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N-C's Jake Walker named an East-West All-Star

March 7, 2012

Newton-Conover senior Jake Walker will play his last high school football game with teammate Jervasse Moss after being selected to the 64th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.

Walker was thrilled when he learned of his selection.

“I was excited because it was one of my goals that I set at the beginning of the year,” Walker said. “I wanted to strive to get better, on and off the field, that way in the end I could achieve my goal of playing college ball and becoming an all-star, either through the Shrine Bowl or East-West game.”

Lack of hitting, mistakes doom Red Devils

March 7, 2012

After suffering defeat to Hickory on the baseball diamond once already this season, Newton-Conover was dealt the same fate again on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (1-2) allowed 10 runs to the Red Tornadoes and scored none in a mercy rule loss.

“Our team is so much better than 10-0,” said N-C coach Corey Nunley. “That’s not taking away from coach Craft’s Hickory team. I don’t think they are 10-0 better than us at all. They are good. Nine out of 10 times they might beat us, but we can keep it closer than 10-0.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bears top Challenger on court

March 7, 2012

The Bunker Hill tennis team earned its first victory against Challenger on Wednesday, 6-3.

The Bears (1-3) picked up four singles victories and two doubles victories on their way to the match win.

Singles
Michael Elmore (C) def. Kris Trihemasava 8-2; Braxton Williams (BH) def. Jairo Betancourt 8-0; Garrett Williams (BH) def. Brandon Williams 8-3; Nicholas Lee (BH) def. Russell Emerson 8-2; Jordan Punch (C) def. David Chang 8-6; Sai Vang (BH) def. Fidel Bazaldua 8-0
 
Doubles

Jefferson leads Jazz over Bobcats 99-93

March 7, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 99-93 Wednesday night.

The Jazz controlled the paint, where they outscored the Bobcats 54-36 and outrebounded them 43-34.

Jefferson was 11 of 19 from the field and hit all but one of his 10 foul shots in a dominating inside effort. Paul Millsap scored 16 points while Derrick Favors added 14 points for the Jazz, who won for just the fifth time this season on the road.

The victory helped pull the Jazz back to .500 at 19-19.

Trojans hammer Yellow Jackets on diamond

March 7, 2012

The Bandys baseball team earned a mercy rule victory Tuesday — and then some.

The Trojans (4-0) scored nine runs in the first, six runs in the second and five runs each in the third and fourth innings, scorching visiting Lexington 25-0 on the diamond.

Despite Bandys’ lead throughout the game, coach Frank Porter said his team didn’t change its approach.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Oliver's 8 RBI lift Tigers

March 7, 2012

Behind a three-hit, eight RBI game from Ashley Oliver, the Lady Tigers won their opening Northwestern conference game in a five-inning, mercy rule fashion.

Oliver connected on a three-run homer in the second inning, an RBI single in the third and a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Tigers.

Lexi Shubert also connected on a three-run homer of her own in the first inning. She also pitched five innnings, striking out 13 batters and allowing one hit.

Cierra Shull added a two RBI triple in the third inning, while Mackenzie Dziendziel hit a two RBI double in the third.

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