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Mountaineer Trio Named Preseason All-America

Led by first-team honorees Jeremy Kimbrough and Demetrius McCray, three Appalachian State University football student-athletes were named to The Sports Network’s preseason all-America teams on Monday. In addition Full Story

Rogers To Speak At Zap Fitness Tonight

Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of the Boston Marathon, will be speaking at Zap Fitness Foundation tonight beginning at 8 p.m. Zap Fitness is located at 9560 Blackberry Road in Lenior. It is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please call Pete Rea at 828-295-6198.  Rodgers won both the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon four times each between 1975 and

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Shorebirds Nip Crawdads In 11

The Crawdads rallied back from a 5-0 deficit only to come up short in a 7-6 loss in 11 innings against the Delmarva Shorebirds Sunday night at LP Fran Stadium. Shortstop Edwin Garcia had a season-high five hits and drove in two runs in the losing effort. A two run rally in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings. The 'Dads (13-5; 49-38) tied the

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Allen, Joens Commit To ASU

Rising seniors Jackson Allen and Zach Joens of Asheville High have made a verbal commitment to play college soccer for Appalachian State in 2013. Allen, a midfielder, and Joens ,a forward, were All-Mountain Athletic 3A/4A

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Hyatt Picks Up Another Save

Nathan Hyatt, who played at Appalachian State University and was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, has put up some impressive number with the Danville (Va.) Braves of the Rookie Appalachian League. Hyatt, who had 16 saves with the Mountaineers this past season, is currently 2-0 with the Braves.

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PRESEASON ALL-STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED has released its preseason all-state football teams for the 2012 season. There were two players from Western North Carolina on the preseason squad, offensive lineman  Jeff Deleon of T.C. Roberson and defensive back Justin St. Onge, a four-year varsity starter for A.C. Reynolds. WHS opens the season at ACR on Friday night, August

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Watauga Eliminated By South Caldwell

The Watauga High Junior American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon. Watauga (12-10-1) was eliminated by South Caldwell, the No.1 seed in the Area 4 Western Playoffs, by a 6-4 score at Pioneer Field. South Caldwell wins the best of three series in a two-game sweep. South Caldwell defeated Watauga 8-5 Friday night

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Crawdads Slam Shorebirds, 12-5

The Hickory Crawdads scored 11 runs in the first five innings, cruising to the 12-5 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds Saturday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. Kellin Deglan (five RBIs) and 3B Drew Robinson (four RBIs) combined to drive in nine of the 12 runs for Hickory. And with the win, the Crawdads (13-4; 49-37) maintained their two-gaem lead

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Big Sky Conference Continues To Grow

The Big Sky Conference has picked up four new members for the 2012-13 season. Southern Utah University and the University of North Dakota have joined the league as full-time members; Cal Poly and University of Cal-Davis are affiliate-football only members. The Big Sky Conference now has 11 full-time institutions and 13 football-only members. With

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Jones A Huge Addition For WHS

As the old cliche goes, one man's loss is usually another man's gain. And that will be the case for Watauga High baseball coach Pete Hardee when Ryder Jones, a rising senior, makes his way from Stillwater, OK., to Boone this coming school year. Jones' father, Billy Jones, was named the new baseball coach at Appalachian State University on Friday.

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Watauga Drops Playoff Opener

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team suffered an 8-5 loss in its Area 4 playoff opener Friday night in Sawmills, N.C. Watauga fell behind 8-0, but came charging back with three runs on the sixth and two more in the seventh to make the final score respectable. The win gives South Caldwell a 1-0 lead in this best of three series. Tripp Taylor,

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Crawdads Ground Shorebirds

The Hickory Crawdads bounced back Friday night by knocking off the Delmarva Shorebirds 5-2 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Hagerstown stayed two games back in the North Division of the south Atlantic League with a 5-4 win against Lexington Friday night. But Lakewood fell three games back; the BlueClaws lost at West Virginia, 5-4. The Crawdads

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Masamvu Earns NGCA All-America Scholar Honors

For a second-straight season, Appalachian State University women’s golfer Rumbidzai Masamvu (Harare, Zimbabwe/Dominican Convent) notched All-American Scholar Team honors from the National Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced on Friday. Golfers must hold a cumulative 3.50 grade point average through the 2011-12

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Jones Named New Baseball Coach At ASU

Billy Jones, an 18-year coaching veteran who has spent the last 14 seasons as a coach at four of college baseball’s most elite programs, has been named head baseball coach at Appalachian State University, director of athletics Charlie Cobb announced on Friday. Full Story

Callaway Steps Up Big In Cape Cod League

Will Callaway, a rising senior at Appalachian State University, has raised his stock putting up solid numbers in a highly-touted summer baseball league, the Cape Cod League. Callaway, who is playing for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks, is currently second on the team in runs-batted-in. He had two hits and drove in a run Thursday night in a 14-3 win against the

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Shorebirds Clip Crawdads

The first-place Hickory Crawdads dropped a 6-4 decision to the Delmarva Shorebirds Thursday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads (11-4, 47-37) blew leads of 2-0 and 4-2. And with Hagerstown and Lakewood both winning Thursday night, the Crawdads saw their lead dwindled down to two games in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. the

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Jones To Be Named Mountaineers' New Baseball Coach

According to Kendall Rogers at Perfect Game USA, College Baseball Daily, and Skippers Dugout, former Oklahoma State University assistant coach Billy Jones will be named the new baseball coach at Appalachian State University. He will replace Chris Pollard, who left to become Duke's coach on June 14. Full Story

Junior Legion Opens Playoffs Friday Night

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team will open the Area 4 Western Playoffs as the No.7 seed. The Junior Legion Team (7-7 in Area 4; 12-8-1 overall) travels to Sawmills, N.C., to play South Caldwell, the No.1 seed, in a best of three series beginning Friday night at 6 p.m. Watauga begins post-season play riding a four-game winning streak.

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Holliday Seriously Injuried

Duke football player Blair Holliday suffered a serious injury while jet skiing Wednesday and is reportedly in a coma, according to one of his high school teammates on Twitter. Iowa State wide receiver Brett Medders, who attended the Oaks Christian School in California with Holliday, tweeted, “ay yall pray for my high school teamate Blair Holliday.

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