ON CAMPUS: McDuffie, teammate finish second in event
N.C. State Bass Pack member Stanton McDuffie (LCHS) and his fishing partner, Tommy Marrow of Oxford, saw their fishing efforts pay off Oct. 12-13t as the duo finished in second place in a field of 143 teams in the Angler’s Choice Team Tournament at Kerr Lake collecting $2,000.
McDuffie and Marrow caught their limit of 10 fish weighing in at 27.89 pounds, narrowly behind first-place finishers Brian Calloway and Gary Dickerson, whose haul of 10 fish totaled 30.70 pounds. For winning the tournament, they were awarded a brand new Ranger 188 bass boat valued at $36,000.
This past weekend McDuffie competed in a N.C. State Bass Pack tournament at Jordan Lake finishing sixth out of 40 anglers. He will compete again in another N.C. State Bass Pack Tournament this Saturday, also at Jordan Lake. McDuffie is scheduled to graduate from N.C. State this December with a degree in Horticulture.
Tenth-ranked UNC Pembroke continued its winning ways in downing Catawba, 34-31, to remain a perfect 6-0 — giving Head Coach Pete Shinnick his 100th career win. Darcus Elliott (NHS) made his sixth start of the season at outside linebacker for the Braves, finishing as UNCP’s fourth-leading defender with three solo tackles, three assists, a tackle for a one-yard loss and a pass breakup. Local players Ashton Gaines (SLHS), Cody Lanier (LCHS), Ulyess Upchurch (LCHS) and Pete West (LCHS) continue to enjoy the Braves good season. UNC Pembroke will travel to Newberry on Saturday for a 6 p.m. game.
Brian Stryffeler (LCHS), Freddie McCollum (SLHS) and Wingate University (3-3, 2-2) easily downed T.J. Lett (LCHS), Austin Johnson (LCHS) and Brevard College (2-5, 1-3), 43-24. True freshman Stryffeler, who started at right offensive tackle for Wingate, provided protection for senior quarterback Robbie Nallenweg to go 24-of-28 passing for 273 yards, breaking his career 5,000-yard mark. Nallenwag’s career numbers are now 504-of-731 passing for 5,215 yards and 42 touchdowns. Wingate will take its two-game winning streak to Tusculum for a 1:30 game. while Brevard will hope to get back in the win column as it hosts Catawba for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
Jacksonville came out on top of an offensive shootout at Barker-Lane Stadium as the Dolphins held off Danny Dillon (LCHS), Dalton Brown (NHS) and Campbell University, 52-45, dropping the Fighting Camels to 1-6, 0-4 on the season. Dalton Brown started at center on the Campbell offensive line for the seventh time this season, while Dalton continues to handle all of the long snapping duties. Campbell will host Mercer on Saturday for homecoming with kickoff slated for 4 p.m.
After getting off to a hot start at the beginning of the season, Dequan Swann (LCHS) and North Carolina A&T (3-3, 1-3) dropped their third game in a row in falling to Delaware State, 12-7, ending a seven-game home winning streak. Swann caught one pass for three yards in the loss. Swann now has three receptions on the season for 29 yards. The Aggies will travel on Saturday to Tallahassee, Fla., to face Florida A&M for a 2 p.m. kickoff.
Michael Reives (SLHS) and Averett University (1-6, 0-4) dropped their fourth game in a row in falling to Ferrum College, 42-20. Reives registered one solo tackle in the loss. The Cougars will have a bye week this week and will return to action on Nov. 2 against Huntingdon.
Tre Wells (LCHS) and Greensboro College (2-5, 1-3) snapped a three-game losing streak while making school history in downing N.C. Wesleyan, 44-42. The victory was not only the Pride’s first conference win of the year, but also the first time in school history that they have been able to defeat N.C. Wesleyan. Greensboro will be home Saturday to host Christopher Newport University in a 7 p.m. game.
Tony Marsh (CCHS), James Foushee (LCHS), Reese Setzer (LCHS) and Guilford College (4-2, 3-0) picked up their third win in a row in defeating Bridgewater College, 21-14, to mark their first victory at Jopson Field since 1997. The Quakers now possess an undefeated conference record at 3-0, their best since 1998. Guilford will host Randolph-Macon on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.
Tristan Johnson (LCHS) and the Carolina Hawks saw their season come to an end in the Central Carolina Football League semifinal playoff game as they were defeated by the Charlotte Colts, 14-0. Johnson finished with seven tackles, two for a loss, a quarterback sack and a deflected pass. He also recorded two punt returns for 75 yards with one going for a 55-yard touchdown, but it was unfortunately called back for a holding penalty. Johnson has been nominated for his third All-Star game in the last four seasons. The All-Star rosters will be finalized and announced Wednesday night.
Andrew Stryffeler (LCHS) and Florida Atlantic University (2-5, 1-2) observed a bye this week, but will return to action Saturday as they travel to Auburn for a 7:30 p.m. game.
Chase Arrington and Gardner-Webb (4-3, 0-1) used a bye week to regroup and will return to action Saturday facing Liberty for a 1:30 p.m. game to be televised on ESPN3.
Ben Grossfuss (LCHS) and Lynchburg College (7-5-2, 5-2-1) split games this week as they lost to Virginia Wesleyan, 1-0, in overtime, but bounced back later in the week to defeat Eastern Mennonite College, 2-0, on Homecoming and Senior Day. The Hornets will play two matches this week, as they host Randolph College on Wednesday and then travel to Emory & Henry on Saturday.
Olivia Sturdivant (LCHS) and Kennesaw State (7-7-1, 4-2-1) finished the week with a win and a draw as they downed Stetson, 1-0, and then tied defending Atlantic Sun Conference leader Florida Gulf Coast, 0-0, in double overtime. Sturdivant played the entire time in goal for the Owls, collecting both shutouts to bring to her total on the season to six. Against Stetson, she collected three saves on Stetson’s nine shots and grabbed six saves against the Eagles' 21 shots. Kennesaw State will play one match this week, traveling to Jacksonville on Friday night.
Jill Davis (LCHS) and High Point University (5-9-1, 3-4-1) played two games last week that extended into overtime, tying UNC Asheville, 1-1, in double overtime, then falling to Radford, 2-1, in overtime. The Panthers will play two games this week, hosting Charleston Southern on Wednesday night and then traveling to Presbyterian on Saturday.
Vicky Monroy (SLHS) and Methodist University (7-6-2, 5-3-1) routed Mary Baldwin College, 7-1, last week. Monroy saw some action in the game as a midfielder. The Monarchs will travel to Murfreesboro on Wednesday to face Chowan, and then return home on Saturday to host LaGrange.
Men’s Cross Country
Michael Cherry (SLHS) and Mount Olive College will travel to Charlotte on Friday to compete in the 2013 Carolina Conference Cross Country Championships.
Women’s Cross Country
Ashley Matthews (Grace) led Lee University to a fourth place finish at the Berry Invitational in Mount Berry, Ga. Matthews finished as the Flames' top runner coming in 18th out of 179 competitors with a time of 23:48.09. This was the first 6K course that Matthews had run this season. Lee will travel to Hoover, Ala., Saturday to compete in the Gulf South Conference Championships.
Mollie Schrull (LCHS) and Meredith College finished fifth out of 12 teams this past weekend in the Christopher Newport Invitational in Newport News, Va. Schrull finished 115th out of 118 runners with a time of 32:19.5. The Avenging Angels will take off this week to prepare for the USA South Conference Championship at Hagen Stone Park in Pleasant Garden on Nov. 2.
Keeley Wood (SLHS) and Wingate University will travel to Montreat College on Saturday to compete in the South Atlantic Conference Championship.
Micah Lawrence and Barton College will use this week to prepare for the Pirate Intercollegiate, which tees off Monday at the Brook Valley course at Greenville CC in Greenville.