Sports: Local

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Spartans crush Freedom

The South Caldwell Spartans scored six runs in each of the second and third innings to claim a 12-0 victory in five innings over Freedom High School on Tuesday night in Morganton.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Burgess named head coach

Hibriten High School has announced that Roger Burgess is the new head girl's basketball coach.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Haire, Spartans tame Patton

The South Caldwell Spartans allowed just one Patton hit en route to a 5-1 victory over the Panthers on Saturday in Sawmills.


Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Warriors knock off Maiden

West Caldwell starting pitcher Justin Reece threw all seven innings and allowed just one earned run on two hits, while striking out five to help the Warriors knock off Maiden 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Gamewell.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 07:46 AM

Hudson cheer team does well at national event

Xtreme Heat All-Star Cheer competed in the Fever Nationals Competition in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and were named Junior Level 2 National Champions and Overall Level 2 National Grand Champions, and the team received the National Sportsmanship Award.


Apr. 15, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

Spartans hammer Patton

The South Caldwell Spartans scored six runs in each of the second and third innings en route to a 15-1 victory in five innings over Patton on Wednesday night in Sawmills.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

ACC All-Stars storm through Taylorsville

The 36th Annual ACC Barnstorming Tour made its way to Taylorsville on Monday night to take on the Alexander County All-Stars.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Spartans edge Crest

The South Caldwell baseball team scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and claim a 5-2 victory over Crest in the second round of the Shelby Easter Baseball Tournament on Wednesday night at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Panthers pound East Burke

The Hibriten Panthers won their opening-round game of the East Burke Easter Baseball Tournament with a 14-0 victory over the East Burke junior varsity team on Wednesday afternoon in Icard.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Panthers falter late

The Hibriten softball team came out on the losing end of a back-and-forth affair against East Burke, falling 11-9 in the first round of the Cherryville Easter Softball Tournament.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Errors plague West

The West Caldwell Warriors dropped their first-round game in the Catawba County Easter Classic with an 8-7 loss to Maiden on Monday night at the Hickory Legion Fairgrounds.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:37 PM

Spartans pound Watauga

The South Caldwell Spartans exploded for 10 runs on nine hits in the bottom of the second en route to an 11-0 victory in five innings over Watauga on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 08:55 PM

Error costs West

The West Caldwell Warriors allowed two runs off an error with two outs in the top of the seventh to drop a 3-1 decision to Bunker Hill on Tuesday afternoon in Gamewell.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 10:25 PM

Strong second half propels Warriors

The West Caldwell Warriors scored four second-half goals to cruise to a 5-0 victory over West Lincoln on Monday night in Gamewell.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

Spartans rally past Foard

The South Caldwell Spartans scored six unanswered runs to claim a 7-4 victory over Fred T. Foard on Wednesday night in Sawmills.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Warriors upended by East Lincoln

The West Caldwell Warriors are still in search of their first win of the season after a 7-3 loss to East Lincoln on Tuesday night in Gamewell.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 10:35 PM

Raby, Spartans cruise past Freedom

The South Caldwell Spartans improved to 4-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference with a 10-0 victory in five innings over Freedom on Wednesday night in Sawmills.

Starting pitcher Jacob Raby was masterful in the win. He threw all five shutout innings and allowed just three hits, while striking out 12. He struck out seven straight batters spanning from the third through the fifth inning. Nine of the final 10 batters he faced went down on strikes.

"That was a pretty impressive outing by Raby," said South head coach Jeff Parham. "His curve ball was real tight and it worked real well for him. We still got a ways to go. We're just going to keep working to get better."

The Spartans scored runs in four of the five innings, starting with two in the first. Brock Johnson scored the first run on a wild pitch. On the same play, a throwing error by the catcher allowed courtesy runner Seth Ingle to score and give South a 2-0 lead. Johnson reached base with a walk and Ingle was running for Brett Macchia, who reached on an error.

South Caldwell added three more runs in the bottom of the third. Raby led off with a bunt single and moved to second on a groundout by Tanner Parham. Johnson followed with a single before Macchia hit a two-run double to deep left center. Two batters later, Ingle, running for Macchia, scored on a sacrifice bunt by Bailey Dollar to extend the lead to 5-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Hunter Church led off with a walk and Dylan Wingler reached on an error. Church came in to score on an RBI groundout by Parham. Two batters later, Macchia reached on an error that allowed Wingler to score to give South a 7-0 advantage.

The Spartans put the game away in the bottom of the fifth. Dollar led off with a walk and Wingler later doubled. Raby followed with a two-run single up the middle to make it 9-0. After Parham walked, Johnson hit an RBI single to score courtesy runner Tanner Green and end the game at 10-0.

South Caldwell will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when it travels across the county to take on West Caldwell.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 09:58 PM

Haire, Laws lift South

South Caldwell pitchers Rian Haire and Alex Laws combined to shut out Hickory High School to help the Spartans to a 4-0 victory over the Red Tornadoes on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

Seniors step up big for Hibriten

Hibriten starting pitcher Michael Davis allowed just one run on two hits, while striking out 13 batters to help the Panthers pick up their first win of the season.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Spartans upend Hibriten

The South Caldwell Spartans scored 10 runs in the first two innings to upend county-rival Hibriten with a 10-2 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 10:25 PM

Panthers struggle in opener

In its first game of the 2015 season, the Hibriten baseball team managed just two hits, resulting in a 2-0 loss to South Iredell on Monday night in Lenoir.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 08:54 PM

Spartans run past West

The South Caldwell girls' soccer team kicked off its season with a 6-1 victory over county-rival West Caldwell on Wednesday night in Gamewell.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:51 PM

Spartans' run halted by Myers Park

The No. 3 seeded Myers Park Mustangs controlled from the opening tip, ending South Caldwell's playoff run with a 62-23 win over the Lady Spartans in the third round of the 4A state playoffs on Tuesday night in Charlotte.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 11:03 PM

Hickory edges Hibriten

The Hibriten Panthers saw their season come to an end, after a hard-fought 56-51 loss to Hickory on Monday night in Hickory.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 PM

Spartans advance to third round

South Caldwell's Anna Lee Bollinger scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Spartans to a 55-49 victory over Mallard Creek in the second round of the 4A state playoffs on Monday night in Sawmills.