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April 30th

Bears upset Trojans; Bandys still clinches CVAC title

April 30, 2013

The Bunker Hill baseball team spoiled “Senior Night” for Bandys, but the Trojans were the ultimate winners on Tuesday night.

By virtue of Draughn’s 10-6 loss to Maiden in extra innings, the Trojans claim their first outright CVAC title since 2001.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 30, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's sports action from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bunker Hill 6, Bandys 4 (nine innings)
Maiden 10, Draughn 6 (nine innings)
Newton-Conover 6, West Caldwell 0

Northwestern 3A/4A baseball tournament
No. 3 Watauga 15, No. 6 St. Stephens 3
No. 5 Fred T. Foard 2, No. 4 Hickory 1

Prep softball

Panthers agree to terms with 13 undrafted rookies

April 30, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were busy on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.

Many deem this signing period after the NFL Draft as the "eighth round," where teams agree to terms with players who were not selected during last week's draft.

Maiden gymnast Mia Fowler thriving through injury

April 30, 2013

About two and a half months ago, Mia Fowler suffered a painful Achilles injury, but that hasn’t slowed her down.

The Maiden freshman continues to excel in gymnastics despite being limited by hardened fluid in her right Achilles tendon.

April 29th

3 county tennis squads in dual team playoffs

April 29, 2013

Three prep tennis teams from across Catawba County are in the 2A and 3A dual team playoffs.

Newton-Conover and Bandys qualified from the CVAC, while Hickory made the 3A playoffs.

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings officially on Monday.

BREAKING: Weather forces sports postponements

April 29, 2013

Weather has forced several changes in the prep sports schedule around Catawba County today. Below are all postponements:

Prep baseball
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
Maiden at Draughn, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
W. Caldwell at Newton-Conover, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday

Prep softball
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 5 p.m. Tuesday

April 27th

Panthers cap last day of NFL Draft with value picks

April 28, 2013

The Carolina Panthers sought after the best overall value players in the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.

The team drafted Valdosta State guard Edmund Kugbila in the fourth round, selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round and chose Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in the sixth round.

April 26th

Patrick Henley ready for Junior Olympic appearance

April 26, 2013

John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the family’s porch.

“He just decided he was going to flip and did it,” John said. “That’s when we said ‘oh my gosh.’” He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.”

Panthers draft another DT with second-round pick

April 26, 2013

The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.

The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

April 26, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1

Prep soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)

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