Beeker headed to Boone
West Lincoln cross-country and track star Brittany Beeker will continue her running career at Appalachian State University.
Beeker nixed Wingate University, Lenoir-Rhyne College and Brevard in favor of Boone.
â€œI had to look at the whole picture. Iâ€™m not going to college to just run track and cross country, Iâ€™m going for the best education possible. ASU is one of the top universities in the south for both,â€ Beeker said.
Beekerâ€™s coach this season, Tom Sain, knew he never had to worry about keeping a close eye on her.
â€œI never had to worry about Brittanyâ€™s training. I depended on her to design workouts for the distance runners. She always ran in practice and then went home and ran more. She is a super athlete and student and I know she will be a definite asset for Appalachian in the fall,â€ he said.
East Lincoln tennis
Drew Keenerâ€™s won his opening match at the 3A West Regional against East Hendersonâ€™s Erik Oler 7-6, 6-1. Despite his effort, Keener fell to Forestviewâ€™s Chris Carlton 6-0, 6-0 in the second match.
By winning his first round match-up, Keener was one of 32 players left at the 3A level. On the season, Keener led the Mustangs with 14 singles victories and had a win percentage of 67 percent.
North Lincoln tennis
North Lincolnâ€™s Daniel Paulk and George Lampron defeated Taylorsvilleâ€™s Robert Bosken and Rick Hunsucker 3-6, 6-0, 6-2 in the first round of the 1A West Regional last Friday at East Montgomery High School.
In the second round, Paulk/Lampron fell victim to the number two seed from East Wilkeâ€™s David Murphy and Tim Johnson 6-2, 6-0.
“After dropping the first set to Thomasville, Daniel and George played their best tennis to win the first match. Unfortunately, they had to play the second seeded team in the second round.
â€œAlthough the score doesn`t indicate it, they were able to compete in the match at a high level of play; they represented themselves and North Lincoln tennis very well,â€ said Knights head coach Jay Thompson. â€œI am proud of their accomplishments this year.”
Kielar signs with Converse
The Lady Mustangsâ€™ star, who averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds a game, has decided to take her game to Spartanburg.
Despite being new to East Lincoln, having left New York for her final prep season, Kielar made a smooth adjustment.
Only twice on the season did the post player fail to reach double figures.
â€œBeing a first-year coach, I couldnâ€™t have asked for a better player to have on my team than Alysonâ€ Lady Mustangsâ€™ head coach Deidrea Legrand said. â€œI take no credit for her success, as she was a skilled player already,â€
by John Mark Brooks