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Sherrill Named National Coach of Year

Maxpreps.com has named Alexander Central High softball coach Monte Sherrill the National Coach of the Year. Sherrill led the Cougars and a 35-0 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season.

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'Dads' Rally Falls Short in 9-7 Loss

Someone found a way, at least for one night, to slow down the Hickory Crawdads. Despite a four-run rally in the eighth inning, the Savannah Sand Gnats hung on to beat the Crawdads 9-7 at L.P. Frans

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Brinson Promoted To Myrtle Beach

The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson has been promoted to the high Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, becoming the fourth 'Dad this season to move up

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Crawdads Boasts Best Record In SAL

The Hickory Crawdads celebrated the Fourth of July a day early with a few fireworks of their own. The Crawdads (54-31 overall; 13-2 second half of the South Atlantic League) tossed an explosive combination of solid pitching and two more home runs for a 6-1 win against the West Virginia Power 6-1 at Appalachian Power

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Yearick Named New JV Coach

Kendra Yearick has been named the new girls' junior varsity basketball coach at Ashe County High by head coach Laura Foster. Yearick replaces Mark Hudler, who has stepped down after five years.

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Are You Kidding Me.....

That's about all you can say about the Hickory Crawdads and their recent hot streak. The Crawdads continued their winning ways Wednesday night. They pounded out five home runs and blasted the West Virginia Power 5-1 at Appalachian Power Park.

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L-R Has Five All-State Selections

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team placed a statewide-high five players on the 2014 NCCSIA College Division All-State First and Second Teams. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

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Mountaineers Add Highly Rated Wide Out

Jaylan Barbour, a true freshman ranked among the nation’s top 100 wide receivers in the high-school class of 2014, has enrolled at Appalachian State University and joined the Mountaineers’ football program. Barbour, a 5-10, 165-pounder from Monroe, N.C., signed a National Letter Full Story

 
LMC Women's Soccer Hosting Nine Games

The Lees-McRae women’s soccer team will host nine matches during the 2014 slate, announced head coach Nick Whiting Wednesday afternoon. The three-time defending Conference Carolinas regular season champions look for the rare four-peat behind senior goalie Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.). Whiting’s squad will consist of

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Can Edwards Be The Answer.....

There's one thing can say about Armanti Edwards---the guy knows how to survive. The former Appalachian State University All-America is alive and kicking and still searching for a spot on a National

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'Dads Win Fifth Straight

Apparantly, the Hickory Crawdads want to spruce things up. And in turn, they nearly gave one away on Tuesday night. The Crawdads (52-30 overall; 11-2 in the second half of the South Atlantic League) blew a three-run eighth inning lead, but rallied to beat the West Virginia Power 11-6 at Appalachian Power Park.

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App State, Boone Celebrate Sun Belt Day

Appalachian State University and the town of Boone celebrated Appalachian State’s first official day as a member of the Sun Belt Conference with a series of Sun Belt Day events on Tuesday. The day began with the Boone Chamber of Commerce’s Wake Up Watauga breakfast Full Story

 
Belgium Eliminates USA, 2-1

It took extra time to decide Tuesday's Sweet 16 match between the United States and Belgium in Salvador, Brazil in the FIFA World Cup. Belgium prevailed 2-1. With the win, Belgium advances to the quarterfinals.

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FREE SOCCER CLINIC

Watauga County Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a FREE soccer clinic to the community on Sunday 6th July in conjunction with Challenger Sports. These free skill sessions will help improve the player’s technical skills in a fun and challenging environment. The professional Challenger Sports Soccer coaches will lead each session. This

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Cameron Resigns as Women's Lacrosse Coach

Lees-McRae women’s lacrosse head coach Ray Cameron has resigned effective immediately, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail.

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Softball Has Four All-Staters

The Appalachian State University softball team had four student-athletes earning North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division all-state honors. The Mountaineers garnered the second-most first-team honorees with two; they also had two second-team honorees.

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Kostis Steps Down....

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright was hoping was kick back a bit during the summer break. Unfortunately, those plans have been somewhat derailed.

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Crawdads Complete Four-Game Sweep

The Hickory Crawdads broke out the long ball Monday night to complete their four-game sweep of the Greenville Drive. Jairo Beras, Kellin Deglan, and Lewis Brinson all went yard to lead the 'Dads to a 10-3 win at L.P. Frans Stadium.

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Sun Belt Welcomes Four New Members

The dawn of a new era in the Sun Belt Conference began today as new members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State officially joined the league as part of its expansion effort originally announced on March 27, 2013.

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