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August 21st, 2010
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.
â€śWe are going to ram the ball down opponentsâ€™ throats every play,â€ť wide receiver Dylan King said. â€śThatâ€™s all we are going to do â€” just run it down their throats, run it down their throats.â€ť
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 weekâ€™s 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 Mondayâ€™s 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.
The Hickory Crawdads withstood an 1 hour 5 minute rain and lightning delay Wednesday and defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-4.
Hickory and Kannapolis have two games left in the four-game series. The two teams play at 7:05 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Hickory trails first-place Lakewood by 3-1/2 games in the Northern Division standings.
Crawdads pitcher Miguel De Los Santos allowed just one run on one hit and two walks while striking out four through the first three frames, prior to the weather delay.
The lights will turn on Friday in Catawba County, and high school teams in the county from take the field looking for their first win of the 2010 season. Two teams, however, will be left out of that excitement-filled night.
The Hickory Red Tornadoes and Newton-Conover Red Devils wait till Aug. 27 to start the football season, and they get one more week of practice under their belts. Newton-Conover plays at home against East Lincoln, and Hickory travels next week to Statesville.
The Newton-Conover Red Devils lost 8-1 to Lake Norman on Tuesday in their opening tennis match of the 2010 season. Hanna Sigmon and Alex Barone teamed up in doubles to earn the Red Devils' only point in the match.
The final scores are listed below.
LAKE NORMAN 8, NEWTON-CONOVER 1
Morgan Vlaich (LN) d Ellie Choppa 6-3, 6-1; Constance Crisp (LN) d Alex Barone 6-2, 6-3; Britta Huibers (LN) d Hanna Sigmon 6-3, 6-3; Reagan Patterson (LN) d Jessica Abernathy 6-2, 6-1; Daniella Dworchak (LN) d Deanna Dessert 6-3, 7-6; Kyle Harmon (LN) d Amanda Shuford 6-3, 6-4
HICKORY, NC - With just 20 games remaining in the regular season, the Hickory Crawdads continue to race towards the South Atlantic League playoffs, which they currently qualify for if the season were to end today. Hickory begins a four-game road set against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday, before returning home for their final regular season homestand from Aug. 21 - 28.
From O-N-E Reports
The St. Stephens Indians lost their first volleyball match of the season Monday. The Indians lost 3-0 on the road at West Iredell.
West Iredell defeated St. Stephens 25-23, 25-18 and 25-20. The Indians are 0-1 after the loss.
Nicole Hardy led St. Stephens with five kills and 14 digs. Paige Heeke had five kills, and Abby Foster had 17 assists.
The Indians next match is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Draughn.
Newton-Conover opened its season Monday with a tough loss at Shelby. The Golden Lions defeated the Red Devils 5-0.
Hickory pitcher Jake Brigham threw five scoreless innings Monday against the Charleston RiverDogs. The sixth inning, however, put Brigham and the Crawdads down by 1, and Hickory was unable to recover.
The Charleston RiverDogs defeated the Hickory Crawdads 5-0 on Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium in the final game of the five-game series.