Archive - 2013
With its season on the line, the Newton-Conover boys tennis teamâ€™s hopes of reaching the 2A dual team semifinals hinged on the elbow of Tyler Barrymore.
The junior overcame his injured right arm and a pair of 3-0 deficits in set two and a third-set tiebreaker in his singles match with West Davidsonâ€™s Brett Moore.
The Newton-Conover boys golf team is in first place by eight strokes after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
Alex Hefner paced the Red Devils by carding a round of 70, which puts him in sole possession of the lead in the event.
N-C teammate Trey Burton wasnâ€™t far behind, tying for second place with a round of 72.
When John Carl Ervin passed away, hundreds mourned. There was standing room only at the First Presbyterian Church in Newton where his funeral was held.
Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's second round prep playoff games involving baseball, softball and soccer teams across Catawba County:
Prep baseball (on Tuesday)
Shelby (17-7) at Bandys (19-7), 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill (14-10) at East Rutherford (16-9), 7 p.m.
Asheville (12-13) at Hickory (14-10), 7 p.m.
Gretchen Crider scored two goals and assisted on another, helping the Newton-Conover girls soccer team defeat East Lincoln 4-1 on Saturday in Denver.
Chaniece Moss also pocketed a goal and made an assist for the Lady Red Devils (20-1-1). Jennifer Nungaray netted the final Newton-Conover goal, while Sarah Gill made the final LRD assist.
N-C goalkeeper Taylor Petty made four assists.
Led by J'len Wilson and Dijoun Huitt, the Bunker Hill boys track team placed fourth at Saturday's 2A West Regional track meet in Claremont.
The Bears were the highest-finishing Catawba County boys track team with 81.5 points.
Wilson won two individual events â€” the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Huitt took top honors in the triple jump.
The Newton-Conover doubles tennis dynasty continued for yet another year on Saturday morning at the Cary Tennis Center.
The Red Devil tandem of John Tate and Tyler Barrymore won the school's fourth-straight doubles title in tennis with a straight-sets victory in the championship final.
In a 2A playoff baseball game between Bandys and North Lincoln that featured a combined four hits and four walks by both teams, one walk that made all the difference.
Trojans senior third baseman Austin Kiser drew a bases-loaded walk from Knights reliever Paul Cochrane in the ninth inning to help Bandys pick up a 1-0 win in Catawba on Friday night.
St. Stephens' Katie Baker and Fred T. Foard's Lexi Shubert both tossed no-hitters in 3A first round playoff victories on Friday.
Baker struck out 16 batters in a 4-0 victory by the Lady Indians against West Henderson, while Shubert tallied 11 Ks in a 11-0 mercy rule win by the Lady Tigers against Forestview.
Below is a look at Friday's first round playoff scores in prep baseball and softball across Catawba County:
2A first round scores
Bandys 1, North Lincoln 0 (nine innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Polk County 0 (five innings)
Shelby 3, Maiden 2
3A first round scores
Fred T. Foard 6, E. Henderson 4 (10 innings)
Hickory 5, Kings Mountain 4 (10 innings)