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Another second half surge sends Bears to 3-0

September 1, 2012

Bunker Hill outscored North Lincoln 33-9 in the second half on its way to a 39-16 victory over the Knights in Claremont on Friday.

It was the third time in three weeks that the Bears (3-0) have trailed at halftime only to dominate the second half.

Benfield's late TD run helps Tigers improve to 2-1

September 1, 2012

A 36-yard run by Sam Benfield with 2:13 left ended up being the winning score, lifting Fred T. Foard to its second victory of the season, 34-41, over West Lincoln.

Benfield rushed nine times for 123 yards and two touchdowns in the contest, including the game's opening score on a 39-yard run.

Crawdads win 3-1 in regular season home finale

August 30, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads kept their playoff hopes alive, treating fans to a win in the team’s regular season home finale Thursday.

Hickory’s Zach Cone and Drew Robinson both homered, while starting pitcher Will Lamb allowed no runs in five innings, helping lift the Crawdads to the 3-1 victory against the Lexington Legends at L.P. Frans Stadium.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Indians fall in NWC opener

August 30, 2012

St. Stephens lost its opener in the Northwestern 3A/4A conference in four sets to Watauga on Thursday 25-17, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-20.

Breanna Hall and Jenna Boliek led Saint (6-1, 0-1) with seven kills each. Baily Cloninger tallied 13 assists, while Katelyn Houser added 11 assists and eight digs.

Defensively, Ashley Markland recorded 15 digs.

Maiden 3, Bunker Hill 0

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

August 30, 2012

Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with four match-ups featuring Catawba County football squads.

Five Catawba County football squads were all in action Thursday night.

Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.

Local scores
East Lincoln 19, Bandys 0
Fred T. Foard 19, West Lincoln 6
North Lincoln 40, Bunker Hill 14

Panthers comeback versus Steelers falls short, 17-16

August 30, 2012

A 50-yard field goal attempt by Justin Medlock with 32 seconds left sailed wide left, enabling the Pittsburgh Steelers to hold on for the 17-16 victory over the Carolina Panthers in both team's preseason finales on Thursday.

Quarterback Charlie Batch led Pittsburgh (3-1), throwing for 102 yards, including a 37-yard first-quarter touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders.

Xiong, Hernandez pace Bears in route of Ironmen

August 29, 2012

After beating Cherryville 4-1 earlier this season, the Bunker Hill soccer team was even more impressive in its second outing against the Ironmen.

Paced by a three-goal performance from freshman Richard Xiong, the Bears blanked Cherryville 7-0 in Claremont on Wednesday.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils win 1st match on court

August 29, 2012

The Newton-Conover girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday, shutting out Alexander Central 9-0 at home.

Newton-Conover 9, Alexander Central 0

Singles

BREAKING: 'Dads, Rangers reach two-year extension

August 29, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads announced on Wednesday that their partnership with the Texas Rangers has been extended.

The 'Dads and Rangers came to an agreement that will extend their Player Development Contract through the end of the 2014 season.

The Crawdads have been affiliated with the Texas Rangers since the 2009 campaign.

Trojans rally to beat Red Devils on volleyball court

August 28, 2012

Down 2-0 in its volleyball match against Newton-Conover on Tuesday, it looked as if Bandys would start its conference season with a loss.

However, a thunderous rally late in the match helped propel the Lady Trojans to the 3-2 victory over the Lady Red Devils 20-25, 17-25, 25-20, 27-25 and 15-11.

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