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PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers, Indians advance to semis

May 1, 2012

The Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens softball squads advanced to Thursday's semifinals in the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament.

Foard (19-3) topped Hickory, 14-2, behind a grand slam from Michaela Wilson. Ashley Oliver also had an RBI triple and an RBI single in the contest.

Lexi Shubert pitched 4.2 innings, allowing no hits and stuck out eight Lady Red Tornado batters.

Teaming up not new for Ryan Lampe, John Tate

April 30, 2012

Knowing each other since they were 4 years old, Red Devils Ryan Lampe and John Tate are a natural fit as teammates on the tennis court.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: 15 hits lift Trojans past Bears

April 30, 2012

Powered by 15 hits on offense, the Lady Trojans picked up their 13th conference victory and wrapped up the CVAC title with a 11-3 victory over Bunker Hill.

Bre Jones led the Bandys hitting attack with three of the Lady Trojans' 15 base knocks.

Montana Lineberger and Kadi O'Shell led the Bears offensively with two hits each.

Crawdads win, 6-4, to take series from RiverDogs

April 30, 2012

Behind a two-RBI performance from shortstop Hanser Alberto, the Hickory Crawdads picked up a 6-4 series-clinching win Monday at home against the Charleston RiverDogs (16-7).

Alberto drove in both of his RBIs in the bottom of the sixth inning — part of a six-run inning for Hickory (16-8).

With the bases loaded, Alberto doubled to left field, scoring Luis Sardinas and Chris Grayson.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

April 29, 2012

Monday, April 30
NWC golf at Cedar Rock CC (Hibriten)
CVAC golf at Rock Barn (Bandys)

Maiden baseball vs. Draughn
Bandys baseball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover baseball at West Caldwell

Maiden softball vs. Draughn
Bandys softball at Bunker Hill
Newton-Conover softball at West Caldwell

Maiden soccer vs. Draughn
Bandys soccer at Bunker Hill

Junior helps continue Saint soccer dynasty

April 27, 2012

Macy Franklin admits she can be a "loud mouth" at times on the soccer field for St. Stephens.

She said it's all for a good cause.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Bears pull comeback

April 27, 2012

Down 2-0 heading into the seventh inning, the Lady Bears scored four runs in the seven for a come-from-behind victory against Maiden on the softball diamond.

Anna Williams delivered the game winning hit — a two RBI single that plated Desirae Bebber and Makayla Hedrick.

Bebber and Hedrick drove in one RBI each in the Lady Bears' comeback inning.

'Dads drop series finale to 'Hoppers, 9-3

April 27, 2012

The Greensboro Grasshoppers picked up a 9-3 victory in the series finale against the Hickory Crawdads on Friday before 1,540 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.

'Hoppers catcher Austin Barnes led his team by going 3-for-3 from the plate with a double and three RBIs.

Center fielder Grayson perseveres to lead ‘Dads

April 26, 2012

The tattoo on the right forearm of Hickory Crawdads center fielder Chris Grayson serves as a daily reminder of where he’s come from, but also where he’s headed.

To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Trojans, Spartans play to tie

April 26, 2012

Bandys and South Caldwell played to a 0-0 tie in non-conference girls soccer Thursday in Catawba.

South Caldwell keeper Hannah Young saved 12 Trojan shots, while Bandys keeper Maria Carinci saved two shots on goal.

Bandys is 12-3-3 overall and 7-3-1 in the CVAC, while South Caldwel is 2-11-3 and 1-8-1 overall.

Lampe, Tate win doubles title

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