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Hickory Crawdads Lose in Extra Innings to End Series at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads dropped to 0-4 in extra inning games this season, with an 9-8 loss at Greenville to wrap up the road series Sunday. The matchup was a back-and-forth affair with Hickory jumping out to 1-0 lead after the…

Hickory Crawdads Throttle Drive on Saturday

The Hickory Crawdads won for the second straight night, downing Greenville 11-5 Saturday on the road. Much like Friday night, the Crawdads struck early. Hickory scored three runs in the first inning. Jonathan Ornelas led off with a double on…

High School Baseball Third Round Playoff Results From Saturday, 6/19/21

3A: Sun Valley: 10 St. Stephens: 0 The Indians season comes to an end at 11-4.

South Caldwell’s Hutto Earns Second Championship at Women’s Wrestling Invitational

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) held the third annual Women’s Wrestling Invitational at Glenn High School with more than 130 participants from across the state competing in 13 weight divisions. Alexander Central’s Alysha Earley, Bandys’ Bryce Kirkland,…

Appalachian State Football Adds Cornerback Transfer

App State Football has officially added transfer Donte Small, Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Small, a cornerback from Union, N.J., started in 22 of his 23 appearances from 2017-19 for Morgan State, which did not compete in football…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Win Over Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Greenville Drive 8-5 on the road Friday night. The Crawdads jumped on the Drive’s pitching staff early, scoring a pair of runs in the first two innings, and tacking a single run in the third…

CVCC’s McNeill Named AVCA All-American

Catawba Valley Community College sophomore outside hitter Aasia McNeill has earned her second All-American honor — this time from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). McNeill becomes only the second Red Hawk volleyball player to earn this honor from the…

High School Baseball Second Round Playoff Result From Thursday, 6/17/21

3A: St. Stephens: 5 Cuthbertson: 1 The Indians (11-3) advance to the third round hosting Sun Valley (13-3) tomorrow.

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Pitchers Dual

The Hickory Crawdads managed only three hits and the Greenville Drive scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to down the Crawdads 3-1. Hickory and Greenville were locked in a pitchers dual until the Crawdads’ Scott Kapers hit…

Third NCHSAA Women’s Wrestling Invitational Set For This Weekend

Five women from Hickory Metro schools will be competing in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Women’s Wrestling Invitational Saturday. The event will be held at Glenn High School in Kernersville. Alexander Central’s Alysha Earley, Bandys’ Bryce Kirkland, Freedom’s…

Hickory Crawdads Blow Five Run Lead in Ninth Inning at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads scored a run in each of the first three innings and had two more in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead. That lead held until the bottom of the ninth, when Greenville scored all six of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Earns Seven Scholar All-Americans

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Team placed seven players on the Collegiate Triathlon Coaches Association and USA Triathlon Individual Scholar All-American team. The award is presented to student-athletes who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Spring 2021…

Appalachian State Football Receives Early Preseason Honors from Lindy’s

The preseason All-Sun Belt football teams from Lindy’s include eight App State standouts as well as additional individual recognition. Demetrius Taylor (defensive line), D’Marco Jackson (linebacker) and Shaun Jolly (defensive back) appear on the first-team defense, while Baer Hunter (offensive…

L-R’s Hay Promoted to Associate AD for Corporate Relations, Facilities, Game Day Operations

Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the promotion of Justin Hay to the title of Associate Athletic Director for Corporate Relations and Facilities/Game Day Operations. Hay had served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Corporate Relations and…

High School Wrestling Regional Take Place Tuesday Night

This season, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association was only going to hold an individual wrestling tournament, and a team champion will be crowned as part of the individual tournament. Last night, the western regionals were held, which determines…

High School Baseball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 6/15/21

2A: West Wilkes: 17 Fred T. Foard: 2 Tigers season ends at 12-3. Forbush: 8 Bunker Hill: 0 Bears season ends at 13-2. 3A St. Stephens: 3 Carson: 2 Indians advance on to the second round hosting Cuthbertson on Thursday.

Caldwell Community College Baseball Garners Two All-Americans

Two members of the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute baseball team were named to NJCAA Division III All-American teams recently. NJCAA Division III Second Team All-American: Hayden Setzer (OF/Pitcher-Salisbury, NC/East Rowan HS) had a .310 average, ten homeruns (twelfth…

Hickory Crawdads Open Series With Loss at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads opened their series on the road against the Greenville Drive with a 9-2 loss. The Drive scored runs in the second through fifth innings jumping out to a 9-0 lead. The Crawdads would score both runs in…

Appalachian State Repeats as FWAA Award Winner

For the second straight year, App State Athletics’ strategic communications department has received a Super 11 award from the Football Writers Association of America. The Super 11 awards are given each year to 11 sports information departments deemed as the…

CVCC Softball Announce End of Season Awards

Following to completion of its first full season, the Catawba Valley Community College softball program announced its 2021 End of Year Awards. Seven awards were presented to Red Hawk softball players. Third baseman Alleigh Himes was the recipient of the…

High School Baseball Playoff Brackets Announced by NCHSAA

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the 2021 high school baseball playoffs. First round games involving Hickory Metro area teams, with seedings are: 2A: 12) Fred T. Foard at 5) West Wilkes 4) Bunker Hill vs. 13) Forbush…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Extra Innings Again

The Hickory Crawdads recorded 10 hits and struck out 15 in Sunday’s series finale against the Greensboro Grasshoppers but dropped the contest 5-2 in 11 innings. Jonathan Ornelas led off the bottom of the first inning with a double to…

Hickory Crawdads Lose in Extra Innings

The Hickory Crawdads came back from a five-run deficit on Saturday night against the Grasshoppers but they were unable to pull out the victory, falling 7-5 to Greensboro. Greensboro struck first, getting a run across in the second. They scored…

Lenoir-Rhyne Wins National Award for Community Service

The Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Department earned three national awards in the 2020-2021 NACMA Best of Awards, announced by the organization during a virtual awards ceremony Thursday. LR took home a gold medal in the “Community Engagement & PR” category, and a…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Announces Tip-Off Dinner

Fresh off its first Sun Belt Tournament title and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2000, App State men’s basketball will host its Tip-Off Dinner on Oct. 29. The event will take place in the Holmes Center and begin at 6:30…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads and Greensboro Grasshoppers split Friday evening’s doubleheader. The ‘Dads picked up a 6-4 win in the first game while the Grasshoppers took the second game by a score of 11-3. The Crawdads hopped on the Greensboro pitching…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Receives A Pair of All-Americans

Rhodri Atkinson and Josh Lazenby have been announced as and ITA Division II Men’s Tennis All-American doubles pair. The duo become the first All-Americans in Lenoir-Rhyne Tennis history. The All-American honor is given to student-athletes that finish in the top…

Appalachian State Football Adds Wisconsin Transfer

App State Football has officially added graduate transfer Madison Cone, Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Cone, a defensive back from Kernersville, N.C., played in 33 games over four years with Wisconsin’s program. After earning an undergraduate degree in…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 6/10/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 10 Watauga: 7 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 6 Fred T. Foard: 0 East Burke: 2 West Iredell: 2 Hibriten: 10 West Caldwell: 1 Patton: 8 Draughn: 7 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: East…

Hickory Crawdads Lose 8-2 to Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads dropped Thursday night’s contest to the Greensboro Grasshoppers by a score of 8-2. The evening was originally scheduled to be a doubleheader beginning at 5pm but storms pushed the start time to 7:45pm. Rather than start two…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Garners a Pair of Academic All-Regional Accolades

For the fourth straight season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team was represented on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team as announced this afternoon. For the 2020-21 season, QB Grayson Willingham and K Chase Allbaugh earned All-District honors. This is Willingham’s second straight…

Appalachian State Football Has Four Student Athletes Named to Academic All-District Team

Not only does App State Football excel on the field (e.g., fifth-best overall record of any FBS team since 2015 and 6-0 record in bowl games), but its student-athletes are high-achieving in the classroom, as well. Four Mountaineers were named…

L-R Athletic Training Staff Wins South Atlantic Conference Service Award

The Lenoir-Rhyne athletic training staff has been selected as the 2020-21 recipients of the South Atlantic Conference David Riggins Service Award, the conference announced. In a unanimous decision by the SAC Executive Committee, members of the athletic training staffs for…

CVCC Announces 58 Region 10 All-Academic Student Athletes

Fifty-eight student athletes at Catawba Valley Community College have been named to Region 10 All-Academic team, which was announced this week. Student athletes are eligible for the Region 10 All-Academic team if they competed in one of the eligible sports…

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Greensboro to Open Home Series

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greensboro Grasshopper’s 13-5 on Wednesday evening. Greensboro hopped on the board first, sending a two-run homer over the right field fence in the top of the third. Frainyer Chavez singled to right to get…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Communications Named South Atlantic Conference Staff of the Year

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletic Communications Staff has been selected as the South Atlantic Conference Media Relations Staff of the Year, the Conference announced today. Voted on by members of the SAC Media Relations Directors Committee, the Lenoir-Rhyne staff consists of…

CVCC Baseball Earns Three All-Americans For First Time In Program History

Catawba Valley Community College second baseman Chandler Blackwelder, catcher Will Samuelson and first baseman James Hinson were named All-Americans by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on Wednesday, capping off a record-setting season for the Red Hawk baseball program.…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 6/8/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 8 Watauga: 7 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 6 Patton: 4 East Burke: 3 West Iredell: 1 Fred T. Foard: 6 Bunker Hill: 1 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 7 Lincolnton: 3 North Lincoln:…

Hickory Crawdads Series Opener Against Greensboro Rained Out

Tuesday’s series opener against the Greensboro Grasshoppers was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up in a double header on Thursday, June 10th. The first game will begin at 5pm, with the second starting no earlier than…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Nabs 14 to Academic All-MAC Team

For the second straight year, App State turned in the most representatives on the Field Hockey Academic All-MAC team, which was announced by the Mid-American Conference Tuesday. The Mountaineers’ 14 selections led the league, followed by Ohio and Miami with…

CVCC Athletics Announces 52 Student-Athletes to Academic Honors Lists

A total of 52 Catawba Valley Community College student athletes have made either the President’s or Athletic Director’s List for the spring 2021 semester. Of those 52 who were honored, 27 CVCC student athletes were on the President’s List, which…

Bunker Hill, St. Stephens Names New Head Football Coaches

Bunker Hill hired defensive coordinator Albert Reid to be the new head football coach for the Bears. Reid has served as an assistant at Bunker Hill since 2010. Reid played at Freedom High School and played collegiately at Western Carolina,…

Hickory Crawdads Pitcher Named High-A Pitcher of the Week

Hickory Crawdads starting pitcher Cole Ragans was named the High-A East Minor League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 31 to June 6. In only one start last week, on the road at Aberdeen, Ragans pitched six…

CVCC ESports Is A Finalist for Four PlayVS Awards

After an exciting spring season, the Catawba Valley Community College Esports team was named a finalist for four awards through the PlayVS platform. The Red Hawks recently finished their third semester of competition this spring participating in three games —…

Hickory Crawdads End Series With Loss at Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up their road series in Maryland against the IronBirds of Aberdeen, falling 6-2 Sunday afternoon. Aberdeen jumped on Hickory early scoring a pair of runs in the home half of the first inning. However, Hickory responded…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 6/5/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 6/5/21 Late Model – Twin Feature #1 1 #25 – Kevin Leicht 2 #47 – Chase Janes 3 #5 – Shane Lee 4 #27 – Matthew Gould 5 #21 – J P Dyar 6 #9 –…

Hickory Crawdads Sweep Doubleheader From Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads swept a doubleheader on the road against the Aberdeen IronBirds Saturday, winning the first game 6-1 and taking the nightcap 4-2. In game one, Hickory struck first in the first inning. Jose Acosta hit his second home…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 6/4/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 9 St. Stephens: 5 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 10 Bandys: 9 Maiden: 13 Newton-Conover: 3

Hickory Crawdads Lose 4-3 Again to Aberdeen

For the second straight game, the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Aberdeen IronBirds by the final score of 4-3 on the road. Thursday’s game was rained out, but in Wednesday’s game, Hickory lost 4-3 by allowing three runs in the…

Pair of L-R Men’s Soccer Players Earn Academic All-District Honors

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team placed a pair of players on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team as senior Victor Cascon and junior Carles Montoliu Lobo were named. Cascon and Montoliu Lobo were selected from…

Hickory Crawdads Rained Out at Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads scheduled game against the Aberdeen IronBirds Thursday night was rained out in Maryland. The contest will be made up on Saturday, June 6th with a doubleheader beginning at 4:05pm. The Crawdads remain at Aberdeen through Sunday. The…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 6/2/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 7 Freedom: 3 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 16 West Iredell: 4 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 22 Bandys: 8

Hickory Crawdads Lose Late Lead

The Hickory Crawdads were well on their way to picking up their first road win against Aberdeen in the six game series, but the IronBirds scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to down Hickory, 4-3 Wednesday…

App’s Smart Earns National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region Honors

App State senior Meghan Smart can add another accolade to her growing collection. After the senior forward’s breakout season on the pitch, she has earned All-South Region second-team honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Smart is the…

App State Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Adds 14, Men 12

App State track & field head coach Damion McLean and associate track & field coach/cross country head coach Michael Curcio have announced the addition of 14 student-athletes to the women’s track & field and cross country program. Graysen Arnold |…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 6/1/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 6 Hickory: 4 Freedom: 6 Watauga: 5 St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 8 Hibriten: 6 Draughn: 12 West Iredell: 2 East Burke: 4 West Caldwell: 3 Fred T.…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Opener at Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads fell on the road to Aberdeen 8-3 Tuesday night in their first game at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland. Hickory took the first lead of the contest when Pedro Gonzalez hit a solo home…

Justice Named New Head Football Coach for South Caldwell

Casey Justice has been named the new head football coach at South Caldwell. Justice takes over for Mark Kirkpatrick who stepped down after this past season. Justice, a former quarterback for the Spartans in the early 2000’s, has been with…

CVCC Softball Receives Five All-Region Honors

For the first time in program history, the Catawba Valley Community College softball team has received honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Five Red Hawk softball players were awarded All-Region accolades from NFCA. A total of 30 players…

CVCC Bass Fishing Team Finishes Season Ranked 17th Nationally

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team capped off its 2020-21 season this past week at the BoatUS National Championship on Lake Murray, finishing the season with a top-20 national ranking. “This season coming to a close is bittersweet,”…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Sunday, 5/30/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 5/30/21 Late Model 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #95 – Jacob Heafner 3 #44 – Josh Kossek ( r ) 4 #54 – Paul Owens III 5 #47 – Chase Janes 6 #25 – Kevin…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Fall In National Championship Game

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team fell in the National Championship to Le Moyne College on a wet and chilly Sunday afternoon at Rentschler Field, home of UConn Football in East Hartford, Conn. The Bears were held scoreless in the third…

Hickory Crawdads Blank Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads flipped the script Sunday afternoon in blanking the Winston-Salem Dash, 4-0. On Saturday, the Crawdads could only muster three hits in a loss to Winston-Salem. On Sunday afternoon, Hickory pitching allowed only four hits to the Dash.…

L-R Track and Field Members Earn All-American Honors at Nationals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Track and Field Team competed at the NCAA Championships this weekend and sophomore Jacob Wadsworth along with the 4×100 relay team collected All-American honors. Wadsworth, who also earned All-American status during indoor season, became an All-American in…

Hickory Crawdads Manage Only Three Hits in Loss

The Hickory Crawdads managed only three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Winston-Salem Dash Saturday night. For the second straight night, Hickory allowed runs in the first inning. After an opening strikeout, Winston-Salem walked and then singled to put…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 5/28/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 7 Freedom: 4 McDowell: 9 South Caldwell: 5 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference Patton: 12 East Burke: 7

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Announce Staff Changes

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin is excited to complete her coaching staff for the 2021-22 season. Sam Pierce has been promoted to associate head coach, Jeanne Kenney has been hired as assistant coach, and Kate Dempsey is…

Errors Doom Dad Drop Contest to Dash

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Winston-Salem Dash on the road Friday night, 5-4. Hickory had two errors in the first inning that would end up allowing three runs for the Dash in the first inning. In the second inning,…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Linklater Named First Bears Student-Athlete to Earn Elite 90 Status

Lenoir-Rhyne senior Mitchell Linklater has been named the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award which recognizes the player with the highest cumulative grade point average who is competing this weekend at the NCAA Division II final site. Linklater becomes…

App State’s Gosnell Named Academic All-American

App State women’s basketball graduate student Lainey Gosnell (Demorest, Ga./Habersham Central) was named to the 2020-21 Academic All-America Division I women’s basketball team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced. Gosnell earns a spot…

App State Venues to Be at Full Capacity in Fall, 2021

App State Athletics will operate all venues – including Kidd Brewer Stadium for football – at full capacity for the 2021-22 academic year. “We are excited to welcome the App Nation back to our beautiful campus this fall,” said Director…

West Caldwell Grad, Western Carolina Transfer Joins App State Football

App State’s football program has officially added transfer Isaiah Helms, Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Helms, an interior offensive lineman from nearby Lenoir, N.C., started all 21 games in each of his two seasons as a member of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Earns Five All-Americans

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team set a record for most All-Americans in a single-season as five players were named to the USILA All-American squad as announced this afternoon. Eric Dickinson and Bryce Reece were named First Teamers, while Myles Moffat,…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 5/27/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Watauga: 4 Hickory: 2 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 2 Hibriten: 0 West Iredell: 3 West Caldwell: 2 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 11 West Lincoln: 8 East Lincoln: 10 Maiden: 5 North Lincoln:…

Hickory Crawdads Blank Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads blanked the Winston-Salem Dash, 4-0 on the road Thursday night. Cody Bradford tossed six shutout innings, allowing only two hits and striking out five, while walking none. Hickory scored a pair of runs in the third inning…

Appalachian State Baseball Season Ends at Sun Belt Conference Tournament

App State head coach Kermit Smith vividly remembers how he was introduced to each of the Mountaineers’ seniors. One-by-one, he shared those stories to his team as they gathered for one last postgame huddle. A record-setting, out-of-the ordinary year ended…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Posts Solid Start at NCAA Championships

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Track and Field team had a very successful first day at the Division II NCAA Championship held at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Jacob Wadsworth got the Bears going with a 7th place finish in…

Appalachian State Football Has TV Schedule, Kickoff Times Announced for Early Season Contests

Half of the game times and television network designations for App State’s 2021 football schedule were announced Thursday in conjunction with ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference. A minimum of five App State games will air on national television this…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Snags Two Spots on All-Southeast Region

Senior OF Drue Galassi and freshman RHP Joshua Lanham were named Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) First Team All-Southeast Region. The duo becomes the first pair of players to be named All-Region since four players were named to the…

App State Cross Country Teams Earn Academic Honors

App State men’s and women’s cross country were named All-Academic Teams and two student athletes were tabbed as All-Academic Individuals by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The App State men’s team was one of…

Appalachian State Football Adds Notre Dame Transfer

App State’s football program has officially added graduate transfer Jahmir Smith, Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark announced Wednesday. Smith, a running back, was part of Notre Dame’s program for three seasons following a decorated prep career at Lee County High…

Glass Named New Head Football Coach at Hickory High

The following is the release sent at 9am May 26 (Wednesday) from Hickory Public Schools Director of Communications Beverly Snowden on the announcement of Joe Glass becoming the new head football coach at Hickory High: A familiar face is returning…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Leonhardt Named All-American

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the 2021 NFCA Division II All-American teams today and Kylee Leonhardt was named Second Team All-American. Leonhardt becomes the seventh All-American in program history and the first since 2017. The Second Team selection…

CVCC Bass Fishing to Compete at BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program continues to make history this week with all of its anglers competing in the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. This is the first time in program history that every Red Hawk angler…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 5/26/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 6 Alexander Central: 3 St. Stephens: 7 Watauga: 3 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 7 Hibriten: 0 West Iredell: 4 West Caldwell: 1 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 8 West Lincoln: 2 Maiden:…

Hickory Crawdads Start Series Against Dash With Win

The Hickory Crawdads picked up their fourth win in a row with an 11-2 win over the Winston-Salem Dash in a seven inning, rain shortened contest. The Crawdads jumped on the Dash in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Kellen Strahm…

CVCC’s McNeil Signs With Elizabeth City State

After a stellar career at Catawba Valley Community College, sophomore outside hitter Aasia McNeill has decided to continue competing — this time at the four-year level. The Statesville, N.C. native signed this past week during a special ceremony held in…

Appalachian State Baseball Wins First Sun Belt Tournament Game in Program History

Hayden Cross framed the pitch, pumped his fist and then removed his mask on the way to greet Eli Ellington, who was quickly swarmed by the rest of his teammates. A high-stakes game that called for three App State pitching…

CVCC Signs Eckard For Bass Fishing

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team has added to its 2021-22 recruiting class, signing local angler Carson Eckard. A Bethlehem, N.C. native, Eckard is excited to join the Red Hawks on the water starting this fall. “I’ve fished…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 5/24/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 12 Freedom: 2 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 5 Draughn: 2 Patton: 4 East Burke: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Has Eight Student-Athletes Earn All Region

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field teams placed 15 on the USTFCCCA All-Region team. On the men’s side, Jacob Wadsworth brought home five all-region selections (decathlon, long jump, 200 m, 400m hurdles, and 4×100 relay) to lead…

Appalachian State Baseball Nabs Three All-Conference Honors

Recognized with multiple first-team picks for the first time, App State had three players named to the All-Sun Belt baseball teams Monday. Senior first baseman Robbie Young and junior second baseman Luke Drumheller were first-team selections, while junior Tyler Tuthill…

Hickory Crawdads End Homestand With Third Straight Win

The Hickory Crawdads pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Sunday. The teams split the six game series with three wins a piece. Crawdads starting pitcher Ronny Henriquez tossed five innings, getting tagged for one unearned run.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins, Heads to NCAA Championship

For the first time in program history, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team is heading to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game thanks to an 18-10 win over Wingate in the Regional Final on Sunday afternoon. The men’s lax team…

Hickory Crawdads Wins Second in a Row

The Hickory Crawdads two-hit the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday night as they took home a 7-2 victory. For the second night in a row, the Crawdads struck first, getting a run across in the bottom of the second inning. Jake…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 5/22/21

Late Model – Twin Feature 1 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #21 – Landon Huffman 3 #55 – Isabella Robusto 4 #6C – Rajah Caruth 5 #9 – Charlie Watson 6 #44K – Josh Kossek ( r ) 7…

App State Drops Series Finale With South Alabama

Senior shortstop Bailey Welch reached first with a single and, when replaced by a pinch-runner, received an ovation as teammates left the dugout to greet him following his final at-bat on Beaver Field in Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. There’s…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball’s Galassi Picks Up All-Region Honors

Senior OF Drue Galassi was named North Carolina Baseball Writer Association (NCBWA) Second Team All-Southeast Region. Galassi is just the 18th player in team history to earn All-Region status and the first since Justin Dean in 2018. Galassi finished the…

App State Baseball Downs South Alabama Again

A festive day that began with a Senior Day ceremony continued with clutch swings, a fortunate “slip” and a series-clinching victory. Playing a close game with first-place South Alabama for the second straight day, App State made a late-inning push…

Appalachian State Wrestling Earns Four Scholar All-Americans

For the second straight year, a league-leading four wrestlers from App State have been named NWCA Division I Scholar All-Americans. Thomas Flitz, Will Formato and Sean Carter all repeated in being recognized as a NWCA Division I Scholar All-American, and…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Has Seven Named All-Region

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse had seven players selected to the All-Region team and Eric Dickinson has been named the Offensive Player of the Year in the South Region. Dickinson, who also took home South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year honors,…

Hickory Crawdads Snap Losing Streak

The Hickory Crawdads got back in the win column with a 3-0 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday night. The ‘Dads got things started in the fourth inning as Frainyer Chavez led off the inning with a triple. Justin…

Area Schools Finish High at NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational

The 2020-21 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational was held at Southern Alamance High School with teams competing across multiple divisions showcasing a total of 65 performances. This year marked the first time that the Cheerleading Invitational was held at a member school.…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 5/20/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 10 West Caldwell: 0 Draughn: 7 East Burke: 6 Fred T. Foard: 13 West Iredell: 2 Patton: 10 Hibriten: 1

Catawba Valley Community College Softball Signs Hibriten’s Jones

The Catawba Valley Community College softball program announces the signing of Hibriten standout pitcher Jillian Jones to its 2021-22 recruiting class. Jones was 13-0 on the mound for the Panthers this spring with a 0.51 ERA, helping lead Hibriten to…

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out By Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads slide continued as the team fell 3-2 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday evening. The ‘Dads have now lost 8 of their last 9 games and are 4-11 on the season. Greensboro put up a run in…

Appalachian State Baseball Picks Up Win Over Sun Belt Leading South Alabama

App State opened its final home series of the season by securing a 6-4 victory against first-place South Alabama on Thursday night. With Tyler Tuthill pitching six scoreless innings, the game was scoreless until All-America slugger Ethan Wilson hit a…

Three Mountaineers Qualify for Track and Field NCAA Preliminaries

Three members of the App State track & field program have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. from May 26 to May 29. Maya Hanks and Peighton Simmons will represent the Mountaineers on the women’s side…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Extra Innings

The Hickory Crawdads couldn’t hold on as they fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-4 on Wednesday night. The ‘Dads blew two separate leads as their losing streak hit seven. Jonathan Ornelas led off the second inning with a single to…

App’s Tamardi Finished Tied for Third at NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals

Timothius Tirto Tamardi finished tied for third in the individual race at the NCAA Kingston Springs Regional Wednesday. “Being the first men’s golfer in a regional was a pretty fun experience,” Tamardi said. “I hope my experience from this year…

Six CVCC Baseball Players Garner All-Region Honors

After its record-setting 2021 season, the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team has received six honors from Region 10. A record five Red Hawks were named All-Region first team, including second baseman Chandler Blackwelder, who was also named the Region…

Three App State Track and Field Athletes Named All-Conference

Three members of the App State track & field program were named All-Sun Belt, the league announced on Wednesday. Peighton Simmons earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors, while Maya Hanks and Nathan Karl were named Third Team All-Sun Belt. Simmons…

Bears Moffat Named SAC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Myles Moffat was voted the 2021 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This will be the first time Moffat will have received this honor. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually…

L-R’s Gaffney Named SAC Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cathleen Gaffney was voted the 2021 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This will be the first time Gaffney will have received this honor. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 5/18/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Freedom: 4 Hickory: 0 McDowell: 5 St. Stephens: 3 Watauga: 3 Alexander Central: 2 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 15 West Caldwell: 0 Draughn: 11 East Burke: 5 Fred T. Foard: 8 West Iredell: 0 Patton:…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Sixth Straight Game

The Hickory Crawdads dropped the series opener against the Greensboro Grasshoppers 5-1 on Tuesday night, extending the ‘Dads losing streak to six games. The Grasshoppers hopped on Crawdads’ starter Justin Slaten for two runs in the second inning. They tacked…

App State Baseball Drops Pitchers Dual at 21st Ranked South Carolina

Strong pitching kept App State within striking distance of No. 21 South Carolina throughout their midweek matchup Tuesday, but the Gamecocks pulled out a 2-0 victory at Founders Park. The two teams combined for just seven hits, with freshman starter…

Pair of CVCC Softball Student-Athlete Earn All Region Honors

A pair of Catawba Valley Community College softball players have been honored by Region 10 for their play on the diamond this spring. Sophomore third baseman Alleigh Himes and freshman pitcher Cali Hinnant have both received conference honors with Hinnant…

App’s Tamardi Starts Final Day of Regional in Fifth Place

Timothius Tirto Tamardi moved into fifth place in the individual race Tuesday to close round two of the NCAA Kingston Springs Regional. “Tirto hit the ball today as good as he has all year,” head coach Jason Allison said. “If…

App’s Tuthill Named Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week

The league’s only pitcher with a nine-inning, complete-game win on the road this season, App State’s Tyler Tuthill was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. Tuthill struck out 11 batters for the second straight week…

Four Seconds to the Final Four: Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Win in OT to Advance to NCAA Semifinals

Freshman Colten McCracken scored with four seconds left in overtime to give Lenoir-Rhyne a spot in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals. The Bears recorded their biggest second half comeback, erasing Tampa’s five-goal lead to win by one, 16-15 at…

Hickory Crawdads Holds Winston-Salem to Three Hits, But Lose 2-1

The Hickory Crawdads held the Winston-Salem Dash to three hits in Sunday’s series finale but couldn’t pull out the victory, falling 2-1. Winston-Salem put together a pair of runs in the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. Crawdads starter Ronny…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s McRea, A Hickory Native, Qualifies for Olympic Trials

After just missing the qualifying time by .07 on Friday evening, sophomore Micah McRea came back on Saturday evening to eclipse the qualifying time of 1:03.29 with a swim of 1:02.85 in the 100-meter breaststroke to qualify for the Olympic…

Appalachian State Baseball Wins Series On the Road at Little Rock

App State baseball clinched a big Sun Belt road series victory Sunday with a 5-0 win at Little Rock. Trey Tujetsch recorded his first career win by allowing just four hits and striking out four batters in six shutout innings.…

Hickory Crawdads Pitching Strikes Out 15 Despite Loss

The Hickory Crawdads strung together eight hits on Saturday night against the Winston-Salem but were unable to pull out a win, falling 5-2. The Crawdads wasted no time getting on the board, putting up a run in the first. Chris…

App State Baseball Falls to Little Rock

App State lost at Little Rock, as the Trojans claimed a 4-2 victory Saturday night. The Mountaineers (17-28, 8-9) were unable to capitalize on early scoring chances against starter Aaron Funk, who finished with 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings, and…

App State Track and Field Teams Finish Sun Belt Championship

After winning the triple jump Sun Belt title during the indoor season, Peighton Simmons captured the triple jump on the final day of the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships on Saturday. The Mountaineers finished 11th out of 12 teams with 23…

Disastrous Sixth Inning Upends Alexander Central’s Quest for 3A Softball Championship

Southern Alamance pounded out 12 hits and ripped off six runs in the decisive sixth inning, stretching their lead out to 11-3 and putting away Alexander Central in the final game of the 3A Softball State Championship Series at North…

Hickory High Wins State 3A Individual Team and Doubles Championship

3A Men’s Tennis Individual State Tournament Results Team Champions – Chapel Hill, Hickory, & Marvin Ridge MVPs – Harrison Williams (Marvin Ridge), Griffin Lavern (Hickory) & Dennis Perumov (Chapel Hill) Burlington Tennis Center 2021 Singles Draw – First Round Ben…

Alexander Central Falls in Game Two of 3A Softball Championship Series

Isley Duggins twirled seven innings of no-hit, shutout ball to lead Southern Alamance past Alexander Central 3-0 and into a decisive final game in the best-of-three 3A Softball State Championship Series. Duggins was magnificent, striking out five while only walking…

CVCC Baseball Advances in South Atlantic District tournament

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team capitalized on a two-hit performance on the mound from freshman Andrew Dye and 12 hits at the plate on Friday, defeating Camp 11-1 in six innings in its first-round game at the South…

Caldwell Community College Softball Season Ends at District Tournament

Friday, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute softball lost to Pasco-Hernando, 3-2. In the top of the first, Jada  Wilson walked the first three batters she faced, before settling down and allowing only one run to come across. Abby Reeves…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 5/14/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Watauga: 6 South Caldwell: 5 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 10 Lincolnton: 0 Lake Norman Charter: 6 Maiden: 0 Non-conference: South Point: 7 Alexander Central: 4

Alexander Central Wins First Game of 3A State Softball Series

In a game that featured two of the most storied softball programs in NCHSAA history, Alexander Central fell behind late and answered the challenge immediately by scoring seven runs in the final two innings to blast Southern Alamance 8-2 in…

Hickory Crawdads Late Rally Not Enough in Loss to Dash

The Hickory Crawdads rallied for 4 runs late in Friday night’s game against the Dash but weren’t able to complete the comeback as they fell 8-4 in front of a crowd of 1,778. The Dash erupted for five runs in…

Gem By Tuthill Propels App State Baseball to Road Win

Pitching a complete game is difficult enough. Doing it with a one-run lead when the opponent gets to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning raises the stakes. Tyler Tuthill was up to the task Friday night, tossing another…

App State Softball Season Ends in Sun Belt Tournament

The App State softball team fell to South Alabama on Friday afternoon by a score of 2-1. With the loss, the Mountaineers have been eliminated from the 2021 Sun Belt Championship. App State finishes 27-19 on the year. The Mountaineers…

Tamardi To Become First App State Men’s Golfer to Compete at NCAA Championship

Timothius Tirto Tamardi will become the first App State golfer to compete at the NCAA Championships when the Kingston Springs Regional tees off Monday. “This will be a great moment for myself and App State,” Tamardi said. “The preparation is…

App State Women’s Basketball Hires Cascio as Assistant Coach

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin is excited to announce the hiring of assistant coach, Mark Cascio. “It is with great excitement that we welcome Mark, his wife Kristen, and two daughters Eloise and Charlotte Cate into our…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Leonhardt Earns First Team All-Region

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has announced the 2021 NFCA Division II All-Region teams and Kylee Leonhardt was selected to the All-Southeast Region First Team this year. Leonhardt was selected as the Southeast Region first team’s Utility/Non-Pitcher as Leonhardt split…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Announce 2021 Fall Schedule

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team has announced its 2021 schedule. The 10-game slate kicks off on September 4 at Virginia St. with the home opener scheduled for Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. against Mars Hill. The 102nd season in program history…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 5/13/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 3 Hickory: 1 South Caldwell: 4 Alexander Central: 1 St. Stephens: 8 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 2 Patton: 0 Draughn: 19 West Caldwell: 5 Fred T. Foard: 14 East Burke: 0 Hibriten:…

App State Track and Field Competes at Sun Belt Championship

Lila Peters and Lisha Van Onselen posted top eight finishes in the 10,000-meter run to lead App State women’s track & field on Day 1 of the Sun Belt Championships. After the first day of competition, App State sits eighth…

Appalachian State Softball Stays Alive in Sun Belt Tournament

The App State softball team recorded its first win in school history in the Sun Belt Softball Championship Thursday evening, defeating Georgia State 2-1. The Mountaineers advance to Friday and are set to take on #4 seed South Alabama for…

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out by Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads donned their Llamas de Hickory uniforms for the first time in 2021 on Thursday night as they took on the Winston-Salem Dash. The ‘Dads ultimately fell to the Dash by a score of 2-1. The teams traded…

Caldwell Community College Softball Gets Five Named to All-Region Squad

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s softball team had five student-athletes named to the 2021 Region 10 Division II All-Region teams. First Team Members: Brianna Lewis, Infielder (Purlear, NC/West Wilkes HS). Lewis had a .362 average with one homerun, six…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up First Home Win of Season

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 3-1 on Wednesday evening, holding their opponent to just 3 hits. The Crawdads took the lead in the third inning with Miguel Aparicio’s first homerun of the season. Jonathan Ornelas kept the momentum…

CVCC’s Landmark Receives National Award

Reece Landmark was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 baseball player of the week. Landmark made the most of his opportunities for Catawba Valley last week, reaching base safely in every plate appearance and driving in five…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Finish 13th in Final Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears were ranked No. 13 in the final United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women’s National poll of the 2020-21 spring season released this week. The Bears closed out the season with a record of 9-1-1, winning the…

App State Softball Suffers Opening Round Loss in Sun Belt Tournament

The App State softball team fell to South Alabama in the opening round of the 2021 Sun Belt Championship Wednesday afternoon by a score of 11-0 in five innings. The Jaguars move to 27-17 on the year, while the Mountaineers…

High School Softball Western Regional Final Results From Tuesday, 5/11/21

3A West Softball Regional Alexander Central: 3 North Buncombe: 0 Cougars are headed to the state championship where they will face Southern Alamance this weekend. The state softball championship series is a best-of-three series and will be played Friday and…

High School Baseball Scores From Tuesday, 5/11/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: St. Stephens: 10 Hickory: 1 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 4 Patton: 1 Draughn: 8 West Caldwell: 1 Fred T. Foard: 10 East Burke: 0 Hibriten: 10 West Iredell: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys:…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Home Opener

The Hickory Crawdads returned to action on Tuesday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 1,573. After the opening festivities, the ‘Dads ultimately fell to the Winston-Salem Dash 7-6. Winston-Salem took an early lead with a pair of runs…

App State Baseball Falls to East Tennessee State

Playing its final midweek home game, App State appeared to take an early lead, then went into rally mode before falling 10-5 against ETSU on Tuesday night. Tyler Leek had three hits despite missing out on another big one in…

Freedom Girls Golf Team Wins First State Team Title

The Freedom girls golf team won the school’s first Team State Championship at the 3A Women’s Golf State Championship at Beacon Ridge Golf & Country Club. The Patriots finished a comfortable 18 shots clear of second place Cox Mill. Albany…

West Caldwell’s Ford Wins State 2A Individual Boys Golf Championship

West Caldwell’s Lexton Ford won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Boys Golf Championship Monday, held at Pinehurst No. 6 on Monday. The one day, 18-hole tournament featured 48 competitors. Teeing off in the sixth three-some of the…

App State Softball Garners Two All-Conference Honors

Following the 2021 regular season, Kenzie Longanecker and Gabby Buruato have been named to the All-Sun Belt second team, the league announced Monday. The two fifth-year seniors become just the fourth and fifth Mountaineers to be named to the All-Sun…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Earns Number One Seed in NCAA Regionals

For the second time in program history, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team earned the No. 1 seed in the South Region of the 2021 NCAA Division II National Tournament. On April 16, Lenoir-Rhyne was selected as the host of the…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Season Opening Series Finale

The Hickory Crawdads lost the series finale to the Greensboro Grasshopper Sunday afternoon, 7-1. All the scoring in the contest happened in the first and eighth innings. Greensboro jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the bottom of the first…

App State Baseball Falls in Series Finale at Miami

App State completed its weekend series at Miami with a 10-2 loss that ended after six innings Sunday because of travel curfew considerations. ­­The Mountaineers return to action Tuesday to face ETSU in their final midweek home game on the…

CVCC Baseball Picks Up Three Wins Over the Weekend

The sixth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team recorded a three-game conference series sweep this weekend against host Cleveland at McNair Field. The Red Hawks improve to 40-11 overall and 24-2 in Region 10 play. This is the fourth season…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 5/8/21

The Catawba Valley roared to life on Saturday with the running of Mr. Tire Night at the Races at Hickory Motor Speedway with a full slate of NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series action. The Heritage Finance Late Models would…

App State Baseball Lose at Miami

Miami used a big second inning to take control in a 16-1 win against App State on Saturday night. The Hurricanes (26-15) and Mountaineers (16-25) will conclude the three-games series Sunday at 1 p.m. The Game 2 highlights for App…

Hickory Crawdads Win After First Inning Grand Slam

The Hickory Crawdads won at Greensboro Saturday night, 4-2. Hickory scored all four runs in the first inning and held on from there. The Crawdads got to Grasshoppers starter Omar Cruz. With one away in the first inning, Frainyer Chavez…

App State Softball To Be Fifth Seed in Sun Belt Championship

The Sun Belt Conference announced the 2021 Softball Championship bracket Saturday evening and App State received the fifth seed after finishing 8-12 in conference play. The Mountaineers open the tournament on Wednesday, May 12, taking on the fourth-seeded South Alabama…

CVCC Softball Season Comes to a Close

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team completed its first full season on Saturday, falling in a pair of playoff games to top-seeded Louisburg at Sheilah R. Cotten Field. The Red Hawks finish their first complete season with a 23-13…

Caldwell Softball Ends Regular Season With Doubleheader Sweep

Caldwell Community College softball swept Fayetteville Tech in a doubleheader Saturday at home, winning game one 2-1 and game two, 13-4. In game one, the Cobras managed only five hits, but three of those were of the extra base variety.…

High School Softball Third Round Playoff Results From Saturday, 5/8/21

3A: Alexander Central: 1 East Rowan: 0

Hickory Crawdads Rally to Double Up Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers on the road Friday, 8-4. The Crawdads rallied from a 4-0 deficit entering the top of the seventh inning. In fact, the Crawdads had no hits up to that point. Everything changed in…

High School Baseball Scores From Friday, 5/7/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 8 Alexander Central: 7 Watauga: 7 Freedom: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 9 Newton-Conover: 4 Maiden: 1 West Lincoln: 0

High School Softball Playoff Scores from Friday, 5/7/21

3A Second Round: Alexander Central: 3 Carson: 0 4A Third Round: South Caldwell: 16 Hickory Ridge: 0

Appalachian State Baseball Falls at Miami

Going from no hits to double-digit strikeouts, Tyler Tuthill found a different way to put together an impressive pitching performance. Despite another strong Friday showing from Tuthill, Miami pieced together enough offense to post a 4-2 victory against the visiting…

App State Softball Drops Two Games to Coastal

The App State softball team fell to Coastal Carolina in both games of its final regular season doubleheader on Friday, 8-0 and 12-3 (6 innings). The Mountaineers are now 26-17 and 8-12 in conference play. The Chanticleers move to 21-23,…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 5/6/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 2 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 18 West Iredell: 0 Fred T. Foard: 19 Draughn: 6 Hibriten: 14 East Burke: 3 Patton: 12 West Caldwell: 0

High School Softball Second Round Results From Thursday, 5/6/21

4A: South Caldwell: 12 Providence: 2

App State Softball Takes Game One of Series Over Coastal Carolina

The App State softball team defeated Coastal Carolina in game one of the three-game series, 7-5. With the win, App State clinches at least the sixth seed in the Sun Belt Tournament, avoiding the single elimination play-in game. The Mountaineers…

App’s Tamardi Earns All-Sun Belt Honors

It’s been quite a couple of days for App State golfer Timothius Tirto Tamardi. The junior from Surabaya, Indonesia was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference second team Thursday, a day after he finished runner-up at the PGA WORKS Collegiate…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Competes at Liberty Twilight Qualifier

Several school records fell in the Men’s 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, 400m hurdles, and Long Jump at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier Wednesday afternoon. On the women’s side, Jordan Shealey placed 8th in the 200m dash with a time of 25.81.…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 5/5/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 11 Freedom: 1 South Caldwell: 2 McDowell: 1 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 Draughn: 2 Hibriten: 13 East Burke: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 15 Newton-Conover: 2 Maiden: 4 West…

High School Softball Playoff Results From Wednesday, 5/5/21

First round 2A: East Rutherford: 4 Bandys: 1 Trojans season ends at 10-5 4A: South Caldwell: 9 West Forsyth: 1 Spartans will host Providence in the second round. Second round 2A: West Stanly: 9 Hibriten: 1 Panthers season ends at…

High School Girls Soccer Playoff Results From Wednesday, 55/21

First round 4A: Page: 9 South Caldwell: 0 Spartans season ends at 4-9. Second round 2A: South Point: 1 Fred T. Foard: 1 (South Point won 4-3 on penalty kicks) Tigers season ends at 13-1-1 3A: A.C. Reynolds: 6 St.…

App State’s Tamardi Earns Qualifying Berth to NCAA Golf Championship

App State junior Timothius Tirto Tamardi was announced Wednesday as an individual qualifier for the upcoming NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, becoming the first golfer in school history to earn an NCAA berth. Tamardi received the news on the…

Five Mountaineers Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

Five App State student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. Daryn Armstrong (volleyball), Nevaeh Haddock (women’s track & field), Maya Hanks (women’s track & field), Caleb Smith (wrestling) and Kaiden Smith (football) have been recognized by the Diverse:…

Hickory Crawdads Win Season Opener at Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads season opener at Greensboro at First National Bank Field started with an 18-minute rain delay, but ended with a Crawdads win, 7-5. Blaine Crim led the Crawdads at the plate with a three-for-four night with a double,…

High School Softball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/4/21

2A: Hibriten: 2 Franklin: 0 Panthers advance to the second round hosting West Stanly 3) East Rutherford (11-2) 14) Bandys (10-4), ppd. to Wednesday, 5pm 3A: Alexander Central: 5 Tuscola: 4 Cougars advance to the second round where they will…

High School Girls Soccer First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday 5/4/21

3A: St. Stephens: 2 Southwest Guilford: 1 Indians advance to the second round going to A.C. Reynolds 4A: 2) South Caldwell (4-8) 15) Page (9-3), ppd. to Wednesday, 6pm

High School Softball First Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/3/21

2A: 1) Hibriten (14-0) 16) Franklin (9-3), ppd. to Tuesday, 6pm 3) East Rutherford (11-2) 14) Bandys (10-4), ppd. to Tuesday, 7pm North Davidson: 8 Bunker Hill: 0 Bears season ends at 10-5 3A: 3) Alexander Central (11-3) 14) Tuscola…

High School Girls Soccer First Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/3/21

2A: 8) Fred T. Foard: 1 9) Hendersonville: 0, 3OT Tigers advance to face South Point on the road Wednesday. Lake Norman Charter: 7 Hibriten: 0 Panthers season ends at 12-2-1. 3A: 5) Southwest Guilford (11-1-2) 12) St. Stephens (10-3),…

App State Field Hockey Garners Three All-Conference Honors

App State field hockey saw three student-athletes land on the Mid-American Conference Postseason awards list, highlighted by Meghan Smart (Haddonfield, N.J./Haddonfield Memorial) receiving the MAC Offensive Player of the Year award. The Mountaineers were one of four teams to have…

App Baseball Falls to Louisiana-Monroe

ULM clinched a Sun Belt weekend series with a 13-5 victory at App State on Sunday. The Mountaineers trailed 7-5 entering the eighth inning, which ended up as the final inning because of a Sun Belt travel policy for Sunday…

App State Softball Shuts Out Texas-Arlington

The App State softball team took the final game of the Sun Belt series against UTA 2-0, behind a complete game shutout from 5th year pitcher Kenzie Longanecker. The Mountaineers are now 25-15 overall and 7-10 in conference play. UTA…

Appalachian State Baseball Unable to Hold Big Lead

App State built a 7-1 lead through five innings and took a three-run lead to the ninth, but ULM used a six-run frame to pull out a 10-7 win and even the Sun Belt Conference series. Luke Drumheller’s two-run double…

Three Players Representing Hickory Metro Teams Head to the NFL

The NFL Draft was held this weekend with three former players from the Hickory Metro one step closer to fulfilling their ultimate dream. Former Maiden standout Caleb Farley was drafted 22nd overall by the Tennessee Titans. The cornerback had played…

App’s Jean-Charles Drafted by NFL’s Packers, Neuzil Signs With Falcons as UFA

For the third time in the last two years, an App State alum was selected in the NFL Draft. The Green Bay Packers took Shemar Jean-Charles in the fifth round (No. 178 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday.…

High school softball playoffs begin with first round action on Monday. Area teams and first round opponents are shown. Higher seeded teams host. 2A: 1) Hibriten (14-0) 16) Franklin (9-3) 3) East Rutherford (11-2) 14) Bandys (10-4) 6) North Davidson…

High School Girls Soccer Playoff Brackets Announced

High school girls soccer playoffs begin with first round action on Monday. Area teams and first round opponents are shown. Higher seeded teams host. 2A: 8) Fred T. Foard (12-0-1) 9) Hendersonville (12-0-1) 7) Lake Norman Charter (14-0) 10) Hibriten…

Appalachian State Softball Falls in Both Games of a Doubleheader

The App State softball team fell to UTA in both games of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 2-0 and 6-0. The Mountaineers are now 24-15 and 6-10 in the conference. UTA moves to 16-28 (9-10 SBC). Game 1 Two runs were…

App State Baseball Wins Series Opener

Center fielder Alex Leshock’s sliding catch in the second inning gave Tyler Tuthill hope that this could be a special day. After flirting with history, App State worked through a tense ninth inning and opened its Sun Belt Conference home…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 5/1/21

A beautiful Saturday would greet the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series as they would return to action at America’s Most Famous Short Track, Hickory Motor Speedway. The Heritage Finance Late Models would lead off the evening’s racing festivities with…

CVCC’s McNeill Earns First Team All-American Honors

Catawba Valley Community College volleyball’s sophomore outside hitter Aasia McNeill was named a first team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). McNeill, who becomes the 41st All-American for the Red Hawks, said the news came as a…

South Caldwell’s Kirkpatrick Steps Down as Head Football Coach

Marc Kirkpatrick is retiring as the head football coach at South Caldwell High School. In four seasons with the Spartans, he went 11-30 with three playoff appearances. A search begins for a new head football coach at South Caldwell. He…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 4/29/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 10 East Burke: 0 Draughn: 6 Hibriten: 4 Fred T. Foard: 13 West Caldwell: 0 Patton: 10 West Iredell: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lincolnton: 12 Newton-Conover: 3

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 4/29/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 11 Patton: 1 Draughn: 13 West Caldwell: 2 Fred T. Foard: 6 East Burke: 1 Hibriten: 10 West Iredell: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 5 Maiden: 1 Newton-Conover: 14 Lincolnton: 0

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 4/29/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 9 West Caldwell: 0 Hibriten: 2 West Iredell: 0 Patton: 7 Bunker Hill: 1

Major Items Addressed by NCHSAA in Spring Meeting

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors concluded its annual spring meeting yesterday afternoon at the DoubleTree Hotel in Research Triangle Park. The Board dealt with a weighty agenda and progressed toward long-time Association goals while responding…

CVCC’s Blackwelder Earns Second NJCAA Player of the Week Honors This Season

Catawba Valley Community College baseball’s Chandler Blackwelder continued his strong sophomore campaign with three home runs and a .643 batting average to pick up this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball’s Division 2 Player of the Week honor, his…

Hickory High Football Coach Resigns

The Head Football Coach at Hickory High School, Coach Russell Stone, submitted his letter of resignation yesterday, April 27, 2021. Stone has served as Head Coach for the past four years at HHS. “It’s been a fast four seasons and…

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Home Contest to NC State

App State brought the tying run to the plate in the eighth inning, but N.C. State’s first baseball visit to Boone resulted in a 7-3 victory for the Wolfpack in front of a reduced-capacity, sellout crowd on Beaver Field at…

App State Men’s Golf Finish at All Time High in Sun Belt Tournament

App State men’s golf finished sixth at the 2021 Sun Belt Men’s Golf Championship Tuesday. The sixth-place team finish marked a program best finish at the Sun Belt Championships as a member affiliate. App State was tied for fourth entering…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/27/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 15 Hickory: 5 St. Stephens: 14 Alexander Central: 5 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 16 East Burke: 0 Fred T. Foard: 17 West Caldwell: 0 Hibriten: 16 Draughn: 2 Patton: 10 West Iredell: 0…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/27/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 19 West Iredell: 3 Fred T. Foard: 11 Patton: 2 Hibriten: 12 Bunker Hill: 1 West Caldwell: 8 East Burke: 4 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 7 Maiden: 0 Newton-Conover: 13 Lincolnton: 0 Non-conference:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/27/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 2 Patton: 1 Hibirten: 9 Bunker Hill: 0 West Iredell: 6 Draughn: 2 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 9 Bandys: 0

Texas Rangers Announce Hickory Crawdads Break Camp Roster

The Texas Rangers released the break camp roster that will be arriving in Hickory to start the season. The initial 28-man roster includes 17 pitchers (6 left handers), 2 catchers, 4 infielders, and 5 outfielders. The roster sees some familiar…

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/26/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 14 Hickory: 3 South Caldwell: 8 Watauga: 4 St. Stephens: 3 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 9 East Burke: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 5 North Lincoln: 3

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 4/26/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 7 McDowell: 0 Watauga: 4 South Caldwell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 5 East Burke: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 1

L-R Track and Field End SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams wrapped up competition at South Atlantic Conference Outdoor championships Saturday. The women finished 3rd in the overall standings behind Queens and Wingate. On the women’s side, Kennedy Conner finished 5th in…

App State Baseball Lose Both Games of Doubleheader to Troy

Troy took both games of a Sunday baseball doubleheader against visiting App State, winning by scores of 9-4 and 12-2 (in seven innings). The Mountaineers (15-20, 6-6 Sun Belt) return to action Tuesday by playing host to NC State in…

Blackwelder’s Career Day Propels CVCC Baseball to Sweep Guilford Tech

Behind a record-setting performance from second baseman Chandler Blackwelder, the fourth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team swept Guilford Tech during Sunday’s conference doubleheader at Henkel-Alley Field. With the victories, the Red Hawks improve to 36-8 overall and 21-2 in…

Appalachian State Softball Drops Doubleheader to Troy

The App State softball team fell in two close Sun Belt Conference games on Sunday, taking a 3-2 loss to Troy in game one and an 8-6 loss in game two. With the wins, Troy moves to 32-10, 15-3 in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Compete at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams opened up competition at South Atlantic Conference Outdoor championships Saturday. On the women’s side, Kennedy Conner currently sits in 5th in the Heptathlon with 2204 points and scores of: 100m hurdles-…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Ends Season With Loss

App State field hockey closed the 2021 spring season with a 1-0 defensive-battle loss to Longwood Saturday. Only 11 shots were recorded in Saturday’s soggy matchup, eight by Longwood and three from App State. Longwood’s eventual game-winning goal from Karly…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Player Linklater Wins SAC Elite 20 Award

Lenoir-Rhyne senior Mitchell Linklater, was honored as the 2021 SAC Men’s Lacrosse Elite 20 Award winner on Friday (Apr.23). This award honors the student-athlete with the top cumulative grade-point average (based on a minimum of 48 credit hours) in each…

App State Track and Field Competes at Charlotte Invitational

The 4×100-meter relay team took first place as App State women’s track & field competed at the Charlotte Invitational. Jelonnie Smith, Samara Gibson, Taylor Smith and LaBria King teamed up in the 4×100-meter relay to cross the finish line first…

L-R’s LaClair Wins SAC Elite 20 Award for Softball

Lenoir-Rhyne graduate student Talon LaClair was honored as the 2021 SAC Softball Elite 20 Award winner on Friday (Apr.23), making her a recipient of the award two years in a row. This award honors the student-athlete with the top cumulative…

Caldwell Community College Softball Downs Cleveland CC

Caldwell Community College softball swept a doubleheader from Cleveland Community College, 6-3 and 15-7 Friday. In game one, Jada Wilson picked up the win in the circle for the Cobras. She pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Falls in SAC Quarterfinals

Anderson got a solo home run from Kayson Boatner in the bottom of the 6th to help the Trojans to battle back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Bears 5-4 in Friday’s SAC Quarterfinal held at Tusculum University. The…

App State Baseball Opens Series With Loss to Troy

App State opened a Sun Belt Conference series at Troy with a 2-0 loss to the Trojans on Friday night. Eli Ellington needed only 23 pitches to retire the six batters he faced after relieving starter Tyler Tuthill, who struck…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Advances to SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse team punched their ticket into the SAC Finals with a 20-8 win over Tusculum Friday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. The 20 goals are a postseason record for the Bears as LR will advance to the SAC…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls in SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team saw its late rally falls short as the Bears lost to Coker 4-2 in the first round of the 2021 SAC Pilot Flying J Baseball Championship held at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee. Coker’s Jackson Williams…

App’s Hanks Earns Sun Belt Track and Field Honors

App State women’s field athlete Maya Hanks has been named Sun Belt Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Thursday. It marks the first Field Athlete of the Week honor for Hanks. At the USC Open on…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Alters Weekend Schedule

Due to the threat on inclement weather on Saturday, changes have been made to this weekend’s baseball schedule vs. Rockingham. Caldwell will host Rockingham in a double header on Friday, April 23 starting at 3PM. Game one will be a…

Four L-R Softball Players Earn All-Conference Honors

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team had four players selected to the All-Conference team as announced by the league this morning. Kylee Leonhardt and Savannah Moorefield were named to the All-Conference First Team. This is Leonhardt’s third all-conference award and the second…

Battle of Area Community College Baseball Teams Goes to Catawba Valley

Behind a strong pitching performance from Ian Asken and 12 hits at the plate, the fourth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team defeated rival Caldwell 11-2 in seven innings on Wednesday afternoon during the second “Battle of the Bridge” meeting…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Have 52 Named to Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society

A total of 52 student-athletes from 19 sports at Lenoir-Rhyne University were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society recently during an event coordinated by the chapter advisor and women’s lacrosse coach Carlee Buck. Chi Alpha Sigma National College…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Dominates All-Conference Selections, Dickinson Named Player of the Year

Eric Dickinson was named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year and eight total Bears earned All-Conference honors as the league announced it’s men’s lacrosse award winners. Dickinson earns the program’s third SAC Player of the Year award, following in…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Earns Six All-Conference Team Honors

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team had six players selected to the All-Conference team as announced by the league. Senior Cathleen Gaffney and defenders Cassie Lafler and Isabelle Dunnam were named to the All-Conference Second Team. This trio gives Lenoir-Rhyne 17…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lanham Named SAC Baseball Freshman of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne freshman pitcher Joshua Lanham was named the South Atlantic Conference’s Freshman of the Year and five Bears were named to the All-Conference team as announced by the league. Lanham becomes the first LR player to be named SAC Freshman…

Appalachian State Baseball Edged Out by 19th Ranked Charlotte

Behind strong pitching from Trey Tujetsch, App State took a three-run lead into the seventh inning against No. 19 Charlotte, but the visiting 49ers rallied to claim an 11-8 victory Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (15-17) led 6-3 with Tujetsch holding…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/20/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 10 West Iredell: 0 Fred T. Foard: 11 Draughn: 3 Hibriten: 6 East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 9 Patton: 6 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 10 Lake Norman Charter: 0 Maiden: 10 Newton-Conover:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/20/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 2 Draughn: 0 Hibriten: 9 East Burke: 0 Patton: 4 West Caldwell: 0 West Iredell: 4 Bunker Hill: 1

App State Softball Splits Doubleheader With ETSU

The App State softball team earned two non-conference wins Tuesday afternoon, defeating East Tennessee State 4-3 and 8-0 (6 innings). The Mountaineers are now 24-11 on the season, while ETSU falls to 13-19. Game 1 East Tennessee State took the…

Catawba Valley Community College Softball Splits Doubleheader

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team split a home conference doubleheader with Florence-Darlington Tech at the Highland Recreation Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 18-10 overall and 9-7 in Region 10 games. Game one:…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Finish in Ninth at Sun Belt Championship

The final round of the 2021 Sun Belt Women’s Golf Championship was canceled Tuesday as the course was deemed unplayable. App State’s two-round score of 605 resulted in a ninth-place finish for the Mountaineers to close out the 2020-21 campaign.…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Lose in Overtime at SAC Quarterfinals

Just six days since losing 15-6 at UVA Wise, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team took the Cavaliers to overtime before falling 12-11 in the SAC Tournament Quarterfinal. The Bears led by three with 5:30 to play but the Cavaliers scored…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish in Ninth at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team finished in ninth place at the SAC Men’s Golf Championship which took place on Monday and Tuesday. The Bears finished with a team score of 899 (+35) and were just 13 shots out of sixth…

L-R Snags Two SAC Field Athlete of the Week Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced the Astroturf Women and Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week. Lenoir-Rhyne saw two student-athletes earn honors this week. Jordan Williams earned Women’s Field Athlete of the Week honor while Ellis Horton took…

SAC and L-R Announce Spectator Policy for Lacrosse Championships

In accordance with current local, state, and federal health guidelines, Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics has announced its attendance policy for South Atlantic Conference Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Tournament games this weekend, April 23-25. Masks will be required by all in attendance and…

Appalachian State To Host Virtual Mountaineer Spring Tour

The 2021 Mountaineer Spring Tour will be held virtually on Thursday, April 29 on Facebook Live. The show will begin at 6 p.m. on the App State Athletics Facebook channel and will feature live interviews with App State student-athletes, Director…

L-R Women’s Triathlon Finish Third at Hyco Lake Draft Legal Women’s Collegiate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon team placed 3rd at the Hyco Lake Draft Legal Women’s Collegiate Saturday. There were 12 collegiate teams competing in the meet and eight were Division II teams including Queens and Davis and Elkins College who are…

L-R’s Jauch Named SAC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Ben Jauch was named the South Atlantic Conference Astroturf Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week  by the South Atlantic Conference Monday morning. A senior defender, Jauch, was instrumental in securing the Bears huge 27-8 win over Mars Hill this…

CVCC Baseball Finishes Sweep of Patrick Henry

The fourth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team completed a ranked conference series sweep against No. 5 Patrick Henry on Sunday afternoon, walking off with an 8-7 victory in 10 innings at Henkel-Alley Field. The Red Hawks improve to 33-8…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Newberry

Drue Galassi hit a pair of homeruns in game two to move pass Craig Sizemore for second on the Bears single season homerun list with his 13th and 14th of the year then Will Jones and Wade Cuda hit homeruns…

Appalachian State Baseball Wraps Up Series With Lipscomb

Winning a weekend series for the third time in its last four chances, App State took a shutout into the ninth inning Sunday and closed out its trip to the Music City with a 4-3 victory at Lipscomb. A triumphant…

L-R Track and Field Hosts Southside Power and Fitness Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field teams competed in their last regular season home meet at the Southside Power and Fitness Invitational Sunday. On the women’s side, Bekki Roche finished 3rd in hammer throw with a throw of 47.46m. Lakiya Joshua…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/17/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 4/17/21 Late Model – Twin Feature 1 1 #6C – Rajah Caruth 2 #81 – Zack Clifton 3 #44K – Josh Kossek ( r ) 4 #6 – Hayden Woods 5 #2 – Gracie Trotter 6…

Fourth Ranked CVCC Baseball Downs 5th Ranked Patrick Henry

The fourth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned an important conference doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon against fifth-ranked Patrick Henry at Henkel-Alley Field. With the victories, the Red Hawks improve to 32-8 overall on the season and 18-2 in…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Lipscomb

Luke Drumheller homered in the top of the first inning, and Jason Cornatzer retired eight of the 10 batters he faced in three scoreless innings to keep App State’s comeback hopes alive, but Lipscomb won 4-2 on Saturday. Lipscomb tied…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Finishes Regular Season With Strong Showing

The No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team broke the record for most goals in a game with 27 as they cruised past Mars Hill on Saturday night. With the 27-8 win, the Bears clinched the fifth regular-season SAC Championship in…

App State Track and Field Compete at USC Open

Three athletes etched their names into the App State women’s track & field record books on Saturday at the USC Open. Taylor Smith entered the top 10 in program history in the long jump. She won the event by over…

L-R Track and Field Compete at Gamecock Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field competed at Gamecock Invitational Saturday evening. Jacob Wadsworth and Chandelor Stamp broke school records in the 400m hurdles and 800m race with times of 54.28 and 1:54.64. On the women’s side, Kara…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Shut Out by Miami

App State field hockey dropped back-to-back contests at Miami with a 7-0 defeat Saturday. Miami (11-1, 9-0 MAC) clinched the Mid-American Conference’s regular season crown in Saturday’s win over App State. The Mountaineers (7-7, 4-6 MAC) will travel back to…

CVCC Softball Falls in One-Run Doubleheaders

Playing for the first time in two weeks due to postponements, the Catawba Valley Community College softball team lost a pair of heartbreaking one-run conference games on the road to Patrick Henry Community College on Saturday afternoon. The Red Hawks’…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Wins Over Mars Hill on Senior Day

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse team defeated Mars Hill 19-11 on Senior Day on Saturday evening. Suzy Smith led the way for the Bears with seven goals and Cathleen Gaffney tied her own program single-game record with eight assists. Gaffney also…

App State Softball Defeats Georgia Southern

The App State softball team secured the series win over Georgia Southern Saturday afternoon, defeating the Eagles 5-2 in a comeback victory. The Mountaineers are now 22-11 on the season and 6-6 in Sun Belt Conference play. The Eagles fall…

Appalachian State Baseball Comes From Behind in Win Over Lipscomb

App State opened a three-game series at Lipscomb with a dramatic 9-5 victory in 11 innings Friday night. The Mountaineers (14-15) trailed 5-0 after three innings, tied the game in the top of the seventh and took control with a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drop Both Games of Doubleheader

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team dropped a pair of games to Carson-Newman on Saturday, 6-4 and 2-1 in eight innings. Kylee Leonhardt hit her 40th career home run in the first game and Savannah Moorefield collected her 200th career hit in…

High School Football First Round Playoff Results From Friday, 4/16/21

2A: Hendersonville: 42 Bunker Hill: 14 Bears season ends at 6-2 2AA: Burns: 13 Hibriten: 12 Panthers season ends at 7-1 Salisbury: 52 Maiden: 12 Blue Devils season ends at 6-1 3AA: Mount Tabor: 36 Alexander Central: 7 Cougars season…

Benz Breaks School Record, Brown Sets Personal Best at Virginia Classic

Isaac Benz broke the school record in the 10,000-meter run and Ryan Brown moved up the all-time list in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday evening at the Virginia Challenge. The meet featured some of the top competition in the NCAA…

App State Softball Splits Doubleheader With Georgia Southern

he Sun Belt softball series between App State and Georgia Southern will come down to game three as the two teams split the Friday doubleheader. The Eagles (10-21, 3-10 SBC) took the first game 11-3 (6 inn.) and the Mountaineers…

App State Field Hockey Win Streak Snapped

App State field hockey saw its four-game win streak snapped on Friday with a 5-1 loss at Miami. The Mountaineers (7-6, 4-5 MAC) surrendered five goals as Miami remained perfect in Mid-American Conference play at 7-0 on the year. App…

App’s Stanley Signs Training Camp Contract With Mystics

App State women’s basketball senior guard Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) has signed a training camp contract with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. The Mystics have been one of the more successful franchises in recent memory with a pair of…

Lenoir-Rhyne to Host NCAA Division 2 Men’s Lacrosse Regional Tournament

Lenoir-Rhyne and Moretz Stadium have been selected as one of two sites to host the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Tournament as announced by the organization this afternoon. The Bears will host the South Regional while Mercyhurst will host the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Waldron Earns All-Conference Honors in Men’s Golf

Liam Waldron of the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team was named First Team All-Conference announced by the South Atlantic Conference Friday morning. Waldron, a sophomore from Aberdeen, Scotland, had a 72.18 stroke per round average this year with one win and…

L-R Men’s Tennis Upset by Anderson in SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis team fell to Anderson 4-2 in the South Atlantic Conference Quarterfinals. In doubles, Lenoir-Rhyne swept Anderson in doubles winning three-straight matches to secure the doubles point (1-0). Rhodri Atkinson/Josh Lazenby stayed undefeated on the season in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Upended in SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis team fell in a back-and-forth match against Tusculum 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference Quarterfinal Thursday morning. The matches for the SAC tournament took place at the Palmetto Tennis Center. In doubles, Tusculum was able to…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Season Ends at Sun Belt Tournament

App State women’s tennis fell to No. 5W seed Texas State, 4-1, in the Opening Round of the Sun Belt Championships held in Peachtree City, Ga. The Mountaineers’ season concludes at 6-14, while the Bobcats advance to the quarterfinals to…

CVCC Volleyball Finishes in Eighth Place at NJCAA Tournament

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team finished its appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII Championship on Thursday at the Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena with an eighth-place national finish. The sixth-seeded Red Hawks fell to host…

Caldwell CC Basketball Announce All-Region Honors

The Caldwell men’s and women’s basketball teams each had two student-athletes named to the Region 10 division one all-region teams for the 2021 season. In addition, Paola Martinez was named women’s basketball player of the year for Region 10. Men’s…

CVCC Baseball Downs Surry CC

The fourth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned its second win of the season against Surry Community College on Wednesday, winning 13-9 on the road. With the victory, the Red Hawks secure another 30-win season. They’ve achieved this win…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drops Road Doubleheader

For the first time since the calendar flipped to April, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball took the field as they dropped a pair of games at #7 Lincoln Memorial. Lora Beth Wood had four hits in the doubleheader and Kylee Leonhardt hit…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Grabs Six Spots on All-Region Team

Six members of the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program have been honored for their performances on the court and in the classroom during the 2020-21 season. Red Hawk forwards A.J. Davis and Kelis Carmon were honored for their…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Virginia-Wise

UVA Wise scored six of the first seven goals against Lenoir-Rhyne and never looked back in a 15-6 victory on Wednesday. Jolan Morey scored a career-high two goals on three shots in the loss. Four different players notched a hat…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Earns Three All-Region Performers

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team made program history this season with a record three All-Region 10 performers. Sophomore guards Jaylen Prioleau, Derrick Molden and Donovan Evans were all honored with All-Region accolades — the first time the…

App State Men’s Basketball Signs Mantis

App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Christopher Mantis (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) to the program. Christopher Mantis | 6-7 | 185 | Lowell, Ind./Lowell In four seasons at Lowell High School in Lowell, Ind., Mantis…

App State Football Sees Two Earn NFF Hampshire Honor Society Honors

App State Football alums Cole Garrison and Noah Hannon have been named members of the 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which was released Wednesday by the National Football Foundation. To be a member, players who completed their final year of…

Atkinson Leads L-R Men’s Tennis With Player of the Year Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced its annual award winners for men’s tennis this morning and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Rhodri Atkinson became the first LR men’s player to be named SAC Player of the Year. Atkinson went 11-2 in first singles, including a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Nab Two All-Conference Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced its annual award winners for women’s tennis this morning. A pair of Bears received All-Conference in Gemma Southwick, and Alicia Wahlberg. Southwick, a junior from Mitcham, United Kingdom, earns First Team All-Conference honors in singles…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/13/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 4 East Burke: 3 Fred T. Foard: 5 West Caldwell: 0 Hibriten: 11 Draughn: 1 Patton: 7 West Iredell: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: West Lincoln: East Lincoln: 7 Maiden: 2

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/13/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 9 McDowell: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 4 Bunker Hill: 1 Fred T. Foard: 9 West Caldwell: 0 Hibriten: 2 Draughn: 1 West Iredell: 1 Patton: 0

CVCC Split a Pair of Contests at NJCAA Division 2 Championships

The sixth-seeded Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team split its first two matches at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII National Championship on Tuesday afternoon at the Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Red Hawks…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Coker

Playing their third straight doubleheader in the last three days, The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball team returned home and spilt a non-conference doubleheader with visiting Coker. Will Jones hit a two-run homerun and Joey Cobb threw four hitless innings in a 5-3…

App Baseball Falters Against Wake Forest

Wake Forest shut out App State in a midweek game Tuesday on Beaver Field at Jim and Bettie Smith Stadium. The Mountaineers, who lost 12-0, return to action Friday in Nashville with the start of a three-game, nonconference series at…

App State Football Adds Stanford Transfer

App State’s football program has officially added graduate transfer Stu Head, Mountaineers head coach Shawn Clark announced Tuesday. A native of Woodstock, Ga., the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Head was a safety in Stanford’s program from 2017-19 before opting out of the…

L-R Women’s Golf Finish Sixth at SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf team competed at the SAC championships and finished 6th. There were 13 teams competing at Woodlake Golf course and LR finished in 6th with a total score of 945 after rounds of 306, 319, and 320.…

App’s Smart Earns MAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week

The Mid-American Conference announced App State senior Meghan Smart as the Offensive Player of the Week Tuesday. Smart produced an impressive five-goal display this weekend in the sweep of Bellarmine, including a hat trick-effort on Saturday. “I’m extremely proud of…

App State Women’s Basketball Adds Four Transfers

The App State women’s basketball coaching staff is excited to announce the addition of four incoming transfers for the 2021-22 season. With the quartet of newcomers, App State will have nine new faces for 2021-22. The Black and Gold bring…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Limestone in a Doubleheader

E.J. Ranel’s big day helped the Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball team sweep host Limestone on Monday. In game one, Ranel went 4-4 with three doubles and three RBIs and connected on his 11th home run of the season to help the Bears…

App State Women’s Tennis to Play Texas State top Open Sun Belt Tournament

App State women’s tennis will face the fifth seeded team from the West Division, Texas State, on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET in the Opening Round of the Sun Belt Championships held in Peachtree City, Ga. The match will be…

L-R Women’s Golf In Third Place After Day One of SAC Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf team competed at the SAC championships and after day one they sit in 3rd place. The Bears played 36 holes today and will finish with 18 holes tomorrow. There are 13 teams competing at Woodlake Golf…

CVCC Baseball Sweeps Series Against Wake Tech

The sixth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team recorded its fifth-straight conference series sweep, defeating host Wake Tech in all three games played this past weekend. With the victories, the Red Hawks improve to 29-7 overall on the season and…

Caldwell CC Baseball Wins Sixth Straight

The Caldwell Community College baseball team won scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth and won 9-5 over Thomas Nelson Community College at home on Sunday. Bradley Johnson picked up the win for the Cobras on the mound.…

App State Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Georgia State

App State clinched another Sun Belt Conference series victory by winning 9-7 to open Sunday’s doubleheader against Georgia State, and the Mountaineers are a division-leading 6-3 in league play after taking two of three games from the Panthers. In the…

L-R Men’s Tennis Suffers Setback in Regular Season Finale

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis team fell to Tusculum 6-1 in their regular season finale Sunday afternoon. In doubles, LR was able to secure the doubles point by taking two out of the three match from Tusculum. Rhodri Atkinson/ Josh Lazenby…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Downs Tusculum

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis team closed out the regular season with a win over Tusculum 4-3 Sunday afternoon. The Bears honored Lucy Whelan and Sanne Janssen as the lone seniors of the 2021 class. In doubles, Tusculum was able to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Wins SAC Tournament

Neve Duston’s overtime goal secured Lenoir-Rhyne’s Third SAC Championship 2-1 over Queens on Sunday evening. LR led Queens 3-2 in shots in the first half but the score was tied up at 0-0 in the first half. Queens got on…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Fall in SAC Finals

Playing in their first SAC Tournament championship game since 2011, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team fell 1-0 to #25 Wingate in the 2021 SAC Spring Soccer Conference Tournament . Victor Cascon, Dani Fernandez and Carles Montoliu Lobo were named to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Limestone

Connor Smith went 4-5 with a homerun, double and 5 RBIs in the Bears 16-6 victory in game one but in the night cap, Limestone used a six-run second inning to came away with a 6-1 victory. E.J. Ranel hit…

Appalachain State Women’s Tennis Ends Regular Season With Win

App State women’s tennis ended the regular season on a high note with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Davidson on Sunday afternoon. App State improves to 6-13 while Davidson falls to 5-13 on the year. The showdown came down to…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Wins Again Over Bellarmine

App State field hockey captured its fourth straight win Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Bellarmine. The Mountaineers (7-5, 4-4 MAC) outscored the Knights 13-3 for the weekend series sweep. The sweep of Bellarmine marked back-to-back series sweeps for the…

App State Softball Sweeps Louisiana-Monroe

The App State softball team recorded its ninth straight victory this weekend, sweeping Sun Belt opponent ULM in a three-game series. With the win in the third game, the Mountaineers set a new program record for longest win streak. App…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Competes at Hub City Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field teams competed at the Hub City Invitational hosted by Newberry College Friday. On the women’s side, Tonia Osaji led the way finishing 5th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.62. Osaji also had…

High School Football Playoff Brackets Announced

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets for the spring football playoffs. From the Hickory Metro: 2A #8 Bunker Hill (6-1) at #1 Hendersonville (5-2) 2AA #3 Hibriten (7-0) hosts #6 Burns (5-2) #2 Maiden (6-0)…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Drops SAC Championship Game

A late comeback attempt fell short as Lenoir-Rhyne lost to a South Atlantic Conference opponent for the first time in 20 games on Saturday, falling to Tusculum in the SAC Championship. The Bears had two possessions inside Tusculum’s 35-yard line…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Falls in Championship Game

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team came up one win short of its goal of reaching the NJCAA National Tournament on Saturday, falling 84-71 to unbeaten USC Salkehatchie in the Region 10 championship game on Saturday. The Red…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Espelosin Earns All-Conference Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne junior Beatriz Espelosin earned Second Team All-Conference as the South Atlantic Conference named the women’s golf award winners. In her two tournaments this year, Espelsoin earned a 14th and ninth place finish. Espelosin fired a her best round of…

App State Field Hockey Downs Bellarmine

App State field hockey cruised past Bellarmine 7-2 Saturday, sparked by a hat trick-effort from senior Meghan Smart. Smart, who leads the Mid-American Conference in goals scored, increased her goal tally to nine this spring season, a career high. “I’m…

App State Women’s Tennis Falls at Charlotte

App State women’s tennis suffered a 4-0 decision to a formidable Charlotte squad on Friday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. App State falls to 5-13 on the season, while the 53rd-ranked 49ers improve to 18-6. The hosts won the…

High School Football Results From Friday, 4/9/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: St. Stephens: 27 Hickory: 19 Alexander Central: 49 South Caldwell: 20 McDowell: 30 Freedom: 6 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 38 West Caldwell: 7 Draughn: 41 East Burke: 28 Hibriten: 62 Patton: 0 West Iredell: 16…

App State Baseball Defeats Georgia State

Timely hitting, clutch pitching and, yes, some incredible defense carried App State to a 4-2 victory against Georgia State to open their Sun Belt Conference series Friday night. The Mountaineers (12-13) improved to 5-2 in league play, 8-0 at home…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lincoln Memorial

The No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team scored the first 11 goals of the game en route to an 18-6 win over Lincoln Memorial on Friday. The game was the penultimate home game of the regular season for LR. Myles…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Advance to Championship Game

The second-ranked Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team advanced to the Region 10 championship game with a 73-67 victory against Louisburg during the tournament semifinals on Thursday night at the Tarlton Complex. The Red Hawks (13-4) will play in…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Season Ends in Tournament Semifinals

The fourth-seeded Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team’s 2020-21 season came to an end on Thursday with a 110-80 loss to top-seeded Davidson-Davie in the Region 10 tournament semifinals. The Red Hawks finish their season with a 13-7 overall…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Defeats Anderson, Moves to SAC Championship

David Sdzuy’s penalty kick in the 13th minute sent the Lenoir-Rhyne Men Soccer Team to the SAC Championship game with their 1-0 win over Anderson. This will be the Bears’ first appearance in the SAC final since 2011. In the…

L-R Women’s Soccer Downs Catawba in Overtime in SAC Semifinals

Kara Gavaghan’s late header in OT propeled the Bears over Catawba 1-0 on Thursday evening. Catawba led LR 5-2 in shots in the first half and Catawba earned more corners than LR 10-2. However, the Bears outshot the Indians 14-9…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Duo Nationally Raaked

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s tennis partners Rhodri Atkinson and Josh Lazenby have been ranked as the No. 10 doubles team in the country for D2 announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Thursday evening. Atkinson, a junior from Gloucester, England and Lazenby, a…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Advance to Championship Game

The Caldwell Community College men’s basketball team defeated USC-Salkehatchie, 108-99 in overtime Thursday night in the Region X, Division 1 Tournament Semifinals. Down by six at the half, the Cobras would rally to tie it in regulation and then score…

L-R Volleyball’s Prall Named to All-Conference Team

Senior Taylor Prall earned her second straight First Team All-Conference selection as the SAC announced its award winners on Thursday morning. Prall leads the South Atlantic Conference in kills per set at 4.88, nearly a whole kill per set ahead…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Beats Coker On the Road

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis team edged out a win over Coker 4-3 Wednesday afternoon. LR secured the doubles point winning all three doubles matches to make the score (1-0). In singles, Rhodri Atkinson beat Lehman 6-2, 6-2 making the score…

L-R Women’s Tennis Downs Coker

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis knocked off Coker 7-0 Wednesday afternoon. The Bears were able to secure the double point winning two out of three matches (1-0). Diana Babinets/Natalie Lutz defeated Waldron/Matthews 6-1. Evelin Menyhart/ Alicia Wahlberg defeated Krieg/Agarwal 6-1 seuring the…

Caldwell Softball Splits Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College softball split a doubleheader with Spartanburg Methodist on the road Wednesday. The Cobras scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to come from behind and win 7-6 in game one. In game two, Spartanburg…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Weekend Schedule Altered

This weekend’s baseball series has been changed due to inclement weather heading into our region. Instead of playing doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, the Bears and Limestone will now play on Sunday and Monday at Limestone. Games will start at…

Caldwell Community College Sweeps Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College baseball defeated Patrick Henry in both games of a doubleheader, 9-3 and 8-4 at home Wednesday. In game one, Noah Love went 2-3 with a triple, double and four RBIs. Mike Logan had an RBI double. Cole…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Win Streak Snapped

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team saw a 13 game overall win streak and an 11 game winning streak against South Atlantic Conference opponents broken in a one-goal loss against Wingate on Wednesday night, 16-15. Mitchell Linklater scored just 52 seconds…

App State Softball Defeats UNC-Greensboro

The App State softball team tallied its sixth straight win on Wednesday afternoon, taking down UNC Greensboro 4-3. The Mountaineers are now 17-10 on the season, while UNCG falls to 17-11. The Mountaineers used a balanced attack against the Spartans,…

App State’s Terrell Named to John Olerud Award Two-Way Player of the Year Award Watch List

App State’s Andrew Terrell is one of 17 players nationally and the lone Sun Belt Conference player to be named to the watch list for the John Olerud Award Two-Way Player of the Year Award. Presented by the College Baseball…

App State Women’s Tennis Falls to Coastal Carolina

App State women’s tennis fell to Coastal Carolina, 4-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Rivers Street Courts. App State falls to 5-12 and 4-6 in Sun Belt play, while Coastal Carolina improves to 13-5 and 7-3 in league action. The Mountaineers…

App’s Zacarias Named Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

App State women’s tennis senior María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) was named the Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. Zacarias is named Player of the Week for the…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team dropped a 20-8 decision to Wingate on Wednesday afternoon. Kendall Wells scored six goals, including the 200th of her career, as Wingate scored 15 times in the first half. After Wingate scored the first goal…

Freedom High’s Keller Named Bassmaster High School All-American

Twelve of the top high school anglers in the country have been selected as new members of the notable Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, including Morganton’s Hunter Keller. “For seven years, the Bassmaster…

L-R’s Gavaghan Named SAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kara Gavaghan was named Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week by the SAC announced Wednesday morning. Gavaghan, a freshman from La Crosse, Wis., was the lone goal scorer in the Bears’ 2-1 overtime win…

CVCC Bass Fishing Sign Two From East Lincoln

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team announces the first two anglers signed for its 2021-22 recruiting class. East Lincoln High School anglers Brooke Armstrong and Cabe Mackey are joining the program and signed with the Red Hawks this…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/6/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 19 West Caldwell: 6 Fred T. Foard: 11 Patton: 0 Hibriten: 4 Bunker Hill: 3 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: East Lincoln: 5 Bandys: 0 Newton-Conover: 11 Lake Norman Charter: 5

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/6/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: East Burke: 1 West Caldwell: 1 Fred T. Foard: 2 Patton: 0 Hibriten: 9 Bunker Hill: 0

CVCC Men’s Basketball Downs Louisburg College On The Road

The fourth-seeded Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team advanced to the Region 10 semifinals on Tuesday with an 84-79 victory against host No. 3 seed Louisburg at the Roger Taylor Center. Sophomore forward E.J. Thomas led Catawba Valley (13-6)…

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball Advance in Tournament

Jalen Crowder led four Cobras in double figures as the Caldwell Community College men’s basketball team downed Spartanburg Methodist, 77-62 at home Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Region X, Division 1 Tournament. Crowder scored a game high-tying 22…

App State Baseball loses at NC State

Facing surging NC State for the first time in six years, App State returned from a weeklong break and played five tight innings before the Wolfpack pulled away in a 13-2 win Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (11-13) trailed 3-1 after…

CVCC to Host NJCAA Division 2 Women’s Basketball Championship

The 2021 NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball Championship, originally scheduled to be held at the SC4 Fieldhouse in Port Huron, MI, has been relocated to Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, NC. The dates and game times will remain unchanged, with…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Third at Mimosa Hills

App State women’s golf finished third at the Mimosa Hills Intercollegiate Tuesday in Morganton. Jacksonville State won both the team and individual titles. App State posted a 932 team score, just six strokes back of the first-place Gamecocks and four…

L-R Football To Play in SAC Championship Against Tusculum Saturday at Home

The South Atlantic Conference has announced that Lenoir-Rhyne and Tusculum will play for the SAC Football Championship on Saturday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. and the game will be hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne at Moretz Stadium. The SAC Championship was originally…

A Pair of Conference Player of the Year Awards Highlight L-R Men’s Soccer All-Conference Recognition

The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) announced this morning the 2021 Men’s Soccer Spring All-Conference honorees with six Bears earning recognition. Victor Cascon earned the SAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Dani Fernandez received Defensive Player of the Year honors.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Garners Five All-Conference Nods

Five Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer players have been named to the South Atlantic Conference All-Conference teams announced by the league Tuesday morning. Ria Acton leads the charge for LR as the lone First-team All-Conference selection while Allie Zueger and Grayson Cameron…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps SAC Men’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week Awards

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Marlin Davis was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, while teammate Jacob Wadsworth was named AstroTurf Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for meets contested during the fifth week of the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lanham Earns SAC Pitcher of the Week Honors Again

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Joshua Lanham was named AstroTurf Baseball Pitcher of the Week for games played during week nine of the 2021 season, the Conference office announced today. This marks the third SAC Pitcher of the Week award for Lanham in 2021.…

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/5/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Freedom: 0 St. Stephens: 7 McDowell: 0 Watauga: 6 Alexander Central: 2

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 4/5/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 3 Freedom: 0 St. Stephens: 7 McDowell: 0 Watauga: 6 Alexander Central: 2

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Blows Out Queens

The Lenoir-Rhyne’s Men Soccer team scored four times in the first seventeen minutes of action on Monday night to help them move on to the SAC Semifinals with a 5-1 win over Queens. The five goals ties the record for…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Comes From Behind to Pick Up SAC Win

Staring a 9-7 deficit with 19:38 to play, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team ended the game with seven unanswered goals to defeat Tusculum on Monday evening. Cathleen Gaffney had a goal and three assists in the final 20 minutes to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Advance to SAC Semis

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team was able to open up the SAC Quarterfinal with a 1-0 win over Carson-Newman Monday afternoon. Ria Acton scored a curler from 20 yards out in the 19′ to give LR 1-0 lead. Acton earned…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Ranked Fourth Nationally

The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) and Dynamic Team Sports announced week seven of their top 20 coaches’ poll with four South Atlantic Conference men’s lacrosse teams making the cut. For the third straight week, Lenoir-Rhyne is ranked at…

CVCC Bass Fishing Has Two Qualify for National Championship

Catawba Valley Community College anglers Spencer Black and Nathan Dellinger have qualified for the Major League Fishing (MLF) National Championship after their performance this past week on Lake Chickamauga. Competing amongst a field of 229 boaters, Black and Dellinger finished…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Lose Easter Sunday Battle With South Alabama

App State women’s tennis suffered a 4-1 decision to South Alabama on Sunday afternoon at Rivers Street Tennis Courts. App State falls to 5-11 and 4-5 in Sun Belt action, while South Alabama improves to 12-4 and 7-0 in league…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Beats Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis team battled and was victorious in a tough road contest against Limestone 4-3 on Saturday. In doubles, LR was able to take two of three matches to secure the doubles point. Gemma Southwick/Lucy Whelan defeated Sophia Marchetta/Anastasiia Khriapko…

CVCC Baseball Pick Up Another Win Over Cleveland CC

The eighth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned its fourth Region series sweep on Saturday with a 10-2 victory in game three against Cleveland Community College at Henkel-Alley Field. The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 24-7 overall and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Dispatch Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis team put on a strong showing beating Limestone 6-1 on Saturday. In doubles, the Bears made quick work of the Saints winning the three straight doubles matches to secure the doubles point and go up (1-0).…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Defeats Lenoir CC

The fourth-seeded Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team advanced in the Region 10/South Atlantic District tournament on Saturday with an 84-61 victory against No. 9 Lenoir at the Tarlton Complex. Guards Donovan Evans and Darien Wynn led the Red…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Another Doubleheader With Wingate

In the nightcap, Matt Mackey went 3-4 with a home run, double and five RBIs and Joshua Lanham threw seven scoreless innings striking out ten to move to 5-0 as the Bears split with Wingate for the second straight day.…

App State Softball Takes Two From Radford

The App State softball team took two from Radford on Saturday afternoon, winning the first game 5-2 and coming from behind to take the second game 3-1. With the wins, the Mountaineers move to 16-10 on the season, while Radford…

App State Field Hockey Wins Over Ohio Again

App State field hockey completed the road series sweep of Ohio Saturday with a 2-0 shutout victory. The Mountaineers (5-5, 4-4 MAC) started right where they left off Friday by scoring a goal in the first three minutes of play…

App State Track and Field Teams Compete at Chanticleer Challenge

App State women’s track & field won two events at the Chanticleer Challenge on Saturday. Celia Agee continued her strong outdoor season with a first-place finish in the pole vault. Agee cleared 11-9.75 (3.60m) to win the event by nearly…

App State Women’s Tennis Squeaks Out Win Over Troy

App State women’s tennis pulled out a thrilling 4-3 win over Troy on Saturday afternoon at Rivers Street Courts. App State improves to 5-10 on the season and moves to 4-4 in Sun Belt action. The Mountaineers have won 17…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Rolls Over Undefeated Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team dominated Wingate in a 44-21 victory on Friday night. The Bears held Wingate to -43 rushing yards on the game and closed out the regular season undefeated. Lenoir-Rhyne held Wingate to zero first downs in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Competes at VertKlasse Meet

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field competed at the VertKlasse Meeting hosted by High Point Friday. On the women’s side, Kimberley Owens placed 18th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.78. Saidah Hardwick then placed 22nd…

Caldwell Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Wake Tech

The Caldwell Community College baseball team split a doubleheader with Wake Tech Friday, losing the first game 12-1 but winning the second contest 7-5. In the game two Cobras win, Wake Tech’s Christian Schmidt had a grand slam in the…

CVCC Baseball Picks Up A Pair Of Wins Over Cleveland Community College

The eighth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team continued its dominance in conference play on Friday, sweeping a doubleheader against visiting Cleveland Community College, 8-3 and 3-2 at Henkel-Alley Field. With the victories, the Red Hawks improve their record to…

L-R Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Wingate

E.J. Ranel and Xander Ferlenda hit back-to-back home runs for the second time this year as the Bears hit four long balls in the nightcap to split with Wingate in the first two games of the weekend series. Connor Smith…

App State Field Hockey Picks Up Road Win at Ohio

App State field hockey edged Ohio 2-1 in the closing minutes of play Friday. Friederike Stegen redirected the game-winning goal at the 55 minute mark to lift the Mountaineers to victory. “I’m really excited about this win for our group,”…

Caldwell Women’s Basketball Season Ends

The Caldwell Community College women’s basketball team had their season come to a close in the semifinal round of the Region X, Division 1 Tournament Friday. The Cobras fell to Denmark Tech 72-62. Amaja Mack led Caldwell with 22 points.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Game Against Catawba Canceled

Due to injuries and COVID-19 related quarantines within the Catawba football program,  the Saturday, April 10th Homecoming game between Lenoir-Rhyne and Catawba has been canceled. Catawba made the announcement that they are canceling the rest of their spring season. Lenoir-Rhyne…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Wins Regular Season FInale in Dominate Fashion

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team celebrated a successful “Sophomore Day” on Thursday, trouncing visiting Fayetteville Tech 110-33 in its regular-season finale at the Tarlton Complex. Sophomore guard Makayla Weaver led the Red Hawks (12-4, 8-4 in Region…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Downs 11th Ranked Wingate

Thanks to a beautiful goal by Noah Tiefel in the 32nd minute, the No. 10 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team ended the regular season unbeaten with a 1-0 win over No. 11 Wingate. The win was the third win over a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Edges Wingate

The No. 15 Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team surged past Wingate 2-1 in an overtime thriller decided by a late Kara Gavaghan winner Thursday evening. The match started off scoreless throughout the first half. Wingate led LR 4-3 in shots in…

High School Football Results From Thursday, 4/1/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 48 Hickory: 0 South Caldwell: 44 St. Stephens: 13 Watauga: 21 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 48 Patton: 0 Draughn: 21 West Caldwell: 7 East Burke: 30 Fred T. Foard: 14 Hibriten:…

App State Baseball Series With Coastal Carolina Postponed

App State’s baseball series scheduled to begin tonight at Coastal Carolina has been postponed, as the Chanticleers have paused all baseball activities for the next seven days. In accordance with the Sun Belt Conference’s COVID-19 guidelines, Coastal’s next five baseball…

App State Women’s Tennis Edged Out by UNC-G

App State women’s tennis suffered a tough 4-3 defeat to UNCG on Wednesday afternoon at the Piedmont Tennis Center. App State falls to 4-10 on the season, while the Spartans move to 5-4 on the season. It was a hard-fought…

Hickory Crawdads Announce Promotional Schedule

The Hickory Crawdads are excited to announce their 2021 promotional lineup. The schedule is highlighted by 11 firework shows, 10 giveaways and an array of theme nights. The Crawdads are starting the season strong, with four giveaways falling in Opening…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 3/30/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 18 Watauga: 0 McDowell: 4 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 4 Freedom: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 9 Draughn: 4 East Burke: 9 Patton: 6 Hibriten: 3 Fred T. Foard: 1 West Iredell: 10…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 3/30/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 1 Hibriten: 0 Patton: 4 East Burke: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 9 Bandys: 0 Maiden: 5 Newton-Conover: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Stays Perfect on the Year

Head Coach Greg Paradine and the No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team recorded the 100th win in program history with a Tuesday night victory at Coker, 21-9. Paradine, who has been at the helm for all 100 victories, owns a…

App State Baseball Falls at Wake Forest

Playing the first of seven scheduled games against ACC opponents this season, App State lost 15-7 at Wake Forest on Tuesday night. At 4-2 in league play, App State (11-12 overall) returns to action next at Coastal Carolina for a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Drops Doubleheader to Belmont Abbey

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team dropped a pair of non-conference home games to visiting Belmont Abbey on Tuesday. LR lost 7-3 and then 4-1 in the twin bill as Kylee Leonhardt hit her 38th career homerun in the nightcap. In game…

Caldwell Downs Catawba Valley In Local Community College Softball Showdown

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s softball team swept a double header versus NJCAA Region 10 Division II rival Catawba Valley Community College, winning by scores of 5-1 and 7-2 in a double header that started Saturday but had to…

L-R Baseball Falls at Lincoln Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne’s Baseball team fell 4-2 on Tuesday afternoon at Lincoln Memorial in a mid-week non-conference matchup. Connor Smith scored both runs for the Bears including his 5th homerun of the season. Hayden Gresham (1-1) got his first start of…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Finish 10th at Georgia State Invitational

App State women’s golf finished 10th at the Georgia State Invitational Tuesday, highlighted by Sarah Hardin’s personal-best effort. Hardin, a senior from West Jefferson, North Carolina, led the Mountaineer starting five by firing a career-low 54-hole total of 222. Hardin’s…

App State Women’s Basketball Adds Locke to Roster

App State women’s basketball is excited to announce the signing of Breanna Locke for the 2021-22 season. Locke is the fifth signee for the Mountaineers, joining Adair Garrison, Zada Porter, Mariah Frazier, and Emily Carver. “We are excited about the…

L-R Men’s Golf Taking On Tennessee River Rumble

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team competed at the Tennessee River Rumble Monday morning. The Bears are competing at the Wind River Golf course where there are 17 other schools competing. Seven of those schools are South Atlantic Conference schools including…

Four CVCC Volleyball Player Earn All-Region Honors

Four members of the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program have been honored for their play during the 2020-21 season by Region 10. Outside hitter Aasia McNeill, setter Amber Barker and libero Caitlin Dailey have all been named First Team…

L-R Women’s Golf Compete at Lady Bearcat Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf team sits in 7th place at the Lady Bearcat Invitational after the day one Monday evening. The tournament is being played at The Links at Stoney Point course. There are 25 teams competing in this tournament…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Ends Home Schedule With Huge Win

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team celebrated the careers of its nine sophomore student athletes on Monday night in a big way, scoring a season high in points in a 112-66 victory against Guilford Tech at the Tarlton…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Tusculum

In the opening game, the Lenoir-Rhyne’s Softball Team fell in a 1-0 10-inning thriller. Tusculum’s Emily Sappington threw a no-hitter for the Pioneers as they came away with the win. In the nightcap, Morgan Beeler threw a complete game shutout…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Ranked Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team fell at Moretz Stadium to No. 13 Limestone on Monday afternoon, 17-3. The Saints scored the first 12 goals of the game and held LR to its lowest scoring output since the two met on…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 3/29/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Freedom: 3 McDowell: 0 South Caldwell: 1 Alexander Central: 0 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Patton: 8 West Caldwell: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 11 West Lincoln: 3 East Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 2

High School Softball Results From Monday, 3/29/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: McDowell: 6 Freedom: 5 South Caldwell: 8 Alexander Central: 1 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Draughn: 6 East Burke: 5 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 4 West Lincoln: 3

CVCC Women’s Basketball Picks Up Third Straight Win

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team earned its third-straight win on Sunday, defeating Brunswick 80-62 at the Tarlton Complex. A.J. Davis led the Red Hawks (11-3, 7-3 in Region 10) with a team-high 17 points. She was one…

Appalachian State Baseball Downs Eagles On the Road

Noah Hall and Eli Ellington limited Georgia Southern to four hits, productive outs gave App State an early lead and Robbie Young added insurance with a solo homer as the Mountaineers closed a Sun Belt road series with a 3-1…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Falls to Methodist

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s tennis team lost 6-3 to Methodist University on the road at Fayetteville’s Clayton Tennis Center Sunday. The Bears nearly picked up the doubles point as the number one doubles of Nicolas Moser and Joel Hemmings of the…

CVCC Baseball Defeats Fayetteville Tech to Earn Sweep

The ninth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned its third Region series sweep on Sunday, winning 12-3 against host Fayetteville Tech. With the weekend’s victories, the Red Hawks improve to 21-6 overall and 10-2 in Region 10 games. Catawba…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Falls to Georgia Southern

App State women’s tennis suffered a 4-1 loss to Georgia Southern on Sunday afternoon at the Wallis Tennis Center. App State falls to 4-9 and 3-4 in Sun Belt action. Georgia Southern improves to 12-8 and 4-3 in the league.…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 3/27/21

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returned to action at America’s Most Famous Short Track, Hickory Motor Speedway, this Saturday night with an amazing schedule of action. First up would be the Heritage Finance Late Models and the first…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Wins Fourth Straight

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team earned its fourth-straight win on Saturday, avenging an earlier loss this season to Fayetteville Tech with a 71-64 victory at the Tarlton Complex. Forward Quincy Martin led the Red Hawks (10-5, 8-5)…

App State Baseball Lose Second Game of Series to Georgia Southern

App State baseball faced a three-run deficit going to the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, but Georgia Southern pulled away to claim a 10-2 win. Game 3 of the Sun Belt series is scheduled for noon on Sunday. Peyton…

L-R Track and Field Teams Compete at Montreat Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field teams competed in the Montreat Invitational Saturday afternoon. On the women’s side, Caroline Hilliard started things off in the 10,000m run and finished 4th with a time of 37:56.81. Kimberley Owens then finished 12th in…

Caldwell Community College Women’s Basketball Wins Home Finale

Caldwell Community College women’s basketball won over Denmark Tech at home Saturday, 84-58. Paola Martinez led the Cobras in scoring with 32 points. Amaja Mack added 12 and Nikya Lynch scored 10 points. Other contributors for the Cobras were Akira…

App State Track and Field Weekend Events

Maya Hanks captured both the long jump and triple jump to lead App State women’s track & field at the Weems Baskin Invitational. Hanks won the long jump on Friday with her first jump of the day, which covered 18-11.25…

Caldwell CC Baseball Wins Rain Shortened Event

The Caldwell Community College baseball team won a 1-0, rain shortened contest at Rockingham Community College Saturday. The game was called after 7 innings due to rain/wet field conditions. Will Westbrock pitched a shut-out in a rain-shortened 1-0 win over…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader From Mars Hill

On a day the Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team cut the ribbon to officially commemorate the new Durham Field opening Saturday, the Bears swept Mars Hill 12-3 and 11-1. In game one, Matt Mackey and Nick Clarno combined for seven RBIs while…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Ends Regular Season With Win

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball won on the road at Denmark Tech Saturday, 73-57. Caldwell was led in scoring by Demitri Dixon with 17 points. Jalen Crowder grabbed nine rebounds and had 12 points, falling one rebound shy of a…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Georgia State

App State women’s tennis snapped its three-match skid with a 4-1 triumph over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon at the Lifetime Athletic Complex. The Mountaineers improve to 4-8 overall and 3-3 in league action, while Georgia State falls to 2-14…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Blows Out Catawba

The No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team tied a program record with its 12th straight win in Saturday’s 22-8 victory over Catawba. This marks the third time in program history LR has won 12 straight and can break that record…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Blanked by Kent State

App State field hockey suffered a 1-0 setback at Kent State in a defensive battle Saturday. Defensively, the Mountaineers (3-5, 2-4 MAC) held the Golden Flashes (5-1, 3-1) to single-digit shot attempts, nine, and only four shots on goal. The…

CVCC Volleyball Wins Region Championship for 13th Time

The top-seeded Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is headed back nationals for a third-straight year after winning its ninth-straight Region 10 championship on Friday at the Tarlton Complex. The Red Hawks (20-2) defeated fourth-seeded Sandhills in the tournament semifinals…

Hibriten Falls in 2A State Soccer Championship Game

The Croatan Cougars and Hibriten Panthers played even for 80 minutes, but it was the Cougars that exploded for three goals in overtime to take the 2A Men’s Soccer State Championship 4-1, winning the program’s first State Championship. The match…

High School Football Results From Friday, 3/26/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 44 Hickory: 14 Alexander Central: 35 St. Stephens: 28 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 44 West Iredell: 0 Draughn: 25 Fred T. Foard: 17 Hibriten: 49 East Burke: 0 West Caldwell: 24 Patton: 14…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Downs Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis team defeated Anderson 6-1 at home Friday afternoon. In doubles, Diana Babinets/Natalie Lutz started things off defeating Wuilloud/Reynolds 6-4. Greer/Robeson would make things interesting beating Evelin Menyhart/Alicia Wahlberg 6-3. Lucy Whelan/Gemma Southwick would secure the doubles…

L-R Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to Anderson

Junior Ashley Hawkins needed nine digs to join the 1,000 dig club at Lenoir-Rhyne and finished the match with 12 to reach four digits for her career as the Bears lost a tough five-setter at Anderson, 3-2. Despite the loss,…

Caldwell Men’s Basketball Falls On the Road

Caldwell Community College Men’s Basketball team fell on the road to USC-Salkehatchie, 86-72 Friday night. The Cobras trailed at the half 48-40, but were outscored by six, 38-32 in the second half. Caldwell falls to 7-6 overall, 4-5 in Region…

L-R Baseball Drops Doubleheader to Mars Hill

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Baseball Team dropped a pair of SAC games on Friday afternoon at Durham Field to Mars Hill. Will Jones reached base six times on the day but the Bears fell 3-1 and 8-4 on the afternoon. In game one,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Edges Out Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis beat Anderson at home 4-3 Friday afternoon. In doubles, Joel Hemmings/Mauricio Hernandez started things off winning over Kush/Wilson 6-3. Rhodri Atkinson/Josh Lazenby would then secure the doubles point for LR defeating Moncada/Pudney 6-3 to put LR…

Appalachian State Softball Wins in Extra Innings

App State softball (14-10, 1-5 SBC) defeated Georgia State (12-15, 0-7) in extra innings Friday night to earn its first conference win of the season. The 6-5 victory is the Mountaineers’ second straight extra-inning victory. The game was a back-and-forth…

L-R Softball Picks Up Doubleheader Sweep of UVa.-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team scored two runs in the seventh inning to force extra innings and won it in the bottom of the 8th on Hannah Jennings RBI double to give the Bears a 6-5 win against visiting UVA-Wise. In…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Georgia Southern

App State hung tough with stingy Georgia Southern starter Tyler Owens on Friday night, as the Mountaineers faced a one-run deficit through six innings before the Eagles closed out a 3-1 win in the series opener. App State (10-10, 3-1…

Kerns Signs Contract Extension With App State Men

On the heels of App State’s first NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament appearance in 21 years, head coach Dustin Kerns has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2025-26 season, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Friday. The extension was…

App State Field Hockey Edged out by Kent State

App State field hockey dropped a back-and-forth affair 3-2 at Kent State Friday. App State struck first Friday courtesy of a Rachel Fleig goal with 11:47 left to play in the second quarter. The Mountaineers have now scored first in…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Wins Second Straight in as Many Nights

For the second-straight night, the Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team used a second-half rally to earn a conference victory, knocking off visiting Central Carolina 66-61 on Thursday night at the Tarlton Complex. Jaylen Prioleau led the Red Hawks…

Appalachian State Announces Date for 2021 Homecoming

App State will welcome alumni and fans back to Boone this fall for its annual Homecoming football game, set for Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. Kickoff for the Mountaineers’ Sun Belt Conference game against ULM is slated for 3:30 p.m., subject…

CVCC Volleyball’s Dailey Named NJCAA DII Defensive Player of the Week

Catawba Valley Community College volleyball player Caitlin Dailey was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) DII Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. This is the second time that the redshirt freshman libero from Rutherfordton has earned this…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps SAC Football Player of the Week Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Football Players of the Week for games played during the third week of the spring season. Lenoir-Rhyne quarterback Grayson Willingham was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week, while Lenoir-Rhyne linebacker Jon…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Prall Named South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Volleyball Players of the week for matches played during the fourth week of the 2021 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Taylor Prall takes Player of the Week honors. Prall, a senior outside hitter, helped lead the…

App State Men’s Golf Finish Second at the ECU Intercollegiate

App State men’s golf finished second at the ECU Intercollegiate at Brook Valley Tuesday. The second-place effort is the seventh consecutive top-three team finish for the Mountaineers. “Awesome job by the guys this week,” head coach Jason Allison said. “We…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 3/23/21

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 9 Fred T. Foard: 3 Draughn: 16 Patton: 8 East Burke: 5 West Iredell: 2 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 5 Bandys: 4 West Lincoln: 4 Maiden: 0

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Charlotte

In the first game at Atrium Health Ballpark, the $52 million home of the MiLB-based Kannapolis Cannon Ballers, Charlotte took early control in a 15-5 victory against App State on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers (10-9) had a four-game winning streak…

High School Boys Soccer Western Regional Finals From Tuesday, 3/23/21

2A: Hibriten: 2 Ledford Senior: 0 Panthers advance to the state championship game going against Croatan Saturday. 3A: Weddington: 3 Hickory: 2 Red Tornadoes season ends at 14-2.

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Catawba

Lora Beth Wood’s homerun in the bottom of the 7th of game two gives the Lenoir-Rhyne’s Softball a spilt against visiting Catawba in a SAC doubleheader on Tuesday. After the Bears fell in game one 9-1, LR used homeruns by…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Western Carolina

App State softball (13-10) completed the doubleheader sweep of Western Carolina (5-15) on Tuesday afternoon, coming from behind to win the first game 5-1 and winning a 10-inning second game 4-3. Game 1 The Mountaineer bats came alive in the…

L-R’s Dahlberg Named SAC Track Athlete of the Week For the Second Straight Week

Kylie Dahlberg was named South Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Week for the second week in a row announced by the SAC Tuesday evening. A senior middle-distance runner, Dahlberg, competed in the LR Bears Open this past weekend where she…

CVCC Women’s Basketball Wins Showdown With Caldwell

Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team defeated Caldwell Community College 70-56 Tuesday. Catawba Valley Community College was led by reigning National Junior College Athletic Association’s reigning player of the week, Kelis Carmon who 15 points. Kenzley Dunlap and Camari…

L-R Men’s Golf Finish Second at Tusculum Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf team finished in 2nd place at the Tusculum Invitational Tuesday afternoon. The Bears are playing at the Graysburg Hills Golf Club where there are 12 teams in the field and three of them being South Atlantic…

Mike Houston to Be Inducted into Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall of Fame

Lenoir-Rhyne will induct former football head coach Mike Houston into the Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall of Fame with a special ceremony on April 10 at 10 a.m. Houston is one of five members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2020…

High School Softball Results From Monday, 3/22/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 4 Watauga: 3 Alexander Central: 11 Freedom: 1 South Caldwell: 6 McDowell: 4 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 15 East Burke: 4 Draughn: 16 Patton: 8 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 9 North Lincoln:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 3/22/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hickory: 4 Watauga: 0 Freedom: 1 Alexander Central: 0 South Fork Athletic 2A Conference: Lake Norman Charter: 10 Maiden: 1 Lincolnton: 4 Bandys: 2 Newton-Conover: 6 West Lincoln: 1

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Moves Up In Polls

Thanks to a 2-0 week, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team moved up one spot in the USILA national poll as announced on Monday. The Bears are one spot away from their highest all-time national ranking which was No. 3 in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Gunn Earns All-District Honors

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the 2020-2021 NABC Coaches’ Division II All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division. Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward R.J. Gunn has been named Second Team…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played during the seventh weekend of the 2021 season. Lenoir-Rhyne swept both awards with Eric Dickinson garnering the offensive honor and teammate Victor Powell collecting…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Competes at Bama Beach Bash

App State women’s golf finished ninth at the Bama Beach Bash Sunday. The Mountaineers closed the event with their best team round of the season, a 307. App State posted a 936 final team score. “We took away some good…

Caldwell Baseball Wins High Scoring Affair Against Surry CC

Caldwell Community College defeated Surry Community College in a wild 23-18 contest Sunday afternoon. The Cobras were led by Mason Lyda who went four-for-six with a double, three singles and two RBI. Noah Love collected three RBI on the day,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats 12th Ranked Queens

For the third time this season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team topped a top 15 team as the No. 5 Bears handed No. 12 Queens a 15-7 defeat on Saturday afternoon. The Bears scored five times in the second quarter…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Wins at Lenoir Community College

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team picked up its second victory of the season against Lenoir Community College on Sunday afternoon, winning 67-53 on the road in Kinston. Jaylen Prioleau led CVCC (7-5, 5-5 in Region 10) with…

App State Field Hockey Downs Central Michigan

Six different goal scorers surged App State field hockey past Central Michigan 6-1 in a bounce-back conference win Sunday. App State improved to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in Mid-American Conference play with the win. “I’m proud of their character that…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Wins Sixth Straight

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis team won their sixth straight match with a victory over Carson-Newman on the road 5-2 Saturday afternoon. In doubles, LR would win three straight matches to complete the sweep (1-0). Lewis Scott/ Patrik Alvestrand would start…

CVCC Volleyball Wins Two at Wallace State Bash

The top-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team split its four-match appearance at the Wallace State Bash with a pair of victories on Friday and Saturday. With the event’s results, the Red Hawks’ record now stands at 17-2 overall on…

App State Softball Drop Both Games to Texas State

App State softball (11-10, 0-5) fell to Texas State in a doubleheader Sunday afternoon, 4-3 and 8-3, respectively. With the wins, the Bobcats move to 17-3 overall and 2-0 in Sun Belt Conference play. Game 1 Texas State jumped out…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Split Doubleheader At Anderson

Andrew Patrick’s second shutout of the year helped the Lenoir-Rhyne’s Baseball Team spilt a SAC doubleheader against host Anderson. In game one, Patrick went the distance allowing just three hits while Bryce Stober drove in both runs in a 2-0…

Caldwell Softball Splits Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College softball split a doubleheader with Pitt Community College Sunday. The Cobras won the first game 4-2 but lost the nightcap 9-0. The Cobras are 14-6 overall. Caldwell hosts Spartanburg Methodist on Wednesday in a double header starting…

CVCC Baseball Picks Up Another Win Over Surry CC

The eighth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College baseball team completed a weekend sweep of visiting Guilford Tech on Sunday with a 13-3 victory in eight innings at Henkel-Alley Field. With this weekend’s victories, the Red Hawks record is now 17-5 overall…

Appalachian State Baseball Sweeps Series With Arkansas State

High-scoring second and fourth innings in support of Noah Hall, who was sharp in his first career start, carried App State to a 12-2 victory that capped a three-game Sun Belt Conference sweep of Arkansas State to open league play.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Hosts Event

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track team competed in the LR Bears Open Sunday afternoon. On the women’s side, Bekki Roche and Olivia Jackson went back-to-back in hammer throw going 1st and 2nd with throws of 49.07m and 41.78m. Kimberley…

Caldwell Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College swept a doubleheader from Surry Community College Saturday at home, 11-1 and 9-3. The Cobras improve to 9-6 overall, 2-0 in Region X, Division 3 play. Caldwell hosts Surry to wrap up the series Sunday at 2:30pm.

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Pick Up Conference Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis defeated the Carson-Newman Eagles 5-2 on the road Saturday afternoon. In doubles, Diana Babinets/Natalie Lutz beat Reeves/Speiser 6-1. Evenlin Menyhart/Alicia Wahlberg fell to Forrest/Price 2-6. Lucy Whelan/Gemma Southwick closed out the match and secured the doubles…

L-R Swimming Ends Season at NCAA Championships

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Swimmer Micah McRea earned All-American honors in the 400 IM and 100 breaststroke to conclude the NCAA Championships as a three-time All-American. McRea also earned All-American status in the 200 IM on Thursday. Lisa Boernigen closed out the NCAA…

Davis Scored 37 as CVCC Women’s Basketball Downs Louisburg

Behind a pair of career-best performances from A.J. Davis and Kenzley Dunlap, the 19th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team avenged an earlier loss this season to Louisburg, winning 93-77 on Saturday afternoon at the Tarlton Complex. With the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Anderson

Alex Shirazi threw a one-hit shutout in game one as the Lenoir-Rhyne baseball teams swept Anderson on Saturday in the teams first two games of the weekend series. With the wins, the Bears (13-6, 10-4 SAC) extended their SAC conference…

App State women’s track & field competed at the Bill Webb Combined Events Classic on Friday and Saturday at High Point. Celia Agee took second in the pole vault, clearing 3.50m. Silvanna Curtain finished fifth with a mark of 3.35m…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls at Sixth Ranked Queens

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team fell to the No.6 Queens Royals 21-5 on the road on Saturday afternoon. The first five minutes of the match started with LR going up 2-0 with goals by Kaitlyn Lehman and Cathleen Gaffney assisted…

App State Baseball Wins Second Game of Series With Arkansas State

App State used a strong outing from starting pitcher Quinton Martinez and a five-RBI day at the plate from second baseman Luke Drumheller to claim an 8-3 victory over Arkansas State and secure the series win Saturday at Beaver Field…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Mars Hill

Kylee Leonhardt tied the game with a solo homerun with one out in the top of the seventh before the Bears scored twice in the 9th to get a 5-4 win to sweep Mars Hill on Saturday at Ponder Field.…

App State Women’s Tennis Drops Sun Belt Contest

App State women’s tennis fell to Coastal Carolina, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Stevens Tennis Complex. App State falls to 3-8 and 2-3 in league action while Coastal Carolina improves to 8-3 and 4-1 in conference play. Coastal won…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Home Finale

One day after Taylor Prall recorded her 1,000th kill of her career, the senior had a season-high 26 kills to lead the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Volleyball squad to a 3-1 win over Lincoln Memorial in their home finale. This is the…

App State Field Hockey Falls in Overtime

App State field hockey suffered a 3-2 double overtime defeat to Central Michigan Saturday. App State scored the perennial go-ahead goal with 4:50 remaining when Meghan Smart found an open Carli Ciocco on the backside of the cage. Ciocco’s first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Wins First Home Game of the Season

In the first home game since December 7, 2019, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team cruised past Barton in the first matchup between the two programs since 1950. The Bears extended their winning streak against SAC opponents to 19 straight and have…

Jones’ 32 Points Not Enough as Caldwell Men’s Basketball Drops Home Contest

Caldwell Community College men’s basketball fell to Brunswick Community College at home 108-98. The two teams were knotted up at 48 at the half, but Brunswick outscored the Cobras by ten in the second half. Caldwell was led by Micah…

High School Boys Soccer Third Round Playoff Results From Saturday, 3/20/21

2A: Ledford Senior: 5 Fred T. Foard: 3 Tigers season ends at 13-3. Hibriten: 3 East Lincoln: 0 Panthers advance to the Western Regional finals to face Ledford Senior on Tuesday. 3A: Hickory: 3 A.C. Reynolds: 2 Red Tornadoes advance…

High School Football Week Four Scores From Friday and Saturday, 3/19/21-3/20/21

Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 39 McDowell: 7 Watauga: 49 St. Stephens: 13 Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 47 East Burke: 6, Saturday Hibriten: 56 Draughn: 6 Patton: 40 West Iredell: 14 West Caldwell: 13 Fred T. Foard: 0…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Previously Unbeaten Carson-Newman

Senior Taylor Prall became just the 10th player in Lenoir-Rhyne history to reach 1,000 career kills in a convincing sweep of Carson-Newman on Friday night. Prall entered needing 15 to reach 1K and finished the match with a game-high 18…

App State Wrestling Wraps Up Successful Nationals

App State’s Jonathan Millner received congratulatory hand slaps, hugs and pats on the head from staff members Ian Miller, DJ Fehlman and Bill Dixon. Head coach JohnMark Bentley’s embrace outlasted all that, as he pulled Millner close and then buried…

Appalachian State Baseball Opens Series Against Arkansas State With Win

The pitching of Tyler Tuthill and power of Robbie Young helped carry App State to a 5-4 home victory against Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference opener Friday. Tuthill allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits, struck out…

Caldwell Women’s Basketball Drop Road Contest

Caldwell Community College women’s basketball team fell on the road in Bridges Arena to Spartanburg Methodist Friday, 89-52. Mikayla Hill and Nikya Lynch each scored 11 points, with Lynch’s efforts coming off the bench. Paola Martinez socred nine, Amaja Mack…