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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 14:51

Sports Update

The Catawba Valley Easter Classic is wrapping up, and the top team has been knocked off.

Yesterday afternoon, 5th seeded Hickory High school shutout the #1 team Bunker Hill.  Bears win 3-0 to earn their spot in the championship game!  The Tornadoes face #2 seed Fred T. Foard high school.  The Tigers got their fifth shutout of the season against West Caldwell 5-0.  The victory advanced Foard to the championship for the first time since 2009.

In the Shelby Easter tournament, South Caldwell is in the semifinals facing West Lincoln, that tournament also concludes tomorrow.

Moving right along with college sports, Appalachian State shutout Virginia Tech 11-0 yesterday afternoon on the road.  Freshman Sean Mason earned his first collegiate win, he helped Appalachian to get its first victory over an Atlantic Coast Conference team this season and its first over the Virginia Tech Hokies since 1994.  After a five game road trip, the Mountaineers return home to take on Gardner-Webb. 

Appalachian State women's tennis head coach Colin Crothers will be inducted into the Flagler College Athletics Hall of Fame on May 17 as part of Flagler's 11th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner.  Crothers just finished his 16th season with the Mountaineers, and is the winningest head coach in women's tennis history!

Lenoir-Rhyne's Brandi Hole and Sarah Kenley have been selected as the final South Atlantic Conference Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week of the year.  Both Hole and Kenley helped the Bears win three of four games last week and earn a share of the 2014 South Atlantic Conference Regular season championship.

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