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Two of America's finest young professional long distance runners are spending their High Country summer preparing for their first crack at the marathon distance. Blowing Rock residents and ZAP Fitness/Reebok runners Tyler Pennel and Cole Atkins will be toeing the line at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday October

Football coach Brady Hoke of the University of Michigan has dismissed wide receiver Csont'e York in the wake of his pending assault charges. Police released a video last week that they say shows York punching a man outside an Ann Arbor, MI., bar on July 18.

The Hickory Crawdads are auctioning off their authentic, home red jerseys, worn by every 'Dads player and coach since 2009. The jersey auction is now live online at www.hickorycrawdads.com. The online portion of the auction will run until Sunday, August 24th at 12:00 pm.

Appalachian State University athletics’ promotions and fan engagment staff members will visit Boone businesses throughout the day on Wednesday to distribute 2014 Appalachian State football posters, schedule cards and fan guides to

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Team was picked to finish seventh this year in the regular season race as voted on by the league's 12 head coaches in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Poll.