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March 29th

Bandys’ Darden excels on court despite late start

March 30, 2013

Aaron Darden may have not started playing tennis until he was 12 years old, but he is certainly making up for lost time.

The Bandys sophomore is undefeated in singles play so far this season and is aiming for a chance to compete for a state title.

2 county hoops coaches not returning next season

March 30, 2013

Two Catawba County prep basketball coaches will not return to their posts next season — Maiden girls basketball coach Kati Chapman and Hickory boys basketball coach Lavell Hall.

Chapman was 24-72 in four seasons as Lady Blue Devils coach, including a 10-46 record in conference play.

Fourth-ranked Bucs drop second conference game

March 30, 2013

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team gave up six runs on nine hits and committed five errors in a 6-5 loss to Brunswick Community College.

The Bucs (20-6, 10-2), who entered this week ranked fourth in the latest National Junior College Athletic Assocation (NCJAA) poll, dropped just their second Carolinas-Virginia conference game of the season.

Former N-C assistant Natoli named West Iredell coach

March 29, 2013

Former Newton-Conover assistant coach Mike Natoli was named the head coach at West Iredell on Thursday.

Natoli takes over the Warriors from Mark Weyker, who spent the past 26 seasons as coach. Weyker led the program to a 124-163 record during his tenure.

From 2004-09, Natoli was an assistant at NCHS under former Red Devils coach Nick Bazzle.

March 28th

Adsit, Williams help to lead Bears past Trojans

March 29, 2013

The Bunker Hill softball team bounced back from a tough loss to Maiden earlier this week by winning 8-4 against rival Bandys on Thursday.

Courtney Adsit and Anna Williams led the Lady Bears (5-7, 5-2) in the victory.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's spring sports scores

March 29, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's prep scoreboard from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 0
Bandys 9, Bunker Hill 0
Draughn 12, Maiden 3
Patton 8, Hickory 7
West Caldwell 3, Newton-Conover 0

Prep softball
Alexander Central 8, St. Stephens 2
Bunker Hill 8, Bandys 4
Maiden 3, Draughn 1
West Caldwell 19, Newton-Conover 9

Hickory Crawdads opening day roster is revealed

March 28, 2013

The Hickory Crawdads released their opening day roster on Thursday, just a week before the team is scheduled to plays its regular season opener against Greensboro.

Three 'Dads are returning for another season with the team, including catcher Jorge Alfaro, outfielder Jordan Akins and catcher Joe Maloney.

March 27th

Magic's lead vanishes, Bobcats win their 17th game

March 28, 2013

Down 19 points and giving up nearly 40 points in the first quarter, the chances of the Charlotte Bobcats winning Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic looked bleak.

However, the 'Cats powered back behind 34 points each from Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson to defeat the Magic 114-108 in a match-up featuring two NBA teams with the worst records.

Maiden SS Ortiz thriving on the baseball diamond

March 28, 2013

Maiden baseball player Randal Ortiz is living the American dream and playing the sport he loves after spending the first 16 years of his life in Puerto Rico.

Ortiz grew up in Bayamon — the second-largest city in Puerto Rico with more than 200,000 residents.

He started playing baseball at age 4 and was instantly drawn to the game.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's spring scores

March 28, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scoreboard from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Hibriten 7, Bunker Hill 2

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 6, Watauga 3

Prep soccer
South Iredell 4, Newton-Conover 1

Prep track and field

Girls

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