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Comeback! Duke tops Wisconsin for fifth national title

April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids.

Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke's talented group of youngsters played like salty old pros down the stretch, outscoring Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes Monday night to grit out a 68-63 victory for the program's fifth national title.

EASTER CLASSIC: Monday's first-round scores

April 6, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's first-round scores and Tuesday's schedule for the 25th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic:

Monday’s first-round scores (at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
No. 7 Fred T. Foard 7, No. 2 Hickory 2
No. 3 Bunker Hill 12, No. 6 St. Stephens 6
No. 1 Maiden 8, No. 8 West Caldwell 7
No. 4 Watauga 9, No. 5 Newton-Conover 0

Silver sluggers: Easter Classic celebrates 25th year

April 3, 2015

Marty Curtis never envisioned that a discussion between himself and Newton-Conover head baseball coach Guy Suttle would turn into a long-standing tradition in Catawba County.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep scoreboard

April 2, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
East Lincoln 11, Bandys 5
Maiden 5, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 5, West Caldwell 3
St. Stephens 6, Watauga 4

Softball
Bunker Hill 18, Maiden 6 (five innings)
East Lincoln 7, Bandys 4
Freedom 6, Fred T. Foard 3
Newton-Conover 7, West Caldwell 2

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

April 1, 2015

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Maiden 8, St. Stephens 7

Boys tennis
Fred T. Foard 9, Freedom 0
Newton-Conover 9, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 8, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday)

Boys golf (SD-7 at Rock Barn)
1. Newton-Conover, 302 (Medalist - Trey Burton with a 71)
2. East Lincoln, 332

Pairings for 25th Annual Easter Classic are released

April 1, 2015

The pairings for the 25th Annual Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic were released on Wednesday.

The event, which starts on Monday, will feature Hickory, St. Stephens, Fred T. Foard, Bunker Hill, Maiden, Newton-Conover, Watauga and West Caldwell.

The tournament will take place at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

March 31, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bandys 11, Newton-Conover 4
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 10, St. Stephens 0
Maiden 5, Lincolnton 4

Softball
Bandys 11, Newton-Conover
Bunker Hill 13, West Caldwell 3
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 15, Lincolnton 2

Girls soccer

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 30, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Softball
St. Stephens 4, Bunker Hill 3

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 4, Watauga 0

Boys lacrosse
St. Stephens 13, Denver Spartans 11
(Indians remain undefeated)

SD-7 golf (18 holes at Catawba Country Club)

BREAKING: Bandys forfeits three baseball victories

March 30, 2015

Bandys High School has forfeited its three varsity baseball victories from this season due to the use of an ineligible player.

The Trojans self reported the violations to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), surrendering wins on March 2 and March 11 against South Iredell and March 4 against Shelby.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

March 27, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
East Lincoln at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday
Newton-Conover at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Saturday
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 1
South Caldwell 7, Fred T. Foard 4

Softball
East Lincoln 8, Maiden 7
South Caldwell 12, Fred T. Foard 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 2

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