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April 16th, 2012
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).
Asheville pounded out 11 hits and capitalized off of four Hickory errors on defense to pick up the 9-4 victory over the Crawdads on Friday at L.P. Frans Stadium.
MIAMI, Fla. â€” LeBron James had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 105-82 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
Chris Bosh had 18 points and seven rebounds as the Heat completed a three-game season-series sweep of Charlotte. Miami led by 22 after three quarters and rested James, who also had five assists, the entire final period.
The Hickory Crawdads opened play at home for the 20th season in fashion on Thursday.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning and tied 2-2 with Asheville, Crawdads left fielder Jordan Akins singled between first and second base, scoring Rougned Odor to break the tie.
For the second time in as many days, the Fred T. Foard softball earned a shutout victory against Bunker Hill at the Cherryville Easter softball tournament.
The Lady Tigers (16-2) scored two runs in the first, four runs in the third, two in the fourth and nine in the fifth to earn the impressive victory.
CHARLOTTE â€” For the first time this week the Detroit Pistons had some fun.
But then, most teams do these days against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.
Greg Monroe had 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons salvaged a four-game road trip with a 109-85 rout of the woeful Bobcats on Thursday night.