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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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We look forward to great reports from our supporters.

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