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March 3rd, 2011

Cold shooting ends Trojans' season

March 3, 2011

Two freshmen stole the show in the first of two 2A Womens' Regional semifinal games Thursday.

Bandys' Madi Story scored 10 points in the first half, but it was Salisbury's Brielle Blaire who had the final say. Blaire scored 11 points in the third quarter to push the Hornets into Friday's Regional final. Salisbury defeated Bandys 61-44. The Lady Hornets advance to play Newton-Conover in the West Region Finals on Saturday.

March 2nd

Trojans playing Hornets for second straight season

March 2, 2011

The Lady Trojans basketball team will face a familiar opponent tonight in Greensboro, when they take on Salisbury.

Bandys (27-3) faced off against the Lady Hornets (24-1) in last year’s Regional semifinals. Salisbury won that game, 45-31, and eventually the state championship.

The last two seasons, the Hornets are an incredible 53-1. Their only blemish in those 54 games was a Nov. 22 loss to Butler, 60-50.

Red Devils seek return to Regional finals

March 2, 2011

The Lady Red Devils’ basketball team is seeking a return trip to the 2A Regional finals.

Newton-Conover (24-3) reached the finals last season after defeating Shelby, 59-38. They face the Thomasville Lady Bulldogs (23-6) tonight in Greensboro in one of two Regional semifinal games for a chance to repeat that feat.

Head coach Jonathan Tharpe believes his team is more focused at this point in the season than they were last year.

March 1st

Trojans seek another CVAC title

March 1, 2011

While basketball season continues at Bandys High School, softball season is just around the corner.

The Lady Trojans softball team has tried to prepare for the early part of the season without their core players, who are members of the basketball team.

Tigers claim first boys’ state title

March 1, 2011

Fred T. Foard capped an amazing season on Saturday by capturing their first-ever state title in any boys’ sport.

Leading the charge for the Tigers was Hayden Albert, who finished as a state runner-up in the 160-pound weight class. That finish is a tie with David Bradan (2002) for the best overall finish in a state tournament in school history.

Also finishing strong were Jacob Harper and Dillon Johnson. Harper finished fourth at 145 pounds, and Johnson, who was a West Region champion at 171 pounds, finished in fifth place.

February 28th

Bunker Hill building on 29-1 season

February 28, 2011

The Bunker Hill baseball team is looking to build on the momentum of last season.

The Bears were 29-1 last year and won the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships. They won 29 straight games before losing in the third round of the playoffs.

Marty Curtis returns for his 28th season as Bunker Hill baseball coach and 39th season of coaching overall. He says that last season was his best ever at the helm of a team and credits that with a unique grouping.

February 25th

Lady Trojans win thriller against Eagles

February 25, 2011

Bandys stopped Wilkes Central on their final possession and senior Tara Potter grabbed the final rebound, as the Lady Trojans held on to win the Sectional championship Friday.

Wilkes Central (25-5) had possession of the ball with 30 seconds remaining in the game and trailed 66-65. The Lady Eagles ran 20 seconds off the clock before coach Scott Waugh took a timeout to set up the final play.

However, Wilkes Central missed a game-winning shot. Potter grabbed the rebound off the miss, was fouled and made 1-of-2 free throws to seal the Bandys win.

Region return: Newton-Conover wins Sectional title behind Tipps' shot, strong fourth quarter

February 25, 2011

Newton-Conover blew open a six-point halftime lead in the third quarter and scored 10 straight points in the fourth quarter, on their way to a win over East Burke.

The Lady Red Devils (24-3) defeated the Lady Cavaliers (20-9) 61-42,on Friday to advance to their second straight Western 2A Regional in Greensboro next week. Newton-Conover joins Bandys (27-3), Thomasville (23-6) and defending state champion Salisbury (24-1).

February 24th

Comeback kids: Foard wrestlers try make history this week, rewrite program’s record books

February 24, 2011

Seven wrestlers at Fred T. Foard will be trying to make history beginning today at the NCHSAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament and complete the comeback of the Tiger's wrestling program.

Among those headed to Greensboro on Thursday are Caleb Griffin, Jeremy Fredell, Jacob Harper, Hayden Albert, Dillon Johnson, Zack Edwards and Cole Schanilec.

Each will have a chance to become the first-ever state wrestling champion in Fred T. Foard history.

February 23rd

Trojans hand Golden Lions first loss

February 23, 2011

Despite eleven 3-pointers from Shelby, the Lady Trojans knocked off the previously unbeaten Golden Lions on the road Wednesday.

Both teams were tied 34-34 at halftime. The Lady Trojans (26-3) came out sluggish in the second half. They committed four early turnovers in the third quarter after only having ten turnovers in the first half.

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