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May 6th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 7, 2012

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)

WEEKEND RECAP: N-C girls win 2A Regional title

May 7, 2012

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.

Crawdads sweep weekend set with Kannapolis

May 7, 2012

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.

May 4th

Maiden freshman Corbin Boyles running to goals

May 5, 2012

Maiden freshman and distance runner Corbin Boyles is running toward a 2A Western Regional title in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs this Saturday at Polk County High School.

He is hoping to compete for a 2A state title in those two events, as well as become a future Olympian.

PREP NOTEBOOK: CVAC, NWC tournament results

May 5, 2012

Maiden rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to advance to Monday's Catawba Valley 2A baseball final, knocking off defending champion Bunker Hill, 7-6.

The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Draughn in the Monday final at L.P. Frans at 7 p.m.

CVAC baseball tournament

First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2

Crawdads rally falls short in ninth, 4-3

May 5, 2012

Despite two RBIs in the top of the ninth inning, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their third-straight road game to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday, 4-3.

The Grasshoppers (19-8) took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind a three-run homer to center field by Matt Smith that plated Ryan McIntyre and Austin Barnes.

May 3rd

Conover Cowboys host NSFL event Saturday

May 3, 2012

Trying not to fall behind the competition, the Conover Cowboys decided to put a little spring in their step.

The Cowboys youth football program, which involves more than 60 kids ages 7-12 through Newton, Conover and surrounding areas, joined the North Carolina Spring Football League (NSFL) of Charlotte.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's tournament scores

May 3, 2012

Top-seeded Draughn, along with South Iredell, Maiden and Bunker Hill, advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament.

The Wildcats play the Vikings today at 4:30 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium, while the Blue Devils and Bears play in the nightcap at 7 p.m.

CVAC baseball tournament

First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2

Grasshoppers top Crawdads in game two, 7-3

May 3, 2012

Despite a two-RBI performance from center fielder Jordan Akins, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their second-straight road contest to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday, 7-3.

First baseman Aaron Seene led the 'Hoppers (18-8), going 1-for-3 from the plate with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that plated two runs.

SOURCE: 49ers headed to Conference USA

May 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Two people familiar with the situation say Charlotte is leaving the Atlantic 10 and rejoining Conference USA in the 2013-14 season.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an announcement has not yet been made. The university has scheduled a Friday news conference.

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