Archive - Sports Article
October 27th, 2012
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.
The Catawba County Hornets are one game away from the Central Carolinas Football League champion game, but one team stands in the way.
The Hornets host the Richmond County Golden Bears on Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park in one of two semifinal match-ups in the CCFL playoffs.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with four match ups featuring all seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Catawba County scores
Bandys 12, Bunker Hill 6
Hickory 19, Fred T. Foard 14
Maiden 7, Draughn 6
Newton-Conover 28, West Caldwell 14 (N-C finishes 9-0, wins conference)
The Maiden and St. Stephens volleyball teams had their seasons ended on Thursday in the third round of the state playoffs.
Down 2-1 in their match with West Henderson (25-3), the Lady Indians (24-2) battled deep into the fourth set to stay alive, but eventually fell 33-31 to drop the match and have their season ended.
The Bunker Hill soccer team honored its six seniors during Wednesday's game against Bandys, but it was a freshman that stole the show.
Richard Xiong continued a standout first season for the Bears, netting three goals to lead the Bears to their 10th victory of the season against the Trojans, 3-1.
The St. Stephens soccer team picked up a crucial victory against Watauga in double overtime on Wednesday, 2-1.
Andrew Barton and Tommy Vo each netted goals for Saint (13-6-2, 8-2-2), while Luke Bruce assisted on Vo's goal.
By virtue of the Indians' win, St. Stephens breaks a tie with Watauga (15-3-3, 8-2-2) to claim second place outright in the Northwestern 3A/4A.