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The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Track & Field/Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, was announced on Tuesday. Recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom, Lenoir-Rhyne had three track & field and cross country student-athletes named to the All-District Team.

On the women's side, Savannah Drummonds earned a spot thanks to her 3.98 GPA in Mathematics.

On the men's side, Peyton Jones and Josh Adkins earned the distinction. Jones owns a 3.98 GPA in Psychology and Adkins has a 3.93 GPA in Medical Studies.

First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First-, second- and third-team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.

The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs. The NAIA Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is partially financially supported through the NAIA national office.

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program announces the signing of Hopewell High School standout Ariana Montgomery.

“Ariana is a good character player who works hard and is excited to be a part of our program,” said CVCC women’s basketball head coach Tisha England. “She will come in and impact our team in every area. She outworks and hustles, and she is very coachable. We are overjoyed to have her a part of our program.”

Montgomery played in 17 games this past season at Hopewell High School, averaging 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.0 assist per game

The Titans finished their 2018-19 season with a 17-9 overall record, a 9-5 mark in I-Meck 4A conference play and an appearance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs.

Montgomery joins a Red Hawks women's basketball team that went 24-6 overall last season, including 17-3 in Region 10 games — claiming the school's second-ever regular season conference title.

Appalachian State pole vaulter Hannah Emery and cross country/distance runner Emily Fedders have been named Google Cloud Academic All-District 3 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Both student-athletes now move on to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with selections to be announced on June 27. Last year, Fedders was named Google Cloud Second Team All-America.

Emery earns her first Google Cloud Academic All-District selection. The geology major placed fourth in the pole vault at the Sun Belt Indoor and Outdoor Championships this season.

Last year, during the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, Emery earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish, clearing 12-.50 (3.67m).

Emery concludes her career in a tie for fifth all-time in the indoor pole vault with a mark of 12-5.50 (3.80m), set earlier this season, and tied for seventh in program history in the outdoor pole vault, clearing 12-1.50 (3.70m) during the 2016 season.

Fedders posted another strong cross country season. At the Sun Belt Championships, the quantitative geoscience major earned Third Team All-Sun Belt honors with a 14th place finish, helping the Mountaineers capture the team title for the second time in three seasons. The all-conference finish also marked her third straight All-Sun Belt accolade.

In the indoor track & field season, Fedders scored points for App State at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 5,000-meter run in 17:39.37.

During the outdoor season, Fedders etched her name into the record books with a second-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 36:33.45 Her time ranks as the seventh fastest time in the event in program history. It also marked the second straight season she earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 10,000-meter run.

Fedders has now been selected as a Google Cloud Academic All-District honoree in back-to-back seasons

The Google Cloud Academic All-District Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their performances on the field and in the classroom.

The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-2 on Monday evening. The 'Dads still lead the four game series against Greensboro two games to one.

Crawdads starting pitch Ronny Hernandez gave up four runs (only two were earned) across four frames. He struck out four and walked two while allowing five hits.

Abdiel Mendoza tossed four scoreless innings for the Crawdads to lower his season ERA to 1.98. Nick Starr took over in the ninth inning and gave up four runs to put the 'Dads behind 8-0.

The Crawdads bats sparked late as Miguel Aparicio and Curtis Terry led off the bottom of the ninth with back-to-back homers. Aparicio has homered four times in his past four games.

Pedro Gonzalez continued his tear at the plate, going 3-4. Gonzalez is hitting .378 in his last ten games and is on a seven-game hitting streak. Matt Whatley also stayed hot, collecting a pair of hits. He has eleven hits in his last four games.

The homestand wraps up tomorrow evening at 6:30pm with Dollar Dog Tuesday. Hot dogs are just a dollar and fans can bring their dogs for a dollar thanks to Cody Law Firm, Hebrew National, and WHKY 1290AM and 102.3FM. Craft beers will also be available for $2 courtesy of Lowes Foods.

Appalachian State Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Jon Mitchell has announced that Samantha Mellert has been named Director of Performance Nutrition.

"We are excited to welcome Samantha to App State," said Mitchell. "Her background as a nutritionist and dietician aligns with our priorities of keeping our student-athletes hydrated and eating properly."

Mellert comes to the High Country after serving as a Gatorade Sports Nutrition Immersion Program Fellow at Texas A&M. While with the Aggies, she managed the nutrition operations of the nationally ranked women's basketball team and both tennis programs. In addition, she developed and presented nutrition education materials on topics such as game day fueling, hydration and on the road nutrition.

"I am extremely grateful and excited to start this new path as a Mountaineer!", said Mellert. "I look forward to supporting the student-athletes and help them succeed in the classroom and in their sport through performance nutrition. This athletic program has a proud history and I am excited to contribute to its long-standing success."

Mellert also worked as a THOR3 Performance Program Dietetic Intern at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and served as a fueling station volunteer and educator at Florida State.

She graduated from Kentucky with a degree in dietetics and earned her master's in exercise physiology with a concentration in sports nutrition from Florida State.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 11:45

Hickory Crawdads Rally to Defeat Greensboro

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The Hickory Crawdads offense stayed hot and defeated the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-8. The 'Dads are on a three-game win streak in which they have scored 31 runs.

The Grasshoppers got on the board early with a run in the first inning.

The 'Dads quickly responded and tied the game in the bottom half of the inning. Jonathan Ornelas walked and advanced to second on a single by Curtis Terry. Sherten Apostel singled to center to bring in Ornelas.

Greensboro added two runs in the third and one in the fourth to take a 4-1 lead.

In the fifth inning, the Crawdads erased the Grasshoppers' three-run lead. Sherten Apostel singled and Melvin Novoa walked to start a two-out rally. Pedro Gonzalez crushed a ball to right field to tie the game.

The Crawdads broke out for six runs in the sixth to make the score 10-4. Tyler Depreta-Johnson walked to lead off the inning. He advanced to second on a ground out by Ornelas. Aparicio reached on a fielding error that also allowed Depreta-Johnson to score. Aparicio stole second base and took third on a throwing error. Terry singled Aparicio in for the inning's second run. Sherten Apostel followed up with another single that advanced Terry to third. Gonzalez hit his second homerun of the game to give the 'Dads a 9-4. Matt Whatley kept things going with a single and took second on a balk. Frainyer Chavez capped off the scoring for the inning with a single.

The Grasshoppers scored a run in the seventh and three in the ninth but the 'Dads held on to win 10-8.

Hickory Motor Speedway Results 5/25/19

Late Model Race #1
1 #12 Gage Painter
2 #2 Landon Huffman
3 #31 Thomas Beane
4 #14 Vince Midas
5 #21T Travis Swaim
6 #18 Connor Mosack ( r )
7 #6 Brian Mundy
8 #17 Taylor Gray
9 #25 Kevin Leicht
10 #28H Chris Hudspeth
11 #95H Jacob Heafner
12 #11 Dillon Houser
13 #34 Pat Rachels ( r )
14 #18R David Roberts
15 #71 Curtis Pardue
16 #6B Travis Byrd - DNS

Late Model Race #2
1 #21 Travis Swim
2 #31 Thomas Beane
3 #25 Kevin Leicht
4 #2 Landon Huffman
5 #12 Gage Painter
• #95 Jacob Heafner
6 #14 Vince Midas
7 #18 Connor Mosack ( r )
8 #28H Chris Hudspeth
9 #34 Pat Rachels ( r )
10 #6B Travis Byrd
11 #18R David Roberts
12 #11 Dillon Houser
13 #17 Taylor Gray
14 #71 Curtis Pardue
15 #6 Brian Mundy - DNS

Limited Late Model – Big 10
1 #91 Stevie Johns Jr.
2 #44 K Josh Kossek
3 #14 Solchiro Yoshiba
4 #18D Cody DeMarmels
5 #50 Todd Midas
6 #33G Kosma Guznyakov ( r )
7 #32 Josh Stark ( r )
8 #2 Mitch Walker
9 #99 Kyle Mansch
10 #6 Clark Houston
11 #27 Ben Campbell ( r )
12 #17 Curtis Pardue

Street Stocks
1 #361 Cliff Gaumond
2 #77 Mark Whitten
3 #03 Kevin Eby
4 #5 Jesse Clark
5 #31 Derek Fowler
6 #64 Marshall Sutton
7 #21C Drew Cox
8 #2 Ethan Johnson
9 #18 Adam Rogers - DNS

Super Trucks
1 #26 Charlie Neill
2 #51 Allen Huffman
3 #70B Travis Baity
4 #88T Robert Tyler
5 #30 Joey Shuryan
6 #28T Dennis Trivette
7 #98 Jody Measamer

Hickory Vintage Racing Series
1 #0 Bob Hapeman
2 #00 Eddie Gilbert
3 #16 Bill Webb
4 #71P Bill Powell
5 #4 Larry Benz
6 #90 Tim Gilbert

The Hickory Crawdads offense swatted the Greensboro Grasshoppers for 10 runs as they took Saturday night's series opener 10-7.

Curtis Terry got the scoring started with a two-run homerun in the first inning. The homerun was Terry's 10th of the season and brought his RBI total to 37.

The 'Dads added on another run in the bottom of the third as Miguel Aparicio hit an inside the park homerun to right-center. Aparicio also homered and collected 5 RBIs in last night's game.

The Grasshoppers cut into the lead in the fourth, scoring a pair of runs.

In the bottom half of the inning, the 'Dads responded with four runs to take a 7-2 lead. Matt Whatley and Frainyer Chavez singled to start off the inning. Tyler Depreta-Johnson doubled to bring in the runners. Depreta-Johnson came in to score on a wild pitch. Miguel Aparicio capped off the inning's scoring with a homer to right.

The Crawdads added on two more runs in the fifth. Pedro Gonzalez singled and stole his fifth base of the season. Whatley poked a single to right to drive in Gonzalez. Whatley came home on a single to center by Chavez.

Greensboro got the runs back in the sixth to bring the score to 9-4.

The Crawdads pushed their lead back to five with a two-out rally in the seventh. Gonzalez hit his second single of the night to set the stage for Whatley. Whatley delivered a double for his fourth hit of the night.

The Grasshoppers scored three in the eighth to close the gap to three runs but the 'Dads held them off to secure a 10-7 victory.

South Caldwell: 1

Mooresville: 0

Spartans win series 2-1 to advance to the state championship 

Saturday, 25 May 2019 13:06

Hickory Crawdads Romp Over Lexington

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The Hickory Crawdads bats broke loose on Friday night as they defeated the Lexington Legends 11-6.

The Legends scored the first of the game, stringing together a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in the first inning.

The 'Dads stormed back in the bottom half of the inning to take an 8-1 lead. Miguel Aparacio singled and Curtis Terry was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. Both advanced on a wild pitch. Sherten Apostel walked to load the bases for Pedro Gonzalez. Gonzalez drew a walk, scoring Aparicio. Matt Whatley singled to bring in Terry for the inning's second run. Almonte followed up with a two-run single. A walk by Tyler Depreta-Johnson loaded the bases once again for the Crawdads. Frainyer Chavez, who had led off the inning, walked to score another run. Miguel Aparicio tripled clear the bases and push the score to 8-1. 

The Legends got a run across in the fifth inning, making the score 8-2.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Crawdads responded with a pair of runs. Frainyer Chavez got things started with a double. Miguel Aparicio drove a ball to right to bring his RBI total for the evening to five. The homer was his third hit of the night, after a single and triple earlier in the game, bringing him a double shy of the cycle.

Lexington added a run in the seventh and three in the eighth but still trailed the Crawdads 10-6.

The Crawdads extended their lead back to five with a run in bottom of the eighth. Pedro Gonzalez hit a two out single to center. Matt Whatley doubled to right to bring Gonzalez home.

The homestand continues tomorrow night as the 'Dads begin a four-game series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. The popular mascot group the ZOOperstars! will be at the Frans to entertain fans with their antics. Following the game there will be post-game autographs from Crawdads players. The first pitch will be at 6:30pm and gates open at 5:30pm.

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