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Bandys’ Lackey playing through three torn ligaments

March 4, 2015

During a scrimmage this summer, the unthinkable happened to Bandys senior basketball player Haleigh Lackey.

The ACL in her left knee was torn — as were both her medial and lateral menisci.

“I was feeling like my life just basically ended,” Lackey said. “Basketball is my life. That’s all I ever do is eat, sleep and breathe basketball.”

Bandys’ Kendyl Medlin plays on for sister Kasey

March 4, 2015

Playing basketball together since they were 4 years old, the bond between twin sisters Kendyl and Kasey Medlin runs extremely deep.

“We think the same things, and I know where she is sometimes,” Kasey said. “It’s just instinct.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 4, 2015

Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores and postponements involving Catawba County teams:

Softball
Alexander Central 15, St. Stephens 2
Fred T. Foard 11, Maiden 0
South Iredell 8, Bandys 7

Baseball
Alexander Central 4, St. Stephens 2
Bandys 10, Shelby 9
Hickory 16, Newton-Conover 13
South Caldwell 8, Maiden 4

Boys tennis

PREP BASKETBALL: Regional pairings and times

March 4, 2015

Below is a look at the 2A and 3A West Region pairings involving Catawba County teams, as well as their location and time:

2A West Region semifinals (at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (Annex))
Bandys (25-1) vs. East Davidson (27-0), 5:30 p.m. Thursday
**Winner faces either Wilkes Central (23-4) or R-S Central (21-5) in 2A West final at noon Saturday**

Trojans rally, reach sixth-straight West Regional

March 3, 2015

Down 10 points at halftime to visiting Madison, the Bandys girls basketball team wouldn’t be denied.

Powered by Kendyl Medlin’s 19 points, the Lady Trojans won 65-60 to advance to their sixth-straight 2A West Regional.

The victory for Bandys is its 64th in a row at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium. The team’s last home loss took place Jan. 25, 2011 against Newton-Conover.

PREP BASKETBALL: Tuesday's third-round scores

March 3, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's third-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Bandys 62, Thomasville 40
**Lady Trojans now 25-1; face East Davidson (27-0) on Thursday in 2A West Region semifinals at Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex at either 4 or 5:30 p.m.

3A girls basketball

Surratts combine for 54 points, end Devils’ season

March 2, 2015

East Lincoln’s 1-2 punch K’Oed Newton-Conover on Monday night, ending the Red Devils’ boys basketball season in the second of the 2A playoffs.

Brothers Chazz and Sage Surratt combined for 54 of the Mustangs’ points in a 75-66 victory in Denver.

PREP BASKETBALL: Monday's second-round scores

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Bandys 62, Thomasville 40
(Lady Trojans now 24-1; face Madison at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday)

2A boys basketball
East Lincoln 75, Newton-Conover 66
(Red Devils end season with a 16-8 overall record)

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bandys 10, South Iredell 1
Bunker Hill 8, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 12, West Iredell 2 (six innings)
West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to Tuesday

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Mooresville 0
St. Stephens 3, Burns 0

Boys tennis

PREP BASKETBALL: Monday's second-round games

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Thomasville (16-6) at Bandys (23-1), 6 p.m. Monday

2A boys basketball
Newton-Conover (16-7) at East Lincoln (20-0), 7 p.m. Monday

3A girls basketball
Hickory 71, Hickory Ridge 23

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