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Three Programs Earn APR Public Recognition Awards

Three Appalachian State University athletic programs — men’s cross country, field hockey and football — have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports in

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Turner, Proffitt Play In East-West Game

Former Watuaga High seniors Ryan Turner and Matt Proffitt closed out their prep career Wednesday night in the East-West Senior All-Star Game at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The East swept Wednesday night's double

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Junior Legion Earns Split

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team kept its winning touch alive in game one of Wendesday's night scheduled double header with South Caldwell before dropping the second game at Pioneer Field. Watauga (5-5 in Area 4 and

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Crawdads Tough Out 10 Inning Win

The Hickory Crawdads snapped their three-game losing streak by knocking off the Hagerstown Suns 5-3 Wednesday night in 10 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Wednesday night. The win also allowed Hickory (35-30)

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Tar Heels' Recruiting Class Ranked No.1

As the old cliche goes, great teams don't rebuild, they simply reload. And the University of North Carolina men's basketball team has done just that. Despite losing four key players to the upcoming National Basketball Association Draft in a couple of weeks, the Tar Heels are bringing in an impressive group in 2013. has rated the Tar Heels incoming Full Story

Kassouf Named First-Team All-America

Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) became only the second NCAA first-team all-American in Appalachian State University baseball history when the National Collegiate Baseball Full Story

Quicks Signs With Rams

The St. Louis Rams, a laughing stock in the National Football League in recent years, are taking some serious steps toward respectability, especially since Jeff Fisher took over as head coach. And the Rams, who have had problems signing draft choices in past years, have all ready inked Full Story

Grant Suffers Torn Labrum

Former Appalachian State University pitcher Seth Grant has entered his professional baseball career with a bumpy start. The right hander, who led the Mountaineers with a 3.49 earned-run-average, has suffered a torn labrum

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Junior Legion Takes Two From West

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team made its way back to the .500 mark in league play as it swept a double header from West Caldwell Tuesday night at Pioneer Field. Watauga (4-4 in Area 4 and 4-5-1 overall) defeated West Caldwell 3-2 in the first game, and put together a three-run

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Bumgarner Fans 12, Homers In Giants Win

Madison Bumgarner had a season-high 12 strikeouts and he helped his own cause as he belted his first Major League home run as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros 6-3 Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
"I was definitely aware," Bumgarner said of the quiet reception he

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Suns Take Rain-Shortened Win Against Hickory

Despite two lengthy rain delays, the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Hickory Crawdads 4-0 in a rain-shortened game that was called after 5 1/2 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Tuesday night. The teams experienced

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Richardson Named All-MVC In Tennis

Zeb Richardson of Ashe County High, who will play college basketball at Guilford College, a Division III school in Greensboro next season, was an all-conference selection in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference in men's

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Blast Makes Happy Valley Frown

The Watauga Blast softball team pulled off a pair of wins Tuesday night. First of all, the Blast (3-0) beat Mother Nature as they got game one of their double-header in against Happy Valley. Unfortunately, Mother Nature won

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Porter Qualifies For Olympic Trials

Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock will have three runners competing at the Olymic Trials in Eugene, Ore., next Friday night, June 22. Sarah Porter became the latest runner to join the fray when she turned in a personal-

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Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1

Appalachian State University baseball coach Chris Pollard has announced that there are about 15-20 spots remaining for the Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1, which begins next Monday. The camp runs from Monday, June

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Dowdy Inks Free-Agent Deal

Former Appalachian State University catcher Jeremy Dowdy (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox and will likely begin his professional career in nearby Bristol, Va. with

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Zupcic To Have Knee Surgery

Rising senior Tyler Zupcic of the Appalachian State University baseball team will have surgery this week to repair for a torn postier cruciate ligament in his knee. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is described as the primary stabilizer of the knee. PCL injuries are less common than anterior

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Suns Burn Crawdads In Series Opener

Christian Meza and two relief pitcher combined on a five-hit shutout Monday night as The Hagerstown Suns cruised to the 9-0 win against the Hickory Crawdads at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown.  The Suns (39-24) took the

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Pioneers Make Wright Choice

It didn't take long for Watauga High Principal Marshall Gasperson to name a new football coach. Just one week after Tim Pruitt resigned (he officially stepped down on June 4), Gasperson and the Watauga County School Board named Athletic Director Tom Wright the Pioneers' new football coach. Full Story

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