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UNC Announces New Scoreboard At Boshamer Stadium

Thanks to a generous donation by Carolina letterman Vaughn Bryson along with other Carolina baseball supporters, the University of North Carolina announced plans today to upgrade the scoreboard at Boshamer

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Appalachian At ECU Tailgate Party

The Appalachian Alumni Association has announced its plans for the season opener at East Carolina on Saturday, September 1. The Appalachian Alumni will have a tailgate party fromn 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. between the ECU Softball and Track & Field facilities.  Admission: $18 for adults, $10 for children ages 5-13 (free for children 4 and under). Enjoy

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Runion On Comeback Trail

Sam Runion has been through the school of hard knocks. Runion, who was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the Major League Baseball Draft in 2007, is battling his way back from Tommy John surgery. Runion, who played at A.C. Reynolds High School, is currently playing for the Wilmington (Del.) Blue Rocks (an affiliate of the

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'Dads Start Road Trip On Winning Note

The Hickory Crawdads picked up a huge win to open their eight-game road trip Tuesday night. The Crawdads defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws 5-4 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. The Crawdads (14-5, 50-38) also picked up a game on Lakewood in the North Division race. Hickory leads the BlueClaws by four games for first place; Hagerstown remains

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Sullivan Inducted Into High School HOF

Samford head football coach Pat Sullivan will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame as part of its 2012 class at a ceremony Wednesday evening in Nashville, Tenn. Sullivan, along with four other former athletes, four high school coaches, two officials and one high school speech

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Arrowood Picks Up First Win

It hasn't taken former Appalachian State University pitcher Ryan Arrowood very long to establish himself at the professional level. In just five games with his new team, the Tri City Dust Devils of the Class A Northwest League (a minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies), Arrowood has put

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Another Record Year for Yosef Club in 2011-12

The Yosef Club, Appalachian State University athletics’ fundraising arm, enjoyed its seventh-straight record year in 2011-12, raising $2,720,012 in the fiscal year that ended on June 30. Despite the ongoing difficult economic climate, Yosef Club donations were up 8.7 percent over the previous record of $2,502,351 raised in 2010-11. The 8.7-percent year-over-

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Five Players Named To All-Star Game

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball capped off a successful season by having five players named to the Area 4 East-West All-Star July 21-22 at McDowell High in Marion. Tyler Sturgill, Hunter Isaacs, Justin Greer, Jesse Illich and Carson Isaacs were named to the all-star team. Unfortunately, Illich, Greer and Carson Isaacs will bypass their all-star

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L-R Names Cally Morrill Head Women's Soccer Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne University Director of Athletics Neill McGeachy has announced the hiring of Cally Morrill as Head Women's Soccer Coach. Morrill takes over for Adrian Blewitt, who resigned after five years as Bear mentor to take a

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Breitenstein and Scioneaux Named Preseason All-American

On Monday, The Sports Network announced the 2012 FCS Preseason All-America Team. Wofford fullback Eric Breitenstein was named to the first team and linebacker Alvin Scioneaux earned a spot on the second team. Full Story

Mountaineer Trio Named Preseason All-America

Led by first-team honorees Jeremy Kimbrough and Demetrius McCray, three Appalachian State University football student-athletes were named to The Sports Network’s preseason all-America teams on Monday. In addition Full Story

Rogers To Speak At Zap Fitness Tonight

Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of the Boston Marathon, will be speaking at Zap Fitness Foundation tonight beginning at 8 p.m. Zap Fitness is located at 9560 Blackberry Road in Lenior. It is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please call Pete Rea at 828-295-6198.  Rodgers won both the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon four times each between 1975 and

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Shorebirds Nip Crawdads In 11

The Crawdads rallied back from a 5-0 deficit only to come up short in a 7-6 loss in 11 innings against the Delmarva Shorebirds Sunday night at LP Fran Stadium. Shortstop Edwin Garcia had a season-high five hits and drove in two runs in the losing effort. A two run rally in the bottom of the ninth forced extra innings. The 'Dads (13-5; 49-38) tied the

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Allen, Joens Commit To ASU

Rising seniors Jackson Allen and Zach Joens of Asheville High have made a verbal commitment to play college soccer for Appalachian State in 2013. Allen, a midfielder, and Joens ,a forward, were All-Mountain Athletic 3A/4A

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Hyatt Picks Up Another Save

Nathan Hyatt, who played at Appalachian State University and was taken by the Atlanta Braves in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, has put up some impressive number with the Danville (Va.) Braves of the Rookie Appalachian League. Hyatt, who had 16 saves with the Mountaineers this past season, is currently 2-0 with the Braves.

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PRESEASON ALL-STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED has released its preseason all-state football teams for the 2012 season. There were two players from Western North Carolina on the preseason squad, offensive lineman  Jeff Deleon of T.C. Roberson and defensive back Justin St. Onge, a four-year varsity starter for A.C. Reynolds. WHS opens the season at ACR on Friday night, August

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Watauga Eliminated By South Caldwell

The Watauga High Junior American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end Saturday afternoon. Watauga (12-10-1) was eliminated by South Caldwell, the No.1 seed in the Area 4 Western Playoffs, by a 6-4 score at Pioneer Field. South Caldwell wins the best of three series in a two-game sweep. South Caldwell defeated Watauga 8-5 Friday night

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Crawdads Slam Shorebirds, 12-5

The Hickory Crawdads scored 11 runs in the first five innings, cruising to the 12-5 win against the Delmarva Shorebirds Saturday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. Kellin Deglan (five RBIs) and 3B Drew Robinson (four RBIs) combined to drive in nine of the 12 runs for Hickory. And with the win, the Crawdads (13-4; 49-37) maintained their two-gaem lead

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Big Sky Conference Continues To Grow

The Big Sky Conference has picked up four new members for the 2012-13 season. Southern Utah University and the University of North Dakota have joined the league as full-time members; Cal Poly and University of Cal-Davis are affiliate-football only members. The Big Sky Conference now has 11 full-time institutions and 13 football-only members. With

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