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October 1st, 2010

N-C Still Unbeaten

October 2, 2010

After winning 21 straight games at Gurley Stadium and five straight games in the 2010 season, Newton-Conover found itself in unfamiliar territory early Friday night.

At halftime, the visiting Bandys Trojans led 10-7 over the Red Devils.

“I guess we thought we were going to go out there and walk the dog on them, and that definitely didn’t happen,” said Newton-Conover running back Octavius Harden. “They made us play hard in this game.”

But after trailing at the game’s midway point, Newton-Conover scored 14 unanswered points to secure a 21-10 victory and maintain an unbeaten season.

TEE TIME IN CONOVER

October 1, 2010

Bernhard Langer comes into this week’s tournament with a substantial lead in the Charles Schwab Cup. He comes into this week’s tournament looking to increase that lead.

“My game is good right now,” Langer said Thursday. “It’s been good all year, and I really had a very good summer.”

September 29th

Tips From The Top

September 29, 2010

Fans throughout the sporting world always want the chance to interact with professional athletes. Golf is one of the few sports that presents that opportunity almost on a weekly basis.

“It’s an experience unlike anything else in sports,” said Jim Correll, executive director of The Ensure Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors. “You get to spend an afternoon or morning with the great names in golf in a relaxed atmosphere, and you get to know the people better.”

Red Tornadoes Roll On Indians

September 29, 2010

One minutes 3 seconds off the clock. Three goals in the back of the net.

That’s the sequence of events Tuesday that led the Hickory Red Tornadoes to a road win Tuesday over rival St. Stephens. The Red Tornadoes scored three goals in a flurry to take control of the match, and they walked away with a 4-1 win over the Indians.

“I asked the boys to think quick and play quick,” said Hickory coach Brian Jillings. “After the first goal, we got more confidence, and that allowed us to relax a little bit more.”

September 28th

Alex Central's Gardner Takes High School Classic

September 28, 2010

Ben Gardner from Alexander Central fired a 35 on the back nine of the Tom Jackson Course to win the Greater Hickory High School Classic. Gardner is one of four area high school golfers to earn a spot on a team in Tuesday’s Dale Jarrett Shootout.

Fred T. Foard sophomore Christian Carpenter tied for second place one shot behind Gardner with a 36. Tyler Lail from Bunker Hill and Matthew Turner from Hickory High also shot 36 to tie for second place. Alexander Central’s Zack Burket tied for second place, but he lost a scorecard playoff after the end of the round.

September 26th

Panthers Fall In Clausen's First Start

September 26, 2010

The Jimmy Clausen era in Carolina got off to a slow start Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. He fumbled a snap at the Bengals’ 30-yard line, his first pass flew into the chest of Cincinnati defensive end Frostee Rucker, and he threw an interception from just outside the red zone.

All that happened in the first half.

“I really don’t get too nervous out there,” Clausen said when asked about butterflies before his first career start. “I’m just trying to go out there and execute and make plays.”

September 24th

Turnovers Key In Red Devils Win

September 25, 2010

Newton-Conover converted four Maiden turnovers into touchdowns as the Red Devils defeated the Blue Devils 48-26 in both teams’ conference opener.

“That was the difference in the game, I think,” said Newton-Conover’s Jake Cansler, who intercepted Maiden quarterback Matt Johnson’s first pass of the game and later recovered two fumbles. “We got the ball back to the offense plenty of times.”

Maiden coach Brian Brown, too, said turnovers were the difference in the contest.

Bunker's Defense Paves Way To 5th Straight

September 25, 2010

With the score tied at 14 at halftime, Bunker Hill needed to make something happen against East Burke.

It did exactly that.

The Bears scored on the opening drive of the second half Friday and forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to seize control of their conference opener. The Bears scored five touchdowns in the second half en route to a 47-14 win at home Friday over the Cavaliers. Its the first time since 1980 the Bears started a season 5-0.

Maiden Looks To End 3-Year Drought

September 24, 2010

Conference play begins this week in the Catawba Valley 2-A, with two of the leagues’ biggest rivals set to square off Friday. Newton-Conover (4-0) travels to Maiden (3-1), and both teams look to start league play on stable ground.

“It starts this week for everybody, so if you win, you’re tied for first place, which is how you want to start,” Red Devils head coach Nick Bazzle said. “We’re getting one of the big guns first this year.”

But fans of both teams know this matchup is more than just the kickoff of this year’s conference schedule; it’s also about bragging rights.

Red Devils Take Control

September 24, 2010

The first game Thursday at Bandys between the Trojans and the Newton-Conover Red Devils turned into a battle of will. The teams were tied at 25 and neither budged until the Red Devils scored three straight points — on a kill from Isabella Zaliagiris and back-to-back Bandys errors — to earn the 30-28 win.

The Red Devils rode that momentum winning the next two games 25-15 and 25-22 to get the 3-0 sweep at Bandys, and they took control of the Catawba Valley 2-A conference.

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