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May 14th, 2012
Whatever they've had throw their way, the St. Stephens outfield trio of Briana Thornburg, Alana Starnes and Taylor Lail continues to make big catches.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover golf team stands in third place after the first day of the 2A state golf tournament at Long Leaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
The Red Devils, the 2012 CVAC champions, carded a team score of 310, seven strokes behind North Lincoln for second place and 20 strokes behind tournament-leading Salisbury.
A two-run top of the eighth inning lifted Hagerstown to a 5-3 series-opening victory against the Hickory Crawdads on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Singles by Hagertown's J.P. Ramirez and Justin Miller plated an RBI each in the inning to lift the Suns (19-15) to the road win.
Sunday, May 13
Savannah at Hickory Crawdads, 5 p.m.
Monday, May 14
Hagerstown at Hickory Crawdads, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15
Bandys (17-7) at Wilkes Central (24-3), 7 p.m.
Maiden (19-8) at Cuthbertson (24-3), 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill (17-9) at East Rutherford (18-5), 7 p.m.
Asheville (8-15-1) at Hickory (19-7), 7 p.m.
Make it three in a row for Newton-Conover.
The Red Devils duo of Ryan Lampe and John Tate claimed the third-straight tennis state championship at the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday.
Lampe and Tate defeated Salisbury's Alan Lebowitz and Abraham Post in 1-of-2 semifinal match-ups 6-1, 6-2.
With a 2-0 count, a runner on third base and the game tied 2-2, Maiden's Luke Setzer made a guess at what his next pitch would be.
The junior smacked a ball down the first base line that landed just fair, plating pinch runner Kyle Kelly to give Maiden a dramatic 3-2 home playoff victory against Starmount on Friday night.
Seven of the 10 Catawba County teams in action in the 2A and 3A baseball and softball playoffs have advanced past the first round.
Bandys 11, West Davidson 1 (five innings)
Behind a three-run homer by first baseman Scarlett Harris, the Lady Trojans advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a convincing home win Friday.
The Hickory Crawdads evened their home series with the Savannah Sand Gnats on Friday with a 3-1 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Second baseman Rougned Odor led Hickory (19-13) with a 1-for-3 hitting performance from the plate, which included two RBIs.
Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson drove in the other run for Hickory.
Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey, the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball player of the year, continues his growth during a stellar junior season.
Harvey is hoping to lead the Trojans (16-7) past the opening round of the 2A playoffs for the first time in three seasons when Bandys travels to West Stokes (20-3) on Friday.
The St. Stephens baseball team lost its third-straight 3A first-round playoff game, falling to Crest on Thursday, 13-8.
Tied 7-7 in the fifth inning, Crest score four runs, including a two-RBI single by Brock Melton, to pull away for good. Melton led the Chargers with four RBIs on a 4-for-4 hitting performance on the day.