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Conferences stay same after third draft

March 17, 2012

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) realignment committee met Thursday to review appeals, and by Friday, the committee had a final draft.

In this third draft, which is set in stone barring any procedural error appeals, includes no changes to the proposed conferences from the second draft.

Current CVAC members and county teams Bandys, Bunker Hill, Maiden and Newton-Conover would join an all-2A conference with current CVAC member West Caldwell, as well as three Lincoln County teams in East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln.

Tourney Day 2: Lehigh, Norfolk St. pull upsets

March 17, 2012

GREENSBORO — C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 in the South Regional to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.

The Mountain Hawks were the sixth 15 seed overall to pull off the trick. Norfolk State edged Missouri in the West Regional earlier in the day, and No. 13 seed Ohio knocked off fourth-seeded Michigan to add to the madness.

Hannah Callahan, Lady Blue Devils off to hot start

March 15, 2012

With a perfect game and a no-hitter under her belt, Maiden’s Hannah Callahan has helped position the Lady Blue Devils for a successful season.

The junior pitcher is 5-1 this season, including a season-opening no-hitter against Lincolnton and a perfect game Tuesday against Newton-Conover.

Callahan said the two performances are a product of her hard work.
“My pitching means a lot to me,” Callahan said. “ I work on spins on my pitches, locations and different pitches. I work on my infield, too, because I struggle with that. I work hard at it so I can help my team out.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C golf team wins again

March 15, 2012

For the second time in three days, the Newton-Conover golf team won a non-conference match.

The Red Devils notched a 148 to win by 12 strokes over Maiden in a nine-hole match held at Catawba Country Club.

Newton-Conover’s Alex Hefner earned medalist, carding a 33 in his nine holes.

Teammate Lee Mitchell wasn’t far behind on the scoreboard with a 35, while Chris Ziogas (39) and Perry Davis (41) also had solid rounds.

Bunker Hill’s Tyler Lail and Maiden’s Thomas Lilly finished tied for third with a 36.

Austin Shuford was the leading golfer for Bandys with a 52.

TOURNEY WRAP-UP: UNC-Asheville upset falls short

March 15, 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reserve forward James Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds, and Syracuse avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 when it rallied for a 72-65 victory over North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday in the East Regional.

The Orange entered the tournament without starting center Fab Melo, who was declared ineligible for academic reasons, and they almost left early with a piece of history no team wants. Instead, Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round Saturday.

Indians beat N-C behind nine-run third, 11 hits

March 14, 2012

After scoring no runs on a bases loaded situation in the first inning, the St. Stephens baseball team made sure it didn’t make the same mistake twice.

Nine of the Indians’ 12 runs in their game with Newton-Conover came in the third inning.

The entire Saint line-up scored a run in that inning, which paced the team to a 12-4 non-conference win over the Red Devils in Newton on Wednesday.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Tigers shut out East Burke

March 14, 2012

Fred T. Foard improved to 6-1-1 with a 5-0 non-conference soccer shutout against East Burke on Wednesday.

Ashley Jolly scored two goals for the Lady Tigers, while Angelo Lo, Carmen Winstead and Adele Jarrett each pocketed a goal each. Taylor Rios assisted on one of Foard's goals.

Hannah Skeen picked up the shut out in goal, stopping two shots on goal by the Lady Cavaliers (0-4).

Bandys 1, East Lincoln 1

The Lady Trojans played to a stalemate with the Lady Mustangs on Wednesday in a non-conference game.

Scola, Dragic lead Rockets' rout of Charlotte

March 14, 2012

HOUSTON — Luis Scola scored 23 points, Goran Dragic had 14 points and 10 assists and the Houston Rockets routed the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats 107-87 on Wednesday night.

Samuel Dalembert added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Jordan Hill scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds for the Rockets, who've won two in a row after dropping six of their previous seven games.

Derrick Brown scored 15 to lead the Bobcats, who've lost 20 of 23 road games this season.

Trojans hoops coach Beth Queen steps down

March 13, 2012

Following a second six-year tenure as Bandys girls basketball coach, Beth Queen is stepping down.

Queen, who has spent 16 seasons as a player and coach at the school, said she knew before this past season started that it would be her last.

“That was part of my plan the whole time,” Queen said. “When I came back six years ago, the Bandys girls basketball program wasn’t very successful. I wanted to rebuild the program. At that time, it was my intention to stay six years.”

Queen coached the Trojans from 1998-2003 before leaving to spend time with her family

N-C's Whitener named District 10's top player

March 13, 2012

Capping a stellar prep basketball career, Newton-Conover’s Shynese Whitener was named the 2012 District 10 girls basketball player of the year by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA).

Receiving the honor caught the senior off guard.

“I’m definitely surprised,” Whitener said. “I’m still shocked. It’s an honor to receive this award. It was fun just going out every night, having my teammates support and playing basketball. It goes to show you that hard work pays off.”

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