Sports

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that at least two of three finalists for Georgia State University athletic director position have been identified by a person with knowledge of the situation.

The Watauga County Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2014 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 12 noon at Watauga High School. This program is FREE and open to boys and girls 6–15 years of age. The age limit will be determined as of December 31, 2014.

Wednesday began with a grueling practice and ended with a big surprise for Appalachian State University football. On Wednesday morning, Appalachian State held perhaps its most grueling practice

The Hickory Crawdads finally broke through by scoring nine runs on Wednesday afternoon, but the pitching staff coughed up 13 runs in a 13-9 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.

Crawdads infielder Travis Demeritte currently leads the South Atlantic League with 24 home runs, and is among the finalists to win the Joe Bauman Home Run Award, presented by Musco Sports Lighting!