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April 2nd, 2012
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.
Some things change, while others just stay the same.
That was the case Thursday at the Catawba County golf championships at Catawba Country Club.
Hickory claimed the 20th annual team title, while Maiden junior Thomas Lilly claimed medalist honors.
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Bandys sophomore guard Madi Story added another accolade to her rÃ©sumÃ© on Wednesday as she was selected to the Associated Press All-State girls basketball team.
For more information on this story, check out a copy of Friday's edition of the Observer News Enterprise newspaper.
The Fred T. Foard softball team suffered its first loss of the season, dropping a 2-0 contest to North Iredell on Thursday.
North Iredell pitcher Karley Harkey gave up four Foard hits, striking out three batters.
Ashley Oliver had two hits for the Lady Tigers (12-1), while Olivia Purvis and Rebecca Rowe had one hit each.