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May 4th, 2012

PREP NOTEBOOK: CVAC, NWC tournament results

May 5, 2012

Maiden rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to advance to Monday's Catawba Valley 2A baseball final, knocking off defending champion Bunker Hill, 7-6.

The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Draughn in the Monday final at L.P. Frans at 7 p.m.

CVAC baseball tournament

First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2

Crawdads rally falls short in ninth, 4-3

May 5, 2012

Despite two RBIs in the top of the ninth inning, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their third-straight road game to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday, 4-3.

The Grasshoppers (19-8) took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind a three-run homer to center field by Matt Smith that plated Ryan McIntyre and Austin Barnes.

May 3rd

Conover Cowboys host NSFL event Saturday

May 3, 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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's tournament scores

May 3, 2012

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

Grasshoppers top Crawdads in game two, 7-3

May 3, 2012

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.

SOURCE: 49ers headed to Conference USA

May 3, 2012

CHARLOTTE — 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.

BREAKING: Parochial schools to remain in NCHSAA

May 3, 2012

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.

May 2nd

Watauga sweeps team honors, Hickory is second

May 3, 2012

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 conference’s track and field meet at Lenoir-Rhyne University.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Scores, tournament brackets

May 3, 2012

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.

'Dads comeback falls short against Greensboro, 8-4

May 2, 2012

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.

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