PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C opens CVAC play with win

The Newton-Conover soccer team opened up play in the Catawba Valley 2A with a 4-0 shutout against Bunker Hill on Tuesday.

Franklin Wepner paced the Red Devils (3-2-1, 1-0-0) with two goals, while Chandler Johnson and Turner Glynn added one each.

Eli Cordes made two assists for Newton-Conover — the No. 11 ranked 2A boys soccer team in the state. Wepner and Jake LaFrancis also made an assist each.

The Red Devils out shot the Bears (2-3-1, 0-1-0) by a 25-1 margin.

Newton-Conover goalkeeper Jake Miller made one save, while Bunker Hill's Omar Chavez made eight saves.

Bandys 6, Maiden 0

Freshman Zach Beresford tallied four goals in helping the Trojans win their conference opener against the visiting Blue Devils.

Fellow Trojan freshman Heptzel Santos added a goal, while junior Armando Rivera netted a goal, as well.

Kenny Ryan, Morrisey Muniz and Connor Borst made assists for Bandys (2-4, 1-0).

Maiden drops to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in the CVAC.

Prep volleyball

St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 0

Behind eight kills from Breanna Hall and six from Marisa Jones, the Lady Indians picked up a home conference win against the Lady Panthers 25-5, 25-11 and 25-5.

Jenna Boliek added five kills and five aces for Saint (11-1, 4-1), while Katleyn Houser made 14 assists. Bailey Cloninger assisted nine times. Ashley Markland also made six service aces.

Maiden 3, Bandys 0

The Lady Blue Devils picked up a three-set conference victory over the Lady Trojans, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-17, to force a tie in the CVAC standings.

Mckenzie Garrison led Maiden (8-3, 4-1) with 20 kills and two blocks. Rachel Houston added four kills and four blocks, Hannah Martin made 15 assists and Kalie Johnson made 13 assists.

Bandys falls to 5-5 overall and 4-1 in Catawba Valley 2A play.

Bunker Hill 3, Newton-Conover 2

The Lady Red Devils were shocked at home by the visiting Lady Bears in five sets 17-25, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17 and 15-10.

Bunker Hill improves to 3-9 overall and 2-3 in the CVAC, while Newton-Conover falls to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 2

The Lady Tigers earned a hard-fought Northwestern 3A/4A win against the visiting Lady Spartans on Tuesday 25-16, 19-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 15-13.

Madison Hayes and Morgan Smith both had 12 kills for Foard (7-2, 3-1), Rebecca Scott made 38 assists and Kaitlin Sigmon tallied 32 digs.

Prep tennis

Newton-Conover 7, Bunker Hill 2

Rachael Hamm (NC) def. Chrystal Thao 6-3, 6-1; Alex Lombardo (BH) def. Brittany Connor 6-4, 7-6; Kara Schell (NC) def. Melonie Prince 6-1, 6-2; Candace Silva (NC) def. Paige Lail 6-1, 6-0; Lauren Dillard (NC) def. Emily Miller 6-0, 6-0; Drue Stroud (NC) def. Trysta Symre 6-0, 6-0.

Thao-Lombardo (BH) def. Connor-Schell 8-0; Hamm-Silva (NC) def. Lail-Miller 8-2; Dillard-Stroud (NC) def. Prince-Symre 8-0.

Records: Newton-Conover 6-4 overall, 4-3 in CVAC; Bunker Hill 2-10 overall, 2-5 in CVAC.