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Tailwind Track Club Results

The Tailwind Track Club of Boone competed at the USA Track & Field Youth Region 16 Championships at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C., last weekend.

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Rhoney Signs With Royals

Pitcher Corey Rhoney, who played at East Burke High School in Valdese, N.C., signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals on June 19. Rhoney, a right hander, has been assigned to Idaho Falls, the Full Story

Ninth Inning Rally Dooms 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads were well on their way to a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night before a costly error and mother nature got in the way, as the 'Dads fell 3-2 after enduring a one hour Full Story

SoCon Announces ESPN3 Football Schedule

The Southern Conference announced today (June 24) the league’s eight-game football package with ESPN3.  The 2013 season will mark the third consecutive year the SoCon has partnered with ESPN3 to telecast league games. Full Story

Thornton Named Men's Lacrosse Coach At LMC

Darry Thornton has been named the new head men's lacrosse coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Monday.
"In meeting with Darry, I see someone committed to building a lacrosse program in the right way, by recruiting the masses, developing strong communication and Full Story

Hardee, Region 7 Win Finale

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee and Region 7 closed out the Powerade North Carolina State Full Story

Rua, Gallo, Lyon All Homer, Hickory Wins

It may not have been easy for the Hickory Crawdads Sunday evening, but at the end of the night the 'Dads hit just enough home runs and survived a ninth inning scare to prevail over the Greensboro Full Story

Hardee, Region 7 Defeats Region 6

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has Region 7 in a consolation game Sunday at Hopewell High School in Charlotte, N.C.. Region 7 (2-1 in pool play) will take

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Rally Falls Just Short, 'Dads Lose, 7-6

The Hickory Crawdads tried their best for a dramatic comeback Saturday night, but in the end the rally fell just short as the 'Dads lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-6 in front of 3,463 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads fronted the Grasshoppers a 7-0 lead, with Greensboro scoring five in the second, once Full Story

Barnette Signs With White Sox

Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Barnette (Hickory, N.C.), who was selected in the 14th round by the Chicago White Sox (pick 423) in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, flew to Chicago to sign his professional contract last week. He was assigned to the White Sox's Class A rookie league team in Bristol. Va.,  of the

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Carolina Falls To UCLA, 4-1

Pat Valaika's two-run double gave UCLA some cushion, record-setting closer David Berg survived a rocky ninth inning and UCLA defeated top-seeded North Carolina 4-1 Friday night to move to the championship round of the College World Series.

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Mountaineers Perform Well at Junior Nationals

Appalachian State University track and field saw three of its student-athletes snag top-20 finishes at the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships at Drake Stadium this week. Full Story

'Dads Blank Greensboro Again

For the second straight night the Hickory Crawdads pitching staff held the Greensboro Grasshoppers bats completely in check, as the 'Dads threw their second consecutive shutout en route to a 5-0 win. Full Story

Dillingham Picks Up All-State Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Denzel Dillingham has garnered 2012-13 NCCSIA All-State College Division Second-Team honors in men's basketball. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Dillingham, a sophomore guard from Hickory, N.C., led the team in scoring this season (17.9 ppg) en route to Full Story

Bob Light Honored

For more than 29 years, Bob Light guided young men through the intricacies of collegiate basketball and tennis as well as the path to adulthood. Now, friends and former basketball players are honoring the retired Appalachian State University coach with a scholarship in his name – the Coach Bob Light Endowment for Basketball Full Story

Bobcat Trio Hits Stride In PDL

Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England), James Smith (Eastbourne, England), and James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) have represented the Lees-McRae

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Hardee, Region 7 Come Up Short In Opener

The Powerade State Games of North Carolina officially got underway on Wednesday night in Charlotte. Baseball highlighted the competition with North Carolina defeating South Carolina 6-5 in the Showcase Full Story

Hickory Dominates In Second Half Opener


The Hickory Crawdads kicked off the second half of their South Atlantic League schedule in fine fashion Thursday night, as the 'Dads shutout the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-0 in front of 2,622 fans at L.P.

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Botts Named Preseason All-American

Lenoir-Rhyne's Tanner Botts has been selected to the 2013 NCAA Division II Preseason All-American Football Second Team by the Beyond Sports Network (BSN). Botts, a rising junior linebacker from Lawrenceville, Ga., led the team last year in tackles with 113 in addition to four quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and two Full Story

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