BREAKING NEWS: Lenoir-Rhyne University fires head baseball coach

Tom Fleenor had been on leave for undisclosed reasons since mid-April; Frank is interim head coach HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Eight days after placing him on paid administrative leave without comment, Lenoir-Rhyne University on Wednesday terminated head baseball coach Tom Fleenor. In an e-mail from the athletic department, the Bears said Fleenor’s six-year run as their head coach is over and …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne head coach placed on leave; assistant Frank now guiding Bears

Team is tied for seventh place in SAC, trying to earn bid into league tourney   HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University has placed head baseball coach Tom Fleenor on paid administrative lead. Chaz Frank is serving as interim head coach, an e-mail response on Tuesday from Jeremy Zalacca, assistant athletic director for athletic communications at LRU, said in confirming both …

CRAWDADS: Crush Lenoir-Rhyne in exhibition, open season Thursday in New Jersey

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – The Hickory Crawdads crushed Lenoir-Rhyne University on Monday night, winning 16-1 in an exhibition baseball game at L.P. Frans Stadium after collecting 18 hits and 14 strikeouts. Catcher Sam Huff hit a three-run home run, going 2-for-3 after coming off the bench, and Miguel Aparicio had three hits and drove in three runs for the Crawdads. Pedro …

BREAKING FOOTBALL NEWS: Lenoir-Rhyne lands record-breaking RB from Bandys

Ethan Howard, saying he can tell exactly what his next step should be, picks Bears over Wingate   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CATAWBA – Ethan Howard’s on-field sense that something felt right — an innate ability that helped him become the greatest rusher in Bandys High football history – also kicked in when he made a big off-field decision. Faced …

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s Cronic selected NCAA Division II national coach of the year

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Lenoir-Rhyne University head football coach Drew Cronic — who orchestrated the best turnaround in NCAA Division II in his first season with the Bears — has been named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coach of the Year. The Bears won 12 games last season after having won three the year before. Cronic left an assistant coaching …