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Brown, 4×100 Meter Relay Team Win NCAA Division 2 Track and Field National Championships

As the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Championships have come to a close, Alexis Brown captured two more national championships with performances in the women’s 100-meter dash and 4×100-meter relay. For the 100-meter dash, the sophomore from Mableton, Ga., produced a first-place time of 10.96, beating out the competition by 18 hundredths of a second. In her…

Hickory FC goes to 2-2 Draw Against Port City FC

After Port City FC scored what looked to be the game winning goal in the 89th minute, Hickory FC rallied and Bunker Hill grad Jorge Jimenez scored an equalizer in stoppage time as Hickory FC salvaged a 2-2 tie at home in Moretz Stadium Saturday night. Hickory FC scored the game’s first goal in the…

Hickory Crawdads Edge Out Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads broke a tie game in the seventh inning to win their second straight game against the Asheville Tourists 5-4 on Saturday night at LP Frans Stadium. The Crawdads were able to get off to a quick start in the first inning against Asheville starter Nic Swanson, scoring four times in the opening…

Appalachian State Baseball Season Ends in Semifinals of Sun Belt Tournament

A record-breaking season for App State Baseball concluded with a remarkable run at the Sun Belt Championship tournament, as the Mountaineers posted back-to-back victories against NCAA bubble teams before falling 7-5 against No. 25 Southern Miss in Saturday’s semifinal round. With several team and individual milestones achieved along the way, App State became the only…

Caldwell Community College Softball Finished Third at NJCAA Tournament

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute softball defeated Rowan County South Jersey – Gloucester, 17-6 in the elimination bracket of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III softball tournament Friday. Late Friday night however, the Cobras season ended against North Dakota State College of Science, 4-1. In the win over RCSJ- Gloucester, the Cobras…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader Against Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads got a stellar start from Joseph Montalvo on Friday night to earn a split of their doubleheader against Asheville at LP Frans Stadium. The win in the nightcap for Hickory leaves the season series between the two SAL South division rivals knotted at five apiece through the first ten games of the…

Appalachian State Women and Men’s Track and Field Team Compete at NCAA East Preliminary Round

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team closed out competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round meet on Friday. The Mountaineers were represented by seven individuals, the most App State has sent to the preliminary meet in program history. Graduate student Ashlee Osaji landed 14th in the women’s long jump with a…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Salo Named Elite 90 Award Winner

Zack Salo of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team received one of the highest academic honors from the NCAA on Friday by winning the Elite 90 Award. The award is given by the NCAA to the student athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average who has reached the competition at the finals site for each of…

Appalachian State Baseball Knocks Out Troy in Sun Belt Tournament

A seven-run seventh inning to break a late tie, coupled with a gutsy effort from the Mountaineers’ bullpen, helped sixth-seeded App State push past third-seeded Troy by a 10-6 score in an elimination game Friday to advance to the Sun Belt semifinal round for the second consecutive year. The script was eerily similar to a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Coaching Staff Named Region Staff of the Year

Following a historic season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball coaching staff was selected by their peers as the 2024 ATEC/NFCA Southeast Regional Coaching Staff of the Year, as announced Friday afternoon. Led by Shena Hollar, who recently completed her 25th season in Hickory, N.C., and her assistant, Emily Kenley, the Bears captured the program’s first ever Women’s…

Caldwell Community College Softball Stays Alive in NJCAA Tournament

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute softball rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 8-7 over Rhode Island in the elimination bracket of the National Junior College Athletics Association Division 3 tournament. Caldwell had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Kacey Triplett singled, and advanced…

Hickory Crawdads Game Postponed Due to Storms

Thursday’s game against the Asheville Tourists was postponed due to storms. It will be made up in a doubleheader on Friday with the first game starting at 5pm. The second game will follow roughly 30 minutes after but will be no earlier than 7pm. Tickets for Friday’s game will be good for both ends of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Place Seven on All-American List

With the 2024 Division II National Championship quickly approaching, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team had seven of its student-athletes earn All-American status from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Victor Powell, the senior from Chesapeake Beach, Md., was named the William C. Schmeisser Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being selected First Team…

Appalachian State Baseball Powers Past Coastal Carolina in Sun Belt Tournament

Cody Little escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning and Drew Holderbach followed with a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom half of the frame, lifting sixth-seeded App State to a 6-3 win over seventh-seeded Coastal Carolina in Sun Belt Championship tournament play Thursday at Riverwalk Stadium. The Mountaineers (32-20-1) staved…

High School Girls Soccer Fourth Round Playoff Result From Wednesday, 5/22/24

3A: South Point: 1 (7) Hibriten: 1 (6) Panthers fall in the seventh round of penalty kicks. The Panthers season ends with a record of 20-0-3.

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Season Ends in Final Four

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team saw their historic season come to the end in the National Semifinal as the Bears fell to No. 2 Texas-Tyler 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The Bears made their first ever appearance at the Division II Softball Championship in 2024. LR won their first ever World Series game in program history and…

American Legion Baseball Results From Wednesday, 5/22/24

Asheville Post 70: 9 Caldwell County Post 29: 5 Cherryville Post 100: 6 Burke County Post 21: 0 Rutherford Post 423: 12 Hickory Post 48: 4

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Win After Stellar Outing by Lobus

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Asheville Tourists, 7-2 at home Wednesday night. A day after the Crawdads blew an early lead, it was the Tourists that jumped out with two runs in the first inning, but it was Crawdads after that point. Crawdads starting pitcher Ryan Lobus, in his second start for Hickory, gave up…

Caldwell Community College Split A Pair of Games in Day One of NJCAA Division 3 Tournament

Caldwell Community College opened the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 softball tournament with a resounding 12-0 win over Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester Wednesday. Games are being played at at Warner Park in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Cobras are the fifth seed in the tournament. Kacey Triplett and Taryn Estes both had home runs…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Garners 23 All-Region Honors

Ahead of the 2024 Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s and women’s programs recorded 23 all-region selections. On the men’s side, there were 12 honorees while on the women’s side, there were 11 honorees, which was good enough for a tied for fourth across Division II. Two of those women included…

App State Baseball Drops Opener of Sun Belt Tournament

CJ Boyd set the App State career home runs record as a part of a two-homer ballgame, but the sixth-seeded Mountaineers were unable to overcome one bad inning in a 6-5 loss to third-seeded Troy in the Sun Belt tournament Wednesday morning at Riverwalk Stadium. Boyd hit his 34th and 35th career home runs, breaking…

App State Men’s Basketball Adds 10 to Roster Including Long from St. Stephens

App State Men’s Basketball coach Dustin Kerns announced the addition of 10 players to the 2024-25 roster Wednesday. “We are fired up about this group of signees,” Kerns said. “They are all really good players, but most importantly, they are really good people who align with our values at App State. They have all been…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Mardigian Named First Team All-American

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named their 2024 Softball Division II All-Americans this afternoon and Julia Mardigian was honored as a First-Team NFCA All-American this season. Mardigian is the 9th player in program history to be selected as All-American. Mardigian is the first First-Team selection since the 2010 season when Sarah Atkins and Kat Rivers…

Appalachian State Hires Whitney Jones to Coach Softball

Whitney Jones, who has competed in the Women’s College World Series as both a student-athlete and a coach, has been named the sixth head coach in App State softball history, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Wednesday. App State will hold a press conference on Tuesday, May 28 on the fifth floor of the Mark…

Hickory Crawdads Falter Late in Loss to Asheville

Alejandro Osuna slugged a three-run homer in the first inning and Sebastian Walcott added a two-run clout in the seventh to give the Hickory Crawdads a three run lead, but the Asheville Tourists (18-21) scored six runs in their final two frames to claim an 8-5 win on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium. Osuna’s…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Survives Another Extra Innings, Lives to See Another Day in NCAA Championship

The comeback Bears strike again as Lenoir-Rhyne softball scored twice with two outs in the sixth inning to tie the game at four, then Lora Beth Wood drove in Lauren Rakes and Cassidy Wall with a single in the 9th inning as the Bears won their sixth extra inning game this postseason with a 6-4…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Boast Nine to All-Region Squad

Ahead of the 2024 Division II National Championship, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team had nine members listed in the United State Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Region Teams. Victor Powell, the senior from Chesapeake Beach, Md., was named the South Region Defensive Player of the Year in addition to First Team All-Defense. The SAC Defensive Player of…

Appalachian State Student-Athletes Earn Cumulative GPA Above 3.0

App State student-athletes extended their outstanding streak to 24 consecutive semesters with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 thanks to their academic performances during the 2024 spring. The Mountaineers ended the spring with a 3.20 semester GPA for all student-athletes, contributing to an identical 3.20 cumulative GPA for all student-athletes. Every program at App State finished…

App State Football Season Tickets Sell Out for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, App State has sold out of football season tickets. East Tennessee State, South Alabama, Liberty, Georgia State, Old Dominion and James Madison are all coming to Kidd Brewer Stadium this season. All five FBS teams traveling to Boone made bowl appearances a year ago, including Liberty playing in the Fiesta…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Raked Ninth in Helper Helper Engagement Report

In the 2023-24 Engagement Report presented by Helper Helper, LR Athletics ranked No. 9 amongst Division II participants by completing 7514 total hours with a 97 percent participation rate. This marked the fourth-straight year where LR has marked in the Top 15 amongst all Division II institutions while the No. 9 ranking is tied for…

CVCC Earns Five All-Region Honors in Baseball

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team received five honors from Region 10 following the completion of the 2023-24 regular season. Red Hawk outfielders Connor Bradley and Carter Lindsay, pitchers Joseph Webb and Ethan Young and catcher Gage Weaver were named All-Region 10 performers. This is the third time in the past four seasons that…

High School Girls Soccer Third Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/20/24

2A Pine Lake Prep: 10 Bandys: 1 Trojans season ends at 19-3. 3A Hibriten: 2 Atkins: 0 The Panthers advance to the fourth round hosting South Point on Wednesday. South Point: 3 Hickory: 2 Red Tornadoes season ends at 21-4-1.

High School Softball Fourth Round Playoff Result From Monday, 5/20/24

4A: Northwest Guilford: 9 South Caldwell: 3 Spartans season ends at 23-2.

App’s Tolley Named Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year, St. Laurent Earns First Team All-Conference

App State senior outfielder Banks Tolley has been named the Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year, while Tolley and infielder Austin St. Laurent have earned first-team all-conference honors, the league announced Monday. Tolley has enjoyed one of the most impressive seasons of any player in college baseball in 2024. Entering the Sun Belt tournament,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Suffers First Loss in NCAA Championship, Falls to Elimination Bracket

After winning 1-0 on the first day of the World Series, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team was on the other end of the 1-0 game on day two as Indianapolis’s Kenzee Smith pitched a one hit complete game shutout as the Greyhounds defeated the Bears 1-0. LR will look to rebound Tuesday evening as the Bears…

Caldwell Community College Softball Earns At-Large Bid to NJCAA National Championship

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s softball team earned an at-large bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division Three Softball National Championships, to be held May 22-25 in Chattanooga, TN. Caldwell (27-19 on the season) were the Region 10 runner-up. They join the eight-team field as the only at-large bid. Caldwell spent much…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Finale of Series to Greensboro

Alejandro Osuna collected three hits on Sunday afternoon for the Hickory Crawdads, but a pair of three run frames for the Greensboro Grasshoppers proved too much to overcome as the Crawdads fell 7-4 at LP Frans Stadium. Osuna’s three hits were part of a very solid day at the plate, as the outfielder scored once,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Downs Tampa, Heads Back to National Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse team is heading back to Philadelphia to defend their National Championship as the Bears took down #1 Tampa on their home field 15-14 to advance to their third title game in the last four years as the Bears will look for back-to-back titles next Sunday against Adelphi. Bears for the second…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Opens Championship With Win

The No. 8 seed Lenoir-Rhyne upsets the No. 1 seed Auburn Montgomery 1-0 in an extra inning thriller to open the NCAA DII Softball Championship. Lauren Rakes allowed just four hits in the complete game shutout while Rakes also drove in the game’s only run with a RBI single in the 9th inning. The Bears…

Hickory Crawdads Sweep Doubleheader Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads got a pair of sensational pitching performances from Joseph Montalvo and Winston Santos to win both ends of a Saturday night doubleheader against Greensboro at LP Frans Stadium. Game one was a shutout for Hickory, winning 3-0, while the second contest went the Crawdads’ way by a 7-5 final score. In the…

Heavy Rains Force Changes in Parking at North Wilkesboro

Approximately 4 inches of rain fell within two hours on Saturday at North Wilkesboro Speedway. After property inspection, up to 40 percent of speedway-owned parking is currently unusable. To allow for additional drying time, deliver gravel and shore up low spots, NWS is changing the schedule for tomorrow’s race events and adjusting parking recommendations. On-site…

Hickory FC Picks Up Road Win in Charlotte

Hickory FC winger Pablo Obrador scored the game’s only goal in the 39th minute as Hickory picked up a 1-0 victory against Charlottetowne Hops FC at the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex in Pineville. Goalie Jasper Rump picked up his third straight clean sheet in NPSL Southeast Conference play and was named Man of the Match. Post game…

Appalachian State Softball’s Houston Named All-Region

For the second time in her career, App State outfielder Kayt Houston has earned NFCA All-Region honors, marking the Mountaineers’ second two-time NFCA All-Region honoree in program history. Houston, an All-Sun Belt first-team selection, was named to the All-NFCA third team in the Central region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday after posting…

High School Baseball Fourth Round Playoff Result From Friday, 5/17/24

4A: Charlotte Catholic: 4 Alexander Central: 3 Cougars season ends at 15-13.

High School Softball Fourth Round Playoff Results From Friday, 5/17/24

2A: North Stanly: 4 Maiden: 1 Blue Devils season ends at 17-5. 4A: Weddington: 3 Alexander Central: 1 Cougars season ended at 22-5. South Caldwell hosting Northwest Guilford, ppd. to Monday, 5/20, 6pm

Hickory Crawdads Friday Contest Washed Out

Friday evening’s game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up tomorrow as part of a doubleheader. The first game will start at 5pm and the second will follow 30 minutes after but no earlier than 7pm. Both games will be 7 innings. The same ticket will…

App’s Osaji Named Sun Belt Conference Women’s Newcomer of the Year

App State graduate student Ashlee Osaji was named Sun Belt Women’s Track & Field Newcomer of the Year and garnered All-SBC honors alongside 12 fellow Mountaineers for their performances at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, the league announced on Friday. Osaji collected First-Team All-SBC honors in addition to Newcomer of the Year recognition after landing…

Appalachian State Baseball Ends Regular Season With Loss to Georgia Southern

Banks Tolley blasted his 25th home run of the season to cap a four-homer series, but the Mountaineers struggled to string hits together in a 9-5 loss to Georgia Southern in the season finale at Smith Stadium. The Mountaineers (31-19-1, 16-13-1) will await the conclusion of Sun Belt play on Saturday when the conference tournament…

CVCC Softball Garner Six Players on All-Region Team

Six members of the Catawba Valley Community College softball team have been honored by Region 10 following the conclusion of the season. Pitcher Mayson Lail, infielders Chesney Stikeleather and Rileigh Farr, outfielders Miranda Valerio and Abby Teague and catcher Kayla Hollar all received all-conference accolades. This marks the second-straight season that the Red Hawk softball…

North Wilkesboro Speedway to Host 2025 All-Star Race

NASCAR’s biggest and brightest stars will again shine on North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2025. Speedway officials announced Friday that North Wilkesboro will host the 41st running of the NASCAR All-Star Race on May 18, 2025, with affordable ticket and camping packages now on sale for what promises to be a spectacular weekend of fan and…

High School Baseball Third Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/16/24

3A North Davidson: 2 Fred T. Foard: 1 Tigers season ends at 19-6. 4A Alexander Central: 4 Marvin Ridge: 1 The Cougars advance to the fourth round going to Charlotte Catholic on Friday.

High School Softball Third Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/16/24

2A Maiden: 4 West Stokes: 3 The Blue Devils advance to the fourth round going to North Stanly on Friday. 3A Kings Mountain: 1 Fred T. Foard: 0 Tigers season ends at 14-6.

High School Girls Soccer Second Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/16/24

1A Bishop McGuinness: 8 Draughn: 0 Wildcats season ends at 9-7-2. Union Academy: 7 North Carolina School of Science and Math – Morganton: 1 Dragons season ends at 12-6-1. 2A Bandys: 4 West Stanly: 3 The Trojans advance to the third round going to Pine Lake Prep Pine Lake Prep: 4 Newton-Conover: 0 Red Devils…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Both Games of Doubleheader

The Hickory Crawdads dropped a doubleheader to the Greensboro Grasshoppers by scores of 2-1 and 11-1 at LP Frans Stadium on Thursday night. Mitch Bratt suffered the tough luck loss in the opener, dropping his record to 2-3 on the season. The left-hander surrendered three hits in four innings, striking out five Grasshoppers in the…

Appalachian State Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Georgia Southern

Three Banks Tolley bombs, capped by a walk-off shot worthy of an enthusiastic bat flip, clinched top-six Sun Belt Conference positioning for App State Baseball and a spot in the double-elimination portion of next week’s championship tournament. Already the Mountaineers’ record holder for single-season home runs, Tolley hit solo homers in the third, eighth and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Place Six on All-American List

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team earned six All-American members announced by USA Lacrosse on Wednesday. That tally is good enough for the second-most recipients by a single program; LR only trailed Tampa, who had seven total selections. Defender Victor Powell, the senior from Chesapeake Beach, Md., was the lone first-team member for the Bears. The…

Lenoir-Rhyne Finishes Second in Echols Athletic Excellence Standings

The Wingate Bulldogs captured their 16th consecutive South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award by winning the 2023-24 award, the Conference office announced on Wednesday, May 15. They finished the year with 1,967.58 points, winning league regular season titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track…

Appalachian State Has Six Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

Six App State student-athletes from the 2023-24 calendar have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse magazine. The honorees from App State, listed alphabetically, are Chad Bellis (wrestling), Alexia Grant (women’s basketball), Nicholas Grizales (wrestling), Cierra Huntley (volleyball), Niejel Wilkins (men’s track & field) and Maya Winterhoff (volleyball). The Diverse: Issues In Higher…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Advances to First Ever NCAA Division 2 Softball Championship

For the first time in program history, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team is heading to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship as the Bears defeated North Georgia 9-1 in game three to advance to next week’s World Series in Orlando. Lauren Rakes hit two home runs in the 4th inning and give up just one run…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Forces Winner Take All in Super Regional

With the game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the six, Lauren Rakes delivers a solo home run to center field and added a few insurance runs to take game two of the best of three series, 6-4 at North Georgia. Madison Wilson stayed hot in the circle this postseason throwing a complete game as…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Day Game

The Hickory Crawdads dropped a 2-1 decision on Education Day against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at LP Frans Stadium on Wednesday. Ryan Lobus, promoted from Down East this week, left Kinston with a 3-0 record and a solid 1.53 ERA in six appearances. He would make the start in hopes of ending a three-game losing skid…

Hickory FC Wins Friendly Against Asheville City SC

Hickory FC won 2-0 Tuesday evening at Moretz Stadium in a friendly (exhibition) club match with Asheville City SC. With the scored knotted at 0-0 at halftime, Hickory FC scored both goals in the second half. Tomás Pollacchi, the hero who scored with minutes left in Hickory FC’s match against Greenville United Saturday, picked up…

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out by Greensboro in Series Opener

The Hickory Crawdads, playing as their Llamas de Hickory Latin-inspired identity, dropped a 4-2 decision to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium, opening a 13-game homestand that will stretch over the next two weeks. Konner Piotto drove in both runs in the fourth inning with an opposite field single to left,…

High School Softball Third Round Playoff Result From Tuesday, 5/14/24

4A Alexander Central: 3 Mooresville: 1 The Cougars advance to the fourth round going to Weddington on Friday.

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drops Opener of Super Regionals

With the score 3-3 in the third inning, North Georgia went on a scored eight runs in the next three innings to defeat the Lenoir-Rhyne softball team, 11-3 in five innings in the first game of the Southeast Regional. Julia Mardigian had two RBIs to tie the single season record with 64 RBIs. The Bears…

Appalachian State Baseball’s Chirico Named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week

App State senior right-hander Dante Chirico has been named the Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Chirico becomes the third Mountaineer this season to garner weekly recognition, joining Joseph Zamora (March 26) and Banks Tolley (April 2). Chirico was exceptional in his start against Old Dominion on Saturday, delivering a career-high…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Adds Three Transfers

App State women’s basketball coach Alaura Sharp announced the signing of graduate transfer Zoë McCrary, and junior transfers Seneya Martinez and Elena Pericic on Tuesday. The trio joins five additional signees on the 2024-25 roster. “All three of these signees are winners,” said Coach Sharp. “They have impacted their programs and helped establish winning cultures.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field to Send 11 Student-Athletes to NCAA Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams will be sending a program-best 11 student-athletes to the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Alexis Brown, who won the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes at the NCAA Indoor Championships, qualified for three events in the outdoor edition of the track and field championships. The sophomore…

High School Baseball Third Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/13/24

2A Burns: 8 Bandys: 1 Trojans season ends at 22-5.

High School Softball Third Round Playoff Result From Monday, 5/13/24

4A South Caldwell: 3 McDowell: 2 The Spartans advance to the fourth round and will host the winner of Reagan/Northwest Guilford on Friday.

High School Girls Soccer First Round Results From Monday, 5/13/24

1A Draughn: 4 Highlands: 0 The Wildcats advance to the second round Thursday going to Bishop McGuinness. North Carolina School of Science and Math – Morganton: 3 Avery County: 0 The Dragons advance to the second round going to Union Academy on Thursday. 2A Bandys: 4 East Rutherford: 1 The Trojans advance to the second…

Hickory High Duo Win State 3A Boys Tennis Doubles Title

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Men’s Individual Tennis 2024 Championships were decided on Saturday. In the 3A Championships at the Burlington Tennis Center, in doubles, Hickory’s Graham and Clinton Powers beat Fike’s Snyder and Collins Pearson 6-4, 6-4 in the title round. For Graham, it was a second straight doubles win as he…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Limestone to Advance to Semifinals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team defeated No. 3 seeded Limestone, 15-13, to advance to the program’s second-straight NCAA semifinal. In the third quarter, the Saints started to find their groove on the offensive side of the field as Limestone jumped out to a four-goal advantage with a 12-8 lead. However, the Bears stormed right back…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Wins Over Wingate to Advance to Super Regionals

For the third time in program history and the first time since 2011, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team is heading to the Super Regional as the Bears walked off Wingate after a Madison Wilson single scoring Lauren Rakes in the bottom of the 8th inning. Rakes pitched the complete game in the circle allowing just two…

Appalachian State Baseball Downs Old Dominion in Extras

With one out in the top of the tenth inning, Hunter Wilder lined the first pitch of his at-bat over the wall in right field to propel the Mountaineers to a 4-3 win over Old Dominion Saturday at Bud Metheny Ballpark. The victory is App State’s 30th win of the year, marking back-to-back seasons in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ewald Finishes Second at Lee Last Chance Meet

In the final weekend of competition before the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the distance runners represented the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams at the Lee Last Chance Meet. Paige Ewald, the junior from Woodstock, Ga., had the best finish of the weekend for the Bears with her second-place time of 36:59.37 in the…

App State Men Finish Fourth, Women Sixth at Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team capped competition at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships with a new program record in the women’s 4×400-meters and totaled 10 medals on the weekend, six of which were earned on Saturday. In the team standings the men finished fourth with 98 points, which is the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Golf Compets at NCAA Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team competed in the first ever NCAA Southeast Regional this week at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Georgia. The Bears finished in 15th place as the Bears moved up one spot on the final day. Sean Finan finished in a tie of 7th place to become the first Bears to…

High School Baseball Second Round Playoff Results From Friday, 5/10/24

1A Draughn: 7 Swain County: 0 The Wildcats advance to the third round hosting Cherryville on Tuesday. 2A Bandys: 7 Lincoln Charter: 3 The Trojans advance to the third round going to Burns on Tuesday. Morehead: 3 Maiden: 1 Blue Devils season ends at 18-8. 3A East Rowan: 9 St. Stephens: 3 Indians season ends…

High School Softball Second Round Playoff Results From Friday, 5/10/24

1A North Stokes: 5 Draughn: 3 Wildcats season ends at 17-8. 2A Maiden: 8 Mount Pleasant: 4 The Blue Devils advance to the third round hosting West Stokes on Tuesday. Owen: 6 Bunker Hill: 2 Bears season ends at 19-3. West Stanley: 12 West Caldwell: 0 Warriors season ends at 14-11. 3A Fred T. Foard:…

Appalachian State Baseball Takes Opening Game of Series Against Old Dominion

Behind a strong pitching performance from starter Jackson Steensma and two relievers, App State Baseball opened a Sun Belt Conference road series against Old Dominion with a 5-2 victory Friday afternoon. The Mountaineers (29-16-1, 14-10-1) took the lead for good in the third inning, allowing just single runs in the second and seventh innings, with…

High School Girls Soccer Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the 2024 Girls Soccer Playoff Brackets. First round action begins on Monday. Area teams with seeding and first round opponent include: 1A 9) North Carolina School of Science and Math – Morganton will host 24) Avery County 20) Draughn will travel to 13) Highlands 2A 16)…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Survives Wild Third Inning, Advances to Regional Championship

A wild third inning saw, Wingate scored five runs in the top half however the Bears responded for a seven run bottom as LR stormed back and took control on their way to a 9-5 win over #7 Wingate. The Bears will now face the winner of Anderson/Wingate tomorrow as the Bears will need to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Advances in NCAA Southeast Regional

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team opened their 2024 NCAA Tournament with a 10-2 win over Lander as Kaylan Brown hit a RBI double in the 6th inning to end the game via the mercy rule. Julia Mardigian and Lora Beth Wood hit home runs while Madison Wilson picked up another victory in the circle. The Bears…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Colley Finishes Tied for 26th at Regionals

Charlotte Colley finished her stellar freshman year at the South Regional this week as Colley finished in a tie for 26th place. Colley, who advanced as an individual into the NCAA regional completed in the three day event at Cleveland County Club, hosted by Lee University. Colley shot back to back 74’s on the first…

LR Softball Place Two on First Team All-Region

Julia Mardigian and Lauren Rakes of the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team were announced as First Team All-Southeast Region members by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday. These accomplishments add to the list of successful feats over the past couple of weeks. The Bears are fresh off their first SAC Tournament Championship in 11 years and…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Wall Named SAC Tournament MVP, Four Earn All-Tournament Team Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cassidy Wall was tabbed the 2024 South Atlantic Conference Championship MVP as voted by the tournament participant head coaches, the Conference announced today. The panel also selected an 11-member All-Tournament Team. Wall, a junior outfielder, led the Bears to a SAC Championship after they dropped the first game of the tournament. After that, LR…

Appalachian State Softball Garners Two Members on the All-Conference Team

For just the third time as a member of the Sun Belt Conference, two App State Softball players were honored with All-Sun Belt honors, the league announced Tuesday. Senior outfielder Kayt Houston was named to the first team, making her the first Mountaineer to be named All-Sun Belt first team two times and the first…

High School Baseball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/7/24

1A Draughn: 18 Bessemer City: 0 The Wildcats will host Swain County in the second round on Friday. 2A Bandys at home to East Gaston, ppd. Burns: 6 East Burke: 1 Cavaliers season ends at 9-13. Maiden: 6 North Surry: 0 The Blue Devils advance to the second round taking on the winner of Morehead/Southwestern…

High School Softball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/7/24

1A Draughn: 15 Langtree Charter: 0 The Wildcats will host either South Davidson or North Stokes on Friday in the second round. 2A Bandys hosts Forbush, ppd. to Wednesday Bunker Hill: 2 Morehead: 1 The Bears advance to the second round travelling to Owen on Friday. Maiden: 12 Wheatmore: 1 The Blue Devils advance to…

High School Lacrosse Third Round Playoffs Results From Tuesday, 5/7/24

1A/2A/3A Girls Community School of Davidson: 13 Hickory: 5 Red Tornadoes season ends at 7-8. Pine Lake Prep: 13 St. Stephens: 11 Indians season ends at 6-9. 1A/2A/3A Boys North Lincoln: 18 Hickory: 10 Red Tornadoes season ends at 11-5.

High School Boys Dual Team Tennis Second Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/6/24 and Tuesday, 5/7/24

1A NCSSM-Morganton: 5 Alleghany: 1 The Dragons advance to the third round hosting Bishop McGuinness on Wednesday. 2A Hendersonville: 5 Bandys: 4 Trojans season ends at 10-8. North Stanly: 7 Maiden: 1 Blue Devils season ends at 8-6. 3A Atkins: 7 Hibriten: 2 The Panthers season ends at 7-8. Hickory: 6 Ledford: 0 The Red…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Colley in 18th at NCAA Regionals After Day Two

Charlotte Colley has shot back to back 74’s and is currently in 18th place after two days of the NCAA South Regional hosted by Lee University. The three day event is taking place at Cleveland County Club in Cleveland, Tennessee. Colley, the SAC Freshman of the Year, qualified as one of the six Individuals and…

Appalachian State Softball Searching For New Head Coach

App State has parted ways with softball head coach Shelly Hoerner, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Tuesday. Hoerner completed her seventh season as App State’s head coach last weekend. She compiled a 161-172 overall record and a 44-100 mark in Sun Belt Conference games. “I want to thank Shelly for all she has done…

Ticket Sales Closing Thursday For Upcoming Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

Ticket sales are under way for the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame banquet, scheduled for Monday, May 13th at the Highland Recreation Center in Hickory. The banquet will induct five new members into the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame. They include former Newton-Conover High School wrestling coach Edward (Eddy) Clark, longtime area baseball…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Falls to Liberty

App State Tennis went toe-to-toe with Liberty in the quarterfinal round of the NIT on Monday, but the fifth-seeded Mountaineers fell 4-3 to the fourth-seeded Flames. App State (15-11) picked up three wins in singles action after falling behind 2-0 early into the match. Ellie Murphy put App State on the board with a 6-3,…

High School Baseball Playoff Brackets Announced

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released the playoff brackets for high school baseball. First round games begin on Tuesday, May 7. Area teams with first round opponents include: 1A Draughn is at home to Bessemer City 2A Bandys at home to East Gaston East Burke at Burns Maiden at North Surry 3A…

High School Softball Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the high school softball playoff brackets. First round action begins Tuesday, May 7. Area teams include: 1A Draughn is at home to Langtree Charter 2A Bandys hosts Forbush Bunker Hill is at home to Morehead East Burke travels to North Stanly Maiden is at home to Wheatmore…

LR Softball Earns Four Seed in Southeast Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team earned the No.4 seed in this year NCAA Southeast Regional as the Bears earned the automatic bid for winning the SAC championship on Sunday. The Bears will be heading to Wingate University once against as the Bulldogs will host the regional for the second straight season. The Bears will open with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Receives Two Seed in South Region for NCAA Playoffs

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team earned the No. 2 seed in the south region of the 2024 NCAA Tournament. The defending national champions are coming off a 15-1 overall record which included an 8-1 mark in South Atlantic Conference play. LR also earned its fifth SAC Tournament title with a 13-12 victory over the then…

Appalachian State Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From South Alabama

App State was dominant both on the mound and at the plate on Sunday, sweeping a double header from South Alabama with a 10-2 win in game one, and a 13-1 win in seven innings in game two, notching their third straight Sun Belt Series win. The Mountaineers are now 28-16-1 on the season and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Wins South Atlantic Conference Tournament

For the first time since 2013, The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team won the SAC Championship as the Bears sweep Anderson in the 2024 SAC Championship Series. After taking game one on Friday in extra innings, the rain pushed game two back until Sunday morning as LR used a two-run home run from Lani Warren and a…

Hickory FC Wins Inaugural Game as Member of NPSL

Hickory FC won their inaugural game at Moretz Stadium at Lenoir-Rhyne University Saturday night, defeating Apotheos FC 2-0. Despite the rainy, misty conditions, diehards were entertained with the first game of the National Premier Soccer League and they were not disappointed. After a ceremonial first kick from Hickory mayor Hank Guess, Hickory FC was in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls Out of South Atlantic Conference Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team saw its SAC Tournament run come to an end with a 13-10 defeat to Tusculum in the loser’s bracket contest. After Friday’s crushing defeat to No. 15 Catawba, the Bears appeared to have the result in the rear-view mirror as they scored in each of the first five innings. With a…

App State Baseball Drops Opener to South Alabama

App State slugged three-home runs in the ballgame, but the offense was quieted throughout the middle innings in a 9-5 loss to South Alabama Friday at Smith Stadium. Due to forecasted inclement weather, first pitch of game two of the series has been pushed back to 6 p.m. on Saturday. After falling behind 4-0 in…

Appalachian State Softball Ends Season Against Georgia Southern

Amidst tears from family members and memories recollected on Senior Day at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium, the App State Mountaineers concluded the 2024 season with the series finale against the Georgia Southern Eagles, falling 6-3 despite seeing the tying runner come to the plate in the seventh inning. The Mountaineers honored their nine seniors and one…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Drops Opener of SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team dropped its opening contest of the 2024 SAC Tournament to the No. 1 seeded Catawba Indians, 8-7. In the top half of the seventh inning, the Bears had their best offensive frame of the day by bringing home four runs to extend their lead to a 7-2 advantage. However, the Indians…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Wins First Game of SAC Championship Series

Down two runs and down to their final two outs of game one of the SAC Championship series, Madison Primm hit a two-run homerun to force extra innings then Julia Mardigian hit a two-out RBI double in the 8th as the Bears took game one of the best of three series against Anderson. LR will…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Doubleheader

Despite a complete-game, 132-pitch effort from Sejal Neas and a homer apiece from Kayt Houston and Peyton Darnell, the App State Mountaineers dropped a pair of Thursday contests to the Georgia Southern Eagles, 2-0 and 10-5. The Mountaineers slugged 12 hits across the two games, which included four extra-base hits, but a pair of multi-run…

Hickory Crawdads Doubled Up by Rome

The Hickory Crawdads lost to the Rome Emperors 8-4 Thursday night on the road. The Crawdads did bash out 10 hits, but nine runners left on base doomed Hickory in the loss. Rome opened the game with two runs in the first inning, but Hickory responded in the top of the second. With one out,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Garners Eight All-Conference Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced its baseball all-conference awards on Thursday, as Lenoir-Rhyne had eight total members across the three teams. Sal Carricato, the redshirt junior from Long Island, N.Y., was the lone member from LR that received first team all-conference status. Carricato has a share for the conference-best 17 home runs alongside Wingate’s Brett…

High School Boys Dual Team Tennis First Round Playoff Results

2A Bandys: 5 Walkertown: 1 The Trojans advance to the second round and will go to Hendersonville Monday. Community School of Davidson: 7 East Burke: 2 Cavaliers season ends at 9-5. Maiden: 5 Surry Central: 1 The Blue Devils advance to the second round going to North Stanly on the road Monday. 3A Hickory will…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Earns Postseason Berth

Making a national postseason tournament appearance for the second straight year, App State Tennis is the No. 5 seed in this year’s UTR NIT Championship. The Mountaineers, who are 15-10 after reaching the Sun Belt Tournament final, will face No. 4 seed Liberty in the first round Monday in Bradenton, Florida. This is the second…

North Carolina High School Athletic Association Approves Realignment Plan, More

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors Spring Meeting concluded on Wednesday, May 1 at the NCHSAA Office in Chapel Hill. The Board of Directors Meeting began on Tuesday, April 30 with a vote to approve the “Big 32” realignment model recommendation from the Bylaw Task Force Committee. This model would classify…

Hickory Crawdads Win Day Game at Rome

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Rome Emperors, 4-1, in a day game Wednesday in Georgia. The Crawdads got two runs in the first inning thanks to a two run home run by Konner Piotto. Alejandro Osuna drew a game opening walk in five pitches and on a 1-1 count, Piotto homered to right field. The…

Appalachian State’s Smith Earns Sun Belt Field Athlete of the Week Honors

App State senior Taylor Smith was named Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week after she recorded a trio of first place finishes and facility records at the App State Open on April 27, the league announced on Wednesday. The accolade is Smith’s first in the field category and third outdoor honor this…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Opener to Rome

The Hickory Crawdads fell 3-1 to the Rome Emperors to open up a six-game road trip in Georgia. The Crawdads were held to only three hits in the contest. Hickory got off to a good start in the contest. With two outs in the first inning, Sebastian Walcott hit his second home run of the…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against East Tennessee State

Strong pitching and 18 runs on 19 hits helped propel the App State Mountaineers’ nonconference winning streak to eight games as they closed their midweek schedule with a doubleheader sweep over the ETSU Buccaneers, winning 7-0 and 11-4 on Tuesday at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. App State finished its nonconference schedule with a 17-10 record. The…

Appalachian State Baseball Hits Four Homer Despite Loss

App State blasted four home runs, including two from Kameron Miller, but the Mountaineers ninth inning rally fell short in a 10-9 loss to No. 13 Wake Forest at Keeter Stadium. The App State (26-15-1) offense enjoyed a strong start to open the ballgame. Austin St. Laurent led off with a double to right field…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Carricato Named SAC Baseball Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sal Carricato was named the South Atlantic Conference WePlayed Sports Baseball Player of the Week. Carricato, a junior first basemen from Long Island, N.Y., had multiple RBI in all three contests against Mars Hill in the weekend series. For the week, Carricato had four two-hit games throughout the week, which included a double in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Colley Earns Spot in NCAA Regionals

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf freshman sensation Charlotte Colley earned a spot in the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Regionals. Colley will compete as an individual in the championship. The NCAA Division II women’s golf regional competition will be conducted May 6-8. Each site will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Adds Three to Staff

App State women’s basketball coach Alaura Sharp announced the hiring of Brooklyn Taylor and Caleb Thomas as assistant coaches as well as LaRomeo McKee as assistant coach & director of basketball operations on Monday. “I am so thankful to announce our staff,” said head coach Alaura Sharp. “They are difference makers. I want to surround…

High School Dual Team Tennis Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized the Men’s Dual Team Tennis 2024 Playoff Brackets. The first round of the Men’s Dual Team Tennis begins May 1 and the second round will take place May 6. The higher seed will host until the Championship Matches which will be held at the Burlington Tennis…

Appalachian State’s Beam Named to All-Conference Third Team

App State senior Addison Beam has been named to the All-Sun Belt third team via a vote of the league’s men’s golf coaches. He’s the fourth Mountaineer to earn All-Sun Belt honors, joining Patrick Moriarty (2016), Tripp Summerlin (2018) and Timothius Tirto Tamardi (2021, 2022). Beam entered the Sun Belt Championship tournament with a season…

NCHSAA Lacrosse Playoffs Announced, Hickory and St. Stephens to Compete

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse 2024 Playoff Brackets. The first round of the lacrosse brackets will take place Wednesday, May 1 with the second round following on Saturday, May 4. All games prior to the Championship Final will be hosted by the higher seed. The State…

Cinderella Run For App State Women’s Tennis With Loss in Sun Belt Championship

After an incredible run through the Sun Belt Tournament, App State Tennis fell 4-2 to 69th-ranked Old Dominion in the championship match on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Mountaineers (15-10) defeated James Madison, Marshall and Troy to become the lowest-seeded team to make a championship appearance since 2019. App State started hot as it took two doubles…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins 2024 South Atlantic Conference Championship

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse earned their fourth South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship title with a 13-12 win over Limestone on Sunday afternoon at the Sportsplex in Matthews, N.C. The Bears have now won three of the past four SAC Tournaments as today’s game featured the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. LR trailed 7-5…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Finale to Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads used a four-run eighth inning to make it close on Sunday afternoon, but an Asheville flurry in the ninth propelled the Tourists to an 11-6 win against Hickory. The loss for Hickory, in front of 1,617 fans at the sun-drenched matinee, gives the Crawdads their second split series in as many openings…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Advance to SAC Championship

In two absolute instant classics, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team sweep #7 Wingate to move on to next weekend’s championship series. In the first game, LR used two home runs from Katelyn Rackard to help force extra innings where Lauren Rakes drove in the winning run and pickup the victory in the circle in the Bears…

Moronta’s Career Day Propels App State Baseball to Series Win

Xavier Moronta notched a career-high six RBIs on Sunday, leading App State to a 13-9 win and a series sweep over Georgia State at the GSU Baseball Complex. App State (26-14-1, 11-9-1) is now unbeaten over its last seven ballgames, and with back-to-back Sun Belt series wins, has vaulted itself into fifth place in the…

Despite Big Numbers, App State Softball Stumbles at Marshall

App State Softball was part of the highest-scoring game of its 2024 season Sunday, with an eight-run inning from the Mountaineers highlighting a big rally, but Marshall wrapped up the Sun Belt Conference series with an 18-12 home win. Nineteen runs — in a 10-9 victory for App State over Georgia State — had been…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Pitchers Dual Win Over Asheville

Tucker Mitchell’s third-inning double gave the Hickory Crawdads all the offense they would need on Saturday, besting the Asheville Tourists 3-2 in front of 3,017 at LP Frans Stadium. Tucker, the Crawdads backstop, went 2-for-3 in a contest that saw only six hits between the two clubs. His three RBI now give him 10 on…

Appalachian State Track and Field Hosts App State Open

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team concluded the App State Open and regular season on Saturday with a new men’s pole vault record, 10 new facility records, and 64 top-five finishes. “For our lone home meet, we had some good to great performances to tune up for the Sun Belt Championships,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Split Doubleheader With Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team and Mars Hill closed out their regular seasons by splitting the Saturday doubleheader. In the first game of the day, the Bears jumped out to an early 4-0 lead through the first two innings. However, the Lions roared back by scoring 12 runs during the third, fourth and fifth innings combined.…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Advances to Sun Belt

For the first time in school history, App State Tennis has advanced to the conference championship match after defeating Troy 4-1 in Saturday’s Sun Belt Tournament semifinals. The seventh-seeded Mountaineers (15-9) will face No. 1 seed Old Dominion on Sunday. “This team is incredible,” said Head Coach Hannah Fetters. “They have showed up with incredible…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Stays Alive in South Atlantic Conference Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team walked off both games on Saturday in the opening round of the SAC Tournament. In the first game, Katelyn Rackard hit a game-winning three run home run in the bottom of the 9th to complete the comeback win against Catawba. Then Rackard come around to score on Lani Warren’s game winning…

App State Baseball Downs Georgia State on the Road

App State Baseball fell behind early but used a five-run seventh inning to come from behind and clinch a Sun Belt Conference road series win with a 6-5 victory against Georgia State on Saturday afternoon. Taking the mound with App State trailing 5-1 in the sixth inning, Grey LaSpaluto improved to 7-0 by striking out…

Appalachian State Softball Shutout by Marshall

App State Softball will look to close a Sun Belt Conference road series at Marshall with a win Sunday after dropping a 6-0 decision Saturday afternoon. Kayt Houston led App State with two hits and reached base three times during a game that was tight most of the way. The Mountaineers (19-26, 4-16) trailed 1-0…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 4/26/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Hendersonville: 6 Patton: 5 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 4 Bunker Hill: 2 Newton-Conover: 2 Maiden: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 8 West Iredell: 4 St. Stephens: 3 North Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 7 Freedom: 1 South Caldwell: 13 Hibriten: 3

High School Softball Results From Friday, 4/26/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 3 Bandys: 2 Maiden: 15 Newton-Conover: 0 West Caldwell: 12 East Burke: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Iredell: 12 St. Stephens: 2 West Iredell: 8 Hickory: 3 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 16 Freedom: 1 South Caldwell: 14 Hibriten: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Friday, 4/26/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 0 North Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 1 Alexander Central: 0, 2 OT Hibriten: 9 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 9 South Caldwell: 0

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out in Late Innings

Anthony Gutierrez collected three hits on Friday for the Hickory Crawdads, but a ninth-inning rally by the Asheville Tourists was enough to claim a 5-4 win at LP Frans Stadium in front of 2,285 fans. The three-hit night for the Crawdads outfielder is his third straight multi-hit game in the series against Asheville, elevating his…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Goes to NCAA Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team earned their first ever NCAA bid as the Bears were selected as one of the at-large teams in this year’s NCAA Southeast Regional. The event will be held at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga. The three day event will start on May 9th and concluded on May 11th.…

Tolley’s Homer Helps App State Baseball Win Over Georgia State

Banks Tolley blasted his 18th home run of the season, establishing a new App State single-season home run record in the Mountaineers 11-7 victory over Georgia State, Friday at the GSU Baseball Complex. Tolley eclipsed the mark of 17 home runs in a season, set by Daniel Kassouf in 2012 and equaled by CJ Boyd…

App State Softball Lose Series Opener to Marshall

App State Softball dropped a Sun Belt Conference series opener Friday at Marshall, falling 7-2 at Dot Hicks Field. The Mountaineers (19-25, 4-15) cut their deficit to 6-2 in the sixth inning, when Kayt Houston followed Grace Barrett’s leadoff walk with an RBI double and Houston scored from third on Macy Hamby’s fielder’s choice. Sejal…

Appalachian State Tennis Upsets Marshall in Sun Belt Tournament

App State Tennis upset second-seeded Marshall 4-3 in a Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinal Friday, overcoming a 3-1 deficit with consecutive three-set singles wins from Taya Powell, Savannah Dada-Mascoll and Maggie Pate to reach the Sun Belt semifinals for the first time. Pate clinched the match for the seventh-seeded Mountaineers (14-9) by winning 6-4, 6-7 {4-7},…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drop Opening Game of SAC Tournament

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team fall to Tusculum in the opening game of the SAC Tournament. The Pioneers used three runs in the 7th inning to comeback and defeated the Bears. LR will face Catawba in elimination game Saturday at 1:00 PM. Each team had their runs as the Pioneers scored the first three runs of the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Downs Mars Hill in Series Opener

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team recorded its third-straight win with a 10-4 victory over Mars Hill to open the weekend series. Sal Carricato had another impressive game at the plate as he led the Bears with four RBIs. The redshirt junior also had a pair of extra-base hits with a third-inning double and a sixth-inning home…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Adds Five to Roster

App State women’s basketball coach Alaura Sharp announced the signing of true freshmen Hekla Nökkvadóttir and Jazlyn Harris, junior transfer Emily Hege, and senior transfers Mara Neira and Georgia Gray on Friday. The quintet will join the Mountaineers for the 2024-25 season. “Our program got better with the addition of these five players,” said head…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Place Six on All-Conference Team

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team was well represented on the SAC All-Conference team as the conference announced their 2024 All-SAC Teams as six different Bears was selected to this year team. Lani Warren was named to the SAC first-team while Julia Mardigian, Katelyn Rackard, Lauren Rakes and Madison Wilson was selected to the second team while…

App State Women’s Tennis Advances in Sun Belt Tournament

App State Tennis advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Tournament with a 4-3 victory Thursday against 10th-seeded James Madison, which had defeated the seventh-seeded Mountaineers during the regular season. Taya Powell clinched the victory in dramatic fashion, breaking a 3-all tie in the team score with a three-set victory on Court 2. Powell…

Hickory Crawdads Win Day Game Thanks in Part to Hurdle’s Day at the Plate

Devin Hurdle singled three times on Wednesday, scoring twice, as the Hickory Crawdads claimed a 7-2 win against the Asheville Tourists at LP Frans Stadium in front of 3,825 fans on the second Education Day game of 2024. Konner Piotto slugged his way to five total bases on the day, including a fourth inning double…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/24/24

Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 West Rowan: 0 Burns: 8 Draughn: 3 Maiden: 6 North Gaston: 3

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/24/24

Non-conference Bunker Hill: 11 Hibriten: 0 Draughn: 10 Burns: 0 Hickory: 29 Alleghany: 23 South Caldwell: 10 Maiden: 0

High School Girls Soccer Result From Wednesday, 4/24/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 3 Draughn: 2, OT

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Win Over Asheville Tourists

Mitch Bratt spun six sterling innings while the Hickory Crawdads got some timely hitting from a host of players to claim a 4-1 over the Asheville Tourists at LP Frans Stadium last night. Bratt, a southpaw from Canada, struck out eight Asheville hitters in a sensational performance that snapped a brief two-game losing skid. The…

Instant Classic! LR Men’s Lacrosse Defeat Wingate in Double Overtime in SAC Semifinals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team has moved on to the 2024 SAC Men’s Lacrosse Championship with an 11-10 double overtime victory over No. 6 Wingate. Caison Dillon scored the decisive goal in the second overtime period off a pin-point pass by Ryan Duncan. It was only the second game-winning goal this seaason for the graduate…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Weddell to Take Over Swimming Programs

Sean Weddell has been named the second men’s and women’s swimming head coach of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate announced. Weddell comes to Hickory after eight years of head coaching experience at multiple levels across the region. Weddell’s most recent coaching stop was at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C., where he…

Boyd Plays Hero Again as Appalachian State Baseball Wins in Bottom of Ninth

With two on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the score deadlocked at 11, CJ Boyd chopped a base hit over the drawn-in infield to give App State a 12-11 walk-off win over ETSU, Tuesday night at Smith Stadium. The game-winning single marked the Mountaineers third walk-off win of the…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Western Carolina

App State Softball stepped out of conference play for a Tuesday home doubleheader sweep of in-state foe Western Carolina by scores of 5-0 and 10-2 (in six innings) on Tuesday. On a picture-perfect day in the High Country, the Mountaineers (19-24) won their fifth and sixth straight games against a non-Sun Belt Conference opponent. It…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/23/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Hendersonville: 10 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Newton-Conover: 6 Bunker Hill: 3 Maiden: 11 Lincolnton: 0 West Lincoln: 9 East Burke: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 20 Statesville: 1 North Lincoln: 7 Hickory: 6 St. Stephens: 10 West Iredell: 3 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/23/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 1 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 14, 11 Lincolnton: 4, 1 West Lincoln: 11 East Burke: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 19 Statesville: 0 North Lincoln: 15 Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 8 West Iredell: 5 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 13 Hibriten: 0 South Caldwell: 14…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/23/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 1 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 East Burke: 1 Bunker Hill: 2 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 3 West Lincoln: 1 Newton-Conover: 2 Lincolnton: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 9 Statesville: 0 Hickory: 2 North Lincoln: 0 St. Stephens: 2 West…

Hickory Crawdads Open Home Series Against Asheville With Loss

The Hickory Crawdads opened up a six-game set against the Asheville Tourists with a 4-3 loss on Tuesday night at LP Frans Stadium. The Crawdads grabbed their first lead of the game when Anthony Gutierrez singled home Tucker Mitchell in the bottom half of the third inning to claim a 2-1 advantage for Crawdads starter…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish Sixth at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team finished in sixth place in the 2024 SAC Championship. The Bears were tied for first after the first round but slipped to third place after round two and then fell to sixth place to finish the event. Sean Finan finished in 14th place after shooting a 75 on Tuesday after…

LR Baseball Ends Home Portion of Regular Season Schedule With Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team ended its regular season home slate on a high note, as the Bears defeated Barton, 8-5. Four Bears had multi-hit performances led by Khi Holiday, who finished with a team-high three hits in the contest. The junior also extended his lead on the team with two stolen bases, bumping his total…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s McGill Earns SAC Track Athlete of the Week Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the sixth week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Clarence McGill was named the Track Athlete of the Week. McGill, a sophomore from Corpus Christi, Texas, competed at the Aggie Invitational and the USC Outdoor Open. He…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the sixth week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne swept the awards as Victoria Aransiola was named the Track Athlete of the Week and Holly Kone was named the Field Athlete. Aransiola, a freshman, competed in the…

App’s Dada-Mascoll Earns All-Conference Honors for Second Year in a Row

For the second time in two collegiate seasons, App State’s Savannah Dada-Mascoll was named to the women’s tennis singles All-Sun Belt first team, the conference announced Tuesday. Dada-Mascoll tore through the competition this season on the way to a 16-2 overall singles record and 9-1 conference record all as the No. 1 singles player for…

Powell, Pensabene Named Players of the Year as LR Men’s Lacrosse Put 10 on All-Conference Teams

The South Atlantic Conference announced its men’s lacrosse all-conference awards on Tuesday as Lenoir-Rhyne had 10 total members across the three teams with three being named to the first team, and two being recognized with a player of the year title. Victor Powell, the senior out of Chesapeake Beach, Md., was named the SAC Defensive…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Garners Two All-Conference Members

The South Atlantic Conference named their 2024 Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Teams on Tuesday morning and Chloe Christensen and Makenna Filley were both named to the Third-Team All-SAC for their performance during the 2024 season. Christensen, a junior from Clemmons, N.C., was named to the All-Conference team for the second straight season as Christensen had 25…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf in Third Place After Day Two in SAC Championships

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team slipped to third place on day two of the 2024 SAC Championship. The Bears are in a three-way tie with Carson-Newman and Anderson as the three teams are ten strokes off the pace as Coker leads heading into the final day. Sean Finan is in 8th place after firing a…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 4/22/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 5 Draughn: 4 Non-conference South Iredell: 6 Bandys: 3

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/22/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 19 Avery County: 3 Non-conference Owen: 10 Freedom: 4

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 4/22/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 6 Mitchell: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 4 Newton-Conover: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Pensabene Named SAC Men’s Lacrosse Specialist Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played during week twelve of the 2024 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Rob Pensabene was named the Specialist of the Week. Pensabene, a senior from Mount Laurel, N.J., recorded a .786 save percentage in a 20-5 victory over Catawba. He tallied his…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/20/24

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series thundered back into America’s Most Famous Short Track, Hickory Motor Speedway, on Saturday for Everett Collision Center Night at the Races. The Crown Vics would make their second visit to the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars for their 15 lap feature. The starting lineup would be set by…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team Tied For Lead After Day One of SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team is in a tie for first place with Coker after the first day of the 2024 SAC Championship hosted by Newberry. The three day event is taking place at the Country Club of Orangebury. Each team will play one round a day as the Bears opened the tournament with a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Teams Have Busy Weekend

In the final competitive weekend before the SAC Outdoor Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams generated success in the distance and field events at the Aggie Invitational. Despite the abundance of strong results over the weekend, Jacob Parkinson was the lone individual to collect a first-place finish. The junior from Lincoln,…

Appalachian State Baseball Goes to Extra Innings Against Arkansas State

With the Mountaineers down to their final out in the ninth, CJ Boyd crushed a game-tying three-run home run to force extra innings, before the Mountaineers and Red Wolves settled for a 12-12 tie after ten innings of play, due to a travel-related time limit. It marks just the eighth tie in program history and…

Crawdads Shutout At Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads were relegated to only four hits in an 8-0 shutout by the Greensboro Grasshoppers Saturday night. Greensboro scored three in the first inning and two in the second inning to take an early 5-0. The Grasshoppers added two more in the fourth inning and a single run in the fifth for the…

App State Softball Drops Both Games of a Doubleheader

Kayt Houston became App State Softball’s career leader for hits and total bases Saturday as the Mountaineers wrapped up a Sun Belt Conference home series against James Madison, which won 5-4 and 8-2 in a doubleheader at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium. Needing one hit to break Lindsay Glover’s program-record of 229 career hits, set from 2004-07,…

Appalachian State Baseball Downs Arkansas State

Banks Tolley blasted two home runs, his third multi-homer game of the season, leading App State past Arkansas State 12-3 to clinch a series win on Saturday. The two home runs give Tolley a league-leading 17 dingers on the season, tying Daniel Kassouf (2012) and CJ Boyd (2023) for the most in single season program…

App State Track and Field Teams Stay Busy at Georgia Tech and Wake Forest

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team rounded out competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a shiny new men’s pole vault record. The Mountaineers accumulated 64 top-25 finishes and also set a new men’s 5,000-meter school record, in addition to the new men’s pole vault record, between the Georgia Tech Invitational…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team and Anderson each took a victory in the Saturday doubleheader as the Bears clinched a second-straight SAC series win. In the first game of the day, Anderson took an early lead over LR with three runs in the first two innings. However, the Bears came storming back to take a 4-3…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Falls to Nationally Ranked Old Dominion

App State Tennis dropped its Senior Day regular-season finale to 66th-ranked Old Dominion 6-1 on Saturday. The Mountaineers will head to Rome, Ga., for the Sun Belt Tournament next week. Taya Powell picked up the lone win for App State (12-9, 6-5 SBC) after defeating Old Dominion’s Allison Isaacs 6-1, 7-6 [7-3] at No. 3…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drops Doubleheader at Carson-Newman

The No. 19 ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team drop a pair of games at Carson-Newman to close the regular season. Lani Warren hit homeruns in both games but the Bears falls 4-2 and 6-5 on Saturday afternoon. The Bears will close the regular season one win shy of 40 and will finish in 4th place in…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Greensboro With Solid Pitching, Four Run First

The Hickory Crawdads won 5-3 over the Greensboro Grasshoppers Friday night on the road. The Crawdads used a four run first inning to take the early lead and the pitching staff did the rest for Hickory. In the first inning, with one out, Yeison Morrobel walked. Sebastian Walcott doubled, advancing Morrobel to third base. One…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 4/19/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 9 Rosman: 1 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 11 Patton: 3 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 Newton-Conover: 1 East Burke: 5 Lincolnton: 4 Maiden: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 6 West Iredell: 2 St. Stephens: 4 Hickory: 1 Northwestern…

High School Softball Results From Friday, 4/19/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 6 Patton: 5 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 16 Newton-Conover: 0 Bunker Hill: 2 Maiden: 1 East Burke: 7 Lincolnton: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 16 West Iredell: 0 St. Stephens: 16 Hickory: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Freedom: 4 Ashe County: 3 South…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Friday, 4/19/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 6 West Iredell: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 2 South Caldwell: 1 Hibriten: 2 Alexander Central: 0 Watauga: 10 Freedom: 0

App Baseball Posts 20 in Huge Win Over Arkansas State

Led by a six-run third inning, the App State bats were hot from start to finish, tallying 16 hits, including three home runs, in a 20-7 victory over Arkansas State, in the series opener on Friday. The 20 runs are the most that the Mountaineers have ever scored against a Sun Belt opponent since joining…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Opens Series Against Anderson With Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team improved its win streak to three games as the Bears started their final home series of the season with a 7-3 victory over Anderson. The even innings proved to be the difference maker as the Bears scored six of their seven runs in the second, fourth and sixth frames. The biggest…

Appalachian State Softball Falls to James Madison

The App State Mountaineers dropped their Friday contest to the James Madison Dukes 10-2 in six innings, despite a multi-hit effort from Macy Hamby and a seventh-inning run. App State cranked five hits in the contest and played well defensively, but a strong start from the Dukes powered them to the win. The Mountaineer (17-22,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Earns A Pair of All-Conference Nods

The South Atlantic Conference named their 2023-24 All-SAC team and Sean Finan was selected to the First-Team All-SAC while Samuel Mace was named to the Third-Team All-SAC. Finan is the first Bear named to the first team since 2021 when Liam Waldron was selected. Finan had four top-10 finishes this season including a win at…

Mardigian’s Huge Day Propels Lenoir-Rhyne Softball to Doubleheader Sweep

Julia Mardigian went 2-3 with two homers and 4 RBIs in the Bears 10-1 win in game one then Mardigian went 5-5 with a homerun and 3 RBIs in the night cap as LR completed the sweep with a 13-3 win in game two. Mardigian finished the day with seven hits, three homeruns and seven…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Lose in Quarterfinal Round of SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team had its SAC Tournament run cut short with a 4-2 loss to No. 30 Carson-Newman in the quarterfinal round. The match got off to a good start for the Bears as they took two of the three doubles lines to earn the first point of the day. After losing the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Bounced From SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team had its SAC Tournament run cut short with a 4-2 loss to No. 31 Newberry in the quarterfinal round. At the start of the match, the Bears fell into a hole after losing the No. 1 doubles line, 6-2. However, the other two doubles matches went the distance as the…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/17/24

Non-conference East Rutherford: 16 Newton-Conover: 1 Hibriten: 12 Chase: 2

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/17/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 10 West Caldwell: 3 Non-conference St. Stephens: 11 Newton-Conover: 1 West Lincoln: 16 Patton: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 4/1724

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Avery County: 5 Draughn: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 4 Bunker Hill: 0

LR Women’s Lacrosse Ends Season With Second Straight Road Win

Chloe Christensen set a career high with six goals as the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team finished the season on high note with a 17-10 win at Catawba. The Bears finished the season with back to back wins on the road as Kirra Olson and Jolan Morey added three goals as piece. No one had more…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Ends Regular Season With Victory at Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team closed out the regular season with a 20-5 road victory over the Catawba Indians. The Bears had 13 unique goal scorers as Morgan Madish led the way with a three-goal performance. Five different LR players also had multi-goal games as LR constructed its third 20+ goal contest of the campaign.…

App State Softball Wins Over NC A&T

After falling behind by three runs early, the App State Mountaineers found their offensive footing with an eight-run fourth inning and a three-run fifth inning to post an 11-3 victory over the North Carolina A&T Aggies in five innings on Wednesday. It’s App State’s first run-rule victory since March 11. The Mountaineers’ (17-21, 4-11 SBC)…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf End Season at Sun Belt Conference Tournament

Highlighted by a second-round 73 from top individual finisher Layla Meric, App State Women’s Golf matched its seed by placing 12th on Wednesday to conclude the stroke play portion of the Sun Belt Championship tournament. The top four teams advanced to the final day, as No. 1 Texas State will face No. 4 Old Dominion…

Hickory Crawdads Rally Falls Short at Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on the road Wednesday afternoon, 8-6. Down 7-1 headed to the top of the seventh inning, the Crawdads put up some late inning heroics, but fell short. The contest was scoreless through the first three innings. In the top of the fourth, Sebastian Walcott was issued an…

Lenoir-Rhyne Muderrisoglu Named SAC Freshman of the Year

The South Atlantic Conference announced its all-conference women’s tennis awards on Wednesday as Lenoir-Rhyne had one of its most decorated seasons in recent program history. Runa Muderrisoglu, a native of Duzce, Turkey, was named the SAC Freshman of the Year after an overall singles record of 15-3 and overall doubles record of 13-5. In conference…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Duo Named All-Conference

The South Atlantic Conference announced its all-conference men’s tennis awards on Wednesday as the Lenoir-Rhyne had two representatives in Vadym Rogynskyi and Rufus Plane. The duo was named to third team doubles after the pair posted an 11-5 overall record and an 8-4 record in conference play. The two played every doubles match at the…

App State’s Smith Named Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week

App State senior Taylor Smith snagged her second Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honor of the season, the league announced on Wednesday. Smith’s honor marks App State’s fourth SBC Athlete of the Week honor of the 2024 outdoor campaign. At the Duke Invitational on April 11-13, Smith registered three top-five finishes.…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/16/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 7 Rosman: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 10 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 3 East Burke: 2 Maiden: 2 Bandys: 1 West Lincoln: 4 Newton-Conover: 3 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 6 St. Stephens: 2 Fred T. Foard: 5 North Lincoln:…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/16/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 13 Rosman: 3 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 7 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 9 East Burke: 2 Maiden: 4 Bandys: 2 West Caldwell: 11 Lincolnton: 0 West Lincoln: 15 Newton-Conover: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 9 St. Stephens: 3 North…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/16/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Polk County: 4 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Maiden: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 4 St. Stephens: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Lincoln: 2 Hickory: 5 North Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 2 South…

Hickory Crawdads Win In Extra Innings at Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads opened up their road trip against the Greensboro Grasshoppers with a 5-4 win in 10 innings Tuesday night. Greensboro scored first with a solo home run in the second inning off of Crawdads starter Mitch Bratt. However, the Crawdads responded with a home run of their own in the fourth inning. With…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf End West Virginia Event in Eighth

With a 3-under 69 from sixth-place finisher Herman Huus highlighting a stellar final round from the entire team, App State Men’s Golf placed eighth in a 16-team field Tuesday at the Mountaineer Invitational hosted by West Virginia. Alex Martin and Sverrir Haraldsson had 1-under 71s in the final round, while Addison Beam and Colin Browning…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Finish Seventh at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne’s Women’s Golf team finished in 7th place in the 2024 SAC Championship. The Bears were unable to climb up the leaderboard on the final day as LR shot a team score of 313. The second round was the team’s best round of the week as LR shot 298 on day two while LR…

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Road Contest Against Western Carolina

App State allowed six runs in the first inning and was unable to recover, falling 10-5 to Western Carolina in a midweek contest Tuesday at Hennon Stadium. Despite the early deficit, Austin St. Laurent helped the offense chip away through the middle innings. The Mountaineer third baseman finished the contest going 3-for-4 and drove in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Named SAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the fifth week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alexis Brown was named the Track Athlete of the Week. Brown, a sophomore from Mableton, Ga., competed in the Southside Power and Fitness Invitational this week. She recorded…

Wadsworth Named SAC Male Track Athlete of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the fourth week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Wadsworth was named the Field Athlete of the Week. Wadsworth, a senior from Dansville, N.Y., participated in the Southside Power & Fitness Invitational this past week. He…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps South Atlantic Conference Weekly Awards

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Tyler McPeak was named the South Atlantic Conference WePlayed Sports Baseball Player of the Week, while teammate Kellen Gradisar was named WePlayed Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played during week 11 of the 2024 season, the Conference office announced today. McPeak, a senior first basemen from Denver, N.C., recorded a .636…

Four Appalachian State Football Members Named to Hampshire Honor Society

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has announced that the 2024 NFF Hampshire Honor Society includes four members of App State’s football team from the 2023 season: Jackson Greene, Kaedin Robinson, Bucky Williams and Eli Wilson. The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of veteran college football players (seniors who will graduate…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 4/15/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 East Burke: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 6 Alexander Central: 5

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/15/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 13 Hickory: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 12 Ashe County: 1 Non-conference McDowell: 10 Draughn: 0 Owen: 2 Freedom: 0

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 4/15/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 0 Owen: 0 NCSSM-Morganton: 2 Avery County: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 6 Maiden: 0 Newton-Conover: 8 Bunker Hill: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference: Hickory: 1 Fred T. Foard: 0

LR Men’s Basketball Adds Four Transfers

Lenoir-Rhyne head men’s basketball coach Brent Owen officially announced the addition of four transfers to the roster beginning in 2024-25. Junior Hodnett (Rio Rancho, N.M./ENMU), Jaxon Koroll (Chestermere, Alberta, Canada/ENMU), Conrad Luczynski (Bartlett, Ill./ENMU) and Shem Sawy (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Edge Prep.) all officially signed with the Bears. “I couldn’t be more excited to add…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader at Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team dropped a tough extra inning game in the first game at Tusculum on Monday. Tusculum scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th to tie it then walked the Bears off in the 8th for a 5-4 comeback win. The Bears then rebounded and pounded out 17 hits in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ashley Named Conference Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played during the eleventh week of the 2024 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Nate Ashley was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Ashley, a senior from Bradenton, Fla., recorded multiple season-highs this past week as Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Coker 14-4. He added…

Hickory Crawdads Edge Out Jersey Shore

The Hickory Crawdads offense broke out on Sunday afternoon in a 10-8 victory over the Jersey Shore BlueClaws to split the six-game series. The 10 runs were a high-water mark for the club, as the club also collected 11 hits on the day. The 11 hits are also a team high on the new year.…

Brown Shines as LR Track and Field Dominates at Southside Power & Fitness Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams resumed their outdoor seasons in dominant fashion, as the Bears took a first-place finish in 19 events at the 2024 Southside Power & Fitness Invitational. The highlight of the weekend was Alexis Brown breaking the Division II record with a 11.09 result in the women’s 100-meter…

App State Baseball Lose at Home to Troy

App State built up an early lead but was unable to hold it down the stretch, falling 13-5 to Troy in the series finale at Smith Stadium on Sunday. After Troy (25-12, 9-6) took a 1-0 lead on three singles in the top of the first, App State (20-13, 6-9) delivered a big counter punch…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Finale to Coastal Carolina

A first-inning, opposite-field homer from Kayt Houston, her 29th career long ball, and three innings of one-hit ball in relief from Kaylie Northrop highlighted Sunday’s series finale in Conway for the App State Mountaineers, but a two-run third from the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers would be all they needed as they took home a 3-1 win…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team took both games over the Wingate Bulldogs in the Saturday doubleheader to win its first road conference series of the season. In the first game of the day, the two sides combined for 26 total runs and 39 total hits. In addition, the Bears had their best home run hitting day…

Appalachian State Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Troy

After falling 17-2 in game one of its doubleheader on Saturday, App State turned the page in a big way in game two, as Jackson Steensma set a career-high in strikeouts, while the offense clubbed five home runs in an 11-1 win to earn the split at Smith Stadium. In game one, the Mountaineers (20-12,…

App State Track and Field Teams Compete at Duke Invitational

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team capped competition at the Duke Invitational on Saturday after totaling an even 60 top-20 finishes on the weekend. “I’m very excited about how everyone stepped up today against very good competition,” said director of track & field/cross country Damion McLean. “That is the type of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins at Home Over Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team closed its home regular-season schedule with a 14-4 defeat over the Coker Cobras. After a seesaw start between the two sides, the Bears tallied eight unanswered goals to pull away from the Cobras and earn their sixth-straight victory. In addition to the contest, there were 17 Bears recognized as part…

LR Men’s Tennis Drop Third Straight Contest

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team ends its regular season on a three-match losing streak, as the Bears were defeated by Lincoln Memorial, 6-1. There could not have been a better start to the match for the Bears as LR came out and won all three doubles lines to take the first point of the day.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Defeats Lincoln Memorial at Home

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team ended its season on a high note as the Bears defeated Lincoln Memorial, 5-2, and finished the campaign with a 9-3 conference record. At the start of the match, all three doubles lines cruised their way to a 6-2 victory to take the first point of the afternoon. The No.…

Hickory Crawdads Blanked by Jersey Shore

The Hickory Crawdads, playing as their Latin-inspired identity, the Llamas de Hickory, lost a 13-0 decision on Saturday night to the Medusas de Jersey Shore on Saturday night at LP Frans Stadium. Quincy Scott led the Llamas four-hit attack with his first multi-hit game of 2024, singling two times in four at-bats. Aidan Curry suffered…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps Home Softball Doubleheader Over Newberry

Lenoir-Rhyne softball swept a doubleheader at home against Newberry Saturday, winning game one 6-3 and winning game two, 5-2. In game one, LR pitcher Lauren Rakes got off to a rough start. After giving up a home run on the second pitch of the game, she got the next two batters out on swinging strike…

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to Marshall

Savannah Dada-Mascoll continued her record-setting season, garnering her 16th straight win this season and remaining unbeaten in conference play, but App State Tennis fell 4-3 at Marshall on Saturday. App State (12-8, 6-4 SBC) claimed wins on singles Courts 1, 4 and 5. Dada-Mascoll defeated Johanna Storm 6-4, 6-4 on Court 1 to improve to…

Appalachian State Softball Blanked in Road Game Against Coastal Carolina

In a scoreless affair through 5.5 innings on Saturday, Sejal Neas and Coastal Carolina starter Nicolette Picone treated the Conway crowd to a tight pitcher’s duel throughout. Fresh off her scoreless outing in relief on Friday, Neas fired five straight scoreless frames in her 18th start of the year, but a two-run sixth by the…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 4/12/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 6 Madison: 3 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 12 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 16 Lincolnton: 4 East Burke: 9 Newton-Conover: 4 Maiden: 1 West Caldwell: 0 West Lincoln: 1 Bunker Hill: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 6 Hickory: 1 North…

HIgh School Softball Results From Friday, 4/12/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 14 Madison: 4 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 2 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 9 Lincolnton: 0 Bunker Hill: 5 West Lincoln: 2 East Burke: 12 Newton-Conover: 0 Maiden: 9 West Caldwell: 4 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 3 North Lincoln: 2 Northwestern…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Friday, 4/12/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 9 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 1 Lincolnton: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Lincoln: 2 St. Stephens: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Hibriten: 8 Ashe County: 0 South Caldwell: 2 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 1 Alexander Central: 0 Non-conference: Newton-Conover: 0 Shelby: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Drops Series Opener at Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team dropped its third-straight conference game with a 18-8 defeat to Wingate in the weekend opener. This contest had no shortage of offense as the two programs combined for 26 runs and 37 hits in the eight-inning affair. The Bulldogs had seven batters register a multi-hit performance while the Bears had five…

Appalachian State Softball Rallies For Late Win Over Coastal Carolina on the Road

With the game tied at two in the sixth inning, the App State Mountaineers saw the first two hitters reach in Killian Roberts and Addie Wray. They would both be advanced on a sacrifice bunt and after a strikeout for the second out, Abby Cunningham played hero as she stroked a single into left to…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Colley Named SAC Women’s Golfer Freshman of the Year

The South Atlantic Conference named their 2023-24 Golf awards this morning and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Freshman Charlotte Colley was named Freshman of the Year. In addition, Colley was named Second Team All-Conference after her first year in Hickory. This is the eight straight year the Bears had at least one selection on the SAC All-Conference team. Colley…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Jersey Shore

The Hickory Crawdads earned a doubleheader split against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws (4-3) on Friday night at LP Frans Stadium on Friday night. The Crawdads fell 4-0 in the opener before using a three-run first inning to race out to a 5-0 win in the nightcap, as Winston Santos earned his first victory of 2024.…

Appalachian State’s Beam Earns Second Sun Belt Men’s Golfer of the Week

For the second time in a month’s span, App State’s Addison Beam has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Men’s Golfer of the Week. On Tuesday, Beam tied for fourth place in a 95-player field at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Kannapolis, posting a 1-under total that left him just one shot out of a…

Hickory Crawdads Game for Thursday Postponed

Thursday night’s matchup of the Hickory Crawdads against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws has been postponed due to wet grounds. The game will be made up as part of a seven-inning doubleheader on Friday, April 12th. The first game will start at 5pm and the second will start no earlier than 7pm. Tickets for Friday’s game…

Caldwell Community College’s Scott Named All-American in Men’s Basketball

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Cincere Scott has been selected as a men’s basketball Division-One honorable mention All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Scott, the Region 10 D-1 Player of the Year, averaged 17.4 points per game this season, scoring twenty-plus points in ten games. His season high came on February 7th…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/10/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 10 Mitchell: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 7 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 6 Bunker Hill: 3 Maiden: 7 Newton-Conover: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 9 West Iredell: 3 St. Stephens: 2 North Iredell: 1

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/10/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 14 Madison: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Iredell: 13 St. Stephens: 2 West Iredell: 8 Hickory: 4 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 12 Freedom: 1 Non-conference Hibriten: 9 East Burke: 8

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 4/10/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Maiden: 7 West Caldwell: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 4 West Iredell: 0 St. Stephens: 1 North Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Hibriten: 9 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 9 South Caldwell: 0

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Compets at Irish Creek Collegiate

Led by a tie for fourth place from Addison Beam, whose 1-under total of 209 left him one shot out of a playoff, App State Men’s Golf tied for fifth place in a 15-team field Tuesday as the host of the Irish Creek Collegiate. A strong final round score of 282 from the Mountaineers included…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Drop Match to Sixth Ranked Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team was handed a 6-1 defeat from the Wingate Bulldogs in its final road match of the regular season. The Bears got a good start to the afternoon when the No. 2 doubles team of Nellie Wahlberg and Alicia Wahlberg completed a 6-4 victory to win their fifth-straight match. Unfortunately, the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Drop Second Straight Match

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team dropped its second-straight match with a 7-0 defeat to the Wingate Bulldogs. At the beginning of the match, all three doubles matches ended with the identical 6-1 outcome, as the Bulldogs controlled all the lines to earn the 1-0 lead. As the match transitioned into singles, the Bulldogs did not…

CCC&TI’s Curry Named NJCAA Division 3 Softball Pitcher of the Week

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s Isabelle Curry was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division Three Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 1-7. Curry went 3-0 as a starter and also picked up a save as Caldwell went 5-1 on the week. On Wednesday, April 3 versus Surry Community College, Curry pitched…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up First Win of the Season

The Hickory Crawdads walked-it-off against the Jersey Shore BlueClaws in the tenth inning of Wednesday’s matchup, winning 1-0 on a two-out single by Anthony Gutierrez. Gutierrez scored Jayce Easley in the bottom of the 10th inning with an infield single to earn the Hickory Crawdads their first win of 2024, a 1-0 over Jersey Shore.…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/9/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Maiden: 5 West Lincoln: 0 Newton-Conover: 13 Lincolnton: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 10 St. Stephens: 0 Hickory: 16 Statesville: 0

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/9/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 East Burke: 0 Lincolnton: 9 Newton-Conover: 4 Maiden: 14 West Lincoln: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 13 St. Stephens: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/9/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 2 Chase: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 1 St. Stephens: 0 Hickory: 9 Statesville: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 1 Ashe County: 0

Appalachian State Baseball Defeats UNC-Asheville in Walk-Off

Braxton Church drove in the winning runs with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth to power App State Baseball to a dramatic 8-7 win over UNC Asheville on Tuesday night. With a one-game break from Sun Belt Conference play, the Mountaineers (19-11) led the Bulldogs (12-19) by at least two runs from…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Home Opener at LP Frans Stadium

The Hickory Crawdads lost their 2024 home opener to the Jersey Shore BlueClaws 8-1 on Tuesday evening at LP Frans Stadium. The BlueClaws were powered by a 12-hit attack, led by Troy Schreffler’s three-hit performance and a pair of solo homers by Justin Crawford and Felix Reyes. Crawford got the BlueClaws going in the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Mardigian Named SAC Softball Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Softball Players of the Week for games played during the tenth week of the 2024 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Julia Mardigian was named the Player of the Week. The junior led the Bears this past week, batting 10-for-12 (.833) with five runs scored in a four game span for…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 4/8/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 8 Mitchell: 7 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 12 Hibriten: 3 Non-conference Wilkes Central: 5 Freedom: 2

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/8/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 9 Patton: 3 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 1 Bandys: 0 Maiden: 15 Newton-Conover: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 4 East Lincoln: 3 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 16 Hibriten: 4

High School Girls Soccer Results From Mondaay, 4/8/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Maiden: 2 Bunker Hill: 0 West Lincoln: 2 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 2 Fred T. Foard: 1

Caldwell Community College Baseball Falls in Two of Three Against Rockingham

Rockingham Community College’s baseball team won two-out-three games over the weekend against Caldwell Community College, winning the opening game of the series 6-1 on Saturday and taking the rubber match on Sunday by a 6-4 score. Caldwell won game two of the series 6-1 on Saturday. In game one of a doubleheader in Wentworth, NC,…

Hickory Crawdads Still Looking For First Win of Season After Loss to Rome

The Hickory Crawdads dropped their third straight game to open the season, falling 3-0 to the Rome Emperors in Georgia on Sunday. Held to just three hits in the season opener Friday, Hickory had better luck Saturday with seven hits but reverted back to their form Friday night, once again managing only three hits. The…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Both Games of a Doubleheader

A multi-homer day from Peyton Darnell and 11 total hits highlighted Sunday’s action at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium, but the South Alabama Jaguars took both games to conclude the series, winning 2-1 and 5-1. Pitching for both sides was solid as Sejal Neas and Delani Buckner combined to pitch 11 innings and allowed just three runs.…

App State Women’s Tennis Drops Road Match to South Alabama

App State Tennis fell to South Alabama 4-1 on Sunday. The Mountaineers have two more matches remaining in the regular season before the Sun Belt Tournament at the end of April. The Jaguars (13-4, 6-2 SBC) took the doubles point from App State (12-7, 6-3 SBC) by collecting wins from their No. 1 and No.…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to James Madison

Despite tallying 11 hits in the ballgame on Sunday, App State was unable to capitalize with runners in scoring position, falling 11-5 to JMU in the finale at Veterans Memorial Park. The Mountaineers (18-11, 5-7) went just 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-7 with two outs in the ballgame, while James Madison (19-12,…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Game Two of Series With Rome

The Hickory Crawdads dropped their second straight game to open the season, falling 4-1 to the Rome Emperors in Georgia on Saturday. Held to just three hits in the season opener, the Crawdads had better luck with seven hits in this contest, and managed to score their first run of the season. Rome scored a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls in Both Games of Doubleheader

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team could not build off its momentum from Friday, as the Bears were defeated in the final two games of the series to Newberry. In the first game of the doubleheader, the LR offense came out strong by scoring nine runs in the first three innings of the game. However, the Wolves…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Southern Miss

App State Tennis improved to 6-2 in Sun Belt Conference play after its 4-1 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. The Mountaineers saw a commanding performance in singles play give the Mountaineers their 12th overall win of the season. Southern Miss (4-11, 0-7 SBC) claimed the doubles point with victories from its No. 1 and…

App State Baseball Falls to James Madison

Graham Smiley belted a second inning grand slam to give the Mountaineers the early lead, but the Dukes scored in each of their final four trips to the plate, as App State dropped game two of the series 8-5 at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday. App State (18-10, 5-6) opened the game strong. Drew Holderbach…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team lead wire-to-wire in a 14-8 win at Tusculum. Chloe Christensen scored a season-high four goals while Kirra Olson and Rylie McGhan added three a piece. LR forced Tusculum into 25 turnovers on the afternoon as Makenna Filley caused three. The Bears will now have a 11 days off before their…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team extended its win streak to five games with a 19-3 victory over Tusculum. Out of the 19 goals scored by the Bears, 13 of them were scored by a unique player. Donovan Powell and Nate Serrano, who each recorded three goals, led the team in scoring. After Tusculum tied up…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Opener to South Alabama

Matching up against South Alabama ace Olivia Lackie, Delani Buckner matched her pitch for pitch in the series opener, going 6.1 strong innings while striking out three hitters, but two Jaguar long-balls in the game would be all the offense they needed as they defeated the App State Mountaineers 3-0 on Saturday. App State’s (15-17,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Anderson

Lauren Rakes threw her 18th career shutout as Rakes allowed just five hits in a 3-0 win in the first game of the doubleheader. In the night cap, Rakes came in relief and picked up career strikeout number 750 but the Bears fell 7-6. Julia Mardigian added four more hits on the day including a…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Season Opener at Rome

The Hickory Crawdads lost to the Rome Emperors 4-0 in the 2024 season opener on the road. The Emperors scored a run in the bottom of the first inning. With one out, and a runner on second, Rome got a single to left field, allowing the runner on second to score. Hickory went three-up-three-down for…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Defeats Newberry in Series Opener

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team snapped its five-game losing streak to Newberry with a 7-4 victory in the weekend opener. After the Bears lead for the first seven innings of the contest, Newberry’s Luke Compton tied the game up at four with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Despite the Wolves swinging the…

Appalachian State Baseball Rallies Late, But Falls Short at James Madison

After falling behind by double digits early, App State stormed back in the middle innings, but were unable to get over the hump in a 13-9 loss at James Madison on Friday. Facing an 11-0 deficit after three innings, App State (18-9, 5-5) put together a four-run fourth, batting around in the frame. With one…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Falls Short at Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team had a comeback bid that fell just short to the Catawba Indians in a 4-3 outcome. At the beginning of the match, the Indians had a strong start by taking the first point of the day with a pair of 6-1 victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Although…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Edges Out Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team earned its second consecutive road victory as the Bears prevailed, 4-3, over the Catawba Indians. The Bears started off the match by collecting the first point of the day with two doubles victories. LR collected wins in the top two lines, winning by the identical score of 6-2. For No.…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Named Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alexis Brown has been named the 2024 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season, the conference office announced Friday (April 5). Brown, who hails from Mableton, Georgia, swept the sprints at the 2024 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Championships. She equaled the NCAA…

Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Tickets on Sale

Ticket sales are under way for the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame banquet, scheduled for Monday, May 13th at the Highland Recreation Center in Hickory. The banquet will induct five new members into the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame. They include former Newton-Conover High School wrestling coach Edward (Eddy) Clark, longtime area baseball…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Falls to Florence-Darlington Tech

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s baseball team fell 12-2 in seven innings against Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence, SC on Thursday afternoon. Drew Park, Jude Morton, Silas Isenhour, Hayden Wilson, and Evan Johnson each collected one hit for Caldwell. Isenhour was credited with the Cobra’s lone RBI. Johnson scored on a wild pitch for…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Owen to Lead Men’s Basketball Program

Brent Owen has been named the 20th men’s basketball head coach of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate announced. Owen comes to Hickory from Eastern New Mexico University where he served as the men’s basketball coach since May 2020. This year, ENMU finished with a 22-9 record, the most successful season in more…

Appalachian State Extends Kerns For Next Six Seasons

On the heels of a record-breaking season, App State head men’s basketball Dustin Kerns has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2029-30 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday. The extension was approved by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. “Dustin and his staff have turned App…

Appalachian State Hires Sharp to Lead Women’s Basketball Program

Alaura Sharp, who led Presbyterian College to its first NCAA Tournament appearance and win last month, has been named the ninth head coach in App State women’s basketball history, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday. App State will hold a press conference on Friday, April 12 on the fifth floor of the Mark E.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics is 14th in Learfield Directors’ Cup

In the winter release of the 2023-24 Learfield Directors’ Cup Division II rankings, Lenoir-Rhyne sits at the No. 14 spot with a score of 367.5. The prestigious event awards points based on each institution’s finish in the NCAA Championships. After taking the No. 6 spot in the fall release, the Bears were able to accumulate…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/3/24

Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic (Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, Henkle-Alley Field) Alexander Central: 11 Hickory: 2 Hibriten: 5 St. Stephens: 1 Tony Causby Classic (Patton High School) Maiden: 10 East Burke: 0 McDowell: 13 Patton: 3 R-S Central: 12 Draughn: 0 Shelby Easter Tournament (Keeter Stadium, Shelby) South Caldwell: 11 Shelby: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls End Homestand With Loss

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team could not overcome its slow start against Auburn University of Montgomery, as the Bears were handed a 11-8 defeat to split the mid-week series. After losing by 14 the night before, the Warhawks came out firing by scoring the first eight runs of the game with a five-run first and a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Lincoln Memorial

Lauren Rakes and Lani Warren each hit two homeruns on the day as LR swept Lincoln Memorial via mercy rule in both games. Warren finished game two 3-3 with 2 homeruns and 7 RBIs. Rakes and Madison Wilson picked up wins in the circle as the Bears hit five home runs on the day. Bears…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Drop Final Non-Conference Game of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team dropped a non-conference tilt Wednesday night at Belmont Abbey 14-4. Anneleise Meyer scored a pair of goals while Sally Friesen made six saves in goal for the Bears. Chloe Christensen got the Bears on the board to tie it at 1-1. Christensen’s goal was her 15th of the season. Belmont…

Appalachian State Baseball Rolls Over High Point

The App State offense batted around in the fourth inning, scoring five times, helping the Mountaineers pull away for an 11-3 victory over High Point in front of 1,296 fans, the second-largest crowd in Smith Stadium history. Leading 4-3 in the fourth inning, App State (18-8, 5-4) erupted with one away. Austin St. Laurent singled…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Explodes for 20 Runs in Home Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team continued its success at home against non-conference opponents with a 20-6 victory over Auburn University of Montgomery. In the eight innings that the LR offense was at the plate, the Bears posted a crooked number in five of them. In addition, four of the five multi-run innings saw LR score four…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Sweeps Emory and Henry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team got back to its winning ways as the Bears controlled their match over Emory & Henry with a 7-0 victory. At the start of the match, LR cruised its way to the first point of the day thanks to a sweep in doubles. The No. 3 line of Dawson Clifford…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Defeats Emory & Henry on the Road

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team got back to its winning ways as the Bears dominated their match over Emory & Henry in a 6-1 victory. At the start, the Bears and Wasps competed tightly in doubles. The No. 2 duo of Zachary Cox and Mattias Selde got the day going as the pair recorded a…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/2/24

Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic (Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, Henkle-Alley Field) Fred T. Foard: 7 Bunker Hill: 6 Hibriten: 12 Hickory: 11 St. Stephens: 3 Alexander Central: 2 West Lincoln: 10 Newton-Conover: 0 Tony Causby Classic (Patton High School) Draughn: 10 Patton: 0 East Burke: 3 Freedom: 1 Maiden: 12 Mitchell: 2 Non-conference (The Ripken…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Third at Mimosa Hills

App State Women’s Golf placed third as the host school at the seven-team Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate on Tuesday, with three members of the program posting top-11 finishes. Makena Dubois and Sara Adams, both competing as individuals, tied for sixth and placed ninth, respectively. Layla Meric tied for 11th place. Dubois entered the final round as…

Appalachian State’s Tolley Named Sun Belt Player of the Week

App State outfielder Banks Tolley has been named the Sun Belt Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Tolley belted three home runs in the Mountaineers’ series win over Marshall, totaling six hits, six RBIs and five runs scored across the three-game set. The Ole Miss transfer has now hit safely in six straight…

Appalachian State Wrestling Earns Six Scholar All-Americans

Six App State wrestlers have been named 2024 NWCA Division I Scholar All-Americans. The national list includes Chad Bellis (125), Ethan Oakley (133), Cody Bond (149), Tommy Askey (157), Nicholas Grizales (157/165) and Tomas Brooker (184). In the last five seasons, head coach JohnMark Bentley’s program has totaled 23 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. To be eligible,…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 4/1/24

Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic (Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, Henkle-Alley Field) Alexander Central: 11 West Lincoln: 6 Hickory: 12 Fred T. Foard: 9 Hibriten: 4 Newton-Conover: 3 St. Stephens: 17 Bunker Hill: 7 Tony Causby Classic (Patton High School) Draughn: 9 East Burke: 0 McDowell: 8 Maiden: 7 Patton: 5 Freedom: 1 Shelby Easter Tournament…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Powell Earns SAC Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played during the ninth week of the 2024 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Victor Powell was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Powell, a senior from Chesapeake Beach, Md., caused five turnovers and scooped six ground balls vs. No. 10 Newberry…

Lenoir-Rhyne in Second After Winter Sports Season in SAC Echols Athletic Excellence Award

Following the completion of the 2023-24 South Atlantic Conference winter sports seasons, the Wingate Bulldogs lead the SAC Echols Athletic Excellence Award Standings. The Bulldogs won five regular season championships and increased their point total to 1,077.33 points as they took home the League titles in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s indoor track…

LR Track and Field Fares Well at Raleigh Relays

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams continued their outdoor season with an appearance at the Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State University. Sharonda Priester, who is competing in her first outdoor season, posted a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles and a seasonal best in the 100-meter hurdles. In the 400-meter…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sends Members of Track and Field Team to Texas Relays

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams continued their outdoor season with an appearance at the Texas Relays, hosted by the University of Texas. Clarence McGill, a sophomore out of Corpus Christi, Texas, returned to his home state to produce the best performance of the weekend for the Bears, a third-place finish in…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Compete at The Goodwin

Herman Huus closed The Goodwin with a 1-over 71, while App State Men’s Golf teammate Colin Browning ended the prestigious event with a pair of 72s to finish with the program’s top 54-hole total at TPC Harding Park. With Stanford hosting the 31-team tournament at the site of the 2020 PGA Championship, App State placed…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins Battle of Top 10 Teams

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team scored six goals in the fourth quarter to grab another Top 10 victory in its 2024 campaign, as the Bears defeated Newberry, 15-10. In a contest that went back and forth, Newberry had the strong start after leading 5-2 over the Bears through the first quarter of play. However, LR…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Carson-Newman

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team and Carson-Newman each earned a victory in the Saturday doubleheader to bring the three-game series to an end. After Friday’s thriller, the Bears responded with a win in the first game of the day with strong pitching. LR starter Dillon Chapa, who earned the win on the mound, went seven innings…

Appalachian State Track and Field Teams Compete at Raleigh Relays

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team closed out competition at the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, tallying 32 top-25 finishes over the course of the weekend. “It was very exciting to be back at NC State for a meet,” said director of track & field/cross country Damion McLean. “A lot of great…

Appalachian State Tennis Rebounds With Win

App State Tennis returned to the win column with its 4-1 victory over Texas State on Saturday. App State improved to 11-6 overall, 5-2 in Sun Belt Conference play and 7-1 at home, surpassing its home win total of six from a season ago. It is the second time in the Sun Belt era that…

Appalachian State Baseball Downs Marshall

Great weather and a terrific crowd set the stage for the App State on Sunday, and the offense delivered an incredible opening act, batting around in each of their first two innings on their way to a 19-2 drubbing of the Thundering Herd to claim a series win. Austin St. Laurent notched a four-hit game…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team saw visiting Newberry score 6 of their 10 goals in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bears 10-5 inside Moretz Stadium. This was the Bears finally home game of the season as LR celebrated Senior Day before the game. Anneliese Meyer scored twice as Chole Christensen, Kirra Olson and Jolan…

App State Softball Drops Series Finale to 23rd Ranked Louisiana

In the series finale at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium, the No. 23 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns struck first and ran away with an 8-0 win over the App State Mountaineers on Saturday. The Mountaineers battled all game, but offense was hard to come by as they tallied just three hits in the contest. Kayt Houston kept her…

L-R Women’s Tennis Falls to Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team had its five-match win streak snapped with a 4-3 loss to Tusculum. The Bears could not have had a better start to the day as all three doubles lines won their matches to earn the first point. While the No. 2 and No. 3 lines had comfortable 6-2 victories, the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Drops First Match in Last Six

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team had its five-match win streak snapped with a 5-2 defeat to Tusculum. At the start of the match, the No. 3 doubles line of Raphael Champaud and Nevio Dux picked up a 6-2 victory to give the Bears a chance to earn the first point of the day. However, the…

Appalachian State Baseball Wins Over Marshall

Trailing by one entering the bottom of the eighth after a call of catcher’s obstruction overturned a tie-salvaging double play, center field Banks Tolley immediately exacted revenge with a game-tying homer that ignited a six-run inning in a 15-10 win over Marshall. App State (16-8, 4-4) led 5-1 through two innings, helped by Tolley’s two-run…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls to Carson-Newman

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team had its four-game winning streak snapped at four with a 9-8 defeat to Carson-Newman. On a blustery day at Durham Field, the Eagles had no problem finding the jet stream as they launched five home runs in the contest. Throughout the matchup, there were four unique instances where Carson-Newman was able…

App State Softball Falls to 23rd Ranked Louisiana

Despite trailing early, the App State Mountaineers battled to trim a three-run deficit to just one in the fifth, using a clutch Addie Wray triple and screaming RBI double by Kayt Houston to score, but the No. 23 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns bounced back to secure a 6-2 win on Friday. App State (15-15-, 3-5 SBC)…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Edged out by Louisiana

App State Tennis fell to Louisiana 4-3 on Friday, snapping the Mountaineers’ four-match winning streak. It was App State’s second Sun Belt Conference loss and its first since the league opener against JMU. The Ragin’ Cajuns (6-7, 3-4 SBC) won two out of three doubles matches to gain an early 1-0 lead over the Mountaineers…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Takes Two From Virginia-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team rebounded to sweep UVA-Wise on Friday afternoon. After the Bears dropped a pair to Catawba on Tuesday, the Bears used two homeruns from Lauren Rakes to beat UVA-Wise 8-4 in game one as Rakes picked up her 11th victory in the circle as well. In the night cap, Madison Wilson spun…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Mardigian Named to Watch List for Softball Player of the Year

One hundred and twenty student-athletes from across the country were revealed as part of the 2024 Tucci/NFCA Division II Players and Pitchers of the Year watchlist and Lenoir-Rhyne Julia Mardigian was one of the student-athletes to watch. Mardigian is currently hitting .398 with 6 homeruns and 38 RBIs. Mardigian already has 17 doubles on the…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 3/28/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 6 Chase: 5 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 12 West Lincoln: 5 Bunker Hill: 12 Lincolnton: 0 Maiden: 1 East Burke: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 15 Hickory: 1 North Iredell: 5 Fred T. Foard: 4 St. Stephens: 13 Statesville: 2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander…

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 3/28/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 18, 13 Mitchell: 1, 3  – doubleheader Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 5 Chase: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 8 West Lincoln: 5 Bunker Hill: 10 Lincolnton: 1 Maiden: 12 East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 10 Newton-Conover: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 7 Hickory:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 3/28/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 4 Bunker Hill: 0 Lincolnton: 3 West Caldwell: 2 Newton-Conover: 6 West Lincoln: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 5 East Lincoln: 3 North Iredell: 2 Fred T. Foard: 1 St. Stephens: 9 Statesville: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 2 Wilkes Central: 1

App State Baseball Drops Close Contest to Marshall

After falling behind by five runs in the middle innings, App State put together several late-inning rallies, but the Mountaineers stranded the bases loaded in the seventh and eighth innings, falling 9-8 to Marshall in the series opener Thursday at Smith Stadium. It was a back-and-forth affair that featured a combined 23 hits in the…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Opener to 23rd Ranked Louisiana

The App State Mountaineer offense shined in the series opener against the No. 23 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, scoring six runs and bashing 12 hits, but No. 23 Louisiana’s timely hits with runners on helped them secure a 12-6 win on Thursday. The Mountaineers (15-14, 3-4 SBC) saw eight different players record a hit in the…

Appalachian State Women and Men’s Track and Field Teams Compete at Raleigh Relays

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team opened competition at NC State’s Raleigh Relays on Thursday. Senior Chris Wainscott secured second in the men’s shot put with a toss of 17.81m (58′ 5.25″), while fellow senior Nathan Karl rounded out the top-20 with a toss of 16.05m (52′ 8″). In the women’s…

Caldwell Community College Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Guilford College JV’s

After a nearly two-week layoff due to rainouts and cancellations, Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s softball team returned to action on Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader in Greensboro against Guilford College JV, winning 8-0 and 9-1. In game one, Carlee Tart drove in four runs on one hit with an inside the park grand slam…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Garners First Shutout in Program History

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse made program history on Wednesday night. Playing their first night game of the season the Bears held Mars Hill scoreless as the Bears post their first ever shutout, winning 18-0. Bears have held their opponents to one goal three times in their 13 year history but tonight was the first time…

CVCC Baseball Wins Over Cleveland Community College

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program made history on Wednesday night in a 13-12 victory against Cleveland Community College, winning the 500th game in program history. “I’ve been through a lot of blood sweat and tears with this program,” said Red Hawk head baseball coach Marshall McDonald “I was there as a player on…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Has 20 Players Score in Win Over Mars Hill

The No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team broke a program record as 20 different players scored at least one goal in the Bears 25-5 thumping of Mars Hill on Wednesday afternoon. LR scored the first nine goals of the game and never looked back as they improved to 9-1 on the season. Caison Dillon opened…

App’s Osaji Earns Sun Belt Conference Field Athlete of the Week Honors

App State graduate student Ashlee Osaji was named the Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week by the league on Wednesday. The accolade is the Mountaineers’ second consecutive Sun Belt Athlete of the Week honor of the 2024 outdoor campaign after senior Taylor Smith collected Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the…

Hickory Crawdads Break Camp Roster Announced

The Texas Rangers announced the break camp roster for the Hickory Crawdads on Wednesday afternoon. The roster features eight of the Rangers’ Top 30 Prospects, including 18-year-old Sebastian Walcott, who is the #71 on MLB’s Top Prospect List and hard throwing righty Brock Porter, ranked as MLB’s #88 prospect. Outfielder Anthony Gutierrez (Rangers #7), infielder…

CVCC’s Lail Earns NJCAA Division II Softball Pitcher of the Week

Catawba Valley Community College softball player Mayson Lail has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Pitcher of the Week. The NJCAA announced Lail’s honor on social media on Wednesday. This is the second time in Lail’s career that she’s earned an NJCAA weekly honor and only the third NJCAA weekly…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Edges Out Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team picked up their fifth-straight victory with another thrilling outcome, as the Bears outperformed the Coker Cobras, 4-3. To start the match, Runa Muderrisoglu and Claudia Orsini controlled the No. 1 doubles contest with a 6-2 victory, however, Coker took the No. 3 line, 6-1, to bring the first point of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Wins Fifth Straight

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team earned its fifth consecutive victory with a 6-1 result over Coker. The Bears got the match started on the right foot by taking two of the three doubles matches. At the No. 1 line, Vadym Rogynskyi and Rufus Plane notched a 6-3 victory to get the pair’s fifth-straight win. Meanwhile…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drops Doubleheader at Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team dropped a pair of games to Catawba on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. In game one, Catawba scored eight-straight runs to defeat the Bears, 9-6. In the night cap, the Bears fell, 3-2, as the Indians swept the Bears for the first time since 2015. In game one, with the Bears up…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Finish Tied for Fifth at Georgia State Invitational

Led by a third-place performance from Jacquelyn Taylor — the program’s best individual finish in a spring event since 2018 — App State Women’s Golf tied for fifth place among 16 teams at the rain-shortened Georgia State Invitational. Thirty-six holes were played Monday. Play resumed Tuesday but was quickly suspended by inclement weather before the…

LR’s Allison Finishes Tied for Second at Tennessee River Rumble

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golfer Holt Allison had his best finish as he finished in a tie for second place at the Tennessee River Rumble. Allison finished one stroke off the lead as Jack Vajda of North Georgia took home individual honors. Allison did have the lead after day one but Vajda shot a one over par…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Finish Ninth at Lady Bearcat Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf team moves up two spots on the final day of the Lady Bearcat Invitational to finish in 9th place in the 22-team field. Charlotte Colley had her fifth straight top five finish as Colley finished in a tie for 5th place. Colley in five tournaments this spring has finished second, third…

Appalachian State Baseball’s Zamora Named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week

App State second baseman Joseph Zamora has been named the Sun Belt Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Zamora led the Mountaineers to a 3-1 week, highlighted by a series win over No. 13 Coastal Carolina, marking the first time the Mountaineers have won a series against a top-15 opponent since the 2012…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Wadsworth Wins SAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the first week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Wadsworth was named the Track Athlete of the Week. Wadsworth, a senior from Dansville, N.Y., competed at the Montreat College Open this past week. He finished first…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Named South Atlantic Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the second week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alexis Brown was named the Track Athlete of the Week. Brown, a sophomore from Mableton, Ga., collected two first-place finishes at the Montreat College Open. She finished first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Powerlifting Finish Second at Powerlifting America University Nationals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Powerlifting Team recorded a second-place finish at the 2024 Powerlifting America University Nationals. Cameron Lunsford, a senior from Spartanburg, S.C., took the top spot in the 105kg weight class and was listed as the best overall performer at the competition. In addition to Lunsford’s victory, the Bears had five participants place in…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 3/25/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 9 Mitchell: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 10 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 6 West Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 16 Lincolnton: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 8 Statesville: 4 St. Stephens: 8 West Iredell: 2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Hibriten: 5 Ashe…

High School Softball Results From Monday, 3/25/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 7 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 7 West Caldwell: 1 West Lincoln: 8 East Burke: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 18 Statesville: 0 North Lincoln: 20 Hickory: 7 St. Stephens: 6 West Iredell: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 3 Hibriten:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 3/25/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Confernce Fred T. Foard: 9 Statesville: 0 St. Stephens: 3 West Iredell: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 1 North Iredell: 0 Hickory: 5 Freedom: 0

Taylorsville Native Hollar Earns 1000th Career Win in LR Softball Sweeps Over Mars Hill

Head Coach Shena Hollar earned her 1000th career win in the Bears sweep of Mars Hill. The Bears defeated the Lions 8-0 in game one for the 999th career win then the Bears defeated Mars Hill 6-0 for Hollar’s 1000th career win. Hollar in her 25th season here in Hickory won her 955th game as…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins Series Finale Over Emory and Henry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team earned its first sweep in conference play with a 14-7 victory over Emory & Henry. The Bears capped off the weekend with a wire-to-wire win that started by scoring the first seven runs of the contest. Despite the Wasps bringing their deficit back to two, the Bears tallied four unanswered runs…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Teams Compete at Montreat College Open

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams collected six individual victories at the Montreat College Open. In addition to having their most successful weekend of the outdoor season, the Bears had two events where they occupied all top five spots. In the men’s 400-meter event, Jacob Wadsworth won the race with a time…

App State Women’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight

App State Tennis has now won its last four consecutive matches after adding a 5-2 victory over Arkansas State on Sunday. The Mountaineers have reached 10 wins on the season, with a 4-1 Sun Belt record. App State (10-5, 4-1 SBC) claimed the doubles point early over Arkansas State (7-8, 1-3 SBC) with wins on…

Appalachian State Softball Falls 1-0 to 19th Ranked Texas State

In a hard-fought pitcher’s duel in San Marcos between Delani Buckner and Texas State’s Jessica Mullens, the App State Mountaineers fell in the series finale 1-0 to the No. 19 Bobcats on Sunday. Buckner, who made her first start in over a month, matched the three-time Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week pitch for pitch,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Downs Sixth Ranked Wingate on the Road

The No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team captured a road win over No. 6 Wingate on Saturday night. The Bears used a 5-0 run in the second quarter to take an 8-2 lead and never looked back, winning 12-7. The win gives the Bears the inside track at the number two seed and a bye…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Emory & Henry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team clinched its first series victory in over a month by winning both games over Emory & Henry on Saturday. In the series opener, the Bears found themselves in an early hole as LR trailed, 4-2, entering the bottom of the eighth. However, the bottom of the order came alive for the…

App State Baseball Pulls Away to Defeat 13th Ranked Coastal Carolina

Despite trailing by six runs in the third inning, the App State offense erupted at the plate, highlighted by a six-run sixth inning, in a 16-8 victory over No. 13 Coastal Carolina, in front of a sold-out crowd at Smith Stadium on Saturday. The Mountaineers have now beaten a ranked Coastal team in back-to-back seasons,…

App State Track and Field Teams Compete at Weems Baskin Relays

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team closed out competition at South Carolina’s Weems Baskin Relays with a new school record in the women’s long jump, eight event wins, and 26 top-five finishes. “Having back-to-back weekends of amazing performances is something the athletes can be proud of,” said director of track &…

Appalachian State Softball Falls to 19th Ranked Texas State

In the second game of their three-game set in San Marcos, Texas, the App State Mountaineers fell 11-0 to the No. 19 Texas State Bobcats at Bobcat Softball Stadium. The Mountaineers tallied five hits and a double on Saturday. Brooke Kennerly saw her first Sun Belt action against the Bobcats, making her eighth start of…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Pulls Out Another Win

App State Tennis defeated ULM by way of a 5-2 victory on Saturday. The Mountaineers took five of the six obtainable singles points to claim its ninth win of the season, moving to 3-1 in Sun Belt Conference matches. The Warhawks (1-10, 0-3 SBC) took the doubles point from the Mountaineers (9-5, 3-1 SBC) to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Mount Olive

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team stepped out of conference play and traveled to Mount Olive for a non-conference tilt on Saturday. Kirra Olson scored three goals on the day but the Bears fall to the host Trojans 21-8. Sally Friesen made eight saves in goal for the Bears as LR will look to rebound on…

Appalachian State Wrestling Fares Well at NCAA Championships

App State Wrestling set several program records at the 2024 NCAA Wrestling Championships before falling one victory short of adding to its esteemed list of Division I All-Americans. With four of their five NCAA qualifiers winning first-round matches, plus three of the four second-day competitors securing top-16 finishes at their respective weights, the Mountaineers had…

App State Track and Field Competes at Weems Baskin Relays

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team opened competition at South Carolina’s Weems Baskin Relays with four event wins and 14 top-five finishes on Friday. The meet will resume on Saturday with field events slated for a 10 a.m. start and track events slated for an 11 a.m. start. Senior Niejel Wilkins…

Appalachian State Baseball Weekend Schedule Altered Due to Weather

Due to forecasted inclement weather Friday evening in Boone, App State Baseball has announced schedule changes for its Sun Belt weekend series against No. 13 Coastal Carolina. Friday’s contest has been postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, with first pitch of game one scheduled for 12 p.m. Game…

Weather Changes LR Softball, Baseball Schedule

With the upcoming weather forecast these next few days, the Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball and Softball Teams are adjusting their weekend schedule to avoid the wet weather. Baseball is moving game one of their weekend series with Emory & Henry to Sunday afternoon. A game time for Sunday is 2:00 p.m. The two teams are still planning…

Appalachian State’s Saturday Baseball Game Against 13th Ranked Coastal Carolina Sold Out

App State’s Saturday home baseball game against No. 13 Coastal Carolina is officially a sellout. Limited tickets are available for Friday’s first game and Sunday’s finale of App State’s three-game Sun Belt Conference home-opening series. App State students who have already claimed tickets for Saturday’s game will receive their digital tickets via email. No new…

Appalachian State To Honor Former Track and Field Coach at Appalachian 105 Complex

App State Athletics will honor the legacy of Hall of Fame track & field coach and App State alumnus John Weaver with a plaza in his name at the entrance to the new Randy Marion Track & Field Facility at the Appalachian 105 Complex. A 2021 inductee in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team picked up its fourth-straight victory with a 5-2 result over Newberry. The Bears could not have drawn up a better start in the match by sweeping in doubles to earn the first point of the afternoon. The No. 2 line of Zachary Cox and Mattias Selde cruised through their match,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Edges Out Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team tallied its fourth consecutive victory with a 4-3 thriller over Newberry. The top four singles lines came in the clutch as all four spots earned straight-set victories. However, none were bigger than the No. 2 line as Claudia Orsini sealed the match with her 6-3, 7-6 (7) victory. While the…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 3/20/24

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 11 Freedom: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 7 West Caldwell: 6 R-S Central: 9 Draughn: 7

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 3/20/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference West Caldwell: 3 Bandys: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 11 Freedom: 1 Non-conference Alexander Central: 13 Canon McMillan (Pa.): 3 Burns: 8 Hibriten: 7 Draughn: 11 West Lincoln: 5 Patton: 9 Lincolnton: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 3/20/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 3 Draughn: 0 Non-conference North Iredell: 6 Alexander Central: 1

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Bows Out of NIT With Loss to Wake Forest

Despite cutting a 13-point first-half lead to just one point in the early stages of the second half, the App State Mountaineers fell in their NIT first-round meeting with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 87-76 on Wednesday, cutting a historic season short. App State (27-7) broke numerous program records in 2023-24, setting the all-time wins…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Swept By Wingate in Top 25 Matchup

In a battle of top 25 teams, The No. 18 Lenoir-Rhyne Bears dropped both games to No. 12 Wingate on Wednesday afternoon. Bears got solo homeruns from Lauren Rakes, Cassidy Wall and Madison Primm in the opener but Wingate scored 12 runs to defeated the Bears 12-3. In the night cap, Sydney Kale held the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Pick Up First Conference Win of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Emory & Henry 21-2 as the Bears earned their first SAC victory of the season and snap their seven game winless streak. Kirra Olson had a career high five goals for the Bears while Chloe Christensen, Rylie McGhan and Madison Brugger each had three goals as the Bears exploded…

Powell Garners App’s Third Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Award of the Season

App State Tennis freshman Taya Powell was awarded Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Wednesday. Powell’s accolade is App State’s second consecutive honor, following sophomore Savannah Dada-Mascoll last week, and third honor this season. This marks just the third time in App State Tennis history that…

App State’s Smith Earns Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week Honors

App State senior Taylor Smith was named Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week by the league on Wednesday. The accolade is Smith’s first career Track Athlete of the Week nod and App State’s first of the outdoor campaign. At the Lenoir-Rhyne Open on March 16, Smith accounted for three of the Mountaineers’…

CCC&TI Downs CVCC in Baseball Action

Caldwell Community College baseball defeated Catawba Valley Community College in baseball action 13-10 Wednesday night at Henkel-Alley Field. The Cobras are 11-10 while the Red Hawks drop to 12-14. Caldwell will face Camp CC at home this weekend. CVCC will play at Patrick and Henry in Martinsville this weekend.

Five CVCC Women Earn All-Region Basketball Accolades

Five members of the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team have been honored for their performance on the court and in the classroom. Red Hawk forward Alexia Cunningham and guards Sabrina Lewis, Rylie Hogg, Caleeya Duke and Arianna Scott were all honored by the conference following the completion of the 2023-24 regular season. Cunningham,…

Fuller Represents CVCC Men’s Basketball on All-Region Team

Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball Nasim Fuller has been honored by Region 10 for his play on the court following the 2023-24 regular season. Fuller was named a third team All-Region selection. This is the second time that Fuller has received All-Region accolades. He was named a first team All-Region selection as a freshmen…

Appalachian State Faces Wake Forest in NIT This Evening

For the second time ever, the App State Mountaineers (27-6, 16-2 SBC) will participate in the National Invitation Tournament. The Mountaineers will head approximately 89 miles down the Mountain to Winston-Salem for a first-round matchup with the one-seeded Wake Forest Demon Deacons (20-13, 11-9 ACC). Tipoff on Wednesday is slated for 8 p.m. and can…

Both LR Track and Field Teams Picked Second in SAC Preseason Standings

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team was selected to finish second place in the 2024 SAC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Preseason Poll. The Bears recorded a score of 135 points and received three first-place votes. In the 2023 campaign, LR finished second in the SAC Outdoor Championships. Wingate, who won the conference…

App State’s Kerns Named Finalist for Multiple Coach of the Year Awards

App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has been named a finalist for both the Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award and the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award, collegeinsider.com announced Tuesday. The Hugh Durham Award is presented annually to the top mid-major head coach in college basketball. The Jim…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 3/19/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 14 Avery County: 1 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Polk County: 14 Patton: 7 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 5 Newton-Conover: 1 East Burke: 4 Lincolnton: 0 Maiden: 5 Bunker Hill: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 5 West Iredell: 1 St. Stephens: 10 Hickory: 3…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 3/19/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 20 Avery County: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 5 Polk County: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 Newton-Conover: 0 Maiden: 12 Bunker Hill: 4 West Lincoln: 11 West Caldwell: 8 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 10 West Iredell: 0 St. Stephens: 12 Hickory:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 3/19/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Brevard: 6 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 6 West Lincoln: 0 Lincolnton: 4 Bunker Hill: 0 Maiden: 2 East Burke: 1 Newton-Conover: 9 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 0 West Iredell: 1 Fred T. Foard: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Picks Up Mid-Week Win Over Virginia-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team was able to produce its third double-digit run performance in the past five games as the Bears outdueled the Virginia-Wise Cavaliers, 10-8, in the non-conference slate. In a contest that had four different ties throughout the afternoon, LR had its best stretch in the second half of the game with five…

Appalachian State Baseball Blows Out Queens

The App State offense slugged five homers and erupted for 14 unanswered runs in a 15-5 victory in seven innings over Queens to sweep the season series from the Royals. After falling behind 5-1, App State used the long ball to climb back into the ballgame. In the fourth inning, Graham Smiley launched his first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish Sixth at Ralph Hargett Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team finished in sixth place in this week’s Ralph Hargett Memorial Invitational. Holt Allison had the Bears best finish as Allison just missed a top-ten finish as Allison finished in 11th place. Grand Valley State cruised to a team title with Tusculum finishing in second place. Grand Valley State and Tusculum…

Appalachian State’s Barrett Earns Sun Belt Weekly Honor

After helping guide the App State softball team to a 6-0 week, freshman infielder Grace Barrett has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. She is the Mountaineers’ second Player of the Week honoree already this season. Barrett started all six games at shortstop last week and tallied…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sanders-Moss Named SAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the first week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sincere Sanders-Moss was named the Track Athlete of the Week. Sanders-Moss, a freshman from Gastonia, N.C., recorded two first-place finishes in the LR Bears Open in both the…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Earn Multiple District Awards

After helping the App State men’s basketball team to one of the best seasons in program history and an NIT berth, Donovan Gregory and Tre’Von Spillers were named All-District 23 while head coach Dustin Kerns was named the District 23 Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday. Spillers…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps Women’s Weekly Track and Field SAC Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the first week of competition. Lenoir-Rhyne swept the weekly awards as Sharonda Priester was named the Track Athlete of the Week and Holly Kone was named the Field Athlete of the Week. Priester, a…

Rakes Earns SAC Softball Pitcher of the Week Honors Thanks to No-No

The South Atlantic Conference announced its WePlayed Sports Softball Players of the Week for games played during the seventh week of the 2024 season and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lauren Rakes was named the Pitcher of the Week. Rakes, a graduate student from Hamptonville, N.C., threw her third career no-hitter against Coker on Saturday, marking the 23rd no-hitter…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 3/18/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 4 Maiden: 1 Bunker Hill: 4 East Burke: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 3 North Lincoln: 2 North Iredell: 6 Hickory: 4 St. Stephens: 10 East Lincoln: 3

High School Softball Results From Monday, 3/18/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 4 East Burke: 1 Maiden: 8 Bandys: 6 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 7 St. Stephens: 1 Fred T. Foard: 10 North Lincoln: 1 North Iredell: 19 Hickory: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 3/18/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 5 Mitchell: 0 Non-conference Newton-Conover: 0 East Gaston: 0

Elderkin Steps Down as Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Angel Elderkin has resigned as App State’s head women’s basketball coach due to personal reasons, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Monday. “I want to thank Angel for everything she has done for App State and our women’s basketball program over her 10 seasons as head coach,” Gillin said. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Wahlberg Named SAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Alicia Wahlberg has been named the South Atlantic Conference WePlayed Sports Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for matches played during week seven of the 2024 season, the Conference announced today. Wahlberg, a senior from Stockholm, Sweden, led the Bears to a 2-0 record with a pair of SAC wins over Limestone (4-3) and…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Earns Bid to NIT

After a record-breaking season that included the program’s first outright conference regular-season championship in 45 years, the App State men’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the National Invitation Tournament, the selection committee announced Sunday. App State will travel to Winston-Salem to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The day, time and…

Appalachian State Baseball Picks Up Win at Texas State

Following a weather delay of over an hour and a half, App State emerged locked in at the plate, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning on its way to a 3-2 win over Texas State on Sunday, marking the program’s first road win over the Bobcats. Xavier Moronta worked…

LR Men’s Tennis Downs UVA-Wise at Home

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Team earned its third-straight home victory with a 5-2 win over UVA-Wise. In doubles, the Bears found themselves in an early hole as the Cavaliers took the No. 2 line with a 6-1 victory. However, LR fought right back into the mix as Nevio Dux and Connor Donley prevailed at the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Sweeps UVA-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team earned its third consecutive conference win by sweeping UVA-Wise, 7-0. Starting in doubles, LR won all three doubles lines, winning by the score of 6-3. There was a bit of a shakeup for the Bears as Alicia Wahlberg and Nellie Wahlberg played together at the No. 1 line for the…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Ninth at Low Country Intercollegiate

App State Women’s Golf surged up the team standings with a strong second round before finishing ninth in the 16-team field Sunday at the Low Country Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford. The Mountaineers posted an 81-over total of 313-308-324—945, with East Tennessee State taking first place at 38 over. With a 20-over total of 236 (75-78-83),…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls in Series Finale to Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team was handed a fourth-straight series defeat as the Bears were run-ruled by Tusculum, 15-3, in the series finale. After the Bears had two good starts in the first two games of the weekend, it was Tusculum who had the hot start as the Pioneers jumped out to an 8-1 lead, after…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Georgia State

Down to their last at-bat after falling behind in the bottom of the sixth, Addie Wray delivered a single through the middle to tie the score at nine apiece, scoring Summer Simpson from third to send things to extra innings. Then, Peyton Darnell laced a double into left to score Kayt Houston and Delani Buckner…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hosts Season Opener in Outdoor Track and Field

With the start of the outdoor track and field season underway, the Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Team won five events in its own backyard at the Irwin Track at the Moretz Sports Athletic Campus. Jacob Wadsworth, a native of Dansville, N.Y., had two first-place finishes in the 400-meter hurdles and long jump event. On the…

App State Women’s Tennis Sweeps Troy

App State Tennis remained unbeaten in the High Country this season after closing out an undefeated weekend with a 4-0 win over Troy on Sunday. The Mountaineers (8-5, 2-1 SBC) are now 6-0 at home this season, tying their amount of home wins from a season ago. The Mountaineers secured the doubles point over the…

Appalachian State Sets Record, Gets Wins at LR Bears Opener

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team opened the outdoor season with a women’s pole vault program record, 20 first-place finishes, and 54 top-five finishes on Saturday at Lenoir-Rhyne Bears Opener “The men’s and women’s team put on a show on Saturday down the mountain,” said director of track & field/cross country…

East Burke Girls Basketball Falls in State 2A Championship Game

The North Pitt Panthers won their fourth NCHSAA Women’s Basketball Championship with a 76-66 win against the East Burke Cavaliers on Saturday afternoon at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Panthers took the lead in the first quarter and never trailed the rest of the way, though the Cavaliers kept within striking distance for most…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team and Tusculum each picked up a victory in their series-opening doubleheader. The Bears started off the day by winning the nine-inning contest, 14-4 while the Pioneers earned a walk-off victory in the second game, 7-6. In the first game of the day, the Bears jumped out to an early lead by…

App State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader in Sun Belt Win Over Georgia State

With one out and a runner on base, Grace Barrett stepped to the plate looking to add to a slim one-run advantage in the seventh inning in game 2. On the first pitch she saw, Barrett did just that, slamming a two-run home run well over the left-field fence to give the App State Mountaineers…

Appalachian State Baseball Hits Three Dingers Despite Loss at Texas State

App State grabbed a 4-0 advantage early, but were unable to keep pace with the offense of Texas State on Saturday, falling 17-7 in seven innings at Bobcat Ballpark. Leading 2-0 in the second inning, Austin St. Laurent and Xavier Moronta hit back-to-back home runs to push the App State advantage to 4-0. CJ Boyd…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lincoln Memorial

The No. 3 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team followed up their first loss of the season with a 22-2 thumping of Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The Bears had 11 assisted goals and took 59 shots in the victory while 14 different Bears found the back of the net. This one got out…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Doubleheader, Rakes Throws No-Hitter

For the third time in her career, Lauren Rakes threw a no-hitter and the Bears scored 10 runs in the first two innings, including a three-run home run from Lora Beth Wood, to beat Coker 10-0. In the night cap, Wood hits her second homer of the day to walk off Coker 10-1 as the…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Downs Georgia State

App State Tennis won its seventh match this season and picked up its first Sun Belt by prevailing 4-1 over Georgia State on Saturday. The Mountaineers claimed the doubles point and three victories among the four completed singles matches App State (7-5, 1-1 SBC) took control of the match early with wins on court 2…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls in Overtime

For the third straight time between these programs, the Bears and Railsplitters went into overtime and for the third straight time Lincoln Memorial came away with the way as the visitors came back from a three-goal halftime deficit to defeat the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team, 10-9. Anneleise Meyer had three goals including the goal to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Falls in Overtime in NCAA D2 Tournament First Round

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team saw its 2023-24 season come to a close in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the hands of Georgia Southwestern on Friday night, 62-59. In a game that was played within one possession for the final 21:50, the Bears fell just short. Despite the loss, the program posted…

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Sun Belt Opener

In a ballgame that was scoreless through six innings of play, App State put the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the ninth inning, before falling 3-2 at Texas State on Friday at Bobcat Ballpark. Bradley Wilson was outstanding for the Mountaineers in his first start of Sun Belt play. The right-hander allowed just…

Dinsmore Ups With App State Field Hockey

On the heels of leading App State to its first Mid-American Conference championship, field hockey head coach Emily Dinsmore has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2027 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday. The extension was approved by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. “We are…

Pair Representing LR Indoor Track and Field Earn All-Region Honors

After winning the 60-meter and 200-meter events in the 2024 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, Alexis Brown was named the USTFCCCA Southeast Regional Indoor Athlete of the Year. Brown, who hails from Mableton, Ga., swept the sprints at the 2024 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Championships. She equaled the NCAA DII…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Coach Signs Contract Extension

Following the best conference finish in program history last fall, App State head soccer coach Aimee Haywood has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2027 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday. The extension was approved by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. “We are extremely excited…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Alumni Named to South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame

The South Atlantic Conference will induct four members into the 2024 Hall of Fame Class, the League announced today. Receiving honors will be Wingate alum Sean Barnette, Lenoir-Rhyne alumna Kat Rivers Roberts, and Catawba alum David Thomas. The SAC will also honor the recipient of the Conference’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which will be awarded to…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 3/14/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 12 Owen: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference West Lincoln: 2 Newton-Conover: 1 Non-conference Burns: 3 Patton: 0 Lake Norman: 9 Alexander Central: 5 Mitchell: 9 Freedom: 8

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 3/14/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 15 Owen: 5 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference West Lincoln: 18 Newton-Conover: 0 Non-conference Alexander Central: 11 Maiden: 5 Madison: 9 Freedom: 2 Patton: 6 Watauga: 3 West Caldwell: 12 Hibriten: 4

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 3/14/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Polk County: 4 Patton: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 0 Hickory: 0 Newton-Conover: 1 Lincoln Charter: 1 South Caldwell: 5 Maiden: 0

Program Record Set for Runs in A Game As Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins Big

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team pulled off a historic performance in its 36-2 victory over St. Michael’s. The 36 runs that the Bears produced were the most that a LR team has posted in a single game since their 32-2 victory over Emmanuel (Ga.) on Feb. 12, 2017. For the first 24 games of the regular…

Appalachian State’s Beam Named Sun Belt Golfer of the Week

App State senior Addison Beam, who won the Surf Club Invitational title on Tuesday, was named the Sun Belt Men’s Golfer of the Week on Thursday. At the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Beam won the individual title on the first sudden-death playoff hole after matching 36-hole leader Ray Dennehy…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Wins First Round Region X, Division 1 Tournament

Top-seeded Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute opened the 2024 Region 10 Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament with a convincing 96-66 victory over eighth-seeded Gaston College Thursday at the Tarlton Complex in Hickory. Region 10 D-1 player of the year Cincere Scott led all scorers with 24 points, including 16 in the opening half. Brandon…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 3/13/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 6 Hickory: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 10 Wilkes Central: 0 South Caldwell: 4 North Gaston: 3

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 3/13/24

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 20 Hickory: 0 Non-conference Bunker Hill: 7 St. Stephens: 2 Hibriten: 12 Wilkes Central: 2 South Caldwell: 11 Crest: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 3/13/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Avery County: 1 Non-conference Freedom: 2 McDowell: 1 Hickory: 6 Stuart Cramer: 0 Piedmont Community Charter: 5 West Caldwell: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Enka: 0 Watauga: 2 Fred T. Foard: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Edges Out Limestone in Conference Play

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Team remains perfect at home with a 4-3 victory over Limestone. At the start of the match, the Bears took two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. First, at No. 2 doubles, Alicia Wahlberg and Nellie Wahlberg cruised their way to a 6-2 victory…

Appalachian State’s Dada-Mascoll Earns Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

App State Tennis sophomore Savannah Dada-Mascoll has been named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season after her dominating performance against James Madison’s No. 1 singles player Daria Munteanu on March 9. This marks the third weekly honor in the Yorkshire, England, native’s career and the first time in…

Appalachian State Softball Defeats UNC-Greensboro

A huge play in the outfield by Addie Wray to take away a lead-off UNCG hit in the seventh inning and a strikeout from Kaylie Northrop fired up the App State Mountaineers as they claimed a big 6-4 road win over the UNCG Spartans on Wednesday. The Mountaineers struck for five runs in the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Virginia-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team battled despite being shorthanded but came up short in a Wednesday afternoon SAC matchup with UVA Wise. Playing without Katelyn Cavanaugh and Ellie Campbell, the Bears were a few goals short of topping the Cavaliers, losing 10-8. Rylie McGhan had a tremendous game with five goals to power LR. The…

High School Basketball Girls Western Regional Result From Wednesday, 3/13/24

2A Western Regional Finals East Burke: 48 Lincoln Charter: 39 The Cavaliers will play for the 2A state title on Saturday against North Pitt. That game will be held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

High School Basketball Western Regional Finals Result From Tuesday, 3/12/24

3A Boys Western Regional Finals Central Cabarrus: 87 Hickory: 78 The Red Tornadoes season ends at 31-1.

Appalachian State Baseball Downs Queens

App State baseball got up early and blew the ballgame open late, plating six runs in the eighth inning and three more in the ninth to pull away for a 14-5 victory over Queens at Atrium Health Ballpark on Tuesday. Leading 5-2 after seven innings despite just four hits, App State (11-4) ignited the offense…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Defeats Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Team secured its first home conference victory of the season on Tuesday with a 6-1 result over Limestone. At the start of the match, the Bears took two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point of the day. At the No. 2 line, Zachary Cox and Mattias Selde cruised…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Picks Up Two Wins Against Young Harris

The No. 20 Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team moved head coach Shena Hollar to 996 career wins with a sweep of Young Harris on Tuesday afternoon, winning game one 4-3 and game two, 13-3. Faith Carrigan got the win in game one and tossed seven scoreless innings in the doubleheader as the Bears moved their winning streak…

Appalachian State’s Beam Wins Surf Club Invitational

When he rolled a putt into the cup at the 18th hole for the first time Tuesday, App State’s Addison Beam dropped his putter and clenched his fists as he yelled excitedly while turning toward a cheering audience of supporters. A much shorter putt on the return trip to No. 18 at the Surf Golf…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Announces Restructuring of External Department

Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President of Athletics Kim Pate has announced the restructure of external department. Justin Hay will be promoted to the role of Deputy Athletic Director for External Relations while Jake Berry will see his title shift to Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. As Deputy AD for External Relations, Hay will continue to oversee…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 3/11/24

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 20 Avery County: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 East Burke: 1 Non-conference Draughn: 13 Freedom: 3 Fred T. Foard: 4 Hibriten: 2 North Wilkes: 9 West Caldwell: 0

High School Softball Results From Monday, 3/11/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 East Burke: 5 Non-conference Alexander Central: 14 McDowell: 2 Freedom: 11 Patton: 1 North Wilkes: 18 Hickory: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 3/11/24

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference NCSSM-Morganton: 1 Avery County: 0 Owen: 2 Draughn: 1 Non-conference Davie County: 3 Alexander Central: 2 Fred T. Foard: 4 Crest: 3 Maiden: 6 North Gaston: 0 McDowell: 6 East Burke: 2 Patton: 3 West Caldwell: 2 Wilkes Central: 4 Freedom: 0

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Home Against ETSU

App State’s offense, pitching and defense were clicking on all cylinders Monday in a doubleheader sweep of East Tennessee State in the Mountaineers’ first home softball games of the season. App State (11-10) won game one 12-3 in six innings before shutting out the Buccaneers (4-14) by a 13-0 score in the second game behind…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Schiffel Announced Retirement from Swim Programs

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Swimming Head Coach Paul Schiffel has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year. Hired at LR in April 2007, Schiffel became Lenoir-Rhyne’s first-ever women’s swimming head coach and also built the men’s program when it came aboard three years later. “I cannot thank Paul Schiffel enough…

App State Announce the Launching of NIL Collective

App State Athletics announced Monday the launch of TIGMA, powered by Student Athlete NIL (SANIL), the official Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Collective for Mountaineer student-athletes. While not officially affiliated with App State Athletics, TIGMA is acknowledged by the university’s athletics department, and will operate within NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and State of North Carolina…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Earns Four Seed in This Weekend’s NCAA Division 2 Southeast Regional

For the seventh time in program history and second straight season, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball team finds itself in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears were announced as the number four seed and will take on No. 5 seed Georgia Southwestern in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Division II Tournament. This is the fourth…

App State Men’s Basketball Suffers Loss in Sun Belt Tournament

After clawing their way back from a first-half deficit, the App State Mountaineers took the lead courtesy of a Justin Abson slam dunk for the first time since the early stages of the first half. The Mountaineers would reclaim the lead after Arkansas State took the lead back at 62-63, but the Red Wolves scored…

Appalachian State Baseball Blows Out Winthrop

App State used a dominant mound performance from a pair of pitchers and season highs of 18 hits and 16 runs from its offense to overwhelm Winthrop 16-1 on Sunday. After dropping their last two road games and having Saturday’s game rained out, the Mountaineers (10-4) bounced back in a big way in the weekend…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls Short of Upset Against Tampa

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team saved its best fight of the weekend for last, but came up just short in a 5-4 defeat to top ranked Tampa on Sunday. After losing two games in wire-to-wire fashion, the Bears looked strong at start with a three-run first inning. Tyler McPeak crushed a two-run home run in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Wins Two National Championships

Alexis Brown left her mark on the final day of the 2023-24 indoor track and field season by winning two national championships. The sophomore recorded first-place finishes in both the women’s 60-meter and 200-meter dashes, which was good enough to tally 20 points throughout the weekend. In the 60-meter dash, Brown finished with a time…

Appalachian State Wrestling Win SoCon Title Again

When the last-second call was upheld, an emotional Ethan Oakley rocked his neck back and covered his face with both hands. When he dropped his hands, tears were visible in his eyes. The drama was just starting, even with App State Wrestling well on its way to a dominant victory at the SoCon Championship tournament…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Lost to Third Ranked Limestone

The No. 1 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team dropped the first regular season game of the year in a back-and-forth 10-9 defeat at No. 3 Limestone. The Bears overcame a 5-goal deficit to take a 9-7 lead but the Saints rallied to net the final three goals of the night. This was the first regular season…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Drop Second Contest to Tampa

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team dropped its second consecutive game to No. 1 Tampa, as the Spartans outdueled the Bears, 23-7. After taking the series opener, Tampa carried the momentum onto Saturday by scoring the first 16 runs of the game, all in the first four innings of the contest. Tampa had 12 unique batters collect…

App State Men’s Basketball Survives Overtime Scare Against Georgia Southern

A pair of Terence Harcum free throws tied the game at 76 with 16 seconds to play after Georgia Southern had taken the lead. Then, Justin Abson contested the potential game-winning shot to send things to overtime. The App State Mountaineers used Abson’s contest and Harcum’s free throws to outscore the Eagles by five points…

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to James Madison in Sun Belt Play

App State Tennis dropped its Sun Belt Conference opener 5-2 to James Madison on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-5, 0-1 SBC) received wins from sophomore Savannah Dada-Mascoll at No. 1 singles and freshman Taya Powell at No. 2 singles to highlight their road performance. After App State dropped the doubles point, Dada-Mascoll picked up her eighth…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Lose to 24th Ranked Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team drop a road contest to #23 Limestone 20-4 on Saturday afternoon. The loss is the Bears fifth straight lost since winning their season opener. The Bears will return home to start a three game home stand as LR will look to get back into the win column. Sally Friesen made…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Drops Series Opener at Top Ranked Tampa

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team could not overcome the strong Tampa start as the Bears were handed an 11-2 defeat to begin the three-game series. Right out of the gate, the Spartans manufactured a four-run first inning to grab the early lead as the hosts scored eight runs in the first four innings to distance themselves…

High School Basketball Fourth Round Playoff Results From Friday, 3/8/24

2A Girls: East Burke: 57 East Rutherford: 40 Cavaliers advance to the regional finals taking on Lincoln Charter on Wednesday at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem. Time TBA 3A Boys: Hickory: 82 Southern Guilford: 55 Red Tornadoes advance to the regional finals taking on Central Cabarrus on Tuesday at the Lawrence Joel…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Brown Qualifies For Pair of Indoor Track Finals

In the first day of the 2024 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, Alexis Brown qualified for both the women’s 60-meter and 200-meter dash final events. In her first event of the weekend, Brown out-ran her competition in the 60-meter race with a first-place time of 7.21. The sophomore not only recorded a…

App State Baseball Hits Home Runs, But Falls to Winthrop

Despite four home runs from the Mountaineers offense, App State dropped its series opener to Winthrop on Friday, 9-6 at The Winthrop Ballpark. The Mountaineers (9-4) got solo blasts from Drew Holderbach in the second, Austin St. Laurent in the third, CJ Boyd in the seventh and Banks Tolley in the eighth, but the offense…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Bows Out of Sun Belt Tournament

The App State women’s basketball team fell short to No. 1 seed Marshall, 116-74, in the quarterfinal round of the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday. App State (17-15) ended up going 10-10 in games against Sun Belt foes during the 2023-24 season, following a 9-9 regular season with a tournament win against Georgia…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 3/7/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 4 West Lincoln: 1 Newton-Conover: 10 Lincolnton: 0 West Iredell: 10 Bunker Hill: 5 Non-conference Freedom: 13 Mitchell: 3 Maiden: 13 Hickory: 5 Patton: 14 Avery County: 0 South Caldwell: 11 Lincoln Charter: 8

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 3/7/24

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 5 North Lincoln: 2 Lincolnton: 3 Newton-Conover: 2 Non-conference Alexander Central 14 Cannon: 1 Freedom: 5 West Caldwell: 4 Hickory: 18 Alleghany: 8 South Caldwell: 4 Elkin: 0

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 3/7/24

Non-conference Alexander Central: 2 Hickory Christian Academy: 1 Bandys: 3 NCSSM-Morganton: 0 Newton-Conover: 1 West Iredell: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Opens SAC Play With Doubleheader Sweep

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team opened South Atlantic Conference play with a sweep of Limestone at Bears Field on a warm and sunny Thursday afternoon. LR came in ranked fourth in all of NCAA Division II in home runs and added three more long balls in the two wins. LR pitching held Limestone scoreless for 12…

Everick Sullivan Steps Down as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Lenoir-Rhyne

Lenoir-Rhyne’s head men’s basketball coach, Everick Sullivan, has announced he is resigning as head men’s basketball coach, effective March 31, 2024. “My family and I are grateful to have been a part of the Hickory community for the past eight years,” said Everick Sullivan. “I’m thankful for all the players, assistants and support staff who…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Knocked Out Of SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team fell to the Carson-Newman Eagles 60-57 in the SAC Semifinals. The game was a back and forth contest that saw 10 lead changes and was tied nine times. The Eagles will advance to tomorrow championship game against Wingate. Blaikley Crooks lead the Bears with 19 points as LR will await…

Four Appalachian State Wrestlers Earn All-Conference Honors

The 10-person All-SoCon team announced by the league Thursday included four App State wrestling standouts. With one honoree at each of the 10 weight classes, a vote from the league’s coaches resulted in all-conference recognition for Ethan Oakley (133 pounds), Cody Bond (149 pounds), Tommy Askey (157 pounds) and Will Miller (165 pounds). The SoCon’s…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Advances in Sun Belt Tournament

The App State women’s basketball team will advance to Friday’s quarterfinal round of the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship after knocking off No. 8 seeded Georgia State, 73-68, in the second round. Senior Faith Alston led the charge against the Panthers, netting a career-high 36 points, which is the most points a Mountaineer has scored…