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Apps in Boone 4th of July Parade

Appalachian State University football players will celebrate Independence Day with the High Country community on Wednesday when members of the squad take part in Boone’s annual Fourth of July parade. The Mountaineers will march in the parade in support of the Children’s Council of Watauga. The Children’s Council is the Smart Start Partnership

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE STATEMENT REGARDING REALIGNMENT

Per Southern Conference policy, the league office will not be making any public comments regarding membership issues. Additionally, despite numerous published reports citing a July 4th deadline, the conference office has not issued any ultimatums to its member schools regarding conference affiliation. This in response to a series of reports on June 22

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Field Hockey Inks Boot for 2012

Appalachian State University head field hockey coach Brandi Alexander Kist announced the signing of mid/backfield player Amber Boot (Amsterdam, Netherlands/Keizer Karel College) for the Fall 2012 season on Tuesday.
“We are extremely excited that Amber has become a Mountaineer,” Alexander Kist said. “She has been playing

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Bobcats Sign Six To National Letters

Six student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play soccer this fall, announced Bobcat women's soccer coach Cally Morrill Tuesday. Sahar Mahar (Jacksonville, Fla.), Mikkie Gallagher (Pittsboro, N.C.), Sydney Maddox (Fairview, N.C.), Kate Brandon (Charlotte, N.C.), Anja Decker (Palm Harbor, Fla.)

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Ashe County Cheerleading Dates Announced

Ashe County High athletics director Marc Payne has announced that varsity coach Kim Simmons will be holding tryouts July 9, 12, 16, 19 at West Jefferson Gym from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. There will also be tryouts July 21 (9-11 a.m.) and July 31

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ACC Signs 12-Year Deal With Orange Bowl

The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced a 12-year agreement with the Orange Bowl beginning in 2014. Details on the opponent and broadcast partner will be released at a later date. The ACC has sent its champion to the South Florida-based bowl every year since 2006, and this announcement means that relationship will continue when the Bowl

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Dowdy Promoted By White Sox

It hasn't taken Jeremy Dowdy long to raise some eyebrows in the Chicago White Sox organization. Dowdy, who played at Appalachian State University, has been promoted from the Bristol (Va.) White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League to the Winston-Salem Dash of the Class A Advanced Carolina League. Dowdy, who signed a free-agent contract with

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HOOD NOW A BLUE DEVIL

ESPN is reporting that former Mississippi State standout Rodney Hood decided Saturday to transfer to Duke. Hood in accordance with NCAA transfer rules, must sit out next season, but he will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Hood narrowed his transfer options to Ohio State, Memphis, Florida State and Duke. As a freshman last season

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Phillips Joins ASU Softball As Assistant Coach

Appalachian State University head softball coach Shae Wesley announced the addition of former Mountaineer McKenzie Phillips to her coaching staff on Monday. A 2012 Appalachian graduate, Phillips enjoyed a successful playing career with the Apps. As a senior in 2011, she started 49 games at shortstop and ranked second on the team with 16 walks. She

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'Dad Pick Up Third Straight Series Win

The Hickory Crawdads hung on for the 7-6 win against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro on Monday night. With the win, the first-place Crawdads have picked up their third straight series win to start the second half of the season, and are 6-2 on the current nine-game road trip, and they own a two-game lead in

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49ers Complete Coaching Staff

Charlotte 49ers football coach Brad Lambert has completed his coaching staff as he hired four assistant coaches Monday. Drew Dayton (inside linebackers), Damien Gary (running backs), Johnson Richardson (tight ends) and John Russell (secondary assistant) will join Lambert's now 10-man staff. The 49ers will play their first season of football in

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Mountaineers Land 193 on SoCon Honor Roll

Appalachian State University saw 193 student-athletes earn a spot on the Southern Conference 2011-12 Honor Roll, the league announced on Monday. The Mountaineers finished with the third-most honorees of any SoCon member institution and featured 10 student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the year, also the third-highest total in

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Kelly Joins ASU Volleyball

Appalachian State University volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced another addition to his team for the upcoming 2012 season as Stephanie Kelly (Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park) will join the Mountaineers.
“Stephanie is a great late addition to our 2012 roster,” said Ginipro. “We wanted to solidify our ball control group and

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JORDAN'S SON ARRESTED IN OMAHA

The son of former NBA great Micheal Jordan was arrested early on Sunday following a disturbance just outside a downtown hotel in Omaha, Neb. Marcus Jordan, currently a member of the Central Florida University men's basketball team, was arrested after police responded to a call at the Embassy Suites, and found hotel security trying to

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Crawdads Win 13 Inning Marathon Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads topped the Greensboro Grasshoppers 4-2, in 13 innings on Sunday evening at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C. Hickory battled backed from 1-0, and 2-1 deficits to tie the game. The Crawdads scored the tying run in the top of the sixth. Alejandro Selen drove in the tying run with a sacrifice fly. And the game remained tied until the

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Murrell, Gainey Have Tough Opener With Als

It really didn't go the way they expected. Marques Murrell and Ed Gainey, who played at Appalachian State University, made their Canadian Football League debut with the Montreal Alouettes Sunday afternoon at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, in a 38-10 season-opening loss to the Stampeders. Murrell and Gainey did not play in Sunday's lopsided loss.

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Warriors Deny Curry A Contract Extention

Point guard Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going to spend much of the offseason trying to fix up his often-injured ankles. Curry, who has proven that he's a capable shooter and can also distribute the ball, only played in 26 games last season. He averaged nearly 15 points and five assists a game for a Warriors team that was 23-43 and missed

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Dowdy Has Big Night For White Sox

Jeremy Dowdy had another strong showing for the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie Appalachian League Sunday night. Dowdy had three hits and threw out a base runner Sunday night as the White Sox beat the Johnson City Cardinals 6-0 in Bristol, Va. Dowdy, who signed a free agent contract with the Chicago White sox after he selected in the Major

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Watagua Blanks East Burke In Season Finale

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team closed out the regular season riding a four-game winning streak with a 1-0 shutout over East Burke in Icard, N.C. Sunday afternoon. Watauga (12-8-1) coach Bradley Rudisill used six different pitchers in posting the shutout. Hunter Isaacs, who got the start, went two innings and gave up one hit with two

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