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August 23rd

Trojans usher in Lowman era, top Indians 41-16

August 23, 2013

Trent Lowman's first football game as a senior football player at Bandys High School happened to be against St. Stephens.

Only fitting his first game as a Trojan head coach was against the Indians.

Bandys pulled together an impressive 41-16 victory over St. Stephens on Friday, successfully ushering in the Trent Lowman era.

August 22nd

Maiden's Huff rushes for 301, scores 5 times in win

August 22, 2013

Running back Xzavion Huff made a huge impression in his first-ever junior varsity football game.

The 5-foot-8, 157-pound freshman scored five times and rushed 10 times for 301 yards in Maiden’s 58-28 win against Fred T. Foard on Thursday.

Huff also completed two passes in the contest for 41 yards.

Former Trojan Harper joins L-R Bears coaching staff

August 22, 2013

Former Bandys High standout wide receiver Justin Harper is returning to the area to coach.

Harper will serve as an assistant wide receivers coach under Sam Perryman and also serve on the staff under Lenoir-Rhyne head football coach Mike Houston.

Houston has a close relationship with Harper.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's Catawba Co. scores

August 22, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Boys soccer
Bandys 4, Lincoln Charter 1
Newton-Conover 6, North Iredell 2

Prep volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 1
Fred T. Foard 1, South Iredell 1
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
St. Stephens 3, Kings Mountain 0

Girls tennis

August 21st

Maiden grad Kevin Wilson keeps close to his roots

August 21, 2013

Despite being more than 500 miles and close to 10 hours away, Kevin Wilson doesn’t forget about Catawba County.

The Maiden graduate and current University of Indiana head football coach remains close to his county ties and is also trying to forge his own path with the Hoosiers.

Wilson knew from a very young age that he wanted to get into the coaching profession.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep sports scores

August 21, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Volleyball
St. Stephens 3, Maiden 0

Boys soccer
Hibriten 1, Bunker Hill 0
Hickory 5, Bandys 2
St. Stephens 9, North Lincoln 0
Shelby at Newton-Conover, ppd. (make-up date TBD)

August 20th

A closer look at the 2013 prep boys soccer season

August 20, 2013

Below is a look at each of the seven Catawba County high schools and their prep boys soccer teams for the 2013 season:

Bandys

Head coach: Mark Simmons

Last season: 6-14, lost in first round of playoffs

Harvey makes his Single-A debut in Aberdeen

August 20, 2013

Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey made his debut Tuesday night for the Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds (Md.).

Harvey tossed 4.1 innings in his outing against the Hudson Valley Renegades, allowing four hits, one unearned run, one walk and struck out five batters.

He was tagged with the loss after giving up the game’s only run in the top of the fifth on an errant pickoff attempt.

PREP NOTEBOOK: A look at Tuesday's scoreboard

August 20, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Fred T. Foard 2
South Caldwell 3, Bandys 2

Tennis
Maiden 7, Mooresville 2
Fred T. Foard 7, Bunker Hill 2

Orioles' Harvey promoted to Single-A, starts tonight

August 20, 2013

Former Bandys High pitcher Hunter Harvey will make his debut tonight for the Single-A Aberdeen Ironbirds (Md.).

Harvey was promoted to the club on Monday from the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

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