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February 21st, 2015
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released its preliminary brackets for the state 2A and 3A basketball playoffs.
Below is a look at those brackets, which are currently being worked on or finalized:
2A boys brackets
No. 32 Bunker Hill (11-11) at No. 1 Smoky Mountain (22-0)
No. 25 Lincolnton (16-6) at No. 8 Parkwood (12-10)
After one day of the 2A and 3A individual state wrestling tournament in Greensboro, there are eight Catawba County wrestlers still with hopes of winning a state crown.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. â€” In a stunning move just two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely strangled and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall and there was a "substantial likelihood" of more domestic violence from him in the future.
Finalizing its 28th annual event, the Dickâ€™s Sporting Goods Catawba Valley Classic committee set its sights on the eventâ€™s future on Friday.
Eight area high schools were presented checks, which each totaled a record $3,262.11, from their participation from the annual prep basketball tournament held in late December 2014.
Former Hickory basketball standout Jada Payne reached an important career milestone on Wednesday.
The redshirt junior at East Carolina recorded her 1,000th career point,helping the Lady Pirates defeat Southern Methodist University, 67-53.
Born only a few minutes apart, sisters Kayla and Kierra Garrett have been inseparable.
â€śWhen we improve together, I feel like we are a lot stronger,â€ť Kierra said of her sister.
The two Bunker Hill senior basketball players are part of the programâ€™s turnaround in the past few seasons, helping lead the Lady Bears to another successful winter campaign.
The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A boys and girls basketball tournaments have been canceled, according to a statement released by the conference on Wednesday night.
The semifinals scheduled for Thursday and the finals for Friday will not be played at Catawba Valley Community College.
Entering his first season of high school wrestling this winter, Bernie Briley knew the competition would be stiff.
â€śI approached this season not expecting to have the record I had in middle school,â€ť said the Bunker Hill freshman. â€śI expected it to be a lot harder. I heard a lot of stories from past wrestlers. I was expecting an average freshman record, like 15-19 or 15-24.â€ť
The Northwestern 3A/4A has officially cancelled its girls and boys basketball tournaments, as of Wednesday afternoon.
Executive Secretary Lavell Hall sent an email to local media just after 1 p.m. Wednesday informing them of the conference's decision.
Below is a look at next week's Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A boys and girls basketball tournament brackets:
Southern District 7 Athletic 2A
First round games
No. 8 West Caldwell at No. 1 Bandys, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 5 East Lincoln at No. 4 Bunker Hill, 5 p.m. Monday
No. 7 West Lincoln at No. 2 Newton-Conover, 5 p.m. Monday