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April 3rd, 2012
NEW ORLEANS â€” Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.
Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent â€” especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.
Newton-Conover seniors Isabella Zaliagiris, Ryan Lampe, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss made their college decisions on Monday.
Moss and Walker signed with Carson Newman, Zaliagiris is headed to George Mason and Lampe is going to Lees-McRae.
Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.
Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.
CHARLOTTE â€” With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.
Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.
Hickory won the out-right girls title at Saturday's Catawba County track and field championships at Bunker Hill High School on Saturday, as well as a co-championship in boys competition with Bunker Hill.
T-1. Bunker Hill 124
T-1. Hickory 124
3. Fred T. Foard 121
4. Newton-Conover 95
5. Maiden 79
6. Bandys 75
7. St. Stephens 73
8. Challenger 7
Bandys guard Madi Story finished third in the voting for the Associated Press girls prep basketball player of the year.
The voting results were released on Saturday with Story, the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year, receiving two of a possible 22 votes.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. â€” When Will Bynum has the ball, he sometimes seems to play a step or two faster than anyone else on the court â€” charging to the basket or taking quick shots from the outside with little regard for the consequences.
Adding some late insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Bandys softball team continued its winning streak Friday.
Scarlett Harris, Jessica Younger, Tiffany Holland and Ayla Acosta each drove in a run, leading the Lady Trojans to a 4-1 conference victory at home over Bunker Hill (5-3, 4-2).
Chelsea Wilkerson struck out 20 St. Stephens batters and allowed one hit, leading the Lady Cougars to the 2-0 victory in conference play.
Lady Indians first basemen Darian Fisher broke up a perfect game by Wilkerson in the sixth inning with a single.
St. Stephens falls to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the Northwestern conference.
Newton-Conover 11, West Caldwell 10
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers announced they've traded running back Mike Goodson to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.
Goodson, who ran for 501 yards and three touchdowns in three seasons with Carolina, became expendable after the team signed free agent running back Mike Tolbert earlier this offseason.