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Archive - Jan 2013

January 30th

Tigers turn away Watauga to tally hoops victories

January 31, 2013

Competing in its second pair of basketball games in two days, the Fred T. Foard basketball program faced a battle against another hungry conference foe in Watauga on Wednesday.

Holding off two late 3-pointers, the Tigers were victorious in both of their games on the court against the Pioneers.

Lady Indians, Pioneers claim NWC swim titles

January 31, 2013

St. Stephens' girls and Watauga's boys were big winners Wednesday at the Northwestern 3A/4A swimming championships.

The Lady Indians and Pioneers each won team titles at the conference meet, which was held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

Both the boy's and girl's standings came down to the last relay to determine the winners.

Bobcats fall on road against red shot Spurs, 102-78

January 31, 2013

Gregg Popovich was back from a three-game absence due to illness and feeling pretty good about the San Antonio Spurs' latest victory.

Tony Parker had 22 points and San Antonio never trailed in beating the Charlotte Bobcats 102-78 on Wednesday night, extending its winning streak to nine games.

Fletcher to head English department

January 30, 2013

Dr. Ramona Fletcher was recently named English Department Head at Catawba Valley Community College.

High winds threaten Catawba County

January 30, 2013

During the Wednesday afternoon hours, weather reports indicated a severe weather alert with a tornado watch and wind advisory. The tornado watch stayed in effect until 8 p.m. while the wind advisory was continued through the night until 6 a.m.

Lenoir-Rhyne softball team chosen as SAC favorite

January 30, 2013

The Lenoir-Rhyne University softball team was voted to win its fourth consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship after being picked to finish first in the 2013 preseason coaches poll.

L-R, which finished with a 48-13 record last season including a 14-4 mark in league play, received six out of the possible 10 first-place votes.

Walker, Kidd-Gilchrist part of NBA's Rising Stars

January 30, 2013

Two Charlotte Bobcats are heading to Houston to take part in the NBA's All-Star festivities next month.

Guard Kemba Walker and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were both announced as selections to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Wednesday.

The game, which features first- and second-year NBA players, will be televised nationally Feb. 15 on TNT at 9 p.m.

BREAKING: Weather causes prep schedule changes

January 30, 2013

Below are postponements and cancellations from Wednesday's prep sports schedule.

Prep wrestling
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to 6 p.m. Thursday

Games, matches still on

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill at East Burke
Draughn at Bandys
St. Stephens at Alexander Central
Watauga at Fred T. Foard

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill at East Burke

January 29th

Red Devils split Tuesday hoops action with Bandys

January 30, 2013

Newton-Conover took to the court for the second-straight day on Tuesday, facing off with another county rival in Bandys.

The Red Devils split girls and boys basketball games with the Trojans in Catawba.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scoreboard

January 30, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday night's scores from across Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 65, South Iredell 52
Fred T. Foard 49, Alex. Central 41
Hickory 75, Watauga 56
St. Stephens 75, So. Caldwell 69
West Caldwell 44, Maiden 27

Girls basketball
Fred T. Foard 59, Alex. Central 50
Hickory 68, Watauga 38
Maiden 56, West Caldwell 44

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