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Lenoir-Rhyne's Sydney Landreth has been named the South Atlantic Conference Softball Player Of The Week, league officials announced today.  Landreth, a freshman first baseman from Disputanta, Va., hit .471 (eight-for-17) for the week with five runs scored and six runs batted in and led the Bears to a 6-1 week.

Appalachian State University has finalized the dates for its annual Hall of Fame, Family Weekend, Homecoming and Black Saturday football games in 2014. Appalachian State’s 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, in conjunction with the Mountaineers’ home opener versus Campbell.

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has announced that Wednesday's game between the Pioneers and North Davidson will be a varsity-only game in Lexington, N.C., and it will start at 4:30 p.m. Coverage begins at 4 p.m. on Classic Hits 100.7 FM and GoBlueridge.net.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (22-5, 17-5) earned the No. 1 seed in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament. L-R will take on eighth-seeded Coker (12-14, 10-12) on Wednesday at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m.

The Hickory Crawdads are looking to help fans commemorate their 2014 home opener by offering a special Opening Night Ticket Package that includes 4 exclusive Opening Night T-Shirts with every