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November 5th

Maiden tops East Rutherford, advances

November 6, 2011

Maiden cruised past East Rutherford in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs. The Blue Devils will play Polk County next Friday in the second round.

Maiden's defense put together a strong performance, and that didn't go unnoticed by coach Brian Brown in the postgame.

"I am proud of our defense tonight; they really stepped it up," Brown said.

Early on, Maiden quarterback Matt Johnson found Dakota Painter from 17 yards out to give the Blue Devils (8-4, 6-1) a 7-0 advantage in the first quarter.

November 4th

Trojans end Red Devils' season

November 5, 2011

Despite 167 rushing yards from running back Jervasse Moss, the Newton-Conover football team's season ended with a 28-13 loss Friday in Harris against Chase.

Newton-Conover (5-6) took an early lead in the game when running back Matt Coulter scored on a 1-yard run. The kick was blocked, leaving the Red Devils with a 6-0 lead.

The Trojans (8-3) answered with two straight scores in the first quarter. Running back Tajae McMullens scored the first — a 5-yard run — before Chris McMullens scored on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Tyreece Gossett.

Chase led 12-6 at the half.

Indians shut out by Chargers

November 5, 2011

After successfully earning a playoff berth last week, the dream of a state championship for St. Stephens became a nightmare Friday.

Crest held the Indians to 110 yards of offense, including 70 on the ground from junior running back Jon Sweet. The Chargers collected a 49-0 shutout against St. Stephens in Shelby on Friday, eliminating the Indians from playoff contetion.

After the first quarter ended scoreless, the Chargers scored in three-straight quarters.

George, Smith rush Mustangs past Bears

November 5, 2011

Despite leading 13-7 early in its opening round playoff game against Smoky Mountain, Bunker Hill gave up 21 straight points on the way to a 35-13 loss to the Mustangs.

The Bears' season ends with a 6-6 record.

In his final game at Bunker Hill, running back Reggie Davis rushed 25 times for 105 yards. Justin Lynch added 15 carries for 56 yards.

The Mustangs (6-6) were led by a pair of backs, too. Blake Smith rushed 29 times for 142 yards, while Michael George had 13 carries for 103 yards.

November 2nd

Johnson’s 2nd OT goal propels N-C

November 2, 2011

Down 1-0 at halftime against West Davidson, the Newton-Conover soccer team rallied.

The Red Devils (21-2-1) to score one goal in the second half and another in the second overtime.

“We knew it was going to be a tough one,” said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. “They did their scouting report. They had their gameplan, which was to sit back, put a couple guys on Chandler and let the rest of the team beat them.”

West Davidson took a 1-0 lead behind a header goal in the 25th minute by David Monk. The Green Dragons carried the advantage into halftime.

November 1st

Red Devils advance to state title game

November 1, 2011

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.

The Newton-Conover volleyball team has the date, time and location penciled in after winning 3-1 Tuesday against twice-beaten North Surry.

“It took everybody on my team to win this game today,” said N-C coach Linda Richards, who advanced to her first state title game at the school. “The bench did a great job. We already had a scouting report, so we knew what their tendencies were.

Falling down 1-0 after a competitive first set, the Lady Red Devils (28-5) rallied to win three straight and the match.

Red Devils ready for playoff run

November 1, 2011

Heading into the playoffs Wednesday, the Newton-Conover soccer team sees shades of 2007.

The Red Devils (20-2-1), who won the state championship that season, are experiencing a bounce-back 2011 campaign.

After finishing last year with an 8-14-1 record, coach Angelo Palozzi said the players re-dedicated themselves to the game.

“Our captains came up to me in the winter last year and wanted to get things going,” Palozzi said. “They got a lot of the kids together, started working, playing a lot and getting in the weight room.”

October 29th

ASU tops No. 1 Georgia Southern

October 29, 2011

BOONE - Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and Brian Quick racked up 119 receiving yards as No. 5 Appalachian State upset No. 1 Georgia Southern, 24-18, at Kidd Brewer Stadium on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (6-2, 4-1) jumped out to a 17-3 halftime lead and the ASU defense held off a late rally by the Eagles (7-1, 5-1) to pick up their first win over a top-ranked team since defeating a then No. 1 Georgia Southern squad on Oct. 16, 1999.

PREP FOOTBALL: Six Catawba County football teams in playoffs

October 29, 2011

The preliminary brackets for the 2A, 2AA, 3A and 3AA playoffs have been released and officially, six Catawba County teams are in the postseason. The brackets became official Saturday evening once all records were verified.

Hosting home games in the first round are Maiden, Bandys and Hickory. The Blue Devils and Trojans are ranked as No. 3 seeds in their portion of the 2A and 2AA brackets, respectively. Both schools will host 5-5 teams in East Rutherford and Ashe County.

October 28th

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Hickory gets ahead early, beats Foard

October 29, 2011

Hickory jumped on Foard from the onset and didn't look back, winning its regular season finale at Tigers Field on Friday, 31-6.

The Red Tornadoes scored 22 seconds into the game when running back Cameron Stinson returned a Foard kick 91 yards for a touchdown.

The struggles for the Tigers continued on their ensuing possession.

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