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Bears Win SAC Title, Earn NCAA Berth

Sophomore shortstop Jody Mizelle (Colerain, N.C.) hit a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning to give Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11) a 4-3 win over Anderson (38-13) in the championship game

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Wainright Shuts Down Eagles on Senior Day

Senior Caitlin Wainright held Georgia Southern scoreless to give Appalachian State University softball a 3-2 victory on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. Mountaineers

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Richardson Going To Guilford College

Ashe County High senior Zeb Richardson made a verbal committment to attend Guilford College to play basketball next season. Guilford College is a Division III school located in Greensboro, and a member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. He will join former Watauga High player, Will Koppenhaver, who is a rising sophomore

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UPDATED: Middlebrook Sets Record, WHS Women Finish Second

Watauga High junior Darby Middlebrook backboned the women's track team to a second-place finish Saturday at the Blue Ridge Classic at A.C. Reynolds High in Asheville. Middlebrook, who finished second at the Class 4A state cross country meet last fall and won a state title in the 1,600-meter run during the indoor track season, shattered the record books

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Crawdads Swat Sand Gnats Win Seventh Straight

The Hickory Crawdads won their fifth straight game, 6-1, against the Savannah Sand Gnats, before 3,282 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium on Saturday evening.  With the win, Hickory Manager Bill Richardson ties Tony Beasley as the winningest manager in Crawdads history. Winning pitcher Luke Jackson (2-0) shut down the Savannah offense,

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ASU Blows Out Furman In DH Sweep

Appalachian State University baseball completed a three-game series sweep of Furman in convincing fashion, beating the Paladins by scores of 6-5 and 14-0 in a Saturday doubleheader at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Saturday's first game was a back-and-forth affair that Appalachian (28-9, 13-5 SoCon) won on

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ASU Softball Falls Twice to Georgia Southern

Appalachian State University softball suffered a pair of losses by the hands of Georgia Southern, 7-2, 2-0, on Saturday at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. The first-place Eagles improved to 16-1 in Southern Conference play and 31-15 overall while the Mountaineers fell to 7-11 in league play and 17-21 for the season. In game one,

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Bears Beat Anderson Advance To Tournament Finals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (45-11) advanced to the finals of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament with a 1-0 win over Anderson (38-12) Saturday afternoon at Red Edmonds Field. The Bears are top seed while the Trojans are seeded third. The two squads will now meet for the tournament championship Sunday

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Bears Have Record Day at Southeast Regional Championships

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams put together several strong performances on the final day of the Southeast Regional Championship Saturday on the Irwin Belk Track at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex. In the team standings, both the men (57 points) and women (50 points) placed sixth overall for the Bears. Meanwhile,

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ASU Men's Tennis Dismissed by Samford

Despite picking up early momentum, Appalachian State University men's tennis fell behind and was unable to recover, as the No. 3 Mountaineers fell to No. 2 Samford, 4-2, in the semifinals of the 2012 Southern Conference Tournament on Saturday.
With the loss, Appalachian (15-7-1) finds its season at an end after posting 15 wins for the

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Thornton Paces Bobcats at Conference Championships

Freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) won the 400-meter hurdles and placed third in the 100-meter hurdles to lead the Lees-McRae College women's track and field team to a fourth-place performance at the 2012 Conference Carolinas Championships on Saturday at the Arthur, Laurentsen and Sanders Track and

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Pioneers Hammer Spartans In Title Chase

The Watauga High baseball team kept its hopes alive for a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championship Friday night by blasting its biggest rival, South Caldwell, 11-3 at Watauga-High Field. And the Pioneers got help from an unknown source. Jacob Gainey, who got the start because Max Linnville was hobbled with a hamstring injury,

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Pioneers Nail Down No.1 Seed

The Watauga High women's soccer team blasted South Caldwell 5-1 Friday night at Jack Groce Stadium. The win hands WHS (9-4 overall; 6-2 NW3A/4A, and 4-0 against the Class 4A schools) the No.1 seed among the Class 4A schools in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. Kendyl Baird paced WHS with two goals; Skylar Hicks had

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'Dads Win Fifth Straight

The Hickory Crawdads scored three runs in the top of the 13th inning for the 5-2 win against the Savannah Sand Gnats before 1,992 fans at Historic Grayson Stadium on Friday night. The Crawdads (10-5) jumped on top in the first inning, when Zach Cone belted an RBI double that scored Hanser Alberto from third for the early 1-0 lead. After the

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Kassouf, Zupcic Lead Long-Ball Brigade Against Furman

Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) homered twice and Tyler Zupcic (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) hit the first grand slam of his career to lead Appalachian State University baseball to a 14-2 rout over visiting Furman in the teams’ Southern Conference series opener on Friday evening at Beaver Field at

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ASU Men's Tennis Advances in SoCon Tournament

With an impending upset looking almost certain, Appalachian State University men's tennis rallied to defeat Elon, 4-3, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Southern Conference Championship at College of Charleston Tennis Center on Friday. With the win, the third-seeded Mountaineers (15-6-1) advance to face No. 2 Samford (16-4) on Saturday. The match

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Nelson Paces Bears at Southeast Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Teams wrapped up the first day of the 2012 Southeast Regional Championship Friday at the Irwin Belk Track and Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex. After the first day of events, Anderson leads the women's competition with 59 points while Mars Hill tops the

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Dever Paces Bobcats at Conference Championships

The Lees-McRae College men's track and field team took the top two spots in the pole vault and finished second in the high jump to place fourth in the team standings day one of the 2012 Conference Carolinas Championships on Friday at the Arthur, Laurentsen and Sanders Track and Field Complex. King College tops the day one

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ASU to Play Two on Saturday

Appalachian State and Furman will wrap up their Southern Conference series on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at NOON on Saturday at ASU's Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. The latest weather forecast shows that the best conditions to play the final two games of this weekend's series may exist Full Story

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