Jefferson Post- RSS SPORTS Feed http://jeffersonpost.com/section/SPORTS http://jeffersonpost.com/section/SPORTS Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:31:20 EST 1800 Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/153016640/Matt-Kenseth-ends-51-race-drought-with-win-at-rainy-Bristol By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing WriterBRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:30:22 EST Gomes has 4 RBIs, Braves beat Blue Jays 5-2 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/153016626/Gomes-has-4-RBIs-Braves-beat-Blue-Jays-5-2 By IAN HARRISONAssociated PressTORONTO (AP) — Atlanta's Shelby Miller has added to his arsenal since shutting out the Blue Jays last season. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:20:21 EST Warm weather brings black bear sightings and advisories http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152990258/Warm-weather-brings-black-bear-sightings-and-advisories RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission advises that black bear sightings will become more common across the state as weather becomes warmer. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:10:21 EST Registration begins for ASU youth hoops camps http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152990303/Registration-begins-for-ASU-youth-hoops-camps BOONE — Appalachian State University men's basketball will host a series of camps for boys in grades 3-12 this summer. The camps, which will take place both on campus and in Concord, North Carolina, will include competitive games, contests... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 12:35:22 EST Hornets’ Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152999188/Hornets-Jefferson-plans-to-return-Henderson-unsure By STEVE REEDAP Sports Writer Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:15:21 EST Track teams win again http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934360/Track-teams-win-again WEST JEFFERSON — The Husky track teams picked up wins on Tuesday at home, competing against West Wilkes, Mitchell County and Oak Hill Academy. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:05:21 EST Lowder strikes out 16 in victory http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152841333/Lowder-strikes-out-16-in-victory WEST JEFFERSON — Junior pitcher Joseph Lowder continues to cement his spot as one of the best pitchers in Ashe County High School history, this time striking out 16 Wilkes Central hitters to pick up a complete game win over the rival... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:00:22 EST Ashe Aces place second http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152956438/Ashe-Aces-place-second Submitted photo | Jefferson Post - The Ashe Aces 8U team took second place last weekend in the team's first tournament of the season. The “Back Yard Brawl” was hosted by NCBPA in Taylorsville, North Carolina. The Ashe Aces team beat... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:20:21 EST Haren, Hechavarria help Marlins win 2nd straight http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152955156/Haren-Hechavarria-help-Marlins-win-2nd-straight By GEORGE HENRYAssociated PressATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren needed one inning to get used to home plate umpire Alan Porter's strike zone. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:05:21 EST App State Athletics kicks off ‘Year of the Fan’ http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152942114/App-State-Athletics-kicks-off-Year-of-the-Fan BOONE — Appalachian State University athletics has officially kicked off its “Year of the Fan.” Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:21 EST Wildlife commission plan underway to replenish hatchery http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934351/Wildlife-commission-plan-underway-to-replenish-hatchery RALEIGH — The North Carolina Wildlife Commission has put together a plan that should be able to meet trout stocking goals in the areas affected by the recent fish kill in Marion, including Ashe County. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:45:21 EST Ashe golfers play at Cedarbrook http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152934383/Ashe-golfers-play-at-Cedarbrook ELKIN — Weather was not able to keep the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference golf teams off the links at Cedarbrook Country Club on Monday. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:40:22 EST Baseball falls to Elkin, rebounds against Avery http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152840318/Baseball-falls-to-Elkin-rebounds-against-Avery WEST JEFFERSON — The Huskies were dealt a heartbreaking loss against Elkin on Wednesday, but were able to bounce back and cruise to a win over Avery County on Thursday.Elkin 3, Ashe 2 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:00:23 EST Jordan Spieth, 21, captures Masters victory for the ages http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152885675/Jordan-Spieth-21-captures-Masters-victory-for-the-ages By DOUG FERGUSONAP Golf WriterAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:20:21 EST Teheran, Freeman help Braves improve to 5-0 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152878960/Teheran-Freeman-help-Braves-improve-to-5-0 By GEORGE HENRYAssociated PressATLANTA (AP) — The season is only five days old, and Freddie Freeman likes what he sees from the Atlanta Braves' situational hitting. Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:30:27 EST Hatchery tampering affects Ashe, other counties http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152874064/Hatchery-tampering-affects-Ashe-other-counties MARION — Rivers in 12 counties across western North Carolina, including the New River in Ashe County, will be faced with having fewer number of trout stocked in them this fishing season after over 150,000 rainbow trout were killed at the... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:35:22 EST Gosselin’s 2-run single in 8th leads Braves past Mets http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152871528/Gosselins-2-run-single-in-8th-leads-Braves-past-Mets By GEORGE HENRYAssociated Press Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:35:21 EST Joey Votto’s 2 homers lead unbeaten Reds over Cardinals 5-4 http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152871242/Joey-Vottos-2-homers-lead-unbeaten-Reds-over-Cardinals-5-4 By JOE KAYAP Sports WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — With Joey Votto playing like an MVP again, the Cincinnati Reds have stayed unbeaten. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:30:22 EST Muscala, Hawks beat Hornets 104-80 for first 60-win season http://jeffersonpost.com/news/sports/152870920/Muscala-Hawks-beat-Hornets-104-80-for-first-60-win-season By CHARLES ODUMAP Sports WriterATLANTA (AP) — Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:00:29 EST Ashe tennis splits two http://jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-sports/152840276/Ashe-tennis-splits-two WEST JEFFERSON — The men's tennis team earned a close win over Alleghany on Wednesday before falling to conference front-runner Elkin on Thursday.Ashe held on for a 5-4 victory over the Trojans in Sparta. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:00:22 EST