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Archive - Jan 2012

January 22nd

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

January 22, 2012

Monday, Jan. 23
No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 24
Bandys basketball at Newton-Conover
South Iredell at Bunker Hill wrestling, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at South Iredell
Fred T. Foard basketball at Alexander Central
Alexander Central at Fred T. Foard wrestling (Senior Night)
Maiden basketball at West Caldwell
West Caldwell/Lincolnton at Maiden wrestling, 5 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at South Caldwell

Wednesday, Jan. 25
Last Chance swim meet
Tusculum at L-R basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

January 21st

PREP NOTEBOOK: NWC, CVAC swim championships

January 21, 2012

Northwestern 3A/4A championships (at Valdese Aquatic and Fitness Center)

Girls results

Team results
1.St. Stephens 316; 2. Hickory 259; 3. Watauga 245; 4. Fred T. Foard 221; 5. S. Caldwell 220; 6. Hibriten 198; 7. Alexander Central 75.

Individual results

200 medley relay
1. Watauga 2:03.94; 2. Fred T. Foard 2:04.5; 3. S. Caldwell 2:04.88; 4. St. Stephens 2:05.79; 5. Hibriten 2:07.51

200 freestyle

January 20th

9-0 run pushes Newton-Conover past Maiden

January 21, 2012

The Newton-Conover boys basketball team (10-8, 5-3) opened the fourth quarter on a 9-0 run Friday, lifting them to a 62-56 win against the Blue Devils — their second win of the season against Maiden.

The Red Devils' 9-0 run was their second of the game. The team also had a 9-0 run in the second quarter of the game.

Kevin Holloway led N-C with 16 points, while Tyoun Shuford pitched in 12 points.

Matt Johnson scored a game-high 20 points for Maiden (6-10, 2-6).

Newton-Conover 85, Maiden 26

PREP NOTEBOOK: Trojans roll to 17th victory

January 21, 2012

Bandys 77, Draughn 51

Chelsey Queen scored a career-high 21 points and dished out six assists, leading the Lady Trojans to their 17th straight win of the season.

Madi Story added 20 points, five assists and six steals for Bandys (17-0, 8-0).

Lauren Duckworth led Draughn (10-8, 3-5) with 19 points.

East Burke 76, Bunker Hill 37

The Lady Cavaliers picked up a conference victory against the Lady Bears on Friday.

Lauren Arney and Bailey Gragg each scored 15 points apiece, while Sydney Hicks added 11 points in the East Burke (12-6, 5-3) win.

No. 8 UNC loses Strickland to torn ACL

January 20, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina junior Dexter Strickland will miss the rest of the season after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in Thursday's win at Virginia Tech.

Strickland was hurt when his knee buckled on a drive early in the second half. The school said Friday that Strickland's surgery to repair the injury hasn't been scheduled yet.

Catawba County's week ahead

January 20, 2012

The district attorney and a local author-historian will speak to Catawba County community groups early this week. Performers will entertain citizens with a ukulele and illusions as the week wraps up. Read on for more of what's happening this week in Catawba County:

Tuesday
District 25 Attorney Jay Gaither will speak at the regular meeting of the South Newton Neighborhood Watch at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 612 South College Ave., from 7-8 p.m.

Top speller conquers 'big words'

January 20, 2012

Darvinash Chandra Mohan says his strongest subject is math.
He knows his spelling, too.

Chandra Mohan, an eighth-grader at Newton-Conover Middle School (NCMS), won the Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) spelling bee Friday morning.

After runner-up Brianna Marquinez misspelled epilepsy, Chandra Mohan correctly spelled tentativeness and philosophize in the final round. He will represent NCCS in the district bee Feb. 20 in Charlotte.

"Those were big words," he said. "I knew I was going to get them right."

Unlucky meal sickens diners

January 20, 2012

County health officials say at least 18 people reported being sick after eating at a Conover seafood restaurant late last week.

Citizens reported experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating at the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Fairgrove Church Road.

"They reported that they ate there around Friday the 13th," said Kelly Isenhour, Catawba County Public Health's (CCPH) assistant health director. "Their illnesses seem to come on fairly quickly and intensely, and their symptoms seem to revolve around that day."

Recycling programs upcoming

January 20, 2012

Catawba County will begin accepting used cooking oils at its Blackburn Solidwaste Convenience Center next month to prevent unwanted issues in the county’s sewer systems.

Beginning Feb. 1, the county will accept the oils for proper recycling at its Blackburn Convenience Center at 3864 Rocky Ford Road in Newton. The program is free and open to county residents.

Soldier's remains return to county

January 20, 2012

A Catawba County hero is finally home.


A Patriot Guard of more than 60 motorcycles, police and two military vehicles carried the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. Willie Dennis Hill back to the county Friday afternoon, nearly 62 years after he was reported missing and presumed dead during the Korean War.


Hill was born and raised in Catawba. He was originally listed as missing in action in November 1950 during combat action between the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces and the United Nations Command forces in the vicinity of Anju, North Korea.

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