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December 10th

Round 2 goes to Hickory

December 11, 2010

With her team down by one point, Hickory senior Hillary Sigmon stepped to the free throw line with 16 seconds and a two shots to tie the game or take the lead.
"She is a seasoned player. She knows at that point it is time to put it on,” said Hickory coach Barbara Helms. “Both she and Jada Hillary showed they are seniors. They hit free throws at the end and made sure the ball was in their hands at the end.”
Sigmon hit both free throws to give Hickory a 55-54 lead. Seconds later, Hillary hit two more free throws to help seal a 59-54 revenge victory over Newton-Conover.

December 7th

Foard's football coach resigns

December 8, 2010

For the past eight seasons, win or lose, Fred T. Foard head football coach Ryan Gettys has always found joy in at least one aspect of his job.
“Just being with the guys — that’s what I enjoy most,” he said. “The players hate practice, but that is my favorite time. That is when you are out there teaching and you are really doing football.”
Friday night games, he said, are fun for players and fans, but as a coach, he’d rather be teaching.
“Practice has always been the big thing for me because I got to spend time with the guys,” he said.

Foard hits the road to score win

December 7, 2010

For the first time this season Fred T. Foard's Lady Tigers took their basketball show on the road.
"I was a little worried," said Foard coach Wendy Price. "It was our first away game. There's cold weather, we’re in a new place we're not used to shooting in."
Relying on defense, the Tigers were able to ease their coach's fears and cruise to a 63-30 victory over Bunker Hill. The win improves Foard to 4-0.
"I told them they have to play great defense," Price said. "You can always depend on your defense."

December 6th

Pressure tested

December 6, 2010

When Mallard Creek increased the pressure on Monday night, Newton-Conover’s Lady Red Devils weren’t rattled.
Using full court pressure to start the second half, the Lady Mavericks whittled away a Newton-Conover lead that grew as large as 12 points. Every time the Mavericks neared the Lady Red Devils — coming as close as five points — Newton-Conover responded, en route to a 68-55 win.
The victory improves Newton-Conover to 3-0.

December 4th

ASU cruises to win

December 4, 2010

Appalachian State quarterback DeAndre Presley rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the first half to help lift the Mountaineers over visiting Western Illinois, 42-14.
Presley finished the snowy contest with a career-best 264 rushing yards to add to a 417-yard ground game for the Mountaineers. With the win Appalachian State advances to face Villanova in the FCS football tournament. The Mountaineers will next host the Wildcats, who defeated No. 3 seeded Stephen F. Austin, 54-24. The round 3 FCS match-up will be played either Friday or Saturday.

December 3rd

"Captain" Morgan Leads The Way For Saint

December 4, 2010

“Captain” Morgan McLeod led the charge Friday for the St. Stephens Indians. McLeod scored a game-high 24 points in the Indians’ 52-40 win at Bunker Hill in the first game of the 13th annual Bob Carraway Coaches vs. Cancer event.

“We had a game plan set, and we saw the big man go down,” St. Stephens assistant coach Randy Dillingham said. “We were joking and said when Morgan was a freshman, he didn’t make the team. He doesn’t have much athletic ability, but he busts his tail and that’s what he does.“

Maiden gets win No. 2

December 4, 2010

Things didn’t start out as planned for Maiden on Friday night at Fred T. Foard. The Tigers quickly jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but a second half resurgence by Maiden’s fast-paced offense and stifling defense gave the Blue Devils a 57-45 come-from-behind win.

“We got down early because we didn’t move the ball well,” said Maiden head coach Doug Miller. “We were just settling for 3s that weren’t really there, but we came out in the second half with a whole new mentality.”

December 2nd

CVCC Runs Over Milligan

December 2, 2010

Catawba Valley’s Tyree Griffin jumps Thursday to pass the ball along the baseline and avoids going out of bounds as Milligan’s Weston McQueeney goes down. McQueeney was injured on the play. Ramon Herrera led CVCC with 15 points in the Buccaneers’ 94-46 win at home.

December 1st

Trojans Gun Down Greyhounds; Red Devils Roll

December 2, 2010

The Bandys Trojans put an 81-point whipping on Statesville at home Wednesday. The Trojans defeated the Greyhounds 94-13 at Bost-Matheson Gym in a nonconference game.
All nine Trojans varsity players scored at least four points — as many as Statesville's Kirsten Witt. Witt was the highest scoring player on her team.
Madi Story scored a game-high 19 points while Jesse Story and Brittany Moss scored 13 apiece. Tara Potter and Chelsey Queen both added 11.

November 30th

N-C Ends Hickory's Reign

December 1, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils accomplished something no other Catawba County team has in the past five years. They defeated the Hickory Red Tornadoes in a girls basketball game. It is Hickory’s first loss to a Catawba County team since 2005.
“Obviously this is a huge game for both teams,” Newton-Conover head coach Jonathan Tharpe said. “Both teams are two of the best in the western part of the state in 2A and 3A. It’s just a big rivalry and just a lot of passion to win the game on both sides.”

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