Senior Chelsey Hargrave (McLeansville, N.C./Williams) and junior Imani Chapman (Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson) were named Second Team All-Sun Belt in women's track & field.
Hargrave finished second in the long jump at the Sun Belt Championships with a leap of 19-3.25. On the season, she recorded two first place finishes in the event, including a PR distance of 19-10.25 at the Thundering Herd Invitational. Her mark sits fourth on the all-time list.
In the triple jump, Hargrave recorded a third-place finish with a mark of 40-9.50 at the Sun Belt Championships. The distance marked a season-best for her in the event.
Chapman crossed the finish line second at the Sun Belt Championships in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.49 seconds. Her time represented a new PR and was also the third fastest time in the event in program history.
App State finished sixth at the Sun Belt Championships and will begin the outdoor season at the 49er Classic on March 15.
WOMEN'S ALL-SUN BELT
Shanieke Watson, Little Rock
Arabriuan Mack, Arkansas State
Jonnay Anthony, Coastal Carolina
Annie Bothma, Coastal Carolina
Alyssa LeClaire, Coastal Carolina
Aynslee van Graan, Coastal Carolina
Lisha van Onselen, Coastal Carolina
Micaiah Dendy, ULM
Michaela Preachuk, South Alabama
Alexus Henry, UTA
Madison Pecot, UTA
Chelsie Decoud, Texas State
Tramesha Hardy, Texas State
DeAijha Hicks-Boyce, Texas State
Esther Oyetunde, Texas State
Devina Schneider, Texas State
Kylah Smith, Texas State
Sydni Willis, Texas State
Indiya Summerville, Troy
Imani Chapman, Appalachian State
Chelsey Hargrave, Appalachian State
Calea Carr, Arkansas State
Anaelle Charles, Arkansas State
Hannah Dunderdale, Arkansas State
Danielle Lorenz, Arkansas State
Sarah Michael, Arkansas State
Tori Shelton, UTA
Dawnshae Evans, Texas State
Mylana Hearn, Texas State
Madilyn King, Texas State
Nikki Sanchez, Texas State
Erin Williams, Texas State
Niata Alexander, Troy
Tiarra Bailey, Troy
Gabrielle Henders, Troy
Madison Kennedy, Troy
Precious Ogba, Troy
Ellunde Montgomery, Georgia Southern
Sholonda Snell, Georgia Southern
Breanna Thornton, Georgia Southern
Bailey Willett, Georgia Southern
Rashell Reid, Georgia State
Megan James, South Alabama
Carolien Millenaar, South Alabama
Michella Obijiaku, South Alabama
Hanna-Mai Vaikla, South Alabama
Erica Cormier-Jordan, UTA
Taylor Davis, UTA
Brianna McClure, UTA
Astrid Rosvall, UTA
Tatiyana Terrell, UTA
Courtney Johnson, Texas State
Alexis Garrett, Troy
The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (14-6, 3-1) opened up a South Atlantic Conference weekend series with a huge 3-2 victory over rival Catawba (7-10, 3-1) Friday evening at Newman Park.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior designated hitter Clayton Jeffries (Lakeland, Fla.) broke a two-all tie with the game-winning solo home run to lead off the top of the ninth inning. Jeffries finished with two hits and two runs batted in. Lenoir-Rhyne's starter - junior Hunter Martin (Stanfield, N.C.) - allowed just one run in five innings of work while striking out seven batters.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior Landon Whitson (Marion, N.C.) improved to 2-0 after earning the victory. Whitson registered the final five outs of the contest.
For Catawba, Jacob Nester (Kernersville, N.C.) tallied a run-scoring single while Clay Young (Greensboro, N.C.) fell to 1-2 after taking the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne turned its first triple play in recent memory in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Catawba had come into the contest on a four-game winning streak and outscored Coker by a 57-10 margin in a three-game league sweep last weekend at home.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Lacrosse Team (5-1), ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II, bounced back from its first loss of the year six days ago with a 14-12 triumph over Florida Tech (1-3) Friday evening at Moretz Stadium.
The Bears were able to rally from a 3-0 deficit just over seven minutes into the contest to take the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by senior midfielder Ben Corrigan (Alpharetta, Ga.) and junior attacker Joe Buduo (Shrewsbury, Mass.) with four goals each in the victory. Corrigan’s goal just 24 seconds into the second period broke a four-all tie and proved to be the match-winner.
Florida Tech’s Justin Williams (Forest Hill, Md.) scored four goals as well as the Panthers cut the deficit to one goal twice – 6-5 and 10-9 – but Lenoir-Rhyne was able to hold on for the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Ryan Crompton (Frederick, Md.) earned the win after stopping 15 shots while Florida Tech’s Daniel Flock (Ellicott City, Md.) suffered the loss despite 11 saves.
Buduo has a team-leading 19 goals on the year while Crompton added to his all-time saves lead with 372 after today’s performance on the Bears' career list.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s four-game home stand has come to an end.
Lenoir-Rhyne hits the road to take on No. 8 Belmont Abbey on Wednesday, March 7, at 3pm.
Appalachian State University women's tennis (7-4) continued its surge with a fourth straight win defeating Radford, 6-1, on Friday afternoon at Deer Valley Racquet Club.
Appalachian's win streak is the longest since the 2015 season when it won four straight while it's the longest overall since the 2013 campaign when the Mountaineers won five in a row. Also, the 7-4 mark is the best 11-match start since the same 2013 season in which the Black and Gold started 9-2.
App State showcased a stellar performance in doubles play against a Highlanders (4-4) squad that was 32-19 (.627) coming into the match. Sandra Anglesjö (Norrköping, Östergötland, Sweden/Fria Läroverken, Norrköping) and Emily Gaskins (Marietta, Ga./Walton) gave the Apps the early edge over Natalie Sayer and Tyler Blalock with a 6-4 triumph for their third win as a tandem. In the clinching match to hand App a 1-0 lead, Heidi Swope (Weddington, N.C./Weddington) and María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo) registered their most impressive victory of the season over Drousile Dzeubou and Lotti Meszaros, 6-2. The duo gave RU's No. 1 pairing its first loss of the season after bringing a 7-0 record to the contest, while it snaps their 10-match win streak dating back to the fall season. Swope and Zacarias are now 7-2 on the year and have won seven consecutive matches since starting 0-2.
Ending doubles play was Melissa Machado (Miami, Fla./Felix Varela) and Teodora Sevo (Futog, Serbia/Domom Ucenika Futog), who dealt Zoe Fraser and Jeanie Acierto a 6-3 defeat to improve to 9-2 with a five-match win streak. After Friday, the Mountaineers are now a stellar 20-8 (.714) in doubles action.
Sevo kicked singles action off with a convincing, 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Sayer as the No. 2 in the lineup for win No. 7 on top of four straight victories. Appalachian then took a 3-0 advantage when Zacarias netted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Dzeubou as the No. 1. Along with Sevo, Zacarias continues her solid start to her collegiate career with five victories in a row and a 7-3 showing in 10 matches.
Just like the doubles win, Swope dominated right from the start to seal the win for the Mountaineers, downing Blalock in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, for her third win of the year and back-to-back victories. Taylor Bygrave (Monto, Australia/Miami Gold Coast) suffered a three-set defeat to Meszaros in a valiant effort. Bygrave won the first set 6-4, but suffered a 7-6 (8-6) decision and a 6-2 loss in the next two frames.
The final two matches belonged to App as Rebecca Morse (Lehigh Acres, Fla./Cypress Lake) kept up her torrid pace with a hard-earned 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 toppling of Acierto as the No. 5 in the book to run her record to 5-2. Machado came back from a one-set deficit, 2-6, to win the ensuing frame, 7-5, to force a 10-point tiebreaker. Machado and Fraser went back-and-forth before the junior broke through to win by three points, 10-7. Morse has won four consecutive matches while Machado has won three contests in a row.
The singles play for App over the win streak has been impressive boasting a 21-3 (.875). Before the win streak, the Apps were just 13-24 in singles competition.
Appalachian will look to continue the streak on Monday when it faces Savannah State at 2 p.m. on the road.
The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team celebrated the careers of its five sophomores in style on Thursday, defeating Lenoir Community College 96-47 in the final regular-season home game at the Tarlton Complex.
Shaniya Lester led CVCC (23-5, 18-2 in Region X) with 30 points — one point off her career high in scoring — and fellow sophomore Joyous Wilson tied her career high with 18 points.
Tanisha Wall — a third Red Hawk sophomore — recorded her ninth career double double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Catawba Valley was effective in moving the basketball in Thursday’s game, tallying 33 assists, including a team-high 10 assists from sophomore Nikkyana McCaskill and seven assists from sophomore Tory Agrusa.
The Red Hawks pulled out to a 50-19 lead at halftime, outscoring the Lancers (3-21, 1-21 in Region X) 30-8 in the second quarter. Lester led the way in the first half with a team-best 14 points.
In the second half, CVCC outscored Lenoir 46-28 on its way to picking up its 18th conference win of the season.
Justice Carr paced Lenoir with 15 points and Dellasia Freeman added 10 points
The CVCC women’s basketball team closes out its regular season with a pair of road games on Saturday and Sunday.
The Red Hawks travel to Leland, N.C. for a conference road game against Brunswick Community College at 4 p.m. Saturday before facing off with Johnston Community College for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.
Suddreth Named to All-Conference Honorable Mention, Weigt Named to All-Freshman Squad for L-R Women's BasketballWritten by Jason Savage
A pair of Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Basketball players – guard Kennedy Weigt (Manteno, Ill.) and forward Madi Suddreth (Taylorsville, N.C.) – earned 2017-18 All-South Atlantic Conference honors.
Weigt was named to the SAC All-Freshman Team after averaging 10.3 points per game and connecting on a team-leading 43 three-pointers. However, Weigt’s season was cut short due to injury: she only played in 16 games with 11 starts.
Suddreth was an honorable mention all-league pick after leading the squad in points scored (14.5), rebounds (7.1) and blocked shots (23). Suddreth started all 29 games and totaled four double-doubles on the year. Suddreth will also enter her senior season just 43 points away from 1,000 for her career.
Lenoir-Rhyne (15-14, 9-11) finished with its second straight winning season. LR fell to No. 7 Carson-Newman by a 75-63 score in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Championship in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Djibril Diallo has been named an honorable mention 2017-18 All-South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball honoree, league officials announced today.
Diallo, a junior guard from Conakry, GUINEA, led the Bears in several categories this year including points scored (15.1), assists (111) and steals (42).
Diallo, in his first season with the Bears, also averaged 16.5 points against league opponents and started all 27 contests.
Lenoir-Rhyne (11-16, 9-11) ended the season in a fifth-place tie in the league standings and fell to fifth-ranked Queens by a 73-61 score in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Championship in Charlotte.
Lenoir-Rhyne University’s P.J. Lotharp has qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships in both the men’s 60-meter and 200-meter dash.
The finals will take place this year at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kan., on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. Pittsburg State University will serve as the host institution.
Lotharp, a sophomore from Indian Trail, N.C., has the school record in both events – 60 meters (6.35) and 200 meters (21.69) – and ranks second in the Southeast Region in both races. On the national level, Lotharp is 12th-best in D-II in the 60-meter dash and 11th in the 200-meter dash.
Lotharp, a 2017 and 2018 All-Southeast Indoor Region honoree by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), won the 200-meter dash at this year’s South Atlantic Conference Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Lotharp is the first Lenoir-Rhyne Indoor Track and Field Athlete to compete in the championships since Kevin Baxter in 2016 (60-meter hurdles). Lotharp qualified last year in the 60-meter dash but was forced to sit out due to injury.
Due to the potential for inclement weather Friday, the schedule for Appalachian State's home-opening baseball series against Marshall has changed, as the Mountaineers will begin the series Saturday at 1 p.m. and play a Sunday doubleheader starting at noon.
App State (3-4) played its first seven games on the road. Marshall (4-2) won two of three games at Elon last weekend.
Alexander Central: 5
South Iredell: 1
Fred T. Foard: 3
West Lincoln: 11
East Burke: 2
St. Stephens: 0
Central Cabarrus: 3
Alexander Central: 2
West Lincoln: 19
East Burke: 9
Fred T. Foard: 8
West Lincoln: 0
West Caldwell: 0
R-S Central: 9
For the first time in program history, the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team has back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) weekly award winners.
Red Hawks first baseman Kyran Russ was named the NJCAA Div. II Player of the Week on Wednesday — one week after Catawba Valley’s Julian Smith was named NJCAA Div. II Pitcher of the Week.
Russ was first informed of his Player of the Week honor by Catawba Valley head baseball coach Paul Rozzelle during practice on Wednesday.
“I was just surprised,” Russ said of finding out he was selected Player of the Week. “Honestly, it’s just a blessing to know that the hard work is paying off and God is showing His light in me. I’ve been working really hard on staying back and hitting the other way to the field.”
Russ drove in five RBI, including two home runs, and he tallied 12 total bases in the three games he played in last week — all wins against USC Union.
He also led the Red Hawks with an impressive 1.714 slugging percentage.
“I’m very proud of Kyran and the work he has put in,” Rozzelle said. “It has been a long road, but watching a young man fail, then learn, and ultimately grow is a coach’s dream. (Catawba Valley assistant) coach (Colby) Dishmond has put in a lot of time with our players, and Kyran has really benefitted.”
Russ is the first position player to win NJCAA Player of the Week since Craig Zalewa did so on Feb. 15-21, 2016.
“We have had a whole heck of a lot of good players here the last nine years, and I enjoy when they have success and for us to have guys in back-to-back weeks get honored is just special for me and anybody associated with our family,” Rozzelle said. “What makes it even better is I know that those two want team success above anything else and as a coach, I couldn't be happier."
Russ and the Red Hawks (10-4) return to the diamond on Saturday for a doubleheader against Louisburg College at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. and admission is free.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (15-14) saw its season come to an end with a 75-63 loss to Carson-Newman (27-2) Wednesday night at the Holt Fieldhouse. The Bears were seeded eighth in the league tournament while Carson-Newman, the SAC Regular Season Champions, was the top seed. The Eagles are also ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division II.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior guard Ashley Rodriguez (Orlando, Fla.) with 14 points and four treys while senior guard Cassidy Joyner (Dobson, N.C.) and junior forward Madi Suddreth (Taylorsville, N.C.) added 13 points each in the losing effort.
Carson-Newman's Mike Wester (Newport, Tenn.) led all scorers with 20 points and Kayla Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.) added a double-double – 13 points and 12 rebounds – as the Eagles defeated the Bears for the third time this year.
The Eagles forced the Bears into 18 turnovers and pulled down 16 offensive rebounds in the win.
Lenoir-Rhyne had its second straight winning season.
Suddreth finished the year ranked first on the squad in scoring (14.5) and rebounding (7.1) in addition to a team-leading 23 blocks.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Team (13-6) bounced back with a 9-1 win over Lake Erie (1-6-1) Wednesday afternoon at Bears Field, less than 24 hours after taking a 16-run defeat to No. 11 Belmont Abbey.
The Bears were led on offense by the duo of junior outfielder Justin Dean (Mauldin, S.C.) and senior outfielder Marcus Shoemaker (Colfax, N.C.). Dean finished with three runs scored and four hits while Shoemaker added three hits and three RBI.
Lenoir-Rhyne, which put the contest away with a five-run sixth inning, finished with 14 hits while junior Jake Conroy (Binghamton, N.Y.) improved to 2-0 on the year. Conroy pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball while striking out five batters.
Lake Erie's Nathan Erzen (Brookpark, Ohio) drove in The Storm's only run while Brian Bullock (Loveland, Ohio) (0-1) suffered the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne fifth-year mentor Tom Fleenor now ranks third all-time in career victories with the Bears with 115.
Lenoir-Rhyne returns to South Atlantic Conference play on Friday beginning at 6:00 p.m., against Catawba in Salisbury, N.C.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Basketball Team (11-16) suffered a 73-61 loss to Queens (27-2) Wednesday evening in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 South Atlantic Conference Championship at Curry Arena. The Bears are seeded seventh while the Royals came into the game as the second seed. Queens is also ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II.
Lenoir-Rhyne was led by junior guard Cory Thomas (Louisville, Ky.) with a game-high 22 points and junior guard Djibril Diallo (Conakry, GUINEA) added 13 points but the Royals defeated the Bears for the second time in a week and the third time this season.
Queens had four players in double figures – led by Todd Withers (Greensboro, N.C.) and Mike Davis (Brunswick, Ga.) with 18 points – and held a 35-24 edge in rebounding and hit 12 treys in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne battles Queens to a 55-all tie with 8:11 remaining in the contest but the Royals took over from there by reeling off the next 11 points.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior guard Reed Lucas (Greensboro, N.C.) finished his collegiate career with 218 treys and 1,092 points (ranking 42nd on the all-time program list).
Diallo finished the season ranking first on the team in points scored (15.1), assists (111) and free throw percentage (.793).
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women’s Lacrosse Team (1-2, 1-0) opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 16-6 victory over Newberry (2-3, 0-1) Wednesday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.
Lenoir-Rhyne put the contest away early, taking an 11-1 advantage into halftime and leading by as many as 13 goals in the second half.
The Bears were led by junior midfielder Rachel Elmore (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior attacker Gabby Sousa (Delran, N.J.) with four goals each while sophomore attacker Cathleen Gaffney (Allentown, Pa.) added two goals and a career-high five assists in the victory. Gaffney leads the team with 14 points.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior All-American Ines Flueck (Coppell, Texas) earned the win after playing the first half while Newberry’s Brandy Bowman (Irvine, Calif.) suffered the loss in goal despite three saves on the day. The Wolves were led by Rachel Dillon (Chesapeake, Md.) and Helen Kuhn (Charlotte Hall, Md.) with a pair of goals each.
The Bears picked up their first victory on the year. Lenoir-Rhyne is in the midst of a five-game home stand to start the season.
Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to take on Saint Leo Sunday at Noon at Moretz Stadium.
Appalachian State University women’s tennis (6-4) cracked the top-100 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings for the first time since the 2013 season.
Appalachian is ranked No. 90 in the nation according to the ITA rankings after coming off a dominant 7-0 win over the College of Charleston on Sunday, which was Appalachian’s first win over CofC since 2000.
Sunday’s win marked the first three-match winning streak since the 2015 season to improve to 6-4 through 10 matches. Head coach Blake Mosley continues a successful turnaround with the Mountaineers surpassing last season's win total.
Appalachian’s last two wins have come over opponents with a combined 11-6 record. The Mountaineers have been impressive against in-state opponents outscoring their North Carolina foes by a combined score of 21-6.
Doubles play has propelled the Mountaineers into winning situations throughout the season. The team’s 17-8 record (.680) includes six different pairings with at least one victory. The tandem of Melissa Machado (Miami, Fla./Felix Varela) and Teodora Sevo (Futog, Serbia/Ucenika Futog) has won four-straight matches and leads App with an 8-2 record.
In singles competition, María José Zacarias (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/La Loma Centro Deportivo), Sevo, and Taylor Bygrave (Monto, Australia/Miami Gold Coast) are tied for the team lead in victories with six apiece. Seven Mountaineers are currently riding winning streaks with four players winning their last three matches.
In 2013, the Mountaineers won 14 matches and made it all the way up to No. 65 in the nation.
This year’s squad looks to stay undefeated at home when they host Radford on Friday at 2 p.m.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball program continued to add to its 2018 line up for this fall on Tuesday, signing North Surry standout Paige Sizemore during a special ceremony held by the Greyhounds.
Red Hawks volleyball coach Shannon Hudson is excited to add Sizemore to her team.
“Paige is a smart, athletic player with great high school and club experience,” Hudson said. “She is a solid right side hitter who sees the court well. Paige is also comfortable playing back row defense, which adds versatility and ball control to her skill set.”
Hudson discovered Sizemore three years ago through assistant coach Mark Wimberley, who was recruiting another player. Hudson immediately felt Sizemore would be a great addition for her program.
“I’m excited to add Paige to our roster and am looking forward to seeing how she fits into our offensive strategy for the fall,” Hudson said.
The 5-9 Sizemore played both the outside hitter and opposite positions during her high school career.
As a senior at North Surry this past fall, Sizemore tallied 253 kills, 396 digs, 42 aces and 24 blocks, helping lead the Greyhounds to 29-2 overall and 12-0 conference records and a berth in the 2A Western Regional championship game.
Sizemore earned all-conference volleyball honors as a junior and senior for the Greyhounds and was named all-conference honorable mention as a sophomore. She was also named to the All-Western Piedmont Athletic 2A conference volleyball tournament team and was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
A standout in the classroom as well, Sizemore is a member of the school’s National and Technical honor societies and carries a 4.1 grade point average. She plans to study arts at Catawba Valley Community College.
Sizemore joins a 2018 Catawba Valley volleyball recruiting class that also includes Alexander Central’s Chesney Millsaps and Kelsea DeJarnette, Fred T. Foard’s Jayln Rice, First Assembly Christian’s Anna Clarke, North Buncombe’s Bre Myers, North Henderson’s Zoe Phillips, St. Stephens’ Madison Bolch, Watauga’s Emma Clark, West Iredell’s Macy Pope, West Stokes’ Abigail Gordon and Rachel Delcamp, Willamette’s (Ore.) Sophie Brennan and West Virginia Tech transfer Lauren McCall
Appalachian State led the league with both four all-conference selections and four all-freshman picks as the All-Southern Conference wrestling honors were announced Wednesday.
The Mountaineers, who won the SoCon regular season championship with a 7-0 record, were represented on the all-conference team by senior Forrest Przybysz (5-0 league record at 174 pounds), junior Randall Diabe (7-0 at 197 pounds), junior Angel Najar (5-0 at 157 pounds) and sophomore Gavin Londoff (6-1 at 149 pounds).
The all-freshman team included Alan Clothier (6-1 at 184 pounds), Codi Russell (6-1 at 133 pounds), De'Andre Swinson-Barr (3-3 at 125 pounds) and Joe Accousti (2-0 at 174 pounds).
A vote of the league's eight head coaches determined the selections. Chattanooga senior Bryce Carr (7-0 league record and No. 12 national ranking at 184 pounds) was named wrestler of the year, and Campbell's Korbin Meink (6-0 at 125 pounds) was named freshman of the year.
After App State, three schools had two all-conference selections apiece to round out the 10-member team, and Campbell was second with three all-freshman picks.
Przybysz's career record of 77-44 includes a 21-7 mark this season, and he went 22-4 in SoCon duals during his career. Diabe is 16-7 this season with victories in App State's last seven duals, Londoff is 19-9 with a team-high eight major decisions and Najar is 16-6 overall.
Clothier's 25-8 record gives him the team lead in victories, and Russell's 11 wins include a strong finish to the regular season. Swinson-Barr had pins in his last two SoCon victories, and Accousti's 13 overall wins include two SoCon victories in which he filled in for Przybysz.
The SoCon Wrestling Championships will be held Saturday in Charleston, S.C., with competition beginning at 10 a.m. and the finals scheduled to start at 7 p.m.