Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Below is a look at Wednesday's sports action from across Catawba County:
Bandys 4, Draughn 2
East Burke 2, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 1, Maiden 0
St. Stephens 6, Alexander Central 0
Minor league baseball
Asheville 10, Hickory 2
A look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
First round (on Thursday)
No. 8 Newton-Conover at No. 1 Bandys, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Maiden at No. 4 West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
No. 7 South Iredell at No. 2 Draughn, 7 p.m.
No. 6 East Burke at No. 3 Bunker Hill, 7 p.m.
The Bunker Hill baseball team spoiled âSenior Nightâ for Bandys, but the Trojans were the ultimate winners on Tuesday night.
By virtue of Draughnâs 10-6 loss to Maiden in extra innings, the Trojans claim their first outright CVAC title since 2001.
Below is a look at Tuesday's sports action from across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 6, Bandys 4 (nine innings)
Maiden 10, Draughn 6 (nine innings)
Newton-Conover 6, West Caldwell 0
Northwestern 3A/4A baseball tournament
No. 3 Watauga 15, No. 6 St. Stephens 3
No. 5 Fred T. Foard 2, No. 4 Hickory 1
The Carolina Panthers were busy on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.
Many deem this signing period after the NFL Draft as the "eighth round," where teams agree to terms with players who were not selected during last week's draft.
About two and a half months ago, Mia Fowler suffered a painful Achilles injury, but that hasnât slowed her down.
The Maiden freshman continues to excel in gymnastics despite being limited by hardened fluid in her right Achilles tendon.
Three prep tennis teams from across Catawba County are in the 2A and 3A dual team playoffs.
Newton-Conover and Bandys qualified from the CVAC, while Hickory made the 3A playoffs.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings officially on Monday.
Weather has forced several changes in the prep sports schedule around Catawba County today. Below are all postponements:
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
Maiden at Draughn, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
W. Caldwell at Newton-Conover, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 5 p.m. Tuesday
The Carolina Panthers sought after the best overall value players in the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.
The team drafted Valdosta State guard Edmund Kugbila in the fourth round, selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round and chose Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in the sixth round.
John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the familyâs porch.
âHe just decided he was going to flip and did it,â John said. âThatâs when we said âoh my gosh.ââ He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.â