Sports

Paul Lollis will join the Southern Conference as its director of multimedia services, commissioner John Iamarino announced Wednesday. Lollis, currently the athletic video coordinator at Furman, will assume his duties at the SoCon on Aug. 18.

The South Atlantic Conference will host a Digital Media Day for media and fans previewing the 2014 football season. The event takes place on Monday, August 11. The event will also be hosted by the South Atlantic Conference website, www.thesac.com.

The Hickory Crawdads bounced back from Monday's tenth-inning loss and to beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-3 in 11 innings Tuesday night at CMC-NorthEast Stadium.

The Texas Rangers have announced that 2014 first round draft pick Luis Ortiz has been added to the Hickory Crawdads roster from the Arizona League. The right-handed pitcher replaces RHP Ricardo Rodriguez, who was placed on the 7-day DL.

Appalachian State University football hit another milestone in preparations for its Aug. 30 opener at Michigan when it practiced in full pads for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon at