Archive - Mar 7, 2012 - Sports Article
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.
â€śI was excited because it was one of my goals that I set at the beginning of the year,â€ť Walker said. â€śI 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.â€ť
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.
â€śOur team is so much better than 10-0,â€ť said N-C coach Corey Nunley. â€śThatâ€™s not taking away from coach Craftâ€™s Hickory team. I donâ€™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.â€ť
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.
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
CHARLOTTE â€” 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.