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Smith Signs With Argos

After several seasons of being a backup, former Canadian Football League all-star Wayne Smith has been given a chance to regain a starting spot with the Toronto Argonauts as the blindside protector of quarterback Ricky Ray.

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Crawdads Down BlueClaws, 7-1

The Hickory Crawdads jumped in front with a five-run third inning and never looked back, cruising to the 7-1 win against the Lakewood BlueClaws (23-43) at FirstEnergy Park Thursday night. Jhonny Gomez sparked the offense with

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UPDATED: Jones, Region 7 Win Opener

The Region 7 All-Stars won their opening game in pool play Thursday afternoon as they knocked off Region 1 5-3 at BB&T Ball Park in Winston-Salem at the Powerade North Carolina State Games. Rising senior Tyler Jones, who got into the game midway through the contest, had a single in his only plate appearance. He also played center field. Jones will get

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ASU Season Opener at ECU Set for Noon

Appalachian State University’s 2012 football opener at East Carolina will kick off at noon on Sept. 1 and be televised live by Fox Sports Net, Conference USA announced on Thursday. Fox will not decide until later this summer which FSN affiliates will air the Appalachian State-East Carolina season opener. The Mountaineers and Pirates also kicked off at noon

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Pollard Named Head Coach at Duke

Appalachian State University baseball head coach Chris Pollard, the 2012 Southern Conference Coach of the Year and second-winningest coach in Appalachian history, resigned his post on Thursday to become the head coach at Duke University. In eight seasons at the helm at Appalachian State, Pollard engineered the turnaround of a program

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ASU Waiting For Right Situation

Conference USA announced on Monday that it will continue to explore future expansion concerning league memberships. And that announcement also gives Appalachian State University, which wants to move to the Football

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Pollard A Blue Devil, Really?

There are reports that Appalachian State University baseball coach Chris Pollard will be named the new baseball coach at Duke. Pollard replaces Sean McNally, who resigned after seven seasons with the Blue Devils. Pollard will be introduced as the Duke's new head coach at a press conference later this afternoon. Full Story

Three Programs Earn APR Public Recognition Awards

Three Appalachian State University athletic programs — men’s cross country, field hockey and football — have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for ranking among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports in

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Turner, Proffitt Play In East-West Game

Former Watuaga High seniors Ryan Turner and Matt Proffitt closed out their prep career Wednesday night in the East-West Senior All-Star Game at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. The East swept Wednesday night's double

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Junior Legion Earns Split

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team kept its winning touch alive in game one of Wendesday's night scheduled double header with South Caldwell before dropping the second game at Pioneer Field. Watauga (5-5 in Area 4 and

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Crawdads Tough Out 10 Inning Win

The Hickory Crawdads snapped their three-game losing streak by knocking off the Hagerstown Suns 5-3 Wednesday night in 10 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Wednesday night. The win also allowed Hickory (35-30)

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Tar Heels' Recruiting Class Ranked No.1

As the old cliche goes, great teams don't rebuild, they simply reload. And the University of North Carolina men's basketball team has done just that. Despite losing four key players to the upcoming National Basketball Association Draft in a couple of weeks, the Tar Heels are bringing in an impressive group in 2013. has rated the Tar Heels incoming Full Story

Kassouf Named First-Team All-America

Daniel Kassouf (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) became only the second NCAA first-team all-American in Appalachian State University baseball history when the National Collegiate Baseball Full Story

Quicks Signs With Rams

The St. Louis Rams, a laughing stock in the National Football League in recent years, are taking some serious steps toward respectability, especially since Jeff Fisher took over as head coach. And the Rams, who have had problems signing draft choices in past years, have all ready inked Full Story

Grant Suffers Torn Labrum

Former Appalachian State University pitcher Seth Grant has entered his professional baseball career with a bumpy start. The right hander, who led the Mountaineers with a 3.49 earned-run-average, has suffered a torn labrum

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Junior Legion Takes Two From West

The Watauga Junior American Legion baseball team made its way back to the .500 mark in league play as it swept a double header from West Caldwell Tuesday night at Pioneer Field. Watauga (4-4 in Area 4 and 4-5-1 overall) defeated West Caldwell 3-2 in the first game, and put together a three-run

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Bumgarner Fans 12, Homers In Giants Win

Madison Bumgarner had a season-high 12 strikeouts and he helped his own cause as he belted his first Major League home run as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Houston Astros 6-3 Tuesday night at AT&T Park.
"I was definitely aware," Bumgarner said of the quiet reception he

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Suns Take Rain-Shortened Win Against Hickory

Despite two lengthy rain delays, the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Hickory Crawdads 4-0 in a rain-shortened game that was called after 5 1/2 innings at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown on Tuesday night. The teams experienced

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Richardson Named All-MVC In Tennis

Zeb Richardson of Ashe County High, who will play college basketball at Guilford College, a Division III school in Greensboro next season, was an all-conference selection in the Mountain Valley 1A/2A Conference in men's

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