Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cardinal Gibbons, 2A champs

In Cardinal Gibbons fourth straight championship appearance they left no question about who deserved the trophy. Winning 5-0 over the Shelby Golden Lions they set a record for the largest margin of victory ever in a 2A championship game. The Crusaders outshot the Golden Lions 26-5, and goalkeeper Eric Hamilton didn’t have to make a save to earn the team’s 16th shutout of the season.

Cardinal Gibbons players celebrate after their 5-0 win over Shelby during the 2A NCHSAA Soccer Championship game on Nov. 16, 2008. (Photo by Grant Halverson) See the rest of his great photos here:

Gibbons smashes Shelby 5-0 for 2-A soccer title

Powerful Cardinal Gibbons squads blanks Shelby in State 2A soccer final

Montero scores 3 in soccer final

Hopes smothered for Lions
Shelby's Turner Almond, right, hugs teammate Ryan Bailey, after their loss in the state championship title game against Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh on Sunday.
Brittany Randolph / The Star

Hopes smothered for Lions

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Kyle Luterbach of Fred T. Foard receives Player of the Year for the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference honors. Here's some video from his Spring Club season. Look close and you'll see more CVAC All Conference players on the field with Kyle.
Congrats Kyle!

Friday, November 14, 2008



"The forecast for heavy rain throughout much of the next two days, along with concern over field conditions and safety with four games scheduled for the Curtis and Jackie Dail Soccer Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University, forced the switch. Three games will now be played on Sunday and then the 4-A championship will be Monday night at 7 p.m."

Sunday, Nov 16 CLASS 2-A: Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (23-2-1) vs. Shelby (19-2-2) 1 p.m. CLASS 3-A: Jacksonville (25-3) vs. Charlotte Catholic (23-1-1), 4 p.m.
CLASS 1-A: Hampstead Topsail (16-5) vs. Albemarle (16-5-1), 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov 17 CLASS 4-A: New Hanover (23-2-1) vs. Charlotte Myers Park (24-0), 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Shelby 3
Salisbury 0

Shelby heading to state title game with 3-0 win

Cardinal Gibbons 2
First Flight 1

Shelby vs CG 10:00am Saturday


Congratulations to this year's 2A All Region.
Hibriten leads the way with four members and the CVAC is well represented with 12 members (in red).

Richie Absher, SR, F, Ashe County
Miguel Aguilar, SR, MF, Hibriten
Will Bodfish, SR, MF, Patton
Saul Carias, SR, MF, Ashe County
Jon Easton, SR, K, Hibriten
Ryan Harrold, JR, F, Wilkes Central
Jacob Joines, SR, FB, Wilkes Central
Chris Jordan, SR, F, Newton-Conover
Ethan Kilby, SR, K, Forbush
Dago Lainez, SR, MF, Hibriten
Martir Lopez, SR, FB, West Caldwell
Mauricio Lopez, SR, F, Starmount
Christian Lovas, SR, MF, Forbush
Burt Lujano, SR, MF, Forbush
Oscar Luis, SR, F, Newton-Conover
Thomas Lunsford, SR, FB, Bandys
Zach Mellon, SR, MF, Newton-Conover
Jule Picton, JR, MF, Hibriten
Michael Prigmore, SR, B, Starmount
Michael Scott, SR, FB, Patton
John See, SR, FB, Bandys
Eric Sonato, SR, MF, Surry Central

Congrats to Hibriten's 2008 All Region players






Okay maybe I was a little premature in my reaction to the newspapers.

Salisbury plays in Western final tonight

Shelby gears up to face Salisbury in 2A soccer semifinals

NAH! A couple hundred words. The Salisbury article talks about their defense and GK, and has a picture of a player that has scored one of five of their play off goals.
Come on you can do better.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2A semifinals soccer match

Unfortunately High School Football play offs have begun so this is the most any newspaper can muster for the Western Regional Final tomorrow night. The Shelby Star has:

"Shelby High School will host Salisbury High School for the Western 2A Regional soccer championship on Wednesday at Blanton Memorial Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m. and admission will be $7.

The winner of the game will play in Saturday's state championship game at 10 a.m. at the Curtis and Jackie Dail Soccer Stadium at N.C. State."

The Salisbury Post prints:

"If Salisbury wins its soccer game at Shelby Wednesday, it will play in the 2A state championships game at 10 a.m. on Saturday at N.C. State."

Of course that's buried beneath the news of the fan bus going to Pisgah for the first round Football game.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hibriten 0
Salisbury 2

Prep Soccer Playoffs: Salisbury 2, Hibriten 0

Inches away from victory

"Sexton gave most of the credit to goalkeeper Frankie Cardelle... Cardelle has spent most of the season stopping about four shots per game. In this win, shots were consistently peppered at him and the senior never flinched, stopping 21 Panther tries."

Shelby 2
Forbush 1

Saturday, November 8, 2008


photo by N.M. Lewis

GAME TIME 7:00pm

Salisbury soccer to face Hibriten

Regional final spot on the line

GAME TIME 6:00pm

"Forbush has won nine straight matches and took its only two losses on the road, against Reynolds early in the season and against Wilkes Central in a Mountain-Valley 2-A game. Forbush had a split in the regular season with Wilkes Central, which lost 2-1 to Shelby on Wednesday night.

Shelby is 15-0-2 in its last 17 matches and has scored 68 goals while allowing 14. The Lions' only losses came against Class 4-A and Class 3-A programs."
Mason Linker, Winston-Salem Journal

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Hibriten 2
East Davidson 1
Picton leads Panther rally

South Iredell 0
Salisbury 1
The streaking Hornets bottled some more magic Wednesday night
Last-minute goal ends Vikings' impressive campaign

South Iredell’s Chris Laws races upfield in Wednesday’s 2A state playoff game as Salisbury’s Randy Almeida gives chase.

Shelby 2
Wilkes Central 1
Golden Lions nip Wilkes Central 2-1 in double OT

Shelby's Turner Almond (16) fends off Wilkes Central's Chris Skidmore (24) for the ball Wednesday evening during the 2A men's soccer third round state playoff game at Blanton Memorial Stadium.

Forbush 3
Owen 0
Owen's playoff run ended by Forbush

Owen's Oscar Orellana, left, battles Forbush 's Burt Lujano for the ball during Wednesday's NCHSAA playoff game. - John Coutlakis

Saturday, November 1, 2008

2A WEST second round results

East Davidson 1
West Stanly 0
East is sole survivor in soccer playoffs

Lexington 1
Hibriten 6
Panthers dominate, advance

East Davidson travels to Hibriten

West Davidson 2
South Iredell 3
West Davidson came back from a two-goal deficit

Forest Hills 0
Salisbury 1
Salisbury advances to third round

South Iredell faces Salisbury

Patton 0
Shelby 1
Shelby advances in playoffs with 1-0 win

Wilkes Central 1
West Henderson 0

Shelby hosts Wilkes Central

Newton-Conover 1
Owen 2

Smoky Mountain 1
Forbush 3

Owen travels to Forbush

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2A WEST first round results

East Lincoln 2
East Davidson 4

East Lincoln senior Jeremy Glenn (left) attempts to dribble away from East Davidson sophomore Travis Luck during Wednesday’s first round playoff contest. Luck scored three goals and the Eagles defeated the Mustangs 4-2. Keith Coward / Special to the Lincoln Times-News
Soccer: Luck, Eagles advance
Luck wasn’t on Mustangs side

East Davidson faces West Stanly

Lexington 5
Starmount 2
Lexington soccer: From last to playoffs

Lexington's Carlos Solis (12) battles Starmount's Michael Prigmore for a loose ball during their 2-A state playoff match at Philpott Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night.
Martinez, Jackets whip Starmount

Lexington travels to Hibriten

Monroe 3
West Davidson 5
Soccer: Dragons down Monroe

West Davidson faces South Iredell

Lincolnton 1
Forest Hills 2
Wolves lose in OT

Forest Hills faces Salisbury

Patton 1
Surry Central 0
Wayne Whaley
Patton High's Kevin Stone, No. 9, is challenged by Surry Central High's Meachum Marsh, No. 3, on Wednesday in Morganton.
Patton soccer advances to Round 2

Patton faces Shelby

Wilkes Central 3
Ashe County 0

Evan Love, Ashe’s keeper, comes off his line and punches this ball away from the ensuing Wilkes Central attacker during the Huskies’ season ending 3-0 loss Wednesday evening.(Post Photo/Michael Graybeal)
Soccer ends historic season

Wilkes faces West Henderson

Newton-Conover 3
North Henderson 1

Michael Justus/Times-News
North Henderson High School's Tito Maciel boxes in the ball during a game against Newton-Conover High School Wednesday at North. At right is Newton-Conover's Carlos Lopez.

Knights fall to defending champions

Newton-Conover faces Owen

Smoky Mountain 3
Draughn 1
Jarrod Couch had two goals, including the go-ahead score two minutes into the second half, to help the Mustangs advance to the second round.
Couch struck first on a pass from Richard Ramirez 30 seconds after Draughn took the lead in the first half. After halftime, Rodrigo Nogal assisted Couch on the second score. Paul Ulrich added the insurance goal in the 49th minute.

Smoky Mountain faces Forbush

Thursday, October 23, 2008

CVAC UPDATE 10/23/08

Hickory 2
Hibriten 1

"It was a good, tough game," Hickory coach Brian Jillings said. "The speed of play was like 100 miles per hour."

St. Stephens 2
Newton-Conover 1

Zack Melton and Jackson Pitofsky score for Saint. Addison Day tallies N-C's lone goal.

Fred T. Foard 4
Bandys 1

Kyle Luterbach scores a hat trick for Foard with David Whitman adding the fourth goal. T. J. Robinson scored Bandys goal.

West Caldwell 5
Bunker Hill 1

Matir Lopez led WC with two goals. Adam Clarke, Caleb Branch and Caleb Gragg each added a goal.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


#2 Catawba Valley ( PATTON)
#3 Mountain Valley (SURRY CENTRAL)

#1 Southwestern(SHELBY #5)
----------------------------------------------------SHELBY #5

#2 Mountain Valley (WILKES CENTRAL#15)

#1 Western Athletic (WEST HENDERSON#9)
------------------------------------------------------WEST HENDERSON #9

#3 Catawba Valley (NEWTON-CONOVER)
#3 Western Athletic (NORTH HENDERSON)

#1 Western Highlands (OWEN)

#2 Western Athletic (SMOKY MTN #10)

#1 Mtn. Valley (FORBUSH #13)
-----------------------------------------------------FORBUSH #13

2A WEST PLAYOFF BRACKET 1st ROUND (Top Half 2008) updated 10/21

Those in red have clinched the particular bracket spot they are placed in:

#2 Southern Piedmont (EAST LINCOLN)
#3 Central Carolina (EAST DAVIDSON)

#1 Rocky River (WEST STANLY)
-------------------------------------------------------- WEST STANLY

#2 Central Carolina (LEXINGTON)

#1 Catawba Valley (HIBRITEN #8)

#2 Rocky River (MONROE)

#1 Southern Piedmont (SOUTH IREDELL #7)
-----------------------------------------------------SOUTH IREDELL

#3 Southern Piedmont (LINCOLNTON)
#3 Rocky River (FOREST HILLS)

#1 Central Carolina (SALISBURY #14)

CVAC UPDATE 10/21/08

Hickory 4
Newton-Conover 1

Hibriten 8
Bandys 0

Fred T Foard 5
Maiden 0

St. Stephens 4
West Caldwell 0

Patton 8
Bunker Hill 0

Sunday, October 19, 2008

2A TOP FIFTEEN 10/19/08

1 Cardinal Gibbons 16-2-1
2 First Flight 15-1-1
3 Swansboro 16-4-0
4 Northwood 16-2-2
5 Shelby 13-2-2
6 Franklinton 18-3-1
7 South Iredell 15-1-0
8 Hibriten 17-4-0
9 West Henderson 15-2-0
10 Smokey Mountain 17-2-0
11 Richlands 13-4-2
12 Tarboro 14-1-2
13 Forbush 14-2-1
14 Salisbury 12-4-1
15 Wilkes Central 13-3-0

Saturday, October 18, 2008


South Iredell 2, East Lincoln 1
Statesville Record And Landmark 10/18

Cougars soccer team takes Freedom 2-1
Morganton News Herald 10/16

Patton, St. Stephens soccer battle to tie
Morganton News Herald 10/16

Pioneers soccer overpowers Cavaliers
Morganton News Herald 10/17

Lumberton stuns E.E. Smith in OT
The Robesonian 10/16

Lincolnton sophomore Moises Pena scored the Wolves first goal in their 2-0 upset win over its rival and No. 11 ranked East Lincoln Monday. East Lincoln defeated Lincolnton 3-2 earlier in the season. File Photo
The Lincolnton Wolves upset East Lincolnton
Lincoln Times-News 10/15

Panthers pound Bunker Hill
Lenoir News Topic 10/14

Panthers roll past Maiden
Lenoir News Topic 10/15

Mallard Creek's Emmu Wakai (left) tries to go around North Meck's Austin Holland.
One tough Tuesday night
Huntersville Herald 10/15

Bryant, Day lead Indians past Tigers
Hickory Daily Record 10/14

Havelock soccer team falls to D.H. Conley
Havelock News 10/15

Rampants' early strike holds up
Greenville Reflector 10/15

Eastern Wayne's Josh Olmsted dives on the ball in front of his goal during the Warriors away game Monday evening at Charles B. Aycock High School.
Aycock rebounds against Eastern Wayne

More photos for this story are available in the gallery

Is schedule a good test for Aycock?
Goldsboro News-Argus 10/15

Chargers play Knights tough
Goldsboro News-Argus 10/15

Gators claim conference win

Charles B. Aycock capture a share of the Eastern Carolina Conference men's soccer title

Goldsboro News-Argus 10/16

Wayne Christian's Jordan Crouthamel heads the ball against Cape Fear Christian during a N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A playoff game on Friday.

Eagles collect first-ever boys' soccer playoff win

Goldsboro News-Argus 10/19

Rams advance in playoffs
Roanoke Chowan News Herald 10/18

Bearcats stand as area's only unbeaten soccer team
Asheville Citizen Times 10/15

credit: Photo by Lee Barrett,
Owen defender Tyler Metcalf dribbles past an opponent during the Warhorse soccer team’s game against Madison on Monday.

Warhorse soccer team shuts out Madison at home

Black Mountain News 10/15

Photo by David Johnson Hobbton’s Ricardo Mejia, keeps the ball in his control in a game earlier this week against West Bladen.

Pender spoils Senior Night for Wildcats

Sampson Independent 10/16

Dark Horses take Croatan 2-0 in march to get five

Sampson Independent 10/16

Photo by Billy Todd Clinton soccer player, Jose Gallegos, takes control of the ball. Gallegos is backed by fellow Dark Horse, Field Palmer.
Dark Horses shut out South Lenoir
Sampson Independent 10/15

Dark Horses win over Richlands, first in 28 games

Sampson Independent 10/14

Panthers win overtime thriller Pasquotank beats Currituck, 4-3
The Daily Advance 10/15

West sweeps a pair
Bladen Journal 10/16

Starmount nipped by Eagles in OT

Elkin Tribune 10/17

Starmount scores plenty of goals on senior night

Elkin Tribune 10/15

Soccer Streak Ends vs. E Wake

The Garner Citizen 10/13

Friday, October 17, 2008

DC Show Signs of Life

Whle I was secretly hoping for the plug to be pulled and letting this season die quietly, the Black and Red made the statement that they wanted to live.

Here are the highlights:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CVAC UPDATE 10/16/08

Hickory 9
Bandys 0

Hickory remains undefeated behind a hat trick frome Drake Fisher. Tucker Broome scored two goals and Blai Yang, Andy Bradshaw, Jordi Uribe and Austin barber each put one in the net.

Hibriten 6
Maiden 0

Panthers roll past Maiden

St. Stephens 1
Patton 1

Patton got its goal from Khue Lane off an assist from Vince Thao to tie the game.

Fred T. Foard 8
Bunker Hill 0

Luterbach scores four more with Kyle Lloyd, Corey Wiles, Brodie Ruffner and Logan Meyer each scoring a goal.

Newton-Conover 3 OT
West Caldwell 2

Warriors fall in OT

West Caldwell rallied to push the game into OT with two goals from Martir Lopez. Zack Mellon had one goal for N-C and Oscar Luis had two, including the game winner in the second overtime period.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Beckerman on Braveheart from Real Salt Lake on Vimeo.

You can never go wrong with a Braveheart tie in, even if it is RSL.

CVAC UPDATE 10/14/08

Hickory 7
West Caldwell 0

Hibriten 13
Bunker Hill 0

It was Senior Night at Hibriten, unfortunately that meant they got to play a total of fifteen minutes. They deserved the rest!

St. Stephens 2
Fred T. Foard 0

Newton Conover 2
Patton 1

Maiden 1
Bandys 0

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Rams can't hold early 2-0 lead against Wilkes Central
Elkin Tribune 10/08

Elkin soccer still in hunt for playoffs
Elkin Tribune 10/08

Lopez brothers fill up the nets
Elkin Tribune 10/10

Patriots edge Warriors in boys’ soccer
Burlington Times News 10/10

Watauga’s Jennings Rex (middle) works between two Freedom defenders before scoring his first goal Monday night. Watauga’s Jennings Rex (middle) works between two Freedom defenders before scoring his first goal Monday night. Photo by Mark Mitchell

Pioneers cruise past Patriots 9-3
Watauga Democrat 10/08

Falcons star Justus sharp on and off field
Asheville Citizen-Times 10/08

Roberson goalkeeper Ronnie Hreha makes a save against visiting Asheville on Wednesday.

Cougars stun No. 1 Roberson
Asheville Citizen-Times 10/09

Comets survive late Knights’ rally; Bulldogs rally in 2nd half
The Stanley News and Press 10/09

South Stokes comeback attempt falls short against Mount Airy
The Stokes News 10/11

Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch
West Davidson goal keeper Nic Gregg leaps high to make a save over Salisbury's Dustin Presnell (2) during their rain-soaked CCC match in Tyro on Wednesday as West's Josh Burkhart trails the play.

Hornets take command in CCC

Davidson County Dispatch 10/09

Lincolnton sophomore Moises Pena had one of the Wolves five goals Wednesday as they defeated rival West Lincoln 5-0. File / LTN Photo

Wolves win 5-0 in team effort

Lumberton upsets Pine Forest, 2-1
The Robesonian 10/09

Titans stumble at Watauga
McDowell News 10/09

Blue Devils escape 1-0, stay undefeated
Mooresville Tribune 10/08

Raiders rally, but Warriors hold on
Mooresville Tribune 10/09

Late goal dooms Greyhounds
Mooresville Tribune 10/09

Vikings rout Knights for seventh straight win
Mooresville Tribune 10/09

Regan Hill Lake Norman defender Jon Bruno (19) plays the ball past Mooresville’s Danner McCulloh during Wednesday night’s game.

Wildcats sitting in driver's seat

Mooresville Tribune 10/10

Freedom soccer drops 2 to state-ranked teams
Morganton News Herald 10/05

Hickory soccer shuts out Patton
Morganton News Herald 10/07

Watauga soccer gets big win over Freedom
Morganton News Herald 10/07

Wayne Whaley East Burke High soccer player Josh Sturgill, No. 13, traps the ball for control against South Caldwell High on Monday in Icard.

Spartans soccer charges past Cavaliers

Wildcats soccer drops, takes one
Morganton News Herald 10/09

Jeremy Moorhouse/Heartland Publications Nick Woronoff takes the ball up field against Jake Alderman of South Stokes during Mount Airy's 5-3 win in NW 1-A soccer Tuesday.

Mount Airy fights to a 5-3 win at South Stokes

West Craven builds reputable soccer program
New Bern Sun Journal 10/07

East Wake beats Clayton
Raleigh N&O 10/10

Raleigh Area Top Numbers
Raleigh N&O 10/12

Wilmington High School Roundup 10/7

Staff Photo | Mike Spencer
Topsail's Nick Colangelo (right) kicks the ball away from Dixon's Kris Cotter on Monday. Colangelo scored the winning goal.
Topsail denies comeback to sweep Dixon
Wilmington Star 10/10

Forbush outlasts Starmount 4-2
Yadkin Ripple 10/9

West Forsyth 1, Davie County 0

W-S Journal 10/10

Grace Christian spoils CCS Senior Day
Wilson Daily Times 10/4

Ashley earns key conference soccer victory
Wilmington Star 10/10

Whiteville High’s David Nye gains control of the ball in Monday night’s scoreless tie with league-leading Pender at the WHS soccer field.
Staff photo by Mark Gilchrist

Pack booters play Pender to scoreless tie

Pinecrest, Union Pines Battle to Scoreless Draw in Soccer

Clayton slips by West
Johnson County Herald 10/12

South Johnston standout Edgar Herrera (9) celebrates his goal with teammate Miguel Uriate in his team's 1-all tie with Harnett Central. Herrera was playing his first match of the season after missing more than a month with a knee injury.
Herald photo by Lawrence Hilliker
Harnett Central tie South Johnston
Johnston County Herald 10/07

East Rowan's soccer team beat South Rowan 4-2
Salisbury Post 10/09

Salisbury's soccer team fought to a 1-1 tie with CCC foe East Davidson on Monday.
Salisbury Post 10/07

Seven-goal outburst helps Person to 1st soccer victory

Roxboro Courier 10/08

RRHS shoots down Eagles 12-0

Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald 10/08

N&O soccer rankings

Raleigh News & Observer 10/08

Saturday, October 11, 2008


With a 6-1 rout of Cuba tonight the Americans (4-0) already have secured a berth in next year's six-nation finals of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. The top three will qualify for the World Cup in 2010.

In honor of Onyewu scoring the last goal in stoppage and to answer any questions about why he would want to play in Belgium, here's a picture of Gooch and long time girlfriend.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Come on people! It ain't rocket science!


St Stephens 1
Hibriten 0

Sasha Lines scores a second half goal to give the Indians a win and move St. Stephens to within a game of second place Hibriten.
Hibriten is now 11-3 in conference play with four matches remaining.

Fred T. Foard 3
Newton-Conover 2

Kyle Luterbach scores two for Foard (what a shock!). Oscar Martin had the other goal for the Tigers.N-C Actually had a one goal lead early on with a Chris Jordan Goal. Oscar Luis had the other Red Devil goal when he scored on a DFK with about five minutes remaining in the game.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Bandys 6
Bunker Hill 1

Thomas Lunford and Michael Young each scored twice for Bandys. Austin Brady and Greg Adams added the other goals for the Trojans.
Jesus Rodriquez scored Bunker Hill's only goal.

Hickory 7
Maiden 0

Seven different players scored in the Red Tornadoes win over Maiden. Taylor Walker, Tucker Broome, Drake Fisher, Trevor Lauber, Tony Xiong, Cody Miller and tyler Smith each put one in the back of the net.

St. Stephens

Rained out. Rescheduled for tonight at 7:00pm, JV 5:30pm.

West Caldwell

Postponed due to weather. No make up date decided.

Fred T. Foard

Rained out. Rescheduled for tonight at 6:00pm.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

One Ref's View


Hickory 4
Patton 0

St Stephens 8
Bandys 0

St Stephens' Sasha Lines takes a shot on the goal while being defended by Bandys' Thomas Lunsford Link John M. Setzler, Jr.
Cody Solesbee scored four goals with Chris Sigmon, Sasha Lines, Trey Lewis and Tim Mc Eachran each had one.

Fred T Foard 2
West Caldwell 0

Kyle Luterbach scored both Tiger goals.

Hibriten 6
Newton-Conover 0

In the tenth minute Jule Picton buried a snap header from a Tanner Sinclair cross.
two minutes and fifty seconds later the score was 3-0. Sinclair sored and Picton finished another one making a large hill for the Red Devils to climb. Sinclair tallied his second goal four minutes into the second half. Miguel Aquilar and Travis Cole finished off the scoring for Hibriten.

Maiden 4
Bunker Hill 1

Maiden was led with two goals from Oscar Chavez. Jonathan Blankenship and Jesus Garcia finished out the scoring for the Blue Devils. Hunter Ardrey had Bunker Hill's lone goal.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Greenfield School defeats Ridgecroft 1-0 in overtimeRoanoke-Chowan News-Herald 10/01

Second half surge pushes Owen past North Buncombe
Black Mountain News 10/01

Soccer team shuts out Murphy

Smoky Mountain Times 10/01

ACS beats Gospel Light in soccer
Burlington Times 10/03

Bulldogs blank Eagles in soccer; Warriors win in OT

Burlington times 10/02

J.M. Robinson's goal keeper Scott Smith (right) congratulates Will Mayhew on his goal Thursday against Mallard Creek. JEFF SINER -

Robinson wins on Mayhew's goal

Charlotte Observer 10/03

Stallions upset Clinton in OT
Sampson Independent 9/30

West Bladen whips Hobbton, 5-3

Bladen Journal 10/02

Starmount rallies but can't catch Falcons
Elkin Tribune 10/03

Surry Central soccer blanks Bears, Buckin' Elks
Elkin Tribune 10/03

Lighting forces Elkin-East Wilkes do-over

Elkin Tribune 10/01

Lopez earns a hat trick of hat tricks

Elkin Tribune 10/01

Dahnke propels Fayetteville Christian to overtime victoryFayettville Observer 10/01
Goldsboro News-Argus 9/30

C.B. Aycock posts shutout

Q&A: Meet goalie Taylor Witty
Greensboro N&R 10/01

Vikings rebound, shut out Falcons

Greenville Reflector 10/02

Red Devils defeat Trojans
Hickory Daily Record 10/02

Cedar Ridge rallies to take first round of soccer rivalry
News of Orange County 10/01

Lightning strikes twice in Vikings' win

Huntersville Herald 10/03

Panthers rout West
Lenoir News Topic 10/02


Defense wins championships

Brock Pennel, Cameron Sinclair, Matt Stanfield, Dago Lainez and GK Jon Easton.

If that's true, Hibriten is sitting with some pretty good company in ranked 2A teams. Of the 15 Ranked 2A teams only seven have a Goals Against Average under one.

Let's take a look:
#6 First Flight GAA .500
#11 Hibriten GAA .647
#2 Northwood GAA .733
#7 Shelby GAA .833
#1 Cardinal Gibbons GAA .923
#13 Wilkes Central GAA .923
#5 Smokey Mtn. GAA .933

Regardless of the photo above we all know that great defense doesn't just come from the players whose position is listed as 'defender'. A championship defense starts with strikers pressuring the ball and cutting off passing lanes. It comes from midfielders checking back and getting behind the ball. It takes team communication and making the opponents play predictable. It requires marking backs able to take a 'star' out of their game. Finally leadership is required to keep everyone organized and let's not forget a keeper to make a couple of big saves a game.
On all counts Hibriten is in good 'shape' this season

Thursday, October 2, 2008

CVAC UPDATE 10/02/08

Hickory 8
Bunker Hill 0

Hibriten 6
West Caldwell 1
Panthers rout West
Goals by Jule Picton, Josh Stamey, Zach Stanfield, Matt Stanfield, Dago Lainez and Oscar Avila.West Caldwell's lone goal came from Gabriel Tobias.

Senior Dago Lainez said: "We're just playing as a team and playing simple,"

St. Stephens 1
Maiden 0
Brad Jones had the only goal of the game.

Patton 0
Fred T. Foard 0

Newton-Conover 7
Bandys 4
Alan Rogers
Ulises Luna of Newton-Conover dribbles the ball around Jordan Yamasaki of Bandys.
Red Devils defeat Trojans

Monday, September 29, 2008


Results 9/29

Hibriten 4
Patton 1
Zach Stanfield, Tanner Sinclair, Josh Stamey and Matt Meadlock each scored for Hibriten. Patton's lone goal was scored by Will Bodefish from the mark.

Panthers avenge earlier loss

Doug Terry
Josh Stamey getting up in an earlier game this season.

Hickory 4
Fred T. Foard 0

Four first-half goals lead to easy HHS win

Robert C. Reed
Hickory High’s Tyler Collins (6) trys to gain possession of the ball as Fred T. Foard’s Tyler Turner attempts to hold him off.

Newton-Conover 6
Maiden 1
Chris Jordan led N-C with two goals. John Reid, Zach Melton, Oscar Luis, Ulises Luna each added a goal. Matt Starnes finished a corner kick for Maiden's only goal.

St. Stephens 7
Bunker Hill 0
Seven different players scored for St. in their shut out. Chris Sigmon, Brad Jones, Addison Day, Thomas Wessels, Caleb Davis, Cody Solesbee and Sash Lines all scored for the Indians.

West Caldwell 2
Bandys 0
At West Calwell, the Warriors shut out the Trojans with goals from Mondoza Young and John Moore.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


West Stanly goalkeeper Cody Tucker punts the ball away during a recent match. Tucker earned the 1-0 shutout over #1-ranked Central Academy Wednesday night.

West Stanley vs. Central Academy
The Stanley News and Press 9/26

Gray Stone vs. Monroe & Central Academy vs. Gray Stone

The Stanley News and Press 9/24

Gray Stone vs. Union Academy

The Stanley News and Press 9/22

Best of the West poll, WNC leaders

Asheville Citizen-Times 9/24

Robeson earns top spot in poll

Asheville Citizen-Times 9/23

Watauga vs. Alexander Central

Watauga Democrat 9/25

David Wilson moves the ball toward the goal.
Photo by Rob Moore
Wilson leads Watauga past East Burke 5-1
Watauga Democrat 9/23

Midstate and Triad Conference scores

Burlington Times-News 9/25

Clinton lose heartbreaker to Croatan 2-1

Justin Falls/The Daily Advance
Above: Pasquotank's Clint Saunders (center) tries to break through the defense of Hertford's Ethan Bryant (right) and Brock Merritt (front left) during the Panthers; 5-0 win at Pasquotank County High School, Monday.
Pasquotank soccer shuts out Hertford

TRIBUNE/Eric Lusk * Mauricio Lopez scored four goals against Surry Central, including the game-winner late.
Lopez lifts Starmount past Surry Central
The Elkin Tribune 9/26

TRIBUNE/Eric Lusk * Blaine Dudley (2) of Elkin and Rusty Shores (8) of Starmount, captains for their respective teams, jockey for the ball in the second half Monday.
Starmount beats Elkin
The Elkin Tribune 9/24

Charles B. Aycock downs Wilson Hunt

Wayne Wilson News Leader 9/25

Wayne Christian routs Northwood 6-0
Goldsboro News-Argus 9/28

North Lenoir downed Eastern Plains
Goldsboro News-Argus 9/25

Charles B. Aycock vs. Eastern Wayne
Goldsboro News-Argus 9/25

Wayne Country Day held Oakwood without a shot on goal
Goldsboro News-Argus 9/24

Goldsboro News-Argus 9/23

Wilson Hunt vs. Charles B. Aycock
Southern Wayne edged Kinston 3-2

Goldsboro News-Argus 9/23

Greenville Reflector 9/24
J.H. Rose at South Central

How important is beating J.H. Rose for the D.H. Conley soccer team?

Greenville Reflector 9/22

Hickory defeats St. Stephens 2-0

Hickory Daily Record 9/25

Tanner Sinclair of Hibriten tries to steal the ball from Chase Crone of Hickory. Hickory defeated Hibriten 1-0 to remain in sole possession of first place in the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A-3A Conference.
Hickory Red Tornadoes outlasted the Hibriten Panthers 1-0
Hickory Daily Record 9/23

The Orange soccer team easily handle the Graham High Red Devils
Orange County News 9/28

Mideastern 3-A/4-A Conference Standings
Jacksonville Daily News 9/25

North Johnston loses to Roanoke Rapids

Kenly News 9/24

West pushes perennial soccer power Forbush in close loss

The Stokes News 9/25

Donnie Roberts/The Dispatch
West Davidson's Will Treichler (right) reaches under Lexington's Roberto Antunez to kick the ball during their soccer match on Monday night in Tyro.
West Davidson vs. Lexington

McDowell’s Alfredo Cornejo pushes the ball past a defender during a recent match. The Titans defeated the South Caldwell Spartans 4-2 behind three goals from Cornejo Monday night on the road. McDowell hosts Freedom tonight.

McDowell Titans hold off South Caldwell

McDowell News 9/23

Blue Devils, Wildcats climb in soccer poll

Mooresville Tribune 9/23

Four straight wins for Patton soccer team
Morganton News Herald 9/26

Wayne Whaley
Draughn High's Tripp Garrou, No. 9, takes on Ryan Gwill, No. 10, from South Iredell High on Wednesday in Valdese.
Draughn soccer falls to East Lincoln 7-1

Freedom, McDowell soccer teams tie
Morganton News Herald 9/25

Mac Heffner/The News Mount Airy goalkeeper Andrew Pelfrey blocks a penalty kick attempt by South Stokes Wednesday. Mount Airy lost the match 4-2.
South Stokes and Mount Airy
Mount Airy News 9/24

Mount Airy soccer dropped a hard fought match against visiting Elkin Tuesday, 1-0.
Mount Airy News 9/23