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Crawdads Hurt by Errors In 3-1 Loss

Going for the 3-game sweep Wednesday night against the Savannah Sand Gnats the Hickory Crawdads were hurt by their own defense, as three errors led to two unearned runs in a 3-1 loss at Grayson Stadium. The Crawdads looked good early, as Nick Williams stroked the first pitch of the game into left field for a base hit and Full Story

 
Former Bobcats Riding Strong In Tour de France

Lees-McRae College is proud to support two former Bobcat cyclists as they ride in the Tour de France. Brent Bookwalter '06 (BMC Racing) is making his third appearance in this historic race, while newcomer Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) is making his first appearance. As of July 3, Bookwalter and Talansky are riding in 106th and 16th Full Story

 
Squires Strikes Gold With Residential Soccer Camps

Lees-McRae College's Boys Residential Soccer Camp has been a rousing success through its first two sessions of the summer, hosting nearly 50 campers from nine different states, announced head men's soccer coach Lee Squires Wednesday. Full Story

 
Gallo Drives In Seven, 'Dads Win Big

Going up against the best pitching staff in the South Atlantic League, the Hammerin' Hickory Crawdads broke out their big bats Tuesday night with a nine run, 12 hit, three homer effort in a 9-2 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats at Grayson Stadium. Joey Gallo led the charge going 2-5 with two home runs and seven RBI,

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Rhyne Picks Up All-State Accolades

Lenoir-Rhyne's Haley Rhyne has been named to the 2012 NCCSIA All-State College Division Volleyball Second Team.  NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Rhyne, a sophomore outside hitter from Statesville, N.C., earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors this year after leading the Full Story

 
USA Baseball Plays at Beaver Field

Appalachian State University received a group of unexpected visitors on Tuesday afternoon as the USA Baseball Collegiate National team made a stop at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Full Story

 
Price, Washington Named Preseason All-America

Two Appalachian State University football student-athletes earn preseason all-America recognition from The Sports Network on Monday. Sophomore wideout Sean Price (Reston, Va./South lakes) earned first-team honors while senior Tony Washington Full Story

 
Watts Steps Down

Chip Watts has stepped down as baseball coach at St. Stephens High. Watts, who graduated from St. Stephens, leaves the Indians after five years as head coach. He has been named an assistant principal at Mill Creek Middle School in Claremont, N.C. His new position will allow Watts the opportunity to work with more students. He

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Tar Heels to Visit Notre Dame in 2014

Over the next couple of seasons the North Carolina Tar Heels will be introduced to a variety of new teams. The Louisville Cardinals, Pitt Panthers, and Syracuse Orange are all joining the Atlantic Coast Conference as full members. Also joining the ACC but as partial members (excluding football) are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Full Story

 
Parra Shuts Down Sand Gnats

It was a two man show for the Hickory Crawdads Monday night, as the 'Dads received 8 scoreless innings from starting pitcher Luis Parra and 4 RBI from first baseman Ronald Guzman en route to a 5-0 shutout win over the Savannah Sand Gnats at historic Grayson Stadium. Full Story

 
49ers Move Back to Conference USA

Effective Monday, July 1, the Charlotte 49ers will pull their best Marty McFly impersonation and go back to the future by completing their move to Conference USA. Charlotte, which was a member of Conference USA for 10 years from 1995-96 to 2004-05, returns to the league after an eight- year stint in the Atlantic 10

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Hayes Stadium Named Top Facility In 2013

Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, the home of the Charlotte 49ers baseball program, was named the “Top Ballpark in North Carolina” and finished No. 14 in the “2013 College Baseball Ballpark Rankings” by Stadium Journey.com at the conclusion of the season. Full Story

 
Lees-McRae Signs Jordan Wright

Jordan Wright (West Lothian, Scotland) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men's soccer in the fall of 2013, announced head coach Lee Squires Monday. Full Story

 
Crawdads, RiverDogs Rained Out

The Hickory Crawdads June 30th game in Charleston against the RiverDogs has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Full Story

 
ALL-STAR SCOREBOARD

Here is a rundown of Saturday's Little League All-Star games that were played around the region. GBR would like to thank Bobby Dunnigan and Matt Cook for providing us with these scores. Full Story

 
Walk Off Hit Drops 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads and Charleston RiverDogs both brought their "A" games to the mound Saturday night, as the two clubs played to a 1-1 tie through the first eight innings. Extra innings were not in the cards however, as Charleston's ninth place hitter Aaron Gates broke up the tie with a 2-out, RBI single to right in the 9th Full Story

 
Jones Makes Pro Debut

Ryder Jones hasn't missed a beat. The Watauga High senior picked up right where he left off, when he made his professional baseball debut Friday night with the Arizona League Giants, the rookie Arizona League

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Riverdogs Blank 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads had a tough night at the plate Friday, as the 'Dads battled against the on-point Charleston RiverDogs pitchers and a gusting wind blowing in, before ultimately falling 5-0 to the 'Dogs at Joseph P. Riley Park. Full Story

 
Pifer Transfers To Brevard

Jake Pifer is on the move again. And this time, he hopes to make it stick. Pifer, who was a three-time varsity player and a two-year starter at Watauga High (2009-2012) during his prep career, will attend Brevard College, a Division II school in Brevard. N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference this fall.

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