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Rusty Wallace heads NASCAR Hall of Fame group

May 23, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace hated running second to anyone and doesn't plan to start now that he's part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Wallace, the 1989 series champion who won 55 races, headed the group of five picked Wednesday as NASCAR's newest Hall of Famers. The others selected were Leonard Wood, Herb Thomas, Cotton Owens and Buck Baker.

Taylor Brown's blooper in 10th lifts Tigers

May 22, 2012

In a game between Tigers and Panthers, you knew it was going to be a wild contest.

A bloop single by junior Taylor Brown in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Fred T. Foard Tigers a 1-0 victory Tuesday against Franklin, advancing them to the 3A softball Final Four.

Indians' season ends in 1-0 loss to Cougars

May 22, 2012

What had been a dream season for St. Stephens ended on Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Charlotte Catholic in the 3A Western Regional championship game at Keffer Stadium in Charlotte.

An own goal kicked in by Indians defender Amanda Hall in the 39th minute ended up being the difference maker.

Hickory, Kannapolis once again split twin-bill

May 22, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Kannapolis won the early game, 7-6, scoring in each of the first four innings.

The biggest of those innings was the top of the second, where the Intimidators scored three runs, including RBIs by Keenyn Walker, Garis Pena and Ross Wilson.

Senior 3B Oliver powering Lady Tigers in playoffs

May 21, 2012

Ashley Oliver is making the most of her fourth opportunity.

After Fred T. Foard softball teams failed to get past the sectional round of the playoffs in each of Oliver’s first three seasons, she’s helping to power the Lady Tigers’ offense in a deep playoff run this year.

CVCC to open NJCAA tournament in Oklahoma

May 21, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College will open play at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series on Saturday in Enid, Okla.

The Bucs, who are 36-15 on the season, face the Midwest/Region 24 champions, Heartland Community College (51-6), in the first game of the Series on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Crawdads, Intimidators split Monday doubleheader

May 21, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Crawdads (20-22) took the first game, 5-1, behind a three-run first inning and a two-run second inning.

Zach Cone led the 'Dads in the game with a double and two RBIs. Trever Adams and Luis Sardinas also drove in an RBI each.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21
Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22
St. Stephens soccer at Charlotte Catholic, 6 p.m.
Franklin at Fred T. Foard softball, 6 p.m.

Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23
No games scheduled

Thursday, May 24

Indians shut out Red Tornadoes to advance

May 19, 2012

The St. Stephens soccer team is one of the final four squads in the 3A soccer playoffs after shutting out conference rival Hickory at home on Saturday, 3-0.

The Lady Indians (22-1-2) made three goals in the second half, including netters by Macy Franklin, Lauren Brooks and Kalyn Meosky.

Pair of two-run homers pace Tigers in win

May 18, 2012

Falling behind in a game is something the Fred T. Foard softball team never likes to do.

The Tigers powered out a pair of two-run homers, lifting them to a 5-0 win against Erwin in the District round of the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.

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