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29ers One Win Away From State Tournament

The Caldwell County Post 29 baseball team took advantage of sloopy fielding and poor pitching in game two of its American Legion Area IV semifinal series. In turn, the 29ers (26-5) blasted the Gaston Braves 11-4 Tuesday night in Belmont, N.C., to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best of five series. The 29ers can wrap up the series tonight at MS Deal Stadium

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Mountaineer Cross Country Releases 2012 Schedule

Appalachian State University cross country head coach Michael Curcio announced both the men’s and women’s cross country schedules for the upcoming 2012 season on Monday. The Mountaineers will host a total of

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ShoreBirds Blow Out Hickory

The Delmarva Shorebirds swung by the Hickory Crawdads, 15-3, before 2,576 fans at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury on Monday night. The Shorebirds (8-16, 36-57) jumped in front with four runs in the first frame against Victor Payano (L, 5-5).  With two on and one away, an RBI base hit

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Ruble Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Charlotte track and field student athlete Macey Ruble is the recipient of a $7,500 postgraduate scholarship, awarded by the NCAA following the conclusion of his senior season. Already a recipient of a $5,000 postgraduate award from the Atlantic 10 Conference, Ruble plans to enroll at Cornell

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West Stars Pull Off Sweep In Greensboro

The North Carolina Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Games had a western flavor on Monday night. The West won both the men's and women's games at the Greensboro Coliseum. The West women, led by Ashe County High coach Laura Foster, defeated the East 82-65 in the 38th annual game. The West won the men's game, 107-97 in the

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Tewell Stepping Up For Braves

Tyler Tewell seems to have settled in with the Gulf Coast League Braves of the Rookie Gulf Coast League. Tewell, who played at Appalachian State University, has rebounded from a slow start in his professional career. Tewell had two more hits Monday night for the Braves and he's batting .345 for the Braves in 13 games. Tewell was taken by the

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Robinson Leads The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame Class for 2012

Les Robinson, who guided the basketball team to its first-ever 20-win season and then led the Department of Athletics
as its director, leads a list of five who make up The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012. Also entering the Hall are baseball pitchers Brian Wiley and Jim Scott, football running back Travis Jervey and middle distance runner Mike

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Herron Named Interim AD

Laura Herron will serve as the Interim Director of Athletics during the search.  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chancellor Dr. Roger Brown announced Laura Herron as the Interim Director of Athletics today.  Herron will fill in for outgoing Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Rick Hart, who was announced as the new Director of Athletics at

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Suns Sign Marshall

The Phoenix Suns have signed 2012 first-round pick Kendall Marshall to a contract, the club has announced. Phoenix selected Marshall with the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft on June 28. Marshall, a 6-4, 195-pound pure point guard, was a two-year performer at North Carolina where

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Whiting Takes Reins At LMC

Nick Whiting has been named the new head women's soccer coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail on Monday, taking the reins of a program which he helped build into a perennial title contender in Conference Carolinas over the last two seasons as

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Johnson Named To Butkus Award Watch List

Vols sophomore linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the 2012 Butkus Award Preseason Watch List. Johnson was a consensus Freshman All-American after the 2011 season. The Butkus Award list features 51 candidates, honoring its namesake No. 51 Dick Butkus. The Gainesville, Ga., native

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Hart Named New AD At SMU

Rick Hart, UTC athletic director since 2006,  has been named SMU's new Director of Athletics, President R. Gerald Turner announced today. Hart becomes the 13th Director of Athletics at SMU.  UTC will name interim athletic director this afternoon. Rick Hart has been named SMU's new Director of Athletics, President R. Gerald Turner announced today.

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Crawdads Demolish Delmarva, 13-5

The Hickory Crawdads ended their four-game losing streak impressively on Sunday night. They rushed the Delmarva Shorebirds 13-5 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The win also pulls the crawdads within one half game of first place in the North Division of the South Atlantic League. Hagerstown, which remains in first place, dropped an 8-1 decision at

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Greene Leads 29ers To Area IV Semis

Ethan Greene has continued his winning ways this summer. Greene, who backboned the Watauga High baseball team to the second-round of the state playoffs during the spring, has marched the Caldwell County Post 29 American Legion team to the Area IV Western Semfinals. The right hander, who will attend Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C.,

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Smith Fuels 18-Hit Attack For 'Hoppers

Former Appalachian State Mountaineer Rand Smith was on fire Saturday night. He went 4-5 with a run scored and he drove in a run as the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Class A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, defeated the Kannapolis Intimidiator 12-2 in a South Atlantic League game. Smith is hitting 265 with a home run and 19 runs-batted-in with

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Shorebirds Hand Crawdads Fourth Consecutive Loss

The Hickory Crawdads are in a funk and they can't find a way out. The Crawdads lost their fourth game in a row Saturday night thanks to a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score in a 5-4 loss in the bottom of the 11th inning against the Delmarva Shorebirds at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Connor Narron lead-off the inning with a walk against

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Bumhgarner Smothers Astros

Madison Bumgarner pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros 5-1 Friday night. Bumgarner (11-5) retired 13 straight until Chris Snyder's solo shot in the seventh inning in another dominating start for the blossoming left hander. He struck out five and walked two. Posey hit his team-leading

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Cougars Add Two Assistant Coaches

Alexander Central High is adding three assistant coaches who will help its varsity offense transition from running the spread to the triple option. New Cougars head coach Nick Bazzle, who ran the triple option as head coach at Newton-Conover, said Friday he’s hired two assistants who were with him at Newton-Conover and another former Red Devils

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Crawdads Drop Their Third Straight

The North Division race in the South Atlantic League is turning into a dogfight. The Crawdads, who were sitting pretty just a few days ago, now find themselves mired in a three-game losing streak, and in a first place tie with the Hagerstown Suns. The Suns dropped a 7-2 decision at Greensboro Friday night. But those aren't the only problems. The

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