Archive - Sep 2012
Calendar changes across the state will change the look of the school year.
The 2012-2013 school calender will be the last of its kind of Catawba County as new school calendar requirements become effective July 2013.
Entering Tuesday with identical 4-1 conference records, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard volleyball teams tried to keep alive hopes for a Northwestern 3A/4A championship.
Tied 1-1, the Lady Indians won the third and fourth sets to come away with the pivotal 3-1 victory over the Lady Tigers in Newton.
The Maiden volleyball team picked up a 3-0 victory over East Burke on Tuesday 25-23, 25-14 and 25-14.
By virtue of Bandys loss to South Iredell, the Lady Blue Devils (10-3) moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the CVAC standings with a 6-1 conference record.
Government action this week paved the way for another data center in the Hickory Metro region.
Ten prep sports contests from Tuesday were postponed after storms rolled through Catawba County.
Below is a list of the rescheduled dates from these postponed games:
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Bandys at South Iredell tennis, 4 p.m.
Bandys at South Iredell soccer, 5:30 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden tennis, 4 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden soccer, 5 p.m.
The first letter to the editor I received at The Observer News Enterprise was short and not so sweet.
In response to one of my early O-N-E columns pondering why thereâ€™s a pause at a particular place in the pledge of allegiance, a reader wrote in 2002: â€śI hope you have a pleasant, but short stay in Catawba County.â€ť
A little more than 10 years later, my stay here hasnâ€™t exactly been short.
Fighting in a second five-set volleyball match this season with Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team persevered once again.
The Lady Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit to win two-straight sets and the match against the Lady Bears 14-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-10.
Fred T. Foard earned yet another shutout on the soccer field on Monday with a 6-0 victory against South Caldwell.
The Tigers, who now have nine shut outs on the season, improve to 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A play.
The Spartans fall to 2-8 overall 0-3 in NWC play.
Fighting against division rival New Orleans on Sunday, Carolina managed to cure its a Achilles' heel in games most of last season â€” the ability to finish.
Up eight points at halftime, the Panthers' offensive continued to churn and their defense stepped up in crucial moments, helping Carolina come away with a 35-27 victory against the Saints in the home opener at Bank of America Stadium.