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Hickory Gains No.1 Seeds In NW3A/4A Tournament

To no one's surprise, Hickory High, which is also the host for a third consecutive year, will be the No.1 seed in both the men's and women's Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament, which begins Monday night. The Hickory women (12-0 NW3A/4A; 23-1 overall), who have shared or won

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WHS JV Boys Go 22-0

The Watauga High junior varsity boys basketball team went undfeated this season. Twenty-two wins without a loss. A generous team that checked its ego at the door, and a solid team that was led by a coach that was justly rewarded for all of his years of hard work and dedication. Jerry Moretz is a humble man, a gentleman and a tactition. But  under that quiet demeanor

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Pioneers Fall In Season-Finale

Watauga County native Murphy Post spoiled his alma mater's Senior Night as St. Stephens outscored the Pioneers 21-9 in the third quarter and won going away, 68-56 Friday night at Lentz-Eggers Gym. The win also allowed St. Stephens (14-10 overall; 6-6 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) to clinch the No.3 seed in the NW3A/4A Conference standings. The Indians will open the conference tournament

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Huskies Win MVC Title

Chalk up another win and another conference championship for Ashe County High men's basketball coach Marc Payne. The Huskies rewarded their coach with the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conmference title Friday night as they knocked off West Wilkes 79-36 in Millers Creek. The Huskies (15-1 Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference; 22-2 overall) put the contest out of reach as they raced out to a 14-0 lead and coasted home. Andrew Lopp led the way with

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Bears Snap Five-Game Slide

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (2-5) put an end to its five-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over North Greenville (2-1) Friday afternoon at Ashmore Field. Lenoir-Rhyne junior Jared Carroll (Bladenboro, N.C.) pitched six scoreless innings while scattering four hits and striking out two batters in improving to 1-1 on the year. L-R broke the scoreless tie in the top

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Ribas Paces Bobcats Over California Baptist

Sophomore Jose Ribas (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) posted a match- and season-high 22 kills to lead the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team to a 3-1 win over California Baptist University on Friday evening on the first day of the Volleyball Hall of Fame Morgan Classic on the campus of Springfield College.
Lees-McRae (4-3) won the match by scores of 25-23, 19-25, 25-21, and 26-24 en route to its

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ASU Drops Season-Opener, 8-4

After an hour rain delay, Appalachian State softball dropped its season-opener, 8-4, to IPFW in Auburn, Ala. on Friday night at the Tiger Invitational. In the bottom of the third frame the IPFW loaded up the bases and were able to drive in seven-runs with one out. Dani Pugh singled to center drive in the games first two runs.  Miranda Kramer earned an RBI walk, and Kayti Hanson singled to the shortstop to increase

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ASU Clinches Share of SoCon Title

After taking eight of 10 possible bouts, Appalachian State University wrestling clinched a share of the Southern Conference dual-meet title as the Mountaineers defeated VMI, 37-9, in Varsity Gymnasium on Friday. With the victory, Appalachian (11-3, 5-0 SoCon) is one win away from its first undefeated league performance since 2002-03; the Apps will take on Davidson in their final match

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Lincoln Memorial-Lees-McRae twin-bill rescheduled

Saturday's scheduled softball doubleheader between Lincoln Memorial University and Lees-McRae College has been rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather, announced Director of Athletics

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WHS-St. Stephens Moved Up 30 Minutes

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that tonight's scheduled basketball games between the Pioneers and St. Stephens will be moved up 30 minutes because of

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Changes Coming For State Football Playoffs?

There might be some changes concerning the state football playoffs. The North Carolina Coaches Association got together last week in Greensboro for their annual winter meeting, and the big issue concerned the new football playoff system. And to many of the coaches in attendance, the current

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Vilarino’s Career Night Leads ASU Past Furman

Solid free-throw shooting and efficient second-half shooting propelled Appalachian State University men’s basketball to a 79-69 road win against Furman on Thursday night at Timmons Arena. Guards Mike Neal (Greensboro, N.C./Oak Ridge Military) and

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Culler, Brinkley Earn Academic, All-District Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne's Whitley Culler and Whitney Brinkley have both been named to the 2011-12 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District III Team for NCAA Division II Women's Basketball. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors

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Pioneers Clinch Playoff Berth

The Watauga High men's basketball team, regardless what happens in Friday night's third-place showdown with St. Stephens at Lentz-Eggers Gym, has clinched the No.2 seed among the Class 4A schools in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference and a berth

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Belmont Abbey Outlasts Bears In 12 Innings

The Belmont Abbey Baseball Team (5-1) spoiled Lenoir-Rhyne's (1-5) home opener Wednesday with an 8-7 victory in 12 innings at Bears Field. In the top of the 12th inning, the Crusaders' John Cucchiarella (Kantoah, N.Y.) broke a seven-all tie with an RBI single which

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Erskine Surges Past Lees-McRae

The Erskine College women's basketball team placed five players in double figures en route to an 85-68 win over Lees-McRae College on Wednesday evening in Conference Carolinas play. Erskine (10-12, 7-7 CC) posted a field goal

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Wingate, Washington Race Past LRU, 91-76

The Wingate University Women's Basketball Team (14-7, 8-5) tallied a season-high in points and moved into a third-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings with a 91-76 victory over

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ASU Women Win Eighth Straight

Appalachian State University women’s basketball finished off a regular-season sweep of Southern Conference foe Wofford with a 75-46 victory on Wednesday at the Holmes Center. The Mountaineers (19-3, 13-1 SoCon) defeated

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No.9 Bears Sweep Season Opener

The ninth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (2-0) opened the 2012 season Wednesday afternoon by sweeping a doubleheader from Belmont Abbey (0-2), 6-1 and 7-4, at Bears Field. In game one, L-R sophomore third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) gave the Bears all

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