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Omar Carter’s Odyssey

Omar Carter was feeling good.
At 25, the former Charlotte Christian and Appalachian State basketball star had just finished a successful first season of professional basketball in Brazil. He had Full Story

Onaka, Lyon Power 'Dads To Victory

The Hickory Crawdads received some much needed power from an unlikely source Saturday night, as utility man Hirotoshi Onaka lined a 3-run homer in the second to power the 'Dads to a 4-3 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-Northeast Stadium. Onaka's blast was also the 136th of the year for the Crawdads, breaking their

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Crawdads Break Home Run Record

The Hickory Crawdads hit their record-breaking 136th home run of the season Saturday night, with Hirotoshi Onaka lining a 3-run homer to right as a part of the 'Dads 4-3 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators. The line drive shot was the first of the year for Onaka, making him the 13th Crawdad to go deep this season. The record Full Story

Limited Spots Remain for Trips to Montana, Georgia

Limited spots remain in the Yosef Club's travel packages for football games at Montana and Georgia this fall. The package for the Aug. 31 season opener at Montana includes three nights accommodations at the Doubletree by Hilton Missoula (a five-minute walk to Washington-Grizzly Stadium), Full Story


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

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