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Crawdads' Bats Dormant In Series-Opening Loss

The Savannah Sand Gnats topped the Hickory Crawdads, 7-2, before 2,844 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night. The Sand Gnats (21-12) jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the sixth inning. The Savannah scored a run in the first,

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Eagles Soar Over ASU

Appalachian State University softball dropped its second-round game of the Southern Conference tournament to top-seeded Georgia Southern, 6-0, Thursday night at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. The SoCon Pitcher of the Year,

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Jankowski Raises His Stock for Olympic Trials

David Jankowski of Zap Fitness in Blowing Rock is ranked eighth going into the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR., Junie 21-July 1. Jankowski finished fifth in the men's 10,000-meter run last Saturday at the Cardinal Invitational in Palo Alto, CA., hosted by Stanford University. Jankowski completed the race in 28 minutes, 14 seconds. Jesse Cherry of Zap Fitness and a graduate

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Mountaineers Whip UNGC In soCon Tournament Opener

Behind two runs a piece from juniors Allie Cashion and Meghan Smith, the Appalachian State Mountaineers downed UNCG, 6-2 to advance in the winner's bracket of the 2012 Softball Championship at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium Thursday. Junior Heather Robb blasted a home run in the bottom of the second to left field, giving UNCG a 1-0 lead. The Mountaineers

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Mountaineers-Spartans Moved To Thursday

The Appalachian State University softball team had its first-round game with UNC-Greensboro in the Southern Conference Tournament moved to Thursday morning at 10 a.m. The winner of this game will play Georgia Southern in

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Pioneers Power Past McDowell

The Watuaga High women's soccer team didn't waste any time putting McDowell out of its misery Wednesday night in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium. The Pioneers (12-6-1), thanks to Kendyl Baird, who had two goals and two assists, knocked off McDowell, 4-1. It was a far cry from their first meeting on May 3. The Pioneers

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Chambers On His Way To Ferrum

Watauga High senior Kyle Chambers finally made thing official on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in the  WHS Media Center. Chambers, who became WHS' first 1,000-yard rusher in four years last fall, will play college football this season at Ferrum College, a Division III school in Ferrum, Va., and a member of the USA South Conference. And Chambers will be joining

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Atkins, Millwood, Fellmeth Earn All-Region Honors

Three members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team garnered 2012 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Southeast Region honors including senior catcher Sarah Atkins (Newport News, Va.), who was named to the first team. In addition to Atkins, L-R senior pitcher Dawon Millwood (Hixson, Tenn.) and junior first baseman Jessica Fellmeth (Waxhaw, N.C.) were selected

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Breitenstein On TSN Watch List

The college football season is still more than three months away, but red-shirt senior Eric Breitenstein is all ready drawing a lot of attention concerning the upcoming season. The former Watauga High great is listed among the top ten running backs to watch this season by The Sports Network. Breitenstein, a two-time All-America, has gained 3,695 yards and he has scored

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Howards Commits To ASU

Tuscola High senior Rob Howard has made a verbal commitment to play baseball at Appalachian State University. Howard is hitting .538 this season for a Tuscola team that haS nailed down its third consecutive Western North Carolina Conference championship. Howard has been a versatile player for the Mountaineers (17-5 this season) during his prep career. He is

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Huskies Advance In State Playoffs

The Ashe County High women's soccer team marched its way into second-round play in the state playoffs Tuesday night. The Huskies (15-4-1) defeated Newton-Conover 4-0 in a first-round Class 2A state playoff game. Karanda Weaver

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Correction Concerning WHS Men's Lacrosse

It was noted on Tuesday that Andrew Lambert was named all-conference for the Watauga High men's lacrosse tean n District 9. It was actually Andrew Marks, who received that honor. I congratulate Mr. Marks for receiving that honor,

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UPDATED: State Playoff Pairings Finally Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the state playoff pairings for baseball and softball. As expected, the Watauga High baseball team (15-8) will be traveling to East Gaston (13-9) for a first-round game in

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The Appalachian State University athletic office has announced its travel packages for the upcoming 2012 football season. The first available package concerns Appalachain's season opener on September 1 at East Carolina. The package includes a one or two night stay as the City Hotel & Bristo located in downtown

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Crawdads-Kannapolis Rained Out

Tuesday night's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Kannapolis Intimidators at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis was rained out. No make-up date has been announced. The Crawdads (18-12) kick-off a seven-game home stand against the Savannah Sand Gnats Thursday night at LP

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Three 'Dads Win Monthly Awards

The Texas Rangers have announced their monthly minor league award winners for the month of April, featuring three Crawdads - OF Chris Grayson won hitter of the month, C Kellin Deglan won defender of the month and RHP Randol Rojas won reliever of the month.  Former Crawdads RHP Justin Grimm ('11), who is currently with the Frisco RoughRiders (AA),

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Former Pioneer Kostis Earns National All-Academic Honors

Appalachian State University wrestling has been honored by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) as a Division I All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 wrestling season. In addition, senior Savva Kostis (Boone, N.C./Watauga) was selected to the NWCA's Individual All-Academic team, Full Story

Shot Clock Voted Down

The National Federation of State High School Association has voted down the possible use of a shot clock in high school basketball. According to Kent Summers, director of performing arts and sports at the NFHS, “In addition to

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An UpDate From Charlie Cobb

In an effort to help with some of last week's conference expansion developments, I want to share some thoughts with you from our perspective. Potential membership in Conference USA is one of the scenarios that Appalachian has Full Story

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