Archive - Sep 2010 - Sports Article
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Ryan Sanford has been selected as this week's Ronnie Lott Heavy Hitter Award winner.
Sanford, a redshirt freshman free safety, made a key hit on a pass break-up late in Saturdayâ€™s night game that prevented a touchdown and preserved Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s 41-13 win over Davidson.
Sanford, who was credited with a tackle against the Wildcats and has three takedowns for the season, wins the award for the first time in his Bear career.
GoldToeMoretz will donate $1,000 in the names of each weekâ€™s winner of the Heavy Hitter Award to Habitat For Humanity of Catawba County.
The Lakewood BlueClaws scored three runs in the first inning Saturday, and they never looked back. The BlueClaws defeated the Hickory Crawdads 6-0 in the third game of the Divisional Round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.
The BlueClaws won the series 2-1.
Lakewood catcher Sebastian Valle dealt the first blow with a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning and was followed later by an RBI single from third baseman Jeremy Barnes to make it 3-0.
Lakewood added a run in the fourth, before two unearned runs in the 8th
came in to account for the 6-0 final.
Itâ€™s been 11 years since Bunker Hill started a regular season 4-0. The Bears broke that streak Friday against the Fred T. Foard Tigers doing what they do best â€” running the ball and eating the clock. The Bears defeated the Tigers 34-13 at Foard and improved to 4-0 for the first time since in 12 seasons.
Bunker Hill (4-0) gained 254 yards of total offense, and 164 of those yards came from junior running back Reggie Davis, who had 19 carries.
It seemed like an undefeated Newton-Conover on Friday wanted to give the game to the St. Stephens and deny coach Nick Bazzle a 100th career win. The Red Devils committed four turnovers in the first half â€” three lost fumbles and an interception, but they rebounded in the second half en route to a 28-14 win at St. Stephens.
â€śThere could have been a little more shine on it,â€ť Bazzle said. â€śItâ€™s not that big of a deal to me. I have coaches that prepare just as hard as I do. Iâ€™m in a football place, and they love football in this community, and youâ€™re supposed to win at Newton-Conover.â€ť
The Bandys Trojans battled the North Lincoln Knights to a 0-0 ties Thursday at Bandys. North Lincoln is the No. 16 2-A team in the state. Bandys coach Cliff Mayer said he was proud of his team because the Trojans were without three starters.
The Trojans are 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play.
R-S CENTRAL 1, FRED T. FOARD 1
Fred T. Foard and R-S Central were tied at halftime Thursday, and thatâ€™s how they ended the match.
Both teams scored a goal in the second half to earn the draw. Nick Bolick scored the lone goal for Foard.
The Bunker Hill Bears are looking for something they havenâ€™t found in 11 years â€” a 4-0 start to a football season. The last time the Bears went 4-0 to start a season, Bill Clinton was the president.
That thought, however, is not even in the playersâ€™ heads.
â€śI donâ€™t think that is registering with any of the kids, and we are just preparing for our next opponent,â€ť Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner said. â€śWe are just going to keep plowing forward.â€ť
The Bears go for their fourth straight win Friday at Fred T. Foard.
Hickory and Lakewood were locked in a battle Wednesday during the first two innings of the playoff opener at L.P. Frans Stadium. Hickory starter Neil Ramirez held the Northern Divisionâ€™s top team scoreless through two innings, but things quickly unraveled in the third.
â€śMomentum is a funny thing,â€ť said Bill Richardson, Crawdads manager.Â
The Newton-Conover Red Devils earned their first soccer win of the season Wednesday. The Red Devils won 1-0 at Maiden. Chandler Johnson scored the match's lone goal in the 26th minute, and Eli Cordes earned the assist.
Newton-Conover is 1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2A and 1-7 overall. Maiden dropped to 1-5 overall on 0-1 in conference play.
BUNKER HILL 4, EAST BURKE 3
Terry Aviles led the Bears in a conference win Wednesday at home against the Cavaliers. Aviles scored one of the Bearsâ€™ four goals and assisted on two more.
Newton-Conover running back Octavius Harden, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, is the winner of this weekâ€™s Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola. Harden on Friday against Hickory returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and rushed for two more in the Red Devilsâ€™ 48-34 win. He finished the game with 19 carries and 198 yards rushing
Lenoir-Rhyne suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, and it wants to bounce back this week with a win at home.
The Bears play the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory. Lenoir-Rhyne is 1-1 this season, and Davidson is 0-1 after a 20-10 season-opening loss to Georgetown. The Bears lost 20-17 on Saturday to Concord.