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Drive Blanks 'Dads Earns Series Split

The Hickory Crawdads survived a one-hour, 57-minute rain delay Monday night, but they were victimized by the Greenville Drive in a 3-0 loss at Fluor Field in Greenville. Winning pitcher Miquel Pena (6-5) and three relievers combined on the five-hit shutout. Despite the loss, the Crawdads (24-21; 60-54) remain a game out of first place in the North Division of the

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DiGiacomo Named Assistant AD At UNCG

UNCG has named Brent DiGiacomo assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions, Director of Athletics Kim Record announced Tuesday. DiGiacomo brings over nine years of collegiate marketing experience to UNCG with stops

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ASU Football Fall Camp Report

Appalachian State University football conducted its third of 29 preseason practices on Sunday. The two-and-a-half hour practice was split almost evenly between Kidd Brewer Stadium and the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility, where the workout moved when lightning was detected in the vicinity of Appalachian's campus. For the first time this season,

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L-R Football Picked To Repeat As SAC Champs

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Football Team was picked to repeat as South Atlantic Conference Champions in 2012. The Bears were voted first in the league's preseason coaches poll, announced Monday by the SAC office. Lenoir-Rhyne, which finished 7-3 overall last fall including a 6-1 mar

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Sanders Announces Schedule Change

Watauga High men's basketball coach Rob Sanders has announced that due to a scheduling conflict at Ashe County High School the teams have switched playing sites.  The November 30 between

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Dicus Tournament Most Successful In History

The 2012 Will Dicus Memorial Baseball Tournament was the most successful in tournament history, according to Bill Dicus, President of the Will Dicus Foundation.
“Great weather means great baseball," Dicus said. "We are thrilled to be able to advance the

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Caldwell Joins National Team

Rising junior Jeff Caldwell of Watauga High has been invited to play for the 17-and-Under National Soccer Team down in Bradenton, Fla. Caldwell, a goalkeeper and the younger brother of Sarah Caldwell, who played at WHS

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Crawdads Race By Drive, 7-4

The Hickory Crawdads topped the Greenville Drive 7-4 at Fluor Field in Greenville Sunday night. Hirotoshi Onaka helped pace the offense with three RBIs in his 'Dads debut. The win keeps Hickory a game behind West Virginia for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League

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Cadet Scores In Saints' Debut

Travaris Cadet, who was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted player, made a strong showing for his new team in its pre-season opener Sunday night. Cadet, who led Appalachian State in rushing last season, caught eight passes Full Story

Former North Carolina Midfielder Dies

Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso, the captain of North Carolina's 2011 national championship team, died Saturday night, the team announced Sunday. He was 22. No other details about Urso's death were available early Sunday morning.

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Bumgarner, Pagan Pace Giants Over Rockies

Angel Pagan homered and had four hits to back a solid pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner that gave the San Francisco Giants an 11-6 win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Saturday night. Buster Posey and Melky Cabrera also homered as the Giants pounded out a season-high 17 hits. San Francisco had 16 hits in a 16-4 rout of Colorado

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Akins Three-Run Blast Halts Drive

A three-run homer by CF Jordan Akins in the top of the seventh powered the  Hickory Crawdads to the 8-4 victory against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in Greenville Saturday night. The win also moves Hickory within one game of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. West Virginia moved into a first place tied with Hagerstown by knocking

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Post 29 Falls To Cherryville At State

The Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon. Post 29 (28-10) dropped a 5-1 decision to Cherryville Post 100 in an elimination game in the American Legion State Tournament at MS Deal Stadium in Granite Falls. Despite the loss, Post 29 finishes among the top four teams in the state. 

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ASU Football Hosts Media Day

Appalachian State University football hosted more than a dozen local and regional media outlets on Saturday during its annual Media Day at Kidd Brewer Stadium. In addition to fielding questions from the media, the Mountaineers' players, Full Story

Stony Brook, Albany To Join CAA

According to a report in Newsday, the Stony Brook University will leave the Big South Conference after this season to join the Colonial Athletic Association as a football-member only in the fall of 2013. The report also states that Stony Brook's in-state rival Albany will join CAA as a football member. The additions of Stony Brook and Albany would bring the CAA back

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NCAA Reviewing Eligibility Of N.C. State’s Purvis

North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis will not accompany the Wolfpack for its exhibition trip to Spain because the NCAA is still reviewing his eligibility. N.C. State says Purvis won’t make this weekend’s trip “due to an ongoing process with the NCAA Eligibility Center.” The school says the NCAA is giving an “extended review” to Purvis’ high school.

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Wilson Named Track Assistant At LMC

Mike Wilson has been named the assistant track and field and cross country coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach Ley Fletcher Friday.
"We think Mike is a great addition to our track and field program. His experience as a student-athlete at Appalachian

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Post 29 Avoids Elimination

The Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion baseball team staved off elimination Friday night with a 6-3 win against Randolph County Post 45 in an elminiation game at the American Legion State Tournament at MS Deal Stadium in Granite Falls.  A four-run rally in the sixth inning wiped out a 2-1 deficit and put Post 29 on top to stay. Max Linnville, who played

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Hickory Metro Sports Commission Selected to host Great Smokies Shootout

The Hickory Metro Sports Commission recently hosted the 2012 Great Smokies Basketball Shootout over Memorial Day Weekend. More than 170 amateur teams from seven states and 1,600 players participated in the 2012 event, which was held in Hickory for the second time. Asheville had hosted the event for the prior 16 years. The Hickory Metro

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