Archive - Oct 2012
The Hickory soccer team made an emphatic statement to start the 3A playoffs on Wednesday.
Carlos Sevilla netted four goals, helping the Red Tornadoes pick up their 23rd win of the season in shutout fashion, 9-0, against South Point.
Fred T. Foard swimmer Jake Pierce has committed to East Carolina University.
Pierce chose ECU over Boston College and N.C. State.
He said the decision to go with the Pirates was simple.
Fred T. Foard advanced to the second round of the 3A soccer playoffs with a 2-1 double overtime victory against East Henderson on Wednesday.
Wyatt Shely scored the winning goal for Foard (16-7-1).
Kenan Ruffner also netted a goal and made an assist for the Tigers, while Logan Winstead assisted on Ruffner's goal.
Claremont and Catawba fire departments responded to a house fire at 1300 Woodhaven Lane, Claremont around 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29. The family of five was not a home at the time of the fire, but the family did lose their dog. Claremont Fire Chief Gary Sigmon said a neighbor reported the fire. Sigmon said the incident was an electrical fire that started in a back bedroom with a power strip.
Willie Mae Spencer Dellinger, 95, a downtown Newton merchant for half a century, died Tuesday morning following a period of declining health. The Dellinger family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.
Marquis Pope may be a late bloomer, but he is peaking at the right time.
The Newton-Conover senior running back had his best weeks during the final two games of the regular season.
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.
The Bandys soccer team fell 3-0 on the road to Shelby in the first round of the 2A soccer playoffs on Tuesday.
The Trojans finish their season with a 6-14 overall record.
The Golden Lions (17-4-1) face the winner of the South Iredell/West Lincoln game on Wednesday.
Five more soccer contests involving Catawba County teams are scheduled for today. Below is a list of those five games:
Fred William Kazee, 65, of Conover, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home in Newton from 1-3 p.m.
Overcoming a 8-0 halftime deficit, the Catawba County Hornets advanced to the Central Carolinas Football League championship game.
Hornets linebacker Alvin Gibson recovered a fourth quarter fumble in the end zone, helping his team knock off Richmond County on Saturday, 12-8.
The victory for Catawba County (13-1) avenges an earlier defeat to the Golden Bears this season.
The North Carolina High School Association (NCHSAA) released its boys prep soccer playoff brackets on Monday.
Below are the six match ups featuring Catawba County schools, which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31:
Bandys (6-13) at Shelby (16-4-1)
Bunker Hill (10-8-1) at Brevard (10-4-1)
Newton-Conover (12-6-1) at Owen (19-1)