Saturday, November 21, 2009

IT'S OVER...Nighhawks end the Ragin' Bulls season 49 - 9

The Ragin' Bulls magical season came to an abrupt end Friday night at Northern Guildford High School.  The Hickory Ridge team accomplished many goals for 3rd year head coach Marty Paxton.  First team to finish with a winning season, first team to make the NC State playoffs, first team to win a playoff game.   There are so many good things for the program to build upon. 

The team also saw tonight what the next level of high school football looks like.  The Ragin' Bulls took advantage of an early fumble deep in Nighthawk territory to take a 3 - 0 lead.  The lead did not last long as on the ensuing kickoff, Keenan Allen of NGHS, weaved his way through and out sprinted the coverage team to a quick 6 points.  NGHS also put up 2 more quick TD strikes both by Allen before the 1st quarter ended.  Going into the second period of play Hickory Ridge was down 21 - 3.

The final score:  49 - 9.

As the players walked out for pre-game warm ups there was a very nice exchange of applause between players and the fans who made the trip 2 hours north.  Several bus loads of students, parents and friends provided plenty of support for the team. 

Check back soon for more stats and reports on the final game of the season.  Basketball and wrestling will take over front and center soon in this blog spot.

Come on out and support your Ragin' Bulls Athletics.

Go Bulls!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Look back at North Forsyth

The stats from last Friday's game show just how dominate the Ragin' Bulls were in the teams first ever State Playoff game.  Brian Baltimore ran 44 times totaling 231 yards.  Those yards accounted for 91% of the Ragin' Bulls offense. 

Team Statistics:          HRHS          North Forsyth
First Downs               13                 9
Rushes- Yards           53-224         18 (-13)
Passing yards             29                 168
Comp-Att-int             3-7-0            14-26-2
Punts- Avg                 3 - 31.3         3 - 13.7
Penalties- yards          9-95              2-18

Check back for updates to the State Playoffs.

Go Bulls!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Preview of Northern Guilford Nighthawks, Friday 11-20-09 7:30 PM

Hickory Ridge will face its toughest opponent of the season when the Ragin’ Bulls travel two plus hours north to Northern Guilford High School. The Nighthawks bring a 9 game winning streak into Friday night’s contest and a state ranking of 16 according to

The stats are impressive for Northern Guilford.

Nighthawks average 44.8 points per game, while the HRHS Ragin’s Bulls have generated 23 points per game. Average margin of victory for NGHS has been 32 points, so while the offense has been lighting scoreboards each week the defense has been very stingy allowing 11 points per game. The only loss the Nighthawks suffered was in the second week of the season, a 7-12 affair against Dudley (Greensboro).

Leading the way for NGHS has been an all around athlete who seems to be able to do it all, Keenan Allen. Allen will see action on both sides of the ball. Regarded as one of the best safeties in the state, he will also work as wide receiver, running back and quarterback. In a game earlier this year, Allen threw for a TD, rushed for 2 scores and had 1 TD receiving. This past week, Keenan Allen verbally committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide to continue playing at the next level.

On defense the Ragin’ Bulls will have to manage the play of Nighthawks senior defensive end, Gabe King. At 6’5”, 260 pounds, King has been the anchor to the Nighthawks defense.

Of course the Ragin’ Bulls will counter with the dependable running of Brian Baltimore. Baltimore has been the most prolific rusher in the history of Hickory Ridge. In 12 games this year the junior running back has 1,617 yards and 17 TD’s. Baltimore running behind a solid Ragin’ Bull line averages 6.6 yards per carry and 147 yards per game. The Ragin’ Bulls will certainly like to see Baltimore chew up ground and clock to keep the Nighthawk offense on the sideline. HRHS defense will be lead by Ryan McGill and Dillion Burdette. McGill leads the team with 27 tackles, with Burdette right behind with 25 tackles and 52 assist.

Coach Marty Paxton has the team playing very spirited football in the post season. Ragin’ Bulls fans turned out in great numbers for the game against North Forsyth. The caravan from Cabarrus county was strong with 2 bus loads of players, a bus for the Blue Regiment, 75 students packed 2 activity buses all lead by the Cheerleaders bus. The fan support for Hickory Ridge has been excellent all year.

Stay tuned for more exciting Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls sporting news.

Check out the links for the Football blog on the right of this page.

Go Bulls!

HRHS Stampede the North Forsyth Vikings, 25-6

The Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls win the team’s first ever state playoff game with a hard running attack from Brian Baltimore and a very tough defense. The pregame talk was all about the North Forsyth air attack, but they never could get things off the ground. The Ragin' Bulls did give up several big pass plays, but stiffened when needed to turn back the Vikings. It was only a trick double pass play that put points on the board late in the 2nd half that kept the game from being a shutout.

More stats will be available later. Brief list of outstanding efforts: Danny Book blocked punt, Brian Baltimore racked up over 100 yards rushing, Ryan McGill interception return with 1:06 to play in first half good for a TD. Josh Freeman interception to seal the victory.

Next week Round 2 of the state playoffs.

Go Bulls!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hickory Ridge Playoff Bound

The Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls have made the NC Highschool Football Playoffs.  The Ragin' Bulls first foray into the post season is a road game to North Forsyth.

Complete brackett information is found at:

Select the 3 AA Bracket.  The school address is: 
5705 Shattalon Dr.
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Check back for more details and information about the game.
Go Bulls!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Baltimore carries the Ragin' Bulls past J M Robinson 28-26

Junor running back Brian Baltimore had over 200 yards rushing by half time in tonights Southern Piedmont 3A conference game against rival J M Robinson.  The win pushed Hickory Ridge to it first wining season in its very short 3 year history.  HRHS, 6-5 overall and 5-2 in conference place the Ragin' Bulls in a 3 way tie for second place.   Conference leader AL Brown lost the battle for the bell against Concord, 13-10.  Meanwhile North West Cabarrus was pounding Cox Mill.  The results of those 3 games, makes for an interesting tie.

Entering into Friday nights games, the league had 4 teams sitting on 4-2 in conference. Only the match up between Hickory Ridge and J M Robinson would ensure one team would be on the out side looking in.  

Hickory Ridge took a 28- 14 lead in at halftime.  After 3 scoring runs by Baltimore, a tipped pass from Blake Sides to John Martinez with less than 10 seconds to play before half.  The ball appeared to be tipped by fellow Ragin' Bull Coye Steel into the hands of Martinez.

As for play offs, the decisions will be posted Sunday night on the NC High School Athletic Association web site. There remains a 3 way tie of Hickory Ridge, Concord and North West Cabarrus each having a 5-2 record.
Hickory Ridge won against NW Cabarrus, but lost to Concord.
NW Cabarrus won against Concord, so the Concord win over Kannapolis was critical for the Spiders to give them a 5th win.

Baltimore ended the night with 37 carries for a season high 354 yards.

Check the HRHS Football blog for more highlights and stats.

Go Bull!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

JV Ragin' Bulls Finish out the year with Strong win over Robinson

The JV Football team came out big against the Robinson Bulldogs winning easily 47 - 20.  The game was not really that close as the Ragin' Bulls had the game well in hand after the 1st quarter.  The score was 14 - 0 after the first 10 minute period, then the Ragin' Bulls doubled down in the 2nd quarter making the half time score 28-0.

It was the 4th quarter before J M Robinson was able to light the score column on the score board.

TJ Allen ran the ball for HRHS 13 times for 143 yards, giving him an average of 11 yards per carry and 2 touch downs.  Fellow running back DJ Barnes, had 4 carrys for 64 yards, also with 2 TD's.
All total the Ragin' Bulls posted 396 total yards of offense.  

Harvey Cook had 1 catch for 38 yards on a nifty catch and run in the first half.

The Varsity play their final regular season game against the Bull Dogs Friday night.

Go Bulls!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Spiders Web too much for the Ragin' Bulls

Concord Spiders spun a nasty web that kept Hickory Ridge behind on the score board all night.  The Ragin' Bulls drop their 2nd consecutive conference game by a score of 33-20.

Running back Brian Baltimore carried the load for Hickory Ridge and the stats will probably be one of his best efforts of the year.  Baltimore carried the ball 28 times for 241 yards.  Several times the Jr ran off 10+ yards, but the Ragin' Bulls could not stop an agressive passing attack from Concord.

The Spiders threw for 4 touch downs and 337 yards through the air.

An unusal number of penalties for both squads for a game this late in the season.  25 total penalites were accpeted.  10 for Hickory Ridge and 15 against the Spiders.

The Ragin' Bulls will need to turn things around for the final regular season game next week at home against arch rival, J M Robinson.

Congratulations to Hickory Ridge defensive stand out Dillon Burdette.  Burdette received the 95.1 FM High School player of the week honars.

Go Bulls!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

HRHS JV Football Spins a nasty web for the Concord Spiders.

The Ragin' Bulls exterminated the Concord Spiders with an impressive 35 - 14 win at the Ridge on Thursday night.

HRHS total offense was 283 yards to Concords 110 yards.  Leading the Bulls ground attack was TJ Allen with 12 carries for 125 yards.  Close behind was DJ Barnes with 5 carries and 112 yards.

The Varsity Ragin' Bulls hope to keep their plans for a play off run alive as they travel to Concord Friday night.

Come on out and support your Ragin' Bulls

Go Bulls!

Monday, October 26, 2009

VOTE! HRHS Athlete of the Week VOTE!

Each week channel 3 WBTV Football Friday Night highlights the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Kiss FM 95.1. This week's list of nominees includes Dillon Burdette of Hickory Ridge High School. To vote go to:

Voting ends this Tuesday night 10/27/09 at 11:59pm. The winner will be on the Kiss FM 95.1 O-Show this Thursday morning and on Football Friday Night this Friday night. The winner’s school will receive $100. You can only vote once, so please spread the word. Get out the vote!

Go Bulls!

Friday, October 23, 2009

AL Brown to much for the Ragin' Bulls

Hickory Ridge lost its first conference game tonight as AL Brown proved to be too much for the Ragin' Bulls.  Final score AL Brown 38 - Hickory Ridge 13.

The first downs were close with Kannapolis only having 1 more than Hickory Ridge.  When it seem to matter, the Wonders were able to break off long runs for big gains and 278 yards of rushing.  The Wonders ran 20 less offensive plays but owned the play clock for 28:06 while HRHS had the ball for 19:54.

Next week the Ragin' Bulls travel to another conference contest at Concord High.

Be sure to check out the football blog for more highlights and stats.

Go Bulls!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A WONDER-ful night for Ragin' Bull JV Football

The Ragin' Bulls came away with a very exciting come from behind win to beat AL Brown JV tonight at the Ridge. After trailing for three quarter the Ragin' Bulls fought a tough opponent from Rowan County and took the lead half way through the 4th quarter.

AL Brown started the scoring after an interception and return set the Wonders up on the Hickory Ridge 5 yard line. Hickory Ridge answered in the second quarter on a 2 yard pass from Foil Stafford to DJ Barnes. Kannapolis answered almost immediately with a 60 yard run to make the score 14-7. With less than a minute before half time, the Wonders quarterback found the end zone for their 3rd touch down. The extra point was missed, giving the Wonders a 20-7 lead at the break.

Both Defenses came out fired up for the 3rd quarter which saw no scoring for either school. The nearly capacity crowd was not disappointed in the final 10 minutes of play.
Andrew Reynolds got things going for the Ragin' Bulls with a 2 yard run to make it a one possession game. Wonders up 20-14. Fireworks came with 4:41 mark when a half back pass play from DJ Barnes to Jason Eury went for 81 yards and a TD. The extra point by reliable Adrian Ike put Hickory Ridge on top for the first time all night. On the following possession for AL Brown, the Ragin' Bull defense came up big. Derrick Pitts came up with a pick 6, returning an interception 42 yards giving the Ragin' Bulls a 28- 20 lead with 3:26 to play. Kannapolis did not go away easy. The HRHS defense held tough, forcing AL Brown to go for it on 4th and 2 from the Hickory Ridge 47 yard line. A sweep around the left side and AL Brown found running room all the way for a 47 run TD. After a time out the key play of the night turned out to be a 2 point conversion try for AL Brown. As the QB tried to make the corner of the end zone on a sweep play to the right, a wall of Ragin' Bull defenders stopped him short.

The last gasp for AL Brown was a failed onside kick off that traveled a mere 5 yards before being touched by an AL Brown player. Two snaps later and the Hickory Ridge JV had salted the game away.

Final:     Hickory Ridge 28 - AL Brown 26

Be sure to come out to the Ridge next Thursday as the Ragin' Bull JV team host the Concord Spiders at 6:30 PM.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ragin' Bulls Triumph over the Trojans 30 - 27

It was a huge signature win for Marty Paxton and the Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls Friday night.  As Robbie Newell picked off a Trojan pass to seal the win.

Northwest Cabarrus rolled into the Ridge as heavy favorites agains the HRHS squad.  The first quarter score of 14-0 in favor of Northwest gave the home crowd a sense of looming defeat.  It was a determined Hickory Ridge team playing its best game of the season to close the score to 14-10 at the half.

Northwest coming out on their first possession of the 3rd quarter went right down the field and made the score 20 -10 after a missed extra point attempt.  Hickory Ridge answered with touch down of their own to cut the lead to with in 3 points, 20-17.  The enssuing kick off was fumbled and Hickory was set up to take advanatge of the short field.  A few plays later, the Ragin' Bulls found the end zone and lead for the first time.  The point after was just wide right and the score was HRHS 23- Northwest 20.

Hickory Ridge forced a punt after kicking off, but with the possession they were not able to run much more than a minute off the clock going 3 and out, punting the ball back to Northwest.   Northwest staged another drive and with the help of an un-sportsmanlike penalty reached the end zone to re-take the lead 27-23.  When Hickory Ridge received the kick off, there was just over 3 minutes to play.  During the game winning drive, the Ragin' Bulls had to convert two 4th down plays to stay alive.  The game winner came on a 21 yard pass from Nick Moelle to John Martinez,

After the final kickoff, it was a pass play over the middle from Northwest that Newell made the game saving interception.

The Ragin' Bulls had 361 yards of total offense to 204 for the visiting Trojans.  Brian Baltimore lead all Ragin' Bulls rushers with 78 yards, Coye Still had 61 yards and Cody Cothern posted 32 yards on the ground.

Please check out the Ragin' Bulls football blog for more highlights and information.

Next Week the Bulls travel to A L Brown.

Go Bulls!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ragin' Bulls cage the MP Tigers 17-14

Hickory Ridge spoils homecoming for the Mount Pleasant Tigers.  The Ragin' Bulls slip past Mount Pleasant with timely defense and help from Mount Pleasant turn overs.  Hickory Ridge took the opening kickoff and with a first series drive ending inside the 10 yard line, hit on a field goal.   Mount Pleasant countered before the end of the first with a 93 yard pass to the Ragin' Bulls 1 yard line.  Another pass for 1 yard completed the scoring drive.  A failed 2 point conversion made the score MP 6, HRHS 3.

Hickory Ridge gets a touch down in the second quarter so the first half score is HRHS, 10,  MP 6.

Coming out of the locker room to start the 3rd Mount Pleasant received the ball.  One of the best defensive efforts all year by the Bulls happens on the first play.  Robbie Newell snares a pass at the line with a single handed grab, then breaks 2 tackles as he turns the play into a pick 6 for the Bulls.  As it turns out, these 13 seconds are the difference in securing tonights win.   As the Bulls are plagued by penalties and poor officiating let Mount Pleasant get to within 3 points with 4 minutes left in the game. 

HRHS hang on to win, and go 3-0 in conference play.

Be sure to check out the Football blog for more stats and highlights.

Next week Hickory Ridge plays a very tough team from Northwest Cabarrus.

Go Bulls!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

HRHS Ladies defeat Central Cabarrus 7-2

Congratulations to the Girls Tennis Team for defeating Central 7-2 yesterday. Way to go ladies!

Come out and support the girls as they take on Jay M. Robinson today for senior night here at Hickory Ridge. Being honored tonight are our 2 seniors, Mallory Horning and Kelly Gagnon. The match begins at 4 PM. Good luck ladies!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ragin’ Bulls Run Wild over Cox Mill 56-13

Homecoming was certainly sweet for the Hickory Ridge fans. The Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls had no problem in overcoming the first year program at Cox Mill. Three years ago the Bulls started a program without a senior class so for tonight it brought back memories of those early tough games. Cox Mill without a senior player on the field was never a threat for the battle tested Ragin’ Bulls. Brian Baltimore and Cody Cothern found large chunks of yardage just about everywhere they looked. The middle, left end, right end, it did not seem to make a difference. Kirk Wert also got a pick six for the defense with a 30 yard interception return in the second quarter. The Ragin’ Bulls totaled 475 yards in rushing offense. Only a 17 passing yards on the night.

This was an important win for the Rabin’ Bulls as the team is now 2-0 in conference play. It was also a chance for several players to see action on a rare Friday night. That experience will pay off down the road as Hickory Ridge continues to build a program around the spread offense.

A few stats: Brian Baltimore rushed for 208 yards and 3 TD’s. Cody Cothern 115 yards and 2 scores. Sophomore T J Allen ran for 55 yards and 2 TD’s.

Next Week Hickory Ridge travels to Mt Pleasant for another conference game. The last time Hickory Ridge visited Mt Pleasant it was the very first game ever played by the Ragin’ Bulls, which lost 56 – 0. The bad taste after that game still lingers for many Hickory Ridge faithful.

For more Football news and highlights check out the football blog.

Go Bulls!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

HRHS Booster Club Donate Tennis Ball Machine

The Hickory Ridge Booster Club presented the Ragin' Bulls tennis program with a ball machine today.  On hand to accept the gift was HRHS Athletic Director Adam Despot.  HRHS Booster Club representative, Keith Hoover said the need for a machine was made known by an involved tennis parent.  When an opportunity came for a machine over the weekend the deal was just too good to pass up.  

The Booster club is always looking for ways to support all Hickory Ridge sports.  You too can provide support in many ways through joining the booster club, donations of time to help at the school or providing matierals for projects. Of course great ideas are espcially appreciated when it comes to generating excitment about our student/athletes.

Adam Despot with ball machine.

Go Bulls!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Porter Ridge pounds the Ragin’ Bulls

The Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls found no treasure in their visit to Porter Ridge of Union County losing a non-conference game 39 – 6. Hickory Ridge was out gunned all night by the Pirates in every facet of the game. Midway through the first quarter, Porter Ridge connected on a 21 yard pass play. With the ensuing kickoff, the Ragin’ Bulls fumbled the ball on the first play, which Porter Ridge scooped up for an easy 8 yard return for another TD. In the matter of 70 seconds on the clock HRHS was down 12-0. About the only bright spot, was the fact that Porter Ridge Place kicker was consistently wide left on extra point attempts.

Hickory Ridge did see two great efforts put forth by the defense. First Danny Book, with 2:23 left in the first half. Book pressured the quarter back into trying to make a pass over the juniors out stretched arms. Book was able to bat the ball down, and then make a juggling catch for the interception. Danny continued the play as he ran over the QB on his way to a 35 yard Interception TD run. This was the only time Hickory Ridge would see the endzone.

The second highlight was defensive safety Dale Brown. Brown demonstrated no quit in him, as the Ragin’ Bulls were falling further behind on the scoreboard. A TD saving tackle, along with many big hits won the applause from fans.

Penalties again plagued the Ragin’ Bulls. Hickory Ridge was flagged 11 times for 122 yards. The news did not come any better on the stat sheet:

Total offense for Porter Ridge: 300 yards, Hickory Ridge: 88. The lowest production out of the Ragin’ Bulls this year.

Up next, the Hickory Ridge team gets a bye week and it could not come at a better time. After the week off, a stretch of conference games begin with Homecoming against First year program Cox Mill on October 2nd.

For more Football news and highlights check out the football blog.

Go Bulls!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Soccer Tie up Porter Ridge

Game played Thursday at Porter Ridge:

The Ragin’ Bulls played a much better game Thursday night against the Porter Ridge Pirates. Alex Daniels scored a great goal with about 10 minutes left in the first half, with an assist from Matt Abbott. Our defense held strong through the first half, but the Pirates managed to sneak one by early in the second half. Both defenses played well for the remainder of the game as it ended in a 1-1 tie. Keeper, Drew Andreotti had another outstanding performance snagging many other attempts on goal.

Next game Monday September 14 at Hickory Ridge against Central Cabarrus Vikings

Go Bulls!

Mustangs Corral the Ragin’ Bulls 28-22

For the second time this year, Hickory Ridge cannot get past a Mustang. Turnovers really hurt the Ragin’ Bulls. Six total give a ways, three fumbles lost and 3 interceptions just gave East Rowan too many extra chances. Total offensive numbers were not that bad, with East Rowan only running 5 more offensive plays than Hickory Ridge. One stat that did show, aside from turnovers, was rushing yardage. East Rowan 245 yards, Hickory Ridge 153. However First downs were very close. East Rowan 14, Hickory Ridge 13.

Leading Rushers

B. Baltimore: 23 carry for 138 yards

C. Cothern: 3 carry for 28 yards

See the Hickory Ridge Football Blog for more stats, pictures and videos.

Up next for Hickory Ridge: Away at Porter Ridge

Go Bulls!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ragin' Bulls face East Rowan Friday at the Ridge: JV win !

This week’s game is at home against East Rowan. The Mustangs are coming off a 30-0 win over the Concord Spiders. Each team brings 2 wins and 1 loss records into Friday night. This week and next week’s game mark the end of non-conference play.

Currently the Ragin' Bulls are atop the Southern Piedmont standings with 1 conference win over Last week’s opponent Central Cabarrus.

Earlier tonight the JV Football team win at East Rowan.

Come on out Friday and support your Ragin' Bulls.

Go Bulls!

Soccer team drops a tough one 2-0 at Marvin Ridge

Wedneday Night:

The Ragin’ Bulls Varsity Soccer Team traveled to Waxhaw last night to face the Marvin Ridge Mavericks. The Bulls suffered a 2-0 loss against the Mavericks on their home turf. There were plenty of opportunities for the Bulls to score, they just couldn’t finish it out. The weather was bad, the ref’s were bad, and the Bull’s couldn’t wait to get back to their home corral in Harrisburg.

We face another tough opponent tonight in Porter Ridge High School, another Union County School, but the Bull’s are looking forward to playing this game at Wingate College and bringing home a victory.
Go Bulls!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tennis Results:

Tough day on the courts for the Ragin' Bulls.  Concord wins 9 -0 today.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sports in Action, VB, CC, Tennis, Soccer

Next couple of days offer great opportunites to see HRHS in action:
Tuesday:  Volley Ball home vs. Carson
                Cross Country at Frank Liske Park

Wednesday: Tennis Home vs. Concord
                   Soccer away vs. Marvin Ridge

Go Bulls!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Football Game Summary HHRS vs CCHS

Ragin’ Bulls leading rusher Friday night was Brian Baltimore with 17 carries for 103 yards. Cody Cothren had 10 carries for 56 yards of production. Overall the Ragin’ Bulls out rushed the Vikings 195 yards to 143. The Vikings really made hay in the passing game. Viking quarterback DJ Watson completed 13 of 17 for 205 yards and 2 TD’s. Hickory Ridge managed only 5 completions on 8 attempts for 27 yards through the air with 1 interception

Select link below for photos of the game: courtesy of Bill Caudle.

Go Bulls!

Ragin’ Bulls Narrowly Escape Late Attack by the Vikings. Win 28-26

Hickory Ridge holds on to win, as the Vikings were making a final charge when time ticked away. On a 4th and 18 the Viking’s complete a Hail Mary pass to get within striking distance. With no time outs left Central Cabarrus had no way to stop the clock. The final 1.4 seconds ticked off the clock and the win was finally secure. Hickory Ridge improves to 2-1 on the year with their first conference victory.

Check the Ragin’ Bull Football blog for more coverage and game highlights.

Next up for Hickory Ridge: East Rowan at the Ridge Friday, September 11th.

Go Bulls!

Friday, September 4, 2009

HRHS at CCHS for the 3rd Time

Tonight makes the third time that Hickory Ridge and Cental Cabarrus face off.  In the two previous meetings, each team has won once.  In 2007, the Vikings won 34-7 at Central, then in 2008, Hickory Ridge won, 26-6 at the Ridge.   So each team has won on their home field.  Look for the Ragin' Bulls to change that stat tonight.

Be sure to vote on the Hickory Ridge play of the week.  Visit the link below to make your choice:

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hickory Ridge JV Football sink Vikings! 28 - 0

Thursday night at the Ridge, our Ragin' Bulls rolled up an impressive win over the visiting Central Cabarrus Vikings.

Three Ragin' Bulls accounted for the 4 touch downs.  The first coming on a 60 yard interception return by Josh Chapman. That gave the Bulls a 7-0 lead at the end of quarter one.  By the half the score was doubled on a 13 yard tackle breaking run by big TJ Allen.

Another 10 yards by TJ Allen gave the Bulls a 3rd quarter score of 21-0, but the Bulls were not done. Andrew Reynolds scampered for 29 yards to complete the scoring and giving the Bulls the win.

Central Cabarrus tried to get on the board very late in the game, but a touch down saving tackle by Garrett Wells preserved the shut out.

Check out the Blog Friday for more on Varsity Football as the Ragin' Bulls travel to the short distance up Hwy 49 to CCHS.

Go Bulls!

Hickory Ridge action was everywhere Thursday

Tennis Results:

Kannapolis beat Hickory Ridge 5-4 at Hickory Ridge on 9-3-09


1 Mallory Horning vs. Kaylan Stamey 6-2, 2-6, 5-10

2 Kelly Gagnon vs. Ashlyn Doby 6-4, 4-6, 7-10

3 Devon Williams vs. Mercedes Orlouch 6-2, 6-4

4 Brennan Haskins vs. Brianna Rhames 6-1, 1-6, 1-10

5 Nicole Chabot vs. Erika Lessane 4-6, 4-6

6 Kasey Waguespack vs. Autumn Carter 6-2, 6-2


1 Mallory Horning & Kelly Gagnon vs. Kaylan Stamey & Ashlyn Doby 8-4

2 Devon Williams / Brennan Haskins vs. Mercedes Orlouch / Brianna Rhames 4-8

3 Nicole Chabot / Delaney Schumann vs. Caroline Doby / Bonita Thompson 8-1

Volley Ball

Updates to be posted soon. Check Coach Chason’s page for great Volley Ball Coverage.

Full Slate of Sports Action Thursday

Hickory Ridge will host several schools today.
Womens tennis against A.L. Brown
Volley Balll against Mt. Pleasant
JV Football against Central Cabarrus.

Come on out and support your Ragin' Bulls!

Go Bulls!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hickory Ridge Best East Rowan 4 - 1 in SOCCER

Your Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls even their record to 2-2 after controlling the game tonight against the Mustangs.

Goals were scored by Alex Daniels, Alex Batson, Matt Abbott, and Ian Mercer. Chris Schaffner assisted on three of those goals. Keeper, Drew Andreotti, made several great saves to keep the East Rowan Mustangs down to 1 goal. The Bulls played a very aggressive game against the Mustangs, receiving a few yellow cards from the officials, but continue to grow as a “team”, making each game more exciting than the last.

Check out some of the Soccer action at the link below:

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Looking for Team Reps

We are looking for excited Ragin’ Bulls fans to help spread the word about Hickory Ridge Athletics. If you can provide timely updates to the outcome of our sporting events then please email us at

We look forward to great reports from our supporters.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mavericks round up Ragin' Bulls

It was hard to tell how well Hickory Ridge would match up agianst the Marvericks of Marvin Ridge. Once the contest was over the question still was not answered as misques and penalties plagued the Ragin' Bulls all night.   Marvin Ridge 31- Hickory Ridge 6

Going into the Union County venue, the game was spotlighted by WBT, channel 3 as one of the early season match ups.  Early on the Ragin' Bulls seemed to have an answer to a 1st quarter 1 yard run by Mavericks quarterback, Tyler Chadwick.  The one big 1st quarter highlight was a 75 yard bomb from Blake Sides to wide out Jacoby Thompson.  After a failed point after, it was the end of scoring for Hickory Ridge.  The next 3 scores posted by Marvin Ridge came on a 22 yard field goal by Matt Frein, then 2 TD passes from Tyler Chadwick to wide out K.J. Brent.  The first was a one handed grab in the left side of the end zone for 8 yards.  The second was 57 yards down the left hash mark.

Marvin Ridge enjoyed short field on many of their scoring drives, that plus misques by the Bulls, never allowed Hickory Ridge to make a challenge.  The second half bright spot came on an interception by Ragin' Bulls DB, Kyle Temple.

For more highlights and football coverage plus photos click the link below:

Go Bulls!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Hickory Ridge Travels to Marvin Ridge

In the brief history of Ragin' Bulls football there are only 2 teams we have not beaten.  The first one on the schedule this year is Marvin Ridge, Friday night Aug, 28th  The Bulls have played close to the Mavericks with an avg point difference of 3.5 in the two losses.

Coming soon Video highlights to the blog.

JV Kick off the 2009 season with a thrashing of Marvin Ridge JV at the ridge tonight.  Final score was 34- 22. 
Game Stats:
First Downs:     HR-14, MR-7
Rushing Yards  HR-289, MR- 147
Passing Yards  HR-39, MR- 93

Leading Rushers for Hickory Ridge:  T.J. Allen, 13 carries for 131 yards.  Longest run 27 yards
                                                        D.J.Barnes, 6 carries for 76 yards, Longest run 63 yards and 1 TD

The Bulls threw for 2 touchdowns, Jake Barbee was 1 for 1 37 yards and TD to Ricardo Day.
 Foil Stafford, was also 1 for 1 with a 2 yard TD to Jason Eury.

The coaches singled out D.J. Freeman and Josh Chapman, outside linebackers both, as having good games.

In other news the Volley Ball team won over Central Cabarrus. If you have the scores please post them here.

All in all a good first week of school.   Be sure to come out and support all the Ragin' Bull action.

Go Bulls!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

HRHS Team outlook for Aug 24-28

Be sure to get out and support our Ragin' Bulls this week:

  • Tuesday-25th: Womens Tennis at Cox Mill. Start 4PM.

  • Tuesday-25th: Mens Soccer at the Ridge vs. Carson. Start 6PM.

  • Wednesday-26th: Volley Ball at Marvin Ridge. Start 5 PM (jv) 6 PM (Varisty)

  • Wednesday-26th: Womens Tennis, Home vs. Mt Pleaseant. Start 4 PM

  • Wednesday-26th: Mens Soccer, at the Ridge vs Mooresville. Start 5PM (jv) 6:30PM (varsity)

  • Thursday-27th: Cross Country at North Cabarrus Park. Start 4:30 PM

  • Thursday-27th: Volley Ball, Home vs. Central Cabarrus. Start 4:30 PM (jv) 6:00PM(Varisty)

  • Thursday-27th: JV Football, Home vs. Marvin Ridge. Start: 7PM

  • Friday- 28th: Varisty Football at Marvin Ridge. Start 7:30 PM

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Go Bulls!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Win #1 in the Book

24 hours and 20 minutes after the kick off your Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls put win number 1 in the record book.

After Friday nights game was suspended due to lighting, the Hickory Ridge defense really came alive. As we left the Ridge on Friday night, there was a big question about how Hickory Ridge would stop a run attack that seemed to give Carson lots of momentum. Noble Ajakaiye and Nick Carano stood up and really showed what the Bulls are capable of doing. The defense stopped Carson on 3 downs. Once the Bulls offense went back to work, it was Brian Baltimore who looked fresh as ever. Brian's running partner, Cody Cothern ripped through the Cougar D. Baltimore scored a TD to really put the game out of reach. With the final few minutes counting down, the cougars got the ball back near their own 30 yard line. Behind on the score board 25-13, the cougars could never get anything going offensively. Facing a 4th and long the Bulls came up big with a sack.

Hickory Ridge came back with more ground game driving down inside the 10 as time expired.

Final Score Hickory Ridge 25, Carson Cougars 13.

Next week the Ragin' Bulls make the road trip to Marvin Ridge. One of the highlight games covered by WBT Channel 3.

Come back for more on Hickory Ridge Sports each day.

Go Bulls!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Opening Night, leaves the Bulls with un-finished Business

Bulls fans; The Hickory Ridge season kicked off tonight with visiting Carson High. Carson received the opening kickoff, but an effective Bulls defense came out charging. When the offense took their first possession of the 2009 campaign and tuned it into points.
Cody Cothern scored a TD on a 68 yard run around the right side. PAT good and the Bulls were off to a great start, 7-0.

Coye Still picked up the Bulls second score during the second quarter on a 15 yard scamp through Carson. PAT was blocked, HRHS 13, Carson 0.

Late in the first half, Carson's most explosive weapon, Shaun Warren blistered the Bulls defense on a 30 yard run giving us a 13-7 score at the half.

In the 3rd, QB Blake Sides calls his own number for a 2 yard run to extend the Bulls lead to 19-7. The extra point was a failed attempt to run around the right side after a high snap.

Carson found new life with running back Shaun Warren. He ripped off several big runs capping them off with a 13 yard TD. PAT blocked and we have a game on our hands as we go to the 4th.

Mother Nature stepped in as the Bulls took the kickoff. Officials, taking a safety first approach called for a 30 min delay due to lighting in the area. Once the teams returned from the locker rooms, the game was suspended due to lighting.

Play will resume on Saturday, 8-22-09 at 7 PM EDT to run the final 11:38 of the game clock.

Come on out fans, the game is shaping up to be a good one!

Go Bulls!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hickory Ridge High School

Home of the Ragin' Bulls

Welcome to the Ridge

Welcome back students and fans of the Hickory Ridge High School Ragin' Bulls.

First off, let me thank you for reading the Bull Report covering all athletics here at HRHS. The 2009-2010 school year is finally here and the Ragin' Bulls look to improve in every sport. Last year saw drastic improvement over year one and our 3rd year in existence looks to be even better.

The Varsity Football team open this Friday, August 21st against Carson. Carson High is also in their 3rd year, but the 2 schools have never met on the football field. Come out and cheer your very own Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls. 7:00 PM

Go Bulls!