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August 17th, 2012
Brint Russellâ€™s debut as Newton-Conover head football coach was memorable â€” for all the wrong reasons.
The Red Devilsâ€™ defense struggled, giving up 510 total yards, including 351 passing from East Lincoln quarterback Garrett Young, as the Mustangs went on to win in Denver, 35-21.
Lincolnton picked up a tight two-point victory at home, spoiling Frank Snider's debut as head coach for the Maiden Blue Devils.
The Wolves (1-0) took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when Maiden starting quarterback Jake McRee fumbled a snap in the end zone, fell on top of it and was tackled by a host of Lincolnton defenders, resulting in a safety.
The Carolina Panthers finished up their home preseason slate Friday with a 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium.
Less than a week after suffering a 26-13 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he was pleased with what he saw from his team.
In a game that featured three lead changes, two ties and three combined errors by both squads, Savannah got the better of Hickory on the baseball diamond Thursday.
Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh, the Sand Gnats (24-28 in the second half, 65-54 overall) powered ahead with a three-run homer by Yucarybert De La Cruz, pulling ahead for good en route to winning 6-5 at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Thursday kicked off the junior varsity football season for some teams in the area.
Three Catawba County schools were in action, including Maiden, Fred T. Foard and Hickory. Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.
Lincolnton 28, Maiden 14
North Lincoln 39, Fred T. Foard 0
Statesville 40, Hickory 12
The defending 2A state volleyball champion Newton-Conover Lady Red Devils opened their season with a loss Thursday at North Iredell, 25-12, 25-6 and 25-10.
The Lady Red Devils (1-0) play again this Saturday at Davidson College's volleyball tournament.
Maiden 3, Alexander Central 1
For the second time in three days, St. Stephens faced a Catawba Valley 2A squad and never blinked.
The Lady Indians (2-0) cruised to a 3-0 road victory over Maiden on Wednesday, two days after they shut out Bunker Hill at home by the same score.
AC Reynolds picked up a tight 3-2 victory over St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday in Hickory.
The Indians (1-1) were led by Tommy Vo and Osvaldo Crus, who each pocketed a goal in the contest.
North Lincoln 3, Bunker Hill 1
The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 with a road loss to the Lady Knights, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 24-26.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. â€” When Paul Wolfe decided to give NASCAR a try, he made sure he had a backup plan.
"I became a certified welder," Wolfe said. "I never really thought driving would ever provide me a chance. The opportunity to work on cars was more realistic. I wasn't really thinking about driving when I got into it."
It's good to be a realist.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey will compete with some of the best young baseball talent in the country this Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field.
Harvey's selection to the All-America Game is his second biggest honor received in as many weeks.