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Baseball having offensive surge this ...

Dane McDermott
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer April 24, 2013 “It’s a combination of the time and energy that our coaching staff has put into the offense and our guys coming out and getting a lot of extra work.” Those were the words baseball coach Craig Cozart chose when asked about his team’s offensive explosion during their five games during the week of A [...]

It’s not easy being an N.C. sports fa...

It’s not easy being an N.C. sports fanatic
By Nolan Stout, Staff Writer April 24, 2013 With the Hurricanes hitting the wall, the Bobcats being the Bobcats and my N.C. State Wolfpack making an early exit from the NCAA Tournament, I’ve started thinking about how hard it is to be a sports fan in North Carolina. Oh boy, it’s difficult. Let’s start at the bottom. It’s a pretty well known f [...]

Sports bring us together

Sports bring us together
By Nolan Stout, Staff Writer April 24, 2013 I can’t tell you I am personally affected by the bombings in Boston. I’m a Southern boy. I’m from 45 minutes down the road in a town almost as small as the campus of High Point University. I didn’t even know anything about Boston’s “Patriot’s Day.” I was sitting in Dr. Fredrick Schnied’s World War I [...]

Spring sports wrap-up: Seasons coming...

Spring sports wrap-up: Seasons coming to a close
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer April 10, 2013 Track and Field For the past five years, HPU has hosted a track invitational called the VertKlasse Meeting. This year’s meet was a tremendous success for HPU Track & Field. Sophomore Christian Spaulding set the school record in the javelin, throwing a distance of 66.65 meters (218 feet 8 inch [...]

Women’s Lax to hold ‘Mason Run’ 5k fu...

Women’s Lax to hold ‘Mason Run’ 5k fundraiser
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer March 27, 2013 On Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., the HPU women’s lacrosse team will host a 5K-walk/run at Vert Stadium. The ‘Mason Run’ is a fundraiser for the Friends of Jaclyn organization and to celebrate the life of Mason LaVack. The Friends of Jaclyn organization is designed to encourage NCAA [...]

Lomas-led men’s lax gaining momentum ...

Lomas-led men’s lax gaining momentum mid-season
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer March 27, 2013 Dan Lomas didn’t play hockey as a kid growing up in Burlington, Canada. He began playing box lacrosse at the age of three and has not looked back since. Box lacrosse is indoor lacrosse with fewer players on a smaller floor. He didn’t begin playing lacrosse on a field until the age of 10, whereas [...]

HPU passes Law into Dunking Finals

HPU passes Law into Dunking Finals
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer March 27, 2012 April 4, 7 p.m. ESPN. Remember that date, time and channel because that’s when and where Corey Law will be representing High Point University in the Denny’s Slam Dunk Competition. For the third year in a row, HPU will have a basketball player participating for a postseason award. In 2011, Shay Sh [...]

HPU seniors looking to bring success ...

baseball
By Henry Molski, Sports Editor February 20, 2013 As spring training begins for professional baseball in Florida and Arizona, the real deal has begun in the NCAA. The High Point Panthers men’s baseball team is already three games into the 2013 and they are picking up right where they left off in 2012 While 2012 didn’t end on an actual win, the [...]

HPU women’s lax begins first season i...

womens lax
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer February 20, 2013 The women’s lacrosse team returns 11 starters from a year ago. They finished 15-4 and made it to the National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) finals. This year, they enter the inaugural season in the Big South Conference as the number one team for women’s lacrosse. This comes as no surprise consider [...]

Men’s lacrosse loses inaugural game t...

Men’s lacrosse loses inaugural game to Delaware 12-10
By Henry Molski, Sports Editor February 6, 2013 Saturday, Feb. 2 was a historic day for High Point University athletics. For the first time ever in Division I, men took the field wearing cleats and helmets. Fans came out to a packed stadium to support their first ever full-contact team. No, these weren’t football fans that came to watch. High [...]