Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.
The Newton-Conover football team remained in seventh place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll for North Carolina, which was released on Tuesday.
The Red Devils (6-0-1) received a total of 74 votes, which was more votes than theyâ€™ve received in the past two weeks (62 and 60, respectively). N-CHS once again received one first-place vote in the poll.
Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday
Newton-Conover High School had never won the Greater Hickory High School Classic until Alex Hefner captured the crown last year.
After Monday, the Red Devils can now say they are the first area high school to win the event two years in a row.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 2
Newton-Conover 3, Maiden 2
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 2
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Tuesday (weather permitting)
Fred T. Foard 5, St. Stephens 1
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
West Lincoln 4, Maiden 2
The No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne football team raced to a 25-point lead then held on to defeat North Greenville, 32-21, Saturday afternoon in front of 7,821 fans on Homecoming at Moretz Stadium.
Kevin Harvick led 162 of the 334 laps on Saturday, winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick held off Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray on a green-white-checker restart to win his third race of the season.
Gordon was second, followed by McMurray in third, Joey Logano in fourth and Kyle Busch in fifth.
Below is a look at Saturday's first-round conference tournament scores involving Catawba County teams:
Southern District 7 Athletic 2A
First round scores (Saturday at higher seed)
No. 1 Bunker Hill 3, No. 8 West Caldwell 0
No. 2 Newton-Conover 3, No. 7 West Lincoln 0
No. 3 Maiden 3, No. 6 Lincolnton 0
No. 4 Bandys 3, No. 5 East Lincoln 0
The Maiden football team drove to the West Caldwell one-yard line twice in the final three minutes, but the Blue Devils couldnâ€™t come through.
Rakeem Spikesâ€™ four-yard touchdown run on 4th and 4 helped the Warriors pull off the 28-27 double-overtime victory on the road against Maiden on Friday.
Jalen Connerâ€™s 32-yard catch from Cameron Stanley with 4:44 left was the difference maker for Newton-Conover in a 48-41 victory against West Lincoln on Friday.
Newton-Conover improves its record to 6-0-1 overall and 3-0 in SD-7 games heading into a crucial match up next Friday with another perennial power in East Lincoln.