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Suns Rally To Upend Crawdads

The Hickory Crawdads battled back from a 3-1 deficit only to lose in the end. The Hagerstown Suns knocked off Hickory 4-3 with a run in the bottom of the ninth at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Tuesday night. With the game tied 3-3 and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Brett Newsome singled to put the eventual winning run on base. He scored

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Hobbs To Serve As NCHSAA President

Dr. Stewart Hobbs, superintendent of the Yadkin County schools, will serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for the 2012-13 academic year. Kathy Spencer, the superintendent of Onslow County, is the incoming vice president. Stewart is currently the superintendent of the Yadkin system after serving three and a half years as

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Bobcats Receiving Votes In NSCAA Preseason Poll

The Lees-McRae College men's soccer team is receiving votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Preseason rankings, announced NSCAA officials Tuesday.
"It is nice to be recognized by other people," said head coach Lee Squires.  "Our goal is to work hard to improve

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Hauck Named Soccer Assistant At LMC

Catherine Hauck has been named the new assistant women's soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Nick Whiting Tuesday.
"Catherine is a great addition to Lees-McRae and our program," praised Whiting. "She brings a great amount of

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Clark Changes Colors

Right handed pitcher Bailey Clark of Asheville Christian Academy has changed his mind. And he will trade his black and gold colors for blue and white. Last spring, the rising senior made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Appalachian State Univeristy. But all that changed when Pollard left in June. And Clark has decided to follow Pollard, so he has made a

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Limited Number of Appalachian-ECU Tickets Remain

As of Tuesday morning, a very limited number of tickets remain in Appalachian State University’s allotment for the Sept. 1 season opener at East Carolina. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (828) 262-2079 and in person at the Appalachian State athletics

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Bears Men's Soccer Pick Finish Fifth In SAC Coaches Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team was voted fifth in the 2012 South Atlantic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll, league officials announced this morning. Tusculum, which received two first-place votes in the poll, was picked to win the regular season championship. The

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DeChellis Named New Tennis Coach

Anna DeChellis has been named the new women's tennis coach at Watauga High. She replaces Christine Vanard, who left the program after coaching the team last season. Vanard is going to graduate school to further her

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Bentley Adds Daren Burns to Staff

Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced the hiring of assistant coach Daren Burns on Tuesday. After spending a year as an assistant coach at Youth Education & Sport in Greensboro, N.C.,

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Arrowood Continues To Shine

Ryan Arrowood hasn't missed a beat since joining the professional baseball ranks. Selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 28th round, Arrowood has been a huge pick up for the Rockies. In 14 appearances with the Tri-Cities

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Suns Rise Above Hickory

The Hagerstown Suns topped the Hickory Crawdads 5-1 at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Monday night. The loss drops Hickory into third place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League; and the Crawdads are a game off the pace. The Suns (27-22, 69-49) charged in front with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. With two men on

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Pioneers Win Season Opener

The Watauga High men's soccer team picked up right where it left off last season. WHS (1-0), known for its stingy defense, knocked off Ashe County 2-1 Monday night in the season opener for both teams at Husky Stadium in West Jefferson. Logan Raichle and Alex Parsons did all the scoring for the Pioneers. Raichle scored the game's first goal at

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Apps Add Highly Touted WR

Appalachian State University football had announced the addition of Tacoi Sumler, a transfer from the University of Oregon. Sumler, a 5-9, 173-pound wide receiver, will begin practicing with the Mountaineers on Wednesday. A four-star recruit Full Story

ASU Basketball Fast Break Ticket Special

From August 13-September 14, beat everyone to the court by purchasing your basketball season tickets at the "Fast Break" special discount. For just $75 per season ticket (adult, youth, seniors, faculty & staff) enjoy all home games on

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Pee Wee Football Day Set for Sept. 15

Appalachian State University football will hosts its annual Pee Wee Day in conjunction with its Sept. 15 game versus The Citadel at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Pee Wee Day is open to all youth football teams through eighth grade and includes free tickets for team members and coaches (up to three coaches per team) and discounted tickets for players’ and

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Williams on Initial Hermann Watch List

Appalachian State University men’s soccer defender Lee Williams has been named to the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List, the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer. The annual watch list

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Renfro Named Director of Compliance At LMC

Gene Renfro has been named the new Director of Compliance at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail.
“I am excited to have someone like [Gene] Renfro with his experience in

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Sam Houston State No.1 In TSN Poll; ASU 6th

Sam Houston State's motto this season is "Finish." That's what North Dakota State did last year when it defeated Sam Houston State in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game. Both programs could return to Frisco, Texas,

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ASU Women's Soccer Ties ETSU, 1-1

Appalachian State women’s soccer closed out its 2012 preseason with a 1-1 draw against East Tennessee State Sunday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium. ETSU got on the scoreboard first in the seventh minute as Samantha Kron scored on a free kick from 20 yards out. The lead did not last long as in the 11th minute, junior Amy Werdine headed a

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