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Springs Promoted to High Desert....Hickory, NC - The Texas Rangers, major league parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have announced that Crawdads left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs has been promoted to the High Desert Mavericks (Class A Advanced), becoming the fourth 'Dad this season to move up in the organization.

HUDSON, NC - Caleigh Raby, of Hudson, signed with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's Women's Basketball team this week. Raby is a 5-foot-9 guard who led South Caldwell High School in scoring as a senior, averaging 16.6 points per game. Raby said she's excited to be playing close to home.

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s soccer team has released its 17-match regular season slate, announced head coach Rich Wall Wednesday morning.

The Appalachian State University football team picked up its fifth verbal commitment for 2017 on June 19, according to 247Sports.com.

BOONE, N.C. —  With 11 of Kidd Brewer Stadium’s 27 non-student sections already sold out for the 2016 football season, Appalachian State University athletics has finalized plans for a pre-sale that will allow season-ticket holders and Yosef Club members to purchase single-game tickets before they are made available to the general public.