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Villanueva Named Athlete Of Year

Former Avery High quarterback Alex Villanueva has been named the Male Athlete of the Year in the Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference. Villanueva, who will play in the East-West Senior All-Star Game in Greenboro next month, threw for 2,387 yards and 23 touchdowns last fall. He also ran for a team high 756 yards and 12 touchdowns. The East-West

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Pioneers Claim Another Wachovia Cup

The Watauga High athletic program should petition the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to rename the Wachovia Conference Cup the "Watauga Conference Cup". And it wouldn't be shelfish to ask. Afterall, the Pioneers won the Northwestern 3A/4A Wachovia Conference Cup by besting the field with 198 points. Hickory finished a distant

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Appalachian Volleyball Releases 2012 Schedule

Appalachian State University volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro announced his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2012 season on Wednesday. The Mountaineers will play a total of 30 matches during the regular season with nine at home and 21 road/neutral site contests. The Mountaineers, who finished second in the Southern Conference North Division a

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Nunn Named Freshman All-American

Appalachian State University pitcher Jamie Nunn (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) has been named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger freshman all-America team, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced on Wednesday. Nunn is the second freshman all-American in Appalachian history, joining teammate Hector Crespo (Miami, Fla./Florida Christian), who

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Penny Taken By Indians In 16th Round

Cody Penny, a rising senior at the University of North Carolina and who played at South Caldwell High School, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. He

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Grant Selected By Miami

Seth Grant became the third Appalachian State player to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Grant, a red-shirt senior, was taken by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round with the 797th choice. Full Story

WHS Wins Another Wells Fargo Conference Cup

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2011-2012 sports season. The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored

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Nunn Named Frosh All-America

Freshman Jamie Nunn of the Appalachian State University baseball team has been named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America. The Winston-Salem native, who had a great prep career at Mount Tabor High School, was 5-2 this season with a 4.24 earned-run-average. Full Story

Charleston Snaps Hickory's Winning Streak

Hickory's eight-game winning streak is over. The Charleston RiverDogs saw to that Tuesday night as they took the opening game of the series against the Crawdads at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The RiverDogs (35-22) grabbed a 6-0 lead by the third inning and pounded the Crawdads,

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Wilson Selected By Braves

Wofford College pitcher Alex Wilson was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Wilson was the 479th overall selection. It marks the second straight season the Braves have picked a Wofford pitcher in the 15th round.
“Obviously I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity,” said Wilson. “I have

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Three Cougars Selected In MLB Draft

Three College of Charleston players were selected in the first eight rounds of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft on Tuesday, June 5. Senior CF Marty Gantt (North Augusta, S.C.) was picked in the seventh round (242 overall) by the Tampa

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Nationals Take Miller In 4th Round Of MLB Draft

Samford right fielder Brandon Miller was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Miller, who was taken with the 144th overall pick, is the highest draft pick in

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White Sox Select Beck in Second Round

Junior right-hander Chris Beck was selected in the second round by the Chicago White Sox. The Jefferson, Ga., native was the third pick by the American League team and the 76th overall selection on Tuesday. Beck broke out with

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Morrill Coaching In United Soccer League

Lees-McRae College women's soccer head coach Cally Morrill is not taking much of a break this summer, taking on the role of both assistant coach and player for the Central SC Cobras of the United Soccer Leagues' W-League,

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Bentley Adds State Champion Jeffrey Ogburn

Appalachian State University wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley announced the addition of Jeffrey Ogburn, Jr. (Poquoson, Va./Poquoson) to the incoming 2012-13 recruiting class on Tuesday. A four-time all-state, all-region and

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Braves Select Hyatt, Tewell

The Atlanta Braves used back-to-back picks to select Appalachian State University relief pitcher Nathan Hyatt (Brevard, N.C./Brevard) and catcher Tyler Tewell (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) in the 13th and 14th rounds of the 2012 Full Story

Five Crawdads Selected To SAL All-Star Team

The South Atlantic League on Tuesday announced the rosters for the 2012 SAL All-Star Game, and the Crawdads will be represented by five players on the Northern Division Team - infielder Hanser Alberto, outfielder Chris

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Roache Goes To Brewers In First Round

Georgia Southern's Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.) became the fifth Eagle drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft after being selected 28th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.  Roache

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LMC places 162 Student-Athletes On Spring Honor Roll

Lees-McRae College has placed 162 student-athletes on the 2012 Conference Carolinas Spring Presidential Honor Roll, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Monday.
“This is a testament to our CATS (Challenging Athletes to Success) Program,

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