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The fifth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program closed out its appearance at the Wallace State Fall Bash on Saturday, falling to ranked DI Wallace State before bouncing back with a win against Walters State.

The Red Hawks’ record now stands at 23-4 overall on the season.

No. 16 DI Wallace State 3, No. 5 CVCC 0

The Lions avenged their only loss of the season, knocking off the Red Hawks in straight sets on Saturday morning.

Set scores were 25-14, 25-11 and 25-16.

Offensively, Emma Clark led the way for CVCC with seven kills, while Aasia McNeill tallied six kills. Both players also led the team in blocks with two apiece.

Setter Macy Pope recorded a team-high 10 assists, and libero Bre Meyers made a team-best 14 digs.

No. 5 CVCC 3, Walters State 2

The Red Hawks worked from down two sets to win a five-set thriller against the Senators on Saturday morning to finish its 2019 Fall Bash appearance.

Set scores were 17-25, 20-25, 25-13, 25-14 and 15-10.

Emma Clark (16), Aasia McNeill (14) and Sage Harrington (13) all reached double-figures in kills to lead Catawba Valley.

Harrington added a team-high three blocks in the win.

Defensively, libero Bre Myers made a team-high 20 digs — one of four Red Hawks who had at least 10 digs, including Lilly Weaver (15), McNeill (15) and Amber Barker (13).

Facilitating the attack were setters Macy Pope and Amber Barker, who recorded 23 and 14 assists, respectively.

The CVCC volleyball team is back in action on Tuesday when it returns to conference play on the road against Guilford Tech (1-13, 0-9). Match time is set for 6 p.m. in Jamestown, N.C.

Sunday, 13 October 2019 21:39

Appalachian State Field Hockey Falls in Overtime

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Appalachian State University field hockey suffered a 2-1 defeat in overtime at Longwood on Saturday afternoon.

The Mountaineers (8-5, 1-3 MAC) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second quarter before Longwood (6-5, 2-1 MAC) tied the game midway through the third period. Junior Veerle Van Heertum drilled her fifth goal of the season to power App State to its 1-0 lead. Sophomore Friederike Stegen inserted the ball off a penalty corner before junior Chloe Bell laid off the pass so Van Heertum could drive into the back of the goal cage.

Appalachian set the tone early, outshooting the Lancers 6-1 in the first period. Junior Meghan Smart accounted for all six shots and four shots on goal for the Mountaineers in the first 15 minutes. App State maintained its pressure into the second quarter, scoring the opening goal after earning its second penalty corner.

Longwood knotted the game at 1-1 in the 39th minute with a goal from Karly Harwood. After five combined shots in the fourth quarter, App State entered its second overtime game of the season. Freshman Allison Corey fired a shot on target from the top of the circle, but LWU goalkeeper Katie Wyman made her sixth save to keep the Mountaineers from notching the golden goal. Sophomore Anna Smarrelli followed Corey's attempt with a shot wide of the cage.

The Lancers then clinched the victory in Saturday's Mid-American Conference matchup in the 66th minute. Sophia Loscher recorded the goal after the Lancers earned a penalty corner.

App State outshoot Longwood 13-11, owning an 8-4 advantage in shots in the first half. Smart paced the Mountaineers with seven shots and four shots on target.

The Mountaineers return home to Brandon and Erica M. Adcock Field with a game against Saint Louis on Oct. 20. The game is set to begin at noon.

Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:39

High School Football Results From Friday, 10/11/19

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Northwestern 3A/4A Conference:
Watauga: 56
Hickory: 28

Freedom: 46
Alexander Central: 42

South Caldwell: 50
McDowell: 10

Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference:
Bunker Hill: 28
Draughn: 27

Hibriten: 60
Fred T. Foard: 7

Patton: 49
East Burke: 21

West Iredell: 30
West Caldwell: 19

South Fork Athletic 2A Conference:
Bandys: 35
Lincolnton: 0

Maiden: 56
Lake Norman Charter: 0

Newton-Conover: 37
West Lincoln: 34

St. Stephens: 35
North Iredell: 14

Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:28

L-R Swimming Dominates Mars Hill

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Swimming team opened their season in dominant fashion, as the Bears swept every event against Mars Hill leading the Bears to a 192 to 65 win. Spencer Ashby and Micah McRea each won four events tonight.

The Bears opened last year with a 154.5 to 107.5 win over Mars Hill. Spencer Ashby has broken the 50-yard freestyle school record each of the last two years.

L-R will head to East Carolina University next Saturday to face East Carolina and Catawba in a tri-meet at 1 PM.

Team Score:
Lenoir Rhyne 192, Mars Hill 65

Bears Winners:
Spencer Ashby- 50 freestyle (21.72); 100 freestyle (48.27); 400 relay (3:30.56); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.47)
Alex Ballard- 200 freestyle (1:56.35); 500 freestyle (4:44.58); 400 freestyle relay (3:16.47)
Dillon Carey- 400 freestyle relay (3:16.47)
Jacob Greene- 100 backstroke (53.10); 200 backstroke (1:56.23); 400 medley relay (3:30.56)
Micah McRea- 200 freestyle (1:43.58); 200 breaststroke (2:08.84); 200 IM (1:55.51); 400 medley relay (3:30.56)
Alex Murphy- 1000 freestyle (10:29.86)
Kyle Rutherford-400 freestyle relay (3:16.47)
John Ryan- 100 breaststroke (1:00.29); 100 fly (53.02); 400 medley relay (3:30.56)

The fifth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team won both of its match ups during the first day of the Wallace State Fall Bash on Friday night.

The Red Hawks (22-3) defeated Region 10 rival in DI Spartanburg Methodist for the second-straight week before closing out Friday with a straight sets victory against Division II Cleveland State.

No. 5 Catawba Valley 3, Spartanburg Methodist 0
Fending off a pesky Pioneer squad, the Red Hawks swept Region 10 SMC to open play at the Fall Bash on Friday afternoon.

Set scores were 29-27, 25-19 and 26-24.

Sophomore middle hitter Emma Clark powered CVCC with 12 kills and six blocks, while freshman setter Amber Barker added five kills 12 assists and a team-high three aces.

Defensively, sophomore captain Macy Pope recorded 11 digs and a team-best 18 assists, while sophomore libero Bre Myers led the Red Hawks in digs with 16.

No. 5 Catawba Valley 3, Cleveland State 0
The Red Hawks closed out their first day of action in Alabama with a dominant victory against the Region 7 Cougars.

Set scores were 25-11, 25-8 and 25-8.

Middle hitters Emma Clark and Sage Harrington led the attack for CVCC in the win. Clark recorded a team-high eight kills and four blocks, while Harrington tallied six kills and three blocks.

Catawba Valley freshman outside Lilly Weaver added five kills, and she tied for the team lead in aces with three.

Defensively, Myers recorded a team-high 15 digs for the Red Hawks, and setters Pope (14) and Amber Barker (12) combined for 26 assists.

Both Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Cross Country competed in the Queens Royal Challenge Friday evening. The men finished 20th and the women finished 17th out of 57 teams.

On the men's side, LR finished with 605 total points and a total time of 2:11:50 with an average time of 26:22 in the 8k. LR paced just behind SAC opponents Queens, Catawba, and Wingate. Brett Vogelsang placed 92nd for the men leading all of LR's runners with a 25:48 8k time. Just behind Vogelsang was teammate Tafton Baker finishing in 113th place with a time of 26:02. There were over 530 runners that competed in the 8k.

The Lenoir-Rhyne women finished with 504 total points and a total time of 1:35:14 with an average 5k time of 19:02. The Lenoir-Rhyne women were paced by Janet Kwambai who finished in 14th place with a 5k time of 17:49.

LR's next meet will be the SAC Conference meet on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. at Wingate.

Men's Top 5 (overall finish in parenthesis)

1. Brett Vogelsang (92) - 25:48
2. Tafton Baker (69) - 26:02
3. Josh Adkins (137) - 26:16
4. Sean Incardona (145) - 26:21
5. Brian Kipkemboi (257) - 27:19

Women's Top 5

1. Janet Kwambai (14) - 17:49
2. Kylie Dahlberg (50) - 18:38
3. Caroline Hilliard (121) - 19:15
4. Adie Bjerkness (184) - 19:43
5. Faith Faller (188) - 19:48

Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:15

App State Continues Hot Start in Sun Belt Play

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Emma Longley and Sam Bickley each posted double-doubles as Appalachian State volleyball remained perfect in Sun Belt play with a 3-1 (27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-15) victory at Arkansas State on Friday evening.

The Mountaineers are now 9-9 on the season and are just one of two unbeaten teams left in Sun Belt play along with Coastal Carolina. The Black and Gold's 5-0 start in conference play is its best since the 2015 season, when the Mountaineers won their first 13 conference matches.

Longley finished with a match-high 20 kills, while adding 11 digs. She now has a team leading seven double-doubles this season and has posted 20 or more kills in five matches.

Bickley, who has been named Sun Belt Volleyball Freshman of the Week the past two weeks, finished with 49 assists and a career-high 14 digs. She now has five double-doubles this season.

Victoria Wilform tallied 14 kills, Grace Morrison added 10 and Kara Spicer finished with nine. On defense, Emma Reilly had a match-high 19 digs, Grace Kinsch had seven and Sydney Farthing had six.

In the opening set, the Red Wolves opened an 18-13 lead. The Mountaineers used a 4-0 spurt later in the set to tie the score at 21-21. Arkansas State won the next two points, only to see App State come right back with three consecutive points to take a 24-23 lead. The Red Wolves won the next point and with the score knotted at 25-25, the Black and Gold got a kill from Anna Kincaid and a ball handling error to win the first set 27-25.

In Set 2, App State broke a 9-9 tie with six straight points to open a 15-9 edge. The Red Wolves countered with the next five points, but the Mountaineers responded with two straight points to open a 17-14 advantage. Arkansas State tied the set at 23-23 and held a set point, but a kill from Wilform knotted the set at 24-24. The Mountaineers then got an attack error and another ball handling error to win the final two points to take the set and a 2-0 lead.

Set 3 saw the Red Wolves break a 5-5 tie with three straight points. App State cut its deficit to two points at 11-9, before Arkansas State scored five straight points to build a 16-9 lead. The Red Wolves went on to force a fourth set with a 25-15 victory in the third stanza.

App State scored three straight points early in the fourth set to open a 3-1 advantage and used a 5-0 run later in the set to open a 12-5 lead. The Mountaineers used a 4-0 spurt to open a 22-12 edge. After three straight Arkansas State points, the Black and Gold used a kill from Wilform and two straight kills from Spicer to clinch the victory.

The Mountaineers tallied 55 kills and hit .212 in the win, while limiting the Red Wolves to a .125 hitting mark.

App State will have a quick turnaround and will take on Little Rock tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. EST.



Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:13

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Swimming Opens Up Season

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Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Swimming started their season with a spilt Friday at home. Lenoir-Rhyne beat UNC Pembroke 131-113 but fell to Mars Hill 148-103. Kimberly Scheiber won three individual events and joined Kelsey Krumanocker, Jessica Myers and Lauren Rutherford to help the Bears win the 400 medley relay by 9 seconds.

It was the first visit UNC Pembroke has made to Hickory, N.C. Sophomore Kimberly Scheiber, broke 6 school records in her freshman year.

The Bears will travel to East Carolina University next Saturday for a Quad-Meet with host East Carolina, Campbell and Catawba.

Bears Winners:
Kelsey Krumanocker- 400 medley relay (4:11.84)
Jessica Myers- 400 medley relay (4:11.84)
Lauren Rutherford- 50 freestyle (25.17); 400 medley relay (4:11.84)
Kimberly Scheiber- 100 breaststroke (1:08.83); 200 breaststroke (2:30.71); 200 IM (2:15.97); 400 medley relay (4:11.84)

Team Scores:
Lenoir-Rhyne 131, UNC Pembroke 113
Lenoir-Rhyne 103, Mars Hill 148

Appalachian State women's cross country finished 23rd of 63 teams at the Royals Challenge on Friday evening.

App State finished with 627 points in the meet. Lee (Tenn.) won the meet with 90 points.

Bridget Kunkel led the Black and Gold across the finish line, placing 77th overall in a PR time of 18:53.4.

Taylor Houston, Madison Christy and Reilly Caldwell also finished in the top-150 in the field, which featured over 500 runners. Houston placed 102nd in a PR mark of 19:05.1, Christy finished 137th in 19:22.4 and Caldwell was 149th in 19:26.1.

Hannah Comesky placed 209th in a PR time of 20:03.0, Katherine Fearn crossed 225th in 20:11.3 and Maya Sweeney was 233rd in 20:15.5.

App State will compete again on Oct. 18 at the HPU VertKlasse Open. The race will be the final one for the Mountaineers before the Sun Belt Championships on Nov. 2.

Lawson Benfield placed 66th overall in a field of over 500 runners to lead a pair of App State men's cross country runners at the Royals Challenge on Friday.

The Mountaineers did not record a team score in the meet. Lee (Tenn.) won the team title with 75 points.

Benfield navigated the 8K course in a PR time of 25:29.6.

Also competing for the Black and Gold was Charles Pace. Pace crossed 169th overall in a PR time of 26:34.7.

The Mountaineers will compete at the HPU VertKlasse Open on Oct. 18 before heading to McDonough, Ga. for the Sun Belt Championships on Nov. 2.


Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:05

Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Gets a Pair of Wins

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The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Tennis Team stayed hot and moved to 4-0 on Friday with wins over Lees-McRae 4-0 and Johnson C. Smith 7-0.

The Bears were led in doubles in both matches by Sanne Janssen/Lucy Whelan who went 2-0 on the weekend in #1 Doubles. Sandy Mitsou/ Evelin Menyhart also contributed going 1-1 on the weekend.

The Bears were led in singles by Gemma Southwick who went 2-0 on the weekend with win over Sandy Allen 6-2,6-1 and Halle Parker 6-3, 6-0. Ally Garofoli and Diana Babinets also went undefeated on the weekend only dropping seven sets between the two the whole weekend.

This puts the Bears at 4-0 on the season winning in a dominant fashion.

"Two more solid wins for the ladies," Head Coach Jesse Tarr said. "We are very proud of our 4-0 start, but we will not be satisfied this is just the beginning of a great journey. We are excited to get back to work."

The Bears will be back in action Oct. 26 against Queens.

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