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March 15th, 2012
With a perfect game and a no-hitter under her belt, Maidenâ€™s Hannah Callahan has helped position the Lady Blue Devils for a successful season.
The junior pitcher is 5-1 this season, including a season-opening no-hitter against Lincolnton and a perfect game Tuesday against Newton-Conover.
Callahan said the two performances are a product of her hard work.
â€śMy pitching means a lot to me,â€ť Callahan said. â€ś I work on spins on my pitches, locations and different pitches. I work on my infield, too, because I struggle with that. I work hard at it so I can help my team out.â€ť
For the second time in three days, the Newton-Conover golf team won a non-conference match.
The Red Devils notched a 148 to win by 12 strokes over Maiden in a nine-hole match held at Catawba Country Club.
Newton-Conoverâ€™s Alex Hefner earned medalist, carding a 33 in his nine holes.
Teammate Lee Mitchell wasnâ€™t far behind on the scoreboard with a 35, while Chris Ziogas (39) and Perry Davis (41) also had solid rounds.
Bunker Hillâ€™s Tyler Lail and Maidenâ€™s Thomas Lilly finished tied for third with a 36.
Austin Shuford was the leading golfer for Bandys with a 52.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Reserve forward James Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds, and Syracuse avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 when it rallied for a 72-65 victory over North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday in the East Regional.
The Orange entered the tournament without starting center Fab Melo, who was declared ineligible for academic reasons, and they almost left early with a piece of history no team wants. Instead, Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded KansasÂ State in the third round Saturday.
After scoring no runs on a bases loaded situation in the first inning, the St. Stephens baseball team made sure it didnâ€™t make the same mistake twice.
Nine of the Indiansâ€™ 12 runs in their game with Newton-Conover came in the third inning.
The entire Saint line-up scored a run in that inning, which paced the team to a 12-4 non-conference win over the Red Devils in Newton on Wednesday.
Fred T. Foard improved to 6-1-1 with a 5-0 non-conference soccer shutout against East Burke on Wednesday.
Ashley Jolly scored two goals for the Lady Tigers, while Angelo Lo, Carmen Winstead and Adele Jarrett each pocketed a goal each. Taylor Rios assisted on one of Foard's goals.
Hannah Skeen picked up the shut out in goal, stopping two shots on goal by the Lady Cavaliers (0-4).
Bandys 1, East Lincoln 1
The Lady Trojans played to a stalemate with the Lady Mustangs on Wednesday in a non-conference game.
HOUSTON â€” Luis Scola scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 14 points and 10 assists and the Houston Rockets routed the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats 107-87 on Wednesday night.
Samuel Dalembert added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Hill scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Rockets, who've won two in a row after dropping six of their previous seven games.
Derrick Brown scored 15 to lead the Bobcats, who've lost 20 of 23 road games this season.
Following a second six-year tenure as Bandys girls basketball coach, Beth Queen is stepping down.
Queen, who has spent 16 seasons as a player and coach at the school, said she knew before this past season started that it would be her last.
â€śThat was part of my plan the whole time,â€ť Queen said. â€śWhen I came back six years ago, the Bandys girls basketball program wasnâ€™t very successful. I wanted to rebuild the program. At that time, it was my intention to stay six years.â€ť
Queen coached the Trojans from 1998-2003 before leaving to spend time with her family
Capping a stellar prep basketball career, Newton-Conoverâ€™s Shynese Whitener was named the 2012 District 10 girls basketball player of the year by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA).
Receiving the honor caught the senior off guard.
â€śIâ€™m definitely surprised,â€ť Whitener said. â€śIâ€™m still shocked. Itâ€™s an honor to receive this award. It was fun just going out every night, having my teammates support and playing basketball. It goes to show you that hard work pays off.â€ť
Two of the best tennis teams in the Catawba Valley 2A collided Tuesday in Newton.
When the dust settled, Newton-Conover had notched its 64th straight home conference victory with a 7-2 win against Maiden.
â€śThis was biggest hurdle in that winning streak,â€ť said N-C coach Brian Tate. â€śThis is probably the least inexperienced team Iâ€™ve ever had since Iâ€™ve been here. Weâ€™re getting better.â€ť
Newton-Conover High School's new athletic director says he wants to take the Red Devils sports program to the next level.
School district leaders say he has the athletic and administrative experience to do it.
Billy Leeson was hired this month to serve as NCHS's athletic director and assistant principal.