Archive - May 2013 - Sports Article
The St. Stephens girls soccer team competes on Saturday for a chance to win the programâ€™s first state championship.
The Indians have won only four state titles in school history, including three in baseball (1971-73) and one in cheerleading (1987).
The wrestling team also finished as state runner-up in 2001.
St. Stephens junior defender Amanda Hall is making up for lost time after suffering a grade two strained MCL in her left knee earlier this season.
Hall suffered the injury in a game at Alexander Central on March 28.
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Two sets of sisters on the St. Stephens girls soccer team are helping to build a special family atmosphere for the Lady Indians.
Caroline and Olivia Holmes, and Taylor and Jordan Black are two pairs of siblings on the squad.
Bandys linebacker Colton Medlin has been invited to the Blue-Grey National Super Combine.
Medlin, a rising senior, will participate in the event on June 8-9 at the home of the NFLâ€™s New England Patriots â€” Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
After suffering a compression fracture in his back earlier this season and spending six weeks out of action, Denny Hamlin is finally back on track.
Hamlin turned a lap of 27.604 (195.624 mph) to win the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamlin finished second in his first full race back two weeks ago at Darlington Raceway in the Southern 500.
With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasnâ€™t been very high.
Its new coach is hoping to change that mentality.
Amber Vaughan was announced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Blue Devils basketball program.
The search for the next Newton-Conover girls basketball coach continues.
Ike Williams resigned from the N-C coaching position on May 14 to take an assistant coaching job with the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.
Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCARâ€™s Hall of Fame.
The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCARâ€™s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.
Amber Vaughan will lead the Maiden girls basketball program this winter.
The former Lenoir-Rhyne standout replaces Katie Chapman, who coached the Lady Blue Devils for the past four season.
Chapman had a 24-72 career record, including 10-46 mark in conference games.
The Fred T. Foard softball team committed eight errors on Tuesday en route to a 4-3 loss to Enka in the fourth round of the 3A playoffs in Newton.
Foard, who was the 3A state runner-up last year, finishes its season with a 23-5 overall record.