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App State Women’s Soccer Blanked by Georgia State

App State women’s soccer dropped to Georgia State in a hard-fought battle, as it fell 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The first half of the match was tightly contested with no score, as possession was even…

Appalachian State Volleyball Edged Out by Little Rock

Lulu Ambrose recorded a career-high 20 kills, but App State volleyball dropped a 3-2 (20-25, 20-25, 25-22, 28-26, 15-12) decision to Little Rock on Sunday afternoon. Ambrose finished with a .265 hitting percentage in the contest. It marks the first…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Dominates in Home Opener

Playing in front of a full capacity home crowd for the first time since December 2019, the No. 17 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team ran past Mars Hill 31-16. Dan Louba tied a LR record with four sacks and Dareke Young became…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Sixth Straight

In their first road game in South Atlantic Conference play, the Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team extended their win streak to six games with a 3-1 victory over Limestone on Saturday afternoon. The Bears came out hot, hitting .333 with 12 kills…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Tiefel Scores Hat Trick in Bears Win

Noah Tiefel’s first career hat trick lifted the Bears to a 4-1 win over Anderson (SC) on Saturday evening. Tiefel scored less then 90 seconds into the match to help the Bears start fast and cruise past the Trojans to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Defeats Anderson

Coming off a 1-0 loss at North Georgia, the No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team picked up a big 2-1 road victory at Anderson on Saturday. Neve Duston scored just three minutes into the game, and Allie Zueger added another…

Appalachian State Names McLean Director of Track and Field and Cross Country

App State alum Damion McLean has been promoted to Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at his alma mater. McLean agreed to a three-year contract through the 2023-24 season, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced Saturday after the…

App’s Elderkin Signs Contract Extension

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced Saturday after the contract extension was approved by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/24/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 42 Avery County: 22 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 26 Madison: 13 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 40 West Caldwell: 0 Lincolnton: 21 Newton-Conover: 17 Maiden: 20 West Lincoln: 14 Western Foothills…

Appalachian State Volleyball Drops Sun Belt Conference Opener

App State volleyball fell to Arkansas State in its Sun Belt opener by a 25-21, 25-16, 25-14 score on Friday evening. Prior to the beginning of the match, App State honored libero Emma Reilly on becoming the program’s all-time digs…

Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Teams Race at Queen City Invite

The Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Teams competed at the Queen City Invite hosted by Queens University on Friday afternoon. The race was held at McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte, N.C.. The men’s team finished 14th (10th out of Division II teams)…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/23/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn wins over Owen Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Polk County: 3 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills 3A Conference: Fred T. Foard:…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/23/21

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Lincolnton: 1 West Caldwell: 0 Non-conference: Freedom: 6 Draughn: 0 Hibriten: 9 Polk County: 0

Appalachian State Football Holds On For Win Over Marshall

After a timely touchdown from App State’s Camerun Peoples late in the first half, a fired-up Shawn Clark pumped his left fist, flexed from a squat position and engaged in a friendly tussle with lineman Cooper Hodges before slapping the…

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

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Maiden: 3 Bandys: 1 Western Foothills 3A Conference: East Lincoln: 3 Hickory: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Iredell: 0 St. Stephens: 3 West Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Alexander Central: 3 South Caldwell: 0…

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

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 6 R-S Central: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Newton-Conover: 9 West Lincoln: 0 Western Foothills 3A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 7 Statesville: 3 Hickory: 2 St. Stephens: 2

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Edges Out Barton

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team got two second half goals in a ten minute span to comeback and beat Barton 2-1 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday. Miguel Montano and Victor Cascon both found the back of the net in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Lose First Game of Season

The No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team dropped their first game of the 2021 season 1-0 Wednesday night at North Georgia in non-conference action. A goal in the 56th minute by North Georgia’s Taylor Malasek was the difference in this…

App’s Evely Earns Sun Belt Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week Honors

App State women’s cross country senior runner Izzy Evely was named the Sun Belt Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Evely was named the runner of the week for the second time in her career (2019) and the second…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Moves Up to Third in Regional Rankings

After winning the Converse Kick-Off this past weekend, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s cross country team has moved up four spots to 3rd in the Southeast Region of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings. The Bears now…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/21/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 3 Mountain Heritage: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 3 Hendersonville: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Bunker Hill: 0 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Picks Up Fifth Straight Win

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team won its fifth straight match, this time topping Mars Hill 3-1 inside Shuford Gym on Tuesday night. The Bears hit .243 as a team in the opening frame on their way to a 25-19 set one…

Appalachian State Men’s Cross Country Drops One Spot in Regional Rankings

App State men’s cross country came in at 14th in the second week of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional rankings. The Mountaineers were 13th last week going into the Firetower Project, where…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finishes Jay Jenison Cup in Eighth Place

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf team finshed 8th in a very difficult field at the Jay Jenison Cup at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. these past two days. The Bears shot a final round 284 on Tuesday, which…

App State Women’s Cross Country Ranked 13th in Southeast Region

App State women’s cross country rose one spot to 13th in the latest edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional rankings. The Mountaineers cracked last week’s rankings at 14th before finishing second…

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Competes at Elon Invitational

App State Women’s Golf improved its team score each day and took fourth place at the Elon Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday at Alamance Country Club. Hannah Wang’s 1-over 72 led the way in the final round, and she was…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Moves Back Into National Poll

After falling out of the poll last week, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team is back in the United Soccer Coaches Poll this week, checking in at No. 22. The Bears had a 2-0 week at home, beating Francis Marion 6-0…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Drops in National Polls

Following a tough road loss at Newberry on Saturday night, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team dropped to No. 17 in both the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D2Football.com national polls. The Bears broke into the top five last week but…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/20/21

Western Foothills 3A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Hickory: 3 Statesville: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: South Caldwell: 3 Freedom: 1 Watauga: 3 Alexander Central: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/20/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Mitchell: 8 Draughn: 2 Mountain Foothills Seven 2A Conference: East Rutherford: 7 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 6 West Lincoln: 1 Lincolnton: 3 Bandys: 0 Newton-Conover: 8 East Burke: 1 West Caldwell:…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Competes at Jay Jenison Cup

After the first day of competition in the Jay Jenison Cup, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Team is T-9 after shooting 581 (+5) as a group on Monday. The competing teams played 36 holes. Individually, the Bears were paced by Liam…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Falls in Overtime to Coastal Carolina

App State women’s soccer suffered a 2-1 loss in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Conway, S.C. The Mountaineers fall 4-4-1 overall, and 0-2 in conference play, while Coastal Carolina moves 3-4-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. Coastal…

App State Field Hockey Doubles Up Davidson

App State field hockey recorded its season high in goals with a 6-3 drumming of Davidson Sunday. “We have a great in-state rivalry with Davidson, so I’m proud of our girls for coming out on top,” head coach Meghan Dawson…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/18/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/18/21 Late Model 1 #71 – Katie Hettinger ( r ) 2 #1 – Gracie Trotter 3 #4 – Landon DeVaughn 4 #13 – Mark Johnson 5 #19 – Jessie Cann 6 #11 – Kaylee Bryson…

L-R Men’s Soccer Gives Up Late Goals in Loss to Limestone

Limestone scored two late goals to down the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team 2-0 to open SAC play on Saturday Evening. The game was scoreless for the first eighty-five minutes until Limestone’s Tristyn De Laaf found the back of the net…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Comes From Behind to Beat 21st Ranked Limestone

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team gave up the lead to Limestone early in the second half. Then, they stormed back to score two goals within two minutes to take the lead back for good in a 3-2 win over No.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Drops Rare Regular Season Contest

Lenoir-Rhyne’s 18-game regular-season South Atlantic Conference win streak came to an end in a 28-21 defeat at Newberry on Saturday night. The streak tied the longest in program history as the Wolves took home the Bishops’ Cup for the first…

Appalachian State Volleyball Swept by East Carolina

App State volleyball libero Emma Reilly became the program’s all-time leader in career digs in the Mountaineers’ 3-0 loss at East Carolina on Saturday in their non-conference finale. Reilly needed 15 digs entering Saturday’s contest to break the record. Early…

Appalachian State Football Wins Big Over Elon

A rainbow descended toward Kidd Brewer Stadium’s new north end zone facility Saturday evening. With an above-capacity crowd of 30,224 gathered for App State’s first Boone-based home game with no crowd-size restrictions in 651 days, a 44-10 victory against Elon…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Hosts First Ever Event

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Team host their first and only home race of the season. After their recent qualification for Nationals and win in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, the team hosted a Carolina invitational. The Bears competed against Queens University, Wingate…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Wins Regional Preview Event

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country won their second straight event on Saturday morning. The event hosted by Converse University was a regional preview with a 22-team field. The Bears won the event with a score of 53 and a team…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/17/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 36 Owen: 7 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Polk County: 41 Patton: 8 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bunker Hill: 20 Lincolnton: 6 Newton-Conover: 37 West Caldwell: 6 West Lincoln: 20 Bandys: 17, OT Western…

App State Women’s Cross Country Place Second, Men Win at Firetower Project Meet

App State women’s cross country placed second in the 5K in the Firetower Project on Friday afternoon at Don Kennedy Trails. App State has finished second in both meets so far this season. The Mountaineers tallied 38 points while Elon,…

Appalachian State Volleyball Splits a Pair of Matches at Pirate Invitational

App State volleyball defeated Gardner-Webb and fell to UT Rio Grande Valley on Day 1 of the Pirate Invitational, hosted by East Carolina University. The Mountaineers (4-7) topped Gardner-Webb (3-6) 28-26, 25-23, 19-25, 25-22. McCall Denny paced App State with…

App State Field Hockey Edged Out by Miami of Ohio

App State field hockey dropped a 1-0 defensive loss to Miami (OH) Friday. Scoreless after three periods, Miami midfielder Morgan Sturm scored in a scrambled play off a corner to lift the RedHawks to victory. In their first conference game…

App State Women’s Soccer Drops Sun Belt Conference Opener

App State’s women’s soccer falls to Georgia Southern in a 4-1 deficit on Friday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday but was postponed due to field conditions. App State falls 4-3-1 while Georgia Southern moves…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Wins Fourth in a Row

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team topped Coker by a final score of 3-1 inside Shuford Gymn on Thursday night. The Bears hit .201 as a team on the night and were led by 15 kills from Taylor Prall. Mackenzie Hulsey finished…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/16/21

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 3 Chase: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Maiden: 3 Lincolnton: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Bunker Hill: 2 West Lincoln: 3 East Burke: 0 Non-conference: Alexander Central: 3 Draughn: 0…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/16/21

Non-conference Bunker Hill: 1 Alexander Central: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 St. Stephens: 2

Appalachian State Women’s Golf Finish 14th at Golfweek Fall Challenge

With three sub-75 rounds, App State Women’s Golf added another entry to the sub-300 list with a team total of 299 in the final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge fall tournament. A pair of true freshmen led the way…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Conference Opener Postponed

App State women’s soccer Sun Belt Conference opener against Georgia Southern has been postponed due to field conditions. The match will be rescheduled for a later date but is undetermined at this time. The Mountaineers are 4-2-1 going into conference…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/15/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Rosman: 3 Draughn: 0 Western Foothills 3A Conference: Fred T. Foard: 3 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Statesville: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference: Hibriten: 3 Freedom: 1 Watauga: 3 South Caldwell: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/15/21

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 4 East Burke: 0 Bunker Hill: 3 West Caldwell: 2 Lincolnton: 4 Newton-Conover: 1 Maiden: 3 West Lincoln: 2 Western Foothills 3A Conference: East Lincoln: 4 Hickory: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Iredell:…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Rout Francis Marion

In their final tune-up before conference play begins on Saturday, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team blasted Francis Marion 6-0 in front of the home crowd at Moretz Sports Complex. The Bears got a goal from Leonie Proessl less than five…

Appalachian State Cross Country Teams Earn Regional Rankings

App State women’s cross country cracked the first week of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional rankings. The Mountaineers come in at 14th in the first poll of the season following a second-place…

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

No. 20 Young Harris scored a pair of second-half goals to top No. 9 Lenoir-Rhyne in a battle of top 20 programs on a rainy Wednesday night in Georgia. Making his second career start in goal, Camden Coleman made a…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/14/21

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Brevard: 3 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Newton-Conover: 0 East Burke: 3 Lincolnton: 0 Maiden: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Stuns Wingate in Five Set Thriller

In another dramatic five-setter, the Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team defeated Wingate for the first time since 2016. The Bears handed Wingate their second straight SAC loss, the first time Wingate dropped back-to-back league contests since October 2018. Wingate’s back-to-back SAC losses…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Ranked Ninth in National Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team remained in the Top 10 of the United Soccer Coaches (USC) poll this week, dropping one spot to No. 9. The Bears were off this past week after defeating Florida Tech 2-0 in their opener…

App’s Ball Named MAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week

The Mid-American Conference announced App State sophomore midfielder Grace Ball as the Defensive Player of the Week Tuesday. Ball helped App State to its first win against a ranked opponent in program history by holding No. 24 James Madison to…

Appalachian State’s Eagleston Named Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Defender of the Week

Kerry Eagleston (Winston-Salem, N.C./West Forsyth) of App State women’s soccer was named Sun Belt’s Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Eagleston earned the award for the first time in her career. She is the first Mountaineer…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cameron Named SAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women’s Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the second week of the 2021 season and Lenoir-Rhyne goalkeeper Grayson Cameron was named defensive player of the week. Cameron, a senior from…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/13/21

Western Foothills 3A Conference: East Lincoln: 3 St. Stephens: 2 Hickory: 3 West Iredell: 1 Non-conference: Alexander Central: 3 Bandys: 1 Draughn: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Freedom: 3 McDowell: 0 Hibriten: 3 East Burke: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/13/21

Mountain Foothills Seven 2A Conference: Patton: 3 Polk County: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 8 West Lincoln: 0 Lincolnton: 2 Bunker Hill: 0 East Burke: 4 Maiden: 1 Newton-Conover: 3 West Caldwell: 1 Western Foothills 3A Conference: Hickory:…

Hickory Crawdads 2022 Schedule Announced

The Hickory Crawdads announce their 2022 game schedule. The ‘Dads will host Opening Night at the Frans on Tuesday, April 12th. The season will begin on the road against the Winston-Salem Dash on Friday, April 8th. The Crawdads will play…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf End First Two Rounds of Kiawah Island Invitational

After 36 holes, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf team is in 10th place at the Kiawah Island Invitational. The Bears shot a combined 570 over the 36 holes, which were all played today. The Bears are 12 shots behind leader Erskine…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf in Third at SAC Preview Tournament

After day one of the South Atlantic Conference Preview Women’s Golf Tournament at Hartsville Country Club, the Lenoir-Rhyne women sit in third place after posting a first round team score of 306, five shots behind first place Lincoln Memorial (301)…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Ranked Fifth in Top 25 Polls

For the first time since 2014, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team entered the top five in a regular season poll. The Bears rank No. 5 in both the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D2Football.com polls as announced this afternoon. The…

Hickory Crawdads Wrap Up Home Portion of Season

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up their 2021 home season on Sunday afternoon as they squared off against the Greenville Drive. The ‘Dads rallied to tie the game in the eighth, but gave up a run in the ninth to fall…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Blanks Florida International

App State women’s soccer continues its road streak after the 1-0 victory against FIU on Sunday afternoon in Miami. App State is now 4-2-1 on the season and 2-0-1 on the road, while FIU falls to 1-7. The Mountaineers got…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Shut Out by Ohio State

App State Field Hockey played gritty in a 2-0 loss to Big Ten opponent Ohio State Sunday. “I’m proud of our girls for working,” head coach Meghan Dawson said. “A lot of stuff was uncontrollable, and I’m proud of them…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/11/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 9/11/21 Late Model – Twin Feature #1 1 #34 – Lavar Scott 2 #59 – Blake Lothian 3 #10 – Regina Sirvent 4 #21D – JP Dyar 5 #X – Ricky Bruce 6 #19 – Jessie…

Appalachian State Football Edged Out by 22nd Ranked Miami

App State’s visit to Miami turned into a track meet. The speed of Jalen Virgil, a ball-hawking defense and the Mountaineers’ entire team stood out on a steamy south Florida night against the high-powered Hurricanes, but 22nd-ranked Miami used a…

Hickory Crawdads Falters Late Against Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads lost control in the late innings of Saturday night’s game against the Greenville Drive. After leading most of the way through six, the bullpen surrendered five runs in the last three innings as the Crawdads fell 7-4.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Picks Up First Wins of Season

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team bounced back with a pair of five-set wins in the final day of the Bash at the Beach hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic. The Bears topped the host Sailfish in a dramatic opener before erasing a…

App State Volleyball Lose Twice at Mountaineer Classic

App State volleyball dropped a pair of decisions to Bellarmine and Wake Forest on the final day of the Mountaineer Classic on Saturday. Against Bellarmine (2-5), the Knights prevailed in five sets (20-25, 25-15, 25-21, 22-25, 16-14). Victoria Wilform paced…

Hickory Crawdads Lose in Final Home Friday Contest of Season

A sellout crowd was in attendance on Friday night as the Hickory Crawdads squared off against the Greenville Drive. The Crawdads had a late surge of runs, but they were unable to walk away with the victory, losing 14-7. Greenville…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Draws 0-0 With 4th Ranked Florida Tech

For the third time in series history, Lenoir-Rhyne and Florida Tech met with high stakes. In this one, the No. 11 Bears and No. 4 Panthers played to a scoreless draw. With the double OT tie, the Bears have played…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Defeats Top 25 Team For First Time in School History

App State Field Hockey won its first game against a Top 25 ranked opponent in school history on Friday night by beating No. 24 James Madison 2-0 in an intense defensive match. After a scoreless first quarter, senior midfielder Friederike…

L-R Volleyball Drops Two Matches at Bash at the Beach Tournament

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team opened the 2021 season with a pair of losses in day one of the Bash at the Beach Tournament hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic. The Bears took on No. 18 Hillsdale and American International in the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls to Charlotte

App State volleyball dropped a 25-16, 25-15, 25-23 contest to Charlotte in its first match of the Mountaineer Classic on Friday evening. McCall Denny paced the Mountaineers (3-4) with a team-high eight kills. She also finished with nine digs. Lily…

Athletic Fields, Complexes at Hickory High to be Named for Elder, Craft

During a recent meeting of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education, the naming selection of two athletic facilities at Hickory High received a unanimous vote from board members. Presented to the Board of Education by Hickory High (HHS) Athletic…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/10/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 28 R-S Central: 8 Bunker Hill: 41 North Iredell: 0 Draughn: 69 Highland Tech: 34 Freedom: 42 Patton: 6 Maiden: 27 Christ School (Asheville): 21, OT South Caldwell: 16 Newton-Conover: 13

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Picks Up Road Win

App State women’s soccer captured a 2-1 victory against Wofford on Thursday night at Snyder Field. App State improves to 3-2-1 on the season while Wofford falls to 2-5. The Mountaineers snapped a two-match skid and claimed their first road…

Hickory Crawdads Losing Streak Reaches 11 Games

The Hickory Crawdads losing streak hit 11 as the Greenville Drive took Thursday night’s contest 9-6. Greenville got a pair of runs across in the second to take a 2-0 lead. The ‘Dads cut the deficit in half with a…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/9/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 3 Madison: 1 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 3 R-S Central: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: East Burke: 3 Bunker Hill: 2 Lincolnton: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 West Lincoln: 1 Western…

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/9/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 West Wilkes: 0 Hibriten: 2 Hickory: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Bunker Hill: 1

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Release Non-Conference Schedule

App State women’s basketball released the non-conference portion of the 2021-22 schedule on Thursday. The Mountaineers will play seven games at the Holmes Center and six contests on the road, highlighted with showdowns at ACC foes, North Carolina and Duke.…

App State Wrestling Announce Upcoming Schedule

Head coach JohnMark Bentley of App State Wrestling announced on Thursday a 2021-22 schedule with several high-profile matchups in Varsity Gym, including visits from NC State, North Carolina and SoCon counterpart Campbell. The Mountaineers are scheduled to return all seven…

CVCC Men’s Basketball Hires McNair as Assistant Coach

Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball coach Bryan Garmroth announces the addition of Leonard McNair to its coaching staff. McNair fills a spot on the staff vacated by Jalen Cannady, who was recently named a graduate assistant coach for the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Goes to Draw With North Greenville

A pair of second half goals within ten minutes of each other was the only scoring on Wednesday night in the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer home opener as the No. 11 Bears drew with North Greenville, 1-1. Freshman Evan O’Leary scored…

Hickory Crawdads Losing Streak Hits Double Digits

Wednesday night’s game slipped away from the Crawdads as the Greenville Drive tied things up and took a 6-2 lead with two outs in the ninth. David Garcia put the Crawdads ahead in the first with his fourth homerun of…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Ribbink Earns Honors from Collegiate Triathlon Coaching Association

Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Kayla Ribbink earned a pair of Collegiate Triathlon Coaching Association (CTCA) weekly honors during her first collegiate race. Ribbink was named CTCA Freshman of the Week and also brought home an All-Region Team selection following her performance at…

App State’s Smith Named Sun Belt Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

App State men’s cross country graduate student-athlete Daniel Smith has been named the Sun Belt Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. Smith wins his first career conference runner of the week award, while he’s…

L-R Bass Fishing Names Cook as New Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics announce the hiring of a new Bass Fishing head coach, Daniel “Joe” Cook. Cook comes to LR from Newberry College, where he was the bass fishing team captain and president for four years. Under Cook’s direction, Newberry was…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/7/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 3 Mitchell: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference: Patton: 3 East Rutherford: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 Lincolnton: 0 Bunker Hill: 3 West Lincoln: 0 Maiden: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Newton-Conover: 3…

High School Boys Soccer Result From Tuesday, 9/7/21

Non-conference Bandys: 7 Cherryville: 0 Hibriten: 6 West Caldwell: 0 Mallard Creek: 5 St. Stephens: 2 Patton: 1 East Burke: 0

Hickory Crawdads Drop Ninth Straight Contest

The Hickory Crawdads put together three game-tying rallies on Tuesday evening but were unable to pull ahead, dropping the series opener against the Greenville Drive 7-4 in ten innings. Greenville took a 1-0 lead in the fourth with a solo…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Maintains Top 10 Rankings

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football team remained in the top 10 in each of the AFCA and D2Football national rankings after week one of the season. The Bears rank No. 6 in the AFCA poll and No. 7 in the D2Football poll.…

Bears Name DeVore Senior Woman Administrator

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics announce Katrina DeVore as the new Senior Woman Administrator for the department. DeVore is currently the Associate Head Athletic Trainer, a role she will remain in while also serving in this new role. As the Senior Woman Administrator,…

L-R’s Kwambai Earns SAC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for meets competed in during the first week of the 2021 season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Janet Kwambai was named runner of the week. Kwambai, a senior from Iten,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Sweeps SAC Weekly Awards

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Men’s Soccer Players of the Week for matches played during the first week of the 2021 season. Lenoir-Rhyne midfielder Carles Montoliu Lobo was named the offensive player of the week, while teammate and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Moves Up to 11th in This Week’s Poll

United Soccer Coaches released the most recent Women’s Rankings for Division I and II of NCAA soccer, sponsored by Verizon, on Tuesday. The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team moved up two spots from No. 13 to No. 11 in this week’s…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Ranked Eighth in National Poll

United Soccer Coaches released the most recent Men’s Rankings for Division I and II of NCAA soccer, sponsored by Verizon, on Tuesday. After receiving votes in the first poll of the year, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team made the largest…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Competes in Wisconsin, Wins DII Competition

The Lenoir Rhyne Women’s Triathlon Team traveled to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin to compete in the first NCAA triathlon of the season, one of the three races across the country, all qualifiers for nationals in Tempe, Arizona. The team secured their…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Falls to Wake Forest

App State women’s soccer fell to Wake Forest in a 2-0 deficit on Sunday evening at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The Mountaineers drop to 2-2-1 on the season, while Wake Forest improves to 6-0. Wake Forest got on the board…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 9/4/21

Bobby Isaac Memorial Late Model 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #6 – Mitch Walker 3 #8 – Sam Butler 4 #55 – Isabella Robusto 5 #41 – Magnum Tate 6 #34 – Lavar Scott 7 #12 – Annabeth Barnes…

Hickory Crawdads Lose at Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 10-5 on the road Saturday. Hickory gave up four runs in the first inning and were unable to recover. Hickory picked up their first run of the game in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Rolls in Season Opener

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team defeated Virginia State 48-7 with a dominating performance in the season opener on Saturday evening. Grayson Willingham threw three touchdowns to three difference receivers and Dwayne McGee had three total TDs (two rushing, one receiving) in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Opens Season With Win

A late first half goal from Leonie Proessl gave the Bears the lead and they never looked back, winning a tough 2-0 season opener at UNC Prembroke Saturday night. Evan O’Leary added the insurance goal late in the game to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Blanks Florida Tech

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team opened their 2021 season with a 2-0 win over visiting Florida Tech. Carles Montoliu Lobo broke the scoreless tie with his first career goal in the 54th minute, and then added an assist in the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Defeats East Tennessee State

Behind a career-high 20 kills from Madison Baldridge, App State volleyball defeated ETSU 3-1 (17-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19) in its final match of the Black & Gold Challenge on Saturday. Baldridge finished with a sizzling .870 hitting mark, registering her…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country Finish Second, Men Fifth at Fleet Feet Invite

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Cross Country team opened their season with a first place finish at Saturday’s Fleet Feet XC Invite hosted by Catawba College. The Bears won the 11-team event with a total of 30 points and a total time…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Falls to 11th Ranked Wake Forest

App State striked first, but the Mountaineers fell 5-1 to the No. 11 Demon Deacons in Saturday’s game at Kentner Stadium. Junior midfielder Pauline Mangold scored a goal off of a penalty corner in the 1st period, and App State…

High School Football Results From Friday, 9/3/21

Non-conference: AC Reynolds: 24 Alexander Central: 7 Forestview: 13 Freedom: 7 South Caldwell: 20 Hickory Hawks: 12 Hickory: 37 Draughn: 13

App State Volleyball Drops a Pair of Matches at Black and Gold Challenge

App State volleyball dropped a pair of 3-1 contests at the Black & Gold Challenge on Friday. The Mountaineers (2-3) fell to Kansas City (4-1) 23-25, 27-25, 25-8, 26-24 and to Old Dominion (2-3) 25-19, 28-26, 22-25, 25-22. Against Kansas…

CVCC Wins A Pair of Matches at Walters State Invitational

Catawba Valley Community College volleyball defeated Spartanburg Methodist 3-0 and Itawamba Community College also 3-0 on the opening day of the Walters State Invitational in Morristown, Tenn. The 17th ranked Red Hawks will face the host school, 20th ranked Walters…

App State Men’s Cross Country Finish Second at Covered Bridge Open

App State men’s cross country posted a second-place finish in the 2021 season opener in the Covered Bridge Open at Don Kennedy Trails on Friday evening. The Mountaineers tallied 60 points while Florida State, one of the top programs in…

Hickory Crawdads Get Only Four Hits in Loss to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads gave up five runs in the first three innings and could not rebound in a 6-4 loss at the Bowling Green Hot Rods Friday night. Once again, the Crawdads were held to a minimum amount of hits.…

App State Women’s Cross Country Open Season With Second Place Finish

App State women’s cross country posted a second-place finish in the 2021 season opener at the Covered Bridge Open at Don Kennedy Trails on Friday evening. App State finished the 5k with 91 points while top-10 program Florida State placed…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 9/2/21

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference: Draughn: 3 Avery County: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference: Bandys: 3 East Burke: 0 Lincolnton: 3 Newton-Conover: 2 Non-conference: Patton: 3 Freedom: 0 Watauga: 3 Hickory: 2

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 9/2/21

Non-conference Ashbrook: 3 Fred T. Foard: 1 Forest Hills: 3 Bunker Hill: 1 Freedom: 3 Patton: 2 Hickory: 1 Alexander Central: 0

Hickory Crawdads Swept in Doubleheader

The Bowling Green Hot Rods (72-33) swept both games of a doubleheader 3-2 and 8-3 against the Hickory Crawdads (45-57) on Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Hickory scored the first run of the game in the…

Appalachian State Football Rolls Over East Carolina

Country music star and App State alum Luke Combs will perform Saturday at The Rock, with fans filling Kidd Brewer Stadium for his highly anticipated concert. Consider his song-leading cameo in a triumphant App State locker room at Bank of…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes at North Carolina Qualifier

Members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team participated in the North Carolina B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier on the Roanoke River this past weekend. Every Red Hawk angler brought fish to the scales during the tournament, which was its…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Blanked by College of Charleston

App State women’s soccer falls to College of Charleston in a 2-0 defeat Thursday afternoon at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone. The Mountaineers fall to 2-1-1 on the season while College of Charleston improves to 1-3-1. Charleston’s offense…

CVCC Volleyball Wins Home Opener

The 17th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team won its Region 10 division and home opener on Wednesday afternoon, dispatching Davidson-Davie in four sets at the Tarlton Complex. Set scores were 25-18, 26-24, 19-25 and 25-23. Right side/setter Amber Barker…

Hickory Crawdads Fall Short to Bowling Green

Despite having only five hits, the Hickory Crawdads nearly downed the High-A East Leading Bowling Green Hot Rods Wednesday night on the road. The Crawdads lost 5-4. David Garcia had two of Hickory’s hits and Trey Hair had his 13th…

App State Men Picked First, Women Second in Sun Belt Preseason Cross Country Poll

App State men’s cross country was picked as co-favorites in the Sun Belt Conference’s Preseason Poll, as voted by the league’s coaches. The Mountaineers and Arkansas State shared the top spot with 91 points apiece. App State earned three out…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Season Opener Postponed

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team season opener at Young Harris on Thursday night as been postponed due to field conditions after tropical storm Ida went through Northern Georgia yesterday. The match will be rescheduled to Wednesday September 15th at 7:00…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/31/21

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

Appalachian State Men’s Cross Country Ranked 15th Regionally

App State men’s cross country cracked the top-15 in the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Regional rankings. The Mountaineers come in at 15th on the list, joining ACC schools Wake Forest, Duke, NC…

Hickory Crawdads Road Contest Washed Out

The Bowling Green Hot Rods (69-33) and the Hickory Crawdads (45-54) series-opening contest on Tuesday has been postponed due to rain. Remnants from Hurricane Ida have inundated the region with rain, which is expected to continue through the area into…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/30/21

Western Foothills 3A Conference: East Lincoln: 3 Hickory: 2 North Iredell: 3 Fred T. Foard: 1 Non-conference East Wilkes: 3 Hibriten: 1 Freedom: 3 East Burke: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 8/30/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 2 Statesville: 2 Fred T. Foard: 4 East Burke: 2 Hibriten: 9 Wilkes Central: 0 Hickory: 4 Freedom: 0 Newton-Conover: 2 Pine Lake Prep: 2 West Iredell: 4 Maiden: 2

App State Women’s Soccer Wins Over USC-Upstate

App State women’s soccer defeated USC Upstate in a 2-1 victory Sunday evening at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The Mountaineers are 2-0-1 on the season while USC Upstate falls to 1-2. The Mountaineers got on the board when Breckyn Monteith…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Picks Up First Win of Season

App State Field Hockey won their first game of the season against Towson on Sunday at the Towson University Field Hockey Complex. The score was 3-1. Sophomore forward Peyton Ritchey scored her first goal of the season in the third…

Crawdads End Series With Greenville In An 8-3 Loss

The Hickory Crawdads ended their road trip at Greenville with an 8-3 loss Sunday. Jake Guenther had an outstanding game at the plate, going three-for-four with a run scored. Trevor Hauver had a home run in the top of the…

CVCC Volleyball Opens Season With A Split of Four Matches in Ohio

Catawba Valley Community College volleyball opened the 2021 fall season this weekend at the Owens Invitational in Perrysburg, Ohio. The Red Hawks went won two and lost two at the event. On Friday, the Red Hawks lost their opening match…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 8/28/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 8/28/21 Late Model – Twin Feature #1 1 #95H – Jacob Heafner 2 #6 – Mitch Walker 3 #1B – Kaylee Bryson 4 #12 – Daison Pursley 5 #75 – Landon Huffman 6 #19 – Jessie…

Hickory Crawdads Blanked by Drive

The Hickory Crawdads were held to only four hits in a 3-0 loss to the Greenville Drive Saturday night at Fluor Field at West End in Greenville, SC. Dustin Harris would account for two of the four hits for the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Falls Only Once at Appalachian Invitational

App State volleyball closed the Appalachian Invitational Saturday by posting an overall record of 2-1. Entering Saturday’s matchups against Radford and UNCG, App State recorded a five set-win over Eastern Kentucky Friday night. The Black and Gold opened Saturday’s slate…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Opens Season With Setback

App State doubled Georgetown’s shot total with a 22-11 advantage, but the Mountaineers fell 3-2 to the Hoyas in Saturday’s season opener at the Towson University Field Hockey Complex. Junior forward Sarah Farrell scored at the 48:11 mark to pull…

Hickory Crawdads Win Big Over Greenville

After being held to just five hits Thursday night, the Hickory Crawdads rolled over the Greenville Drive 13-6 Friday night on the road. Hickory jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first inning, scored four more in the sixth…

Appalachian State Volleyball Opens Season With Five Set Win

App State volleyball opened the Appalachian Invitational with a five-set win over Eastern Kentucky Friday. “To pull out that win after losing the third and fourth set being up 2-0 was huge, because we had to earn it,” head coach…

High School Football Results From Friday, 8/27/21

Non-conference Alexander Central 41 North Gaston 6; Bandys: 49 Fred T. Foard: 3; Bunker Hill 42 St Stephens 0; Draughn vs. Patton, ppd. (Draughn to host Mt. Airy Saturday at 7:30pm); Freedom 13 East Burke 12; Hibriten vs. Hunter Huss,…

App State Baseball Brings in 14 Student-Athletes to the Program

App State baseball announce the student-athlete editions for the upcoming 2022 season. The Mountaineers welcome a total of 14 newcomers, three freshmen and 11 transfers, after earning the first-ever Sun Belt Tournament win a season ago. Ten of the 14…

Appalachian State Women and Men’s Golf Announce Schedules

The 2021 fall schedule for App State Women’s Golf begins in mid-September and includes five events that will be played in the Carolinas. Coached by Heather Brown, the new-look Mountaineers return four players from the 2020-21 roster and welcome four…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Hires McGillan

Coming to Hickory from Farmville, VA, Riley McGillan joins the Bears men’s basketball program as an assistant coach. McGillan comes to LR from Longwood University where he was the men’s basketball director of operations for the Lancers. In his role,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Teams Picked in SAC Top Five of Preseason Polls

The South Atlantic Conference released both the women and men’s preseason cross country poll and runners to watch. For the Lenoir-Rhyne women, the Bears are picked to tie for third. The Bears had three named to the 2021 SAC Women’s…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 8/26/21

Non-conference East Lincoln: 3 Bandys: 1 Fred T. Foard: 3 Lake Norman: 0 Hibriten: 3 North Wilkes: 0 Hickory: 3 Newton-Conover: 0 Patton: 3 East Burke: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Maiden: 1 University Christian: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Greenville, 10-2

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greenville Drive, 10-2. Hickory had only five hits, with Jake Guenther getting two of those. One of his two hits was a home run, his eighth of the season in the eighth inning. Ezequiel…

Hickory Crawdads Lose in Extra Innings

The Hickory Crawdads needed extra innings Wednesday but lost to the Greenville Drive 5-4 on the road. Hickory took an early lead in the third inning. Pedro Gonzalez reached on a fielding error to start the inning. Two outs later,…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 8/25/21

Non-conference Bandys: 3 Alexander Central: 0 Freedom: 3 East Burke: 1 Hibriten: 3 West Caldwell: 1 Hickory: 3 Lincoln Charter: 1 Patton: 3 South Caldwell: 0 St. Stephens: 3 Bunker Hill: 0

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Draws With Winthrop

App State women’s soccer recorded a 2-2 draw in overtime against Winthrop Wednesday evening in Rock Hill, S.C. for its road opener. App State moves to 1-0-1 on the young season while Winthrop is now 1-0-1. The Mountaineers got on…

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

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer team was picked to finish second in the 2021 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll released Wednesday morning. The Bears picked up one first place vote as well. LR is coming off a spring season where…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Picked to Win SAC Title

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer team was picked to finish 1st and claimed eight of the 12 possible first-place votes in the South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll announced Wednesday morning. The Bears are coming off a 9-1-1 spring season that…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/24/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 Statesville: 0. Fred T. Foard : 3 Watauga: 1. East Lincoln: 3 Maiden: 1. Patton: 3 Draughn: 0. Wilkes Central: 3 Hibriten: 0.

Hickory Crawdads Score Early, Hang On Late for Win at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads scored early and often in an 8-7 win over the Greenville Drive to start a six game series Tuesday night at Fluor Field. Hickory scored seven of their eight runs in the contest in the first two…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Picked First in Preseason South Atlantic Conference Poll

For the third straight fall, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team has been picked to finish first in the preseason South Atlantic Conference Coaches’ Poll as announced by the league. LR garnered five of the nine first place votes. LR has won…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/23/21

Non-conference Crest: 3 St. Stephens: 1 Draughn: 3 East Burke: 0 Freedom: 3 Wilkes Central: 0 Hickory: 3 Bandys: 2 Newton-Conover: 3 South Caldwell: 2 Thomas Jefferson: 3 West Caldwell: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 8/23/2

Non-conference Bandys: 4 West Iredell: 0 Bunker Hill: 7 Challenger: 3 Chase: 3 Freedom: 2 Cramer: 4 Fred T. Foard: 3 Hibriten: 5 Newton-Conover: 2 Maiden: 2 Cherryville: 2 Patton: 3 East Burke: 1 West Caldwell: 5 South Caldwell: 2…

de Lorme Named L-R Associate AD for Compliance

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick de Lorme as the new Associate AD for Compliance. Nick joins the Bears after spending the last three years as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at…

Hickory Crawdads Wrap Up Series Against Dash With Win

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 6-2 on Sunday evening. The win gave the Crawdads the series victory as well, taking 3 of the 5 games. The Crawdads were able to take an early lead, picking up two in…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results For Saturday, 8/21/21

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series roared back to life Saturday night at America’s Most Famous Short Track with a huge partnership with the Catawba County United Way. The Ready to Race United event featured a full slate of…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Winston-Salem

The Crawdads crushed the Winston-Salem Dash 11-4 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader but lost in the second by a score of 8-1. In the first game Winston-Salem took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on…

High School Football Results From Friday, 8/20/21

Non-conference: Alexander Central: 21 Hickory: 7 Bandys: 44 St. Stephens: 7 Bunker Hill: 29 Cramer: 18 East Burke: 14 Patton: 6 East Lincoln: 39 Hibriten: 7 Maiden: 56 Fred T. Foard: 0 Polk County: 28 Newton-Conover: 7 South Caldwell: 18…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Winston-Salem Dash

The Hickory Crawdads picked up a 5-1 victory on Friday night over the Winston-Salem Dash. The Crawdads took a 1-0 advantage in the second inning over the Dash. Jonathan Ornelas doubled and moved to third on a groundout by Jake…

App’s Brice Named to Preseason Watch List For Unitas Golden Arm Award

App State newcomer Chase Brice has been named to the preseason watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The award is presented annually by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Selection Committee…

High School Volleyball Results From Thursday, 8/19/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 St. Stephens: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 Bandys: 0 Hickory: 3 Newton-Conover: 0 Lincoln Charter: 3 Maiden: 2 Patton: 3 East Burke: 0

High School Boys Soccer Results From Thursday, 8/19/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 2 West Caldwell: 0 Bandys: 2 Challenger: 0

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Opens Season With Win

App State women’s soccer picked up its first win of the season with a convincing 3-0 victory on Thursday evening against UNC Asheville at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. App State moved to 1-0 with its first season-opening win since a…

Second High School Football Game Of Week One Off Due to COVID

Late Thursday, Draughn High School announced their season opening game against Thomas Jefferson has been called off due to COVID related issues within the Thomas Jefferson program. With such little turnaround available, the Wildcats are not expected to find a…

Appalachian State Athletics Led Sun Belt in Academic Honors

The Sun Belt Conference announced its academic honors for the 2020-21 calendar Thursday, with App State leading the league’s members in program-wide GPA for student-athletes, Commissioner’s List selections and Academic Honor Roll selections. App State’s average GPA of 3.42 within…

CVCC Bass Fishing Team Competed at National Championship

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team competed against some tough competition this past weekend at the 2021 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship on the St. Lawrence River. The Red Hawks fished against 122 other boaters during the…

Mother Nature Takes Another One from Hickory Crawdads

Thursday night’s doubleheader was canceled due to unplayable field conditions following a storm. The Crawdads and Dash will make up a game on Saturday in a doubleheader starting at 4pm. Gates will open at 3:30pm. Saturday’s second game will start…

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 8/18/21

Non-conference Crest: 3 St. Stephens: 2 Hibriten: 3 West Caldwell: 2 Patton: 3 Draughn: 0 South Caldwell: 3 East Burke: 1

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 8/18/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 1 Bandys: 0 Hickory: 3 Central Academy: 0 Maiden: 6 Bessemer City: 3 Patton: 4 West Caldwell: 2 Shelby: 5 Newton-Conover: 3

Crawdads Drop Series Opener at Home to Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads were unable to hold onto an early lead, ultimately dropping the series opener to the Winston-Salem Dash 13-2, Wednesday night. The Crawdads came out of the gate strong, taking a 2-0 lead. Trevor Hauver drew a walk…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Ranked Sixth in National Preseason Poll

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team is ranked No. 6 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Bears finished 13-1 in 2019 and open the season on Sept. 4 at Virginia St. The sixth-place preseason…

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 8/17/21

Non-conference Bandys: 3 North Lincoln: 0 Fred T. Foard: 3 Maiden: 0 Patton: 3 Freedom: 0 Wilkes Central: 3 Hibriten: 1

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Announced

App State men’s basketball head coach Dustin Kerns has announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming season. The slate features 13 contests, including six home games in Boone. “Our program is excited about a very challenging non-conference schedule,” said Kerns.…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Opener Moved to Boone

Due to inclement weather, App State women’s soccer will make its season debut on Thursday night at home against UNC Asheville at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. The season opener for the Mountaineers was originally scheduled at UNC…

Hickory Crawdads Contest Postponed, Doubleheader Scheduled for Thursday

Tuesday evening’s series opener between the Hickory Crawdads against the Winston-Salem Dash has been postponed out of caution for the health and safety of fans, players, and staff due to the impending tropical depression, Fred. It will be made up…

CVCC Volleyball Ranked 12th in Preseason Poll

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is ranked in the initial preseason poll by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The poll, which was released on Monday, places the Red Hawks in 12th nationally to start the 2021…

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 8/16/21

Non-conference Alexander Central: 3 Bunker Hill: 1 St. Stephens: 3 South Caldwell: 0 Wilkes Central: 3 Freedom: 0

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Lose Exhibition Match

Appalachian State women’s soccer team fell to East Tennessee State University in a 2-0 deficit Sunday evening on the road at Summers-Taylor Stadium. App State faced ETSU in two, 45-minute periods in the second exhibition match on the road. The…

Hickory Crawdads Lose First Game of Doubleheader, Mother Nature Takes Nightcap

After a monsoon induced rain delay, play was suspended at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The game was originally started the previous night after the top of the first inning. The game was called after seven innings, with Rome…

Hickory Crawdads Game Rained Out

The Hickory Crawdads game against the Rome Braves was suspended in the middle of the first inning on Saturday evening. The Crawdads will finish the game Sunday and will play the regularly scheduled game after. Spencer Mraz had started the…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Rome

The Hickory Crawdads blanked Rome in the second game of Friday’s seven-inning doubleheader, taking the game 11-0. The Braves took the first game by a score of 5-4 in the eighth inning. In the first game, the ‘Dads got a…

Hickory Crawdads Thursday Game Washed Out

Thursday night’s game between the Hickory Crawdads against the Rome Braves has been postponed due to weather. The Crawdads and Braves will play a doubleheader Friday with the first game starting at 5pm. Gates will open at 4:30pm.The second game…

L-R’s Young Named to Senior Bowl Watch List

Lenoir-Rhyne football senior wide receiver Dareke Young was named to the 2022 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List as announced this afternoon. Young joins former teammate Kyle Dugger as the only two Lenoir-Rhyne players to ever be named to the Watch…

App State Wrestling Announce Newcomers to Program

Moving forward from a record-breaking spring, App State wrestling coach JohnMark Bentley officially announced the Mountaineers’ newcomers for the 2021-22 season. Last season, Bentley oversaw an App State program that went 7-2 overall, tied for first in Division I wrestling…

App State Football Leads G5 Schools With Six on Senior Bowl Watch List

With its six selections tying for the most among Group of Five programs, App State is well-represented on a Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List that includes quarterback Chase Brice, linebacker D’Marco Jackson, cornerback Shaun Jolly, receiver Corey Sutton, defensive end…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Extra Innings Pitchers Dual

The Hickory Crawdads led for most of the way on Wednesday night, but late inning runs sunk the ‘Dads, who eventually fell 5-4 in the 11th inning. Jared Walker put the Crawdads ahead in the third inning with a solo…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dahlberg Earns Academic All-American Status

Senior 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 becomes the fourth CoSIDA Academic All-American in Women’s Track…

Former Mountaineer Track and Field Coach Named to National Coaches Hall of Fame

Long time App State track and field head coach John Weaver will be inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame. Weaver will be one of seven inductees in the Class…

Hickory Crawdads Edge Out Rome Braves

The Hickory Crawdads took the opening game against the Rome Braves by a score of 8-7. The Crawdads got the first runs of the game on the board in the second inning. Trey Hair doubled down the right field line…

Hickory Crawdads to Host Disability Dream & Do Baseball Camp

Six local Rotary Clubs, with the generous support of the Hickory Crawdads and their parent club, the Texas Rangers, are offering a Dave Clark Disability Dream & Do (D3Day) Baseball Camp to children and young adults with varying disabilities along…

CVCC ESports Program to Hold Open House on Wednesday

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports program will be hosting an Open House for current and prospective CVCC students and their families on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. The Open House will take place at the school’s…

App’s Virgil Named Fourth on The Athletic’s Freaks List

A fixture on “The Freaks List,” App State’s Jalen Virgil has another top-five ranking in 2021. Virgil is No. 4 overall and No. 1 among offensive skill position players on the national list from Bruce Feldman and The Athletic, marking…

Hickory Crawdads Sweep High-A East Awards

For the second time this season, the Hickory Crawdads swept the High-A East Player of the Week Awards. Third baseman Dustin Harris was named Player of the Week while Zak Kent was named Pitcher of the Week. Harris was just…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Announces 2021 Fall Schedule

Just four months after the conclusion of the unprecedented 2021 spring season, App State Field Hockey will open its 2021 fall season in August. The schedule is back to normal after last season’s decision by the Mid-American Conference to move…

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Wins Exhibition

App State women’s soccer dealt UNCG a 1-0 loss in the first of two exhibition matches on Sunday night at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The Mountaineers faced UNCG in three, 30 minute periods in the lone preseason contest at home.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Hires McEntee as Assistant Coach

Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Carlee Buck has announced the hiring of Abbie McEntee as an Assistant Coach. McEntee comes to Hickory after a two-year stint as a graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis. As a player, McEntee graduated from…

Hickory Drops Series Finale to Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads rallied late but fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers Sunday, 8-7. Hickory was down 8-4, but scored three runs in the ninth to make it close. Jake Guenther led Hickory with two hits and two runs scored with…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 8/7/21

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series roared back into action at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars with a huge night of racing. 292 laps of racing action spread across five divisions would keep everyone on the edge of…

Hickory Crawdads Rebound in Win Over Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads put up another big night from their hitters, but this time picked up the win in a 16-2 rout over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on the road Saturday. A pair of players scored three runs while four others…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Six Run Lead in 12th Inning

The Hickory Crawdads fell in heartbreaking fashion Friday on the road, 15-14. The teams were tied, 3-3 after nine innings, but each team scored two runs in the 10th inning and three runs in the 11th. While Hickory put up…

Hickory Crawdads Pitching Staff Clips Wings of Grasshoppers

The Hickory Crawdads knocked around the Greensboro Grasshoppers Thursday, winning 7-0. While Hickory’s four home runs helped the offense, it was the pitching staff that did the work as the trio of Nick Starr, Justin Marsden and Zak Kent combined…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Earns First Two Academic All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Mitchell Linklater and Myles Moffat became the first two men’s lacrosse players from LR to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors as announced this afternoon. Linklater earned a Second Team nod while Moffat was awarded a spot on the third…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Ranked 13th in Preseason Poll

On the heels of a South Atlantic Conference Tournament Title in the spring, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team is ranked No. 13 in the United Soccer Coaches (USC) national pre-season poll. The Bears went 9-1-1 a season ago and are…

L-R Men’s Golf Have Five Named to All-American Scholars List

Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for NCAA Divisions I, II, III NAIA, and NJCAA have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or…

Crim Earns High-A East League Player of the Month

Before being called up to Double-A, Frisco, Blaine Crim was named the High-A East League Player of the Month for July. Crim led the league in average (.393), RBIs (28), on-base percentage (.481), slugging percentage (.843), and OPS (1.323). He…

Lenoir-Rhyne Announces Major Renovations for Moretz Stadium

Lenoir-Rhyne announced this week a major renovation of the Helen and Leonard Moretz Stadium, home to football and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Called the Centennial Campaign for Moretz Stadium, the $15 million renovation will touch every aspect of the stadium.…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Road Game at Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads lost to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on the road Wednesday, 6-2. The Crawdads managed only six hits in the contest, with two coming from catcher David Garcia. Miguel Aparicio and Trevor Hauver each had RBI’s but Hickory left…

Hickory Crawdads Newcomer Harris Hits Two Homers in Win

The Hickory Crawdads offense exploded again, winning the series opener on the road against the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 15-3 Tuesday night. Newcomer Dustin Harris, in his first game from being called up from the Texas Rangers Low-A franchise, the Down East…

L-R had 168 Student-Athletes Receive Academic Award

A year ago, Lenoir-Rhyne earned a school-record 140 recipients of the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Award. This year, the Bears shattered that record with 168 being named to the prestigious list. The Academic Achievement Awards is…

CVCC’s Blackwelder Named All-American

Catawba Valley Community College second baseman Chandler Blackwelder was named to the 2020-21 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® College Division men’s at-large team on Monday. The sophomore from Salisbury, N.C., who has already signed to continue…

Hickory Crawdads on Cruise Control in Win Over Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Greenville Drive 12-7 on Sunday afternoon. They split the series with three wins each. The ‘Dads bats started hot, with Josh Smith and Ezequiel Duran roping back-to-back doubles to give the team a 1-0 lead.…

Hickory Crawdads Handle Drive

The Hickory Crawdads were in the driver’s seat for most of Saturday’s game against Greenville, winning 7-4. The ‘Dads got the scoring started in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jonathan Ornelas singled to lead things off and Jake Guenther…

Hickory Crawdads Hit Three Home Runs But Still Lose

The Hickory Crawdads were unable to hold off the Greenville Drive on Friday night, as runs in the late innings sunk the ‘Dads, who fell 9-8. The Drive put up a run in the top of the first off ‘Dads…

Appalachian State’s Taylor Named to Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List

App State’s Demetrius Taylor is one of just three FBS defensive ends on the watch list for the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Player of the Year award. The 35-player list includes a total of 10 defenders, with Taylor earning consideration…

Hickory Crawdads Lose to Greenville Drive

The Hickory Crawdads fell in Thursday night’s contest against the Greenville Drive by a score of 17-5. The ‘Dads took a 1-0 lead in the first. Frainyer Chavez led off the game with a single. Justin Foscue tripled him in…

App Softball Hires Ruechel As Assistant Softball Coach

App State Softball has hired respected pitching coach and former Division III head coach Natalie Ruechel as an assistant, head coach Shelly Hoerner announced Thursday. Ruechel will oversee the Mountaineers’ pitching staff. “We are excited to have Natalie join our…

App State Volleyball Hires Mayfield as Assistant Coach

App State volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced that Allison Mayfield has been named assistant coach for the program. Mayfield comes to the High Country after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas A&M. She helped the Aggies…

App State Men’s Basketball to Play in Gulf Coast Showcase

App State men’s basketball will head to the Sunshine State and play in the Gulf Coast Showcase from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24. All games will be played in Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla. The Mountaineers open play on Nov.…

Appalachian State Football’s Spurlin Named to Hornung Award Watch List

App State two-way talent Caleb Spurlin 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…

App State’s Hennigan Named to Wuerffel Award Watch List

Recently named an Academic All-American, App State’s Thomas Hennigan has made the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is awarded to the FBS player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement. Named after 1996 Heisman…

Appalachian State Cross Country Schedule Announced

App State men’s and women’s cross country head coach Michael Curcio has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2021 season. The schedule features six meets, including the Sun Belt Championships, in preparation for the NCAA Southeast Regionals and NCAA Championships.…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads won the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader in dramatic fashion as Blaine Crim delivered a walk-off hit in the 10th inning to give the ‘Dads a 3-2 win. The ‘Dads split the twin bill, dropping the first…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Sun Belt Slate Set

The Sun Belt Conference released the 2021-22 women’s basketball conference schedule on Wednesday. The Mountaineers will play a 16-game schedule that consists of eight home and eight away contests, while the league slate will start on Dec. 30. App State…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s LaClair Named Academic All-American

For the third straight year Lenoir-Rhyne softball shortstop Talon LaClair was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. LaClair is a Second Team selection after earning a First Team nod a year…

App’s Subotsch Named to Ray Guy Award Watch List

App State punter Xavier Subotsch has been named to the watch list for the Ray Guy Award, which honors the nation’s top punter. Last season, Subotsch’s net punting average of 40.3 yards (kick length minus return yardage) led full-time starters…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Earns Academic Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse was named one of 285 teams across Division I, II, III and NAIA as an IWLCA Academic Squad for the 2020-21 academic year as announced by the organization today. To qualify for this prestigious honor, the team…

Hickory Crawdads Contest Postponed

Tuesday night’s game against the Greenville Drive was postponed due to storms. It will be made up in a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with the first game starting at 5pm. The games will both be seven innings. Gates will open at…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Has Sun Belt Schedule Announced

The Sun Belt Conference has announced the conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The schedule will consist of 18 games for all teams, with each playing nine at home and nine on the road. All games will follow a…

Appalachian State Football’s Taylor Named to Watch List for Nagurski

For the second straight summer, App State defensive end Demetrius Taylor has been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Football Writers Association of America, in conjunction with the Charlotte Touchdown Club, announced the watch list…

App’s Hunter Adds Outland Trophy Watch List to Early Accolades

App State offensive lineman Baer Hunter is a repeat selection to the watch list for the Outland Trophy. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound super senior is a two-time All-Sun Belt selection who moved to center in the spring after starting the last…

Appalachian State Volleyball Announces 2021 Schedule

App State volleyball head coach Matt Ginipro has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2021 season. The schedule features 18 home contests for the Mountaineers, including their first nine in the Holmes Convocation Center. “To say that the team is…

App State’s Jolly Named to Thorpe Award Watch List

For the second straight year, App State cornerback Shaun Jolly has been named to the watch list for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the nation’s best defensive back. The list from The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Asheville

Friday’s Hickory Crawdads game against the Asheville Tourists was suspended in the second inning due to rain. Saturday, a doubleheader was scheduled, but never even started due to storms in Asheville. Sunday, however, the two teams were able to play…

Appalachian State’s Pearson Earns Spot on Mackey Award Watch List

App State’s Henry Pearson has been named to the watch list for the John Mackey Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s best college tight end. The award is named after NFL Hall of Fame member John Mackey, who…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 7/24/21

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 7/24/21 Late Model – Twin Feature #1 1 #15 – Ryan Millington 2 #44K – Josh Kossek ( r ) 3 #15W – Mitch Walker 4 #32M – Zack Miracle 5 #31 – Thomas Beane 6…

CVCC Bass Fishing Signs Bauer

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team added to its 2021-22 recruiting class, signing Jesse C. Carson standout Ben Bauer. Bauer, who has been fishing since age 4 and participating in fishing tournament since age 7, is excited to…

App’s Hunter Named to Rimington Watch List

App State’s Baer Hunter has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top center. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound super senior is a two-time All-Sun Belt selection who moved to center in the spring…

Hickory Crawdads Scores in Double Digits, Pitching Staff Strikes Out Franchise High 21

The Hickory Crawdads offense might get the headlines but the teams pitching staff gets the story in a 12-1 thrashing of the Asheville Tourists on the road Thursday. Hickory once again scored early. In the first inning, Kellen Strahm walked…

L-R Women’s Golf Boasts 24th Highest GPA

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Team ranked No. 24 in all of NCAA Division II in Team GPA as announced by the Women’s Golf Coaching Association Thursday afternoon. As a team, the Bears had a GPA of 3.668 which led all…

App State Track and Field Athletes Earn Academic Awards

App State track & field saw two individuals earn All-Academic Athlete honors and both men’s and women’s programs earn All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday. Both Maya Hanks and…

Hickory Crawdads Roll to Second Straight Win Over Asheville

For the second straight night, the Hickory Crawdads offense exploded, winning Wednesday, 13-4 on the road against the Asheville Tourists. The Crawdads struck in the first inning. With one away, Miguel Aparicio hit a solo home run to center field…

App State’s Peoples Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

App State running back Camerun Peoples is on the watch list for the 2021 Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s best college running back. In 15 career games, Peoples has totaled 1,311 rushing yards and 14…

CVCC Has Two Teams Earn NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year Honors

Two athletic programs at Catawba Valley Community College have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic successes during the 2020-21 school year. The Red Hawks’ women’s basketball and baseball programs were all named NJCAA…

Two Hickory High Players Participate in East-West All-Star Game

The East-West All-Star Games continued with soccer Tuesday night. In the girls soccer game, the West squad was coached by Hibriten’s Shea Bridges. The contest went to a 1-1 draw. In the boys soccer game, the west fell 3-2. Hickory’s…

Hickory Crawdads Explode for 15 Runs in Win Over Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads opened up a series on the road at the Asheville Tourists with a huge 15-2 win. The Crawdads opened the scoring in the second inning. With two out, Jonathan Ornelas doubled. Jake Guenther singled, scoring Ornelas. In…

L-R’s Moffat Named South Atlantic Conference Man of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse player Myles Moffat has been announced as the South Atlantic Conference Man of the Year as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon. Moffat, a junior attacker from Airdrie, Alberta, Canada has a 3.92 GPA while majoring in…

Appalachian State Football Picked in Tie For First in Sun Belt

App State Football has been voted an East Division co-favorite in the Sun Belt Conference’s preseason polls and awards that were released by the league Tuesday, two days before Media Day in New Orleans. In a vote by Sun Belt…

L-R Athletics Ranks Nationally in Community Service

For the third straight year, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics Department reached new heights when giving back to the community. After finishing 18th in the nation in terms of hours of community service each of the past two years, the Bears…

Hickory Crawdads Sweep Weekly High-A East Awards

The Hickory Crawdads swept the High-A East Awards this week thanks to performances by Zak Kent and Blaine Crim. Kent earned pitcher of the week honors after pitching six innings, allowing no hits, no runs and striking out nine while…

Three Area Players Help West Women’s Basketball Win at All-Star Game

The East-West All-Star Games got underway Monday night. The event pits recently graduated seniors, the best from the western half of North Carolina, taking on the best from the east. In the women’s basketball game held last night, the West…

Appalachian State Volleyball Earns Team Academic Award

App State volleyball has been named a recipient of the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). It marks the ninth time in the last 10 years the Mountaineers have earned this honor. In addition, App…

App State Football Has Two on Bednarik Award Watch List

For the second straight year, App State defensive end Demetrius Taylor and cornerback Shaun Jolly have been named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award that is presented to the top defensive player in college football. App State has…

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Earns AVCA Academic Team Award

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced the recipients of the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Awards for the 2020-21 season and for the fifth straight year, Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball earned the honor. In total, 161…

App’s Peoples Named to Maxwell Award Watch List

App State running back Camerun Peoples has been named to the watch list for the 2021 Maxwell Award, which recognizes the most outstanding player in college football. In 15 career games, Peoples has totaled 1,311 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads split Sunday’s doubleheader against the Aberdeen IronBirds. They lost the first game 6-2 but rallied in the second to win 6-5. The afternoon began with the resumption of Saturday night’s game in the third inning. The ‘Dads…

App’s Russell Qualifies for USA Wrestling’s World Team Trails

App State Wrestling’s Codi Russell has qualified for USA Wrestling’s World Team Trails thanks to his 57 kg (freestyle) victory at the Last Chance World Team Trials Qualifier event Friday at the FargoDome. Competing in a round-robin format with three…

Hickory Crawdads Explode For 20 Runs in Win

The Hickory Crawdads smoked the Aberdeen IronBirds 20-2 on Friday night. The ‘Dads hit 5 homers and picked up 23 hits off Aberdeen. Kellen Strahm sparked a rally for the ‘Dads in the bottom of the first, starting off the…

Five App State Women’s Golfers Named All-American Scholars

Five App State women’s golf student-athletes were named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) for the 2020-21 season. Seniors Mogie Adamchik, Melany Chong, Carrie Catherine Ganim and Sarah Hardin and junior Kayla Ward were selected for the…

Crim’s Homer Propels Crawdads to Late Win

The Hickory Crawdads came out on top of a wild matchup against the Aberdeen IronBirds on Thursday night, winning 7-6. Aberdeen got an unearned run across in the second to take a 1-0 lead. The runner reached on a catcher’s…

App State Wrestling Has 22 Make SoCon Academic Honor Roll

App State had a league-best 22 wrestling student-athletes make the 2020-21 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll that was released Thursday. That total contributed to the Mountaineers posting a semester GPA over 3.0 as a team during a year in which…

CVCC Baseball Hires Alum McDonald as Assistant Coach

Former Catawba Valley Community College baseball standout Marshall McDonald is returning to his roots. The former All-Region 10 performance returns to the CVCC baseball program where he will serve as an assistant coach and also help with outfielders, hitters, weight…

App State Wrestling Earns Five SoCon Academic All-Conference Team

App State Wrestling had five student-athletes named to the Southern Conference’s Academic All-Conference team for the second straight year. With the Mountaineers posting the second-highest total in the league, head coach JohnMark Bentley’s program was represented on the list by…

Hickory Crawdads Falter Late Against Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads fell in the late innings of Wednesday night’s game, dropping the contest by a score of 5-1. Aberdeen took a 1-0 lead in the first as they got the leadoff hitter around to score. Justin Foscue tied…

App State Women’s Tennis Adds Iowa State Transfer

App State women’s tennis head coach Ashleigh Antal has announced the third signing to the recruiting class in Ellie Murphy (Dublin, Ireland/Iowa State). A native of Ireland, Murphy signs with the Black and Gold after spending one season at Big…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Series Opener to Aberdeen

The Hickory Crawdads and Aberdeen IronBirds traded runs throughout the first few innings on Tuesday evening but the ‘Dads were unable to hold on, falling 9-4 to Aberdeen. Justin Foscue, who returned yesterday from a 7-week absence, kicked off the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Garners Two Academic All-Americans

For the second straight season, Lenoir-Rhyne Football has two players selected as Academic All-Americans as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). QB Grayson Willingham and K Chase Allbaugh earn Second Team Academic All-American honors and join…

App State Women’s Tennis Place Student-Athletes on Scholar All-American List, Earn Team Award

For a fourth straight year, App State women’s tennis was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team, posting a solid 3.58 GPA for the 2020-21 academic year. Three Mountaineers on the roster were named 2020 ITA Scholar-Athletes as well…

Crawdads Slaten Named Pitcher of the Week

A dominant relief effort by Justin Slaten a week ago Tuesday evening earned him the High-A East League Pitcher of the Week. In an 8-0 win over Winston-Salem on the road, Slaten entered the game in the fourth inning. He…

American Legion Area IV Baseball Playoffs, Quarterfinal Round From Monday, 7/12/21

Mint Hill: 7 Burke County: 4 Mint Hill wins the best of five series, 3-1.

L-R Swimming Earns Six to Scholar All-American Team

The College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) named 789 swimmers and divers to its Scholar All-American Team for the 2020-21 season and Lenoir-Rhyne placed six on the list. The award recognizes students who achieved a GPA of…

Appalachian State’s Hennigan Academic All-American

App State fans across the country know Thomas Hennigan as the sure-handed Mountaineer receiver who has wrestled dozens of passes from opposing defensive backs in his four years in the Black and Gold. On Monday, Hennigan received another label: Academic…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Finale to Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads wrapped up the first half of the season with a 7-5 loss at Winston-Salem on Sunday. Justin Foscue led the Crawdads in the first inning with a solo home run. Winston-Salem responded with a run in the…

American Legion Baseball Area IV Playoff Results From Sunday, 7/11/21

Quarterfinal round (best of five series): Mint Hill: 4 Burke County: 2 Mint Hill leads the series 2-1. Game four of the series is Monday night.

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 7/10/21

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returned to the famed 3/8 mile oval at Hickory Motor Speedway with an action packed night of racing. The Heritage Finance Street Stocks would hit the track first with race number one of…

American Legion Area IV Baseball Playoff Results From Saturday, 7/10/21

Quarterfinal round: Burke County: 11, 4 Mint Hill: 12, 0 Best of five series tied at 1-1.

Hickory Crawdads Split A Doubleheader With Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads split a Saturday doubleheader with the Winston-Salem Dash, as Hickory lost the first game 9-6 but won the second game 8-7. Game one featured a first-pitch home run to Miguel Aparicio, giving Hickory a 1-0 edge. The…

CVCC Anglers Signs With Lenoir-Rhyne

After helping build a nationally-ranked bass fishing program at Catawba Valley Community College, CVCC anglers Lane Bailey and Caleb Lonca hope to do the same at Lenoir-Rhyne University. The Red Hawk duo officially signed with the Bears on Thursday during…

App State Football Receives 17 Preseason All-Conference Nods by PFF College

App State Football has six first-team picks and 17 overall selections on the preseason All-Sun teams from PFF College, which evaluates players with film-based grades. The Mountaineers’ first-team preseason selections are Camerun Peoples (running back), Cooper Hodges (offensive tackle), Baer…

App State Football Video Wins National Award

One of the top football video departments in the country is at it again as App State Football’s video crew brought home first-place recognition for a fourth consecutive year at the annual SAVVY Awards presented by the Collegiate Sports Video…

Hickory Crawdads Come From Behind to Extend Winning Streak

The Hickory Crawdads went through a gauntlet of emotions Thursday before pulling out an 8-7 win at Winston-Salem. Hickory had an early 4-0 lead squandered away by the sixth inning, but rallied from two runs down in the top of…

NC American Legion Baseball First Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 7/8/21

Burke County: 9 Pineville: 4 Burke County wins the series, 3-1. Post 21 will face Mint Hill Post 555 on the road Friday in the second round, best of five series.

Johnson Added to L-R Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Everick Sullivan has announced the hiring of Trey Johnson as an assistant coach. Johnson comes to LR after a two-year stint as the Director of Basketball Operations at Presbyterian College. “I am excited to have Trey…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Garners Two To CoSIDA Academic All-District

Mitchell Linklater and Myles Moffat of Men’s Lacrosse were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Team as announced by the organization. The At-Large team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Golf Announce Four Recruits

Lenoir-Rhyne Head Golf Coach Elliot Gealy has announced the 2021 golf recruiting class. Gealy has added Marta Cervero Urones from Oviedo, Spain, Eleni Diakou from Rhodes, Greece and Christina Fisher from Freedom High School to the women’s program and Holt…

Hickory Crawdads Smash Their Way to Win

The Hickory Crawdads smashed six home runs in a 13-5 win on the road against the Winston-Salem Dash Wednesday night. Four players hit the six home runs for the Crawdads. Trey Hair had two home runs. His first was in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Earns Three Scholar All-Americans

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars were announced with three Lenoir-Rhyne golfers making the cut. Katie Sibley, Clara Cerfont and Mackenzie Foyle were all named All-American Scholars as they met the criteria of a minimum GPA of 3.50. For…

North Carolina American Legion Area IV Baseball Playoff Results From Wednesday, 7/7/21

First round, best of five series Gaston Braves: 9 Caldwell County: 8 Gaston Braves win the series, 3-1 Pineville/Burke County, ppd. due to rain Burke County leads the series, 2-1 The teams will play game four of the series Thursday.…

NC American Legion Area IV First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 7/6/21

Burke County: 12 Pineville: 4 Burke County leads the series 2-1. Game four is tonight at Pineville. Queen City: 4 Maiden: 0 Queen City wins the series 3-0. Caldwell County: 15 Gaston Braves: 6 Gaston leads the best of five…

Hickory Crawdads Open Road Trip With Shutout Win

The Hickory Crawdads opened a series Tuesday night at the Winston-Salem Dash, winning in dominating fashion, 8-0. Crawdads pitching allowed only six hits and none of them were extra base hits. Meanwhile, the Hickory offense pounded out 12 hits, two…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cascon Named to Academic All-American

Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Victor Cascon has been announced as a CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA). Cascon joins Rueben Morillas, a first team selection in 2018, to give Lenoir-Rhyne two…

CVCC’s Schroeder Earns NJCAA George E. Killian Award of Excellence

Catawba Valley Community College Athletic Director Nick Schroeder has been named one of two recipients of the 2021 George E. Killian Award of Excellence. The George E. Killian Award of Excellence is one of the highest awards the NJCAA bestows…

Lenoir-Rhyne Names Scanlan as New Women and Men’s Tennis Coach

Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the hiring of Erik Scanlan as the Bears Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach. Scanlan comes to Hickory after a five-year stint at Illinois Institute of Technology that included him winning a…

Hickory Wraps Up Series Against Asheville With Win

The Hickory Crawdads offense powered the team to a 6-1 victory over the Asheville Tourists on Sunday night in front of a sold out crowd of 5,576. The ‘Dads took the series 4 games to 2. The Crawdads wasted no…

Crawdads Blanked By Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads couldn’t overcome the Tourists on Saturday evening, falling 12-0 to Asheville. The Tourists jumped on Crawdads starting pitcher Avery Weems right away. They scored four in the first, four in the second and two in the third…

Asheville Ends Hickory Win Streak

The Hickory Crawdads win streak was snapped at three as the ‘Dads fell to the Tourists 7-4 on Friday night. Asheville was able to get a run across in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Tourists added…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Adds Four to Roster

After securing its best Sun Belt Conference finish in school history this spring, the App State men’s golf program is looking to keep climbing with the addition of four newcomers in its 2021 signing class. Mountaineers head coach Jason Allison…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Snags 256 to SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

A record 2,589 student-athletes, spanning each of the South Atlantic Conference’s 13 member institutions and 22 sports, were named to the 2020-21 SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the conference office announced today. Lenoir-Rhyne had 256 student-athletes earn SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…

Crawdads Win Third in a Row Over Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Asheville Tourists 9-2 Thursday night at L.P. Frans Stadium. The win is Hickory’s third in a row, and they have won four of their last five games. For the third straight contest, Hickory jumped on…

Hickory Crawdads Win Second Straight Over Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads won their second straight, and fourth out of their last five games with a 5-3 win over the Asheville Tourists on Wednesday at L.P. Frans Stadium. Once again, Hickory scored early on the Asheville pitching staff. In…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Pate Promoted to First VP of Division II Athletic Directors Association

Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has been promoted to 1st Vice President for the Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) Board of Directors. Pate, who completed her fifth year at Lenoir-Rhyne, had served as a D2 ADA…

Hickory Crawdads Open Series With Win Over Asheville

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Asheville Tourists Tuesday night at home, 6-3. Hickory jumped out to an early lead. In the bottom of the second inning, David Garcia singled to start the inning. Two outs later, Frainyer Chavez singled putting…

Appalachian State’s Taylor Named to PFF College Preseason All-American

Appalachian State football defensive end Demetrius Taylor has been named an honorable mention preseason All-American by PFF College. The All-America teams from PFF College include a first team, second team, third team and one honorable mention at each position. Earning…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Communications Department Honored By CoSIDA with Top Awards

The Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Communications Department recently won 10 awards from CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America in the organization’s Publications and Digital Design Contest. The staff were awarded best in the nation in three categories. The women’s lacrosse…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Gaffney Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its 2021 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, honoring the top student-athlete in NCAA Division I, II, and III and the NAIA. Nominees for the award must be a senior or graduate student in…

CVCC Will Send Four To Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship in August

Just weeks after the world’s top professional anglers do battle for a Bassmaster Elite Series victory on the St. Lawrence River, the country’s best college teams will converge in Waddington, N.Y., for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 6/26/21

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returned to action on Saturday night with an evening full of racing excitement. The Heritage Finance Late Models would roll off first in race one of their doubleheader 40 lap features. Paul Owens…

Crawdads Drop Series Finale to Bowling Green

In a back-and-forth game on Sunday, the Hickory Crawdads were ultimately overcome by a flurry of late innings runs, falling 13-9. The Crawdads took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jonathan Ornelas hit his seventh double of the…

Foard, Newton-Conover Win Championships in State Wrestling Event

High School Wrestling Championships 2A Top 5 Team Scores 1) Mt. Pleasant 124 2) Fred T. Foard 119.5 3) Central Academy 119 4) Reidsville 84.5 5) Trinity 64 2A 106 1st Place Match Brayden Mejia (Fred T. Foard, 29-0) won…

Hickory Crawdads Hit Four Home Runs In Win Over Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads got their second consecutive win on Saturday night, hitting four homeruns off of the Bowling Green Hot Rods in route to a 8-5 victory. Avery Weems didn’t allow a baserunner through his first three innings of work…

Foard’s Wolgemuth Wins 2A State Tennis Championship

2020-2021 NCHSAA 2A Women’s Tennis Individual State Championship, Singles Draw First Round Alexis Wolgemuth (Fred T. Foard) def. Hinson Britt (Greene Central) 6-1, 6-1 Alexa Allison (Newton-Conover) def. Marley Renner (Currituck County) 6-0, 6-0 Quarterfinals Alexis Wolgemuth (Fred T. Foard)…

Hickory Crawdads Win Over Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-2 on Friday evening in front of a packed LP Frans Stadium. The ‘Dads got things going in the fourth inning, taking a 3-0 lead over the Hot Rods. Pedro Gonzalez…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Two Run Game to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads, playing as their alternate identity of the Hickory Couch Potatoes, lost to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-4 on Thursday night. The ‘Dads struck first in the third inning, taking a 2-0 lead. Frainyer Chavez drew a…