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Villanueva Will Walk On At ASU

Quarterback Alex Villanueva will stay close to home as he follows his ambitions to play college football. Villanueva, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 204 pounds, was the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Offensive Player of the Year last fall. He will attend Appalachian State University this fall as he continues his football career as a walk on with

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Smith New AD At Avery High

The Avery High athletic department has announced that David Wright has stepped down as the school's athletic director. Wright, who is retiring, will be replaced by Jamison "Jay" Smith, who has been part of the Avery High facility since 2005. Smith, who is anj Avery County native, graduated from Hickory in 1991. And Smith, who attended Montreat College,

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ASU Athletics Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Four former student-athletes and a coach have been selected for induction in the Appalachian State University Athletics Hall of Fame, ASU’s Former Athletes Association announced on Friday. The honorees include football All-Americans Anthony Downs (1984-87) and Derrick Graham (1986-89), swimming coach Dr. Edgar “Ole” Larson (1968-79),

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Mitchell Runs PR; Advances to 200m Semifinal

Already heading to London for the 2012 Olympics with the United States’ 4x400m relay team, former WCU track athlete Manteo Mitchell competed in the opening round of the 200m dash today in Eugene, Oregon at historic Haywood Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. Running in the fifth and final heat, WCU’s 200m record holder placed second

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Elon University has released its game times for the 2012 season. The Phoenix will open the season in Chapel Hill against the University of North Carolina at 12:30 on Saturday, September 1. The Phoenix are scheduled to play Appalachian State on Saturday, October 6 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. A starting time for that game

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Three Bears Pick Up Preseason All-American Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team - senior defensive lineman Brandon Martin (Roebuck, S.C.), senior linebacker Demetrius Green (Cedartown, Ga.) and junior defensive back Michael Green (Kingsland, Ga.) -

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Bumgarner Blanks Red; Giants Win Again

The San Francisco Giants have arguably the best pitching staff in National League, let alone Major League Baseball. The Giants (44-33), who have posted four consecutive shutouts, have moved into first place in the National

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Mocs Football Media Guide Picked No. 2 Nationally

The 2011 Chattanooga Mocs Football Media Guide was picked second in the nation by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's football publication competed

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Proffitt Named All-State

Matt Proffitt, who will attend Brevard College to play baseball this fall, has been named to the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team. Proffitt, a three-year varsity starter for the Pioneers, batted .350 with a team-leading three home runs and 20 runs-batted-in. He also Full Story

Selen, Crawdads Outscore Kannapolis

The Hickory Crawdads exploded for 11 runs in the first three innings, swinging their way to the 13-9 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis Thursday night.  The 'Dads have started the second

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Blaylock, Harwood Join Rams

The rich just seem to get richer. Take the T.C. Roberson High baseball team, for instance. The Rams, who were ranked nationally by ESPN this season and were No.1 in the state before they were eliminated by Mallard Creek in the Western quarterfinals, have added to

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SoCon Ends TV Deal With PBS

The Southern Conference has ended its partnerships with public television stations to show league sporting events. The deal only lasted one season. Now, the SoCon's only deal is with Last summer, SoCon

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Buckner Walks On At ASU

Senior Penny Lane Buckner of Mountain Heritage High has accepted a walk-on position with Appalachian State University in softball. A second baseman, Buckner was a three-time All-

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Clarke Transfers To Gardner Webb

Former Avery High basketball standout Dustin Clarke has transferred from the University of Hartford to Gardner-Webb University to play basketball this coming season. Clarke, who still has three years of eligibility remaining, will sit out the 2012-13 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He will

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Kannapolis Derails First-Place Hickory

The Kannapolis Intimidators moved a  little closer to first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League as they knocked off the Hickory Crawdads 5-3 Wednesday afternoon at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis. The

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ASU Ranked in Final Collegiate Baseball Poll

For the first time since joining NCAA Division I in 1972, Appalachian State University has finished its season ranked in one of college baseball’s major national polls with the Mountaineers coming in at No. 29 in the final

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Govan Joins ASU Basketball Staff

Appalachian State University women’s basketball head coach Darcie Vincent announced the hiring of Monique Govan as the team’s new assistant coach on Wednesday.
“We are extremely excited about having Monique join our team, said

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Carter Commits To ASU

Bria Carter, a 5-foot-11 guard from Spotsylvania, Va., has made a verbal committment to attend Appalachian State University to play basketball in the fall of 2013. The rising senior is a three-time All-Battlefield District and two-time All-Region player in Virginia. She is also a four-year varsity starter for

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Greene Wins Crucial Game For 29ers

Former Watauga High pitcher Ethan Greene picked up right where he left off with the Pioneers. The right hander, who will attend Pfeiffer University in the fall, backboned Caldwell County to a 7-5 win against Hickory Tuesday night at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. The win leaves Caldwell County (16-2; 9-4 in Area IV) just one half-game behind Hickory (15-3; 10-2) for first place in

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