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Junior Legion Takes Two From West

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team made its way back to the .500 mark in league play as it swept a double header from West Caldwell Tuesday night at Pioneer Field. Watauga (4-4 in Area 4 and 4-5-1 overall) defeated West Caldwell 3-2 in the first game, and put together a three-run

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Bumgarner Fans 12, Homers In Giants Win

Madison Bumgarner had a season-high 12 strikeouts and he helped his own cause as he belted his first Major League home run as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros 6-3 Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
"I was definitely aware," Bumgarner said of the quiet reception he

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Suns Take Rain-Shortened Win Against Hickory

Despite two lengthy rain delays, the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Hickory Crawdads 4-0 in a rain-shortened game that was called after 5 1/2 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Tuesday night. The teams experienced

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Richardson Named All-MVC In Tennis

Zeb Richardson of Ashe County High, who will play college basketball at Guilford College, a Division III school in Greensboro next season, was an all-conference selection in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference in men's

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Blast Makes Happy Valley Frown

The Watauga Blast softball team pulled off a pair of wins Tuesday night. First of all, the Blast (3-0) beat Mother Nature as they got game one of their double-header in against Happy Valley. Unfortunately, Mother Nature won

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Porter Qualifies For Olympic Trials

Zap Fitness Foundation of Blowing Rock will have three runners competing at the Olymic Trials in Eugene, Ore., next Friday night, June 22. Sarah Porter became the latest runner to join the fray when she turned in a personal-

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Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1

Appalachian State University baseball coach Chris Pollard has announced that there are about 15-20 spots remaining for the Mountaineer Skills Camp Session #1, which begins next Monday. The camp runs from Monday, June

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Dowdy Inks Free-Agent Deal

Former Appalachian State University catcher Jeremy Dowdy (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) has signed a free-agent contract with the Chicago White Sox and will likely begin his professional career in nearby Bristol, Va. with

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Zupcic To Have Knee Surgery

Rising senior Tyler Zupcic of the Appalachian State University baseball team will have surgery this week to repair for a torn postier cruciate ligament in his knee. The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is described as the primary stabilizer of the knee. PCL injuries are less common than anterior

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Suns Burn Crawdads In Series Opener

Christian Meza and two relief pitcher combined on a five-hit shutout Monday night as The Hagerstown Suns cruised to the 9-0 win against the Hickory Crawdads at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown.  The Suns (39-24) took the

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Pioneers Make Wright Choice

It didn't take long for Watauga High Principal Marshall Gasperson to name a new football coach. Just one week after Tim Pruitt resigned (he officially stepped down on June 4), Gasperson and the Watauga County School Board named Athletic Director Tom Wright the Pioneers' new football coach. Full Story

Tar Heel Legend Pete Brennan Passes Away

Former North Carolina basketball star Pete Brennan, whose crucial shot in the semifinals helped the Tar Heels win the 1957 national championship, died Friday after a battle with cancer. Brennan, who was 75-year-old, was at a Durham rehabilitation center following his discharge nearly a week ago from the hospitals. where he was treated for Brennan

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Robinson Named SAL Player of Week

The South Atlantic League announced on Monday that Hickory Crawdads 3B Drew Robinson has been named SAL Player of the Week for the week of June 4 - 10.  It marks the second time this season that a Crawdad has won the weekly award, as 2B Rougned Odor was named Player of the Week for May 21-27. Robinson, 20, helped pace the 'Dads to a

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Watauga Junior Legion Rained Out

The Watauga Junior American Legion team had its scheduled double header with Hibriten rained out Monday night. They will make the game up Friday night at Pioneer Field beginning at 6 p.m. West Caldwell is on the schedule

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Williams Leads Crawdads Past Greenville

Jeremy Williams handed the Hickory crawdads (34-28) their third walk-off win in the last week. Williams had a game-winning, run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth that gave the Crawdads a 4-3 win Sunday night against the Greenville Drive at L.P. Frans Stadium. With the game tied 3-3 in

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Crawdads Out Last Greenville, 11-7

The Hickory Crawdads scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to the 11-7 victory against the Greenville Drive on Saturday evening at L.P. Frans Stadium. Every Crawdads starter collected at least one hit and they compiled 16 hits as a team, cruising to the win. Leading 5-4, the Crawdads blew the game open with a big sixth inning against

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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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