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September 23rd, 2010
The Fred T. Foard Tigers found themselves in a familiar position Wednesday âÂ needing a goal to win a match. They got that crucial goal from Jason Smith in the closing minutes of a conference match at home against the Watauga Pioneers.
The game-winning goal was Smithâs second of the night and gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory at home. Smith scored the Tigersâ first goal of the night in the 22nd minute on a shot seven yards outside the penalty box.
Draughn rode the momentum of two first-half goals in a 2-1 win Wednesday over Newton-Conover. Toua Xiong scored in the 9th minute on a mishandled ball in the box, and Jacob Crisp added an insurance goal in the 27th minute on a crossing pass from Aaron Yang.
Newton-Conover got on the board in the second half with a goal by Christian Marinero off a rebounded shot from Franklin Wepner. The Red Devils had an 8-6 shot advantage in the loss, and a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.
The Red Devils are now 3-2 against the Catawba Valley 2-A, and the Wildcats improved to 4-1.
St. Stephens found itself in a hole Tuesday after a conference match against rival Hickory. The Indians lost the first game 25-23 to the Red Tornadoes, but it rallied to win the next three games and rolled to 3-1 win at home against Hickory.
âAll the girls still saw Hickory on the front of the jerseys, then half way through the first game, they said itâs just volleyball,â St. Stephens coach Lauren McLelland said. âThey have heart, and thatâs something Iâm proud of. They have heart.â
Newton-Conoverâs Cameron Shuford, left, is this weekâs recipient of WNNCâs Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola.
Shuford, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, caught three touchdown passes Friday from quarterback Adonis Hewitt in a 48-14 win at home over the Fred T. Foard Tigers. The senior also had an interception in the non-conference win as well.
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 0
Bunker Hill lost its conference match Tuesday against the East Burke Cavaliers. The Bears dropped to 2-6 against the Catawba Valley 2-A and 3-9 overall.
The Fred T. Foard Tigers earned a win Tuesday against their rival St. Stephens Indians. The Tigers defeated the Indians 1-0 at St. Stephens in a matchup between two of the top teams in Catawba County.
Nick Bolick scored the game-winning goal in the second half for the Tigers, and goalkeeper Zach Schellenberger earned the shutout.
The loss was the second in a row for St. Stephens, which lost 3-1 last week at Hibriten. The Indians are now 1-2-0 in the Northwestern 3-A/4-A, and the Tigers improved to 2-1-0 in conference play.
At a house in Deerfield, there is a calendar with a date in June 2011 marked on it. That date could be the last time Mitchell Mathis will go to the doctor to see if he is still cancer free.
Still able to do things he wants to do when he wants to do them.
âIt is definitely marked on our calendar,â said Diane Mathis, Mitchellâs mother. âIt is definitely a big date, but we feel in our hearts, he is already cured.â
After tying their game with Tampa Bay, the Carolina Panthers gave up 13 unanswered points to lose the home-opener, 20-7.
Panthers quarterback Matt Moore connected with Steve Smith on a 37-yard scoring pass play with 11:43 left in the second quarter. The scored tied the game at 7, but it was the only time the Panthers crossed the goal line.
The St. Stephens Indians are optimistic they can find their first win in 2010 on Friday when they host non-conference foe Maiden. Indians head coach Fred Whalen is also âcautiously optimisticâ starting quarterback, Tanner Miller, will be on the field for the first time this season.
Miller, who has been sidelined with a back injury since the start of practice, is feeling better and could be a game-time decision for the Indians.
The Hickory Red Tornadoes rode to Fred T. Foard with a 10-game unbeaten streak in tow, and they left with the streak intact. The sixth-ranked Red Tornadoes scored two goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 shutout over the unranked Tigers.
âFoard is a tough place to play, so we knew we were going to be challenged and have to bring our âAâ game,â Hickory coach Brian Jillings. âWe were going to heave to earn those goals.â
Hickory improved to 10-0-1 this season and 2-0-0 against the Northwestern 3-A/4-A. Foard fell to 6-2-3 overall and 1-1-0 in conference play.
The Newton-Conover Red Devils rolled to a shutout at home Wednesday against conference opponent East Burke. The Red Devils defeated the Cavaliers 5-0 in a soccer match at Newton-Conover and earned their second conference win of the season.
Newton-Conover improved to 2-1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2-A. The Red Devils remain within one game of league-leading West Caldwell.