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Gallo's Two-Run Blast Carries 'Dads To Victory

The Hickory Crawdads were one out away from losing their fourth straight game by one run Saturday night, before an already back-and-forth affair escalated into an extra-innings showdown. The 'Dads rallied for the lead in the top of the ninth, lost it in the bottom of the frame before finally prevailing with two-runs in the 10th Full Story

Blackhawks Win First State Title

Courtney Lackey of West Wilkes fired a two-hitter to lead the Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over Robersonville South Creek in the third and decisive game Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Full Story


Mia Blochaviak had three hits and Alexander Central scored in all but one inning en route to a convincing 10-2 decision over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Saturday to sweep the best-of-three  North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex. Full Story

Elon Tops UNCW In Regional Opener

Elon used a five-run, two-out rally in the top of the sixth inning to highlight a 10-7 victory over UNCW in game two of the 2013 NCAA Charlottesville Regional before 3,243 fans at Virginia's Davenport Field.

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Frye Regional Offers CPR Training To Crawdads

This spring Frye Regional Medical Center provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for the Crawdads baseball support staff, instructing them in the use of traditional as well as compression only CPR.

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Cougars One Win Away From State Title

Alexander Central blew open a close game with four runs in the seventh to capture a 10-5 victory over Wake Forest-Rolesville on Friday night in the first game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.   Full Story

Rome Rallies By 'Dads For 6-5 Win

It was a new night but a vaguely familiar script for the Hickory Crawdads Friday, as the 'Dads rallied in the middle innings to take a lead only to watch it slip through the bullpen's fingers resulting in a 6-5 loss at State Mutual Stadium. Full Story

Jones Named N.C. Gatorade Player Of Year

In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has announced Ryder Jones of Watauga High School in Boone, N.C., as its 2012-13 Gatorade North Carolina Baseball Player of the Year. Full Story

SoCon Extends Agreement With Asheville For Basketball Tournament

The Southern Conference completed its 2013 Spring Meetings on Friday (May 31).  The four-day meetings were attended by institutional Presidents, Athletic

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Rua, Brinson Homer In Slugfest Loss

The Hickory Crawdads arrived in Rome, GA and found themselves thrown into the middle of a slugfest Thursday night. A back and forth contest that saw both teams lead by at least three runs ended with Full Story

ETSU, Mercer, VMI Invited To Join SoCon

East Tennessee State University, Mercer University and the Virginia Military Institute have been extended invitations to join the Southern Conference

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LMC Cross Country Announces 2013 Schedule

The Lees-McRae College men's and women's cross country teams will run a competitive meet calendar this fall, competing in three NCAA Division I events

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Arrowood Off To Strong Start

Ryan Arrowood has really blossomed for his new team. Taken in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Coloardo Rockies last season, Arrowood has moved his way up the ranks.

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Starkey Named To WBCA Board Of Directors

Lenoir-Rhyne Head Women's Basketball Coach Todd Starkey has been named to the WBCA Board Of Directors for 2013-14. WBCA is the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Starkey, who just Full Story

Mountaineers Snag Top-100 Class

Appalachian State University volleyball earned a distinction as one of the nation's top-100 classes according to on Wednesday. The Mountaineers were one of 44 schools to receive a place on the Full Story


As usual, pitching and defense should be featured as the top fast-pitch softball teams in the state prepare for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships this weekend. But Full Story

Crawdads Drop 2-1 Decision To Augusta

In yet another well pitched game from Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA, the Hickory Crawdads came up on the short end of a 2-1 loss to the Augusta GreenJackets, sending the 'Dads out of town Full Story

McCoy Selected To State Games

Ashe County High freshman Brianna McCoy, a starting pitcher for the Huskies varsity team this past spring, has been selected to play in the North Carolina

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Clutch Hitting Carries Hickory To Victory

The Hickory Crawdads put on a two-out hitting clinic Tuesday night, as the 'Dads came through with six, 2-out runs in route to their 7-4 win over the Augusta GreenJackets at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Full Story

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