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Bobcats Outlast Belmont-Abbey In Five Sets

Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) posted a triple-double to lead the top-seeded Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team to a hard-fought five-set victory over Belmont Abbey College in the quarterfinal round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament on Tuesday night in Williams Gymnasium.
Lees-McRae (25-8) won the match by scores of 25-23, 30-32, 25-23, 24-26, and 15-12,

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Church Signs With Bluefield

Watauga High senior Anna Church made it official Tuesday afternoon as she signed her National Letter of Intent with Bluefield College, an NAIA school in Bluefield Va.
And Church will join teammate Colby Combs at Bluefield on the

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Wesley Announces Softball’s 2012 Schedule

Highlighted by 15 games at Sywassink/Lloyd Family Stadium and showdowns against three Southeastern Conference foes, Appalachian State University softball coach Shae Wesley announced the slate for the Mountaineers’ 2012 campaign on Tuesday.
Coming off a second-place Southern Conference regular season finish

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ASU Golf Wraps Up Fall Slate

Appalachian State University men’s golf completed its fall tournament schedule with a fifth-place finish at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational. The Mountaineers carded a consistent 301-300-302=903 (+39).
Sophomore John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear) led the Apps with a 72-72-80=224 (+8) to tie for 10th place. The newcomer carded 35 pars and

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Baldwin Dismissed By Warriors

Randy Baldwin has a very short stay as head football coach at West Caldwell High. And during his two-year stay with the program, the Warriors, who have gone through nine losing seasons, were a woeful 4-18. That includes a winless 0-11 season this year.The biggest letdown this season was the loss of Full Story

Nelson Named SoCon Coach Of The Year

Appalachian State men’s soccer head coach Matt Nelson has been named as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year by the league’s coaches. In addition, five Mountaineers were named as all-conference and all-freshman selections in Tuesday’s announcement.
In the role as acting head coach, Nelson took over

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Turner Signs With Naval Academy Wednesday

Watauga High senior Ryan Turner will sign his National Letter of Intent with the Naval Academy Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the WHS Media Center. It's a huge reward for Turner, a guy that can play any position in the infield, and who really excelled at second base last season for the Pioneers. Full Story

Bailey Earns All-State Honors

Ashe County High senior Glenn Bailey finished eighth at the Class 2A state cross country meet on Saturday at Beeson Park in Kernersville.


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ASU Golf Stands Fourth in Florida

In the final tournament of the fall, Appalachian State University men’s golf posted a solid start at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational with a 301-300=601 (+25) on Monday.
Sophomore John Michael Cole (Fayetteville, N.C./Cape Fear) ranks

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Lees-McRae Punches First TicketTto NCAA Tournament

The Lees-McRae College women's soccer team has been selected to participate in the program's first-ever NCAA Division II women's soccer championship, announced NCAA officials Monday evening.
This fall has been a season of program-firsts for Lees-McRae (13-4-3), as the Bobcats are fresh off capturing the school's first outright Conference Carolinas

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LRU Women's Soccer To Host NCAA Southeast Regionals

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Soccer Team will host one-half of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament. L-R will be joined by Lees-McRae College and Columbus State University in this year's regional at the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex in Hickory, N.C.
Sixth-seeded Lees-McRae (13-4-3) and third-seeded Columbus State (15-4-2) will

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Bobcats, Eppley ready to open 2011-12 season

The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team opens the 2011-2012 season with high hopes, welcoming a talented and experienced recruiting class to augment a strong returning core. Head coach Scott Polsgrove enters his sixth season at the helm, looking to mirror the Bobcats' strong start last year.
With the return of eight letter-winners,


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Three Bobcats Named Conference Carolinas All-Academic

Three members of the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team were named to the Conference Carolinas all-Academic Team on Monday, announced league officials.
Senior Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) earned the honor for the second straight season, while juniors Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) and Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) each

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LRU's Michael Green SAC Special Teams Player Of Week

Lenoir-Rhyne's Michael Green has been named the South Atlantic Conference Football Special Teams Player Of The Week, league officials announced this afternoon.  Green wins the award for the second time this season.
Green, a sophomore from Kingsland, Ga., returned

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Mountaineers Fall In National Polls

The Appalachian State University football team, which suffered a huge upset loss at Furman Saturday afternoon, has fallen in the national polls.
The Mountaineers (6-3 overall; 4-2 Southern Conference) dropped seven spots to tenth in The Sports Network Poll, and they fell

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Porter 22nd At NYC Marathon

Sarah Porter of Zap Fitness in Blowing Rock, running in only her second professional race, finished 22nd on Sunday at the New York City Marathon. Porter, a native of Bellingham, WA., was the NCAA Division II national champion in track and cross country last season. She finished Sunday's race Full Story

No. 5 Cobras edge Bobcats In Conference Finals

The No. 5 Coker College men's soccer team scored just over one minute into the second half and held off a late charge by Lees-McRae College en route to a 1-0 victory in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon.
Coker (18-2) outshot Lees-McRae (14-5-1) by a 13-6

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Wingate Defeats LRU, Wins Women's SAC Title

The Wingate Women's Soccer Team (16-3) scored four first-half goals en route to a 4-2 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (17-2) Sunday afternoon at Manchester Meadows to take home the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship.
Four different players scored for the Bulldogs,

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Appalachian Blanks Davidson, 2-0

Junior Boubacar Toure (Atlanta, Ga./Georgia Perimeter College) scored two late goals for the Mountaineers as fifth-seeded Appalachian State men’s soccer (10-4-4) defeated host, and No. 4 seed Davidson (8-8-3) by a score of 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Championship Tournament at Alumni Stadium on Sunday night.
The win avenges the Apps’ 3-0 loss to the Wildcats

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