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Wearn To Compete In U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

Furman University's Laura Wearn will be part of the field for the 112th United States Women's Amateur Championship on August 6-12, at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio, the rising senior was informed this week. Wearn, a native

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Bobcats Earn All-Academic Honors

The Lees-McRae College women's track and field team has been recognized as one of 83 NCAA Division II all-Academic Track & Field Teams by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, earning

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Smith Promoted By Marlins

Rand Smith, who played at Appalachian State University and was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 20th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft (608th player taken overall), has been promoted by the parent club. Smith has moved up to the Jupiter (Fla.) Hammerheads of the Advanced Class A Florida State League. Smith began the season with

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Selen, Cone Go Deep, Crawdads Win


The Hickory Crawdads elbowed their way back into first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League with a 6-3 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The win coupled with Lakewood's 10-3 win against Hagerstown leaves the Crawdads and the Suns in a first-place tie; West Virginia, which

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Four Tar Heels Named Preseason All-ACC

Florida State, Clemson and North Carolina led all Atlantic Coast Conference schools each with four players selected to the 2012 Preseason All-ACC Football team in voting conducted by the media at the annual ACC Football Kickoff, which was held July 22-23 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. In all, 19 of the 25 honorees on the team earned first or second-

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UNCG Names Sargent Women’s Golf Coach

Sarah Sargent, a former LPGA Tour and Duramed Futures Tour member, has been named head women's golf coach at UNCG, Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Wednesday. Sargent spent six years on the Futures Tour

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Schnell Candidate for NCAA Woman of Year

UNCG cross country/track and field redshirt senior Ashley Schnell has been nominated for the 22nd annual NCAA Woman of the Year Award. A total of 429 female student-athletes, spanning NCAA Division I, II and III

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49ers Unveil Official Football Helmet

It's official, the Charlotte 49ers have solidified their football helmet design. Head Coach, Brad Lambert, unveiled the newest gem of excitement Wednesday morning. Different Charlotte colors were used, like a dark green, but the

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Adkins Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Rising Elon junior men's golfer Jack Adkins was one of three competitors who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship in 36-hole qualifying conducted on July 23 at the Kingsmill Resort's River Course.  The U.S. Amateur Championship is scheduled for August 13-19 at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Adkins shot

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Akins Homers Twice, Crawdads Fall

Jordan Akins belted a pair of solo home runs, but the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-3 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday night. That loss coupled with Hagerstown's 6-2 win over Lakewood knocks Hickory one game behind the Suns for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. Three solo home runs accounted for all

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Cougars Staying Put, For Now

The College of Charleston's Athletics Committee met with the school's Board of Trustees Tuesday morning. The main discussion involved a possible move by the school from the Southern Conference to the Colonial Athletic Conference. However, no formal invitation has been made by the CAA to CofC to become a member. But according to CofC

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Hickory Coach Arrested For Rape

Police have arrested Hickory High School’s head boys basketball coach Shawn Johnson on multiple charges of statutory rape and sexual activity with a student. Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning on five indictments issued by a Catawba County Grand Jury on Monday. Police have not released the victim’s name, but said she is in the 13-to-15-year-old

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Yermal Signs Free Agent Deal With Orioles

Charlotte baseball graduate Joe Yermal became the third member of the 2012 senior class to turn professional this summer, signing a free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. Following the clearance of his physical, he threw a bullpen for coaches and staff in the organization ahead of his assignment to the Gulf Coast League Orioles, located

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Men's Soccer To Hold Open Tryouts

Appalachian State University men's soccer head coach Matt Nelson announced that the program will hold walk-on tryouts on Aug. 21 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.  The tryout is scheduled for 6 a.m. and participants must bring a signed Certificate of Physical Capability CLICK HERE. Students must also have a physical within the last 365 days and results

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Panthers Place WR Gettis on Injuried List

Wide receiver David Gettis was placed on the Panthers' active/physically unable to perform list to open training camp as he continues to recover from the torn left ACL he suffered in camp last year, The Sports Xchange has

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Crawdads Remain In First-Place Tie

The Hickory Crawdads remained in a first-place tie with the Hagerstown Suns in the North Division of the South Atlantic League as they cruised to the 8-1 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday

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Gleason Wins LPGA Futures Event

Former UNCG women's golf alumna Jenny Gleason won her third career LPGA Symetra Futures Tour event title, claiming the 2012 Northeast Delta Dental Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H. Gleason

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Gators Dethrone Heels

The University of Florida has the top recruiting class in college basketball, according to ESPN.com Forward Chris Walker made that clear when he made a verbal commitment to Florida in 2013 on Sunday morning. By picking the Gators over Louisville and Kansas -- this had been trending Florida's way all month -- Walker pledged to resume a playing

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Panthers Send Jeff Otah To Jets

The Carolina Panthers were busy beavers on Monday. With training camp beginning July 27 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., the Panthers made a couple of moves on Monday. They picked up wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders, and they also sent offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets for a a conditional draft

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