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Non-conference:
A.C. Reynolds: 3
St. Stephens: 1, OT

Bandys: 4
Draughn: 3

Patton: 2
Erwin: 1

Statesville: 3
Hickory: 2

South Caldwell: 1
West Iredell: 1

Hickory Motor Speedway
Race Results for 8/12/2017

Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
2 31 Thomas Beane Hudson, NC
3 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
4 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
5 8A Anthony Alfredo Ridgefield, CT
6 12C Jake Crum Statesville, NC
7 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
8 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
9 5X Juan Gonzales ,
10 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
11 1C Sheflon Clay , DNS
12 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS
13 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
14 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC DNS
15 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC DNS
16 55B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC DNS

Late Model - Twin I
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
2 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
3 8A Anthony Alfredo Ridgefield, CT
4 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
5 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
6 31 Thomas Beane Hudson, NC
7 12C Jake Crum Statesville, NC
8 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
9 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
10 5X Juan Gonzales ,
11 55B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
12 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
13 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC
14 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
15 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
16 1C Sheflon Clay ,

Late Model - Twin II
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 76 Ryan Millington Statesville, NC
2 9W Charlie Watson Lenoir, NC
3 31 Thomas Beane Hudson, NC
4 12C Jake Crum Statesville, NC
5 4F Jonathan Findley Bristow, VA
6 29 Jake Ruggles Kannapolis, NC
7 29M Mitch Walker Newton, NC
8 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
9 5X Juan Gonzales ,
10 18G Ty Gibbs Charlotte, NC
11 15O Omar Jurado Huntersville, NC
12 8A Anthony Alfredo Ridgefield, CT
13 55B Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
14 1C Sheflon Clay ,
15 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC DNS
16 51P Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC DNS

Limited Late Model - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
3 55Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
4 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
5 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
6 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
7 11C Dawson Cram Mooresville, NC
8 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
9 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC

Limited Late Model - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 51 Jeremy Pelfrey Lenoir, NC
2 55Z Zachary Bruenger Granite Falls, NC
3 18R Alex Reece Granite Falls, NC
4 16L Mack Little, III Winston-Salem, NC
5 21 Monty Cox Granite Falls, NC
6 29 Mitch Walker Newton, NC
7 11C Dawson Cram Mooresville, NC
8 34 Pat Rachels China Grove, NC
9 28D Dennis Trivette Newton, NC DNS

Renegades - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 1 Justin Austin ,
2 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
3 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
4 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
5 18 Casey Meyer Troutman, nc
6 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
7 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC DQ

Renegades - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 6 Darren Dickinson Hickory, NC
2 1 Justin Austin ,
3 71 Kyle Divanna Statesville, NC
4 83 David Hasson Newton, NC
5 71D Robert Divanna Statesville, NC
6 18 Casey Meyer Troutman, nc
7 51 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC DQ

Smash & Crash - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 3 Matt Fox ,
2 4 Robbie Hollifield Morganton, NC
3 15 Cowboy Cowboy ,
4 17 Angie Cook ,
5 1 Gregory Austin Granite Falls, NC
6 612 Ben Campbell ,
7 30 Ryan Austin ,
8 7 Justin Austin ,
9 10 Harlan Pruitt ,

Street Stocks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
2 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
3 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
4 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
5 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA, VA
6 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC

Street Stocks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 18D Cody DeMarmels Newton, NC
2 69 Trey Buff Hickory, NC
3 3 Kevin Eby Lenior, NC
4 64 Marshall Sutton Burnsville, NC
5 77P Mark Whitten Hogtown, VA, VA
6 2J Ethan Johnson Hudson, NC

Super Trucks - Feature
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
4 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
5 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC
6 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
7 30 Joey Shuryan Dearborn, MI
8 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC DQ

Super Trucks - Qualifying
Finish Car No Driver Hometown DQ/DNS/DNF
1 36D Tyler Dayton Mooresville, NC
2 15C Sheflon Clay Asheville, NC
3 51 Allen Huffman Hickory, NC
4 30 Joey Shuryan Dearborn, MI
5 26 Charlie Neill Hickory, NC
6 3 Colby White Maiden, NC
7 70B Travis Baity Hays, NC
8 91 Keith Norville Forest City, NC

Sunday, 13 August 2017 22:54

Hickory Sweeps Columbia Fireflies on the Road

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Andretty Cordero hit a two-run double in the first inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-4 win over the Columbia Fireflies on Sunday. The Crawdads swept the four-game series with the win.

Kaleb Fontenot got Jay Jabs to hit into a double play with the bases loaded to end the game for his sixth save of the season.

The double by Cordero, part of a three-run inning, gave the Crawdads a 2-0 lead before Ricardo Valencia hit an RBI single later in the inning.

Trailing 7-3, the Fireflies cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Jacob Zanon hit an RBI double, scoring Andres Gimenez.

Sal Mendez (6-6) got the win in relief while Columbia starter Justin Brantley (1-1) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

Zanon doubled and singled, also stealing three bases for the Fireflies. Reed Gamache singled three times, scoring a run and also driving one home.

With the win, Hickory improved to 9-2 against Columbia this season.

Sunday, 13 August 2017 22:48

App State Men's Soccer Draws With NC State

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Appalachian State University men’s soccer put forth a gritty effort in a 0-0 draw in a road exhibition on Sunday evening against NC State at Dail Soccer Stadium.

Jake Chasteen (Blowing Rock, N.C./Watauga) and Mitch Kilmer (Frisco, Texas/Frisco) put together a combined shutout while Chasteen got the start. Kilmer played the final 29:45 of the contest and collected all three saves in the second half, including two big ones at the 88:12 and 89:37 mark that would have given the Wolf Pack a 1-0 lead.

NC State held the advantage in shots, 8-4, and shots on goal, 3-0. Two of Appalachian’s shot attempts came from Raheem Somersall (Basseterre, St. Kitts/Southern School of Energy and Sustainability), and Austin Hill (Graham, N.C./Southern Alamance)/Parker Washburn (Cary, N.C./Guerin Catholic) each fired away an attempt.

The Mountaineers were able to see almost the entire roster get some minutes on the field against a talented team from a Power Five school.

“It was a good exhibition and test on the road against a talented ACC team,” head coach Jason O’Keefe said. “I was proud of the team’s effort and focus for 90 minutes. We played every healthy student-athlete and bent several times but didn't break. We will build off this and get back to work tomorrow.”

App will host its annual Black and Gold exhibition contest at Ted Mackorell Stadium on Wednesday at 7pm.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 22:25

Hickory Crawdads Win Fourth Straight

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Leody Taveras scored on a forceout in the first inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 3-1 win over the Columbia Fireflies on Saturday.

C.D. Pelham got Jay Jabs to ground out with a runner on second to end the game for his ninth save of the season.

Taveras scored on the forceout in the first to give the Crawdads a 1-0 lead after he reached base on a walk and advanced to third on a single by Andretty Cordero.

After Hickory added two runs, the Fireflies cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when Jabs hit a solo home run.

Hickory right-hander Edgar Arredondo (6-5) picked up the win after allowing one run on just four hits over 5 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Martin Anderson (0-2) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game after allowing three runs and seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

With the win, Hickory improved to 8-2 against Columbia this season.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:57

CVCC's Riley Smith Receives Gold Glove

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Catawba Valley Communtiy College catcher, Riley Smith, earned Gold Glove honors this season. He had already been named the Region 10 All-Defensive team catcher and won the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Smith posted a .996 fielding percentage in having only 1 error on 256 total chances, fourth most in the Region. Smith also recorded 242 putouts, fourth most in the region, and threw out 7 base stealers on the season on 18 attempts.

He is the third-straight Red Hawk to be awarded a Gold Glove (Mykel Davis, Ty Andrus).

Smith graduated this spring and will attend Appalachian State next season to continue his baseball career.

Saturday, 12 August 2017 21:55

Hickory Crawdads Blow Out Columbia 15-2

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Eric Jenkins hit a two-run single in the second inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 15-2 win over the Columbia Fireflies on Friday.

The single by Jenkins started the scoring in a five-run inning and gave the Crawdads a 2-0 lead. Later in the inning, Leody Taveras hit a two-run triple and then scored on a wild pitch.

Hickory later scored in three additional innings, including a six-run eighth, when Brendon Davis hit an RBI single, scoring Anderson Tejeda to help put the game away.

Taveras tripled, doubled and singled, scoring three runs and driving home a couple for Hickory.

Jake Lemoine (2-2) got the win in relief while Columbia starter Chase Ingram (1-4) took the loss in the South Atlantic League game.

Arnaldo Berrios homered and singled for the Fireflies.

With the win, Hickory improved to 7-2 against Columbia this season.

For the second time in the past three seasons, Appalachian State University football will don new, all-gold Nike uniforms for the Sept. 9 home opener against Savannah State at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN3.

All fans are encouraged to wear gold with the Apps for the home opener as we hold a ‘Gold Out’ at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

The day will also feature a number of special events including the 2017 Hall of Fame Induction and a recognition of the 2007 football team that captured a

FCS National Championship and stunned the nation with a season-opening upset of Michigan.

Director of Team Services, Will Thornburg and his staff played an intricate part in the design and process of the new uniforms coming to light in time for the highly anticipated Saturday.

“As an equipment manager, anytime we get to work on a special project like this, it is a big deal,” Thornburg said. “This season’s Gold Out has been in the works for some time now. We decided on this after last year when we started to create our new gold jerseys from Nike, which have some slight variations from the past two seasons. We hope that on September 9 fans will join us in wearing gold when we take on Savannah State!”

App previously debuted new all-gold uniforms in the 2015 season opener against Howard, where 24,134 screaming fans cheered on the Mountaineers to a 49-0 shutout, surpassing Kidd Brewer Stadium’s seating capacity of 23,150.

Friday, 11 August 2017 07:05

Hickory Crawdads Shut Out Columbia Fireflies

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Leody Taveras had two hits and scored two runs, and Christian Torres allowed just one hit over six innings as the Hickory Crawdads defeated the Columbia Fireflies 5-0 on Thursday.

Torres (3-2) picked up the win after he struck out three.

Up 1-0 in the fifth, Hickory added to its lead when Blaine Prescott and Alex Kowalczyk hit RBI singles.

The Crawdads later tacked on a run in both the seventh and ninth innings. In the seventh, Charles Leblanc hit an RBI single, while Kowalczyk hit an RBI single in the ninth.

Colin Holderman (1-3) went 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out two and walked three.

The Fireflies were blanked for the 10th time this season, while the Crawdads' staff recorded their seventh shutout of the year.

Hickory improved to 6-2 against Columbia this season.

In the only exhibition before the regular season, Appalachian State University women’s soccer played to a 1-1 draw against ETSU on Thursday evening at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.

App was the aggressor all evening against the Bucs with nine shots on goal and 17 shot attempts compared to ETSU’s three shots on goal and four attempts. Lindsey Tully (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) led the way with seven shots, while three of her shots on goal were a team-high for the Black and Gold.


Six other Mountaineers were able to get a look at the net with Kat Greer (Cayce, S.C./Brookland Cayce) pulling multiple shots at the goal. With 13:03 on the clock, Sharon Osterbind (Jacksonville, Ala./Jacksonville) found Greer for the first score of the game, giving App a 1-0 advantage.


ETSU later tied up the contest in the second period, which would be the last tally of the match. Appalachian had numerous chances to get one on the board, but couldn’t capitalize.


All three of the Mountaineers’ goalkeepers played 30 minutes in each period. Lauren Burke (Mableton, Ga./Whitefield Acadmey) mustered up a pair of saves while Taylor Ray (Indian Trail, N.C./Porter Ridge) and Sam Steyl (Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell) each put up zeros on the scoreboard.


Appalachian played three, 30 minute periods this evening as opposed to the traditional two, 45-minute halves followed by an 11-v-11 shootout. Head coach Sarah Strickland was able to get a good look at her lineup playing 25 student-athletes.


The Mountaineers now have a week to prepare for their season opener at Ted Mack against High Point on Friday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m.

 

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