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May 15th

BREAKING: Helms to guide Hickory football program

May 15, 2013

Former Freedom football coach Mike Helms is the next prep football coach at Hickory High School.

Helms' hire was approved during a special session of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Friday's third round games

May 15, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's third round playoff games and start times involving prep baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

3A brackets
Hickory (15-10) at South Point (23-1), 7 p.m.
Patton (15-9) at Fred T. Foard (13-13), 7 p.m.

Prep softball

2A brackets
Bandys (13-8) at Brevard (20-3), 5:30 p.m.

3A brackets

May 14th

Golden Lions ends Trojans prep baseball season

May 14, 2013

The offense for the Bandys baseball team was cold during its 2A playoff appearance.

That trend continued on Tuesday.

The Trojans, which had just two hits in a 1-0 first-round win against North Lincoln, tallied just one hit in a 4-0 second-round loss to the Shelby Golden Lions on Tuesday in Catawba.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's round 2 playoff scores

May 14, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's second round prep playoff scores involving baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

2A brackets

East Rutherford 7, Bunker Hill 1
Shelby 4, Bandys 0

3A brackets

Hickory 7, Asheville 2
Fred T. Foard 6, North Gaston 4

Prep softball

2A brackets

Bandys 7, North Lincoln 6

Alex Hefner, N-C golf team both wins 2A state titles

May 14, 2013

The Newton-Conover golf team made history on Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines, becoming the school's first squad to capture a state title in the sport.

BREAKING: Williams leaving LRDs for CVCC job

May 14, 2013

Newton-Conover varsity girls basketball Ike Williams has accepted an assistant coaching position with the women's basketball program at Catawba Valley Community College.

Nick Schroeder, CVCC's sports information director, confirmed that Williams had accepted the position on Tuesday.

May 13th

Barrymore's clutch win helps propel N-C on court

May 13, 2013

With its season on the line, the Newton-Conover boys tennis team’s hopes of reaching the 2A dual team semifinals hinged on the elbow of Tyler Barrymore.

The junior overcame his injured right arm and a pair of 3-0 deficits in set two and a third-set tiebreaker in his singles match with West Davidson’s Brett Moore.

PREP ROUND UP: Red Devils lead 2A golf tournament

May 13, 2013

The Newton-Conover boys golf team is in first place by eight strokes after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.

Alex Hefner paced the Red Devils by carding a round of 70, which puts him in sole possession of the lead in the event.

N-C teammate Trey Burton wasn’t far behind, tying for second place with a round of 72.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Second round game schedule

May 13, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's second round prep playoff games involving baseball, softball and soccer teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball (on Tuesday)

2A brackets
Shelby (17-7) at Bandys (19-7), 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill (14-10) at East Rutherford (16-9), 7 p.m.

3A brackets
Asheville (12-13) at Hickory (14-10), 7 p.m.

May 11th

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Red Devils win, Tigers fall

May 12, 2013

Gretchen Crider scored two goals and assisted on another, helping the Newton-Conover girls soccer team defeat East Lincoln 4-1 on Saturday in Denver.

Chaniece Moss also pocketed a goal and made an assist for the Lady Red Devils (20-1-1). Jennifer Nungaray netted the final Newton-Conover goal, while Sarah Gill made the final LRD assist.

N-C goalkeeper Taylor Petty made four assists.

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