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Dobbins Leads WHS JV Team To OT Win

The Aaron Dobbins era got off to a huge start Thursday night. The Watauga High freshman put on an Eric Breitenstein-type performance as the Pioneers (1-0) outlasted A.C. Reynolds 54-46 in overtime at Jack Groce Stadium in the season opener for both teams. Dobbins was 15-27 for 191 yards and five touchown passes; he ran for 81 yards on 20

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Sand Gants Squeak One Out Against 'Dads

The Hickory Crawdads got the game-tying run to second base in the bottom of the ninth, but the Savannah Sand Gnats hung on and won the game 6-5 at L.P. Frans Stadium Thursday night. The loss also knocked Hickory 1 1/2 games out of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. Hickory got the tying run on base in the bottom of the

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Munroe’s Run Ends At U.S. Amateur Championships

College of Charleston sophomore Zach Munroe played a hard fought match, but came up short as he dropped his Round of 16 match by two strokes to Steven Fox Thursday at the Cherry Hills Country Club. Munroe tied for the best finish at

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FCS playoff expanding to 24 teams for 2013

The Pioneer League champion will join 10 other conference winners as automatic qualifiers for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, beginning in 2013. The move is part of a plan, approved by the NCAA Division I Championships/Sport Management Cabinet this month, expanding the playoffs from 20 to 24 teams. The top eight teams will be

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Quick Has Strong Showing For Rams

Brian Quick is getting more reps with the first team this week and he’s now put together perhaps his two best practices of his young career. He skied for a ball from Kellen Clemens in 7 on 7s and brought it down in the end zone; then

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Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k Free Training Runs / Clinics

For the 2nd year in a row the ZAP Fitness Running Center is offering 5 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k – set to take place September 22nd (see below for race details). Training runs

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Middle School Schedule Released


The Watauga Middle School football team held a scrimmage on Thursday against Harris Middle School at Hardin Park Elementary School, and the Wolverines will offically begin the season next Tuesday at Jack Groce Stadium against Avery

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Four L-R Cross Country Runners Earn All-SAC Accolades

Four members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams were named to the 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Preseason Teams, league officials announced this morning.On the men's side, L-R sophomore Mike York (Kannapolis, N.C.) was named to the All-SAC Preseason First Team while junior Aaron Nelson (Mayodan, N.C.)

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ASU Women's Soccer Opens Regular Season At Clemson

Appalachian State University women’s soccer opens its regular season on the road, looking to avenge last season’s loss against ACC opponent Clemson on Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.
The Mountaineers
Head coach Sarah Strickland enters her third season leading the Mountaineers and with her next victory, Strickland

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Crawdads Announce 2013 Schedule

With the team currently battling for 1st place in the Northern Division Second Half Standings and the final 2012 playoff spot, the Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have announced their schedule for

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Kimbrough, McCray Earn All-America Honors Again


The College Sports Journal announced its preseason All-America squad. The Southern Conference had ten players selected to that team. Inside linebacker Jeremy Kimbrough of Appalachian State earned first-team honors, defensive back Demetrius McCray was a second-team selection.  Eric Breitenstein, the preseason SoCon Offensive Player of the Year

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Former ASU Assistant Joins UNCG

Matt Boykin has been named assistant coaches for the UNCG baseball program, according to an announcement Tuesday by head coach Link Jarrett. Boykin spent the last two seasons as the head baseball coach at St. Andrews University after being hired in the summer of 2010. He joined the Knights' program after spending six years as an assistant coach

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Cadet A Blessed Saint

Things are looking up for former Appalachian State University running back Travaris Cadet. A long shot to make the team after he signed a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints after he went undrafted, Cadet looks like a

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ASU Camp Report: August 15

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Appalachian State University football held its 15th and 16th practices of fall camp on Wednesday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Like most of its morning

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WHS Soccer Pounds Eagles

The Watauga High men's soccer team isn't wasting any time putting people away this season. They scored two early goals the other night (in a 2-1 victory) to put away Ashe County in their season opener; and they followed that up

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Crawdads Crush Suns

Enough is enough. Following two frustrating losses, the Hickory Crawdads slammed their way to a 14-7 blowout win against the Hagerstown Suns at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown Wednesday night. Jordan Akins pace the attack with four hits, including a home run, and four RBIs; Zach Cone knocked in three runs. The win leaves Hickory in third place and just

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Kerley Named New Strength Coach

Dustin Kerley has been named the new strength and conditioning coach at Watauga High School by Principal Marshall Gasperson and Athletics Director, football coach Tom Wright. Kerley fills a position that remained vacant last season

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Dicus Unveils 2012-13 Men’s Golf Schedule

After posting its best finish in the Southern Conference in a decade, Appalachian State University men’s golf plays a challenging schedule in 2012-13, head coach Bill Dicus announced on Wednesday. The Mountaineers will compete in 12 tournaments spanning from September to April, when the squad challenges for a SoCon title at Daniel Island,

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ASU Men's Soccer Tabbed Fifth In Preseason Poll

Appalachian State University men’s soccer was selected to finish fifth in the annual Southern Conference preseason poll, voted on by the conference’s eight coaches and released by the conference office on Wednesday. Senior defender Lee Williams was named to the Preseason All-Southern Conference team. Furman was projected to capture its 20th

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