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Proffitt, Turner Selected for East-West Game

Matt Proffitt and Ryan Turner of Watauga High have been selected to play in the East-West Senior All-Star Game at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, Wednesday, June 13. It will be a double-header with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. and the second game starting at 8 p.m. There will be a hone-run hitting contest between games. Proffitt, who shared

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Volunteer To Lead Red Devils


Brint Russell has been named the new football coach at Newton-Conover High. Russell, who graduated from Black Mountain-Owen in 1997, was the head coach at Heritage High (a Class 6A school) in Maryville, TN., the last three years. He won eight games during that stretch. He replaces Nick Bazzle, who left after 13 years with the Red Devils. Bazzle takes over

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ASU Volleyball Brings in One of Nation's Top Classes

Appalachian State University volleyball was recognized by PrepVolleyball.com on Thursday as bringing in one of the nation's top recruiting classes for the upcoming 2012 season. The Mountaineers, who advanced to the Southern Conference semifinals last season, were named as one of 30 teams to earn High Honorable Mention honors, joining teams from the

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Kidd, Swansboro Fall in Regional Finals

Swansboro’s quest for a return trip to the state championship game came to an end Tuesday night against a team coach Doug Kidd said was simply “the better team". Carrbprp scored three times in the second half and beat the Pirates 5-1 in the Class 2A East Regional Finals. It was also the third consecutive meeting between theses schools in the regional

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SoCon Enhances ESPN3 Agreement

The Southern Conference announced today (May 24) that the league has reached an agreement to provide a minimum of 40 exclusive events to ESPN3 each of the next three years.  The new agreement amends the deal signed between the

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Martin, Bulldogs Blank Catamounts

Josh Martin tossed seven scoreless innings and Austin Allison led the way at the plate with three runs batted in as No.4 seed Samford defeated No.5 seed Western Carolina, 7-0, in the final game of day one at the 2012 Southern

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Arrowood Sets School Record In Wins

Senior pitcher Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) became Appalachian State University’s all-time wins leader in the top-seeded Mountaineers’ 7-5 victory over No. 8-seed Furman in the opening round of

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All Conference Teams Announced In Soffball, Soccer

The Northwestern 3A/4A Conference released its final all-conference teams for the 2011-12 season on Wednesday. The Watauga High women's soccer team had four all-NW3A/4A selections, Kendyl Baird, Skylar Hicks, Emily Haas and Hannah Younger; the softball team had three selections, Taylor Drummonds, Riley Pudney and Kim Robinson.
In soccer, St. Stephens, which won the regular-season title and made it to the Class 3A western finals, had a

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Bobcats Win Conference Carolinas Sportsmanship Award

Lees-McRae College is the recipient of the second annual Conference Carolinas Team Sportsmanship Award for the sport of softball, announced league officials Wednesday. The award, which was introduced prior to the 2010 fall season, recognizes one conference team from each sport that demonstrates the best sportsmanship, as voted on by member coaches

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Dever Named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athlete of Year

Lees-McRae College junior Kevin Dever (Leesburg, N.J.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Men's Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year, announced league officials Wednesday. Dever enjoyed a tremendous junior season with the Bobcats, capping the year winning the pole vault at the Conference Carolinas Championships. His finals jump of 4.40

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Hickory, Kannapolis Earn Another Split

For the second day in a row, the Hickory Crawdads and the Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader.  The Intimidators took game one, 7-6, which featured two rain delays, before the 'Dads cruised to the 4-2 win in game two

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Pirates Get Their Revenge

Any thoughts head coach Monte Sherrill and the Alexander Central High softball team might have had concerning a state championship went up in smoke Tuesday night. The defending state champions had their hopes squashed by Porter

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Callaway Named One of Nation’s Top 25 Shortstops

Appalachian State University junior Will Callaway (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) is one of 25 shortstops nationwide that remains in contention for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, the College Baseball Hall of

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ASU Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule

Appalachian State University women’s soccer will play nine home matches during the upcoming 2012 season, head coach Sarah Strickland announced on Tuesday. The Mountaineers will play two exhibition matches in preparation for the

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Arrowood Tabbed as Pitcher of Year

College of Charleston center fielder Marty Gantt has been voted as the Player of the Year by the Southern Conference Sports Media Association while Appalachian State right-hander Ryan Arrowood has earned Pitcher of the Year accolades to highlight the awards. Full Story

 
Crawdads, Intimidators Split Monday's TWinbill

The Hickory Crawdads and the Kannapolis Intimidators earned a split on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads won the opener 5-1 in seven innings, but Kannapolis won the second game, 4-1. The second game was called after

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Pollard Named SoCon Coach Of Year

Head coach Chris Pollard was tabbed as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year, six Appalachian State University players received all-conference accolades and two garnered all-freshman recognition in the 2012 SoCon postseason baseball awards as voted on by the league’s coaches on Monday. Full Story

 
Cashion Named First-Team All-Mideast Region

Appalachian State University outfielder Allie Cashion was named first-team All-Mideast region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Monday.  The junior from Waxhaw, N.C. became the first Mountaineer to garner all-region since Katie Boyd earned the honor in 2009.  Cashion earned her second-straight first-team all-confernce honor earlier this month by

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ASU Partners with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions

Appalachian State University has become the latest school to partner with IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions to increase attendance and revenues generated from athletic events as well as choice and convenience when fans purchase tickets. The school will be serviced from the IMG Learfield Ticket Full Story

 
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