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Adkins Qualifies for U.S. Amateur

Rising Elon junior men's golfer Jack Adkins was one of three competitors who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship in 36-hole qualifying conducted on July 23 at the Kingsmill Resort's River Course.  The U.S. Amateur Championship is scheduled for August 13-19 at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. Adkins shot

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Akins Homers Twice, Crawdads Fall

Jordan Akins belted a pair of solo home runs, but the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Delmarva Shorebirds 7-3 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday night. That loss coupled with Hagerstown's 6-2 win over Lakewood knocks Hickory one game behind the Suns for first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. Three solo home runs accounted for all

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Cougars Staying Put, For Now

The College of Charleston's Athletics Committee met with the school's Board of Trustees Tuesday morning. The main discussion involved a possible move by the school from the Southern Conference to the Colonial Athletic Conference. However, no formal invitation has been made by the CAA to CofC to become a member. But according to CofC

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Hickory Coach Arrested For Rape

Police have arrested Hickory High School’s head boys basketball coach Shawn Johnson on multiple charges of statutory rape and sexual activity with a student. Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning on five indictments issued by a Catawba County Grand Jury on Monday. Police have not released the victim’s name, but said she is in the 13-to-15-year-old

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Yermal Signs Free Agent Deal With Orioles

Charlotte baseball graduate Joe Yermal became the third member of the 2012 senior class to turn professional this summer, signing a free agent contract with the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. Following the clearance of his physical, he threw a bullpen for coaches and staff in the organization ahead of his assignment to the Gulf Coast League Orioles, located

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Men's Soccer To Hold Open Tryouts

Appalachian State University men's soccer head coach Matt Nelson announced that the program will hold walk-on tryouts on Aug. 21 at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.  The tryout is scheduled for 6 a.m. and participants must bring a signed Certificate of Physical Capability CLICK HERE. Students must also have a physical within the last 365 days and results

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Panthers Place WR Gettis on Injuried List

Wide receiver David Gettis was placed on the Panthers' active/physically unable to perform list to open training camp as he continues to recover from the torn left ACL he suffered in camp last year, The Sports Xchange has

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Crawdads Remain In First-Place Tie

The Hickory Crawdads remained in a first-place tie with the Hagerstown Suns in the North Division of the South Atlantic League as they cruised to the 8-1 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday

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Gleason Wins LPGA Futures Event

Former UNCG women's golf alumna Jenny Gleason won her third career LPGA Symetra Futures Tour event title, claiming the 2012 Northeast Delta Dental Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H. Gleason

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Gators Dethrone Heels

The University of Florida has the top recruiting class in college basketball, according to Forward Chris Walker made that clear when he made a verbal commitment to Florida in 2013 on Sunday morning. By picking the Gators over Louisville and Kansas -- this had been trending Florida's way all month -- Walker pledged to resume a playing

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Panthers Send Jeff Otah To Jets

The Carolina Panthers were busy beavers on Monday. With training camp beginning July 27 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., the Panthers made a couple of moves on Monday. They picked up wide receiver Louis Murphy from the Oakland Raiders, and they also sent offensive tackle Jeff Otah to the New York Jets for a a conditional draft

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Jones Completes Coaching Staff

According to, Appalachian State University baseball coach Billy Jones isn't wasting any time. He finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming 2013 season on Monday. Chris Moore will stay on as an assistant coach; Moore will start his third season at ASU Full Story


The Panthers and Raiders swapped unwanted spare parts earlier this offseason, and have now agreed to another trade. According to Jason Cole of, the Raiders sent wide receiver Louis Murphy to the Panthers. There’s no word

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ACC Media Selects Florida State as 2012 Favorite

Florida State, seeking its first league title since 2005, is the consensus choice to win the Atlantic Division and to defeat Virginia Tech in the 8th Annual Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game according to a poll of

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Chick-fil-A Christian Concert Rescheduled For July 27

The Hickory Crawdads have announced the details for the rescheduled Chick-fil-A Christian Concert featuring Selah, which was postponed due to rain on Saturday, July 21.  The nationally-acclaimed band will perform live at L.P. Frans Stadium this Friday, July 27, presented by Chick-fil-A, Gardner-Webb University, Hickory Christian Academy and 106.9 The Light.

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'Dads Earn Split With BlueClaws

The Hickory Crawdads and Lakewood BlueClaws split Sunday's doubleheader, with Lakewood claiming the first game, 7-3, and the 'Dads taking game two, 2-1 at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads, BlueClaws and Hagerstown Suns are currently tied for first place in the in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. In game one, Lakewood

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Season Ends for Legion Trio

The baseball season finally came to an end for Watauga Junior American Legion coach Bradley Rudisill and his players, Tyler Sturgill and Hunter Isaacs, Saturday afternoon. That trio represented the High Country in the Area IV Junior American Legion All-Star Tournament at McDowell High School in Marion Saturday afternoon. Rudisill, Sturgill and

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Hickory-Lakewood Rained Out Saturday Night

Saturday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Lakewood BlueClaws, as well as the Chick-fil-A Christian Concert featuring Selah, have been postponed due to rain. The Crawdads and BlueClaws will play a doubleheader on Sunday, with back-to-back seven-inning games starting at 3 p.m.  One ticket is good for both games. The Crawdads

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Braves Advance To Area IV Finals

Logan Walden, pitching on two-days rest, continued his impressive run as he lifted the Gaston Braves to a 4-2 win over Caldwell County Post 29 in game in the fifth and decisive game of the best-of-five Area IV American Legion baseball semifinal series at M.S. Deal Stadium Friday night. Gaston (19-6), which trailed 2-0 in this series, came back to win

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