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Lenoir-Rhyne Football Game Moved to Friday

Due to impending weather this weekend, the Lenoir-Rhyne football game at UVA Wise has been moved up a day to Friday, September 30 at 3 p.m. The contest will still be available on FloSports. Most of the South Atlantic Conference football games have been moved off of Saturday because of the potential impact of Hurrican…

Appalachian State Wrestling Announces 2022-2023 Schedule

With nonconference duals against four ACC programs, including two that will be contested in Varsity Gym, plus Boone visits from SoCon counterparts such as Chattanooga and Campbell, App State Wrestling unveiled an impressive 2022-23 schedule Wednesday. Coming off a 9-2 season that featured an unbeaten run to a SoCon regular-season title and a top-30 finish…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/27/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 East Burke: 0 Maiden: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Lincolnton: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/27/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 West Lincoln: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 3 Ashe County: 3

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Improves to 7-1 in SAC Play With Sweep of Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team swept Catawba 3-0 to run its winning streak to 16 in a row inside Shuford Arena. Colette Romp had a career night with a .643 hitting percentage as the Bears moved to 7-1 in league play. In addition, Romp finished the evening with a match-high 11 kills on just 14 swings and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Wins Jay Jennsion Cup

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf won its first team championship of the 2022-23 season on Tuesday, winning the Jay Jennsion Cup by four shots over Mount Olive. Liam Waldron jumped 12 spots in the individual leaderboard on Tuesday, shooting a final round 68 (-4) to lead the Bears to victory. Waldron shot 215 (-1) for the tournament.…

App State Field Hockey Snag Two MAC Weekly Awards

App State field hockey earned two Mid-American Conference awards this week, as Henriette Stegen was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Addie Clark was named Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Stegen scored the first two goals of her career this weekend, both at crucial moments in App State’s impressive 1-1…

Led By Beam’s Ninth Place Finish, App State Men’s Golf Ties For 12th at J.T. Poston Invitational

Led by a tie for ninth place by Addison Beam — his third top-10 finish in three events this fall — App State Men’s Golf tied for 12th at the J.T. Poston Invitational hosted by Western Carolina. Beam closed with an even-par 71 to finish at 1 over for the event (74-69-71—214). Lukas Jönsson shot…

CVCC Cross Country Fairs Well at Yeti Invitational

The Catawba Valley Red Hawk cross country team exceeded all the expectations at the inaugural Yeti Invitational at Cleveland Community College this past Saturday. Competing against multiple colleges and universities, including Division I four-year programs, CVCC did extremely well against their Division III competitors in Region 10. “I’m so extremely excited and proud of how…

CVCC E-Sports Competes at Red Bull Campus Clutch As Only Junior College in Region

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports team made history this past weekend, competing in the Red Bull Campus Clutch nationwide tournament in the video game VALORANT. The Red Hawks were the only junior college Esports program that competed in the Deep South Qualifier 1, which featured a field of 34 teams made up of mostly…

Lenoir-Rhyne Triathlon Competes at Cal Tri-Charlotte

The Lenoir-Rhyne Triathlon team finished second overall and first among Division II teams at the Cal Tri-Charlotte race on Sunday. The Bears raced in an NCAA wave of a CalTri race at Lake Norman with a 750m swim, 26k bike and 5k run. The bike portion was 6km longer than a usual race putting added…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Second at Aggie Invitational

App State Women’s Golf took runner-up honors at the Aggie Invitational held at Bryan Park this week. The Mountaineers took second in the five-team field thanks to four top-13 finishes, highlighted by Ekaterina Prokhorova (7-over total of 76-72-75—223) placing sixth and fellow freshman Andrea Diaz tying for seventh. Meghan Mitchell finished 12th, and Jacquelyn Taylor…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Parkinson Wins SAC Cross Country Runner of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets competed in during the third week of the season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Parkinson was named the runner of the week. Parkinson, a sophomore from Lincoln, United Kingdom, won the Queen City Invite last week with a time of 25:25 in the…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/26/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Lincoln: 0 Hickory: 3 West Iredell: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Hibriten: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Watauga: 3 Freedom: 0 Non-conference University Christian: 3 Bandys: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/26/22

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

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Falls in Heartbreaker

Caldwell Community College volleyball fell to USC-Union 3-2 at home Monday night. The Cobras took the first set 26-24 and the second set, 25-19. However, USC-Union would win the next three sets, 26-24, 25-23 and 17-15. The Cobras drop to 3-12 overall on the season. They are back in action Thursday hosting Johnson and Wales.

App State Field Hockey Falls in Overtime to 15th Ranked Wake Forest

App State field hockey scored two goals in the fourth period to force overtime against No. 15 Wake Forest, but fell short in the extra period, 3-2. This was the second time that the Mountaineers (4-4, 1-1 MAC) forced overtime against a ranked ACC opponent this season after their game against No. 16 Duke earlier…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Lose to Marshall

App State scored a pair of goals in less than a two-minute span in the second half, but Marshall scored with less than four minutes to play, and the Mountaineers fell, 3-2, dropping their first match in Sun Belt play. Trailing 2-0 after 56 minutes of play, App State (3-4-4, 2-1-0) began their comeback, with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Dominates Carson-Newman

No. 18 Lenoir-Rhyne ran its winning streak over Carson-Newman to five games with a 21-point victory on Saturday night, 34-13. The Bears are now 10-1 against the Eagles in the last 11 matchups. After Carson-Newman started the scoring with a 30-yard field goal, LR rattled off 20 straight points. Malik Simmons scored on a 25-yard…

App State Volleyball Falls in Second Straight Match to James Madison

The App State volleyball team fell, 3-0, to JMU in its second match against the Dukes on Saturday in Harrisonburg, Va. The Mountaineers opened conference action against JMU on Friday evening, falling 3-0 in their first clash with the Dukes. Sophomore Lulu Ambrose led the team in kills, tallying nine on the afternoon. Freshman Maya…

Appalachian State Football Falls to James Madison

App State Football played yet another nailbiting game, falling 32-28 to James Madison in front of another above-capacity, sellout crowd at Kidd Brewer Stadium. All four of the Mountaineers’ games to date have been decided by four points or less, with 13 points being the combined separation. App State (2-2, 1-1 Sun Belt) built a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Upended by Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team fell to Mars Hill on Saturday, 1-0. The Lions got a goal in the 59th minute and held on to upset the No. 8 Bears. The loss drops the Bears to 3-2 in the SAC. The first 45 minutes were a defensive struggle with just seven total shots. The game…

L-R Women’s Soccer Downs Mars Hill in Road Match

Ria Acton scored a goal and assisted on two Kate Casey goals to give the Bears a 3-1 win on Saturday afternoon at Mars Hill. Casey scored two goals off corner kicks as the sophomore had her first career multi goal game to help keep the Bears undefeated in SAC play. The Bears got on…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Continues Home Winning Streak

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team extended its home winning streak to 15 in a row with a 3-0 victory over UVA Wise on Saturday afternoon. The Bears haven’t lost inside Shuford Arena since Feb. 26, 2021 against Mars Hill and the current home winning streak continues to be the longest in program history. Lenoir-Rhyne took the…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/23/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 57 Avery County: 7 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 52 West Caldwell: 6 East Burke: 35 Bandys: 14 Lincolnton: 22 Newton-Conover: 21 Maiden: 27 West Lincoln: 17 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference: Hickory: 29 North Lincoln: 22 St. Stephens: 21 North Iredell: 7 West Iredell: 26 Fred T.…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Routs Central Michigan

App State field hockey snagged its first conference win of the season on Friday, defeating CMU 7-1. “I’m proud of our team for coming back, fighting and working together after three games that finished within one goal,” head coach Meghan Dawson said. Graduate student Friederike Stegen started the scoring trend for the Mountaineers (4-3, 1-1…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls at James Madison

The App State volleyball team opened Sun Belt Conference action on Friday in Harrisonburg, Va., falling, 3-0, to James Madison. Sophomore Lulu Ambrose led the team in kills, posting 12. Senior Sam Bickley and junior Sophie Cain tallied 16 assists each while senior McCall Denny and freshman Kenady Roper posted 13 digs apiece. Cain led…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Emory and Henry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team opened its five-game homestand with a 3-0 victory over Emory & Henry on Friday night. The Bears extended their home winning streak to 14 in a row, a program record. Lenoir-Rhyne took the match with set wins of 25-18, 25-13 and 25-17 to get back on the winning track after their…

Parkinson Wins Event at L-R Women and Men’s Cross Country Teams Finish Second at Queen City Invite

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams both finished second on Friday night in the Queen City Invite. For the men, Jacob Parkinson took home first place as the sophomore finish first out of 139 runners. Parkinson finished with a time of 25:26 to take the individual title. All five of the Bears runners…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/22/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Mountain Heritage: 2 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Polk County: 3 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Lincolnton: 3 Bunker Hill: 2 Maiden: 3 East Burke: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Non-conference Fred T. Foard: 3 Alexander Central: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/22/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 Bunker Hill: 2 Non-conference Hibriten: 5 Lincoln Charter: 4

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Nets Late Game Winner Over Coastal

With the match tied at 1-1 in the 81st minute, senior Hayley Boyles fed a cross in from the right wing, and freshman Shannon Studer delivered it into the back of the net to lift App State over Coastal Carolina, 2-1, Thursday at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. Studer’s goal came less than a minute after…

Appalachian State Has 211 Student-Athletes on Conference Commissioner’s, Academic Honor Roll

The Sun Belt Conference placed more than 2,000 student-athletes to the Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll for the 2021-22 school year, and App State had a league-high 211 selections on the two lists. The Mountaineers had 91 Academic Honor Roll selections to tie Troy for first place in that category. With 120 members of…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/21/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Iredell: 3 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 3 North Lincoln: 2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 3 South Caldwell: 2 Ashe County: 3 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 3 Hibriten : 0 Non-conference Maiden: 3 Crest: 2

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/21/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Owen: 9 Draughn: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 2 R-S Central: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 8 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 9 West Lincoln: 0 West Caldwell: 5 Lincolnton: 4 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 2 Fred T. Foard: 1 Hickory: 5 North Iredell: 2 St.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Outlasts Anderson

In a game that saw five combined goals in the second half, it was Dani Fernandez with the eventual game-winner as the No. 8 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer team erased a one-goal deficit late in the second half for a 4-3 win over Anderson at home. Harri Rowe, Adrian Martina and Ivan Rubio all found the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Ties Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team got a first half goal from Neve Duston but the Trojans tied it later in the half as the two teams played to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday evening in SAC play. Anderson’s goal was the first goal the Bears have given up in a SAC game after posting three…

App State Football Announce Two Additional Sellouts

App State’s unprecedented season rolls along with the announcement that reserved seat tickets have sold out for the Oct. 29 Homecoming game against Robert Morris and the Nov. 19 Heroes Day/Senior Day matchup with Old Dominion. The only tickets available for either game are in the Rock Garden premium on-field area in the north end…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Finish Eighth at Elon Invitational

Led by a 29th-place finish from Meghan Mitchell and a 31st-place showing from Ekaterina Prokhorova, who shot 73 in the final round, App State Women’s Golf placed eighth at the Elon Invitational. Elon won the team title by 25 strokes in a field with 11 teams, and App State’s best team round of 306 occurred…

App State Men’s Golf Finish Fifth at River Run Collegiate

App State Men’s Golf tied for fifth place in the 17-team River Run Collegiate, with Addison Beam tying for third place on the individual leaderboard and Herman Huus placing 15th. Beam’s final-round, career-best 66 included seven birdies to give him a 2-under total for the 54-hole event (72-76-66—214). Only one round over the two days,…

App State’s Lipham Earns Sun Belt Cross Country Runner of the Week Again

Freshman Ethan Lipham earned his second career Sun Belt Cross Country Men’s Runner of the Week honor on Wednesday. Lipham clocked a personal best 8K time of 25:19.13 to garner gold at the Firetower Project Run (Sept. 16), leading the Mountaineer men’s squad to a first-place team finish with a score of 20. His time…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/20/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/20/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 1 Statesville: 0 Non-conference South Caldwell: 3 Hickory Christian Academy: 0

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Picks Up Another Road Win

Caldwell Community College volleyball picked up their second win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Rockingham Community College on the road. The Cobras dropped the first two sets (25-11, 25-23) but won the third set, 25-23, the fourth set, 25-22 and the fifth set, 15-13 in the highly competitive matchup. Catherine Pate had…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Suffers First Setback in South Atlantic Conference Play

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team traveled to No. 24 Wingate and suffered its first SAC loss of the season in a 3-0 defeat. The loss snapped LR’s six match winning streak in a rematch of the NCAA Southeast Regional Semifinal from last season that the Bears won. The first set was ultra-competitive with neither team holding…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish Strong at Mizuno Intercollegiate

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf moved up two spots and finished 18th at the Mizuno Intercollegiate at Chattahooche Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga. As a team, the Bears shot 903 (+39) and finished one stroke behind Wingate after gaining eight shots on the Bulldogs on the final day. Anderson edged out West Florida for the team title.…

L-R Women’s Golf Opens Season in South Carolina

In their first event of the 2022-23 school year, Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf moved up four spots on the second and final day at the Savannah Lakes Invite to grab a fourth place finish in the 16-team field. The Bears shot an even 600 as a team. Host Lander took home the team title with a…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/19/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 3 Statesville: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Hickory: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 3 Hibriten: 0 Watauga: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Non-conference Draughn: 3 East Burke: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/19/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 4 East Rutherford: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 Lincolnton: 1 Bunker Hill: 4 West Lincoln: 4 Newton-Conover: 3 East Burke: 1 West Caldwell: 4 Maiden: 1 Western Foothills 3A Conference Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 4 Surry Central: 0

App State Football Garners a Pair of Sun Belt Weekly Honors

After contributing to team wins, App State’s Christan Horn and Nick Ross claimed the conference’s weekly awards. Football Offensive Player of the Week Christan Horn, App State (So., WR – Columbia, S.C.) Mountaineers sophomore wide receiver Christan Horn made the catch that punctuated App State’s 32-28 win after hosting College GameDay on Saturday morning. With…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Allen Earns South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Volleyball Players of the Week for matches played during the fourth week of the 2022 season. Lenoir-Rhyne outside hitter Emmaleigh Allen was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week. Allen, a freshman from Wooster, Ohio, led the Bears to a pair of SAC victories last week as they…

App State Field Hockey Falls to Kent State

Friederike Stegen scored her fifth goal of the season to cut the lead in half with three minutes left in regulation, but the App State field hockey team (3-3, 0-1 MAC) fell 2-1 to Kent State (3-4, 1-0 MAC) on Sunday. Stegen is now tied for the most goals (5) in the Mid-American Conference as…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Wins in Sun Belt Conference Opener

Despite playing with 10 players for the final 41 minutes of regulation, the Mountaineers were able to strike for the only goal of the match, and defeated ULM, 1-0, to open Sun Belt play. Freshman defender Shannon Studer scored that decisive goal for the Mountaineers, with a right-footed strike in the 64th minute, curling the…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/17/22

The Hickory Motor Speedway regular season would come to a close on Saturday in spectacular fashion in front of a huge throng of attendees at Championship Night presented by Catawba County United Way. Leading off the night’s festivities would be the Super Trucks in their 35 lap season finale. Josh Goble in the #65 would…

CVCC Cross Country Competes at Winthrop Invitational

The Catawba Valley Community College showed growth on Saturday during its second meet of the season — the 2022 Winthrop/Adidas Cross Country Invitational. All three competing Red Hawk runners improved their times from the program’s first-ever meet last week in Salisbury. “I’m proud of our young men,” said Red Hawk cross country head coach Shawn…

Appalachian State Football Has Hail Mary Answered

An unforgettable day at App State began with ESPN College GameDay’s first visit to Boone. It then delivered a second unbelievable, historic ending at The Rock. Call it Miracle on the Mountain: Part 2. Chase Brice’s 53-yard, Hail Mary touchdown pass to Christan Horn — with help from 6-foot-4 teammate Dalton Stroman’s crowded tip at…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Downs Belmont Abbey

Oliver Gardner scored the game-winning goal unassisted in the 57th minute, and Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer bounced back with a 1-0 win over Belmont Abbey on Saturday night to bounce back from Wednesday’s loss. Tonight was LR’s 4th clean sheet of the year. The Bears out-shot the Crusaders 7-1 in the first half, but neither team…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Gets By Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team used a 59th minute goal from Elin Hansson to remain undefeated in SAC with a 1-0 win over Limestone. The Bears moved to 3-0 in the South Atlantic Conference with their win Saturday evening in Hickory. S.A. Phillips made four saves for her third clean sheet on the season. The…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Dominates South Atlantic Conference Opener

No. 17 Lenoir-Rhyne opened up South Atlantic Conference play with a dominating win over Erskine on Saturday afternoon in the first road game of the season for the Bears, winning 42-20. Kelin Parsons scored three touchdowns and Dwayne McGee added two as LR won its SAC opener for the 9th time in the past 11…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team ran its winning streak to six in a row with a comeback victory over Newberry on Saturday afternoon. The Bears dropped the first set but rallied back to take the final three frames including a dominating 25-6 clinching win in the fourth set. A back-and-forth first set would go to Newberry…

CVCC Volleyball Falls in Five Sets to Wake Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program lost a five-set thriller to Wake Tech in conference action on Friday at the Tarlton Complex. The Red Hawks won the first two sets of the match 25-22 and 25-19 before dropping three extremely competitive sets against the Eagles — 21-25, 23-25 and 13-15. Abbey Smith led CVCC…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/16/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn 55 Owen: 12 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Polk County: 41 Patton: 20 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 7 Lincolnton: 6 Maiden: 47 East Burke: 27 Newton-Conover: 64 West Caldwell: 6 West Lincoln: 35 Bandys: 28 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 28 Hickory: 12 North Iredell:…

Appalachian State Men’s Cross Country Wins Firetower Project Run, Women Finish Second

Freshman Ethan Lipham clinched first in the men’s 8K and led the App State men’s cross country team to a first place finish with 20 points at the Firetower Project Run on Friday. Five Mountaineer men landed in the top-10. The women’s squad secured second in the team standings with a score of 71 and…

Appalachian State Volleyball Wins Final Contest at Virginia Tech Classic

The App State volleyball team wrapped competition at the Virginia Tech Classic on Friday with a 3-0 sweep of Norfolk State. Senior Sarah Missroon also landed on the All-Tournament Team for her efforts on the court this week. “I’m really proud of the way we responded today,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “We worked…

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Picks Up First Win of Season

The Caldwell Community College volleyball team picked up their first win of the season at Patrick and Henry, 3-2 Thursday night. It is the first win for Caldwell in the modern program history, as this is the first year of the program since 2008. The Cobras came back, down 2-0 to pick up the win.…

App State Women’s Soccer Goes to Draw With Radford

Junior forward Izzi Wood scored twice in the opening half for the Mountaineers, but Radford responded with a pair of goals in the second half, and App State was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw, Thursday, at The Valley. Wood’s first goal came from nearly 30-yards out off a free kick that she curled…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falters Against Western Carolina

The App State volleyball team fell short in a five-set thriller to Western Carolina in the afternoon matinee at the Virginia Tech Classic on Thursday. “I’m proud of how we executed our game plan and how efficiently we played. We just came up short,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “Western Carolina is a great…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/14/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 3 West Iredell: 1 Hickory: 3 North Lincoln: 0 North Iredell: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 3 Alexander Central: 1 Hibriten: 3 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 3 South Caldwell: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/14/22

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

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season

L-R men’s soccer suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 4-1 home match to Limestone Wednesday night. The Bears started off hot. Luis Hernandez scored for the Bears, 43 seconds into the contest but it was all Saints from there. The Bears had opportunities. L-R had more shots that Limestone and more corner kicks.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Defeats Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team passed a tough road test with a mid-week win at Anderson on Wednesday night. The Bears topped the Trojans 3-1 behind a balanced attack with five players totaling at least eight kills each. Ashley Hawkins totaled 11 kills and 11 digs on the night and Emma Clark had 11 kills and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Falls to UNC-Pembroke

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team got a first half goal from Kara Gavaghan but UNC Pembroke got two second half goals from Mercy Bell to come from behind and defeat the Bears 2-1 in a key regional matchup. Both teams are coming off NCAA Tournament appearances last season. LR got on the board in the…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/13/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Madison: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 Newton-Conover: 1 East Burke: 3 Lincolnton: 2 Maiden: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 West Lincoln: 3 West Caldwell: 0

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Wins Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational

Opening its fall schedule this week, App State Men’s Golf was dominant at the start and resilient at the finish in winning the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. The Mountaineers completed the 15-team, 54-hole event with a 7-under team score of 845, giving them four shots of separation from second-place Marshall. On Monday, in the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Open Fall Season

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf finished 13th at the Lander Bearcat Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. As a team, the Bears shot 911 (+47). North Georgia edged out Georgia Southwestern for the team title. Liam Waldron shot a two-over 72-74 in his first two rounds before an 80 in the final round. He…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sweeps South Atlantic Conference Men’s Soccer Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its Men’s Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the third week of the 2022 season. Lenoir-Rhyne forward Adrian Martina was named the offensive player of the week, while Lenoir-Rhyne goalkeeper Juan Basabe was named defensive player of the week. Martina, a graduate student from Avila, Spain, led…

App State Head Football Coach Clark Named National Coach of the Week

Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced that Appalachian State head football coach Shawn Clark and Marshall head football coach Charles Huff have been selected as The Dodd Trophy Co-Coaches of the Week presented by PNC. The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week award honors football coaches…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/12/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 3 Hickory: 2 North Iredell: 3 Fred T. Foard: 0 West Iredell: 3 St. Stephens: 2 Non-conference Draughn: 3 Freedom: 0 East Burke: 3 Hibriten: 1 South Caldwell: 3 McDowell: 1 University Christian: 3 Bandys: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/12/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 4 Polk County: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 9 West Lincoln: 0 Maiden: 3 East Burke: 1 Newton-Conover: 4 West Caldwell: 2 Western Foothills 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 2 North Iredell: 1 Hickory: 2 East Lincoln: 2 St. Stephens: 4 West Iredell: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 2…

App’s McLeod Named Sun Belt Conference Football Defensive Player of the Week

Appalachian State Mountaineers sophomore linebacker Jalen McLeod was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week. McLeod posted a career-high two sacks and two forced fumbles, as App State knocked off No. 6/6 Texas A&M, 17-14, on the road in Kyle Field. The Washington, D.C., native’s first quarter strip sack created a turnover that…

App State Football Contest With Troy Reaches Sell Out of Reserved Seats, Rock Garden

Less than 48 hours after App State’s win at No. 6 Texas A&M, reserved seats have sold out for the Mountaineers’ home football game against Troy on Saturday. Tickets for The Rock Garden — the premium on-field area in the north end zone — have also sold out for the Troy game this weekend. Later…

Hickory Crawdads Strike Out 16 In Season Closing Loss

The Hickory Crawdads closed out their 30th anniversary season by racking up 16 strikeouts and 11 hits in their 4-2 loss to the Rome Braves. Rome scored a run in the top of the second, but the Crawdads rallied to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning. Angel Aponte singled and stole…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Falls to College of Charleston

App State sophomore Stephanie Barbosa headed a ball into the back of the net to tie the score at 1-1 in the opening half, but the College of Charleston delivered the final blow moments later, and the Mountaineers fell, 2-1, Sunday. Barbosa was set up by freshman Shannon Studer who delivered a long-range cross into…

ESPN College GameDay to Host From Boone on Saturday

A top-10 road win Saturday afternoon helped facilitate more big news Saturday night. ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Boone. Appearing in the High Country for the first time, the popular college football pregame show will be on campus next weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 17, for App State’s Sun Belt Conference opener against Troy. Kickoff,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Edges Out Tusculum

Adrian Martina scored a late goal in the final 15 minutes of the game, and No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer squeaked out a 1-0 win over Tusculum on Saturday night to move to 2-0 in the SAC and finish this four-game road stretch at 3-0-1. Juan Basabe and the Bear defense turned in the third…

Appalachian State Football Knocks Off Sixth Ranked Texas A&M

With another signature win, there’s reason to celebrate all the way back to the High Country. App State scored touchdowns after both turnovers forced by its defense, Michael Hughes kicked a tiebreaking field goal with 8:05 left and the Mountaineers finished strong to complete a 17-14 win against No. 6 Texas A&M in front of…

L-R Triathlon Wins Beaver County Tri Cup

Traveling all the way to Pittsburgh, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon team captured a first-place finish at the Beaver County Tri Cup on Saturday morning. The Bears topped Division I Delaware and North Central College to earn the first-place spot. The draft legal sprint distance was 750 meter swim, 20km bike and 5km run. Individually, Lenoir-Rhyne’s…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Dispatches Tusculum

For the second straight game this week, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team did not allow a goal on the road and than scored in the second half to earn the victory. After winning 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon at Lincoln Memorial, the Bears traveled to Tusculum and got second half goals from Neve Duston and Ria…

Hickory Crawdads Saturday Contest Cancelled

Saturday night’s game against the Rome Braves has been canceled due to storms in the area throughout the day. The teams will not make the game up. Tickets from Saturday’s game can be exchanged for a game in April of 2023.

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Falls to Number One and Defending Champions, Ferris State

For the first time in the history of the AFCA Poll (2000-current), Lenoir-Rhyne took on the nation’s top-ranked team but fell to No. 1 Ferris State by a final of 27-5 on Saturday. On a rainy afternoon, the No. 17 Bears were held in check by the reigning national champions. Ferris State’s open possession resulted…

Appalachian State Volleyball Goes Undefeated at Mountaineer Classic

The App State volleyball team shutout Presbyterian, 3-0, in the final match of the Mountaineer Classic on Saturday. The Mountaineers went undefeated in their home tournament and are now 6-3 on the season. “What a great weekend,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “Getting three wins on our home court this weekend was awesome and…

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Drops Both Games of Tri-Match

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Game One vs. Louisburg College Louisburg 3 Caldwell 0 LC 25 25 25 CC 23 17 11 Records: Caldwell 0-7, Louisburg 6-2 Caldwell Stats Kills: Catherine Pate 7, Terayah Bess 4, Anna McNeely 4, Carissa Potter 4. Hitting%: Anna McNeely 0.188, Catherine Pate 0.074, Emma Grace Hiatt 0.071 Aces:…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/9/22

Non-conference Draughn: 62 Highland Tech: 6 Freedom: 40 Patton: 14 Lake Norman: 37 Alexander Central: 7 Shelby: 57 Hibriten: 21 South Caldwell: 31 Bandys: 24

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out by Rome In Front of Sold Out Crowd

The Hickoy Crawdads hosted their last Friday night of the season in front of a sold-out crowd of 4,683. They made a run in the ninth inning, but ultimately lost to the Rome Braves 5-4. The Crawdads took a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Evan Carter walked and got into scoring position with a…

Appalachian State Volleyball Wins Two Matches in Hosted Tournament

The App State volleyball team defeated Texas A&M Commerce, 3-1, in its afternoon match and Furman in the nightcap, 3-2, on the first day of competition in its home tournament. The Mountaineers are now 5-3 on the season. “I’m really proud of my team today,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “Winning two matches in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team moved to 2-0 in league play with a convincing 3-0 sweep at Catawba on Friday night. Due to the unbalanced league format this year, this is the first of three SAC matchups between the Bears and Catawba this season. Lenoir-Rhyne was particularly solid in the third set, hitting .565 as a…

App State Field Hockey Edged Out by 16th Ranked Duke

App State field hockey had a historical defensive night on Friday despite falling just short of an upset against No. 16 Duke, 2-1. The Mountaineers (3-2) forced overtime for the third consecutive game, all on the road. Senior goalkeeper Addie Clark earned a new career high in saves, stopping 13 of the Blue Devils’ 18…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/8/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Mitchell: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 Maiden: 1 East Burke: 3 Bunker Hill: 2 Lincolnton: 3 West Caldwell: 0 West Lincoln: 3 Newton-Conover: 2

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/8/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 4 Statesville: 1 Non-conference Bandys: 3 West Rowan: 0 Hibriten: 7 Bunker Hill: 0 Pine Lake Prep: 2 Newton-Conover: 0 West Henderson: 3 Freedom: 1

Hickory Crawdads Strong Eighth Inning Propels Them to Win

The Hickory Crawdads staged a four-run rally in the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game to take down the Rome Braves 5-4. The teams traded runs in the fourth inning to make it a 1-1 game. The ‘Dads got their run as Chris Seise walked, advanced on two ground outs, and was driven in on…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Falls to ETSU

Trailing 1-0 in the 53rd minute, junior Izzi Wood stepped up to the stripe and buried a penalty kick to tie the score for the Mountaineers. However, ETSU answered with a pair of goals late, and App State fell, 3-1, to the Buccaneers at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. App State (1-2-3) carried the momentum throughout…

L-R’s Moffat Named to Men’s Southeast Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year

The Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA) announced that Myles Moffat of Lenoir-Rhyne University has been selected as the 2021-22 Men’s Southeast Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition to being named D2CCA Men’s Southeast Region Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Moffat was also named the 2021-22 SAC President’s Award winner and was named the…

North Wilkesboro Speedway to Host NASCAR All-Star Race in 2023

Speedway Motorsports and NASCAR announced today that, as part of NASCAR’s 75th anniversary season, the NASCAR All-Star Race will be held at historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2023, capping off a three-day event weekend at one of stock car racing’s most storied venues, May 19-21, 2023. “The NASCAR All-Star Race has always been the fans’…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Both Games of Doubleheader

The Hickory Crawdads dropped both ends of Wednesday night’s doubleheader. They lost game 1 by a score of 5-0 and fell in game 2 8-2. In game 1, Rome took an early lead with a grand slam in the second inning. They added on a run on a solo homerun in the third to take…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Pulls Away in Second Half for Conference Opening Win

Adrian Martina scored two second-half goals, Juan Basabe made five saves and turned in his second clean sheet in a row, and No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer knocked off Lincoln Memorial 3-0 in the SAC opener. The Bears remain unbeaten through the first four games of the season. The Bears peppered the Railsplitter keeper with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Edges Out Lincoln Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team opened SAC play on Wednesday afternoon with a 1-0 win at Lincoln Memorial. The Bears got a goal from Abbie Biddle in the 50th minute and three saves from S.A. Phillips in goal to come away with their first victory of the season. The win is Head Coach Dean Ward’s…

App State Football Sells Out of Reserved Seats for James Madison Contest

App State’s Sept. 24 “Black Saturday” home game against James Madison is officially sold out of reserved seats, marking the third of seven home games so far this fall that have been announced as sellouts. Student guest tickets will be available at $30 each the week of the game, while supplies last. App State students…

App State Freshman Wins Sun Belt Conference Runner of the Week Honor

Freshman Ethan Lipham nabbed the season’s first Sun Belt Cross Country Men’s Runner of the Week accolade the league announced Wednesday. In his debut in the Black and Gold, Lipham was the first Mountaineer to cross the finish line at the Covered Bridge Open (Sept. 2), recording an 8K time of 25:49.43 to finish ninth…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Jumps to 7th in National Rankings

After a 2-0-1 start to the 2022 season with a win over No. 11 Young Harris and a draw with No. 3 Nova Southeastern, Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer jumped all the way into the Top-10 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches (USC) poll. The Bears are ranked No. 7 this week coming off a 1-0-1 trip…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/6/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Avery County: 3 Draughn: 2 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 3 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 Lincolnton: 0 East Burke: 3 Newton-Conover: 1 Maiden: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 3 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Statesville: 2

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Edges Out North Greenville in Home Opener

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team won its 13th consecutive home match with a five-setter over North Greenville on Tuesday evening. The Bears last loss at home came back in the spring of 2021 and eight of those 13 straight home wins have come in 3-0 fashion. Colette Romp led all Bears with 15 kills and hit…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/6/22

Non-conference Alexander Central: 8 Bunker Hill: 1 Fred T. Foard: 2 South Point: 1 Hibriten: 4 West Caldwell: 1 Maiden: 8 Draughn: 2 St. Stephens: 10 Lincolnton: 1 West Iredell: 5 South Caldwell: 3

Hickory Crawdads Washed Out, Plays Two Wednesday

Tuesday night’s series opener for the Hickory Crawdads against the Rome Braves was postponed due to field conditions. It will be made up in a doubleheader tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7th, with the first game starting at 5pm and the second starting approximately 30 minutes following the end of the first game. Both games will be…

Appalachian State Track and Field Hires Pole Vaulting Coach

App State director of track & field Damion McLean announced the hiring of Daniel Isaacs as the program’s new pole vault coach on Tuesday. “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Daniel to App State,” McLean said. “He has transformed programs for the better and has a proven record of success in recruiting, developing and mentoring…

CVCC Cross Country Participates in First Meet

The Catawba Valley Community College cross country team made program history this past weekend, competing in its first-ever meet during the Fleet Feet Invitational at Salisbury Community Park. The Red Hawks competed against 288 total runners at Saturday’s meet, which featured four-year colleges and universities and community colleges. Allison Beard paced all Red Hawk runners…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes at National Championship

Four members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team competed this past weekend at the Bassmaster College Series National Championship on Winyah Bay in Georgetown, S.C. Competing in a field of 240 anglers, the Red Hawks’ Hunter Keller and Wes Smith placed in 50th, catching 10 bass weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces. It…

App’s Brice Named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Football Player of the Week

Chase Brice has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week following a record-breaking performance from the App State quarterback in a season-opening thriller against North Carolina. Brice set a school record with six touchdown passes while completing 25 of 36 throws for a career-high 361 yards in the 63-61 loss to…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season

After waiting out a 2:50 pregame weather delay, App State women’s soccer suffered its first setback of the season, falling 3-0 to Clemson at Historic Riggs Field, Sunday. The loss snaps the Mountaineers four-match unbeaten streak to begin the season. Senior goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston made a season-high 13 saves, including eight in the opening half…

Lenoir-Rhyne Triathlon Team Finishes in Second at East Tennessee St. Aquathon

The Lenoir-Rhyne Triathlon team took home second place at the East Tennessee St. Aquathon this weekend. The Bears competed against both Division I and Division II teams at the event which was a 500yd swim and a 2 mile run. The Bears would top Division I East Tennessee St. and only fall to Queens on…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Falls in Shootout With Drexel

The App State field hockey team (3-1) fell short for the first time this season against Drexel (1-2) in a game that ended with a 2-1 score, 3-2 in the penalty shootout. The Mountaineers held the Dragons to just one goal in 80 minutes of play. Goalkeeper Addie Clark tallied eight saves, four of which…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Opens Season With Win in Renovated Moretz Stadium

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team reopened Moretz Stadium with a 38-19 victory over Virginia St. on Saturday. LR put $18M into offseason upgrades of the stadium and it was on full display as the Bears cruised past the Trojans in the season opener for the second straight season. Austin Cagle earned his first career start at…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/3/22 – 46th Annual Bobby Isaac Memorial

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/3/22 Late Model 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #71 – Katie Hettinger 3 #55 – Isabella Robusto 4 #75 – Landon Huffman 5 #27 – Matthew Gould 6 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum 7 #1 – Trey Mills 8 #57 – Connor Zilisch 9 #12 – Austin McDaniel 10…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Another Win Over Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds, 4-1 Saturday night on the road. Hickory would score three runs in the top of the third inning. Liam Hicks would single in the first run of the game and Cody Freeman singled in two runs to give Hickory a 3-0 lead. A single run in the eighth…

Appalachian State Volleyball Drops Match With Eastern Kentucky

The App State volleyball team fell to Eastern Kentucky in three sets in their final match of the Wofford Tournament on Saturday. Following the conclusion of the tournament, freshman Maya Winterhoff and sophomore Lauren Pledger landed on the All-Tournament Team for their efforts on the court. Winterhoff had also made the Charleston Southern All-Tournament Team…

Appalachian State Football Falls in Wild Contest to North Carolina, 63-61

A record-breaking crowd, treated to an unreal game, with a ridiculous fourth quarter to close it. And some people have to be convinced that in-state matchups like this are good for college football? With a stadium-record 40,168 fans packing Kidd Brewer Stadium, App State jumped out to an early lead and fell behind by a…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Picks Up Two Wins at UNC-Pembroke Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball continued play at the UNC-Pembroke Invitational on Saturday. Day two started early for LR who took on Felician (0-6) at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The early start didn’t slow LR who cruised past Felician by counts of 25-12, 25-11 and 25-23. Hawkins and Allen combined for 23 kills and Braelyn Faust had…

Appalachian State Volleyball Wins Twice at Wofford Invitational

The App State volleyball team opened play at the Wofford Tournament on Friday, kicking things off with a morning win over USC – Upstate, 3-1. In the evening match, the Mountaineers defeated Wofford after a five-set battle, coming out on top, 3-2. The Mountaineers (3-2) continue play at the tournament on Saturday, facing Eastern Kentucky…

L-R Volleyball Drops Two at UNC-Pembroke Invitational

The Lenoir-Rhyne volleyball team suffered two losses competing in the UNC-Pembroke Invitational. L-R lost to Embry-Riddle, 3-1 and to the host school UNC-Pembroke, 3-1. Against the Eagles of Embry-Riddle, the Bears lost set one, 25-21 but would rally to take the second set, 27-25. However the Bears fell in the final two sets, 25-19 and…

Lenoir-Rhyne and Appalachian State Cross Country Teams Open Season at Covered Bridge Open

The Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Teams open the 2022 season in a star-studded field Friday evening at the Covered Bridge Open, hosted by Appalachian State. 10 of the 13 teams were division one teams including Florida State, who won both the Women’s and Men’s Race. The Women kicked off the event with a 5K race. The…

Appalachian State Stays Perfect With Double Overtime Victory

App State field hockey improved its record to 3-0 on the season with a 1-0 victory over Rider in double overtime on Friday, handing the Broncs their first loss of the season. After 72 scoreless minutes, fifth-year midfielder Friederike Stegen tallied her third goal of the season on an unassisted play. Stegen played 65 minutes…

L-R Women’s Soccer Team Loses to 18th Ranked Florida Tech

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team hosted 18th ranked Florida Tech and the Panthers came out in front in a rematch of last year’s Elite 8 game defeating LR 2-1 in the Bears home opener. The Bears defeated the Panthers in PK’s last year to advance to the 2021 NCAA Final Four but Florida Tech came…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Aberdeen 9-2

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Aberdeen IronBirds 9-2 Friday night on the road. A pair of three run innings helped propel the ‘Dads to the win. In the third inning, with the bases loaded, Hickory scored their first run of the game when Liam Hicks was walked. Chris Seise then hit a single, allowing another…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/2/22

Non-conference AC Reynolds: 49 Alexander Central: 7 Bunker Hill: 27 North Iredell: 20 East Burke: 28 Draughn: 27, OT Forestview: 13 Freedom: 7 Hibriten: 60 West Caldwell: 14 Hickory: 35 Newton-Conover: 28 Maiden: 29 St. Stephens: 19 South Caldwell: 28 Hickory Hawks: 7 West Lincoln: 54 Fred T Foard: 7

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/1/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Owen: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 East Burke: 1 Bunker Hill: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Lincolnton: 0 Non-conference Fred T. Foard: 3 South Iredell: 0 Patton: 3 Freedom: 0 St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/1/22

Non-conference Bandys: 9 Bessemer City: 0 Erwin: 5 Draughn: 1 Hickory: 8 Freedom: 0

High School Football Results From Thursday, 9/1/22

Non-conference Wilkes Central: 34 Patton: 8

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Still Looking For First Win

Caldwell Community College volleyball fell to Surry CC, 3-0 at home Thursday. Set scores were 25-17, 25-14, 25-20. Catherine Pate led the Cobras with seven kills. Anna McNeely had four kills and both Terayah Bess and Emma Grace Hiatt had three kills each. Hiatt and Sydney Ferguson each had seven digs defensively. Pate had five…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Ties Third Ranked Nova Southeastern On The Road

Facing a quick 2-0 deficit just five minutes into the game, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team battled back to tie No. 3 Nova-Southeastern 2-2. The Bears got a penalty kick goal from Carles Montoliu Lobo in the 13th minute then Adrian Martiña got the equalizer in the 71st minute. Juan Basabe made four saves to…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 8/31/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln 3 St. Stephens: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Lincoln: 0 West Iredell: 3 Hickory: 2 Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Lake Norman: 3 Maiden: 0 Mountain Heritage: 3 Freedom: 0 South Caldwell: 3 McDowell: 2

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 8/31/22

Non-conference Hickory: 2 Stuart Cramer: 0 Lincoln Charter: 3 Newton-Conover: 2 Maiden: 3 Cherryville: 2 Patton: 4 West Caldwell: 0 South Caldwell: 5 Bunker Hill: 1 West Iredell: 4 Hibriten: 3

Appalachian State Men’s Cross Country Picked First, Women Second in Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt released the 2022 Cross Country Preseason Poll on Wednesday. The Mountaineer men are favored to clinch the title, earning 76 votes, including five first-place votes. App State’s men’s squad is also tabbed 15th in the Southeast region in United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association’s preseason rankings. The Mountaineer women are…

Four Anglers From CVCC Are Competing at National Championships This Weekend

Four Catawba Valley Community College anglers are aiming to bring home a national title this week when they compete this Friday through Sunday at the 2022 Bassmaster College Series National Championship held on Winyah Bay in South Carolina. Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing head coach Angela Mayo believes the waters on Winyah Bay will…

Hickory Crawdads Announce 2023 Schedule

The Hickory Crawdads reveal their 2023 game schedule. The ‘Dads will open at home on Thursday, April 6th against the Winston-Salem Dash. The Crawdads will begin the season at LP Frans Stadium for the first time since the 2015 season. They will play a three-game series that will wrap up on Saturday evening and will…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader, Throws One-Hitter in Game One

The Hickory Crawdads split a doubleheader with the Aberdeen IronBirds Wednesday, winning the first game 1-0 but falling in the nightcap, 8-5. In game one, the Crawdads pitching staff held the IronBirds to only one hit. It is the second time this season that Hickory has only allowed one hit, and of course, they have…

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Falls in Road Match

The Caldwell Community College volleyball team fell on the road to Louisburg College Tuesday night, 3-1. Set scores were 25-21, 21-25, 25-14, 25-19. Catherine Pate led the team with 16 kills. She also led in hitting percentage with .270. Anna McNeely led the team in aces with four. Carissa Potter and Sydney Ferguson each had…

Appalachian State Wrestling Announce 15 New Student-Athletes

With the fall semester underway, App State Wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley officially announced the Mountaineers’ newcomers for the 2022-23 season. Last season, Bentley became a three-time national coach of the year finalist after leading the Mountaineers on an unbeaten run to a Southern Conference championship and a top-30 finish at the NCAA Championships. App…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/30/22

Mountain Foothills Seven 2A Conference Polk County: 3 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Maiden: 3 East Burke: 0 Non-conference Hibriten: 3 McDowell: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Opens SAC Play With Convincing Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team opened the South Atlantic Conference portion of the 2022 schedule with a convincing 3-0 win over Coker on Tuesday night. LR scored the first six points of the first set and never looked back. LR finished the frame hitting a scorching .516 with just two errors and freshman Emmaleigh Allen tallied…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/29/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 East Lincoln: 0 North Iredell: 3 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 3 North Lincoln: 0 Non-conference: Alexander Central: 3 Draughn: 1 Hibriten: 3 West Caldwell: 0 South Caldwell: 3 Newton-Conover: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 8/29/22

Non-conference Bandys: 9 Burns: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 Patton: 2 Freedom: 1 West Henderson: 1 Hibriten: 1 Wilkes Central: 1 Hickory: 4 Newton-Conover: 2 Maiden: 6 Bessemer City: 0

Appalachian State Baseball Adds 15 to 2023 Roster

App State baseball has announced 15 new additions to the program heading into the 2023 season. The newcomers are comprised of five freshmen and ten transfers. Jake Beaty – LHP As a left-handed pitcher at South Point High School, Beaty capped his career with an incredible senior year, posting a 0.74 ERA and striking out…

Hickory Crawdads End Series Against Hudson Valley With Loss

The Hickory Crawdads battled back but fell short to the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday, 9-7. Hickory was down 4-0 at the end of the first inning, but came back to take a 6-4 lead by the end of the fifth inning before the Renegades tied in the sixth. Hickory got a run advantage in…

App State Field Hockey Wins Second Straight to Open Season

The Appalachian State field hockey team (2-0) picked up a 5-0 win against Georgetown (0-2) Sunday, and it was the fourth shutout of senior goalkeeper Addie Clark’s career. App has scored nine goals in the first two games of the season combined. Pauline Mangold led the way with two goals on the day, striking first…

Appalachian State Posts Another Scoreless Draw

Senior goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston made four saves Sunday afternoon, posting a clean sheet for the third time in four games, as App State battled George Mason to a scoreless draw. The shutout was the 15th of Eagleston’s career, moving her into third place on the all-time list. App State (1-0-3) out-shot the Patriots (1-1-2) 9-7…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 8/27/22

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results Late Model Twin Race #1 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #55 – Isabella Robusto 3 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum 4 #34 – Lavar Scott 5 #17 – Skyler Chaney ( r ) 6 #75 – Landon Huffman 7 #24 – Bryson Ruff 8 #9 – Charlie Watson 9…

Hickory Crawdads Suffer Worse Loss of Season on Saturday

The Hickory Crawdads managed only two hits in a 15-1 drubbing at Hudson Valley Saturday night. The Renegades, meanwhile, had 24 hits in the contest. Hudson Valley scored two runs in the third inning, three runs in the sixth and then eight runs in the seventh inning as the team batted around and got five…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Begins Season With Draw Against Lees-McRae

The No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team tied Lees-McRae 2-2 to open their 2022 season. Elin Hansson scored the first goal in the 7th minute then Hansson tied the game in the 85th minute after the Bobcats scored twice in the second half. Evan O’Leary added an assist on the evening for the Bears. It…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Opens Season Splitting Matches With Barton, USC-Aiken

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team opened the 2022 season at USC Aiken with a pair of matches. The Bears swept Barton in the opener but fell to host USC Aiken in straight sets in the night cap. In the 3-0 sweep over Barton, it was the first meeting between these two programs since 2005, and the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls to Big East’s St. John’s

The App State volleyball team finished competition at the Charleston Southern Tournament on Saturday, falling to St. John’s (NY), 3-2. “We played a hard-fought match and just came up short in the end,” said head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “To battle back from being down 0-2 and push to a fifth set is never easy.…

High School Football Results From Friday, 8/26/22

Non-conference Alexander Central: 17 North Gaston: 8 Bandys: 24 Fred T. Foard: 15 Bunker Hill: 33 St. Stephens: 12 Draughn:46 Patton: 15 Freedom: 33 East Burke: 20 Hickory: 53 South Caldwell: 27 Hunter Huss: 49 Hibriten: 42 Newton-Conover: 44 West Iredell: 6 R-S Central: 36 West Caldwell: 7 Watauga: 23 Maiden: 19

Hickory Crawdads Strand Winning Run at Second in 5-4 Loss

The Hickory Crawdads rallied late but fell short to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 5-4 Friday on the road. The Crawdads have lost three straight. Hudson Valley scored a single run in the first, second and sixth innings with two runs in the fifth to take a commanding 5-0 lead headed into the seventh inning. The…

Appalachian State Volleyball Splits Pair of Contests to Open Season

The App State volleyball team opened competition at the Charleston Southern Tournament with a 3-0 sweep of California Baptist, giving the Mountaineers a victory in head coach Sarah Rumely Noble’s debut, and a 3-2 loss to host Charleston Southern in the nightcap left App State with a Friday split. The Mountaineers (1-1) will face St.…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Opens Season With Win

App State field hockey started the 2022 season with a 4-1 victory over Towson Friday night in front of a packed crowd. After an hour of weather delays, the Mountaineers scored three goals in the first half to gain a comfortable lead before splitting the second half 1-1 with the Tigers in a fast-paced brawl.…

Appalachian State Football Tabs Two Assistants to Serve as Passing Game Coordinators

App State Football assistant coaches Justin Watts and Rod West have been elevated to serve as passing game coordinators for the Mountaineers’ offensive and defensive units, head coach Shawn Clark announced Friday. Watts, App State’s assistant head coach, adds passing game coordinator to his on-field duties as the tight ends coach. West adds his passing…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Announce 2022 Schedule

App State Men’s Golf will make its 2022-23 debut on Sept. 12 and appear in five fall tournaments, first-year head coach Alan Cress announced Friday. Hired as the head coach in early June after serving as an assistant coach during the 2021-22 season, Cress will oversee a roster that includes four experienced returners, three redshirt…

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Falls in Five Sets

Caldwell Community College volleyball fell on the road at Guilford Tech, 3-2 Thursday night. However, the Cobras played their first road game since 2008, won their first set in that time frame and had their first five game match. Catherine Pate led the Cobras with 16 kills. Anna McNeely added seven kills and Emma Grace…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 8/25/22

Non-conference East Lincoln: 3 Bandys: 2 Fred T. Foard: 3 Davidson Day: 2 Patton: 3 East Burke: 0 South Caldwell: 3 Wilkes Central: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 8/25/22

Non-conference Alexander Central: 1 Wilkes Central: 1 Patton: 2 Freedom: 0 St. Stephens: 5 Lincolnton: 0

L-R Men’s Soccer Opens Season With 3-1 Win Against 11th Ranked Young Harris

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team opened their 2022 season with an upset win over No. 11 Young Harris. The Bears used three second half goals to cruise to a 3-1 win over the Mountain Lions. Carlos Moutoliu Lobo scored a goal and added an assist while Jaime Poza and Adrian Martina also scored their first…

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

App State struck for two goals in an eight-minute span in the first half, on their way to a 2-1 victory over UT Martin at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, Thursday. After back-to-back scoreless ties to begin the season, Anna Kate Highsmith opened the scoring in the 19th minute when she received a cross from Shannon…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Second Straight at Hudson Valley

The Hickory Crawdads fell on the road to the Hudson Valley Renegades, 6-3 Thursday night. After giving up a run in the home half of the second inning, the Crawdads took the lead with two rins in the third inning. Konner Piotto singled to open the inning for Hickory. Jayce Easley hit a bunt that…

CVCC Bass Fishing Ranked 12th in School of the Year Standings

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team has received its highest ranking in program history. The Red Hawks are ranked 12th in the first Bass Pro Shops School of the Year standings, which were released on Wednesday. “Although it is early in the year, I’m pleased with where we are in the standings,” said…

App’s Brice Named to Unitas Award Watch List

App State quarterback Chase Brice has been named to the watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Last season, Brice set App State’s single-season record for passing yards with a league-leading 3,337 to go along with season totals of 27 touchdown passes and a 62.1 completion percentage. The namesake of the Golden Arm…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 8/24/22

Non-conference Avery County: 3 West Caldwell: 0 East Burke: 3 Freedom: 1 Hibriten: 3 East Wilkes: 2 Maiden: 3 Lincoln Charter: 2 South Caldwell: 3 Draughn: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 8/24/22

Non-conference Freedom: 5 Draughn: 1 Hibriten: 5 Shelby: 1 Maiden: 8 Bessemer City: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Fred T. Foard: 2 Patton: 2 East Burke: 0 Statesville: 1 Alexander Central: 0 South Caldwell: 1 West Caldwell: 1

Hickory Crawdads Lose to Hudson Valley

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades 4-2 on the road Wednesday night. The Renegades struck for two runs against Crawdads starter Robby Ahlstrom in the first inning. But in the third inning, Hickory produced their first run of the game. With one away, Jayce Easley drew a walk on five pitches. Alejandro…

App State Adds Cheung as Senior Associate Athletics Director

Erika Cheung has joined App State Athletics as Senior Associate Athletics Director, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Wednesday. Cheung will serve on the App State Athletics executive leadership team and will also be the department’s Senior Woman Administrator. Cheung comes to Boone from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she served as Assistant…

Three App State Football Players Listed on Senior Bowl Watch List

The watch list of the Reese’s Senior Bowl includes three App State standouts: outside linebacker Nick Hampton, cornerback Steven Jones Jr. and running back Camerun Peoples. Hampton ranks first among returning Sun Belt players with 19.5 career sacks and second with 30.5 career tackles for loss. His 11.0 sacks in 2021 were the sixth-most in…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/23/22

Non-conference East Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 1 Hibriten: 3 Wilkes Central: 0 Hickory: 3 Lincoln Charter: 0 Patton: 3 Draughn: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 8/23/22

Non-conference St. Stephens: 11 Bunker Hill: 2 South Caldwell: 2 West Caldwell: 1

Hickory Crawdads Open Series At Hudson Valley With Win

The Hickory Crawdads edged out the Hudson Valley Renegades, 3-2 on the road Tuesday night at Dutchess Stadium at Wappingers Falls, NY. Hickory scored its first run in the top of the fourth inning. Cody Freeman tripled. After a pitching change, a throwing error on a pickoff attempt allowed Freeman to score to give the…

Caldwell Community College Volleyball Drops Season Opener

Caldwell Community College volleyball opened their first season since 2008 with a tough home loss to USC-Lancaster, 3-0 Tuesday night in Hudson. Set scores were 25-19, 25-14, and 25-17. Catherine Pate led the team with 13 kills. Emma Grace Hiatt led the team in assists with 10. The attack percentage leaders were Catherine Pate with…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/22/22

Non-conference: Bandys: 3 North Lincoln: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 Maiden: 0 Hickory: 3 Crest: 2 Patton: 3 South Caldwell: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Wilkes Central: 3 Freedom: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 8/22/22

Non-conference Bandys: 9 Bessemer City: 0 Cherryville: 5 Maiden: 2 Freedom: 1 East Burke: 0 Hibriten: 2 Fred T. Foard: 0 Newton-Conover: 2 Shelby: 2 Patton: 7 Draughn: 0

App’s Brice Named to Manning, CFPA National Performer of the Year Watch Lists

App State quarterback Chase Brice has been named to the watch lists for the Manning Award and the CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy. With 30 watch list candidates, the Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Ranked 19th and 22nd in National Preseason Polls

Fresh off three straight NCAA Playoff appearances, Lenoir-Rhyne Football is ranked in multiple preseason Top-25 polls again. The Bears come in at No. 19 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) preseason poll, and No. 22 in the D2Football.com poll. LR finished 2021 ranked No. 25 in the AFCA poll after falling to Bowie State…

Englert Gets Back-to-Back South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week Honors

For the second straight week, the Hickory Crawdads boast the South Atlantic League’s Pitcher of the Week. And for the second straight week, it is Mason Englert. In his lone start last week against the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday, Englert pitched six innings, allowing no hits and no earned runs while walking only one and…

CVCC Baseball Adds Wright to Coaching Staff

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball program has announced the hiring of Houston Wright to its coaching staff. “The addition of Houston Wright to our coaching staff is a big one,” said CVCC baseball head coach Marshall McDonald. “His knowledge and passion for the game is top notch. He will be a huge asset in…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Suffers Second Straight Scoreless Draw

Appalachian State women’s soccer took to the road for the first time in 2022 and came out with high-intensity pressure that resulted in a number of quality offensive chances, but ultimately App State settled for a scoreless draw against USC Upstate. Forward Izzi Wood, a Hickory High grad, put considerable pressure on the back line…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Finale to Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads’ five game winning streaked was snapped on Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Winston-Salem Dash 10-8. Winston-Salem pulled ahead with four runs in the first inning off Dane Acker, making his Crawdads debut. The Crawdads scored a run in the bottom of the second. Thomas Saggese singled on a liner to…

Hickory Crawdads Wins Eighth Game in Last Nine

The Crawdads took their fifth straight game from the Winston-Salem Dash by a score of 8-4 on Saturday night. The Dash took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Crawdads put together a rally in the home half of the frame to even the score. Alejandro Osuna walked to start things off. Evan…

Hickory Crawdads Win Fourth Straight Over Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads won their fourth straight game on Friday night as they took down the Winston-Salem Dash 4-3. The Crawdads jumped ahead 3-0 in the sixth inning. Alejandro Osuna and Thomas Saggese singled to get two men on. Angel Aponte drove his fourth homerun of the season to left-center to score three. Winston-Salem cut…

High School Football Results From Friday, 8/19/22

Non-conference Alexander Central: 33 Hickory: 15 Bunker Hill, 47 Cramer: 35 Crest: 40 Freedom: 22 Draughn: 43 Thomas Jefferson Academy: 0 East Burke: 28 Patton: 0 East Lincoln: 36 Hibriten: 8 Maiden: 50 Fred T. Foard: 7 Polk County: 42 Newton-Conover: 28 St. Stephens: 26 Bandys: 13 South Caldwell: 28 West Caldwell: 7

Lenoir-Rhyne Celebrates Renovation of Moretz Stadium, First Game Set For September 3

Lenoir-Rhyne University celebrated the completion of its $18 million Moretz Stadium renovation on August 18 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, champagne toast and fireworks. The event, which followed more than a year of work on the project, marked a major milestone for the transformation facility, which has been a treasured part of the LR community…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Announce Non-Conference Schedule

App State women’s basketball released its 2022 non-conference schedule on Friday. The slate of 11 games features five home contests at the Holmes Convocation Center and two road clashes against Power Five contenders. The Mountaineers will head down the mountain for their season opener against Charlotte on Nov. 7 before heading to Richmond, Ky., to…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 8/18/22

Non-conference Fred T. Foard: 3 Bandys: 0 Kings Mountain: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Maiden: 3 Alexander Central: 2 Mountain Heritage: 3 Freedom: 0 North Wilkes: 3 Hibriten: 1 Patton: 3 East Burke: 1 South Caldwell: 3 Wilkes Central: 2 West Iredell: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 8/18/22

Non-conference: Alexander Central: 2 West Wilkes: 2 Fred T. Foard: 5 Lake Norman Charter: 4 Patton: 1 Freedom: 0

Hickory Crawdads Nearly Throw Third No-Hitter of the Season In Win Over Dash

The Hickory Crawdads came just two outs shy of throwing their second no-hitter in a week as they one-hit the Winston-Salem Dash in a 7-0 victory. The Crawdads scored two in the third to take the lead. Konner Piotto was hit by a pitch and Alejandro Osuna reached on a catcher’s interference. Thomas Saggese hit…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Opens Season With Scoreless Draw Against Liberty

On an evening that began with a senior day celebration, senior goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston led a gritty defensive effort for the Mountaineers, as App State and Liberty battled to a scoreless draw at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, Thursday. Eagleston recorded her 13th career shutout, moving her into sole possession of fourth all-time for clean sheets…

App State Track and Field Pole Vault Coach to Retire

App State track and field’s long-time pole vault coach David Ward has announced his retirement after serving on the Mountaineers’ staff for 20 years. He joined the App State staff in the fall of 2003. “I can’t thank David Ward enough for his mentorship, leadership and the care he had for the student-athletes of this…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 8/17/22

Non-conference Avery County: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Draughn: 3 Hibriten: 1 Hickory: 3 Alexander Central: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Maiden: 0 South Caldwell: 3 East Burke: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 8/17/22

Non-conference Bandys: 4 West Iredell: 1 Freedom: 6 Draughn: 0 Hibriten: 7 West Caldwell: 1 Newton-Conover: 5 Wilkes Central: 1 Patton: 6 East Burke: 0 South Caldwell: 4 Maiden: 2

Hickory Crawdads Dominate Again in Win Over Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads took their second game of the series against the Winston-Salem Dash on Wednesday night, winning 8-1. The ‘Dads started the scoring in the second as they took a 1-0 lead. Frainyer Chavez singled to drive in Cristian Inoa, who had reached on a leadoff double. In the third, the Crawdads picked up…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Adds to Roster

App State Women’s Golf head coach Heather Brown has announced the addition of five newcomers for the 2022-23 season. The Mountaineers are welcoming three college newcomers in Ekaterina Prokhorova (Moscow, Russian Federation), Andrea Diaz (Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico) and Sara Adams (Whispering Pines, N.C.) and two college transfers in Shani Brynard (Charleston Southern University, via Stellensboch,…

L-R Women’s Cross Country Picked Third, Men Fifth in SAC Preseason Poll

The South Atlantic Conference announced the 2022 Preseason Coaches’ Cross Country Poll. The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Team was predicted to finish fifth and the Women were selected to finish third. The women did receive one of the 13 first place votes. Wingate was selected to finish first in both polls receiving 12 of the 13 votes…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/16/22

Non-conference Hibriten: 3 Wilkes Central: 0 North Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 2 St. Stephens: 3 Bandys: 2 University Christian: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Watauga: 3 Hickory: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 8/16/22

Non-conference: Bandys: 9 Challenger: 0 Bunker Hill: 6 University Christian: 1 Hibriten: 2 Hickory: 2 Statesville: 5 Maiden: 0 Patton: 7 Draughn: 0 St. Stephens: 5 Alexander Central: 1

Hickory Crawdads Throttle Winston-Salem to Open Series

The Hickory Crawdads dominated the Winston-Salem Dash in Tuesday’s series opener, recording a 15-1 victory. The bottom of the Crawdads’ lineup provided a bulk of the production, as the seven, eighth and ninth spots drove in eleven runs. The Crawdads kicked off the scoring in the second inning. Cristian Inoa walked and Frainyer Chavez singled…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Picked Second in SAC Preseason Poll

After advancing to the fourth NCAA Tournament in program history last season, Lenoir-Rhyne men’s soccer was picked to finish second in the 2022 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Poll, the league announced. Five Bears were also named preseason All-Conference – Carles Montoliu Lobo, Dani Fernandez, Jaime Poza, Harri Rowe and Juan Basabe. The Bears received four…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Picked Second in SAC Preseason Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team was picked to finish 2nd in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll announced Tuesday. Catawba, was selected to finish first while picking up 11 of the 12 first-place votes while the Bears picked up the remaining first place vote. The Bears are coming off their first ever final four…

CVCC Volleyball Announce 2022 Schedule

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program has released its 2022 fall schedule. The Red Hawks’ schedule boasts 15 match dates, including two tournament appearances during the fall. Catawba Valley opens its season on Tuesday, Sept. 6 on the road against Guilford Tech. The Red Hawks’ first two matches of the season are away. The…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/15/22

Non-conference: Alexander Central: 3 Statesville: 1 Draughn: 3 East Burke: 2 Lake Norman: 3 Hickory: 2 South Caldwell: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Wilkes Central: 3 Freedom: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 8/15/22

Non-conference Draughn Patton, ppd. to Tuesday Freedom: 2 East Burke: 1 Hibriten Hickory, ppd. to Tuesday Maiden Statesville, ppd. to Tuesday Newton-Conover West Iredell, ppd. to Tuesday South Caldwell: 2 Wilkes Central: 2

Hickory Crawdads Pitcher Englert Named South Atlantic League Player of the Week

After being part of a tandem to throw a no-hitter last week, Hickory Crawdads starting pitcher Mason Englert was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Englert threw seven innings in Hickory’s 4-0 win over Greenville on Thursday. He allowed no hits, and no earned runs while walking only two. He struck out…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Picked Fourth In Preseason Conference Poll

After capturing the SAC Tournament Championship and advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2021, the Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team was predicted to finish fourth in the SAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bears finished behind Wingate, Tusculum and Anderson in the poll and also finished fourth in the regular season in 2021. LR’s league mark of 14-4…

App’s Page Named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

App State newcomer and Texas native Tyler Page, an accomplished receiver and punt returner, has been named to the watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The award, which calls for its candidates to have Texas ties, including being born in or having graduated from a high school in the state, recognizes the…

Hickory Crawdads Winning Streak Snapped

Despite a furious rally in the seventh inning, the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greenville Drive 6-4 to wrap up the road trip in South Carolina on Sunday. Greenville scored three runs in the first inning against Crawdads starter Josh Stephan. He would be lifted after facing seven batters and getting two outs. Spencer Mraz…

Appalachian State Sends Seven to PFF All-Sun Belt Team

Pro Football Focus announced it’s All-Sun Belt teams include seven representatives of App State Football. Offensive tackle Cooper Hodges, running back Camerun Peoples, cornerback Steven Jones Jr. and outside linebacker Nick Hampton made the preseason first team. Running back Nate Noel, quarterback Chase Brice and offensive guard Isaiah Helms are on the second team. Eighteen…

Hickory Crawdads Win Third Straight Over Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads picked up their third straight win Saturday, defeating the Greenville Drive 6-4 on the road. Hickory took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Trevor Hauver hit his 13th home run of the season to right center field. The score would remain 1-0 until the sixth inning when the Drive…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 8/13/22

Saturday night would mark a historic event with the running of the S & S Roofing Night at the Races presented by Concentrix, and host the first round of the inaugural NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Model Playoffs. The first round of the playoffs would not disappoint. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly…

App State’s Hampton Makes Freaks List

For the sixth straight year, an App State Football standout has made the “Freaks List” produced by Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. Outside linebacker Nick Hampton comes in at No. 84, making him the highest-ranked Sun Belt Conference defender on the list. Listed at 200 pounds as a freshman, the 6-foot-3 Hampton is now at…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Greenville Drive on the Road

The Hickory Crawdads scored in bunches in defeating the Greenville Drive on the road Friday night, 7-4. Hickory scored three runs in the third inning and four runs in the seventh to take a commanding 7-1 lead heading into the stretch. However, the Drive scored three in the bottom of the ninth for the 7-4…

Hickory Crawdads Pitch Second Combined No-Hitter of the Season

For the second time this season, the Hickory Crawdads tossed a combined no-hitter on Thursday night as they took down the Greenville Drive 4-0. Mason Englert led the way, pitching the first seven frames. Englert, who tossed seven innings and gave up only two hits in his last start, started off the game by retiring…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Polizzi Named Chair of the NCAA Division II National Football Committee

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Monica Gordy Polizzi has been named the Chairperson of the NCAA Division II National Football Committee. Polizzi is the first female to ever be on the National Football Committee and now becomes the first female to ever be the Chair. “Serving on the national football committee for the…

Appalachian State Football Game Against The Citadel Reaches Sell Out

As App State fans continue to purchase tickets and support their football program at a record pace, the Mountaineers’ Oct. 1 home game against The Citadel is officially sold out of reserved seats. To allow families of App State students the best opportunity to attend the Family Weekend game, the only tickets available will be…

App’s Jones Named to Preseason All-American Team

App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. has been named a second-team preseason All-American by Pro Football Network. Jones adds the PFN recognition being a second-team preseason All-American from Walter Camp and making watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defender), Bednarik Award (nation’s top defender) and Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back). Last season,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Picked Second in South Atlantic Conference, Eight Named to Preseason All-Conference Teams

The South Atlantic Conference announces its preseason football coaches’ poll and Lenoir-Rhyne was predicted to finish second. Lenoir-Rhyne earned four first-place votes and 112 points in the poll, trailing Newberry who had eight first-place votes and 118 total points after winning the league crown a year ago. The league also announced its Preseason All-SAC first…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Both Games of Doubleheader

The Hickory Crawdads lost both games of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Asheville Tourists. The first game was 7-1 while the second finished 3-2 after the Tourists’ scored in the last frame. The Crawdads couldn’t get much going in game 1. The offense managed just two hits. Their lone run came in the bottom of the…

App’s Browning Wins CGA’s North Carolina Amateur Match Play

An unbeaten weekend in Wilmington gave App State’s Colin Browning the Carolina Golf Association’s North Carolina Amateur Match Play title. Browning, who will be a third-year sophomore this fall for the Mountaineers, posted a 3-and-1 victory Sunday against Michael La Sasso in the championship match at the Country Club of Landfall. Seeded 19th, Browning went…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 8/6/22

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returned to action on Saturday with the running of Coca-Cola Night at the Races. Leading off the night’s action would be the Heritage Finance Street Stocks for 30 laps. Gary Ledbetter in the #32 would set fast time and start from the pole position with Greg Wise in…

Hickory Crawdads Contest Rained Out, Doubleheader Scheduled For Sunday

Saturday night’s Hickory Crawdads game against the Asheville Tourists’ has been postponed due to storms in the area. It will be made up in a doubleheader Sunday. The first game will be at 12pm and the second will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Both games will be seven innings. Tickets for…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Back-and-Forth Contest to Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads made a late run in Friday night’s game but ultimately fell 9-7 to the Asheville Tourists. The game started back-and-forth before Asheville pulled ahead in the sixth. The Crawdads got on the board in the bottom of the first. Evan Carter walked, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Hires Pair of Assistants

Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dean Ward has announced the hiring of Nathan Mangione and Allie Zueger as Assistant Coaches to complete his coaching staff. Mangione comes to Hickory after a professional and international playing career while Zueger was part of last year’s final four team and played her last three collegiate years here at Lenoir-Rhyne.…

Hickory Crawdads Edge out Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads rode a strong start by Mason Englert to a 5-3 victory. Asheville scored a run in the first inning as the leadoff batter singled and came around to score. Mason Englert settled down to pitch seven innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out seven. The Crawdads offense got…

Appalachian State Football Holds Media Day, Camp Begins Friday

Assistant coaches David Lockwood and Rod West used an unbeaten, dominant run through the Media Day Cornhole Challenge bracket to win a title Thursday in Kidd Brewer Stadium. The serious competition begins Friday with the first App State football practice of preseason training camp. Once practice No. 24 is completed on Sept. 2, the Mountaineers…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Second Straight In Extra Innings

For the second straight night, the Hickory Crawdads fell to the Asheville Tourists in the tenth inning. The ‘Dads came from behind twice to tie the game on Wednesday but ultimately lost 8-7. Asheville took an early lead as ‘Dads starting pitcher Larson Kindreich walked four of the first five hitters of the game to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Place 166 on Academic Achievement Award List

Lenoir-Rhyne placed 166 student-athletes on the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award list as announced by the association. The Academic Achievement Award is in its 15th year and is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division II level. Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate serves…

CVCC ESports Earns Five All-Academic Honors

Five members of the Catawba Valley Community College Esports program have been named All-Academic by National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) for the spring 2022 semester. Nick Everhart, Remi Ngo, Donavon Ervin, Bradley Jamison and Hector Santamaria all received NJCAA All-Academic accolades, which go to student athletes who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA…

App’s Huff Earns Wilks Diversity and Inclusion Postgraduate Scholarship

May 2021 App State graduate Ryan Huff, who played for the Mountaineers’ football team from 2017-21 and is currently a master’s student in the Reich College of Education, has been named the 2022-23 recipient of the Steve and Marcia Wilks Diversity and Inclusion Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established last year by former App…

Appalachian State Cross Country Schedule Released

App State head men’s and women’s cross country coach Michael Curcio announced the 2022 cross country schedule on Tuesday. This fall’s action will feature two home competitions before the Mountaineers travel for the remainder of the season. The Mountaineers will host the Covered Bridge Open on Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. and the Firetower Project…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Ranked Fourth in Preseason Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team is ranked No. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Preseason Poll. The Bears are coming off their first final four appearance in program history as LR traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo. for the national semifinals last year and fell to the eventual national champion Grand Valley. The Bears finished…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Extra Innings to Open Series Against Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads dropped Tuesday’s series opener 6-5 to the Asheville Tourists in a 10-inning matchup. Asheville’s lead off hitter tripled and came in on a grounder, putting the ‘Dads in a 1-0 hole. The Crawdads quickly dug themselves out, getting three runs in the bottom half of the inning. They repeated Asheville’s model as…

CVCC Bass Fishing Participates in Riley’s Catch

Members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team recently partnered with non-profit Riley’s Catch, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department for a special day for area youth. Red Hawk bass fishing head coach Angela Mayo was contacted by Chris Carnes and Rod Goodall with Riley’s Catch to see about…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Hires Baumfeld as Pitching Coach

Coming off the best season in the 94-year history of the program, Lenoir-Rhyne baseball is proud to announce Micah Baumfeld as the program’s new pitching coach. Baumfeld comes to Hickory after spending the last 10 seasons as the head coach at Georgetown (KY), and takes over a pitching staff that set the NCAA Division II…

Hodges Adds to Preseason Watch List

App State offensive tackle Cooper Hodges has been named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award that goes to the college football offensive or defensive lineman who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Vince Lombardi. Hodges also has made…

Inoa Earns South Atlantic League Player of the Week Honors

Hickory Crawdads infielder Cristian Inoa led the league in hits and runs and as a result, has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for games played last week. Overall, the 23-year old batted .600 with 12 hits, three home runs and six RBI. He scored 12 runs, collected 22 total bases…

App’s Jones Jr. Named to Another Preseason Watch List

App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. has made the Maxwell Football Club’s watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football. Jones adds the Bednarik Watch List to being a second-team preseason All-American from Walter Camp and making watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s…

Appalachian State Track and Field Earns All-Academic Team Honors For Both Women and Men Squads

The App State men’s and women’s track and field teams were named United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Teams for the 2022 track and field season. The women’s team recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.3, while the men’s team posted a cumulative GPA of 3.01. During the indoor season…

Appalachian State Athletics Announce 2022 Hall of Fame Class

App State’s Former Athletes Association recently announced the 2022 App State Athletics Hall of Fame class. In alphabetical order, the 2022 inductees are Bob Allsbrook (men’s tennis, 1979-83), Ed Boyd (football, 1981-84), Walt Braine (wrestling, 1965-69), Susan McDanald Love (women’s tennis, 1979-83), Merryll McElwain (women’s golf, 1993-97) and Stethane Pipkins (women’s track and field, 1987-90).…

App Football’s Tucker Named to Hornung Award Watch List

App State multipurpose threat Milan Tucker has been named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, which is given annually to the most versatile FBS player in the country. The Paul Hornung Award is presented by Texas Roadhouse and given by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend…

App’s Gibbs Named to Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

App State tight end Miller Gibbs has been named to the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with leadership achievement on and off the field. Named after 1996 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel from Florida, the Wuerffel Trophy honors college football players…

Appalachian State Athletics to Host Fan Fest

App State Athletics will celebrate the beginning of the 2022-23 athletics calendar with FanFest, presented by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The event will run from 4-6 p.m. and will give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite fall sport student-athletes. The event will feature an…

Appalachian State Athletics Launches Women in Motion With Scholarship Fund

App State Athletics is proud to announce the launch of Women In Motion, an initiative to support its female student-athletes by establishing a new scholarship fund and celebrating the incredible Mountaineer women that paved the way for current and future student-athletes. “App State women’s athletics is in a period of development and sustained comprehensive excellence,…

App’s Hodges named to Outland Trphy Watch List

Appalachian State offensive tackle Cooper Hodges has been included on the watch list for the Outland Trophy. The Outland Trophy is awarded to the nation’s best interior lineman on offense or defense. Hodges has received All-Sun Belt recognition after each of the last three seasons, as he’s been App State’s starting right tackle for 39…

App’s Jones Jr. Named to Nagurski Trophy Watch List

App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. has been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy goes to the national defensive player of the year. Jones adds the Nagurski Trophy Watch List to being a second-team preseason All-American from Walter Camp and making the watch list for the Jim…

Crawdads Win Sunday To Take Series Against Rome

The Crawdads’ four game winning streak came to an end on Friday night (July 29) as they lost to the Rome Braves 5-3. Rome scored a run in the second and added on another in the fourth off starting pitcher Tekoah Roby. Roby tossed five innings, allowing the two runs on six hits and no…

Hickory High School Names Women’s Basketball Coach

Alicia Abernathy is returning home to Hickory High (HHS) to coach the women’s Tornado basketball team. Only this time, instead of serving as Assistant Coach, she has been selected to lead the Tornadoes as the new Head Coach. As a coach for the past ten years, Abernathy most recently served as Assistant Coach at Saint…

Fan Fest Date Announced By Appalachian State

Appalachian State Athletics will celebrate the beginning of the 2022-23 athletics calendar with FanFest, presented by Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, on Saturday, Aug. 20 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The event will run from 4-6 p.m. and will give fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite fall sport student-athletes. The event will feature an…

Crawdads Win Fourth Straight, Topping Division Leader Rome Once Again

The Hickory Crawdads picked up a 6-1 victory on Thursday night (July 28) against the Rome Braves. The victory was the ‘Dads fourth straight. The Crawdads strung together a rally in the third inning to take a 1-0 lead. Luisangel Acuña singled and stole his 26th base of the year to get into scoring position.…

Crawdads Slug Past Braves For Third Straight Win

The Hickory Crawdads slugged their way to their third straight win as they took down the Rome Braves 14-6 on Wednesday night (July 27). The Crawdads started red hot, erupting for seven runs in the first inning. They began the inning by getting the first seven batters on base. Luisangel Acuña singled and moved to…

Guest Lineup Announced For Saturday At Hickory Motor Speedway

The CARS Tour has announced its guest lineup for the popular Throwback 276 scheduled for Saturday, July 30, at Hickory Motor Speedway. Seven impactful personalities on stock car racing’s history have committed to appear and sign autographs for fans during the one hour fan fest prior to the touring series’ crown jewel race. The list…

Crawdads Topple Division Leaders, Begin Homestand With Offensive Outburst

The Hickory Crawdads rode hot bats to a 7-3 victory in the series opener against the division leading Rome Braves. The Braves took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Crawdads starting pitcher Nick Krauth settled down to retire the next three hitters and get out of the inning. The ‘Dads wasted no…

Appalachian State Softball Adds Trio Of Players For 2023

Appalachian State softball has announced the signing of three newcomers: Makena Fidler, of Austin, Texas, Hannah Forbes of Canton, Georgia, and Lilly Runaas of Suwanee, Georgia. The addition of this trio to the program served as the final move to solidify the App State softball roster for the 2023 season. Fidler comes to Boone, N.C.…

Mountaineer Football Standout Named To Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

App State cornerback Steven Jones, Jr. has been named to the watch list for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the nation’s best defensive back. It’s the sixth straight year that an App State defender has made the Thorpe Award Watch List. This summer’s list from The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and…

Appalachian Football Predicted To Repeat As Division Champion

Appalachian State Football has been voted to repeat as the East Division champion in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason polls and awards that were released by the league Monday (July 25), on the eve of Media Days in New Orleans. In a vote by Sun Belt coaches, the Mountaineers totaled 10 of 14 first-place votes…

Crawdads Drop Two Of Three At Greensboro, Take Sunday Game In Extras

The Hickory Crawdads took on the Greensboro Grasshoppers in a weekend road series at First National Bank Field following the All Star Break. On Friday (July 22), Dariel Lopez homered twice, and Hudson Head went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, leading the Grasshoppers to a 12-10 victory over the Dads. The Crawdads,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Garners Trio of Men’s Golf All-American Scholars

2021-22 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for NCAA Division II have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Lenoir-Rhyne was well represented with Matthew Raybould, Cole Sutherland and Dawson Walker earning the honor. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and…

Appalachian State-North Carolina Football Contest Sold Out

App State’s Sept. 3 season opener at home against North Carolina is officially a sellout. Scheduled for a noon kickoff on ESPNU, the Tar Heels’ first visit to Kidd Brewer Stadium has proven to be one of the hottest tickets in the country. The opportunity to buy single-game tickets did not reach the general public…

CVCC Bass Fishing Is Ranked 18th in Preseason Poll

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program has been ranked inside the top 20 for the second-straight year by the Association of Collegiate Anglers (ACA) The Red Hawks are ranked 18th for the second-straight year in the ACA preseason poll, which is voted on by top coaches, schools, media personnel and fishing industry personalities…

App Running Back Tandem Noel, Peoples Named To Doak Walker Award Watch List

App State running backs Nate Noel and Camerun Peoples have been named to the watch list for the 2022 Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s best college running back. Last season, Noel led the Sun Belt Conference with 1,126 rushing yards and 31 rushes of 10-plus yards while starting in 10…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Clarno Signs Free Agent Contract With Atlanta Braves

The Major League Baseball draft concluded on Tuesday. While no one from the Hickory Metro area was drafted, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Nick Clarno signed a free agent deal with the Atlanta Braves after the draft. Clarno transferred from North Georgia in 2020. He hit .253 in two seasons for the Nighthawks, with 15 home runs and 69…

App’s Brice Named to Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List

App State quarterback Chase Brice has been named to the watch list for the 2022 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. The list presented by The Davey O’Brien Foundation includes 35 of the nation’s top returning college quarterbacks. Brice is one of 10 quarterbacks from a Group of Five program and one of two from the…

Hickory Crawdads Announce Additional Promotions to the Remaining Schedule

The Hickory Crawdads are excited to announce several additions to the 2022 promotional schedule, including a Saturday firework show, a team picture giveaway, and a tee shirt giveaway. The Crawdads will be giving away 500 team pictures on Saturday, August 6th thanks to WHKY 1290AM and 102.3FM. That evening will also be Paint the Park…

Season Tickets for Appalachian State Football Sell Out

For the first time in school history, App State has sold out of football season tickets, selling approximately 11,000. The Mountaineers return 13 starters from last year’s 10-win squad for the highly anticipated 2022 season. The home schedule features a Sept. 3 opener against the North Carolina Tar Heels as one of seven games at…

App’s Brice and Noel Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

App State quarterback Chase Brice and running back Nate Noel have been named to the watch list for the 2022 Maxwell Award, which recognizes the most outstanding player in college football. Every year since 2015, App State’s first season as a bowl-eligible FBS program, the Mountaineers have had at least one standout performer on the…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Wilmington in Series Finale

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks 7-1 in a rain-shortened series finale. The teams played five complete innings before the rain hit the area. The ‘Dads broke out in the bottom of the second inning, scoring five runs. Trevor Hauver led off with a walk and Miguel Aparicio doubled to center. Hauver was…

Hickory Crawdads Snap Two Game Losing Streak

The Hickory Crawdads, playing for the final time this season as the Couch Potatoes, bounced back on Saturday night against the Wilmington Blue Rocks with a 6-5 win. Wilmington got the first runs of the game, scoring three in the top of the second inning. The Couch Potatoes rallied for a run in the bottom…

Hickory Crawdads Drop High Scoring Affair Against Wilmington

The Hickory Crawdads, once again playing as their Couch Potatoes alternate identity, got fried 18-11 on Friday night against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Wilmington exploded for 14 runs through the first four innings. The Couch Potatoes got on the board in bottom of the fourth on a solo homerun by Evan Carter. The Blue Rocks…

App State Volleyball Announce Season Tickets

App State announced Friday the addition of season tickets for the upcoming volleyball season. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 18. “We are excited to offer season tickets this year,” said first-year head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “We are looking forward to meeting our fan base and connecting with them. We will offer four…

Hickory Crawdads Lose High Scoring Contest to Wilmington

The Hickory Crawdads, playing as their Couch Potatoes alternate identity, lost 12-8 in a back-and-forth matchup against the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The Couch Potatoes got off to an early lead, putting up three in the first. Luisangel Acuña walked, and Aaron Zavala was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. Acuña came in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Moorfield Named SAC Woman of the Year, Montoliu Lobo Named SAC Man of the Year

The South Atlantic Conference announced its 2021-22 Women and Man of the Year Awards on Thursday (July 14). Lenoir-Rhyne’s softball Graduate Student Savannah Moorefield was named SAC Woman of the Year, while Coker women’s basketball student athlete, Raya Coley was named the SAC Minority/International Woman of the Year. In addition, Lenoir-Rhyne’s men’s soccer player Carles…

App’s Stegen Named Candidate For NCAA Woman of the Year

App State’s Friederike Stegen has been nominated by the university as a candidate for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Stegen led the Mountaineers’ field hockey team on and off the field her senior year and graduated in May 2022 with a degree in general marketing and a minor in international business. Stegen…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Announce 2022-2023 Schedule

After the release of the Sun Belt Conference schedule on Tuesday, App State men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns has announced the release of the full 2022-23 slate, which features a program-record of 17 home games this season. App State will begin the season with 13 consecutive non-conference contests, all of which will be played before…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Hires Soree as Assistant Coach

Head Women’s Soccer Coach Dean Ward has announced the hiring of Zandy Soree as the program’s assistant coach. Soree comes to Hickory after a standout career at the University of Central Florida and a stint in the 2021-22 UEFA Women’s Champions League. “I am excited to have Zandy join the LR family, her knowledge of…

Two Area Defensive Standouts Continue in East-West All Star Football Game Win

The East-West All-Star football game caped off the week of festivities of the North Carolina Coaches Association clinics at Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium Wednesday night. Hickory’s Jake Prince and Hibriten’s Quaidyn Tugman represented the area in the game. Both played on defense. Prince was a defensive lineman and Tugman was an outside linebacker. Prince…

Lenoir-Rhyne Bears Sports Network to Be Under FloSports With SAC Partnership

FloSports, an innovator in sports streaming and original content, and the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) announced a historic media rights partnership. Representing the largest NCAA Division II media rights agreement to date, FloSports will become the exclusive digital platform of the SAC Live Digital Network, showcasing all live and on-demand events in the SAC including…

Hickory Crawdads Win Out Over Rain, Blue Rocks

The Hickory Crawdads pulled out a 6-2 victory over the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a game that got a damp start. Wilmington took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, getting a run off of Ricky Vanasco. Vanasco recorded an out in the second inning before a storm moved through the area and put the…

App State Softball Rounds Out Coaching Staff

App State softball coach Shelly Hoerner has announced the addition of Courtney Campbell and Nicole Bowman to the staff for the upcoming season. Campbell enters the program to serve as the director of operations while Bowman joins the staff as a volunteer coach. Courtney Campbell | Bonney Lake, Wash. | UT Tyler Campbell comes to…

App State Football Has Seven on East-West Shrine Bowl 1000 Watch List

Seven App State Mountaineers have been named to the East-West Shrine Bowl 1000, a preseason watch list that the Shrine Bowl will use to serve as a look into its scouting process, as well as begin to preview college players who are currently eligible for the annual all-star game and the 2023 NFL Draft class.…

App State Women’s Basketball Finds Out Sun Belt Schedule

The Sun Belt Conference announced the 2022-23 women’s basketball league schedule on Wednesday. Each team is slated for 18 games, nine on the road and nine at home. Games will follow a Thursday – Saturday format with the exception of the final two conference games, which are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb.…

Five Area Players Participate in East-West All Star Soccer Games

The East-West All-Star Games had their soccer games held Tuesday night at McPherson Stadium in Greensboro. Representing the Hickory Metro in the girls game was Hickory’s Madeline Mosteller and Fred T. Foard’s Alexis Wolgemuth. Mosteller played 52 minutes in the contest, recording a shot on goal. Wolgemuth played in goal and, despite a 1-0 loss…

American Legion Baseball Playoffs Result From Tuesday, 7/12/22

American Legion Area IV Baseball Playoffs Quarterfinal Round, Best of Five Series Rutherford County: 9 Burke County: 6 Rutherford County wins the series 3-1. Post 21 season ends at 10-15.

Hickory Crawdads Open Series With Loss to Wilmington

The Hickory Crawdads dropped the series opener to the Wilmington Blue Rocks by a score of 6-0 despite a stellar start by Tekoah Roby. Wilmington hit a solo homerun on the first pitch of the game off Roby. The right hander settled down after, allowing just one more hit across seven innings of work. He…

Appalachian State Announce Plans For Single-Game Tickets for Football

Demand for App State football tickets is at an all-time high heading into the Mountaineers’ much-anticipated 2022 season. Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced June 23 that App State eclipsed 10,000 football full-season tickets sold for the first time in school history. Due to low supply, those interested in purchasing season tickets should call the…

CVCC Place Three Programs on All-Academic Team of the Year

For the first time in school history, the Catawba Valley Community College athletic department has three of its programs named NJCAA Academic Team of the Year. The Red Hawk baseball, softball and volleyball programs all received NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors on Monday. The award goes to an NJCAA member program who achieves…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Named All-Academic Team

App State tennis was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team for the fifth straight year, posting a solid GPA of 3.22 for the 2021-22 academic year. Brooke Gruber was named a 2022 ITA Scholar-Athlete for her impressive work in the classroom, earning a cumulative GPA of 3.94 and a perfect 4.0 in the…

Crawdads Pitcher Kindreich Earns South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week Honors

Hickory Crawdads starting pitcher Larson Kindreich was named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Saturday, he pitched six innings, allowing no hits, no runs, walked only one and struck out eight. He led four pitchers to a 10-inning no hitter win against the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday.

Greenard, Walter Feature For West Squad at East-West All Star Girls Basketball Game

The East-West All-Star Games had their basketball games starting the week off at the Greensboro Coliseum, Monday night. Representing the Hickory Metro in the basketball games were Hickory’s Gabriela Greenard and Alexander Central’s Julianna Walter in the girls game. Walter had 10 points and was five-of-six from the free throw line in the West’s 62-55…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Monday, 7/11/22

American Legion Area IV Playoffs Quarterfinal Round, Best of five series Queen City: 7 Caldwell County: 6 Queen City wins the series 3-1. Post 29 season comes to a close at 12-12 Rutherford County: 5, 3 Burke County: 3, 10 Rutherford County leads the series 2-1. Game four is schedule for Tuesday at Burke County.

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Nunan to Lead Triathlon Program

Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the hiring of Harley Nunan as the Men’s and Women’s Triathlon Coach. Nunan comes to Lenoir-Rhyne after starting the program at Newberry. “We are excited to welcome Harley and her family to our LR community as we look to continue to develop the newly established programs to…

CVCC Sends Double Digit Student Athletes to NJCAA All-Academic Honors For Sixth Straight Year

Twenty-three Catawba Valley Community College student athletes have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their work in the classroom for the 2021-22 academic year. This is the sixth-straight year that 10 or more Red Hawk student athletes have received this All-Academic recognition from the NJCAA. “I am beyond proud of…

Caldwell Community College Garners Nine to NJCAA All-Academic Teams

Nine student-athletes from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute were named to the National Junior College Athletics Association’s All-Academic teams for the 2021-2022 academic year. Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by the NJCAA for achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher with at least 24 semester hours completed for the academic year.…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Sunday, 7/10/22

American Legion Area IV Playoffs Quarterfinal round Burke County Rutherford County, ppd., rain Rutherford County leads the best of five series, 1-0. Game two and three will be held Monday as a doubleheader at East Rutherford High School. Caldwell County: 7 Queen City: 0 Queen City leads the best of five series, 2-1. Game four…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Finale to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 11-4 in the series finale in Kentucky Sunday. Hickory lost five of the six games against Bowling Green. A solo home run gave Bowling Green a 1-0 lead after the first inning and the Hot Rods tacked on four more in the bottom of the…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Saturday, 7/9/22

Queen City: 4 Caldwell County: 1, completion of suspended game from Friday, 7/8 Queen City: 5 Caldwell County: 0, regular scheduled game Queen City leads the quarterfinal round series, 2-0. Game three of the best of five series is Sunday at Caldwell.   Rutherford County: 9 Burke County: 3, completion of suspended game from Friday,…

Hickory Crawdads Have Four Pitchers Combine for 10 Inning No-Hitter

The Hickory Crawdads threw the team’s first no hitter since 2013 Saturday night on the road. After breaking through with four runs in the 10th inning, the last of four Crawdads pitchers closed the door on a no-hitter in Hickory’s 4-0 victory against Bowling Green. Larson Kindreich, Leury Tejada, Michael Brewer, and Theo McDowell contributed…

Hickory Motor Speedway to Postpone Saturday Events

Due to several factors, Hickory Motor Speedway Management has made the decision to cancel all events for July 9th, 2022. With forecasts calling for a high chance of thunderstorms, impending weather that would not allow us to race on Sunday and a line of rain and storms that stretch halfway across Tennessee, we feel that…

American Legion Baseball Playoffs From Friday, 7/8/22

Burke County: 0 Rutherford County: 0 Game suspended in top of first inning due to rain. Game will resume Saturday with regular scheduled contest to follow. Queen City: 2 Caldwell County: 1 Game suspended in top of sixth inning due to rain. Game will resume Saturday with regular scheduled contest to follow.

Hickory Crawdads Shut Out Against Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 7-0 Friday night, dropping their fifth straight game against the Hot Rods dating back to the last series and four straight overall. Hickory could only manage four hits in the contest, and were walked five times. Chris Seise was the first Crawdad to hit a…

Former App State Women’s Soccer Player Up For ESPY

Kate Ward, a 2016 App State graduate and four-year member of the Mountaineers’ soccer program, has been nominated for a 2022 ESPY award, ESPN announced last week. Now a captain of the U.S. Deaf Women’s National Soccer Team, Ward has won five gold medals competing at the Deaf Olympics and Deaf World Cup since the…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Third Straight to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods on the road Thursday night, 4-3. The Hot Rods had a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning and another two run homer in the bottom of the fourth for all of the scoring. Hickory got their first score of the…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Wednesday, 7/6/22

Gaston Braves: 6 Hickory: 5, completion of suspended game from 7/5 Gaston Braves win series 3-0. Post 48 season ends at 6-15 overall. Burke County: 13 Gastonia: 8 Burke County wins the series 3-2. Post 21 advances to the quarterfinals as they face the number two seeded team from the West in Rutherford County. The…

Hickory Crawdads Shut Out on the Road

The Hickory Crawdads were shut out on the road against Bowling Green, 5-0 Wednesday night. The contest was a pitchers dual through the first five innings. The Hot Rods scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and added an insurance run in the seventh. Aaron Zavala had one of those five hits…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Sibley Named to Academic All-American Team

The 2021-22 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team was announced with Lenoir-Rhyne’s Katie Sibley earning the distinction for the Bears. The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics with a minimum GPA of 3.50. Sibley, a junior from Carlisle, UK, earns her…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Tuesday, 7/5/22

American Legion baseball Area IV First Round Best of five series Gaston Braves: 5 Hickory: 4, suspended in 5th inning, rain Game will continue today, with game four of the series, if necessary, will be played immediately after. Burke County: 9 Gastonia: 6 Series tied at 2-2. The deciding game five of the series is…

Hickory Crawdads Edged Out Late by Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads fell 4-3 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods Monday in the start of a six game series. Hickory led 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. The Hot Rods scored three in the home half of the eighth and won in walk-off fashion with a run in the bottom of…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Monday, 7/4/22

Area IV First Round Playoffs Best of five series Caldwell County: 13 Mint Hill: 7 Caldwell County wins series 3-0. Post 29 advances to the Area IV quarterfinals facing East #1 seed Queen City in a best of five series beginning Friday. Gaston Braves: 8 Hickory: 7 Gaston Braves leads series, 2-0. Gastonia: 3 Burke…

Lenoir-Rhyne Director of Athletics Named President of D2 Athletics Directors Association

The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has selected Kim Pate, director of athletics at Lenoir Rhyne University, to serve as President for the 2022-23 membership year. “I am extremely honored and humbled for the opportunity to serve as president for the D2 ADA,” said Pate. “I am blessed to work alongside some of…

Hickory Crawdads Rally For Win In Series Finale Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads came back from behind twice on Sunday to win 10-7 in front of packed crowd of 4,176. Greensboro went ahead early, scoring three in the first inning. The Crawdads got on the board with a run in the fourth inning. Cody Freeman doubled to lead off the fourth and came in to…

American Legion Baseball Playoff Results From Sunday, 7/3/22

Area IV First Round Playoffs Best of five series Caldwell County: 10, 4 Mint Hill: 9, 3 First game was completion of Saturday’s suspended game. Game two was regular scheduled matchup. Caldwell leads the series 2-0. Gaston Braves Hickory Postponed, rain. Game two to be held Monday. Gaston Braves leads series, 1-0. Burke County: 6…

Hickory Crawdads Shutout Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads shutout the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-0 in a shortened 7-inning game on Saturday. The game remained in a stalemate until the fifth inning when the Crawdads jumped ahead 6-0. Cristian Inoa singled to start the rally off. Keyber Rodriguez reached on a fielder’s choice that took Inoa off the bases. Jake Guenther doubled…

American Legion Baseball Playoff First Round Results From Saturday, 7/2/22

Area IV First Round Playoffs Best of five series Caldwell County: 2 Mint Hill: 2 Suspended, 4th inning due to rain. To resume Sunday, July 3. Gaston Braves: 11 Hickory: 4 Gaston Braves leads series, 1-0. Gastonia: 5 Burke County: 1 Gastonia leads series, 1-0.

Hickory Crawdads Drop Friday Contest, 2-1

The Hickory Crawdads lost 2-1 on Friday night to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Greensboro scored a run in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second inning, Cody Freeman evened the score with a solo homerun, his ninth of the season. The Grasshoppers pulled back ahead in the…

App’s Smith to Assist Coaching in Prospect Development League

App State head coach Kermit Smith has been named to the coaching staff of the 2022 Prospect Development League, a partnership between Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, the League announced on Thursday. Smith will help lead the Light Blue Team, along with former Major Leaguers Adam Hyzdu and LaTroy Hawkins, as well as Concordia…

American Legion Area IV Playoffs Set

American Legion Area IV Playoffs Best of five series, first round East #2: Gaston Braves vs. West #7: Hickory Game 1: Saturday at Gaston Braves Game 2 – Sunday at Hickory Game 3 – Monday at Gaston Braves Game 4 (if necessary) – Tuesday at Hickory Game 5 (if necessary) – Wednesday at Gaston Braves…

Late Rally Pulls Crawdads Ahead Over Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads’ bats came alive in the late innings to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Greensboro led most of the night, jumping on Crawdads starter Robby Ahlstrom for three runs in the first inning and one in the sixth. He exited after tossing six innings and allowing six hits and…

Hudson Doctor Named Recipient of NCHSAA Award

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced its 2021-2022 state awards. The awards are designed to recognize those who have done the most for high school athletics in the state rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding win-loss record. The awards are named in memory or honor of outstanding individuals in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Swimming Receives Scholar All-America Team Awards

The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) selected 731 teams from 441 institutions to the Scholar All-America Team for the Spring 2022 semester. Teams were selected on the basis of their Spring 2022 grade point averages and represent 17,845 student-athletes. Lenoir-Rhyne’s women’s swimming team boasted the second-highest team GPA of all Division…

American Legion Baseball Results From Wednesday, 6/29/22

Rutherford County Post 423: 11 Caldwell County Post 29: 8

Hickory Crawdads Drop Day Game to Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads came back three times after trailing the Greensboro Grasshoppers but ultimately lost Wednesday afternoon’s game 6-4. Greensboro scored a run in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead. The ‘Dads tied the game up in the bottom of the second. Thomas Saggese doubled to right and moved up to…

App State Men’s Basketball to Lead Coaching Workshop at Fort Bragg

App State head men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns has announced that his program has partnered with Soldiers to Sidelines to provide an unprecedented opportunity at Fort Bragg later this summer. On July 30, the App State coaching staff will provide current military service members and veterans with a first-of-its-kind coaching workshop. This will be the…

American Legion Baseball Results From Tuesday, 6/28/22

Cleveland County Post 82: 7, 4 Burke County Post 21: 6, 3 Rutherford County Post 423: 15 Hickory Post 48: 3

Hickory Crawdads Drop Opener Against Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads fought back from a three-run deficit on Tuesday night but fell 5-4 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers in the series opener. The Crawdads went down 1-0 in the first. The deficit got a little deeper in the fourth as Greensboro added two more runs. A fifth inning run for the ‘Dads made it…

Appalachian State Softball Adds Two to Roster

App State softball coach Shelly Hoerner has announced the signing of Kapri Toone (Tremonton, Utah / Utah State University) and Kaley Coltrain (Roper, N.C. / Marist College) to the program.   Kapri Toone | Tremonton, Utah / Utah State University Toone comes to the High Country following a four-year career at Utah State. The graduate…

CVCC Bass Fishing Signs Stanly County Resident Eury

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team is going back to the recruiting well once again — this time signing Oakboro, NC angler Dalton Eury to its 2022-23 class. Red Hawk bass fishing head coach Angela Mayo is excited to add Eury to her roster starting this fall. “Dalton has had a lot of…

American Legion Baseball Results From Monday, 6/27/22

Burke County Post 21: 4 Hickory Post 48: 0

App State Football’s Jones Jr. Named to Walter Camp Preseason All-American

The Walter Camp Football Foundation has included App State cornerback Steven Jones Jr. on its 2022 Preseason All-America teams. A second-team preseason All-American after making the Walter Camp second team to conclude the 2021 season, Jones is one of 10 preseason honorees who is returning in 2022 after being named an All-American in 2021 or…

Hickory Crawdads Evans Named South Atlantic League Player of the Week

Hickory Crawdads outfielder Evan Carter has been named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week after a red-hot performance in Rome. The 21 year old batted .455 last week in six games at Rome. He had 10 hits, three of which were triples, a home run, eight RBI and with 20 total bases, his…

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Rome Braves to End Road Trip

The Hickory Crawdads ended their road trip against the Rome Braves with a 7-1 loss Sunday in Georgia. Down 4-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Hickory’s lone run started with Cody Freeman hitting a single. Thomas Saggese then was walked. Cristian Inoa flied out to center field, but it allowed Freeman to tag…

Three Appalachian State Track and Field Student-Athletes Compete at U20 Outdoor Championship

App State junior Jada Branch, freshman Karsyn Kane, and incoming freshman Lane Hoyes closed out competition at the Toyota USATF Elite and U20 Outdoor Championships in Eugene this weekend. Branch posted a leap of 12.73m (41′ 9.25″) in the Elite women’s triple jump on Saturday. The second-team All-Sun Belt honoree placed fifth in her flight…

Five Appalachian State Baseball Players Announce Return for Fifth Year

Five App State Baseball student-athletes have announced their plans to return to Boone for the 2023 season, exercising their additional year of eligibility granted by the NCAA as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Catcher Hayden Cross, infielder Luke Drumheller, left-handed pitcher Eli Ellington, infielder Andrew Terrell and left-handed pitcher Tyler Tuthill will all return…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 6/25/22

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series roared back to life Saturday night at Hickory Motor Speedway with United Sewing Night at the Races presented by Paragon Films. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would be first up for 40 laps in race one of their doubleheader. Mitch Walker in the #15…

Hickory Rallies For Eight Runs in the Ninth Inning To Pick Up Road Win

The Hickory Crawdads scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to come from behind and win 9-5 over the Rome Braves on the road Saturday night. Prior to the ninth inning, Hickory scored only one run in the fifth inning. The Crawdads had back-to-back walks issued to Chris Seise and Cristian Inoa. Randy…

American Legion Baseball Results From Saturday, 6/25/22

Burke County Post 21: 1, 5 Caldwell County Post 29: 14, 2 Hickory Post 48: 1 Asheville Post 70: 0 (Forfeit, Asheville dropped out June 23)

Appalachian State Football Surpassed 10,000 Full Season Tickets Sold

For the first time in school history, App State has eclipsed 10,000 football full-season tickets sold, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced. “The passion, excitement and energy for App State Football is at an all-time high,” Gillin said. “The people of App Nation continue to show up in record numbers, and we are thankful for…

Hickory Crawdads Start Second Half of Season With Resounding Win

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of the season with an 8-1 win Friday on the road against the Rome Braves. Hickory started the scoring in the second inning. Cody Freeman walked to open the inning. He would move to second after Angel Aponte ground out to first base. Chris Seise then stepped to…

American Legion Baseball Results From Friday, 6/24/22

Burke County Post 21: 1 Asheville Post 70: 0 (Forfeit, Asheville dropped on June 23)

Appalachian State Alum Donates Over One Million For Athletics, Walker School of Business

Dennis Covington ’92 and his wife, Katherine, have made a $1.3 million gift to Appalachian State University in support of facilities for App State Athletics and academic resources for the Walker College of Business. The Covingtons’ gift will help fund campus projects, including the Appalachian 105 complex and a future learning lab for the Walker…

Lenoir-Rhyne Sends 289 to South Atlantic Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll List

The South Atlantic Conference announced on Wednesday, June 22, that 2,578 student-athletes, spanning each of the Conference’s 13 member institutions, were named to the 2021-22 SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Lenoir-Rhyne placed a department-record 289 on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, topping the previous mark of 283 set in 2020., To be eligible for inclusion on the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Finishes 33rd in NCAA Division 2 Learfield Directors’ Cup

Lenoir-Rhyne shattered its previous record finish in the final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, coming in 33rd in all of Division II. The previous high mark was a 65th place finish the 2011-12 season. The Learfield Directors’ Cup measures overall intercollegiate athletics excellence across the nation and points are awarded based on each institution’s finish in…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dahlberg Named Academic All-American

For the second straight year, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kylie Dahlberg has been named a Third Team Academic All-American for Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Dahlberg is the fourth CoSIDA Academic All-American in Women’s Track and Field / Cross Country history, and joins Kate Griewisch…

Hickory Crawdads Open Road Trip With Big Win Over Rome

The Hickory Crawdads doubled up the Rome Braves to open a six game road trip Tuesday, winning 12-6. Despite the win, the Crawdads were eliminated from winning the first half title in the South Division as Bowling Green won over Greenville 4-0, and leads the Crawdads by 2.5 games with two games remaining in the…

App State Softball Snags 11 Scholar-Athletes

Eleven different Appalachian State softball student-athletes were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes, the organization announced on Tuesday. Recognition from the NFCA requires that student-athletes post a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Following the hard work in the classroom as well as on the diamond this past spring semester, App State extended its…

App State Women’s Basketball Rounds Out Assistant Coaching Staff

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin announced the hiring of Mark Palmisano as director of basketball operations and Maren Shumaker as graduate assistant for operations to round out the program’s staff on Tuesday. “I am super excited to announce the final two pieces of our staff,” said Elderkin. “As the late Pat Summitt…

CVCC Bass Fishing Have Pair of Top 10 Finishes at B.A.S.S. Collegiate Wild Card

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team now has four national championship qualified anglers following competition this past week at the B.A.S.S. Collegiate Wild Card tournament on Logan Martin Lake in Alabama. The Red Hawks finished the event with a pair of top-10 finishes — the first time in program history this has happened.…

American Legion Baseball Results From Monday, 6/20/22

Asheville Post 70: 6 Caldwell County Post 29: 5 Rutherford County 423: 17, 12 Burke County Post 21: 2, 9

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Announce 2022 Schedule

App State soccer head coach Aimee Haywood announced her squad’s schedule for the 2022 fall season Monday. It features 10 home matches at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, including a variety of special promotions. The Mountaineers will open the regular season on Thursday, Aug. 18, against Liberty at 7 p.m. for Senior Day, when the team…

Hickory Crawdads End Homestand Series With Loss to Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads lost to the Greenville Drive 3-1 in Sunday’s homestand finale. The teams split the series with three wins a piece. Greenville hit solo homeruns in the second and third innings and manufactured another run in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. The ‘Dads got a run back in the bottom of…

American Legion Baseball Results From Sunday, 6/19/22

Burke County Post 21: 10 Henderson County Post 77: 7 Rutherford County Post 423: 10 Hickory Post 42: 2

Appalachain State Field Hockey Announce 2022 Schedule

App State field hockey head coach Meghan Dawson has announced the schedule for the 2022 season that features nine home games, seven league matchups and a packed non-conference slate. The Mountaineers will kick off the season with a visit to Dawson’s alma mater, UNC on Aug. 14 for an exhibition game in Chapel Hill, N.C.…

Hickory Crawdads Falter Late, Lose to Drive

In a hard-fought game, the Hickory Crawdads came up just short, falling 6-5 to the Greenville Drive in the tenth inning. With Bowling Green’s win tonight, the Crawdads now sit a game and a half back of the division with four to play in the half. Greenville got an early run in the first inning…

CVCC Sees 43 Student-Athletes Named to Academic All-Region Team

A total of 43 Catawba Valley Community College student athletes have received Region 10 All-Academic honors for the spring 2022 semester. In order to be eligible for Region 10 All-Academic, student athletes must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours with at least a 3.0 grade point average and must have participated in a sport…

Hickory Crawdads Shut Out Greenville Drive

The Hickory Crawdads shutout the Greenville Drive on Friday night, winning 4-0 in front of a crowd of 2,578. For the third consecutive day, the ‘Dads remain a half game out of the division as Bowling Green also won on Friday night. Jayce Easley gave the ‘Dads a 1-0 lead in the third inning, hitting…

American Legion Baseball Results From Friday, 6/17/22

Cleveland County Post 82: 5 Hickory Post 48: 2

Caldwell Baseball Garners Four to All-America Team

Four student-athletes from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s baseball team were named to the 2022 NJCAA Division III Baseball All-America Teams. Third baseman Cole Hales (Carson HS/Faith, NC) was named first team All-American. He had a .357 batting average for the season, with 46 RBI and 73 runs scored (3rd in the nation). Hales…

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