Archive - May 15, 2013 - Sports Article
Facing a Shelby squad that was unbeaten in its past 42 tennis matches, Newton-Conover coach Brian Tate needed his team to execute his plan to perfection on Wednesday.
However, the Red Devils (20-4) struggled at the nets, falling 5-1 to the Golden Lions in the 2A West Regional final at NCHS.
Behind Chaniece Mossâ€™ goal on an Abby Cox assist, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs on Wednesday.
The Lady Red Devils defeated Owen 1-0 in Black Mountain.
Mossâ€™ goal came at the seven-minute mark of the first half, and a stingy LRD defense held on for the one-goal shutout.
St. Stephensâ€™ Macy Franklin scored four goals on Wednesday â€” all in the first half â€” helping the Lady Indians defeat Ashbrook 6-0 in the third round of the 3A playoffs.
Former Freedom football coach Mike Helms is the next prep football coach at Hickory High School.
Helms' hire was approved during a special session of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.
Below is a look at Friday's third round playoff games and start times involving prep baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:
Hickory (15-10) at South Point (23-1), 7 p.m.
Patton (15-9) at Fred T. Foard (13-13), 7 p.m.
Bandys (13-8) at Brevard (20-3), 5:30 p.m.