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January 23rd, 2012
Numbers tell the story. None rings truer than the girls basketball team at Newton-Conover.
The squad features eight players, sometimes seven given injuries.
Ike Williams, first-year coach for the Lady Red Devils, said heâs used the hurdle as a motivator.
âI call them the âCrazy Eight,ââ Williams said. âThey are on their way to becoming the âGreat Eight.ââ
The encouragement by their new coach is working.
The Lady Red Devils (15-3, 7-1) are in second place in the Catawba Valley 2A heading into Tuesdayâs pivotal home contest against the Lady Trojans of Bandys (17-0, 8-0).
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is headed to Hawaii.
The Carolina signal caller, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft, was added to the NFC Pro Bowl squad Monday in place of New Yorkâs Eli Manning.
Manning and the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship to advance to Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, meaning Manning had to withdraw from the annual all-star game.
Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick was chosen to represent the Mountaineers in the 2012 Senior Bowl.
The game, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., features some of the countryâs top senior athletes and potential NFL prospects.
Quick is the second ASU player to play in the game, joining wideout Dexter Jackson, who played in the game back in 2007.
The 6-foot-5-inch Quick leads the program all-time in receiving yards (3,418), receptions (202) and touchdown catches (31).
NEWARK, N.J.â Deron Williams came close to a triple double on Sunday night.
He had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 97-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Williams' near triple double would have been the first of the season for the Nets, who improved to 5-12 on the season.
"It was close. I've been close a number of times," Williams said. "It will happen someday."
MarShon Brooks added 20 points for the Nets, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points.
Monday, Jan. 23
No games scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Bandys basketball at Newton-Conover
South Iredell at Bunker Hill wrestling, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at South Iredell
Fred T. Foard basketball at Alexander Central
Alexander Central at Fred T. Foard wrestling (Senior Night)
Maiden basketball at West Caldwell
West Caldwell/Lincolnton at Maiden wrestling, 5 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at South Caldwell
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Last Chance swim meet
Tusculum at L-R basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
Northwestern 3A/4A championships (at Valdese Aquatic and Fitness Center)
1.St. Stephens 316; 2. Hickory 259; 3. Watauga 245; 4. Fred T. Foard 221; 5. S. Caldwell 220; 6. Hibriten 198; 7. Alexander Central 75.
200 medley relay
1. Watauga 2:03.94; 2. Fred T. Foard 2:04.5; 3. S. Caldwell 2:04.88; 4. St. Stephens 2:05.79; 5. Hibriten 2:07.51
The Newton-Conover boys basketball team (10-8, 5-3) opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run Friday, lifting them to a 62-56 win against the Blue Devils â their second win of the season against Maiden.
The Red Devils' 9-0 run was their second of the game. The team also had a 9-0 run in the second quarter of the game.
Kevin Holloway led N-C with 16 points, while Tyoun Shuford pitched in 12 points.
Matt Johnson scored a game-high 20 points for Maiden (6-10, 2-6).
Newton-Conover 85, Maiden 26
Bandys 77, Draughn 51
Chelsey Queen scored a career-high 21 points and dished out six assists, leading the Lady Trojans to their 17th straight win of the season.
Madi Story added 20 points, five assists and six steals for Bandys (17-0, 8-0).
Lauren Duckworth led Draughn (10-8, 3-5) with 19 points.
East Burke 76, Bunker Hill 37
The Lady Cavaliers picked up a conference victory against the Lady Bears on Friday.
Lauren Arney and Bailey Gragg each scored 15 points apiece, while Sydney Hicks added 11 points in the East Burke (12-6, 5-3) win.
CHAPEL HILL â North Carolina junior Dexter Strickland will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's win at Virginia Tech.
Strickland was hurt when his knee buckled on a drive early in the second half. The school said Friday that Strickland's surgery to repair the injury hasn't been scheduled yet.
âBig Daddyâ just got a little bigger.
St. Stephens High School named Chris Bunting, the defensive coordinator for the Indians football team last season, as its newest head coach Thursday.
Bunting replaces Fred Whalen, who stepped down after two seasons in the post.
âWe have a great community here,â Bunting said at a Thursday press conference at the school. âWe have a great support system with our principal and athletic director. We have an amazing faculty and our kids are fantastic. We have things in place that are very good for us.â