Archive - Sports Article
September 3rd, 2010
The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (1-0) opened the 2010 season Thursday on a high note. The Bears defeated Limestone College 3-0 at the Moretz Sports â€“ Athletic Complex.
Three different players scored for L-R and the Bears held a 30-3 shot advantage in improving their all-time mark against Limestone to 9-0-1.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior defender Jessica Schob opened the scoring at the 10 minute 27 second mark of the first half.Â Schob punched in her own rebound, which was deflected back to her off a corner kick.
The St. Stephens Indians won 1-0 on Wednesday over the North Lincoln Knights, the 14th ranked 2-A team in North Carolina. Andrew Zachrich scored the lone goal of the match in the 27th minute, and the Indians improved to 5-2-1 with Wednesdayâ€™s win. St. Stephens' Jon Holloway was in goal and recorded the shutout.
SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
HICKORY 10, ASHEVILLE 3
The Hickory Crawdadsâ€™ offense exploded in the third, fourth and fifth innings Wednesday at Asheville. The Crawdads scored eight runs in the three-inning stretch en route to a 10-3 win Wednesday over the Tourists.
Hickory Motor Speedway will host the 34th Annual Bad Boy Mowers Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 on Monday, September 6, 2010.Â The inaugural event took place in 1977 to honor the late NASCAR Grand National Champion, Bobby Isaac.
â€śThe Bobby Isaac Memorial promises to bring out some of the best names in short track racing,â€ť remarked HMS General Manager Kevin Piercy.Â â€śWe also changed the format for the Late Models to a 150-lap race with a four tire rule to help the racers in these tough economic times.â€ť
Lenoir-Rhyne and Concord enter the game Saturday with one win after one game in the 2010 season. Only one team will leave Moretz Stadium with a second. The Bears and Mountain Lions are both 1-0, and they kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory.
Both teams had big wins in their season-opening games. The Bears defeated Chowan 59-10 on Aug. 28 at home, and the Mountain Lions won their season opener 72-21 on Aug. 26 over Southern Virginia.
Newton-Conover won the third game of its match against Bandys by 15 points, and it rode that momentum to a key conference win. The Red Devils defeated the Trojans 3-1 on Tuesday at Newton-Conover.
â€śWe got the girls together, and we had good serving and defense,â€ť Newton-Conover coach Linda Richards said. â€śIt was just good team play.â€ť
Newton-Conover won the games 25-17, 21-25, 25-10 and 25-20 in a rematch of the 2009 Catawba Valley 2A conference tournament final. The leader of the Red Devilsâ€™ match-changing win in Game 3 was Isabella Zaliagiris.
The Alexander Central Cougars defeated the Bunker Hill Bears 8-1 on Monday at Bunker Hill. The Bears dropped to 0-2-0 after the loss. Terry Aviles scored the lone goal for Bunker Hill in the first half on a shot from the right side of the field. Jeremy Whisnant scored two goals for Alex Central.
South Atlantic League
Hickory 6, Asheville 5
Lenoir-Rhyne University's Marcus Shuford has been selected as this week's Ronnie Lott Heavy Hitter Award winner.
Shuford wins the award for the sixth time in his career and for the third straight game dating back to the last two contests of the 2009 season.
Shuford, a senior free safety, finished with three tackles in Lenoir-Rhyneâ€™s 59-10 victory over Chowan in the 2010 season opener this past Saturday at home.
Shuford is a two-time All-South Atlantic Conference pick (2008-09) and has won the Moretz Sports Heavy Hitter Of The Year Award in 2007 and 2009.
The Maiden Blue Devils played their second straight game at home to start the season, and they walked away with their second straight blowout win.
The Blue Devils defeated the Fred T. Foard Tigers 58-14 at Maiden on Friday.
Matt Johnson was intercepted on his first pass attempt of the game, and Foardâ€™s Skyler Hollar returned the interception 45 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 Tigers lead.
While the Trojansâ€™ offense stumbled out of the blocks in their contest at St. Stephens, the teamâ€™s defense kept the visitors in the game the first two quarters.
â€śWe played good all night long defensively. We were just killing ourselves when we kept giving it to them in the red zone,â€ť said Bandys coach Randy Lowman. â€śWe had two interceptions, a fumble and a blocked punt.â€ť
One thing can often change the momentum of a football game.
On Friday night at Newton-Conover, a switch at quarterback made the difference. Adonis Hewitt took over for starter Cameron Shuford after three series with a 14-0 deficit.
â€śCoach put me in, and we were down,â€ť Hewitt said. â€śI held my head high, and he told me we could win. I just came in and took over.â€ť