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Mitchell Captures Academic All-District Honors

Lees-McRae College junior Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) was named to the 2011 Capital One Academic all-District III Women's Volleyball team, presented by Capital One and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), announced College officials on Thursday.
Mitchell becomes the first player in program history to earn

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Jackson Added To Jets Practice Squad

Former Appalachian State University football player Dexter Jackson has found a new home, at least for now.
He's been added to the New York Jets practice squad

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ASU Men Ready To Meet Expectations

Expectations are high as Appalachian State University men's basketball prepares to open the 2011-12 season on Friday. The Mountaineers open the campaign at home against Lees-McRae with a 7 p.m. tip-off for the regular season.
Appalachian returns four starters for 2011-12, including all-Southern Conference performer

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ASU Women Ready For Season Opener

Appalachin State women's basketball will make its 2011-12 regular season debut when it travels to Virginia for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Cavaliers on Friday, Nov. 11 at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Mountaineers enter the 2011-12 campaign

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Griewisch Named Southeast Athlete of Year

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Kate Griewisch has been named the 2011 USTFCCCA Southeast Region Women's Athlete Of The Year for NCAA Division II Cross Country. USTFCCCA is the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
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Greene Will Play Friday


Despite a badly sprained ankle, Watauga High senior Ethan Greene will start at quarterback Friday night against Mooresville in the Class 4A Western Quarterfinals. Greene , who finally practiced with the team on Wednesday, led the Pioneers to their first playoff win in four years last Friday night as he hooked up with Ethan Poulos

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Paterno Forced Out Amid Sex Scandel

Penn State trustees fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against an assistant coach.
The massive shakeup Wednesday night came hours after Paterno announced that he planned to retire at the end of his 46th season.
But the outcry following the arrest of former assistant

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Turner Signs With Navy

Watauga High senior Ryan Turner always had a dream of playing Division I college baseball, and his dream came through Wednesday afternoon, when he signed his National Letter of Intent with the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Turner, an All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference selection for the Pioneers,


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Bobcats Oust Trojans, 3-2 In OT

Freshman James Smith (Eastbourne, England) scored midway through the 110th minute to lead the sixth-seeded Lees-McRae College men's soccer team to a 3-2 extra time win over third-seeded Anderson University in the opening round of the Full Story

SoCon Hoop Tournament Tickets On Sale Friday

City of Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy along with members of Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners will be the first in line to purchase tickets at 10 a.m. on

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Schneider, Suryadevara Pace All-Conference Selections

Lees-McRae College's Wes Schneider was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year, and Sariah Suryadevara (Cincinnati, Ohio) was selected


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Paterno To Step Down

Penn State Head Football Coach Joe Paterno says in a statement that he has decided to retire at the end of the season, ending a 46-year run as head coach with the school.
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LRU Volleyball Begins SAC Tournament Play Friday

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team is back in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament which begins Friday in Harrogate, Tenn.  Lincoln Memorial University will be the host institution.
Lenoir-Rhyne is the fifth seed in the tournament and will take

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Watauga Storm 7th Grade Tryouts

There will be tryouts for the Watauga Storm 7th grade girls team on Sunday,


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ASU Falls At Western Carolina

Appalachian State volleyball dropped its second-straight match in a 3-1 loss to arch-rival Western Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Ramsey Center.
The Mountaineers (18-10, 10-4) dropped back-to-back Southern Conference matches for the first time this season after falling to Davidson last Friday. The Catamounts (12-18, 7-7) snapped

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Bobcats Outlast Belmont-Abbey In Five Sets

Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) posted a triple-double to lead the top-seeded Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team to a hard-fought five-set victory over Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Tuesday night in Williams Gymnasium.
Lees-McRae (25-8) won the match by scores of 25-23, 30-32, 25-23, 24-26, and 15-12,

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Church Signs With Bluefield

Watauga High senior Anna Church made it official Tuesday afternoon as she signed her National Letter of Intent with Bluefield College, an NAIA school in Bluefield Va.
And Church will join teammate Colby Combs at Bluefield on the

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Wesley Announces Softball’s 2012 Schedule

Highlighted by 15 games at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium and showdowns against three Southeastern Conference foes, Appalachian State University softball coach Shae Wesley announced the slate for the Mountaineers’ 2012 campaign on Tuesday.
Coming off a second-place Southern Conference regular season finish

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ASU Golf Wraps Up Fall Slate

Appalachian State University men’s golf completed its fall tournament schedule with a fifth-place finish at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational. The Mountaineers carded a consistent 301-300-302=903 (+39).
Sophomore John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear) led the Apps with a 72-72-80=224 (+8) to tie for 10th place. The newcomer carded 35 pars and

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