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Archive - Aug 2012

August 17th

Panthers top Dolphins in final preseason home game

August 18, 2012

The Carolina Panthers finished up their home preseason slate Friday with a 23-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium.

Less than a week after suffering a 26-13 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he was pleased with what he saw from his team.

Protecting history

August 17, 2012

With a grant in process, Bunker Hill Covered Bridge may be getting a facelift along with the first new connection to the Carolina Thread Trail designated in Catawba County.

Piedmont lands in Newton

August 17, 2012

The first time Harold “Zeke” Saunders attended Soldiers Reunion Day, he was about 7 years old.

“I remember my grandfather brought me,” he said. “It was a picnic type event where they served food.”

Woman accused of faking food poisoning

August 17, 2012

County mulls new rules for free speech

August 17, 2012

After thousands gathered on Catawba County ground to protest a Maiden pastor, county officials are fine tuning the rules for “free speech assembly.”

August 16th

Blast by De La Cruz lifts Sand Gnats past 'Dads

August 16, 2012

In a game that featured three lead changes, two ties and three combined errors by both squads, Savannah got the better of Hickory on the baseball diamond Thursday.

Trailing 4-3 in the top of the seventh, the Sand Gnats (24-28 in the second half, 65-54 overall) powered ahead with a three-run homer by Yucarybert De La Cruz, pulling ahead for good en route to winning 6-5 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

August 16, 2012

Thursday kicked off the junior varsity football season for some teams in the area.

Three Catawba County schools were in action, including Maiden, Fred T. Foard and Hickory. Below are scores from the county, as well as ones in the surrounding areas.

Local scores
Lincolnton 28, Maiden 14
North Lincoln 39, Fred T. Foard 0
Statesville 40, Hickory 12

PREP NOTEBOOK: LRDs open title defense with loss

August 16, 2012

The defending 2A state volleyball champion Newton-Conover Lady Red Devils opened their season with a loss Thursday at North Iredell, 25-12, 25-6 and 25-10.

The Lady Red Devils (1-0) play again this Saturday at Davidson College's volleyball tournament.

Maiden 3, Alexander Central 1

August 15th

Indians beat second CVAC foe, sweep Maiden

August 15, 2012

For the second time in three days, St. Stephens faced a Catawba Valley 2A squad and never blinked.

The Lady Indians (2-0) cruised to a 3-0 road victory over Maiden on Wednesday, two days after they shut out Bunker Hill at home by the same score.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians lose first game to Rockets

August 15, 2012

AC Reynolds picked up a tight 3-2 victory over St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday in Hickory.

The Indians (1-1) were led by Tommy Vo and Osvaldo Crus, who each pocketed a goal in the contest.

Prep volleyball

North Lincoln 3, Bunker Hill 1

The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 with a road loss to the Lady Knights, 23-25, 19-25, 25-23 and 24-26.

On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock...
Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to...
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Girls basketball...

 

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