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March 20th, 2012
CONCORD â€” NASCAR's chief appellate officer overturned on Tuesday the bulk of the penalties levied against five-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus, who still must pay a $100,000 fine because Jimmie Johnson's car failed the opening day inspection of the Daytona 500.
Chief appellate officer John Middlebrook overturned the six-race suspensions NASCAR handed down to Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, and ruled both instead will be on probation through May 9.
Down 2-0 early against Draughn in its singles matches on Monday, the Bunker Hill tennis team rallied behind the play of Stefan Gettys, Braxton Williams and Nick Lee.
The trio, who each fell down a set in their singles matches, came from behind to win the second and third sets, clinching three victories and helping the Bears pick up the 6-3 CVAC win over the Wildcats.
Peter Harrill shot a 73, while teammates Frankie Wyatt and Austin Lackey fired a pair of 75 rounds to lead Hickory to a Northwestern golf match victory on Monday at Catawba Country Club.
The Red Tornadoes shot 302 as a six-person team, finishing three strokes ahead of Alexander Central.
The Cougars' Alex Rhyne earned medalist at the 18-hole match, shooting a 68, which was the only round carded in the 60s.
St. Stephens came in fourth place with a team score of 311, five strokes behind third-place Hibriten. The Indians were led by Austin Russell, who shot a 76.
CHARLOTTE â€” Jrue Holiday had 20 points and six assists as the first-place Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 105-80 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak and sweep the three-game season series between the teams.
Holiday, coming off a career-high 30 points in Saturday's night loss at Chicago, was 8-of-13 shooting from the field and made all four shots from the free-throw line.
Doug Collins said before the game the key to snapping the losing skid was to get a more balanced scoring attack from his players and he got just that.
Monday, March 19
NWC golf at Catawba C.C.
Maiden golf at Glen Oaks C.C.
Maiden tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. Draughn
Newton-Conover tennis at East Burke
Bandys softball at South Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball at North Lincoln
Bunker Hill soccer vs. West Iredell
L-R men's golf at Pinehurst Challenge
CVCC baseball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne JV
Tuesday, March 20
St. Stephens softball vs. Fred T. Foard
Maiden softball vs. South Iredell
Bandys softball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball vs. Draughn
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Phoenix.
Surviving a bases loaded situation with eight straight fouled-off pitches, Bunker Hillâ€™s Kadi Oâ€™Shell made her ninth toss count.
The junior pitcher managed to get the final out on the ninth pitch of a long at-bat in Fridayâ€™s game against South Iredell, preserving a shutout against the Lady Vikings (2-6, 1-1) and a perfect 2-0 record in the CVAC for Bunker Hill.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Associationâ€™s (NCHSAA) realignment committee met Thursday to review appeals, and by Friday, the committee had a final draft.
In this third draft, which is set in stone barring any procedural error appeals, includes no changes to the proposed conferences from the second draft.
Current CVAC members and county teams Bandys, Bunker Hill, Maiden and Newton-Conover would join an all-2A conference with current CVAC member West Caldwell, as well as three Lincoln County teams in East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln.
GREENSBORO â€” C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 in the South Regional to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.
The Mountain Hawks were the sixth 15 seed overall to pull off the trick. Norfolk State edged Missouri in the West Regional earlier in the day, and No. 13 seed Ohio knocked off fourth-seeded Michigan to add to the madness.
With a perfect game and a no-hitter under her belt, Maidenâ€™s Hannah Callahan has helped position the Lady Blue Devils for a successful season.
The junior pitcher is 5-1 this season, including a season-opening no-hitter against Lincolnton and a perfect game Tuesday against Newton-Conover.
Callahan said the two performances are a product of her hard work.
â€śMy pitching means a lot to me,â€ť Callahan said. â€ś I work on spins on my pitches, locations and different pitches. I work on my infield, too, because I struggle with that. I work hard at it so I can help my team out.â€ť