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Blast Makes Happy Valley Frown

The Watauga Blast softball team pulled off a pair of wins Tuesday night. First of all, the Blast (3-0) beat Mother Nature as they got game one of their double-header in against Happy Valley. Unfortunately, Mother Nature won

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Porter Qualifies For Olympic Trials

Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock will have three runners competing at the Olymic Trials in Eugene, Ore., next Friday night, June 22. Sarah Porter became the latest runner to join the fray when she turned in a personal-

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Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1

Appalachian State University baseball coach Chris Pollard has announced that there are about 15-20 spots remaining for the Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1, which begins next Monday. The camp runs from Monday, June

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Dowdy Inks Free-Agent Deal

Former Appalachian State University catcher Jeremy Dowdy (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox and will likely begin his professional career in nearby Bristol, Va. with

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Zupcic To Have Knee Surgery

Rising senior Tyler Zupcic of the Appalachian State University baseball team will have surgery this week to repair for a torn postier cruciate ligament in his knee. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is described as the primary stabilizer of the knee. PCL injuries are less common than anterior

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Suns Burn Crawdads In Series Opener

Christian Meza and two relief pitcher combined on a five-hit shutout Monday night as The Hagerstown Suns cruised to the 9-0 win against the Hickory Crawdads at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown.  The Suns (39-24) took the

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Pioneers Make Wright Choice

It didn't take long for Watauga High Principal Marshall Gasperson to name a new football coach. Just one week after Tim Pruitt resigned (he officially stepped down on June 4), Gasperson and the Watauga County School Board named Athletic Director Tom Wright the Pioneers' new football coach. Full Story

 
Tar Heel Legend Pete Brennan Passes Away

Former North Carolina basketball star Pete Brennan, whose crucial shot in the semifinals helped the Tar Heels win the 1957 national championship, died Friday after a battle with cancer. Brennan, who was 75-year-old, was at a Durham rehabilitation center following his discharge nearly a week ago from the hospitals. where he was treated for Brennan

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Robinson Named SAL Player of Week

The South Atlantic League announced on Monday that Hickory Crawdads 3B Drew Robinson has been named SAL Player of the Week for the week of June 4 - 10.  It marks the second time this season that a Crawdad has won the weekly award, as 2B Rougned Odor was named Player of the Week for May 21-27. Robinson, 20, helped pace the 'Dads to a

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Watauga Junior Legion Rained Out

The Watauga Junior American Legion team had its scheduled double header with Hibriten rained out Monday night. They will make the game up Friday night at Pioneer Field beginning at 6 p.m. West Caldwell is on the schedule

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Williams Leads Crawdads Past Greenville

Jeremy Williams handed the Hickory crawdads (34-28) their third walk-off win in the last week. Williams had a game-winning, run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Crawdads a 4-3 win Sunday night against the Greenville Drive at L.P. Frans Stadium. With the game tied 3-3 in

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Crawdads Out Last Greenville, 11-7

The Hickory Crawdads scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to the 11-7 victory against the Greenville Drive on Saturday evening at L.P. Frans Stadium. Every Crawdads starter collected at least one hit and they compiled 16 hits as a team, cruising to the win. Leading 5-4, the Crawdads blew the game open with a big sixth inning against

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Junior Legion Suffers DH Sweep

It was a tough day all the way around for the Watauga Junior American Legion team on Saturday. Watauga (2-4 in Area 4 play; 2-5-1 overall) suffered a double-header loss against South Caldwell in Sawmills, N.C. Watauga went up against a tough pitcher in the opener and was victimized 5-0; in game two, Watauga played one of its worst games of the

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Drive Downs Crawdads In Series Opener

The Greenville Drive topped the Hickory Crawdads, 11-6, in game one of the weekend series, before 3,261 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Greenville (31-29) wasted no time getting on the board as they scored twice  against losing pitcher Victor Payano (4-3) in the top of the first inning. Jose Garcia singled to lead off the game and he scored on an

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Football 101 Set For August 3

The Appalachian State University Football 101 Clinic for women will be held Friday, August 3. Registration begins on July 9 at goasu.com. For more information, please call the ASU football office at 828-262-2501. The

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Kassouf Named District IV Player of Year

The accolades just keep pouring in for Daniel Kassouf. The Appalachian State University senior was named the District IV Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Friday. Kassouf, who played at Full Story

 
Crawdads Salvage Series Finale

The Hickory Crawdads seized the lead in the first inning and never looked back en route to the 7-3 win against the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Thursday night. The Crawdads (32-27) took the early lead with

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Hoyle Earns All-America Honors

Jacob Hoyle, who played at St. Stephens High, has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team. Hoyle threw a no-hitter against Watauga last season, but lost the game 1-0 in the opening-round of

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WHS Soccer Has Six All-Region Selections

The Watauga High men's and women's soccer teams were honored by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Associtation as six players were named to the Class 4A, Region 11 team. For the men, goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, forward

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