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Jones Scores 24, Bears Upend Carson-Newman

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team (12-11, 8-6) received a career-high 24 points from sophomore forward Allan Jones (Clemmons, N.C.) in an 82-70 win over Carson-Newman (14-10, 7-7) Saturday evening at Shuford Gymnasium in a South Atlantic Conference game. Jones, a preseason all-league pick, finished 11-of-16 from the field off the bench while senior forward D.J. Blackmon (Albemarle, N.C.)

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MIddlebrook Wins State Title

Watauga High senior Darby Middlebrook, who lost her crown as state champion in cross country last fall, made up for it with a solid performance on Saturday at the Indoor State Championships at UNC-Chapel HIll. Middlebrook, who finished second at the Class 4A state cross country meet

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Moen, Purcell Lead ASU at Vulcan Invitational

First-place performances by Chris Moen in the mile and Darius Purcell in the high jump lead Appalachian State University men’s track and field on Friday and Saturday at the Vulcan Invitational hosted by Samford, UAB and BSC. The senior

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Mountaineers Disarm Spartans, 79-60

Anna Freeman scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to record her 15th career double-double and lead Appalachian State University women’s basketball to a 79-60 win against visiting Southern Conference foe UNCG on Saturday at the Holmes Center. The Mountaineers (20-3, 14-1 SoCon) picked up their ninth-straight victory and defeated the Spartans (3-21, 2-14) for the

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Late Rally Falls Short Against Wofford

Appalachian State University men’s basketball shaved a 15-point deficit down to just one in the second half but could not get over the hump in a 66-64 loss to Wofford on Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Center.  The Apps made a strong charge to come away with a win as they pulled within

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Hickory Gains No.1 Seeds In NW3A/4A Tournament

To no one's surprise, Hickory High, which is also the host for a third consecutive year, will be the No.1 seed in both the men's and women's Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament, which begins Monday night. The Hickory women (12-0 NW3A/4A; 23-1 overall), who have shared or won

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WHS JV Boys Go 22-0

The Watauga High junior varsity boys basketball team went undfeated this season. Twenty-two wins without a loss. A generous team that checked its ego at the door, and a solid team that was led by a coach that was justly rewarded for all of his years of hard work and dedication. Jerry Moretz is a humble man, a gentleman and a tactition. But  under that quiet demeanor

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Pioneers Fall In Season-Finale

Watauga County native Murphy Post spoiled his alma mater's Senior Night as St. Stephens outscored the Pioneers 21-9 in the third quarter and won going away, 68-56 Friday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym. The win also allowed St. Stephens (14-10 overall; 6-6 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) to clinch the No.3 seed in the NW3A/4A Conference standings. The Indians will open the conference tournament

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Huskies Win MVC Title

Chalk up another win and another conference championship for Ashe County High men's basketball coach Marc Payne. The Huskies rewarded their coach with the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conmference title Friday night as they knocked off West Wilkes 79-36 in Millers Creek. The Huskies (15-1 Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference; 22-2 overall) put the contest out of reach as they raced out to a 14-0 lead and coasted home. Andrew Lopp led the way with

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Bears Snap Five-Game Slide

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (2-5) put an end to its five-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over North Greenville (2-1) Friday afternoon at Ashmore Field. Lenoir-Rhyne junior Jared Carroll (Bladenboro, N.C.) pitched six scoreless innings while scattering four hits and striking out two batters in improving to 1-1 on the year. L-R broke the scoreless tie in the top

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Ribas Paces Bobcats Over California Baptist

Sophomore Jose Ribas (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) posted a match- and season-high 22 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team to a 3-1 win over California Baptist University on Friday evening on the first day of the Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic on the campus of Springfield College.
Lees-McRae (4-3) won the match by scores of 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, and 26-24 en route to its

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ASU Drops Season-Opener, 8-4

After an hour rain delay, Appalachian State softball dropped its season-opener, 8-4, to IPFW in Auburn, Ala. on Friday night at the Tiger Invitational. In the bottom of the third frame the IPFW loaded up the bases and were able to drive in seven-runs with one out. Dani Pugh singled to center drive in the games first two runs.  Miranda Kramer earned an RBI walk, and Kayti Hanson singled to the shortstop to increase

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ASU Clinches Share of SoCon Title

After taking eight of 10 possible bouts, Appalachian State University wrestling clinched a share of the Southern Conference dual-meet title as the Mountaineers defeated VMI, 37-9, in Varsity Gymnasium on Friday. With the victory, Appalachian (11-3, 5-0 SoCon) is one win away from its first undefeated league performance since 2002-03; the Apps will take on Davidson in their final match

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Lincoln Memorial-Lees-McRae twin-bill rescheduled

Saturday's scheduled softball doubleheader between Lincoln Memorial University and Lees-McRae College has been rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather, announced Director of Athletics

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