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Tailwind Track Competes At Gastonia/Charlotte

The Tailwind Track Team got the season off to a good start with a solid showing at the Gastonia Eagles/Duane Ross Development Track Meet on Saturday. Andie Waugh finished third in the Midget Girls 3,000-meter run. She finished the race

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Bobcats to host College ID Camp On June 9

The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team will host a one-day college identification camp on June 9, 2012, announced head coach Cally Morrill Tuesday. The one-day camp will be held on the Lees-McRae campus and will feature multiple training sessions with college coaches, a college preparatory talk, and

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Smith Named NW3A/4A Player Of Year

Watauga High senior Michael Smith closed out his high school tennis career in strong fashion. He was 19-3 playing No.1 singles for the Pioneers, he won the singles championship in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference by defeating his teammmate Harrrison Battle in the finals at South Caldwell, he was a regional finalist, and he made it to the quarterfinal round of

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Suns outshine 'Dads, 5-3

The Hickory Crawdads dropped the series opener against the Hagerstown Suns, 5-3, before 547 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night.  The game was delayed for 1:07 during the bottom of the sixth inning due to inclement

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Mauney, Brady To Play In State Games

For the second year in a row, Lillie Brady and Lydia Mauney will represent Watauga High at the North Carolina State Games. Brady and Mauney played in the state games last summer earning a gold medal with the West All-Stars. The

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Vandyke Commits To Bluefield

Rising senior Ashlyn Vandyke of Watauga High has verbally committed to play volleyball at Bluefield College after her senior season.  Vandyke, who will graduate in the spring of 2013, will officially sign her letter of intent in the

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Five Former Apps Compete in Rookie Minicamps

Five former Appalachian State University gridiron standouts — wide receiver Brian Quick (St. Louis Rams), running back Travaris Cadet (New Orleans Saints), cornerback DeAndre Presley (San Diego Chargers), fullback Ben Jorden (Carolina Panthers) and defensive tackle Gordy Witte, Jr. (New Orleans Saints) — got

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Clark Headed To ASU

He's only a junior, but right hander Bailey Clark has all ready made up his mind. Clark, who attends Asheville Christian Academy in Asheville, N.C.,  has made a verbal commitment lto attend Appalachian State University. Clark’s fastball has already been clocked at 91 miles-an-hour and his pitch selection that also includes a changeup and a curveball. During

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ASU Climbs Into Baseball America Poll

Appalachian State University baseball added another monumental achievement to its ever-growing 2012 resume on Monday when it entered Baseball America’s college top-25 poll for the first time. Appalachian comes in at No. 24 nationally in this week’s Baseball America rankings. The No. 24 ranking not only marks Appalachian's first appearance in the prestigious Baseball America poll — which dates back to 1981 — but also gives the Mountaineers their first-ever top-25 recognition in

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Mountaineers Ranked In Bball America Top 25

For the first time in school history, the Appalachian State University baseball team has been ranked in the Baseball America Top 25 Poll. The Mountaineers (36-13 overall; 20-7 in the Southern Conference) are currently in first place in the Full Story

Pioneers-Rams Set For 7 p.m.Tuesday

The T.C. Roberson Athletic Department has announced that Tuesday night's second-round game between the Watauga High baseball team and T.C. Roberson will officially begin at 7 p.m. WHS (16-8) will have the right hander Matt Proffitt (6-2 with 2 saves) on the mound. The Rams (25-2) are ranked

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Taylor Breaks 28-Year Old Record

Alex Taylor broke a 28-year old school record and Chris Moen set a new personal best in the 1,500-meter run to lead Appalachian State University men's track and field at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday. Taylor, who finished ninth with a

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ASU Downs Samford To Take Series

Despite a late effort by the Bulldogs, the Mountaineers held on to win the series, as Appalachian State University baseball defeated Southern Conference opponent Samford, 9-7, at Joe Lee Griffin Field on Sunday. With the win, Appalachian

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Crawdads-Savannah Game Sunday Rained Out

Sunday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Savannah Sand Gnats at L.P. Frans Stadium has been canceled due to inclement weather. As the two teams will not meet again in the first half of the season, there will not be

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WHS Women's Track Wins Regional Crown

The Watauga High women's track team won the NCHSAA Class 4A Western Regional at Jack Groce Stadium on Saturday. The Pioneers nosed out West Mecklenburg by 1.5 points to best the field. WHS had 76.50 points to 75 for West Meck. The Hawks won four events, the Pioneers won two. But WHS had 11 top five finishes, West Meck had eight. Darby

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Saintine Equals School Record at Georgia Tech

Lees-McRae College sophomore Nazaire Saintine (Douglassville, Ga.) equaled his own school record in the high jump on Saturday, clearing six-feet, nine inches at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Saintine finished sixth in the competition, posting a mark of 6-9 to equal his previous school record and provisionally qualifying mark for the NCAA Division II

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ASU Earns Split at Samford

After rallying in game one, the Mountaineers failed to hold on to a two-run lead in the nightcap, as Appalachian State University baseball split its Southern Conference doubleheader against Samford at J.L. Griffin Field on Saturday. The Apps scored four runs in the ninth inning to win the first game, 7-4, before dropping four runs in the eighth of game two en

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Gnats top 'Dads, 8-4

The Savannah Sand Gnats topped the Hickory Crawdads, 8-4, before 3,146 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday evening. A five-run third inning gave Savannah a commanding 5-0 lead. Charley Thurber and Albert Cordero started the inning by hitting back-to-back home runs. Then with the bases loaded and one out, Travis Taijeron and Brian Harrison had

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D-Backs Victimize Bumgarner AGAIN!!

Good thing Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants doesn't face the Arizona Diamondbacks on a regular basis. For some reason, the D-Backs have been the only team to solve the left hander this season. Arizona snapped Bumgarner's personal five-game winning streak Friday night by knocking off the Giants 5-1 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. Bumgarner

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