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May 7th, 2012
In a Feb. 29 scrimmage against Wilkes Centralâ€™s Garrett Lakey, Maidenâ€™s Zack Huffman was leading 6-1, 4-0.
Suddenly, he felt a weird sensation in his arm that changed the outlook of not only the match, but his whole senior season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Behind 17 hits, the Maiden Blue Devils won the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament final against Draughn at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night, 12-3.
Seniors Dustin Hipps and Jason Gantt led the charge with four-hit performances at the plate.
Newton-Conover High School may have its next football coach by early next week.
NCHS Principal Kevin Campbell said Monday the school narrowed its list of candidates down to a final name, and officials are nailing down final details.
Monday, May 7
CVAC baseball final (at L.P. Frans Stadium): No. 1 Draughn vs. No. 2 Maiden, 7 p.m.
CVAC softball final (at East Burke H.S.): No. 1 Bandys vs. No. 2 Draughn, 6:30 p.m.
2A Western Regional golf tournament at Fox Den Golf Club in Troutman
3A Western Regional golf tournament at Cedar Rock Country Club (Hibriten)
Newton-Conover won the 2A Western Regional championship in girls track and field Saturday at Polk County High School.
The Lady Red Devils scored 67 points, which edged Draughn's 55 points to claim to regional title.
Sadasia Tipps led Newton-Conover with atitle in the long jump. She also finished second in the triple jump.
The Hickory Crawdads won two games this past week against the Kannapolis Intimidators, taking a 6-0 Saturday victory and winning 5-3 on Sunday.
Hickory 6, Kannapolis 0
Zach Cone led the 'Dads (18-11) on Saturday with a 2-for-5 performance from the plate that included a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.
Maiden freshman and distance runner Corbin Boyles is running toward a 2A Western Regional title in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs this Saturday at Polk County High School.
He is hoping to compete for a 2A state title in those two events, as well as become a future Olympian.
Maiden rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to advance to Monday's Catawba Valley 2A baseball final, knocking off defending champion Bunker Hill, 7-6.
The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Draughn in the Monday final at L.P. Frans at 7 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament
First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2
Despite two RBIs in the top of the ninth inning, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their third-straight road game to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday, 4-3.
The Grasshoppers (19-8) took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind a three-run homer to center field by Matt Smith that plated Ryan McIntyre and Austin Barnes.
Trying not to fall behind the competition, the Conover Cowboys decided to put a little spring in their step.
The Cowboys youth football program, which involves more than 60 kids ages 7-12 through Newton, Conover and surrounding areas, joined the North Carolina Spring Football League (NSFL) of Charlotte.