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Murrell, Gainey Have Tough Opener With Als

It really didn't go the way they expected. Marques Murrell and Ed Gainey, who played at Appalachian State University, made their Canadian Football League debut with the Montreal Alouettes Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, in a 38-10 season-opening loss to the Stampeders. Murrell and Gainey did not play in Sunday's lopsided loss.

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Warriors Deny Curry A Contract Extention

Point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to spend much of the offseason trying to fix up his often-injured ankles. Curry, who has proven that he's a capable shooter and can also distribute the ball, only played in 26 games last season. He averaged nearly 15 points and five assists a game for a Warriors team that was 23-43 and missed

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Dowdy Has Big Night For White Sox

Jeremy Dowdy had another strong showing for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League Sunday night. Dowdy had three hits and threw out a base runner Sunday night as the White Sox beat the Johnson City Cardinals 6-0 in Bristol, Va. Dowdy, who signed a free agent contract with the Chicago White sox after he selected in the Major

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Watagua Blanks East Burke In Season Finale

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team closed out the regular season riding a four-game winning streak with a 1-0 shutout over East Burke in Icard, N.C. Sunday afternoon. Watauga (12-8-1) coach Bradley Rudisill used six different pitchers in posting the shutout. Hunter Isaacs, who got the start, went two innings and gave up one hit with two

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Callaway Has Big Night On Diamond

Will Callaway, Tyler Tewell and Ryan Arrowood had big nights with their new teams Saturday night. Callaway, who is playing for the Hyannis Habor Hawks in the collegiate Cape Cod League, belted a walk off three-run homer Saturday night, leading the Hawks to a 9-6 win against the Harwich Mariners. That blow was Callaway's first home run of the year and it

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Mitchell Places Fourth in Heat, Eleventh Overall

A day after running a personal all-time best 20.47, former WCU track & field sprinter Manteo Mitchell competed in the semifinals of the 200-meter  dash tonight at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Needing to finish in the top two in his heat or run one of the next two fastest times overall, Mitchell placed

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'Hoppers Double Up Hickory

The Greensboro Grasshoppers edged the Hickory Crawdads, 4-2, at NewBridge Bank Park on Saturday night. The Grasshoppers (5-5, 51-29) snapped a 2-2 tie against losing pitcher Arlett Mavare (2-3) in the bottom of the sixth. Tony Caldwell was hit by a pitch to start the inning, then took second on a balk.  One out later, he darted home on an

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Mountaineers Eyeing Auburn Assistant

According to Skipper’s Dugout, Appalachian State University is considering Auburn assistant coach Link Jarrett as possibly its new baseball coach. Link has been an assistant coach with the Tigers the last three years, If he's hired, Jarrett would replace Chris Pollard, who left June 14 to take over the baseball program at Duke. Jarrett, a two-time

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Former Cougar Named Triple-A All-Star

Heath Hembree, who played at College of Charleston for two seasons, has been named a Pacific Coast League All-Star. Hembree, who is a pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization, is 13-for-15 in save opportunities with a 1-1 record and a 4.13 ERA. He is holding opponents to a .188 batting average in his first season in the PCL and the triple-A

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WILL DICUS TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The 4th Annual Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament was held June 23-24, and according to coordinator Marty Lambert, "the tournament was a huge success."  In all, 32 teams and more than 350 players competed for championships in four baseball and two softball age divisions. There were more than 50 games played on multiple ball

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Junior Legion Announces Time Change

Watauga Junior American Legion baseball coach Bradley Rudisill has announced a schedule change concerning Sunday's season finale against East Burke in Icard. The teams were scheduled to play a double header beginning at 3 p.m., but because of the recent heat wave, the game has been moved to a seven-inning, single-game Full Story

 
Crawdads Continue Their Winning Ways


The Hickory Crawdads just keep rolling along. Hickory, which has scored 23 runs in its last two games, blew away the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 11-4, Friday night at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro. With the win, the 'Dads take over sole possession of first place in the second half standings in the North Division of the South Atlantic League; they're also

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Hyatt Picks Up Second Win

Nathan Hyatt seems to be settling in with his new team quite well. The former Appalachian State University right hander, who was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, picked up his second win at the professional level Friday night for the Danville (Va.) Braves of the Rookie-Appalachian League. Danville outlasted

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Villanueva Will Walk On At ASU

Quarterback Alex Villanueva will stay close to home as he follows his ambitions to play college football. Villanueva, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 204 pounds, was the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Offensive Player of the Year last fall. He will attend Appalachian State University this fall as he continues his football career as a walk on with

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Smith New AD At Avery High

The Avery High athletic department has announced that David Wright has stepped down as the school's athletic director. Wright, who is retiring, will be replaced by Jamison "Jay" Smith, who has been part of the Avery High facility since 2005. Smith, who is anj Avery County native, graduated from Hickory in 1991. And Smith, who attended Montreat College,

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ASU Athletics Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Four former student-athletes and a coach have been selected for induction in the Appalachian State University Athletics Hall of Fame, ASU’s Former Athletes Association announced on Friday. The honorees include football All-Americans Anthony Downs (1984-87) and Derrick Graham (1986-89), swimming coach Dr. Edgar “Ole” Larson (1968-79),

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Mitchell Runs PR; Advances to 200m Semifinal

Already heading to London for the 2012 Olympics with the United States’ 4x400m relay team, former WCU track athlete Manteo Mitchell competed in the opening round of the 200m dash today in Eugene, Oregon at historic Haywood Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Running in the fifth and final heat, WCU’s 200m record holder placed second

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ASU-Elon TBA

Elon University has released its game times for the 2012 season. The Phoenix will open the season in Chapel Hill against the University of North Carolina at 12:30 on Saturday, September 1. The Phoenix are scheduled to play Appalachian State on Saturday, October 6 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. A starting time for that game

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Three Bears Pick Up Preseason All-American Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team - senior defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.), senior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and junior defensive back Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.) -

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