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St. Stephens improves to 3-0 with win

August 23, 2011

The St. Stephens volleyball team won its third match of the season, but Maiden didn’t make it easy on them.

After winning the first two games 25-14 and 25-19, the Lady Indians (3-0) fought tooth-and-nail with Maiden (0-1) for the third and deciding game.

St. Stephens persevered past the Blue Devils to win the game and match, 29-27.

“The last game was a nail-biter,” said Lady Indians coach Denise Mullins. “I am really proud. All the girls really showed their ability. They showed how hard they came to play.”

A new era begins with Tigers win

August 20, 2011

The Fred T. Foard Tigers’ roaring start on offense ended up being too much for the N. Lincoln Knights from just across the border Friday night.

The Tigers defeated the Knights 25-6 on Friday, marking the team’s first win since Oct. 23, 2009.

The Tigers starting running back was the key to the team’s strong offense in the first half. The 190-pound Tre Robinson overpowered the Knights smaller defensive backs in the first quarter and lived up to expectations in a big way – rushing for 102 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter alone.

Game plan shift keys power attack, victory

August 20, 2011

After playing to a 0-0 halftime tie, Bandys turned to a “fireplug” to fuel their offensive attack.

On the heels of a three-touchdown night by junior tailback Devan Davis, the Trojans scored four second half-touchdowns to secure a 28-7 win over St. Stephens.

“He’s a great runner,” Bandys coach Randy Lowman said of Davis. “We have three great tailbacks. Young started the game, but he plays defense for us full-time. So we have Tewon Smith, and Davis is the little fireplug in the bunch that goes north and south, which is what you want when you go under center.”

Lincolnton Wolves rip Maiden Blue Devils

August 20, 2011

A broken wishbone usually means good luck, but in Maiden’s football game Friday against Lincolnton, it was anything, but favorable.

The Blue Devils (0-1) racked up 179 rushing yards in the implemented wishbone offense, but only 43 of those were tallied in the second half. Maiden lost its opener to Lincolnton, 35-10.

Quarterback Matt Johnson was held to 2-of-8 passing for 10 yards. His most viable contribution to the team was the running game, where he rushed 15 times for 89 yards.

Lady Red Devils open season with victory

August 19, 2011

Kicking off its season Thursday, the Newton-Conover volleyball team had to work extra hard for a season-opening win.

The Lady Red Devils (1-0) fought through tough first and third games against the Hickory Lady Red Tornadoes (0-1), but picked up the win, 28-26, 25-11, 26-24.

Leading Newton-Conover was Isabella Zaliagiris, who drove down nine kills. Sarah Van Horn had 15 digs.

The Lady Red Devils took an early 3-0 lead, but the two teams battled back and forth until the 26-26 mark.

Lady Tigers top Lady Bears for first win

August 18, 2011

Coming off of a tough home loss to Forbush on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team bounced back impressively.

The Lady Tigers (1-1) held off Bunker Hill (0-2) in a tight first game and followed that with two dominant game victories to win the match 25-20, 25-10, 25-9.

Tigers fall to Falcons in first game

August 17, 2011

After a solid scrimmage against Forbush last week, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team went in the opposite direction against the Lady Eagles on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers (0-1) dropped three straight sets to Forbush in a tough home loss, 25-19, 25-21, 25-14, at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Tuesday.
Lady Tigers coach Alison Yount said the loss was due to a lack of focus.

Hornets shut out in second half in loss

August 16, 2011

After an opening score by the Catawba County Hornets, it all went downhill from there.

The visiting High Point Ravens scored 20 unanswered points and yielded no points in the second half on their way to a victory over the Hornets.

Catawba County (3-2) took the opening drive of the game 48 yards, leading to a score. Former Maiden product Tommy Henry scored on a six-yard run to make it a 6-0 game after a missed two-point conversion.

Before the end of the first quarter, the Ravens tied up the game on a 30-yard pass from Mike Johnston to Eric Gibbs.

Red Devils, Indians learn in scrimmages

August 13, 2011

The lights of high school football glistening at Newton-Conover’s Gurley Stadium for the FCA Jamboree on Friday.

The Jamboree featured two games, including two Catawba County teams in action. St. Stephens took on North Lincoln in the opening game, followed by Newton-Conover taking on Hibriten.

Featured at the event were two 15-minute periods, two 10-minute periods and one 40-minute continuous scrimmage period between each of the two teams.

Jimmy Clausen to start vs. Giants, Newton on bench

August 12, 2011

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen said he has been told by coach Ron Rivera that he'll start Saturday night's preseason home opener against the New York Giants.

Cam Newton, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, will likely be the first quarterback off the bench.

That's not a big surprise considering Clausen has been getting all of the reps with the first-team offense.

The Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill volleyball programs added another page to their annual rivalry...
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Bandys 3...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Hickory 3...

 

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