Archive - Jul 2013 - Sports Article
Behind Colton Allisonâ€™s pitching and a few timely hits, Hickory Post 48 evened its playoff series with Shelby Post 82 on Thursday.
Allison allowed just four Shelby hits in a 4-0 victory for Hickory in game two of the two teamâ€™s series at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Newton-Conover football team hosted 7-on-7 drills on Thursday with Hibriten and West Iredell high schools.
Second-year Red Devils coach Brint Russell said he is trying to focus on one goal during his teamâ€™s preseason.
Hickory Post 48 will have to wait at least one more day to try and tie its series with Shelby Post 82.
Rain caused the second playoff game between the two squads to be rained out on Wednesday.
Game two will now take place today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
Hickory had Shelby right where it wanted it in the first game of the Area IV semifinals on Tuesday.
However, Post 82 chipped away at an early four-run deficit inning by inning to come away with a 5-4 victory at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium.
Shelby (31-6) leads the best-of-five series with Hickory, 1-0, and remains undefeated this postseason (7-0).
From being a three-year player for Hickory Post 48 to serving as a first-year assistant coach, the American Legion baseball journey has come full circle for Cam Beard.
The former Bunker Hill High and current Catawba College standout hopes to give back to his American Legion program and build experience toward a future in coaching and teaching.
Hickory is one step away from the Area IV title series after a winning three of four games against the Gaston Braves.
Post 48 tallied wins against Post 144-266 on Friday and Saturday to advance to the third round of the Area IV playoffs.
Hickory defeated Gaston by a score of 4-2 on Friday behind pitcher Tyler Paitâ€™s performance.
Two Catawba County High Schools were busy on Monday, hiring a total of three new head coaches in three different varsity sports.
St. Stephens athletic director Jim Woodruff announced on Monday that the school has hired a varsity baseball and varsity girls basketball coach.
Driven by his faith and fueled by his team winning, Phillip Carroll has become a spark plug in his final campaign for Hickory Post 48.
He is hoping to lead his team back to the North Carolina American Legion State Tournament â€” the same place it was at just two seasons ago.
Carrollâ€™s approach this season has been to serve as a catalyst.
The search for new head coaches in volleyball, cross-county and softball at Bunker Hill High School.
Bears athletic director Lee Miller said this week his hopes to have a new volleyball coach hired as early as this week.
Miller said he has talked to several potential coaching candidates, including one at the school, and also made several phone calls.
On just a few days rest, Colton Allison had the best pitching performance of his entire American Legion baseball career on Thursday.
The former St. Stephens and current CVCC pitcher tossed a three-hit shutout, helping Hickory pick up a 2-0 game two victory against Gaston at Henkel-Alley Field.
With the victory, Post 48 (18-8) ties its series with the Braves at one game apiece.