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PREP NOTEBOOK: Blue Devils blank Eagles

August 20, 2012

The Maiden Lady Blue Devil volleyball team beat the Lincoln Charter Lady Eagles in Maiden on Monday in three-straight sets, 25-20, 25-15 and 25-23.

Mckenzie Garrison led Maiden (3-1) with 14 kills, while Kha Xiong added six kills. Kalie Johnson assisted on 14 Maiden kills, while Hannah Martin assisted on 10 kills.

Prep soccer

North Lincoln 5, Maiden 0

Young, Mustangs tally 501 yards, beat Red Devils

August 18, 2012

Brint Russell’s debut as Newton-Conover head football coach was memorable — for all the wrong reasons.

The Red Devils’ defense struggled, giving up 510 total yards, including 351 passing from East Lincoln quarterback Garrett Young, as the Mustangs went on to win in Denver, 35-21.

PREP ROUND-UP: Wolves overcome fumbles, Maiden

August 18, 2012

Lincolnton picked up a tight two-point victory at home, spoiling Frank Snider's debut as head coach for the Maiden Blue Devils.

The Wolves (1-0) took a 2-0 lead in the second quarter when Maiden starting quarterback Jake McRee fumbled a snap in the end zone, fell on top of it and was tackled by a host of Lincolnton defenders, resulting in a safety.

Panthers top Dolphins in final preseason home game

August 18, 2012

The Carolina Panthers finished up their home preseason slate Friday with a 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium.

Less than a week after suffering a 26-13 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he was pleased with what he saw from his team.

Blast by De La Cruz lifts Sand Gnats past 'Dads

August 16, 2012

In a game that featured three lead changes, two ties and three combined errors by both squads, Savannah got the better of Hickory on the baseball diamond Thursday.

Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh, the Sand Gnats (24-28 in the second half, 65-54 overall) powered ahead with a three-run homer by Yucarybert De La Cruz, pulling ahead for good en route to winning 6-5 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

August 16, 2012

Thursday kicked off the junior varsity football season for some teams in the area.

Three Catawba County schools were in action, including Maiden, Fred T. Foard and Hickory. Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.

Local scores
Lincolnton 28, Maiden 14
North Lincoln 39, Fred T. Foard 0
Statesville 40, Hickory 12

PREP NOTEBOOK: LRDs open title defense with loss

August 16, 2012

The defending 2A state volleyball champion Newton-Conover Lady Red Devils opened their season with a loss Thursday at North Iredell, 25-12, 25-6 and 25-10.

The Lady Red Devils (1-0) play again this Saturday at Davidson College's volleyball tournament.

Maiden 3, Alexander Central 1

Indians beat second CVAC foe, sweep Maiden

August 15, 2012

For the second time in three days, St. Stephens faced a Catawba Valley 2A squad and never blinked.

The Lady Indians (2-0) cruised to a 3-0 road victory over Maiden on Wednesday, two days after they shut out Bunker Hill at home by the same score.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians lose first game to Rockets

August 15, 2012

AC Reynolds picked up a tight 3-2 victory over St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday in Hickory.

The Indians (1-1) were led by Tommy Vo and Osvaldo Crus, who each pocketed a goal in the contest.

Prep volleyball

North Lincoln 3, Bunker Hill 1

The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 with a road loss to the Lady Knights, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 24-26.

Keselowski and crew chief Wolfe a dynamic duo

August 15, 2012

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — When Paul Wolfe decided to give NASCAR a try, he made sure he had a backup plan.

"I became a certified welder," Wolfe said. "I never really thought driving would ever provide me a chance. The opportunity to work on cars was more realistic. I wasn't really thinking about driving when I got into it."

It's good to be a realist.

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