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After tying for the regular season championship last year, UL Lafayette and Arkansas State have been picked to finish first and second in the 2014 Sun Belt Football Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Madison Bumgarner picked up right where he left off before the All-Star Game. The winning pitcher last Sunday against Arizona in the final game before the break, Bumgarner led the San Francisco Giants to a 9-

The Northwestern 3A-4a Conference went through another coaching change Friday. Rob Bliss, the athletic director and boys' basketball coach at Fred T. Foard High has stepped down.

It was a tough night at the plate for the Hickory Crawdads offensively. They were held hitless for four innings in a 6-2 loss at Greenboro Friday night at NewBridge Bank Park. The loss drops Hickory three games behind fisrt-place Greensboro in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division.

The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads RHP Josh McElwee has been promoted to the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, becoming the seventh 'Dad this season to move up in the Rangers