Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
The Bandys football team held its first full contact practice on Wednesday with a new leader in charge.
Trent Lowman replaces his father and longtime head coach, Randy, as the leader of the Trojans program this fall.
Aside from his father retiring, Trent said not much has changed for his squad from last season.
Former Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey took the mound for the fourth time in his professional baseball career on Wednesday.
Harvey allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two batters against the Gulf Coast League Twins.
The Orioles won the game in 10 innings, 2-1.
Harveyâs outing on Wednesday follows up an eight-strikeout performance in his third appearance against the GCL Red Sox.
Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson made the most of his return from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Brinson homered twice, including a walkoff blast in the bottom of the ninth, to give the âDads a 10-9 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium.
All seven of Catawba Countyâs football teams are in scrimmage action in the coming week.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) officially designates Aug. 10 as the first day that teams can hold their first scrimmages.
The Catawba County Hornetsâ home opener was delayed a week because of the heavy rain in the area last week.
Two weeks was worth the wait.
The Hornets defense forced four turnovers in a 32-12 victory against the Carolina Hawks at Westside/Jaycee Park.
Hornets cornerback Brian âTurner Islandâ Turner intercepted two Hawks passes in the first quarter and returned them both for touchdowns.
Newton-Conover High School will be hosting its Red and White intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.
The scrimmage will be the final game for the Red Devils before they open their season on Aug. 23 at home against Chase.
Newton-Conover High School is currently selling âBig Redâ sports passes for the upcoming prep sports seasons.
These passes will admit you to any regular season home athletic event during the 2013-14 school year.
Individual passes are $100. Family passes can be also be purchased for $300 and admits four persons.
These passes can be purchased at Newton-Conover High School.
From the âBig Appleâ to the âBiggest Little Football Town in the Worldâ â Jeffrey Enck is bringing a New York state of mind to the Maiden football team.
The Long Island, N.Y. native will coach the Blue Devilsâ wide receiving corps for the first time this fall season.
Enck compares his hometown of Massapequa, N.Y. to Maiden.
Ryan Gettys is returning to coaching at Fred T. Foard High School.
The former Tigers head football coach is taking over the boys and girls tennis programs at Foard.
Gettys had been at Bunker Hill High School as an assistant football coach this past two schools years and also taught personal finance, planning and marketing at the school.
Former Bandys standout pitcher Hunter Harvey had the best start so far of his professional baseball career on Thursday.
The Gulf Coast League (GCL) Orioles pitcher allowed no runs, no hits, one walk and struck out eight batters in three innings against the GCL Red Sox.
Harveyâs eight punch outs were part of 15 total team strikeouts.