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Harris homers Bandys into second round

May 18, 2011

Bandys and Wilkes Central shared two things on Wednesday — team colors and a softball field.

The Lady Trojans, however, owned the lead.

Scarlett Harris hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning, and the Lady Trojans (20-5) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, to advance to the second round playoffs.

Harris’ two-run shot came from the third position in the line-up, which is a significant difference from her typical fifth spot in the batting order.

Hallberg speaks on GHC title defense

May 17, 2011

Tuesday was Media Day for the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors.

In attendance was last year’s tournament champion, Gary Hallberg, who spoke to those in attendance.

“It is very humbling to be here,” Hallberg said. “It is so significant when I sit here. I don’t win a lot of tournaments. This is all new to me.”

Hallberg overcame a five-stroke lead and shot an 11-under-par 61 to capture last year’s GHC title.

His final-round of 61 is record for a lowest final-round score in Champions Tour history.

Choi, Lampe win 2A doubles titles

May 16, 2011

Back-to-back state championships.

Hang Lak Choi and Ryan Lampe closed out a second straight doubles title on Saturday, defeating Shelby’s Ray Webb Parker and Ben Cheaney 6-3, 7-5.
The title is the second straight for Choi, who won last year with Will Huggins last season.

Lampe was also in last year’s final, but fell with partner Dillon Cervantez to the team of Choi-Huggins.

Barr Ks 12, Bears’ season ended by Rams

May 13, 2011

After trying to survive over an hour rain delay and 12 strikeouts, the Bunker Hill baseball team’s season is over.

The Bears lost to Starmount at home on Friday. The Bears finished with a 26-2 record.

Impressive in victory was Starmount pitcher Alex Barr, who struck out 12 batters and allowed four hits in six innings pitched.

The Rams (17-8) went up 2-0 in the top of the second inning. After third basemen Tanner Mathis reached base on a two-out single, catcher Jake Barr hit a two-run homer off of Bears’ pitcher Jeremy Null.

Bucs start NJCAA tournament play today

May 12, 2011

For the second time in school history, the CVCC baseball team embarks on a quest to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X tournament.

The Bucs (35-13) face Patrick Henry Community College today at 1 p.m. at O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City.

The winner of that game will take on the winner of Pasco-Hernando and Surry Community College on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Last year, the Bucs entered the tournament, which was played at Hooker Field in Martinsville, Va., as the No. 6 seed.

Indians win home playoff game on road

May 11, 2011

Rain forced the St. Stephens’ soccer team to move its home game on the road Wednesday to Lenoir-Rhyne University.

The Lady Indians (16-3-3) responded by flooding their opponent, RS Central, with defense and drowning them in goals.

Macy Franklin scored three goals, including two in the second half, and Sabrina Summers had three assists, as St. Stephens rolled to a first round victory.

Adams leads Red Devils with key wins

May 10, 2011

Hearing some chatter from Salisbury before their match, the Newton-Conover tennis used it as motivation, went out on the court and took care of business.

Senior Austin Adams earned key victories in singles and doubles, as the Red Devils defeated the Hornets to advance to the third round of the playoffs next Tuesday.

Bunker Hill erases 4-0 hole, wins CVAC title

May 9, 2011

Down 4-0, the Bunker Hill baseball never gave up.

The Bears relied on their veteran leadership to score 10 runs over the next six innings on their way to a second straight CVAC baseball tournament championship.

Warrior mistakes help Bears reach CVAC final

May 6, 2011

West Caldwell committed seven errors in Friday's CVAC tournament game. Bunker Hill capitalized.

The Bears scored four runs of those errors and 10 total runs on their way a victory. Pitcher Jacob Shepherd and catcher Tyler Shook had two RBIs each in the win.

Three runs scored for the Bears in the first inning. Cole McGraw walked, Cody Ervin and Jeremy Null reached on errors. All scored later in the inning to make it 3-0.

Melton’s hit sends Trojans to CVAC semis

May 5, 2011

In a back-and-forth game between Bandys and Maiden on the baseball diamond, Daniel Melton had the final say.

The senior hit a shallow drive to left-center field to give the Trojans a clutch victory in the opening round of the CVAC baseball tournament Thursday.

Melton, who had three hits in the game, said the Trojans are used to these kinds of games.

“Our season has been like this all year,” Melton said. “It’s only taken one hit to blow a lot of games open. We just fought and got hot at the end.”

Thursday’s game included four ties and five lead changes.

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