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Tourists Dump 'Dads, 6-2

The Asheville Tourists defeated the Hickory Crawdads, 6-2 Friday night at Historic McCormick Field. A two-run homer by Sam Mende in the third inning gave the Tourists (24-15) a 3-2 lead, and put them on top to stay. The Tourists pulled away from there as they handed the Crawdads (19-18) their fifth loss in a row.  Asheville padded its lead with a run in the seventh and

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Mountaineers Rally Late, Win SoCon Title

Trailing 4-0 in the top of the ninth inning, No. 24 Appalachian State University rallied for five runs and pulled off a stunning 5-4 victory over Western Carolina on Friday evening that clinched the Mountaineers’ first Southern Conference championship in 25 years. Appalachian’s heart-stopping win combined with second-place College of Charleston’s 10-8 loss at UNC

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MOUNTAINEERS WINS SOCON TITLE

Appalachian State, ranked 24th in the Baseball America Top 24 Poll, defeats Western Carolina, 5-4, to clinch its first Southern Conference championship since 1987. Appalachian trailed 4-0 going into ninth inning but scored five runs in top of ninth for come-from-behind win. ASU win plus College of Charleston's 10-8 loss at UNC Greensboro gives Mountaineers no less than

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Paul Signs With Calgary

Ameet Pall of Wofford College, the fifth pick overall in the Canadian Football League Draft, has signed with the Calgary Stampeders. Head coach and general manager John Hufnagel made the announcement Friday afternoon. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Pall was the pre-season Defensive Player of the Year in the Southern Conference last

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Griewisch Earns Track Athlete Of Year Honors

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Track and Field Team garnered several regional honors by the USTFCCCA for the 2012 outdoor season in NCAA Division II. USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association. Lenoir-Rhyne senior Kate Griewisch (Banner Elk, N.C.) was named the women's track athlete of the year for

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Goodridge New LMC Women's Volleyball Coach

James Goodridge has been appointed the head women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Friday. Goodridge will continue to serve as the head coach of the men's program, a post which he has held for the past two years.
"I'm excited about this opportunity with the women's program, and eager to get the team in the gym," said Goodridge. "Having been involved with the program for the last two years, I think that my familiarity with the program and

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Kassouf Named Howser Trophy Semifinalist

Appalachian State University designated hitter Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) has been selected as one of 35 semifinalists for the 2012 Dick Hoswer Trophy, which is presented to college baseball’s top player by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). One of the nation’s top power hitters, Kassouf came into the final weekend of

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Mountaineers Inks Burgess To Finalize Class

Appalachian State University head men’s basketball coach Jason Capel announced the signing of Chris Burgess (Lakeland, Fla./George Jenkins High School) to round out the Mountaineers’ incoming class for 2012-13.  A 5-8, 165-pound point guard, Burgess comes to the High Country following a stellar high school career, in which he earned all-state and all-county honors

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Catamounts Stave Off Mountaineers

Appalachian State University baseball roared back from a 5-0 deficit on Friday afternoon to take a 6-5 lead but Western Carolina scored three times in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand Appalachian an 8-6 defeat in a game suspended due to weather on Thursday evening. No. 24 Appalachian (37-13, 20-8 SoCon) trailed 5-0 when play was halted on in the top

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ASU-WCU ON WATA TODAY

Associate/Assistant Athletics Director David Jackson of Appalachian State University has announced that AM 1450, WATA will carry the conclusion of Thursday night's suspended game between the Mountaineers and the Catamounts, and today's regularly-schedule contest beginning at 3:40 p.m.

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Spartans Aiming Sights On Sectional Crown

The South Caldwell High baseball team finds itself in a familiar position. The Spartans (24-2), the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference regular-season and tournament champions, take on Cornelius-Hough in the Class 4A sectional

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'Dads-Asheville Rained Out

Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville has been postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds. Thursday's game will be made up as part

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SoCon Announces Distinguished Service Award Winners

The Southern Conference announced Thursday the 12 recipients of the league's 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person's contribution to the institution. Each award winner will

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Appalachian-WCU Suspended in 7th Inning

Thursday's baseball game between No. 24 Appalachian State and Western Carolina was suspended due to rain and lightning with WCU leading, 5-0, in the top of the seventh inning. When play was halted for the second time,

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