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Bumgarner Toughs One Out Against Padres

It wasn't pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, and with a little help from his friends, found a way to get the job done Wednesday afternoon. Bumgarner went six innings in a 6-5 win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in

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RiverDogs Rally For 9-5 Win

A four-run rally in the seventh inning fueled a huge comeback for the Charleston RiverDogs as they came-from-behind and beat the Hickory Crawdads 9-5 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Wednesday night. Trailing

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Mountaineers' 400 Relay Sets Another Record

The Appalachian State University men's 4x100-meter relay team burned up the track on Wedneday night in the preliminary round of the NCAA National Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Ia. The quartet of Landon Powell, Dennis Moore, A.J. Dohanic and Justin Thonmas finished 14th overall (sixth in their heat) against a very

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Grant, Arrowood Picked on Second Day of MLB Draft

Appalachian State University matched a school record with four players selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft when senior pitchers Full Story

Newson Takes Over At Mountain Heritage

Hank Newson, who produced a 19-win season in his first and only season as head coach at West Caldwell High, has been named the new men's basketball coach at Mountain Heritage. He's the Cougars' third head coach in three years. He replaces Dwayne Buckner, who was 17-10 with the Cougars last year before he resigned. Buckner replaced Barry

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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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