Archive - 2012
An electric crowd was fired up at Moretz Stadium on Saturday for something Lenoir-Rhyne hadnâ€™t done since 1962 â€” make a run at an NCAA Div. II National Championship.
The Bears (9-2) kept their ground game going, as they have done all season, tallying 243 rushing yards en route to a 21-6 opening round playoff win over Fort Valley State University (Ga.).
Bandys lost in the third round of the 2AA football playoffs for the second-straight year, falling to South Iredell in Troutman on Friday, 45-14.
â€śWe just got beat up on by a better football team,â€ť said Bandys head coach Randy Lowman. â€śWe knew they were a good team. We played them tough a couple of times, but I think tonight showed what kind of a football team theyâ€™ve got.â€ť
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team had its season ended on Friday in Toledo, Ohio, but not before making some history first.
The 14th-seeded Lady Bucs won their first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II Tournament game with a straight-sets victory (27-25, 31-29, 25-11) against No. 6 Moraine Valley Community College.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and seized two kilos of cocaine during an early morning traffic stop on Highway 321 north of High Shoals.
Newton Police and Fire departments responded to Park Place Apartments on South Bost Avenue early Wednesday morning around 3:30 a.m. when a vehicle was reported to be on fire.
The 1994 Chevy Beretta was parked between two other cars that caught on fire as well.
The two other vehicles were a 2005 Jeep Cherokee and a 1999 Chevy Cavalier on either side of the car.
A vehicle accident congested traffic for almost an hour as well as knocked out power late Thursday afternoon around 4:40 p.m.
Newton Police Department, along with Newton Fire Department and rescue squad responded to a single car wreck on N.C. 16 and Eastmont Dr.
In a match up featuring the defending 2A and 3A Western Region champions, the Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard wrestling teams got an early glimpse of one another on Thursday.
The Red Devils hosted the scrimmage at the schoolâ€™s main gym against the Tigers.
The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Bandys traveling to South Iredell in the third round of the 2AA playoffs.
For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Randy Lowman, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Nine Catawba County high school student-athletes made their college decisions official on Wednesday, including five at Fred T. Foard, two at Maiden and one each at St. Stephens and Hickory.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover High School girls basketball team is hosting a â€śBattle of the Borderâ€ť Preseason Jamborees this Saturday.
The Lady Red Devils are scheduled to compete in varsity and junior varsity competition.
Both squads will compete against the JV and varsity teams from Patton, Myers Park, Alexander Central, Butler, Winston-Salem Prep and Hough.