Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
With a complete roster of players, Hickory Post 48 went to battle on Tuesday night against rival Cherryville at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
Fresh off their 2A title series appearance, Bunker Hill players Colton Chapman, Cameron Chapman and Jordan Eckard all started in the contest.
With tears in their eyes, Marty Curtis addressed the Bunker Hill baseball team following its 4-2 loss to Midway in the third game of 2A state championship series on Saturday at UNC-Greensboro.
The culmination of a 42-year coaching journey for Marty Curtis takes place tonight as he leads Bunker Hill in game one of the 2A baseball championship series against Midway.
Itâ€™s the first time that Curtis, who has coached 31 years at Bunker Hill, has led a team this far.
Hunter Harvey is a baseball All-Star.
Nearly a year after being drafted with the 22nd pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, the former Bandys High standout will start in the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory on June 17.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the schedule for the best-of-three prep baseball state championship series involving Bunker Hill High School.
The 2A and 4A state title series were both assigned to UNC-Greensboro Stadium.
The Bears (26-5) face Midway (25-4) in game one starting Friday at 8 p.m. at UNC-Greensboro's Stadium.
Below is a look at Tuesday's 2A West Region playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 12, East Davidson 2
(five innings - Game One; Game two on Thursday at ED)
West Stokes 1, Newton-Conover 0
(2A West Region title game - Red Devils finish season 19-4)
It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship â€” nine years in fact.
Starting from the pole of Saturday's 55th event, Johnson led a race-high 164 laps en rout to winning the annual Memorial Day weekend race, etching his first victory of the 2014 season.
The Newton-Conover girls soccer program hadn't been to the fourth round of the playoffs or even won a conference championship until last season.
After Saturday, the Lady Red Devils can say they've gone further than any team in program history.
In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldnâ€™t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill â€” Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw â€” that made the difference.
Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the gameâ€™s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.
Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday