Sports

Three High Country Distance Runners to Compete in Olympic Trials....Three High Country distance runners will toe the line at the US Olympic Track & Field Trials in Eugene, OR in the coming days, all intent on punching their tickets to the Rio Olympic Games in August.

'Dads Earn Split with Columbia....Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads emerged from a two-game slate on Tuesday with a win and a loss, as the 'Dads defeated the visiting Columbia Fireflies 4-1 in the completion of Monday's suspended game before dropping a slugfest in the second contest by a final score of 10-9 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University men’s soccer head coach Jason O’Keefe announced the 2016 schedule on Tuesday, his first official slate of matches at the helm of the program.

App State Athletics Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Class....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University athletics unveiled its 2016 Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, June 28. Football teammatesKerry Brown (2004-07) and Julian Rauch (2004-07), baseball star Randy Ingram (1975-78), wrestling letterwinner and head coach Paul Mance (student-athlete - 1966-69; head coach - 1976-2009) and cheerleader Lori Ransome Harper (1985-89), have been selected for induction to the Appalachian State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Additionally, longtime “Voice of the Mountaineers” David Jackson has been selected as the Appalachian State Former Athletes Association’s Special Service Award winner.

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads and Columbia Fireflies game Monday night at L.P. Frans Stadium has been suspended due to rain, with the two teams tied at 1-1 after 5 innings played. The game will resume on Tuesday, June 28th at 5:00 pm before the teams play their regularly scheduled game with a start time no sooner than 7:00 pm.