October 19th, 2014
Like a fine wine, they say most things, including people, get better with age.
Jay Haas put that theory to the test and passed with flying colors this weekend in Conover.
The 60-year-old led wire-to-wire at the 12th Greater Hickory Classic, winning his third title at the event on Sunday.
Haas finished the three-day tournament with a 17-under-par score.
Jay Haas is one round of golf away from making history.
The 60-year-old Greenville, S.C. native is in the lead by two shots at 12-under-par the 12th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn.
Haas was 4-under during the second round of the tournament in Conover on Saturday, breaking a tie with Joe Durant for sole possession of first place heading into Sunday's final round.
Below is a look at Saturday's prep volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams (updated at 2 p.m.):
2A playoff scores (on Saturday)
Newton-Conover 3, West Davidson 0
(25-12, 25-14, 25-12; LRDs improve to 14-6)
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20;
Lady Bears improve to 15-6, Lady Trojans finish 10-9)
Maiden 3, East Burke 1
Jay Haas and Joe Durant share the lead after Friday's first round of the 12th Annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic (GHKC) at Rock Barn.
The 2005 and 2009 GHKC champion, Haas shot a 29 on the front nine and a 35 on the back nine for his first-round score of 63.
The Newton-Conover football team caught the â€śturnover bugâ€ť in its biggest game of the season Friday night.
Red Devil quarterback Cameron Stanley threw four interceptions in a 49-28 loss to East Lincoln on Friday night.
Newton-Conover falls to 6-1-1 overall on the season and 3-1-0 in conference games.
Bandys defeated Maiden on the football field Friday at Blue Devil Stadium and in the process, gave its head coach some history to go along with the rivalry victory.
Trent Lowman became the first Trojan in history to defeat the Blue Devils as both a player and a coach in Bandysâ€™ 29-21 win against Maiden.
Oct. 17 scores
Bandys 29, Maiden 21
East Lincoln 49, Newton-Conover 28
Fred T. Foard 41, Patton 12
Lincolnton 57, Bunker Hill 2
St. Stephens 49, Hickory 43 (OT)
State wide (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 45, North Moore 0
Alexander Central 21, Statesville 17
Apex 40, Cary 10
Ashe County 48, East Wilkes 14
Asheville 48, McDowell County 14
Peggy Eller Little, 83 of Claremont, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her residence. The Little family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111
Many may know him by his pressed shirt, matching tie and professional demeanor, but students within the Newton-Conover City Schools (N-CCS) district know him as someone entirely different â€” Math Man.
Matt Beam returns to his alma mater Friday to lead his Newton-Conover Red Devils into their biggest game of the season against East Lincoln.
A 1995 graduate of East Lincoln High school, Beam has coached against the Mustangs several times, including during his tenures at North Lincoln and Burns.