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Bunker Hill Goes For Fourth Straight Win

September 10, 2010

The Bunker Hill Bears are looking for something they haven’t found in 11 years — a 4-0 start to a football season. The last time the Bears went 4-0 to start a season, Bill Clinton was the president.

That thought, however, is not even in the players’ heads.

“I don’t think that is registering with any of the kids, and we are just preparing for our next opponent,” Bunker Hill coach Travis Conner said. “We are just going to keep plowing forward.”

The Bears go for their fourth straight win Friday at Fred T. Foard.

BlueClaws beat Crawdads in opener

September 8, 2010

Hickory and Lakewood were locked in a battle Wednesday during the first two innings of the playoff opener at L.P. Frans Stadium. Hickory starter Neil Ramirez held the Northern Division’s top team scoreless through two innings, but things quickly unraveled in the third.

“Momentum is a funny thing,” said Bill Richardson, Crawdads manager. 

N-C soccer gets first win

September 8, 2010

The Newton-Conover Red Devils earned their first soccer win of the season Wednesday. The Red Devils won 1-0 at Maiden. Chandler Johnson scored the match's lone goal in the 26th minute, and Eli Cordes earned the assist.

Newton-Conover is 1-0 against the Catawba Valley 2A and 1-7 overall. Maiden dropped to 1-5 overall on 0-1 in conference play.

BUNKER HILL 4, EAST BURKE 3
Terry Aviles led the Bears in a conference win Wednesday at home against the Cavaliers. Aviles scored one of the Bears’ four goals and assisted on two more.

Harden Wins Golden Helmet

September 7, 2010

Newton-Conover running back Octavius Harden, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, is the winner of this week’s Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola. Harden on Friday against Hickory returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and rushed for two more in the Red Devils’ 48-34 win. He finished the game with 19 carries and 198 yards rushing

Bears Want To Bounce Back From Loss

September 7, 2010

Lenoir-Rhyne suffered its first loss of the season Saturday, and it wants to bounce back this week with a win at home.

The Bears play the Davidson Wildcats at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory. Lenoir-Rhyne is 1-1 this season, and Davidson is 0-1 after a 20-10 season-opening loss to Georgetown. The Bears lost 20-17 on Saturday to Concord.

Blue Devils Sweep Trojans; Bears Open With Win

September 3, 2010

The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (1-0) opened the 2010 season Thursday on a high note. The Bears defeated Limestone College 3-0 at the Moretz Sports – Athletic Complex.

Three different players scored for L-R and the Bears held a 30-3 shot advantage in improving their all-time mark against Limestone to 9-0-1.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior defender Jessica Schob opened the scoring at the 10 minute 27 second mark of the first half.  Schob punched in her own rebound, which was deflected back to her off a corner kick.

Indians Battle Knights

September 2, 2010

The St. Stephens Indians won 1-0 on Wednesday over the North Lincoln Knights, the 14th ranked 2-A team in North Carolina. Andrew Zachrich scored the lone goal of the match in the 27th minute, and the Indians improved to 5-2-1 with Wednesday’s win. St. Stephens' Jon Holloway was in goal and recorded the shutout.

SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE
HICKORY 10, ASHEVILLE 3
The Hickory Crawdads’ offense exploded in the third, fourth and fifth innings Wednesday at Asheville. The Crawdads scored eight runs in the three-inning stretch en route to a 10-3 win Wednesday over the Tourists.

Green Flag Drops Monday

September 2, 2010

Hickory Motor Speedway will host the 34th Annual Bad Boy Mowers Bobby Isaac Memorial 200 on Monday, September 6, 2010.  The inaugural event took place in 1977 to honor the late NASCAR Grand National Champion, Bobby Isaac.

“The Bobby Isaac Memorial promises to bring out some of the best names in short track racing,” remarked HMS General Manager Kevin Piercy.  “We also changed the format for the Late Models to a 150-lap race with a four tire rule to help the racers in these tough economic times.”

Two Unbeaten Teams Battle Saturday

September 1, 2010

Lenoir-Rhyne and Concord enter the game Saturday with one win after one game in the 2010 season. Only one team will leave Moretz Stadium with a second. The Bears and Mountain Lions are both 1-0, and they kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hickory.

Both teams had big wins in their season-opening games. The Bears defeated Chowan 59-10 on Aug. 28 at home, and the Mountain Lions won their season opener 72-21 on Aug. 26 over Southern Virginia.

N-C Earns Big Win Over Bandys

September 1, 2010

Newton-Conover won the third game of its match against Bandys by 15 points, and it rode that momentum to a key conference win. The Red Devils defeated the Trojans 3-1 on Tuesday at Newton-Conover.

“We got the girls together, and we had good serving and defense,” Newton-Conover coach Linda Richards said. “It was just good team play.”
Newton-Conover won the games 25-17, 21-25, 25-10 and 25-20 in a rematch of the 2009 Catawba Valley 2A conference tournament final. The leader of the Red Devils’ match-changing win in Game 3 was Isabella Zaliagiris.

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