Sports

A late rally couldn't save the Hickory Crawdads Thursday night in a 4-3 loss against the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

It took a while, but former Appalachian State University All-American, Mark LeGree, has finally found a home. LeGree, who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the firth round of the National Football; League Draft in 2011, is a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football

Appalachian State University softball head coach Janice Savage has announced the 2014 fall schedule. The Mountaineers will play four games in Boone at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium and four games on the road.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's and Men's Cross Country Teams were picked to finish fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Coaches Preseason Poll.

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission hosted the 2014 Great Smokies Shootout basketball tournament over Memorial Day Weekend. More than 150 youth basketball teams from seven states and 1500 players participated in the 2014 event, which was held in Hickory for the fourth year in row.