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PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scoreboard

October 9, 2012

Prep volleyball
Bandys 3, Draughn 0
Bunker Hill 3, East Burke 0
Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
Maiden 3, Newton-Conover 2

Prep soccer
Draughn 1, Bandys 0
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 9, Maiden 0

Maiden's Lilly wins Classic title on scorecard playoff

October 8, 2012

For only the second time in its history, the Greater Hickory High School Classic was settled on a scorecard playoff.

Tied with a pair of 36s, Maiden's Thomas Lilly and Fred T. Foard's Christian Carpenter were separated by what they shot on the 18th hole.

Lilly's birdie score was better than Carpenter's par, as the Maiden senior golfer became the first Blue Devil to claim the Classic crown.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Indians win 20th match

October 8, 2012

The St. Stephens volleyball team won its 20th game of the season on Monday, knocking off Freedom in Hickory 25-9, 25-7 and 25-15.

Rebecca Millsaps and Jodi Kerley led Saint (20-1) with seven digs each. Katelyn Houser added 10 assists and five kills.

Prep soccer

Fred T. Foard 4, Alexander Central 0

L-R's Green wins SAC's top defender award again

October 8, 2012

Lenoir-Rhyne's Michael Green has been named the South Atlantic Conference defensive player of the week, league officials announced on Monday.

Green wins the honor for the second-straight week.

Green, a junior defensive back from Kingsland, Ga., finished with six tackles including two fumble recoveries in L-R's 34-6 win over Brevard last Saturday in Brevard.

Panthers offense goes cold in 16-12 loss to Seahawks

October 8, 2012

A chilly day at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday foreshadowed a cold performance from the Carolina Panthers offense against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Panthers (1-4) struggled against the No. 2 ranked Seahawks, tallying 190 yards of total offense in a 16-12 loss.

Quarterback Cam Newton completed 41 percent of his passes (12-of-29) for 141 yards and no touchdowns.

Henderson scores 19, Bobcats win preseason opener

October 8, 2012

Gerald Henderson scored 19 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late rally to beat the Washington Wizards 100-88 in the teams' preseason opener Sunday.

Byron Mullens added 18 points, including a key 3-pointer down the stretch, and Ben Gordon had 16 for the Bobcats, who closed out the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season with a 23-game losing streak on the way to a league-worst 7-59 record.

Langer wins in tune-up for Greater Hickory Classic

October 8, 2012

Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship on Sunday to take the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points race, shooting a 9-under 63 to beat Jay Don Blake by two strokes

Four shots back entering the final round, Langer birdied the final two holes to finish at 13-under 203 at Prestonwood Country Club. The German star has two victories this year and 16 overall on the 50-and-over tour.

Panthers look to beat Seahawks, avoid 1-4 hole

October 7, 2012

You don't need to remind Steve Smith about the importance of beating Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

"It's beyond important — it's essential," Smith said.

Since Smith arrived in Carolina in 2001, the Panthers (1-3) have started the season 1-4 three times. None of them turned out particularly well.

That's not surprising.

QB Jackson helps push ASU past Elon, 35-23

October 7, 2012

Quarterback Jamal Jackson threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, helping Appalachian State knock off Elon 35-23 during the Mountaineers' Homecoming game on Saturday in Boone.

Jackson's 300-yard passing game is the third of his career, as he moved into ninth all time in career passing yards at ASU (3,726).

Bears improve to 3-2, bounce Brevard, 34-6

October 7, 2012

The Lenoir-Rhyne football team picked up its first road win of the season in a 34-6 triumph over Brevard on Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference play.

L-R senior quarterback Reuben Haynes ran for two touchdowns and the Bears finished with 317 yards on the ground en route to their second-straight victory.

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