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Archive - Dec 2011

December 12th

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

December 12, 2011

Monday, Dec. 12
No games scheduled

Tuesday, Dec. 13
Draughn at Bandys basketball
East Wilkes/St. Stephens at Bunker Hill wrestling, 5 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at East Burke
Fred T. Foard basketball at Watauga
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Mooresville (Mallard Creek), 4:30 p.m.
Maiden basketball at Newton-Conover
N-C wrestling vs. Ashbrook, 6 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at Alexander Central
NWC swim meet at Hickory Y

Wednesday, Dec. 14
N-C swimming at Valdese
NWC swim meet at Lenoir

Thursday, Dec. 15

N-C wins second tournament, improves to 15-0

December 12, 2011

Winning the Indian Classic last weekend at St. Stephens, the Newton-Conover wrestling team kept the ball rolling this past weekend at North Iredell.

The Red Devils went undefeated at 7-0 during the two-day Raider Duals tournament, eventually ousting perennial 4A power Lake Norman, 40-27, to take the team title for the second-straight tournament.

Newton-Conover also defeated Albemarle (81-0), South Rowan (64-15), West Iredell (73-4), Statesville (56-18), Alexander Central (48-16) and North Iredell (42-23) along the way to its championship.

Tigers sweep North Lincoln duals

December 12, 2011

Fred T. Foard continued its impressive run this season on the wrestling mat, sweeping matches wrestled against five teams at the North Lincoln Duals on Saturday.

The Tigers defeated host North Lincoln, 70-3, while also beating West Rowan (65-12), Thomasville (57-16), Forestview (67-12) and East Lincoln (66-5).

Foard's next match on the mat is Tuesday during at tri-match against Mooresville and Mallard Creek at Mooresville.

December 11th

Panthers blow another lead, lose 31-23 to Falcons

December 12, 2011

CHARLOTTE — If only the NFL would shorten its games to 45 minutes instead of 60, the Carolina Panthers might just be in playoff contention.

Instead, they're 4-9.

In what has been an all too familiar refrain this season, the Panthers blew yet another fourth quarter lead Sunday in a 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Panthers led by 16 at halftime and by 6 entering the final quarter, but their offense bogged down, and they were outscored 24-0 in the second half at home.

It's the sixth time this season the Panthers have led or been tied in the fourth quarter only to lose.

December 9th

Late three-pointer, free throws lift Foard past Bandys

December 9, 2011

The early season win streak continues for the Foard boys basketball team, while Bandys’ skid didn’t slow.

The Tigers’ Jordan Turner hit a three-pointer with under two minutes remaining, and Foard made crucial free throws down the stretch in a 61-54 home victory.

Foard improves to 6-0, while Bandys falls to 0-6.

Brice Falgout led the Tigers with 16 points, while Turner pitched in 10 points.

Colton Medlin scored 18 points, leading the Trojans.

Bandys 51, Foard 38

Blue Devils sweep Rebels on hardcourt

December 9, 2011

Rachel Pritchard scored a game-high 14 points, lifting the Lady Blue Devils to a 62-39 victory against West Lincoln on Friday in Maiden.

Two huge quarters guided Maiden, including 21 points in the second and 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Sabrien Gaither added 12 points in the win for the Blue Devils, while Katie Foster scored nine points.

Rylee Marsh scored eight points to lead West Lincoln.

Maiden 49, West Lincoln 38

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C's Gibbs' records triple-double

December 9, 2011

A triple-double by post player Kadesha Gibbs helped lift the Newton-Conover girls basketball team to a 83-29 victory against East Lincoln on Friday.

Gibbs scored 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and recorded 10 steals in the victory. Taylor Petty led the team in scoring with 26 points, while Shynese Whitener added 20 points and six steals.

St. Stephens 41, Bunker Hill 25

Morgan Bibey and Keyona Hicks each scored nine points, leading the Lady Indians basketball team to its second win of the season over the Lady Bears.

Boys basketball

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 9, 2011

Rosette Matthews Horton, 90, of Abernethy Laurels, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, surrounded by her family.  The Horton family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.

Thomas “Tom” Harold Weikel, 84, of Hickory, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at the Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.  The Weikel family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Hickory.

Student starts anti-bullying club

December 9, 2011

Fourth-grader Andrew Wade says he loves school.

"My favorite things are reading, math, social studies, science," he said. "The only thing I don't like about school is the bullies."

Andrew, 10, and a handful of his classmates at South Newton Elementary School started an anti-bullying club this week, and the children call themselves the "Bully Busters." The students created posters with anti-bullying messages, such as "No Bullies Allowed," and watched videos about how to stop bullying in school.

Claremont to offer free wireless access

December 9, 2011

Downtown Claremont will be wireless friendly in 2012, an Internet upgrade city officials say will benefit residents and help retain and attract business.

City officials are hoping to offer a free, wireless hot-spot in Claremont’s downtown area by late January to early February 2012.

City Manager Doug Barrick said the tech upgrade will cost the city about $3,500 and provide free wireless access to all downtown businesses.

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