Fourteen Appalachian State University baseball student-athletes are participating in NCAA-sanctioned collegiate summer leagues across the nation this offseason. The Mountaineers playing summer ball stretch from New Hampshire to California and North Carolina to Alaska.

Less than a week after rejoining the Hickory Crawdads from a month-long stint on the disabled list, Lewis Brinson emerged as the hero Tuesday night with a game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning that gave the ‘Dads (30-27) defeated the Charleston RiverDogs 8-7 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Former Boston Red Sox and Carolina Tar Heels pitcher Daniel Bard has been added to the Hickory Crawdads roster as part of rehab assignment by the Texas Rangers.

Watauga High boys' basketball coach Rob Sanders has released the 2014-15 schedule for both the boys' and girls' teams this season.

Former Appalachian State University football star Armanti Edwards has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago Bears, the National Football League team announced on Tuesday.