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Surry Central: 3
Maiden: 2
Blue Devils season ends at 13-10.

Fred T. Foard: 5
Cox Mill: 2
Tigers advance to the second round hosting either Asheboro or Asheville

Weddington: 2
Hibriten: 0
Panthers season ends at 13-11

Alexander Central: 2
Richmond: 1
Cougars advance to the second round hosting either Grimsley or going to TC Roberson

East Lincoln: 11
Bunker Hill: 7
Bears season ends at 14-9.

East Davidson: 11
West Caldwell: 0
Warriors season ends at 11-12

Central Cabarrus: 6
Hibriten: 5
Panthers season ends at 12-10.

Marvin Ridge: 5
Freedom: 0
Patriots season ends at 9-11.

Fred T. Foard: 5
Central Davidson: 2
Tigers advance to the second round hosting West Iredell or Forestview on Friday.

Alexander Central: 10
Glenn: 2
Cougars host Southeast Guilford on Friday in the second round.

Parkwood: 4
East Burke: 0
Cavaliers season ends at 7-12-4.

Cuthbertson: 5
Fred T. Foard: 0
Tigers season ends at 13-7-1.

Hickory: 3
Central Davidson: 0
Red Tornadoes advance to the second round where they will host Hickory Ridge on Friday.

St. Stephens: 12
Western Guilford: 11, 3 OT
Indians advance to the third round hosting Cutherbertson on Friday.

Shelby: 6
Maiden: 1
Blue Devils season ends at 12-3.

Newton-Conover: 6
Mount Pleasant: 0
Red Devils advance to the third round going to undefeated Brevard on Monday.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Abbey Hartsell is tied for 13th overall after the second round Tuesday of the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Super Regional Tournament at The Members Club at Woodcreek.

Hartsell, a sophomore from Taylorsville, and Alexander Central grad, currently stands at 154 (+10) after a five-over 77 in today’s round. Saint Leo’s Marie Coors leads with a four-over 148 on the par-72, 6,114-yard course. Barry is the top team with 18 holes left with a 612 (+36).

The third and final round takes place on Wednesday. The top three teams advance as well as the top three individuals on teams that finish outside the top quarter of the field to the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio, on May 17-20.

2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf

South Super Regional Tournament

May 8-10 – Second Round Results

Elgin, S.C.

The Members Club at Woodcreek

Newberry College, host institution

Par: 72

Yards: 6,114

1. Barry 612 (+36)

2. Saint Leo 616 (+40)

3. Nova Southeastern 619 (+43)

4. Lee 622 (+46)

5. Rollins 623 (+47)

6t. West Georgia 627 (+51)

6t. Montevallo 627 (+51)

8. Lynn 629 (+53)

9. Florida Tech 630 (+54)

10. West Florida 633 (+57)

11. Flagler 645 (+69)

12. Armstrong State 650 (+74)


1. Marie Coors (St. Leo) 148 (+4)

2t. Krissy Ortiz (Lynn) 149 (+5)

2t. Charlotte Puts (Barry) 149 (+5)

4t. Elaine Wood (Montevallo) 150 (+6)

4t. Kiira Riihijarvi (Tampa) 150 (+6)

4t. Franziska Bremm (West Georgia) 150 (+6)

7t. Seher Atwal (Rollins) 151 (+7)

7t. Brittany LaPadula (Florida Tech) 151 (+7)

9. Amanda Jakobsson (St. Leo) 152 (+8)

10t. Janelle Johnson (Nova Southeastern) 153 (+9)

10t. Caroline Moore (Lee) 153 (+9)

10t. Michelle Ruiz (Nova Southeastern) 153 (+9)

Logan McNeely, of Newton-Conover High School, earned the individual title, firing a 2-under, 70, to finish the 2A boys golf championship tournament at 1-over par, 145. McNeely had five bogeys on the day, cancelling those with five birdies. His low number on the day came on the 375-yard par-4 eighth hole where he knocked in for eagle. Last year’s champion and overnight leader, Justin Emmons from Providence Grove, finished tied for second after posting a 5-over, 77, on day two to end at 6-over par.

Wilkes Central earned the school’s second straight Men’s Golf Championship posting a combined 37-over, 613, for the squad’s two-day total.

Appalachian State University athletics will not renew the contract of head softball coach Janice Savage, director of athletics Doug Gillin announced on Tuesday.

“I’d like to thank Coach Savage for her commitment to App State softball the last three years,” Gillin said. “We will conduct a national search to identify new leadership for our softball program. I wish Janice and her family nothing but the best in the future.”

Savage was 39-114 in three seasons at Appalachian State, including a 14-34 mark in 2017. The national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

With four first-place finishes leading the way, Lenoir-Rhyne University finished third out of 12 schools in the 2016-17 South Atlantic Conference Echols Excellence Athletic Awards standings.

The Bears totaled 1,080 points, trailing only Queens (1,181.1) and Wingate (1,413). Lenoir-Rhyne was propelled to third place behind the strength of league regular season championships from women's soccer, women's golf, men's lacrosse and softball.

Lenoir-Rhyne has finished at least fourth for six straight seasons including a pair of second-place finishes in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.

The Echols Athletic Excellence Award is presented annually to the member athletic department that earns the highest point total based on cumulative final standings in each of the South Atlantic Conference's 18 sports.

Regular season finish is used in the sports of men's and women's soccer, volleyball, football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball and softball while league championship results are used for men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf and men's and women's outdoor track.

Starting this season, the SAC moved to what it believes is a more equitable new points system. In the new formula, the champion will always receive 100 points and last place will receive 10 points regardless of the number of schools that sponsor that championship sport. The points earned for all other place finishes varied based on the number of schools that sponsor that particular sport.

2016-17 South Atlantic Conference
Echols Excellence Awards Standings

1. Wingate 1,413
2. Queens 1,181.1
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 1,080
4. Lincoln Memorial 1,014.5
5. Tusculum 929.07
6. Carson-Newman 910.16
7. Anderson 891.83
8. Catawba 825.5
9. Newberry 816
10. Coker 748.75
11. Mars Hill 604.08
12. Brevard 254

A pair of Appalachian State football players have been picked up as non drafted free agents over the last week.

The NFL draft was held April 27-29 and while no Mountaineers were drafted, two players have been slected by teams as free agents. Safety Alex Gray was one of 15 undrafted free agents picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and center Parker Collins has been picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With the additions of Collins and Gray, Appalachian State now has 11 former Mountaineers on NFL rosters on 10 different teams. They inlcude, Ronald Blair, a defensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers, Travaris Cadet, a running back with the New Orleans Saints, Daniel Kilgore a center on the San Francisco 49ers, Kendall Lamm, an offensive tackle for the Houston Texans, Sam Martin, a punter with the Detroit Lions, Demetrius McCray, a cornerback on the Seattle Seahawks, Doug Middleton, a safety for the New York Jets, Brian Quick, a wide receiver with the Washington Redskins and Tony Washington, a wide receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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