Sports

Ashe County High senior Cullen Ashley will play in the East-West Senior All-Star football game at Greensboro-Grimsley on Wednesday, July 23 at 8 p.m. at Jamison Stadium. Ashley is the first player from the High Country to play in the East-West game since 2012, when Alex Fox of Watauga and Alex Villanueva of Avery played

Appalachian State University athletics announced on Thursday that a flex package has been added to the list of options for fans wishing to purchase

Appalachian State University and the Town of Boone have teamed up to host several events in celebration of Appalachian State officially joining the Sun Belt Conference on Tuesday, July 1.

The Hickory Crawdads stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games Wednesday night, as they knocked off Delmarva 5-3 at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium. The 'Dads completed the three-game sweep and now find themselves a season-high 11 games over .500.

The Hickory Crawdads set a new franchise record with their 11th win in a row, but they had their anxious moments getting it done. The victory breaks the old mark of ten in a row set back in 2007. The 'Dads are now 23-8 over the last month, having won or split each of their last nine straight series dating back to May 10-13.