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BOONE - Watauga High senior Aaron Dobbins becomes the second football player to make a verbal commitment. He joins Michael Ebaugh, who verbally committed to Elon University in December.

♦ Brice Johnson had 39 points and 23 rebounds against Florida State on Jan. 4, 2016. He scored 28 points in the second half (he played all 20 minutes in the half), which was one point more than he scored in any of his previous 123 games as a Tar Heel (previous career high was 27 vs. UCLA on 12/19/15).

BOONE, N.C. - Two future Appalachian State University women’s basketball student-athletes were nominated for the 2016 McDonald’s All-American game, the organization announced on Tuesday

Hickory, NC - The Texas Rangers, parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have recognized a pair of 'Dads for their success during the 2015 season, with right-handed pitcher Ariel Jurado winning the Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year award while manager Corey Ragsdale is the recipient of the Bobby Jones Player Development Man of the Year award.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Appalachian State University wrestler Denzel Dejournette (Winston-Salem, N.C./ RJ Reynolds) took home his third Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week award of the season, the league office announced on Wednesday.