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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

High School Basketball Results From Tuesday, 2/3/15

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Girls
North Piedmont:
Alexander Central: 62
Statesville: 23

Northwestern:
Freedom: 61
South Caldwell: 35

Hickory: 72
St. Stephens: 30

Patton: 62
Fred T. Foard: 42

South Mountain Athletic:
Crest: 71
East Burke: 55

East Rutherford: 59
Draughn: 43

Southern District 7:
Bandys: 69
Maiden: 45

Bunker Hill: 64
Lincolnton: 51

East Lincoln: 40
Newton-Conover: 39


Boys
North Piedmont:
Alexander Central: 47
Statesville: 37

Northwestern:
Fred T. Foard: 73
Patton: 50

Freedom: 63
South Caldwell: 43

Hickory: 96
St. Stephens: 68

Watauga: 75
Hibriten: 63

South Mountain Athletic:
Crest: 84
East Burke: 70

East Rutherford: 71
Draughn: 47

Southern District 7:
Bunker Hill: 63
Lincolnton: 55

East Lincoln: 89
Newton-Conover: 76

Maiden: 49
Bandys: 38

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Thomas St. Clair has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Baseball Pitcher Of The Week, the first of the 2015 season, league officials announced this afternoon.

St. Clair, a sophomore from Winston-Salem, N.C., pitched six scoreless and hitless innings while earning the win in a 4-1 victory over the College of Saint Rose last Sunday on the final day of the Carolinas Hospital System Classic at Sparrow Stadium in Florence, S.C.

In addition, St. Clair allowed just one walk while striking out 10 Golden Knights in the victory.

Catawba’s Dylan Richardson has been selected as the South Atlantic Conference Baseball Player Of The Week.

Lenoir-Rhyne (3-0), winners of 12 straight contests dating back to the end of last year, hosts West Virginia Tech in a doubleheader in its home opener at Bears Field on Saturday beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Appalachian State University men’s basketball will participate in the Coaches Power Forward for Autism initiative this weekend when it plays host to Troy at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Holmes Center. The initiative, which benefits Autism Speaks, is designed to raise awareness about autism while also serving as a fundraiser for global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, and treatments for autism.

On Saturday the Mountaineer coaching staff will wear blue puzzle piece lapel pins, the official logo of Autism Speaks, to help raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In addition, several groups from the campus and High Country communities will be on hand to give out more information about autism.

Groups in attendance will include the Appalachian State chapter of Autism Speaks U, ABLE Rec, KAMPN and Parent to Parent. Representatives from each organization will have tables set up at the southwest entrance of the Holmes Center throughout Saturday’s game. For more information, contact the Promotions & Fan Engagement Office at 828-262-8649 or appstpromo@appstate.edu.

Fans can also donate to Autism Speaks online by visiting www.autismspeaks.org/coachpower and searching “Appalachian_CoachFox” in the search tool on the righthand side of the website. Currently, Appalachian State ranks first in the nation in total donations with the goal of raising $6,800 by the end of the donation period, which runs through Feb. 8.

Later this week, App State TV will air a special feature on the personal impact that autism has had on App State assistant coach Jason Allison and his family. Check appstatesports.com on Friday to view the feature in its entirety.

For more information on all of Saturday’s promotional events, as well as other events at athletic events throughout the year, visit www.appstatesports.com/promos.

Two-hundred and sixty-four students were named to the athletics department's academic honor roll for the 2014 fall semester, director of academic services for student-athletes Stacy Sears announced on Monday.

Those honored included 198 student-athletes and 66 student athletic trainers, managers, cheerleaders and support staff. To be included on the academic honor roll, a student must have a 3.25 or higher semester GPA while enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours.

The 264 students on App State’s athletics’ honor roll broke the previous record of 254, set during the fall of 2013.

Of the 198 honorees, 29 student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA last semester.

All of the honor-roll students will be recognized at halftime of the Mountaineers' men's basketball game against Texas State on Wed., Thursday, March 5.

The full list can be found here.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:41

Lambert To Lead Draughn Football Once Again

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Scott Lambert has been hired to be the new head football coach at Draughn High School. Lambert previously served as the head coach from the school’s opening in 2008 until last season. Lambert replaces Allen Wittenberg who became Hickory’s new head football coach last week.

Lambert went 21-37 as the head coach from 2009-2013. Draughn fielded a JV team only in 2008 when the school opened. Lambert guided that team to a 10-0 record.

Lambert has spent the 2014-2015 school year as an assistant principal at South Caldwell High School.

First and second round matchups of the high school wrestling dual team tournament that begins Tuesday across the area.

2A:
West Caldwell hosts Brevard
Newton-Conover takes on R-S Central at West Caldwell

East Burke hosts Central Academy
Hunter Huss goes up against Polk County at East Burke

3A:
Fred T. Foard hosts North Gaston
Ashbrook takes on North Henderson at Fred T. Foard

St. Stephens hosts Enka
Kings Mountain takes on North Buncombe at St. Stephens

4A:
Alexander Central hosts Hough
South Caldwell takes on Providence at Alexander Central

Monday, 02 February 2015 00:55

App State Men's Tennis Edge Out UNC-Asheville

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Appalachian State University men’s tennis overcame an early deficit and handed UNC Asheville its first loss of the season, picking up a 4-3 road win on Sunday.

The Mountaineers (3-2) dropped the doubles point to the Bulldogs (4-1), but rallied to win four of six singles matches en route to the win.

Appalachian’s No. 3 tandem of Trey Morris and Jan-Willem Kleynhans grabbed a 6-3 win in doubles, but the Mountaineers were unable to grab victories at No. 1 or No. 2 and fell into an early hole.

Oliver Casey got the momentum rolling in singles play as he grabbed a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the No. 1 spot. UNCA grabbed victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, but App State reeled off three-straight wins to wrap up the match.

Scott Webster earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 4 while Kleynhans was a 6-4, 6-3 winner at at No. 5. Morris finished off the Bulldogs by dominating in a 6-1, 6-0 victory at the No. 6 spot.

Appalachian State returns to action when it faces former Southern Conference rival Wofford on the road on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Appalachian State 4, UNC Asheville 3
Feb 01, 2015 at Asheville, N.C.

Singles competition
1. Oliver Casey (APP) def. Daniel Kripak (UNCA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Thomas Panoulas (UNCA) def. Zach Bost (APP) 6-4, 6-4
3. Joshua Swindler (UNCA) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4. Scott Webster (APP) def. Alex Croker (UNCA) 6-2, 6-3
5. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Brett Landau (UNCA) 6-4, 6-3
6. Trey Morris (APP) def. William Goldberg (UNCA) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Brett Landau/Alex Croker (UNCA) def. Zach Bost/Oliver Casey (APP) 6-3
2. Reid Dillon/Thomas Panoulas (UNCA) def. Jack Maddocks/Scott Webster (APP) 7-5
3. Trey Morris/Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) def. Joshua Swindler/Daniel Kripak (UNCA) 6-3

Match Notes
Appalachian State 3-2
UNC Asheville 4-1

Sunday, 01 February 2015 20:45

CVCC Baseball Defeated by USC-Sumter

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Catawba Valley Community College baseball fell to USC-Sumter on the road 10-3 Sunday.

The Fire Ants of USC-Sumter scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning. CVCC answered with two runs in the top of the seventh, however, in the bottom of the frame, USC-Sumter regained the lead for good with eight runs.

Thomas Waddell led CVCC going three-for-four at the plate.

The Red Hawks fall to 1-2 on the season. CVCC travels to Louisburg College for a four game series next weekend.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (3-0) ran its winning streak to 12 games dating back to last season with victories over the College of Saint Rose, 4-1, and Pfeiffer, 3-1, Sunday on the final day of the Carolinas Hospital System Classic at Sparrow Stadium.

Lenoir-Rhyne 4, College of Saint Rose 1
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Thomas St. Clair (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (1-0) earned the win after holding St. Rose hitless and scoreless for six innings to go along with 10 strikeouts. Freshman Tad Ratliff (Taylorsville, N.C.) pitched the final three innings to earn the save for the Bears.

Junior outfielder Will Thompson (Spartanburg, S.C.) led Lenoir-Rhyne offensively with three hits and three runs batted in. Thompson drove in the Bears’ first two runs of the contest with an RBI triple in the second inning and a run-scoring double in the fourth frame.

Junior shortstop Ryan Perkins (Woodruff, S.C.) added two hits and two runs scored for the Bears, who limited the Golden Knights (0-3) to just two hits on the afternoon. St. Rose’s Coby Schwartz (Lewisberry, Pa.) fell to 0-1 with the loss.

Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Pfeiffer 1
Like St. Clair, senior Ivan Vieitez (Miami, Fla.) pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Bears to the victory. Vieitez (1-0) scattered five hits in addition to striking out seven batters while senior Landon Elks (Shelby, N.C.) pitched the final three innings for the save.

Freshman outfielder Marcus Shoemaker (Colfax, N.C.) led Lenoir-Rhyne at the plate with two hits and a pair of runs batted in.

The Bears took the lead for good with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning on run-scoring hits by freshman third baseman Dylan Anseaume (Orlando, Fla.) and Shoemaker. Sophomore first baseman David Newcomer (Archdale, N.C.) also scored twice for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Pfeiffer scored one unearned run in the top of the ninth while Drew Wilson (Pilot Mountain, N.C.) (0-1) suffered the loss.

Lenoir-Rhyne hosts West Virginia Tech in its home opener at Bears Field in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Teams wrapped up competition with two school records Saturday in the Mountaineer Open at the Holmes Convocation Center.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior Vertrice Wilson (Carrollton, Ga.) won the women’s 55-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 8.53 seconds while sophomore Sina Livingston (Greenwood, S.C.) also set a new program mark in the women’s 55-meter dash. Livingston ran a 7.57 to finish fifth overall in the finals.

In women’s distance, Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Hope Rust (New Bern, N.C.) ran the 3,000-meter run in 11:36, good for eighth place overall.

On the men’s side, sophomore Charles Koontz (Flemington, N.J.) was runner-up in the one mile (4:38) while freshman Aubrey Hite (Pelion, S.C.) was fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02 for the Bears.

Lenoir-Rhyne also had a pair of sixth-place finishes in the men’s shot put and the men’s 55-meter hurdles. In the shot put, sophomore Myles Braswell-Sample (Durham, N.C.) threw a 48’10” while sophomore Sterling Jones (Winston-Salem, N.C.) ran a 8.04 in the hurdles' event.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams return to action on Friday and Saturday in the Buccaneer Indoor Invitational, hosted by East Tennessee State, in Johnson City, Tenn.