PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday scores, playoff brackets

The Bunker Hill soccer team received two goals each from Richard Xiong and Joel Hernandez to pick up a three-goal victory against Maiden on Thursday.

Xiong also made two assists, while Andres Chavez and Javier Chavez each recorded an assist for the Bears (8-8-1, 6-6-0).

The Blue Devils fall to 0-15 overall and 0-12 in the CVAC.

Three soccer games postponed on Thursday

A trio of prep soccer contests were postponed on Thursday, including Newton-Conover at South Iredell, Fred T. Foard at Kings Mountain and East Burke at Bandys.

Bandys led East Burke 1-0 until lightening caused the contest to be delayed at the 28-minute mark in the first half.

The only announced make-up date for any of these contests is that the Newton-Conover at South Iredell game will resume next Thursday. The Red Devils lead that contest 1-0 in the 22nd minute of the first half. Chandler Johnson's goal in the 16th minute is the lone score of that contest.

If there are any make-up dates announced, please stay tuned to and pick up a copy of the O-N-E.

Volleyball pairings released

The playoff schedule for the 2A and 3A volleyball postseason was released on Thursday. All seven Catawba County schools qualified for the playoffs, including defending 2A state champion Newton-Conover, CVAC tournament champion Maiden and Northwestern 3A/4A champion St. Stephens.

All first round games will be played on Saturday with second round match-ups starting on Tuesday.

2A games
Newton-Conover (9-18) at Shelby (9-14), 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill (9-14) at North Henderson (21-4), 7 p.m.
Bandys (10-13) at Polk County (18-5), 5 p.m.
Madison (5-15) at Maiden (20-4), 7 p.m.

3A games
Hickory (6-11) at West Henderson (22-3), 7 p.m.
Fred T. Foard (19-6) at Franklin (10-12), 7 p.m.
Forestview (14-8) at St. Stephens (22-1), 6 p.m.