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May 24th, 2014
The Newton-Conover girls soccer program hadn't been to the fourth round of the playoffs or even won a conference championship until last season.
After Saturday, the Lady Red Devils can say they've gone further than any team in program history.
In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldnâ€™t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill â€” Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw â€” that made the difference.
Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the gameâ€™s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.
Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday
Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, as the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion seeks his first victory of the 2014 season.
Johnson turned a lap of 27.705 (194.911 mph), which was 0.049 better than Brad Keselowski.
The pole for Johnson is his fourth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 26 races and first since 2009.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Newton-Conover 1, Polk County 0
Marvin Ridge 4, Hickory 0 (Lady Red Tornadoes end season 18-4-1)
Weddington 10, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday - Lady Tigers end season 11-14)
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0
Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)
Below is a look at the third round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
No. 1 East Rutherford (14-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (22-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday
No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Madison (22-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 3 Fred T. Foard (11-11) at No. 1 North Lincoln (19-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday
Jamie McMurray has his share of memorable victories in his racing career.
He added another Saturday at the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
McMurray passed polesitter Carl Edwards with nine laps to go, claiming the trophy for the 30th All-Star event.
Below is a look at Saturday's second-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 4, Owen 2
East Rutherford 3, Maiden 1 (Blue Devils finish season 12-10)
Bandys 4, Brevard 3
Hickory 1, South Iredell 0
Below is a look at Friday's second-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 2, West Rowan
Newton-Conover 3, West Wilkes 0
Fred T. Foard 5, Forestview 1
Complete details from these games in the weekend edition of The Observer News Enterprise