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May 12th, 2012
Make it three in a row for Newton-Conover.
The Red Devils duo of Ryan Lampe and John Tate claimed the third-straight tennis state championship at the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday.
Lampe and Tate defeated Salisbury's Alan Lebowitz and Abraham Post in 1-of-2 semifinal match-ups 6-1, 6-2.
With a 2-0 count, a runner on third base and the game tied 2-2, Maiden's Luke Setzer made a guess at what his next pitch would be.
The junior smacked a ball down the first base line that landed just fair, plating pinch runner Kyle Kelly to give Maiden a dramatic 3-2 home playoff victory against Starmount on Friday night.
Seven of the 10 Catawba County teams in action in the 2A and 3A baseball and softball playoffs have advanced past the first round.
Bandys 11, West Davidson 1 (five innings)
Behind a three-run homer by first baseman Scarlett Harris, the Lady Trojans advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a convincing home win Friday.
The Hickory Crawdads evened their home series with the Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday with a 3-1 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Second baseman Rougned Odor led Hickory (19-13) with a 1-for-3 hitting performance from the plate, which included two RBIs.
Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson drove in the other run for Hickory.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey, the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball player of the year, continues his growth during a stellar junior season.
Harvey is hoping to lead the Trojans (16-7) past the opening round of the 2A playoffs for the first time in three seasons when Bandys travels to West Stokes (20-3) on Friday.
The St. Stephens baseball team lost its third-straight 3A first-round playoff game, falling to Crest on Thursday, 13-8.
Tied 7-7 in the fifth inning, Crest score four runs, including a two-RBI single by Brock Melton, to pull away for good. Melton led the Chargers with four RBIs on a 4-for-4 hitting performance on the day.
The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-2 to the Savannah Sand Gnats in their home return game from a lengthy seven-game road tilt.
First baseman Brian Harris led the Sand Gnats (21-12) with three RBIs on a 2-for-3 hitting performance from the plate.
Trever Adams drove in the lone RBI for Hickory (18-13).
After missing the playoffs three-straight seasons from 2008-10, the Bunker Hill softball team begins its second-straight 2A postseason trip Friday.
The Lady Bears, who had a remarkable 2012 campaign, will try to break its recent unlucky past in postseason play.
A goal by Ceana Aguirre in the 60th minute on an assist by Cassidy Winchester was the difference maker, giving the Bandys soccer team a one-goal victory in the first round of the 2A soccer playoffs.
The Lady Trojans' Chandler Griffith pocketed the first goal in the game in the 32nd minute on an assist from Katie Spaulding.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. â€” The Connecticut Sun has trimmed its pre-season roster to 13 players by cutting two players, including former North Carolina star Jessica Breland.
The 6-foot-3 Breland was picked up by the Sun last July after being waived by New York, but saw action in just one game.