PREP NOTEBOOK: Scores, tournament brackets
The Catawba Valley 2A baseball and softball tournaments start today. The top four seeds are hosting games in both tournaments. All games take place at 6:30 p.m.
The second rounds of the tournaments are Friday with championship games taking place Monday. The second and third rounds for baseball tournamnet take place at L.P. Frans Stadium, while the second and third rounds for the softball tournament take place at East Burke High School.
CVAC softball tournament - First round
No. 8 West Caldwell at No. 1 Bandys, 6:30 p.m
No. 5 South Iredell at No. 4 Maiden, 6:30 p.m.
No. 7 Newton-Conover at No. 2 Draughn, 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 East Burke at No. 3 Bunker Hill, 6:30 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament - First round
No. 8 East Burke at No. 1 Draughn, 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 South Iredell at No. 4 Bandys, 6:30 p.m.
No. 7 Newton-Conover at No. 2 Maiden, 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 West Caldwell at No. 3 Bunker Hill, 6:30 p.m.
2A Dual Team tennis playoffs
Newton-Conover 5, Wilkes Central 4
Garrett Lakey (WC) def. Ryan Lampe 6-3, 3-6, 10-7; John Tate (N-C) def. Jesse Massucco 6-0, 6-3; Tyler Barrymore (N-C) def. Evan Day 6-2, 6-1; Steven Furr (WC) def. Hunter Nestor 6-1, 6-4; Jesse Gill (N-C) def. Parker Jordan 6-2, 6-1; Kartik Patel (WC) def. Shivam Desai 6-1, 6-1.
Lampe-Tate (N-C) def. Massucco-Day 10-5; Barrymore-Nestor (N-C) def. Lakey-Furr 10-4; Jordan-Patel (WC) def. Gill-Desai 11-9.
Newton-Conover improves to 16-4 overall and travels to the top 2A team in the state, Shelby (19-0), for the second round of the dual team playoffs next Tuesday.
Newton-Conover 1, Maiden 0
The Lady Red Devils (14-2-4, 11-2-1) finished the regular season with a victory at home on "Senior Night" against the Lady Blue Devils (4-11-1, 4-9-1).
Bandys 6, Draughn 0
The Lady Trojans (15-3-3, 10-3-1) closed out conference play at home with a six-goal shutout victory against the Lady Wildcats.
Chandler Griffith led Bandys with two goals, while Monica Mayer, Cassidy Winchester, Angelina Hernandez and Maria Carinci each pocketed a goal.
Winchester and Griffith also had an assist each, as well as Jessica Mitchell, Ceana Aguire and Allie Santos.
Earning the combined shutout in goal was Carinci and Meredith Callahan.
East Burke 2, Bunker Hill 0
Megan Thomas and Lauren Arney pocketed a goal each to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a home victory over the Lady Bears in conference play.
East Burke improves to 6-13-2 overall and 4-9-1 in the CVAC, while Bunker Hill falls to 1-20-0 overall and 0-14-0 in Catawba Valley 2A play.