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Three WHS Matmen Advance

The Watauga High wrestling team had three of its wrestlers advance to the quarter-final round on Friday night in the opening-round of the Class 4A Western Regional at Hough High School in Charlotte. Mark Townsend at 106 pounds, Gus Coffey at 113, and Demetre Kostis at 132 all won their first-round matches. Townsend (23-9), who was seeded fifth at 106, defeated Justin Wright of T.C. Roberson, 7-3;

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Huskies Denied MVC Title

As the old cliche goes, it's tough beating a team twice in one season. It's nearly impossible to beat them three times. Well, the Ashe County High men's basketball team felt the affects of that scenario Friday night in Moravian Falls. Wilkes Central, which had lost twice to

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Bobcats Outlast Saints In Four Sets

Randy Ramirez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) posted 45 assists and five blocks to lead the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Limestone College in Conference Carolinas play on Friday night in Williams Gymnasium. Lees-McRae (5-4, 2-0 CC) won the match by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, and 32-30, holding Limestone (5-4, 2-2 CC) to a .111 hitting percentage while recording

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Lincoln Memorial Nips Lenoir-Rhyne In 10 Innings

The Lincoln Memorial Baseball Team (3-6, 1-0) opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 10-9 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne (2-9, 0-1) in 10 innings Friday night at Bears Field. With the score tied at nine in the top of the 10th inning, Lincoln Memorial's Andre Rodriguez (Las Piedras, Puerto Rico) drove in Scott Miller (Knoxville, Tenn.) on an infield error by L-R that proved to be the

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ASU Women's Track has Record Setting Day

Appalachian State University women’s track and field earned nine top finishes at the Appalachian Pre-Conference Open Meet on Friday at the Holmes Center and Varsity Gym. Senior Asia Dunlap highlighted the meet for the Mountaineers by breaking the school 500-meter record with at time of 1:13.07.  Dunlap passed MJ Harrelson’s mark of 1:14.73 which was set in 1999. The record-breaking

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ASU Drops 2-1 Decision In Season Opener

George Mason broke a 1-1 tie with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and handed Appalachian State University baseball a 2-1 season-opening defeat on Friday evening at Elon’s Latham Park. Thanks to oustanding starting pitching from Appalachian’s Seth Grant (Etowah, N.C./West Henderson) and George Mason’s Anthony Montefusco, Friday’s season opener was knotted at 1-1 after seven-and-a-half innings. GMU’s Mick Foley opened the bottom of the eighth with a single up the middle off ASU reliever Josh Wilson (Edgefield, S.C./Strom Thurmond) and moved

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Shingleton Paces Bobcats To Overtime Win

Senior Josh Shingleton (Temecula, Calif.) scored his fourth goal of the game with 27 seconds left in overtime to propel the Lees-McRae College men's lacrosse team to a hard-fought 13-12 victory over Florida Institute of Technology on Friday evening in non-conference play. Lees-McRae (1-2) won 20-of-29 face-offs on the day, while holding Florida Tech (0-2) to a 2-for-15 clip on extra-man opportunities. The Panthers

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LRU Swimming Strong At Conference Championships

After the first full day of competition at the 2012 Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club Thursday, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's and Men's Swimming Teams sit in

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'Dads Donate Gear to Freedom High

In light of recent events, in which the Freedom High School Baseball Team had equipment stolen, the Hickory Crawdads have stepped up to help!  In conjunction with the Crawdads parent club, the Texas Rangers, the Crawdads have donated two full sets of

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ASU Adds Two Assistant Coaches

Appalachian State University football head coach Jerry Moore announced on Thursday that Dwayne Ledford and Bryan Brown have officially joined the ASU staff as assistant coaches. Ledford will serve as Appalachian’s offensive line coach and Brown will be an assistant coach Full Story

Davis Garners Academic All-District Accolades

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kevin Davis has been named to the 2012 Capital One CoSIDA All-Academic District III Team for NCAA Division II Men's Basketball. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Davis, a senior guard from Charlotte, N.C., averages

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Five WHS Matmen Headed To Regionals

Watauga High wrestling Todd Allan has announced that five Pioneers will venture to Charlotte Friday and Saturday for the Class 4A Western Regional. Hough High School will host the

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Pioneers Staying Put

It's not etched in stone. At least not yet, but it's looking more and more like Watauga High will be placed in an eight-team conference that features five schools (St. Stephens, South Caldwell, Hibriten, Fred T. Foard and Hickory) that are currenty members of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference, an old familiar foe

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Pioneers' Upset Bid Denied

The Watauga High men's basketball team nearly pulled off a huge upset Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament at Craft Gymnasium in Hickory. The Pioneers (10-14), who lost by 31 points in this same building back in

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O'Donnell To Coach At Miami (Fla.)

Appalachian State University associate head volleyball coach Kolby O'Donnell will leave the program after accepting a similar position at the University of Miami, head coach

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Bears Take TWo From Queens

The ninth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (7-1) swept a doubleheader from Queens (2-6), 4-3 and 17-4, Wednesday afternoon at Park Road Park. In game one, the Bears defeated Queens 4-3 in ten innings. L-R broke a three-all tie in the top of the 10th inning when

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Bobcats Earn Split With Railsplitters

The Lees-McRae College softball team rallied for a 3-1 victory in game one of a doubleheader at Lincoln Memorial University to split the twin-bill with the Railsplitters on Wednesday afternoon in non-conference play. Lees-McRae (4-1) won the first game by a

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Cashion's Two-Run Bomb Helps ASU Split with 49ers

Appalachian State University softball earned a split versus in-state foe Charlotte with a 3-1 victory  and a  6-1 setback in the nightcap on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. at D.L. Phillips Softball Complex. This was the

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Bears Knock Off First Place Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (18-6, 10-5) stayed in the hunt for the South Atlantic Conference regular season title with an 81-69 victory over Catawba (16-7, 11-4) Wednesday evening at

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