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June 2nd, 2012

Series tied 1-1 after Lady Tigers' late rally falls short

June 2, 2012

After falling behind 4-0 in the first couple of innings, Fred T. Foard rallied in its second game against C.B. Aycock in the best-of-three state 3A championship series Saturday.

The Lady Tigers (26-5) scored three runs in the top of the third, but could not get any closer, dropping the contest, 4-3, to the Falcons.

Rowe's single in ninth gives Tigers 1-0 series lead

June 2, 2012

After 8.5 scoreless innings, one hit was the difference in the first game of the 3A best-of-three state softball championship series between Fred T. Foard and C.B. Aycock on Saturday.

June 1st

Foard CF Bolick tries to repeat mom's feat

June 1, 2012

A mother and daughter share a special relationship, but for the Bolicks, it goes much deeper.

Fred T. Foard junior center fielder Addie Bolick tries to do something her mother, Olivia, did for the Lady Tigers in 1991 — win a state title in softball.

Foard (25-4) faces C.B. Aycock (29-2) starting Saturday for a chance to win the its fourth 3A state softball championship in school history.

Crawdads' win streak up to five with 9-6 victory

June 1, 2012

Behind four home runs and 10 hits, the Hickory Crawdads won their fifth-straight South Atlantic League contest, knocking off the West Virginia Power on Friday, 9-6.

Two of the Hickory's four bombs came in the fifth inning, including a two-run homer by Jeremy Williams and a solo shot by Zach Cone.

Tar Heels top Cornell 7-4 in NCAA tournament

June 1, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Colin Moran had four hits to help North Carolina beat Cornell 7-4 on Friday in the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Jacob Stallings and Adam Griffin each drove in two runs for the top-seeded Tar Heels (45-14), the No. 6 national seed. Moran's big day came a week after going just 2 for 14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Tigers 3A title series postponed until Saturday

June 1, 2012

The 3A softball state title series between Fred T. Foard (25-4) and C.B. Aycock (29-2) that was slated to start on Friday has been postponed.

The first game, originally slated for Friday at 8 p.m. on Field 5 of the Walnut Creek Softball Complex, was cancelled due to storms and heavy rain in the Raleigh area.

May 31st

Lady Tigers reflect on season, await Falcons

May 31, 2012

Through its successes and struggles this season, the Fred T. Foard softball team persevered to reach the 3A state softball championship.

The Lady Tigers (25-4) meet the C.B. Aycock Falcons (29-2) in the first game of a best-of-three series at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday.

Carroll's 5 RBIs lifts Post 48 to third-straight win

May 31, 2012

Behind a five-RBI game by outfielder Phillip Carroll, Hickory Post 48 picked up its third-straight win to start to the season, topping Rutherford County Post 423, 10-5.

Ky'Rawn Whitfield added two RBIs for Post 48 (3-0). Davis Hanvey scored three runs on a 3-for-5 day, while teammate Jason Setzer also scored a pair of runs and hit a triple on his 2-for-4 performance.

Crawdads win fourth straight, top Power, 3-2

May 31, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads won a baseball game by the score of 3-2, knocking off the West Virginia Power in their return to L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

The win was Hickory's fourth-straight overall, which includes a road sweep Monday through Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds.

May 30th

Catcher Dziendziel steady for Lady Tigers

May 30, 2012

Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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