Sports

A stellar pitching performance and some timely hitting by Luis Marte, Hickory's ninth-place hitter, handed the Crawdads a 2-1 win at Augusta Tuesday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Tight end Collin Reed (Inman, S.C./Boiling Springs) has officially become the first member of Appalachian State University football’s 2015 class of newcomers, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Thursday.

Two of America's finest young professional long distance runners are spending their High Country summer preparing for their first crack at the marathon distance. Blowing Rock residents and ZAP Fitness/Reebok runners Tyler Pennel and Cole Atkins will be toeing the line at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday October

The Watauga High volleyball team came up short against North Surry in its season opener Tuesday night. The Greyhounds, a solid Class 2A program, down WHS (0-1) in three sets, 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 in Mount Airey, N.C.

Football coach Brady Hoke of the University of Michigan has dismissed wide receiver Csont'e York in the wake of his pending assault charges. Police released a video last week that they say shows York punching a man outside an Ann Arbor, MI., bar on July 18.