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Tourists Drop Crawdads, 9-4

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Asheville Tourists, 9-4, before 2,832 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Friday night. Hickory (6-3) scored early against winning pitcher Daniel Winkler (1-1).  Luis Sardinas led off with a base hit to right-center field and moved to second on a fielding error. Chris Grayson quickly brought in

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Belmont Abbey Defeats Bobcats ion Season Finale

The Belmont Abbey College women's lacrosse team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 15-5 margin in the first half en route to a 20-4 victory on Friday night in Conference Carolinas play on Tate Field. Belmont Abbey (7-6, 3-2 CC) outshot Lees-McRae (1-11, 0-6 CC) by a 36-11 margin, including a 22-6 advantage in the

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Bumgarners Picks Up First Win

Well, it didn't take long for Madison Bumgarner to crack the win column. The left hander, who got roughed up in his season debut against Arizona last Saturday, came back with a masterful performance against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Bumgarner went 7 1/3 innings and gave up one earned run on

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Jones Named Conference Carolinas Freshman Of Year

Lees-McRae College's Joshua Jones (Christmas, Fla.) has been named the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year, and headlines a group of six Bobcats receiving league recognition, announced conference

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Crawdads Win Home Opener, Derail Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads won their 2012 Home Opener, 5-2, against the Asheville Tourists before 3,434 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium Thursday night. The Tourists (4-4) took an early lead against starting pitcher Victor Payano

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ASU Men's Tennis Defeats Furman/ Ends 16-Year Drought

With the team's first win over the Paladins in 16 years, Appalachian State University men's tennis defeated Southern Conference rival Furman, 4-3, at ASU Tennis Courts on Thursday. The victory snaps

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Royals Take Two From Bobcats

The Queens University of Charlotte softball team pitched a pair of shutouts to sweep a Conference Carolinas doubleheader against Lees-McRae College on Thursday afternoon. Queens (24-22, 12-5 CC) took game one by a narrow margin of 1-0, before defeating

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Saints Defeat Bobcats, 8-1

The Limestone College men's tennis team swept doubles play and won five of six singles matches play en route to an 8-1 victory over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on

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Spartans Ranked Fifth In ESPN Poll

The South Caldwell High baseball  team is ranked fifth in this week's ESPN POWERADE North Carolina Baseball Poll. The Spartans (15-1 overall; 8-0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference) won the East Rutherford Easter Tournament Wednesday night. South Caldwell defeated the host school, East Rutherford, 11-0 in the

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49ers Hold First Practice

The University of Charlotte football team held its first practice in school history Wednesday afternoon. Head coach Brad Lambert welcomed 57 walk-ons — some of whom didn't even play high school football — hoping to earn a spot on the roster. Lambert said maybe a handful or two of the kids trying out this week will have a shot

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Bears Release 2012 Schedule

The Lenior-Rhyne University football team has released its football schedule for the upcoming 2012 season. The Bears, who won the South Atlantic Conference championship last fall, their first league title since 1994, will play a ten-game schedule this season. It all begins Saturday, September 1 at Concord in Athens, W.V.;

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Abernathy To Be Inducted Into Catawba HOF

David W. Abernathy, who was a star basketball player at Appalachian State University from 1954-57 will be inducted into the Catawba County Hall of Fame. Abernathy, who was inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame in 1982, will be inducted with the Class of 2012 on May 14 at

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WHS Soccer Cancels Game

Watauga High women's soccer coach Brittany Bolick has announced that Monday's scheduled game with Forbush has been cancelled because the Falcons have to make up a (Mountain Valley 1A/2A)

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Pioneers Tough One Out Against Chase

A team is defined as a group of individuals working  together for one cause. Well, the Watauga High baseball team put forth a great team effort on Wednesday afternoon as the Pioneers knocked off Chase 5-2 in the fifth-place game of the East Rutherford Easter Tournament. The Pioneers,

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Lenoir-Rhyne's Football Spring Game Set For Friday, April 20

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team is scheduled to play its annual spring game on Friday, April 20. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., at Moretz Stadium and admission is free. The Bears were 7-3 last season and 6-1

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Millwood Fires No-Hitter; Bears Sweep Tusculum

The No. 19 Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (40-11, 12-4) remained in sole possession of first place in the South Atlantic Conference with a key doubleheader sweep of Tusculum (29-20, 9-7), 5-0 and 4-3, Wednesday

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Bears Stumble Against Belmont Abbey

The Belmont Abbey Baseball Team (27-15) rallied from a four-run deficit to defeat Lenoir-Rhyne (12-34), 9-6, Wednesday afternoon in a non-conference game at Abbey Yard. The Crusaders' John Cucchiarella

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Rogers' Two Homers Powers ASU Past ETSU

A pair of home runs by freshman Caroline Rogers led Appalachian State University softball in the 13-9 slugfest over ETSU on Wednesday at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. The Mountaineers improve to 16-17 after the non-conference contest while the Buccaneers fall

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ASU Adds Three Pitchers for 2013

Appalachian State University baseball officially added three right-handed pitchers to its incoming recruiting class on Wednesday, head coach Chris Pollard announced. The trio of righties includes

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