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Freshmen Steal Show at Outdoor Championships....BANNER ELK, N.C. - The freshmen duo of Gabriel Blackmon and Kyandra Anderson combined for four top-five finishes and the men’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams finished second as the Lees-McRae track and field teams completed action at the Conference Carolinas

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Mountaineers Falls Twice to Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas – The Appalachian State University softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Texas State on Saturday. The Mountaineers (13-30 overall, 1-21 Sun Belt Conference) lost the opener, 6-1; they lost the second game, 6-4. didn’t Katie Mathewson (Hickory, N.C./Hickory) drove in App State's only run

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Apps, Arkansas State Split DH

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Appalachian State University baseball earned a split of its doubleheader on Saturday against Arkansas State. The Apps lost game one, 6-1, but rallied to win game two, 6-3, in the first meeting ever between the schools as Sun Belt Conference rivals.

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Intimidators Snap 'Dads' Winning Streak

Hickory, NC - Everything must eventually come to an end. And on Saturday night, the Hickory Crawdads, who have been living a charmed life of late, saw their six-game winning streak snapped by Kannapolis.

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Carolina Downs Boston College, 6-1

CHAPEL HILL - J.B. Bukauskas worked seven scoreless innings as No. 18 North Carolina beat visiting Boston College 6-1 Saturday at a rainy Boshamer Stadium. Landon Lassiter had two doubles and all nine starters reached base for the Tar Heels, who will go for their first conference sweep of the year Sunday at noon.

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Panthers exercise Kuechly's fifth-year option

CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Luke Kuechly's rookie contract. Kuechly is now under contract through the 2016 season.

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WHS Sports Roundup....

Pioneers Blank Patton....BOONE - It's been a rollercoaster ride for first-year Watauga High girls' soccer coach Martha Trimble. The Pioneers (6-7-1 overall; 4-6 Northwestern 3A-4A Conference) defeated Patton 2-0 Friday night in a NW3A-4A Conference game at Jack Groce Stadium. The win also gives WHS a sweep of the

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Crawdads Win Sixth Straight

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads jumped out to an early lead and cruised home with a 9-1 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators at L. P. Fran Stadium. The Crawdads (12-3), who have the best record in the South Atlantic League, erupted for four runs in the bottom of the first inning. The 'Dads also had eight extra base

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Gallen, Defense Shine In 1-0 Win

CHAPEL HILL --- Zac Gallen allowed just three hits in his second complete game in as many home starts as No. 18 North Carolina topped Boston College 1-0 Friday night at Boshamer Stadium. Logan Warmoth's bases-loaded walk against BC starter Mike King in the second inning produced the lone run of the game as both pitchers

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High Country Sports Roundup....

Baxter Competes In The 2015Penn Relays....Philadelphia, Pa. - Lenoir-Rhyne University's Kevin Baxter finished 23rd in the preliminaries of the college men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.63 seconds Friday afternoon at the 2015 Penn Relays at Franklin Field.

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App State Baseball Moved to Saturday

JONESBORO, Ark. – Appalachian State University Baseball's series opening game on Friday versus Arkansas State has been moved to Saturday afternoon due to heavy rain at Tomlinson Stadium. The Mountaineers will play a double header with game one starting at 2 p.m. and first pitch for game two set for 7 p.m. Game two of the twin

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Panthers Derail Pioneers, 4-3

BOONE - As the old saying goes, "The third time is always the charm." Well, that was certainly the case for the Patton High baseball team Friday night at Pioneer Field.

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Trojans Eliminate Lenoir-Rhyne

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The second-seeded and 23rd-ranked Anderson University softball team bounced back from a disappointing loss on Thursday to knock off sixth-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne, 5-3, on the second

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Sims Playing In Belgium

Donald Sims is alive and kicking, and yes, he is still playing basketball. The Appalachian State University standout is currently playing professionally for Basic-Fit Brussels of the Belgian League.

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A Royal Payne For Opponents....

Remember Jada Payne. I'm sure Watauga High girls' basketball coach Klay Anderson does. Afterall, she spoiled WHS' first and only trip to the Northwestern 3A-4A Conference championship game in 2010-11.

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Lentz Steps Down

Hickory, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the resignation of Head Men's Basketball Coach John Lentz, effective immediately.

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WHS-Patton Varsity Only

Watauga High Athletic Director Tom Wright has announced that today's soccer match between the Pioneers and Morganton-Patton will be a varsity-only match starting at 5:30 p.m. The reason for the

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NC Coastal Ride Sets Record

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Amateur Sports wrapped up the twelfth annual Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride over the weekend. The event, held from April 17-19 in Little Washington, NC, sold out at

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Cardona's Single Gives 'Dads 3-2 Win

Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads continued their red-hot run by knocking off Kannapolis 3-2 in 10 innings Thursday night at L.P. Fran Stadium.

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