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The late Rodney Dangerfield made a career out of that line. And unfortunately, the Watauga High football team, much like the late comedian, aren't that well respected, either. Full Story

Wilkes Falls In Regional Opener

The 12-and-under Wilkes All-Stars, representing the state of North Carolina at the Southeast Regional Tournament in Warner Robbins, Ga.,, were upended 3-1 by Florida in the opening round of pool play Thursday morning. Starting pitcher Lillie Anderson tossed the first two innings and held Florida scoreless. But Florida finally broke Full Story

Speir, Catamounts Land Talented LB

The long journey for second-year coach Mark Speir and the Western Carolina University football team continues. The Catamounts, who haven't had a winning season since 2005 (they were 5-4 that year), hope to take another positive step in that direction this season.  Despite being picked to finish dead last in the Southern

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Cougars Set Another Record

The Alexander Central High softball team set a new record last spring. The Cougars (33-1), who defeated Wake Forest-Rolesville to win the Class 4A title---their eighth state championship in school history---led the state with 399 hits. That effort broke the old record of 376 set by North Davidson in 2010. The Cougars cracked two Full Story

LMC Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class

The Lees-McRae College athletic department, and Director of Athletics Craig McPhail, are pleased to announce the 2013 class of inductees into the Fred I. Dickerson Hall of Fame. The College will induct three new members into its athletic hall of fame on Friday, October 4 as part of its homecoming festivities, welcoming new Full Story

SAC Football Media Day August 12

The South Atlantic Conference will hold its first-ever Football Digital Media Day on Monday, August 12, as part of its preview of the 2013 college football season. This will offer media and fans alike a unique opportunity to interact live with the league's head coaches. SAC head coaches will answer questions submitted from media

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Lopez Injuried, Hickory Loses Again

The Hickory Crawdads fell victim to a first inning knockout Friday night, as a line drive off the pitching shoulder knocked starting pitcher Frank Lopez from the game and also led to two runs for the Kannapolis Intimidators. That would be all the Intimidators would need, as the first inning tallies held up in the 'Dads 2-1 loss at Full Story

'Dads Snap Skid, Blank Kannapolis

The Hickory Crawdads snapped their 6-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Thursday night, as Connor Sadzeck, Cody Ege and Sam Wolff combined to shutout the Kannapolis Intimidators in the 'Dads Full Story

Former Huskie To Make College Debut

Zach Hudler, who played football at Ashe County High, will make his collegiate football debut on August 31, when the Rams travel to Valley, AL., to play Point University in their season opener. Bluefield will play a scrimmage against Emory & Henry on August 23. Bluefield, an NAIA school in Bluefield, Va., and a member of the Mid-South Full Story

Wilkes Marathon Has Local Flavor

The Wilkes County-Rutherfordton all-star game Wednesday at Freedom High in Morganton, N.C., had two locals officiating that game. Daniel Clark and Jim Godwin were the umpires in Wednesday's marathon that went four-hours and 22-minutes. Wilkes County, which blew an 18-9 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, rallied to win, Full Story


The Wilkes County 13-and-14-year-old All-Stars endured a four-hour, 22-minute marathon and defeated Rutherfordton 20-19 Tuesday afternoon at Freedom High School in Morganton, N.C. The win moves Full Story

ASU Women’s Track Earns All-Academic Honors

Appalachian State University women’s track and field competitors Cassie Crawford (Apex, N.C./Panther Creek) and Amanda Hamilton (Cary, N.C./Apex) have been named all-academic track and field team Full Story

Burgess Leads West To Victory

Running back David Burgess of Morganton-Freedom High amassed 148 yards of offense and scored twice as the West upended the East 14-7 Wednesday night in the 65th Annual North Carolina Coaches Full Story

Pair Of Bobcat Recruits Featured In East-West Game

Two members of the Lees-McRae College men's basketball team's incoming recruiting class took the court alongside some of the top young players in North Carolina on Monday night, appearing in the North Carolina Coaches' Association East-West All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum. Donte Falls (Shelby, N.C.) and Josh Gaither Full Story

SoCon Wraps Up On Media Day

The Southern Conference held its annual football media day Wednesday at the Spartanburg Marriott. Local, regional and national media were on hand to speak with SoCon players and coaches on the upcoming season. After a word from SoCon John Iamarino at the kickoff luncheon, players and coaches took questions live via Full Story

Londry-Jackson Named Preseason Player of Year

The Southern Conference’s coaches tabbed Appalachian State University quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson (Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta) as the conference’s preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the SoCon office announced on Wednesday at the league’s annual football media day. Londry-Jackson was a first-team all-conference Full Story

SoCon Media Choose Eagles as Preseason Favorites

Georgia Southern has been selected the Southern Conference’s preseason football favorite in balloting conducted by the league’s media. Full Story

Londry-Jackson Named SoCon Player Of Year

Appalachian State senior quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson has been named the Southern Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while Chattanooga’s Davis Tull Full Story

SoCon Football Coaches Pick Georgia Southern

The Georgia Southern Eagles have been picked first in preseason polling conducted by the Southern Conference’s head football coaches.  The Eagles, who earned six of nine first-place votes, earned a share of the 2012 league title with a record of 6-2 and advanced to the FCS semifinals.  It is the second consecutive year they Full Story

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