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Monday, 15 September 2014 23:08

High School Boys Soccer Results From Monday, 9/15/14

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North Piedmont Conference:
Mooresville: 4
Alexander Central: 1

Northwestern Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
South Caldwell: 1

Freedom: 5
St. Stephens: 0

Patton: 4
Hibriten: 3

Southern District 7:
East Lincoln: 2
Bunker Hill: 1

Lincolnton: 3
Bandys: 0

Maiden: 5
West Caldwell: 4

Newton-Conover: 6
West Lincoln: 0

Monday, 15 September 2014 22:00

Appalachian State Men's Soccer Defeats Marshall

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Senior Stanley Broaden (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) netted his third career multi-goal game on Monday night to lift Appalachian State University men’s soccer over Marshall, 2-0. Broaden netted two multi-goal games last season against UNC Asheville (Sept. 6) and ETSU (Sept. 26).

Broaden also has scored the game-winning goal in back-to-back contests after scoring first in the shutout of Presbyterian on Sept. 12.

The Mountaineers (2-3-1) have not allowed a goal in the last 180 minutes of play and once again dominated and kept possession in the attacking zone most of the night.

Appalachian got on the board first in the 56th when Alex Herbst (Apex, N.C./Apex) played a tremendous through ball up the near side to Donovan Japp (Oakridge, N.C./Northwest Guilford) who was able to set up Broaden with a cross in front of the six-yard box for him to tap in for the early 1-0 lead.

Just six minutes later in the 62nd minute, Broaden tallied his second of the night on a long cross into the box from freshman Cooper Coughlin (Suwanee, Ga./Lambert) to extend the lead to 2-0.

App State outshot Marshall 15-7 in the match. Broaden led the Mountaineers in shots with six, including four on goal. Japp and Keegan Tanaka (Austin, Texas/James Bowie) each collected three shots, while Herbst, Coughlin and Trey Hemphill (Asheville, N.C./TC Roberson) added a shot a piece.

Paul West (Apex, N.C./Apex) earned his second clean sheet of the season and the seventh of his career, while making two saves in the contest. West played the first half against Prebyterian and shared the shutout with Holland Hammond (Jacksonville, N.C./Jacksonville) last Friday.

The Mountaineers will have some time off before their next match on Wednesday, Sept. 24 against Radford. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. from Appalachian Soccer Stadium.

Appalachian State University volleyball players Emily Corrigan and Paige Brown earned Sun Belt Players of the Week for the third-straight week, as announced by the league office on Monday.

Corrigan and Brown each had a successful week of play, helping the Mountaineers to a 11-0 season record and their first Sun Belt win of the year. Appalachian found wins over Presbyterian, Georgia State, Radford and Maryland, while taking the title in the Black and Gold Challenge this past weekend.

Corrigan earned Offensive Player of the Week after starting the week off with 25 kills vs. Presbyterian on Tuesday, only committing five errors for a .364 hitting percentage. Corrigan also tallied 12 digs, a service ace and four blocks assists in the three-set win. The outside hitter continued her week with 12 kills against Sun Belt opponent Georgia State, while also recording 12 digs.

On Saturday Corrigan, originally from Johns Creek, Ga., had 15 kills vs. Radford and then 21 kills to help the Mountaineers top Maryland in three sets. Corrigan only had 5 errors in the win over the Terps for a .390 hitting percentage. Corrigan was named the MVP of the tournament for the third time this season.

Corrigan ranks fifth in the nation for kills per set, averaging 5.90 so far this season.

Brown was named Setter of the Week after leading the Mountaineers in assists all week, beginning with 41 assists, a service ace and five digs against Presbyterian. The setter played a huge role in Appalachian’s first Sun Belt win on Friday, assisting 45 kills while adding six digs and two block assists.

On Saturday the Overland Park, Kan. native finished with 37 assists and 13 digs vs. Radford and 41 assists against Maryland. Brown was named to the Black and Gold Challenge all-tournament team.

Brown is the national leader in the assists with 12.72 per set.

The Mountaineers continue conference play on Friday, Sept. 19 when they travel to former Southern Conference foe Georgia Southern for a 7 p.m. match.

Monday, 15 September 2014 21:53

App State Women's Golf Tied for Sixth

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Appalachian State University women’s golf is currently tied for sixth place after two complete rounds at the William and Mary Women’s Golf Invitational at the par-72, 5,948-yard Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.

The Mountaineers posted a 22-over 310 in the second round, just three strokes worst than the first round. Freshman Savanna Wood (Boone, N.C./Watauga) and sophomore Emily Stinson (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) both posted a 4-over 76 to lead the Mountaineers in the second round. Two strokes behind them was Hannah Craver (Winston-Salem,N.C./Reagan). Junior Madalyn Davis (Marion, N.C/McDowell) and senior Haley Zagoria (Atlanta, Ga./Woodward Academy) both posted an 8-over 80.

Craver still leads the pack, tied for 22nd place placing a two-round total of 154. One point behind her are Wood and Davis. Zagoria has a two-round total of 157 while Stinson improved on her first round and has a two-round 159.

Elon is still leading the pack with a two-round total of 585. Their second-round score bested the first round by 15 strokes. Elon’s Heather Munzo is sitting in the top spot for the individuals with a two-round score of 140.

The final round will begin on Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Appalachian State University volleyball finished just shy of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 poll on Monday, receiving 24 votes for a 29th-place national ranking.

The Mountaineers continued their record-breaking season this week, improving to 11-0, while finding their first Sun Belt win and a tournament title at the Black and Gold Challenge.

Appalachian defeated Presbyterian, Georgia State, Radford and Maryland this past week, sweeping each team in three sets. Emily Corrigan earned her third-straight tournament tournament MVP honor, while Paige Brown and Jess Keller were both named to the all-tournament team.

The Mountaineers currently lead the nation in assists per set as a team with 14.31, while Brown is also the national leader in assists per set, recording 12.72.

App State ranks fourth nationally in kills as a team, tallying 14.97 per set. Corrigan is sixth in the nation in kills per set, averaging 5.90, and is third in total kills with 195 so far this season.

The Mountaineers are one of only 15 teams in the country still undefeated. Fellow Sun Belt opponent Louisiana Lafayette is also yet to record a loss.

Appalachian travels to Georgia Southern on Friday. Sept 19 for a 7 p.m. match before facing Troy in Troy, Ala. on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Sunday, 14 September 2014 21:09

Appalachian State Field Hockey Wins in Overtime

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An overtime goal by freshman Taylor Cimbalist (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial) helped Appalachian State University field hockey (2-4, 0-1 NorPac) secure a 3-2 win over longtime rivals Davidson on Sunday at Belk Turf Field.

Davidson (1-4, 0-0 A-10) started the match strong scoring the first two goals of the match. Late in the first half, with nearly 20 seconds remaining, freshman Micaela Diedericks (Cape Town, South Africa/Stellenbosch University) found Jessi Stuart to grab momentum going into the second half and make the score 2-1. Stuart scored her second goal of the match off a deflection from a penalty corner tying the match at 2-2. Senior Dana Wetmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Freedom) took the initial shot off the corner so she was credited with the assist.

Both teams would not score a goal the rest of the second half. In overtime, Cimbalist showed her clutchability, scoring the match-winning goal off a Laura Malinoski (Eastampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) assist.

Cimbalist and Stuart is now tied with senior Jordyn Warren with three goals on the season. Wetmore has a total of five points with three assists.

Cristina Ceppi (Vienna, Va./James Madison) earned the win moving to 2-4 on the season. She had seven saves including a match saver late in the second half to force overtime. Appalachian had 12 total shots in the match with an impressive 10 of them on goal.

The Mountaineers will play a pair of matches in Ohio, facing Miami University in Oxford on Sept. 20 and Ohio State in Columbus on Sept. 21, before returning to North Carolina to face nationally ranked Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Sept. 23.

Hickory Motor Speedway
Unofficial Race Results for 9/13/2014

4-Cylinders - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 99 Matthew Elledge Statesville, NC
2 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
3 98P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
4 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
5 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC
6 6T Rodney Trivette Newton, NC
7 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC

4-Cylinders - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 98P Chase Pollard Taylorsville, NC
2 99 Matthew Elledge Statesville, NC
3 00G Eddie Gilbert Newton, NC
4 17 Curtis Pardue Hickory, NC
5 28T Dennis Trivette Newton, NC
6 98 Rob Lewis Morganton, NC DQ
7 6T Rodney Trivette Newton, NC DNS

Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
2 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
3 41H Brayton Haws Youngsville, NC
4 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
5 5H Bret Holmes Munford, AL
6 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
7 7S Justin Crider Statesville, NC
8 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
9 98 Todd Gilliland Sherrills Ford, NC
10 51C Christopher Bell Mooresville, NC
11 1W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC
12 15B Justin Bolton Greensburg, PA
13 6A Devon Amos Charlotte, NC
14 5 Jeremy Burns Simpsonville, SC
15 4H Dylan Hall Greenville, SC
16 23Y Spencer Gallagher Mooresville, NC
17 2 Paige Decker Concord, NC
18 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC
19 87 Hayden Woods Piney Flats, TN
20 44 Dillon Bassett Winston Salem, NC
21 82 Will Burns Simpsonville, SC

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 98 Todd Gilliland Sherrills Ford, NC
2 88B Josh Berry Hendersonville, TN
3 9 William Byron Charlotte, NC
4 25 Matt Piercy Conover, NC
5 7 Ashley Huffman Connelly Springs, NC
6 15B Justin Bolton Greensburg, PA
7 7S Justin Crider Statesville, NC
8 41H Brayton Haws Youngsville, NC
9 51C Christopher Bell Mooresville, NC
10 12 Austin McDaniel Harrisburg, NC
11 44 Dillon Bassett Winston Salem, NC
12 00 Shane Lee Newton, NC
13 6A Devon Amos Charlotte, NC
14 87 Hayden Woods Piney Flats, TN
15 5H Bret Holmes Munford, AL
16 23Y Spencer Gallagher Mooresville, NC
17 1W Dylon Wilson Taylorsville, NC
18 5 Jeremy Burns Simpsonville, SC
19 2 Paige Decker Concord, NC
20 4H Dylan Hall Greenville, SC
21 82 Will Burns Simpsonville, SC DQ

Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
2 1B Trent Barnes Whiteford, MD
3 7S Taylor Stricklin Mount Ulla, NC
4 12D Evan Duggins Tobaccoville, NC
5 8Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
6 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
7 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
8 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC
9 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
10 19 Benji Woodward Woodleaf, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 12D Evan Duggins Tobaccoville, NC
2 77B Travis Byrd Sherrills Ford, NC
3 1B Trent Barnes Whiteford, MD
4 7S Taylor Stricklin Mount Ulla, NC
5 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
6 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
7 22 Dan Moore Conover, NC
8 8Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
9 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
10 19 Benji Woodward Woodleaf, NC

Renegades - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC
2 77H Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC
3 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
4 09 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC
5 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
6 68C Danny Crump Morganton, NC
7 17S Stephen Shore Stanley, NC
8 22 Daniel Moore Conover, NC
9 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC

Renegades - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC
2 09 Blake Walker Lenoir, NC
3 77H Shawn Hayes Lenoir, NC
4 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
5 22 Daniel Moore Conover, NC
6 17S Stephen Shore Stanley, NC
7 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
8 68C Danny Crump Morganton, NC DQ
9 69 Ben Campbell Hudson, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC
2 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
3 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
4 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
5 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
6 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
7 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC
8 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
9 77 Chris Cycak Concord, NC
10 3W Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
11 7G Phillip Gordan Boone, NC
12 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC
13 7R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC DNS

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 03 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
2 31 Wayne Edwards Denver, NC
3 10T Kevin Townsend Lenoir, NC
4 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
5 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
6 52 Don Machutta Mooresville, NC
7 2 Larry Mosher Taylorsville, NC
8 3W Mark Whitten Gastonia, NC
9 16 Carroll McKinney Hildebran, NC
10 77 Chris Cycak Concord, NC
11 10 Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC
12 7G Phillip Gordan Boone, NC
13 7R Kenneth Roberts Hickory, NC DNS

Super Trucks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
2 09B Spencer Boyd Concord, NC
3 7 Whitney Lail Hildebran, NC
4 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC
5 77 Tal Davidson Mooresville, NC
6 18 James Williams Asheville, NC

Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
2 09B Spencer Boyd Concord, NC
3 7 Whitney Lail Hildebran, NC
4 77 Tal Davidson Mooresville, NC
5 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC
6 18 James Williams Asheville, NC DQ


2014 Track Champions:
Bojangles Late Model - #88 of Josh Berry
Gold King Limited Late Models - #7 of Taylor Stricklin
Street Stocks - #03 of Kevin Eby
Super Trucks - #09 of Spencer Boyd
4 Cylinders - #99 of Matthew Elledge
WrenchRags Renegades - #8 of Kenneth Roberts
BenchBuilt Transmissons Sportsman Racing Classics - #74 of Bob Park.
Josh Berry is also the Champion of the Paramount KIA "Big 10" Chase for the Championship.

Appalachian State University women’s soccer fell for the fourth time this season with a 2-0 loss to George Mason on Sunday.

"Today was a huge challenge for our program," said head coach Sarah Strickland. "George Mason has a huge tradition for women's soccer and we knew that coming into the match. We struggled to stick to our style of play, which in the end resulted in a loss. We will get back on it and get better this week, because we face two more great programs this weekend. We are still focused on preparing to truly compete in the Sun Belt."

The Mountaineers (3-4-0) led in shots 11-6, but the Patriots managed four shots on goal to the Mountaineers’ one.

George Mason got on the board in the 19th minute off of a Niomi Serrano corner kick. Serrano’s corner went to the back post where Sydney Mitchell sent it to the near post on one touch to Kelly Pizzingrilli who was able to knock it in.

The 1-0 score would stand until halftime. After intermission in the 49th minute, the Patriots struck again. Mitchell would tally her second assist on a cross on the end line to Emily Harvey who would put a head on it and five the Patriots the two goal lead.

Sam Childress (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) led the Apps in shots with three, while Erin Settle (Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville), Jane Cline (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic), Julia Holz (Marietta, Ga./Walton) and Kebrina Keys (Jefferson, N.C./Ashe County) all tallied two shots each. Settle notched the only shot on goal for the Mountaineers.

Amy Kolowsky (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) started the game in net for App State and made one save. Megan Roberson (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) played the second half and also made one save on the afternoon.

The Mountaineers will return to action on Friday, Sept. 19 when they travel to James Madison. Kick off is set for 5 p.m.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 23:16

High School Football, Week Four Update

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South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Crest: 35
Draughn: 0, game called due to lightning. Final

Non-conference:
Alexander Central: 36
Bandys: 14, Final

West Iredell: 68
Bunker Hill: 40, Final

Fred T. Foard: 42
West Lincoln: 28, Final. Game completed on Saturday.

Freedom: 13
Newton-Conover: 13, suspended before halftime. Game declared a tie.

Hibriten: 28
Ashe County: 22, game cancelled. No contest.

Mooresville: 42
Hickory: 0, game called with 4:14 left in 3q due to lightning. Final.

Maiden: 56
St. Stephens: 48, Final

Patton: 14
Q Foundation: 6, suspended. No decision has been made about this contest.

A.C. Reynolds:26
South Caldwell: 21, Final. Game completed on Saturday.

West Caldwell: 30
Enka: 7, suspended in third quarter. Game to resume on Tuesday at 6pm.

Idle:
East Burke

Saturday, 13 September 2014 22:51

Lenoir-Rhyne Cross Country Season Begins

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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams opened the 2014 season Saturday morning at the Elon Invitational.

Both of Elon’s men’s and women’s squads placed first overall while Lenoir-Rhyne was third on the men’s side and second in the women’s competition.

In the men’s race, Elon’s Luis Vargas won the 8K with a time of 25:19 as the Phoenix had the top four runners in the race.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s top runner was freshman Zach Gross (Beaumont, Calif.), who placed ninth overall with a time of 27:46. Sophomore Charles Koontz (Flemington, N.J.) clocked a 27:48 to place 10th in the race for the Bears as well.

On the women’s side, Elon had the top 10 runners including the individual champion in Jenny Gallagher. Gallagher finished the 5K in 17:55.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior Paige Smith (Ramseur, N.C.) was the No. 1 Bears’ runner, finishing 13th and running a 20:01 overall.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams next compete in the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, October 4.