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March 20th, 2012

Shuberts together on Foard softball team

March 20, 2012

When David Shubert stopped coaching the Fred T. Foard softball program in 1996, he didn’t know that he would return 16 years later to coach his daughter, Lexi.

The Shuberts are both members of the Lady Tigers softball program, which is off to an 8-0 start this season, including 3-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A.

David — who not only coached the Foard softball program (1991-96), but also coached the school’s basketball program from 1992-98 — said he remembered his time as hoops coach, when his young daughter attended the games.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scores, postponements

March 20, 2012

Prep tennis

Hickory 6, Fred T. Foard 0

Singles
Brad Bowman (H) def. Jacob Stinson 6-0, 6-0; Daniel May (H) def. Jacob Bechtol 6-0, 6-0; Alex Arditti (H) def. Russell Michaels 6-0, 6-0; Luke Kessel (H) def. Alex Lowdermilk 6-0, 6-0; Will Arditti (H) def. Samuel Hefner 6-3, 6-4; Nick Carlton (H) def. Jil Patel 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles and exhibition cancelled due to lightning.

Watauga 5, St. Stephens 0

Singles

Six-race suspension of crew chief Knaus overturned

March 20, 2012

CONCORD — NASCAR's chief appellate officer overturned on Tuesday the bulk of the penalties levied against five-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus, who still must pay a $100,000 fine because Jimmie Johnson's car failed the opening day inspection of the Daytona 500.

Chief appellate officer John Middlebrook overturned the six-race suspensions NASCAR handed down to Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, and ruled both instead will be on probation through May 9.

March 19th

Trio of comebacks spark Bears past Wildcats

March 19, 2012

Down 2-0 early against Draughn in its singles matches on Monday, the Bunker Hill tennis team rallied behind the play of Stefan Gettys, Braxton Williams and Nick Lee.

The trio, who each fell down a set in their singles matches, came from behind to win the second and third sets, clinching three victories and helping the Bears pick up the 6-3 CVAC win over the Wildcats.

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.

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