Archive - Oct 2012
For the first time in school history, the Maiden volleyball team captured a conference volleyball tournament title on Wednesday.
Senior Mckenzie Garrison tallied 24 kills, helping the Lady Blue Devils (19-4) to win in straight-sets (25-15, 25-12 and 25-23) over Newton-Conover to win the title.
For the first time in nearly four decades, North Carolina State enters the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite.
The Wolfpack, with four starters back from a team that reached the NCAA round of 16, earned 26 of 53 first-place votes Wednesday from media members at the league's annual "Operation Basketball" media day.
Searches continue for missing Bandys High School seniors Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce, who told friends they were headed to Myrtle Beach, S.C. early Saturday morning.
A Vale man was charged Tuesday night with larceny of checks from his employer and cashing one of the checks at a nearby business.
The Sherrills Ford community, along with businesses and churches are teaming up to “Paint the Town Pink” for a weekend of Breast Cancer Awareness. The festivities begin Thursday, Oct. 18 and continue through Sunday, Oct. 20. Area businesses and churches are working together to host events throughout the weekend.
The finals of the Catawba Valley 2A volleyball championship will feature two sets of Devils.
Maiden and Newton-Conover both picked up semifinal wins on Tuesday to advance to the Wednesday's title game at Maiden High School.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Greyson Frey's goal off of a Jake Lafrancis pass with five minutes to go helped the Newton-Conover soccer team pick up a 4-3 victory against Bandys in Catawba on Tuesday.
The win keeps Newton-Conover (11-4-1, 9-2-0) in second place in the CVAC standings, trailing only South Iredell by two games.
The Red Devils play at the Vikings on Thursday night.
The first round of the 2A dual team girls tennis playoffs started on Tuesday with two Catawba County schools in action.
Maiden (17-1) avenged its only loss of the season by knocking off North Lincoln, 6-2. The Lady Blue Devils advance to face Salisbury (17-2) in the second round.
Bandys was shut out by Brevard, 9-0. The Lady Trojan's season ends at 13-4 overall.
For the second time in as many weeks, cross-country athletes invaded Southside Park in Newton on Monday.
After last week's United Way Invitational, 147 athletes, including 92 boys and 55 girls, participated in the Catawba Valley 2A championships.
The Fred T. Foard soccer team picked up a close 1-0 shutout victory over Hibriten on Monday.
Logan Winstead scored the lone goal for the Tigers (14-5-1, 5-4-1).
Foard travels to rival St. Stephens (11-5-2, 6-1-2) on Wednesday in a crucial Northwestern 3A/4A contest.
Conference volleyball tournament scores
No. 1 S. Iredell 3, No. 8 W. Caldwell 0