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Bumgarner Blanks Braves

Madison Bumgarner is on the upswing again. Normally a slow starter, Bumgarner got off to a strong start by winning his first three decisions. He gave up seven earned runs in his first six appearances.

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Edwards, Rua Can't Save Crawdads In 7-4 Loss

The Hickory Crawdads received a stellar performance from starting pitcher C.J. Edwards and watched second baseman Ryan Rua hit his 20th home run of the year, but neither exploit was enough as the 'Dads fell to the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-4 in front of 3,613 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium. Full Story

Season Opener At Montana Kicks Off At 9 p.m.

Appalachian State University football’s 2013 season opener at Montana will kick off at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT) on Saturday, Aug. 31, Montana athletics announced on Thursday. The 9 p.m. ET kickoff is Appalachian State’s latest since it kicked off at midnight ET when it opened the 2003 season at Hawaii. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. Full Story

Gallo Homers Again, 'Dads Win

The Hickory Crawdads didn't return home until the wee hours of the morning on Thursday but appeared no worse for wear, as the 'Dads shook off their bus lag and defeated the visiting Delmarva

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NCCA All-Star Games Have Regional Flavor

The North Carolina Coaches Association all-star games will dominate the summer schedule in mid-July. And some very familiar names will be involved in the fray. Shane Laws, the head football coach at A.C. Full Story

Suns Sweep Crucial Doubleheader From Crawdads

The Hagerstown Suns (35-28) avenged Tuesday night's doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Hickory Crawdads (37-29) by sweeping Wednesday's doubleheader by scores of 10-3 and 6-5. Game Full Story

Former Boilermaker Joins Mountaineers

Appalachian State University men’s basketball head coach Jason Capel has announced the addition of former Purdue forward Jacob Lawson (Reidsville, N.C./Oak Ridge Military) to the Mountaineer roster on Wednesday. Full Story

'Dads Take Two From Suns

In their most important series of the season the Hickory Crawdads played some of their best baseball of the year, as the 'Dads swept their doubleheader with the Hagerstown Suns Wednesday night. Joey Full Story

ASU Continues To Excel In APR

As it has throughout the eight-year history of the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR), Appalachian State University athletics excelled in the latest APR data, which was released by the NCAA on Tuesday. Full Story

Ledford's Leonard signs with Lees-McRae

Haylee Leonard enjoys volleyball, whether it's playing, coaching or just being around the game. So, into college, she knew she'd continue to play, perhaps on the club team. But, instead, Leonard, a senior at Ledford, has signed with NCAA Division II school Lees-McRae College to continue her varsity career. Full Story

Jones Comes To Terms With Giants

Third baseman Ryder Jones, who graduated from Watauga High School on Saturday, has made his choice. The former Pioneer has come to terms with the San Francisco Giants instead of following up on his commitment with Stanford University, a Division I school and a member of the Pacific 12 Conference, Full Story

OMAHA BOUND! Heels Top Gamecocks, 5-4

Colin Moran hit an RBI triple in a three-run sixth inning and staff ace Kent Emanuel picked up his first career save by getting the final two outs to help North Carolina beat South Carolina 5-4 on Tuesday, sending the No. 1 overall seed to the College World Series. Full Story

Vincent Completes Coaching Staff

Appalachian State University head women’s basketball coach Darcie Vincent announced the addition of assistant coach Katherine Katz to round out her coaching staff on Tuesday afternoon. Full Story

Enter the Bassman... The Crawdads Hope

So the bassman likes baseball? The Hickory Crawdads are inviting Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo out to L.P. Frans Stadium to enjoy an all encompassing

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SoCon Scores Well In Annual APR Data

The Southern Conference ranked among the nation’s top performers in Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released by the National Collegiate

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Grizzlies Add Two FBS Transfers

The University of Montana University has announced the addition of two FBS transfers to its program on Tuesday. Wide receiver Jamaal Jones arrives at

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Pioneers Win NW3A/4A Wachovia Cup

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2012-2013 academic year. Full Story

Welker, Erlin Promoted To Majors

Former Hickory Crawdads pitcher Duke Welker of the 2008 team was promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. The promotion makes him the 118th former player to receive a callup to the big Full Story

Bobcats Release 2013 Volleyball Schedule

The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team will play a challenging and diverse schedule this fall that includes four teams that advanced to the NCAA

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