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LMC Bobcats sports roundup

Five LMC track and field student-athletes have been named to the Conference Carolinas Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Conference Team, the conference office announced last week.

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Avery golf wins at Linville Falls

Avery High School golf got off to a slow start, but has picked up the pace with wins in its last two tournaments.The latest Vikings triumph came on Tuesday, April 1, at Linville Falls Golf Club. 

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Avery blanks trio of opponents in successful soccer week

Avery Lady Vikings soccer experienced one of its more dominant weeks of play last week, as it shut out three separate foes by a combined score of 18-0 in regular-season action.

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AHS softball snaps losing skid with win over Mitchell

Avery Lady Vikings softball faced the uphill portion of its conference schedule and struggled against the league's top foes, scoring one run in three games against Polk, Madison and Mountain Heritage.Read more...

Avery soccer announces 'Lady Vikings Soccer Kicks Cancer' events

Avery Lady Vikings soccer plans to honor Evie Blacka and her fight against leukemia in a couple of ways prior to the conclusion of its regular season schedule.

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App State sports roundup

App State's football program has completed its 2015 non-conference schedule with a home game against Howard and a road game at Clemson, athletic director Charlie Cobb announced last week.

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Vikings baseball dedicates new field, backstop

Avery baseball has seen its fair share of difficulties through the first half of the 2014 baseball season. The Vikings celebrated a high point of the program on Friday, April 4, however, as it dedicated the new turf infield surface and brick-laden backstop at the Avery baseball complex.

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Vikings downed by Wolverines, Patriots in conference baseball action

Avery Vikings baseball continues to struggle to find consistency at the plate, suffering a one-hit, 6-0 loss at Polk County on Monday, March 24, and falling 16-1 to Madison at home on Thursday, March 27.

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Lady Vikings soccer drops conference match, shuts out East Wilkes

Avery Lady Vikings soccer split a pair of matches on the pitch last week. The Big Red fell by a 4-2 final score on the road at Polk County on Monday, March 24, but bounced back to shut out the East Wilkes Lady Cardinals by a 5-0 final score in Ronda on Thursday, March 27.

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Lady Vikings softball falls to Polk, Madison

Avery Lady Vikings softball suffered a pair of difficult losses last week. Polk County scored early and often as it defeated Avery 18-0 at home in a game called after five innings due to the mercy rule on Monday, March 24. Read more...

Middle school sports roundup

Last week was a challenging one for local middle school baseball and softball teams. Games on Tuesday, March 25, were postponed due to snow, as were games scheduled between Avery and Cranberry middle schools in both sports on Wednesday, March 26.

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Dogtown Wrestling Club competes at AAU Spring Youth Nationals

Dogtown Wrestling Club took seven wrestlers to the recent AAU Spring Youth Nationals. The team members took on grapplers representing multiple states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina, with many opponents boasting state championships as individuals or teams.

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Vikings baseball opens new field in battling Bearcats

Avery Vikings baseball continues to seek continuity on both sides of the diamond as it opens Western Highlands Conference competition. Read more...

Lady Vikings soccer falls to Hendersonville in OT, drops one-goal match at Owen

Avery lost a pair of tough matches in Western Highlands Conference soccer action last week, as WHC competition hits full stride.

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LMC Bobcats sports roundup

Bobcats softball drops four at Rebel Games

LMC softball team dropped four games in the first two days of the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11.

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App State Mountaineers sports roundup

Moore inducted into Southern Conference Hall of Fame

Former App State head football coach Jerry Moore was inducted to the Southern Conference Hall of Fame during a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville on Monday, March 10.


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Lady Vikings soccer downs Gryphons, falls in home opener

Avery Lady Vikings soccer returned to its winning ways last week with a 2-1 win at Thomas Jefferson Academy, but fell by a 3-0 score to Watauga on Friday, March 14, in the Big Red’s home opener at MacDonald Stadium.

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Call to the Pen: 2013-14 Avery boys varsity basketball inspired a community

In sports, the bottom line is normally the numbers on the scoreboard, whichever team has a higher number in their column at the end of the game is the winner, while the team with the lesser number is the losing team.

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App State Cycling hosts Road Race Weekend

This weekend, Appalachian State University Cycling will host a number of cycling events culminating with Windy Gap Road Race this Saturday, March 22. 

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WHC prep sports notes

Winter sports All-Western Highlands Conference selections announced

Western Highlands Conference coaches have announced their all-conference selections for the winter sports season. Read more...