Shortly after the final gun sounded, High Point Central’s football team dejectedly trudged up the steps from Keffer Stadium’s field for a short walk across a parking lot to the warmth of the visitor’s locker room.
ARMED WITH STATS
From a recent US Department of Justice report:
There were 11,101 firearm homicides in 2011, down by 39% from a high of 18,253 in 1993.
Nonfatal firearm-related violent victimizations against persons age 12 or older declined 70%, from 1.5 million in 1993 to 600,000 through 2011.
While the number of firearm crimes declined over time, the percentage of all violence that involved a firearm only showed a small reduction. In 1993, 9% of all violence was committed with a firearm, compared to 8% in 2011.
– COMPILED BY DICK JONES
HPU MEN’S BASKETBALL TODAY
The sixth-seeded High Point University volleyball team took Coastal Carolina to the brink in the first two sets, but was unable to push past the Chanticleers and fell 3-0 in the Big South semifinals Saturday inside the HTC Center.
The top-seeded Storm scored on all five of their first-half possessions to lead by 24 at halftime and kept ninth-seeded Rocky Mount in check in the second half in rolling to a 36-18 win Friday at C.K. Siler Stadium in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
The High Point University women's basketball team battled N.C. State throughout the game on Friday night before falling to the Wolfpack, 66-62.
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
9 Vance 21, 16 Ragsdale 19
3 Charlotte Catholic 49, 11 HP Central 17
1 Southern Guilford 36, 9 Rocky Mount 18
Friday's prep roundup
Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night.
Kristin Heldt slammed 14 kills to help sixth-seeded High Point sweep No. 3-seed Liberty 25-15, 25-17, 25-21 in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Big South Volleyball Championship on Thursday at Coastal Carolina.
Wednesday's prep roundup
T.W. Andrews track star Amari DeVaughn hasn’t gone the usual route sometimes. But, in the end, he’s found ways to reach his goals.
Wednesday's regional roundup