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September 13th, 2011
After going up 2-0 in its conference opener Monday, the Maiden soccer team held off a late charge by Bunker Hill to win on the road, 3-2.
â€śWhen we can come on the road and get a win, it is always good for us,â€ť said Maiden coach Dennis Ly. â€śI told my team if we scored early, weâ€™d put them on their heels. We hung on. We played tough in the second half.â€ť
Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is out for the season after tearing his left achilles tendon.
According to the Panthers website, an MRI on Monday revealed the injury, which will cause Beason to miss the entire 2011 season.
Beason left on a cart in the third quarter of Sundayâ€™s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Beason had been limited in practice because of a left ankle injury. He fell to the turf on a 48-yard touchdown pass by tight end Jeff King.
On a night when a Bunker Hill offensive weapon reached a milestone mark, the Bears defense mauled their opponents in the gameâ€™s waning moments to preserve a 34-26 victory over Fred T. Foard.
â€śI am real proud of the way the defense stepped up there in the fourth quarter,â€ť said Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner. â€śWe got some big stops.â€ť
Searching for a boost against St. Stephens, Maiden turned to Will power.
Senior Will Jenkins, who had 243 yards on the ground coming into Fridayâ€™s game, rushed for 157 yards on eight carries and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score. That performance helped surge the Blue Devils (2-2) to their first home win of the season, 36-10, against the Indians (0-4).
The Bandys Trojans got off to somewhat of a slow start early. When the offense got going behind the running of Devan Davis, Jackson Gilliam, and Dominique Young, however, Bandys ran for 131 first-half yards, scored 33 points and routed the North Lincoln Knights 54-7 at Gary Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
Bandys (4-0) racked up 287 total yards with 156 of those coming in the second half.
Luke used his force Thursday.
St. Stephens sophomore forward Luke Bruce scored four goals in the first half and assisted on another goal in the second half, leading the Indians to a 5-2 win over Newton-Conover on the soccer field.
â€śI donâ€™t know where that came from,â€ť said Indians coach Chris Nelson of Bruceâ€™s performance. â€śHe kept telling me he wanted to play forward. I didnâ€™t believe him. He went up at the Crest game and had two goals and two assists. I felt obligated to start him at forward again. Heâ€™s done well for us.â€ť
Despite early leads in the first and second games, Maiden lost a tough home conference volleyball match Wednesday to East Burke, 25-27, 25-27, 25-18, 19-25.
â€śWe played well, but we made mistakes,â€ť said Maiden coach Marsha Davis.
Leading the Lady Blue Devils (4-3, 3-2) was McKenzie Garrison, who had 23 kills and three digs. Alex Williams added 15 kills.
Maidenâ€™s Hannah Martin and Kalie Johnson combined for 45 assists, while Rachel Houston had six blocks defensively.
Newton-Conover continued its great play on the volleyball court Tuesday against Bunker Hill.
The Lady Red Devils (6-1, 3-0) won their third-straight conference match, knocking off the Lady Bears in three games at home, 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.
â€śThey swung at us,â€ť said N-C coach Linda Richards. â€śBunker Hill was aggressive and played hard.â€ť
Corbin Evans led the way for Newton-Conover with nine kills and seven aces.
Evans explained why her team has been successful.
Appalachian State found out the hard way that this isnâ€™t 2007 and that Lane Stadium isnâ€™t the Big House in Michigan.
Bidding for the upset victory, the Mountaineers (0-1) fell behind 38-0 to No. 13 Virginia Tech (1-0) in the first half and the Hokies never looked back, cruising to a 66-13 win in Blacksburg on Saturday.
â€śIt was just an awful afternoon,â€ť said ASU coach Jerry Moore. â€śFrom the first series, a fumble on the second snap of the game. On their first play, they score. It was just an avalanche from there. It snowballed and just got worse and worse.â€ť
Hickory took advantage of Maiden turnovers to pick up its first win of the season.
After a tie against Statesville, and a 42-28 loss to Newton-Conover, Hickory evened its record at 1-1-1 with a 47-20 win at Maiden. The Blue Devils fall to 1-2.
Although the statistics were comparable, Maiden turnovers sent the Blue Devils to defeat.
Maiden rushed for 317 yards, and passed for 68 yards, while Hickory gained 267 yards on the ground and passed for another 155 yards.