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March 19th, 2012

PREP NOTEBOOK: Hickory wins NWC golf match

March 19, 2012

Peter Harrill shot a 73, while teammates Frankie Wyatt and Austin Lackey fired a pair of 75 rounds to lead Hickory to a Northwestern golf match victory on Monday at Catawba Country Club.

The Red Tornadoes shot 302 as a six-person team, finishing three strokes ahead of Alexander Central.

The Cougars' Alex Rhyne earned medalist at the 18-hole match, shooting a 68, which was the only round carded in the 60s.

St. Stephens came in fourth place with a team score of 311, five strokes behind third-place Hibriten. The Indians were led by Austin Russell, who shot a 76.

Holiday, Young lead 76ers past Bobcats 105-80

March 19, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jrue Holiday had 20 points and six assists as the first-place Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 105-80 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak and sweep the three-game season series between the teams.

Holiday, coming off a career-high 30 points in Saturday's night loss at Chicago, was 8-of-13 shooting from the field and made all four shots from the free-throw line.

Doug Collins said before the game the key to snapping the losing skid was to get a more balanced scoring attack from his players and he got just that.

March 18th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

March 19, 2012

Monday, March 19
NWC golf at Catawba C.C.
Maiden golf at Glen Oaks C.C.

Maiden tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. Draughn
Newton-Conover tennis at East Burke

Bandys softball at South Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball at North Lincoln

Bunker Hill soccer vs. West Iredell

L-R men's golf at Pinehurst Challenge

CVCC baseball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne JV

Tuesday, March 20
St. Stephens softball vs. Fred T. Foard
Maiden softball vs. South Iredell
Bandys softball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball vs. Draughn

ROUND 2, DAY 5: 'Heels, 'Pack advance, 'Noles fall

March 18, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Phoenix.

March 17th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Bears shut out Vikings

March 17, 2012

Surviving a bases loaded situation with eight straight fouled-off pitches, Bunker Hill’s Kadi O’Shell made her ninth toss count.

The junior pitcher managed to get the final out on the ninth pitch of a long at-bat in Friday’s game against South Iredell, preserving a shutout against the Lady Vikings (2-6, 1-1) and a perfect 2-0 record in the CVAC for Bunker Hill.

Conferences stay same after third draft

March 17, 2012

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) realignment committee met Thursday to review appeals, and by Friday, the committee had a final draft.

In this third draft, which is set in stone barring any procedural error appeals, includes no changes to the proposed conferences from the second draft.

Current CVAC members and county teams Bandys, Bunker Hill, Maiden and Newton-Conover would join an all-2A conference with current CVAC member West Caldwell, as well as three Lincoln County teams in East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln.

Tourney Day 2: Lehigh, Norfolk St. pull upsets

March 17, 2012

GREENSBORO — C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 in the South Regional to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.

The Mountain Hawks were the sixth 15 seed overall to pull off the trick. Norfolk State edged Missouri in the West Regional earlier in the day, and No. 13 seed Ohio knocked off fourth-seeded Michigan to add to the madness.

March 15th

Hannah Callahan, Lady Blue Devils off to hot start

March 15, 2012

With a perfect game and a no-hitter under her belt, Maiden’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.
“My pitching means a lot to me,” Callahan said. “ 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.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C golf team wins again

March 15, 2012

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-Conover’s Alex Hefner earned medalist, carding a 33 in his nine holes.

Teammate Lee Mitchell wasn’t far behind on the scoreboard with a 35, while Chris Ziogas (39) and Perry Davis (41) also had solid rounds.

Bunker Hill’s Tyler Lail and Maiden’s Thomas Lilly finished tied for third with a 36.

Austin Shuford was the leading golfer for Bandys with a 52.

TOURNEY WRAP-UP: UNC-Asheville upset falls short

March 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) — 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 Kansas State in the third round Saturday.

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