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Hickory Downs 'Hoppers In 2nd Half Opener

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of the season with a 6-3 win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads erased a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Jorge Alfaro led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a

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Mountaineers Land 28 on Academic All-SoCon Team

Appalachian State University student-athletes received more academic accolades on Thursday when 28 Mountaineers were named to the Southern Conference Spring Academic all-conference team. The list included those who participated in baseball, golf, softball, tennis and outdoor track & field during the Full Story

 
Hackett Inducted Into HOF

Dino Hackett, who was an All-America linebacker at Appalachian State University and with the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night. Hackett played a number of sports at Southern Guilford High School, but

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Riddle Released By Alouettes

Former Elon University quarterback Scott Riddle, the all-time leading passer in Southern Conference history, has been released by the Montreal Alouttes of the Canadian Football League. Riddle who signed with Montreal on May 15, led the SoCon in passing yardage in all four of his seasons from 2007-10 and graduated as the holder of 41 NCAA, SoCon or

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Blast Remains Perfect

The Watauga Blast softball team won its fifth consecutive game with a double-header sweep Wednesday night against Johnson County (TN.) at Happy Valley High School in Elizabethon, TN.  The Blast (5-0), which has outscored

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Another First-Team All-America Honor for Kassouf


Appalachian State University’s Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) received another first-team all-America honor on Wednesday when the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) bestowed Appalachian’s

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PATTON ON THE MOVE

Rising senior guard Jevon Patton of Highland Tech is transferring to Olympic High in Charlotte to "face stiffer competition and to raise his stock with college coaches." Patton turned in a solid junior year leading Highland Tech to a 21-7 record. He averaged 22 points, eight assists and six steals a game. The 5-foot-9 senior will join an Olympic squad that went 28-2

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Rockhold Announces Retirement

Former Appalachian State University kicker Erik Rockhold, who played for the Mountaineers from 1999-2003, has announced his retirement from professional football. Rockhold, an All-America with the Mountaineers, played seven seasons (2006-12) in the Indoor Football League with the Reading Express. Rockhold, who scored his first

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Kassouf Earns All-America Honors

The honors just keep pouring in for Daniel Kassouf, who completed his college eligibility with Appalachian State University  this spring. Kassouf, who was ranked nationally in home runs, runs-batted-in, and slugging percentage, has been named first team All-America by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Kassouf batted .339 with a school record 17 home runs and

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Appalachian Excels Academically

Appalachian State University’s 20 varsity teams excelled in the latest full NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), which was released by the NCAA on Wednesday. Each of Appalachian State’s 20 programs have a multi-year APR score of 947 or higher (out of 1,000), comfortably above the 925 threshold used by the NCAA to dole out sanctions to

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ASU MAKES OFFER TO DANTE JONES

The Appalachian State University footall team has made a scholarship offer to wide receiver Dante Jones, a rising senior at Southeast Raleigh High. Jones is 5-foot-10 and weighs 172 pounds, and he has 4.66 speed in the 40-yard

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UPDATED: Murrell Gives It Another Try

Defensive end/linebacker Marques Murrill, who was a star player at Appalachian State University, is a pretty determined guy. Murrell, who was placed on waivers by the New England Patriots last season, is back at again. Only

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Arrowood Impressive In Pro Debut

Well, for Ryan Arrowood, it was just like slipping on a pair of comfortable shoes. The right hander from Appalachian State University, made his professional baseball debut Tuesday afternoon for the Tri-City Dust Devils

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North Edges South In SAL All-Star Game

The Hickory Crawdads All-Star representatives helped pace the Northern Division to the 3-2 win against the Southern Division in the 2012 SAL All-Star Game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday night.

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WHS finishes 14th In Cup Standings

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2011-12 academic year. The Wells Fargo Cup,  formerly known as

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Quick's Deal With Rams Revealed

Details concerning Brian Quick's contract with the St. Louis Rams. Quick, the all-time leading receiver at Appalachian State University signed a four-year deal with the Rams on June 13. His rookie contract will pay him $5.386

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Arrowood Makes Pro Debut Today

Ryan Arrowood, the all-time leader in career wins at Appalachian State University, will make his professional debut today with the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Northwest League, the Class A short-season affiliate of the

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Junior Legion Takes Two From Foard

The Watauga Junior American Legion team took a double header from Fred T. Foard in a non-Area 4 contest Monday night at Pioneer Field. Watauga (8-7-1) clobbered Foard 11-1 in three innings in the first game; and Watauga wiped out a 5-0 deficit in game two and defeated Foard, 9-8. Jesse

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Porter, McKaig, Jankowski Compete At Olympic Trials

The USA Olympic Trials begin later this week, June 21-July 1, in Eugene, Ore., and Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock will be well represented in the field. Sarah Porter, Alissa McKaig and David Jankowski will begin competion Friday night in

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