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September 19th, 2012
A year after finishing tied for third in the Catawba Valley 2A, the Maiden volleyball team is on the edge of the top of the conference standings.
The Lady Blue Devils are 10-3 this season with a 7-1 mark in the CVAC.
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The Fred T. Foard volleyball team bounced back from a tough conference loss with a straight-sets victory over Bandys on Wednesday 26-24, 25-23 and 25-18.
Morgan Smith led Foard (13-5) with seven kills, while Madison Hayes added six kills.
Gaosee Vang paced Bandys (6-6) with 25 asssists, four aces, five kills and five blocks.
Hibriten 1, Fred T. Foard 0
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina coach Roy Williams has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts.
Still, the coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney.
Entering Tuesday with identical 4-1 conference records, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard volleyball teams tried to keep alive hopes for a Northwestern 3A/4A championship.
Tied 1-1, the Lady Indians won the third and fourth sets to come away with the pivotal 3-1 victory over the Lady Tigers in Newton.
The Maiden volleyball team picked up a 3-0 victory over East Burke on Tuesday 25-23, 25-14 and 25-14.
By virtue of Bandys loss to South Iredell, the Lady Blue Devils (10-3) moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the CVAC standings with a 6-1 conference record.
Ten prep sports contests from Tuesday were postponed after storms rolled through Catawba County.
Below is a list of the rescheduled dates from these postponed games:
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Bandys at South Iredell tennis, 4 p.m.
Bandys at South Iredell soccer, 5:30 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden tennis, 4 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden soccer, 5 p.m.
Fighting in a second five-set volleyball match this season with Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team persevered once again.
The Lady Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit to win two-straight sets and the match against the Lady Bears 14-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-10.
Fred T. Foard earned yet another shutout on the soccer field on Monday with a 6-0 victory against South Caldwell.
The Tigers, who now have nine shut outs on the season, improve to 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A play.
The Spartans fall to 2-8 overall 0-3 in NWC play.
Fighting against division rival New Orleans on Sunday, Carolina managed to cure its a Achilles' heel in games most of last season â€” the ability to finish.
Up eight points at halftime, the Panthers' offensive continued to churn and their defense stepped up in crucial moments, helping Carolina come away with a 35-27 victory against the Saints in the home opener at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers' defense has an ax to grind with quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Safety Charles Godfrey and several other defenders said they're still irked by the Saints decision to pursue NFL records rather than pull their starters in their 45-17 Week 17 rout of the Panthers last season. On Sunday, the division rivals meet in Carolina's home opener.