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Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Named Scholar All-Americans

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has selected the Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s and Women’s Swimming Teams for Scholar All-American honors. eams were selected on the bases of their fall grade point averages. In Division II, The Men tied for 5th place with a 3.47 team GPA while the Women tied for…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 2/3/23

Girls Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Brevard: 62 Patton: 42 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 65 Lincolnton: 15 Maiden: 55 Bunker Hill: 28 Newton-Conover: 62 Bandys: 20 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 73 St. Stephens: 33 Fred T. Foard: 54 North Lincoln: 37 Hickory: 60 West Iredell: 26 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe…

Abson’s Career Night Not Enough For App State Men’s Basketball

Despite a career night from Justin Abson, App State fell to Marshall, 66-58. The top two shot-blocking freshmen in the country, Abson and Micah Handlogten, battled down low all game, each blocking several shots and grabbing at least eight rebounds. Abson finished with a career-high 16 points on 7-11 shooting, blocked three shots, and tied…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Falls at Marshall

In its second conference meeting with Marshall on Thursday, the App State women’s basketball team fell to the Thundering Herd, 72-64. Junior Faith Alston scored a team-high 17 points on the night, while sophomore Emily Carver netted 16. Both drained four 3-point buckets and nabbed two steals apiece. Alston also pulled down six rebounds, went…

High School Dual Team Wrestling Championship Third Round and Regional Final Results From Wednesday, 2/1/23

2A Bandys: 35 West Lincoln: 29, third round Newton-Conover: 41 Lincolnton: 33, third round Newton-Conover: 36 Bandys: 33, Regional Finals Trojans season ends at 25-9. The Red Devils advance to the state championship Saturday facing Bunn at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse at 4pm. Bunn lost to Bandys last year in the championship. 3A Fred T.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls at Home to Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team suffered their fifth straight loss after a 73-68 defeat to visiting Limestone on Wednesday night inside Shuford Arena. The Bears have lost their last five games by a total of just 21 points. L.J. McCoy had his sixth 20-point game of the year as McCoy scored 22 points and T.J.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Falls at the Buzzer

Limestone’s Kalisha Hill turnaround jumper went through the bottom of the net as time expired to give the Saints the 71-69 win over the Bears Wednesday night inside Shuford Arena. The loss was the first home loss for Lenoir-Rhyne this season as the Bears started the season 11-0 at home. Including last year, the Bears…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Drops Season Opener

Belmont Abbey used a four-run ninth inning to put away Lenoir-Rhyne, 7-2, in the season opener for both sides. While starting pitcher Joshua Lanham had an overall strong outing, the Bears offense never seemed to get going, especially facing an early 1-0 deficit following a home run by Ben Ferguson. After a stellar pitcher’s duel between…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Grabs 38 on National Signing Day

On National Signing Day 2023, 38 young men have a new home with the Lenoir-Rhyne football program. “I am excited about the quality of depth of the players we signed,” said Head Coach Mike Jacobs. “Bears Nation should be excited about the depth these young men will provide our program.” The defensive side of the…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/31/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Rosman: 74 Draughn: 53 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 44 R-S Central: 14 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 53 Maiden: 34 East Burke: 78 Bunker Hill: 23 Lincolnton: 44 West Caldwell: 38 Newton-Conover: 71 West Lincoln: 38 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 71 Fred T. Foard:…

CVCC Baseball Adds Former MLB All-Star Bryan Harvey to Staff

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program announces two coaching changes heading into the 2023 spring season. Kris Harvey, who served as Associate Head Coach and Pitching Coordinator for the Red Hawks for the past eight years, is stepping down from his position to pursue other opportunities outside of baseball. “These past eight years at…

L-R Football Hires Orlosky To Coach Offensive Line

The Lenoir-Rhyne football team has announced the hiring of Tyler Orlosky as the next offensive line coach of the program. The former All-American joins the Bears after his successful run as the Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/O-Line Coach for Ohio Dominican University. “We are excited to have coach Orlosky join the LR football staff,” said Head…

Appalachian State Wrestling Wins at Gardner-Webb

No. 19 App State took eight of 10 matches on the road Monday and posted a 32-6 win against Gardner-Webb to remain unbeaten in SoCon wrestling duals. The Mountaineers (8-2, 4-0) are one of three SoCon teams without a league loss, joined by annual contenders Chattanooga and Campbell, who are also 4-0 in the league.…

Appalachian State Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors

The App State men’s and women’s cross country teams received All-Academic team honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The women’s team has earned the distinction every year since 2010, while the men have now earned the accolade in six consecutive seasons. In the fall 2022 semester, the…

High School Dual Team Wrestling First and Second Rounds Playoff Results from Saturday, 1/28/23

2A: Newton-Conover: 69 McMichael: 9, first round Newton-Conover: 72 East Davidson: 9, second round Red Devils advance to the third round taking on conference rival Lincolnton on Wednesday. Should they win, they will face the winner of Bandys and West Lincoln in the regionals later Wednesday night. Bandys: 51 Mount Pleasant: 27, first round Bandys:…

App State Women’s Tennis Picks Up Third Straight Win

App State Tennis captured its third straight team victory with a 4-0 sweep at Davidson on Saturday. After a season-opening loss against No. 2 North Carolina, the Mountaineers have reeled off consecutive wins over Lees-McRae (7-0), Queens (4-3) and Davidson to finish the month of January at 3-1 overall. App State started the match by…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls To Newberry Again By A Possession

For the fourth time this season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team suffered a one-possession loss, this time a one-point set back to Newberry inside Shuford Arena, 61-60. The back-and-forth affair featured four lead changes and three ties on the night. The Bears were held to just 22 first-half points and shot 32 percent from the…

App State Men’s Basketball Wins Third Straight

App State men’s basketball swept its weekend at home, finishing with a 63-51 win over Arkansas State, the team’s third consecutive double-digit win. The Mountaineers (13-10, 6-4 SBC) have not trailed in their last 113 minutes of basketball, dating back to the first half of their win against Old Dominion. App State, who leads the…

App State Women’s Track and Field Sets New School Record at VMI Winter Classic

App State women’s track and field capped competition at the VMI Winter Classic on Saturday with a new 4×400-meter relay school record, three event wins, and a total of 17 top-five finishes on the weekend. App State’s 4×400-meter relay team of graduate student Jelonnie Smith, senior Jada Branch, graduate student Hunter Robinson, and senior Mariah…

Appalachian State Wrestling Picks Up a Championship at Appalachian Open

Tiebreaking takedowns in the final minute of the semifinal and championship matches produced a heavyweight title for Jacob Sartorio at the Appalachian Open on Saturday. Sartorio recorded a takedown with 25 seconds left and finished on top to close a 4-2 semifinal decision against NC State’s Chase Horne, then won a 5-2 decision against North…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Loses to Louisiana

App State women’s basketball team fell to Louisiana, 65-51, at the Holmes Convocation Center on Saturday. Despite some hot 3-point shooting by the Mountaineers in the first quarter, the Black and Gold faced a scoring drought in the second half that gave the Ragin’ Cajuns enough momentum to go on a 17-0 scoring run in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Concludes Competition at VMI Winter Classic

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their indoor season over the weekend as they traveled up north to take part in the VMI Winter Classic. The men’s 4×400-meter relay took home first place in their event after posting a 3.14.33 which is good enough for the second-best time in program history. In…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Rallies For Comeback Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team overcome a 19-point fourth quarter deficit to down the visiting Newberry Wolves inside Shuford Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Bears outscored Newberry 29-6 in the final quarter to defeat the Wolves 65-61. The win extended the Bears home winning streak to fifteen straight games including a perfect 11-0 this season.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women Picked Sixth, Men Fifth in SAC Tennis Preseason Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s tennis teams were picked fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 2023 SAC Preseason Poll. Tusculum was picked to finish atop the conference for men’s tennis with its five first-place votes and 130 total votes while Wingate took the top spot in the poll with 10 first-place votes and 139 total…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Holds On To Beat Richard Bland

Caldwell Communtiy College men’s basketball edged out Richard Bland, 62-61 at home Friday night. RJ Black led all scorers with 18 points as the Cobras held on despite a 10-point advantage at the half. Cobras led 41-30 with 15:00 remaining but the Statesman rallied to take a 59-54 lead with 3:30 remaining. Pharrell Boyogueno’s two…

App State Women’s Track and Field Begin Competition at VMI Winter Classic

App State women’s track and field closed out the first day of the VMI Winter Classic on Friday, tallying six top-five finishes as well as two advancements to the women’s 60-meter final. Action at the VMI Winter Classic resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. In the women’s triple jump, sophomore Jazmine Posey finished second with a…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 1/27/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 61 Madison: 25 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference East Rutherford: 70 Patton: 25 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 59 Newton-Conover: 57 Lincolnton: 52 Bandys: 29 Maiden: 59 West Caldwell: 41 West Lincoln: 58 Bunker Hill: 36 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 64 Hickory: 48 Statesville: 40…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Picked to Win SAC Again

Winners of the past two SAC regular season and SAC tournament titles, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team has been predicted to finish first in the preseason conference coaches’ poll. The Bears earned 79 points and seven of the 10 first place votes and finished ahead of Limestone and Wingate. Myles Moffat, Toron Eccleston, Victor Powell…

Appalachian State Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Georgia State

App State men’s basketball never trailed in its second consecutive double-digit win, defeating Georgia State 71-59. The starters filled the stat sheet, each recording five or more rebounds while Terence Harcum scored 20+ for the second straight contest. The sophomore posted 21 points on 6-10 shooting, five rebounds, four assists, a steal, and a 7-10…

Lenoir-Rhyne Triathlon Earns Scholar All-American Honors

Lenoir Rhyne’s triathlon team earned the honor of Scholar American while five members were named as First Team Scholar All-Americans. The Bears were one of 27 colleges and universities to achieve the recognition of posting a team GPA greater than 3.2 or higher. Sabrina Fleig, Nanette Nikolajsen, Eliska Rihova, Chloe Telian, and Claudia Teran-Romagosa all…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Drops Road Contest to Georgia State

The App State women’s basketball team fell to Georgia State, 64-56, after a hard-fought battle Thursday night. Redshirt senior Janay Sanders netted a team-high 20 points, while sophomore Emily Carver tallied 14 points and shot 3-of-5 from the 3-point line. Junior Faith Alston dished out a team-high seven assists. Over the course of play, the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Picked Third in Preseason SAC Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team has been predicted to finish third in the Preseason SAC Coaches’ Poll. Wingate was named the preseason favorite and garnered 10 first-place votes while Limestone grabbed the other first-place vote for second place. The Bears also placed four on the Preseason All-Conference team. Isabelle Dunnam, Jolan Morey and Suzy Smith…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falter Against Catawba

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball fell to Catawba on Wednesday evening, 74-60, as the Indians completed the season sweep of the Bears. A balanced attack paced the Indians who were led by 14 points from Javeon Jones, one of five in double figures. Kris Robinson and Kaleb Wallace each had 13. Nas Tyson had 15 points and seven…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Come From Behind in Win Against Spartanburg Methodist

Caldwell battle back from an 11-point half time deficit to defeat Spartanburg Methodist 56-54 Wednesday night in Hudson. Caleb Mauldin’s basket with 14:50 left in the second half capped a 11-2 run that brought the Cobras within two points at 39-37. Pharrell Boyogueno’s three-pointer with 11:37 remaining gave Caldwell a 44-42 lead, their first since…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Holds On To Down Catawba

The top two teams in the Piedmont division battled it out in a thrilling game on Wednesday night inside Shuford Arena. The Bears held off the visiting Catawba for a 65-64 victory as Catawba’s potential game-winning shot at the buzzer fell short and the Bears moved to 17-2 on the season. The victory was also…

CVCC Men’s Basketball’s Thomas Earns NJCAA Player of the Week Honor

Catawba Valley Community College forward Shad Thomas has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II men’s basketball Player of the Week. The NJCAA officially announced Thomas’ honor on Wednesday. “I’m very grateful to be NJCAA Player of the Week, but I could not do this without my coaches and my teammates,”…

CVCC Bass Fishing Wins First Tournament in Program History

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program made history this past weekend with its first-ever tournament win. The Red Hawk duo of Will Hammond and Cabe Mackey outlasted a field of 233 boats to claim the Major League Fishing title at the Abu Garcia College Fishing event on The Harris Chain of Lakes. “I…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Picked Third in SAC Preseason Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team has been picked to finish third in the South Atlantic Conference Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league. Anderson was selected first while Lincoln Memorial was selected to finish second. On top of being picked third in the league, five Bears were selected to the Preseason All-Conference team in Julia Mardigian,…

Appalachian State Wrestling Defeats Duke

Less than 10 seconds after the home dual against Duke began, Caleb Smith brought fans in Varsity Gym to their feet with an emphatic takedown. Fans of the 19th-ranked Mountaineers had reason to cheer all evening, as App State won the first nine matches in a 42-3 victory against Duke on Tuesday night. The crowd…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Picked Second in South Atlantic Conference Preseason Standings

The Lenoir-Rhyne baseball team was picked to finish second in the 2023 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Poll. The reigning SAC Tournament champions were picked behind Wingate, who received 12 out of the 13 first place votes. The Bears received 125 total points, two ahead of third place Newberry. LR also placed six players on the…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/24/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 58 Mitchell: 44 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 69 Bandys: 19 Maiden: 44 West Lincoln: 42 Newton-Conover: 65 Lincolnton: 20 West Caldwell: 39 Bunker Hill: 38 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 64 West Iredell: 29 Hickory: 58 North Lincoln: 50 St. Stephens: 59 North…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Ranked First in Region

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams accomplished an unprecedented feat on Monday, with both squads being named the No. 1 team in Southeast Region according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Bears had some immense success over the past weekend as the indoor portion of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Grad Barnes Named to North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is honored to announce its 2023 induction class. The new members, listed alphabetically, include Rick Barnes, Jason Brown, Jeff Davis, Donald Evans, Tom Fazio, Ellen Griffin, Tom Higgins, Clarkston Hines, Bob “Stonewall” Jackson, Trudi Lacey, Ronald Rogers, John Sadri, Jerry Stackhouse, Curtis Strange and Rosie Thompson. Their planned…

Goggio Named New Head Football Coach at Patton

Patton High School Principal Dr. Dillon Sain announces Ryan Goggio as the Panthers new head football coach. Goggio was most recently the varsity defensive coordinator at East Lincoln High School, where the team had an undefeated 16-0 record last year and finished first in 3A with a State Championship. Goggio started his teaching career in…

Hickory Crawdads to Take on Hickory Dickory Docks Identity For Weekend in August

The Hickory Crawdads are excited to reveal a new addition to their Theme Night Collection in 2023- the Hickory Dickory Docks. The team will take the field in special Hickory Dickory Docks hats and jerseys for the Thursday, August 17th, Friday, August 18th, and Saturday, August 19th games against the Rome Braves thanks to Mountain…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Takes Out Old Dominion On Harcum’s Career Night

Terence Harcum scored a career-high 28 points, highlighted by eight 3-pointers, to lead App State over Old Dominion, 72-58. This was the 15th time in program history that a player made at least eight triples. Harcum hit five during the second half, where the Mountaineers (11-10, 4-4 SBC) never trailed. Harcum also pulled down a…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Edges Out Queens

With the team score knotted at 3-3, Helena Jansen surged to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Jill Morse to send App State to a 4-3 victory at Queens on Saturday. It was the first road win of the year for the Mountaineers (2-1), who were facing a Queens team (0-1)…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Defeats Coastal Carolina

The App State women’s basketball team defeated Coastal Carolina, 81-74, on Saturday, marking for a filth consecutive win in its series with the Chanticleers. Four Mountaineers scored double-figures, led by sophomore Emily Carver. For a fourth consecutive game, Carver scored over 20 points for the Mountaineers and drained at least five 3-pointers. Carver netted a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Competes at Finn Pincus Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field team opened up the 2023 portion of the indoor season at the Finn Pincus Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Bears broke multiple records on the weekend and had a strong showing. Dario Matau and Royce Turner opened up the competition by qualifying for the 60m and the duo would…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Edged Out by Carson-Newman

Lenoir-Rhyne rallied late but couldn’t complete the comeback in a seven point loss at Carson-Newman on Saturday, 60-53. Jalen Johnson scored 10 points in a 1:59 span late in the second half to pull LR within four but Carson-Newman pulled it out late with free throws. The Bears struggled from the field in the game…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Compete at UNC-Pembroke

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s Swimming teams had their final tune up before next month’s SAC Championship. Both teams traveled to UNC-Pembroke on Saturday as the men’s faced Roanoke College while the women faced Roanoke and host UNC-Pembroke in a tri-meet. The men started out well as the 200 Medley Relay team took home a victory…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Game at Carson-Newman Postponed

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball game at Carson-Newman Saturday has been postponed due to a lack of officials. The game will be made up in February. As the two teams were warming up for the game, no officials were present. Attempts were made to find a crew but they were unsuccessful which led to the postponement…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 1/20/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Avery County: 55 Draughn: 42 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Polk County: 69 Patton: 47 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 56 West Lincoln: 52 Bunker Hill: 50 Lincolnton: 48 East Burke: 62 Maiden: 38 Newton-Conover: 60 West Caldwell: 31 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 64 Hickory: 21 North…

CCC&TI Men’s Basketball Blows Out Cape Fear

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball never trailed in a 109-74 win at home against Cape Fear Community College Friday. The Cobras led 64-35 at the half. Jalen Miller scored a game high 29 points and 23 of those came in the first half. Pharrell Boyogueno would add 22 for the Cobras and Caleb Mauldin also…

App State Wrestling Blanks VMI

For the third time in the last month and a national-leading 12th time since the calendar flipped to 2020, App State Wrestling posted a dual shutout. The 21st-ranked Mountaineers took all 10 matches in a 37-0 victory at VMI, which entered Friday with a 6-3 overall record that already gave the Keydets their most single-season…

Appalachian State Women’s Track and Field Win App State Open

App State women’s track and field hosted its App State Split Open meet on Friday, taking first in the team standings with 184 points. The Mountaineers totaled eight event wins and 26 top-five finishes on the afternoon. App State claimed the top four spots in the women’s triple jump, led by senior Jada Branch who…

High School Basketball Results From Thursday, 1/19/23

Girls Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Hibriten: 49 South Caldwell: 28 Non-conference East Burke: 59 Draughn: 46 Boys Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 49 Hibriten: 28 Non-conference East Burke: 58 Draughn: 45

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Lose to Southern Miss

The App State women’s basketball team clashed with Southern Miss on Thursday for the first time in conference play, falling to the Lady Eagles, 75-68. “All week long we talked about protecting the house and went into battle in the paint and I thought Southern Miss was a very good team, a very well coached…

App State Men’s Basketball Falls in Overtime

Dibaji Walker had a career-best 27 points and eight rebounds off the bench, but App State fell to Coastal Carolina in overtime, 84-93. The Mountaineers (10-10, 3-4 SBC) trailed by 11 with seven minutes remaining in regulation before Walker caught fire, scoring on seven of the next eight App State possessions to bring the score…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Downs Louisburg Thanks to 30 Points From

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team earned a thrilling 90-88 victory against Louisburg on Wednesday night. Catawba Valley sophomore forward Shad Thomas scored 30 points — one point off his career high — and sophomore guard Braden Graham made a pair of clutch free throws late to help seal the win. The Red…

Last Ditch Effort Falls Short as CVCC Women’s Basketball Lose Road Contest

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team was edged out by Louisburg College on the road in the Roger G. Taylor Arena, 58-56. Down by nine with 5:43 left in the game, the Red Hawks chipped away at the Louisburg lead, before overtaking them with 1:26 left leading 52-51. The two teams went back…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls Late at Newberry

A bank shot by Newberry’s Quandaveon McCollum with 0.6 seconds left was the game-winner as Newberry handed LR a two point loss on Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference action, 62-60. The loss is the sixth LR single-digit loss on the year and the last six losses at Newberry have also all been single-digit losses.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Suffers Only Second Loss of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball team were down by as many as 17 points in the second half and battled all the way back to cut the Wolves lead down to one but the Bears could not hit a potential game-winning shot before the buzzer as Newberry held on for a 63-62 win inside Eleazer Arena…

Hickory Crawdads Coaching Staff Announced by Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers announced the 2023 Crawdads coaching staff on Wednesday afternoon. Chad Comer will take over as the Crawdads’ manager, becoming the 20th in franchise history. Rounding out the staff are Pitching Coach Jon Goebel, Hitting Coach Drew Sannes, Coach Jay Sullenger, Coach Justin Jacobs, Athletic Trainer Derrick Decker, and Strength and Conditioning Coach…

Appalachian State Football Hires Cabral for Defensive Line

App State Football has hired Victor Cabral as an assistant coach to oversee the Mountaineers’ defensive line, head coach Shawn Clark announced Wednesday. Cabral worked with recently hired defensive coordinator Scot Sloan as Georgia Southern’s defensive line coach from 2018-21. He also served as the Eagles’ recruiting coordinator from 2019-21. “We’re excited to welcome Vic,…

App’s Branch Wins Sun Belt Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Award

App State senior Jada Branch was named the Sun Belt’s Women’s Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. Branch is the first Mountaineer to nab the honor for the 2022-23 season. Branch opened the season with a leap of 12.52m (41′ 1″) to land first in the women’s triple jump at the John Weaver Invitational…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/18/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 72 Owen: 43 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Hendersonville: 70 Patton: 27 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 54 Bunker Hill: 42 East Burke: 65 West Caldwell: 25 Newton-Conover: 59 Maiden: 37 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 60 Fred T. Foard: 40 Hickory: 64 Statesville: 25 Northwestern 3A/4A…

App State Annonces Dinsmore as Head Field Hockey Coach

After serving as interim head coach since December, Emily Dinsmore has been named the next head coach of App State Field Hockey, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday. App State will hold a press conference on Monday, Jan. 23 on the fifth floor of the Ricks Athletics Complex to introduce Dinsmore. The press conference…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Boernigen Earns SAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week Award

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lisa Boernigen was named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets competed in during the eleventh week of the 2022-23 season, the Conference office announced today. Boernigen, a senior from Munchen, Germany, recorded seven victories on the week in seven different events as Lenoir-Rhyne visited Queens University on…

App’s Carver Earns Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Honor

App State sophomore Emily Carver garnered Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week accolades, the league announced on Tuesday. Carver is the first Mountaineer to receive the honor this season after impressive performances at James Madison and Georgia Southern. Against JMU on Jan. 12, Carver recorded a career and team-high 22 points, which…

Kendrick Hired as Director of Facilities and Game Operations for Lenoir-Rhyne

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced the promotion of Myles Kendrick to the role of Director of Facilities and Game Operations. Kendrick came to LR as a graduate assistant in the summer but was quickly promoted to a full-time position. “Myles has all the characteristics we are looking for in this position,” said Justin Hay, Senior Associate…

Ponce Returns to Appalachian State Football as Offensive Coordinator

App State has hired Frank Ponce to rejoin head coach Shawn Clark’s staff as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Clark announced Monday. Ponce served as the Mountaineers’ co-offensive coordinator (passing game) and quarterbacks coach for six seasons from 2013-18 and then as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2021. He was the passing game coordinator…

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to Second Ranked UNC

App State Tennis (0-1) opened its spring dual match season Saturday with a 6-1 defeat at No. 2 North Carolina (2-0), which extended its home winning streak to 56 straight matches. After dropping the doubles point, the Mountaineers gave a strong effort in their six singles bouts, including senior Virginia Poggi’s 7-6, 6-3 victory over…

App State Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Sun Belt Leading Troy

App State men’s basketball put forth a fierce defense effort to earn a 58-45 win over first-place Troy. The Mountaineers (10-9, 3-3 SBC) allowed only 45 points, which were the fewest in a league game since 2015, when App State defeated ULM, 68-43. In both of these contests, the opponent held the first-place standing in…

Appalachian State Track and Field Competes at Mondo College Invite

App State freshman Addison Ollendick-Smith set a new program and meet record in the women’s 600 meters at the Mondo College Invite at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday. The Mountaineers totaled 15 top-five finishes on the day and three first-place finishes. Ollendick-Smith stopped the clock at 1:37.90 to place first in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Dispatches Emory & Henry

Lenoir-Rhyne shot 60.7 percent from the field in the first half and rode that effort to a double-digit victory over Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon, 89-72, to improve to 7-2 at home on the season. Four players scored in double figures as LR topped 80 points for the third consecutive contest. After hitting 17…

App State Women’s Basketball Upsets Georgia Southern

Matching its highest scoring total ever in a Sun Belt Conference victory, App State Women’s Basketball got at least 15 points from all five of its starters in a 96-88 road win Saturday against a Georgia Southern team that took the floor with an 11-3 record. With the score tied at 75-all entering the fourth…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Outlasts Brunswick CC

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball had four players score in double digits and used a 8-0 run to start the second half enroute to an 87-73 victory over Region 10 opponent Brunswick Community College Saturday in Hudson. Brandon Morgan led the Cobras in scoring with 16 points. RJ Black connected on five three-pointers to finish…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Takes Down Emory & Henry

The No. 17/18 ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball returned to the Shu and held on for a 60-52 victory over Emory & Henry on Saturday. The Bears saw the Wasps cut their 24-point second half lead down to five points with just 1:35 left but the Bears scored five of the game’s last seven points to…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 1/13/23

Girls Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Patton: 41 Chase: 26 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 52 West Caldwell: 46 East Burke: 68 West Lincoln: 37 Maiden: 72 Lincolnton: 48 Newton-Conover: 76 Bunker Hill: 15 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 53 Fred T. Foard: 43 St. Stephens: 48 Statesville: 12 Boys Mountain Foothills 2A Conference…

Appalachian State Wrestling Falls at Home to Ninth Ranked Virginia Tech

App State Wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley clapped his hands and flashed an impressed smile when Will Miller briefly flipped his high-profile opponent — the one with an NCAA championship and two NCAA finals appearances to his credit — onto his back with a first-period escape. The action was just getting good at 174 pounds,…

Appalachian State Football Adds Sloan Back to Staff

Scot Sloan, who helped App State Football rise to prominence in its unprecedented transition from the FCS to FBS ranks, is returning to Boone as defensive coordinator, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Sloan will oversee a Mountaineer defense that was annually rated among college football’s best during his time on staff from 2010-17. “We…

High School Basketball Results From Thursday, 1/12/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Mountain Heritage: 55 Draughn: 40 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 56 North Lincoln: 27 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 43 South Caldwell: 18 Ashe County: 48 Freedom: 35 Hibriten: 48 Watauga: 45 Boys Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Mountain Heritage: 60 Draughn: 49 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 79…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Lose at James Madison

The App State women’s basketball team clashed with James Madison for the first time in Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday, falling to the Dukes, 73-64. Thursday’s matchup was the first time 1991 that the teams had met. Sophomore Emily Carver dropped a career and team-high 22 points on the night, which included five 3-pointers.…

App State Men’s Basketball Edged Out by Georgia Southern

Donovan Gregory capped a season-best performance with a pull-up jumper to tie the game with five seconds left, but Jalen Finch lifted Georgia Southern over App State at the buzzer, 67-65. Gregory scored 21 on 10-16 shooting, to go along with four rebounds and four assists. He tied his season-high in scoring, dating back to…

Appalachian State Football Adds Eight Division 1 Transfers

App State Football has added eight transfers as early enrollees with the 2023 spring semester beginning next week, head coach Shawn Clark announced Thursday. The newcomers with previous Division I football experience are, listed in alphabetical order: Shawn Collins (DE, Rutgers), Michael Fletcher (DE, Michigan State), Scoobie Ford (WR, Mississippi State), Tyrek Funderburk (CB, Richmond),…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Hits 17 Three-Pointers in Home Win

Lenoir-Rhyne caught fire in their first home game in 23 days, connecting on 17 3-pointers in a blowout victory over Coker on Wednesday night, winning 97-59. The Bears improved to 6-2 inside Shuford Arena with the victory. The two teams got off to a rapid start with each squad scoring 21 points in the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Rallies For Win at Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball used a 13-0 4th quarter run to come from behind to defeat Coker 58-43 on Wednesday evening in Hartsville, South Carolina. The Bears outscored Coker 25-7 in the final period to rebound from their first loss of the season last Wednesday. Maddie Dillinger had a season-high 12 points while Emily Harman…

Pair of Lenoir-Rhyne Football Players Earn Don Hansen All-American Honors

The Don Hansen Football Committee has released the 2022 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America team. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Andre Jefferson and Xavier Jennings were both named to the honorable mention team. Jefferson broke the single-game sack record with 5.5 sacks against Tusculum on his way to a 13-sack season for the redshirt sophomore. He finished the…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/10/23

Girls Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Brevard: 70 Patton: 18 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 57 Lincolnton: 22 Maiden: 64 Bunker Hill: 33 Newton-Conover: 49 Bandys: 40 West Lincoln: 50 West Caldwell: 31 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 75 St. Stephens: 35 Fred T. Foard: 45 North Lincoln: 34 Hickory: 64 West…

Appalachian State Baseball To Play Series at L.P. Frans Stadium in February

The Appalachian State University baseball team is returning to LP Frans Stadium next month as they take on Queens University of Charlotte for a three-game set. The games are scheduled for Friday, February 17th at 5pm, Saturday, February 18th at 1pm, and Sunday, February 19th at 1pm. Gates will open an hour before first pitch.…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Bowman Named SAC Swimmer of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Elizabeth Bowman was named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets competed in during the tenth week of the 2022-23 season, the Conference office announced today. Bowman, a graduate student from Thomasville, N.C., was a major contributor to the Bear’s tri-meet victory over Emory & Henry (156-102) and…

Pait Steps Down as Caldwell Tech Baseball Coach, Parham to Take Over

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) has announced that Frank Pait will step down as head baseball coach effective Feb. 1. Current CCC&TI assistant baseball coach Gage Parham will take over as head coach on Feb. 1 and Pait will assume the role as pitching coach for the baseball program. Pait also will remain…

Appalachian State Wrestling Downs Binghamton

Ranked No. 24 in the nation, App State Wrestling showed its strength and depth with a 29-10 home win Sunday against a Binghamton team that’s come close to knocking off several top-30 opponents this season. The Mountaineers (4-1) won the first seven matches to claim a 23-0 lead and finished with eight victories among the…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Stops Top Scoring Team in Big Win

CJ Huntley finished his stellar birthday weekend by leading the App State men’s basketball team to its second straight Sun Belt victory, a 71-62 finish at James Madison. App State never trailed after the first two in a half minutes, and led by as many as 20 thanks to a fierce defensive effort that caused…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Suffers Third Straight Single Digit Setback

Lenoir-Rhyne saw its losing streak run to three straight but those three losses have been by a combined 12 points as LR suffered another narrow defeat, this time at Catawba on Saturday afternoon, 87-82. The Bears had a 10 point second half lead but Catawba fought back and scored 39 points in the final 11:41…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Pick Up Wins

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team returned home to start the new year as the Bears swept a tri-meet with visiting Emory & Henry and Converse. The Bears won 10 of 14 events on the night inside Shuford Pool. Lisa Boernigen, Elizabeth Bowman and South Caldwell grad Kayana Taylor each won two events in the sweep.…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Edges Out Arkansas State

The App State women’s basketball team downed Arkansas State 59-58 on Saturday for its first road victory of the 2022-23 campaign. The Mountaineers (6-9) improved to 2-2 in Sun Belt play with their first win of the new year. A dynamic fourth quarter saw sophomore Emily Carver drill three field goals over the course of…

App State Football Adds Guerry to Staff as Director of Player Personnel and General Manager

App State Football has hired Thomas Guerry to be the Mountaineers’ director of player personnel and general manager, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Having worked in the ACC or SEC since 2005, Guerry joined Georgia Tech’s staff as an associate director of player personnel in 2019 and was promoted to director of player personnel…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 1/6/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Rosman: 71 Draughn: 29 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Patton: 57 R-S Central: 15 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 58 Bunker Hill: 12 Lincolnton: 50 West Caldwell: 27 Maiden: 39 Bandys: 36 Newton-Conover: 63 West Lincoln: 34 Western Foothills Athletic 2A Conference East Lincoln: 70 Fred T. Foard: 24…

Appalachian State’s Everett Named Freshman All-American

App State offensive lineman Troy Everett has been named a second-team Freshman All-American by The Athletic. As a redshirt freshman in 2022, Everett made six starts at center and appeared in 10 games for the Mountaineers, helping the line earn a spot on the Joe Moore Midseason Honor Roll. Everett totaled 478 offensive snaps and…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Falls to Texas State

The App State women’s basketball team fell to Texas State, 66-59, in San Marcos on Thursday. The Mountaineers’ next stop on their four-game Sun Belt road stretch will be in Jonesboro, Ark. as they clash with Arkansas State at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday. The game will be available to stream on ESPN+. Redshirt senior…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Wins Over Coastal Carolina On The Road

App State men’s basketball started the new year with a 63-62 win over Coastal Carolina, thanks to a go-ahead tip-in from CJ Huntley and a defensive stop from Justin Abson at the final buzzer. Huntley secured a season-high five offensive boards on the night, none bigger than with two seconds left when the junior caught…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Ranked Seventh in Preseason Poll

Nike/USA Lacrosse released its 2023 Division II Men’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll with four South Atlantic Conference teams ranked in the top-20. Lenoir-Rhyne will start the season ranked seventh nationally. Other South Atlantic Conference teams included are Wingate was voted No. 3 in the poll, Limestone was voted No. 6, and Newberry took the No. 18…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Earns Preseason 20th Rank by Collegiate Baseball

Collegiate Baseball released its 2023 NCAA Division II Preseason Poll this week with two South Atlantic Conference teams ranked in the top-40. The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears are No. 20. The Bears went 46-13 last season. Wingate is ranked No. 5 after going 48-10 a season ago. Lenoir-Rhyne begins the season February 1st when they host Belmont…

Lenoir-Rhyne Ranked 33rd Nationally in LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup Fall Standings

The final LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup fall standings for Divisions II and III and the NAIA were released recently and six South Atlantic Conference institutions were ranked with Lenoir-Rhyne ranked in 33rd place. Wingate placed second overall with 373 points, followed by L-R with 126 points in 33rd, and Catawba in 36th with 125 points. Anderson…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Hires Rupa as Assistant Coach

App State has hired Cedric Rupa as assistant tennis coach, head coach Ashleigh Antal announced Thursday. Rupa arrives in Boone after serving as a graduate assistant coach for the Cameron University women’s tennis program in Lawton, Okla., helping the team to an NCAA Division II Sweet 16 appearance, conference championship and region championship. “We’re very…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 1/4/23

Girls Non-conference Freedom: 61 Draughn: 45 Hibriten: 61 South Point: 14 Boys Non-conference Freedom: 93 Draughn: 50 South Point: 68 Hibriten: 56, OT

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Drops Conference Contest at Coker

Coker used a late 13-4 run to erase a 47-44 LR lead at the 5:03 mark to pull ahead 56-51 before a last second layup made the final 56-53 in South Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday night. The loss drops the Bears to .500 overall but five losses have been by single digits and the…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Wins By 25

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute men’s basketball defeated Winston-Salem Christian Academy Post Grad 85-60 on Wednesday night in Hudson. The Cobras used a 15-0 run to start the second half of the game to take a 54-32 lead and blow open what was a close game at the half. Caldwell led the Lions 39-32…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Suffers First Loss in 15th Game of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team saw their 14-game winning streak to start the season snapped as the Bears suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday night at Catawba, 75-58. Jalen Gathers scored a career high 19 points including five three pointers in the third quarter but the Bears could not overcome a 23-point halftime…

App State Athletics Boast Fall GPA Over 3.0 For 21st Straight Semester

App State student-athletes extended their impressive streak to 21 consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 thanks to their impressive academic performances during the 2022 fall. The Mountaineers ended the fall with a 3.13 semester GPA for all student-athletes, contributing to a 3.21 cumulative GPA for all student-athletes. The semester average jumped 0.13 points…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 1/3/23

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 61 Madison: 27 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference East Rutherford: 70 Patton: 20 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 56 Lincolnton: 54 East Burke: 55 Newton-Conover: 50, OT Maiden: 65 West Caldwell: 30 West Lincoln: 55 Bunker Hill: 50 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 65 Statesville: 46…

L-R’s Jefferson Named to Elite 100 List

Lenoir-Rhyne football’s Andre Jefferson has been named to the D2Football.com Elite 100 for the 2022 season. Selected by coaches and scouts from around the country, the Elite 100 represents the top 100 players in NCAA Division II Football. Jefferson broke the single-game sack record with 5.5 sacks against Tusculum on his way to a 13-sack…

Appalachian State Football Hires Cummings as Offensive Line Coach

App State Football has hired Mike Cummings to be the Mountaineers’ offensive line coach, head coach Shawn Clark announced Tuesday. Cummings has spent more than three decades building an impressive resumé coaching offensive lines, including most recently at Cincinnati. He has also been an offensive coordinator at both Central Michigan and Connecticut among his coaching…

Appalachian State Wrestling Competes at Southern Scuffle

Two ranked wins Monday helped App State’s Caleb Smith earn his third fifth-place finish at the Southern Scuffle. Tommy Askey, unseeded at 157 pounds, went 4-2 to place seventh. Sean Carter’s 3-3 mark at 133 pounds resulted in an eighth-place showing. Matching his finishes from 2022 and 2020, Smith went 5-2 at McKenzie Arena with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Stays Undefeated With Home Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball picked up their 14th straight win as the Bears defeated Young Harris 74-57 on Sunday afternoon inside Shuford Arena. Freedom High grad Blaikley Crooks had 24 points while Hannah Stull had 17 as the duo both set career highs on the afternoon. For the first time this season, the Bears did…

Despite Late Rally, App State Men’s Basketball Falls at Southern Miss

App State men’s basketball outscored Southern Miss 19-8 in the final three minutes, but fell to the home team, 76-70. The Mountaineers (7-8, 0-2 SBC) trailed the top-ranked Golden Eagles (13-2, 2-0 SBC) 68-51 in the final frames, but did not give up. Tyree Boykin broke the ice at the 2:40 mark to spark an…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Falls to Marshall

The App State women’s basketball team fell to Marshall 59-52 in the Mountaineers’ first Sun Belt Conference clash with the Thundering Herd. App State (5-8) will enter its four-game road stretch 1-1 in league play. “I think the biggest thing that kind of jumps off the page is the game was played at a pace…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Edged Out by Belmont Abbey

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team played its second straight Conference Carolinas opponent but this time came out on the losing end of a 4-point decision against Belmont Abbey, 60-56. LR previously defeated Chowan by two in overtime on December 19. In his return to the Wheeler Center, L.J. McCoy dropped a team-high 20 points on…

High School Basketball Results From Thursday, 12/29/22

Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Girls Championship Alexander Central: 49 Newton-Conover: 43 Third Place Hickory: 40 South Caldwell: 26 Fifth Place Fred T. Foard: 58 St. Stephens: 55, OT Seventh Place Maiden: 69 Bunker Hill: 40 McDowell Christmas Tournament Championship East Burke: 53 McDowell: 52 Third place Avery County: 77 Patton: 22 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Downs Old Dominion

The App State women’s basketball team (5-7) opened Sun Belt play with an 81-55 victory over new league member Old Dominion (8-6) on Thursday. “This past week with our team, after coming back from Christmas and really for me, doing an autopsy of where we were and who we were, we talked a lot about…

App State Men’s Basketball Drops Road Contest to Marshall

App State men’s basketball fell to Marshall in the home team’s inaugural game in the Sun Belt, 53-79 on Thursday. Tyree Boykin led all scorers with 20. It was the second time he posted 20 this season, and the sixth time the graduate student tallied at least 14. The first 10 minutes of the game…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 12/28/22

Girls Freedom Christmas Invitational Championship Hibriten: 54 Shelby: 35 Third place Draughn: 54 Freedom: 38 People’s Bank Holiday Clash West Lincoln: 71 Bandys: 61 McDowell Christmas Basketball Tournament East Burke: 62 Patton: 12 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Alexander Central: 50 South Caldwell: 47 Fred T. Foard: 60 Maiden: 52 Newton-Conover: 60 Hickory: 50 St. Stephens:…

App State Football Garners Two Additional All-American Honors

Adding to their All-America credentials, App State kick returner Milan Tucker has been named a second-team All-American by Phil Steele, and offensive lineman Cooper Hodges has received All-America honorable mention. Tucker previously was named a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. PFF recognized Hodges as a third-team All-American. Phil Steele’s All-Sun Belt…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 12/27/22

Girls Freedom Christmas Invitational Hibriten: 57 Draughn: 41 Shelby: 40 Freedom: 35 People’s Bank Holiday Clash Bandys: 53 East Gaston: 24 Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic Alexander Central: 68 Maiden: 35 Hickory: 62 St. Stephens: 49 Newton-Conover: 60 Bunker Hill: 24 South Caldwell: 61 Fred T. Foard: 32 Boys Freedom Christmas Invitational Freedom: 76 West Caldwell:…

Roberts Named App State Baseball Director of Operations

Jacob “Hub” Roberts has been named App State Baseball’s Director of Operations, Head Coach Kermit Smith announced on Friday. Roberts brings over a decade of experience in working with college and professional baseball programs to Boone. While earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Oklahoma State University, Roberts was an integral part of the…

CVCC’s Andrade-Chavez Signs With Converse College for ESports

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports team made more history recently with its first four-year signee in Jesus Andrade-Chavez, who will compete at Converse University (S.C.) starting this spring. Andrade-Chavez recently signed with the Valkyries during a special ceremony held in front of the Red Hawk Esports Arena in the Student Center on CVCC’s main…

App State Men’s Basketball Falls in Phoenix

App State closed out its nonconference season in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at the Footprint Center, where the Mountaineers fell short against the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos, 50-61. Tyree Boykin led the team in scoring with 14, which was his fifth game of the season with 14 or more. The Mountaineers led by two at the…

Appalachian State Football Signs 19 on December Early Signing Period First Day

App State football head coach Shawn Clark and his staff assembled a signing class that ranks among the best among non-autonomous conferences on Wednesday, the first day of December’s early period. With 19 recruits signing to join the Mountaineers, App State’s total class score ranks No. 2 in the Sun Belt Conference from 247Sports, and…

App’s Miller Named NCAA Wrestler of the Week

App State’s Will Miller has been named not just the SoCon Wrestler of the Week thanks to a 3-0 mark that included a big win at North Carolina, but the NCAA has also recognized Miller as its National Wrestler of the Week. Miller’s unbeaten week included a 7-5 decision against eighth-ranked returning All-American Clay Lautt…

ASA Series to Run at Hickory Motor Speedway in May

The lone date missing from the 2023 ASA STARS National Tour is no longer a mystery. Series officials announced that Thursday, May 25 will be the race date for the national pavement Super Late Model series event at the Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The midweek race serves as a precursor to festivities of…

App State Wrestling Picks Up Pair of Wins

App State Wrestling allowed no team points in a doubleheader that provided plenty of firsts for the Mountaineers. No. 25 App State opened its SoCon schedule Tuesday night with a 39-0 victory against Bellarmine, then won 50-0 against Division I newcomer Queens with a lineup that included four changes from the opener. Fourteen wrestlers had…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 12/20/22

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 54 Mitchell: 43 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 48 Bandys: 26 Western Foothills 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 51 West Iredell: 29 St. Stephens: 68 North Iredell: 59 Non-conference A.C. Reynolds: 46 Freedom: 36 Hibriten: 63 Patton: 9 South Caldwell: 43 Maiden: 37 Boys Western Highlands 1A/2A…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Downs Gardner-Webb

The Appalachian State women’s basketball team closed out nonconference action with a thrilling 87-81 victory over Gardner-Webb (8-4) at Holmes Convocation Center on Tuesday. The Mountaineers will enter Sun Belt play with a 4-7 record after snapping GWU’s three-game win-streak. Five Mountaineers scored in double figures and were led by freshman Chaé Harris, who netted…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps South Atlantic Conference Swimmer of the Week Awards

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ella Penny was named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Women’s Swimmer of the Week for meets competed in during the ninth week of the 2022-23 season, the Conference office announced today while Micah McRea was named the Men’s Swimmer of the Week. Penny, a freshman from Greer, S.C., recorded her first NCAA B…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Yelding Earns Academic All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne football defensive tackle Rashad Yelding has been named a 2022 First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA). Yelding becomes the 10th Academic All-American during the NCAA Era of LR Football and joins Ronnie Clifton in 2019 as the only two players to ever earn First Team honors. As an undergraduate,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball To Host First Pitch Banquet, Braves Farm Player Dean to Speak

For the second consecutive season, Atlanta Braves minor leaguer and LR Baseball alum Justin Dean will return to Hickory for the annual First Pitch Banquet. The banquet takes place on Saturday, January 28 at 5 p.m. in Moretz Mills and is $75 for an individual and $800 for a table for eight. To RSVP, visit…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Run Record to 13-0

A fourth quarter surge that saw LR end the game on a 25-2 run fueled a 13th consecutive win for the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team on Monday afternoon, winning 77-60. The Bears trailed by two going into the fourth quarter but would end up outscoring Mount Olive by 19 in the final frame. The first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Wins In Overtime

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team went to overtime and defeated Chowan 66-64 on Monday afternoon in Shuford Arena. Damion Medwinter came off the bench to score 14 points and had a game-saving rejection in overtime as the Bears closed out the first semester with a narrow victory. The Bears led for 17:24 of the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Stafford as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced the hire of Andrew Stafford as the department’s new Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Stafford comes to Hickory from Elon University where he was most recently serving as the Assistant Director of Compliance. “I am thrilled to add Andrew Stafford to lead our NCAA rules compliance office,” said Kim Pate, Vice…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Wins Pair of Games Over the Weekend

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five games this weekend with a pair wins at its annual CV Classic two-day event. The Red Hawks close out the 2022 calendar year with a 9-3 record, including a 5-1 mark in conference games and 7-1 record at home. Catawba Valley…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Blows Out Regent

Tamell Pearson had his best game as a Mountaineer so far in a 100-32 win over Regent on Saturday. The graduate student earned App State’s first double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds, the highest tally of boards by any Mountaineer through the first 12 games. Justin Abson achieved his career-high in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Falls to Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team dropped a nine point decision at Anderson on Saturday in South Atlantic Conference action, 77-68. Each team moves to 1-2 in league play following the game that saw four LR players score in double figures. The Bears shot exactly 38.46 percent from the field in each of the first and…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Wins Eighth Straight

Marcus Metcalf (13) and Ja’Mais Werts (12) came off the bench to lead Caldwell Community College and Technical Insitute in scoring, as the Cobras pulled away from the Central Carolina Cougars in the second half for a 83-62 win at the Tarlton Complex in Hickory on Saturday afternoon. Metcalf scored eight of his team high…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Wins 12th Straight to Open Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team moved to 12-0 on the season with a 78-70 victory Saturday afternoon in Anderson. LR also moved to 4-0 in SAC play for the first time since they started 5-0 in 2012-13 season. Five Bears scored in double figures lead by Emily Harman’s 19 points. Harman scored 12 of her…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Hangs Early, But Ultimately Falls to Michigan

The App State women’s basketball team fell 77-49 to No. 19 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday to close out its final nonconference road trip of the year. Saturday’s game was App State’s second against a “Power Five” opponent on the road this season, as it had clashed with West Virginia on Nov. 20. Redshirt…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 12/16/22

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 53 Avery County: 50 Mountain Foothills 2A Conference Polk County: 47 Patton: 40 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference West Lincoln: 69 Bandys: 48 Lincolnton: 44 Bunker Hill: 43 East Burke: 69 Maiden: 19 Newton-Conover: 77 West Caldwell: 30 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Iredell: 48 Fred T. Foard:…

App State Athletics Announce Crothers Promotion

App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday that Scott Crothers has been promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being. Crothers will oversee athletic training, strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, sports psychology and App State’s strategic partnerships with AppOrtho and Breakthrough Physical Therapy. “Scott has done a great job with…

Six App State Field Hockey Players Named Academic All-Conference

App State represented six of the 81 student-athletes named to the 2022 Field Hockey Academic All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced recently. The group of student-athletes qualified for the award by maintaining a 3.20 cumulative GPA and participating in at least 50 percent of the contests this season. The six Mountaineers who were selected were…

Appalachian State Wrestling Downs 21st Ranked North Carolina

The first period of the first match wasn’t even complete before a pin-clinching whistle confirmed App State Wrestling’s intentions Thursday night. The Mountaineers traveled to Chapel Hill ready to put up a tough, wire-to-wire fight against a ranked North Carolina team from the ACC. In a top-30 showdown, with UNC ranking No. 21 in the…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Edged Out by NC Central

The App State women’s basketball team (3-6) fell to North Carolina Central (4-7), 72-70, on the road on Thursday. Three Mountaineers scored double-digits, with Janay Sanders leading the team with 18 points on the night. Junior Faith Alston scored the second-most points (14) and recorded a double-double, leading the team in rebounds with 11. Alston…

App’s Hardy Added to Hula Bowl Roster

App State left tackle Anderson Hardy has joined quarterback Chase Brice in accepting an invitation to the 2023 Tunnel to Towers Foundation Hula Bowl, which will be held Jan. 14 at UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The 77th annual Hula Bowl game will showcase 100 top collegiate players, matched with legendary NFL coaches,…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Wins Over Fayetteville Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team earned its first win of the season on Wednesday, defeating conference opponent Fayetteville Tech 80-55 on the road. Aniyah Vanhook paced the Red Hawks (1-2, 1-0 in Region 10) with a career-high 28 points, and both Madison Gibson-Blackwell and Ja’el Miller added 14 points each in the…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 12/14/22

Girls Non-conference Draughn: 60 Patton: 18 Newton-Conover: 48 Hibriten: 45 Boys Non-conference Newton-Conover: 57 Hibriten: 56 Patton: 70 Draughn: 65

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Picks Up First Conference Win of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team used an 18-2 run in the second half and held Newberry scoreless for a five minute stretch to earn a 23-point victory, 84-61, on Wednesday night in Shuford Arena. The Bears hit a season-high 13 3-pointers in the win and held Newberry to 36.5 percent shooting from the field. Lenoir-Rhyne…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Falls to Wake Forest at the Buzzer

App State men’s basketball came just short of its second Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season on Wednesday night. The Mountaineers fell to Wake Forest, 66-67 in a heartbreaking thriller. Terence Harcum scored a corner three-pointer with 14 seconds left to give the Mountaineers a one-point advantage, but Wake Forest’s Andrew Carr responded with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Wins Eleventh Straight to Open Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team stayed unbeaten and moved to 11-0 on the season with a 68-57 win over Newberry inside Shuford Arena. The win also extended the Bears home winning streak to eleven dating back to last season. Emily Harman led all scorers with 16 points while Freedom High School grad Blaikley Crooks added…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 12/13/22

Girls Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 65 Owen: 43 Non-conference Alexander Central: 73 Pine Lake Prep: 39 East Burke: 60 Freedom: 56 South Caldwell: 66 Bunker Hill: 23 St. Stephens: 57 Bandys: 24 West Lincoln: 55 Fred T. Foard: 54 Boys Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 79 Owen: 69 Non-conference Alexander Central: 46 Pine Lake…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Wins Ninth Straight Contest

The Caldwell Cobras men’s basketball team used a 15-0 scoring run midway through the second half to pull away from the Moravian Prep Lions, winning 88-59 in Hudson on Tuesday afternoon. Caldwell led by ten points at the half, 40-30. However, the Lions outscored the Cobras 9-2 in less than four minutes into the second…

L-R Earns Pair of SAC Indoor Track Athletes of the Week

For the second straight week, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alexis Brown was named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, for meets contested during the second week of the indoor track & field season, the Conference office announced today. Brown, a freshman sprinter from Austell, Ga., posted a pair of NCAA provisional…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Improves to 10-0 on the Season

For the first 60 years of the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball program, the Bears have started 10-0 only two times but on Monday night inside Shuford Arena, the Bears defeated UNC Pembroke 71-48 to move to 10-0 for third time and the first since the 1979-80 season. Four Bears scored in double figures on the evening…

App State Athletics Signs Three-Year Deal with Nike, BSN SPORTS

App State Athletics has entered into a three-year agreement with Nike and BSN SPORTS. As part of this agreement, Nike will continue to serve as the official apparel, footwear and uniform provider of the Mountaineers, with BSN SPORTS serving as the official equipment provider. Nike’s increased investment demonstrates a commitment to App State’s growing brand.…

L-R Elevates Davis to Associate Head Coach of Track and Field

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field has announced the promotion of Seandell Davis to Associate Head Coach. Davis has been with the LR program since June of 2019, and has seen his athletes reach new heights with the Bears. “Coach Davis has been with me since day one here at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and we could not have…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jefferson Earns All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne football defensive lineman Andre Jefferson has been named American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Second Team All-American as announced by the association Monday. Jefferson earns his first All-American selection and is the 91st All-American produced by Lenoir-Rhyne Football. Jefferson broke the single-game sack record with 5.5 sacks against Tusculum on his way to a 13-sack…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Breaks Multiple School Records at Bast-Cregger Invitational

Alexis Brown and Dario Matau broke school records with NCAA Provisional Times in sprints, and Lenoir-Rhyne track and field had another strong showing in their second event of the Indoor Season at the Bast-Cregger Invitational in Salem, VA. Brown breaks her own school record that she set last week in the 60 meters (7.35 seconds),…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Hits Century Mark in Win

The App State women’s basketball team (3-5) defeated Johnson C. Smith (4-4), 107-52, on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center, reaching 100 points for the first time since Nov. 29, 2010 when the Black and Gold hosted Elon. The triple-digit victory is the first under head coach Angel Elderkin’s tenure and 19th in program history. The…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Start Season 9-0 With Win Over Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team, who were ranked No.9 and No. 20 in national polls this week, moved to 9-0 with a 61-52 win over Coker Saturday afternoon in Shuford Arena. A trio of Bears scored in double figures lead by 16 from Freedom High grad Blaikley Crooks. The Bears defense forced 30 more turnovers…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Downs Northern Virginia

Pharrell Boyogueno scored 15 of his game high 20 points in the second half as the Caldwell Cobras pulled away from the Northern Virginia Nighthawks in the second half to win their eighth game in a row, 89-57 on Friday. The Nighthawks opened the game on a 5-0 run before the Cobras answered with an…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Has Six Score in Double Figures In Win Over Lenoir CC

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team made more program history on Saturday in a 118-63 conference victory against Lenoir Community College at the Tarlton Complex. The 118 points scored are the most ever against a conference opponent, and the Red Hawks (6-3, 3-1) also extended their program record for consecutive 100-point home games…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 12/9/22

Girls Non-conference Alexander Central: 32 Newton-Conover: 30 Bandys: 48 Pine Lake Prep: 42 Bunker Hill: 65 West Iredell: 59 East Burke: 60 Draughn: 45 Freedom: 55 Patton: 19 Hibriten: 59 Fred T. Foard: 38 South Caldwell: 50 West Caldwell: 12 St. Stephens: 61 Maiden: 39 Boys Non-conference Alexander Central: 52 Newton-Conover: 50 Bunker Hill: 74…

CVCC Bass Fishing Sees Six Named to North Carolina BASS Nation State Team

Six members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program have made the North Carolina BASS Nation state team. Red Hawk anglers Lane Bailey, Chase Martin, Dalton Eury and Grant Harris along with recent CVCC graduate Nathan Dellinger and assistant coach John Mayo make up six of the 20-member team. “I am really happy…

Appalachian State’s Tucker Named All-American

The Football Writers Association of America has named App State’s Milan Tucker a second-team All-American as a kick returner. Tucker is the ninth App State player in the last four seasons to be named an FBS All-American, joining teammate Cooper Hodges, who has been honored as a third-team All-American by PFF College for his work…

Hickory Crawdads Wins in Three Categories in SAL During MiLB Awards Show

The Hickory Crawdads were named the South Atlantic League winners in three categories during Minor League Baseball’s annual award show. Each of the league winners was a finalist for the national awards as well, which were presented at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The ‘Dads won in two South Atlantic League Golden Bobblehead categories.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps SAC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Carles Montoliu Lobo and Louise Berg were voted 2022 South Atlantic Conference Men’s and Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the Conference’s championship sports and is voted on by the SAC’s Faculty…

Appalachian State Hires Greenhalgh as Director of Athletic Performance

Matt Greenhalgh has returned home to App State as Director of Athletic Performance to oversee the football program’s strength and conditioning, head coach Shawn Clark announced Thursday. “We’re excited to welcome Matt and his family back to App State,” Clark said. “Matt’s enthusiasm and ability as a strength coach will be critical to our program.…

Appalachian State Football’s Brice to Play in Hula Bowl

App State quarterback Chase Brice has accepted an invitation to play in the 2023 Tunnel to Towers Foundation Hula Bowl, which will be held Jan. 14 at UCF’s FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The 77th annual Hula Bowl game will showcase 100 top collegiate players, matched with legendary NFL coaches, and be broadcast live…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 12/7/22

Girls Non-conference Maiden: 56 Patton: 41 North Lincoln: 63 Bunker Hill: 41 South Caldwell: 40 Bandys: 27 Boys Non-conference Maiden: 70 Patton: 49 North Lincoln: 53 Bunker Hill: 43 South Caldwell: 65 Bandys: 48

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 12/6/22

Girls Non-conference Alexander Central 60 North Iredell: 41 Fred T. Foard: 62 Cherryville: 17 Freedom: 71 Draughn: 42 Hibriten: 70 Maiden: 33 Hickory: 50 Enka: 33 Newton-Conover: 58 Patton: 13 St. Stephens: 65 Avery County: 56 Boys Non-conference Avery County: 74 St. Stephens: 53 Cherryville: 57 Fred T. Foard: 48 Enka: 71 Hickory: 68 Freedom:…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Dispatches Carlow

App State men’s basketball defeated Carlow 103-43 to improve its home record to 4-3 on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (6-4) scored at least 51 points in both halves and led by as many as 66 late in the second. Head coach Dustin Kerns inserted senior Andrew Muse into the starting lineup, helping the Mountaineers jump…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Rolls Over Tusculum JV

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball used a 19-6 run in the final 6:44 of the first half and a 13-2 run in the first 2:59 of the second half to blow open a close game and defeat the visiting Tusculum JV Pioneers 102-60 on Tuesday night. Caldwell trailed 25-24 with 6:44 to go when RJ…

App State Women’s Tennis Adds Rogers Out of South Carolina

Brooke Rogers, one of South Carolina’s top-rated tennis prospects, has signed to join the App State tennis program for the 2023-24 season, head coach Ashleigh Antal announced Tuesday. “I’m excited to welcome Brooke to the App State tennis family,” Antal said. “She embodies everything we want our program to represent. She’s passionate about her game,…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Announce Six Match Spring Schedule

App State Women’s Golf will play six events during the 2023 spring season, with the Mountaineers hosting the annual Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate in April before heading to the Sun Belt Championships, head coach Heather Brown announced Tuesday. App State will open the spring with the Oyster Shuck Match Play event in Charleston, S.C., from Feb.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Now in Two Top 25 Polls

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team is in a pair of NCAA Division 2 Top 25 polls. Last week, the Bears were ranked for the first time  since coming in 25th in the last regular season poll during the 2013-14 season in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) Media Poll. The Bears were…

App’s Millner Named SoCon Wrestler of the Month

App State Wrestling’s Jon Jon Millner has been named the SoCon Wrestler of the Month for November, when he posted a 10-0 record and climbed to No. 2 in the national rankings at 149 pounds. Millner opened the season with a 6-0 shutout of NC State’s Jackson Arrington, who has moved into the top 20…

Dawson Steps Down as Head Coach of Appalachian State Field Hockey Program

Meghan Dawson has resigned as App State’s head field hockey coach to spend time with her family, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday. “I want to thank Meg for her hard work with our field hockey program over the last eight years,” Gillin said. “When she arrived, we were without a conference, and she…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Earns First SAC Indoor Women’s Track Athlete of the Week Award of Season

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alexis Brown was named the South Atlantic Conference Varsity Gems Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Brown, a freshman from Austell, Ga., posted a pair of NCAA provisional times in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash at the Winston-Salem College Kickoff last weekend at JDL Fast Track. She won both events, crossing…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Announce 2023 Schedule

App State Men’s Golf will play in seven events during the 2023 spring season, head coach Alan Cress announced Monday. In their first fall under Cress’ direction, the Mountaineers posted their first team victory since 2018 and recorded the top two team rounds in program history, with four golfers shooting in the 60s each time.…

Appalachian State Wrestling’s Floyd Wins at Patriot Open

App State freshman Carson Floyd captured his second individual title in the opening month of the season as the Mountaineers had six wrestlers place at the Patriot Open hosted by George Mason. Floyd, who won the Mountaineer Invitational last month in his second collegiate event, went 4-0 in the 197-pound bracket Sunday to improve to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Drops SAC Contest to Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball team dropped a 20-point decision to Wingate in the SAC Opener on Saturday afternoon in Shuford Arena, 89-69. The Bears were held scoreless for a stretch of 5:37 from the end of the first half through the start of the second half as the Bulldogs scored 15 unanswered and didn’t look…

Appalachian State Women’s Track and Field Wins John Weaver Invitational

The App State women’s track and field team opened the 2022-23 indoor season on Friday and Saturday by hosting the John Weaver Invitational. Graduate student Hunter Robinson, seniors Jada Branch and Taylor Smith, sophomore Graysen Arnold, freshmen Ava Studney and Addison Ollendick-Smith posted first-place finishes as the Mountaineers placed first in the team standings with…

Kwambai Runs at NCAA Division 2 Cross Country Championships for Second Straight Year

For the second straight season, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Janet Kwambai ran at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. Kwambai was off to a strong start but unfortunately was unable to finish. After 600m, Kwambai sat in 57th place with a time of 1:51.6 and moved up one spot as her first mile was completed in 5:33.7.…

L-R Track and Field Competes at Appalachian State’s John Weaver Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s track and field teams had strong showings in both of their first competitions of the 2022-23 indoor track and field season on Friday and Saturday. The Bears competed in the John Weaver Invitational at Appalachian State on Friday and Saturday, and the the Winston-Salem College Kickoff at JDL FastTrack on…

Appalachian State Wrestling Fares Well in Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational

Jon Jon Millner’s fourth-place finish at 149 pounds led App State Wrestling at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Taking a 13-0 season record into Saturday’s semifinal round, Millner lost a 4-1 decision against fourth-ranked Kyle Parco in the semifinal round before winning a 4-0 decision No. 24 Alec Hagan of Ohio. He lost a…

Appalachian State Women’s Lose at Wofford

The App State women’s basketball team (2-5) faced a tough Wofford (6-2) squad on Saturday, falling to the Terriers, 71-42, on the road. Freshman Chaé Harris was the Mountaineers’ top scorer, netting 13 points on the afternoon. She also matched graduate student Lauren Carter and sophomore Mariah Frazier with a team-high five rebounds. Redshirt senior…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Wins Big Over Young Harris

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team doubled up Young Harris 80-40 to move to 8-0 on the season. Jalen Gathers had a career-high 17 points while Blaikley Crooks and Brandi Hudson added a dozen each. With the 40 point win, the Bears have a 25.7 scoring margin so far this season. In the first half, the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Track and Field Picked First, Men Second in SAC Preseason Poll

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s track and field was picked first and the men were picked second in the 2022 SAC Indoor Track and Field Preseason Poll, the conference announced Friday. On the women’s side, the Bears received eight first place votes and 128 total points, and the men did not have any first place votes but still…

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 12/2/22

Girls Non-conference Alexander Central: 62 South Iredell: 34 Fred T. Foard: 52 Bandys: 24 Freedom: 57 East Burke: 53 Newton-Conover: 62 Hickory: 35 South Caldwell: 61 West Caldwell: 32 St. Stephens: 57 Bunker Hill: 23 West Iredell: 53 Maiden: 51 Boys Non-conference Alexander Central: 57 South Iredell: 35 Bandys: 70 Fred T. Foard: 62 Freedom:…

High School Football Playoff Western Regional Final from Friday, 12/2/22

1A: Mount Airy: 35 Draughn: 6 Wildcats season ends at 13-2

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Uses Big First Half in Win

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball defeated Sandhills Community College at home 101-81. The Cobras outscored Sandhills 57-37 in the first half to set the pace early in the win. Jalen Miller led the Cobras, and all scorers, with 24 points. Toyaz Solomon added 20 points for Caldwell and Jakari Dula added 14 points. Other scorers…

Despite Leading by 23 in First Half, Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Falls at Charlotte

App State men’s basketball dropped to 2-1 on the road in a 72-61 finish against Charlotte. The Mountaineers opened the game with an incredible first half that included a 25-0 run and a 7-7 start from Christopher Mantis, who started for the first time and scored a career-high 25 points by going 10-15 from the…

Two More Staff Changes for Appalachian State Football

App State announced the following football staff changes Friday: Defensive line coach Robert Nunn and Director of Athletic Performance Brad Bielaniec are no longer with the program. Nunn served as the team’s defensive line coach for the past three seasons. He was a position coach in the NFL for 19 years before returning to the…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Adds Two to Roster

App State Men’s Golf officially added Alex Martin and Jack Seward during the recent signing period. Martin, a Thomasville, N.C., native who is in his second year at Sandhills Community College following his graduation from Uwharrie Ridge Six-Twelve, and Seward, a Florence, S.C., native who is a prep senior at Trinity Collegiate School, are set…

NCHSAA Concludes Winter Metting

The NCHSAA Board of Directors completed their 2022 Winter Meeting Thursday morning at the NCHSAA Offices in Chapel Hill. The Board worked through a lengthy three-day agenda that included Reclassification and Conference Placement Requests which are called for at the midpoint of a four-year alignment period in Bylaw VI of the NCHSAA’s Articles of Incorporation…

Three L-R Football Players Named All-Region

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team placed three players on the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region Two Football Team as announced by the association. Andre Jefferson, Kelin Parsons and Jon Ross Maye all earned Second Team All-Region honors. Jefferson broke the single-game sack record with 5.5 sacks against Tusculum on his way to a…

L-R Men’s Soccer Puts Two on All-American List

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer seniors Carles Montoliu Lobo and Dani Fernandez were named All-Americans by the United Soccer Coaches on Thursday. Montoliu Lobo was named to the Second-Team, and Fernandez was Third-Team. They become the seventh and eighth All-Americans in the program’s history, and the first since Ignacio de Goya in 2017. This is also the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Ranked 20th in D2 Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team was ranked No 20 in this week’s Women Basketball Division II Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA. It was the first time the Bears have been ranked since coming in No 25 in the last regular season poll during the 2013-14 season. The Bears are off to the program’s best start…

Appalachian State Football Has Eleven Named to All-Sun Belt Teams

Eleven members of App State’s football team have received All-Sun Belt recognition from the league, which announced its honors for the 2022 season on Thursday. The All-Sun Belt first team includes linebacker Nick Hampton, offensive lineman Anderson Hardy and offensive lineman Cooper Hodges, who has earned All-Sun Belt recognition for the fourth straight year. He…

App’s Hodges Named Third Team All-American

App State right tackle Cooper Hodges has been named a third-team All-American by PFF College. A fifth-year redshirt junior from Glen St. Mary, Fla., Hodges ended the 2022 regular season with 51 straight starts and could become a four-time All-Sun Belt selection when league honors are announced Thursday. Hodges’ overall blocking grade of 85.3 from…

High School Basketball Results From Wednesday, 11/30/22

Girls Non-conference McDowell: 48 South Caldwell: 34 St. Stephens: 60 Bunker Hill: 16 Boys Non-conference Maiden; 70 Fred T. Foard: 53 South Caldwell: 76 McDowell: 70 St. Stephens: 61 Bunker Hill: 40

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 11/29/22

Girls Non-conference Alexander Central: 59 North Gaston: 20 Bandys: 60 West Iredell: 36 East Burke: 60 Patton: 14 Fred T. Foard: 47 Maiden: 41 Hibriten: 71 Wilkes Central: 32 Newton-Conover: 54 St. Stephens: 49 South Caldwell: 61 Bunker Hill: 12 Boys Non-conference Bandys: 66 West Iredell: 37 Hibriten: 52 Wilkes Central: 51 Hickory: 73 Hickory…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Lose to Furman

App State men’s basketball fell to Furman 65-61 on Tuesday night, despite outscoring the Paladins 42-33 in the second half. The Mountaineers (5-3) went on a 17-0 run that lasted just under five minutes to gain their largest lead of five with six minutes left in the game, led by Donovan Gregory, who scored all…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Edged Out at Home to Columbus State

A pair of free throws and a late defensive stand sent Columbus St. past Lenoir-Rhyne in Shuford Arena on Tuesday night, 63-62. T.J. Nesmith came off the bench to score 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added a season-high five rebounds. L.J. McCoy had 12 points and went 3-for-5 from long range while hitting all…

Hickory Crawdads Announce 2023 Game Times

The Hickory Crawdads revealed the game times for their 66 home games in 2023. Typical Tuesday through Saturday games will start at 7pm. This season, Sunday games will move up to a 2pm first pitch. Mondays are a league-wide off day throughout the season. The 2023 schedule will feature four early weekday games. Three will…

Appalachian State Football Will Have New Defensive Coordinator Next Season

Defensive coordinator Dale Jones has left the program, App State announced Monday. Jones coached for 26 seasons as an App State assistant and was part of 237 Mountaineer wins. He coached in Boone 26 of the last 27 years, including the last three as defensive coordinator. Mountaineer teams won 11 conference championships, three Division I-AA/FCS…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Stays Undefeated in Close Battle at Francis Marion

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team moved to 7-0 for the first time in 43 years as the Bears held on to defeat Francis Marion 77-76 Monday night in Florence, S.C. Brandi Hudson scored 17 of her game-high 24 points in the second half to lead the Bears to their best start since the 1979 season.…

App State Track and Field Announce 2022-2023 Schedule

App State head men’s and women’s track and field coach Damion McLean announced the 2022-23 schedule. The Mountaineers will host two indoor meets at the Holmes Convocation Center. App State will celebrate the opening of the new track and field facility at Appalachian 105 during outdoor competition in April. App State will kick off the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Harman Named SAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s guard Emily Harman has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played during week three of the 2022-23 season, the Conference announced. Harman, a junior from Chesapeake, Va., scored 21 points in the upset of No. 21 Wingate (85-81) to open conference play on Tuesday. She followed…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Defeats Davidson

The App State women’s basketball team defeated Davidson, 84-82, in Sunday’s matinee game at the Holmes Convocation Center. “It was a fun game. Generally, when we compete against Davidson it always is a high-paced, high-scoring game,” said head coach Angel Elderkin. “There’s similar styles in terms of how we like to play, however, they obviously…

Appalachian State Football Drops Double Overtime Heartbreaker

The highest-scoring game in App State-Georgia Southern series history was also one of the most dramatic with three second-half ties and eight total lead changes. The final play, a 25-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime, gave the Eagles a 51-48 win in the regular-season finale on a rainy Saturday night at Paulson Stadium. Nate…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes at State Qualifier

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team put up a strong showing this past Sunday at the North Carolina State qualifier for the B.A.S.S. National Championship at Blythe Landing. The Red Hawks were the host for the event in conjunction with the Riley’s Catch organization. Two Catawba Valley bass fishing teams finished inside the…

L-R Men’s Basketball Defeats Converse 67-58

L.J. McCoy scored 22 points and went 5-for-8 from long range to lead the Bears to a 9-point victory over Converse inside Shuford Arena on Saturday in non-conference action. The win improves the Bears home mark to 3-0 on the season. McCoy was 7-for-10 from the field and added a pair of assists in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Easily Dispatches Converse

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team moved to 6-0 record with a 94-34 win over Converse on Saturday afternoon in Shuford Arena. The Bears move to 6-0 for the first time since the start of the 2007 season. The win was the Bears largest win since beating Davidson by 74 points in 1983. Emily Harman lead…

CVCC Esports Sends 18 to Playoffs

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports program will be well represented during the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) fall 2022 playoffs. A program-record 18 Red Haves have qualified for the NJCAAE postseason with a chance to win the first-ever national championship started next week. “I am incredibly proud of the hard work and…

High School Football Playoff Results From Friday, 11/25/22

1A Draughn: 42 Andrews: 21 The Wildcats advance to the Western Regional Finals where they will play at Mount Airy on Friday. 2A Reidsville: 35 Maiden: 7 Blue Devils season ends at 12-2.

Appalachian State Football Has Two Named to All-District Team

App State linebacker Tyler Bird and receiver/punt returner Tyler Page have been named to the 2022 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team. Academic All-District honorees advance to the Academic All-America ballot. First-, second- and third-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced in late December. To be eligible for Academic All-District selection, each nominee had to…

Four L-R Cross Country Members Named to All-Region Team

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced their All-Region teams on Wednesday. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Paige Ewald, Janet Kwambai, and Kathrin Polke each garner All-Region honors for the 2022 season. Ewald, a junior from Woodstock GA., earned her first all-region honors as Ewald wa selected to third-team all-conference with her 20th place…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Edges Out Catawba Valley CC

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute rallied from an 11-point second half deficit and held on to complete the season sweep of Catawba Valley Community College, winning 93-91 at the Tarlton Complex in Hickory on Wednesday evening. Toyaz Solomon led all scorers with 21 points, including a two-point basket with 32.5 seconds to go that…

App State Men’s Basketball Edges Out East Tennessee

App State men’s basketball came out of the trenches with a win after a back-and-forth physical game at Freedom Hall, defeating East  Tennessee State, 74-70 on Wednesday night. This was the third time this season that the Mountaineers won after trailing at halftime, and the 21st time under head coach Dustin Kerns (2018-present). It was…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Drops First Game of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team suffered this first setback of the year as the Bears fell to Mount Olive 70-63 on the road on Wednesday. TJ Nesmith lead the Bears with 13 points while Jalen Johnson (11) and Salle Wilson (10) joined Nesmith in double figures on the afternoon. LR made more free throws (23)…

Appalachian State’s Millner Named SoCon Wrestler of the Week

Running his record to 10-0 this season and 102-21 for his career, App State’s Jon Jon Millner has been named the SoCon Wrestler of the Week following his 149-pound title at the Keystone Classic. A consensus top-five wrestler in his weight class, with a ranking as high as No. 2, Millner went 5-0 in a…

App State Volleyball Sends Four To Academic All-District Team

App State senior McCall Denny, juniors Madison Baldridge and Sophie Cain, and sophomore Lulu Ambrose were named to the 2022 Academic All-District Women’s Volleyball Team, selected by College Sports Communicators. The quartet competed in all 28 matches this season. Denny, a six-rotation player, earned Second-Team All-Sun Belt honors after appearing in all 114 sets and…

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 11/22/22

Girls Non-conference Fred T. Foard: 44 Bandys: 22 Freedom: 60 Patton: 12 Hibriten: 54 Avery County: 36 Newton-Conover: 58 Hickory: 54 South Caldwell: 44 St. Stephens: 43 Boys Non-conference Bandys: 62 Fred T. Foard: 60 Freedom: 45 Patton: 44 Hibriten: 86 Avery County: 70 Hickory: 70 Newton-Conover: 53 South Caldwell: 61 St. Stephens: 51

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Opens SAC With a Bang

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team defeated No. 21 Wingate 85-81 in overtime to open their conference schedule Tuesday. With the victory the Bears move to 5-0 for the first time since the start of the 2007 season. Brandi Hudson scored a season-high 23 points including seven points in the overtime period to lead the Bears…

Sun Belt Conference Announce Scheduling Alliance With Mid-American Conference

The Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference have introduced the MAC-SBC Challenge, a scheduling alliance in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, to take place during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons. The 12 MAC men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against 12 Sun Belt teams in a pair of contests each year,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Teams Compete at Fall Frenzy

The Lenoir-Rhyne swimming teams spent the weekend competing in the three day Fall Frenzy, hosted by Queens University. The field included host Queens, Nova Southeastern, Wingate, Emmanuel College, Catawba. James Madison and UNC-Asheville, both Division I schools. The women finished in eighth in the star studded field finishing with 369 points, while host Queens took…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Wins Over Johnston Community College

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team won its Region 10 opener on the road Saturday, defeating Johnston Community College 78-67 at Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium. Javen Chandler paced the Red Hawks (4-1, 1-0 in Region 10) with 27 points — his second game this season with at least 25 points scored. Catawba Valley…

App State Wrestling Competes at Keystone Classic

Led by individual titles from Jon Jon Millner (149 pounds) and Will Miller (174 pounds), App State Wrestling enjoyed a strong showing Sunday at the PRTC Keystone Classic in The Palestra. With 13 of the Mountaineers’ wrestlers placing, App State totaled 115 points to finish fourth in an 11-team field, as No. 11 Virginia Tech…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Snaps Losing Streak

App State men’s basketball overcame a halftime deficit for the 20th time under head coach Dustin Kerns in an 83-74 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday. The Mountaineers (4-2) outscored the Lions (3-3) 52-39 in the second half when they shot 60% from the field, 40% from three, and made 13 of their 14 free…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Lose at West Virginia

The App State women’s basketball team suffered a 72-51 setback to Big 12 contender West Virginia on Sunday. Sunday’s Mountaineers vs. Mountaineers battle was one of two games against Power Five contenders on App State’s non-conference slate this year. Junior Faith Alston led the Black and Gold, scoring a team-high 10 points, which also tied…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Drops Second Straight

App State men’s basketball (3-2) fell just short for the second time this season in a 71-67 loss to Kennesaw State (4-1) on Saturday night. The Mountaineers went on a 13-4 run in the second half to erase a six-point deficit and gain a seven-point lead but were not able to come out on top.…

App State Football Wins Final Home Game of Season

App State took a shutout into the closing minutes of a dominant Senior Day win. After honoring 28 players prior to kickoff of the home finale at Kidd Brewer Stadium, the Mountaineers jumped out to an early lead and were in control throughout a 27-14 victory against Sun Belt Conference newcomer Old Dominion on Saturday.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Stays Unbeaten

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team improved to 4-0 for the first time since the opening of the 2013 season with a 79-54 win over King Saturday afternoon inside Shuford Arena. Four Bears scored in double figures as the Bears have led by 20 points or more in every game. Freedom grad Blaikley Crooks scored 16…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Edges Malone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team improved to 3-0 for the second time in the past four years with a narrow 74-73 victory over Malone on Saturday afternoon. T.J. Nesmith led the Bears with 18 points including two clutch baskets in the final minutes to lead the Bears to the non-conference victory. The player of the…

Hickory Wins State 3A Boys Soccer State Championship

A scoreless first half gave way to a fiery second half that saw the Hickory Red Tornadoes claim a 2-1 victory over Jacksonville and the 3A Men’s Soccer State Championship. Freshman center back Braeden McCourt cleared a would-be Jacksonville go-ahead goal off the Tornado line before netting a go-ahead goal of his own on the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Cross Country Finish 11th at Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Cross Country completed at the 2022 NCAA Southeast Regionals on the campus of Wingate University on Saturday morning. The Bears finished in 11th place in the twenty-one team event. Jacob Parkinson cross the finish line in 23th place to lead the Bears in his first NCAA regionals. Parkinson finished his 10K race…

Kwambai Qualifies for Nationals Leading L-R Women’s Cross Country at Regionals

Janet Kwambai qualified for the 2022 NCAA Championships with her second place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regionals. Kwambai finished with a time of 21:46.37 at the Wingate University Cross Country Course Saturday Morning. Kwambai improved on her 5th place finished from a year ago in the NCAA Regionals. Kwambai will be heading to Seattle,…

High School Football Third Round Playoff Results From Friday, 11/18/22

1A: Draughn: 19 Thomasville: 14 The Wildcats advance to the fourth round going to Andrews on Friday. 2A: Maiden: 37 Bunker Hill: 14 Bears season ends at 11-2. The Blue Devils advance to the fourth round going to Reidsville

High School Basketball Results From Friday, 11/18/22

Girls Non-conference Bandys: 39 Thomas Jefferson: 31 East Burke: 51 South Caldwell: 29 Hibriten: 70 West Caldwell: 9 Newton-Conover: 54 Fred T. Foard: 40 Boys Non-conference: Alexander Central: 56 Tabernacle Christian: 43 Bandys: 48 Thomas Jefferson: 39 Newton-Conover: 74 Fred T. Foard: 55 South Caldwell: 61 East Burke: 47 West Caldwell: 81 Hibriten: 72

App State Men’s Basketball Drops First Game of Season

Donovan Gregory scored a season-high 21 points, but App State (3-1) dropped a tight 63-58 decision to Campbell (2-1) for its first loss of the young season. After trailing 29-24 at the half, the Mountaineers made a pair of second-half runs, including a 13-3 run capped by a Gregory layup that gave App State a…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Signs Three

App State women’s basketball coach Angel Elderkin announced the addition of three athletes to the 2023 signing class on Friday. Lexi Bugajski, MaKenzie Drout, and Anaya Harris will join the Mountaineers next season as true freshmen. “It is with great excitement that we welcome MaKenzie Drout, Lexi Bugajski, and Anaya Harris to our App State…

App State Volleyball Ousted From Sun Belt Tournament in Five Sets

The East Division No. 4 seeded App State volleyball team faced West Division No. 5 seed Louisiana on Thursday in the second round of the Sun Belt Tournament, falling to the Ragin’ Cajuns 3-2 (19-25, 25-14, 25-22, 13-25, 12-15). Thursday’s match marked the third consecutive meeting between the teams. The Mountaineers had closed out the…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Drops Home Contest to Norfolk State

App State’s women’s basketball team led for more than 26 minutes Thursday against Norfolk State, which has followed a WNIT appearance with a strong start to November, and the Spartans used a late run to pull out a 70-65 win against the Mountaineers at the Holmes Center. Janay Sanders went 11 of 13 from the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Garners Eight to All-Conference Teams

Lenoir-Rhyne had eight players selected to the All-Conference squad as announced by the South Atlantic Conference and TE Malik Simmons was named the Offensive Freshman of the Year in the Piedmont Division. Simmons gives the Bears two consecutive Offensive Freshmen of the Year awards as Dwayne McGee won last year. Leading the way were a…

Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Four New Members

The Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 was officially inducted in a ceremony Monday night. It marks the 33rd class of inductees since the service project was started by the Caldwell County Rotary Club in 1989. The purpose of the Caldwell County Sports Hall of Fame is to recognize and perpetuate the…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Hits Century Mark in Win

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season on Wednesday, defeating the Pfeiffer JV team 108-72 at the Tarlton Complex. In two home games so far this season, the Red Hawks (3-1) scored 108 points in each contest. The 216 total points scored in the first two home games…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Wins Fourth in a Row

Toyaz Soloman scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Jalen Miller went 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the second half as Caldwell pulled away from Louisburg College in the second half to win their fourth game in a row, 87-73. Caldwell started the game on a 7-0…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Downs Lees-McRae

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team dropped 50 points and shot 60 percent from the field in the second half to top Lees-McRae by 11 points on Wednesday nigh, 78-67. The game was the first road contest of the regular season for Lenoir-Rhyne who improves to 2-0 for the fourth time in the past five seasons.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Wins Home Opener

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball opened their home schedule with a 90-52 win over Lees-McRae. The Bears defense forced 35 turnovers on the night as the Bears move to 3-0 on the season. Brandi Hudson and Azariah Fields each had 16 points while Emily Harman added 14 points as the Bears scored 90 points for the…

Appalachian State Baseball Announces 2023 Schedule

App State has announced its baseball schedule for the 2023 season. Fans will get their first look at the Mountaineers February 17-19 when they play a three-game weekend series against Queens at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory. Head coach Kermit Smith’s Mountaineers will play 28 home games this season at Beaver Field at Jim and…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Place Two on All-Academic Team

App State Soccer seniors Kerry Eagleston and Emma McGibany have been named to the 2022 Academic All-District Team, selected by College Sports Communicators (CSC). Eagleston and McGibany advance to the ballot for CSC Academic All-America recognition, which will be announced in early December. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Eagleston maintains a 3.80 GPA while working…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Defeats Louisville on the Road

App State secured a signature victory in dramatic fashion Tuesday night, winning 61-60 at Louisville. The Mountaineers, who are off to their first 3-0 start since the 1997-98 season, scored the opening basket 29 seconds into the game and led the rest of the way, as head coach Dustin Kerns’ squad built the advantage to…

Appalachian State Volleyball Earns All-Conference Honors, Including Freshman of the Year

App State freshman Maya Winterhoff was named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and nabbed Second-Team All-SBC honors alongside senior McCall Denny, the league announced Tuesday. Winterhoff is the first Mountaineer to earn the Freshman of the Year accolade since App State joined the conference in 2014. Winterhoff holds the team-high in aces (35) as…

L-R Women’s Soccer Has Four Named to Southeast Region Team

The 2022 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) announced the All-Southeast Region Team and four Bears were selected. Elin Hansson and Kate Casey were named to the first team while Ria Acton and Louise Berg were named to the second team. Hansson, a freshman from Halmstad, Sweden, scored ten goals and added five assists in…

App State Athletics Adds McCain to Staff as Director of Performance Nutrition

Tess McCain was announced as Director of Performance Nutrition for App State Athletics on Tuesday. “We are excited to bring Tess on board to continue to enhance our performance nutrition efforts for App State student-athletes,” said Director of Athletics Doug Gillin. “We are leaders in the college athletics space in providing our student-athletes with the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Garners Two on First Team All-Region

For the first time since 2018, Lenoir-Rhyne has had a player selected to the D2CCA All-Region squad. The Bears had Dani Fernandez and Carles Montoliu Lobo selected to the First Team All-Region as voted on by the region’s Athletic Communication departments. The duo led the Bears to the highest NCAA Tournament seed in the program’s…

High School Boys Soccer Western Regional Final Playoff Result From Monday, 11/14/22

3A High school boys soccer Western Regional Finals Hickory: 2 Asheboro: 1 The Red Tornadoes advance to the state finals taking on the winner of Jacksonville/First Flight in Greensboro Saturday.

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Ousted in Penalty Kicks From NCAA Regionals

Wingate’s Aleksa Janjic stopped all three LR attempts in penalty kicks, and after a marathon game, it was Wingate advancing to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a penalty kick win over Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer. The Bulldogs won two games in penalty kicks in Hickory to advance to the regional semifinal. Juan Hoyos…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Picks Up First Win of Season

Graduate student Brooke Bigott and redshirt-senior Janay Sanders led the charge against local Division II opponent Lees-McRae on Monday as App State defended Holmes Center, 67-33, against the Bobcats. Bigott scored 13 of the Mountaineers’ points, while Sanders posted 12. The pair also earned eight rebounds apiece. Twenty-seven of the Black and Gold’s points were…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team tipped off their 2022-23 season with a 65-55 win over visiting Montreat. TJ Nesmith scored 22 points as the Bears used a late 20-9 second half run to pull away from the Cavs and claim victory Monday night inside Shuford Arena. LJ McCoy added 12 points and six assists. Montreat…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jefferson Named SAC Defensive Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Football Players of the Week for games played during the final week of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne defensive tackle Andre Jefferson was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Jefferson, a sophomore from Calume Park, Ill., set a new Lenoir-Rhyne record for sacks in a game with 5.5…

L-R Women’s Basketball Gives 10th Ranked Lander Second Loss of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball upset No. 10 Lander on the second day of the PBC/SAC Challenge, winning 71-52. The Bears used an 11-0 run to close the first half and led the rest of the way for the huge early season victory. Emily Harman lead all scorers with 19 as Harman was joined by Blaikley…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Ousted From NCAA Tournament

A valiant effort by No. 5 seed Lenoir-Rhyne came up just short at top-seeded and No. 3 nationally Columbus St. on Sunday in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, losing 1-0. The host Cougars scored in the 80th minute for the lone tally of the afternoon as LR saw it’s season come to a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Wins National Championship

It was a banner day for Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon who captured the first women’s national championship in university history at the USTA Nationals. Lenoir-Rhyne’s team score of 268 captured the Division II National Title ahead of Colorado Mesa (252) and Wingate (246). With the victory, head coach Harley Mason was named the National Coach of…

Appalachian State Football Falls at Marshall

The first Sun Belt Conference game between longtime rivals App State and Marshall went down to the wire, like so many of their past meetings did, and the Thundering Herd held off the Mountaineers to claim a 28-21 win Saturday. Marshall (6-4, 3-3) scored on the game’s opening drive, and App State (5-5, 2-4) was…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Ends Season With Home Win

Andre Jefferson broke the Lenoir-Rhyne single game record with 5.5 sacks and the Bears tied the record for most sacks in a game with 10 as they ended the regular season with a dominating 34-14 win over Tusculum. Jefferson broke the record previously held by Dan Louba (2021) and Brad Lindamood (2001) of four sacks…

App State Wrestling Picks Up Wins at Mountaineer Invitational

Jon Jon Millner won a title at 149 pounds as App State had four Mountaineer Invitational finalists on Saturday in Varsity Gym. In the open division, with younger wrestlers competing, the Mountaineers had three champions in Kaden Keiser (149), Joe Zovistoski (184) and Carson Floyd (197). App State’s other finalists in the Invitational were Caleb…

Appalachian State Volleyball Downs Louisiana Again

The App State volleyball team defeated Louisiana, 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20), on Saturday to cap the regular season with a record of 18-9 (11-5 SBC), and 9-2 at Holmes. App State has won 11 of its last 12 matches, which is the best stretch of play for the Mountaineers since a program-record-tying 16 straight…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Opens Season With Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team opened their season with a dominant win over USC-Aiken in the first game of the PBC/SAC Challenge, 70-52. The Bears led by as many as 27 points in a wire-to-wire victory. Blaikley Crooks led all scorers with 16 points, while Emily Harman added 13 points on the afternoon. This is…

Appalachian State Volleyball Sweeps Louisiana

The App State volleyball team swept Louisiana on Friday, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 26-24), improving to 17-9 (10-5 SBC). The Mountaineers have won 10 of their last 11 matches, which is the best stretch of play for App State since a program-record-tying 16 straight wins during the 2015 campaign. “I couldn’t be prouder of our team…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Picks Up Road Win

The Caldwell Community College men’s basketball team defeated Central Carolina Community College 92-62 Friday night on the road. Ray Faison led the Cobras in scoring, scoring 10 of his 12 points in the first half as the Cobras built a 32 point lead heading into the break. Marcus Metcalf hit three second half three-pointers and…

High School Football Playoff Scores From Friday, 11/11/22

1A Draughn: 35 Mitchell: 10 Wildcats advance to the third round going to Thomasville on Friday. 2A Maiden: 46 Mount Pleasant: 13 Blue Devils advance to the third round hosting Bunker Hill on Friday. 3A West Charlotte: 56 Hibirten: 7 The Panthers season ends at 6-6.

App State Women’s Basketball Falls to Eastern Kentucky

Playing its second straight road game to open the 2022-23 women’s basketball season, App State fell 95-63 to Eastern Kentucky on Friday night. Redshirt senior Janay Sanders led the Mountaineers with 13 points and three assists, while graduate transfer Lauren Carter and sophomore Emily Carver added 10 points apiece. App State forced EKU into 17…

Hickory Motor Speedway Fall Brawl Won By Pressley

The 2022 Hickory Motor Speedway racing season would come to a power packed close on Saturday with the running of the Calico Coatings Fall Brawl presented by All American Roofing and Restoration. Leading off the night’s festivities would be the Heritage Finance Street Stocks for their 30 lap feature. Jesse Clark in the #5 would…

App State Cross Country Competes at NCAA Regionals

App State junior Oliver Wilson-Cook and sophomore Linnea Maynard led the charge for the Mountaineers in the men’s 10K and women’s 6K, respectively, at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky. on Friday. Wilson-Cook placed 56th individually in the men’s race with a personal best 10K time of 31:01.1. Junior Ben Datte and sophomore Chase…

Acton’s Penalty Kick Enough to Send L-R Women’s Soccer Through in NCAA Tournament

On a rainy and wet afternoon in Columbus, Georgia, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team opened their 2022 NCAA Tournament with a 1-0 win over Limestone. The Bears got a penalty kick goal from Ria Acton in the 70th minute as the Bears posted their 8th shutout of the year to move on to Sunday’s second…

High School Football Second Round Playoff Result From Thursday, 11/10/22

2A: Bunker Hill: 41 Community School of Davidson: 40 Bears advance to the third round where they will face the winner of Maiden/Mount Pleasant.

High School Boys Soccer Fourth Round Playoff Result From Thursday, 11/10/22

2A: Lincoln Charter: 3 Newton-Conover: 1 Red Devils season ends at 19-4-1.

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Gets By NC Central in Overtime

App State men’s basketball won its second game of the season with a 79-74 overtime victory over N.C. Central. This was the 19th game under head coach Dustin Kerns that the Mountaineers won after trailing at the half. The Mountaineers (2-0) trailed the Eagles (0-2) 33-28 after the first half where they forced nine turnovers.…

Hickory Motor Speedway Announce Entry List for Saturday’s Fall Brawl

Racing returns on Saturday, November 12th, to Hickory Motor Speedway for the 25th Annual Calico Coatings Fall Brawl presented by All American Roofing and Restoration. The 25th Annual Calico Coatings Fall Brawl presented by All American Roofing and Restoration has been one of the most popular events at Hickory Motor Speedway and fans are always…

High School Boys Soccer Fourth Round Playoff Result From Wednesday, 11/10/22

3A: Hickory: 4 Hibriten: 0 The Panthers season ends at 19-4-3. The Red Tornadoes advance to the Western Regional Finals. They will travel to the winner of Asheboro/East Lincoln on Tuesday.

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Downs Catawba Valley

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball outlasted Catawba Valley Community College, 85-66 in Hudson Wednesday night. The Cobras led 48-36 with 18:18 left in the 2nd half, when Jalen Miller hit a three and was fouled.  That sparked an 13-0 run by the Cobras, all by Miller (four, three-point baskets and a foul shot) and the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Garners Four to Postseason All-Conference Honors

Emmaleigh Allen has been named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year and three were named All-Conference as announced by the league. Colette Romp, Ashley Hawkins and Emma Clark were all named Second Team All-SAC. Allen becomes the fourth player in LR history to earn league Freshman of the Year honors and the first since…

CVCC Athletics Announce Second Hall of Fame Class

The Catawba Valley Community College athletic department announces its second Hall of Fame Class as well as details for its induction ceremony. Members of the newest Red Hawk Athletics Hall of Fame class include CVCC men’s golf standout Travis Bland (1993-95), CVCC baseball standout Bryson Bowman (2013-14), former CVCC head women’s basketball coach Tommy Edwards…

L-R’s McRea Wins Second Straight SAC Swimmer of the Week Award

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Swimmer of the Week for meets competed in during the fourth week of the season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Micah McRea was named the swimmer of the week. McRea, a senior from Hickory, N.C., won three individual events and was part of a relay victory as the senior helped the Bears…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Opens Season With Double Overtime Loss

Facing last year’s Conference USA Champions and NCAA Tournament squad Charlotte on the road in its season opener, the App State women’s basketball team dropped a 98-94 heartbreaker in double overtime Tuesday. Despite the loss, graduate transfer Lauren Carter and freshman Chaé Harris made strong debuts for the Mountaineers. Carter set a single-game career high…

High School Boys Soccer Third Round Playoff Results From Monday, 11/7/22

2A Newton-Conover: 3 Hendersonville: 1 The Red Devils advance to the fourth round where they will host Lincoln Charter Thursday. Owen: 4 Patton: 2 Panthers season ends at 18-5-1 3A East Lincoln: 3 St. Stephens: 1 Indians season ends at 15-5-1. Hibriten: 3 Concord: 1 The Panthers advance to the fourth round where they host…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Sets New High in Blowout Over Warren Wilson

App State men’s basketball scored the most points in school history during a dominant performance in which the squad defeated Warren Wilson, 142-74. The Mountaineers showcased their depth in front of the Holmes crowd, with all 15 players earning minutes and no one going above 20. The Black & Gold had 79 bench points, 52…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Ousted from SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball team dropped a three-setter against Tusculum in the SAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Monday, 3-0, marking the second win for the Pioneers on LR’s home court. The Pioneers will move on to the Semifinals and take on Carson-Newman while LR will wait to find its postseason fate. It was a sloppy start for…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Wins Exhibition At UNC-Wilmington

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team got 20 points from Blaikley Crooks and a dozen from Azariah Fields as the Bears took down Division 1 UNC WIlmington 57-46 in exhibition play. Even through it was an exhibition game for the Bears, the game is an official game in the standings for UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks dropped…

L-R Women’s Soccer Gets Rematch With Limestone in Southeast Regionals

For the ninth time in the past 12 NCAA Tournaments, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team is dancing. The Bears earn the No. 5 seed and are set for a rematch with No. 4 seed Limestone on the campus of Columbus St. The game is schedule for Friday at 12 noon and the winner of that…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Hosts Southeast Regional, Gets First Round Bye

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team earned the No. 2 seed for just the second time in program history and will host the winner of 7-seed Wingate and 10-seed Converse on Sunday at 1 p.m.. The Bulldogs and Valkyries will play at Lenoir-Rhyne on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. The only other time LR was as…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps SAC Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Volleyball Players of the Week for matches played during the eleventh week of the 2022 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s outside hitter Ashley Hawkins was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne’s defensive specialist Bailey Carpenter was named Defensive Player of the Week. Hawkins, a graduate student from Olin, N.C., had…

App’s Norris Wins Heavyweight Title at Southeast Open

Triston Norris won the heavyweight title in the Freshman/Sophomore division as eight App State wrestlers placed at the Southeast Open on Saturday. Norris posted a 4-0 record with two pins and a 4-2 decision in the final round against Aiden Lacoma thanks to tiebreaking takedown with 1:34 left. By the time Lacoma got a one-point…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Snags Two Weekly SAC Player of the Week Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Football Players of the Week for games played during the tenth week of the 2022 season. Lenoir-Rhyne quarterback Sean White was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne safety James Ussery was named the Defensive Player of the Week, and Emory & Henry kicker Trace Butcher…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Wins SAC Championship

Luis Hernandez perfectly struck the game’s only goal in the 48th minute, and Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer won its first SAC Tournament title since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Lincoln Memorial in the SAC Tournament Final at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte. The Bears will receive the SAC’s automatic bid to the 2022 NCAA…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Picks Up First Win of the Season

R.J. Black scored 16 points as the Caldwell Community College men’s basketball won over Walters State, 70-65 in the Senators Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee Black had 15 points in the season opener, and his 16 points propeled the Cobras to the win. Toyaz Soloman added 13 points. Linwood…

L-R Swimming Hosts Tri-Meet

Lisa Boernigen and Elizabeth Bowman combined for five wins in the pool as the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Team split a tri-meet Saturday afternoon. The Bears defeated Lees-McRae easily with a 161-57 victory but fell to SAC-foe Catawba 155-95 on the afternoon inside Shuford Pool. Boernigen won three events as the senior took home wins in…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Falls to Miami in MAC Championship

App State field hockey finished the 2022-23 season as the Mid-American Conference runner-up after a 3-1 loss to Miami (OH) on Saturday in the championship game. This was the first championship appearance for the Mountaineers after a historic season where they finished 14-6 and earned 10 consecutive wins. After three goals from Miami’s Paula Peña…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Blows Out Catawba

In the 101st meeting between the two longtime rivals, Lenoir-Rhyne crushed Catawba 62-10 at Shuford Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Salisbury. Five different Bears had rushing touchdowns in the game, and the 62 points scored is the most the Bears have scored in a game under head coach Mike Jacobs. LR received the opening kickoff…

Appalachian State Volleyball Wins Third in A Row

BOONE, N.C. – The App State volleyball team defeated Sun Belt rival Georgia Southern, 3-2 (25-17, 19-25, 27-25, 25-27, 15-11) on Saturday afternoon. The Black and Gold improve to 16-9 (9-5 SBC) on the season with two home matches remaining before the Sun Belt Tournament. With this weekend’s pair of wins over Georgia Southern as…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Finishes Regular Season With Sweep of Newberry

In the final regular season home game for seven Lenoir-Rhyne seniors, the Bears crushed Newberry 25-17, 25-16, 25-12 in the regular season finale inside Shuford Arena. Lenoir-Rhyne finishes the regular season 18-8 and 13-5 in the SAC, and will host a quarterfinal match in the SAC Volleyball Tournament starting on Monday. Lenoir-Rhyne got off to…

L-R Men’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Cross Country Team finished 4th in SAC Championship hosted by Catawba College on Saturday. The Bears improved on their sixth place finished from a year ago. Jacob Parkinson had a top-10 finish on the morning with a time of 26:06. Parkinson earned Second Team All-Conference with his finish. Lewis Budgen was the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Finishes Fourth at SAC Championship

Janet Kwambai finished in second place at the 2022 SAC Championship on Saturday morning at Salisbury Community Park, hosted by Catawba College. Kwambai finished with a time of 22:12, which earned her First-Team All-Conference as the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Team finished fourth. Kathrin Polke and Paige Ewald earned All-Conference honors as well. Polke finished…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Opens Season

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball opened their season with a 92-91 loss in overtime against Motlow State in the Senators Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee Toyaz Soloman had 27 points to the the Cobras. RJ Black added 15 points and Linwood Grandy added 12. Other scorers for Caldwell were…

High School Football First Round Playoff Results From Friday, 11/4/22

1A: Draughn: 66 Union Academy: 14 The Wildcats will host Mitchell County in the second round. 2A: Bunker Hill: 41 East Davidson: 8 The Bears advance to the second round, going on the road to Community School of Davidson. Maiden: 68 Polk County: 33 The Blue Devils advance to the second round hosting Mount Pleasant.…

Appalachian State Volleyball Defeats Georgia Southern

The App State volleyball team edged past Georgia Southern, 3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11) on its home court on Friday. The Mountaineers improve to 15-9 (8-5 SBC) on the season with three remaining regular season matches. “We had a hard-fought match,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “We battled for every point and believed…

Appalachian State Wrestling Drops Season Opener to 9th Ranked NC State

App State Wrestling started the 2022-23 season by taking four of 10 matches from No. 9 NC State, which claimed a 26-12 victory in front of a big opening-night crowd at Reynolds Coliseum. A top-30 team entering the season, the Mountaineers got three-point decisions from Jon Jon Millner (149 pounds), Will Formato (165), Caleb Smith…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Falls in SAC Semifinals

For the second straight year, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team lost in overtime in the SAC semifinals. After an early Limestone goal, Evan O’Leary tied the game for the Bears in the 77th minute, but the Saints than scored in the first overtime period to advance to the SAC Championship game, 2-1. The Bears will…

Appalachian State Field Hockey to Play for MAC Championship

App State field hockey punched its ticket to the Mid-American Conference championship for the first time ever on Friday by defeating the No. 2 seed in the tournament, Kent State, 1-0 in the semifinals. This was the 10th straight win for the Mountaineers (14-5, 5-2 MAC), continuing their second-longest winning streak in program history. The…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Advances to SAC Championship

Harri Rowe scored the game-winning goal in the 64th minute off an assist from Juan Hoyos, and the No. 4 seed Lenoir-Rhyne Bears advanced to the final of the 2022 SAC Men’s Soccer Tournament for the seventh time in program history with a 1-0 win over No. 1 seed Wingate. The Bears will play Lincoln…

CVCC Volleyball Snags Three Spots on All-Region Team

Three members of the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program have been honored by Region 10 for their play following the 2022 regular season. The Red Hawks’ Abbey Smith, Grace Nelson and Alexia Cunningham all received Region 10 honors — the 10th consecutive year that the CVCC volleyball program has three or more all-conference performers.…

High School Boys Soccer Second Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 11/3/22

2A: Newton-Conover: 6 Brevard: 1 Red Devils advance to the third round going to Hendersonville on Monday. Patton: 2 Wheatmore: 0 Panthers advance into the third round going to Owen on Monday. 3A: Hibriten: 1 Fred T. Foard: 0 Tigers season ends at 9-12-3. The Panthers advance into the third round hosting Concord on Monday.…

Appalachian State Football Falls Short Against Coastal Carolina

App State went into the second half and then the closing minutes of the fourth quarter with chances to rally, but Coastal Carolina survived a furious finish from the Mountaineers to claim a 35-28 victory Thursday night. Trailing 35-14 early in the fourth, Chase Brice threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Page with 11:02…

App State Field Hockey Rolls in Nine MAC Postseason Awards

App State field hockey earned a cumulative nine postseason Mid-American Conference awards, the conference announced on Thursday. Meghan Dawson was named Coach of the Year, and Friederike Stegen was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Year. Stegen and Anna Smarrelli were named first-team All-MAC, while Pauline Mangold, Sarah Farrell and Addie Clark were named…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Resounding Win

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team kicked off its 2022-23 season on Wednesday with a 108-63 victory against the Erskine JV team. The 108 points scored by the Red Hawks are the most ever in a men’s basketball season opener. Javen Chandler paced Catawba Valley with a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Defeats Anderson at Home

The Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball team earned a crucial 3-1 victory over Anderson on Wednesday night in the only action in the SAC. The win gives the Bears a season sweep of Anderson and secures the tiebreaker over the Trojans. A win on Saturday over Newberry would lock up a home game in the Quarterfinal of the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Place Five on Postseason All-Conference Lists

The South Atlantic Conference officially announced the 2022 SAC Men’s Soccer All-Conference teams on Wednesday morning, with five Bears earning recognition. Dani Fernandez, Carles Montoliu Lobo and Adrian Martina were named First-Team All-Conference, Oliver Gardner was named Second-Team All-Conference, and Luis Hernandez was named Third-Team All-Conference. LR’s three players on the First-Team were tied for…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Rakes in Post Season Conference Awards

The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) officially announced the 2022 SAC Women’s Soccer All-conference honorees, and seven Bears earned recognition. Elin Hansson earned the SAC Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year while Head Coach Dean Ward received the Coach of the Year award. Ria Acton, Louise Berg, and Kate Casey joined Hansson…

High School Boys Soccer First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 11/1/22

2A: Newton-Conover: 9 Morehead: 0 Red Devils host Brevard in the second round on Thursday. Patton: 2 West Caldwell: 0 The Warriors season ends at 11-9-1. The Panthers advance to the second round Thursday where they will go on the road to Wheatmore. Wilkes Central: 4 Bandys: 2 The Trojans season ends at 17-4. 3A:…

High School Volleyball Western Regional Finals Results From Tuesday, 11/1/22

3A: North Iredell: 3 Fred T. Foard: 0 Tigers season ends at 22-8.

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish Sixth in Conference

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team was predicted to finish sixth in the Preseason South Atlantic Conference Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league. In addition, T.J. Nesmith was named First Team Preseason All-SAC. The Bears are coming off a 57-47 win at Louisville in exhibition play on Sunday and officially open the 2022-23 season at…

L-R Women’s Basketball Picked to Finish Seventh in SAC Standings

The South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll was released by the league office this morning and the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team was picked to finish seventh in the conference. Additionally, Emily Harman was selected First Team Preseason All-Conference while Brandi Hudson was named Second Team Preseason All-Conference. Harman, a junior from Chesapeake, Va. enters her…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Sweeps SAC Weekly Awards

Elin Hansson and S.A. Phillips swept the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Honors for the last week of the regular season the league office announced this morning. The Bears captured their 8th regular season SAC title with the 4-1 win over No. 12 Catawba this past Wednesday. Phillips won the defensive…

High School Boys Soccer First Round Playoff Results From Monday, 10/31/22

2A: 5) Newton-Conover will host 28) Morehead, ppd. to Tuesday 14) Bandys hosting 19) Wilkes Central, ppd. to Tuesday 15) Patton at home against 18) West Caldwell, ppd. to Tuesday 3A: 12) St. Stephens at home against 21) North Lincoln, ppd. to Tuesday 3) Hibriten hosting 30) Montgomery Central, ppd. to Tuesday Fred T. Foard:…

App State Women’s Soccer Season Ends in Sun Belt Tournament

Picked to finish 13th out of 14 teams in the Sun Belt to begin the season, App State more than doubled its conference win total from 2021, and battled to the final whistle in the opening round of the conference tournament, before ultimately falling 2-1 to Marshall. The 110 minutes needed to decide a winner…

L-R’s Hibbitt Named South Atlantic Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne linebacker Devin Hibbitt was named the Defensive Player of the Week for the South Atlantic Conference for games played during the ninth week of the 2022 season. Hibbitt, a sophomore from Bedford, Ohio, had a career-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo tackles in the No. 22 Bears 24-21 loss to Wingate. He also had…

CVCC Cross Country Wins Region 10 Championship

In just its first season of competition, the Catawba Valley Community College cross country team made its largest stride on Saturday, winning the 2022 Region 10 men’s cross country championship. The championship meet was held at Miliken Arboretum and hosted by Spartanburg Methodist. “What an extraordinary first year for Red Hawk cross country,” said Catawba…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Stuns Louisville in Exhibition Contest

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team went into the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday afternoon and shocked Louisville with a stifling defensive performance in a 57-47 exhibition victory. LR held the Cardinals 29.2 percent shooting and only 19 second half points in the victory. In a battle of former Louisville teammates, it was Everick Sullivan who…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Wins Ninth Straight, Closes Regular Season With Shutout

App State field hockey earned its ninth consecutive win and sixth shutout of the season on Sunday by defeating Davidson, 3-0. Not only is this the second-longest winning streak in program history, but 13 wins ties for the second-most wins in program history. App State went 14-4-4 in 1978 under the leadership of Jan Watson.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Advances to SAC Semifinals

The top-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team earned a SAC Quarterfinal win over Newberry to advance to the semifinal round of the league tournament. This will be the fifth straight trip to the semifinal round for the program who has won three SAC tournaments in team history. The Bears held Newberry without a shot in the…

Appalachian State Football Blows Out Robert Morris

With App State alums returning to the High Country for Homecoming Saturday, several newcomers were able to make their debuts as the Mountaineers built a big lead in a 42-3 win against Robert Morris. Chase Brice threw touchdown passes on four of his 17 completions while totaling 185 yards through the air for App State…

Appalachian State Volleyball Defeats Old Dominion

The App State volleyball team defeated Old Dominion, 3-1 (25-21, 25-14, 23-25, 25-13) on Saturday in Norfolk Va. The Mountaineers improve to 14-9 (7-5 SBC) on the season. “I’m really proud of the response we had today and the adjustments we were able to make,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “We played really well…

Three Second Half Goals Give L-R Men’s Soccer Semifinal Round Berth

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer team scored three goals in the final 6:18 to advance to the SAC Tournament Semifinals. The Bears defeated Catawba for the second straight game and now face top-seeded Wingate on Friday afternoon. Harri Rowe got the Bears on the board with a goal in the 25th minute. Rowe took a ball…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Falls Late Against Wingate

A late touchdown from Wingate sent the Bulldogs past the Bears for the first time since 2017, snapping LR’s five game winning streak over the Bulldogs. Shaw Crocker hit Trevor Grant from 10 yards out with 4:29 to play and the Wingate defense made that 24-21 lead stand up. For the second straight week, LR…

High School Football Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the football playoff brackets. Seven of the 15 high schools in the Hickory Metro have made the playoffs. First round pairings with seeds and records for Hickory Metro schools: 1A: #6 Draughn (9-1) vs. #27 Union Academy (2-8) 2A: #5 Maiden (9-1) vs. #28 Polk County (5-5)…

High School Volleyball Fourth Round Results From Saturday, 10/29/22

3A: Fred T. Foard: 3 Kings Mountain: 1 The Tigers move on to the Western Regional Finals where they will go to conference rival North Iredell on Tuesday. The winner will advance to the state 3A championship.

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls to Old Dominion

The App State volleyball team fell 3-0 (13-25, 27-29, 24-26) to Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va. on Friday. The Mountaineers are 13-9 (6-5 SBC) after the Monarchs snapped the Black and Gold’s six-match win streak that spanned the month of October. The Mountaineers return to the court for their second clash with ODU on Saturday…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Catawba

Lenoir-Rhyne won each set 25-18 to secure the sweep of Catawba and also sweep the three-game season series from Catawba as Colette Romp had a record night. With the South Atlantic Conference going to a divisional format, each team plays one opponent three times. The Bears and Catawba met three times with all three going…

App State Men’s Cross Country Finish Second, Women Fifth at Sun Belt Championship

The App State men’s cross country team finished second overall with 46 points at the Sun Belt Championships in Foley, Ala. on Friday. The women’s squad placed fifth overall with 117 points. Six Mountaineers collected All-SBC accolades for their performances on the course. Setting pace for the Mountaineers in the men’s 8K race was junior…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Wins Eighth Straight

App State field hockey earned its second-longest winning streak in program history while clinching a spot in the Mid-American Conference Tournament by defeating Ohio 2-1 on Friday afternoon. The Mountaineers (12-5, 5-2 MAC) won their eighth straight game and finished regular season play with five conference wins. The longest streak ever was earned during the…

High School Football Results From Friday, 10/28/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 42 Mountain Heritage: 21 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Hendersonville: 34 Patton: 8 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 37 Bandys: 14 East Burke: 42 West Caldwell: 27 Maiden: 47 Newton-Conover: 13 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference: Statesville: 20 Hickory: 14 St. Stephens: 50 Fred T. Foard: 21 Northwestern…

High School Boys Soccer Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets for boys soccer. First round action is set for Monday. Nine of the 15 area high schools in the Hickory Metro are in the state playoffs. First round matchups with seedings and opponents: 2A: 5) Newton-Conover will host 28) Morehead 14) Bandys hosting 19)…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 10/26/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Hendersonville: 2 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 10 Maiden: 1 Bandys: 9 Bunker Hill: 0 West Caldwell: 3 East Burke: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 2 Freedom: 1 Hibriten: 4 South Caldwell: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Wins South Atlantic Conference Title, Throttle 12th Ranked Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team captured their eighth SAC regular season title on Wednesday with their 4-1 win over No. 12 Catawba at the Moretz Sports Athletic Campus. Elin Hansson scored her 10th goal of the season, then assisted on a Kara Gavaghan goal later in the first half to give the Bears a 2-0…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Downs Catawba

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer scored three second half goals and secured a home game in the SAC Tournament with a 3-1 win over Catawba on senior night in the regular season finale. Carles Montoliu Lobo and Luis Hernandez scored on their senior night, and Harri Rowe added the final tally for LR. The two teams played…

Appalachian State Cross Country Sweeps Conference Runner fo the Week Awards

Junior Annie Amundsen and senior Caleb Kirchhoff were named the Sun Belt Cross Country Women’s and Men’s Runners of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Amundsen set pace for the Mountaineers in the women’s 5K at the Wildcat Invite, hosted by Johnson & Wales in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 21. The Naperville, Ill. native clocked…

L-R’s McRea Named SAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Swimmer of the Week for meets competed in during the third week of the season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Micah McRea was named the swimmer of the week. McRae, a senior from Hickory, picked up two first place finishes as an individual and two second place finishes in relays against No.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps UNC Pembroke

Lenoir-Rhyne had a convincing sweep over UNC Pembroke in non-conference action on Tuesday inside Shuford Arena. The Bears avenged an earlier season loss to the Braves and move to 15-8 on the season with the win. LR jumped out to a 13-7 advantage in the first set and never looked back in the three-set victory.…

Newton-Conover Girls Wins State 1A/2A Golf Championship

After shooting a 46-over par as a team in round one, a 13 stroke lead, the Newton-Conover Red Devils went eight strokes better with a team 38-over par Tuesday in the second and final round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A/2A Women’s Golf Championship. The Red Devils won by a whopping 22…

High School Volleyball Second Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 10/25/22

1A: Draughn: 3 Piedmont Community Charter: 0 Wildcats advance to the third round going to Union Academy Thursday. 2A: McMichael: 3 Patton: 0 The Panthers season ends at 16-7. North Stanly: 3 Maiden: 1 The Blue Devils season ends at 20-7. 3A: Fred T. Foard: 3 Oak Grove: 0 Tigers advance to the third round…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Wins Hosted Tournament

In their final event of the fall season, Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf took home the team championship on their home course at the LR Fall Invitational on the Catawba Springs course at Lake Hickory Country Club. Freshmen Sean Finan and Sam Mace led the way for LR, with both finishing in the top five. Holt Allison…

L-R Women’s Golf Finishes Ninth at Flagler Fall Slam

LR women’s golf finished ninth at the Flagler Fall Slam at Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Fla. Amelia Rae Greenlee and Beatriz Espelosin finished in the top third of the individual leaderboard to pace the Bears. In the first round, Espelosin had the second-best score on Par 4s in the field, playing them…

Basabe’s Clean Sheet Propels Him to SAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week Award

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the ninth week of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne goalkeeper Juan Basabe was named defensive player of the week. Basabe, a senior from Durango, Spain, led the Bears to a 1-0 SAC win over Newberry. He made four saves…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Hansson Wins SAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week Award

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Women’s Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the ninth week of the 2022 season and the Bears Elin Hansson was selected as the offensive player of the week as the forward from Halmstad, Sweden scored a goal and added an assist in the Bears win at…

Lenoir-Rhyne Parkinson Wins SAC Runner of the Week Again

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets competed in the seventh week of the season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Parkinson was named this week’s SAC runner of the week. This is Parkinson’s second SAC runner of the week award of the season. The sophomore from Lincoln, United Kingdom won…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 10/24/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Mountain Heritage: 3 Draughn: 2 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 2 Chase: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Lincolnton: 6 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 9 Bunker Hill: 0 West Caldwell: 2 Bandys: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 6 Fred T. Foard: 0 St.…

Newton-Conover Women’s Golf Tops Leaderboard After First Day of State Championship

The Red Devils from Newton-Conover are sitting on a comfortable 13-stroke lead heading into the final 18-holes of the state tournament Tuesday. The 13 shots is the largest lead of any team this year heading into the second and final round of the State Championship competition. Foxfire’s Red Course saw the Red Devils post a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Tied for Second

In their final event of the fall season, Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf is tied for second place in the LR Fall Invitational at Lake Hickory Country Club. The host Bears trail Lander by just one shot, and are tied with St. Thomas Aquinas in second place. Individually, Sean Finan leads the Bears after shooting even par…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf in Eighth at Flagler Fall Slam

LR women’s golf is in eighth place after day one at the Flagler Fall Slam at Marsh Creek Country Club in St. Augustine, Fla. The Bears are only 10 shots behind host Flagler and Nova Southeastern for the top spot in a tightly contested field. Amelia Rae Greenlee and Beatriz Espelosin are the top 15…

Hickory Crawdads Reveal Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond Logo

The Hickory Crawdads, in partnership with Marvel Entertainment and Minor League Baseball, revealed a new logo created by Marvel’s artists that will be worn as part of an on-field look in 2023. The identity will take the field for a Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond game on a to-be-announced date next summer. Merchandise, including hats,…

Caldwell Volleyball Season Ends in Semifinals

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute volleyball ended their season in the semifinals of the Region 10, Division 3 semifinals against Sandhills Community College 3-0 Saturday. Set scores from Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC was, 25-9, 25-23, 25-21. Caldwell finishes the season 7-18 overall and 6-6 in Region 10 Division 3 play. A pair…

App State Field Hockey Wins Big Over Queens

App State field hockey fired away 24 shots on Senior Day and defeated Queens 10-1. This was the seventh straight win for the Mountaineers (11-5, 4-2 MAC), which ties the second-longest winning streak in program history, set during the team’s second season (1969). The longest streak was set the year before when App State rattled…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Blasts Louisiana

In their most dominant offensive performance of the season, App State closed out their home season with a, 3-1, victory over Louisiana, clinching a berth in the Sun Belt Tournament. Katie Fuller scored two first half goals for the App State (6-7-4, 5-4-0), and Izzi Wood put the game away with a second half tally,…

CVCC Volleyball Ends Regular Season With Win

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team closed out its 2022 regular season on Friday with a 3-0 conference victory against USC Salkehatchie. Set scores were 25-15, 25-11 and 25-15. Grace Kilby and Alexia Cunningham led the Red Hawk offense with 10 kills apiece. Cunningham also recorded three blocks. As a team, the Red Hawks…

High School Volleyball First Round Playoff Results From Saturday, 10/22/22

1A: Draughn: 3 Swain County: 0 Wildcats advance to the second round going to Piedmont Community Charter. 2A: Patton: 3 West Stokes: 0 Panthers advance to the second round against top seeded McMichael on Tuesday. Randleman: 3 Bandys: 1 Trojans season ends at 17-8. Brevard: 3 East Burke: 0 Cavs season ends at 15-10. Maiden:…

L-R Volleyball Falls to SAC Leader, Wingate

A marathon third-set victory swung the momentum in Wingate’s favor as the visitor ran their winning streak to 22 in a row with a 3-1 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne in front of a spirited LR crowd. The win keeps the Bulldogs undefeated in conference play. Wingate overcame an early LR onslaught to take the first set…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team defeated Newberry 4-0 on Saturday. The victory sets up a showdown with No. 11 Catawba on Wednesday night in Hickory for the SAC regular season title. Elin Hansson scored for the fourth straight game for the Bears. Evan O’Leary added a pair of second half goals and Carola Busquets scored…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Falls in Homecoming Contest

The No. 12 Lenoir-Rhyne football team saw their Homecoming spoiled when No. 16 Newberry came into Moretz Stadium and handed the Bears a 38-24 defeat on Saturday. Newberry ran away with the game thanks to 207 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground in the fourth quarter. Newberry won the toss and elected to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Blanks Newberry

Juan Hoyos scored his first career goal in the 14th minute, and that was all the offense Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer needed in a 1-0 win over Newberry on Saturday afternoon. The win marks the sixth clean sheet of the season for Juan Basabe and the Bear defense. The Bears peppered the goal with shots in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming Competes Against 6th Ranked Wingate, Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Swimming team completed in a double-dual hosted by No. 6 Wingate on Saturday afternoon. The Bears took home three golds, two silvers and three bronze in the eleven event meet but took third place against the host Bulldogs and Catawba. Lisa Boernigen won her 8th event of the year with a win…

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