Archive - May 2013 - Sports Article
Below is a look at the prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday
Hunter Harveyâ€™s biggest contribution to the Bandys baseball team typically comes when he is pitching on the mound.
Tuesday night, it was Harveyâ€™s presence at the plate that made all the difference.
The senior second baseman drove in seven runs, helping the Trojans defeat Draughn 15-5 in five innings to claim the CVAC tournament title.
Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The last original Carolina Panther has decided to hang up his cleats for the last time.
Former kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract to retire with Carolina on Tuesday.
The Panthers held a special retirement reception on Tuesday for Kasay.
Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.
The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.
The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.
Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.
Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's prep sports playoff game (weather permitting):
CVAC championship (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
Bandys (17-7) vs. Draughn (14-9), 7 p.m.
CVAC championship (at Maiden High School)
Maiden (19-3) vs. Draughn (15-9), 6 p.m.
A number of different prep sports events from Monday were postponed due to rain in the area.
Baseball and softball tournaments in the Catawba Valley 2A were moved to Tuesday.
Sophomore Ricki Kuhnâ€™s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted Maiden to a 3-2 victory against Bunker Hill in the semifinals of the CVAC softball tournament on Friday at MHS.
The Lady Blue Devils (19-3) face Draughn in the tournament final on Monday in a rematch of last weekâ€™s 8-1 loss by Maiden in its season finale in Valdese.
Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8