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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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Hyatt Promoted By Braves

Pitcher Nathan Hyatt is the second Appalachian State University player to be promoted this season. Hyatt, who was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June, has been promoted to the Rome (Ga.) Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League. Hyatt, who had 16 saves for the Mountaineers last spring, was

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Lakewood Pulls Into First-Place Tie With 'Dads

The Lakewood BlueClaws moved into a first-place tie with the Hickory Crawdads Friday night in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. with an 8-7 win at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. The Hagerstown Suns remained a game behind after they dropped a double header at home against Augusta; West Virginia is 1 1/2 games back after it split

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Adams Named Director of Basketball Operations

Chattanooga Mocs Head Men's Basketball Coach John Shulman announced Jonathan Adams' move to Director of Basketball Operations on his staff Friday. Adams takes the place of Brian Benator who spent three seasons with the

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ASU Volleyball Receives AVCA Team Academic Award

Appalachian State University volleyball was among 102 NCAA Division I volleyball squads to earn a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association list of Team Academic Award winners on Friday. The Mountaineers are one

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Bray On Walter Camp Watch List

Another day, another preseason watch list for Vols QB Tyler Bray. On Friday, he was named to the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Watch List. On Wednesday, he was named to the Davey O'Brien

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Braves Force Post 29 To Limit

The Gaston Braves, left for dead just a couple of days ago, have forced a fifth-and-deciding game with Caldwell Post 29 in the Area IV semifinals. The Braves, who staved off elimination Wednesday night at MS Deal Stadium with an 11-6 win, evened up the series at two wins apiece with a 3-2 win against Post 29 Thursday night in Belmont, N.C. Game five will

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Adams, Grayson Power Hickory

Trever Adams and Chris Grayson both went deep in the bottom of the fifth handing the Hickory Crawdads a 5-1 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws at L.P. Frans Stadium Thursday night. Leading 2-1, the Crawdads extended the advantage with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Adams and Grayson highlighted the frame with a pair of long

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WHS XC Practice

Watauga High cross country coach Randy McDonough has announced that practice will officially begin Monday July 30. Veterans will practice at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Newcomers will practice at 6:00 p.m. everyday that week. Practice will be at Jack Groce Stadium each night. All

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Pineda Nominated for BSC, NCAA Woman of Year Honors

The Big South Conference announced today the official nominees for the Conference's Woman of the Year award for 2011-12, with UNC Asheville's Emily Pineda among seven student-athletes from six member institutions comprising this year's candidates.  The Conference's Woman of the Year award is sponsored by Big South Corporate Partner

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ASU Releases 2012-13 Broadcast Schedule

David Jackson, the Assocaite Athletic Director for Public Affairs has released the Appalachian State University football schedule for the upcoming season. The Mountaineers will open the season at East Carolina on Saturday, September 1 at 12 noon with a 10 a.m. airtime on the Applachian Sports Network and IMG. The home opener features a marquis

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ASU Unveils Alternate Uniforms, Vintage Line

Appalachian State University football has unveiled an alternate uniform featuring a vintage Yosef logo that will be worn for the Mountaineers’ Sept. 29 duel versus Coastal Carolina. The alternate uniform features a black Nike Pro Combat jersey with athletic gold helmet and pants. The helmet and jersey feature the Yosef logo that adorned the Mountaineers’

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Evans headlines Buchanan Watch List

New Hampshire senior linebacker Matt Evans has the opportunity to become only the second two-time winner of the Buck Buchanan Award. Full Story

Kimbrough, McCray on Buchanan Watch List

Appalachian State University seniors Jeremy Kimbrough (Decatur, Ga./Cedar Grove) and Demetrius McCray (Covington, Ga./Newton) are among 20 players on the initial watch list for the 2012 Buck Buchanan Award, Full Story

Vikings To Honor Greene In Home Opener

Avery High School has announced it will dedicate and rename its press box at MacDonald Stadium after the late Jim Greene, who passed away in January. Greene, a minister in Avery County and the morning personality on WECR 1130 AM Radio, did public address anouncing for all Vikings home football

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Payne Headed To ECU

Former Hickory High girls’ basketball star Jada Payne is leaving LaSalle University and transferring to East Carolina this fall. Payne, a rising sophomore who played one season at LaSalle, still has three years of eligibility

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East Rolls Over West, 34-9

The East All-Stars had it all their way Wednesday night at Jamieson Stadium as they clobbered the West 34-9 in the 64th Annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. Quarterback Ja'Quil Capel of West Montgomery stole the show as he ran for 64 yards and scored

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