Sports: Preps

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.

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

East Burke dominates West

East Burke senior Clay Byrd sank seven 3-pointers to lead the Cavaliers in a 73-41 victory over West Caldwell in the second round of the 2A state playoffs on Wednesday in Icard.

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Spartans ousted by Garinger

The South Caldwell boys’ basketball team could not overcome late turnovers, resulting in a 52-49 loss to Garinger in the first round of the 4A state playoffs on Monday in Sawmills.

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

Warriors win CVAC title

The West Caldwell boys’ basketball team defeated East Burke 61-56 to claim the Catawba Valley 2A Athletic Conference (CVAC) tournament championship on Friday in Hickory.

Feb. 22, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

West advances to CVAC finals

Behind Mekhi Dula's 12 fourth quarter points, the West Caldwell boys' basketball team held off a late surge by Newton-Conover to defeat the Red Devils 54-49 on Thursday in Hickory.

Feb. 21, 2013 @ 06:30 AM

The road to 600

In his 30th year of coaching boys’ high school basketball, West Caldwell head coach Danny Anderson has eclipsed the milestone of 600 wins.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 05:18 AM

Anderson earns 600th career win

West Caldwell head coach Danny Anderson picked up his 600th career win after the Warriors claimed a 58-34 victory over Draughn in the first round of the Catawba Valley 2A Athletic Conference tournament (CVAC) on Monday in Gamewell.

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 01:30 PM

South outlasts Wilkes Central

The South Caldwell’s Courtney Wood scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Spartans in a 56-43 victory over Wilkes Central on Wednesday in Sawmills.

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

West edges Draughn

West Caldwell’s Brittany Dixon, Lexus Corpening and Daryan Dixon-Dula all scored in double figures to lead the Warriors to a 58-50 victory over Draughn on Tuesday in Gamewell.

Feb. 09, 2013 @ 01:22 AM

Warriors cruise past Bunker Hill


The West Caldwell boy’s basketball team jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter en route to a 47-34 victory over Bunker Hill on Friday in Gamewell.

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 01:26 PM

Spartans stun Hickory

South Caldwell's Jordyn Propst scored the game-winning basket on a tip-in with just under three seconds left to give the Spartans a 54-52 victory over Hickory on Senior Night on Tuesday in Sawmills.

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Warriors nab two victories

The West Caldwell wrestling team picked up two victories over Maiden and North Wilkes on Tuesday in Gamewell.

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

Hibriten girls edge South

Hibriten's Courtney Morton hit six free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Panthers hang on for a 37-33 victory over South Caldwell on Monday in Sawmills.

Jan. 25, 2013 @ 05:26 PM

West edges South Iredell

After being down 21-0, the West Caldwell wrestling team fought back to defeat South Iredell 36-33 on Thursday in Gamewell.