Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
Back-to-back state championships.
Hang Lak Choi and Ryan Lampe closed out a second straight doubles title on Saturday, defeating Shelbyâ€™s Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney 6-3, 7-5.
The title is the second straight for Choi, who won last year with Will Huggins last season.
Lampe was also in last yearâ€™s final, but fell with partner Dillon Cervantez to the team of Choi-Huggins.
After trying to survive over an hour rain delay and 12 strikeouts, the Bunker Hill baseball teamâ€™s season is over.
The Bears lost to Starmount at home on Friday. The Bears finished with a 26-2 record.
Impressive in victory was Starmount pitcher Alex Barr, who struck out 12 batters and allowed four hits in six innings pitched.
The Rams (17-8) went up 2-0 in the top of the second inning. After third basemen Tanner Mathis reached base on a two-out single, catcher Jake Barr hit a two-run homer off of Bearsâ€™ pitcher Jeremy Null.
For the second time in school history, the CVCC baseball team embarks on a quest to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X tournament.
The Bucs (35-13) face Patrick Henry Community College today at 1 p.m. at Oâ€™Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City.
The winner of that game will take on the winner of Pasco-Hernando and Surry Community College on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Last year, the Bucs entered the tournament, which was played at Hooker Field in Martinsville, Va., as the No. 6 seed.
Rain forced the St. Stephensâ€™ soccer team to move its home game on the road Wednesday to Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The Lady Indians (16-3-3) responded by flooding their opponent, RS Central, with defense and drowning them in goals.
Macy Franklin scored three goals, including two in the second half, and Sabrina Summers had three assists, as St. Stephens rolled to a first round victory.
Hearing some chatter from Salisbury before their match, the Newton-Conover tennis used it as motivation, went out on the court and took care of business.
Senior Austin Adams earned key victories in singles and doubles, as the Red Devils defeated the Hornets to advance to the third round of the playoffs next Tuesday.
Down 4-0, the Bunker Hill baseball never gave up.
The Bears relied on their veteran leadership to score 10 runs over the next six innings on their way to a second straight CVAC baseball tournament championship.
West Caldwell committed seven errors in Friday's CVAC tournament game. Bunker Hill capitalized.
The Bears scored four runs of those errors and 10 total runs on their way a victory. Pitcher Jacob Shepherd and catcher Tyler Shook had two RBIs each in the win.
Three runs scored for the Bears in the first inning. Cole McGraw walked, Cody Ervin and Jeremy Null reached on errors. All scored later in the inning to make it 3-0.
In a back-and-forth game between Bandys and Maiden on the baseball diamond, Daniel Melton had the final say.
The senior hit a shallow drive to left-center field to give the Trojans a clutch victory in the opening round of the CVAC baseball tournament Thursday.
Melton, who had three hits in the game, said the Trojans are used to these kinds of games.
â€śOur season has been like this all year,â€ť Melton said. â€śItâ€™s only taken one hit to blow a lot of games open. We just fought and got hot at the end.â€ť
Thursdayâ€™s game included four ties and five lead changes.
The Bandys softball team honored three seniors on Wednesday in the best possible way â€” winning.
The Lady Trojans (13-1) shutout Bunker Hill on Wednesday, and in the process, clinched their second straight CVAC title.
Before the game, the team honored its seniors â€” Katie Carpenter, Kailee Punch and Kelsey Clark.
â€śBefore we started this game, I showed them a picture of when they were 9 years old on a travel team,â€ť said Trojans coach Mike Carpenter. â€śIt was right after we won our first tournament. It brought back memories because all three of them were on that team.â€ť
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