September 14th, 2012
Nick Bazzle has never lost to St. Stephens High School on the football field. His team kept that record perfect on Friday.
The Cougars got off to a great start and cruised to a 41-0 victory over the Indians in both team's Northwestern 3A/4A opener.
The win was Bazzle's 14th against the Indians with the previous 13 coming as the head football coach of Newton-Conover.
Despite leading 21-16 at halftime, Bunker Hill gave up 20 second half points on its way to a disappointing 36-29 Homecoming loss to East Burke in Claremont on Friday.
Larry Clark led the Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0) with 187 rushing yards and a touchdown. Fellow running back Robbie McGee added 91 yards on the ground.
The Cavaliers rushed for 302 yards in the contest.
A 39-yard field goal by Alex Parsons as time expired gave Watauga a stunning 28-27 victory against Fred T. Foard during the Tigers' Homecoming game on Friday.
Training 18-0 early in the contest, the Tigers (2-3, 0-1) rallied behind Sam Benfield and Jacob Schmidt in the second half to nearly pull the comeback win.
“Does it rain in Guatemala?”
Continuing its dominant play early in the conference schedule, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team rolled to another win on Thursday.
The Red Devils (4-2-1, 2-0-0) scored three goals in the first half and six more in the second half on their way to a 9-1 road victory over Maiden.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with six match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas.
Bandys 14, Draughn 6
E. Burke 21, Bunker Hill 14
Newton-Conover 24, Maiden 12
Alexander Central 27, St. Stephens 22
Watauga 30, Fred T. Foard 6
W-S Reagan 28, Hickory 21
The Bandys soccer team scored four goals in the first and second half each on their way to a 8-0 shutout victory over Draughn on Thursday.
Zach Beresford led the Trojans (3-4, 2-0) with three goals and two assists.
Armando Rivera, Kenny Ryan, Kyle Enyeart, Ben Howden and Morrissey Muniz added goals in the victory.
Stephen Simmons, Howden and Rivera also tallied assists in the victory.
The CVCC volleyball team improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play with a three-set victory over the visiting Spartanburg Lady Pioneers on Thursday 25-22, 25-22 and 25-15.
Stat leaders for the Lady Bucs include Jennifer Beatty with 10 kills and five aces, Hannah Lewis with 18 digs, Lacy Goodson with 24 assists and Cecilia Brandon with 3.5 blocks.
Devils, red and blue, tangle tonight on the gridiron when Newton-Conover travels to face Maiden. Both teams aim to continue surging, with the Red Devils coming off a second straight win, and the Blue Devils seeking their season’s third win against one of their biggest rivals. See page 11 for a preview of the contest.