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September 24th, 2012
St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard high schools squared off on the tennis court Monday both trying to pick up their first conference win of the season.
Taking three-of-four singles matches that went to third-set tiebreakers, the Lady Tigers notched their first Northwestern 3A/4A victory of the season, topping the Lady Indians, 5-4.
In a battle of top soccer teams in the Northwestern 3A/4A, Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens played to a draw.
The Tigers and Indians each scored three goals in a 3-3 tie on the soccer field Monday in Newton.
Andrew Bare put the Indians (8-4-1, 3-0-1) up 1-0 early after an assist from Nich Bryant, but Foard's Logan Winstead equalized the contest with an unassisted goal of his own.
CHAPEL HILL â€” A walk-on football player at North Carolina has been suspended after he was arrested and charged with assault.
Chapel Hill police arrested 18-year-old Nicholas Apostolos Weiler early Sunday after an officer reported that he saw Weiler hit a person in the face.
Weiler is a freshman punter. He has not played this season.
NEW ORLEANS â€” Ryan Succop delivered a huge kick in the gut to the reeling New Orleans Saints.
Succop kicked six field goals, one to force overtime in the final seconds and another from 31 yards to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Saints, who remain winless through three games since coach Sean Payton was suspended in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. â€” Jamal Jackson threw three touchdown passes and Appalachian State scored 34 consecutive points to erase a 10-point deficit and defeat Chattanooga 34-17 Saturday night.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Shane Carden twice directed the East Carolina offense to long first-half drives that stalled at the worst possible time. And when things slowed down after halftime, the Pirates were left to lament those missed chances.
SAVANNAH, Ga. â€” Jordan Reid threw for three touchdowns, Andre Clarke ran for two and North Carolina State outlasted Savannah State 45-33 in an offensive shootout Saturday night.
Reid was 22 of 34 for 241 yards of the total 545 yards for the Eagles (2-2, 1-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), while Clarke ran 12 times for 117 yards. Savannah State (0-3, 0-1) amassed 428 offensive yards.
After giving up turnovers and creating short fields last week in a loss to rival Maiden, karma favored Newton-Conover on the football field Friday against Bandys.
The Red Devils (3-3, 1-1) forced three fumbles, surging ahead of the Trojans early to eventually come away with a 35-14 win at Gurley Stadium.
GAMEWELL â€” With help from running back Grant Yowe, the Maiden football team continued its roll in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday.
Yowe rushed for four touchdowns, helping the Blue Devils upend winless West Caldwell on the road, 31-0.
Maiden improves to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play, setting up a pivotal conference match-up with South Iredell (5-1, 2-0) next week in Troutman.
TAYLORSVILLE â€” Alexander Central racked up 438 yards of total offense on its way to a two-touchdown Northwestern 3A/4A victory against Fred T. Foard on Friday, 28-14.
Of those 438 yards by the Cougars (3-3, 2-0), 204 came from running back Casey Anderson on 17 carries.
Anderson also had a 49-yard rushing touchdown in the contest.