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August 25th, 2010
The Hickory Crawdads scored five runs through the first five innings to rally from an early 2-0 deficit. But Delmarva rallied from the 5-2 deficit Tuesday and defeated the Crawdads 11-6 in the series finale at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Shorebirds scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to earn the come-from-behind win.
The loss Tuesday keeps Hickory three games behind Lakewood, which split a doubleheader Tuesday with Hagerstown. Lakewood and Hickory play a four-game series starting Wednesday at Frans Stadium.
Bandys soundly defeated East Rutherford on Monday in a non-conference soccer match. The Trojans won 9-0 at East Rutherford.
Thomas Lunsford led Bandys with a hat trick, Mario Ramirez scored two goals, and four other players scored one each.
Bandys' first home game is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m against Lincolnton.
LAKE NORMAN 5, ST. STEPHENS 0
St. Stephens lost by five on Monday to Lake Norman. The Indians play on the road Wednesday at Asheville.
Bunker Hill 5, Challenger 4
The Fred T. Foard Tigers are off to a good start. Foard won last weekâs Freedom Soccer Invitational, and it stayed unbeaten Monday with a 3-2 overtime win at home over Shelby Crest.
âItâs matches like these that remind the players not to let their guards down,â Foard coach Scottie Goforth said.
Foardâs Kenan Ruffner scored the game-winning goal on a header with less than 1 minute left in the second overtime period.
The Catawba Valley lost a sports broadcasting legend Sunday. Bill Bass, a longtime public address announcer in Catawba County, died Sunday at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem after a short-term battle with an illness. He was 79.Â
âHe was a Southern gentleman at heart,â Dr. Carl Starnes said. âHe never had a bad thing to say about anybody. There was nobody that didnât like Bill. It was always a pleasure, interesting, and kind of like being with an older brother or uncle...Itâs going to be tough, but itâs something weâve got to live with.â
The Carolina Panthers and the word âturnoverâ were supposed to only be synonymous with one another in the off-season.
On Saturday night, the two were connected early and often on the field. The New York Jets capitalized on five Carolina giveaways on their way to a rugged 9-3 preseason win at Bank of America Stadium.
âWeâre capable of making plays, we just need to keep working,â said Panthers starting quarterback Matt Moore, who completed 6 of 17 passes for 57 yards and one interception in one half of play.
From the opening kick-off of the seasonâs opening game it became quickly clear that turnovers would play a big role in Maidenâs contest against North Lincoln.
In fact after Maiden fumbled the gameâs opening kick-off, it appeared the turnover battle would bounce the way of the Blue Devilsâ visiting opponent.
However, between one interception by Richard Kerekes and ensuing 44-yard return that set up a Maiden touchdown before half-time and a third quarter interception by Alex Lomax that set up another Blue Devil score, the home team was able to turn the turnover tide in their favor.
The Bandys Trojans sported a new look Friday on the plains of Plateau Road â conservative.
The Trojans were not the pass-slinging teams of the past three seasons. They lined up under center more, and they ran the ball a lot more.
âWe are going to ram the ball down opponentsâ throats every play,â wide receiver Dylan King said. âThatâs all we are going to do â just run it down their throats, run it down their throats.â
The lights turn on tonight, and the gladiators of the high school gridiron take the field for another season of high school football in Catawba County. Be sure to look Saturday in The Observer News Enterprise to get all your favorite teams' scores, and we will also post the stories on the website.
There are four games tonight featuring five teams from Catawba County, and two of them are home games. The Bandys Trojans travel Friday to Plateau Road to take on the Fred T. Foard Tigers, and the Maiden Blue Devils host North Lincoln for the 2010 season opener.
The Fred T. Foard Tigers took home the top prize at this weekâs Freedom Soccer Invitational. The Tigers defeated Asheville 1-0 Thursday on a penalty kick by Brody Ruffner.
Ruffner is the 2010 tournament MVP, and teammates Nick Bolick and Jason Smith were named to the all-tournament team.
Foard finished the tournament with a 2-0-1 record. The Tigers tied Mooresville 1-1 in Mondayâs opening match, beat host Freedom 2-1 on Tuesday, and won the championship Thursday.
Foard plays at home Monday against Boiling Springs Crest.
NEWTON-CONOVER 3, BUNKER HILL 0
The Blue Devils won the final two games of the match to win 3-2. The game scores were 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-15 and 15-13. Garrison led Maiden with 17 kills and eight blocks in the non-conference match. Melanie Annas contributed 16 kills, Ibtxhis Khang had nine aces, and Zong Lo had 15 digs.