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Western North Carolina will be well represented at Major League Baseball's Annual All-Star Game next Tuesday, July 15, at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. Greg Holland, who played at McDowell High School, and Madison Bumgarner, who played at South Caldwell, were selected to their second all-star game Sunday. Holland,

The Hickory Crawdads found themselves in a late inning situation with a chance to take the lead vs. the Savannah Sand Gnats for the second straight night Saturday, but for the second straight night the 'Dads came up just short resulting in a 2-1 loss to the 'Gnats at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Someone found a way, at least for one night, to slow down the Hickory Crawdads. Despite a four-run rally in the eighth inning, the Savannah Sand Gnats hung on to beat the Crawdads 9-7 at L.P. Frans

Maxpreps.com has named Alexander Central High softball coach Monte Sherrill the National Coach of the Year. Sherrill led the Cougars and a 35-0 record and the Class 4A state championship this past season.

The Texas Rangers announced today that Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson has been promoted to the high Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, becoming the fourth 'Dad this season to move up