Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University has elevated Luis Velez to
Director of Strength & Conditioning and Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Velez, a 2001 graduate of LR, has been an athletic trainer, preceptor
and adjunct instructor for Lenoir-Rhyne for the past 11 years.

ARROWOOD RELEASED....The Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple A affiliate
of the Colorado Rockies in the Pacific Coast League, have released
right handed pitcher Ryan Arrowood, who played collegiately at
Appalachian State University. He was released on May 19. Arrowood made
six appearances for the Isotopes. He was 0-1 with a save and a 3.48
earned-run-average. In 10.1 innings, Arrowood gave up four runs, all
earned, on 10 hits with four walks and 10 strikeouts.

Hickory, NC - The woes continue for the Hickory Crawdads. The Crawdads, mired in a huge tailspin, dropped their fifth consecutive game Friday night as the visiting Delmarva Shorebirds plated all of their runs on a pair of home runs in a 4-1 win at L.P. Frans Stadium.

BOONE - At least for now it looks like inddor football will become a piece of the High Country, beginning in the spring of 2017. According to the team's general manager, Willie Thompson, the team took a "huge step forward" when he told the Boone Town Council at a meeting on June 16 that Appalachian State University officials had given him the green light to play their home games at the Holmes Convocation Center.

15 Mountaineers Among Athlon’s Preseason Honorees....BOONE, N.C. —  Fifteen Appalachian State University football student-athletes are among Athlon’s 2016 preseason all-Sun Belt Conference honorees.