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Longtime Maiden golf pro C.B. Jones remembered

March 10, 2015

The Maiden and golf communities lost a dear friend last week.

Claybourne Brooks “C.B.” Jones, Jr. died this past Thursday at the age of 62 after a longtime battle with colon cancer.

A longtime golf pro at Glen Oaks Golf Club, Jones was laid to rest on Monday at Maiden City Cemetery.

Dale Jarrett, Gary Yount join N-CHS Hall of Fame

March 9, 2015

Newton-Conover High School inducted its sixth-ever athletic hall of fame class on Monday night.

Former Red Devils Dale Jarrett and Gary Yount joined the long list of hall of famers during the school’s winter sports banquet held at Lemon Gymnasium.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

March 9, 2015

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 5, Fred T. Foard 3 (from Saturday)
Maiden 12, North Iredell 6 (from Saturday)
Watauga 6, St. Stephens 0

Softball
East Lincoln 9, Bandys 1
Fred T. Foard 6, Freedom 2
St. Stephens 10, Watauga 4

Girls soccer

Trojans can’t come back, fall in West finals to Eagles

March 7, 2015

Bandys had made a habit of overcoming double-digit deficits during its run in the 2A girls basketball playoffs.

Saturday’s deficit, though, was one it just couldn’t overcome.

The Trojans fell behind by 12 points early and couldn’t click on offense against Wilkes Central, falling 49-40 to the Eagles in the 2A West finals at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex.

Allie Smith is a steady influence for the Lady Trojans

March 6, 2015

Through 26 wins, a conference championship and a 2A West Region appearance, there has been a constant for the Bandys girls basketball team this season — point guard Allie Smith.

The senior captain takes the floor Saturday, leading the Lady Trojans (26-1) against Wilkes Central (24-4) for a right to reach their second-straight state title game.

Bandys junior Hooker growing late in the season

March 6, 2015

Transferring from Newton-Conover High School this past summer, Anaiah Hooker wasn’t sure what to expect with her new basketball team at Bandys.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's game postponements

March 6, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports postponements and cancellations involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill at St. Stephens, ppd. to April 15
(JV baseball between schools at BH on same date)

North Iredell at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday
(JV at noon followed by varsity at 2:30 p.m.)

Softball
Lake Norman at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to TBD

Trojans survive another scare, advance to West final

March 5, 2015

Sara Goble read a sign before she entered the Annex at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on Thursday

“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted the first time,” Goble said. “That just stuck with me this game.”

That experience paid off on Thursday for Goble and the Bandys girls basketball team.

Bandys’ Lackey playing through three torn ligaments

March 4, 2015

During a scrimmage this summer, the unthinkable happened to Bandys senior basketball player Haleigh Lackey.

The ACL in her left knee was torn — as were both her medial and lateral menisci.

“I was feeling like my life just basically ended,” Lackey said. “Basketball is my life. That’s all I ever do is eat, sleep and breathe basketball.”

Bandys’ Kendyl Medlin plays on for sister Kasey

March 4, 2015

Playing basketball together since they were 4 years old, the bond between twin sisters Kendyl and Kasey Medlin runs extremely deep.

“We think the same things, and I know where she is sometimes,” Kasey said. “It’s just instinct.”

Below is a look at Friday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Baseball East...
Below is a look at Thursday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls soccer...
Valentine’s Day 2014 is one Bandys softball player Mary Catherine Sigmon won’t forget.

 

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