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Jacob Black and Audra Yarber of Lenoir-Rhyne University have been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week, respectively, the League announced today.

Black, a junior transfer from Manassas, VA, led the Bears to a first-place finish at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational, posting a 27:10 time in the 8K race. The performance marked his second straight win after he finished first at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational on September 3rd. The award is his first Runner of the Week plaudit of the season.

Yarber, a sophomore from Abingdon, VA, also led the Bears to a first-place finish at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational. Yarber recorded a time of 20:27 and finished in first in the 5K race at Southside Park in Newton, N.C. This award is her first Runner of the Week award of the season.

2016 SAC Astroturf Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Sept. 7 - Jimmy Hollinsgworth, Queens
Sept. 14 – Jacob Black, Lenoir-Rhyne

2016 SAC Astroturf Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Sept. 7 - Lucie Noall, Queens
Sept. 14 – Audra Yarber, Lenoir-Rhyne

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 23:09

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/14/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Hickory: 3

Fred T. Foard: 1


St. Stephens: 3
South Caldwell: 0


Watauga: 3
Patton: 0


South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Kings Mountain: 3
East Burke: 1


Bunker Hill: 3
Draughn: 1

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 23:08

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/14/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Hibriten: 4
Freedom: 2


Hickory: 3
Fred T. Foard: 0


Patton: 3
Watauga: 0


St. Stephens: 2
South Caldwell: 1


South Mountain Athletic Conference:
Kings Mountain: 9
East Burke: 0


Southern District 7:
Lincolnton: 3
Maiden: 1


Newton-Conover: 6
Bandys: 0


West Caldwell: 4
Bunker Hill: 2

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team (3-1-1) rallied with two unanswered goals in the second half to defeat Belmont Abbey (2-1-1), 2-1, in a non-conference regional affair Wednesday night at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.


Lenoir-Rhyne junior defender Dylan Bedell (Chapel Hill, N.C.) scored the match-winner in the 84th minute after heading the ball into the net off a long pass from senior defender Jessica Feronti (Melbourne, Fla.), who was credited with the assist.


Belmont Abbey scored just 5:08 into the contest on a goal by Tallee Zamiela (Stuart, Fla.) but Lenoir-Rhyne kept the Crusaders off the board the rest of the way.


Lenoir-Rhyne, which hasn’t seen defeat since its season opener close to two weeks ago, tied the score when freshman forward Maialen Herreros (Bilbao, SPAIN) put a rebounded save into the net at the 49:18 mark of the second half. Senior forward Kendall Smith (Asheville, N.C.) earned the assist on the play for the Bears.


Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Andrea Leano (San Diego, Calif.) picked up the win while the Crusaders' Kaitlyn Paul (Fleming Island, Fla.) made six saves in goal but suffered the loss. Lenoir-Rhyne also held a 16-5 advantage in shots taken.


Lenoir-Rhyne will face Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., to open South Atlantic Conference play in Greeneville, Tenn.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 23:01

Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Soccer Doubles Up Belmont Abbey

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team (3-1-1) bounced back with a 4-2 victory over Belmont Abbey (1-2-1) in a non-league contest Wednesday afternoon at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior forward Ismael Noumansana (Reims, FRANCE) scored twice – giving him a team-leading five goals on the year – to lead the Bears to the win.

Lenoir-Rhyne freshman forward Devi Ndrita (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) opened the scoring just 5:18 into the match, heading the ball into the net off a cross from junior defender Sercan Cihan (Sundern, GERMANY).

Noumansana gave the Bears a 2-0 advantage in the 28th minute before Belmont Abbey finally got on the board when Scott Christman (Springfield, Va.) scored with just 21 seconds left in the half.

Lenoir-Rhyne put the match away with two goals in a span of four minutes midway through the second half including Noumansana’s second score of the contest off a free kick at the 69:17 mark.

Sophomore midfielder Emil Tansinda (Sale, ENGLAND) rounded out the scoring for the Bears, who held a 15-14 advantage in shots taken. Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) was credited with the victory after making two saves.

Belmont Abbey’s goalkeeper, Wes Holifield (Wilmore, Ky.), suffered the loss despite making six stops on the night.

Lenoir-Rhyne opens South Atlantic Conference play this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., against Tusculum in Greeneville, Tenn.

Four fall tournaments, seven home matches in the spring and the Sun Belt Tournament highlight the 2016-17 slate for Appalachian State University men’s tennis. The schedule was announced by head coach Bob Lake on Wednesday.


After opening the fall season last weekend at UNC Wilmington, the Mountaineers will return to action Oct. 7-9 at the College of Charleston Tournament in Charleston, S.C. Three days later, the Apps will partake in the ITA Carolina Regionals in Durham, N.C., on the campus of Duke University.


Appalachian will then conclude the fall slate with the Charlotte Tournament during the final weekend of October.


“The fall is geared to help the guys improve on their game and translate that to the spring when the matches count towards team results, “ stated Lake. “We had a solid first tournament last weekend, and I’m excited to see how much we get better before the fall ends.”


App’s spring slate will be the first for as much as four newcomers in Alex Pavkovich (Queensland, Australia/Manfield State), Milo Bargeron (Chislehurst, England/Bullerswood), Alexander Free (Johns Creek, Ga./Tyler JC) and Galen Arney (Boulder, Colo./Boulder).


Appalachian will open up the season on Jan. 21 against UNC Wilmington in Wilmington followed by a pair of home matches on the 29th against Lees-McRae and Presbyterian. The Mountaineers will then play the next 10 contests on the road in seven different locations. Appalachian will begin the road swing against UNC Asheville (Feb. 4) before making the trek to Greenville, N.C. to play host ECU and Richmond on the 11th and 12th.


In Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Apps will square off against Coastal Carolina and Campbell Feb. 17-18. The Chanticleers will be the first Sun Belt opponent Appalachian plays this season.


A week later, the Black and Gold will play Wofford (2/25) and Winthrop the following day in Rock Hill, S.C. After the South Carolina road trip, Valparaiso awaits on March 9 in Chapel Hill for a neutral-site match. The Mountaineers will then play four matches in five days against Mercer (3/11), Bethune-Cookman (3/12), Eastern Illinois (3/14) and Oral Roberts (3/15), all on the road.


App State will finally return home for the final five matches of the season, beginning with UNC Greensboro on March 31 and continuing with USC Upstate (4/1), Georgia Southern (4/2), Gardner-Webb (4/3) and Davidson (4/15).


The next week the Sun Belt Championships will take place in New Orleans April 19-22. Appalachian defeated then-defending Sun Belt Champion, Troy for its first-ever SCB Tournament win to advance to the semifinals.


App State’s 14 wins last year was the most for the program since 2012. The Mountaineers will return the likes of Scott Webster (Perth, Australia/Scotch College), Trey Morris (Gerton, N.C./Abraham Baldwin Agricultural) and Jack Maddocks (Newcastle, Australia/Lambton) this season to spearhead a young group.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:58

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/13/16

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Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
Mooresville: 0


Southern District 7:
Bandys: 3
Lincolnton: 1


Bunker Hill: 3
East Lincoln: 2


Maiden: 3
West Caldwell: 0

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:38

High School Boys Soccer Results From Tuesday, 9/13/16

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North Piedmont Conference:
Alexander Central: 5
North Lincoln: 2


Maiden: 2
Draughn: 1

Freshman Graham Smalley (Kill Devil Hills, N.C./First Flight) scored his first collegiate goal and game-winner to give Appalachian State University men’s soccer its first win of the season and Jason O’Keefe his first win as head coach.


The Mountaineers (1-4) rallied from a USC Upstate (2-2) equalizer in the 71st minute by scoring two goals in the final 14 minutes of the game to win 3-1. With the win, App State improves to 37-15-2 all-time in home openers.


“I’m definitely pleased with the effort tonight to score first and then the guys having the resiliency to have a response to conceding their goal,” O’Keefe said. “There were a lot of positives to take away from tonight. Now we just have to learn from it and get ready to hit the road and prepare for a good Longwood team on Saturday.”


The first half was dead even as both teams battled to force a mistake by the other and neither teams willing to concede. Appalachian narrowly outshot the Spartans in the first half 5-4 before doing it again in the second half, 7-5, imposing a strong attack from right out of the gates.


Senior Jordan Melia (Manchester, England/Rivington & Blackrod) finally broke open the flood gates for App State, scoring in the 52nd minute off a cross by Daniel Avila (Smithfield, N.C./Smithfield-Selma). Melia was able to take the pass and touch it just passed the goalkeeper to the back of the net for his second goal of the season.


USC Upstate would find a way to respond, having Calon Minors find Joel Bunting who knocked a floater just passed Jake Chasteen (Blowing Rock, N.C./Watauga) from the left side to tie up the game with less than 20 minutes left in the match.


The Mountaineers didn’t take long to retake the lead, however, going right back at the Spartans to score just six minutes later in the 77th minute when senior Donovan Japp (Oakridge, N.C./Northwest Guilford) found Smalley at the top of the box to fire it home.


Senior Stephen Chapman (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) sealed the deal on a penalty kick in the 86th minute to get his first goal of the season.


Playing the entire 90 in the net for the Black and Gold was Chasteen, who had four saves on the night and made several key defensive plays to thwart the Spartan's offensive attack.


In a match that featured three yellow cards and 33 total fouls between the two teams, including 20 in the second half, the Mountaineers had to win the mental battle and succeeded by staying focused on the next play.


Even when things got most chippy in the second half, Appalachian was able to use that to its advantage scoring all three goals in the half.


Aside from the shots advantage, the Mountaineers were also able to win the corners, taking six on the night compared to USC Upstate’s two.


The Mountaineers will go on the road again for a one-off against Longwood on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. App State then returns home for its second match in Boone, hosting Winthrop on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Kickoff for that match is at 7 p.m.

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s Golf Team tied for seventh overall out of 18 schools at the Kiawah Island Invitational which concluded Tuesday at the Osprey Point Golf Course to kick off the 2016 fall season.


Lenoir-Rhyne shot a 584 (+8) on the par-72, 6,871-yard course while Rollins won the tournament with a 569 (-7) after 36 holes of action. Limestone’s Cabrick Waters was the top individual with a seven-under 137
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by sophomore Brad Robinson (Newcastle, UNITED KINGDOM), who tied for 22nd overall with a two-over 146.


Lenoir-Rhyne next competes in the Tusculum Fall Classic on Monday, September 26, and Tuesday, September 27, in Greeneville, Tenn.


2016 Kiawah Island Men’s Golf Invitational
September 12-13, 2016 – Final Results
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Osprey Point Golf Course
USC Aiken, host institution
Par: 72
Yards: 6,871


1. Rollins 569 (-7)
2. Valdosta State 572 (-4)
3. Coker 581 (+5)
4. Lincoln Memorial 582 (+6)
5t. Limestone 583 (+7)
5t. Armstrong Atlantic 583 (+7)
7t. Lenoir-Rhyne 584 (+8)
7t. USC Aiken 584 (+8)
7t. Mount Olive 584 (+8)
10. Georgia College 585 (+9)
11. King 587 (+11)
12. Tusculum 590 (+14)
13t. Erskine 591 (+15)
13t. Belmont Abbey 591 (+15)
15. Brevard 593 (+17)
16. Flagler 595 (+19)
17. West Georgia 596 (+20)
18. Barton 602 (+26)


Lenoir-Rhyne’s Individuals
22t. Brad Robinson 146 (+2)
30t. Ulisses Toledo, Jr. 147 (+3)
30t. Hunter McCombs 147 (+3)
42t. Carlos Lasso de la Vega Jessen 148 (+4)
42t. Jackson Bailey 148 (+4)

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