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Whitehead Pitches Elon to 7-3 Victory

David Whitehead worked a complete game as No. 3 seed Elon eliminated No. 7 seed The Citadel, 7-3, in game nine of the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon at Fluor Field. Elon (33-25) reaches the tournament semifinals on Saturday where it will need two wins against Georgia Southern to reach Sunday's championship game.

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Watauga Junior Legion Drops Season Opener

The Watauga American Junior Legion team dropped its season-opening double-header Friday night in Marion. McDowell pulled off the sweep by winning game one, 4-0, and taking game two, 7-5. Watauga (0-2) nearly rallied to tie the game in the fifth inning in game two. But with runners at second and third and two outs, Mcdowell got off the hook on a close play at

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'Dads Walk Off With 8-7 Win Before 4,853 Fans

With a standing-room-only crowd of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium, Drew Robinson's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Hickory Crawdads to the 8-7 walk-off win against the Lexington Legends Friday night. Chris Grayson got things started with a double to left-center field; Zach Cone walked, and Hanser Alberto laid down a sacrifice

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Tigers Advance To State Finals

The Fred T. Foard High softball team captured the Class 3A Western Regional Championship Friday night with a 2-0 win against North Iredell in Odin, N.C The Tigers (25-4), who swept the three-game series in two games, will face Pikeville-Aycock (29-2) in the state championship series June 1-2 at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex. A two-run homer by Ashley Oliver

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L-R Softball Finishes With Top 20 Ranking

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team finished the 2012 season ranked No. 20 in the final NFCA NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. NFCA is the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Valdosta State (Ga.), with a record of 58-5, is the top team after winning the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship. Lenoir-Rhyne finished the season with a 48-13 record, a 14-4 mark in

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ASU Eliminated From SoCon Tournament

Top-seeded Appalachian State University jumped out to a 3-0 lead just five batters into the ballgame but things went downhill quickly from there and the Mountaineers bowed out of the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Championship with a 13-4 loss to Furman on Friday evening at Fluor Field. With the defeat, Appalachian (39-16) must wait until Monday to learn

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Eagles Muscle Their Way To SoCon Semifinals

Behind T.D. Davis' grand slam in the fifth inning and a strong outing from starting pitcher Justin Hess, No. 6 seed Georgia Southern (32-26) defeated No. 7 seed The Citadel (25-32), 8-1, in game seven of the 2012 Southern

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Storm Finishes Season On Strong Note

The Watauga Storm eighh-grade, 14-and-under boys basketball team ended its season with a third-place finish at the Division One/YBOA State Tournament in Morganton, N.C.. Their only loss came against last year's national

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Huskies Release Football Schedule

The Ashe County High football team will begin the Brian Hampton era with an endowment game at West Caldwell on Friday night, August 17. Hampton, who spent the last three years at North Surry, replaces Bill Strong, who retired

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Crawdads Come Up Short Again

The Lexington Legends took the series opener with a 7-3 win against the Hickory Crawdads on Thursday evening, at L.P. Frans Stadium. Lexington (25-21) grabbed an early lead with a run in the first inning. Zach Johnson bounced an

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Tigers Go One Up On North Iredell

Thanks to a four-run rally in the fourth inning, the Fred T. Foard softball team wiped out a 2-0 deficit and defeated North Iredell 4-2 Thursday night in the opening round of the Class 3A Western Regional Finals in Newton. The win

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Mountaineers Fall in Second Round of SoCon Tournament

Top-seeded Appalachian State University surrendered season highs for hits and earned runs in a 12-7 loss to No. 4-seeded Samford in the second round of the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Championship on Thursday night/Friday morning at Fluor Field. With the setback, Appalachian (39-15) is relegated to

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Griewisch Earns All-America Honors At Nationals

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch finished third out of 16 runners with a time of 35:04.60 in the women's 10,000-meter finals at the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Thursday night at the Neta

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Cashion Named Third-Team Academic All-American

Appalachian State University softball's Allie Cashion earned third-team 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Softball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.

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Powell Advances at NCAA East Preliminaries

Landon Powell advanced past the first stage of qualifying for Appalachian State University men's track and field on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminaries on Thursday at Hodges Stadium. Powell, who finished sixth in his heat and

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And The Beat Goes On......

Every year, the names change, but the tradition of Watauga High's success in track and cross country just keeps rolling along. Head coach Randy McDonough, who took over the cross country program in 1993 and the track program in 1994, has seen his share of state championships, state qualifiers, state place finishers, and conference titles. As a matter of

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Proffitt, Turner Selected for East-West Game

Matt Proffitt and Ryan Turner of Watauga High have been selected to play in the East-West Senior All-Star Game at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, Wednesday, June 13. It will be a double-header with the first game beginning at 4 p.m. and the second game starting at 8 p.m. There will be a hone-run hitting contest between games. Proffitt, who shared

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Volunteer To Lead Red Devils


Brint Russell has been named the new football coach at Newton-Conover High. Russell, who graduated from Black Mountain-Owen in 1997, was the head coach at Heritage High (a Class 6A school) in Maryville, TN., the last three years. He won eight games during that stretch. He replaces Nick Bazzle, who left after 13 years with the Red Devils. Bazzle takes over

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ASU Volleyball Brings in One of Nation's Top Classes

Appalachian State University volleyball was recognized by PrepVolleyball.com on Thursday as bringing in one of the nation's top recruiting classes for the upcoming 2012 season. The Mountaineers, who advanced to the Southern Conference semifinals last season, were named as one of 30 teams to earn High Honorable Mention honors, joining teams from the

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