February 17, 2012

Weekend Preview - Feb. 18

Another event-filled weekend of Apprentice School athletics takes place starting on Saturday as four of the six sports will see action.

WRESTLING

The wrestling team will close out its regular season on Saturday as they travel to Lexington, Va. to face NCAA Division III member Washington & Lee University at 1 pm.

Apprentice School (18-8) will face the Generals for the third straight year as the Builders defeated W&L last year 36-9 and defeated them earlier this season at the University of Scranton Duals 33-12.

Senior Marcus Chevres was named USCAA Wrestler of the Week for the week ending February 12 as he went 4-0 last week and became the school career victories leader with 125.  The record-breaking win was the championship match at 133 pounds in the USCAA Invitational which the Builders won .

BASEBALL

The Apprentice School baseball team will start its season on Saturday at 1 pm facing Bridgewater College at War Memorial Stadium in the first meeting between the schools under head coach Bryan Cave.

Apprentice School returns two of its top three hitters and a USCAA Honorable Mention All-American pitcher off a team that finished 27-14 in 2011.  Sophomore Chris Aldridge is the leading returning hittier (.342 avg) and senior Andrew Hooper was closely behind him at .333.  Senior Daniel Lutz was 6-4 with a team-best 72.2 innings pitched and 67 strikeouts en route to earning post-season honors from the USCAA.

Cave, in his 22nd year as head coach, is approaching a milestone as he is six wins away from his 500th career victory.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

The men's basketball team returns to action with the first of a pair of games in the next three days when they travel to Takoma Park, Md. to face Washington Adventist University in a 7 pm tip.

Theis is a rematch of a Feb. 5 encounter at Apprentice School where the Shock came away with an 88-82 victory.

Apprentice School (14-7) will have a quick turnaround as they'll return to the home floor for the first of a pair of games this coming week when they'll host University of Maine-Fort Kent on Monday night at 7 pm.

GOLF

The golf team joins the schedule this weekend as they'll open the spring portion of their schedule with the first of two one-day events at Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Joining the Builders on the links in South Carolina will be junior college powers Cape Fear CC and Louisburg College.

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