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Claudio Named MiLB Reliever of Year

The Texas Rangers, MLB parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, announced today the club's yearly minor league award winners for 2013, with 'Dads left-hander Alexander Claudio being chosen as the

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UPDATED: WHS Matmen Best Patton

The Watauga High wrestling team picked up its first win in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tuesday night by knocking off Patton 34-25 in Morganton,

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L-R Names Shields Football Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne University has named Ian Shields its new Head Football Coach, President Dr. Wayne Powell announced today at a press conference in the Belk

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Panthers Rally Past Pioneers

Never awaken a sleeping giant. The Watauga High girl's basketball team found that out the hard way Tuesday night in a 61-47 loss against Patton in Morganton, N.C. Full Story

Werner Wins Second National Title

The Lees-McRae cycling team finished third in the Division I Collegiate Cross-cyclo National Championship, while tallying 192 points. Senior Kerry Werner

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Freshman Hoops Rescheduled

Watauga High boy's basketball coach Rob Sanders has announced that tonight's

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Mountaineers Fall Short in Overtime

Maryah Sydnor tallied a double-double and KeKe Cooper sent the game to overtime with a free-throw in the closing seconds of the second half, but Appalachian State University women's basketball came up short in a 73-68 loss to Chattanooga on Monday. Full Story

ASU Muzzles Bulldogs in Dominant Win

A quick turn around made all of the difference for the Appalachian State wrestling team on Monday night. The Mountaineers dominated the Bulldogs of Gardner-Webb on the road with a resounding, 29-3 victory. The win for the Apps improves their record to 4-5 overall and Full Story


Here is a rundown of Monday night's middle school basketball games played around Watauga County. GBR would like to thank Andy Eggers for providing us with these scores. Full Story

Kiebel Earns Scholar All-South Region Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne's Hanna Kiebel has been named to the NSCAA College Division Scholar All-South Region Second Team in women's soccer. NSCAA is the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Full Story

East Burke, Newton-Conover Name New Coaches

It's official, Tom Brown Sr., has been named the new football coach at East Burke High. He becomes the eighth head football coach in school history at East Burke, replacing Jim Ruark. Ruark resigned after last season, when the Cavs went 2-9, and after four seasons as head coach. Full Story

Washington To Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Former Appalachian State University wide receiver Tony Washington (High Point, N.C./T.W. Andrews) has accepted an invitation to play in this week’s NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The prestigious all-star game is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN2. Full Story

Charles Named SAC Player Of Week

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Jazmine Charles has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Player Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon. Charles wins the weekly

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Men's Volleyball Tabbed Fifth in Conference Carolina

The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team was tabbed to finish fifth in the Conference Carolina coaches’ poll for the 2014 season, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

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Statement from Karl Benson

The Sun Belt Conference has worked closely with each member university over the past several months to develop a "University Reference Guide" that will be used by the conference office when

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Say Goodbye to Old Crawdads Stadium

The Hickory Crawdads are welcoming fans to come out to Crawdads Stadium and say goodbye to the old ballpark with a written message on the office walls.

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Rough Weekend For WHS Matmen

The Watauga High wrestling team dropped four of five matches Friday and Saturday. Full Story

Beam Takes Over at N.C.

Matt Beam will be named the new football coach at Newton-Conover High. He would succeed Brint Russell, who resigned after two seasons, as the next head football coach at Newton-Conover. Full Story

Davidson Shoots Past ASU

An early second-half surge was all that Davidson needed as it downed Appalachian State University men’s basketball by a 78-66 final in Southern Conference action on Saturday at Belk Arena.

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