Archive - Jun 22, 2011 - Sports Article
To replace any area coaching legend, St. Stephens High School decided to hire from within its basketball family.
Murphy Post, a four-year member of the teaching faculty and coaching staff at the school, was named the new boysâ€™ basketball coach. He replaces Gary Bowne, who retired last week from coaching and teaching.
Post has served as the junior varsity head coach for the program and an assistant under Bowne for the varsity program.
Hickory Post 48 and Caldwell County Post 29 battled two things Tuesday â€” the weather and each other.
Caldwellâ€™s Blake Johnson homered twice â€” a two-run bomb in the top of the first inning and a solo shot in the fifth inning â€” to give Post 29 the 8-1 lead after seven innings.
The final two innings and score were not available due to press time.
Post 29 (11-5, 9-3) took the early 3-0 lead behind Johnsonâ€™s first home run and an RBI-single from Max Linville.
A fourth run scored for Caldwell County in the top of the third inning, when Jon Gray plated Bowman on a single.
Two games, two opponents and two different results.
Hickory Post 48 earned a thrilling 4-3 victory over Moundsville (W.Va.) in the first game on Monday and closed the night out with a difficult 11-8 defeat to Shelby.
In the first game of a doubleheader, Hickory (6-6, 5-6) made a tremendous comeback against Moundsville by scoring three runs in the final two innings to pick up the 4-3 victory.
The rally started in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Kyle Johnson delivered a leadoff home run to cut Hickory's deficit to 3-2.