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Appalachian Blanks Davidson, 2-0

Junior Boubacar Toure (Atlanta, Ga./Georgia Perimeter College) scored two late goals for the Mountaineers as fifth-seeded Appalachian State men’s soccer (10-4-4) defeated host, and No. 4 seed Davidson (8-8-3) by a score of 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Championship Tournament at Alumni Stadium on Sunday night.
The win avenges the Apps’ 3-0 loss to the Wildcats

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LRU Men's, Women's Swimming Teams Defeat Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's and Women's Swimming Teams both prevailed in a dual meet over Mars Hill College Saturday afternoon at the Harrell Pool. Both Bear squads defeated the Lions for the first time ever.
On the women's side, L-R was the victor

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Shields Twins Pace Bobcats At Southeast Regionals

Freshman Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished 10th, and her twin sister Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) placed 15th to lead the Lees-McRae College women's cross country team to a ninth-place performance at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship on

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Eagles Stave Off Bulldogs

Two blocked extra points and a missed field goal in the final seconds proved the difference in Georgia Southern's (8-1, 6-1) 14-12 win over The Citadel (4-5, 2-5) on Saturday, November 5th, at Full Story

Mountaineers Stumble At Furman

Four turnovers and several squandered opportunities in the red zone doomed No. 3 Appalachian State University in a 20-10 loss at Furman on Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
With the loss, Appalachian (6-3, 4-2 SoCon) no longer controls its own destiny in its quest for an unprecedented seventh-straight Southern Conference

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Bobcats Headed To First NCAA Tourmament

The top-seeded and Conference Carolinas regular season champion Lees-McRae College women's soccer team edged third-seeded Belmont Abbey College in a penalty kick shootout to win the program's second conference tournament title, and punch the school's first-ever ticket to the

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Bears Outlasts Newberry, 54-42

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (6-3, 5-1) moved into a first-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings with a wild, 54-42 victory over Newberry (3-6, 3-3) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. L-R is now tied atop the league standings with Mars Hill, who was off this week.
L-R sophomore halfback Corron Boston (Durham, N.C.) finished with 201 total yards and four scores as the Bears defeated the Wolves for the first time since 2005. Lenoir-Rhyne

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Pioneers Fall in Double OT

The Watuaga High boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Mallard Creek in double overtime Saturday night in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium.
The Pioneers (16-6-1) actually took an early 1-0 lead

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Middlebrook Bested By George At State Meet

Watauga High junior Darby Middlebrook and Raleigh-Millbrook senior Samantha George traded places on Saturday.
Last year at this time, Middlebrook, who was coming into her own, pulled off a huge upset by knocking off George, the pre-race favorite to win the state championship. But this time around,


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Pioneers Finally "Get Off The Schnide"

The Watauga High football team ended four years of frustration Friday night.
It all came to an end, thanks to a determined senior class and a gutsy effort by quarterback Ethan Greene, who was playing on a badly sprained ankle. Greene, who rolled his ankle with 8:42 left in the first half as he was going out of bounds, hooked up with Ethan Poulos on a 28-yard scoring toss with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter that handed the Pioneers a 14-10 win at Jack Groce Stadium


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Greene Saves Pioneers In Playoff Opener

Ethan Greene displayed his moxie Friday night under adverse conditions.
The Watauga High football team, which had not won a state playoff game since 2007, was facing possible elimination at Jack Groce Stadium Friday night in the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Greene, who went down with a serious ankle sprain with 8:42 left in the second quarter, was on the sidelines in obvious pain. His right ankle was


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Huskies Blitzed By Bandys

The Ashe County High football team saw its season come to an end in disappointing fashion Friday night.
The Huskies, coming off their first winning regular season since 2008, actually led Bandys 14-12 at the intermission. A blocked punt that was recovered by Michael Elliot in the end zone for a touchdown, and Sam Gammons 11-yard scoring toss to Tyler Stuart


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Swain County Batters Avery In Playoff Opener

The Avery High football team has had its share of problems stopping people this season.
And that was clearly evident Friday night as Swain County defeated the Vikings 63-35 in the opening round of the Class 1AA state playoffs in Bryson City, NC. Neither team really played much defense in the first half as the Maroon Devils (11-1 and the No.2

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LRU Women's Soccer In SAC Tournament Championship

For the second straight season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (17-1) is in the finals of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament after defeating Anderson (9-10-1), 2-0, in the semifinals Friday evening at Manchester Meadows.
The Bears, the top seed, will face the second-seeded

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Bobcats Reach Conference Finals

Freshman James Smith (Eastbourne, England) tallied a goal and an assist to lead the second-seeded Lees-McRae College men's soccer team to a 3-1 victory over sixth-seeded Erskine College in the semifinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Friday night on Tate Field.
Lees-McRae (14-4-1) outshot Erskine (10-8-1) by a

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Volleyball Comeback Falls Short In Home Finale

Alison Blasingame saved her best for last, tallying a career-high 21 kills, but it was not enough as Appalachian State volleyball fell to Davidson, 3-2, on Senior Night at the Holmes Center.
The Wildcats (15-11, 5-8) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead before the Mountaineers (18-9, 10-3) came storming back to send the match to a decisive fifth set.
Davidson was able to recover after blowing the

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Mountaineer Men’s Basketball Notebook: Sims Drafted by NBDL’s Reno Bighorns

On the same night that Appalachian State University men’s basketball drained 17 three-pointers and scored 102 points in an exhibition win against Lenoir-Rhyne, the program’s all-time leading scorer, Donald Sims, took the first step in his professional career. The 2011 graduate was drafted in the


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Wolverines Hand Out Awards

The Watauga Middle School football team held its annual banquet Thursday nigth at Hardin Park School.
Roman Gabriel III was the guest speaker, and the Wolverines also donated $650 they earned during their "Wolverine Run" find raiser back on September 28 against Hudson at Jack Groce Stadium to a needy family in the area. The Wolverines


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WHS Soccer Kicks-Off At 6 P.M.

Watauga High Athletics Director Tom Wright has announced that Saturday's Class 4A second-round state playoff game between the Pioneers and Mallard Creek will kick-off at 6 p.m. at Jack Groce Stadium.
The Pioneers (16-5-1)

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