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Bears Blank Tusculum, Advance To SAC Semis

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (44-11) continued to move through the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament with an 8-0 win in five innings over Tusculum (31-24) Friday afternoon at Red Edmonds Field. Lenoir-Rhyne advances on to face Anderson (37-11) tomorrow afternoon

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ASU Basketball Signs Gilbert For 2012-13

Appalachian State University men’s basketball signed Rantavious Gilbert to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Jason Capel announced on Friday. The 6-8, 230-pound forward is the third member of the Mountaineers’

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WHS-Mount Tabor Postponed

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that Saturday's scheduled baseball game between the Pioneers and Mount Tabor has been postponed in anticipation of inclement weather. The weather

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Canseco Signs With Independent League Team

Jose Canseco has returned to professional baseball. Despite an 11-year absence from the game, Canseco, who is 47-years-old has signed a one-year contract with the Worcester (MA.) Tornadoes, an indepedent league team

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Lutz Named Associate Head Coach

NC State head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried has announced that Bobby Lutz has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
"Bobby played a vital role in our team's success on the court this season and our success on the recruiting trail," said Gottfried, "He adds an enormous amount of experience and expertise to our staff."
Lutz spent 12 seasons (1999-2010) as the head coach

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WHS-Eagles Softball Cancelled On Monday

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that the Pioneers non-conference game with Wilkes Central has been cancelled. The Eagles must make up a Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference game against

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Pioneers Win NW3A/4A Title

The Watauga High men's tennis team cruised to the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference title Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers (11-0 NW3A/4A; 15-1 overall), who have won three consecutive conference titles

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Bears Prevail In The Opening Round of SAC Tournament

The top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (43-11) opened the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament with a 5-1 win over eighth-seeded Mars Hill (22-23) Thursday evening at Red Edmonds Field. L-R,

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Gregg Named First-Team All-Conference Carolinas

Lees-McRae College senior Laurel Gregg (Mars Hill, N.C.) has garnered all-Conference Carolinas Softball honors for the second straight season, earning first-team honors, announced league officials Thursday. Gregg

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ASU Women's Tennis Advances to SoCon Quarterfinal

Repeating earlier success in the regular season, Appalachian State University women's tennis shutout Western Carolina, 4-0, in the opening round of the 2012 Southern Conference Tennis Championship at The College of Charleston

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Hayes Earns All-Conference Carolinas Honors

Lees-McRae College senior Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) has garnered all-Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis honors for the first time in his career, earning a spot on the first team, announced league

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Crawdads Swat Sand Gnats, 7-1

The Hickory Crawdads crushed three triples to pace the 7-1 victory against the Savannah Sand Gnats before 2,678 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium on Thursday night in Savannah. The Crawdads (9-5) jumped on losing pitcher

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Hyatt Named to Stopper of Year Watch List

Appalachian State University closer Nathan Hyatt (Brevard, N.C./Brevard) is one of 45 pitchers nationwide that has been named to the official watch list for the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year award, the NCBWA announced on Thursday. In his first season in the closer’s role, Hyatt has been perfect in eight save opportunities with a 4.50 ERA and .259 opponents’ batting average in

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Quick To Bears?

Well, if Mel Kiper Jr., of ESPN has his way, wide receiver Brian Quick will end up with the Chicago Bears on draft day next weekend. Kiper predicts that Quick would go to the Bears with the 50th pick in the second-round of the National Football League Draft. He came to this conclusion through a three-round mock

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Smith To Sign National Letter With ASU

Watauga High senior Mike Smith will be signing their National Letters of Intent in the next week, or so, with Appalachian State University. Smith, who plays No.1 singles and No.1 doubles for the Pioneers in men's tennis,

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Linsell Overcomes Challenges

Appalachian State University women's tennis player Ellie Linsell understands adversity. Born 8.5 weeks prematurely, Linsell only weighed three pounds. Today, she has fought through life-long complications to become

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Bumgarner Handcuffs Phils

Madison Bumgarner proved to be a wise investment for the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night. The Hickory, N.C., native, who signed a five-year extention with the Giants on Monday ($35 million dollars of that salary was guaranteed), turned in a strong peformance against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park. The left hander went

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CORRECTION: WHS-Mooresville Men's LAX Postponed

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that Wednesday night's men's lacrosse match between the Pioneers and Mooresville was rained out. A make up date has not been announced. The men's team plays Freedom at home Friday night; the women's team will play a make up game with R.J. Reyhnolds

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Crawdads-Kannapolis Postponed

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators at L.P. Frans Stadium has been postponed due to rain.   The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Hickory on Monday, May 21, with the first of two seven-inning games starting at 4 p.m. and the second game starting no earlier

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