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Downs Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Brittany Downs has been named the new assistant women's soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Nick Whiting Monday. Full Story

L-R Signs Historic Deal With Under Armour

The athletic gear giant Under Armour has earned a reputation for innovation and risk taking. Since bursting onto the scene in 1996 with a line of moisture-wicking clothing, the company has expanded its reach worldwide with specialty products for everything from hunting and tactical gear to traditional sports running the gamut Full Story

Banks Named SBC Compliance Coordinator

Erinn Banks has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Compliance Coordinator as announced today by conference commissioner Karl Benson.

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Mazara Goes Deep, Hickory Downs Asheville

A matchup featuring the two most powerful lineups in the South Atlantic League turned into a pitcher's duel Thursday night, with a 7th inning solo homer by Nomar Mazara leading the Hickory Full Story

Waugh To Coach In NCCA All-Star Game

The NCCA has announced its coaching staffs for the 2014 North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star basketball games and the East-West All-Star basketball, soccer and football games. And three regional Full Story

Football Camp Opens Friday; Media Day Saturday

Football season officially begins in the High Country on Friday when Appalachian State University football opens fall camp with its first practice of the year at Kidd Brewer Stadium. One-hundred and five players Full Story

Crawdads Blanked In Road Trip Finale

The Hickory Crawdads offense appeared to be out of gas in their finale against the Charleston RiverDogs Wednesday afternoon, as the 'Dads were shutout 2-0 to end their series with a 4-game split.

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Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich has announced that football practice officially begins Thursday morning at 8 a.m., at Jack Groce Stadium. Players will work out from 8-11 a.m., and must report by 7:20 a.m. Also, all physical forms must be completed Full Story

Smith Joins Chargers

It didn't take long for linebacker D.J. Smith to find a new home. Just one day after he was released by the Green Bay Packers on April 24 for failing a physical, the former Appalachian State University Full Story

RiverDogs Top Crawdads, 3-1

One night after posting two late rallies while sweeping a doubleheader against the Charleston RiverDogs, the Hickory Crawdads came up short in their come-from-behind attempt Tuesday resulting in Full Story

Bobcats Ink Tutton, Felton

Raul Tutton, Jr. (Germantown, Tenn.) and Rishad Felton (Hendersonville, N.C.) have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College in the fall of 2013 and play men's basketball, joining an already impressive recruiting class, announced head coach Steve Hardin Tuesday. Full Story

Austin Proehl Is A Tar Heel

North Carolina added its first wide receiver commit for the 2014 class today, when Charlotte (NC) Providence wide receiver Austin Proehl committed to the Tar Heels.
The 5-10, 165-pound prospect chose UNC over offers from Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. The offer from the Tar Heels came earlier today and the talented pass Full Story

TD Club Raffle Tickets On Sale Now!

The Watauga High Touchdown Club is currently selling raffle tickets for football team's preseason dinner Friday night. The cost of the tickets is $100 each. And their will Full Story

Phillips Suffers Torn ACL

It's been a tough start for linebacker Jason Phillips and his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Wilkes Finishes Fifth At Regionals

The Wilkes County All-Stars, representing North Carolina in the 12-and-under Southeast Regional Little League Softball Tournament, finished on a high note with an 8-0 victory over West Virginia on Sunday,

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It's hard to believe, but the high school cross country season begins on Thursday. The Watauga High boy's and girl's teams are currently ranked 25th by in their respective polls.

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Maybin Hopes To Rejoin Padres Soon

It's been a tough year for Cameron Maybin. The former T.C. Roberson High star, who was taken by the Detroit Tigers in the first round (tenth pick overall) in the 2006 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft,  has Full Story

'Dads Take Two From Charleston

The Hickory Crawdads and Charleston RiverDogs played late into Monday night and early into Tuesday morning with their rain delayed doubleheader, but when the night was over the outcome was worth

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Bobcats Earn All-Academic Honors

The Lees-McRae College women's track and field team has been recognized as one of 92 NCAA Division II all-Academic Track and Field Teams by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Full Story

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