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November 16th

Foard's Bliss looking to future, not past

November 17, 2011

Trying to get back to a winning track in boys basketball, Fred T. Foard is hoping new coach Rob Bliss will be the “straw that stirs the drink.”

Bliss, a former coach at Brevard, East Burke and West Henderson High Schools, comes to Foard with a 235-143 career coaching mark.

He guides a Foard hoops team that went 3-20 last year under former coach Mike Hainirhar, which includes an 0-12 Northwestern Conference record.
During the past two seasons, Foard is winless in 24 NWC games played.

Bliss said that becoming successful is about focusing on the future.

Brad Mangum era begins at Fred T. Foard

November 17, 2011

Stepping into the role of coach at a successful girls program at Fred T. Foard, Brad Mangum attempts to follow in the footsteps of his mentor.

Mangum takes over for Wendy Price, who coached 11 seasons, won 182 games and made the playoffs nine times.

The former South Caldwell assistant under Lady Spartans coach Jeff Parham for seven seasons realizes the program’s prestige at Foard, but wants to build it further.

N-C boys improving, girls seek repeat

November 17, 2011

When basketball season tips off next week, Newton-Conover High School enters brand new territory with two new head coaches.

Jonathan Tharpe, who coached the Lady Red Devils for three seasons, takes over the boys program from former coach Mark Carter.

“I think the biggest thing is we are continuing to build the program,” Tharpe said. “The same type of philosophies and things we did with the girls team I am trying to instill with the guys.”

The Red Devils were 13-11 overall and 9-5 in conference play last year, making it to the first round of the playoffs.

November 15th

Bandys’ Taylor Sigmon signs with Catamounts

November 15, 2011

Playing Div. 1 softball was a dream for Bandys senior Taylor Sigmon.
On Monday, that goal became reality.

Among her friends and family, Sigmon, a two-time CVAC player of the year in softball, signed with Western Carolina.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

November 15, 2011

Monday - CVCC men's basketball at Montreat College, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball at St. Andrews, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday - CVCC women's basketball vs. Montreat JV, 6 p.m.

Friday - Maiden football at Lincolnton, 7:30 p.m.
Bandys football at Shelby, 7:30 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie
Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer vs. Armstrong Atlantic State (Div. II tournament)
Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball vs. Francis Marion (Biltmore Farms/Mars Hill Classic), 8 p.m.

Saturday - CVCC men's basketball at Johnston C.C., 4 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne swimming at Fall Frenzie

November 13th

Panthers topped by Titans, 30-3

November 14, 2011

The Carolina Panthers of 2011 looked like the Panthers that struggled a year ago on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Three points of offense are all the Panthers could muster against a tough and physical Titans defense. Tennessee also made Carolina pay on a few big plays early, allowing them to get ahead and dominate in a 30-3 victory in Charlotte.

"I didn't see a very good football game, truthfully, in every facet of the game" said Panthers coach Ron Rivera.

Many Panthers were frustrated with the end result.

Appalachian State routs Western Carolina, 46-14

November 14, 2011

BOONE — Drew Stewart kicked a school-record six field goals and Appalachian State routed Western Carolina 46-14 on Saturday.

Stewart scored the Mountaineers' (7-3, 5-2 Southern Conference) first 12 points on field goals of 44, 32, 29 and 21 yards. Stewart added field goals of 27 and 24 yards to break Jay Milson's record of four set against Furman in 1991.

Barrow, Toscano share Bandys QB load

November 13, 2011

The Bandys football team's quarterback situation can be described in one word — teamwork.

Sharing responsibilities under center, the duo of senior David Barrow and junior Anthony Toscano has led the Trojans to a strong, comeback season.

Bandys finished with a 3-8 record a season ago and missed the playoffs, but the efforts of Barrow, Toscano and a strong senior class carried the Trojans to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

However, the Trojans had to conquer adversity to reach the postseason.

Bucs nearly score 100 in victory

November 13, 2011

The CVCC women’s basketball team put on an impressive display Thursday against Milligan College at the Multi-Purpose Complex.

The Lady Bucs nearly broke the 100-point mark in a dominating 91-58 victory over the Lady Buffs.

Page Moore led CVCC with 18 points, while Olivia Sabo, Nicole Gentry and Brianna Mitchell added 14 points.

CVCC trailed early in the Thursday’s game because of a hot three-point shooting start by Milligan. The Lady Buffs hit four early treys, including two by Brooke White, to take a 19-12 advantage in the contest.

November 9th

Bandys senior guard Story inks with L-R Bears

November 10, 2011

Beaming from ear to ear, Bandys’ Jesse Story made her college decision official on Wednesday.

The senior basketball player signed to play for Lenoir-Rhyne University starting next fall.

“I’m excited,” Story said of her basketball future at L-R. “I really like the coaches and team. When I got to interact with them, I felt accepted from the beginning. A lot of times when you go places, it felt awkward. I also wanted to be close to home.”

Story visited her parents’ alma mater, Appalachian State, as well as Mars Hill and Davidson before making her decision final in the spring.

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