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September 15th, 2010

Hickory Shuts Down Foard

September 15, 2010

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.

“Foard is a tough place to play, so we knew we were going to be challenged and have to bring our ‘A’ game,” Hickory coach Brian Jillings. “We were going to heave to earn those goals.”

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.

Red Devils Roll On Cavaliers

September 15, 2010

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.

September 14th

Trojans Stay In Title Hunt

September 14, 2010

The Trojans kept their one-loss record in tact Tuesday with a home win over the East Burke Cavaliers. The Trojans swept the Cavaliers 3-0 and won the games 25-16, 25-15, 25-18. Bandys improved to 5-1 against the Catawba Valley 2-A — the lone loss Aug. 31 at Newton-Conover — and 6-2 overall. Punch led the way to victory with six kills, three stuff blocks and three blocks. Taylor Sigmon had a team-high 10 kills and contributed two blocks, and Madi Story finished with 25 assists.

FRED T. FOARD 3, ST. STEPHENS 1

L-R Looks For Second Straight Win

September 14, 2010

Lenoir-Rhyne faces this week its first away game of the 2010 season. The Bears travel to North Greenville in Tigerville, S.C., this week looking to secure their third win of the season.

The Bears are 2-1 this season after winning 41-13 on Saturday over the Davidson Wildcats and are looking for their second straight victory.
North Greenville enters the game 1-2 and picked up its first win Saturday with a 30-point victory over Edward Waters.

This is the first home game of the season for North Greenville, which suffered back-to-back losses at Mars Hill and Charleston Southern.

September 13th

This Week's Heavy Hitter: Sanford

September 13, 2010

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Ryan Sanford has been selected as this week's Ronnie Lott Heavy Hitter Award winner.

Sanford, a redshirt freshman free safety, made a key hit on a pass break-up late in Saturday’s night game that prevented a touchdown and preserved Lenoir-Rhyne’s 41-13 win over Davidson.

Sanford, who was credited with a tackle against the Wildcats and has three takedowns for the season, wins the award for the first time in his Bear career.

GoldToeMoretz will donate $1,000 in the names of each week’s winner of the Heavy Hitter Award to Habitat For Humanity of Catawba County.

September 11th

Lakewood wins pivotal Game 3

September 11, 2010

The Lakewood BlueClaws scored three runs in the first inning Saturday, and they never looked back. The BlueClaws defeated the Hickory Crawdads 6-0 in the third game of the Divisional Round of the South Atlantic League playoffs.

The BlueClaws won the series 2-1.

Lakewood catcher Sebastian Valle dealt the first blow with a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning and was followed later by an RBI single from third baseman Jeremy Barnes to make it 3-0.

Lakewood added a run in the fourth, before two unearned runs in the 8th
came in to account for the 6-0 final.

Bunker Gets Win No. 4

September 11, 2010

It’s been 11 years since Bunker Hill started a regular season 4-0. The Bears broke that streak Friday against the Fred T. Foard Tigers doing what they do best — running the ball and eating the clock. The Bears defeated the Tigers 34-13 at Foard and improved to 4-0 for the first time since in 12 seasons.

Bunker Hill (4-0) gained 254 yards of total offense, and 164 of those yards came from junior running back Reggie Davis, who had 19 carries.

N-C Overcomes Turnovers

September 11, 2010

It seemed like an undefeated Newton-Conover on Friday wanted to give the game to the St. Stephens and deny coach Nick Bazzle a 100th career win. The Red Devils committed four turnovers in the first half — three lost fumbles and an interception, but they rebounded in the second half en route to a 28-14 win at St. Stephens.

“There could have been a little more shine on it,” Bazzle said. “It’s not that big of a deal to me. I have coaches that prepare just as hard as I do. I’m in a football place, and they love football in this community, and you’re supposed to win at Newton-Conover.”

September 10th

Bandys Battles To Tie

September 10, 2010

The Bandys Trojans battled the North Lincoln Knights to a 0-0 ties Thursday at Bandys. North Lincoln is the No. 16 2-A team in the state. Bandys coach Cliff Mayer said he was proud of his team because the Trojans were without three starters.

The Trojans are 2-3-1 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play.

R-S CENTRAL 1, FRED T. FOARD 1
Fred T. Foard and R-S Central were tied at halftime Thursday, and that’s how they ended the match.

Both teams scored a goal in the second half to earn the draw. Nick Bolick scored the lone goal for Foard.

Bunker Hill Goes For Fourth Straight Win

September 10, 2010

The Bunker Hill Bears are looking for something they haven’t found in 11 years — a 4-0 start to a football season. The last time the Bears went 4-0 to start a season, Bill Clinton was the president.

That thought, however, is not even in the players’ heads.

“I don’t think that is registering with any of the kids, and we are just preparing for our next opponent,” Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner said. “We are just going to keep plowing forward.”

The Bears go for their fourth straight win Friday at Fred T. Foard.

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