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The Hickory Crawdads scored five times in the first inning and never looked back in a 7-2 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium. The win earned Hickory (72-54 overall; 31-26, second half of the South Atlantic League season) a split in its four-game series with Delmarva. And the Crawdads picked up a game on

Tickets earmarked for Appalachian State University students to attend Appalachian’s Aug. 30 football season opener at Michigan will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Kidd Brewer

The Panthers overcame a slow start to secure their first win of the preseason, a 28-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium.

The Appalachian State University men’s soccer moved to 2-0 in the preseason with a 2-1 victory over Campbell on Sunday evening. The Mountaineers defeated UNC Asheville on Friday afternoon in their first exhibition game of the fall.

The Watuaga High boys' and girls' cross country teams kicked off the 2014 season Saturday bh hosting the Pioneer Clash of the Classes. The WHS girls picked up a gold medal, a silver medal and they had 18 top 20 finishers. Leading the way was senior Kathleen Mansure, who was WHS' only state qualifier last fall (she finished in