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NEWTON – Catawba Valley Community College took advantage of erratic pitching and fielding by Patrick Henry (Va.) Community College to win the opening game of a Saturday baseball doubleheader.
MAIDEN, N.C. – A crafty left-hander -- and the gloves behind him -- kept East Lincoln High’s Mustangs galloping through the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A.
HUDSON – Both Fred T. Foard High and South Caldwell entered Friday night’s Northwestern 3A-4A girls softball game unbeaten after running up impressive scores.
HICKORY – Left-hander Ethan Fleming scattered six hits, allowing one run with two walks and six strikeouts, to lead Hickory High to a 4-1 win over visiting Watauga on Friday night in Northwestern 3A-4A baseball.
Garrett Hollar threw a four-hitter and had two hits and Zach Sipe drove in two runs on Wednesday as Bunker Hill High beat Hibriten 6-0 to extend its baseball win streak to three games.
HICKORY – Hickory High scored two goals in the first half and made them stand up for a 2-0 win over visiting St. Stephens in a Northwestern 3A-4A girls’ soccer match Monday afternoon.
NEWTON – Taylor Rios had three goals and three assists, and Audrey Sigmon also completed a hat trick as Fred T. Foard High’s girls had little trouble dispatching visiting Patton 9-0 in soccer on Friday night.
HICKORY — Hickory High senior third baseman Johnny Calcagne had never had a walk-off hit entering Friday night’s clash with St. Stephens.
MAIDEN – Joining some good friends and facing a late-in-his career challenge were part of an opportunity Danny Anderson felt he couldn’t let pass by.
HUDSON – Rian Haire and Alex Laws combined for a four-hitter and 12 strikeouts Tuesday to push South Caldwell to a 4-0 home Northwestern 3A-4A win over Hickory.
CLAREMONT – East Lincoln High pitcher Alec Burleson spun a two-hitter and the Mustangs took advantage of four Bunker Hill errors during a 3-0 Southern District 7 Athletic 2A win Tuesday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Last year’s defeat in the state 3A girls basketball championship game at the hands of Chapel Hill High left the bitterest of tastes in the mouths of Hickory’s girls players.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-- When Barbara Helms entered the media room Saturday night at Carmichael Arena, the notoriously intense Hickory High head girls basketball coach maintained, for the most part, her usual no-nonsense approach.
HICKORY, N.C.-- Unless you’ve lived under a rock this week, you should know by now Hickory High’s girls face Chapel Hill for the state 3A basketball championship at 5 p.m. today at North Carolina’s Carmichael Arena.
HICKORY — Hickory High seniors Danasia Witherspoon and Yazmen Hannah have been connected by basketball since the fifth grade.
LENOIR – After struggling in his previous start, Hibriten High’s Michael Davis found a groove Thursday night and led the Panthers to a 5-1 win over visiting St. Stephens in a Northwestern 3A-4A baseball game.
CHAPEL HILL — Ever since last year’s state 3A basketball championship game loss, Hickory High’s girls have operated with one goal in mind: get back to the title stage and win.
MAIDEN – Maiden High left-hander Caden O’Brien struck out 12 and limited visiting Bunker Hill to three hits on Tuesday night, sparking the Blue Devils’ 5-3 victory in a Southern District 7 Athletic 2A baseball opener.
CHAPEL HILL – One of Chapel Hill High head girls basketball coach Sherry Norris’ goals was always to go undefeated.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Hickory High head girls basketball coach Barbara Helms knows much will be made this week about her team’s looming rematch with Chapel Hill in Saturday’s state 3A championship game.
CATAWBA, N.C. – Hickory High midfielder Jovana Ramirez-Sanchez scored four goals and assisted on the fifth on Monday night as the visiting Red Tornadoes spoiled Bandys’ girls soccer opener with a 5-0 victory.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On Friday night, shortly after Weddington High guard and McDonald’s All-American Stephanie Watts dropped 39 points on Freedom, a reporter asked Hickory head coach Barbara Helms if she thought her basketball team could shut Watts down in Saturday’s West 3A Regional title game.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – In two games preceding Saturday’s West 2A Regional basketball final, the Bandys High girls rallied from second-half deficits and won.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Trailing by three points at halftime of a West 3A Regional first-round game Friday night, Hickory High head girls basketball coach Barbara Helms let her team know she wasn’t happy with its first-half effort.
CATAWBA, N.C. — Bandys High’s girls advanced to today’s West 2A Regional basketball finals despite 20 turnovers by their three starting guards on Thursday night.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Though Bandys High head girls basketball coach Tracy Wolfe walked into the media room on Thursday night wearing a look of relief, it was hard to blame her when she said she wasn’t relaxed just yet.
It’s hard to imagine a basketball team with a 25-1 record considering itself an underdog, especially when that team is three wins a way from a state 2A championship.
HICKORY -- Ashbrook High head boys basketball coach Chad Duncan came up with the perfect metaphor to describe Tuesday night’s tense game against Hickory in the third round of the state 3A basketball playoffs.
HICKORY – After three quarters Tuesday night, Hickory High’s girls were in a situation they haven’t faced much this year: having to fend off an opponent in a competitive game.
CATAWBA – In a state 2A basketball playoff game that featured seven upperclassmen 5-foot-10 or taller on Tuesday night, it was a 5-7 sophomore guard who made a huge impact in the fourth quarter.
HICKORY – For three-plus quarters on Monday night, it appeared Hickory High’s season would possibly be undone by its struggles at the free throw line.
HUDSON – Senior point guard Annalee Bollinger scored a game-high 27 points on Monday night as South Caldwell High’s girls advanced in the state 4A basketball playoffs.
TAYLORSVILLE – Alexander Central High’s girls dominated the paint and never allowed visiting Rocky River to find an offensive rhythm on Monday night in a 50-27 victory in the second round of the state 4A basketball playoffs.
DENVER, N.C. – When conference rivals meet in the state high school playoffs, high intensity is an expectation.
HICKORY – After two weeks of playing chicken with the weather, the feeling within the Hickory High girls basketball team Friday was succinct.
CATAWBA – Win your state 2A basketball playoff opener by 42 points, celebrate and then enjoy sleeping in on Saturday morning is a great gameplan, right?
NEWTON – For every punch Fred T. Foard High’s boys threw on Friday night, Anson County had a counterpunch.
TAYLORSVILLE – Conner Boothe scored a game-high 23 points on Friday night to lead Concord Robinson High’s boys past Alexander Central in the opening round of the state 4A basketball playoffs.
ADVISORY: NCHSAA BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Another day, another batch of game postponements.
Bandys High head girls basketball coach Tracy Wolfe knows the constant delays to the start of the state playoffs have been frustrating for her players.
Sooner or later, the state basketball playoffs will be played.
NEWTON, N.C.— A second-place finish in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and a home first-round playoff basketball game showed how much the Newton-Conover High girls improved this season.
Only one state high school basketball first-round playoff game scheduled for area teams will be played on Tuesday night.
HICKORY, N.C. – As they enter the state 3A basketball playoffs tonight, all the stars are lined up for the Hickory High girls.
STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS
GREENSBORO, N.C. – By the time Saturday night’s state 2A title match between Newton-Conover High’s Ah’Ron Hope and West Lincoln’s Andres Gonzalez concluded, they were the last two wrestlers competing in Greensboro Coliseum.
STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS