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Mountaineers picked seventh in Sun Belt

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In its upcoming inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference, the coaches have picked Appalachian State to finish seventh out of 11 conference teams.The preseason poll was released on Saturday.The Mountaineers are one spot ahead of former Southern Conference rival Georgia Southern. The Mountaineers finished with 47 voting points while GSU had 44.Louisiana-Lafayette picked up every first place vote and is the big favorite to win the conference title.Arkansas State was picked to finish second, followed by South Alabama, Troy and Louisiana-Monroe. Texas State was tabbed to finish sixth, followed by ASU, GSU, Idaho, Georgia State and New Mexico State.It is just over a month until the 2014 campaign begins.


Future stars enjoy softball camp

Nathan Ham | Jefferson PostSeveral young softball players took part in the Diamond Stars Softball Camp last week at Ashe County High School. Front row, left to right: Lydia Edmonson, Becca Wonsick, Madi Roland, Brooke Vannoy, Skyler Vannoy, Kirklyn Hudler and Kenadie Hudler. Middle row, left to right: Caroline Chambers, Ashley Barnes, Jadon Jones, Jordan Jones, Tori Prichard, Rebecca Yakel, Lora Jones, Ashley Braswell, Savannah Vannoy and Caroline Wainwright. Back row, left to righ...

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Blue Ridge Brutal set for Aug. 9

Bikers from all parts of the country will be in Ashe County on Aug. 9 for the annual Blue Ridge Brutal 100 race.Each year, bikers show up to challenge the grueling elevation changes to try and complete the 100-mile ride. There are 75 and 57-mile rides for those that are not sure they can handle the longest event.As if that is not enough, a limited group of riders that want to push themselves even more can take part in the Assault on Mount Jefferson, a three-mile climb fr...

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App State’s Marcus Cox named to preseason award list

It did not take long for an Appalachian State player to appear on an award watch list in the Football Bowl Subdivision.Sophomore tailback Marcus Cox was named to the 2014 Doak Walker Award preseason watch list. The award is given annually to the nation’s top running back.Cox, a 5-10, 200-pound running back from Georgia, was outstanding as a true freshman last season. He set a pair of freshman rushing records with total rushing yards (1,250) and total touchdowns (21...

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N.C. Wildlife Commission sets migratory game bird seasons

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the season dates for dove and other webless migratory game birds, as well as September seasons for Canada geese and teal.Seasons and bag limits for most species are similar to last year with the notable exception of the dove hunting season. This year, 20 additional days were allowed and the Commission added a portion of those extra days to the early October segment of the season and added the remaining extra days to late November ...

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Twilight League update

Week 9 results:W.J. Chevrolet (-2) ties Day’s Body Shop (-2)Mountain Aire (1) defeated Cardinals Lanes (-12)Furches Evergreens (16) defeated Scott Brothers (-2)Mt. Jefferson Motors (6) defeated Ashe County Builders (-1)Bureaucrats (24) defeated Peak Farms (2)AEV (-8) defeated Badger Funeral Home (-18)Week 10 results:W.J Chevrolet (7) defeated Cardinal Lanes (-2)...

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Perfect weather for baseball camp

Nathan Ham | Jefferson PostThe annual Diamond Stars Baseball Camp saw plenty of bright sunshine but cooler temperatures last week as 15 young baseball players in the county came to learn and improve their skills. Campers this year were: Landon Jordan, Samuel Tibbs, Jordan Tibbs, Jackson Krider, Caleb Scott, Kaden Burgess, Brodie Burgess, Wyatt Taylor, Colby Lewis, William Howell, Dalton Eller, Carson Pope, Tyler Harmon, Luke Osborne and Max Pruitt. Camp instructors included coach R...

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Daniel Waln takes coaching job at Lees-McRae

Daniel Waln has been named the new assistant men’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College under head coach Steve Hardin.A resident of Fleetwood, Waln spent the previous two seasons as the head coach of the Ashe County High School Junior Varsity program and an assistant coach on the varsity squad. Waln also spent four years before that as an AAU coach for the 15U Ashe County Lightning.Most recently, Waln spent time coaching the East Coast Fusion 17U squad, based out...

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ACHS student brings home top honors from Highland Games

Ashe County High School senior Zach Outen took part in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games for the first time, and made it a competition to remember by winning the Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Games award.Outen, 17, will be a senior this year at ACHS and has been a key member of the Husky track and field team each of the last two seasons.Outen said he did not know anything about the Highland Games until a friend invited him to go. He ended up winning fo...

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Bednosky finishes strong in Grandfather Mountain Marathon

Over 300 people took part in the 47th annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon last Saturday and Jefferson resident Annette Bednosky took the crown as the top female runner in the race, completing the marathon in three hours, 28 minutes.Bednosky finished nearly three minutes in front of runner-up Alisha Little of Lenoir and four minutes in front of third place finisher Phyllis Tsang of Charlotte.This was the second win for Bednosky in a race at Grandfather Mountai...

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Local archer places sixth in national 4-H tournament

Crumpler’s own Matthew Dixon proved to be one of the elite archers in his age group by taking sixth place in the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational last month.Dixon was one of 566 individual shooters that represented 34 different states at the tournament, held in Grand Island, Nebraska over a six-day span.Shooters could compete in several different events, including air pistol, air rifle, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, compound archery, recurve archery, muzzleloader...

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Youth football camp dates set

Ashe County Youth Football League will be sponsoring a football camp for upcoming first through sixth graders.The camp is free of charge and is open to all Ashe County students. It will be held at the old Beaver Creek High School football field.There will be two camps to attend. Camp dates are July 21 (Monday), July 22 (Tuesday) and July 24 (Thursday) and the following Monday (July 28), Tuesday (July 29) and Thursday (July 31).Both camps will take place from 5...

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