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May 16th, 2013
Fred T. Foardâ€™s baseball season in 2013 has been anything, but easy.
Despite their struggles, the Tigers are in the third round of the 3A playoffs tonight and aiming to continue their postseason run.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The St. Stephens softball team fell in nine innings on Thursday, losing 4-3 to Enka in the third round of the 3A softball playoffs.
A sacrifice fly by Enkaâ€™s Addison Harris with one out in the ninth inning plated the winning run.
Pitcher Katie Baker had no walks and struck out 18 batters in her final game for the Lady Indians (16-8).
The game times and locations have been set for Saturday's fourth round of the 2A and 3A girls soccer playoffs.
Below is a look at these games:
Newton-Conover (21-1-1) at South Iredell (20-2-0), 7 p.m.
St. Stephens (19-3-2) at Burns (21-2-1), 6 p.m.
Facing a Shelby squad that was unbeaten in its past 42 tennis matches, Newton-Conover coach Brian Tate needed his team to execute his plan to perfection on Wednesday.
However, the Red Devils (20-4) struggled at the nets, falling 5-1 to the Golden Lions in the 2A West Regional final at NCHS.
Behind Chaniece Mossâ€™ goal on an Abby Cox assist, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs on Wednesday.
The Lady Red Devils defeated Owen 1-0 in Black Mountain.
Mossâ€™ goal came at the seven-minute mark of the first half, and a stingy LRD defense held on for the one-goal shutout.
St. Stephensâ€™ Macy Franklin scored four goals on Wednesday â€” all in the first half â€” helping the Lady Indians defeat Ashbrook 6-0 in the third round of the 3A playoffs.
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.
Below is a look at Friday's third round playoff games and start times involving prep baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:
Hickory (15-10) at South Point (23-1), 7 p.m.
Patton (15-9) at Fred T. Foard (13-13), 7 p.m.
Bandys (13-8) at Brevard (20-3), 5:30 p.m.
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.
Below is a look at Tuesday's second round prep playoff scores involving baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:
East Rutherford 7, Bunker Hill 1
Shelby 4, Bandys 0
Hickory 7, Asheville 2
Fred T. Foard 6, North Gaston 4
Bandys 7, North Lincoln 6