valuable Player,

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Talansky, Bookwalter Highlight Tour de France

Former Lees-McRae College standouts Brent Bookwalter '06 (BMC Racing) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) capped the 100th Tour de France in style on Sunday, sprinting to the finish on the Full Story

Riverdogs Overpower Crawdads, 8-4

The Hickory Crawdads hit their record-tying 135th home run of the season Monday night but it wasn't enough, as the visiting Charleston RiverDogs hit three long balls of their own in the 'Dads 8-4 loss at Full Story

'Dads Ace Edwards Dealt To Cubs

Hickory Crawdads RHP C.J. Edwards was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Chicago Cubs Monday as part of a three-player package that brought Cubs RHP Matt Garza to Texas. 2011 'Dad Justin Grimm was also a Full Story

Vols Claim No. 1 Recruiting Class

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones should be considered the offseason Coach of the Year for the job he has done with the 2014 recruiting class. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Volunteers are no longer looking up to the rest of their SEC peers. In fact, many respectable recruiting sites have them sitting at the top Full Story


Tennessee head coach Butch Jones will visit ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. E.T. to discuss the Vols and the upcoming college football season. During the ‘Car Wash,’ Jones will appear across multiple ESPN programs and platforms. Outlets include College Football Live, SportsCenter, College

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Charges Against Hairston Dropped

Drug and license charges against P.J. Hairston, a rising junior on the North Carolina University basketball team, from a traffic stop in Durham on June 5

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'Dads Lose Fourth Straight

The Hickory Crawdads recent downturn continued Sunday night, as the 'Dads fell to the visiting Full Story

XC Practice Begins August 1

The Watauga High Cross Country team will begin official practice on August 1st at 6:00pm. The practices Full Story

Crawdads Fall To RiverDogs

The Hickory Crawdads spotted the Charleston RiverDogs an 8-run advantage early in Saturday night's game before rallying in the eighth and ninth, but the hole proved too large for 'Dads to overcome as they fell to the 'Dogs 9-5 in front of 2,422 fans at Crawdads Stadium. The Crawdads entered the bottom of the eighth Full Story

Brinson Homers, Suns Edge Crawdads

The Hickory Crawdads and Hagerstown Suns had played each other neck and neck all season long, with the two teams splitting their first 12 games going into Friday night's final matchup of the year for the two rivals. With the 3-game series and the season series in the balance it was the Suns who emerged victorious, as the 'Dads Full Story

Bears' Swimming Has Nation's Highest GPA

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Swimming Team posted the highest grade point average (3.54) in the nation among all NCAA Division II schools this past spring semester. In addition, the L-R Women's Swimming Team had the 17th-highest GPA in the country with a 3.39 during the spring while both squads earned 2013 CSCAA

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Crespo Promoted to Triple-A

Former Appalachian State University baseball standout Hector Crespo (Miami, Fla./Florida Christian), who was selected by the New York Yankees in the 34th round of last month’s Major League Baseball Draft, was promoted to the Yankees’ Full Story

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