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Hickory Crawdads Fall to Rome Braves to End Road Trip

The Hickory Crawdads ended their road trip against the Rome Braves with a 7-1 loss Sunday in Georgia. Down 4-0 in the top of the seventh inning, Hickory’s lone run started with Cody Freeman hitting a single. Thomas Saggese then…

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

App State junior Jada Branch, freshman Karsyn Kane, and incoming freshman Lane Hoyes closed out competition at the Toyota USATF Elite and U20 Outdoor Championships in Eugene this weekend. Branch posted a leap of 12.73m (41′ 9.25″) in the Elite…

Five Appalachian State Baseball Players Announce Return for Fifth Year

Five App State Baseball student-athletes have announced their plans to return to Boone for the 2023 season, exercising their additional year of eligibility granted by the NCAA as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Catcher Hayden Cross, infielder Luke Drumheller,…

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

June 25th , 2022 Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 6/25/22 Late Model Twin Race #1 1 #15 – Mitch Walker 2 #75 – Landon Huffman 3 #2 – Ryan Wilson 4 #59 – Blake Lothian 5 #17 – Skyler Chaney…

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

The Hickory Crawdads scored eight runs in the top of the ninth to come from behind and win 9-5 over the Rome Braves on the road Saturday night. Prior to the ninth inning, Hickory scored only one run in the…

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

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

Appalachian State Football Surpassed 10,000 Full Season Tickets Sold

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

Hickory Crawdads Start Second Half of Season With Resounding Win

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of the season with an 8-1 win Friday on the road against the Rome Braves. Hickory started the scoring in the second inning. Cody Freeman walked to open the inning. He would move…

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

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

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

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

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

The South Atlantic Conference announced on Wednesday, June 22, that 2,578 student-athletes, spanning each of the Conference’s 13 member institutions, were named to the 2021-22 SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Lenoir-Rhyne placed a department-record 289 on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll, topping…

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

Lenoir-Rhyne shattered its previous record finish in the final Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, coming in 33rd in all of Division II. The previous high mark was a 65th place finish the 2011-12 season. The Learfield Directors’ Cup measures overall intercollegiate…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dahlberg Named Academic All-American

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

Hickory Crawdads Open Road Trip With Big Win Over Rome

The Hickory Crawdads doubled up the Rome Braves to open a six game road trip Tuesday, winning 12-6. Despite the win, the Crawdads were eliminated from winning the first half title in the South Division as Bowling Green won over…

App State Softball Snags 11 Scholar-Athletes

Eleven different Appalachian State softball student-athletes were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar-Athletes, the organization announced on Tuesday. Recognition from the NFCA requires that student-athletes post a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Following the hard work in the…

App State Women’s Basketball Rounds Out Assistant Coaching Staff

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin announced the hiring of Mark Palmisano as director of basketball operations and Maren Shumaker as graduate assistant for operations to round out the program’s staff on Tuesday. “I am super excited to…

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

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team now has four national championship qualified anglers following competition this past week at the B.A.S.S. Collegiate Wild Card tournament on Logan Martin Lake in Alabama. The Red Hawks finished the event with…

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

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

Appalachian State Women’s Soccer Announce 2022 Schedule

App State soccer head coach Aimee Haywood announced her squad’s schedule for the 2022 fall season Monday. It features 10 home matches at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, including a variety of special promotions. The Mountaineers will open the regular season…

Hickory Crawdads End Homestand Series With Loss to Greenville

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

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

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

Appalachain State Field Hockey Announce 2022 Schedule

App State field hockey head coach Meghan Dawson has announced the schedule for the 2022 season that features nine home games, seven league matchups and a packed non-conference slate. The Mountaineers will kick off the season with a visit to…

Hickory Crawdads Falter Late, Lose to Drive

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

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

A total of 43 Catawba Valley Community College student athletes have received Region 10 All-Academic honors for the spring 2022 semester. In order to be eligible for Region 10 All-Academic, student athletes must pass a minimum of 12 credit hours…

Hickory Crawdads Shut Out Greenville Drive

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

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

Cleveland County Post 82: 5 Hickory Post 48: 2

Caldwell Baseball Garners Four to All-America Team

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

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Greenville Despite Late Rally

The Hickory Crawdads rallied late but couldn’t come up with the big hit to pull ahead of the Greenville Drive, falling 6-3. With Bowling Green’s loss, the ‘Dads are still a half game out of first place with six to…

Appalachian State Football Announce Seven Incoming Transfers

With summer school in full swing, App State Football has officially added seven signees via the transfer portal among a talented group of newcomers for the 2022 season. In addition to their December signees from the high school level and…

Lenoir-Rhyne is Home to South Atlantic Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year

The South Atlantic Conference Athletic Trainers Committee has selected the Lenoir-Rhyne athletic training staff as the 2021-22 Athletic Training Staff of the Year. “Congratulations to Mike Flicker and the entire Lenoir-Rhyne athletic training staff,” said South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick…

Hickory Crawdads Keep Pace in Standings With 13-6 Win Over Greenville

The Crawdads strung together 19 hits as they defeated the Greenville Drive 13-6 on Wednesday night. Every starter for the ‘Dads picked up a hit as their win kept them a half game behind Bowling Green for the division lead…

Appalachian State Athletics Announce APR Data, Best in Sun Belt Conferece

The classroom success of App State student-athletes enabled the Mountaineers to post the best numbers among Sun Belt Conference schools when the NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data this week. With a release of information through the…

American Legion Baseball Results From Tuesday, 6/14/22

Caldwell County Post 29: 4 Gastonia Post 23: 3 Cherryville Post 100: 8 Hickory Post 48: 2

Hickory Crawdads Open Home Series Against Greenville With Win

The Hickory Crawdads took Tuesday’s series opener against the Greenville Drive by a score of 10-6. The win, coupled with Bowling Green’s loss, puts the ‘Dads just a half game out of first place with eight games to play in…

L-R’s Moore, Yelding Earn SAC Minority Postgraduate Scholarships

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Kiara Moore and Rashad Yelding have been awarded the South Atlantic Conference’s McGriff Insurance Services Minority Postgraduate Scholarships, the Conference announced on Monday. “We are thrilled McGriff Insurance is, once again, able to award minority postgraduate scholarships to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Tennis Student Athletes Earn Academic All-American Team

The 2022 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) At-Large Academic All-America teams were announced this afternoon and Lenoir-Rhyne had three student-athletes make the list. LR had Myles Moffat and Mitchell Linklater from men’s lacrosse named as First Team Academic…

CVCC Boasts 88 Student Athletes on Academic Lists

The Catawba Valley Community College athletic department announces that 88 of its Red Hawk student athletes have been named to either the President’s List and/or Athletic Director’s List for the 2021-22 school year. In order to qualify for each list,…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Moffat Named SAC Presidents Award Recipient

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Myles Moffat was selected as one of the two recipients of the 2021-22 South Atlantic Conference Presidents Award, the Conference announced today. The highest individual honor presented annually by the South Atlantic Conference, the President’s Award is voted on…

American Legion Baseball Results From Monday, 6/13/22

Hickory Post 48: 4 Caldwell County Post 29: 2

Hickory Crawdads Lose Series Finale to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads lost late to the Bowling Green Hot Rods Sunday afternoon, 5-4 on  the road. The Crawdads led 4-2 in the middle of the eighth inning. But the Hot Rods scored three in the bottom of the eighth…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Jack Ingram Memorial 111 on Saturday, 6/11/22

“Berry Still On Top at Hickory Motor Speedway” June 14th, 2022 For Immediate Release: The racing world would focus on Hickory Motor Speedway with the beginning of a new and very deserving tradition. The Inaugural Jack Ingram Memorial presented by…

Dominate Pitching, Pair of Home Runs Propel Crawdads to Win

The Hickory Crawdads rebounded from Friday’s loss to defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods Saturday night, 3-1 on the road. Both teams got a run in the first inning. With one away in the top of the first, Luisangel Acuna…

American Legion Baseball Results From Friday, 6/10/22

Game 1 of 2 Hickory Post 48: 5 Henderson County Post 77: 0 Game 2 of 2 Henderson County Post 77: 6 Hickory Post 48: 5

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Bowling Green on the Road

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods Friday night, 6-2 on the road. The Hot Rods jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Hickory could get their first run of the game in the fifth inning. With…

Hickory Crawdads Win Over Bowling Green for Second Straight Game

The Hickory Crawdads picked up their second win in a row over Bowling Green, winning 7-3 on the road Thursday. Hickory picked up their first run of the night in the first inning. Keyber Rodriguez walked as the first batter…

CVCC ESports Wins National Video Contest

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports team was announced this week as the winners of a brand video contest hosted by the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) organization. By winning the contest, the video will utilized by the…

App State Baseball’s St. Laurent Named Freshman All-American

App State infielder Austin St. Laurent has been named a Freshman All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the publication announced. Already named the Freshman of the Year in the Sun Belt Conference, St. Laurent becomes the third Mountaineer in the…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Adds Transfer From Furman

App State Tennis will welcome Maggie Pate as a new student-athlete for the 2022-23 season, head coach, Ashleigh Antal announced Wednesday. Pate is a transfer student from Furman, where she has competed for the last three years. “We’re excited to…

CVCC Bass Fishing Adds McDowell’s Weaver to Program

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing program has reached back into the water to add to its 2022-23 roster, signing McDowell High School product Cole Weaver. “We are looking forward to Cole joining the Red Hawk Nation in the…

American Legion Baseball Results From Wednesday, 6/8/22

Hickory Post 48: 11 Statesville Post 113: 8

Hickory Crawdads Outlast Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 6-4 on the road Wednesday. Hickory jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held on from there. The Crawdads got their first three runs in the top of the second inning.…

American Legion Baseball Results From Tuesday, 6/8/22

Caldwell County Post 29: 8 Lincoln County Post 455: 4

Hickory Crawdads Open Series at Bowling Green With Shutout Loss

The Hickory Crawdads powerful offense, fresh off of a 21 run output on Sunday could have used some off those runs Tuesday as they fell on the road to the Bowling Green Hot Rods, 6-0. Cristian Inoa and Chris Seise…

CVCC Softball Garners Three All-Region Honors

Three members of the Catawba Valley Community College softball team were honored this past week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for their play following the 2022 spring season. Catawba Valley third baseman Emma Kuproski, pitcher Cali Hinnant and…

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

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Savannah Moorefield has been named a Third-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Moorefied carried a 3.90 GPA in her undergraduate major of Exercise Science, and a 3.92 GPA in her graduate degree in…

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

Caldwell County: 7 Asheville: 5

Cress Named New Head Men’s Golf Coach at Appalachian State

Alan Cress, an App State alum who worked as an assistant coach for his alma mater during the 2021-22 season, has been named the head coach of App State’s men’s golf program, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Monday. “We…

Appalachian State Wrestlers Compete at U23 World Team Trials

Representing Boone RTC, wrestlers from App State had strong freestyle showings at the U23 World Team Trials, highlighted by a final appearance by Jonathan Millner at 70 kg and a fifth-place finish by Caleb Smith at 57 kg. With folkstyle…

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Finish Ninth in Community Service

For the fourth straight year, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletics Department reached new heights when giving back to the community. After finishing 15th out of 316 NCAA Division II athletic programs in 2020-21, the Bears set a program-record with a 9th…

App State Hires Ormsby as Assistant Athletics Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports

App State alum Robbie Ormsby is returning to the High Country, joining the Mountaineers as Assistant Athletics Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports. Ormsby earned both a Bachelor of Science in physical education in 2003 and a Master…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball’s Lanham Earns a Pair of All-American Honors

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore pitcher Joshua Lanham has been announced as a Third Team All-American by both the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Lanham becomes just the second All-American in program history and the first…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Signs Northwestern State Transfer

App State head men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Carvell Teasett (Baton Rouge, La. / Northwestern State) to the program. Carvell Teasett | 6-1 | 180 | Baton Rouge, La. / Northwestern State Teasett comes to…

Hickory Crawdads Tie Franchise Record In Huge Win at Asheville

Every starting Hickory Crawdads batter had at least one hit, one run scored and at least one run batted in as they tied a franchise record for runs in a game with a 21-6 win on the road against the…

Caldwell Baseball Nabs Three on All-Tournament Teams From World Series Appearance

Three members of the Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s baseball team were named to the All-Tournament Team for the NJCAA Division III World Series, held May 28-June 1, 2022 at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, TN. Tyler Bradley, Hayden Setzer,…

Hickory Crawdads Downs Tourists on the Road

The Hickory Crawdads offense exploded Saturday night defeated the Asheville Tourists, 13-4. In the second inning of a scoreless contest, Cody Freeman started the top of the inning with a first pitch single. Thomas Saggese hit his ninth double of…

CVCC Announces First Signees to New Cross Country Program

Catawba Valley Community College announces its first four signees to the new cross-country program. Among the signees are the program’s first-ever runner — Bandys’ Allison Beard — along with local products in Foard’s Ryan Eblen and Nick Shell and East…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Leonhardt Earns Second All-American Honors of the Season

After earning Second Team National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American honors, Kylee Leonhardt has been announced as an Honorable Mention All-American by Division 2 Conference  Commissioners Association. The program’s leader in career home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage, Leonhardt helped LR…

Hickory Crawdads Fall to Asheville on Friday

The Hickory Crawdads fell Friday night to the Asheville Tourists, 9-6. The Tourists used a six run second inning to secure the win. Nick Krauth took the start for the Crawdads but lasted only 1.1 innings, allowing five hits, six…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Signs Byard

The App State women’s basketball team will add Nadiyah Byard to its 2022 signing cls. Byard is the sixth addition to the Mountaineers’ incoming class and will compete as a true freshman. Nadiyah Byard | 6’0 | Forward | Griffin…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 6/4/22

The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series returned to action Saturday with Compleat Kidz Night at the Races. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series Late Models would be first up with race one of Twin 40 lap features. Mitch…

Hickory Crawdads Trounce Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads scored early and often in picking up a 15-7 win over the Asheville Tourists Wednesday night at McCormick Park. The Crawdads started with six runs in the first inning. Three of the first four batters were walked…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Adds Frazier to Staff

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin announced the hiring of Alex Frazier as the program’s new assistant coach on Wednesday. “We are thrilled to add Alex to our coaching staff,” Elderkin said. “Alex embodies all of the characteristics…

Hickory Crawdads Lose Opener to Asheville Tourists

The Hickory Crawdads opened up their six-game road series against the Asheville Tourists, falling 4-2. Hickory jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Luisangel Acuna singled to open the inning and then stole second base. Trevor Hauver…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Finish Third at NJCAA Division 3 World Series

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute baseball would defeated St. Cloud 4-0 in an elimination contest Tuesday afternoon, but the Cobras season would come to an end, falling to Dallas College-Eastfield, 11-1. Game one: Caldwell 4, St. Cloud 0 Facing…

CVCC Bass Fishing Has Three Teams Finish in Top 100 at Nationals

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team recently completed its most successful national appearance to date at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Pickwick Lake and Wilson Lake this past weekend in Alabama. Competing in a field of…

CCC&TI Softball’s Anderson Earns All-Region Nod

Lauren Anderson has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region East Team for NJCAA Division II Softball. Anderson (West Wilkes HS/Wilkesboro, NC) split time pitching and playing third base for the Caldwell Cobras. She was 11-4 in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Track and Field Garners Nine All-Americans

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Track and Field Team wrapped up the 2022 NCAA Championships with a program-record nine All-Americans. Phillip Stomne started the All-American run for the program with his seventh-place finish in the Decathlon. Stomne totaled 7,057 points in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Golf Announce Recruiting Class for Women and Men’s Team

Director of Men’s and Women’s Golf Elliot Gealy has announced his 2022 Recruiting Class for both genders. Gealy has added three to the women’s side and five to the men’s program. “The 2022 men’s recruiting class is a strong group…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Stays Alive in NJCAA Division 3 World Series

Hayden Setzer got the complete game victory on the mound as Caldwell starved off elimination and stayed alive in the NJCAA Division Three Baseball College World Series by beating Northern Essex 5-1. Setzer struck out 12 while only walking two…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Drops Into Elimination Bracket

Dallas College-Eastfield scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to open a five-run lead that Caldwell could not overcome. The fifth seeded Harvester Bees (46-10-1) went on to win 6-3 to advance to Monday’s winner’s bracket final…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Picks Up Win to Open World Series

Jacob Bebber hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Caldwell a 3-2 victory over St. Cloud in the opening round of the NJCAA Division Three Baseball World Series at Pioneer Park in Greeneville,…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up Win Over Dash

The Hickory Crawdads bested the Winston-Salem Dash 7-3 on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 2,919. The Crawdads grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Luisangel Acuña hit a long homerun to center field for the first…

App State’s Branch Finishes 13th at NCAA East Preliminary Women’s Triple Jump

App State junior Jada Branch landed 13th overall in the women’s triple jump to close out competition at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday. Recording a personal best leap of 12.90m (42′ 4″), Branch finished first…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Friday Game Against Winston-Salem

Friday night’s game slipped away from the Hickory Crawdads as the rain started to fall in the ninth inning. The Dash pulled ahead to take the game 5-2 after scoring three in the ninth inning. The game remained scoreless until…

Appalachian State Baseball Season Comes to an End

For the second consecutive season App State baseball earned a win in the Sun Belt tournament, but the Mountaineers were unable to extend their postseason run Friday, falling to Georgia Southern in the quarterfinals, 7-1. After falling behind 2-0 in…

Appalachian State Volleyball Announces 2022 Schedule

App State volleyball head coach Sarah Rumely Noble has announced the 2022 volleyball schedule on Friday. The fall will feature one home tournament and eight home conference clashes. Season ticket information will be coming soon. The Mountaineers will kick off…

Lenoir-Rhyne Announces Largest Class to Bears Sports Hall of Fame

Lenoir-Rhyne will add seven members to its Sports Hall of Fame as the class of 2022 has been announced. Sarah Atkins, William Combs, Kate Griewisch, Catherine Hauck, Chandler Rearden, Jerry Shaw and Jameil Surratt make up the 2022 class with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Garners Three All-Americans

For the second straight year, Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse has produced multiple All-Americans as announced by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Sophomore defensemen Victor Powell and junior midfielder Toron Eccleston were named Second Team All-Americans and graduate student Mitchell Linklater…

L-R’s Wadsworth Wins the SAC Men’s Track and Field Scholar Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Jacob Wadsworth was voted the 2022 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dahlberg Named SAC Women’s Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Kylie Dahlberg was voted the 2022 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of…

Appalachian State’s Smith Finishes 26th at NCAA East Preliminary Round

App State junior Taylor Smith landed 26th overall in the women’s long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday. Smith, who earned Second-Team All-Sun Belt accolades this season, posted a leap of 5.88m (19′ 3.5″)…

Appalachian State Football Announce Game Times, TV Designation for Several Contests

Game times and television network designations for five of App State’s 2022 football contests were announced Thursday in conjunction with ESPN and the Sun Belt Conference. A minimum of four App State games will air on national television this fall,…

Hickory Crawdads Take Out Winston-Salem in 12-5 Slugfest

The Hickory Crawdads hot bats and a strong start by Ben Anderson led the Crawdads to a 12-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash on Thursday afternoon. The Crawdads started the scoring in the first inning as Jayce Easley hit his…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Preps for NJCAA World Series

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has earned the number one seed and will face eighth seeded St. Cloud Technical and Community College in the opening round of the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series at 4:30 PM on Saturday…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Leonhardt Named All-American

For the second straight season, catcher Kylee Leonhardt has been named an National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American. Leonhardt has been named a Second Team All-American in back-to-back seasons. The program’s leader in career home runs, RBIs and slugging percentage, Leonhardt…

L-R’s Moffatt Wins Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for Third Time

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Myles Moffat was voted the 2022 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This will be the third time Moffat will have received this honor. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually…

Hickory Crawdads Winning Streak Snapped

The Hickory Crawdads’ 7 game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday night as they fell to the Winston-Salem Dash 9-2. Winston-Salem scored a run in the first and added one in the third and another in the fourth to pull…

Rain Forces Changes to Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

After consultation with the head coaches, the Sun Belt tournament games committee will shift the Guardian Credit Union Sun Belt Baseball Championship presented by Troy University to a single-elimination format beginning on Friday, May 27 in Montgomery, Alabama. The decision…

CVCC Softball Earns Pair of All-Region Honors

Two members of the Catawba Valley Community College softball team received honors from Region 10 following the 2022 season. Catawba Valley outfielder Lillie Pennington and catcher/first baseman Cora Olivares were both named All-Region 10 — Pennington on second team and…

App State Baseball Downs Little Rock, Moves On in Sun Belt Tournament

Phillip Cole blasted a three-run home run, as part of a six-run sixth inning, as the ninth-seeded Mountaineers raced past eighth-seeded Little Rock, 10-3, to advance in the Sun Belt Tournament. The Mountaineers will face second-seeded Georgia Southern Wednesday at…

Hickory Crawdads Sweep Doubleheader

The Hickory Crawdads swept both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader to move into a tie for first place in the division. The ‘Dads won the first game 2-1 and the second 5-0. In the first game, the Dash scored first, getting…

South Caldwell’s Austin Named Pat Gainey Student Award Winner

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Pat Gainey Student Award, providing scholarship support for two student-athletes with a focus on need-based applicants. This year’s recipients includes Madison Austin from South…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Moorefield Named SAC Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Savannah Moorefield was voted the 2022 South Atlantic Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. This will be the first time Moorefield will have received this honor. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Learns World Series Fate

Caldwell Community College baseball learned their fate earlier today with the National Junior College Athletic Association, Division 3 Baseball World Series Bracket reveal. The Cobras, with a record of 46-7, will first face St. Cloud Tech out of Minnesota. The…

CVCC Baseball Earns Five All-Region Honors

Five members of the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team have been honored by Region 10 following the 2022 season. Catawba Valley left-handed pitcher Bryson Hammer, an Alexander Central grad, outfielder Zack Summerville, third baseman/catcher Jackie Jimenez, first baseman Reece…

App State Baseball’s St. Laurent Named Freshman of the Year, Cross Makes All-Conference

App State infielder Austin St. Laurent has been named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Monday, and catcher Hayden Cross has earned second team all-conference honors. A redshirt freshman from Elon, N.C., St. Laurent slashed .301/.378/.461/.839…

App State Men’s Basketball Hires Baskin as Assistant Coach

App State head men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns has announced the hiring of Tevin Baskin to the program. Baskin returns to App State to join Kerns’ staff as the program’s director of recruiting for the 2022-23 season. He returns to…

App State Softball’s Houston Named to All-Region Team

App State softball’s Kayt Houston added another achievement to her historic season this week. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recently announced that 381 student-athletes from 152 different institutions were named to the 2022 DI All-Region Teams with Houston being one…

Hickory Crawdads Finish Series With Win at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads downed the Greenville Drive, 8-5 Sunday on the road. Hickory started out hot with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. Jayce Easley took the first pitch of the contest into left field…

Appalachain State Baseball Picks Up Win In Regular Season Finale

Appalachian State baseball were forced to overcome a 2-0 deficit Saturday, in addition to having to wait out a 3:36 rain delay, but they prevailed late, taking down Troy, 6-3, at Smith Stadium in the regular season finale. With the…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From 5/21/22

Official Hickory Motor Speedway Results 5/21/22 Late Model – Twin Race #1 1 #71 – Katie Hettinger 2 #91 – Jonathan Shafer 3 #75 – Landon Huffman 4 #9 – Charlie Watson 5 #55 – Isabella Robusto 6 #7 –…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Season Ends One Game Shy of Super Regionals

In a matchup that decided who would go to the Super Regional, it was No. 1 North Greenville that knocked off Lenoir-Rhyne 13-3 on their home field in Tigerville. The Bears committed six errors on defense, and their record-breaking season…

High School Girls Soccer Second Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/19/22

1A: Corvian Christian: 1 Draughn: 0 Wildcats season ends at 5-8-4. 3A: Asheboro: 1 Hibriten: 0 Panthers season ends at 16-5-1. East Lincoln: 1 (3) Hickory: 1 (2), PK Red Tornadoes season ends at 14-7-1. Lake Norman Charter: 9 St.…

Hickory Crawdads Win Again at Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Greenville Drive, 9-4 on the road Thursday night. Hickory got off to a hot start with a pair of runs in the second inning. Jayce Easley took the first pitch of the game for a…

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Series Opener to Troy

Appalachian State baseball fell in the opening game of a three-game series to Troy, 14-5, Friday night at Smith Stadium, but by virtue of a UT Arlington loss to Georgia Southern, the Mountaineers secured a spot in the Sun Belt…

App State Track and Field to Send Four to NCAA East Preliminary Round

App State seniors Ryan Brown and Hassani Burris, and juniors Taylor Smith and Jada Branch have qualified for the 2022 NCAA East Preliminary Round, which will be hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., May 25-28 at Haugh Track &…

Behind Five Home Runs, L-R Baseball Wins NCAA Tournament Game For First Time Since 2001

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball scored 11 unanswered runs and hit five home runs en route to a 12-5 thumping of UNC Pembroke in the opener of the NCAA Southeast Regional at North Greenville. The Bears win their first NCAA Tournament game since…

App State Women’s Basketball Hires Weaver as Assistant Coach

App State women’s basketball head coach Angel Elderkin announced the hiring of Christina “Jazz” Weaver as the program’s new assistant coach and recruiting coordinator on Thursday. Weaver will also act as the academic liaison for the program. “We are beyond…

CVCC Bass Fishing Adds Vermont Student-Athlete

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team has signed Vermont product Brendan Vinton to its 2022-23 recruiting class. “I am very excited and thankful to be heading to CVCC as a member of their bass team,” Vinton said. “Lake…

Hickory Crawdads Double Up Greenville In Extra Innings

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Greenville Drive, 6-3 on the road Wednesday night in 10 innings. Hickory struck frist in the first inning. Jayce Easley started the game off with a single to left field. He would reach second when…

App State Athletics Announce Tenth Straight Year With Cumulative Team GPA’s Over 3.0

Reaching a full decade, App State student-athletes extended their impressive streak to 10 consecutive years with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 thanks to a strong showing during the 2022 spring. The Mountaineers ended the spring with a 3.16 semester GPA…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lanham and Yniesta Named All-Region

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball’s Joshua Lanham and Drew Yniesta have been named to the 2022 First-Team All-Region Team, as announced by the Conference Commissioners Association. The duo were also LR’s representatives on the SAC First-Team All-Conference team as well. This is Lanham’s…

Appalachian State Places Eight on Sun Belt Track and Field All-Conference Teams

Eight Mountaineers earned All-Sun Belt Conference accolades from their performances at the Sun Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Senior Ryan Brown, graduate student Macki Walsh, and juniors Taylor Smith and Jada Branch earned Second-Team All-Conference honors. Senior De’Shawn Ballard,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Hires Robison as New Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Athletic Department announce the hiring of Nick Robison as the new Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement. Robison comes to Hickory from Auburn University at Montgomery, where he held the role of Fan Experience/Special Events coordinator.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Atkinson Named SAC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Rhodri Atkinson was voted the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced today. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the Conference’s…

Appalachian State Men’s Basketball Adds UMass Transfer Walker to Roster

App State head men’s basketball coach Dustin Kerns has announced the signing of Dibaji Walker (Columbus, Ohio / UMass) to the program. Dibaji Walker | 6-9 | 200 | Columbus, Ohio / UMass Walker joins the App State program after…

Hickory Crawdads Drops Series Opener to Greenville

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greenville Drive, 11-6 on the road Tuesday night. The Drive grabbed three runs in the first inning and Hickory wouldn’t get on the scoreboard until the third inning. With two outs, Evan Carter hit…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Wake Forest

The App State baseball team got home runs from Luke Drumheller and Andrew Greckel, but it was not enough Tuesday, as Wake Forest hit five home runs in an 18-4 loss for the Mountaineers at Smith Stadium. Wake Forest (36-16-1,…

High School Baseball Third Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/17/22

3A St. Stephens: 10 Ledford: 0 The Indians advance to the fourth round hosting East Lincoln Friday.

High School Softball Third Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/17/22

2A Anson: 5 Bandys: 4, 8 innings Trojans season ends at 23-5 3A East Lincoln: 2 Hibriten: 1 Panther season ends at 17-10. 4A Alexander Central: 4 Providence: 1 The Cougars advance to the fourth round hosting East Forsyth on…

High School Girls Soccer First Round Playoff Results From Monday, 5/16/22

1A Draughn: 1 Avery County: 0 (held at Lees-McRae College) The Wildcats advance to the second round facing Corvian Community on the road Thursday in North Charlotte. 2A Community School of Davidson: 9 East Burke: 0 Cavaliers season ends at…

Caldwell Community College Softball Garners Five All-Region Honorees

Five student-athletes from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute were named to All-Region 10 Division II softball teams for the 2022 season. Kiara Dewey and Brittney Reynolds were All-Region 10 first team selections. Dewey (Franklin HS/Franklin, NC) primarily played catcher…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball to Take on UNC Pembroke in First Round of NCAA Tournament

For the first time since 2001 and only the second time in the 92-year history of the program, Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball is going to the NCAA Tournament. The Bears received the No. 4 seed in the Southeast Region as announced by…

Hickory Crawdads Ends Homestand With Loss to Greensboro

In Sunday’s series finale, late runs proved costly as the Hickory Crawdads lost 4-3 to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The teams split the six-game series, with each taking three games. Greensboro got the first runs of the game, scoring two in…

Appalachian State Baseball Drops Series Finale to Texas-Arlington

The App State baseball offense was kept off balance in their final road contest of the season, as the Mountaineers tallied just four hits in a, 7-0, loss to UT Arlington on Sunday. The Mountaineers (18-29, 9-18) still do come…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Falls to Tampa in Quarterfinals

Lenoir-Rhyne mounted a furious comeback attempt in the fourth quarter and scored three straight goals to cut a five-goal deficit to 13-11 with 3:16 to play but LR would pull no closer in a loss to Tampa in the NCAA…

Appalachian State Track and Field Wrap Up Sun Belt Tournament

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team closed out the final day of action at the Sun Belt Championships in Lafayette, La. on Saturday, totaling eight medals on the weekend. After a second weather delay, the Mountaineers…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-5

The Crawdads recorded twelve hits as they beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-5 on Saturday evening. The ‘Dads took an early lead, getting three runs in the first. Aaron Zavala led off with a homerun to right. Evan Carter and Luisangel…

App State Baseball Pitching Staff Fires One Hitter in Win Over Texas-Arlington

Eli Ellington and Caleb Cross combined to allow just one hit Saturday afternoon, as the Mountaineers captured a series win with a, 3-1, victory over the UT-Arlington Mavericks at Clay Gould Ballpark. The one-hitter was the first thrown by Mountaineers’…

L-R’s Lafler Named Second Team All-Region for Women’s Lacrosse

Lenoir-Rhyne graduate student Cassie Lafler has been named Second Team All-Region as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Lafler was also named a First Team All-Conference selection in her final year with the Bears. Lafler becomes the sixth…

Hickory Falls in 3A State Dual Team Boys Tennis Championship Match

3A Dual Team Boys Tennis Championship Carrboro : 5 Hickory: 1 Red Tornadoes season ends at 14-1. Singles #1 – Aiden Chung (Carrboro) def. Griffin Lovern (Hickory) 6-4, 6-2 #2 – Jonathan Baddour (Carrboro) def. Costen Holtzman (Hickory) 6-3, 7-5…

Appalachian State Baseball Wins Over Texas-Arlington

Despite facing the bases loaded twice in the first four innings, Tyler Tuthill was able to dance around trouble Friday night, delivering 5.1 scoreless innings, and helping App State deliver a 3-1 win against UT Arlington at Clay Gould Ballpark.…

Hickory Crawdads Pitching Staff Allows Only Two Hits in Win

The Hickory Crawdads rode a pair of homeruns and a dominant performance by the pitching staff to a 3-0 victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The Crawdads put up the first runs of the game in the fourth inning. Jayce Easley…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Raybould Named SAC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Matt Raybould was voted the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The South Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to one student-athlete in each of the Conference’s championship sports, and is voted…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team saw their 2022 season come to the end on Friday in the Southeast Regional. The Bears fell to No. 18 North Georgia 10-0 in the first game of the day then saw a comeback against Wingate…

App State Women’s Tennis Announce Three to 2022 Fall Roster

App State Tennis will welcome three new student-athletes for the 2022-23 season, head coach Ashleigh Antal announced Friday. Incoming freshmen Riley Collins (Franklin, Tenn.) and Savannah Dada-Mascoll (Greater Manchester, England) and incoming sophomore transfer Brooke Demerath (Kenmore, Wash./Utah State) will…

Caldwell Community College Baseball To Play in NJCAA World Series

Caldwell Community College baseball wins the Mid-Atlantic District Division Three Baseball Championship series 2-0 over Community College of Allegheny County, and will play in the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series at Pioneer Park, Greeneville, TN, May 28-June 2. In…

High School Girls Soccer Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the brackets for the girls soccer playoffs beginning with first round action Monday, May 16th. Teams from the Hickory Metro making the playoffs, with seeding and first round matchups include: 1A 24)…

App State Track and Field Competes at Sun Belt Conference Tournament

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team opened competition at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in Lafayette, La. on Thursday with five Mountaineers advancing to three event finals, which are scheduled for Saturday. At the close of…

Hickory Crawdads Suffer Loss to Greensboro

The Hickory Crawdads pitching staff strung together 13 strikeouts on Thursday, but the Crawdads fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers by a score of 7-1. Ben Anderson got the ball to start the game for the Crawdads. He pitched four innings…

Appalachain State Softball Eliminated From Sun Belt Conference Tournament

In a delayed elimination contest on Thursday night, the App State softball team suffered a season-ending loss at the hands of Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers (29-26) fell to the Chanticleers (23-28) by a final score of 3-2 as an off-the-wall…

High School Baseball Second Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/12/22

1A Uwharrie Charter: 7 Draughn: 3 Wildcats season ends at 20-4. 2A Mount Pleasant: 4 Bandys: 3 Trojans season ends at 21-8. 3A West Henderson: 2 Fred T. Foard: 0 Tigers season ends at 17-7. St. Stephens: 8 Parkwood: 1…

High School Softball Second Round Playoff Results From 5/12/22

1A South Stanly: 6 Draughn: 1 Wildcats season ends at 16-9. 2A Bandys: 6 North Stanly: 2 The Trojans advance to the third round hosting Anson on Tuesday. 3A Hibriten: 8 Parkwood: 7 The Panthers advance to the third round…

High School Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinal Round Playoff Results From Thursday, 5/12/22

1A/2A/3A Bishop McGuinness: 9 Hickory: 6 Red Tornadoes season ends at 12-5.

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 5/12/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 1 East Lincoln: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 1 Ashe County: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Advances in NCAA Regionals With Extra Inning Win Over Wingate

It took extra innings but the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears topped Wingate 3-2 in nine innings in the first game of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Thursday afternoon. Savannah Moorefield’s walkoff base hit in the bottom of the ninth gave…

App State Softball Suffers First Loss in Sun Belt Tournament

Following the conclusion of the regular season last weekend, the App State softball team (29-25) opened play in the 2022 Sun Belt Softball Championship on Wednesday evening. The Mountaineers fell in their first-round contest to Texas State (37-17) by a…

Hickory Crawdads Dominate Greensboro at Home

The Hickory Crawdads took down the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-3 on Wednesday night. The ‘Dads started the scoring early, get a run in the first. Aaron Zavala led off the bottom of the first inning with a single to right field.…

Caldwell Community College Softball Advances in Region X Tournament

The Caldwell Cobras scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning to break open a tie game and defeated Fayetteville Tech 12-3 in five innings Wednesday evening to advance in the Region 10/South Atlantic District Division II Softball…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 5/11/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 Bunker Hill: 1 East Burke: 2 West Caldwell: 0 Newton-Conover: 3 Maiden: 2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Hibriten: 5 Alexander Central: 0 Watauga: 3 Freedom: 2

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Place Three on All-Region First Team

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association has revealed the 2022 NFCA Division II All-Region teams. This year’s squads are comprised of 206 student-athletes from 105 programs. Lenoir-Rhyne placed three (Lauren Rakes, Kylee Leonhardt and Savannah Moorefield) on the First Team All-Southeast…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Escapes Past Indy, Faces Undefeated Tampa Next

With 46 seconds left in regulation, Dylan Stape took a pass from Colten McCracken and found the back of the net to break a 10-10 tie over eighth ranked Indianapolis and send Lenoir-Rhyne on to the National Quarterfinal for the…

Appalachian State Volleyball Adds Two to Roster, Including Patton’s Roper

The App State volleyball team has made two additions to their 2022 roster, head coach Sarah Rumely Noble announced Wednesday. Joining the Mountaineers will be junior transfer Cierra Huntley and true freshman Kenady Roper. Cierra Huntley | 5’10 | Outside…

Caldwell Baseball Rolls In Region X Awards

Caldwell Cobras (44-7) swept the Region 10 Division III Baseball individual awards and landed six players honored as First Team All-Region. In addition, the Cobras had four players named Second Team All-Region and two players earn a spot on the…

High School Baseball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/10/22

1A Draughn: 10 Highland Tech: 0 The Wildcats move on to the second round hosting Uwharrie Charter Thursday. 2A Bandys: 10 Shelby: 1 The Trojans advance to the second round hosting Mount Pleasant on Thursday. North Stanly: 10 Bunker Hill:…

High School Softball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/10/22

1A Draughn: 10 Uwharrie Charter: 5 The Wildcats advance to the second round going to South Stanly on Friday. 2A Bandys: 16 East Gaston: 0 The Trojans advance to the second round hosting North Stanly on Friday. Providence Grove: 9…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 5/10/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 9 West Iredell: 0 North Iredell: 1 Fred T. Foard: 0

High School Boys Lacrosse Playoff Results From Tuesday, 5/10/22

1A/2A/3A third round playoffs Lake Norman Charter: 21 St. Stephens: 0 Indians season ends at 9-9. Hickory: 8 North Davidson: 3 Red Tornadoes advance to the fourth round facing Bishop McGuinness

Hickory Crawdads Open Series With Greensboro With Loss

The Hickory Crawdads opened a six-game homestand against the Greensboro Grasshoppers with a 6-4 loss Tuesday night. Tekoah Roby got the start for the Crawdads, giving up four runs in the third. In the bottom half of the inning the…

High School Boys Dual Team Tennis Tournament Results From Monday, 5/9/22

3A: Hickory: 6 Lake Norman Charter: 3 The Red Tornadoes advance to the semifinals where they will host South Point on Wednesday.

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 5/9/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 West Caldwell: 0 East Burke: 2 West Lincoln: 0 Lincolnton: 4 Maiden: 1 Newton-Conover: 6 Bunker Hill: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Freedom: 4 Ashe County: 1 Hibriten: 1 Watauga: 0 South Caldwell: 3…

Hickory Crawdads Freeman Wins South Atlantic League Player of the Week Award

Cody Freeman of the Hickory Crawdads was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week. Against the Winston-Salem Dash last week, he hit .429 with six hits and half of them going for home runs, three. He had 10…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Wins Region X, Division 3 Title

Hayden Setzer struck out 15 as Caldwell won its first Region 10 Division Three Championship in program history, defeating Surry Community College 9-1 at Moor Park on Monday afternoon in Mooresville. Setzer retired Surry in order in six of the…

High School Softball Playoff Brackets Announced

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the brackets for the softball playoffs beginning with first round action Tuesday, May 10th. Teams from the Hickory Metro making the playoffs, with seeding and first round matchups include: 1A 17) Draughn…

High School Baseball Playoff Brackets Released

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the brackets for the baseball playoffs beginning with first round action Tuesday, May 10th. Teams from the Hickory Metro making the playoffs, with seeding and first round matchups include: 1A 2) Draughn…

CVCC Baseball Wins Region X Championship, Advance to District Championship

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team’s run at the Region 10 tournament came to a magical conclusion on Sunday night with a 6-2 win in the tournament final against Cleveland Community College. The Red Hawks, who improve to 36-24…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Receive Four Seed in Tournament, Hosts Indianapolis in First Round

For the fourth time in the past four tournaments, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team will be in the field of 12. The Bears were announced as the 4-seed and will host Indianapolis in the first round at Moretz Stadium. This…

Hickory Crawdads Split Doubleheader With Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem and Hickory split a doubleheader on Sunday. Winston-Salem won the first game, 5-1. Hickory would take game two, 4-0. In game one, Hickory got the ball rolling early, before rain postponed the beginning of game one back on Friday.…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Advances to Region X Championship

Spencer Ledford moves to 9-0 on the mound and recorded his 80th strikeout of the season as the Cobras defeated Surry 10-0 via the mercy rule to advance to the championship of the Region 10 Division Three Tournament at Moor…

App State’s Big First Innings Holds Up in 10-7 Win

App State blasted a season-high three home runs Sunday afternoon, and was able to make a big first inning hold up, outlasting Georgia State, 10-7, in the series finale at the GSU Baseball Complex. The Mountaineers (16-28, 7-17) scored four…

Appalachian State Softball Receives Sun Belt Tournament Bid

The Sun Belt Conference announced the 2022 Softball Championship bracket Saturday evening and App State received the sixth seed after posting a 10-15 record in league play during the regular season. The Mountaineers open the tournament on Wednesday, May 11,…

App State Baseball Doubled Up By Georgia State

Eli Ellington and Trey Jernigan were exceptional on the mound for the Mountaineers Saturday, but a go-ahead home run by Georgia State in the eighth inning turned the tide in the Panthers favor, as App State fell, 4-2, at the…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to Georgia State

App State was unable to overcome a big fourth inning from the Georgia State offense Friday night, falling 12-1 in the opening game of a three-game set at the GSU Baseball Complex. The Panthers (26-21, 11-11) did the majority of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Track and Field Win SAC Championship

For the second time in program history, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team captured a South Atlantic Conference Championship. The Bears, who also took home the 2019 title, beat Queens by 11 points and dominated the rest of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Track and Field Team Finishes Third in Conference Championship

A year after finishing seventh in the SAC Championships, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team took home a third-place finish at the conference championship meet. The Bears totaled 125 points and trailed Wingate (148.5) and Queens (143) in…

Appalachian State Softball Falls in Regular Season Finale

The Appalachian State softball team (29-24, 10-15 Sun Belt) fell to Coastal Carolina (21-27, 7-17 Sun Belt) by a final score of 4-1 in the regular season finale on Sunday. A three-run third inning for the Chanticleers proved to be…

Oklahoma Wrestling Standout Joins Appalachian State Wrestling Staff

Jarrod Patterson has joined App State Wrestling’s coaching staff, head coach JohnMark Bentley announced Friday. Patterson earned All-America and Academic All-America honors at the University of Oklahoma before beginning his college coaching career at Brown University of the Ivy League.…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 5/5/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Tournament Championship Bandys: 16 Bunker Hill: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Tournament Championship Fred T. Foard: 10 St. Stephens: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament Championship Alexander Central: 7 South Caldwell: 0

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 5/5/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Tournament Championship Bandys: 7 West Lincoln: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Tournament Championship Alexander Central: 1 South Caldwell: 0

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 5/5/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Hendersonville: 4 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Lincolnton: 4 East Burke: 0 Newton-Conover: 2 Bandys: 1 West Lincoln: 4 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 3 Hickory: 1 Fred…

App State Softball Swept by Coastal Carolina in Doubleheader

The App State softball team (29-23, 10-14 Sun Belt) opened their final series of the regular season with a pair of losses at Coastal Carolina (20-27, 6-17 Sun Belt) on Thursday. The Chanticleers took the series opener by a final…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Winston-Salem for Second Straight Night

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Winston-Salem Dash Thursday night on the road, 8-2. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning, when the Crawdads exploded for five runs. After Frainyer Chavez was walked to start the inning,…

Individual State Boys Tennis Championships Begin Today

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is preparing for the start of the Men’s Individual Tennis State Tournament at four sites across the central part of the state. The Individual Tennis State Tournament will feature a singles draw and…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes in Weekend Tournaments

Five members of the Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team had strong performances this past weekend during two separate tournaments. Red Hawk angler Lucas Oliver competed at the 2022 TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Regional at Lewis Smith Lake…

Hickory Crawdads Jump On Dash Early in Picking Up Win

The Hickory Crawdads scored four runs in the first inning, and would cruise to an 8-2 win over the Winston-Salem Dash Wednesday night. In the first inning, Aaron Zavala and Evan Carter singled, then Trevor Hauver walked to load the…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Robb Finishes 49th at NCAA Regionals

Competing as an individual at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Regional, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Megan Robb finished her career with a 49th place finish in postseason play. The regional was hosted at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie, Fla.…

L-R’s Robb Moves Up Individual Leaderboard at NCAA South Regional

Competing as an individual at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Regional, Lenoir-Rhyne senior Megan Robb moved up 11 spots after the second day of the tournament. The regional is hosted at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie,…

App’s Tamardi Repeats as All-Conference in Sun Belt

Timothius Tirto Tamardi of App State Men’s Golf has repeated as an All-Sun Belt selection, making the third team for the 2021-22 season. Tamardi’s 72.22 scoring average as a senior ranked 10th-best among Sun Belt golfers this season. He repeated…

Appalachian State Baseball Game Against East Tennessee State Canceled

Tuesday’s scheduled baseball game against ETSU has been canceled due to forecasted inclement weather projected throughout the evening in Boone. Fans who purchased single-game tickets, or who have other ticket-related inquiries, are encouraged to contact the athletic ticket office by…

CVCC Bass Fishing Signs Student-Athlete from Tennessee

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team signed its first out-of-state recruit this week — adding Tennessee product Zeb Roberts to its fall 2022 roster. Roberts officially signed with the Red Hawks during a ceremony held this past week…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team captured its first SAC Tournament title since 2001 with a convincing win over No. 1 Wingate in a winner-take-all championship game. The Bears battled back after dropping game one to erupt for 20 hits and erased…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Robb in T28 at NCAA Women’s Golf South Regionals

Competing as an individual at the NCAA Division II South Regional, senior Megan Robb fired a first round 76 to put her in a tie for 28th place. The regional is hosted at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Davie,…

Four Appalachian State Wrestlers Named to Scholar All-American Team

A league-leading four wrestlers from App State have been named NWCA Division I Scholar All-Americans. Thomas Flitz and Will Formato were recognized for the third straight year, while first-year starters Caleb Smith and Heath Gonyer were each named an NWCA…

South Caldwell’s Austin Earns NCHSAA Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the winners of the Willie Bradshaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship for 2021-2022. The Willie Bradshaw Endowed Scholarship provides $750 of scholarship support to selected outstanding Black African American, Native American, Alaska Native,…

Hickory Crawdads Winning Streak Snapped at Six

The Hickory Crawdads dropped Sunday’s matchup against the Greenville Drive 10-5, coming up a game shy of a six-game sweep over the Drive. The ‘Dads took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Cristian Inoa doubled to left and advanced…

CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Bryant and Stratton

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team capped off its regular season with a conference doubleheader sweep against Bryant & Stratton on Sunday afternoon at Highland Recreation Center Field 1. The Red Hawks improve to 37-9 overall and 20-8 in…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins SAC Tournament Championship

For the second straight year, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team captured a South Atlantic Conference Tournament title thanks to a 14-11 win over Limestone on Sunday afternoon. The Bears avenged an earlier loss to Limestone with the victory and move…

CVCC Baseball Sweeps Southwest Virginia in Weekend Series

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team capped its 2022 regular season by sweeping Southwest Virginia in a three-game conference series on Saturday and Sunday at Henkel-Alley Field. The Red Hawks improve to 32-24 overall and 24-12 in conference games.…

L-R Baseball Advances to SAC Championship, Blowing Out Top Ranked Wingate

Austin Edwards pitched seven innings and only allowed three hits and two runs, the LR offense scored at least two runs in four different innings, and Lenoir-Rhyne blasted No. 1 Wingate 11-2 to advance to the SAC Championship Game. Anthony…

App State Baseball Ends Weekend With Win Over Louisiana

Senior right-hander Jason Cornatzer turned in one of the best starts of his career, Sunday, leading App State to a 9-4 victory over Louisiana, to salvage the finale of the three-game series. Cornatzer earned the win, working a career-high 6.1…

Caldwell Baseball No-Hits Thomas Nelson

Caldwell Community College baseball finished the weekend sweep over Thomas Nelson on Sunday with a 13-0 win. The Cobras pitching staff no-hit Thomas Nelson in the mercy-ruled five inning shutout. Hayden Setzer with the no hitter through five innings. He…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/30/22

Hickory Motor Speedway would be the scene as the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series would hit the famed 3/8 mile oval on Saturday night for Heritage Finance Company Night at the Races. Leading off the night’s festivities would be…

Hickory Crawdads Wins Sixth Straight Contest

The Hickory Crawdads stayed hot on Saturday night as they took down the Greenville Drive 9-1. The ‘Dads have won six straight dating back to last Sunday and will go for the six-game sweep of the Drive tomorrow. The Crawdads…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Advances to SAC Semifinals

Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth, the Lenoir-Rhyne baseball team didn’t blink and came back to walkoff Catawba 3-2 with an RBI hit from Drew Yniesta in the bottom of the ninth. With the win, Lenoir-Rhyne moves to…

CCC&TI Softball Defeats Bryant and Stratton College in Both Games of a Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College softball swept a doubleheader over Bryant and Stratton College Saturday, winning the first game 12-4 and winning the second game, 10-5. In game one, In the bottom of the first, Caldwell got an RBI triple from Lauren…

Caldwell Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Thomas Nelson

Caldwell Community College baseball swept a doubleheader over Thomas Nelson, 11-2 and 12-2 on Saturday at home. In game one, Seth Willis picked up his ninth win of the season as the Cobras won their 17th game in a row.…

Six Mountaineers Sign With NFL Teams as Non-Drafted Free Agents

The New Orleans Saints picked App State linebacker D’Marco Jackson in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, and several Mountaineers have signed post-draft deals with teams. As of Saturday night, the list of free agent signings included,…

App State Baseball Outlasted by Louisiana in Slugfest

The middle game of the weekend series was a slugfest early, with the two teams combining to score 16 runs in the first five half-innings of play. However, Louisiana took advantage of some App State defensive miscues, and pulled away…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Young Drafted By the Seattle Seahawks

For the second time in three years, Lenoir-Rhyne boasts an NFL draft pick as WR Dareke Young was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Young joins LR teammate Kyle Dugger who was…

App State Softball Loses Series Finale With Texas-Arlington

After clinching the series yesterday with a pair of wins, the App State softball team (29-21, 10-12 Sun Belt) dropped the series finale against UT Arlington (22-22, 12-12 Sun Belt) by a final score of 4-1. A three-run home run…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Falls to Carson-Newman

On Saturday, the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball team suffered their worst lost in the SAC Tournament since a 13-0 lost to Elon in 1993 as Carson-Newman jumped all over the Bears in a 11-1 victory in the SAC Conference Tournament Semifinals. Lauren…

CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Camp Community College

After a doubleheader sweep on Saturday afternoon against Camp, the Catawba Valley Community College softball has now won more games this spring than they did in the previous two seasons combined. The Red Hawks scored 23 runs on 19 hits…

App State’s Jackson Drafted by NFL’s New Orleans Saints

An App State Football alum has been selected in the NFL Draft for the fourth time in the last three years. The New Orleans Saints picked D’Marco Jackson in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, using the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Advances to SAC Championship Game With Win Over Wingate

For the fourth straight time in the series history, the 8th ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team defeated 9th ranked Wingate, 17-13. Three of those wins have come in the postseason as LR handed Wingate a four-goal defeat in the SAC…

Hickory Crawdads Defeat Drive To Continue Win Streak

The Hickory Crawdads came out on top over the Greenville Drive 6-1 in front of crowd of 2,694 on Friday night. The victory gives the ‘Dads five wins in a row. The Drive scored first, getting a run on a…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Texas-Arlington in Doubleheader

In their final home Sun Belt series of the season, the App State softball team (29-20, 10-11 Sun Belt) picked up a pair of victories over UT Arlington (21-22, 11-12 Sun Belt) in Friday’s doubleheader. A pair of two-run bombs…

Appalachian State Baseball Opens Series Against Louisiana With Loss

Austin St. Laurent and Dylan Rogers each tallied multi-hit games for the Mountaineers, but App State pitching allowed three home runs to Louisiana, falling, 14-3, Friday at Smith Stadium. After Louisiana (24-16, 13-6) scored a pair of runs in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Blanks Queens

Josh Lanham pitched a three-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts, Anthony Porrino went deep, and the Bears scored six runs in the 6th inning to thump Queens 8-0 in the opening round in the SAC Tournament. Lanham tied a career high…

Caldwell Community College Softball Sweeps Camp CC

Caldwell Community College softball swept a doubleheader from Camp Community College Friday, winning game one 9-1 and game two, 10-2. In game one, Caldwell scored three runs in the bottom of the third: Lauren Anderson with a two-RBI triple and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Blanks Tusculum, Rakes Throws No-Hitter

For just the 20th time in team history and just the second time in postseason play, a Lenoir-Rhyne pitcher threw a no-hitter. On Friday afternoon, Lauren Rakes walked just two hitters while striking out 13 and did not allow a…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 4/28/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 13 Patton: 1 Non-conference Draughn: 6 East Burke: 0 St. Stephens: 18 Newton-Conover: 0 West Caldwell: 6 Avery County: 2

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 4/28/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 8 Patton: 4 Non-conference Alexander Central: 13 McDowell: 3 Maiden: 3 Lincoln Charter: 2

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 4/28/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Brevard: 2 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Lincolnton: 2 Bandys: 0 Maiden: 5 West Caldwell: 1 Newton-Conover: 1 East Burke: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 2 East Lincoln: 1

Hickory Crawdads Win In Walk-Off Fashion

The Hickory Crawdads’ win streak hit four on Thursday night as Chris Seise delivered a walk-off two run homer to give the ‘Dads a 4-3 victory against the Greenville Drive. The Crawdads got the scoring started in the bottom of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Has Eight Named All-Conference

For the second straight year, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team placed eight players on the All-South Atlantic Conference Team as announced by the league this morning. The Bears placed three on the first team, two on the second team and…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Earns Five to All-Conference Teams

For the fourth time in her career, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cassie Lafler has been named All-Conference and was one of five Bears to earn All-Conference honors. Lafler was named a First Team All-SAC player for the second time in her career. A…

Catawba Valley Community College Baseball Splits Doubleheader

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team split a Region 10 doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon against Guilford Tech at Henkel-Alley Field. The Red Hawks are now 29-23 overall and 21-12 in conference play. Guilford Tech 12, Catawba Valley 5 The…

CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Wake Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team combined for 28 runs on 31 hits during a conference doubleheader sweep against Wake Tech on Wednesday afternoon at Highland Recreation Center Field 1. The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 33-7 overall…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/27/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 6 Newton-Conover: 2 Lincolnton: 5 Maiden: 0 Western Foothills Foothills 3A Conference North Lincoln: 2 Fred T. Foard: 1 Non-conference: Providence: 3 Alexander Central: 2

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/27/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 8 Madison: 7 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 3 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Hibriten: 5 Bandys: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference North Lincoln: 10 Fred T. Foard: 0

High School Girls Soccer Results From Wednesday, 4/27/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 4 Avery County: 3 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 1 North Lincoln: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Freedom: 3 Ashe County: 1

Hickory Crawdads Wins Second Straight Over Drive

The Hickory Crawdads bats came alive on Wednesday night as they put up 11 runs in a shutout victory over the Greenville Drive. The Crawdads erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the second. Cristian Inoa led off the…

Appalachian State Softball Defeats North Carolina A&T

After opening last weekend with the program’s first-ever win against Louisiana, the App State softball team (27-20) stepped out of conference for the final time this season and beat North Carolina A&T (13-28) by a final score of 6-4. A…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Edges Out Spartanburg Methodist

The Caldwell Cobras baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to win in extra innings at Spartanburg Methodist on Wednesday, 12-11. After allowing the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning, the…

North Carolina High School Athletic Association to Sanction Women’s Wrestling, More From Spring Meeting

The NCHSAA Board of Directors has been hard at work conducting the business of the Association, completing the Spring Meeting Wednesday. Board members were at work addressing changes necessitated by the Association’s agreement (MOU) with the State Board of Education.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Wall Named Conference Freshman of the Year

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cassidy Wall was named South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year, the SAC Office announced today. Wall, a freshman catcher/utility player from Davidson, N.C., had an outstanding start to her collegiate career for the Bears. She batted .359 for…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Has Eight Individual Postseason Honors From the South Atlantic Conference

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball garnered eight all-conference selections as the South Atlantic Conference announced season awards on Wednesday. The Bears had two named to the all-conference first team in Drew Yniesta as a designated hitter and starting pitcher Joshua Lanham. Second team…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/26/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 15 Rosman: 5 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 8 Patton: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference West Lincoln: 15 East Burke: 5 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 7 St. Stephens: 1 Hickory:…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/26/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 6 Rosman: 1 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Chase: 2 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 19 West Caldwell: 2 West Lincoln: 3 East Burke: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/26/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 2 R-S Central: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 2 East Burke: 0 Lincolnton: 2 Newton-Conover: 1 Maiden: 5 West Lincoln: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 3 St. Stephens: 3…

Appalachian State Baseball Gets Walk-Off Win Over Davidson

With two on, and two out, in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Mountaineers down by a run, Jacob Whitley lined a pinch-hit single into right-center field, to give App State a, 10-9, walk-off victory over Davidson. Entering…

Caldwell Softball Falls Twice to Third Ranked Louisburg

Caldwell Community College softball fell to Louisburg College twice on Tuesday. Games were moved from Lenoir Optimist Park to Gardner-Webb University due to wet field conditions. Game one completed the back half of a Region 10 doubleheader (postponed on March…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Lincoln Memorial in Triple Overtime in SAC Tournament

For the second straight season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team fell in overtime in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. The Bears played the longest game in program history, falling to Lincoln Memorial in triple overtime at Moretz Stadium, 12-11.…

Hickory Crawdads Open Homestand With Win Over Greenville

The  Hickory Crawdads came out on top 10-6 in a back-and-forth series opener against the Greenville Drive on Tuesday night. The ‘Dads jumped ahead with a run in the first. Aaron Zavala and Thomas Saggese hit one out singles to…

Tamardi Finishes Eighth, App Men’s Golf Ties For Ninth at Sun Belt Championship

Timothius Tirto Tamardi posted a top-10 finish for the second straight year, tying for eighth place, as App State Men’s Golf wrapped up play Tuesday at the 2022 Sun Belt Championship tournament. On a difficult final day of stroke play…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Rakes Named SAC Pitcher of the Week for Fourth Time This Season

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played in the twelfth weekend of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lauren Rakes earns the Pitcher of the Week honors. Rakes, a junior pitcher, helped the…

High School Baseball Results From Monday, 4/25/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 17 Mitchell: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 28 West Caldwell: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 12 Hibriten: 0 Ashe County: 10 Freedom: 8

High School Softball Results From Monday, 4/25/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 13 Mitchell: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Lincolnton: 1 Newton-Conover: 0, forfeit Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Ashe County: 17 Freedom: 10

High School Girls Soccer Results From Monday, 4/25/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Owen: 9 Draughn: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 2 East Burke: 0 Lincolnton: 6 Bunker Hill: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 5 North Lincoln: 2

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Robb to Particpate in Southeast Regional of the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship

Graduate student Megan Robb has been selected to compete in the Southeast Regional of the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship as announced by the DII Women’s Golf Committee. Robb is one of six individuals from the region selected…

High School Boys Tennis Playoff Brackets Announced

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized the brackets for the 2022 Men’s Tennis Dual Team State Playoffs. The First Round is scheduled to be held at the higher seed on or before Wednesday, April 27. Second Round…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes at Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Norfork Lake in Arkansas

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team competed this past weekend at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series at Norfork Lake — the program’s second-ever appearance at a tournament in Arkansas. The Red Hawks competed against a field…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lafler Named SAC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week for games played in the twelfth week of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cassie Lafler received the defensive honor. Lafler, a defender from Penn Yan, N.Y., helped…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf in Sixth After First Rounds of Sun Belt Championship

App State Men’s Golf is in solid shape after completing 36 of 54 stroke play holes on a long opening day of the Sun Belt Championship tournament at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas. With forecasts calling for…

Hickory Crawdads Win Pitchers Dual Over Wilmington

The Hickory Crawdads won 1-0 to wrap up the road series against the Wilmington Blue Rocks Sunday. At the top of the third, the only score of the night come from the  Crawdads when Christian Inoa hit a sacrifice fly…

Appalachian State Baseball Unable to Get Weekend Sweep of Warhawks

After falling behind 6-0 early, the Mountaineers responded with five straight runs in the middle innings, but they were unable to come through with the big hit, in an 8-5 loss to ULM, Sunday. Trailing 6-0 after the second inning,…

Appalchian State Softball Drops Rubber Match Against Louisiana

The App State softball team (26-20, 8-11 Sun Belt) dropped the series finale against Louisiana (34-11, 17-4 Sun Belt) by a final score of 10-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Ragin’ Cajuns went yard in each of the first three innings,…

Appalachian State Softball Unable To Keep Up Momentum Against Louisiana

Following the Mountaineers first-ever win against Louisiana in the series opener, the App State softball team (26-19, 8-10 Sun Belt) dropped the second game of the series against the Ragin’ Cajuns (33-11, 16-4 Sun Belt) by a final score of…

Appalachian State Track and Field Weekend Update

The App State men’s and women’s track and field team competed at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. and sent a trio of Mountaineers to the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL | ATLANTA, GA Senior Zachary…

CVCC Picks Up Win Against Third Ranked Gaston College Over the Weekend

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team split a weekend series with third-ranked Gaston College on Saturday and Sunday at Henkel-Alley Field, losing the first game 8-4 but winning the second game of the series 8-6 before falling 9-8 in…

Caldwell CC Baseball Wraps Up Weekend Sweep of Rockingham CC

The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute baseball team blew out Rockingham Community College 16-1 on Saturday. Hayden Setzer moved to 6-0 as a starting pitcher as the Cobras swept the three-game series, winning game three at Rockingham via the…

Hickory Crawdads Fall in Walk-Off Loss

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks in walk-off fashion Saturday night, 3-2. For the majority of the game all eyes were on the pitching. Blue Rocks starter Seth Shuman pitched a perfect game through his first five…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/23/22

Late Model – Twin Race #1 1 #75 – Landon Huffman 2 #43 – William Sawalich 3 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum 4 #55 – Isabella Robusto 5 #7 – Charlie Watson 6 #07 – Chase Dixon 7 #15 –…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women and Men Track and Field Teams Win LR Outdoor Open

For the second home meet in a row, both Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field teams dominated their home track. The Bear women won the LR Outdoor Open with 176 points (2nd place Belmont Abbey had 84.50 points), and the men scored…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Ends Regular Season With Win at Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team stayed hot, winning their third straight game and clinched the No. 4 seed in the SAC Tournament starting Wednesday. Earning the four-seed is crucial for LR as it assures them a home Quarterfinal game which…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Reaches 40 Wins With Sweep of Lincoln Memorial

After letting the series opener slip away on Friday night, No. 20 Lenoir-Rhyne baseball needed to take two from Lincoln Memorial to guarantee themselves a spot in the top-4 of the SAC Tournament and the double elimination round. The Bears…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Wins SAC Title After Win Over Mars Hill

For the fifth time in the past six seasons (not counting the COVID-shortened 2020 season where no championship was awarded) the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team earned a South Atlantic Regular Season Title after blasting Mars Hill, 26-4. The Bears, who…

App State Baseball Wins Second Straight Over Louisiana-Monroe

Sophomore right-hander Trey Tujetsch tossed seven scoreless innings, while the Mountaineers offense strung together five straight singles in a four-run fourth inning, to cruise past ULM, 10-0, and claim a series win. Tujetsch posted his best start of the season,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Carson-Newman to End Regular Season

With her solo home run in the 6th inning of game two, Kylee Leonhardt became the program leader in RBIs breaking a ten year mark set by Sarah Atkins. The RBI was Leonhardt’s 191st RBI in her career as the…

CVCC and Caldwell CC Split Softball Doubleheader

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team split a second conference doubleheader in as many days on Saturday — this time with rival Caldwell at Highland Recreation Center. The Red Hawks of Catawba Valley now stands at 31-7 overall and…

Appalachian State Softball Wins Over Louisiana For First Time in Program History

A trio of two-out runs in the top of the first inning propelled the App State softball team (26-18, 8-9 Sun Belt) to a 4-1 victory over conference-leading Louisiana (32-11, 15-4 Sun Belt) on Friday evening. The Mountaineers claimed their…

Appalachian State Baseball Wins Over ULM

Eli Ellington was phenomenal for the Mountaineers out of the bullpen, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out a career-high seven, and leading App State past ULM, 5-1, Friday at Warhawk Field. Ellington entered with the bases loaded and two outs…

CVCC Softball Splits Doubleheader With Patrick and Henry

The Catawba Valley Community College softball team split a Region 10 softball doubleheader on Friday afternoon against Patrick & Henry at Highland Recreation Center. The Red Hawks’ record now stand at 30-6 overall and 13-5 in conference games. In game…

Appalachian State Women’s Basketball Adds Five to 2022 Signing Class

The App State women’s basketball team has added five student-athletes to their 2022 signing class, head coach Angel Elderkin announced Friday. “It is with great enthusiasm that we announce five new student-athletes to our program. Each of these young ladies…

Five CVCC Esports Members Earn All-Academic Honors

Five members of the Catawba Valley Community College Esports team’s fall roster were awarded All-Academic honors by National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE). The list, which included 96 student athletes from 21 two-year colleges across the Untied States, was…

Hickory Crawdads Fall On the Road to Blue Rocks

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Wilmington Blue Rocks Friday, 10-3 in Delaware. The first two and a half innings would remain scoreless for the two teams. The Blue Rocks opened the scoring in the third inning after a ground…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls to Lincoln Memorial Late

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball was up 7-2 in the 7th inning over Lincoln Memorial, but the Railsplitters got two in the 7th, three in the 9th to tie the game, and two more in the 11th to stun the Bears 9-7 at…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Hires Ward

Lenoir-Rhyne Vice President for Athletics Kim Pate has announced the hiring of Dean Ward as the head women’s soccer coach. Ward comes to LR from the University of Dayton where he has been the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator since…

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

App State women’s tennis finished their season in a tight loss to Texas State Thursday, falling 4-2 in the first round of the Sun Belt Championship. The No. 9 seeded Bobcats started the day by clinching the doubles point at…

App’s Jansen Named to Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Singles First Team All-Conference

Helena Jansen has been named to the 2022 Sun Belt Singles All-Conference First Team, the conference announced Thursday. Jansen earned this nomination with stellar singles play throughout the season, tallying an overall record of 15-7 in singles play. She also…

Caldwell Community College Softball Splits Road Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College softball split a doubleheader Wednesday with Spartanburg Methodist, falling in game one 2-1 but winning game two, 12-1. In game one, it was a scoreless game until the 7th inning when Kayla Hollar led off the inning…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/20/22

Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic Alexander Central: 10 Hibriten: 0 Bunker Hill: 3 Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 9 Fred T. Foard: 5 West Lincoln: 6 Newton-Conover: 5 Tony Causby Classic Chase: 15 Maiden: 5 Freedom: 11 West Caldwell: 0 Patton:…

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/20/22

Hibriten Easter Tournament Hibriten: 8 St. Stephens: 2 Pine Lake Prep: 11 Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 4 Pine Lake Prep: 3

Hickory Crawdads Shutout On The Road at Wilmington

The Hickory Crawdads were shut out by the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 on Wednesday. The pitchers dual had a combined six hits between the two teams and was wrapped up in two hours and eight minutes. Ben Anderson took the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Catawba On The Road

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team earned a crucial late-season victory at Catawba on Wednesday night, 9-6. The Bears move past Catawba in the league standings with the win and control their own destiny in locking up the No. 4 seed…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Wingate

Lauren Rakes threw a one-hit complete-game shutout in game one at Wingate on Wednesday afternoon. Rakes only allowed a lead-off single in the 5th as the junior stuck out 13 Bulldogs in the 1-0 win. Julia Mardigian doubled in Savannah…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women and Men’s Tennis Grab Four Spots Each on SAC All-Conference Teams

The South Atlantic Conference postseason Tennis awards were announced, and Lenoir-Rhyne was well represented in both genders. On the women’s side, Gemma Southwick, Lucy Whelan and Evgeniya Pugina were awarded All-Conference Honors by the SAC. Southwick and Whelan were Second…

CVCC Baseball Win Over Guilford Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned a 10-2 seven-inning conference victory against Guilford Tech at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Red Hawks improve to 27-20 overall and 19-9 in Region 10 West division…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/19/22

Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic Alexander Central: 10 Newton-Conover: 0 Fred T. Foard: 11 West Lincoln: 1 Hibriten: 11 Hickory: 10 St. Stephens: 11 Bunker Hill: 1 Tony Causey Classic Chase: 12 West Caldwell: 1 Mooresville: 9 East Burke: 1…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/19/22

Hibriten Tournament Hibriten: 4 Maiden: 3 Maiden: 10 Hickory: 0 Pine Lake Prep: 5 Hibriten: 3 St. Stephens: 10 Hickory: 0

Hickory Crawdads Win First Game of Road Trip to Deleware

Tuesday night, the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Wilmington Blue Rocks on the road, 7-5 in the first ever meeting between the two teams. In the first inning, Wilmington walked three batters, allowed three runs and the team made two errors.…

Appalachian State Baseball Edged Out by Wake Forest

The Mountaineers got the tying run to second base in the top half of the ninth inning, but dropped game one of the home-and-home series to Wake Forest, 6-5, Tuesday at David F. Couch Ballpark. Trailing 5-4 in the sixth,…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From East Tennessee State

The App State softball team (25-18) traveled to ETSU (5-39) on Tuesday and picked up a pair of shutout victories to sweep the Bucs in a midweek doubleheader. The Mountaineers tabbed an 8-0 win in six innings of play to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls Late to Queens

Following up a win over No. 3 North Greenville, No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne baseball fell apart in the late innings and lost 18-5 to Queens on Tuesday in Charlotte. The Royals scored 14 runs combined in the 7th and 8th innings…

App State Women’s Golf Finish Sun Belt Tournament

App State Women’s Golf started and closed the 2022 Sun Belt Championship in strong fashion, as the Mountaineers had a noteworthy team score and individual round on the final day of the 54-hole event. App State freshman Mary-Sears Brown posted…

L-R’s Leonhardt Wins SAC Softball Player of the Week Award

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Softball Players of the Week for games played in the eleventh week of the 2022 season and Kylee Leonhardt earns the Player of the Week honor A senior catcher, Leonhardt, was an instrumental…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Defeats Third Ranked North Greenville

In a Top-25 battle at Durham Field, it was No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne that weathered the storm and knocked off No. 3 North Greenville 8-6 on Monday night. The Bears hit four home runs, Ben Friebel pitched six innings in relief,…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College baseball swept a doubleheader against the Gardner Webb developmental team, winning game one 16-1 and game two, 13-3. In game one, Caldwell got the first run of the game in the top of third inning. Mason Lyda…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Track and Field Win Anderson’s Electric City Invite

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s track and field won the Electric City Invite at Anderson, and the men took 2nd. The Bear women scored 119 points to finish ahead of 2nd-place Southern Wesleyan that had 86 points. The men scored 96 points to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Finish Series With Win Over Carson-Newman

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball won its third straight SAC series on Saturday afternoon with a 9-7 win over Carson-Newman on Saturday. David Bell, Erick Ramirez and Anthony Porrino all went deep to pace the Bears offensively, and LR got a strong start…

CVCC Esports Qualify 11 for Playoffs

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports team made program history following the conclusion of Spring 2022 competition through National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE). The Red Hawks have a program-record 11 playoff qualifiers entering the postseason, which starts with…

CVCC Baseball Takes Two of Three Against Wake Tech

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team won its fourth-straight conference weekend series, defeating Wake Tech in two of three contests play at Ting Park on Friday and Saturday. The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 26-20 overall and 18-9…

Hickory Crawdads Swept by Bowling Green in Doubleheader

The Hickory Crawdads dropped both games in Saturday’s series ending doubleheader against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The fourth inning of both games proved costly as the ‘Dads fell behind in each game and couldn’t make up the runs. Mason…

App State Track and Field Teams Wrap Up War Eagle Invitiational

The App State men’s and women’s track team closed out competition at the War Eagle Invitational, hosted by Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday. In total, the Mountaineers recorded 18 top-10 finishes on the weekend. In the men’s triple jump,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Lincoln Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team celebrated Senior Day before drubbing Lincoln Memorial 22-3 at Moretz Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game, LR celebrated its nine seniors who improved their cumulative record to 40-14 since the start of 2019.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Edges Out Lincoln Memorial

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day and held off a late rally from visiting Lincoln Memorial to send the seniors off with a 16-13 victory. Prior to the game, LR celebrated the careers of Carley Camp, Hannah Jones,…

App State Women’s Tennis Drop Regular Season Finale In Narrow Defeat

App State women’s tennis fell 4-3 at Georgia Southern Saturday to close the regular season. The Mountaineers (5-15, 3-7 SBC) clinched the doubles point to start the day. At doubles 1, Helena Jansen and Ellie Murphy won their eight match…

Appalachian State Baseball Ends Series Against Coastal With Loss

Austin St. Laurent and Alex Aguila each tallied two-hit games for the Mountaineers at the plate, but it was not enough in a 9-3 loss to Coastal Carolina Saturday at Smith Stadium. After the Chanticleers (19-13-1, 8-6-1) took the lead…

Racing Expected to Return in August to North Wilkesboro Speedway

In the midst of revitalizing historic North Wilkesboro Speedway, Speedway Motorsports will bring grassroots racing back to the famed .625-mile short track in August and October of 2022, officials announced today at a press conference at Bristol Motor Speedway. Produced…

Hickory Crawdads Fell in Extra Innings to Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads racked up 14 strikeouts on Friday night as the Crawdads fell to the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-2 in ten innings. The ‘Dads got the scoring started in the fourth as Thomas Saggese and Chris Seise hit…

Appalachian State Track and Field Teams Competed at War Eagle Invitational

The App State men’s and women’s track team opened competition at the War Eagle Invitational, hosted by Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Friday. At the close of the day, the Mountaineers tallied seven top-10 finishes. On the track, sophomore Ben…

Appalachian State Softball Falls in Doubleheader to Troy

The App State softball team (23-18, 7-9 Sun Belt) dropped a pair of contests against Troy (25-13, 11-7 Sun Belt) in a series-closing doubleheader on Friday. The Trojans took Game 1 by a final score of 6-2 before winning the…

App State Baseball Lose To Coastal Carolina

The App State baseball bullpen combined to allow just one earned run in 6.1 innings, and totaled ten strikeouts, but a pair of home runs for the Chanticleers proved to be the difference in a 6-1 loss on Friday at…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Splits Doubleheader With Carson-Newman, Wins Most Games in Season in Program History

The 2022 version of Lenoir-Rhyne baseball has now won more games than any other team in the 92-year history of the program. With a 14-6 win over Carson-Newman in game one of the doubleheader, the Bears picked up win number…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team used eight home runs on the day to sweep visiting Newberry on Senior Day Friday. In game one, Kylee Leonhardt, Cassidy Wall, Lauren Rakes and Julia Mardigian all homered to give the Bears a 10-2 win.…

CVCC Esports Program Held Campus Series LAN Tournament

The Catawba Valley Community College Esports program held a success Campus Series LAN tournament this past weekend, welcoming more than 100 competitors from 10 states for the inaugural event. The Red Hawks partnered with Stay Plugged In to host the…

Hickory Crawdads Doubled Up By Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads capitalized on an early lack of control by Bowling Green’s pitching staff, but were unable to hold onto the lead, ultimately falling 8-4 to the Hot Rods. The ‘Dads got on the board quickly, scoring a pair…

App State Baseball Commits Five Errors in Loss to Coastal Carolina

App State scored three runs in the second inning at the plate, and enjoyed a strong start from Tyler Tuthill on the mound, but a season-worst five errors defensively led to a 14-3 loss to Coastal Carolina Friday night. Trailing…

App State Softball Blanked By Troy in Low Scoring Contest

The App State softball team (23-16, 7-7 Sun Belt) dropped the opening contest of a three-game conference series at Troy (23-13, 9-7 Sun Belt) on Thursday evening by a final score of 2-0. Troy opened the scoring early, plating one…

App State Wrestling’s Bentley Receives Contract Extension

App State Wrestling head coach JohnMark Bentley has received a contract extension through 2027, Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced Thursday after it was approved by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. Last month, Bentley…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Swept by Charleston Southern

App State women’s tennis fell 5-0 at Charleston Southern Thursday. In tight doubles action, Helena Jansen and Ellie Murphy fought hard into tiebreakers, but lost their match 7-6 (7-3) at the No. 1 court. Virginia Poggi and Olwyn Ryan-Bovey also…

Four Members of App State Football Earn Honor Society Honors

App State Football alums Jacob Huesman, Baer Hunter, Kaiden Smith and Caleb Spurlin have been named members of the 2022 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which was released this week by the National Football Foundation. To be a member, players who…

High School Baseball Results From Wednesday, 4/13/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 Newton-Conover: 0 Lincolnton: 14 East Burke: 7 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 13 Fred T. Foard: 3 North Lincoln: 2 St. Stephens: 1 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Watauga: 12 Hibriten: 7 Non-conference…

High School Softball Results From Wednesday, 4/13/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 9 Lincolnton: 1 West Lincoln: 16 Newton-Conover: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 6 Fred T. Foard: 0 North Lincoln: 5 St. Stephens: 1 Non-conference McDowell: 6 Draughn: 2

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Wingate

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team fell at rival Wingate by a final score of 22-9 on Wednesday night. It was the second straight nationally ranked opponent for the Bears who fall under .500 in league play. Wingate started out hot…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Downs Seventh Ranked Wingate On The Road

In a defacto SAC Regular Season Championship game, the No. 13 Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team shut down No. 7 Wingate’s high-powered offense en route to a 10-5 victory on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs scored only two goals in the second…

Lenoir-Rhyne Tennis Teams Lose at Queens In Regular Season Finale

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis had a chance to clinch a share of their first SAC regular season championship in school history, but came up just short, falling to Queens 5-2 in the regular season finale. The Queens women swept the Bear…

Hickory Crawdads Shutout Bowling Green For First Home Win of Season

The Hickory Crawdads blanked the Bowling Green Hot Rods in a 1-0 win on Wednesday morning in front of a crowd of 3,904. The Crawdads scored the lone run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Evan…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 4/12/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 8 Maiden: 0 Bunker Hill: 9 East Burke: 3 Lincolnton: 12 West Caldwell: 2 West Lincoln: 9 Newton-Conover: 4 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 13 Statesville: 1 Hickory: 2 St. Stephens:…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 4/12/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference East Rutherford: 6 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 Maiden: 0 East Burke: 15 Bunker Hill: 1 Lincolnton: 10 West Caldwell: 4 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 15 Statesville:…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 4/12/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 Bunker Hill: 1 East Burke: 6 West Caldwell: 1 Maiden: 3 Newton-Conover: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 7 Statesville: 0 Hickory: 1 St. Stephens: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Freedom:…

App State Track and Field Earns a Pair of Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week Awards

App State senior Ryan Brown and junior Jasmine Donohue were named the Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Track Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. It is the first time during the outdoor season that the Mountaineers have…

Hickory Crawdads Drop Home Opener Against Bowling Green

The Hickory Crawdads opened their home season on Tuesday night in front of a crowd of 1,527. The ‘Dads took on the Bowling Green Hot Rods but dropped the series opener 14-7. Bowling Green took an early lead, jumping on…

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Finish Third at Wofford Invitational

One of only three schools in the 18-team field to post an under-par team total, App State Men’s Golf took third place with an 11-under score at the Wofford Invitational. The Mountaineers had several golfers near the top of the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish Eighth at South Atlantic Conference Championship

After surging on day two of the SAC Championship and pulling into a fourth-place tie, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf team dropped to eighth place after the final round and shot a 298 and finished with a team score of 870…

Appalachian State Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over NC Central

The App State softball team (23-15) reeled off a pair of victories against NC Central (9-25) on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers picked up a dominant 18-1 win in Game 1 before rallying in Game 2 for the 11-9, come-from-behind victory.…

Appalachian State Baseball Defeats High Point

Luke Drumheller crushed a fifth inning grand slam, highlighting a season-high 21 hits in the ballgame, as App State thumped High Point, 17-9, Tuesday at Smith Stadium. App State (11-19, 3-9) fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, when the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins Over USC-Aiken On The Road

Anthony Porrino hit a grand slam, Drew Yniesta had three hits, Hogan Stallings hit a three-run homer and Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball won its 9th straight game 12-5 over USC Aiken on Tuesday afternoon. The Bears tie the program record with its…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Lander

In a battle of two thirty-win teams, Lenoir-Rhyne and Lander split a doubleheader on a rainy day in Hickory. After a fifty-minute rain delay to start the day, the Bears used a four-spot in the bottom of the 6th to…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball’s Beeler Earns South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Week

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played in the tenth week of the 2022 season and Lenoir-Rhyne’s Morgan Beeler earns the Pitcher of the Week honors. Beeler, a junior pitcher, helped the…

App State Alum Qualifies For Olympic Team Trials in Marathon

App State track and field alumna and current distance assistant coach Tristin Van Ord finished fifth overall at the Rotterdam Marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands to qualify for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the marathon event. Van Ord stopped…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competed This Past Weekend in Mississippi

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team earned some valuable points in the Bass Pro Shops School of the Year standings this past weekend with a strong performance on Ross Barnett Lake in Mississippi. Catawba Valley Community College bass…

App State Baseball Drops Series Finale at South Alabama

South Alabama scored at least one run in five different frames, Sunday, topping the Mountaineers, 9-0, to complete a three-game sweep. The Jaguars (20-10, 7-5) began their scoring in the second inning. Santi Montiel bounced a double inside the third…

Hickory Crawdads Win at Winston, Home Opener Set for Tuesday

The Hickory Crawdads defeated the Winston-Salem Dash 5-2 Sunday on the road. Neither team could get on the board through the first two innings, until the Crawdads got things rolling in the third. Frainyer Chavez kicked things off with a…

Appalachian State Softball Lose to South Alabama in Only Game of Abbreviated Series

Following the suspension of Game 1 on Friday, the game resumed on Sunday afternoon and App State (21-15, 7-6 Sun Belt) was defeated by South Alabama (16-14, 9-1 Sun Belt) by a final score of 10-6. Due to snow over…

App State Women’s Tennis Swept by Troy

App State women’s tennis closed the weekend with a 4-0 loss to Troy Sunday. In doubles action, Helena Jansen and Ellie Murphy were edged 6-4 at the No. 1 court while Virginia Poggi and Olwyn Ryan-Bovey fell 6-2 at the…

Hickory Motor Speedway Results From Saturday, 4/9/22

Late Model 1 #7 – Charlie Watson 2 #27 – Matthew Gould 3 #15 – Ryan Millington 4 #2 – Ryan Wilson 5 #55 – Isabella Robusto 6 #75 – Landon Huffman 7 #12 – Annabeth Barnes Crum 8 #2…

Hickory Crawdads Pick Up First Win of Season

The Hickory Crawdads came from behind in the second game of the season to beat the Winston-Salem Dash 8-4. Hickory opened up the scoring in the top of the first inning. Christian Inoa fell behind 0-2 but singled softly into…

Appalachian State Baseball Falters at South Alabama

In what was a back-and-forth game early, South Alabama delivered the final blow, scoring four runs in the fifth inning to claim the series with a 6-2 victory Saturday night. App State (10-18, 3-8) did bring the tying run to…

Appalachian State Track and Field Wraps Up Competition at Duke

The App State men’s and women’s track team capped competition at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. on Saturday with an event win in the women’s triple jump from junior Jada Branch and a total of 14 top-10 finishes over…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader With Virginia-Wise

On Alumni Day in which over 30 LR Baseball alums were in attendance, the current Bears swept UVA Wise in a doubleheader by scores of 6-5 and 4-0 to complete the weekend sweep and improve to 34-7 on the year…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With 12th Ranked Lincoln Memorial

After the Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team gave up five runs in the top of the 7th to fall 6-2 in game one, the Bears scored seven runs in the first two innings then used a Savannah Moorefield inside the park grand…

Hickory Crawdads Drops Season Opener at Winston-Salem

The Hickory Crawdads fell in their season opener at Winston-Salem Friday night, 7-5. Down 3-0 after four innings, Hickory got their bats going in the sixth inning, putting runners on the corners with one gone for Cristian Inoa. Inoa laced…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Lose at South Alabama

App State women’s tennis fell 4-0 to South Alabama Saturday. Helena Jansen and Ellie Murphy won their doubles set at the No. 1 court 6-1 for the Mountaineers (5-12, 3-5 SBC) before the Jaguars (18-3, 8-1 SBC) clinched the doubles…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 4/8/22

Mountain Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 10 Mountain Heritage: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 9 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bunker Hill: 2 West Lincoln: 1 Lincolnton: 6 Bandys: 4 Maiden: 12 West Caldwell: 3 Newton-Conover:…

High School Softball Results From Friday, 4/8/22

Mountain Highlands 1A/2A Conference Mountain Heritage: 8 Draughn: 2 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference R-S Central: 15 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 Lincolnton: 5 West Lincoln: 15 Bunker Hill: 0 Western Foothills 3A Conference Fred T.…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Friday, 4/8/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Newton-Conover: 3 Bandys: 3 Western Foothills 3A Conference St. Stephens: 2 North Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 3 Ashe County: 1 Hibriten: 2 Freedom: 1 Watauga: 5 South Caldwell: 0  

App State Track and Field Completes Day One of Duke Invitational

App State senior Ryan Brown broke the longstanding 3000-meter steeplechase program record on Friday, as the men’s and women’s track team opened competition at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. Brown stopped the clock at 8:51.28 for a personal best,…

Appalachian State Baseball Held to Three Hits in Loss to South Alabama

South Alabama scored five runs in the first two innings, while App State was held to just three hits in the ballgame, in a 9-0 loss Friday at Stanky Field. The Mountaineers’ (10-17, 3-7) best scoring chance came in the…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Hits Four Home Runs in Huge Win Over Virginia-Wise

LR hit five home runs, including two from Drew Yniesta, Joshua Lanham pitched six innings with 11 strikeouts to earn his eighth win of the season, and the Bears thumped UVA Wise 15-2 in the series opener on Friday night…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Falls to Limestone

The No. 19 Lenoir-Rhyne women’s tennis team saw its losing streak run to five in a row with a narrow 4-3 home loss to Limestone on Friday afternoon. The Bears started off on the right foot by grabbing the doubles…

Two Key Components of App State Wrestling Announce Return

Jonathan Millner, a two-time All-American, and Cody Bond, another SoCon champion during his college career, announced Friday that they plan to return to App State and compete for the Mountaineers during the 2022-23 season. Millner and Bond will be entering…

Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame Announces Banquet Ticket Sales

Tickets are now on sale for the 20th Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which takes place Monday, May 9 at the Highland Recreation Center. Tickets are available to be purchased all local public and private high schools…

High School Baseball Results From Thursday, 4/7/22

Non-conference Draughn: 12 Maiden: 8 Shelby: 7 Freedom: 1

High School Softball Results From Thursday, 4/7/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T. Foard: 3 North Iredell: 2 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference South Caldwell: 15 Ashe County: 1

High School Girls Soccer Results From Thursday, 4/7/22

Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Patton: 0 Polk County: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 West Caldwell: 1 East Burke: 3 West Lincoln: 2 Lincolnton: 3 Maiden: 2 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 4 North Lincoln: 0…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Emory and Henry

A Graleigh Hildebran bases loaded walk in the 12th inning gave the Bears their third extra inning win of the season as the Bears sweep visiting Emory & Henry on Thursday afternoon. Lauren Rakes threw all twelve innings in the…

App’s Jansen Earns Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week Honors

Helena Jansen has been recognized as the Sun Belt Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for her excellent play last week, the conference announced Wednesday. Jansen won every match she played this past week, leading the Mountaineers to a 4-2…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Defeats Hickory Crawdads in Exhibition Contest

The Hickory Crawdads kicked off their 2022 season on Wednesday evening with an exhibition matchup against the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears. L-R won 3-1. The Bears led off the game with a solo homerun. The game remained 1-0 until the eighth when…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Edged Out by 23rd Ranked Limestone

With her goal in the second quarter, Suzy Smith became the 12th player in program history to join the 100-point club. Smith added her 75th career goal in the fourth period but the Bears fell 15-11 to No. 23 Limestone…

Appalachian State Softball Defeats East Tennessee State in Doubleheader

The App State softball team (21-14) picked up a pair of non-conference wins in a doubleheader against ETSU (5-30) on Wednesday. The Mountaineers won the first game by a final score of 8-1 and  an 8-0 victory in the nightcap…

Appalachian State Field Hockey Promote Dinsmore to Assistant Head Coach

App State field hockey has promoted Emily Dinsmore to assistant head coach, head coach Meghan Dawson announced Tuesday. “I am so excited for this recognition of Emily. She has given countless hours to our program in her career here at…

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

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf finished 8th in the SAC Championships at Hartsville Golf Club in Hartsville, S.C. this past weekend. The Bears shot 955 (+91) as a team, with Megan Robb grabbing a Top-20 finish tying for 16th with a 231…

App’s Houston Earns Sun Belt Softball Player of the Week For Second Week in a Row

App State’s Kayt Houston has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Softball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. The sophomore earned back-to-back awards following an impressive four-game run for the Mountaineers this past week. During a week…

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Hilliard Wins South Atlantic Conference Track Athlete of the Week Award

The South Atlantic Conference announced its AstroTurf Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week for meets contested during the third week of the outdoor track & field season. Lenoir-Rhyne’s Caroline Hilliard earned the track honor and Anderson’s Regan…

L-R’s Davis Named SAC Athlete of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Marlin Davis was named the South Atlantic Conference Astroturf Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week for meets contested during the third week of the indoor track & field season, the Conference office announced. Davis, a junior sprinter from…

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

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 13 East Burke: 3 Bunker Hill: 15 West Caldwell: 3 Lincolnton: 5 Newton-Conover: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 10 West Iredell: 0 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 12 Freedom: 0 South…

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

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 7 East Burke: 3 Northwestern 3A/4A Conference Alexander Central: 11 Freedom: 1 South Caldwell: 6 Hibriten: 2

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

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 8 Draughn: 0 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Hendersonville: 4 Patton: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 3 Maiden: 2 West Caldwell: 5 Bunker Hill: 3 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference St. Stephens: 9…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Tennis Lose, Men Win at Tusculum

Lenoir-Rhyne Tennis traveled to Tusculum on Monday afternoon to continue SAC play, and earned a split with the Pioneers. The men won 6-1, and the women fell 5-2. Winners for the men were Rhodri Atkinson and Josh Lazenby at No.…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Leap Four Spots in SAC Championship

The Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf team shave five shots off their team score on day two of the South Atlantic Conference Championship on Monday afternoon and moved from 11th place to a seventh-place tie with 18 holes left to play. LR…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Wins in West Virginia

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball got its second shutout of the week and sixth of the season in a 9-0 road midweek win over Bluefield State on Monday afternoon. Nick Clarno had three hits and two RBIs, Joey Cobb pitched into the 7th…

App State Men’s Golf Finish 10th, Tamardi Earns Top 10 Individual

Timothius Tirto Tamardi and Ryan Marter had the best showings among App State men’s golfers at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate held Saturday and Sunday. Tamardi tied for eighth place with a 5-under total (67-70-71—208) as an individual, and Marter led…

CVCC Baseball Wins Series Over Cleveland Community College

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team won two out of three Region 10 games played this past weekend against Cleveland Community College at McNair Field in Forest City, NC. Game one: Catawba Valley 5, Cleveland 2 The Red Hawks…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf in Seventh After First Day of SAC Championship

In the first round of a three-round South Atlantic Conference Championship, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s golf team struggled to an 11th place finish with a team score of 321 on Sunday. The Bears sit at +33 as a team but are…

App State Softball Loses Finale to Georgia Southern

After Saturday’s victory clinched the series for App State (19-14, 7-5 Sun Belt), the Mountaineers were defeated by Georgia Southern (9-20, 4-8 Sun Belt) in Game 3 on Sunday by a final score of 11-8. Following a pair of heavily-defensive…

Appalachian State Baseball Unable to Down 20th Ranked Texas State

Trey Tujetsch delivered a quality start for the Mountaineers in the series finale Sunday, but 20th ranked Texas State was able to pull away in the late innings, winning 7-2 to sweep the three-game set. Tujetsch struck out six, in…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Wins Second Straight

The App State women’s tennis team defeated ULM, 4-0, at the Deer Valley Racquet Club in Boone, N.C. on Sunday to close out the weekend’s home stretch. The Mountaineers entered Sunday’s competition fresh off of Friday’s 4-2 victory over Louisiana.…

L-R Men’s Lacrosse Dispatches Catawba

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s lacrosse team scored 12 of the game’s first 13 goals on their way to a 16-4 blowout victory of Catawba on Saturday evening to run their winning streak to five in a row. The Bears have now…

App State Softball Rolls Over Georgia Southern

After a walk-off victory in the series opener Friday, App State softball (19-13, 7-4 Sun Belt) clinched the series with a 7-1 win over Georgia Southern (8-20, 3-8 Sun Belt) on Saturday. Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Kayt…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Falls at Anderson

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s tennis entered the top 25 in the national rankings for the first time this season but was then upset at #47 Anderson on Saturday afternoon in a tightly contested 4-3 decision. The duo of Rhodri Atkinson and Josh…

App State Track and Field Teams Compete at VertKlasse Meet

The App State men’s and women’s track team closed out the first day of competition at the VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C. on Friday with ten top-10 finishes. Leading the Mountaineers in the women’s 5000 meters, freshman Alexis Svoboda…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Notches 30th Win of Season

Rhyne Baseball won its 30th game of 2022 – the most since 2016 – with a doubleheader sweep of Mars Hill by scores of 19-7 and 4-3 on Saturday at Mars Hill. The Bears swept the Lions on the weekend…

L-R Track and Field Compete at Vertklasse Meet

Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field competed at High Point University this weekend in a loaded Division I field at the Vertklasse Meet. The Bears had a good showing that included several top-10 finishes and records for the program. Day One Highlighting…

Caldwell CC Baseball Sweeps Thomas Nelson

The Caldwell Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader against Thomas Nelson on Saturday, winning game one 16-5 and game two 10-0. In game one, Thomas Nelson scored two unearned runs off three hits and an error in the top…

Appalachian State Baseball Stymied by Texas State

Phillip Cole blasted his second home run of the season, Austin St. Laurent tallied a two-hit ballgame, but the App State offense was largely held in check Saturday, as Texas State was strong on the mound to take game two,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Sweeps Virginia-Wise

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team made their first-ever trip up to UVA Wise and came away with their sixth straight win while hitting five more home runs on the day after hitting eight on Wednesday. Lauren Rakes struck out 18 Cavaliers…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes in Oklahoma

Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing anglers Nathan Dellinger and Spencer Black competed this week at the Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship on Fort Gibson Lake in Oklahoma. Dellinger and Black finished the event with 11 pounds, six ounces…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Virginia-Wise

Suzy Smith tied her career high with seven goals scored as the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s lacrosse team began and ended the game with a bang in a 16-9 win over UVA Wise on a windy Saturday at Moretz Stadium. LR scored…

Caldwell Softball Sweeps Doubleheader From Wake Tech

The Caldwell Community College softball team swept a doubleheader on the road against Wake Tech Friday, winning game one 16-4 and game two 18-2. In game one, Caldwell scored five runs in the top of the first inning in route…

Appalachian State Baseball Falls to 20th Ranked Texas State

Austin St. Laurent doubled, homered, and drove in three for App State, but a three-run ninth inning from Texas State broke a 4-4 tie, and the 20th ranked Bobcats came away with a 7-4 win, Friday at Smith Stadium. App…

Houston’s Heroics Propel App State Softball to Conference Win

The Appalachian State softball team kicked off conference play at home in style after a walk-off home run from Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Kayt Houston sealed a 2-1 victory over Georgia Southern. In what was a heavily…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Opens Series Against Mars Hill With Shutout Win

Austin Edwards and Braden Houston split the game down the middle and pitched Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball’s 5th shutout of the season en route to a 2-0 victory over Mars Hill in the series opener. Drew Yniesta drove in both runs for…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Defeats Louisiana

The App State women’s tennis team defeated Louisiana, 4-2, on Friday at Deer Valley Racquet Club in Boone, N.C. The Mountaineers opened doubles action with a 6-2 victory on the No. 3 court from freshman duo Brooke Gruber/Olwyn Ryan-Bovey. The…

L-R’s Robb Named to Second Team All-Conference

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Megan Robb has been named a Second-Team All-Conference performer in women’s golf, the South Atlantic Conference announced on Friday. Robb, a graduate student from Aberdeen, Scotland, had four Top-10 finishes this spring and won medalist honors for the first…

L-R’s Rakes Named to Pitcher of the Year Awards List

Fifty student-athletes from across the country were revealed as part of the 2022 Schutt Sports/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Year awards list which included Lenoir-Rhyne pitcher Lauren Rakes. The Player of the Year award was created…

CCC&TI’s McIver Named NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year for Atlantic District

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Jamison McIver has been named the NJCAA Division One Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year for the Atlantic District. McIver, in his fourth season as head coach, led the Cobras to a 25-8 record…

Texas Rangers Announce Hickory Crawdads Opening Day Roster

The Texas Rangers announced the initial roster of players that will be assigned to Hickory to begin the season. The initial 30 players include 16 pitchers (3 left handers), 3 catchers, 7 infielders, and 4 outfielders. Half of the roster…

Caldwell Community College Baseball Falls in Extra Innings

The Caldwell Community College baseball team fell to Patrick and Henry College 9-8 in 11 innings at L.P. Frans Stadium Wednesday night. The Cobras surrendered six runs in the bottom of the first inning. In the bottom of the fourth…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Wins Another Top 20 Matchup

For the second time in five days, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team hosted and defeated a Top-20 team. On Wednesday, the Bears took care of No. 19 Newberry with a 14-10 win. Joe Venazio and Evan Voss each had three…

Appalachian State Softball Falls to North Carolina

After picking up their second Sun Belt series win this past weekend, App State Softball (17-13) traveled to UNC for a midweek, non-conference matchup and lost 8-4. A solo shot from Emma Jones in the top of the third inning…

Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Offense Explodes in Doubleheader Sweep of Catawba

Lenoir-Rhyne softball swept a doubleheader on the road at Catawba Wednesday. Kylee Leonhardt and Cassidy Wall hit back-to-back home runs twice in game one to lead the Bears to a 14-0 win. The duo went 6-for-8 in the contest with…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Edged Out By Newberry in Overtime

Jolan Morey and Suzy Smith each scored a pair of goals in the fourth quarter to take a 9-8 lead, but Newberry tied the game with 2:35 left to force overtime, and then scored with just 50 seconds left in…

Robb Named SAC Women’s Golfer of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Megan Robb was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Women’s Golfer of the Week, the Conference office announced. Robb, a graduate student from Aberdeen, Scotland, captured medalist honors and led her team to a top-five finish at the Bearcat…

CVCC Athletics See 23 Studnet-Athletes Named Regional All-Academic

Twenty-three Catawba Valley Community College student athletes have been honored by Region 10 for their academics after competing in the fall 2021 semester. The conference recently announced its Region 10 All-Academic honors for this past semester, which go to student…

High School Baseball Results From Tuesday, 3/29/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 5 Draughn: 4 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Brevard: 13 Patton: 2 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 10 Bunker Hill: 2 East Burke: 21 West Caldwell: 4 Maiden: 8 Newton-Conover: 5 Western Foothills Athletic…

High School Softball Results From Tuesday, 3/29/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Madison: 5 Draughn: 3 Mountain Foothills 7 2A Conference Brevard: 7 Patton: 6 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 3 West Caldwell: 1 Bandys: 11 Bunker Hill: 1 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Fred T.…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Tuesday, 3/29/22

Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference East Burke: 2 Newton-Conover: 1 Lincolnton: 6 Bandys: 2 Maiden: 3 West Caldwell: 0 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 5 Fred T. Foard: 0 St. Stephens: 8 Statesville: 0 Non-conference Charlotte Latin: 4 Hibriten:…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Snaps Losing Streak With Dominant Performance at Limestone

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball snapped its four game losing streak on Tuesday night, knocking off Limestone 4-1. The Bears got all four of its runs in the 4th inning, and Joey Cobb pitched five shutout innings to earn his third win of…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Golf Finish T-12 at Tennessee River Rumble Invitational

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s golf finished tied for 12th and Cole Sutherland grabbed his second straight top-10 finish at the Tennessee River Rumble Invitational hosted by Lincoln Memorial. The host Railsplitters were the champion. Sutherland tied for 6th, which is an improvement…

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Golf Finish Fifth, Robb Wins Individual Title

Megan Robb was the individual champion of the Lander Bearcat Invitational at Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, S.C., and her team tied for 5th in the 22-team field. Robb finished the two-round tournament with a score of 143 (-1), and…

Appalachian State’s Houston Named Sun Belt Conference Softball Player of the Week

App State’s Kayt Houston has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Softball Player of the Week following a stellar five-game run for the Mountaineers. During a week in which App State opened its home schedule with a win against Western…

CVCC Baseball Picks Up Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne JVs

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team earned a 7-4 victory against the Lenoir-Rhyne JV team on Monday afternoon at Durham Field. Juan Moreno paced the Red Hawks on offense, going 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBI. Moreno also…

CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader

The 18th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College softball team set a new program record for wins in a season during a doubleheader sweep on Monday afternoon against Belmont Abbey at the Highland Recreation Center. With their 19th and 20th straight wins,…

Caldwell Community College Softball Wins Tenth Straight

The Caldwell Community College softball team swept a doubleheader over Owens Community College of Ohio Monday, in identical 5-0 contests. In game one, with two outs in the bottom of the third inning, Lauren Anderson hit a double. Christa Walsh…

CVCC Bass Fishing Competes at Strike King Bassmaster College Series on Lake Norman

The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team had yet another solid showing this school year at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series on Lake Norman this past weekend. Red Hawk head bass fishing coach Angela Mayo was not…

Appalachian State Baseball Defeats Little Rock 10-5

Despite falling behind 4-0 in the first inning, the Mountaineers rallied, scoring the next 10 runs in the contest, and defeated Little Rock, 10-5, to earn the series win. The win was also the 100th victory for Kermit Smith in…

Caldwell Baseball Blanks Rockingham Community College

Caldwell Community College baseball won 17-0 in a run-rule five inning game at home Sunday over Rockingham Community College. In the bottom of the second inning, Michael Logan would get a leadoff single. With one out, Jermie Greene would get…

App State Track and Field Competes at Weems Baskin

App State men’s track and field team had multiple top-eight finishes at the Weems Baskin meet on Friday and Saturday. The pole-vault team had a strong showing. Patrick Freeman placed third with a height of 4.88m (16.01 feet), Taylor Fox…

Appalachian State Women’s Tennis Falls to Arkansas State

App State women’s tennis fell to Arkansas State 4-1 Sunday. Helena Jansen earned the Mountaineers’ point 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 1 singles position, extending her winning streak to three and her overall singles record to 12-7. In doubles play,…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Defeated Queens in Top 20 Battle

Tommy Aguilar’s goal with 40 seconds left sealed a victory for No.15 Lenoir-Rhyne over visiting No. 17 Queens on a chilly and windy Saturday night at Moretz Stadium. Queens erased four-goal deficits to one on two different occasions in the…

App State Baseball Falters Against Little Rock

Little Rock scored four runs in the sixth inning, all with two outs, and the Trojans were able to hold on to defeat App State 7-4, and even the series at a game apiece. With the Trojans (11-9, 1-4) ahead…

Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Tennis Still Perfect in South Atlantic Conference Play

Lenoir-Rhyne men’s tennis bounced back from a loss to North Carolina A&T in a big way on Saturday at home, taking down No. 24 Carson-Newman 5-2 in Hickory. The Bears won two out of three doubles matches, and four out…

Program Record Winning Streak Ends for L-R Women’s Tennis

Lenoir-Rhyne women’s tennis saw its 13-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday, falling 5-2 to Carson-Newman at home. The loss marked the first blemish in SAC play for the No. 13 Bears. Winning for LR was Gemma Southwick…

CVCC Softball Improves to 23-1 With Doubleheader Sweeps

The 20th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College softball team swept a pair of doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday against Spartanburg Methodist and Southwest Virginia — extending its winning streak to a program-record 18 games. With the four wins, the Red Hawks…

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Suffers First Series Loss of Season

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball lost two close games to Catawba on Saturday at Newman Field, 10-7 and 2-1. The Bears were ahead for the vast majority of game one, but eight runs combined in the 7th and 8th innings for Catawba won…

Appalachian State Softball Edges Out Louisiana-Monroe

Emily Parrott’s go-ahead grand slam in the fifth inning and five no-hit innings in another strong relief appearance from Sejal Neas helped App State softball overcome a five-run deficit in a 7-6 road victory against ULM on Saturday. The Mountaineers…

L-R Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Top Ranked Queens

The Lenoir-Rhyne’s Women Lacrosse Team fell to No. 1 Queens 24-2 on a windy Saturday afternoon between the bricks at Moretz Stadium. Kaitlyn Cavanaugh and Jolan Morey had goals for the Bears as LR suffered their first SAC loss of…

Caldwell Baseball Picks Up Doubleheader Sweep

Caldwell Community College baseball swept a doubleheader over Rockingham Community College, 4-1 and 3-2. In game one, in the top of the first inning with two outs and the bases loaded, Michael Logan’s two RBI single gave the Cobras the…

Caldwell Community Softball Sweeps Doubleheader

Caldwell Community College softball swept a doubleheader against Southwest Virginia Community College Saturday, winning game one, 5-1 and game two, 8-6. In game one, Southwest Virginia scored in the top of the first inning when Caroline Roberts got a two…

High School Baseball Results From Friday, 3/25/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 10 Mitchell: 0 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 11 West Caldwell: 0 Bunker Hill: 4 Newton-Conover: 3 Maiden: 13 Lincolnton: 9 West Lincoln: 14 East Burke: 5 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 11…

High School Softball Results From Friday, 3/25/22

Western Highlands 1A/2A Conference Draughn: 17 Mitchell: 1 Catawba Valley Athletic 2A Conference Bandys: 13 West Caldwell: 0 West Lincoln: 7 East Burke: 5 Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference East Lincoln: 6 St. Stephens: 0 North Lincoln: 8 Fred T.…

High School Girls Soccer Results From Friday, 3/25/22

Western Foothills Athletic 3A Conference Hickory: 9 West Iredell: 0 Fred T. Foard: 0 North Lincoln: 0 Non-conference Asheville: 3 Freedom: 0

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Falls In Series Opener to Catawba in Extras

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball lost in extra innings for the first time this season 2-1 in the series opener at Catawba Friday. Zack Miller had both RBIs for the Indians, including the walk-off single in the 10th inning. The Bears were only…

Drumheller’s Heroics Give App Baseball Extra Innings Win

Luke Drumheller laced a two-run double into the left field corner, with two outs in the top of the 14th inning, to break a 2-2 tie, and help App State to a 5-3 victory over Little Rock on Friday, to…