Archive - Aug 2012 - Sports Article
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. â€” When Paul Wolfe decided to give NASCAR a try, he made sure he had a backup plan.
"I became a certified welder," Wolfe said. "I never really thought driving would ever provide me a chance. The opportunity to work on cars was more realistic. I wasn't really thinking about driving when I got into it."
It's good to be a realist.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey will compete with some of the best young baseball talent in the country this Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field.
Harvey's selection to the All-America Game is his second biggest honor received in as many weeks.
After finishing 0-12 on the court a season ago, the St. Stephens tennis team picked up a hard-fought 5-4 victory against the Bunker Hill Bears on Tuesday in Claremont.
"This was a big win for the kids," said Lady Indians coach Todd Davis.
St. Stephens 5, Bunker Hill 4
HAGERSTOWN, MD. â€” Hagerstown stretched its advantage in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division to 1.5 games over the Hickory Crawdads with a dramatic 4-3 walkoff win in the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday.
Trailing 3-1 entering the ninth inning, Hickory (27-24 in the second half, 64-56 overall) tied the contest up on a pair of RBI singles from Jorge Alfaro and Alejandro Selen.
Leaving his native Colombia at age 15, Jorge Alfaro promised both his parents that he would make something of his baseball career.
Four years after that promise, the 19-year-old catcher for the Hickory Crawdads is continuing to try and move up the minor league baseball system.
The first day of fall prep sports started Tuesday with a full slate of games, including volleyball, girls tennis and boys soccer.
Fred T. Foard 3, Bandys 0
The Lady Tigers won a home non-conference volleyball match with the Lady Trojans in three-straight sets, 25-9, 25-18 and 25-23.
St. Stephens 3, Bunker Hill 0
Facing their first road test of the season on Saturday, the Catawba County Hornets suffered their first setback of the season, falling to the Richmond County Golden Bears, 20-14.
The Hornets fall to 2-1 in the Central Carolinas Football League, while the Golden Bears improve to 1-2.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Carolina Panthers kicked off a much anticipated year of football Saturday, but that didnâ€™t stop the Houston Texans from stealing the show.
Tied 13-13 at halftime, the Texans scored 13 unanswered second-half points on their way to a 26-13 preseason victory over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers reached a five-year contract extension with running back Jonathan Stewart on Saturday.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says the team is "thrilled" to keep Stewart around to work with fellow running back DeAngelo Williams, who received a five-year contract last year, and new fullback Mike Tolbert.
The new deal keeps Stewart a Panther through 2017.
With exactly a week until they kick of their seasons, the Hickory Red Tornadoes hosted the Bandys Trojans on Friday in the final scrimmage of the preseason.
Both varsity squads competed in a number of different drills, including blocking, rushing, passing and catching.
The scrimmage finished with a live, game situation for both teamâ€™s offenses and defenses.