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Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team traveled to Caldwell CC on Tuesday night losing 79-69.

Sam Sanders led Caldwell with 15 points and Raquan Davenport with 13 points.

CVCC was led by Ray'Quelle Days with 23 points and Tryle Poindexter with 11 points.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 22:39

App State Men's Golf Finishes 19th at Kiawah Classic

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Appalachian State University men’s golf teed off the final round of the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic on Tuesday. The tournament was held at the par-72, 7,100 yard Turtle Point Golf Course. The Mountaineers shot a final round 307 for a total of 67-over 931. App State finished in 19th place.

The Mountianeers came into the final round in 19th place and were unable to make a move up the leaderboard on the tournament’s last 18 holes. Chance Watson (Newland, N.C.) shot the only under-par round of the tournament for the Mountaineers when he recorded a final round 1-under 71. Chance had a total score of 226 and finished tied for 47th place.

Lee Mitchell (Conover, N.C./Newton-Conover) and Caleb Keck (Reidsville, N.C./Rockingham County) both tied for 84th place after Mitchell recorded a third round 8-over 80 and Keck shot a 5-over 77. Both Mountaineers had a total of 235.

For the second-straight round Andrew Furr (Clayton, N.C./Clayton) recorded a 7-over 79. Furr had a total tournament score of 238 and finished tied for 92nd. Eric Eberspeaker (Rock Hill, S.C./Rock Hill) Finished with a 243 after a final round 82.

The Mountaineers completed the first 36 holes of 54-hole tournament on Sunday and Monday. Appalachian recorded a team score of 315 on day one followed by a 309 in round two for a total 48-over 624.

Mitchell and Watson were both tied for 65th place after 36 holes. Mitchell started his tournament with a 9-over 81, but bounced back with a second round 2-over 74 for a total of 155. Watson shot a first round 6-over 78 followed up with a 5-over 77 in the second round.

Keck recorded back-to-back rounds of 7-over 79 for a total of 158. Keck was tied for 86th place after two rounds.

Rounding out the Mountaineers,Furr shot a 159 over the first two days with a first round 80 and a second round 79. Furr was in 91st place. Eberspeaker shot a first round 78 followed by a second round 83 which left him in 93rd place going into the final day.

Competing as an individual, Patrick Moriarty (Rockville, Md./Rockville) ended his tournament tied for 84th place after shooting his tournament best 1-over 73 in the final round. Moriarty was for 94th place after an opening round 84 and a second round 78.

The Wendy’s Kiawah Classic was the last tournament of the fall season for Appalachian. The Mountaineers will be back on the course on Feb. 23rd-24th at the Pfeiffer Invitational for their first spring tournament.

Appalachian State University men’s soccer players Stephen Chapman (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) and Patrick Harrow (Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg) earned Sun Belt Conference Players of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

With both Chapman and Harrow earning weekly awards, it marks the second time this season that the Mountaineers have swept the weekly accolades. Both Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) and Alex Beranger (Meudon, France/Lyceé Rabelais) swept Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Sept. 16.

“Both of these guys were integral pieces last week in our win,” said head coach Matt Nelson. “I’m glad the coaches in our conference recognized their contributions.”

Chapman, a sophomore, and Harrow, a senior, each contributed at a high level in helping the Mountaineers push past Longwood on the road last Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Chapman, a Greensboro, N.C. native, earned Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals, including the game-winner at Longwood. The effort marked Chapman’s first career multi-goal output, including his fifth and sixth career goals. The game-winner was also the striker’s second of his career.

Trailing 2-1 to the Lancers, Harrow sent a long ball up the far sideline in stride with Chapman who was able to put it in the back of the net for the equalizer. Then in the 73rd minute with the score tied, Chapman headed in the game-winner off of a John Walrath cross to the back post.

Chapman joins Broaden and Donovan Japp (Oakridge, N.C./Northwest Guilford) as other Mountaineers to earn Offensive Player of the Week.

Harrow, a Davidson, N.C. native, earned Defensive Player of the Week after providing stellar defense on the backline and serving up two helpers in the Mountaineers’ win. Both assists in the match doubled Harrow’s career total in that category.

The senior tallied his first assist after Alex Herbst (Apex, N.C./Apex) chipped a free kick into the box, Harrow struck it with one touch across the goaline to the back post where Broaden was able to head it in for an early 1-0 lead. Later, Harrow sent the long ball up to Chapman who tied the game at 2-2 as a result of the assist.

Harrow joins Beranger as the only other Mountaineer to earn Defensive Player of the Week.

The Mountaineers will finish up their regular season and conference season with Senior Night at Appalachian Soccer Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 8. App State will host Sun Belt foe NJIT for a 7:30 p.m. kick off.

Sun Belt Offensive Players of the Week
Sept. 2: Cristian Marcel, NJIT
Sept. 9: Shaun Keegan, NJIT
Sept. 16: Stanley Broaden, Appalachian State
Sept. 23: Mike Rood, Hartwick; Joshua Mercer, NJIT
Sept. 30: Stephen McGill, Georgia State
Oct. 7: Christian Marcel, NJIT
Oct. 14: Donovan Japp, Appalachian State
Oct. 21: Kyle Celestine, Howard
Oct. 28: Christian Marcel, NJIT
Nov. 4: Stephen Chapman, Appalachian State

Sun Belt Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 2: Jack Falle, Georgia Southern
Sept. 9: Kit Tregear, Hartwick
Sept. 16: Alex Beranger, Appalachian State
Sept. 23: Christian Foust, NJIT
Sept. 30: CJ Cochran, Georgia State
Oct. 7: Tom Buckner, Hartwick
Oct. 14: Jimmy Myers, NJIT
Oct. 21: Eric Hamilton, Howard; Tom Buckner, Hartwick
Oct. 28: Jack Falle, Georgia Southern
Nov. 4: Patrick Harrow, Appalachian State

Newton-Conover: 4
Lexington: 0
The Red Devils advance to the third round to host Central Academy on Wednesday.

Fred T. Foard: 4
Asheville: 2
Tigers advance to the third round to host Marvin Ridge on Wednesday.

AC Reynolds: 2
Patton: 1
The Panthers season ends at 12-8-2.

Monday, 03 November 2014 22:45

High School Football Results from Monday, 11/3/14

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Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 48
Maiden: 13

Monday, 03 November 2014 22:44

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Ranked Third in Nation

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (9-0, 6-0) moved up one spot in the national poll for the second consecutive week today, ranking No. 3 in today's AFCA NCAA Division II Coaches Poll. AFCA is the American Football Coaches Association.

The Bears also received two first-place votes for the first time in school history.

In addition, Lenoir-Rhyne is ranked first in this week's NCAA Division II Super Region No. 2 Poll. The top six teams in each of the four super regions earn a berth to the national playoffs.

Lenoir-Rhyne continues its best start since 1962 after defeating Carson-Newman by a 35-32 score last Saturday in a league showdown in Jefferson City, Tenn. The win also helped the Bears clinch at least a share of their fourth consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship.

Lenoir-Rhyne, last year's national finalists, ranks first in the nation in rushing offense at 410.7 yards per game.

The Bears have also won 22 of their last 23 games and have prevailed in 19 consecutive South Atlantic Conference Regular Season contests dating back to 2012.

Lenoir-Rhyne steps out of league play to face Alderson Broaddus (6-3) on Saturday at Noon in Philippi, W.Va. The Bears defeated the Battlers by a 62-24 score last year on November 9, 2013, in Hickory, N.C.

Football Coaches Top 25 Poll
(November 3, 2014)

1. Minnesota State-Mankato (28) 9-0
2. Minnesota-Duluth (1) 9-0
3. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) (2) 9-0
4. Ferris State (Mich.) 9-0
5. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 9-0
6. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 8-1
7. Northwest Missouri State 8-1
8. Colorado State-Pueblo 8-1
9. Ouchita Baptist (Ark.) 8-0
10. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 8-1
11. Ohio Dominican 7-1
12. Delta State (Miss.) 7-1
13. Concord (W.Va.) 9-0
14. Henderson State (Ark.) 8-1
15. North Alabama 7-1
16. Harding (Ark.) 7-1
17. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 8-1
18. West Chester (Pa.) 8-1
19. Colorado School of Mines 8-1
20. Michigan Tech 7-1
21. Shepherd (W.Va.) 7-1
22. Ashland (Ohio) 8-1
23. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 8-1
24. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 6-2
25. Indianapolis (Ind.) 8-1

Others Receiving Votes: Humboldt St. (Calif.), 19; Texas A&M-Commerce, 18; Midwestern St. (Texas), 16; Central Missouri, 13; Angelo St. (Texas), 12; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 11; West Georgia, 9; Central Oklahoma, 1; East Central (Okla.), 1; Virginia St., 1.

NCAA Division II
Super Region No. 2 Rankings
(Nov. 3, 2014)

1. Lenoir-Rhyne 9-0
2. Delta State 7-1
3. North Alabama 7-1
4. Tuskegee 7-2
5. Valdosta State 6-2
6. West Georgia 7-2
7. Albany State (Ga.) 6-2
8. Carson-Newman 6-2
9. Miles 6-3
10. Florida Tech 6-3

Appalachian State University volleyball player Paige Brown was named the Sun Belt Conference Setter of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Brown led the Mountaineers to a win over second-place UT Arlington this week, tallying 43 assists in the three-set match. Brown averaged 14.33 assists per set in the victory.

The junior from Overland Park, Kan. has recorded 1,010 assists so far this season and is currently seventh all-time in the Appalachian record books for career assists.

Brown leads the league in assists per set this season with an average of 11.74. She is currently ranked third in the nation in assists per set.

This is Brown's fifth Setter of the Week honor this season.

Brown and the rest of the Mountaineers return to action on Friday when they host Georgia Southern at 7 p.m.

Sun Belt Offensive Players of the Week
Sept. 1: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 8: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 15: Emily Corrigan, Appalachian State
Sept. 22: Edina Begic, UALR
Sept. 29: Edina Begic, UALR
Oct. 6: Edina Begic, UALR
Oct. 13: Edina Begic, UALR
Oct. 20: Sonja Milanovic, UALR
Oct. 27: Sarah Kemp, Arkansas State
Nov. 3: Edina Begic, UALR

Sun Belt Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 1: Kiah Cheatham, Troy
Sept. 8: Caralee Dillard, UALR
Sept. 15: Abby Baker, South Alabama
Sept. 22: Markie Schaedig, Arkansas State
Sept. 29: Ali Dowdall, Troy
Oct. 6: Markie Schaedig, Arkansas State
Oct. 13: Caitlyn Cooney, UT Arlington
Oct. 20: Ali Dowdall, Troy
Oct. 27: Edina Selimovic, UALR
Nov. 3: Markie Schaedig, Arkansas State

Sun Belt Setters of the Week
Sept. 1: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 8: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 15: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 22: Paige Brown, Appalachian State
Sept. 29: Andrea Hole, UL Lafayette
Oct. 6: Megan Mathis, UALR
Oct. 13: Andrea Hole, UL Lafayette
Oct. 20: Kat Minnerly, Georgia Southern
Oct. 27: Natalie Nieto, Georgia State
Nov. 3: Paige Brown, Appalachian State

Sun Belt Freshmen of the Week
Sept. 1: Lauren Kirch, Texas State
Sept. 8: Drew Jones, Arkansas State
Sept. 15: Qiana Canete, UT Arlington
Sept. 22: Drew Jones, Arkansas State
Sept. 29: Jordan Kohl, Texas State
Oct. 6: Qiana Canete, UT Arlington
Oct. 13: Qiana Canete, UT Arlington
Oct. 20: Megan Chevalier, Georgia Southern
Oct. 27: Jessica Uke, Arkansas State
Nov. 3: Jessica Uke, Arkansas State

Lenoir-Rhyne University seniors Chris Robinson and Tyler Botts have been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Football Offensive and Defensive Players Of The Week, respectively.

Robinson, a fullback from Newnan, Ga., finished with a team-high 178 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 35-32 victory over No. 16 Carson-Newman last Saturday on the road in a conference showdown.

Robinson, the team's leading rusher, became the first player for the Bears since 2004 to cross the 1,000-yard mark for a single season. Robinson has 1,091 yards on the year and nine scores. Robinson anchors a unit which is ranked first in the nation in rushing offense (410.7 ypg).

Robinson has crossed the century mark on the ground five times this year and ranks second in the league in rushing (121.2 ypg).

Botts, a linebacker from Lawrenceville, Ga., finished with a team-high 13 tackles, two quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles to lead the Bears' defense against the Eagles.

Botts has 34 tackles this year for a defense which ranks first in the South Atlantic Conference in scoring (15.1 ppg), rushing yards (130.7 ypg) and total yards (299.2 ypg).

Mars Hill's Michael Ansley was named the South Atlantic Conference Football Special Teams Player Of The Week.

Lenoir-Rhyne (9-0, 6-0), ranked No. 3 in NCAA Division II, steps out of conference play to face Alderson Broaddus this Saturday beginning at Noon in Philippi, W.Va. The Bears are off to their best start since 1962 and has already clinched at least a share of its fourth consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship.

The Hickory Crawdads annual Fall Fling is scheduled for Saturday November 15th, with the free autumn event running from 11 am - 1 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The family-friendly event is free to the public, with activities including hayrides, arts & crafts, inflatable bounce house & speed pitch, bobbing for apples, and more. The Catawba Valley Showcase baseball game will also be played on the field.

In addition to ballpark favorites in hotdogs, french fries and Pepsi products, the Crawdads will also sell seasonal favorites such as pumpkin/apple pie, warm apple cider and hot chocolate to go along with free popcorn. In addition, fans will have the opportunity to win one of two free Thanksgiving turkeys via a raffle drawing, courtesy of Galaxy Food Centers.

Fans will be able to take advantage of the 'Dads current Holiday Ticket Book Deal, which includes three free vouchers and an All-Star Game lanyard with any 2015 ticket book. Claw Club Memberships can be purchased for half price ($19) by donating select food items to the Catawba County Backpack Program.

For more information regarding the Crawdads Fall Fling, call the 'Dads front office at (828) 322-3000.

After rushing for a career-high 250 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 44-0 win over Georgia State, Appalachian State University football’s Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga./Dacula) has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

Cox averaged 8.6 yards per carry during Saturday’s career-best performance, including gains of 19, 39 and 76 yards. He also scored on touchdown runs from one, six and six yards out en route to being named Appalachian State’s first-ever Sun Belt football player of the week.

In addition to being a career high, Cox’s 250-yard performance was good for the sixth-highest single-game rushing total in Appalachian State history (and the third-highest mark by a running back).

The sophomore’s 250 yards shattered his previous career high of 215, set in last season’s finale against Western Carolina, and was the highest rushing total for a Mountaineer since quarterback DeAndre Presley torched Western Illinois for 264 yards on the ground in an NCAA Division I FCS playoff victory in 2010. It had been 25 years since an Appalachian State running back had rushed for as many as 250 yards in a game, dating back to a 267-yard performance by Ritchie Melchor against Chattanooga in 1989.

Buoyed by Cox, Appalachian State rushed for 469 yards as a team, which was its highest single-game total since it amassed 572 yards on the ground against Lenoir-Rhyne in 1975.

Cox, who ranks second in the Sun Belt with 819 total rushing yards on the season and is tied for the league lead with 12 touchdown runs, has been nearly unstoppable over the past two games. In the Mountaineers’ wins over Troy (53-14 on Oct. 18) and Georgia State, Cox has run for 373 yards and six touchdowns on just 45 carries (8.3 yards per rush). He has three-straight 100-yard games, five in eight contests this season and 11 in his 20-game collegiate career.