Archive - Sports Article
August 27th, 2010
From O-N-E Reports
The East Burke Cavaliers picked up their first conference win Thursday at Bunker Hill. The Cavaliers defeated the Bears 3-0 and are now 1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2-A.
East Burke defeated Bunker Hill 3-0 by scores of 25-11, 29-27 and 26-24. The Bears dropped to 0-2 in conference play.
For Bunker Hill, Cheyenne Pump and Margaret Conner both had 10 kills.
WATAUGA 4, NEWTON-CONOVER 2
John Reid and Eli Cordes scored the Red Devils' goals Thursday in a non-conference loss to Watauga. The Pioneers led 2-1 at halftime.
The Hickory Crawdads scored two runs in the first inning, and that made all the difference. Hickory held off Lakewood on Wednesday to defeat the first-place BlueClaws 5-3.
The win moves Hickory within 2-1/2 games of first place with three games remaining in the teamâs final homestand of the 2010 season. Hickory and Lakewood play Game 2 at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Hickory starting pitcher Neil Ramirez worked six innings and gave up only one run. He struck out six batters, surrendered three hits, and earned the win.
Maiden needed five games Wednesday at St. Stephens for its second win of the season. The Blue Devils, just as they did last week against Fred T. Foard, needed all five games and won 3-2.
The Blue Devils defeated the Indians 18-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-25 and 15-11.
Maiden improved to 2-0, and St. Stephens dropped to 2-3.
Mackenzie Garrison led Maiden with 18 kills and 12 blocks in the non-conference win. Melanie Annas had 10 kills and 12 digs, and Go Lo finished with 21 digs.
The Maiden Blue Devils tennis team won a conference match Tuesday at home against the Newton-Conover Red Devils. Maiden won 7-2, and the match results are listed below.
MAIDEN 7, NEWTON-CONOVER 2
Kaylyn Key(M) def Ellie Choppa 6-0, 6-2; Cinderella Yang(M) def Hannah Sigmon 7-5, 6-2; Alex Barone(NC) def Molly Black 6-2, 6-1; Michelle Lor(M) def Brittany Wuokko 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Nhoell Inthavong(M) def Deanna Desert 6-4, 6-4; Taylor Johnson(M) def Jessica Abernathy 6-0, 6-2
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.