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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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Tar Heels to Visit Notre Dame in 2014

Over the next couple of seasons the North Carolina Tar Heels will be introduced to a variety of new teams. The Louisville Cardinals, Pitt Panthers, and Syracuse Orange are all joining the Atlantic Coast Conference as full members. Also joining the ACC but as partial members (excluding football) are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Full Story

Parra Shuts Down Sand Gnats

It was a two man show for the Hickory Crawdads Monday night, as the 'Dads received 8 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Luis Parra and 4 RBI from first baseman Ronald Guzman en route to a 5-0 shutout win over the Savannah Sand Gnats at historic Grayson Stadium. Full Story

49ers Move Back to Conference USA

Effective Monday, July 1, the Charlotte 49ers will pull their best Marty McFly impersonation and go back to the future by completing their move to Conference USA. Charlotte, which was a member of Conference USA for 10 years from 1995-96 to 2004-05, returns to the league after an eight- year stint in the Atlantic 10

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Hayes Stadium Named Top Facility In 2013

Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, the home of the Charlotte 49ers baseball program, was named the “Top Ballpark in North Carolina” and finished No. 14 in the “2013 College Baseball Ballpark Rankings” by Stadium at the conclusion of the season. Full Story

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