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Oh, Give Me A Home.....

And as the song goes, where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play. Unfortunately, it's not that simple for Appalachian State University. The Mountaineers, who won three consecutive national football championships from 2005-07 in the Football Championship Series, are looking to strut their stuff Full Story

Hickory Trips Up Pioneers

The Watauga High women's soccer team closed out the regular season on a disappointing note Friday night. Hickory, which nailed down the No.2 seed overall in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference standings, bested WHS 3-0 Friday night at home. The Pioneers (11-6-1 9 overall; 7-4-1 NW3A/4A), despite the loss, are still the No.1 seed among the Class 4A

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'Dads Score Twice In Ninth In 4-3 Loss

The Hickory Crawdads just can't avoid falling behind early. That was the case again Friday night. For the third time in three days, the Crawdads (16-11) spotted the Greensboro Grasshoppers a 4-0 lead. And like they did the previous two days, Hickory rallied, but fell short in a 4-3 loss at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro. The Grasshoppers (19-8),

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Bobcats Ninth At Road Nationals

The Lees-McRae College cycling team sits ninth in the team omnium standings at the conclusion of the first day of the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, finishing eighth in the women's team time trial and ninth in the men's competition. Marian University holds the top spot in the team omnium standings after day one, winning the women's

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Arrowood Gets Record-Tying 26th Win

Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfordton, N.C./R-S Central) moved into a tie atop Appalachian State University baseball’s all-time wins list by pitching six solid innings in the 28th-ranked Mountaineers’ 8-7 triumph over UNC Greensboro on Friday night at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Arrowood (9-0) scattered six hits, allowed just three runs (two earned) and

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Long Live The King.....

Unfortunately, the king died on Friday afternoon as the Hickory High baseball team dethroned Watauga, the defending champion, 12-5 in the semifinal round of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament at MSDeal Stadium in Granite Falls, N.C. Gavin Huffman delivered the deadly blow with a three-run double that hightlighted a six-run second inning that

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Bears Softball Wins Tenth Straight

Lenoir-Rhyne (47-11) prevailed in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Softball Southeast Regional Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Catawba (33-18) Friday afternoon on the campus of Armstrong Atlantic State University. Lenoir-Rhyne will take on seventh-seeded Flagler (35-17)

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ETSU Standout Joins ASU Women's Soccer Squad

Former ETSU standout Jenna Caudle (Middletown, Md./Middletown) has been signed as a member of Appalachian State University women's soccer, announced head coach Sarah Strickland on Friday. Caudle joins the Mountaineers and

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Watauga High junior Tyler Jones will represent the Pioneers at the North Carolina State Games in JUne in Winston-Salem. Jones, a two-year varsity starter on the baseball team, will play for District 7. Jones, despite a sore arm, has turned in

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Watauga High senior Hannah Babour has made a verbal commitment to attend Wheaton College a Division III school in Wheaton, IL, and a member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin to run track and

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Greensboro Trips UP 'Dads

A two-run rally by the Hickory Crawdads in the top of the ninth wasn't enough as Greensboro picked up a 7-3 win Thursday night at NewBridge Bank Park. And like they did Wednesday afternoon, the Crawdads (16-10) fell behind early as

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Late Rally Saves WHS Soccer

It took nearly the entire game, but the Watauga High women's soccer team finally found the net and rallied to beat McDowell 2-1 in a non-conference game at Jack Groce Stadium Thursday night. Trailing 1-0 six minutes in, the PIoneers

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Bobcats Primed For Collegiate Road Nationals

he Lees-McRae College cycling team is poised for a repeat performance of last year's success at this weekend's USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden, Utah, riding a head of steam after running away with the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship on April 22. Led by sophomores Rachel

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Callaway on Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

Appalachian State University baseball’s Will Callaway (Greenville, S.C./Eastside) is one of 50 shortstops nationwide on the initial watch list for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Award, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. The Wallace Award is presented annually to college baseball’s top

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Wildcats Say No To Tar Heels, Hoosiers

A long time tradition in college basketball will come to an end next season. The University of Kentucky has announced that its men's basketball team will not play North Carolina or Indiana this year. The Wildcats and the Tar Heels have played each other for 12 consecutive seasons; the Wildcats have also announced they will end their their series with

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Bo Manis has resigned as men's basketball coach at Avery High. Manus, who was named Western Highland's 1A/2A Conference Coach of the Year during his tenure, will step down after four years with the program. The Vikings were 4-20 last season; Manis led the Vikings to one winning season (14-10 in 2011) and to the state playoffs twice

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FCS Playoff Expansion Takes Next Step

The Football Championship Subdivision playoffs could expand to 24 teams by 2013. The FCS group, comprise mainly with school presidents, athletic directors and conference commissioners, took a serious step in that direction by making a recommendation to the NCAA. The proposal is being reviewed by the NCAA finance committee, and once it goes

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Parochial Schools Maintain Membership With NCHSAA

An propsal that would have barred parochial schools from continuing its member with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association didn't get the necessary votes needed to pass Thursday afternoon. The meeting and voting session took place at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. The amendment needed 293 (three-fourths of the association's membership) to

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Pioneers Dominate NW3A/4A Championships

The Watauga High men's and women's track teams litterly blew the field away at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Championships at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory on Wednesday afternoon. The WHS women won eight events and

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