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PREP SOCCER: Saturday's playoff game times set

May 16, 2013

The game times and locations have been set for Saturday's fourth round of the 2A and 3A girls soccer playoffs.

Below is a look at these games:

Prep soccer

2A brackets
Newton-Conover (21-1-1) at South Iredell (20-2-0), 7 p.m.

3A brackets
St. Stephens (19-3-2) at Burns (21-2-1), 6 p.m.

N-C tennis falls in 2A West Regional final to Shelby

May 15, 2013

Facing a Shelby squad that was unbeaten in its past 42 tennis matches, Newton-Conover coach Brian Tate needed his team to execute his plan to perfection on Wednesday.

However, the Red Devils (20-4) struggled at the nets, falling 5-1 to the Golden Lions in the 2A West Regional final at NCHS.

Chaniece Moss' goal lifts Lady Red Devils past Owen

May 15, 2013

Behind Chaniece Moss’ goal on an Abby Cox assist, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs on Wednesday.

The Lady Red Devils defeated Owen 1-0 in Black Mountain.

Moss’ goal came at the seven-minute mark of the first half, and a stingy LRD defense held on for the one-goal shutout.

Indians' Franklin nets 4 goals in win versus Ashbrook

May 15, 2013

St. Stephens’ Macy Franklin scored four goals on Wednesday — all in the first half — helping the Lady Indians defeat Ashbrook 6-0 in the third round of the 3A playoffs.

BREAKING: Helms to guide Hickory football program

May 15, 2013

Former Freedom football coach Mike Helms is the next prep football coach at Hickory High School.

Helms' hire was approved during a special session of the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Friday's third round games

May 15, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's third round playoff games and start times involving prep baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

3A brackets
Hickory (15-10) at South Point (23-1), 7 p.m.
Patton (15-9) at Fred T. Foard (13-13), 7 p.m.

Prep softball

2A brackets
Bandys (13-8) at Brevard (20-3), 5:30 p.m.

3A brackets

Golden Lions ends Trojans prep baseball season

May 14, 2013

The offense for the Bandys baseball team was cold during its 2A playoff appearance.

That trend continued on Tuesday.

The Trojans, which had just two hits in a 1-0 first-round win against North Lincoln, tallied just one hit in a 4-0 second-round loss to the Shelby Golden Lions on Tuesday in Catawba.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's round 2 playoff scores

May 14, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's second round prep playoff scores involving baseball and softball teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

2A brackets

East Rutherford 7, Bunker Hill 1
Shelby 4, Bandys 0

3A brackets

Hickory 7, Asheville 2
Fred T. Foard 6, North Gaston 4

Prep softball

2A brackets

Bandys 7, North Lincoln 6

Alex Hefner, N-C golf team both wins 2A state titles

May 14, 2013

The Newton-Conover golf team made history on Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines, becoming the school's first squad to capture a state title in the sport.

BREAKING: Williams leaving LRDs for CVCC job

May 14, 2013

Newton-Conover varsity girls basketball Ike Williams has accepted an assistant coaching position with the women's basketball program at Catawba Valley Community College.

Nick Schroeder, CVCC's sports information director, confirmed that Williams had accepted the position on Tuesday.

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