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Alex Central's Gardner Takes High School Classic

September 28, 2010

Ben Gardner from Alexander Central fired a 35 on the back nine of the Tom Jackson Course to win the Greater Hickory High School Classic. Gardner is one of four area high school golfers to earn a spot on a team in Tuesday’s Dale Jarrett Shootout.

Fred T. Foard sophomore Christian Carpenter tied for second place one shot behind Gardner with a 36. Tyler Lail from Bunker Hill and Matthew Turner from Hickory High also shot 36 to tie for second place. Alexander Central’s Zack Burket tied for second place, but he lost a scorecard playoff after the end of the round.

Panthers Fall In Clausen's First Start

September 26, 2010

The Jimmy Clausen era in Carolina got off to a slow start Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. He fumbled a snap at the Bengals’ 30-yard line, his first pass flew into the chest of Cincinnati defensive end Frostee Rucker, and he threw an interception from just outside the red zone.

All that happened in the first half.

“I really don’t get too nervous out there,” Clausen said when asked about butterflies before his first career start. “I’m just trying to go out there and execute and make plays.”

Turnovers Key In Red Devils Win

September 25, 2010

Newton-Conover converted four Maiden turnovers into touchdowns as the Red Devils defeated the Blue Devils 48-26 in both teams’ conference opener.

“That was the difference in the game, I think,” said Newton-Conover’s Jake Cansler, who intercepted Maiden quarterback Matt Johnson’s first pass of the game and later recovered two fumbles. “We got the ball back to the offense plenty of times.”

Maiden coach Brian Brown, too, said turnovers were the difference in the contest.

Bunker's Defense Paves Way To 5th Straight

September 25, 2010

With the score tied at 14 at halftime, Bunker Hill needed to make something happen against East Burke.

It did exactly that.

The Bears scored on the opening drive of the second half Friday and forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to seize control of their conference opener. The Bears scored five touchdowns in the second half en route to a 47-14 win at home Friday over the Cavaliers. Its the first time since 1980 the Bears started a season 5-0.

Maiden Looks To End 3-Year Drought

September 24, 2010

Conference play begins this week in the Catawba Valley 2-A, with two of the leagues’ biggest rivals set to square off Friday. Newton-Conover (4-0) travels to Maiden (3-1), and both teams look to start league play on stable ground.

“It starts this week for everybody, so if you win, you’re tied for first place, which is how you want to start,” Red Devils head coach Nick Bazzle said. “We’re getting one of the big guns first this year.”

But fans of both teams know this matchup is more than just the kickoff of this year’s conference schedule; it’s also about bragging rights.

Red Devils Take Control

September 24, 2010

The first game Thursday at Bandys between the Trojans and the Newton-Conover Red Devils turned into a battle of will. The teams were tied at 25 and neither budged until the Red Devils scored three straight points — on a kill from Isabella Zaliagiris and back-to-back Bandys errors — to earn the 30-28 win.

The Red Devils rode that momentum winning the next two games 25-15 and 25-22 to get the 3-0 sweep at Bandys, and they took control of the Catawba Valley 2-A conference.

Tigers Pounce On Pioneers

September 23, 2010

The Fred T. Foard Tigers found themselves in a familiar position Wednesday — needing a goal to win a match. They got that crucial goal from Jason Smith in the closing minutes of a conference match at home against the Watauga Pioneers.

The game-winning goal was Smith’s second of the night and gave the Tigers a 2-1 victory at home. Smith scored the Tigers’ first goal of the night in the 22nd minute on a shot seven yards outside the penalty box.

N-C Soccer Falls; Hickory Tennis Tops Saint

September 23, 2010

Draughn rode the momentum of two first-half goals in a 2-1 win Wednesday over Newton-Conover. Toua Xiong scored in the 9th minute on a mishandled ball in the box, and Jacob Crisp added an insurance goal in the 27th minute on a crossing pass from Aaron Yang.

Newton-Conover got on the board in the second half with a goal by Christian Marinero off a rebounded shot from Franklin Wepner. The Red Devils had an 8-6 shot advantage in the loss, and a 6-3 advantage on corner kicks.

The Red Devils are now 3-2 against the Catawba Valley 2-A, and the Wildcats improved to 4-1.

Saint Rallies For Rivalry Win

September 22, 2010

St. Stephens found itself in a hole Tuesday after a conference match against rival Hickory. The Indians lost the first game 25-23 to the Red Tornadoes, but it rallied to win the next three games and rolled to 3-1 win at home against Hickory.

“All the girls still saw Hickory on the front of the jerseys, then half way through the first game, they said it’s just volleyball,” St. Stephens coach Lauren McLelland said. “They have heart, and that’s something I’m proud of. They have heart.”

N-C's Shuford Wins Golden Helmet

September 22, 2010

Newton-Conover’s Cameron Shuford, left, is this week’s recipient of WNNC’s Golden Helmet Award presented by Coca-Cola.

Shuford, pictured with head coach Nick Bazzle, caught three touchdown passes Friday from quarterback Adonis Hewitt in a 48-14 win at home over the Fred T. Foard Tigers. The senior also had an interception in the non-conference win as well.

VOLLEYBALL
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 0
Bunker Hill lost its conference match Tuesday against the East Burke Cavaliers. The Bears dropped to 2-6 against the Catawba Valley 2-A and 3-9 overall.

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