Archive - Aug 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.
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.
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.”
After thousands gathered on Catawba County ground to protest a Maiden pastor, county officials are fine tuning the rules for “free speech assembly.”
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.
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.
Lincolnton 28, Maiden 14
North Lincoln 39, Fred T. Foard 0
Statesville 40, Hickory 12
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
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.
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.
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.