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December 18th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bears finish third at Porter Ridge

December 18, 2011

Bears finish third at Porter Ridge

The Bunker Hill wrestling team finished third at Saturday's Porter Ridge Invitational.

Indians compete well at Indian Duals

Round 1: West Lincoln 63 Alleghany 9, Kings Mountain 51 Lincolnton 30, St. Stephens 36 Shelby 27, Tuscola 60 Southwest 20.

Round 2: West Lincoln 84 Lincolnton 0, Kings Mountain 45 Alleghany 22, Tuscola 42 St. Stephens 34, Southwest 42 Shelby 36.

December 17th

Panthers try to stop AFC South champion Texans

December 18, 2011

HOUSTON — The setbacks finally seemed to catch up to the Houston Texans in Cincinnati last week.

It had all been going remarkably well — while one key player after another went down with a major injury, Houston somehow continued to win.

At last, the Texans had run into a team good enough to beat them, and the Bengals had them down 16-3 at halftime, and 19-13 with just over two minutes left.

But not even that was too much for depleted Houston to overcome.

December 16th

Cougars sweep Tigers in NWC basketball action

December 17, 2011

Tied late in the third quarter, the Lady Cougars of Alexander Central pulled ahead in the closing moments of the game and held off a late Foard surge to win 41-38 on Thursday.

Maddie Suddreth led Alexander Central (7-1, 2-0) with 22 points, while Marie Ritchie added 12 points.

Scoring a game-high 24 points was Foard’s Brooke Robinson. Teammate Chelsea Turner added 14 points for Foard (4-4, 0-2).

Alexander Central 48, Fred T. Foard 36

Indians split with South Caldwell on basketball court

December 17, 2011

Down 45-39 entering the fourth quarter, the St. Stephens boys basketball team scored 20 points in the final quarter, lifting them past South Caldwell, 59-55, for its first conference win of the season.

Drew Starkey scored a career-high 19 points, while Jordan James added 15 points in the victory for St. Stephens (6-3, 1-1).

Jordan Propst scored 30 points, leading South Caldwell (3-5, 0-2).

South Caldwell 56, St. Stephens 35

Panthers Smith says no comparing Newton to Tebow

December 17, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said when it comes to comparing Cam Newton to Tim Tebow there is no comparison.

Smith said time will prove Newton is by far the better NFL quarterback.

"If Tebow is standing next to me I would tell it to his face — come check me out in five years, Jack, and you'll know who's the best quarterback," Smith said.

December 15th

Lady Trojans, N-C boys victorious

December 16, 2011

Trailing 38-37 entering the fourth quarter, the Bandys girls basketball team (8-0, 2-0) scored 14 fourth-quarter points to win the first of two rivalry games this season with Newton-Conover.

Bandys’ Madi Story scored 15 points and her sister, Jesse, added 11 points in the victory.

The Lady Red Devils, who went 13-1 last season in the CVAC 2A, fall to 1-1 in the CVAC and 5-2 overall.

Shynese Whitener led N-C with 15 points, while Taylor Petty and Kadesha Gibbs added 10 points each.

Newton-Conover 51, Bandys 38

L-R's Chandler Rearden named All-American

December 15, 2011

Lenoir-Rhyne senior offensive lineman Chandler Rearden was selected to the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America football second team. Rearden earns All-American honors for the second year in a row.

Rearden, a three-time First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference selection (2008, 2010-11), won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the second straight season this fall. The trophy is given annually to the top offensive lineman in the league.

Rearden helped guide Lenoir-Rhyne to its first conference championship in 17 years in 2011.

Bobcats land shooting guard Williams from Warriors

December 15, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Bobcats coach Paul Silas got what he wanted — a long-range shooter.

Charlotte signed shooting guard Reggie Williams to a two-year contract Thursday, filling one of the team's biggest needs.

But the team also announced Williams will have surgery in the coming days to repair a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee. He's expected to be sidelined for approximately six to eight weeks with the pre-existing injury.

December 14th

Maiden’s Crawford selected to Hall of Fame

December 14, 2011

A former Maiden athlete was selected Wednesday to be a part of the Davidson College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Ryan Crawford, who played for the Wildcats from 1998-2001, joins a list of five names being inducted into the Wildcats’ Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.
Crawford, along with swimmer Mary Shell Brosche, tennis coach Jeff Frank, track star Philip Koonce and baseball player Alan Lewis, will make up the 23rd induction class at Davidson.

A four-year letterman with the Wildcats, Crawford earned first-team Associated Press honors his senior year.

N-C, Bandys take 2nd, 3rd in Valdese meet

December 14, 2011

GIRLS

Team Scores
1. East Burke; 2. Newton-Conover; 3. Bandys

Individual Event Results
Girls 200 Medley Relay: 1. N-C 2:19.72; 2. EB 2:22.9; 3. BHS 2:30.21
Girls 200 Free: 1. Michaela Beatty BHS, 2:10.44; 2. Kelley Cansler N-C, 2:43.87; 3. Tori Brown BHS, 2:49.57
Girls 200 IM: 1. Abigail LeQuire N-C, 2:36.57; 2. Nikki Whisnant BHS, 3:06.65; 3. Anna Tinkelenberg N-C, 3:18.07
Girls 50 Free: 1. Rachael Picciano EB, 27.60; 2. Bethany Kassuba EB, 32.41; 3. Madison Self N-C, 34.03

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