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Trojans Gun Down Greyhounds; Red Devils Roll

December 2, 2010

The Bandys Trojans put an 81-point whipping on Statesville at home Wednesday. The Trojans defeated the Greyhounds 94-13 at Bost-Matheson Gym in a nonconference game.
All nine Trojans varsity players scored at least four points — as many as Statesville's Kirsten Witt. Witt was the highest scoring player on her team.
Madi Story scored a game-high 19 points while Jesse Story and Brittany Moss scored 13 apiece. Tara Potter and Chelsey Queen both added 11.

N-C Ends Hickory's Reign

December 1, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils accomplished something no other Catawba County team has in the past five years. They defeated the Hickory Red Tornadoes in a girls basketball game. It is Hickory’s first loss to a Catawba County team since 2005.
“Obviously this is a huge game for both teams,” Newton-Conover head coach Jonathan Tharpe said. “Both teams are two of the best in the western part of the state in 2A and 3A. It’s just a big rivalry and just a lot of passion to win the game on both sides.”

N-C's Comer named Captain

November 29, 2010

A Newton-Conover Red Devil is jumping from Gurley Stadium to Bank of America Stadium. Lineman Mike Comer is one of 10 high school athletes from the Carolinas on the field at halftime Dec. 19 as part of the Carolina Panthers Community Captain Program.
“This means a lot,” Comer said. “Only 10 people out of North and South Carolina get the award. So, it’s a pretty big deal.”
The Community Captain program honors high school athletes with dedication to their sport as well as commit to improving their education while showing potential to excel.

N-C Stomps Saint in Opener

November 24, 2010

Newton-Conover opened its season Tuesday with an easy win over St. Stephens. The Red Devils defeated the Indians 60-24 at Newton-Conover. The Red Devils led 21-3 after the first quarter and never looked back.
The Red Devils were up 35-10 at halftime and 46-20 after the third quarter.
Newton-Conover had three players score in double figures Tuesday. Kadesha Gibbs led with a game-high 17 points and had five rebounds. Shynese Whitener scored 12 points, and Quazzy Tipps contributed 10.
Lauren Simmons led St. Stephens with six points.

Making Progress in Maiden

November 22, 2010

The troubles with the Maiden boys basketball program are no secret. The Blue Devils did not win a game the entire 2008-09 season, and they won only one in the 2009-10 season.
Maiden beat Fred T. Foard in December 2009 in a non-conference game at Maiden. St. Stephens badly beat Maiden in its next game, and the Blue Devils did not win a game the rest of the season.
They ended the season 1-23 overall. That one win, however, showed improvement to third-year head coach Doug Miller and the player. Now, they want to show their opponents the team is improved since then.

Ravens spoil St. Pierre's Panthers debut

November 22, 2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It took one play for mystery man Brian St. Pierre to get the downtrodden Carolina Panthers in position for an upset.

Baltimore's stars, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis, responded with two big milestone plays to spoil St. Pierre's potential storybook day and put the Ravens in great shape in the AFC North.

Reed and Lewis each had interceptions that turned into touchdowns in the fourth quarter, Joe Flacco threw for 301 yards and a TD, and the Ravens overcame St. Pierre's 88-yard touchdown pass to beat the stubborn Panthers 37-13 on Sunday.

Ravens pick apart St. Pierre, Panthers

November 21, 2010

In his 2010 NFL debut, Panthers quarterback Brian St. Pierre tossed an 88-yard touchdown pass to bring his team within a touchdown of tying Baltimore.
Then, the Ravens collected two of his passes, returned them for touchdowns, and gave the Panthers the worst record in the NFL. With Sunday's 37-13 loss, the Panthers fall to 1-9, while Buffalo's 49-31 win over Cincinnati improved the Bills to 2-8.

Mountaineers Going Against The Gators

November 20, 2010

Appalachian State ends the regular season with its toughest match in recent history. The Mountaineers travel to Gainesville, Fla., this week for a regular-season finale against the Florida Gators.

The Gators (6-4) need to beat the Mountaineers (9-1) to avoid their fourth-straight home loss. Florida has lost four of its last six games.

"Make no mistake about it, the team we're playing isn't some clown show," Florida coach Urban Meyer said. "This is a real one."

Gibbs, Red Devils Ready For Tipoff

November 18, 2010

The tallest starter for the Newton-Conover Red Devils girls basketball team grew into a new role for the upcoming season. Kadesha Gibbs, a 5-foot-11 forward, has shifted from playing like a small forward to more of a power position — occupied last season by graduated senior Renee Lewis.
“I know I have some tough shoes to fill,” Gibbs said. “I just have to work hard and give everything I got.”

Hickory Heading To State Final

November 17, 2010

Hickory soccer coach Brian Jillings had a message to his team Wednesday night before taking the field at home against Charlotte Catholic in the 3-A West region final. He wanted his team to make it memorable.

“Now we have to do it all over again,” he said.

The Red Tornadoes scored two goals in the first half and hung on the rest of the match to defeat Charlotte Catholic 2-1. Hickory plays at 1 p.m. Saturday at N.C. State against the winner of the 3-A East final between Jacksonville and Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

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