Archive - Nov 2012
The Maiden-Thomasville rivalry added another page to its great high school football rivalry on Friday.
In a game that wasn't decided until the final 34 seconds, a game-tying Ian Oliver field goal was blocked, leading the Bulldogs (5-7) to an upset win over the Blue Devils, 27-24, in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs in Maiden.
For the second time this season, the Bandys football team knocked off East Burke in Catawba on Friday night, 34-7.
In the process, the Trojans (8-4) advance to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.
Quarterback Anthony Toscano completed 7-of-8 passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns for Bandys, while running back Devan Davis rushed 20 times for 129 yards.
The No. 1 seed Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the next round of the Region X Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12 and 25-7) victory over No. 8 Lenoir Community College.
Jennifer Beatty led CVCC with 13 kills, eight digs, two aces and one block. Leah Wells added eight kills, 10 digs, two blocks and an ace.
Playoff rivalries are a big part what high school football is all about in North Carolina.
The chilly autumn weather late in November, the sound of the band playing and cheerleaders sounding off to inspire the crowd to stand up and cheer.
The playoffs bring about a special feeling to those who attend high school football games all across the state.
The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Newton-Conover hosting Ashe County in the first round of the 2AA playoffs.
For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Brint Russell, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A group of first grade students from Tuttle Elementary reached out to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan this week. Mrs. Williams, a first grade teacher at Tuttle Elementary partnered with Catawba County Schools Rachelâ€™s Challenge project, and volunteered her students needed to do a kindness project.
Inez Stewart Sigmon, 96, died Oct. 31, 2012. She was born in Catawba County on March 5, 1916, to the late Eugene Stewart and Jennie Hunsucker Stewart. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Catawba Baptist Church.