Sports: Preps

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

29ers ready for rivalry game

Caldwell County Post 29 returns to the diamond tonight to take on its biggest rival in Cherryville Post 100 at 7 p.m. at M.S. Deal Stadium.

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Post 29 suffers first conference loss to Haywood

Caldwell County Post 29 suffered its first conference loss of the season, dropping a 9-8 nail biter in extra innings to Haywood County Post 47 on Tuesday in Waynesville.

Jun. 04, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

29ers hang on at Rutherford

Caldwell County Post 29 staved off a late rally by Rutherford County Post 423 to claim an 8-7 victory on Sunday at McNair Field in Forest City.

May. 31, 2013 @ 12:44 PM

Keeping tradition alive

In Caldwell County, baseball isn’t just a sport; it’s a tradition. Post 29 showcased that tradition with an alumni game on Thursday night.

May. 28, 2013 @ 12:14 PM

Banks earns 50th win

Caldwell County Post 29 head coach Brandon Banks earned career win number 50 as the 29ers claimed an 11-1 decision in seven innings over Henderson County Post 423 in the season-opener on Sunday in Granite Falls.

May. 15, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Spartans fall to Olympic

The South Caldwell softball team saw its season come to an end after dropping a 5-2 decision to Olympic in the second round of the 4A state playoffs on Tuesday in Charlotte.

May. 01, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Spartans eliminate Hibriten

The second-seeded South Caldwell Spartans claimed an 8-2 victory over arch-rival Hibriten in the first round of the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference baseball tournament on Tuesday in Sawmills.

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

South, Hibriten qualify for regionals

The South Caldwell golf team claimed the Northwestern 4A Conference championship after shooting a season total of 1,914. Hibriten earned second place in the 3A division with a total score of 1,906.

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 11:51 AM

Hibriten claims third, South fourth at conference championships

South Caldwell's Dylan Mathewson took home two conference championships in the 1600 Meter Run and the 3200 Meter Run at the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championships on Thursday at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.

The Spartans claimed a fourth place finish in both the boys' and girls' divisions, while the Hibriten boys earned third place and the girls finished seventh. The Panthers took home a total of five conference championships and South earned three.

Apr. 25, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Warriors outlast Bunker Hill

The West Caldwell Warriors scored six runs in the first two innings en route to a 7-5 victory over Bunker Hill on Wednesday in Gamewell.

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Hibriten wins Porter Relays

The Hibriten boys’ track and field team claimed a first place victory at the C.W. Porter Relays on Monday in Lenoir.


Apr. 14, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Draughn slips by South

The South Caldwell baseball team surrendered three unearned runs, resulting in a 5-2 loss to Draughn on Saturday in Sawmills.

Apr. 06, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Hibriten blasts East Burke

The Hibriten baseball team hit four home runs to claim a 12-1 victory in six innings over East Burke on Friday in Lenoir.

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 05:35 PM

Rain washes out high school sports

Due to inclement weather, all local high school games scheduled for Thursday were cancelled.

Apr. 04, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Alexander Central roughs up South

The first semifinal game in the East Rutherford Easter Tournament featured two powerhouses from the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference.

South Caldwell and Alexander Central sit in a tie at the top of the conference at 6-1. The Spartans currently hold the tiebreaker, as they defeated the Cougars 2-0 earlier this season. On Wednesday, the two teams met in a non-conference game for the right to play in the East Rutherford Easter Tournament, and Alexander Central claimed a 7-3 victory over South at McNair Field in Forest City.

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Bumgarner mows down Freedom

South Caldwell's Madison Bumgarner hit a two-run home run, while also striking out 12 Freedom batters to lead the Spartans in a 3-1 victory over the Patriots on Tuesday in Sawmills.

Apr. 02, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Warriors down Maiden

The West Caldwell baseball team earned a 4-3 win over Maiden in the first round of the Catawba Valley Easter Classic on Monday in Hickory.

Mar. 31, 2013 @ 07:52 AM

Patton stifles South

The South Caldwell baseball team suffered yet another non-conference loss after dropping a 2-0 decision to Patton on Saturday in Sawmills.

Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Keller returns to Hibriten

Hibriten High School has named Chad Keller the new head coach of the boys’ basketball team, effective immediately.

Mar. 28, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

South, Hibriten place first and second

The South Caldwell boys' track and field team earned a first place finish in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference meet on Wednesday in Sawmills.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 11:54 PM

Warriors route Maiden behind big first inning

Coming into Friday night’s CVAC contest against the Maiden Blue Devils, West Caldwell head coach Mark Braswell wasn’t happy with the way his team had been hitting the ball to begin the season. It’s safe to say his players heard the message because the Warriors put up 13 runs off eight hits in the opening inning.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 11:52 PM

Caldwell County preps roundup

South Caldwell defeats Hickory in baseball and softball, but Hickory wins in soccer.

Hibriten falls to Foard in softball.

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 10:49 PM

Curtis, Panthers hold off Foard Tigers

The Hibriten Panthers and starting pitcher John Curtis could not overcome a shaky first inning, losing to the Foard Tigers 4-3 in Lenoir on Friday night.

Curtis tied a season high with 16 strikeouts, while giving up only three hits, but the top of the first told the story. Foard sent eight batters to the plate in the inning, getting four runs on only two hits, two walks and two costly Panther errors.

Mar. 08, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Curtis, Panthers shut down South

Hibriten starting pitcher John Curtis struck out 16 South Caldwell batters to lead the Panthers in a 4-0 shutout over the Spartans on Thursday in Lenoir.

Mar. 03, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Spartans take down West

The South Caldwell girls' soccer team scored two goals in the final 14 minutes to earn a 2-1 victory over county-rival West Caldwell on Saturday in Sawmills.