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High Country Junior Race Series Holds Next Race at Beech Mountain Resort on Sunday, Jan. 26

Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 3:29 pm
This weekend, Beech Mountain Resort will host the third race in the 2014 High Country Junior Race Series. On Sunday, Jan. 26, the athletes ranging in age from 4-18 will compete for the fastest times on the mountain in hopes of making the podium and earning the most points for their team. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Appalachian State University Sweeps the 2012-2013 Southern Conference Commissioner’s and Germann Cups

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 10:54 am
May 30, 2013. For the ninth time in its illustrious history, Appalachian State University has swept the 2012-13 Southern Conference Commissioner’s and Germann Cups, the SoCon office announced on Tuesday. The Commissioner’s and Germann Cups are awarded annually to the institutions fielding the SoCon’s best all-around men’s and women’s sports programs, respectively. Read more...
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The Appalachian Rollergirls Will Host Home Bout on Saturday, May 4 at Holmes Convocation Center

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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May 3, 2013. Coming off their first win (210-118) against the Carolina Rollergirls Bootleggers B-Team, the Appalachian Rollergirls will host their next bout at home. Read more…
BY MADISON FISLER
Photo by Ken Ketchie
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Lees-McRae Women’s Basketball Top Cobras, 69-42

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Dec. 12, 2012. Senior Candace Flowers (Charlotte, N.C.) poured in a game-high 18 points off the bench, and the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team outscored Virginia Intermont College by a 36-16 margin in the second half en route to a 69-42 victory in non-conference play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium. Read more…
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Brevard outlasts Bobcats in shootout, 109-100

Published Monday, December 10, 2012 at 9:31 am
Dec. 10, 2012. Three players scored at least 20 points to lead the Brevard College men's basketball team to a 109-100 shootout win over Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium, as the Tornados outscored the Bobcats by a 53-45 margin in the first half. Read more…
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Lees-McRae Men’s Basketball: Late Surge In the Game Pushes Bears Over Bobcats, Score 87-69

Published Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm
Dec. 7, 2012. Matt Kunz posted a double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lenoir-Rhyne University men's basketball team to an 87-69 win over visiting Lees-McRae College in non-conference play on Thursday evening. Read more…
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Weekend Roundup: 15 Things To Do This Weekend in the High Country; Check ‘em Out and Make Plans Nov. 9-11

Published Friday, November 9, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Nov. 9, 2012. The High Country has so many wonderful events to offer its community and visitors. Check our site every Friday for something new and exciting to look forward to while you’re watching the hour hand crawl to 5 o’clock. Find live music down the street, explore a nearby town’s local secrets or try out a new square dancing class. There’s always something fun to do in the High Country. Read more...
COMPILED BY REBECCA GITLEN
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Wilson Named Assistant Track Coach at Lees-McRae

Published Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm
Aug. 3, 2012. Wilson joins the Bobcat coaching staff following a tremendous career as a track athlete at nearby Appalachian State University, where he competed in the pole vault, high jump, triple jump and long jump for the Mountaineers. Read more...
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ASU Baseball Completes Four-Game Sweep of Rider, Extends Winning Streak to Seven Games

Published Monday, March 5, 2012 at 10:08 am
March 5, 2012. BOONE -- Noah Holmes went 4-for-5 with two doubles and Hector Crespo had a career-high five RBI to help Appalachian State University baseball complete a four-game series sweep with a 15-4 romp over Rider on Sunday afternoon at Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. Read more...
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Ryan Arrowood of Appalachian State Named National Pitcher of the Week after Win Over No. 7 LSU

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm
Feb. 29, 2012. BOONE -- Adding to a long list of accolades for Appalachian State University baseball following its series victory over No. 7 LSU this past weekend, senior Ryan Arrowood was named the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and CollegeBaseball360.com’s Primetime Peformer of the Week on Tuesday. Read more...
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Three Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Players Make SoCon All-Conference Team

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm
Feb. 29, 2012. SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Appalachian State University women's basketball placed three players on the Southern Conference coaches' all-conference team, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Read more...
BY TIM GARDNER 
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ASU Baseball Rallies for 5-3 Win at A&T

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Feb. 29, 2012. GREENSBORO -- Tyler Tewell (Charlotte, N.C./Butler) doubled with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and scored the go-ahead run on an infield single by Jeremy Dowdy (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield) to lift Appalachian State University baseball to a 5-3 win over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium. Read more...
BY TIM GARDNER 

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Trojans surge past Bobcats, 74-48

Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 9:02 am
Feb. 29, 2012. MOUNT OLIVE, NC -- The Mount Olive College men's basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 39-20 margin in the second half on Tuesday night en route to a 74-48 victory in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. Read more...
BY TIM GARDNER 
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Ryan Arrowood of Appalachian State Named SoCon Pitcher of the Week after Win Over No. 7 LSU

Published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm
Feb. 27, 2012. SPARTANBURG, S.C. — After limiting Louisiana State University to two hits and striking out 10 in seven innings of Saturday’s 1-0 win over the seventh-ranked Tigers, Appalachian State University baseball’s Ryan Arrowood has been tabbed as the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Read more...
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Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament to be Held April 1 at Watauga High School

Published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:03 am
Feb. 27, 2012. BOONE -- Adult and youth soccer players are invited to participate in the 6th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament. The tournament, part of Appalachian State University’s Diversity Celebration,  will be played on the turf fields at Watauga High School on Sunday, April 1, from 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Read more...
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Western Carolina Downs Appalachian State in Regular Season Finale, ASU to Start SoCon Championship March 2

Published Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 9:15 am
Feb. 26, 2012. CULLOWHEE, NC -- Despite shooting 52.9 percent from the field and owning a 39-30 advantage on the glass, Appalachian State University men’s basketball was unable to hold onto an early lead in an 83-75 setback at Western Carolina’s Ramsey Center in last Saturday’s regular season finale. Read more...
BY TIM GARDNER 
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Appalachian Roller Girls Kick Off 2012 Season

Published Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm
Feb. 20, 2012. BOONE -- Kicking off their 2012 season, the Appalachian Roller Girls of Boone are playing the Speed Demons of Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Metrolina Trade Expo. Read more...
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