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Soderman Finishes Eighth At Penn Relays

Sean Soderman of Appalachian State University turned in an eighth-place finish at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., Thursday in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Soderman finished the race in 9:05.13.
Andrew Poore of Indiana University won the event in 8:43.52. Travis Mahoney of Temple

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Griewisch Finishes Third Penn Relays

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Kate Griewisch ran a school-record 16:20 to finish third out of 25 competitors in the women's collegiate 5,000-meter championship Thursday night at the prestigious Penn Relays at Franklin Field. Griewisch,

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WHS Men's LAX Rained Out

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that today's men's lacrosse match between the Pioneers (5-5 overall; 4-2 in District 9) and Mooresville has been rained out. No make up date has

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Chambers Headed To Ferrum

It's taken a while, but Watauga High senior Kyle Chambers has finally decided on the school of his choice. Chambers, who led the WHS football team in rushing last season, will attend Ferrum College, a Division III school in Ferrum, Va., and a

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WHS Girls Dominate Frosh/Soph Meet

The future looks pretty bright for the Watauga High track programs. The freshmen and sophomores got a chance to put their best foot forward Wednesday afternoon in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference meet at St. Stephens. The

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ASU Men's Tennis Adds Signees

Appalachian State University head coach Bob Lake has announced the signing of two recruits for the 2012-13 season. These two student-athletes

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Bears Ranked 15th In National Rankings

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team has moved up six spots to No. 15 in this week's NFCA NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll. NFCA is the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. L-R, winners of nine straight contests, won

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ASU Softball Sweeps Golden Eagles

Appalachian State University softball swept Tennessee Tech, 5-2, 14-4, in a midweek non-conference twinbill on Wednesday night at Tech Softball Field. The Mountaineers (20-21) out hit the Golden Eagles (22-26) 12-4 in the first game and 15-5 in the nightcap.  The Apps used their speed and stole four bags in Game 1 and five in Game 2. In the opener, Appalachian jumped

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Crawdads Bounce Back, Nip Grasshoppers

The Hickory Crawdads topped the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 5-4, in a walk-off win before 2,035 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. The two teams are tied for first place in the Northern Division standings. Greensboro

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Director Stephen Poulos of the Watauga County Parks & Recreation Department has announced that the Special Olympics Spring Games scheduled for today have been rained out and rescheduled for next

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WHS Baseball Rained Out

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that Wednesday's scheduled between the Pioneers and A.C. Reynolds has been rained out. The game will not be rescheduled. The Pioneers entertain

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Goodchild Named SoCon Student-Athlete of Week

Appalachian State University men's track and field athlete Jake Goodchild has been named as the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday. Goodchild, one of the most versatile

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Huskies Win Scholar-Athlete Award

The Ashe County volleyball team has received the North Carolina High School Athletic Association AAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the fall-winter sports season. The Huskies had a 3.900 grade-point-average, nosing out

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Martin, Proffitt Power Pioneers Past Panthers

The Pioneers are beginning to gell at the right time. Solid pitching, a stingy defense, and a power boost on offense have backboned the Pioneers on their recent run. The Watauga High baseball team (13-7 overall; 9-2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) won its fifth game in a row

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Three Pitchers Combine To No-Hit Crawdads

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 6-0, before 1,037 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday evening.  The Grasshoppers had a night to remember, tossing a no-hitter against the 'Dads. The Grasshoppers (13-5) got six scoreless innings from Jose Fernandez (W, 2-0),

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Workmanlike Win For Mountaineers

Preston Troutman (Rockwell, N.C./East Rowan) matched a career high with three hits and Jamie Nunn (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) worked six strong innings on the mound to lead Appalachian State University baseball

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Robinson Shuts Down Hibriten

Watauga High junior Kim Robinson threw a gem Tuesday night as the Pioneers defeated Hibriten 1-0 in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference softball game in Lenior. Robinson scattered three hits, walked one and struck

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Bumgarner Wins Third Straight

The San Francisco Giants are looking pretty good right now after they decided to give Madison Bumgarner a five-year contract extention last week. Since he received the extention, Bumgarner has been pretty solid. In his last two starts, he's beaten the Philadelphia Phillies

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Councell Making Strides With Irish

Ben Councell, a standout football player at A.C. Reynolds High School during his prep days, is slowly making his mark as a member of the University of Notre Dame football team. Councell, an outside linebacker now in his second year with the Fighting Irish,

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