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Linville Land Harbor 18-hole Ladies Golf Association

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Kenny Vance shows off a 21-inch trout which he caught on Sunday, June 2. “Way to go Kenny, We are proud of you,” family and friends said of the catch.

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Augustin competes at NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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RALEIGH — Avery County sent two teams to the recent 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games. The Avery Aquanauts swim team and the softball skills Diamond Demons each sought top honors in the statewide competition. Swimming events took place over a two-day period at the Triangle Aq…

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HIGH COUNTRY — The best and brightest student-athletes from Avery, Ashe and Watauga counties will be honored at the fourth annual Mountain Times Publications Best of Preps awards ceremony, held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at Watauga High School in Boone.

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NEWLAND — With all Western Highlands Conference teams finished with postseason play, Avery County High School has announced its 2019 Spring All-Conference players. Per NCHSAA rules, a conference is not permitted to release its all-conference teams in a particular sport until the final confer…

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NEWLAND — As spring sports have wound down at Avery High School, the first signs of fall are already showing as the football team completed its set of spring football practice sessions.

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NEWLAND— On Friday, May 24, a gathering of teachers, parents and senior students from Avery County High School joined together to honor the best and brightest for its annual Senior Athletic Banquet.

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The Avery County Special Olympics softball skills team showing off their new team jerseys and one of the new helmets. Pictured are Mickey Daniels, Katie Holdcroft, Marilyn Lane, Charlie Varner and Patty Topper. SOAC thanks to the High Country Charitable Foundation and all the group’s benefac…

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MARS HILL — Rick Baker, Mars Hill University’s longtime sports information director and assistant athletic director, has been named director of athletics. He has served as interim athletic director for several months and will assume the director’s duties on a permanent basis on June 1.

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GREENSBORO — Avery High School sought out gold and a state title as its 4x400-meter boys relay team and pole vaulter Chandler Berry made the trip to NC A&T University’s Belk Track for the NCHSAA 1A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 18.

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Avery Vikings head football coach Mac Bryan (left) looks on as the offensive and defensive lines set up for battle at the line of scrimmage during a Monday, May 13, practice. Spring on-field team preparation and conditioning concludes next week as Avery takes the field for public practices f…

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NEWLAND — Avery High School senior and Viking student-athlete Gena Trent signed to play volleyball at Greensboro College on Friday, May 10, during a ceremony at ACHS.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Avery Lady Viking seven-time state champion Kylie Polsgrove continued to add hardware to her mantel, as she helped lead the Liberty University Lady Flames to the school’s first Atlantic Sun women’s outdoor track and field championship last weekend at Hodges Stadium.

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HICKORY — Delayed two days due to inclement weather, the Avery track and field team traveled to Lenoir-Rhyne University on Monday, May 13, to compete in the NCHSAA 1A West Regional Track and Field Championships.

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Avery Lady Vikings fastpitch softball recognized its quartet of senior players during Senior Day activities on Tuesday, April 30, at Avery High School. Pictured from left are Lady Viking seniors Lacey Hicks, Faith Daniels, Heaven Nelson and LeeAnn Brinkley, along with Avery softball head coa…

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The Special Olympics swim team, the Avery Aquanauts, competed in the McDowell County Spring Splash on May 4 held at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion. All seven swimmers earned at least one award for their day long efforts.

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ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. — The Cloudland baseball team ended the regular season on a roll but was unable to carry that momentum into the postseason.

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Although the Viking baseball season hasn’t developed into the number of victories the club aspired for in the 2019 season, the Big Red made sure that the close of the season would be a memorable one for players, coaches and fans alike.

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The Avery Lady Vikings varsity soccer team sent out its four seniors with flair on Wednesday, May 1, as the team raced out to a 4-0 halftime lead and continued to pour on the offense as the Big Red routed the visiting Mountain Heritage Lady Cougars by a 9-2 final score at sun-drenched MacDon…

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HIGH COUNTRY — Are you interested in joining a travel soccer team? High Country Soccer Association will be hosting tryouts on May 21 and 22 for the 2019/2020 year for U10-U18 middle school/high school aged players (birth years 2009 to 2001). Tryouts will be held at Ted Mackorell Soccer Compl…

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COLUMBUS — The Avery track and field team made the significant bus ride to Tennant Stadium on the campus of Polk County High School on Thursday, May 2, to compete at the 2019 Western Highlands Conference Track and Field Championships. A pair of individual standouts, Josie Naumowich and David…

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The Cloudland football program is under new leadership. Glenn White was selected to replace Mike Lunsford at the helm of the ‘Lander program after Lunsford announced he was retiring as a head coach in March. White, who was an assistant for Cloudland the past two seasons, is a graduate of Uni…

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The Cloudland High School athletic department saw two student-athletes recently sign to continue their athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. Jordan Coffey (pictured left) signed with Emory & Henry College for football. The senior was a three-sport athlete during his time at Cloudlan…

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LINVILLE — Hall of Fame coach Bobby Cremins will serve as the keynote speaker this summer when Appalachian State Athletics hosts the Legends Gala at Camp Yonahnoka for the third straight year.

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STONEY CREEK, Tenn. — The Avery Vikings baseball team returned from a week’s hiatus for spring break with a non-conference road clash in neighboring Carter County, Tennessee to face the Unaka Rangers.

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Bobcats shut out Southern Wesleyan to capture first-ever Conference Carolinas Championship

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BURNSVILLE — Avery traveled to Burnsville to battle against the Mountain Heritage Cougars on April 16. The match was originally scheduled for Monday, April 15, but was postponed due to field conditions at MHHS.

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Avery continued its trek through the conference schedule with a trio of games at home last week. On April 15, Avery hosted the Owen Warhorses in a high-scoring affair, while it hosted Mitchell for a doubleheader on April 17 at Viking Field.

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Hundreds of Special Olympic athletes participated in different competitions to the cheers of friends, helpers and spectators at the 2019 Spring Games on Thursday, April 18, at Watauga High School in Boone.

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NEWLAND — The Avery Vikings track and field team hosted Watauga, McDowell, Mitchell, Mountain Heritage and Pisgah in its first home meet of the season on Thursday, April 19. This proved to be a competitive series of events, with each team striving to refine personal records as the regular se…