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Wright Era Begins August 17

The clock is ticking faster and faster these days as the upcoming football season officially begins in eight days (next Thursday, August 16 when Kannapolis-Brown travels to Shelby; everybody else begins on Friday). The Watauga

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Five Bears Named Preseason All-SAC

Six members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team garnered 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Preseason accolades, the league office announced this afternoon. Of the six players on the Bears roster, five garnered first-

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Brosius Leaves N.C. State

Tyler Brosius has left the North Carolina State football program after two years as a backup quarterback. A redshirt sophomore, Brosius, who was a two-sports star at Tuscola High, will instead resume his baseball career at Walters

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Middlebrook, Vandenberg Ranked By NCRunners.Com

Rising seniors Peter Vandenberg and Darby Middlebrook of Watauga High have been ranked by among the top-ten runners in the state among all classifications. Vandenberg, who battled a foot injury last spring and

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Polsgrove Named Avery Mens' Basketball Coach

Scott Polsgrove has been named the new men's basketball coach at Avery High. He replaces Bo Manis, who resigned after four years as coach of the Vikings. Polsgrove was the head men's basketball coach at Lees-McRae College the last six years. He

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Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced today the appointment of two new members to the NCHSAA Board of Directors. The interim appointments were approved by the Nominating Committee of the NCHSAA due to retirements of Board members and are for one year. Teresa Evans, principal of

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Drive Blanks 'Dads Earns Series Split

The Hickory Crawdads survived a one-hour, 57-minute rain delay Monday night, but they were victimized by the Greenville Drive in a 3-0 loss at Fluor Field in Greenville. Winning pitcher Miquel Pena (6-5) and three relievers combined on the five-hit shutout. Despite the loss, the Crawdads (24-21; 60-54) remain a game out of first place in the North Division of the

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DiGiacomo Named Assistant AD At UNCG

UNCG has named Brent DiGiacomo assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Tuesday. DiGiacomo brings over nine years of collegiate marketing experience to UNCG with stops

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ASU Football Fall Camp Report

Appalachian State University football conducted its third of 29 preseason practices on Sunday. The two-and-a-half hour practice was split almost evenly between Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility, where the workout moved when lightning was detected in the vicinity of Appalachian's campus. For the first time this season,

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L-R Football Picked To Repeat As SAC Champs

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team was picked to repeat as South Atlantic Conference Champions in 2012. The Bears were voted first in the league's preseason coaches poll, announced Monday by the SAC office. Lenoir-Rhyne, which finished 7-3 overall last fall including a 6-1 mar

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Sanders Announces Schedule Change

Watauga High men's basketball coach Rob Sanders has announced that due to a scheduling conflict at Ashe County High School the teams have switched playing sites.  The November 30 between

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Dicus Tournament Most Successful In History

The 2012 Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament was the most successful in tournament history, according to Bill Dicus, President of the Will Dicus Foundation.
“Great weather means great baseball," Dicus said. "We are thrilled to be able to advance the

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Caldwell Joins National Team

Rising junior Jeff Caldwell of Watauga High has been invited to play for the 17-and-Under National Soccer Team down in Bradenton, Fla. Caldwell, a goalkeeper and the younger brother of Sarah Caldwell, who played at WHS

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Crawdads Race By Drive, 7-4

The Hickory Crawdads topped the Greenville Drive 7-4 at Fluor Field in Greenville Sunday night. Hirotoshi Onaka helped pace the offense with three RBIs in his 'Dads debut. The win keeps Hickory a game behind West Virginia for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League

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Cadet Scores In Saints' Debut

Travaris Cadet, who was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted player, made a strong showing for his new team in its pre-season opener Sunday night. Cadet, who led Appalachian State in rushing last season, caught eight passes Full Story

Former North Carolina Midfielder Dies

Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso, the captain of North Carolina's 2011 national championship team, died Saturday night, the team announced Sunday. He was 22. No other details about Urso's death were available early Sunday morning.

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Bumgarner, Pagan Pace Giants Over Rockies

Angel Pagan homered and had four hits to back a solid pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner that gave the San Francisco Giants an 11-6 win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Saturday night. Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera also homered as the Giants pounded out a season-high 17 hits. San Francisco had 16 hits in a 16-4 rout of Colorado

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Akins Three-Run Blast Halts Drive

A three-run homer by CF Jordan Akins in the top of the seventh powered the  Hickory Crawdads to the 8-4 victory against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in Greenville Saturday night. The win also moves Hickory within one game of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. West Virginia moved into a first place tied with Hagerstown by knocking

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Post 29 Falls To Cherryville At State

The Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon. Post 29 (28-10) dropped a 5-1 decision to Cherryville Post 100 in an elimination game in the American Legion State Tournament at MS Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. Despite the loss, Post 29 finishes among the top four teams in the state. 

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