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Ivy Hartzell had a pair of hits and drove in two runs to help lift Pikeville Charles B. Aycock to a 4-3 decision over Newton Fred T. Foard the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A softball championship series. The victory earned Aycock a split in the best of three series. The third and final game in the series will be Sunday afternoon at

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'Dads Power Past West Virginia, 9-6

The Hickory Crawdads hit four home runs and won their fifth in a row as they belted West Virginia 9-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Chris Grayson put the Crawdads (28-25) on the board with a solo home run. And the Crawdads tied things up with a two more runs in the bottom of the second. A two-out single by

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Jimmy Boyd of Middle Creek fired a one-hit shutout on Friday night as the Mustangs blanked Cornelius W.A Hough 2-0 in the opening game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A baseball championship series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game was completed in just 91 minutes as Boyd raised his record to 7-1 on the mound, striking

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The games scheduled for Friday, June 1, the first games in the best of three series in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state softball championships, have been postponed. A storm and heavy rain hit the Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday afternoon. Game one in each of the four series is now scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m, with the

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The Appalachian State University baseball team's NCAA Regional opener in Charlottevilles, Va., against Oklahoma has been postponed due to heavy rains. The regional will resume on Saturday. The Mountaineers will play the second game of Saturday's double-header beginning at 6 p.m. Coverage begins at 5:40 p.m. on AM 1450, WATA. Ryan Arrowood gets

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Squires Joins Fellow Bobcats In PDL Summer Action

Lees-McRae College men's soccer coach Lee Squires, along with several current and former members of the Bobcat men's soccer program, are spending the summer months in the best way they know: on the pitch in United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League. Squires is embracing an opportunity that few former players receive, getting a chance

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Griewisch Earns Academic All-District Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch has been named to the 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District III Women's Track and Field & Cross Country Team for NCAA Division II. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Griewisch recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne with a bachelor's degree in biology and a 3.85 grade point average.

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Samford Blanks Mississippi State, Cougars Fall

Charles Basford pitched 8.0 shutout innings and the Samford offense hit four home runs to lift the third-seeded Bulldog baseball team to a 5-0 win over second-seeded Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Friday afternoon at Dick Howser Stadium.
"It obviously was a great outing by Charles (Basford)," Samford head coach Casey Dunn. "I thought the biggest thing

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SoCon Concludes Spring Meetings

The Southern Conference completed its annual Spring Meetings on Friday (June 1).  The four-day meetings were attended by each of the member institutions' President or Chancellor, Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator and Faculty Athletics Representative. The league's football and men's and women's basketball coaches also held

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Watauga Junior Legion Postponed

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team had its scheduled game with Alexander County postponed tonight at Pioneer Field. No make up date has been announced. Watauga (0-2) will play at Maiden Saturday afternoon at

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The Appalachian State University baseball team, making its first NCAA regional appearance in nearly 30 years, will have to wait at least one more day thanks to Mother Nature. Strong storms and rainy conditions at Davenport Field

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Bostick Brings Talents to Elon From Akron

Elon University football coach Jason Swepson announced Thursday that running back Karl Bostick (Englewood, N.J./Bergen Catholic HS) has transferred in to the Phoenix program after playing his freshman season at the University of Akron

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'Dads top Power, 3-2, Win Fourth Straight

The Hickory Crawdads won their fourth straight game with a 3-2 victory against the West Virginia Power before 2,656 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday night. The Crawdads (27-25) struck right away in the bottom of the first inning against RHP Ryan Hafner (L, 0-4).  With one away, SS Luis Sardinas

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Tailwinds Results From Winston-Salem

Tailwind Track & Field took six of its team members to compete in the Johnson-Riley Track Challenge in Walkertown, N.C. Saturday, May 26th. And those individuals put on a solid showing against a competitive field by scoring 50 points. Holden Perry led the way as he won the Bantam boys (9-10 years old)

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Lees-McRae College Launches New Athletic Website

Lees-McRae College is pleased to debut the new home of its athletic department on the web, launching the all-new Thursday, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail. Fans can immediately continue following each of Lees-McRae’s 17 intercollegiate athletic programs on the newly redesigned and improved The new

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Due to a forecast that calls for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain late in the day on Friday for the Charlottesville area, game times have been moved up at the Charlottesville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. Appalachian State University baseball, which was schedule to play at 8 p.m., will now play much earlier in the day in

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Six Huskies Earn All-MVC Choices

The Ashe County High baseball and softball teams had six players named to the All-Mountain Valley 1A/2A All-Conference teams in baseball and softball. Pitcher Allison Powers, who led the Huskies in victories, made the all-conference

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Five Future ACC Players Named To Parade All-America Team

The Atlantic Coast Conference was well represented on the Parade High School Basketball All-America Team. A total of five players headed to the ACC were on that squad. The University of North Carolina (Marcus Paige and

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Morgan, Sawyer No Longer Mountaineers

Running back Quartterrio Morgan and tight end Trevor Sawyer did not meet NCAA academic eligibility standards and both players are no longer members of Appalachian State's football program. Sawyer, a red-shirt freshman from Asheville, N.C., where he attended Asheville High School, made the travel

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