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April 25th, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” J.J. Redick had six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as the Orlando Magic held off Charlotte 102-95 on Wednesday night, the Bobcats' 22nd consecutive loss.
East Burkeâ€™s girls and Draughnâ€™s boys track teams were crowned CVAC champions at Bunker Hill on Tuesday, but Newton-Conover had a lot to be proud of.
The Red Devils who were fifth (girls) and eighth (boys) a year ago at the same meet, finished inside the top-three spots on both sides.
The Maiden baseball team picked up a 4-2 road victory in CVAC play Tuesday against East Burke.
Jake Aaron, Dillon Foster and Daniel Williams each drove in an RBI for the Blue Devils, while Dustin Hipps scored a pair of runs.
Aaron Rudisill was the winning pitching for Maiden, while Hipps pitched up the save.
Hickory 6, St. Stephens 0
The Greensboro Grasshoppers combined to throw a no-hitter, shutting out Hickory in the first of a seven-game homestand for the Crawdads.
Greensboro starter Jose Fernandez and relievers Gregory Nappo and Kevin Cravey combined to strike out 11 Hickory batters, allow three walks, no hits and no runs in the impressive pitching performance.
Rain poured down Sunday afternoon in Savannah, Ga., and Bill Richardson reigned as the greatest Hickory Crawdads manager of all time.
The Crawdads took a 1-0 rain-shortened win over the Sand Gnats, giving Richardson his 166th victory as skipper, passing Tony Beasley.
St. Stephens carried momentum from a Friday victory against Fred T. Foard to pick up an impressive 10-0 five-inning win against East Gaston.
The Lady Indians (14-6, 8-2) had 13 hits in their game against the Lady Warriors, including three each by Taylor Lail and Calyn Davis.
Davis led St. Stephens offensively with three RBIs, while Brian Thornburg and Alana Starnes drove in an RBI each.
WASHINGTON â€” Charlotte forward Tyrus Thomas was ejected from the Bobcats' game with the Wizards for throwing an elbow at Washington's James Singleton late in the first quarter on Monday night.
Thomas was dribbling and Singleton was defending him when the Charlotte forward elbowed him with 3.6 seconds remaining in the quarter. He was immediately called for a flagrant 2 foul and ejected.
Monday, April 23
St. Stephens softball vs. East Gaston
Bandys softball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden tennis at East Burke
Bandys tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover tennis vs. Draughn
NWC tennis tournament
CVAC golf at Catawba C.C. (N-C)
Foard soccer at Mooresville
Newton-Conover soccer vs. Challenger
The Hickory Crawdads finished a four-game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday with a 1-0 rain-shortened victory in South Atlantic League play.
The lone run plated came in the top of the third when Hanser Alberto lined out to pitcher Michael Fulmer. Combined with throwing errors by Fulmer and center fielder Tillman Pugh, Christopher Grayson came across home plate from second base.
Fred T. Foard senior Lucas Harris, who has been deaf since he was 3 years old, is overcoming obstacles in his life and on the track.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday-Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.