Archive - May 22, 2012
In a game between Tigers and Panthers, you knew it was going to be a wild contest.
A bloop single by junior Taylor Brown in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Fred T. Foard Tigers a 1-0 victory Tuesday against Franklin, advancing them to the 3A softball Final Four.
What had been a dream season for St. Stephens ended on Tuesday with a 1-0 loss to Charlotte Catholic in the 3A Western Regional championship game at Keffer Stadium in Charlotte.
An own goal kicked in by Indians defender Amanda Hall in the 39th minute ended up being the difference maker.
For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader at L.P. Frans Stadium.
Kannapolis won the early game, 7-6, scoring in each of the first four innings.
The biggest of those innings was the top of the second, where the Intimidators scored three runs, including RBIs by Keenyn Walker, Garis Pena and Ross Wilson.
Newton-Conover school leaders say they hope to hire a high school football coach this week.
Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS) Superintendent Dr. Barry Redmond said he contacted school board members about the coaching hire Tuesday afternoon. Redmond said he requested a Thursday morning meeting for the school board to consider approval of hiring a Red Devils coach.
Newton-Conover Rotary Club presented its two highest honors during the civic organization's annual Rotary Night event.
During Tuesday's ceremony that included scholarship announcements and prizes awarded in the club's annual raffle fund-raiser, Newton-Conover Rotary announced the recipients of the Charles R. Corriher Vocational Service Award and the Dr. William T. MacLauchlin Award.
Becky Johnson Nutt Van Horn, 55, of Hudson, Fla., died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Hospice of Catawba Valley. Condolences may also be made to the Van Horn family at www.jenkinsfuneralhome.net.
The town of Maiden is swamped in controversy after a local pastor’s anti-gay comments gained national headlines this week.
Catawba County Schools honored the top-ranked senior class members of its six high schools at a luncheon Tuesday at Catawba Country Club.
Catawba County wrecks killed two people within 15 minutes of one other Sunday.
A Sherrills Ford man died in the first wreck on Mount Pleasant Road near Terrell just after 4:30 p.m. Highway Patrol says a 55-year-old man crossed the road's center line on his motorcycle and hit a car head-on. Troopers say speeding led to his accident.