Archive - May 3, 2011 - Sports Article
Opening its state title defense, the Newton-Conover tennis team made a statement Tuesday.
The Red Devils (21-2) swept visiting Pisgah and only dropped seven of a combined 109 points in those matches. Newton-Conover won 72 of 78 points in its singles matches and 30 of 31 points in doubles matches.
â€śPisgah was a wild card team,â€ť said Red Devilsâ€™ coach Brian Tate. â€śWe know what is coming up next. That is Salisbury, a team we play in the western finals last year. Iâ€™m just trying to get these guys a little more focused. Matches like this donâ€™t feel like a playoff match sometimes.â€ť
The Hunter found his prey on Monday.
The Bandys baseball team, led by pitcher Hunter Harvey, denied Bunker Hill a second consecutive undefeated regular season.
Harvey pitched a complete seven innings, striking out 10 batters, allowing five hits and two walks in the victory.
â€śHunter threw great tonight,â€ť said Bandys coach Frank Porter. â€śHe is a young kid, only a sophomore. He was the difference.â€ť
Bears coach Marty Curtis gave credit to Harvey after the game was over.