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Shorebirds Rally Past Crawdads

For the majority of Friday night's game against the Delmarva Shorebirds the Hickory Crawdads held on to a precariously slim 2-1 lead, relying on solid pitching and defense to get them through. Unfortunately one rough inning did away with that plan, as the Shorebirds plated four runs in the seventh resulting in a 5-2 'Dads loss at Arthur Full Story

Catamounts Whips ASU Again, 9-1

For the second-straight night, Western Carolina jumped out to an early lead and defeated Appalachian State University baseball, 9-1, on Friday evening at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Full Story

L-R Names Fleenor Head Baseball Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Tom Fleenor as its new baseball coach. Fleenor comes to L-R after serving as Head Coach at USC Sumter for the past six seasons (2008-13).\ Fleenor started the junior college program at USC Sumter and compiled a 242-103 (.701) record as mentor of the Fire Ants. Full Story

Tar Heels Interested in Jones

He's only a sophomore, but running back Jave Jones of A.C. Reynolds High has received a scholarship offer from the University of North Carolina. Jones put

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A Legend Passes Away

Babe Howell, who coached for five decades (1950's-1990's, 44 years in all) passed away last Saturday at his home at the age of 84. Howell, won five state championships in football and baseball combined, and Full Story

East-West Roster Released

The North Carolina Coaches Association has released the rosters for the East-West Senior All-Star games coming up in July. In basketball, senior Imani Williams of Freedom High in Morganton will play for the West Full Story

Eight Mountaineers Headed To NCAA East Prelims

Appalachian State University men's track and field saw five of its members qualify for the NCAA Division I East Outdoor Track & Field Preliminaries on Thursday. Stanley Broaden, Josh Cox, Chris Moen, Jared Full Story

Western Carolina Crushes ASU, 23-5

Western Carolina scored six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back on its way to a 23-5 win over Appalachian State University baseball in Thursday’s Southern Conference series opener at Full Story

Double Plays Doom 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads combined 10 hits, five walks and one hit batsmen to put 16 runners on base against the Delmarva Shorebirds Thursday night. Unfortunately the Crawdads also proceeded to erase a Full Story

WHS Youth Football Camp

Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich and his coaching staff are excited to offer the youth of Watauga County the opportunity to learn the basic

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Franklin Leads Indians To Easy Win

The St. Stephens High girl's soccer team just keeping marching along. The Indians (19-3-2) posted their third straight win in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs (all Full Story

Bumgarner Among NL's Best

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants has quietly put together some impressive numbers. And during his short tenure (five years)  in the Major Leagues, the left hander from South Caldwell High, has also won two

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Helms Named Football Coach At Hickory

Mike Helms has been named the new football coach at Hickory High. He replaces Tom Harper, who resigned after one season to take the head-coaching job at Fred T. Foard. Helms, who graduated from Full Story

Malbon, Chambers Sign with Lees-McRae

Daruis Malbon and Mike Chambers have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men's basketball during the 2013-2014 academic year, announced head coach Steve Hardin Wednesday. Full Story

Bears Release 2013 Schedule

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team, fresh off its second consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship, has announced its schedule for the 2013 season. The Bears, winners of 12 consecutive home games, will play six regular season contests at Moretz Stadium for the first time in three years. Full Story

'Dads Avert Disaster, Win In 10

What looked to be an easy win for the Hickory Crawdads turned out to be nothing of the sort Wednesday afternoon. A 6-3 'Dads lead in the top of the ninth disappeared and was replaced by a 7-6 deficit in the bottom of the 10th, but catcher David Lyon was able to save the day for the 'Dads with a walk-off RBI single to Full Story

Jarman Earns Second All-Region Honor

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Haily Jarman has been selected to the 2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Second Team. Jarman, a junior third baseman from Wadesboro, N.C., picks up her second all-region honor of the week. Full Story

Williams Named Player Of Year

Watuaga High senior Nick Williams closed out his stellar career with style.

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Tigers, Cougars, Indians And Red Tornadoes, Oh My.....

The Hickory High baseball (15-10) continued its winning ways by knocking off Asheville 7-2 Tuesday night at home in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state Full Story

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