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Hyatt Named to Stopper of Year Watch List

Appalachian State University closer Nathan Hyatt (Brevard, N.C./Brevard) is one of 45 pitchers nationwide that has been named to the official watch list for the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year award, the NCBWA announced on Thursday. In his first season in the closer’s role, Hyatt has been perfect in eight save opportunities with a 4.50 ERA and .259 opponents’ batting average in

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Quick To Bears?

Well, if Mel Kiper Jr., of ESPN has his way, wide receiver Brian Quick will end up with the Chicago Bears on draft day next weekend. Kiper predicts that Quick would go to the Bears with the 50th pick in the second-round of the National Football League Draft. He came to this conclusion through a three-round mock

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Smith To Sign National Letter With ASU

Watauga High senior Mike Smith will be signing their National Letters of Intent in the next week, or so, with Appalachian State University. Smith, who plays No.1 singles and No.1 doubles for the Pioneers in men's tennis,

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Linsell Overcomes Challenges

Appalachian State University women's tennis player Ellie Linsell understands adversity. Born 8.5 weeks prematurely, Linsell only weighed three pounds. Today, she has fought through life-long complications to become

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Bumgarner Handcuffs Phils

Madison Bumgarner proved to be a wise investment for the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night. The Hickory, N.C., native, who signed a five-year extention with the Giants on Monday ($35 million dollars of that salary was guaranteed), turned in a strong peformance against the Philadelphia Phillies at AT&T Park. The left hander went

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CORRECTION: WHS-Mooresville Men's LAX Postponed

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that Wednesday night's men's lacrosse match between the Pioneers and Mooresville was rained out. A make up date has not been announced. The men's team plays Freedom at home Friday night; the women's team will play a make up game with R.J. Reyhnolds

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Crawdads-Kannapolis Postponed

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators at L.P. Frans Stadium has been postponed due to rain.   The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Hickory on Monday, May 21, with the first of two seven-inning games starting at 4 p.m. and the second game starting no earlier

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Bears' Softball Places League-High Six On All-SAC Team

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Softball Team led the way with six players earning 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference honors, league officials announced this afternoon as part of its annual awardsOf the six players, three were named to the all-conference first team: senior pitcher Dawon Millwood (Hixson, Tenn.), senior catcher

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Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Signs Three For 2013

Lenoir-Rhyne University Head Softball Coach Shena Hollar has announced the addition of three players for the 2013 season with the signing of Maryann Hoskins, Chelsey Long and Anne Marie Lackey. Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.) plays softball at Havelock High School and for the North Carolina

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Ashe County High School is the second annual recipient of the North Carolina Spirit of Sport Award presented by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. The NCHSAA is participating in the  “Spirit of Sport Award” program sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations. It was established to recognize

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The University of Tennessee announced today that head women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt, the all-time wins leader among NCAA basketball coaches, has been named head coach emeritus following 38 seasons (1974-2012) and 1,098 victories at Tennessee. Summitt will report to Vice Chancellor Full Story

Hayes, Tatai Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

Lees-McRae College seniors Alexander Hayes (Mexico City, Mexico) and Marcelo Tatai (Sao Paulo, Brazil) have been named to the Conference Carolinas Men's Tennis Academic all-Conference Team for the

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Rain Washes Out ASU-EKU Series

Appalachian State University baseball's two-game mid-week series versus Eastern Kentucky has been cancelled due to rain. Appalachian (25-9, 10-5 SoCon) is working to replace the four games that have been rained out

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ASU Softball's DH At NC A&T Cancelled

Wednesday's mid-week doubleheader between Appalachian State University softball and North Carolina A&T has been cancelled due to the weather in Greensboro. The Mountaineers will return to

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Greene Mows Down Cougars

Ethan Greene just keeps getting better each time out. The Watauga High senior had it in high gear Tuesday night as the Pioneers white-washed Alexander Central 6-0 at Grayson Stadium in Taylorsville. The win allows

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Wednesday's St. Andrews/LMC DH Cancelled

Wednesday's scheduled Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader between St. Andrews University and Lees-McRae College has been cancelled due to inclement weather, announced Bobcat Director of Athletics

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WHS Soccer Whips Cougars

The Watauga High women's soccer team belted Alexander Central 3-1 Tuesday night in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference game in Taylorsville. Lillie Brady scored twice and Sierra Hill had the other WHS (8-4 overall; 5-2 NW3A/4A) goal.  Abby Carson, Brittany Brown

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'Dads race by Intimidators, 7-5

The Hickory Crawdads scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, cruising to the 7-5 win against the Kannapolis Intimidators, before 536 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday evening.  With the victory, the 'Dads guarantee their third series win in the first

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ASU-EKU Baseball Rained Out

Tuesday’s mid-week series opener between Appalachian State University and Eastern Kentucky was postponed due to rain. The two-game series will now be played as a doubleheader on Wednesday, beginning at 1 p.m. at ASU’s Beaver Field at Jim and

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