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WHS Women Win 4x800 Relay At Taco Bell

The Watauga High women's 4x800-meter relay team turned in one of its best performances of the year Friday night at the Taco Bell Invitational at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C. The quartet of Julia Roberts, Hailey Middlebrook, Darby Middlebrook and Madison Harman bested the field with an effort of 9:22.33, They finished a full three seconds in front of Wando High, which finished second in 9:25.33. WHS's 4x800 team,

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Arrowood Outduels Beck, ASU Downs Eagles

Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) outpitched likely first-round Major League Baseball draft pick Chris Beck to lead 27th-ranked Appalachian State University baseball to a 5-1 win over Georgia Southern in a Southern Conference series opener on Friday evening at J.I. Clements Stadium. Arrowood limited

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Mountaineers Dominate Appalachian Open

Appalachian State University men's track and field dominated the 2012 Appalachian Open, capturing 10 first-place finishes on Friday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. In the Mountaineers' final meet before next week's Southern Conference Outdoor Championships, the Apps put together another solid performance.

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No.3 Tusculum Blasts Lenoir-Rhyne, 15-2

The Tusculum Baseball Team (37-7, 22-3) remained in sole possession of first place in the South Atlantic Conference with a 15-2 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (12-35, 8-17) Friday night at Pioneer Park. Tusculum is ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II. The Pioneers' Aaron Guinn (Norris, Tenn.) finished with five hits including two home runs

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Bears Have Solid Showing At Appalachian Open

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams put together a strong performance at the Appalachian Open Friday at the Belk Track at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Two individuals won their respective events as freshman Daryel Morris (Rome, Ga.) placed first in the men's 200-yard dash (22.22) as did

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Thackerson Earns First-Team All-SAC Golf Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Katie Thackerson has been named to the 2012 All-South Atlantic Conference Women's Golf First Team, league officials announced this afternoon. Thackerson, a senior from Earl, N.C., leads the team this season with a 79.5-stroke average. In 2011-12, Thackerson has three top-10

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ASU Women's Tennis Falls to ETSU in Regular Season Finale

In the team's final match of the regular season, Appalachian State University women's tennis fell to ETSU, 6-1, in non-conference action at Buddy Hartsell Tennis Center on Friday.  Despite the loss, the Mountaineers (12-11, 5-5 Southern Conference) still complete the season with the program's most wins since

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Southern Conference Reverses Men's Tennis Result

Southern Conference officials have overturned the result of Thursday's men's tennis match between Appalachian State University and Furman, as announced by assistant commissioner for championships Brandon Neff on Friday. After the Mountaineers handed the Paladins a 4-3 defeat, FU coaches

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Falcons Sweep Bobcats, 9-0

The Pfeiffer University women's tennis team swept singles and doubles play on Friday afternoon en route to a 9-0 victory in Conference Carolinas play. Pfeiffer's (9-11, 5-6 CC) duo of Alena Krutkina and Taylor Lindsay kicked off the afternoon with an 8-3 win against Lees-McRae's (1-12, 1-9 CC) tandem of Lyndsay Peagram

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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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