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Hunter Harvey named starter for SAL All-Star Game

June 3, 2014

Hunter Harvey is a baseball All-Star.

Nearly a year after being drafted with the 22nd pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, the former Bandys High standout will start in the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory on June 17.

Bears start state title series Friday in Greensboro

June 2, 2014

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the schedule for the best-of-three prep baseball state championship series involving Bunker Hill High School.

The 2A and 4A state title series were both assigned to UNC-Greensboro Stadium.

The Bears (26-5) face Midway (25-4) in game one starting Friday at 8 p.m. at UNC-Greensboro's Stadium.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's 2A West Region scores

May 27, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's 2A West Region playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Prep baseball
Bunker Hill 12, East Davidson 2
(five innings - Game One; Game two on Thursday at ED)

Girls soccer
West Stokes 1, Newton-Conover 0
(2A West Region title game - Red Devils finish season 19-4)

Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Coca-Cola 600 trophy

May 25, 2014

It had been a long time since Jimmie Johnson laid claim to the Coca-Cola 600 championship — nine years in fact.

Starting from the pole of Saturday's 55th event, Johnson led a race-high 164 laps en rout to winning the annual Memorial Day weekend race, etching his first victory of the 2014 season.

Becker, Moss lead Red Devils to West Region finals

May 24, 2014

The Newton-Conover girls soccer program hadn't been to the fourth round of the playoffs or even won a conference championship until last season.

After Saturday, the Lady Red Devils can say they've gone further than any team in program history.

Sophomores Ervin, McGraw lead Bears to title series

May 23, 2014

In a baseball playoff game where the stakes couldn’t be any higher, it was two sophomores for Bunker Hill — Clay Ervin and Hayden McGraw — that made the difference.

Ervin struck out 12 on the mound and allowed one hit, while McGraw delivered the game’s lone RBI on a double in the fourth in a 1-0 victory against Smoky Mountain.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Fourth-round game schedule

May 23, 2014

Below is a look at the fourth-round schedule of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Smoky Mountain (11-14) at Bunker Hill (23-5), 7 p.m. Friday

Girls soccer
Parkwood (14-5) at Newton-Conover (18-3), 7 p.m. Saturday

Jimmie Johnson wins pole for 55th Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2014

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, as the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion seeks his first victory of the 2014 season.

Johnson turned a lap of 27.705 (194.911 mph), which was 0.049 better than Brad Keselowski.

The pole for Johnson is his fourth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 26 races and first since 2009.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Wednesday's third-round scores

May 21, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls soccer
Newton-Conover 1, Polk County 0
Marvin Ridge 4, Hickory 0 (Lady Red Tornadoes end season 18-4-1)
Weddington 10, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday - Lady Tigers end season 11-14)

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's third-round scores

May 20, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0

Softball
Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)

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