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May 25th, 2014

Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Coca-Cola 600 trophy

May 25, 2014

It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship — 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.

May 24th

Becker, Moss lead Red Devils to West Region finals

May 24, 2014

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.

May 23rd

Sophomores Ervin, McGraw lead Bears to title series

May 23, 2014

In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldn’t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill — Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw — that made the difference.

Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the game’s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.

May 22nd

PREP PLAYOFFS: Fourth-round game schedule

May 23, 2014

Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday

Girls soccer
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday

Jimmie Johnson wins pole for 55th Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2014

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, as the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion seeks his first victory of the 2014 season.

Johnson turned a lap of 27.705 (194.911 mph), which was 0.049 better than Brad Keselowski.

The pole for Johnson is his fourth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 26 races and first since 2009.

May 21st

PREP PLAYOFFS: Wednesday's third-round scores

May 21, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls soccer
Newton-Conover 1, Polk County 0
Marvin Ridge 4, Hickory 0 (Lady Red Tornadoes end season 18-4-1)
Weddington 10, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday - Lady Tigers end season 11-14)

May 20th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's third-round scores

May 20, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0

Softball
Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)

May 19th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Third-round game schedule

May 19, 2014

Below is a look at the third round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
No. 1 East Rutherford (14-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (22-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday

Softball
No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Madison (22-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 3 Fred T. Foard (11-11) at No. 1 North Lincoln (19-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday

Girls soccer

May 18th

Jamie McMurray wins 2014 Sprint All-Star Race

May 18, 2014

Jamie McMurray has his share of memorable victories in his racing career.

He added another Saturday at the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

McMurray passed polesitter Carl Edwards with nine laps to go, claiming the trophy for the 30th All-Star event.

May 17th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Saturday's second-round scores

May 18, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday's second-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 4, Owen 2
East Rutherford 3, Maiden 1 (Blue Devils finish season 12-10)

Softball
Bandys 4, Brevard 3

Girls soccer
Hickory 1, South Iredell 0

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