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Greene Wins Crucial Game For 29ers

Former Watauga High pitcher Ethan Greene picked up right where he left off with the Pioneers. The right hander, who will attend Pfeiffer University in the fall, backboned Caldwell County to a 7-5 win against Hickory Tuesday night at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. The win leaves Caldwell County (16-2; 9-4 in Area IV) just one half-game behind Hickory (15-3; 10-2) for first place in

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Crawdads Crush Kannapolis, 7-1

The Hickory Crawdads maintained their grip on first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League as they cruised to the 7-1 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis on

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McKaig Just Misses Cut At Olympic Trials

One thing is for sure, Alissa McKaig of Zap Fitness Foundation in Blowing Rock gave it all she had at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Unfortunately, she just came up short in both her events. McKaig, who turned in an 11th-place finish

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Pre-Season Football Polls Released

The first official high school football polls have been released by NCPreps.com. Swain County is No.1 in the Class 1A top 20 poll. Mount Airy, which was 8-4 last season and finished second in the Northwest 1A/2A Conference is 12th in the Class 1A poll; Mitchell (12-2), coming off its best season in school history, is 17th; West Wilkes (8-4) is coming off its first winning season since 2007 (when former Watauga High coach Tim Pruitt was the coach) is 20th.  In Class 2A, Tarboro

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Mountaineers Settle Into Summer Baseball

Twelve Appalachian State University baseball players are in the heart of their seasons with various collegiate summer-league teams across North Carolina and the East Coast. Highlighting the list is shortstop Will Callaway (Greenville, S.C./Eastside), who is a member of the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. The rising senior has seen action in nine of Hyannis’ 10 games and ranks third on the squad with a .292 batting average. On Sunday night, Callaway’s

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Pall Signed By Alouettes

It looks like a Southern Conference reunion in Montreal, Quebec, Canada these days. One day after he was cut by the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, the Montreal Alouettes announced on Monday that they have signed defensive end Ameet Pall to a two-year contract. Pall, who was born in Montreal, joins two former Appalachian State players, Marques Murrell and Ed Gainey. Pall (6’0’’, 245 lbs.) was the Calgary Stampeders' first pick (fifth overall) in this year's

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Jackson Named Top QB In SoCon

The Bleacher Report has named Jamal Jackson of Appalachian State University as the top signal caller in the Southern Conference this season. Jackson, who replaced an injuried DeAndre Presley before the fifth game of the season last fall, returns for his second season with for the Mountaineers. And he’s a player that will most certainly benefit from having Scott Satterfield, a former ASU quarterback himself, back leading the Mountaineer offense this fall. Jackson, who completed

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Crawdads Move Into First Place

The Hickory Crawdads took over first place in the Northern Division in the second half of the South Atlantic League season. The Crawdads (4-1; 40-34) knocked off the Kannapolis Intimidators 6-2 Monday night at CMC-Northeast Stadium to move into first place. The 'Dads jumped on top with a two-out rally in the top of the first inning. With two away and the bases empty, Rougned Odor belted a solo home run on the first pitch for a 1-0 lead.  Jeremy Williams followed with a single

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Wolverine Cheerleading Tryouts

The Watauga Wolverine Cheeleading team, which cheers for the Watauga County Middle School football team, will be starting practice for the upcoming season. Any rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls in the 2012-2013 school year are  welcome to join the team. I do not have tryouts at this level.

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Doug Owen named Director Of Cycling At LMC

Doug Owen has been named Director of Cycling at Lees-McRae College.  In this position, Owen will manage the cycling team and will continue the growth of the cycling studies program. 
“Doug understands the larger vision for cycling at Lees-McRae, and he embraces our vision of the bicycle as a vehicle for social change,” said

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Watauga Wins Third Straight

The Watauga Junior American Legion team is on a roll right now. Watauga (11-8-1) won its third game in a row by sweeping Bunker Hill in a non-Area 4 double header Sunday night. Watauga won the opener 3-1 in seven innings; and the Junior Legion rallied to win the nightcap, 4-3.  Watauga won

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Greensboro Snaps Hickory's Winning Streak

The Greensboro Grasshoppers avoided the series sweep by hanging on for the 4-3 win against the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday night.  The teams also endured a one hour, 48 minutes in the bottom of the

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Pall Cut By Stamps

First round draft choice Ameet Pall of Wofford College has been cut by the Calgary Stampeders after he sufferd a foot injury in Friday's preseason game against the Toronto Argonmauts. Pall, the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year in the Southern Conference, was taken by the Stampeders with the fifth pick in the Canadian Football League Draft on May 3. He was an All-America for the Terriers last season. Pall will remain in Calgary to rehab his injury, and until a final decision

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Bumgarner Wins His Ninth, Giants Hang On

Madison Bumgarner survived a shakey start late Saturday night as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland A's 9-8 at The Coliseum in Oakland, Leading 9-4 in the bottom of the ninth, the Giants (40-32) staved off a four-run rally by the A's (34-38) in the bottom of the ninth. Bumgarner (9-4) was long gone by then, but the left hander, despite giving up two home-run balls----a two-run shot by Josh Reddick in the first and a solo shot to Jonny Gomes in the third---went six

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