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Appalachian State University men's tennis senior Scott Webster was invited to participate in the prestigious Oracle ITA Master's Tournament hosted by Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif.

"I was a bit shocked when I received the invitation for the tournament because of the quality of players that play every year," Webster said. "In saying though, I'm absolutely stoked to be going to Malibu to represent the Sun Belt and App State. It will be fun competing against the caliber of talent on such a big stage."

Webster is just one of 32 tennis athletes from across the nation and the lone athlete from the Sun Belt to take part in the four-day tournament that begins on Thursday. One student-athlete represents each conference at the tournament along with six automatic bids.

"We couldn't be more happy for Scott to get this opportunity against some of the nation's best," head coach Bob Lake stated. "His invitation to the Oracle Masters Tournament shows the work he puts into the game of tennis, and we know he'll represent App State and the Sun Belt very well in California this week."

The Sun Belt couldn't have a better representative as he is a stellar 45-12 in singles play and boasts a 37-19 mark in doubles competition. Through three seasons, Webster has won postseason awards such as Sun Belt's Freshman of the Year in 2015, an all-Sun Belt First Team nod last season in both singles and doubles play and collected an all-Sun Belt doubles selection in singles and doubles competition in his sophomore campaign.

In addition to his success on the court, Webster also has shown the same work ethic off the court, where he helped App win the inaugural Mountaineer Cup for 2015-16, exemplifying on-court success, succeeding in the classroom and going above and beyond in the community,

Going into his final year, Webster was one of 12 representatives from the Sun Belt to be named to the Sun Belt Leadership Team and is involved heavily in the App State community, where he is the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) President and is a part of the BB&T Emerging Leaders.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:57

High School Volleyball Results From Monday, 9/18/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
East Burke: 3
Draughn: 2

Hibriten: 3
Patton: 0

West Iredell: 3
Fred T. Foard: 1

Northwestern Conference:
McDowell: 3
West Caldwell: 0

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 09:56

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/18/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Draughn: 4
East Burke: 1

Fred T. Foard: 1
West Iredell: 0

Patton: 4
Hibriten: 2

South Fork Conference:
Bandys: 3
Lincolnton: 1

Maiden: 4
Lake Norman Charter: 3

Newton-Conover: 8
West Lincoln: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 5
Freedom: 3

St. Stephens: 2
West Caldwell: 2

Watauga: 3
Hickory: 1

With championships yet to be decided in 6 different divisions, Cargo Transporters Championship Night presented by NAPA would prove to be a night of great racing action.

The Renegades would lead off the night with the #6 or Darren Dickinson on the pole. David Hasson in the #83 would take the early lead. Dickinson would reel in the leader with 2 to go and battle for the lead at the white flag lap. Dickinson would grab 1st place with Hasson close behind in 2nd. Justin Austin in the #1 would finish 3rd, R.J. Williams in the #21 would finish 4th, and the 2017 Renegades Champion Kyle DiVanna in the #71 would finish in 5th.

The One Design Super Trucks would be next on the track with the first two in division points, Allen Huffman in the #51 and Sheflon Clay in the #15, leading the way on the front row. Huffman would take an early lead with Clay staying right behind mirroring his every move. A caution at lap 15 would bunch the field for a restart. Huffman would once again get the jump on the start and move to the point, but Clay would stay right on his tail. Another caution on lap 34 would set up the championship battle for a green white checkered restart. Huffman would get the jump and lead the final laps and take the win, his second in a row. Clay would hold on for 2nd on the night and win the 2017 One Design Super Trucks track championship. Colby White in the #3 would have her best finish of the season with a 3rd place and a spot in the front stretch celebration. Keith Norville in the #91 and Travis Baity in the #70 would round out the top 5.

The Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models would roar to life for the next 50 laps in the finale of the Paramount Kia 'Big 10' Chase for the Championship. Jeremy Pelfrey in the #51 and Landon Huffman in the #88 would lead the pack to the green flag. Pelfrey and Huffman would dive into turn 1 side by side. As the lead pair would come through the turn Pelfrey's car would make an odd move and as he corrected the car would turn hard into the outside backstretch wall collecting the majority of the cars that were behind him. Pelfrey would fortunately be able to walk away from his seriously damaged Championship car and be done for the night. Pelfrey would have enough of a points to secure the 2017 Paramount Auto Group track Championship and also the 2017 Paramount Kia ‘Big 10' Chase for the Championship. Huffman would take the point on the next restart and drive to the lead until a caution would bunch the field on lap 10. Huffman would once again go to the front until a single car spin and another caution would fly at lap 23. Huffman would once again remain in the lead and drive on to the victory. The #18 of Alex Reece would work his way through the field to finish 2 nd with damage from the earlier incident. Pat Rachels in the #34 would fight back from extensive damage to finish 3rd as would Monty Cox in the #21 as he came home in 4th. Akinori Ogata in the #14 would have his best HMS finish with a 5th.

The 4-Cylinders would roll off with the #17 of Curtis Pardue leading the pack. Pardue would lead early until a hard crash by the #9 of Cody Combs would bring out the caution. Combs would walk away from the lap 9 incident. Pardue would take the advantage on the restart and drive on to the win and the 2017 4-Cylinders track championship. Robert Trivette in the #11 finished 2nd. Allison Houston in the #29 would finish 3rd. Brian Mundy in the #6 and Robbie Lewis in the #98 would round out the top 5.

The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models would hit the historic 3/8 mile oval with the #76 of Ryan Millington leading the pack to the green flag and the #12 of past NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles track champion Austin McDaniel starting to his outside. McDaniel would take the early lead and create a comfortable lead for the first 25 laps. In stark contrast the #9 of Charlie Watson would spend the first 25 laps working his way through the field and up to McDaniel's bumper. The pair would make slight contact and Watson would move by to the point. The field would string out without benefit of a caution. The NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles points leader #76 of Ryan Millington would settle in and ride in 4th position, looking for his first track championship. At the end Watson would win in a dominating fashion. McDaniel would bring his ride home in 2nd. Landon Huffman in the #75 would roll in late, but would make the best out of his visit with a 3rd place finish. Millington would finish 4th and grab the 2017 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Model track championship. The #2 of Cody Haskins would grab another top 5 with 5th at the Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars.

The Cosmo Motors Street Stocks would hit the track for their 30 lap feature with the #18 of Cody DeMarmels pacing the field. DeMarmels would jump to the front early with the #77 of Mark Whitten giving chase. DeMarmels would flex his muscle and pull away leaving the battle for 2nd up to the rest of the field. Marshall Sutton in the #64 would work his way through the field and do battle. When the checkers would fly DeMarmels would take the top spot once again with Sutton finishing 2nd. Eric Evans in the #07 would finish 3rd and Whitten would grab 4th. Kevin Eby in the #03 would finish 5th but take home the 2017 Cosmo Motors Street Stock track championship.

The fan favorite Covington Dental Smash & Crash series hit the track with a single obstacle this week, placed conveniently in between turns 3 & 4. From the standing start the cars would roar to life make the mad dash to see who could navigate the tire in turn 3 the best and set sail for the next lap. As the laps counted down the car parts left on the track far outnumbered the cars that were still there. Greg Austin in the #1, Ben Campbell in the #69, and Angie Cook in the #17 would have a furious battle at the front but the experience of Austin, as well as the mass of the Cadillac he was driving, would prove too much for his competitors as he would take the checkers.

Next week America's Most Famous Short Track will be silent as no events are planned, but will return to action on Saturday, September 30 th , with the SMRS Modifieds.

In 3 weeks the Hickory Vintage Swap Meet and Auto Fair with take place October 7 th and 8 th .

Saturday, October 14 th will see the return of the Knights of Destruction with the Bandit Big Rig Series.

Racing returns to Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 21 st with the running of the Cosmo Motors Fall Brawl presented by Calico Coatings. 200 laps for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Bojangles Late Models, 100 laps for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models, 50 laps for the One Design Super Trucks, and 25 laps for the Classic Sportsmen set the stage for a great night of racing.

November 17-18 the PASS Super Late Models return to Hickory for the 300 lap Mason Dixon Mega Meltdown.

Race Results for 9/16/2017

4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
2 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC
3 29H Allison Houston Conover, NC
4 6M Brian Mundy Concord, NC
5 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC
6 59 Donn Wardo Harmony, NC
7 9 Cody Combs Lenoir, NC

4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
2 6M Brian Mundy Concord, NC
3 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC
4 9 Cody Combs Lenoir, NC
5 29H Allison Houston Conover, NC
6 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC
7 59 Donn Wardo Harmony, NC DNS

Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
2 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
3 75 Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
4 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
5 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA
6 10 Ryan Vasconcellos Sherrills Ford, NC
7 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
8 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
9 7G Holden German York, NC
10 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
11 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
12 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS
13 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS
14 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC DNS
15 9C Spencer Childers Pisgah Forest, NC DNS

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
2 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
3 10 Ryan Vasconcellos Sherrills Ford, NC
4 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
5 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
6 75 Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
7 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA
8 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS
9 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS
10 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI DNS
11 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
12 9C Spencer Childers Pisgah Forest, NC DNS
13 7G Holden German York, NC DNS
14 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC DNS
15 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC DNS

Limited Late Model - Paramount Race
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 88H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
2 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
3 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
4 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
5 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
6 43P Kenneth Pardue Millers Creek, NC
7 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
8 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
9 9C Spencer Childers Pisgah Forest, NC
10 7 Holden German York, NC
11 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
12 7G Tyler Gregory North Wilkesboro, NC
13 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
14 4W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC
15 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
16 13J Mark Johnson Newton, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 88H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC
3 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
4 7G Tyler Gregory North Wilkesboro, NC
5 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
6 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC
7 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
8 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
9 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI
10 4W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC
11 9C Spencer Childers Pisgah Forest, NC
12 13J Mark Johnson Newton, NC
13 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC
14 7 Holden German York, NC
15 43P Kenneth Pardue Millers Creek, NC
16 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC DNS

Renegades - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
2 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
3 1 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
4 21 RJ Williams Conover, NC
5 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
6 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
7 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC
8 4 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC

Renegades - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
2 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
3 21 RJ Williams Conover, NC
4 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
5 1 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
6 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
7 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC
8 4 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC DNS

Smash & Crash - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 1 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC
2 69 Ben Campbell ,
3 17 Angie Cook ,
4 3 Matt Fox ,
5 10 Harlan Pruitt ,
6 4 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC
7 2 Tim Stiener ,
8 30 Ryan Austin ,
9 99 Cowboy Weaver ,

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
2 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
3 7 Eric Evans Mooresville, NC
4 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
5 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
6 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
7 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
8 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
9 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
2 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA
3 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
4 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
5 7 Eric Evans Mooresville, NC
6 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
7 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
8 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
9 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC DNS

Super Trucks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
4 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC
5 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
6 11 Chase Campbell Old Fort, NC
7 82S Lee Saunders , DNS
8 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC DNS

Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 11 Chase Campbell Old Fort, NC
4 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
5 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
6 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC
7 82S Lee Saunders , DNS
8 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC DQ

Hickory Motor Speedway
2017 Oval Track Points Standings As of 9/17/2017

4-Cylinders
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC 524
2 11 Robert Trivette Newton, NC 500
3 6M Brian Mundy (R) Concord, NC 492
4 9 Cody Combs (R) Lenoir, NC 356
5 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC 262
6 29H Allison Houston Conover, NC 188
7 59 Donn Wardo Harmony, NC 118
8 0 Randy Canipe Maiden, NC 90
9 09C Shane Canipe Hldebran, NC 50
10 51 Nathaniel Kanupp Hildebran, NC 50
11 29 Dennis Ward Hickory, NC 48
12 93 Rodney Trivette Newton, NC 40

Classic Sportsman Racing
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 16 Bill Webb Statesville, NC 372
2 95G,1 Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC 336
3 71P Bill Powell Newton, NC 328
4 4L Bill Lett Statesville, NC 278
5 90 Dennis Hinkle Hickory, NC 240
6 22,19W Chris Werner Moorseville, NC 230
7 6W Robert Webb Harmony, NC 198
8 72 Don Fenn Lincolnton, NC 120
9 19 Dennis Werner , 90
10 95B Larry Benz Harrisburg, NC 84
11 28 Danny Toney , 76
12 6S Logan Sparks Statesville, NC 76
13 0G Greg Butcher , 50
14 116R Bryan Rogers , 44
15 83 Tom Fenn Lincolnton, NC 40
16 95 Tim Gilbert Newton, NC 40
17 55 Kevin Floars Raleigh, NC 0

Late Model
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC 1372
2 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC 1362
3 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC 768
4 5G Cole Glasson Rockwall, TX 640
5 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC 610
6 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC 586
7 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC 524
8 21,1M Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC 446
9 16H,23H Colby Howard Simpsonville, SC 378
10 12G,51G Andrew Garcia Eagle Pass TX, NC 368
11 1C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC 352
12 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC 328
13 24 Mason Diaz Manassas, VA 300
14 4C Annabeth Barnes Hiddenite, NC 296
15 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC 292
16 83,57C Justin Carroll Concord, NC 288
17 1T,31 Thomas Beane Hudson, NC 284
18 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC 256
19 98S Stefan Parsons Cornelius, NC 252
20 87T Matt Thomas Miami, Fl 250
21 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA 248
22 41T,28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC 242
23 1H,75 Landon Huffman Claremont, NC 222
24 15V Kres VanDyke Abingdon, VA 214
25 21M Mike Darne Mooresville, NC 212
26 77T Tal Davidson Mooresville, NC 212
27 2H Cody Haskins Marietta, GA 210
28 5X,1J Juan Gonzales , 200
29 8A Anthony Alfredo Ridgefield, CT 200
30 25S Brooke Schimmel Vancouver, WA 182
31 23P Ahnna Parkhurst Evans, GA 158
32 13J Mark Johnson Newton, NC 150
33 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN 146
34 3O Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC 142
35 33M Macy Causey , 126
36 16S R D Smith II Burlington, NC 124
37 7G Holden German York, NC 124
38 91 Stevie Johns Jr. Mooresville, NC 124
39 2G Tomas Gasperak , 112
40 78 Madeline Crane Meansville, GA 112
41 36M Neil Meredith Anderson, SC 110
42 95H Jacob Heafner Dallas, NC 100
43 27L Tommy Lemons Jr. Troy, NC 92
44 44J Justin Johnson Troy, NC 86
45 12C Jake Crum Statesville, NC 82
46 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC 80
47 41M Sam Mayer Franklin, WI 78
48 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI 76
49 1G Andrew Grady Raleigh, NC 74
50 21B Brandon Cox Taylorsville, NC 74
51 46 Thad Moffitt Concord, NC 74
52 71 Kyle Mansch Lenoir, NC 72
53 51H Chris Huffman Connelly Springs, NC 62
54 55B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC 56
55 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC 50
56 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC 50
57 14R Ryan Repko Denver, NC 46
58 82 Will Burns Simpsonville, SC 44
59 23C Dexter Canipe, Jr. Conover, NC 40
60 10 Ryan Vasconcellos Sherrills Ford, NC 40
61 5F Michael Faulk Huntersville, NC 40
62 8R Trevor Rizzo Bluffton, SC 40
63 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC 38
64 5P Lee Pulliam Alton, VA 38
65 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC 38
66 01M Philip Morris Ruckersville, VA 30
67 5Z Abraham Jurado , 30
68 2L Matt Leicht Arden, NC 28
69 7D J P Dyar Charlotte, NC 28
70 8S Thomas Scott Mebane, NC 22
71 11C Dawson Cram Mooresville, NC 20
72 97L William Lester Lexington, NC 20
73 25L Kevin Leicht Milk River, NC 12

Limited Late Model
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC 910
2 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC 874
3 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC 872
4 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC 864
5 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC 848
6 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC 352
7 3D Dylan Oliver Stanley, NC 320
8 41,28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC 286
9 99E Matt Elledge Statesville, NC 230
10 7 Holden German York, NC 198
11 4W,1,71W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC 186
12 7G Tyler Gregory North Wilkesboro, NC 182
13 91 Stevie Johns Jr. Mooresville, NC 166
14 22L Brandon Lemke Eagle, WI 162
15 43 Greg Wise Candler, NC 158
16 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC 154
17 5 Juan Gonzales , 152
18 23D Brendan Doyle Harrisburg, NC 146
19 13J Mark Johnson Newton, NC 144
20 14A Akinori Ogata Mooresville, NC 134
21 95H Jacob Heafner Dallas, NC 106
22 88H Landon Huffman Claremont, NC 98
23 9 Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC 96
24 51H Chris Huffman Connelly Springs, NC 90
25 55Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC 88
26 88S Jason Smith Claremont, NC 80
27 10 Ryan Vasconcellos Sherrills Ford, NC 78
28 9C Spencer Childers Pisgah Forest, NC 72
29 11C Dawson Cram Mooresville, NC 62
30 77G Lexi Gay Canton, GA 60
31 85 Bobby Griffin Stokesdale, NC 50
32 23C Dexter Canipe, Jr. Conover, NC 48
33 0 Shane Lee Newton, NC 42
34 50R Ross Dalton Greensboro, NC 42
35 11 Dillon Houser Hildebran, NC 40
36 43P Kenneth Pardue Millers Creek, NC 40
37 55W Mitchell Wright China Grove, NC 36
38 5Z Kevin Zielezinski New Lenox, Il 36
39 8R Trevor Rizzo Bluffton, SC 36
40 99F Sawyer Frady Mills River, NC 36
41 08B Devin Boutot Mooresville, NC 34
42 5M Kelsie Martin , 34
43 29W Paul Williamson Kenansville, NC 32
44 26 Nicholas Pope Taylorsville, NC 30
45 93 Jamie Sutton Waynesville, NC 30
46 51C Chris Chapman Stony Point, NC 28
47 97L William Lester Lexington, NC 28
48 2P Travis Powell Kershaw, SC 26
49 81 Zack Clifton Walkertown, NC 26
50 50 Haley Moody Kinston, NC 20

Renegades
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC 510
2 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC 504
3 1 Justin Austin Granite Falls, NC 490
4 83 David Hasson Newton, NC 444
5 51 Robbie Hollifield (R) Morganton, NC 436
6 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC 414
7 18 Casey Meyer (R) Troutman, nc 368
8 97 Danny Crump, Jr. Morganton, NC 284
9 21 RJ Williams Conover, NC 200
10 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC 194
11 4 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC 36
12 6R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC 0

Street Stocks
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC 924
2 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC 916
3 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC 902
4 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC 824
5 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA 794
6 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC 576
7 7 Eric Evans Mooresville, NC 218
8 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC 172
9 0 Roy Smith Hudson, NC 122
10 74 Kim Smith Lincolnton, NC 104
11 10 Terrence Tucker Lenoir, NC 84
12 71K Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC 80
13 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC 74
14 32H David Harrell Newton, NC 74
15 71 Robert Divanna Statesville, NC 74
16 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC 48
17 22W Chris Werner Moorseville, NC 42
18 18 Michael Contarino Statesville, NC 40
19 31C Jesse Clark Marshall, NC 40
20 4 Danny Brewer Thomasville, NC 38
21 9C Chris Torrence Denver, NC 36

Super Trucks
Pos Car No Driver Hometown Points
1 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC 610
2 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC 606
3 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC 524
4 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC 480
5 30 Joey Shuryan Dearborn, MI 466
6 3 Colby White (R) Maiden, NC 444
7 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC 220
8 45 Tanner Long Kernersville, NC 200
9 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC 198
10 99 David Messer Asheville, nc 186
11 15Z,97H Zach Hale Catawba, NC 182
12 05T Tony Black Lexington, NC 154
13 82,11 Chase Campbell Old Fort, NC 116
14 8 Robert Hapeman Midland, NC 80
15 17A Terry Absher North Wilkesboro, NC 66
16 26 Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC 42
17 14W Brandin Wrisley Greensboro, NC 42
18 39 Josh Stark Troutman, NC 40
19 13C Brian Clay , 36
20 80 Eddie Collins, Jr. Winston-Salem, NC 36
21 53L Tyler Lee Charlotte, NC 32

Appalachian State inside linebacker Anthony Flory has been named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week following a nine-tackle, two-sack performance in the Mountaineers' 20-13 win at Texas State on Saturday.

Flory had a sack for an 8-yard loss on Texas State's second drive and another sack later in the game. He also was credited with two quarterback hurries.

A junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Flory established a new career high for tackles as the Mountaineers held the Bobcats to six points on two field goals in four trips inside the red zone. His previous high of six tackles occurred in the 2017 opener at Georgia, his first career start.

Flory ranks third on App State's team with 16 tackles through three games. It's his first career player of the week honor and the first one for an App State linebacker since Kennan Gilchrist was recognized following a 35-10 home win against Texas State on Nov. 5, 2016.

After a double-overtime setback against South Alabama on Friday, Appalachian State University women's soccer (2-6-2, 1-1 SBC) bounced back in a big way with a 2-1 victory over Georgia State (2-6-1, 0-2 SBC) on Sunday afternoon at GSU Soccer Field.

Kat Greer's (Cayce, S.C./Brookland Cayce) third goal of the season and second in as many contests couldn't have been more clutch, as she tapped the ball into the frame after the initial shot went behind Georgia State's goalkeeper. Taylor Ray (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) stopped Georgia State's final chance to tie the match for one of her four saves.

Appalachian held on for the final 2:11 of the game, avoiding a 0-2 start to conference play while already off to a better start than last season. The Black and Gold didn't get their first conference win until Oct. 2.

"Today was a true Sunday conference match," head coach Sarah Strickland said following the win. "Both teams battled for the entire match, and Georgia State was fantastic both on and off the field. They were challenging to defend, and they created some dangerous opportunities. This was a tough weekend of travel, competition, and recovery. I'm so proud of these girls for grinding out the win today."

Much like Friday's contest, the Apps got off to a strong start when Sharon Osterbind (Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville) registered her second goal of the season just over 11 minutes into the match to put Appalachian up with a 1-0 lead. The Appalachian defense did a great job of containing GSU's offense allowing just two shot attempts in the opening stanza, resulting in the advantage at the break.

Georgia State didn't go away quietly as Yvonne Ploeg would tie things up with a goal of her in the 61st minute. The Mountaineers and Panthers went back and forth until Greer capitalized on her opportunity at the 86-minute mark.

Five of App State's eight shots were on target with Erin Settle (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville) firing off two attempts at the net, while Lindsey Tully (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) chipped in with a shot on goal as well.

App State will return home next Sunday with a 1 p.m. home match against Troy for the first of back-to-back contests at Ted Mackorell.

Sunday, 17 September 2017 20:40

App State Field Hockey Falls to Miami Ohio

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Appalachian State University field hockey (2-6, 0-2 MAC) fell 6-2 to Miami (Ohio) on Sunday afternoon at Brandon & Erica M. Adcock Field. Taylor Cimbalist netted her fourth goal of the season and Meghan Smart scored her first-career goal.

Miami (4-4, 2-0 MAC) came out hot, scoring just four minutes into the game. Kirstin McNeil received the ball from Leonor Berlie following a penalty corner for her second goal of the season. The RedHawks would score again after a penalty corner in the 15th minute when Berlie found Lexi Silver for the score.

The Mountaineers responded with a goal of their own in the 26th minute. Smart received a pass from Cimbalist as she was dashing towards the net to cut the lead in half, 2-1. Off another penalty corner, Miami’s leading scorer, Paula Portugal, scored her sixth goal of the season with just five minutes remaining to go up 3-1 into halftime.

Seven minutes into the second half, Cimbalist brought the deficit back down to one. Following a penalty corner, Rebecca McLean sent the ball to Cimbalist who was near the left post. She sent the ball just over the outstretched gloves of Miami’s goalkeeper for her fourth goal of the year.

The score remained 3-2 over the next 14 minutes until Miami scored its fourth goal off another penalty corner. The RedHawks would score two more in the final three minutes of the game to seal the match, 6-2.

Appalachian was outshot on the day, 15-5, and earned five penalty corners to Miami’s 13.

The Mountaineers will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 23 as they host the Ohio Bobcats for another MAC match-up at 6 p.m.

The Tusculum Women's Soccer Team (4-1, 2-0) scored two goals in the final five-and-a-half minutes of action to pull out an improbable 2-1 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2, 0-1) Saturday evening in the South Atlantic Conference opener at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Trailing by a 1-0 score with 5:30 left in the contest, the Pioneers tied at match at one with a header from Jordan Newby (Clinton, Tenn.) before Sonja Bellmart (Frankfurt, GERMANY) headed the ball into the net off a short lob pass for the winning score.

Bellmart, who also assisted on the first goal, scored with 2:33 left and Tusculum was able to come away with the win despite being outshot by a 23-9 advantage.

Lenoir-Rhyne senior forward Sarah Pullman (San Diego, Calif.) opened the scoring in the 56th minute when she finished off a deflected save by sophomore forward Hannah Van Eerden (Stokesdale, N.C.), who was credited with the assist. The goal was Pullman's second on the year.

Tusculum's Hannah Graham (Peachtree City, Ga.) earned the win in goal after stopping eight shots while Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeer Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) suffered the loss. Morris made three saves.

Lenoir-Rhyne, looking to now snap a two-game losing streak, hits the road to take on Carson-Newman in a league match on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Defeats Tusculum

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The No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Soccer Team (4-0, 1-0 SAC) hosted its South Atlantic Conference opener Saturday night and survived a tightly-contested affair, 2-1, over Tusculum (0-3-2, 0-2 SAC) at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.

The Bears received goals from junior forward Ignacio de Goya (Madrid, SPAIN) and freshman midfielder Victor Cascon (Salamanca, SPAIN) as Lenoir-Rhyne rallied from a 1-0 deficit to remain undefeated on the year.

Tusculum's Oscar Rubio Jimenez (Soria, SPAIN) finished off a shot which hit the post at the 18:21 mark of the first half. The goal was the first the Bears have allowed this season.

De Goya responded with his team-leading third goal of the year while Cascon received a cross from senior forward Ismael Noumansana (Reims, FRANCE) and scored after streaking down the right side in the 43rd minute which proved to be the match-winner.

The second half remained scoreless while senior goalkeeper Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) earned the victory after stopping three shots for the Bears. King bested Tusculum's goalkeeper, Alejandro Quiriti (Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA), who lost despite stopping seven shots. LR held an 18-13 advantage in the win.

Lenoir-Rhyne will hit the road to face Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tenn., on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m., in a league contest.

It was a clean sweep for the Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team in its two-day appearance in the Bryant & Stratton College tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Tidewater Volleyball Center.

The Red Hawks defeated Bryant & Stratton College, Richard Bland College and Macomb Community College (Mich.) — all by 3-0 scores.

“We knew coming into this tournament that we should do well if we play our game on our side of the net, and we did,” said CVCC head women’s volleyball coach Shannon Hudson. “We had a couple of slow starts, but once they kind of woke up this (Saturday) morning, they played really well. Friday night they played together as a team. I’m happy for the three-straight wins. It was nice.”

Below are the results from all three matches involving the Red Hawks:

CVCC 3, Bryant & Stratton 0

The Red Hawks tallied a season-high 18 aces, serving their way to a 3-0 Region X victory against host Bryant & Stratton College in the opening day of the Bobcats' two-day tournament on Friday.

Set scores were 25-7, 25-10 and 25-14.

Freshman Emily Williams paced CVCC (6-3, 4-0 in conference play) with seven of those aces, while fellow freshmen Katie Rupp and Adair Melton added three aces each.

“We had a lot of focus on (serving) this past week,” Hudson said. “We struggled over the past few matches with our serve and just being consistently aggressive. They did a lot better with it. That was nice to see them kind of take what we learned in practice last week and put that into play this weekend with our serves.”

Melton registered a team-high 11 kills, while CVCC sophomore Leslie Leonard was just behind with 10 kills.

Defensively, Williams also led the Red Hawks with 10 digs, and freshman Emilee Webber dished out a team-best 13 assists.

CVCC 3, Richard Bland 0

Battling back from a slow start, the Red Hawks swept Saturday’s opening tournament match against the Statesmen.

Catawba Valley (7-3) fought back from down 20-17 in set one to win a thrilling 27-25 opening stanza.

Taking a 10-6 lead in set two against Richard Bland, CVCC distanced itself event further — winning 13 of the next 14 points — including seven on the serve of Emilee Webber. She tallied a team-high seven aces in the contest.

The Red Hawks eventually claimed the set 25-14 before going on to win a convincing third set, 25-6.
Adair Melton paced CVCC in the match with nine kills, while Sabrina Pinard and Ramsey Fulmer added six kills each.

CVCC 3, Macomb (Mich.) 0

Catawba Valley closed out its tournament play with a convincing straight-sets victory against the Monarchs.

Setting the tone early, the Red Hawks (8-3) dominated in set one, winning the first 14 points off the serve of Emilee Webber before claiming the set, 25-7. Webber had a team-high six aces against Macomb.

CVCC went on to win competitive second and third sets — 25-17 and 25-17 — to earn its sweep.

Leslie Leonard and Adair Melton paced a balanced offensive attack for the Red Hawks with seven kills each Sabrina Pinard and Karsyn Mundy added six and five kills apiece, respectively.

Defensively, Catawba Valley’s Emily Williams made 23 digs in the contest.


The Red Hawks carry their six-match winning streak into Tuesday’s home match at 7 p.m. against Belmont Abbey at the Tarlton Complex.

Hudson is looking forward to the match up against the Crusaders.

“It’ll be great competition,” she said. “That’ll be nice to go play them. They have some really strong hitters.They’re a good blocking team, and their ball control is phenomenal. That’ll be good for us to face some tough competition there in the middle of the week before our tournament next weekend."

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