The Crawdads are excited to announce that the post-game Christian Concert series will be returning in 2020. Citizen Way will headline the first concert on Saturday, May 2nd courtesy of 106.9 The Light. The Rhett Walker Band, presented by the Billy Graham Library, Gardner-Webb University and 106.9 The Light, will perform following the Crawdads game on Saturday, August 8th. The Crawdads games on both dates will begin at 5pm with the concerts beginning immediately following the conclusion of the game.
Citizen Way arrived on the Christian music scene with hit single "How Sweet the Sound," which topped charts for four weeks. The group has released three albums, with the most recent coming out just three months ago in October. Drummer David Blascoe said that the band's mission is to share the word of Jesus through music. "We write and sing about the things that we do because of the impact they've had on our lives, and we want to share that," he said.
The Rhett Walker Band released their debut album in 2012. Their first single, "When Mercy Found Me," reached #5 on the Christian charts and was nominated for a Grammy in 2012. The band has also toured with the biggest Christian artists, such as MercyMe, Newsboys and more, and appeared multiple times on the Grand Ole Opry. They are also three-time GMA Dove Award nominees (New Artist of the Year, Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year and Rock/Contemporary Song of the Year).
Suites, party patios, picnics, and group tickets are currently available for both concert dates. Individual tickets will go on sale at the annual Crawdads Spring Fling on Saturday, March 21st. Individual tickets will be $16 while the group rate (for 20 or more) is only $12. Tickets include admission for the 'Dads game and the post-game concerts.
For more information about either concert or to reserve your group outing, call the Crawdads front office at (828) 322-3000 or stop by the stadium from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
Players and coaches on the Catawba Valley Community College softball team could not have envisioned a better start to their inaugural season on Monday.
Playing in the program’s first-ever games against the Belmont Abbey JV team, the Red Hawks swept the doubleheader against the Crusaders at Highland Rec Center, including a 7-6 walk-off win in game one and a 10-7 victory in game two.
Game one: Catawba Valley 7, Belmont Abbey JV 6
Kelsea Dejarnette’s RBI single between shortstop and third base in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a five-run comeback, giving the Red Hawks a walk-off victory in their program’s first-ever softball game.
It was an ideal start o Monday’s opener for CVCC with Belmont Abbey taking an early 5-0 lead in the third inning. The Crusaders capitalized in the inning on two Red Hawk errors and four base hits, including an RBI double by Shelby Tracy and RBI singles by Tyler Lingerfelt and Allie Mendenhall.
First baseman Katie Wright drove in the first Catawba Valley run in the fourth inning on a single, which plated Dejarnette to cut the deficit to 5-1 through four complete innings.
Belmont Abbey made it a 6-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning, taking advantage of another Red Hawk error to plate another run on a Taylor Babcock RBI single to right-center field.
All six of the runs scored by the Crusaders in game one were unearned.
The Red Hawks mounted their comeback starting in the bottom of the sixth inning — scoring one run on a bases-loaded hit by pitch of Wright before left fielder Katelyn McClure cleared the bases two batters later on a three-run double to make it a one-run game.
Down 6-5 entering the final frame, left fielder Payton Goble led off the inning with a double and advanced to third base on a sac bunt by designated player Chesney Millsaps before the next batter — right fielder Zoe Dalton — drove in Goble’s pinch runner Katie Camp on a single to tie the game.
After Paige Norton added another single, a wild pitch advanced Dalton to third and Norton to second, setting the stage for Dejarnette’s game-winning hit.
McClure earned the win on the mound in relief. She allowed no runs, no hits and no walks and struck out one batter. Goble, who started the game on the mound, allowed seven hits, three walks and struck out six batters.
Game two: Catawba Valley 10, Belmont Abbey JV 7
The Red Hawks capitalized on 13 hits, including three apiece off the bats of Katelyn McClure and Paige Norton, to score 10 runs en route to the doubleheader sweep against the Crusaders on Monday afternoon.
Catawba Valley scored seven of its runs during the first two innings, including two in the first inning and five in the second inning, to take the early lead.
Kelsea Dejarnette and Hayley Morrow both had RBI singles during the early run, while McClure continued her hot play with a two-run double in the second inning.
The Crusaders responded with six runs of their own in the third and fourth innings.
Belmont Abbey’s four-run fourth inning included three drawn walks and four hits — the biggest of which was a three-run home run by Morgan Mebane.
Walks once again plagued the Red Hawks in the fourth inning with three Crusaders drawing bases on balls, leading to two more Belmont Abbey runs.
CVCC responded to the scoring run, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning — two of those coming on a pair of RBI singles by center fielder Kinsley Gilmore and left fielder Katie Camp.
Belmont Abbey continued to fight until the last inning, but could only muster one more run in the sixth inning, which came on a wild pitch.
McClure earned her second win of the night on the mound in relief. She allowed one hit, one unearned run, one walk and struck out three batters in 2.2 innings. Goble earned the one-inning save.
Starting pitcher Chesney Millsaps allowed five hits, six runs and struck out two batters in her first outing of the season.
Fresh off its sweep Tuesday, the Catawba Valley Community College softball team returns to the diamond on Saturday for another home doubleheader — this time against Region 10 member Fayetteville Tech.
First pitch for game one of the twin bill is set for 2 p.m. at Highland Recreation Center.
App State women's basketball junior Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledge) was named the College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week, as announced on Monday.
Stanley garners the first weekly award of her career. She led the Apps to their first Sun Belt sweep of the season with wins over Georgia State (65-37) and Georgia Southern (83-75), respectively.
The Rockledge, Fla., native led the Mountaineers in scoring, steals, tied for the lead in assists and led the Black and Gold in field goal percentage with at least 20 shot attempts.
Against GSU, Stanley set the tone early scoring 12 of her game-high 15 points in the first half, helping contribute to the Apps' largest victory of the season. She became the 26th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone and the first player since Maryah Sydnor (2011-14) to accomplish the feat before their junior season.
In the win over App State's rival, Stanley did it all as she tied the game-high with 18 points, dished out a personal-best seven assists and grabbed five off the glass. With the score tied 50-50 in the third period, Stanley hit back-to-back buckets to give App the commanding lead. Through the two contests, Stanley averaged 16.5 points, five assists, 3.5 rebounds and shot 44.4 percent from the field.
The Mountaineers defeated Georgia Southern for the 11th time in the past 14 meetings.
Stanley and App will look to keep the momentum going when it travels to Texas, where they will face UTA on Thursday at 8 p.m. (ET) and Texas State on Saturday at 3 pm. (ET).
Lenoir-Rhyne's Softball team used strong pitching from Morgan Beeler and Lauren Rakes and clutch hitting to sweep Erskine Monday afternoon on the road, winning game one 9-1 and game two, 1-0.
In game one, Savannah Moorefield led off the first inning with a single and came around to score thanks to an error by the catcher to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead. Moorefield has reached base to start all three games so far for the Bears (2-2, BB).
Erskine's Allison Neeley responded with a homerun in the bottom of the 1st to even the score at one. It was Neeley's 6th career homerun for the Flying Fleet.
The Bears added three runs in the 6th and then five in the 7th to put away the Flying Fleet. Kendall Osborne had her first multiple RBI game in her career with an RBI single in the 6th and and RBI ground out in the 7th.
Lora Beth Wood had her second multi-RBI game of the season already. Wood has 5 RBI's in her first three colligate games.
Morgan Beeler picked up her second win on the season. Beeler pitched 6-plus innings, allowing only 2 earned runs and striking out 5. Beeler ERA is 3.00 through her first two starts of the year.
Kylee Leonhardt singled in her first inning of the first game then left the game. Leonhardt did not start the second game. She had started the last 80 games for the Bears before missing game 2.
The Bears have 34 hits through its first three games of the year so far.
In game two, Lauren Rakes was the story, picking up her first complete game shutout of her career. Rakes only allowed one hit and struck out eight.
With two outs in the top of the 7th, Moorefield singled, stole second and then scored on a Hannah Jennings single.
Osborne and Wood each had two hits for the Bears.
Erskine only had a single in the third, which the runner was thrown out trying to stretch into a double.
Freshman Taylor Hammett started her first career game behind the plate and got her first career hit.
This is the third straight year these teams have meet in a non-conference doubleheader. Prior to 2018, the only other time these teams met was a Bears victory in 2010.
Monday's games starts a stretch where the Bears play away from home for seven straight games before coming home to play for six straight.
The Bears are 4-0 for the first time since starting 8-0 in 2016.
Bears will head to Chattanooga, Tennessee to play in the Lee Invitational. The Bears will play 5 games in a 3 day span. Bears will open with #12 Indianapolis Friday at 11 AM.
After averaging 24.5 points over the weekend, App State men's basketball guard Justin Forrest has been named Sun Belt Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week.
Forrest earned the honor along with Little Rock's Markquis Nowell. It marks the second time Forrest has earned the award this season and third time in his Mountaineer career.
In a win at Arkansas State on Thursday, Forrest poured in a game-high 26 points, including a 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) clip on three pointers, to go along with four rebounds. He followed that up with a 23-point performance at Little Rock on Saturday, going 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the field and 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) on three-pointers.
In all, Forrest shot a combined 57.7 percent (15-of-26) from the field and 60.0 percent (9-of-15) from beyond the arc during the weekend.
Forrest has scored in double figures in 16 consecutive contests, including 20 or more points in 10 games during that span. He currently leads the team and sits second in the Sun Belt in scoring, averaging 19.1 points.
App State stands at 12-11 on the season and 6-6 in Sun Belt play. The Mountaineers host UT Arlington on Thursday night in the Holmes Center at 7 p.m.
With 15 straight semesters achieving a 3.0 collective grade point average, App State student-athletes have long been known to achieve at a high level academically.
The 2019 fall semester was no different.
More than half of all Mountaineer student-athletes - 245 to be exact – made the university’s fall 2019 academic honor roll. Of those, eight were graduate students and 33 had a perfect 4.0 semester GPA.
These honorees will be recognized at the women’s basketball game on Feb. 27 against Louisiana at 6:30 p.m.
To achieve academic honor roll status, these student-athletes earned a 3.25 or higher GPA for the fall semester while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. In addition to 245 student-athletes, 73 members of the cheer team, the dance team, athletic training and other student support staff received this standing.
App State student-athletes ended the semester with a 3.17 semester grade point average, marking their highest semester GPA since at least 2012 when the current record books began. The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes currently sits at 3.16.
Since its 2014-15 transition to the Sun Belt Conference for all but two sports (wrestling and field hockey), App State has paced the league in academic performance among its student-athletes. App State won the Sun Belt Institutional Graduation Rate Award in 2015 and 2017. App State led all Sun Belt schools with 112 representatives on the 2018-19 Honor Roll and also led the league last year with a school-record 14 teams that achieved a perfect 1,000 single-year APR score.
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Football Markell Clark
Football Grant Daley
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Football Willie Edwards
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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced the brackets for the 2019 Dual Team Wrestling State Championship. The tournament will culminate on Saturday, February 8 with the western and eastern regional champions meeting at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse for the State Championships.
The 2A, 3A and 4A classifications feature 32-team, pre-determined brackets while the 1A Bracket will feature a 24-team, pre-determined lineup.
Three area teams made the dual team championship. In the 2A class, Bunker Hill and Fred T. Foard, and in the 3A class, St. Stephens represent the Hickory Metro. Bunker Hill and St. Stephens will host the first two round matchups.
Full state brackets are below:
NCHSAA 2020 1A Dual Team Wrestling Results
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
#1 Manteo (9-9) vs. WC Chatham Central (12-28) (@ Rosewood HS)
#1 Granville Central (8-14) vs. WC South Davidson (13-16) (@ Voyager Academy)
#2 South Stanly (30-19) vs. WC North Stanly (1-15) (@ South Stanly HS)
#2 Neuse Charter (14-22) vs. WC Albemarle (8-18) (@ Uwharrie Charter)
#2 Bradford Prep (19-29) vs. WC Andrews (10-12) (@ Avery County HS)
#2 Swain County (28-12) vs. WC Mitchell (8-9) (@ Mitchell HS)
#2 Mount Airy (18-9) vs. WC Polk County (16-15) (@ Robbinsville HS)
#1 Cherryville (18-15) vs. WC Hayesville (9-13) (@ Cherryville HS)
#1 Rosewood (34-11) vs. Manteo/Chatham Central Winner (@ Rosewood HS)
#1 Voyager Academy (3-2) vs. Granville Central/South Davidson Winner (@ Voyager Academy)
#1 East Carteret (21-21) vs. South Stanly/Pamlico Winner (@ South Stanly HS)
#1 Uwharrie Charter (39-1) vs. Neuse Charter/Albemarle Winner (@ Uwharrie Charter)
#1 Avery County (23-3) vs. Bradford Prep/Andrews Winner (@ Avery County HS)
#1 East Wilkes (15-18) vs. Swain County/Mitchell Winner (@ Mitchell HS)
#1 Robbinsville (16-7) vs. Mount Airy/Polk County Winner (@ Robbinsville HS)
#1 South Stokes (18-10) vs. Cherryville/Hayesville Winner (@ Cherryville HS)
NCHSAA 2020 2A Dual Team Wrestling Pairings
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
#1 Northeastern (15-2) vs. #2 Wheatmore (25-10) (@ Wellcome Middle School, hosted by North Pitt HS)
#1 North Pitt (18-16) vs. #2 West Craven (19-17) (@ Wellcome Middle School, hosted by North Pitt HS)
#1 Bunn (16-6) vs. #2 SouthWest Edgecombe (8-10) (@ Bunn HS)
#1 St. Pauls (4-0) vs. #1 Washington (33-9) (@ Bunn HS)
#1 Trinity (27-3) vs. #2 Dixon (16-4) (@ Dixon Middle School, hosted by Dixon HS)
#1 Reidsville (7-2) vs. #1 Morehead (13-13) (@ Dixon Middle School, hosted by Dixon HS)
#2 Currituck (16-5) vs. #2 Cummings (10-5) (@ Croatan HS)
#1 Croatan (22-3) vs. #3 West Davidson (14-5) (@ Croatan HS)
#1 West Wilkes (24-0) vs. #2 South Point (24-11) (@ Lincolnton HS)
#1 Central Academy (27-4) vs. #2 Lincolnton (28-7) (@ Lincolnton HS)
#1 Fred T. Foard (42-0) vs. #2 Mount Pleasant (19-9) (@ West Lincoln HS)
#1 West Lincoln (21-2) vs. #1 Central Davidson (16-5) (@ West Lincoln HS)
#1 R-S Central (25-4) vs. #2 North Forsyth (25-11) (@ R-S Central HS)
#1 Pisgah (13-2) vs. #2 Ledford (22-4) (@ R-S Central HS)
#1 Madison (15-7) vs. #2 Bunker Hill (28-4) (@ Bunker Hill HS)
#1 Surry Central (26-3) vs. #2 East Henderson (25-5) (@ Bunker Hill HS)
NCHSAA 2020 3A Dual Team Wrestling Pairings
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
#1 West Carteret (25-4) vs. #2 Person (13-5) (@ Southern Nash HS)
#1 C.B. Aycock (23-3) vs. #2 Southern Nash (22-13) (@ Southern Nash HS)
#1 Topsail (22-8) vs. #2 Clayton (12-6) (@ Clayton HS)
#1 Fike (29-4) vs. #2 Gray’s Creek (14-6) (@ Clayton HS)
#1 Cleveland (8-1) vs. #1 Northern Guilford (44-3) (@ Orange HS)
#1 Union Pines (26-4) vs. #2 Orange (23-3) (@ Orange HS)
#1 Cape Fear (7-1) vs. #2 Havelock (26-4) (@ Chapel Hill HS)
#1 Chapel Hill (20-5) vs. #2 Triton (11-4) (@ Chapel Hill HS)
#1 Asheboro (44-3) vs. #2 Enka (25-6) (@ Central Cabarrus HS)
#1 Central Cabarrus (18-4) vs. WC Stuart Cramer (16-4) (@ Central Cabarrus HS)
#1 Western Guilford (13-5) vs. #2 Cox Mill (21-20) (@ Piedmont HS)
#1 Piedmont (24-10) vs. #2 Southeast Guilford (20-7) (@ Piedmont HS)
#1 Statesville (30-7) vs. #3 North Henderson (18-8) (@ Ardnt MS)
#1 St. Stephens (30-8) vs. #2 Kings Mountain (32-13) (@ Ardnt MS)
#1 North Gaston (19-15) vs. #2 Cuthbertson (18-3) (@ West Henderson HS)
#1 West Henderson (21-0) vs. #2 West Rowan (21-4) (@ West Henderson HS)
NCHSAA 2020 4A Dual Team Wrestling Pairings
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
#1 Laney (21-0) vs. #2 Green Hope (17-4) (@ Pinecrest HS)
#1 Pinecrest (18-0) vs. WC Millbrook (23-4) (@ Pinecrest HS)
#1 New Bern (17-0) vs. #2 Jack Britt (12-2) (@ New Bern HS)
#1 Cary (20-2) vs. WC Lumberton (27-4) (@ New Bern HS)
#1 Corinth Holders (14-2) vs. #2 Leesville Road (29-2) (@ Middle Creek HS)
#1 Middle Creek (28-7) vs. WC Riverside-Durham (9-3) (@ Middle Creek HS)
#1 Cardinal Gibbons (25-2) vs. #2 Holly Springs (16-8) (@ Cardinal Gibbons HS)
#1 South View (13-2) vs. #2 Heritage (14-12) (@ Cardinal Gibbons HS)
#1 Northwest Guilford (34-2) vs. WC Mallard Creek (21-8) (@ Northwest Guilford HS)
#1 Hickory Ridge (27-6) vs. #2 West Forsyth (14-5) (@ Northwest Guilford HS)
#1 Glenn (21-1) vs. WC High Point Central (29-14) (@ Glenn HS)
#1 McDowell (16-11) vs. WC Lake Norman (23-11) (@ Glenn HS)
#1 Hough (19-5) vs. WC East Mecklenburg (16-9) (@ Hough HS)
#2 Olympic (12-4) vs. #2 Ragsdale (25-9) (@ Hough HS)
#2 Mooresville (29-5) vs. #2 Porter Ridge (19-9) (@ Mooresville HS)
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The Caldwell Community College softball fell in both games of a doubleheader to Columbia College on the road in South Carolina Sunday. The Cobras fell in game one 5-0 and lost game two, 2-1. These are the first two game of softball in Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute history.
Caldwell is 0-2 on the season. The Cobras will play a double header at Spartanburg Methodist on Saturday, February 8. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1PM.
Nathan Dellinger made the most of his opportunity this past week during his first-ever appearance in the 2020 B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Regional on Lake Okeechobee in Okeechobee, Fla.
The 36-year-old CVCC freshman angler finished tied for ninth in the final standings of the non-boater division of the tournament — finishing just one spot short of qualifying for nationals.
“I don’t really think it’s sunk in to be honest,” Dellinger said of his top-10 tournament performance. “It was a great opportunity to be a part of.”
Dellinger earned the opportunity to compete in the regional after winning the state qualifier this past September on Roanoke River in Plymouth, N.C. That victory earned him a spot on the North Carolina B.A.S.S. state team.
Heading into this past week’s regional, Dellinger was concerned with his lack of experience on Lake Okeechobee.
“I have not fished any lakes that far south,” he said. “It’s totally different. It’s a super shallow lake, and it’s a big lake. I’m used to fishing shallow, but not the type of vegetation and things that were there. It was an adjustment for me to do as well as I did.
“That Lake is known for big fish,” he added. “The fish we were trying to catch we were basically waiting on. It was a waiting game. The fish moved up as the water warmed up throughout the day. On the non-boater side, how you finish depended on who you were paired with.”
Dellinger was paired with three different boaters each day, and he said each of those boaters helped him during the three-day event.
After the first day on Wednesday, Dellinger reeled in three bass weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces. The total put him in 12th place overall.
Day two on Thursday saw similar results with Dellinger catching three more bass — this time weighing an even nine pounds, which pushed him into 10th place. Among anglers on his North Carolina team, Dellinger also ranked first — putting him in position to make nationals as the top-finishing angler in his state.
Dellinger felt super confident heading into the final day after learning the boater he’d been paired with.
“The guy had 23 or 22 pounds the day before,” Dellinger said. “I felt like I had a good shot at it.”
Despite a rough final day that included losing four fish that were more than five pounds, Dellinger still managed to catch three more live fish, which weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He finished the tournament with 26 pounds, 6 ounces of bass.
However, Asheville angler Tyler Lawwill, who entered the final day ranked third among North Carolina anglers, would catch 11 pounds, 2 ounces worth of bass to finish with 28 pounds, 11 ounces of bass.
Those totals placed Lawwill third in the tournament standings among non-boaters and first among state non-boater anglers — securing the North Carolina spot at nationals.
“It was a tough day,” Dellinger said. “I was 2.5 pounds out of making the championship. I felt like I had a good shot of winning my state division. It was a humbling experience.”
With his top-10 finish under his belt, Dellinger now turns his attention to the CVCC bass fishing team’s first tournament of the spring this Friday at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, Ga.
Dellinger said his regional tournament appearance in Florida is something he won’t ever forget, and he’s hoping to share his experience with his Red Hawk teammates.
“These guys are a lot younger than I am,” he said. “They haven’t fished as much as I have over the years. It’s a constant learning game. The fish aren’t the same from one day to the next. From my eyes, it’s motivation for our guys. You’ve got to swing for the fences. Sometimes you miss, but sometimes you hit.”
App State remained unbeaten in Southern Conference action with a 27-12 road victory against rival Chattanooga on Sunday.
The Mountaineers (7-2, 4-0) entered the dual in a three-way tie for first place with the Mocs (5-8, 3-1) and Campbell. Those three teams shared the SoCon regular-season title last season.
Unofficially ranked 28th in the country, App State built a 22-3 lead behind wins from Codi Russell, Bradley Irwin, Jonathan Millner, Matt Zovistoski, Will Formato and Thomas Flitz before Cary Miller ended the dual with a tech fall via a shutout.
True freshman Sean Carter hung tough in a 6-5 loss to 19th-ranked Fabien Gutierrez to open the dual at 125 pounds, and the Mountaineers moved ahead 5-3 in the team score thanks to Russell's 21-6 tech fall against Colton Landers. App State's Bradley Irwin then responded with a second-period pin against Mason Wallace.
In a matchup of ranked wrestlers at 149, Millner (No. 21) posted a 6-3 decision against Tanner Smith (No. 24), and the Mountaineers took a 16-3 lead into intermission thanks to Zovistoski's 8-4 decision against Tyler Shilson at 157.
Formato then faced Chattanooga's Drew Nicholson for the second straight weekend and claimed a 2-1 decision at 165 pounds. With Formato possessing a 1-0 lead and more than a minute advantage in riding time, Nicholson got a tying escape in the third period but was quickly penalized a point for stalling. The riding time advantage fell under a minute, but Formato ended up with another victory against Nicholson.
Flitz earned a 5-2 decision against Hunter Fortner at 174 pounds, increasing App State's lead to 22-3, before Chattanooga won two straight matches with a pin from 20th-ranked Matthew Waddell at 184 pounds against Julian Gorring and Rodney Jones' 4-2 decision against Paul Carson at 197.
Miller wrapped up the dual with a 16-0 tech fall against Grayson Walthall.
The 2019-20 wrestling season is presented by Hungry Howies, and App State returns to action Saturday at The Citadel.
App State 27, Chattanooga 12
125: No. 19 Fabian Gutierrez (UTC) def. Sean Carter (APP), 6-5 dec.
133: Codi Russell (APP) def. Colton Landers (UTC), 21-5 tech fall
141: Bradley Irwin (APP) def. Mason Wallace (UTC), fall, 4:21
149: #21 Jonathan Millner (APP) def. No. 24 Tanner Smith (UTC), 6-3 dec.
157: #18 Matt Zovistoski (APP) def. Tyler Shilson (UTC), 8-4 dec.
165: Will Formato (APP) def. Drew Nicholson (UTC), 2-1 dec.
174: Thomas Flitz (APP) def. Hunter Fortner (UTC), 5-2 dec.
184: No. 20 Matthew Waddell (UTC) def. Julian Gorring (APP), fall, 2:53
197: Rodney Jones (UTC) def. Paul Carson (APP), 4-2 dec.
285: #24 Cary Miller (APP) vs. Grayson Walthall (UTC), 16-0 tech fall
* A point was deducted for postmatch misconduct at 141 pounds.
Lenoir-Rhyne's Baseball team bounces back in the final game of the weekend tournament beating Mars Hill 9-4. John Grigg pitches five two-hit innings striking out eight Lions. Grigg picked up his first win since his eight win season in 2018.
After scoreless first three innings, Bears broke through in the 4th inning Mike McHugh infield single scored Xander Ferlenda, who led off the inning with a double.
Corbin Watson added an RBI Double in the Top of the 6th to gave the Bears a 2-0 led.
John Grigg making his first appearance since April 26, 2018 struck out 8 Lions and allowed 2 hits in 5 Innings. Picking up his first win of the season and his 11th of his career.
Bears put a 5 spot up in the 7th. Ferlenda, Watson, Damian Pierce and Connor Smith each had a rbi in the inning.
Hickory High grad Bryce Stober got his first career rbi in the top of the 8th with a single.
Mars Hill cut the lead into half with four runs (2 earned) in the 8th.
Bears added an unearned run in the 9th to give the Bears the 9-4 win.
Both teams struggled in the field, a combine seven errors made by both teams in the game. The Bears committed at least one error in each game this weekend.
This game is a non-conference game with Mars Hill and will not count in the SAC standings. The Bears weekend series this year with Mars Hill will be March 13-14 in Hickory.
Bears swept the Lions last year in the 3 game weekend series at Mars Hill. E.J. Ranel went 7-13 at the plate with six runs scored in the three games against Mars Hill.
Grigg's last win was April 14, 2018 at Carson-Newman. Grigg won 8 games for the Bears in 2018 as a sophomore.
David Bell and Xander Ferlenda each had four hits in the 3 games this weekend leading the Bears.
Mike McHugh hit safely in all three games to start the season this weekend.
The Bears are 2-1 to open the season. The Bears will travel to #15 Newberry for an non-conference game on Tuesday evening at 5:00 PM.
The Caldwell Community College women's basketball team defeated Brunswick Community College 81-62 Sunday on the road.
Alexander Central grad KeyKey Miller led all scores with 33 points. Hickory grads CoCo Knox and Mikayla Hill were also in double figures for the Cobras. Knox had 13 points while Hill chipped in 11.
The Cobras, winners of their last three games, improve to 14-7 overall. Caldwell returns to action Tuesday night at home against Belmont Abbey JV at 7PM.
The Lenoir-Rhyne's Baseball team fell to Francis Marion 11-4 Sunday afternoon in Florence, S.C. The Bears out hit Francis Marion 13-10 but the Patriots used clutch two-out hitting to pull away from the Bears.
Francis Marion got on the board in the 1st, thanks to a two-out, two-run home run by Leniel Gonzalez.
Francis Marion struck again with two outs in the bottom of third with a 2-run single from Todd Mattox.
Bears got on the board with a pair of runs in the 4th. Damian Pierce singled and Mike McHugh doubled to lead off the inning. Corbin Watson drove Pierce home with a sacrifice fly then Will Jones doubled in McHugh to cut the lead to 4-2.
Through 4 innings, the 1-7 batters in the LR lineup each had a hit as the Bears out-hit Francis Marion 7-4 early on.
LR threatened in the 5th after singles by David Bell and Xander Ferlenda with one out the Bears could not bring in the run from third with 1 out.
Francis Marion added three runs in the 6th and 7th to pull away to an 11-3 lead.
Bell, Ferlenda, Will Jones and Connor Smith each had two hits for the Bears.
Jarrod Large got the start for the Bears, went 4 innings struck out 4 hitters but all four of his runs allowed were with two-outs hits.
Francis Marion was predicted to finish 9th in the Peach Belt Conference in their preseason poll this year. Francis Marion is coming off a 28-win season last year.
This is the third all-time meeting between the schools. All three games have been played in Florence with the first two as part of the Carolina Hospital System Classic. The Bears won 14-4 in 2015 and 7-5 in 2018.
LR used seven relief pitchers after Large left the game in the 5th inning. The Bears bullpen struggled with control. They had seven walks in just 4 innings leading to seven Francis Marion runs.
The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team improved its record at home to 13-1 on Saturday afternoon by defeating Bryant & Stratton 68-60 at the Tarlton Complex.
Sophomore guard Jonathan McFall led the Red Hawks (15-8, 10-6 in Region 10) with 25 points — 14 of those coming in the second half.
Fellow sophomores Jahleer Black and Sal-Bey Young also reached double figures in scoring for CVCC with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The Red Hawks and Bobcats traded the lead 10 times and tied eight times during the game’s first 14 minutes.
The two teams would be deadlocked 21-21 until Catawba Valley separated itself in the contest by outscoring Bryant & Stratton 18-4 in the final five minutes, 58 seconds of the half to take a 39-25 halftime lead.
Continuing its momentum from the first half, CVCC opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a commanding 48-25 advantage — its largest of the game.
The Bobcats (12-10, 10-5 in Region 10) answered with a run of their own, scoring the next 15 points to cut their deficit down to 48-40 with only 10:42 remaining in the contest.
Bryant & Stratton would get as close as seven points in the game, but no further as Catawba Valley was able to hold the Bobcats at bay and close out its 10th conference win of the winter.
The CVCC men’s basketball team continues its seven-game home stand on Wednesday with a conference against Patrick Henry. Tip off between the Red Hawks and Patriots is set for 7 p.m.
The Lenoir-Rhyne track and field teams continued their strong performances at indoor meets by breaking several records at the Roanoke Invite Saturday.
The LR men finished 1st out of 7 teams competing at the Roanoke Invite. Daniel Nicholson led the way finishing 1st in the pole vault with a jump of 4.35m (14'3.25"). Freshman Za'hier Pierson-Mace won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.59. Lucas Besong also contributed, finishing 2nd in the 60m with a 7.09. Chandelor Stamp also finished 2nd in the mile with a 4:36.45 time. The Bears were led in throws by Dawson Sigmon and Jason Poe. Sigmon finished 2nd in men's weight throw and Poe finished 3rd in men's shot put with throws of 14.24m and 13.95m respectively. Sean Incardona wrapped things up by winning the 3000m event with a time of 9:19.01.
The LR women finished in 3rd out of 10 teams competing and were the highest placing D2 team at the Roanoke Invite. Savannah Watkins led the women's side, finishing 4th in the long jump with a 5.36m (17'7") jump. Watkins also finished 4th in the 60m hurdles breaking an LR record with a time of 9.11. Sophomore Kennedy Conner showed out in her jump events finishing 3rd in the high jump with a 1.55m (5'1") jump. Olivia Jackson also contributed in women's shot put finishing in 2nd with a throw of 12.14m. In sprints, Christine Clerger finished 1st in the 60m with a time of 7.87. Saidah Hardwick also had a strong performance in sprints winning the 200m with a 26.10. Adie Bjerkness also finished 3rd in the 800m with a 2:28.34.
LR will be back in action on Friday, February 7 at the VMI Team Challenge hosted by VMI.
Men's Team Results
1. Lenoir-Rhyne 165
2. Mount Olive 131
3. Lynchburg 93.5
4. Roanoke 68
5. Mary Wash. 46.5
6. Concord 44
7. East. Mennonite 41
Women's Team Results
1. Col. of Charleston 147
2. UNCW 107.5
3. Lenoir-Rhyne 94
4. Radford 67
5. Mount Olive 50
6. Lynchburg 46.5
7. Roanoke 36
8. Mary Wash. 29
9. Concord 15
10. East. Mennonite 6
App State women's track & field won three events at the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
There was no team scoring in the meet.
In the pole vault, Celia Agee cleared 3.40m to take first place. Silvanna Curtain also cleared 3.40m to finish second and Casey Meinert cleared 3.25m to place fifth.
The Mountaineers also had three finish in the top-eight in the triple jump. Peighton Simmons won the event with a mark of 12.31m, Nevaeh Haddock finished fourth with a mark of 11.57m and Hassani Burris was eighth with a mark of 11.20m.
Lila Peters won the 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:57.56, with Maya Sweeney placing fifth in 19:06.21.
Simmons also recorded a second-place finish in the long jump, covering 5.88m. Djamila Petersen was fifth with a mark of 5.68m and Breah Taylor placed eighth with a mark of 5.39m.
Jelonnie Smith qualified fifth in the 200-meter dash in prelims and went on to finish third in the finals with a time of 25.54 seconds.
Kayla Carson was sixth in the high jump with a mark of 1.55m.
Meanwhile, App State men's track & field competed at the Buccaneer Track & Field Invitational, hosted by ETSU, on Friday and Saturday.
The meet was unscored.
In the weight throw, the Mountaineers claimed two of the top-five spots. Zachary Weinstein was second with a toss of 16.85m and Peter Kenn placed fourth with a mark of 16.43m.
Patrick Freeman was second in the pole vault with a mark of 4.60m and Daniel Lauffenburger placed third in the high jump, clearing 1.95m.
In the 5,000-meter run, Conrad Phillips placed eighth with a time of 15:45.56.
Zachary Mercer placed eighth in the one-mile run in 4:27.35 and Joel Shores was right behind in ninth place with a time of 4:28.89.
The Mountaineers will compete at a pair of meets next weekend. App State will send a group of athletes to the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and a group to the South Carolina Invitational.
App State women's tennis captured its first win of the season with a 6-1 victory over Campbell on Monday afternoon at Deer Valley Racquet Club.
The Apps are now 1-2 after handing Campbell its first loss of the season, falling to 2-1. Appalachian has won its last nine matches at home and is 9-1 over the last 10 contests in Boone.
The trio of Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden/Norrköping), Virginia Poggi ((Civitavecchia, Italy/Ernest Hemingway) and María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) claimed a singles and doubles win.
App State wasted no time in getting off to a solid start as it picked up the doubles point.
Anglesjö and Poggi started things off when it dealt Inma Ramon and Alexandra Nicoara a 6-1 loss in the No. 2 slot. Clinching the point was Cassie McLay (Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community) and Zacarias, downing Ana Castillo/Lea Cutura with a 6-2 victory.
Kate Earnhardt (Concord, N.C./Concord) and Selina Atay (Izmir, Turkey) were up on their opponent, 4-3, but the match went unfinished.
Earnhardt gave the Black and Gold a 2-0 advantage when she topped Cutura in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
After Campbell took the point at No. 3 singles to cut the deficit to 2-1, the hosts claimed the next four singles matches.
Sasha Pisareva (Kyiv, Ukraine/Utah State) stayed undefeated in singles in the top spot when she picked up a 6-4, 7-5 win over Castillo. Bringing home the clinching point was Angelsjö, finishing a solid day after she posted a 6-4, 6-2 win against Ciara O'Toole.
Zacarias earned a hard-fought three-set win over Lucile Pons, 6-7, 7-5, 1-0 (11-9), while ending the day was Poggi, who won over her counterpart, 6-4, 7-6.
App State's next contest is against UNCG in a home affair at 11 a.m. on Feb. 11.
The Caldwell Community College men's basketball team suffered their first loss of the season when they fell to USC-Salkehatchie, 97-94 at home Saturday.
Caldwell led most of the first half before USC-Salkehatchie took a 40-38 lead with 2:25 to go before the break. They extended the lead to 51-44 at the half.
In the second half, the Cobras took a 69-66 lead with 13:38 to go before the Indians answered with a 7-0 run to reclaim the lead with 11:42 to go. The Cobras tied the game at 94 with 19 seconds to go when Kameron Cooke hit both free throws after an Indian foul.
USC-Salk's Vince Cole hit a 3-pointer with 3.0 seconds to go to hand the Cobras their first loss of the season.
Hibriten grad Anderson Keller led the Cobras with 23 points. He was one of five Cobras in double figures.
Caldwell falls to 21-1 overall, 3-1 in Region 10 play. The two teams will play again at USC-Salkehatchie on Feb. 22 at 4PM.
The Cobras return home on Wednesday against Spartanburg Methodist at 6pm.
App State women's basketball pushed past Georgia Southern with an 83-75 triumph on Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Center.
The Mountaineers improve to 6-14 and 3-6 in league play after their first Sun Belt sweep of the season. Georgia Southern falls to 6-14 and 3-6.
App State had its most balanced scoring of the campaign with a season-high 83 points and shooting a season-best 47.3 percent from the field.
Also, the Black and Gold canned 12 3-pointers and shot 54.5 percent from long-range, with both being season highs
Five players scored in double figures with Pre Stanley (Rockledge, Fla./Rockledg) and Ashley Polacek (Ottawa, Canada/UCF) pouring in a game-high 18 points. Polacek stepped once again in the second half with 15 of her points in the third and fourth quarters. The redshirt-senior added six rebounds and three helpers. All four of Lainey Gosnell's (Demorest, Ga./Habersham Central) field goals were from three, scoring 15 points and corralling six boards.
Stanley played facilitator as she dished out a personal-high seven assists while grabbing five off the glass in an all-around performance. Bayley Plummer (Thomasville, N.C./East Davidson) tied a season-best with 14 points (11 in the second half) and a game-high 15 rebounds for her third double-double of the campaign. Michaela Porter (Pittsburgh, Pa./Obama Academy) put forth her best performance off the bench for the Black and Gold with 11 points, tying a personal best (Cincinnati).
The Georgia Southern offense gave App State fits in the first half, hitting eight 3-pointers (8-17) and shooting 48.6 percent from the floor.
The Eagles took a lead by as much as 11, 37-26, after making seven of their first 11 attempts in the second quarter. App State responded when it drained four straight shots, highlighted with three trifectas.
A Stanley trey brought the deficit to two, 40-38, before Nisbet hit a layup with 13 seconds left in the half to send GS into the break with a 42-48 edge.
Appalachian came out of the locker room clicking on all cylinders going 6-for-6 in the first 3:42 of the second half. Stanley and Plummer broke a 50-50 tie with a 7-0 spurt to give the Mountaineers a 57-50 cushion.
A layup by Polacek gave App State a 61-53 advantage followed by a bucket from Victoria Stavropoulos just before the third ended, giving the hosts a 61-55 lead.
The Mountaineers stayed in front despite GS slicing the lead to one possession on multiple occasions in the final frame. App State pieced together a 10-2 run while ahead 64-62 to take its largest lead of the game, 74-64. GS got to within six, 76-70, but three straight free throws by Polacek and Gosnell iced the game.
App State held GS to 2-of-12 from deep and 40 percent shooting from the floor in the second half, and outscored its rival 45-33 in the stanza.
The Mountaineers are 11-3 over their last three meetings against Georgia Southern.
Appalachian looks to take the momentum next weekend in Texas, when it starts on Thursday against UTA at 8 p.m. (ET).
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team dropped an 80-75 loss at Wingate on Saturday afternoon. The Bears shooters went cold, hitting just 7-of-32 (21.9 percent) from long range in the loss.
The teams were dead-locked at 37 apiece after 20 mintues of play before Wingate pulled away late. The ultra-competitive contest saw LR's largest lead being just four points while Wingate's biggest advantage was eight.
Jarren Cottingham led the Bulldogs with a 25-point performance. Cottingham went 9-for-21 from the field and 3-of-10 from long range to go with three steals and three rebounds.
Darius Simmons led LR with 17 points and added five rebounds, while R.J. Gunn tied a career-high with nine boards. On the offensive end, Gunn added 16 points.
As a team, LR was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line including and 8-for-8 mark from Simmons.
Jacob Dawkins came off the bench for the Bulldogs to chip in 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
The Bears won the earlier season battle by a final score of 79-72 on New Year's Day. Cottingham had 21 points in the first contest and averaged 23 points in the two matchups with LR on the year.
80 is the magic number for the Bears. LR is a perfect 10-0 when they hit the 80-point mark and just 1-8 when they fail to reach 80.
This is the second straight loss for the Bears.
LR entered in a four-way tie for fourth place in the SAC standings.
The Bears are 11-8 overall and 7-7 in the SAC. L-R will look to end the two-game skid on Wednesday night when Lincoln Memorial comes to Shuford Gym.