Archive - Mar 26, 2012
With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, no outs and his team up 9-0, Maiden pitcher Jason Gantt put faith in himself, and trust his head coach.
â€śI had to trust my pitches,â€ť Gantt said. â€śCoach was calling my pitches. He came out to the mound and talked to me. He told me to trust my stuff and to trust him.â€ť
The senior listened to his coachesâ€™ advice, earning a strikeout on his next pitch.
Gantt eventually got out of the inning unscathed, leading Maiden (7-4, 4-1) to a 10-0 mercy rule victory at home against East Burke (3-6, 1-3).
The Bunker Hill softball team improved to 4-1 in conference play with a 12-2 mercy rule road victory against the Lady Warriors.
Anna Williams pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out two for Bunker Hill.
Olivia Fulbright led the Lady Bears offensively with a three-hit game, including three RBIs.
Williams also had two hits, including a solo home run.
East Burke 5, Maiden 0
The Lady Cavaliers picked up the road victory against the Lady Blue Devils in Maiden on Monday.
CHARLOTTE â€” Paul Pierce scored a season-high 36 points and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 102-95 Monday night to move into a first-place tie with Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.
Pierce shot 10 of 20 from the field, made 15 of 18 free throws and added 10 rebounds and four assists.
Pierce has scored 20 or more points in five of the past six games and is averaging 22.3 points per game during March.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points for the Celtics.
Tuesday, March 27
St. Stephens softball vs. Watauga
Foard softball at Hickory
St. Stephens baseball vs. Watauga
Fred T. Foard baseball at Hickory
St. Stephens tennis vs. South Caldwell
Maiden tennis at Bunker Hill
Bandys tennis at East Burke
Foard tennis at Alexander Central
Newton-Conover tennis vs. South Iredell
St. Stephens soccer vs. Watauga
Foard soccer vs. Hickory
Maiden, Bunker Hill track at Draughn
Bandys, West Caldwell, South Iredell track at Draughn
Bunker Hill, Maiden, East Burke track at Newton-Conover
Elizabeth “Lib” S. Butler, 81, of Newton, died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Abernethy Laurels. The Butler family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Grady “Sam” Link, 83, of Conover, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at his residence. The Link Family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral and Cremation Services of Conover.
A federal appeals court refused Monday to reinstate former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield's lawsuit against NASCAR over his 2009 suspension for failing a random drug test at Richmond International Raceway.
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a federal judge did not abuse his discretion in dismissing Mayfield's complaint against NASCAR; its owner, Brian Zachary France; and a drug testing company.
For more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.
A train smashed into a medical-supply van on Monday in Claremont.
The T-Bone-style crash sent the driver of the van to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the train was forced to stop for several hours.
For more details, pick up the Tuesday edition of The O-N-E.
North Carolina's public school leaders want to know how to make teachers happy and how to improve learning environments across the state.
The state Department of Public Instruction is asking teachers to take a survey on their working conditions beginning Monday through April 20. Teachers can access the survey online at http://www.ncteachingconditions.org/.
Monday, March 26
NWC golf at Orchard Hills (Alexander Central)
CVAC golf at Lenoir C.C. (West Caldwell)
Maiden softball vs. East Burke
Bandys softball at South Iredell
Bunker Hill softball at West Caldwell
Newton-Conover softball at Draughn
Maiden baseball vs. East Burke
Bandys baseball at South Iredell
Bunker Hill baseball at West Caldwell
Newton-Conover baseball at Draughn
Maiden soccer vs. East Burke
Bandys soccer at South Iredell
Bunker Hill soccer vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover soccer at Draughn
Bunker Hill tennis vs. Challenger