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Appalachian State University sophomore Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) is one of 53 official preseason candidates for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, the

The Texas Rangers have announced their monthly minor league award winners for June, with Hickory Crawdads infielder Michael De Leon being honored as

Former Appalachian State University baseball standout Hector Crespo is the starting second baseman for the West team in the 2014 Frontier League All-Star Game, which will be held on Wednesday night in

Matthew Dixon has a keen eye, and his aim is superb. Dixon, an Ashe County native from Crumpler, N.C., finished sixth place in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, NE., in June.

Nomar Mazara snapped Hickory's mini slump on Wednesday afternoon as he clubbed a pair of home runs in a 7-2 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium.