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Draughn: 3
Alexander Central: 0

East Lincoln: 3
Bunker Hill: 2

Fred T. Foard: 3
Statesville: 1

Freedom: 3
East Rutherford: 2

Patton: 3
R-S Central: 2

South Caldwell: 3
Hibriten: 0

Watauga: 3
Maiden: 0

Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:18

High School Boys Soccer From Thursday, 8/29/19

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Alexander Central: 4
Davie County: 1

Fred T. Foard: 1
St. Stephens: 1

Hibriten: 7
Ashe County: 1

North Iredell: 4
Bandys: 1

Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:12

CVCC Men's Basketball 2019-2020 Schedule Released

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The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team has released its upcoming 2019-20 schedule.

The Red Hawks kick off their winter campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in a road scrimmage at Spartanburg Methodist. It marks the first of two scrimmages in the preseason, including a home scrimmage on Friday, Oct. 18 against Mount Zion Prep at the Tarlton Complex.

“We have a very competitive schedule this year,” said Catawba Valley head men’s basketball coach Bryan Garmroth. “With 12 teams in the region, there are 22 region games. That leaves very little time to breathe. Region 10 is always very balanced and extremely tough.”

The Catawba Valley men’s basketball team officially opens its regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2 at home against Brevard College JV.

November is a busy month for the Red Hawks, who play two games each against rival Caldwell and conference foe Pitt.

“We have Caldwell — who is always very good — twice in November, and we play Pitt —who won our league — twice in November,” Garmroth said. “Two league games in November is not an ideal situation, but with as many teams as we have in the region, scheduling is tough.”

New to the Red Hawks’ schedule this winter will be two out-of-state opponents, including Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville (Md.) on Sunday, Nov. 24 and Pasco-Hernando State College (Fla.) on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Both match ups will take place at the Tarlton Complex.

“We will also play CCBC-Catonsville from Maryland, and Pasco-Hernando from Florida at home,” Garmroth said. “It will be good to see two teams from different areas.”

Catawba Valley will also once again host its annual CVCC Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, playing against Central Carolina and Johnston community colleges.

When the calendar year turns over to 2020, the Red Hawks resume conference play with their 17 remaining Region 10 games, including 10 in January and seven in February, before starting Region 10 tournament play.

This year’s Region 10 men’s basketball tournament is being held at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C.

“I think this is probably the toughest schedule we have had in my time at CVCC,” Gamroth said. We will be tested right off the bat in November. The freshmen will definitely be thrown into the fire quickly. Our goal will be to improve every day, and playing good competition is the best way to make that happen.”

Four Appalachian State cross country runners were tabbed as Runners to Watch by the Sun Belt Conference on Thursday.

On the men's side, Gable Dershem and Dakota Mendenhall were named Runners to Watch, while Izzy Evely and Samantha Kolor earned the honor on the women's side.

Dershem is a two-time All-Sun Belt honoree in cross country. He earned Second Team All-Sun Belt honors with an eighth place finish in 2017 and followed that up with Third Team honors and an 11th place finish at the Sun Belt Championships last season.

Mendenhall enjoyed a strong freshman season in 2018, competing in four races and placing in the top-15 each time. He was named Second Team All-Sun Belt after placing ninth at the Sun Belt Championships.

Evely played a large role in the Mountaineer women capturing their second Sun Belt title in three seasons in 2018. At the Sun Belt Championships, she finished fifth overall to earn First Team honors and Sun Belt Freshman of the Year accolades.

Kolor notched her first all-conference accolade in cross country last season, placing 13th at the Sun Belt Championship for Third Team honors. She also posted three top-10 finishes in 2018.

In voting done by the league's head coaches, the App State men were chosen to finish second in the conference, trailing UT Arlington for the top spot. The App State women were also picked to finish second behind Texas State. The Mountaineer men placed second last season, while the women captured the conference title.

The Black and Gold will open the 2019 season on Friday by hosting the Covered Bridge Open. The women's 5K race is slated for 5 p.m. followed by the men's 8K race at 5:45 p.m. at the Don Kennedy Trails.

Top 7 Women's Cross Country Runners to Watch
Izzy Evely, Appalachian State
Samantha Kolor, Appalachian State
Pauline Meyer, Arkansas State
Lisha Van Onselen, Coastal Carolina
Andonet Cheruiyot, South Alabama
Sydney Cole, Texas State
Leslie Romero, Texas State

Women's Cross Country Predicted Order of Finish
1. Texas State
2. Appalachian State
3. Arkansas State
4. Georgia State
5. South Alabama
6. Coastal Carolina
7. Troy
8. UT Arlington
9. Georgia Southern
10. Little Rock
11. Louisiana
12. ULM

Top 7 Men's Cross Country Runners to Watch
Gable Dershem, Appalachian State
Dakota Mendenhall, Appalachian State
Adriaan Wildschutt, Coastal Carolina
Nadeel Wildschutt, Coastal Carolina
Warno Potgieter, South Alabama
Justin Domangue, UT Arlington
Jared Lautenslager, UT Arlington

Men's Cross Country Predicted Order of Finish
1. UT Arlington
2. Appalachian State
3. Coastal Carolina
4. South Alabama
5. Texas State
6. Troy
7. Louisiana
8. Arkansas State
9. Little Rock
10. ULM

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced it's 2019 Southeast Region Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll.

Four teams from the South Atlantic Conference were represented in the poll. Lenoir-Rhyne is in ninth place in the polls.

Continuing South Atlantic Conference schools, the poll includs preseason favorite, Queens in the No. 1 spot. The Royals are coming off an exceptional season in 2018, where they finished first at regionals leading them to their third Division II NCAA National Championship top-10 finish.

Anderson checked in at No. 3 and No. 8 belongs to Catawba. Anderson finished second in last season conference championship earning a bid to regionals where they placed third, while Catawba finished fifth in the conference championship.

The Lenoir-Rhyne cross country season gets underway on Friday, Sep. 6 when they host the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational.

Alexander Central: 3
Mooresville: 0

East Burke: 3
West Lincoln: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Crest: 2

A.C. Reynolds: 5
Hickory: 3

Alexander Central: 0
West Iredell: 0

Bandys: 3
East Burke: 2

Freedom: 4
Patton: 2

Hibriten: 6
North Lincoln: 2

Newton-Conover: 3
Owen: 0

North Iredell: 3
St. Stephens: 1


The Hickory Crawdads had 14 hits and the pitching staff allowed only four Firefly hits as they would defeat Columbia on the road, 7-0. With the win, the Hickory Crawdads are tied for the top spot in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League and are only one win away, or one Greensboro Grasshopper loss, to clinch a playoff berth.

Hickory got on the board in the fourth inning when Melvin Novoa scored on a Ryan Anderson double. In the fifth, Jonathan Ornelas and Jax Biggers scored when Josh Jung hit a double.

The floodgates opened in the eighth inning when Hickory scored three runs. Pedro Gonzalez hit his SAC/Team high 22ns home run of the season with two aboard, giing the Crawdads a 6-0 lead.

Hickory wrapped up the scoring with an Ornelas single that drove in Ryan Anderson.

On the mound, Cole Winn pitched a gem of a contest to get his fourth win of the season. He pitched seven innings, allowed only four hits, and struck out five while walking none, throwing 80 total pitches. Hever Bueno took the final two innings, fanning two while not allowing another hit or issuing a walk.

Hickory wraps up the series Thursday at Columbia for heading home to take on the Lexington Legends Friday through Labor Day Monday to close the regular season.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 23:02

CVCC Volleyball Opens Season With Rousing Win

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The fifth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team dominated in its home opener on Tuesday night, knocking off Southwest Virginia in straight sets at the Tarlton Complex.

Set scores were 25-11, 25-14 and 25-10.

Catawba Valley head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson was pleased with her team’s performance despite a slow start.

“We started off the first few points kind of rocky with playing on the big court, which we hadn’t done yet this year. The first few points I think they were getting familiar with everything, but then they just took off,” Hudson said. “We played really well on our side of the net and clicked as a team, which I was hoping we would be able to do early in the season. It was a nice win. It was nice to see the girls play together so well.”

Sophomore Meredith Patterson led the Red Hawks (1-0) on the offensive attack with 10 kills and eight digs. Fellow sophomore Emma Clark added four kills, a team-high six blocks and three aces for CVCC, and another sophomore — Anna Clarke — had five kills and two blocks.

Defensively, Red Hawk libero Bre Myers recorded a team-high 10 digs and added three aces.

Freshman setter Amber Barker made a team-best 16 assists and five digs for Catawba Valley, while captain Macy Pope chipped in 10 assists and a team-high four aces.

As a team, the Red Hawks recorded 12 aces — something Hudson has worked on daily with her players in practice.

“We work hard on serves,” she said. “That’s just one of those things we try to push is consistency and putting a lot of pressure on the ball. I think we did that tonight.”

With a win under its belt, the Catawba Valley volleyball team returns to action this weekend at the Owens Invitational in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The Red Hawks play two matches each on Saturday and Sunday, including a top-five nationally ranked match up against No. 2 Parkland, which has won its first eight matches this season without giving up a single set.

“Our real test will be this upcoming weekend in Ohio when we face some really tough competition,” Hudson said. “It was nice to get this win under our belts and see the girls play well together. We’re looking forward to a great weekend of competition for sure.”

Bunker Hill: 3
Bandys: 1

Draughn: 3
Avery County: 0

East Burke: 3
Freedom: 0

Fred T. Foard: 3
St. Stephens: 0

Maiden: 3
Community School of Davidson: 2

Newton-Conover: 3
West Caldwell: 0

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