Archive - Aug 2010 - Sports Article
The Hickory Crawdads withstood an 1 hour 5 minute rain and lightning delay Wednesday and defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-4.
Hickory and Kannapolis have two games left in the four-game series. The two teams play at 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hickory trails first-place Lakewood by 3-1/2 games in the Northern Division standings.
Crawdads pitcher Miguel De Los Santos allowed just one run on one hit and two walks while striking out four through the first three frames, prior to the weather delay.
The lights will turn on Friday in Catawba County, and high school teams in the county from take the field looking for their first win of the 2010 season. Two teams, however, will be left out of that excitement-filled night.
The Hickory Red Tornadoes and Newton-Conover Red Devils wait till Aug. 27 to start the football season, and they get one more week of practice under their belts. Newton-Conover plays at home against East Lincoln, and Hickory travels next week to Statesville.
The Newton-Conover Red Devils lost 8-1 to Lake Norman on Tuesday in their opening tennis match of the 2010 season. Hanna Sigmon and Alex Barone teamed up in doubles to earn the Red Devils' only point in the match.
The final scores are listed below.
LAKE NORMAN 8, NEWTON-CONOVER 1
Morgan Vlaich (LN) d Ellie Choppa 6-3, 6-1; Constance Crisp (LN) d Alex Barone 6-2, 6-3; Britta Huibers (LN) d Hanna Sigmon 6-3, 6-3; Reagan Patterson (LN) d Jessica Abernathy 6-2, 6-1; Daniella Dworchak (LN) d Deanna Dessert 6-3, 7-6; Kyle Harmon (LN) d Amanda Shuford 6-3, 6-4
HICKORY, NC - With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Hickory Crawdads continue to race towards the South Atlantic League playoffs, which they currently qualify for if the season were to end today. Hickory begins a four-game road set against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday, before returning home for their final regular season homestand from Aug. 21 - 28.
From O-N-E Reports
The St. Stephens Indians lost their first volleyball match of the season Monday. The Indians lost 3-0 on the road at West Iredell.
West Iredell defeated St. Stephens 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20. The Indians are 0-1 after the loss.
Nicole Hardy led St. Stephens with five kills and 14 digs. Paige Heeke had five kills, and Abby Foster had 17 assists.
The Indians next match is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Draughn.
Newton-Conover opened its season Monday with a tough loss at Shelby. The Golden Lions defeated the Red Devils 5-0.
Hickory pitcher Jake Brigham threw five scoreless innings Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs. The sixth inning, however, put Brigham and the Crawdads down by 1, and Hickory was unable to recover.
The Charleston RiverDogs defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-0 on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium in the final game of the five-game series.
The South Atlantic League announced on Monday that Jake Brigham is the SAL Pitcher of the Week for Aug. 9-15. He is the fourth Crawdad this season to earn an SAL Weekly Award, joining center fielder Miguel Velazquez (Player of the Week, May 3 - 9), first baseman Mike Ortiz (Player of the Week, April 26 - May 2) and pitcher Robbie Erlin (Pitcher of the Week, June 21 - 27).
The Bojangles Late Models entertained the fans during their 100-lap feature event with the No. 51 of Josh Wimbish bringing the field to the green flag. The No. 43 of Jesse LeFevers was hot during the first half of the feature taking over the lead on lap five from Wimbish. LeFevers and Wimbish traded the lead back and forth until LeFevers pulled away on lap nine. The No. 10 of Andy Mercer grabbed the second place position on lap 12, leaving Wimbish to ride around third. The No. 5 of Dexter Canipe Jr. worked his way into the top five by lap 16, bringing the No.
Charleston catcher J.R. Murphy enjoyed his Friday night in Hickory. Murphy hit two home runs, including a grand slam, in the third and fourth innings to propel Charleston to an 18-4 win over the Crawdads. Murphy finished Friday with three hits and nine RBIs.
The loss puts the Crawdads a game behind Lakewood in the race for the second-half pennant in the Northern Division of the South Atlantic League. Charleston and Hickory play Game 3 at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Two of the three members of Newton-Conoverâ€™s offensive backfield are back for their senior season, and they are two important members. Running back Octavius Harden and fullback Jamal Coates return with one season of varsity experience for the Red Devils.
â€śHaving me and him back is good,â€ť Coates said. â€śIt means we are both experienced and know what to do when we get into the first game.â€ť