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Junior Legion Suffers DH Sweep

It was a tough day all the way around for the Watauga Junior American Legion team on Saturday. Watauga (2-4 in Area 4 play; 2-5-1 overall) suffered a double-header loss against South Caldwell in Sawmills, N.C. Watauga went up against a tough pitcher in the opener and was victimized 5-0; in game two, Watauga played one of its worst games of the

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Drive Downs Crawdads In Series Opener

The Greenville Drive topped the Hickory Crawdads, 11-6, in game one of the weekend series, before 3,261 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Greenville (31-29) wasted no time getting on the board as they scored twice  against losing pitcher Victor Payano (4-3) in the top of the first inning. Jose Garcia singled to lead off the game and he scored on an

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Football 101 Set For August 3

The Appalachian State University Football 101 Clinic for women will be held Friday, August 3. Registration begins on July 9 at For more information, please call the ASU football office at 828-262-2501. The

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Kassouf Named District IV Player of Year

The accolades just keep pouring in for Daniel Kassouf. The Appalachian State University senior was named the District IV Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Friday. Kassouf, who played at Full Story

Crawdads Salvage Series Finale

The Hickory Crawdads seized the lead in the first inning and never looked back en route to the 7-3 win against the Charleston RiverDogs at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Thursday night. The Crawdads (32-27) took the early lead with

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Hoyle Earns All-America Honors

Jacob Hoyle, who played at St. Stephens High, has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team. Hoyle threw a no-hitter against Watauga last season, but lost the game 1-0 in the opening-round of

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WHS Soccer Has Six All-Region Selections

The Watauga High men's and women's soccer teams were honored by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Associtation as six players were named to the Class 4A, Region 11 team. For the men, goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell, forward

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Watauga "Blasts" Davey Crockett

The Watuaga Blast kicked off its summer schedule with a double-header sweep against Davey Crockett High at Happy Valley High School in Elizabethon, TN. Watauga (2-0) defeated Davey Crockett 5-3 in the opener and 7-4 in

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Bobcats Sign Four For 2012 season

Four student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lees-McRae College and play men's soccer in the fall of 2012, announced Bobcat head coach Lee Squires Thursday. James Abraham (London, England), Brandon Starling (Fuquay-Varina, N.C.), Matthew Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.), and Nolan Hendrix (Danville, Va.) join an already deep

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Apps Ranked Sixth in Lindy's Pre-Season Poll

The Appalachian State University football team is ranked sixth by Lindy’s Football Championship Sub-Division Top 25 preseason poll.  The Mountaineers, who were 8-4 last season and lost to Maine in the opening round of the FCS playoffs, are one of three Southern Conference Full Story

Hammond Remains AD At USM

Well it looks like Charlie Cobb will sticking around for a while as Athletic Director at Appalachian State University. The University of Southern Mississippi has announced that Jeff Hammond, who graduated from the school and became interim AD when Richard Gianinni retired, Full Story

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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