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MAIDEN – Butch Parker’s life is about to change, but not his purpose and what’s in his heart.
DENVER, N.C. – The state’s top male athlete from the 2014-15 school year has made a change in where he wants to play college sports.
CATAWBA, N.C.– Erin Dutka accepted an offer to coach the sport she loves very quickly.
CATAWBA, N.C. – It’s been a busy summer for Bandys High athletic director Brandon Harbinson and Trojans head football coach Trent Lowman.
CATAWBA, N.C. – Bandys High has made changes to its varsity football staff.
CLAREMONT, N.C. -- It didn’t take Lee Swanson or Bunker Hill High officials long to decide he should become a Bear.
CLAREMONT -- Lee Swanson, who spent six seasons as head varsity boys’ basketball coach at South Caldwell High, is headed to Bunker Hill to fill the same position.
MAIDEN – Danny Anderson’s drive from Granite Falls now goes in the opposite direction and takes a few extra minutes, but he loves it.
HICKORY – Last year during his first season as head coach of the Hickory Hawks, head coach Jim Ruark said his ultimate goal was to see how his team would stack up playing a public school varsity team.
HUDSON – When the opportunity came to replace A.C. Reynolds on his schedule, South Caldwell High head football coach Butch Carter was looking for an opponent a little more local.
HICKORY – St. Stephens High head football coach Wayne Hicks’ goal this year is simple: deliver the Indians’ fanbase its first winning season since 2008.
HICKORY – Wendy Wilson wasn’t looking to become a high school varsity volleyball coach.
NEWTON – Having graduated 18 seniors from last year’s team, Newton-Conover High head coach Matt Beam is going to see some new faces on his sideline come August.
CLAREMONT -- Randy Joines will soon do his job on hallowed grounds.
HUDSON, N.C.– Lee Swanson will coach basketball next season but has guided South Caldwell High’s varsity boys for the last time.
HUDSON, N.C. – South Caldwell High will have a new head coach for its 39th season of varsity boys’ basketball.
MAIDEN -- Hugh McCall, a notable three-sport athlete at Maiden High in the late 1970s, has fallen in love with a fourth sport during his coaching career.
MAIDEN, N.C. -- Because of his continuous involvement in area athletics, I feel sure there are many who will join me in asking themselves a question when they read about Brian Brown this morning.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- A lot of personnel adjustments aren’t needed for Alexander Central High football this season, and there was only one made on the Cougars’ 2015 schedule.
CLAREMONT, N.C. – The Bears are going to battle some of the very best in 2015.
CLAREMONT, N.C. – Bunker Hill High could have as many as six new coaches next school year, highlighted by a new varsity boys’ basketball coach being named soon.
MAIDEN, N.C. – A tougher schedule awaits a Maiden High football team that head coach Frank Snider says let townsfolk down a year ago.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The specifics are coming way down the road, but the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has the framework for its new way to approach statewide realignment.
NEWTON, N.C.– Fred T. Foard High has no new opponents on its 2015 varsity football schedule, and the Tigers’ challenge also hasn’t shifted.
HICKORY – Before every match his St. Stephens High girls’ soccer team played, head coach Chuck Davis told his players the same thing.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. – Monte Sherrill, still dripping with the confidence and the focus he had more than two decades ago when he began coaching, is setting his goals high.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- Monte Sherrill, who guided Alexander Central High to eight state girls’ softball championships, is leaving to guide the women’s softball program at his alma mater.
WELCOME, N.C. — It was Carson Pace’s turn, Casey Stanek was due and they both came through.
WELCOME, N.C. – North Davidson High’s girls have ended the softball season for South Caldwell, closing the West 4A best-of-3 title series with a 2-0 home victory on Wednesday night.
HUDSON – South Caldwell High has shown the ability to hit, pitch and will itself to victories all season.
HUDSON, N.C. – When Casey Justice played sports at South Caldwell High, he was a let’s-get-after-it player who always knew what the bottom line was.
HUDSON – South Caldwell High used power and pitching to build a lead early, then held on with two clutch plays in the fifth Friday night to defeat visiting Richmond County 5-2 in the quarterfinals of the state 4A softball playoffs.
TAYLORSVILLE — North Davidson High has experienced plenty of heartbreak over the years against Alexander Central’s softball team.
HICKORY, N.C. – Trailing by a goal early in the second half of Wednesday’s state 3A playoff match against Sun Valley, the St. Stephens High girls needed a shot in the arm to pull even with the Spartans.
HUDSON – When Providence High had top-seeded South Caldwell down by two runs headed to the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, head coach Daniel Hignight knew the Spartans wouldn’t go down without a fight.
HUDSON – McKinley Johnson scored on a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, earning top-seeded South Caldwell High a trip to the fourth round of the state 4A sofball playoffs.
HICKORY, N.C. – Ryan Odom has spent his entire life around basketball, waiting to get his shot at being a college head coach.
NEWTON, N.C. – Matt Wilkinson is going home, leaving Bunker Hill High as boys’ varsity basketball head coach to fill the same position at his alma mater.
DENVER, N.C. – East Lincoln High’s Mustangs are still in a full-speed-ahead gallop.
HUDSON –Pitcher Jared Mathewson held defending state 4A champion West Forsyth scoreless and hitless over the final three innings Friday, and Drew Cox had a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, as South Caldwell High won 3-2 to keep its own title hopes alive.
HICKORY – St. Stephens High forward Olivia Holmes entered Friday night’s state 3A girls’ soccer state playoff match at Hickory as the only player who had scored on the Red Tornadoes all season.
HENDERSONVILLE — Wednesday’s game against Hendersonville marked the first trip to the postseason for Newton-Conover High’s baseball program since 1977.
HUDSON – South Caldwell High head baseball coach Jeff Parham summed up Wednesday night’s game against Porter Ridge best in his postgame press conference.
CLAREMONT – A baseball season of ups and downs took another swing up for Maiden High on Wednesday night.
Newton-Conover High’s boys stormed back from eight strokes off the lead Tuesday in the final day of the state 2A golf championship to take the title for the third year in a row.
HICKORY – All season, the Hickory High girls soccer team has been victorious by finding just enough offense to go with its outstanding defense.
Bunker Hill High did more than just play host to the West 2A track and field regional on Saturday. The Bears also provided the boys’ star of the meet.
Lauren Ewaka’s led Tri-City Christian School’s girls to a state soccer championship on Saturday.
HICKORY – The performance South Caldwell High got from pitcher Madison Bumgarner in Friday’s Northwestern 3A-4A softball tournament final was a methodical one, grinding along as it stifled and frustrated No. 3 seed Freedom.