Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
UNCASVILLE, Conn. â€” The Connecticut Sun has trimmed its pre-season roster to 13 players by cutting two players, including former North Carolina star Jessica Breland.
The 6-foot-3 Breland was picked up by the Sun last July after being waived by New York, but saw action in just one game.
From the Great White North to the Greater Hickory Metro, Crawdads catcher Kellin Deglan has experienced an interesting journey.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Newton-Conover's attempt to three-peat as 2A dual team state champions ended Tuesday with a 6-0 loss to Shelby, the top-ranked tennis team in the state.
The Red Devils, who finish the season with a 16-5 record, battled a number of injuries to players, which didn't make trying to knock off the Golden Lions an easy task.
Tuesday's minor league baseball game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed due to inclement weather.
A make-up date has not been announced, but will be made for a later date.
The Crawdads return home Thursday for the first game of a four-game tilt against the Savannah Sand Gnats. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
In a Feb. 29 scrimmage against Wilkes Centralâ€™s Garrett Lakey, Maidenâ€™s Zack Huffman was leading 6-1, 4-0.
Suddenly, he felt a weird sensation in his arm that changed the outlook of not only the match, but his whole senior season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Behind 17 hits, the Maiden Blue Devils won the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament final against Draughn at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night, 12-3.
Seniors Dustin Hipps and Jason Gantt led the charge with four-hit performances at the plate.
Newton-Conover High School may have its next football coach by early next week.
NCHS Principal Kevin Campbell said Monday the school narrowed its list of candidates down to a final name, and officials are nailing down final details.
Monday, May 7
CVAC baseball final (at L.P. Frans Stadium): No. 1 Draughn vs. No. 2 Maiden, 7 p.m.
CVAC softball final (at East Burke H.S.): No. 1 Bandys vs. No. 2 Draughn, 6:30 p.m.
2A Western Regional golf tournament at Fox Den Golf Club in Troutman
3A Western Regional golf tournament at Cedar Rock Country Club (Hibriten)
Newton-Conover won the 2A Western Regional championship in girls track and field Saturday at Polk County High School.
The Lady Red Devils scored 67 points, which edged Draughn's 55 points to claim to regional title.
Sadasia Tipps led Newton-Conover with atitle in the long jump. She also finished second in the triple jump.
The Hickory Crawdads won two games this past week against the Kannapolis Intimidators, taking a 6-0 Saturday victory and winning 5-3 on Sunday.
Hickory 6, Kannapolis 0
Zach Cone led the 'Dads (18-11) on Saturday with a 2-for-5 performance from the plate that included a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.