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Beginning this weekend and continuing throughout the summer, fans can get an up-close look at Appalachian State University football’s Raycom Media Camellia Bowl championship trophy as it makes its way throughout western North Carolina as part of the Yosef ‘16 season ticket holder referral program.

The Camellia Bowl trophy tour is currently scheduled to make several stops across western N.C. over the next two months, beginning on Thursday at Taste of Avery in Banner Elk.

Fans are encouraged to attend a nearby tour event to take a #Yoselfie with the Camellia Bowl trophy, pick up a 2016 Appalachian State football poster and meet with App State athletics staff members. Mountaineer coaches and student-athletes will also be in attendance at select events.

More stops are expected to be added throughout the summer. Follow the Appalachian State athletics office of promotions and fan engagement on Twitter at @appstpromo for updates.

APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL TROPHY TOUR — Summer 2016
Thursday, June 2 (AVERY COUNTY)
Taste of Avery, 6-8:30 p.m.
Best Western Lodge — 1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Friday, June 3 (MITCHELL COUNTY)
• Market on Oak Street, 3-5 p.m.
262 Oak Ave., Spruce Pine, NC 28777

• Spruce Pine Music in the Park, 5:30-7 p.m.
Riverside Park — 305 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Saturday, June 4 (WATAUGA COUNTY)
• Blowing Rock Shriner’s Parade (“Salute to Our Veterans”), 2 p.m.
Main Street, Blowing Rock

• Blowing Rock Shriner’s Vendor Park, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Blowing Rock City Park

Friday, June 10 (BURKE COUNTY)
• Burke County Square, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Historic Burke County Courthouse — 102 E. Union St., Morganton, NC 28655

• TGIF Burke Summer Concert Series, 5:30 p.m.
Historic Burke County Courthouse — 102 E. Union St., Morganton, NC 28655

Thursday, June 16 (ALLEGHANY COUNTY)
• Alleghany County Rotary Club, 7 a.m.
Alleghany Memorial Hospital Solarium, 233 Doctors St., Sparta, NC 28675

Friday, June 17 (ALEXANDER COUNTY)
• Rocky Face Mountain Park, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
3451 Rocky Face Church Rd., Hiddenite, NC, 28636

• Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center Summer on the Square, 5:30 p.m.
Alexander County Courthouse Lawn — 29 W. Main Ave., Taylorsville, NC
Rain location: The Center’s Education Complex, 70 Hiddenite Church Road

Monday, July 18 (WILKES COUNTY)
• North Wilkesboro Rotary Club, 6:30 p.m.
Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery — 201 Wilkesboro Blvd., North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Friday, July 22 (ALLEGHANY COUNTY)
Blue Ridge Mountain Fair
Crouse Park — 60 Cherry St., Sparta, NC 28675

Asheville: 11
Hickory: 1

Taylorsville: 9
Burke County: 2

The Hickory Crawdads' scheduled game in Delmarva against the Shorebirds has been rained out for a second straight night. The 'Dads and Birds will make up the contest with a doubleheader on Wednesday, June 1st, with the first 7-inning game beginning at 5:05 pm.

The rainout cancels the Crawdads' scheduled doubleheader, which was a result of the club's rainout on Memorial Day. The postponed contest is the fourth of the season for the Crawdads and once again delays the start of the club's 6-game, 2-city road trip to Delmarva and Lakewood. The 2nd place 'Dads remain 2 games back of 1st place Hagerstown in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, and a half game ahead of the 3rd place Shorebirds.

The 'Dads are on the road through Saturday, June 4th before returning home to L.P. Frans Stadium for a 3-game homestand from Monday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 8th.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 21:55

Appalachian State Baseball's Jones Released

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Appalachian State University athletics has discontinued the employment of baseball head coach Billy Jones, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Tuesday.

“We’re grateful to Coach Jones for his commitment to Appalachian State baseball over the last four years. I wish him and his family nothing but the best going forward,” Gillin said. “We will conduct a national search to identify new leadership for our baseball program.”

Jones was 86-130 in four seasons as Appalachian State’s head coach, including an 18-36 mark in 2016. Assistant to the Chancellor for athletics Jonathan Reeder and senior associate athletics director Troy Heustess will co-chair the national search for a new head coach.

Catawba Valley Community College Women's Basketball Head Coach Tisha England announces the signing of Nikkyana McCaskill, a transfer from Belmont Abbey and graduate from Forestview High School in Gastonia.

McCaskill a 5'2" point guard averaged 14.9 points, 3.8 assist and 2.8 steals out of high school. She helped lead Forestview to a 19-6 overall record and 13-1 conference record under Coach Kevin Gurganus in the 2014-2015 season.

Coach England is pleased to have McCaskill a part of the 2016 class with her vocal leadership, quickness and court awareness. "McCaskill has a big heart and is a floor general," said Coach England. "Her presence, leadership and play making will impact the Lady Red Hawks."

Monday, 30 May 2016 23:08

Crawdads Road Trip Begins with Rain Out

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The Hickory Crawdads' Memorial Day game on May 30th in Delmarva has been postponed due to rain. The 'Dads and Shorebirds will make up the contest with a doubleheader on Tuesday, May 31st, with the first 7-inning game beginning at 6:05 pm.

The rainout is the third of the season for the Crawdads and comes on the first day of their 6-game, 2-city road trip to Delmarva and Lakewood. The 2nd place 'Dads remain 1.5 games back of 1st place Hagerstown in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, and a half game ahead of the 3rd place Shorebirds.

The 'Dads are on the road through Saturday, June 4th before returning home to L.P. Frans Stadium for a 3-game homestand from Monday, June 6th through Wednesday, June 8th.

Lenoir Oilers: 11
Hickory: 0 (Exhibition)

Caldwell County: 14
Rutherford County: 6

The Hickory Crawdads proved to be their own worst enemy Sunday afternoon against the Greensboro Grasshoppers, as the 'Dads tied a season high with 4 errors resulting in 3 unearned runs and ultimately a 6-2 loss at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Four separate players committed a miscue in the game, including right fielder LeDarious Clark, second baseman Andy Ibanez, first baseman Dylan Moore, and starting pitcher Brett Martin. The sloppy defense undercut a solid start from Martin, who tied a career-high with 7 innings pitched.

The Grasshoppers also had problems in the field with four errors of their own, beginning in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Yeyson Yrizarri singled and Clark reached on an fielding error by 'Hoppers shortstop Anfernee Seymour. One batter later, Eric Jenkins delivered an RBI single to center to give the Crawdads a 1-0 lead.

Greensboro responded in the top of the 3rd with 2 runs, 1 earned, to take a 2-1 advantage. Kyle Barrett started the frame with a leadoff walk before Aaron Blanton reached when Clark dropped a line drive in right field. One out later, Zach Sullivan came through with a 2-RBI single to left to put the Grasshoppers on top.

The Crawdads came right back with another unearned run of their own in the home half of the 3rd when Ibanez reached on another fielding error by Seymour at short, advanced to second on a balk by 'Hoppers starter Cody Poteet, moved to third on a single from Tyler Sanchez, and finally scored when Moore lined an RBI sacrifice fly to left to tie the game at 2-2.

The score remained the same until the 6th, when Greensboro used a fielding error from Ibanez, a throwing mistake by Moore, and a pair of singles to score 3 runs, 1 earned, to take a 5-2 lead. The Grasshoppers tacked on one last tally in the 7th on a single by Barrett, a stolen base, a wild pitch, and an RBI sacrifice fly from Blanton for the final 6-2 score.

Martin (2-3) took the loss for the 'Dads with 6 runs allowed, 3 earned, on 6 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts over 7 innings pitched. Grasshoppers' reliever Jeff Kinley (2-3) earned the win with 2.1 scoreless innings pitched out of the bullpen.

Sanchez led the Hickory hitters with a 3-5 game, while Ibanez finished 1-3 with 2 walks and a run scored and Jenkins went 1-3 with an RBI and 2 stolen bases to increase his league-leading total on the year to 27 swiped bags.

The loss drops the Crawdads to 29-21 on the year, but the club remains just 1.5 games back of 1st place Hagerstown in the Northern Division. The 'Dads will now head to Delmarva and Lakewood on a 2-city, 6-game road trip. First pitch against the Shorebirds on Monday is scheduled for 5:05 pm.

Hickory: 13
Cherryville: 3

Caldwell: 11
Rutherford County: 6

As the last student-athlete competing for Appalachian State University men's track and field at the NCAA East Region Preliminary meet, Nathan Milch finished 33rd in the shot put on Saturday.

Milch finished with a top throw of 56-3.25. At the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, Milch finished with a personal-best throw of 56-6 and took third place. That throw for Milch moved him into third all-time in program history.

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