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Watauga Storm 7th Grade Girls Finish Second

The Watauga Storm 7th grade girls team turned in a second-place finish this past weekend at the Spring Jamfest in Elizabethton, TN.  During pool play the Storm defeated the LKSA Knights, 31-19 before they lost

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'Dads Clipped By Tourists, 9-6

Hickory 2B Rougned Odor belted a two-run bomb in the bottom of the ninth, but the Hickory Crawdads fell short, 9-6, against the Asheville Tourists, before 1,131 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday evening. The Tourists (7-4) jumped on losing pitcher Will Lamb (0-1) with three runs

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Mountaineers' Rally Falls Just Short

Appalachian State University baseball nearly battled all the way back from a late five-run deficit but a bit of bad luck in the first inning proved to be the difference in the Mountaineers' 7-6 loss at Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. With the setback, No. 27

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Mountaineers Nip Elon In 11 Innings

Appalachian State University softball avoided the sweep in an 11 inning, 4-3, victory over Elon on Sunday at East Field. The Mountaineers (17-19, 7-9 SoCon) out hits the Phoenix (19-14, 8-7 SoCon) 13-8 and ASU were able to prevail after leaving 14 runners on base. Freshman Riley Carter pitched

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Falcons Edge Bobcats In Four Sets

The top-seeded Pfeiffer University men's volleyball team won the first two sets, and held on for a hard-fought 3-1 victory over fourth-seeded Lees-McRae College on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Pfeiffer (20-6) won the match by scores

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Trojans Hold Off Bobcats In DH Sweep

The Mount Olive College softball team scored 13 runs on 19 hits en route to a doubleheader sweep of Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play, answering a late rally in game one and holding off a seventh-inning surge by the Bobcats in the nightcap. Mount Olive

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WHS Women Spice Up Taco Bell Invite

Watauga High women's track coach Randy McDonough must be smiling from ear to ear following his team's performance Saturday at the Taco Bell Invitational in Columbia, S.C. The Pioneers posted five top-ten finishes and finished tenth in a very competitive field with 20 points. More importantly, they finished ahead of Class 4A rivals,

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Pioneers Struggle Saturday In DH Loss

The Watauga High softball team  dropped a pair of games on Saturday in Winston-Salem following the Easter hoilday break. The Pioneers (7-8) lost to Pfafftown-Reagan 8-3 in the first game; they dropped a 14-1 decision to Central Cabarrus in the second game. Micahala McCune suffered the loss in game one. She went three innings

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ASU Commits Four Errors, Falls 13-3

Georgia Southern took advantage of four Appalachian State University baseball errors and evened the teams' three-game Southern Conference series with a 13-3 win on Saturday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium. Despite the setback, 27th-ranked Appalachian (25-8, 10-4 SoCon) maintained its grip on first place in the

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Williams belts two bombs, but Tourists top 'Dads

Hickory LF Jeremy Williams belted a pair of home runs, but the Asheville Tourists topped the Hickory Crawdads, 11-3, before 2,833 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday evening. Williams jump-started the Crawdads (6-4) with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first against winning pitcher Ben Alsup of the Tourists for an early

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L-R Baseball Ends Season With DH Loss To Tusculum

The third-ranked Tusculum Baseball Team (39-7, 24-3) swept a doubleheader from Lenoir-Rhyne (12-37, 8-19), 16-3 and 6-1, Saturday afternoon in the Bears' regular season finale at Pioneer Park. In addition, the Pioneers win the 2012 SAC Regular Season Championship. In the opener, the Pioneers' Cade Stallings

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Bears Softball Wins It Third Straight SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (42-11, 14-4) closed out the regular season with a dominating sweep of Lincoln Memorial (18-28, 6-11), 13-0 and 7-0, Saturday afternoon at Bears Field to win the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Championship on Senior Day.  The Bears, ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II, win their third consecutive

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Mountaineers Drop Doubleheader To Elon

Appalachian State University softball dropped both games of Saturday's doubleheader to Elon 8-0, 7-4, at East Field.
The Mountaineers (16-19, 6-9 SoCon) were out hit by the Phoenix (19-13, 8-6 SoCon) 5-2 in the first game and 11-10 in the nightcap. Elon wasted no time to get on the scoreboard when leadoff hitter

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Abbey Sweeps Bobcats On Senior Day

The Belmont Abbey College softball team launched three home runs and held Lees-McRae College to one run on six hits en route to a doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas play at the Bobcat Softball Field.
Belmont Abbey (13-33, 6-14 CC) won game one by a tally of 4-0, while

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Bobcats Claw Belmont Abbey On Senior Day

The Lees-McRae College men's tennis team celebrated senior day in impressive fashion on Saturday afternoon, sweeping doubles play and taking five of six singles matches en route to an 8-1 victory over Belmont Abbey College in Conference Carolinas play. The Bobcats honored their senior class prior to the match,

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Warner, Boone, Pace Bobcats at Clemson

Rachel Warner (Luray, Va.) and Jake Boone (Hurst, Texas) each registered a victory in their respective "A" races to pace the Lees-McRae College cycling team to a strong performance on day one of Clemson University's Spring Classic on Saturday. Boone and Warner kicked off the day with wins in the men's and women's "A" races,

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WHS Women Win 4x800 Relay At Taco Bell

The Watauga High women's 4x800-meter relay team turned in one of its best performances of the year Friday night at the Taco Bell Invitational at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The quartet of Julia Roberts, Hailey Middlebrook, Darby Middlebrook and Madison Harman bested the field with an effort of 9:22.33, They finished a full three seconds in front of Wando High, which finished second in 9:25.33. WHS's 4x800 team,

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Arrowood Outduels Beck, ASU Downs Eagles

Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) outpitched likely first-round Major League Baseball draft pick Chris Beck to lead 27th-ranked Appalachian State University baseball to a 5-1 win over Georgia Southern in a Southern Conference series opener on Friday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium. Arrowood limited

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Mountaineers Dominate Appalachian Open

Appalachian State University men's track and field dominated the 2012 Appalachian Open, capturing 10 first-place finishes on Friday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. In the Mountaineers' final meet before next week's Southern Conference Outdoor Championships, the Apps put together another solid performance.

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