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May 3rd, 2012
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.
Top-seeded Draughn, along with South Iredell, Maiden and Bunker Hill, advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament.
The Wildcats play the Vikings today at 4:30 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium, while the Blue Devils and Bears play in the nightcap at 7 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament
First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2
Despite a two-RBI performance from center fielder Jordan Akins, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their second-straight road contest to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Thursday, 7-3.
First baseman Aaron Seene led the 'Hoppers (18-8), going 1-for-3 from the plate with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that plated two runs.
CHARLOTTE â€” Two people familiar with the situation say Charlotte is leaving the Atlantic 10 and rejoining Conference USA in the 2013-14 season.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because an announcement has not yet been made. The university has scheduled a Friday news conference.
A vote to remove non-boarding parochial schools from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association has failed.
The NCHSAA sent a ballot to its 390 schools last month allowing principals to vote on changing a rule that allows Charlotte Catholic, Kernersville McGuinness and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons to be members in the organization.
The heat beat down on Northwestern 3A/4A track and field athletes Wednesday, and Watauga beat down the field.
The Pioneers swept the boys and girls team titles at the conferenceâ€™s track and field meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
The Catawba Valley 2A baseball and softball tournaments start today. The top four seeds are hosting games in both tournaments. All games take place at 6:30 p.m.
After falling behind 8-0, the Hickory Crawdads attempted to come back in their game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
Hickory scored four runs in the fifth, seventh and eight innings, but weren't able to make up the deficit, dropping the first road game of the series to Greensboro on Wednesday, 8-4.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished Wednesday for participating in the team's cash-for-hits bounty system.
A No. 6 seed at last year's Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament, the Maiden Blue Devils enter Thursday's first round as the No. 2 overall seed.
It's been a turnaround season for the Blue Devils, who are 15-8 overall and 10-4 in the CVAC after finishing one game below .500 in 2011.