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Odor named SAL Player of Week

The South Atlantic League announced on Tuesday that Hickory Crawdads 2B Rougned Odor has been named the SAL Player of the Week for the week of May 21 - 27. Odor is the youngest player in the league at just 18 years old.  The Maracaibo, Venezuela native clubbed .364 (8-for-22) with one home run, five doubles and four RBIs through his seven games on

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Kassouf a Golden Spikes Semifinalist

Appalachian State University designated hitter Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) is one of 30 semifinalists for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced on Tuesday. In its 35th year, the Golden Spikes Award is presented annually by USA Baseball to the nation’s top amateur player. One of the nation’s premier power hitters,

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Chargers Sign Lynch

Corey Lynch, who was a three-time All-America at Appalachian State University, has was signed today by the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League as an unrestricted free agent. Lynch, who is well remembered for blocking a would-be winning field goal attempt (by Jason Gingell) against the

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Richardson, Foster Headed To East-West Game

The North Carolina Coaches Association East-West Senior Basketball All-Star games will have an Ashe County flavor this season. Zeb Richardson of Ashe County High has been selected to play in the men's game; Huskies coach Laura Foster has been selected to coach the West All-Stars in the women's

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ASU Send-Off Wednesday

The Appalachian State University baseball team will make its way to Charlottesville, Va., for the NCAA Regional Wednesday afternoon from Smith Stadium. There will be send-off for the team at Smith Stadium beginning at 12:45 p.m. The Mountaineers (39-16 overall; 21-9 Southern Conference),

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Trotman Named SoCon Male Athlete of Year

Appalachian State University wrestler Austin Trotman (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) has been named the Southern Conference’s Bob Waters Male Athlete of the year, the conference announced on Tuesday at its spring meetings. Trotman will receive the award at the SoCon’s annual Honors Dinner

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Crawdads Ground Shorebirds, 8-3

The Hickory Crawdads got their brief three-game road trip started on a good note Monday night. The Crawdads (24-25) took the series opener against the Delmarva Shorebirds, 8-3 at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Hickory also tied the team

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Mountaineers Ranked In AGS Preseason Poll

The college football season officially begins on Thursday, August 30. But for those die-hard fans that can't wait until opening day, well the first preseason poll has been released. The AGS (Any Given Saturday) Top 25 Preseason Poll is out and ASU is ranked fifth in that poll. North Dakota State, Full Story

ASU Receives NCAA Championship Berth

Southern Conference champion Appalachian State University baseball will continue its storybook season in the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, as the Mountaineers received an at-large berth in the 64-team field on Monday. Appalachian (39-16) received the No. 3 seed Full Story

UPDATED: Mountaineers Headed To Charlottesville

For the second time in school history, and the first time since 1986, the Appalachian State University baseball team has earned an at-large entry to the NCAA Baseball Tournament.  The Mountaineers will play the University of Oklahoma Friday, June 1, in the Charlottesville Regional Full Story

Bumgarner Loses Third Straight

The rollercoaster ride continues for Madison Bumgarner. The left hander dropped his third game in a row Saturday night. He was victimized by the Miami Marlins, who beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla.

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Bulldogs Stone Eagles, Win SoCon Title

Zeth Stone laced a two-out, bases clearing triple into the right field corner to clinch No. 4 seed Samford's first SoCon baseball championship in a 9-6, 10-inning triumph over No. 6 seed Georgia Southern at Fluor Field. Stone's game-

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School-Record Mark Sends Relay Team to Nationals

Appalachian State University men's track and field saw its 4x100-meter relay team break a school record and finish eighth overall to qualify for the 2012 NCAA Championships with an outstanding performance on Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminaries at Hodges Stadium. The team of Dennis Moore, Justin Thomas, AJ Dohanic and Landon Powell finished in

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Griewisch Earns Second All-American Honor In Three Days

Lenoir-Rhyne's Kate Griewisch earned her second All-American honor in three days after finishing fourth out of 18 runners in the women's 5,000-meter finals at the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday night at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl. Griewisch, a senior from Banner Elk, N.C., ran a 17:53.51 while Adams

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Legends take series finale, 6-4

The Lexington Legends earned the series split with a 6-4 win against the Hickory Crawdads on Sunday at L.P. Frans Stadium. The Crawdads won Saturday's game, 11-2. On Sunday, the Legends used a four-run fourth inning to take control. Trailing 2-0 and with runners at second and third with one out, Chris Epps belted a two-run double to tie up the game.  Epps moved

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Day Two ASU Track Results From Jacksonville

The Appalachian State University track team completed its second day of competiiton at the NCAA East Regionals at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Univeristy of North Florida. Landon Powell of the Mountaineers, who qualified for the quarterfinal round of the men's 100-meter dash, was eliminated Friday night as he finished 23rd in 10.51 seconds. The top

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Whitehead Pitches Elon to 7-3 Victory

David Whitehead worked a complete game as No. 3 seed Elon eliminated No. 7 seed The Citadel, 7-3, in game nine of the 2012 Southern Conference Baseball Tournament Friday afternoon at Fluor Field. Elon (33-25) reaches the tournament semifinals on Saturday where it will need two wins against Georgia Southern to reach Sunday's championship game.

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Watauga Junior Legion Drops Season Opener

The Watauga American Junior Legion team dropped its season-opening double-header Friday night in Marion. McDowell pulled off the sweep by winning game one, 4-0, and taking game two, 7-5. Watauga (0-2) nearly rallied to tie the game in the fifth inning in game two. But with runners at second and third and two outs, Mcdowell got off the hook on a close play at

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'Dads Walk Off With 8-7 Win Before 4,853 Fans

With a standing-room-only crowd of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium, Drew Robinson's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Hickory Crawdads to the 8-7 walk-off win against the Lexington Legends Friday night. Chris Grayson got things started with a double to left-center field; Zach Cone walked, and Hanser Alberto laid down a sacrifice

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