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The Hickory Crawdads stumbled mightily on Tuesday night. They were held to three hits in a 7-0 loss to the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium.  It's the fourth time Hickory (56-39 overall; 15-11 second half of the South Atlantic League season) has been shutout this season. Winning pitcher Yoel Mecias and two

After playing in just two games apiece in 2013, Appalachian State University defensive lineman Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) and defensive back Jordan Ford

Grandfather Mountain Highland Games newcomer Zach Outen and longtime competitor Shannon Smith were named Track and Field Athletes of the Games

The 2014 Lees-McRae women's volleyball team will play in 27 matches this fall, head coach Dave Schmidlin announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Haywood County Board of Education has approved Tommy Pursley as its new head football coach at Tuscola High School. Travis Collins, principal of