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April 3rd

Indians blank Warriors, win their third Classic title

April 4, 2013

With a shutout performance on the mound from Greg Lucas, the St. Stephens baseball team captured its third Easter Baseball Classic title on Wednesday.

The Indians (9-4) blanked West Caldwell, 4-0, to win their first Classic title since 2009 and third in the past 11 years (2002). 

Bobcats overcome early deficit, 76ers in 88-83 victory

April 4, 2013

Trailing by as many as 16 points, the Charlotte Bobcats exploded in the second half to come away with an 88-83 victory at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Gerald Henderson continued his torrid play of late with 24 points, while Kemba Walker (17 points, 10 assists) and Josh McRoberts (12 points, 16 rebounds) each record double doubles in the win.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's tourney scores

April 3, 2013

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

23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic

Third place game: No. 3 Hickory 13, No. 8 Newton-Conover 5

Championship game:
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 4 West Caldwell 0

Cherryville Easter Softball tournament
Maiden 6, Cherryville 2

April 2nd

Brown's late single pushes Indians past Tornadoes

April 2, 2013

Winning 4-3 in close games is becoming a tradition this week for the St. Stephens baseball team.

A single by Dylan Brown in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Konner Klingenberg from third base, allowing St. Stephens to knock off the defending Easter Classic champion Hickory, 4-3.

The Saint victory comes one day after defeating Fred T. Foard, 4-3, in the bottom of the seventh inning.

EASTER CLASSIC: Bears, Tigers win in consolation

April 2, 2013

Bunker Hill bounced back from a difficult loss in the opening round of the Easter Baseball Classic with an 8-2 win against Maiden on Tuesday.

In other Classic consolation action, Fred T. Foard took down South Iredell.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's tournament scores

April 2, 2013

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

23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic

Tuesday's scores
No. 7 Fred T. Foard 14, No. 6 South Iredell 5
No. 1 Bunker Hill 8, No. 5 Maiden 2
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 3 Hickory 3 (eight innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 8, No. 8 Newton-Conover 7

Wednesday's games

April 1st

No. 8 Newton-Conover upsets top-seeded Bunker Hill

April 1, 2013

What’s been a difficult season for Newton-Conover on the baseball diamond so far in 2013 got just a little brighter on Monday.

The Red Devils drove in 17 runs on 13 hits en route to stunning top-seeded Bunker Hill 17-4 in the first round of the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic.

Indians slide by Tigers into Classic semifinals

April 1, 2013

St. Stephens baseball coach Chip Watts likened his team’s performance in this year’s Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic to being in the NCAA tournament.

“We talked about March Madness and living for the occasion,” Watts said. “Big players make big plays in big ball games.”

The Tribe made big plays when they mattered the most.

EASTER CLASSIC: Monday scores, Tuesday games

April 1, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round scores from the 23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, as well as Tuesday's slate of games:

Monday's scores
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 7 Fred T. Foard 3
No. 3 Hickory 8, No. 6 South Iredell 2
No. 8 Newton-Conover 17, No. 1 Bunker Hill 4 (six innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 4, No. 5 Maiden 3

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