Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Led by J'len Wilson and Dijoun Huitt, the Bunker Hill boys track team placed fourth at Saturday's 2A West Regional track meet in Claremont.
The Bears were the highest-finishing Catawba County boys track team with 81.5 points.
Wilson won two individual events â€” the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Huitt took top honors in the triple jump.
The Newton-Conover doubles tennis dynasty continued for yet another year on Saturday morning at the Cary Tennis Center.
The Red Devil tandem of John Tate and Tyler Barrymore won the school's fourth-straight doubles title in tennis with a straight-sets victory in the championship final.
In a 2A playoff baseball game between Bandys and North Lincoln that featured a combined four hits and four walks by both teams, one walk that made all the difference.
Trojans senior third baseman Austin Kiser drew a bases-loaded walk from Knights reliever Paul Cochrane in the ninth inning to help Bandys pick up a 1-0 win in Catawba on Friday night.
St. Stephens' Katie Baker and Fred T. Foard's Lexi Shubert both tossed no-hitters in 3A first round playoff victories on Friday.
Baker struck out 16 batters in a 4-0 victory by the Lady Indians against West Henderson, while Shubert tallied 11 Ks in a 11-0 mercy rule win by the Lady Tigers against Forestview.
Below is a look at Friday's first round playoff scores in prep baseball and softball across Catawba County:
2A first round scores
Bandys 1, North Lincoln 0 (nine innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Polk County 0 (five innings)
Shelby 3, Maiden 2
3A first round scores
Fred T. Foard 6, E. Henderson 4 (10 innings)
Hickory 5, Kings Mountain 4 (10 innings)
John Tate and Tyler Barrymore will try to give Newton-Conover High School its fourth-straight doubles tennis title when they compete this Friday and Saturday in Cary at the 2A Individual Tennis State Championships.
Two years ago, N-Câ€™s Will Huggins and Hang Lak Choi came away with a 2A doubles tennis titles.
Behind two goals each from Chaniece Moss and Kara Schell, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team earned a 6-0 victory against Madison on Thursday.
The win by the Lady Red Devil is their 11th in a row.
Newton-Conover (19-1-1) advances to Saturdayâ€™s 2A second round, where they will travel to East Lincoln (12-9-2) for a 7 p.m. game.
Below is a look at the updated prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday
Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards was named the Texas Rangers minor league pitcher of the month on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Edwards is 1-1 on the mound this month with a 1.93 ERA (five earned runs in 23.1 innings).
He has struck out 29 batters and allowed just seven walks, holding opposing batters to a .176 average.
The St. Stephens girls soccer team made an emphatic statement to open their 3A playoff appearance on Wednesday.
The Lady Indians (17-3-2) scored seven goals, including two each from Macy Franklin and Olivia Holmes, on their way to a 7-0 shutout against Forestview.