The Hickory Crawdads fell to the Lexington Legends 6-3 on Sunday evening. The 'Dads have a chance to even the series and set their all-time best winning percentage tomorrow afternoon in the regular season finale.
Pedro Gonzalez smoked a homerun to left field to give the Crawdads a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The homerun was his 23rd of the season, which is tied for most in the South Atlantic League.
The Legends took the lead with three runs in the top of the second inning.
The 'Dads quickly tied things up in the bottom half of the inning. Miguel Aparicio doubled to start off the inning and came home on a single by Frainyer Chavez. Chavez got himself into scoring position with his 17th steal of the season. Gonzalez hit a single to drive in Chavez and even the score at three.
Lexington pulled ahead 4-3 on a solo homerun in the fourth inning. They added another two runs in the sixth inning to make the score 6-3.
Senior goalkeeper Rachel Gaines' seven saves helped Appalachian State field hockey complete the weekend sweep with a 1-0 win at Georgetown on Sunday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (2-0) recorded shutouts in two-straight games for the first time since 2017. App State shut out three-straight opponents in October 2017, blanking Central Michigan twice and Saint Louis once during the streak.
Appalachian also bested the Hoyas (1-1) for the first time since a 5-4 triumph in Boone in 2014. App State's 3-0 win over Towson on Friday was its third-straight season with a win in the season opener.
"We showed up not only on the field but also for each other," head coach Meghan Dawson said. "Our biggest improvement today was how positive we were with each other. We supported each other, and our bench rallied for us. This is a huge moment for our program."
After a scoreless first half, App State broke the deadlock with a goal three minutes into the second half. Junior Meghan Smart registered her third goal of season to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. Senior Melissa Nobile tallied her first point of the season with an assist on Smart's strike.
Gaines and App State's defense then locked down the Hoyas for the remainder of the contest. The senior made seven saves, including five in the third quarter, to preserve Appalachian's second shutout win.
App State edged Georgetown 11-10 in shot attempts, holding the Hoyas without a shot in the final period. The Mountaineers and Hoyas also tied in penalty corner attempts with eight apiece.
Smart and junior Veerle Van Heertum paced the Mountaineers with three shots each. All three of Smart's shots were on frame, while Van Heertum, senior Ali Williams and freshman Rachel Fleig all notched a shot on goal each.
The Mountaineers close out their schedule away from Boone with a neutral site matchup against Lafayette on Friday in Lynchburg, Va. The Leopards opened the season with a 2-1 victory at home against VCU on Friday.
The fifth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College closed out its two-day appearance at the Owens Invitational on Saturday with a pair of victories against Edison and Mott community colleges, finishing the event with a 3-1 overall record.
“I am so proud of our girls and how well they played together this weekend,” said Catawba Valley head volleyball coach Shannon Hudson. “The Owens tournament always provides us with great competition, and this year was no exception. Of course, Parkland was our toughest match, but we rebounded quickly after the loss to finish the weekend with three nice wins. We learned a lot as a team and that was our goal heading into the tournament.”
Red Hawks sophomores Bre Myers and Emma Clark and freshman Aasia McNeill were named to all-tournament team for their performance during the weekend event.
No. 5 Catawba Valley 3, Edison 0
Behind 12 kills from Sage Harrington and 10 from Emma Clark, the Red Hawks swept the Chargers in straight sets on Saturday afternoon during their first match of the day for CVCC.
Set scores were 25-15, 25-18 and 25-19.
Harrington added four blocks defensively for the Red Hawks (4-1) in the victory, while Aasia McNeill and Emma Clark added three and two blocks, respectively.
Libero Bre Myers led Catawba Valley in digs with 12, and setters Amber Barker (19 assists, 10 digs) and Macy Pope (13 assists, nine digs) also helped contribute both on the attack and on defense.
No. 5 Catawba Valley 3, Mott 0
The Red Hawks racked up a season-high 15 aces in a three-set victory against the Bears to close out their 2019 Owens Invitational appearance.
Set scores were 25-18, 26-24 and 25-15.
Sage Harrington once again led Catawba Valley in kills with 11. Emma Clark recorded four kills, three blocks and a team-high five aces and freshman Aasia McNeill added nine kills.
Defensively, libero Bre Myers tallied a career-high 22 digs, and setters Amber Barker and Macy Pope combined for 28 assists.
The Red Hawks are scheduled to return to the volleyball court this Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a road conference match against USC Salkehatchie.
However, CVCC is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Dorian, which could affect that contest taking place.
The Red Hawks’ weekend volleyball tournament at Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey, Fla. has already been postponed due to the hurricane.
The Hickory Crawdads broke a franchise record on Saturday night as they defeated the Lexington Legends 3-2 in their twelfth walk-off of the season. The victory sets a Crawdads record for most walk-offs in a season, with the records dating back to 2002.
Lexington pulled ahead 1-0 in the third inning, getting a run off 'Dads starter Abdiel Mendoza. Mendoza finished his evening after five frames, allowing three hits and one base on balls. He lowered his ERA to 3.15 on the year.
The Crawdads scored a pair of runs in the fifth to take a 2-1 lead. Frainyer Chavez hit a bloop single to right with two outs. Jax Biggers singled to advance Chavez to third. Josh Jung followed up with the third consecutive single, this one scoring Chavez. Tyreque Reed's base hit drove in Biggers and put the 'Dads ahead by a run.
The Legends evened the score at two in the top of the sixth.
In the bottom of the ninth, the 'Dads got a run in to win 3-2. Isaias Quiroz led off the inning with a double but was tagged out at first as Chavez reached on a bunt. Biggers singled and moved Chavez into scoring position. Reed came up clutch again, delivering his third walk-off hit of the season as he singled to center.
Bring your dog out to tomorrow's game for Bark in the Park presented by Cody Law Firm and Ren's Dog Den. All dogs get in free. The season may not be over quite yet, but the Crawdads are already seeing 2020 with a New Year's Celebration. It is also Church Bulletin Sunday, bring your church bulletin to the ticket office for a discounted $6 ticket. The 'Dads will then donate $4 from each ticket to that bulletin's respective church courtesy of PDQ. The game will start at 5pm and the gates open at 4pm.
Zac Thomas accounted for three touchdowns, including two through the air to Malik Williams and Thomas Hennigan, as Appalachian State won 42-7 against visiting East Tennessee State in the FBS head coaching debut for Eliah Drinkwitz on Saturday.
On the day App State celebrated the 30th anniversary of Hall of Fame coach Jerry Moore’s arrival in Boone, Drinkwitz picked up his first victory in his first game since being hired in December 2018.
Starting a season at home for the first time since 2015, the Mountaineers increased their lead to 21-0 on the opening drive of the third quarter against the FCS-level Buccaneers.
Darrynton Evans and receiver Jalen Virgil joined Thomas in rushing for one touchdown apiece, and Jacob Huesman threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to true freshman Christian Wells.
Defensively, the Mountaineers allowed just a third-quarter touchdown and 292 total yards. Desmond Franklin tied Akeem Davis-Gaither for the team lead with seven tackles apiece, Shaun Jolly had six tackles in his first career start at cornerback and defensive tackle E.J. Scott produced two big stops behind the line of scrimmage. In the final minute, Kaleb Dawson recovered a fumble forced by Hansky Paillant.
Hennigan made a career-high seven catches for 79 yards to lead the offense, and Evans rushed 14 times for 99 yards as the Mountaineers totaled 277 yards on the ground. Thomas completed 16 of his 24 passes for 150 yards.
App State led 14-0 at halftime thanks to Thomas’ 1-yard quarterback keeper for a touchdown with 2:58 left in the first quarter and Thomas’ 6-yard touchdown pass to Williams with 6:06 remaining before halftime.
Thomas’ touchdown run on the Mountaineers’ second drive capped a 13-play, 84-yard series. Evans’ 23-yard run moved the ball into ETSU territory, and Thomas’ TD followed a 10-yard completion to Hennigan in a third-and-4 scenario from the 11.
Xavier Subotsch’s 54-yard punt to pin the Buccaneers at their 8 set up a three-and-out possession that allowed App State to begin its next series at the ETSU 48. Daetrich Harrington opened the series with a 9-yard run, and pass interference in the end zone preceded Thomas’ short touchdown pass to a sliding Williams.
ETSU kicked off to App State to begin the second half, and the Mountaineers marched 75 yards in 11 plays to claim a 21-0 lead. An 11-yard run by Evans and 15-yard pass to Keishawn Watson on third down moved the chains before Camerun Peoples gained 17 yards on a carry to the ETSU 13. Evans sprinted into the end zone on the next play.
After ETSU posted its first points on a 5-yard touchdown reception with 4:35 left in the third quarter, App State answered with a 75-yard touchdown drive. Evans’ 24-yard reception to open the series was bookended by Thomas’ 31-yard TD pass to Hennigan late in the third quarter.
Thomas absorbed a blind-side hit while releasing the ball to a well-guarded Hennigan, who made a tough catch among two defenders, shook off both of them at the 5-yard line and headed to the end zone.
App State defensive end Caleb Spurlin ended an ETSU scoring threat by batting down a fourth-down pass, and the Mountaineers responded with a 10-play scoring drive that concluded with Virgil’s first career touchdown run. He scored on an 11-yard end-around, and the margin increased to 42-7 on Huesman’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Wells with 5:52 remaining.
Appalachian State volleyball dropped a 3-1 decision to Loyola Marymount in its final contest of the Cactus Classic on Saturday.
Kara Spicer paced the App State (1-2) offense with a match-high tying 16 kills, against just two errors, for a .467 hitting mark. Emma Longley added her second straight double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs, while Amya Giger tallied eight kills.
On defense, Emma Reilly posted 25 digs, marking the third consecutive match she has had at least 20 digs. Sydney Farthing added nine digs and Sam Bickley had seven, to go along with 42 assists.
In the opening set, the Lions (1-2) broke a 6-6 tie with three straight points. App State countered with the next three points, only to see Loyola Marymount build a 15-11 lead. The Black and Gold pulled within two points at 16-14, but the Lions claimed the final six points of the opening set to win it 25-19.
Loyola Marymount continued its momentum in the second set, jumping out to a 5-0 lead. The Mountaineers battled back and tied the score at 16-16 and with the score knotted at 17-17, LMU won four straight points to open a 21-17 edge. The teams continued trading points, with the Lions ultimately claiming the set 25-21.
The Black and Gold responded with a strong start in Set 3, getting a pair of kills from Longley, a kill from Spicer and a service ace from Farthing to take a 5-0 lead. LMU chipped away at the App State lead and tied the score at 12-12. Trailing 19-18, the Mountaineers scored three straight points to jump in front 21-19 and went on to force a fourth set by a 25-22 count.
The Lions jumped out to a 8-3 lead early in Set 4 and pushed their lead to 16-9. The Mountaineers pulled within three points at 24-21, but could get no closer as LMU posted the 3-1 victory.
Overall, App State hit .165 in the contest and finished with 50 kills.
The Mountaineers will compete again next weekend at the Duke Invitational. On Sept. 6, the Black and Gold will square off against UNCW at 10 a.m. and Wofford at 5 p.m., followed by a 2:30 p.m. showdown with host Duke on Sept. 7.
Appalachian State volleyball topped Samford 3-2 and fell to No. 24-ranked Arizona 3-0 on Day 1 of the Cactus Classic to open the 2019 season.
In the decisive fifth set against Samford (0-2), the Mountaineers (1-1) found themselves down 7-4, before rallying to tie the score at 9-9. App State captured the next two points thanks to block assists from Amya Giger and Kara Spicer and a kill from Victoria Wilform. Samford battled back to tie the score at 13-13, before kills from Wilform and Spicer clinched the set and victory for App State.
The opening frame featured 11 ties. The two teams found themselves knotted at 22-22, but a kill from Wilform and back-to-back attack errors from the Bulldogs gave the Black and Gold the opening set.
Samford used a 7-0 run to open a 16-8 lead in Set 2. App State would pull within four points at 23-19, before two straight Bulldog points gave them the second frame 25-19.
Samford jumped out to a 17-11 lead in the third set. From there, App State scored five consecutive points to trim the Bulldog lead to 17-16. The Mountaineers jumped in front 19-18 on a kill from Spicer and never gave the lead back, winning the set 25-21.
The Bulldogs opened a commanding 13-5 lead in the fourth set and never trailed, taking the frame 25-11 and forcing the deciding fifth set.
Emma Longley, Spicer and Wilform each had 12 kills to pace the Mountaineer offense. Longley also had 11 digs for her first double-double of the season.
Sam Bickley dished out 39 assists and Emma Reilly (19) and Sydney Farthing (12) reached double digit digs.
Against Arizona (1-0), the Mountaineers were paced by Longley, who tallied a match-high 13 kills to go along with seven digs.
Spicer added six kills, Giger had five kills and Wilform finished with four kills.
Bickley dished out 25 assists and Reilly posted a match-high 20 digs on defense.
A kill from Longley in the opening set cut the Wildcat lead to 10-6. From there, Arizona won eight of the next nine points to open an 18-7 advantage, en route to a 25-12 victory.
In Set 2, Arizona jumped out to a 6-4 lead, only to see the Mountaineers respond with four straight points, capped off by two service aces from Grace Kinsch, to take an 8-6 lead. With the score knotted at 10-10, the Wildcats scored four straight points to take a 13-10 lead and pushed their lead to 20-14. App State would pull within four at 22-18, but the Wildcats ultimately took the second set 25-19.
The third set was tight in the early going, featuring eight ties. With the score tied at 11-11, Arizona scored three consecutive points to take a 14-11 lead. Following a kill from Longley, the Wildcats scored five of the next six points to take a 19-13 edge. After another Longley kill, Arizona scored the final six points of the contest to post a 25-14 set victory to clinch the match.
The Mountaineers will close out play at the Cactus Classic on Saturday at 1 p.m. EST against Loyola Marymount.
After securing a playoff spot last night, the Hickory Crawdads returned home Friday night to kick off the final homestand of the regular season. The 'Dads dropped the series opener 4-2 to the Lexington Legends.
Lexington took a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a pair of runs off 'Dads righty Jesus Linarez.
The Crawdads evened the score in the bottom half of the inning. Jonathan Ornelas drew a walk and came around for the Crawdads' first run on a double by Jax Biggers. Josh Jung roped a double to center that brought in Biggers and tied the game.
Right-handed reliever Daniel Robert took over for Linarez in the fifth inning. Robert tossed three shutout innings, punching out seven Legend hitters.
Lucas Jacobsen pitched a scoreless eighth inning before yielding a pair of runs in the ninth inning to put the Crawdads behind 4-2.
The Crawdads have put together one of their best records in the 27 season history of the franchise. If they win two of their final three games in the regular season, their .618 winning percentage would set the mark for best franchise winning percentage set by the 1994 team.
Alexander Central: 28
Wilkes Central: 12
Fred T. Foard: 7
East Burke: 28
North Wilkes: 52
West Caldwell: 7
R-S Central: 41
St. Stephens: 21
Bunker Hill: 13
South Caldwell: 14
The Appalachian State men's soccer took a 2-0 setback Friday night in their 2019 home opener against St. John's. The Red Storm moves to 1-0 on the young season, while App State falls to 0-1.
St. John's was able to take the lead in the 20th minute after Matt Forster finished a free kick from about thirty yards out, into the upper right hand corner. From there, the Johnnies kept a clean slate the remainder of the half.
The first half finished with St. John's outshooting the Mountaineers five to three. Mountaineer goalkeeper Jacob Madden made one save in the first half, while starting keeper for St. John's, Jan Hoffelner, saved a shot by Parker Cross.
The second half saw more chances for the Mountaineers, taking five shots with one on goal from Kelan Swales. The Apps surrendered their second goal in the 70th minute after Josiah Crawford finished a rebound off the post.
The Red Storm finished the second half with 13 shots, four of which were on goal. Madden ended the match with five saves.
App State is back in action at home on Sunday, taking on Loyola Maryland at 7 p.m.
Appalachian State women's cross country finished fourth of nine teams at the season opening Covered Bridge Open on Friday evening.
The Mountaineers tallied 100 points in the meet. Florida State claimed first with 20 points, East Carolina won a tiebreaker with High Point to finish second with 63 points, with High Point taking third.
Due to a course error, the race ended up being 5,200 meters instead of the planned 5,000 meters.
Izzy Evely led the Black and Gold across the finish line in seventh with a time of 18:25.89. Sarah Venable also recorded a top-25 finish for App State, crossing 24th in 19:13.63.
Kylee Frady finished 27th in 19:29.13, Lila Peters placed 29th in 19:32.92 and Sarah Sandreuter was 33rd in 19:45.20.
App State will take a few weeks off and return to action on Sept. 21 by hosting the Mountain to Seas Open. The women's 5K race is set for 9 a.m. at the Don Kennedy Trails.
1. Florida State, 20; 2. East Carolina, 63; 3. High Point, 63; 4. Appalachian State, 100; 5. Western Carolina, 147; 6. ETSU, 182; 7. UNC Asheville, 202; 8. USC Upstate, 227; 9. Spartanburg Methodist, 282
Issac Benz finished second of 86 runners to lead Appalachian State men's cross country at the season opening Covered Bridge Open on Friday.
The Mountaineers finished second of nine teams with 49 points. Florida State claimed first place with 28 points.
Benz crossed the finish line in 25:06.28, finishing eight seconds shy of Kasey Knevelbaard of Florida State, who finished first in 24:58.48.
App State also claimed three other spots in the top-12. George Hotelling finished seventh in 25:53.01, Ryan Brown was ninth in 25:59.17 and Oliver Wilson-Cook finished 11th with a time of 26:08.22.
Ben Cignarale recorded a 20th place finish in 26:28.21 and Michael Flanagan was right behind in 21st in 26:29.19.
The Mountaineers will take some time off and will compete again on Sept. 21 as hosts of the Mountain to Seas Open. The men's 8K race is slated to begin at 9:45 a.m.
1. Florida State, 28; 2. Appalachian State, 49; 3. East Carolina, 90; 4. High Point, 96; 5. ETSU, 98; 6. UNC Asheville, 137; 7. USC Upstate, 195; 8. Western Carolina, 230; 9. Spartanburg Methodist, 288
Junior Meghan Smart's two goals powered Appalachian State University field hockey to a 3-0 victory over Towson on Friday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (1-0) have won three-straight season openers under head coach Meghan Dawson. All three triumphs have been two-goal victories with Appalachian defeating Towson 2-0 in 2018 and La Salle 3-1 to open the 2017 campaign.
The Black and Gold struck early when Smart notched an unassisted goal less than five minutes into the game. Sophomore Friederike Stegen then doubled App State's lead just a few minutes into the second quarter to put App State up 2-0 at the half.
After no goals in the third quarter, Smart secured a brace in the 59th minute to push Appalachian's lead to 3-0. Freshman Sarah Farrell recorded her first assist in an App State uniform on Smart's final score of the game.
Appalachian outshot the Towson 19-7, allowing just one shot to the Tigers (0-1) in the first half. Smart and freshman Pauline Mangold paced the Mountaineers with four shots each, while Stegen and junior Veerle Van Heertum tallied three attempts apiece.
Senior goalkeeper Rachel Gaines recorded a shutout in her second-straight season opener. The Kettering, Ohio native made six saves, including four in the final period, to nail down the shutout.
The Mountaineers continue their road trip at Georgetown (1-0) on Sunday at noon. The Hoyas defeated Davidson 5-2 on Friday, outshooting the Wildcats 22-7.
The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team has released its upcoming 2019-20 schedule.
“I’m looking forward to another successful year and with 13 teams in the Region X, including our team, it’s very competitive” said Catawba Valley women’s basketball head coach Tisha England. “It doesn’t give us much room for mistakes, but we are challenged every year.”
The Red Hawks open their preseason on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18-19 at the JUCO Jamboree in Chicago, Ill. This is the second-straight season that CVCC women’s basketball team has participated in the event, which features more than 64 teams from across the country.
Catawba Valley will also host its own preseason Red Hawks Jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Red Hawks officially kick off their 2019-20 regular season on Sunday, Nov. 10 at home against Converse College JV team. It marks the first of five games during the opening month — all of which are in Hickory at the Tarlton Complex.
CVCC renews its rivalry with cross-town foe Caldwell CC&TI on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The Cobras are one of two NJCAA Division I opponents, including Walters State, that the Red Hawks will face this season.
“Playing top NJCAA Division I Walters State and Caldwell as well as Converse JV, we will be put to the test quickly,” England said. “I encourage everyone to come out and support the Red Hawks, and I want to thank our faithful fans and family who pray and support us daily. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Tarlton Complex.”
The Catawba Valley women’s basketball team starts Region 10 play on Saturday, Nov. 16 at home against Fayetteville Tech — the first of 22 conference games to be played this season.
New to the schedule this season for the Red Hawks will be Southwest Virginia Community College — the newest addition to Region 10. The Red Hawks and Flying Eagles face off in Hickory on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and in Richlands, Va. on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Region 10 tournament play starts on March 5, and the event is being held at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va.
App State women's soccer junior Mary Perkins scored in a 1-1 draw versus Duquesne in the home opener on Friday afternoon at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex.
Perkins scored her third-career goal in thrilling fashion as she tied up the contest following a Deena DeBaldo goal in the fifth minute that gave the Dukes a 1-0 lead. The junior fired away from 35 yards out as the first 45 expired. Olivia Cohen fed Perkins for the assist and recorded her first collegiate point.
Appalachian could only get one good shot attempt on goal in the second half when Sunna Thorbjornsdottir had a great attempt at giving the Mountaineers a 2-1 lead early in the second half but was stopped by
the Duquesne goalkeeper.
The Mountaineer defense allowed a season-best three shots on goal (11 in the first two games) with Kerry Eagleston coming up with two saves in all 110 minutes.
App held a 13-10 edge in shots while posting five shots on goal, which is the second game this season with at least five attempts on target. The Black and Gold also attempted a season-high six corner shots, boasting a 6-3 advantage in corners.
App State is now 5-1-1 over its last seven home openers. It will look for its first win of the season on Sunday at 4 p.m. against UNC Asheville at Ted Mack.
The fifth-ranked Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team earned a split in its two matches during the first day of the Owens Invitational on Friday.
The Red Hawks (2-1) dropped a tough match against second-ranked Parkland before finishing the day with a victory against another ranked opponent in Muskegon.
No. 2 Parkland 3, No. 5 Catawba Valley 0
Despite holding them to their lowest hitting percentage in a match this season, the Red Hawks fell in three sets to the Cobras in a match up of top-five nationally ranked programs.
Set scores were 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19.
Emma Clark led Catawba Valley on offense with six kills, Sage Harrington added five kills and Aasia McNeill recorded four kills, three digs and two aces.
Red Hawk setter Macy Pope recorded team-highs in both assists (10) and digs (four).
Ryleigh Warfel (12 kills) and Paige Yoder (eight kills) led the Cobras (10-0), who have not dropped an entire set so far this season.
No. 5 Catawba Valley 3, Muskegon 0
In a “Battle of the Hawks,” it was the Red Hawks taking down the Jayhawks in straight sets during the second and final match of the day for CVCC at the Owens Invitational.
Set scores were 25-18, 25-16 and 26-24.
Clark led a balanced offensive attack for the Red Hawks with nine kills. Harrington (eight kills), McNeill (six kills), Meredith Patterson (six kills) and Siena Naotala (five kills) also helped lead the charge on offense for CVCC.
Defensively, Clark tallied a team-best four blocks, Harrington added three blocks and both Naotala and McNeil made two blocks each.
CVCC setters Amber Barker and Macy Pope both recorded 14 assists, and McNeill made the most digs on the team with 11.
The Red Hawks return to action on Saturday for the final day of the Owens Invitational in Perrysburg, Ohio. Catawba Valley plays two matches — against Edison Community College at 10 a.m. and versus Mott Community College at 1:30 p.m.
Hickory Motor Speedway released the preliminary entry list for the prestigious 43rd Annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial this Saturday Night August 31st.
On tap for the 43nd Annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial will be 150 laps for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Models, 50 laps for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models with Round 9 of the Paramount Kia Chase for the Championship, along with the Carolina Custom Golf Cart Super Trucks, Street Stocks, and the Hickory Vintage Series. Headlining the entry list will be several past NASCAR Whelen All American Series Hickory Motor Speedway Track Champions Austin McDaniels and Ryan Millington, Current Hickory Motor Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series track points leader Thomas Beane, hot shoes Gage Painter, Ryan Repko and many more. Hickory Motor Speedway General Manager Kevin Piercy commented "We have already received entries for 19 Late Models at this point, while awaiting a few more decisions and 15 Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Models for this event " "With the competition we have entered this year it is shaping up to be another great race"
Thomas Beane is presently leading in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Division 1 state points and the Hickory Motor Speedway Late Model points and Cody Demarmels in the Paramount Auto Groups Limited Late Model and the Paramount Kia "Big 10" Chase for the Championship with Josh Kossek just 12 points behind, Drew Cox continues to lead in the Street Stocks, Allen Huffman in the Super Trucks, Brian Mundy in the 4 cylinders, Robbie Hollifield in the Renegades and Bill Webb in the Hickory Vintage Series.
Gates will open at 4:45pm with racing action beginning at 7:00pm. Tickets are just $16.00 for adults, $14.00 for Seniors and Teens and 12 and under are free.
There will be an open practice on Saturday, September 1st from 9:30am-12:30pm. Fans are invited to attend. Cost is $100.00 per car.
More information may be found on at www.hickorymotorspeedway.com
NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Preliminary Entry List for the 43rd Annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial on Saturday, August 31st.
NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model
#12 -- Annabeth Barnes-Crum
#18 – Connor Mosack
#71 – Ryan Repko
#34 – Pat Rachels
#31 – Thomas Beane
#12 – Austin McDaniel
#9 – Charlie Watson
#28 – Chris Hudspeth
#2 – Mitch Walker
#15 – Ryan Millington
#5 – Nolan Pope
#12 – Gage Painter
#57 – Justin Carroll
#98 – Adam Lemke
#9 – Sam Mayer
#2 – Matt Leicht
#19 – Jessica Cann
#17 – Taylor Gray
#83 -- Chris Honeycutt
NASCAR Whelen All American Series Paramount Auto Group Limited
Late Model Preliminary Entry List for the 43rd Annual Paramount Auto Group Bobby Isaac Memorial on Saturday, August 31st.
Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model
#18 – Cody DeMarmels
#71 – Nathan Lineback
#12 – Mason Ludwig
#32 – Josh Stark
#44 – Josh Kossek
#21 – Monty Cox
#33 – Kosma Guz
#42 – Ricky Bruce
#17 – Ashley Huffman
#43 – Kenneth Pardue
#1 – Ryan Rackley
#47 – Chase Janes
#2 – Conner Jones
#21 – Toni Breidinger
#21 – JP Dyar
The Hickory Crawdads clinched a playoff spot with a win Thursday on the road against the Columbia Fireflies, 5-1.
Hickory's win assures them a playoff matchup with the Delmarva Shorebirds, regardless of what happens in the final four games of the season. The Crawdads still have a chance of winning the second half title out right. Hickory is tied with the Delmarva Shorebirds atop the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League standings.
Thursday, Hickory jumped to an early lead in the third inning. Frainyer Chaveez, who was walked to leadoff the inning, scored on a ground out by Jonathan Ornelas. The next batter, Jax Biggers, singled in Kole Enright who had singled after the Chavez walk. Columbia answered in the bottom of the third with a run.
Hickory added to their lead in the fifth inning. Matt Whatley tripled, bringing Chavez who had singled after one out. Enright then doubled, sending Whatley home. A wild pitch moved Enright to third, and he scored with Ornelas hit a sacrifice fly.
The bottom three players in the order, Chavez, Whatley, adn Enright combined to go five of eight with all five runs scored and two RBI.
Ronny Henriquez picked up the win, going six innings, allowing only two hits and one run, while striking out seven and walking only two.
Hickory will host the Lexington Legends Friday through Labor Day Monday.
Alexander Central: 0
East Lincoln: 3
Bunker Hill: 2
Fred T. Foard: 3
East Rutherford: 2
R-S Central: 2
South Caldwell: 3
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.”