PREP NOTEBOOK: Saint edges Watauga to take 2nd

The St. Stephens soccer team picked up a crucial victory against Watauga in double overtime on Wednesday, 2-1.

Andrew Barton and Tommy Vo each netted goals for Saint (13-6-2, 8-2-2), while Luke Bruce assisted on Vo's goal.

By virtue of the Indians' win, St. Stephens breaks a tie with Watauga (15-3-3, 8-2-2) to claim second place outright in the Northwestern 3A/4A.

Hickory 1, Fred T. Foard 0 (2 OT)

Paxton Taylor scored a goal with a little more than a minute left in the second overtime to lift the Red Tornadoes to a thrilling victory against the Tigers.

Luke Hart assisted on Taylor's game-winning goal.

Hickory finishes the regular season with a 22-1 overall record and 11-1 conference mark, while Foard ends with a 12-8-2 overall record and 5-6-1 NWC record.

West Caldwell 2, Newton-Conover 0

The Red Devils were shut out in Lenoir on Wednesday against the Warriors.

Victory Peralta and Jonathan Cruz-Nava both pocketed goals for West Caldwell (14-5-1, 11-3-0).

Newton-Conover (12-5-1, 10-3-0) finishes its regular season Thursday with a game against CVAC champion South Iredell, which was delayed last week due to weather.

Maiden 2, Draughn 1

The Blue Devils earned their first victory of the season at home on Wednesday, knocking off Draughn.

Jimmy Vang scored a goal in each half for MAiden (1-16, 1-13).