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October 25th, 2012
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.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is out for the rest of the season after the team placed him on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Beason had been suffered from knee and shoulder ailments. He is scheduled to have have surgery on his left knee next week.
Salisbury had been a pain in the sides of the Maiden tennis team for two of the past three seasons entering the second round of the dual team playoffs.
That trend continued on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets (18-2) swept doubles and singles competition, eliminating Maiden (18-2) from the tennis postseason, 9-0.
Tuesday marked second round playoff games in 2A and 3A volleyball.
Three Catawba County schools â€” Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens â€” were in action.
Below are the scores from those games
Maiden 3, North Lincoln 1
St. Stephens 3, North Buncombe 1
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 0
Thursday's playoff games
Maiden (21-4) at Polk County (20-5), TBA
RALEIGH â€” With Dwyane Wade out, Chris Bosh turned in the aggressive performance Miami coach Erik Spoelstra wanted to see.
Bosh scored 21 points to help the Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-92 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
The Hickory soccer team celebrated 11 of its seniors on Monday, and sent them off the home field in style.
The Red Tornadoes (21-1, 10-1) knocked off rival St. Stephens, 2-1, in a â€śBattle of Hickoryâ€ť on the soccer field.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below are Monday's scores from Catawba County soccer games:
Bunker Hill 3, Draughn 1
Richard Xiong scored three goals to lead the Bears to the conference victory against the Wildcats.
With the victory, Bunker Hill (9-8-1, 7-6-0) clinches at least a tie for fourth place.
Newton-Conover 5, East Burke 0
If the Carolina Panthers are going to become the second team to start 1-5 and make it to the playoffs, it won't be under General Manager Marty Hurney.
Hurney was relieved of his duties early Monday morning, the team announced. He had served as the team's GM since 2002.