Archive - Sports Article
April 18th, 2012
RALEIGH â€” Basketball standout C.J. Leslie is returning to North Carolina State for his junior season.
The school issued a statement saying Leslie would discuss his decision Wednesday afternoon during a scheduled press conference.
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged a team-best 14.7 points and added 7.3 rebounds per game.
After breaking two legs and a right arm when he was 2 years old, Will Lamb's future in sports was uncertain.
â€śI couldnâ€™t do anything mobile for six months,â€ť Lamb said. â€śI was in a body cast. I didnâ€™t know what was going on. I never knew that I couldnâ€™t play sports. My parents let me do what I wanted. I wanted to play baseball. It just stuck.â€ť
Todd Church drove in two RBIs and also pitched a complete game to lead Newton-Conover to its fourth victory of the season against East Burke, 9-5.
Chris Aronis also drove in two RBIs, while Michael Woods and Jayme Arnold both went 2-for-4 from the plate.
Other baseball scores
Bunker Hill 10, Draughn 6
Bandys 7, West Caldwell 6
Maiden 9, South Iredell 3
A four-run bottom of the fifth inning helped lift the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-5 victory against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Trailing 4-3 entering the fifth, but the 'Dads (8-5) took a 6-4 lead behind a two-run triple from second basemen Rougned Odor that scored Jhonny Gomez and Chris Grayson.
Persistence paid off for Fred T. Foard on the tennis court Monday.
Tied 4-4 with St. Stephens, the doubles team of Samuel Hefner and Russell Michaels rallied from down two points early in their match with Zach Eddins and Nick Linden to pull the 11-9 comeback on â€śSenior Day.â€ť
Newton-Conover won for the fourth time in as many golf matches, capturing the first 18-hole match of the season at Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden on Monday.
The Red Devils shot 331 as a team, six strokes better than host Maiden.
South Iredell finished third with a 344, while Bunker Hill was fourth with a 354. Bandys tied for last with West Caldwell with a 451.
Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, while right fielder Zach Cone drove in two RBIs to lead Hickory to a 4-3 victory against Kannapolis at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Kone hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and plated the eventual game-winning tally in the bottom of the eight inning on a single to shallow left that scored shortstop Luis Sardinas.
Monday, April 16
St. Stephens softball at Bandys
St. Stephens, Foard, N-C track at CW Porter Relays (Hibriten), 4 p.m.
NWC golf at Brushy Mountain (Alexander Central)
CVAC golf at Glen Oaks (Maiden)
St. Stephens soccer at Kings Mountain
Newton-Conover soccer vs. Lincoln Charter
Maiden tennis vs. HIghland Tech
St. Stephens at Foard tennis
First baseman Harold Riggins drove in three RBIs on a 4-for-5 day to lift the visiting Asheville Tourists to a 9-6 win, taking two-of-three games against the Hickory Crawdads.
Rougned Odor led Hickory offensively, going 2-for-5 from the plate with three RBIs â€” two of which came on a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
One of the countyâ€™s most prestigious sports coaches will take his place Saturday as a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame (NCHSAA).