COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bears’ Cronic wins regional award from national coaching group

HobbsDailyReport.com WACO, Tex. – Drew Cronic’s first season as head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University caught the eye of his coaching colleagues. On Tuesday, Cronic was named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year after LRU won three games in 2017 and 12 this season, the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division II. “It’s great that our …

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Anderson nips Lenoir-Rhyne, leaving Bears 2-2 in conference play

HobbsDailyReport.com ANDERSON, S.C. – Gage Ellis had a double-double and Shawn Bernard was a rebound away from one on Saturday, leading Anderson (S.C.) past Lenoir-Rhyne University 74-69 in men’s basketball. Ellis had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Bernard had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Trojans (6-4, 2-2) won at home after scoring 44 of their points in …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Easter helps Anderson snap Lenoir-Rhyne’s 4-game win streak

HobbsDailyReport.com ANDERSON, S.C. – Anderson (S.C.) snapped a four-game win streak by Lenoir-Rhyne University in women’s basketball on Saturday and remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference (SAC) games. Anderson beat the visiting Bears 70-59 behind 13 points and seven rebounds by Alexy Mollenhauer, 11 points, five rebounds and three assists from former Bandys High star Ace Easter and 10 points …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Suddreth scores 30 as Lenoir-Rhyne women stun Eagles

HobbsDailyReport.com JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Led by Madi Suddreth’s season-high 30 points, the Lenoir-Rhyne University women shocked 20th-ranked Carson-Newman 78-75 on Wednesday night in basketball, halting the Eagles’ home win streak at 27 games. Suddreth, a 5-foot-11 senior forward from Taylorsville, had the second-highest scoring game of her career to help provide Bears head coach Cameron Sealey with her first …

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lenoir-Rhyne leads Echols Cup standings through fall sports

HobbsDailyReport.com ROCK HILL, S.C. – Through fall sports, Lenoir-Rhyne University is leading the chase for the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Echols Athletic Excellence Award. The Bears have 487.5 points after winning league titles in football and sharing the title in men’s soccer, tying for second in women’s soccer and taking third place in women’s cross country. LRU was third in …