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Foard falls in first 3A boys soccer final to Crusaders

November 15, 2014

Cardinal Gibbons used its previous state championship experience to knock off Fred T. Foard on Saturday in the 3A boys soccer final at the Dail Soccer Complex.

Behind the play of championship game MVP Cooper Deplantis, the Crusaders cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Tigers.

Bears complete unbeaten regular season in football

November 15, 2014

The Lenoir-Rhyne football team completed its first unbeaten regular season since 1962 on Saturday with a 27-21 victory against Catawba at Moretz Stadium.

It's only the fourth time in school history that the Bears have finished the regular season undefeated (1956, 1960 and 1962) and the first time they've finished 11-0 in the regular season.

Wolves eliminate Red Devils from 2AA playoffs

November 15, 2014

Darian Roseboro finished where he left off against Newton-Conover in Lincolnton’s home playoff game against the Red Devils.

After rushing for four touchdowns earlier this season in a 51-8 road victory against Newton-Conover, Roseboro added four more touchdowns in a 48-14 2AA playoff win on Friday in Lincolnton.

Roseboro now has 20 touchdowns in his past four contests.

Trojans' season ends at the hands of Hilltoppers

November 15, 2014

In a close contest, it was a back up quarterback for R-S Central who proved to be the spoiler for Bandys in its playoff opener at Garry Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday.

After quarterback Tyrese Tate was hurt on a late run, back up Trey Clark entered the game, throwing a 59-yard pass on the next play and scored on 1-yard run to help lift the Hilltoppers to a 29-26 victory over the Trojans.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's first-round playoff scores

November 15, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's first-round prep football playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Nov. 14 scores
Ashe County 34, Maiden 27 (Blue Devils end season 5-7)
Lincolnton 48, Newton-Conover 14 (Red Devils end season 7-4-1)
R-S Central 29, Bandys 26 (Trojans end season 8-4)
South Point 28, Fred T. Foard 12 (Tigers end season 6-6)

Rohman's road: Clarke’s journey leads to 3A final

November 13, 2014

Born in Canada and having lived across the United States, the journey of Fred T. Foard goalkeeper Rohman Clarke has led him to Saturday’s 3A state final in boys soccer.

The Tiger junior is hoping to help lift the program to its first-ever state title when Foard (22-5-2) battles Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1) at 11:05 a.m. Saturday at the Dail Soccer Complex on the campus of N.C. State University.

A look at Newton-Conover's freshman five

November 12, 2014

On a senior-laden Newton-Conover boys soccer team, it’s easy to spot the quintet of Francisco Tapia, Xavier Tapia, Jason Mejia, Orlando Gildo and Aldayr Ozuna.

The five freshmen for the Red Devils have helped to fill the gaps in what they hope will be a state championship season.

PREP SOCCER: State title game times are set

November 12, 2014

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released its game times for Saturday's 2A and 3A state championship games.

Below are the official match ups and times:

2A state championship game
Newton-Conover (25-1) vs. First Flight (24-0-1), 8:05 p.m.

3A state championship game
Fred T. Foard (22-5-2) vs. Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1), 11:05 a.m.

Frye’s late goal lifts Red Devils to 2A state final

November 11, 2014

Just 13.9 seconds.

That might seem like a short amount of time, but for the Newton-Conover boys soccer team, it was well spent.

Greyson Frye headed in a ball off a pass from Kyle Thorpe in the final minute, lifting the Red Devils to a thrilling 1-0 victory over Franklin in the 2A West Region final on Tuesday at Gurley Stadium.

Shely, Tigers reach their first 3A state title game

November 11, 2014

Experience paid off in a huge way on Tuesday for the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team in its second-straight 3A West Region championship game.

Led by a two-goal performance from Wyatt Shely, the Tigers advanced to their first-ever 3A state title game with a 2-0 win at Weddington.

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