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February 20th, 2015
Former Hickory basketball standout Jada Payne reached an important career milestone on Wednesday.
The redshirt junior at East Carolina recorded her 1,000th career point,helping the Lady Pirates defeat Southern Methodist University, 67-53.
Born only a few minutes apart, sisters Kayla and Kierra Garrett have been inseparable.
â€śWhen we improve together, I feel like we are a lot stronger,â€ť Kierra said of her sister.
The two Bunker Hill senior basketball players are part of the programâ€™s turnaround in the past few seasons, helping lead the Lady Bears to another successful winter campaign.
The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A boys and girls basketball tournaments have been canceled, according to a statement released by the conference on Wednesday night.
The semifinals scheduled for Thursday and the finals for Friday will not be played at Catawba Valley Community College.
Entering his first season of high school wrestling this winter, Bernie Briley knew the competition would be stiff.
â€śI approached this season not expecting to have the record I had in middle school,â€ť said the Bunker Hill freshman. â€śI expected it to be a lot harder. I heard a lot of stories from past wrestlers. I was expecting an average freshman record, like 15-19 or 15-24.â€ť
The Northwestern 3A/4A has officially cancelled its girls and boys basketball tournaments, as of Wednesday afternoon.
Executive Secretary Lavell Hall sent an email to local media just after 1 p.m. Wednesday informing them of the conference's decision.
Below is a look at next week's Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A boys and girls basketball tournament brackets:
Southern District 7 Athletic 2A
First round games
No. 8 West Caldwell at No. 1 Bandys, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 5 East Lincoln at No. 4 Bunker Hill, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 7 West Lincoln at No. 2 Newton-Conover, 5 p.m. Monday
Below is a look at scores from Friday's regular-season finales in high school basketball:
Bandys 60, Newton-Conover 53
Bunker Hill 44, West Caldwell 26
Hickory 71, Hibriten 16
Maiden 46, Lincolnton 35
St. Stephens 67, Fred T. Foard 37
Fred T. Foard 78, St. Stephens 61
Hickory 65, Hibriten 59
Lincolnton 54, Maiden 40
Hickoryâ€™s Emmaline Peterson experienced success early in her high school swimming career, winning a state title last year as a freshman.
The Red Tornadoes sophomore repeated her performance Thursday during the 3A state championship meet in Raleigh, winning the 500-yard freestyle event again while adding a state title in the 200-yard freestyle.
Entering this season, the Lenoir-Rhyne baseball program had an overall losing record in its 84-year history â€” 1,175 wins, 1,179 losses and seven ties.
This yearâ€™s group of Bears, though, hope to build a winning baseball legacy that the will carry on for years to come.
Eric Hoots bleeds Carolina blue.
The son of a University of North Carolina grad and Newton pastor, Hoots grew up cheering for his beloved Tar Heels on the basketball court.
â€śMy dad kind of fueled my love for Carolina and also my love for basketball,â€ť Hoots said. â€śThatâ€™s where it came from.â€ť