Archive - Sports Article
May 24th, 2015
The Hickory Sportsmanâ€™s Club welcomed Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning for its bi-annual meeting at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover on Wednesday.
Manning, a former No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft and a Louisiana native, is the father of three sons, including the eldest, Cooper, and current NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.
Below is a look at Friday's local American Legion baseball scores:
Area IV scoreboard
Hickory 13, Kings Mountain 10
CONCORD â€” Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.
Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season Thursday night for NASCAR's longest race. He turned in a dominating lap of 194.252 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the third round of NASCAR's knockout qualifying format.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Sun Valley 4, St. Stephens 1 (Lady Indians end season 15-8-1)
A.C. Reynolds 5, Fred T. Foard 1 (Lady Tigers end season 15-8-1)
CHARLOTTE â€” Catawba native Bobby Isaac, Speedway Motorsports Executive Chairman Bruton Smith and two-time Sprint Cup champion Terry Labonte topped the newest group of five headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
NASCAR drivers Curtis Turner and modified series champion Jerry Cook completed the hall's seventh class Wednesday.
Searching to find its identity, the CVCC baseball team won only 10 of its first 23 games to start this spring season.
Nearly two months to the date later, the Red Hawks have defied the odds to reach the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series in Enid, Okla. and are hoping to make some noise when the tournament starts this weekend.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff game times involving Catawba County teams:
Sun Valley (13-9-1) at St. Stephens (15-7-1), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Fred T. Foard (15-7-1) at A.C. Reynolds (20-4), 6 p.m. Wednesday
Newton-Conover High School is turning to an alumni to guide its boys basketball program.
After spending the past 15 years at Bunker Hill High School, Matt Wilkinson is returning home as the next leader of the Red Devils boys basketball team.
He was announced as the next head coach on Tuesday morning.
Wilkinson replaces Jonathan Tharpe, who stepped down as head coach on March 13.
Joe Gibbs Racing had never tasted victory at the annual Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway â€” until Saturday.
Denny Hamlin held off a late charge from Kevin Harvick to claim the $1 million prize and JGR's first win in the exhibition race.
Below is a look at Friday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
A.C. Reynolds 5, Fred T. Foard 4 (Tigers end season 16-6 overall)
Wheatmore 11, Bunker Hill 1 (Bears end season 16-6 overall)
Fred T. Foard 4, Forestview 1
**Tigers (15-7-1) travel to A.C. Reynolds (20-4) on Wednesday**