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Foard seeking state wrestling title repeat

February 23, 2012

Trying to repeat its state title from a season ago, Fred T. Foard goes from the hunters to the hunted.

The Tigers wrestling team claimed the school’s first-ever boys state championship a year ago.

Foard coach Mike Carey said the feeling of entering as defending champions isn’t that different from starting last year as challengers.

“It gives us a sense of confidence that we can do well,” Carey said. “Individually, we just have to wrestle every match we get the chance to. It could be the last time. We have to make sure we need to take care of things and good things will come.”

Foard's Watts, Pierce named top NWC swimmers

February 23, 2012

A pair of Fred T. Foard swimmers were honored by the Northwestern 3A/4A conference this week for their outstanding achievements this past season.

The Tigers’ Jake Pierce and Leah Watts were named conference swimmers of the year.

Watts shares her honor with Hickory’s Janie Kennedy.

Along with her solo award, Watts was named all-conference in the 200-yard individual medley, 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Stewart and Kenseth win Daytona qualifying races

February 23, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Roush Fenway Racing will have three cars at the front of the season-opening Daytona 500.

Matt Kenseth won the second of the twin 150-mile qualifying races Thursday with a bold pass of teammate Greg Biffle. The victory gave Kenseth a spot on the second row for Sunday's race — right behind teammates Carl Edwards and Biffle.

Tony Stewart, the defending NASCAR champion, won the first race and will line up next to Kenseth at Daytona International Speedway.

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