Archive - Sports Article
October 30th, 2012
The Bandys soccer team fell 3-0 on the road to Shelby in the first round of the 2A soccer playoffs on Tuesday.
The Trojans finish their season with a 6-14 overall record.
The Golden Lions (17-4-1) face the winner of the South Iredell/West Lincoln game on Wednesday.
Five more soccer contests involving Catawba County teams are scheduled for today. Below is a list of those five games:
Overcoming a 8-0 halftime deficit, the Catawba County Hornets advanced to the Central Carolinas Football League championship game.
Hornets linebacker Alvin Gibson recovered a fourth quarter fumble in the end zone, helping his team knock off Richmond County on Saturday, 12-8.
The victory for Catawba County (13-1) avenges an earlier defeat to the Golden Bears this season.
The North Carolina High School Association (NCHSAA) released its boys prep soccer playoff brackets on Monday.
Below are the six match ups featuring Catawba County schools, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31:
Bandys (6-13) at Shelby (16-4-1)
Bunker Hill (10-8-1) at Brevard (10-4-1)
Newton-Conover (12-6-1) at Owen (19-1)
The Fred T. Foard girls cross-country team captured a 3A West Regional title during Saturday's meet at Freedom Park in Morganton.
The Lady Tigers tallied 58 points, which was 15 points better than West Henderson's 73.
CULLOWHEE â€” Logan Hallock completed the first 20 passes of his collegiate career, passing for two touchdowns in Appalachian State's 38-27 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its brackets for the football playoffs, which start Friday.
Below are the pairings for Catawba County schools (in italics) and other schools in the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A conferences:
2A Midwest Brackets
No. 8 Wheatmore (5-5) at No. 1 East Lincoln (10-0)
Marquis Pope and the Newton-Conover football team made sure it would get a piece of the final Catawba Valley 2A football title.
The Red Devils (8-3, 6-1) blew out winless West Caldwell in Lenoir on Friday, 56-6.
"It was a good overall win," said N-C coach Brint Russell. "We had a good team effort all the way around."
Jake McRee threw two touchdown passes, Jordan Bess ran for a score and Ian Oliver added a 29-yard field goal to help Maiden defeat Draughn at home Friday, 23-13.
With the victory and wins by Newton-Conover and South Iredell, the Blue Devils (8-3, 6-1) clinch a share of the final Catawba Valley 2A football title.
Quarterback Anthony Toscano threw two touchdown passes to Brian Spade and three other Trojans scored rushing touchdowns to help Bandys knock off Bunker Hill, 45-14, in Claremont on Friday.
Toscano tossed both of his touchdowns to Spade to open the first and second halfs, respectively, connecting from 24 yards out in the first quarter and 63 yards away in the third quarter.
On a day when the Charlotte Bobcats hosted a â€śCool School Field Tripâ€ť for area students, the Milwaukee Bucks played the role of bully.
Up 20 points in the third quarter, the Bobcats (1-6) struggled down the stretch in a 100-90 home loss to the Bucks on Thursday morning.
Bobcats head coach Mike Dunlap said many factors contributed to the loss.