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Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 3/28/2015

Classic Sportsman Racing - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 2 Don Fenn Lincolnton, NC
2 90 Dennis Hinkle Hickory, NC
3 4B Larry Benz Harrisburg, NC
4 16 Bill Webb Statesville, NC
5 60 Wayne Mullins Clintwood, VA DNS

Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
2 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
3 75H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
4 5C Dexter Canipe, Jr. Conover, NC
5 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
6 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
7 5B Wes Burton Kannapolis, NC
8 1W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC
9 6D Dylan Smith Concord, NC
10 4D Natalie Decker ,
11 12B Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC
12 21D J P Dyar Charlotte, NC
13 97G Lance Gatlin Morristown, TN
14 67H Jacob Harrell Belmont, NC

Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
2 2B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
3 7W Dylan Ward Winston-Salem, NC
4 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
5 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
6 14R Ryan Repko Denver, NC
7 07H Hayden Humphrey Cornelius, NC
8 29R Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
9 9 Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
10 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
11 15 Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC

Renegades - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC
2 09W Adam Blake Walker Lenoir, NC
3 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
4 77H Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC
5 57 Ray Triplett Lenoir, NC
6 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
7 4A Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
8 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC
9 68 Steve Griffith Morganton, NC
10 27 Jon Averre Conover, NC
11 16T Randy Truett Granite Falls, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC
2 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
3 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
4 2N Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
5 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
6 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
7 3W Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA, VA
8 23 Brendan Doyle Hendersonville, NC
9 44 Andrew Moss Hendersonville, NC
10 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
11 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
12 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC

Monday, 30 March 2015 00:21

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Defeats Wingate

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team (6-4, 5-1) moved into a first-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings with an 11-5 victory over Wingate (6-7, 4-2) Saturday evening at the Irwin Belk Track Complex.

Senior attacker Ned Kaish (Atlanta, Ga.) led the way with a game-high four goals and an assist and became the Bears’ all-time leader in points scored (149) as Lenoir-Rhyne moved into a tie at the top of the league standings with Queens and Coker.

The Bulldogs, losers of three straight contests, were led by Ryan Vogrig (Vancouver, British Columbia) with two goals in the setback.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Jon Hanlon (Haymarket, Va.) added three goals as the Bears jumped out to a 4-0 advantage in the first period and never trailed in the contest. Senior attacker Jay Goldsmith (Jamestown, N.C.) chipped in with a pair of goals and an assist as well for the Bears.

In goal, Lenoir-Rhyne senior Alex Squires (Lawrenceville, Ga.) earned the win after stopping seven shots in playing the first half. Freshman Ryan Crompton (Frederick, Md.) played the final 30 minutes of the game and tallied seven saves as well in addition to allowing just one goal.

Wingate goalkeeper, Jacob Ormerod (Lake Mary, Fla.), suffered the loss despite registering 15 saves on the night. Lenoir-Rhyne held the edge in both shots taken (35-28) and ground balls (47-44) in the victory.

Lenoir-Rhyne steps out of conference play to face Lindenwood at home on Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Appalachian State University softball dropped two Sun Belt Conference games to UT Arlington on Saturday by scores of 7-1 and 16-7.

Game One: UT Arlington 7, App State 1

The Mountaineers (9-20, 0-11 Sun Belt) fell behind early in Game One when the Mavericks got an RBI double in the first inning to go up 1-0.

In the third inning, the Mavericks (20-15, 4-4 Sun Belt) plated three more runs off of two homers to extend its lead to 4-0. Then in the seventh inning, a single and a double made it a 7-0 game, leaving the Apps with three outs to make a rally.

Sarah Warnock (Jamestown, N.C./Southwest Guilford) singled in Cynthia Gomez (Oxnard, Calif./Pacifica), but it would be the only run of the game for the Apps.

Appalachian State used three pitchers in the game with Vanessa Ciocatto (La Habra, Calif./La Habra/Delaware State) pitching the majority of the game with five innings in relief.

Ciocatto surrendered four runs on four hits and struck out three, while walking three. Katie Williford (Kannapolis, N.C./Northwest Cabarrus) started in the circle, but pitched just one third of an inning and gave up one run on one hit and walked one.

Alissa Schoelkopf (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township/Monmouth) pitched 1.2 innings and gave up two runs on three hits, while walking two and fanning two batters.

Game Two: UT Arlington 16, App State 7

The second game of the doubleheader was a roller coaster of emotions toward the middle of the contest.

App State went up early in the second inning when Caroline Chambers (Kings Mountain, N.C./Kings Mountain) crushed her fourth homer of the season and of her career to give the Apps a 1-0 lead.

The Mavs would score five combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings on a two-run homer, RBI single and a walk with the bases loaded.

With the score 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth, the Mountaineers would put together a rally. With one out, Dani Heichen (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Pembroke Pines Charter) would use her speed and single to the shortstop, followed by Gomez reaching on a Maverick error.

Pepper Butler (Delray Beach, Fla./Boca Raton Community) stepped up to the plate and smoked a double to the wall in right-center field. Warnock singled home two runs and then Heather Josey (Statesville, N.C./North Iredell) dropped the bomb with a two-run homer to right-center field.

Through five innings, Katherine Johnson (Alameda, Calif./Alameda/Wichita State) had pitched five innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. Johnson walked two hitters in the sixth before being taken out of the game.
The wheels would fall off when the Mavs’ Mallory Foster would hit her first of two three-run home runs in an 11-run onslaught by UTA.
Ciocatto and Schoelkopf didn’t record any outs and gave up six runs on four hits. Williford pitched one inning and let up three runs on four hits.

The Mountaineers will return to Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium on Sunday to try and salvage the final game of the three-game series against the Mavericks of UT Arlington. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.

Catawba Valley Community College split a doubleheader against Patrick Henry Community College winning 4-3 in game one, but lost game two 2-1.

In game one, Redhawks jumped out to an early 3 run lead while Justin Norton cruised early. In the 8th inning Norton left the game with runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out and entered Phillip Black. The score was 3-2 and Phillip Black delivered two huge outs for the Redhawks to end the Patrick Henry threat.

In game two, Bryce Hensley went the distance for the Redhawks but saw his great effort come up short as the offense could not find the big hit. The Redhawks hit a number of balls hard in big situations throughout the game but were unfortunately right into the teeth of the defense. Redhawks look to take the series Sunday at noon.

CVCC is 16-14 on the season.

Appalachian State University women’s tennis dropped the doubles point and lost three singles contests as it fell to UNCG, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the UNCG Tennis Courts.

The Mountaineers (6-12) dropped their ninth-straight contest as the Spartans (6-7) seized early momentum in doubles play and took care of business in the singles portion of the match.

UNCG used 8-5 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, along with an 8-4 win at No. 3, to stake itself to an early 1-0 lead.

The Spartans grabbed wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles to take a commanding 3-0 lead later in the match, but Appalachian would storm back to tie things up.

Clare Cox earned her 12th singles win of the year with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 win at No. 1. Gabrielle Wreder was a 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) winner at No. 4 and Melissa Machado tied the contest with a 7-5, 6-4 victory at the No. 5 position.

A three-set thriller would be the deciding factor at No. 6 singles, where UNCG’s Jamie Grinberg earned a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 win over Appalachian’s McKayla Zupan to clinch the victory for the Spartans.

Appalachian State returns to action tomorrow when it faces former Southern Conference rival Western Carolina on the road.

UNCG 4, Appalachian State 3
Mar 28, 2015 at Greensboro, N.C. (UNCG Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Clare Cox (APP) def. Kayla Gammie (UNCG) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
2. Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Mackenzie LaSure (APP) 6-1, 6-0
3. Amy Ellis (UNCG) def. Brianna Armellino (APP) 6-2, 6-2
4. Gabrielle Wreder (APP) def. Corinne Blythe (UNCG) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
5. Melissa Machado (APP) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 7-5, 6-4
6. Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) def. McKayla Zupan (APP) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Kayla Gammie/Corinne Blythe (UNCG) def. Mackenzie LaSure/Clare Cox (APP) 8-5
2. Blaine Boaz/Stephanie Falcon (UNCG) def. Melissa Machado/Megan Mullen (APP) 8-5
3. Soumeya Anane/Masey DeMoss (UNCG) def. Sarah King/McKayla Zupan (APP) 8-4

Match Notes
Appalachian State 6-12
UNCG 6-7
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6)

For the second time in as many days Appalachian State University baseball fell by a walk-off hit versus Sun Belt conference foe University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

The Mountaineers (7-20, 2-9 Sun Belt) took a 3-0 lead into the ninth behind a great pitching performance from senior lefty Jeffrey Springs (Belmont, N.C./South Point) before the Trojans (9-13, 6-4 Sun Belt) rallied and plated the winning run on Jason Prevatt’s bunt.

Appalachian jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning with the help of a dropped pop fly by James Gillean with two outs that allowed Brian Bauk (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) to reach first base. Then Matt Brill (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline), Chandler Seagle (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), and Brandon Burris (Concord, N.C./Mount Pleasant) all hit RBI singles to break the deadlock.

The Appalachian State offense went silent after the second inning and was unable to reach base again until Dillon Dobson (Hamptonville, N.C./Starmount) was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning.

With a 3-0 lead headed into the bottom of the ninth, Springs was back on the mound. Springs gave up one of his three hits on the day and then walked Klye Kirk before Caleb McCann (McLeansville, N.C./Northeast Guilford) entered the game to pitch. McCann got one out and then walked Gillean to load the bases.

Robert Whaley (Hickory, N.C./Hickory) made his second appearance of the season in relief of McCann with three men on base. Whaley gave up two RBI singles to even the score at three apiece. With runners on the corners, Prevatt laid a bunt down towards first base that brought the winning run across the plate.

The Mountaineers will try to snap a five-game skid tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the series finale versus UALR.

Appalachian State University men’s tennis dominated singles play and rallied past New Orelans, 5-2, in a neutral-site match at Troy on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (7-9) fell behind early when the Privateers (6-9) grabbed the doubles point, but were able to storm back in singles play by winning five of six matches to grab the win.

Doubles play featured three highly-competitive contests as Appalachian’s No. 2 tandem of Jack Maddocks/Scott Webster grabbed an 8-6 win. However, UNO grabbed an 8-6 win at No. 1 and an 8-7 win at No. 3 to take the doubles point and an early 1-0 lead.

Appalachian would rally in singles play, winning five contests in straight sets. Oliver Casey was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at No. 1 while Maddocks picked up a win at No. 2 (6-3, 6-3). Zach Bost was a 7-6, 6-4 winner at the No. 4 spot and Jan-Willem Kleynhans clinched the win with his 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 5.

Trey Morris put an exclamation point on the contest as he finished as a 6-2, 6-4 winner at the No. 6 position.

The Mountaineers return home on Tuesday when they host former Southern Conference rival UNCG at 2:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Tennis Courts.

Appalachian State 5, New Orleans 2
Mar 28, 2015 at Troy, Ala.

Singles competition
1. Oliver Casey (APP) def. Gonzalo Garcia (UNO) 6-2, 6-2
2. Jack Maddocks (APP) def. Rui Silva (UNO) 6-3, 6-3
3. Blake Gregor (UNO) def. Scott Webster (APP) 6-3, 6-1
4. Zach Bost (APP) def. Romain Lefevre (UNO) 7-6, 6-4
5. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Luis Albuquerque (UNO) 6-2, 6-3
6. Trey Morris (APP) def. Christoffer Appelgre (UNO) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Blake Gregor/Rui Silva (UNO) def. Zach Bost/Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 8-6
2. Jack Maddocks/Scott Webster (APP) def. Gonzalo Garcia/Romain Lefevre (UNO) 8-6
3. Luis Albuquerque/Christoffer Appelgre (UNO) def. Oliver Casey/Trey Morris (APP) 8-7

Match Notes
New Orleans 6-9
Appalachian State 7-9

Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:30

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Tennis Defeats Barton

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Tennis Team (7-7) won a close match over Barton (5-4), 5-4, Saturday afternoon at Hickory High School. With the victory, the Bears tied the 1992 squad for most wins in a single season.

Lenoir-Rhyne pulled out the win thanks to four wins in six singles matches.

In addition, the Bears were led by senior Robin Hochguertel (Erlensee, GERMANY) with wins at second singles and third doubles. Senior Marvin Mueller (Hagen, GERMANY) also won his seventh consecutive match at first singles for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Lenoir-Rhyne faces Mars Hill on the road in a South Atlantic Conference match on Sunday morning in Mars Hill, N.C., at 10:00 a.m.. Barton returns home to take on William Peace Monday at 5:00 p.m.

NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Final
Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Barton 4
March 28, 2015
Hickory, N.C.
Hickory High School

Singles competition:
1. Marvin Mueller (LR) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
2. Robin Hochguertel (LR) def. Max Leppert (BARTON), 6-4, 6-4
3. Patrick Bauer (LR) def. Nick Genest (BARTON), 6-4, 6-2
4. Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic (LR), 6-3, 6-2
5. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. John Christian Reid (LR), 6-3, 7-6
6. Matthew Ledford (LR) def. Robert Taylor (BARTON), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition:
1. Rafael Ruiz Velasco/Max Leppert (BARTON) def. Marvin Mueller/Patrick Bauer (LR), 8-4
2. Nick Genest/Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic/Matthew Ledford (LR), 8-4
3. Robin Hochguertel/John Christian Reid (LR) def. Daniel Radu/Robert Taylor (BARTON), 8-3

Records: Barton (5-4), Lenoir-Rhyne (7-7)

Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:22

App State Track and Records Fall in Raleigh

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Tristin Van Ord finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run and set a new school record as Appalachian State University women’s track and field posted five top-10 finishes at the Raleigh Relays over the weekend.

Van Ord finished in a time of 34:23.08 as she competed in the 10,000 meters for the first time in her collegiate career, obliterating the previous school record of 34:52.76, set by Amanda Hamilton in 2013. Teammate Dana Cox came in 25th as she posted a career-best time of 35:51.52, nearly a full minute better than her previous career best, and moved into sixth in school history.

The Mountaineers also performed well in the high jump as Janet Watson finished sixth in the college division with a mark of 5-1 (1.55 meters) while Hunter Welborn was sixth in the invitational division with a jump of 5-5 (1.65 meters).

India McWhorter added to Appalachian’s top-10 performances with a ninth-place showing in the discus throw, thanks to a toss of 132-2 (40.28 meters).

Three other Appalachian State student-athletes finished with personal bests as Samantha Campanaro finished the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 11:16.36 and Torre Moser ran the 1,500-meters in a time of 4:35.25. The performance moved Campanaro into sixth all-time in her event while Moser posted the 10th-best time in school history.

Brittany Williams posted a career-best mark of 36:34.18 in the 10,000 meters to finish 29th overall and move into 10th all-time in the event.

Appalachian’s 4x800-meter relay team rounded out the Mountaineers’ top-10 performances with a seventh place showing, clocking a time of 9:21.58.

On the men’s side, Stanley Broaden took sixth in the 400-meter hurdles and Appalachian State grabbed six top-10 finishes over the weekend.

Elsewhere in the competition, Michael Ellis set a new personal record and finished 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:14.53. The time also moved Ellis into ninth all-time in school history.

Henry Bustle finished eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 47-8 (14.53 meters) while the Mountaineers’ 4x800-meter relay team finished sixth in a time of 7:47.64.

Evan Laratta also set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:33.09 and Appalachian’s sprint medley relay team took fourth with a time of 3:29.91.

The Mountaineers return to action next weekend when they head to High Point for the annual VertKlassee Meet.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Lacrosse Team (6-6, 4-1) won its second straight game with a 21-7 victory over Wingate (6-7, 3-3) Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference game at the Irwin Belk Track Complex.

Senior midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.), the Bears’ all-time leading scorer, led the way with a match-high four goals and two assists as Lenoir-Rhyne scored 15 goals before intermission on its way to the victory. Donovan now has a team-leading 33 goals on the year.

Junior midfielder Claire Wach (Cary, N.C.) added three goals and four assists for the Bears, who broke a 5-5 tie with nine straight scores to take control of the contest.

Lenoir-Rhyne freshman midfielder Aubriana Benedetto (Rochester, N.Y.) and sophomore attacker Torrey Schwitkis (San Diego, Calif.) scored three goals each as the Bears held the Bulldogs to just one goal after halftime.

Wingate was led by Paulena Dempsey (Jarrettsville, Md.) with three goals but the Bulldogs suffered their second straight setback.

Lenoir-Rhyne was dominant throughout, holding large advantages in both ground balls (56-30) and shots taken (42-15).

In goal, freshman Ines Flueck (Coppell, Texas) picked up the win after playing the first 30 minutes and stopping two shots for the Bears. Wingate goalkeeper Nicole Hinkle (Fallston, Md.) suffered the loss despite making 14 saves on the day.

Lenoir-Rhyne faces Coker on the road in a conference game on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., in Hartsville, S.C.