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UPDATED: Jack Roten Passes Away

Jack William Roten, age 67, passed away Friday evening, June 12, 2015, at his home. Funeral arrangements for Jack William Roten are incomplete at this time. Roten coached football and taught physical education at Watauga High School. Roten was WHS' head football coach from 1987-1995. He was also an avid powerlifter, and

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Tennis Honored for 2016 Recruiting Class

BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University women's tennis earned "honorable mention" for its incoming recruiting class by on Friday. The Mountaineers just missed making the top-25

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Attitude sets McElfresh apart

BOONE - Things were always going to work out for Simms McElfresh. You wonder why he ever worried. He adhered to a steady work ethic the moment he at Appalachian State in 2011, one rooted in the

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OMAHA, Neb. – University of South Alabama right-handed pitcher Kevin Hill was named an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings third-team All-American, as announced by the organization

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Slugfest Slips Away in 8-6 Loss

Hickory, NC - Friday night's game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Savannah Sand Gnats was more like survival of the fittest. The teams combined for 14 runs, 19 hits (13 of those belonged to

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Sanders Representing Turkey At EuroBasket Women 2015

Former UNC star LaToya (Pringle) Sanders will once again represent Turkey at EuroBasket Women 2015 in Oraea, Romania. Turkey is competing in Group B and opens the tournament against Poland.

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Johnson Resigns as A-State Golf Coach

JONESBORO, Ark. – Arkansas State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir announced Friday that Steve Johnson has resigned from his position as the Red Wolves’ head men’s golf coach. Johnson, who has accepted a position as the Monticello (Ark.) Country Club General Manager, spent the last nine seasons as A-State’s head men’s golf coach.

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Emmons Decommits

MORGANTON - The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Bleacher Report Team Stream are reporting that four-star running back B.J. Emmons of Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C., has decommitted from

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Mountaineers Land 12 on All-SBC Teams

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University football landed 12 representatives on Athlon Sports’ preseason all-Sun Belt Conference teams, which were announced on Friday. A trio of defenders — senior

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Solo Shots Sink Crawdads in 4-3 Loss

Hickory, NC - An area of strength for the Hickory Crawdads and a weakness for the Charleston RiverDogs proved to be the difference Thursday night.

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Smith Center To Close For Maintenance

CHAPEL HILL—The Dean E. Smith Center will be closed to the public from July 29 through August 26 for its annual maintenance. The building will reopen to the public following the upkeep and

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Eagles Receive Summer Baseball Assignments

STATESBORO, Ga. – Seven members of the Georgia Southern baseball team will spend their summer competing in collegiate baseball leagues across the country. These Eagles will continue to work on

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Football 101/201 Set for July 30

BOONE, N.C. — Football 101/201, Appalachian State University’s ultra-popular football event for ladies, returns for its 12th year on Thursday, July 30 at Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Appalachian Athletics

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Three Mountaineers Named All-State

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Highlighted by first-team honoree Taylor Thurber (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman), three Appalachian State University baseball student-athletes were named all-state by the North

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LMC Women's Hoops Signs Three

BANNER ELK, N.C. — Alexis Ammons, Breana Hardnett and Christa Jones have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play women’s basketball in the 2015-16 season, announced

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Torres Promoted to High Class A

Hickory, NC - The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads catcher Kevin Torres has been promoted to the High Desert Mavericks (Class A - Advanced), becoming the fifth 'Dad this season to

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Youth Football Registration

Watauga County Parks and Recreation (WCP&R) is pleased to announce some changes to the upcoming Jr. Pioneer youth football season this coming fall. For the 1st time there will be an All-Star team sent

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"The American Dream" Passes On

Professional wrestling icon Dusty Rhodes, known as "The American Dream," died Thursday, the WWE announced. He was 69. Dusty Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Runnels Jr., was inducted into the

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Williams Heading To ETSU

NEWTON - Former Fred T. Foard High quarterback Matt Williams will be playing football at East Tennessee State University this fall. Williams, who was the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference Offensive

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