Sports

2016 Color Days Set for App State Football....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University athletics announced its full slate of “color days” for the 2016 football season on Wednesday.

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads jumped out to an early lead and made it stand up on Tuesday night.

Vernon Named Second-Team All-Sun Belt....SAN MARCOS, Texas — Appalachian State University shortstop Matt Vernon (Advance, N.C./Davie County) was named second-team all-Sun Belt Conference by the league’s baseball coaches, the conference announced at its pre-tournament banquet on Tuesday evening.

Vilas Thompson Named All-Confernence....Watauga High girl's lacrosse coach Rachel Meadows has announced that Elizabeth Vilas and Madeline Thompson of the Pioneers were named to the North Carolina Conference 8 All-Conference Team.

Three Tar Heels Earn All-ACC Honors....GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Junior center fielder Tyler Ramirez and sophomore pitcher J.B. Bukauskas were named to the All-ACC second team, league officials announced Monday. Junior pitcher Zac Gallen was a third-team selection for the Tar Heels, who finished the regular season tied for 10th with Wake Forest.