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Hardee, Region 7 Defeats Region 6

Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee has Region 7 in a consolation game Sunday at Hopewell High School in Charlotte, N.C.. Region 7 (2-1 in pool play) will take

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Rally Falls Just Short, 'Dads Lose, 7-6

The Hickory Crawdads tried their best for a dramatic comeback Saturday night, but in the end the rally fell just short as the 'Dads lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-6 in front of 3,463 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads fronted the Grasshoppers a 7-0 lead, with Greensboro scoring five in the second, once Full Story

Barnette Signs With White Sox

Junior right-handed pitcher Tyler Barnette (Hickory, N.C.), who was selected in the 14th round by the Chicago White Sox (pick 423) in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, flew to Chicago to sign his professional contract last week. He was assigned to the White Sox's Class A rookie league team in Bristol. Va.,  of the

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Carolina Falls To UCLA, 4-1

Pat Valaika's two-run double gave UCLA some cushion, record-setting closer David Berg survived a rocky ninth inning and UCLA defeated top-seeded North Carolina 4-1 Friday night to move to the championship round of the College World Series.

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Mountaineers Perform Well at Junior Nationals

Appalachian State University track and field saw three of its student-athletes snag top-20 finishes at the USA Track & Field Junior National Championships at Drake Stadium this week. Full Story

'Dads Blank Greensboro Again

For the second straight night the Hickory Crawdads pitching staff held the Greensboro Grasshoppers bats completely in check, as the 'Dads threw their second consecutive shutout en route to a 5-0 win. Full Story

Dillingham Picks Up All-State Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Denzel Dillingham has garnered 2012-13 NCCSIA All-State College Division Second-Team honors in men's basketball. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Dillingham, a sophomore guard from Hickory, N.C., led the team in scoring this season (17.9 ppg) en route to Full Story

Bob Light Honored

For more than 29 years, Bob Light guided young men through the intricacies of collegiate basketball and tennis as well as the path to adulthood. Now, friends and former basketball players are honoring the retired Appalachian State University coach with a scholarship in his name – the Coach Bob Light Endowment for Basketball Full Story

Bobcat Trio Hits Stride In PDL

Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England), James Smith (Eastbourne, England), and James Galvani (High Wycombe, England) have represented the Lees-McRae

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Hardee, Region 7 Come Up Short In Opener

The Powerade State Games of North Carolina officially got underway on Wednesday night in Charlotte. Baseball highlighted the competition with North Carolina defeating South Carolina 6-5 in the Showcase Full Story

Hickory Dominates In Second Half Opener


The Hickory Crawdads kicked off the second half of their South Atlantic League schedule in fine fashion Thursday night, as the 'Dads shutout the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-0 in front of 2,622 fans at L.P.

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Botts Named Preseason All-American

Lenoir-Rhyne's Tanner Botts has been selected to the 2013 NCAA Division II Preseason All-American Football Second Team by the Beyond Sports Network (BSN). Botts, a rising junior linebacker from Lawrenceville, Ga., led the team last year in tackles with 113 in addition to four quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and two Full Story

Cashion Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Appalachian State University softball's Allie Cashion has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, the NCAA announced this week. Cashion, who earned Southern Conference Player of the Year honors while leading the Mountaineers to the 2013 SoCon regular-season title, is one of 214 female student-athletes to be

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Crawdads Kick off 2nd Half at Home Tonight

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up the 1st Half of the South Atlantic League season last week with a 4-4 record, finishing just a half game behind the Hagerstown Suns for first place in the Northern Division. The 54th SAL All-Star game was also last week, with the Crawdads sending a league-high six players to the event. Aside Full Story

Dicus Memorial Tournament This Weekend

The fifth annual Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament will be held this weekend, June 22,23. This 100% charity tournament has over 38 teams participating and is completely sold out. Proceeds are donated to local charities.

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Holz Earns NCCSIA All-State Honors

Appalachian State University women's soccer sophomore Julia Holz was named to the NCCSIA (North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association) all-state squad as a second-team selection in the Full Story

Five Bears Named All-State

Five members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team earned 2012 NCCSIA All-State College Division accolades. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Full Story


As part of the celebration of the centennial of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the NCHSAA has released the second list of its “100 To Remember” series. Full Story

Tar Heels Tame Tigers, 4-2

Home runs are few and far between at the College World Series these days, which made Brian Holberton's first-inning shot all the more important for North Carolina. Full Story

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