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'Dads Win Rain-Shortened Game

The Hickory Crawdads launched three home runs into the ominous sky Saturday night before the second rain delay of the evening finally ended the game in the bottom of the 7th inning, giving the 'Dads a 6-3 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators at Crawdads Stadium. In a game that featured five total homers between the Full Story

Bumgarner To Play In Mid-Summer Classic

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants has earned his first All-Star berth on Saturday, when he was named to the National League All-Star team by his manager Bruce Bochy, who will manage the National League in the Mid-Summer Classic at Citi Field in New York on Tuesday, July 16.  Bumgarner, who was 16-11 last

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Burns Earns Spot on U.S. National Team

Appalachian State University wrestling assistant coach Daren Burns grabbed a third-place finish at the recently completed USA Wrestling World Team Trials in Stillwater, Okla. on June 21. Burns, who competed in the Greco-Roman tournament (96 kg/211.5 lbs), nearly snagged a first-round win over eventual tournament champion Caylor Full Story


Here is a rundown of the Little League All-Star tournament games going on around the area. GBR would like to thank Bobby Dunnigan for providing us with this information. Full Story

Williams Joins Tigers

Matt Williams will play at his third school in as many years. Williams, who led the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference in passing last fall, will join Fred T. Foard this season. Williams was the starting quarterback at St. Stephens his freshman year and led that team to the state playoffs for the first time in three years Last year, Williams

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'Dads Earn Split With Intimidators

The Hickory Crawdads earned a split against the Kannapolis Intimidators Friday evening, as the 'Dads dropped the resumed 4th of July game 4-2 before bouncing back to earn an 8-2 win in the night's regularly scheduled 9-inning contest. Friday night started the same way Thursday night ended, with the two clubs sitting Full Story

McCoy, Region 7 Finish Fourth At State Games

Rising sophomore Brianna McCoy of the Ashe County High softball team helped Region 7 to a fourth-place finish at the Powerade State Games of North Carolina last Full Story

Top New Talent Added to Reebok/ZAP Team

Reebok & ZAP Fitness are pleased to announce our newest post collegian to the Blowing Rock team. Joe Stilin, an All American & 2012 graduate of Princeton and Full Story

Zagoria Qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur

Appalachian State University women’s golfer Haley Zagoria (Atlanta, Ga./Georgia State) was one of 10 golfers to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship after shooting a 72 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Cougar Point on Monday. A rising junior, Zagoria completed the event with an even-par score to earn a number five Full Story

'Dads Game Suspended

The Hickory Crawdads' July 4th game against the Kannapolis Intimidators has been suspended due to rain. The game, which was tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, will be finished Friday, July 5th, starting at 5:00 pm. The 'Dads and Intimidators will play Friday's regularly scheduled 9-inning game at the original start time of 7:00 pm. Full Story


Here is a run down of this weekends all-star tournament games concerning Watauga County teams. GBR would like to thank Bobby Dunnigan for providing us with this information. Full Story

Crawdads Hurt by Errors In 3-1 Loss

Going for the 3-game sweep Wednesday night against the Savannah Sand Gnats the Hickory Crawdads were hurt by their own defense, as three errors led to two unearned runs in a 3-1 loss at Grayson Stadium. The Crawdads looked good early, as Nick Williams stroked the first pitch of the game into left field for a base hit and Full Story

Former Bobcats Riding Strong In Tour de France

Lees-McRae College is proud to support two former Bobcat cyclists as they ride in the Tour de France. Brent Bookwalter '06 (BMC Racing) is making his third appearance in this historic race, while newcomer Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) is making his first appearance. As of July 3, Bookwalter and Talansky are riding in 106th and 16th Full Story

Squires Strikes Gold With Residential Soccer Camps

Lees-McRae College's Boys Residential Soccer Camp has been a rousing success through its first two sessions of the summer, hosting nearly 50 campers from nine different states, announced head men's soccer coach Lee Squires Wednesday. Full Story

Gallo Drives In Seven, 'Dads Win Big

Going up against the best pitching staff in the South Atlantic League, the Hammerin' Hickory Crawdads broke out their big bats Tuesday night with a nine run, 12 hit, three homer effort in a 9-2 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats at Grayson Stadium. Joey Gallo led the charge going 2-5 with two home runs and seven RBI,

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Rhyne Picks Up All-State Accolades

Lenoir-Rhyne's Haley Rhyne has been named to the 2012 NCCSIA All-State College Division Volleyball Second Team.  NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Rhyne, a sophomore outside hitter from Statesville, N.C., earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors this year after leading the Full Story

USA Baseball Plays at Beaver Field

Appalachian State University received a group of unexpected visitors on Tuesday afternoon as the USA Baseball Collegiate National team made a stop at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Full Story

Price, Washington Named Preseason All-America

Two Appalachian State University football student-athletes earn preseason all-America recognition from The Sports Network on Monday. Sophomore wideout Sean Price (Reston, Va./South lakes) earned first-team honors while senior Tony Washington Full Story

Watts Steps Down

Chip Watts has stepped down as baseball coach at St. Stephens High. Watts, who graduated from St. Stephens, leaves the Indians after five years as head coach. He has been named an assistant principal at Mill Creek Middle School in Claremont, N.C. His new position will allow Watts the opportunity to work with more students. He

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