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By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Twilight League update

WEST JEFFERSON — Nine weeks of the 2015 Twilight League are in the books. The Mt. Jefferson Motors team holds a slim lead going into week 10.

Week 9 results

Cardinal Lanes (-4) defeated W.J. Chevrolet (-9)

Mountain Aire (-8) defeated Scott Brothers (-12)

Mt. Jefferson Motors (8) defeated Day’s Body Shop (-17)

Furches Evergreens (-1) defeated GE Aviation (-14)

Bureaucrats (-1) defeated Ashe County Builders (-5)

Badger Funeral Home (8) defeated Peak Farms (6)

Week 9 Bye: AEV

Regular Season standings

1 Mt. Jefferson Motors: 6-2

2 Bureaucrats: 5-2-2

3 Day’s Body Shop: 4-3-1

4 AEV: 4-4

5 Peak Farms: 4-4

6 Scott Brothers: 4-4

7 Badger Funeral Home: 4-4-1

8 W.J. Chevrolet: 4-5

9 Mountain Aire: 3-2-3

10 Ashe County Builders: 3-4-1

11 GE Aviation: 3-4-1

12 Furches Evergreens: 3-5-1

13 Cardinal Lanes: 2-6

Week 10 pairings

Cardinal Lanes vs. Day’s Body Shop

Mountain Aire vs. Peak Farms

Ashe County Builders vs. Badger Funeral Home

W.J. Chevrolet vs. Scott Brothers

Furches Evergreens vs. AEV

Mt. Jefferson Motors vs. GE Aviation

Week 10 Bye: Bureaucrats

Volleyball camp starts July 29

WEST JEFFERSON — The Queens of the Court volleyball camp is set to take place July 29-30 at Ashe County High School.

Campers will be divided up into two groups. Rising kindergarten through third grade girls will play from 9 a.m. until noon on both days. Rising fourth through sixth graders will play from 9 a.m. until noon on July 29 and from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on July 30. On this day, the fourth through sixth graders will have a break from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch. Campers can bring a lunch to eat in the gym, parents can bring lunch to them or parents can pick the players up to go eat as long as they are back by 1 p.m.

The cost of the K-3 camp is $45 when you register at the door. The cost of the 4-6 grade camp is $60 at the door.

Players are required to wear tennis shoes and may also want to bring snacks and a water bottle for breaks.

The Queens of the Court camp is designed to work on each player’s individual skills such as serving, passing, setting, hitting and blocking.

Registration forms can be picked up in the office at the high school and will also be posted on the high school’s website on the volleyball team page.

ASU licensing royalties hit all-time high

BOONE — Appalachian State University’s revenue from licensing royalties reached an all-time high in 2014-15, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Friday.

Appalachian State’s revenue from the sale of licensed goods during the 2014-15 fiscal year was more than two-percent higher than in its previous record year in 2007-08. Sales in 2007-08 were spurred by the Mountaineers’ historic football win over Michigan and a third-straight NCAA Division I FCS national championship.

Appalachian’s licensing revenue in 2014-15 was also up nearly 18-percent from the previous year. Funds attained through licensing royalties support scholarships for student-athletes.

“A record-breaking year in licensing revenue is further evidence that the Appalachian State brand has never been stronger,” Gillin said. “We are very appreciative of our licensing partner, Learfield Licensing Partners, and the vendors and retail locations that produce and sell Mountaineer merchandise.

“However, the biggest thanks go to Mountaineer fans,” Gillin continued. “App Nation’s loyal support and willingness to purchase officially licensed merchandise is the reason that the Mountaineer brand is so strong and will continue to get stronger.”

“It has been exciting to watch the Appalachian State licensing program thrive over the past nine years of our partnership,” said Lewis Hardy, chairman of Learfield Licensing Partners. “Our collective focus on expanding the Mountaineers’ brand into new product categories and retail locations has definitely paid off and we’re confident that we will continue to help the Appalachian State licensing program meet and exceed its goals.”

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

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By Nathan Ham

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