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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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LRU Men's, Women's Swimming Teams Defeat Mars Hill

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's and Women's Swimming Teams both prevailed in a dual meet over Mars Hill College Saturday afternoon at the Harrell Pool. Both Bear squads defeated the Lions for the first time ever.
On the women's side, L-R was the victor

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Shields Twins Pace Bobcats At Southeast Regionals

Freshman Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) finished 10th, and her twin sister Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) placed 15th to lead the Lees-McRae College women's cross country team to a ninth-place performance at the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Championship on

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Eagles Stave Off Bulldogs

Two blocked extra points and a missed field goal in the final seconds proved the difference in Georgia Southern's (8-1, 6-1) 14-12 win over The Citadel (4-5, 2-5) on Saturday, November 5th, at Full Story

Mountaineers Stumble At Furman

Four turnovers and several squandered opportunities in the red zone doomed No. 3 Appalachian State University in a 20-10 loss at Furman on Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
With the loss, Appalachian (6-3, 4-2 SoCon) no longer controls its own destiny in its quest for an unprecedented seventh-straight Southern Conference

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Bobcats Headed To First NCAA Tourmament

The top-seeded and Conference Carolinas regular season champion Lees-McRae College women's soccer team edged third-seeded Belmont Abbey College in a penalty kick shootout to win the program's second conference tournament title, and punch the school's first-ever ticket to the

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Bears Outlasts Newberry, 54-42

The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team (6-3, 5-1) moved into a first-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings with a wild, 54-42 victory over Newberry (3-6, 3-3) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium. L-R is now tied atop the league standings with Mars Hill, who was off this week.
L-R sophomore halfback Corron Boston (Durham, N.C.) finished with 201 total yards and four scores as the Bears defeated the Wolves for the first time since 2005. Lenoir-Rhyne

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Pioneers Fall in Double OT

The Watuaga High boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Mallard Creek in double overtime Saturday night in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Jack Groce Stadium.
The Pioneers (16-6-1) actually took an early 1-0 lead

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Middlebrook Bested By George At State Meet

Watauga High junior Darby Middlebrook and Raleigh-Millbrook senior Samantha George traded places on Saturday.
Last year at this time, Middlebrook, who was coming into her own, pulled off a huge upset by knocking off George, the pre-race favorite to win the state championship. But this time around,


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Pioneers Finally "Get Off The Schnide"

The Watauga High football team ended four years of frustration Friday night.
It all came to an end, thanks to a determined senior class and a gutsy effort by quarterback Ethan Greene, who was playing on a badly sprained ankle. Greene, who rolled his ankle with 8:42 left in the first half as he was going out of bounds, hooked up with Ethan Poulos on a 28-yard scoring toss with 7:37 left in the fourth quarter that handed the Pioneers a 14-10 win at Jack Groce Stadium


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