Posts in category Sports

Men’s soccer continues to climb in na...

Men’s soccer continues to climb in national polls
By Andrew Schleicher and Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writers October 3, 2012 Rankings are an important part of collegiate sports, especially at the Division 1 level. National rankings have an important impact, not only the teams being ranked, but also on the universities as a whole. Rankings can take a little-known college or university and thrust [...]

Chase Wilson shoots his way toward a ...

Chase Wilson shoots his way toward a career on the PGA Tour
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor October 3, 2012 As most college athletes have come to find out, unless you are a member of the basketball or football team it is very hard to gain proper recognition. While media outlets provide an immense amount of coverage for college basketball and football they tend to forget about many of the less popular [...]

Talented Chin sisters bring strong bo...

Volleyball Twins
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 Annemarie and Wavie Chin have been together their whole lives. Both wanted to play collegiate volleyball at the Div. 1 level and both wanted a school that was a perfect fit for them. When it came time to make their college decisions, both were unsure if these desires would separate them for t [...]

Allan Chaney returns to basketball de...

Allan Chaney
By Tim Womble, Staff Writer September 19, 2012 It’s a classic scene in many sports- themed television dramas: A doctor looks to the injured athlete and mutters a somber, “I’m sorry to say that you’ll never play again.” This is a common storyline in sports fiction, but for Allan Chaney, a former top-100 basketball recruit and new member of the [...]

We missed you, NFL

We missed you, NFL
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor September 5, 2012 It’s the most wonderful time of the year and no I’m not talking about the holidays.  I’m talking about the beginning of a new season in the National Football League. I realize that preseason games started more than a month ago and training camps started back in July, but as Allen Iverson once [...]

The NCAA finally gets it right

The NCAA finally gets it right
By Jeff Gilley, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Perhaps the biggest debate in sports over the past few years has been the need for a playoff system in college football.  Many fans have been in favor of a playoff system because it has the potential to better determine a worthy national champion. It would be an understatement to say that the Sou [...]

Burdon and Yearwood shine early for m...

Ben Burdon
By Joseph Wetzler, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Intense, hard, different, three words often mentioned by High Point University freshmen soccer players, Austin Yearwood and Ben Burdon. With more intense practices, highly structured workouts and new level of competition, the game of soccer has transformed from a hobby in high school, to a lif [...]

Men’s Soccer adds a new face to...

Men’s Soccer adds a new face to the sideline this season
By Nolan Stout, Staff Writer September 5, 2012 Winning mentality is an understatement. As a new addition to the coaching staff, assistant coach Kelly Altman brings all kinds of experience to the High Point University men’s soccer team. Head Coach Dustin Fonder believes that Altman’s experience in big games will help the team greatly. Who coul [...]

Hoover out, Hendrix in as women’...

Hoover out, Hendrix in as women’s basketball coach
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor August 18, 2012 After one of the most successful seasons in program history, the women’s basketball team will be under new leadership in 2012. Former head coach, Jennifer Hoover, winner of the Maggie Dixon Award, resigned this summer to take the same position at Wake Forest University, her alma mater. “I am so [...]

Men’s Soccer Preview

Men’s Soccer Preview
By Kevin Russell, Sports Editor August 18, 2012 The men’s soccer team heads into their 2012 campaign with much to prove. Only two years removed from going undefeated in conference play, they will look to bounce back from what can only be described as a disappointing 9-9-3 record in 2011.  Picked as the preseason number one, the Panthers finis [...]