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Wineberg In State Finals

Josh Wineberg of the Ashe County wrestling team marched his way to the Class 2A state championship match in the heavyweight division late Friday with a 4-3 overtime win against Kyle Eiss of Piedmont. Wineberg (44-1) takes on Josh White of East Davidson in the finals on Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. White advanced as he won his semifinal match by pinfall. He pinned

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ASU Drops Series Opener to No. 7 LSU

LSU right-handers Kevin Gausman and Aaron Nola outdueled four Appalachian State University pitchers to lead the seventh-ranked Tigers to a 4-0 victory over visiting ASU on Friday evening at Alex Box Stadium. Appalachian (2-2) limited LSU (5-0) to single runs in the second, third, fourth and sixth innings but Gausman and Nola made the scarce scoring hold up for Bayou Bengals. The duo combined to surrender

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ASU Men's Track Fall Short Of SoCon Title

Appalachian State University men’s track and field fell to Western Carolina in one of the closest Southern Conference Indoor Championships in the 76-year history of the championship on Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Western Carolina (155) topped the Mountaineers (154.5) by a half of a point for the closest championship since 1964 when VMI and West Virginia tied

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Whitaker, Bobcats hold off Valkyries, 72-67

Sophomore Paige Whitaker (Harrisburg, N.C.) led all scorers with 22 points, and Icey Patterson (Seneca, S.C.) added game-highs of six assists and six steals to lead the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team to a 72-67 win over Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday night. With the win, Lees-McRae (9-15, 5-13 CC) clinches the fifth seed in the Conference Carolinas West Division and a spot in

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Hawks Dump Bobcats, 14-10

The Shorter University men's lacrosse team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 6-2 margin in the first quarter, and Matt Kristiansen paced the Hawks with six goals en route to a 14-10 victory on Friday night in non-conference action. Shorter (2-2) outshot Lees-McRae (1-4) by a 57-37 margin, including a 29-17 advantage in the first half, as the Bobcats held a 14-10 edge in face-off victories on the night. Shorter won the

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ASU Women’s Track Wins SoCon Title On Record Day

Appalachian State University women’s track and field won its second-straight Southern Conference Indoor Championship on Friday at the Birmingham CrossPlex. The Mountaineers tallied 157.16 points, followed by Western Carolina with 113 and Georgia Southern with 92.  Appalachian has now won ten titles since 2001 and 18 indoor championships all-time. Coach John Weaver took home

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Converse/LMC Match Moved To WHS

Saturday's scheduled Conference Carolinas women's lacrosse game between Converse College and Lees-McRae College has been moved to Watauga High School in Boone, N.C. due to poor field conditions,

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Kostis Still Alive At States

Friday turned out to be a tough day for the Watauga High wrestling team. On the second day of competition at the North Carolina State Wrestling Championships in Greensboro, two WHS wrestlers were eliminated, and one is flirting with the possibility of becoming the Pioneers' first place finisher in four years. Demetre Kostis (39-7) at 132 pounds, who won his first-round match at the state tournament with a 6-0 decision against Robert Council of Purnell Swett Thursdau night, is three wins away from a third-place finish.  Kostis, despite a 3-1 loss to

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ASU Men Wrap Regular Season at WCU

Appalachian State University men’s basketball takes on archrival Western Carolina in the regular season finale. Saturday's tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. at WCU's Ramsey Center. Heading into the season’s final day,

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Coffey, Kostis Advance At States

The Watauga High wrestling team picked up a pair of victories on the opening day of the Class 4A state wrestling championships at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. Gus Coffey at 113 pounds, and Demetre Kostis at 132 both won by decision in their respective matches. Coffey (28-4),

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ASU Men On Top After Day One of Championships

Appalachian State men’s track and field finished the first day of the 2012 Southern Conference Indoor Championships with a 12 point lead over the rest of the field on Thursday at the Birmingham CrossPlex. Through six events the Mountaineers earned 62.5 points

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Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Announces Schedule Change

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team has announced changes to its weekend South Atlantic Conference series with Brevard on the road. The two teams

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Three Bears' Swimmers Earn All-Conference Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Swimming Teams earned 2012 All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference honors and became the first student-athletes in either program's history to garner all-league accolades. On the men's side, freshman Kyle Hites (Lenoir, N.C.) earned

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Lucas Paces Bobcats Against King


John Lucas (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded a match-high 15 kills and Dylan Kembre (West Chester, Ohio) turned in a personal-best 46 assists to lead the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team to a 3-1 win over King College on Thursday evening in Conference Carolinas play. Lees-McRae

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ASU Men’s Tennis Defeats Gardner-Webb, 5-2

Backed by wins in five of six singles matches, Appalachian State University men’s tennis earned a 5-2 win over Gardner-Webb on Thursday at Webb Tennis Complex. The win marked the third-straight for the

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WHS-Erwin Game Canceled

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright and WHS women's soccer coach Brittany Bolick have announced that the Pioneers scheduled game with Erwin on Wednesday, February 29 has been canceled. Erwin was

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Goodridge Named To AVCA Thirty Under 30

Lees-McRae College men's volleyball coach James Goodridge has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Thirty under 30 for the first time in his career, announced AVCA officials Thursday. The award was

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Huskies Muzzled By Shelby

The Ashe County High men's basketball team saw its magical season come to an end Wednesday night. The Huskies (25-4), the No.1 seed in the Class 2A Western Sectional, were eliminated by

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Kostis Earns All-Conference Honors

Demetre Kostis of the Watauga High wrestling team was named an All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference selection. He was the only Pioneer to be named to the all-conference team. The Pioneers finished fifth overall (1-5 NW3A/4A; 43-16 overall in duals), and third among the

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