Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
Bandys defeated Maiden on the soccer field Wednesday, and in the process, honored one of coach Mark Simmonsâ former players.
The Trojansâ 4-1 win comes six years to do the day that Simmons lost Michael Rabb toa battle with leukemia.
âI told the guys about Michael,â Simmons said. âHe was very special to me. It gave the guys some extra motivation. They played for him tonight.â
Inspired by their coaches story, the Trojans (4-4-1, 4-1-0) scored two goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead.
The Fred T. Foard volleyball team did something theyâve been waiting three years to do â beat Hickory on the court.
The Lady Tigers (11-4, 5-1) ended a three-year winning streak by the Lady Red Tornadoes (1-10, 1-5) on Tuesday, 25-22, 25-16, 25-9.
âItâs a big mental challenge trying to beat a team that you are used to losing to for the last couple of years,â said Foard coach Alison Yount. âThe fact that we were able to overcome that and beat them is a good booster into the next game.â
Surviving weather conditions and a tough opponent on Monday, the St. Stephens soccer team picked up a big conference victory against rival Fred T. Foard.
Sophomore Luke Bruce scored a goal for the Indians (5-1-1, 3-0-1) in the 62nd minute of the game and held off a late game charge by the Tigers (8-5-1, 3-2-0) to earn the win.
âFoard is one of the toughest teams in the conference,â said Indians coach Chris Nelson. âWe knew we had to come ready to play. The guys worked really hard out there.â
After a torrential downpour drowned Carolina on Sunday, the sun broke through the clouds just in time for the Panthers.
With 6:44 left in the Panthersâ final quarter against Jacksonville, quarterback Cam Newton engineered a five-play, 55-yard scoring drive to help give Carolina a 16-10 lead. Newton connected with tight end Greg Olsen for a 16-yard touchdown play, and the rookie quarterback found his favorite target again for the ensuing two-point conversion.
With the game tied 13-13 and 8:30 left to play, the Bandys Trojans began to march. And march.Â And march.
Nineteen plays, 80 yards and 6:21 later, Bandysâ Dominque Young rushed five yards into the end zone to help give the Trojans a 20-13 lead, and a victory over the visiting Newton-Conover Red Devils.
âThat is what we have to do,â Bandys coach Randy Lowman said of the long late-game drive. âOur guys have figured that out. They know we canât rush. We canât hurry. We have to try to methodically, move the chains, move the chains, move the chains.â
South Iredell made an emphatic statement Friday against Bunker Hill: they are the reigning Catawba Valley Athletic Conference champions, and they are here to stay.
The Vikings (6-0, 2-0) amassed 537 yards of total offense, including a combined 452 yards from quarterback Adrian Whitener and running back Cameron Mattox, crushing the Bears in Claremont, 49-2.
Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner compared Fridayâs contest to a race at a dog track.
A goal by Kenan Ruffner and strong defensive play allowed the Fred T. Foard soccer team to pick up its eight win of the season and sixth shutout.
âComing into tonightâs game we knew Hibriten was coming off of a draw with St. Stephens on Monday,â said Tigers coach Scottie Goforth. âWe wanted to make sure we took advantage of our possession and take care of the ball. I feel like the boys did that really well.â
Ruffnerâs goal came at the 24th minute on a corner kick by Khong Lo. The kick went in front of the net and was driven in on a header by Ruffner.
A Bandys basketball player made her decision to commit to Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Jesse Story, the defending player of the year in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference, announced her decision Wednesday to commit to the Bears. She will sign a full scholarship in early November, which is when schools are permitted to start signings for the 2012 season.
She made the decision to sign with L-R over Davidson, Mars Hill and her mother's alma mater, Appalachian State.
Second song and same sound, but different verse.
Bandys and Newton-Conover went to war on the volleyball court for the second time this season on Wednesday.
After losing a tough match at home in five games to the Lady Red Devils on Aug. 29, the Lady Trojans (8-1) would not suffer the same fate.
Taylor Sigmon, Jesse Story and Chelsey Queen combined for 45 kills, leading Bandys to a five-game road win of their own, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, 13-25, 15-10.
When two of the best volleyball teams in the Northwestern Conference took center stage Tuesday, it was anyoneâs guess at what would happen.
After four thrilling games played until the very last points, it was Fred T. Foard getting the better of St. Stephens. The Lady Tigers handed the Lady Indians their first conference loss, 26-24, 25-20, 20-25, 26-24.
âHoly cow,â said Foard coach Alison Yount. âThere are no words. Cardiac arrest. I think I had a heart attack about 17 times on the bench, at least.â