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March 16th

25 apply for Tigers' coaching job, seven interview

March 17, 2013

Twenty-five persons have applied to be the next head football coach at Fred T. Foard High School, according to athletic director Rob Bliss.

Of those 25 that applied, Bliss said that the school plans to interview seven coaching candidates.

March 15th

Trojans win third-straight game, shutout Red Devils

March 15, 2013

After losing three-straight games to start the season, the Bandys baseball team is starting to pick up momentum.

The Trojans spread the wealth around offensively and held Newton-Conover at bay in a 10-0 victory on the diamond Friday.

Johnson has 21 rebounds as Raptors beat Bobcats

March 15, 2013

Even though playoff contention may be slipping out of reach for the Toronto Raptors, Amir Johnson isn't about to slow down.

Johnson had 12 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 28 points as the Raptors beat the Charlotte Bobcats 92-78 on Friday night.

"That was a heck of an effort by Amir Johnson," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. "I can't sing his praises enough."

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep sports scores

March 15, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bandys 10, Newton-Conover 0
Bunker Hill 14, South Iredell 7 (eight innings)
West Caldwell 16, Maiden 4
Fred T. Foard 4, Hibriten 3
South Caldwell 6, Hickory 0

Prep softball
Bandys 17, Newton-Conover 0
Bunker Hill 9, South Iredell 4
Maiden 17, W. Caldwell 1 (five innings)

March 14th

Aiken tosses no-no in Bunker Hill’s shutout win

March 15, 2013

Two days after being one-hit in a 3-1 loss against East Burke in its CVAC opener, the Bunker Hill baseball team unleashed its frustration upon Fred T. Foard on Thursday.

Bunker Hill pitcher Justin Aiken tossed a no-hitter, and the Bears (3-3) tallied 12 runs on 13 hits in a 12-0 shutout of the Tigers in Newton.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's spring sports scores

March 15, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Bunker Hill 12, Fred T. Foard 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 14, Newton-Conover 4 (five innings)

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 7, Bandys 2
Maiden 8, West Caldwell 1

Prep soccer
Maiden 3, West Caldwell 1

Prep golf

Bobcats sign Jannero Pargo to 10-day contract

March 15, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats have signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.

In his ninth NBA season, Pargo has played for the Lakers, Raptors, Bulls, Hornets, Hawks and Wizards.

In 14 games this season with Washington and Atlanta, Pargo is averaging 4.0 points and 2.4 assists per game.

The signing of Pargo brings the Bobcats roster up to 15 players.

March 13th

Ortiz’s bloop single lifts Maiden past N-C in extras

March 14, 2013

Maiden and Newton-Conover made the most of both team’s conference baseball openers on Wednesday.

A bloop single by Maiden shortstop Randal Ortiz in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Blue Devils to a 6-5 extra-inning victory against the Red Devils.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep scoreboard

March 14, 2013

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

Prep softball
Hibriten 3, St. Stephens 1
Fred T. Foard 4, South Caldwell 0
Maiden 15, Newton-Conover 0
Bandys 9, Kings Mountain 2
Bunker Hill 5, East Burke 1

Prep soccer
Highland Tech 4, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
St. Stephens 5, Hibriten 1
Maiden 3, North Lincoln 1

March 12th

Foard's Carpenter forgoes senior season, turns pro

March 13, 2013

The world’s most famous golfer is named Tiger.

However, a local Tiger is joining the pro golf ranks.

Fred T. Foard’s Christian Carpenter decided to forgo his senior season of prep golf to pursue a career on the course.

Carpenter was granted a one-year exemption by the National Golf Association Pro Tour. He will play in the Carolina Series.

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