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Foard shut out by Burns on soccer field

March 5, 2012

Off to a 3-0 start to the season, the Fred T. Foard girls soccer team ran into its first speed bump Monday.

The Lady Tigers (3-1) were held offensively against Burns, while the Lady Bulldogs piled on five goals to earn the 5-0 shutout.

“We’re glad we’re getting this game over and its not quite in conference play yet,” said Lady Tigers coach Stan Elliott. “We’re going to learn from this, move forward as a team and get better from here.”

Burns (2-0) scored in the 18th minute to take the early lead on a Whitney Wellman kick from an assist by Kayla Powell.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Hickory ends N-C's home streak

March 5, 2012

The Newton-Conover's long home winning streak on the tennis court came to an end Monday with a 6-3 loss to Hickory.

The Red Devils (1-2) had won 64 consecutive matches dating back to 2007 before the Red Tornadoes non-conference court victory.

Newton-Conover starts conference play Tuesday with a match against South Iredell hoping to keep another long streak going. The Red Devils have won 61-straight conference matches heading into their match against the Vikings.

Hickory 6, Newton-Conover 3

Singles

No. 4 Tar Heels ready to prove themselves in ACCs

March 5, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina was a preseason No. 1 stocked with experience and potential NBA talent that cruised through the regular season showing only flashes of the dominant form everyone had expected.

The fourth-ranked Tar Heels have gotten everyone's attention again.

North Carolina clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship by overwhelming Duke in its famously hostile arena. The question now is whether that weekend performance was just one game or the start of something more for the Tar Heels heading into this week's ACC tournament in Atlanta.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

March 5, 2012

Monday, March 5
NWC golf at Orchard Hill GC (South Caldwell)

Maiden baseball vs. Lincolnton
Bandys baseball at Lincoln Charter
Bunker Hill baseball vs. North Lincoln

Bunker Hill softball vs. North Lincoln
Newton-Conover softball at Hickory

Foard soccer vs. Burns
Newton-Conover soccer at Lincoln Charter

Foard tennis vs. Lake Norman
Newton-Conover tennis vs. Salisbury vs. Hickory

L-R women's golf at Lady Pirate Invitational
L-R men's golf at Richard Rendleman Invitational
L-R women's tennis at Barton, 1 p.m.
L-R men's tennis at Barton, 1 p.m.

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