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August 16th, 2012
In a game that featured three lead changes, two ties and three combined errors by both squads, Savannah got the better of Hickory on the baseball diamond Thursday.
Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh, the Sand Gnats (24-28 in the second half, 65-54 overall) powered ahead with a three-run homer by Yucarybert De La Cruz, pulling ahead for good en route to winning 6-5 at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Thursday kicked off the junior varsity football season for some teams in the area.
Three Catawba County schools were in action, including Maiden, Fred T. Foard and Hickory. Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.
Lincolnton 28, Maiden 14
North Lincoln 39, Fred T. Foard 0
Statesville 40, Hickory 12
The defending 2A state volleyball champion Newton-Conover Lady Red Devils opened their season with a loss Thursday at North Iredell, 25-12, 25-6 and 25-10.
The Lady Red Devils (1-0) play again this Saturday at Davidson College's volleyball tournament.
Maiden 3, Alexander Central 1
For the second time in three days, St. Stephens faced a Catawba Valley 2A squad and never blinked.
The Lady Indians (2-0) cruised to a 3-0 road victory over Maiden on Wednesday, two days after they shut out Bunker Hill at home by the same score.
AC Reynolds picked up a tight 3-2 victory over St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday in Hickory.
The Indians (1-1) were led by Tommy Vo and Osvaldo Crus, who each pocketed a goal in the contest.
North Lincoln 3, Bunker Hill 1
The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 with a road loss to the Lady Knights, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 24-26.
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. â€” When Paul Wolfe decided to give NASCAR a try, he made sure he had a backup plan.
"I became a certified welder," Wolfe said. "I never really thought driving would ever provide me a chance. The opportunity to work on cars was more realistic. I wasn't really thinking about driving when I got into it."
It's good to be a realist.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey will compete with some of the best young baseball talent in the country this Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley Field.
Harvey's selection to the All-America Game is his second biggest honor received in as many weeks.
After finishing 0-12 on the court a season ago, the St. Stephens tennis team picked up a hard-fought 5-4 victory against the Bunker Hill Bears on Tuesday in Claremont.
"This was a big win for the kids," said Lady Indians coach Todd Davis.
St. Stephens 5, Bunker Hill 4
HAGERSTOWN, MD. â€” Hagerstown stretched its advantage in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division to 1.5 games over the Hickory Crawdads with a dramatic 4-3 walkoff win in the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday.
Trailing 3-1 entering the ninth inning, Hickory (27-24 in the second half, 64-56 overall) tied the contest up on a pair of RBI singles from Jorge Alfaro and Alejandro Selen.
Leaving his native Colombia at age 15, Jorge Alfaro promised both his parents that he would make something of his baseball career.
Four years after that promise, the 19-year-old catcher for the Hickory Crawdads is continuing to try and move up the minor league baseball system.