Archive - Feb 2013
The Newton-Conover girls and boys basketball teams both advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A tournament with victories on the court Monday.
The Lady Red Devils knocked off West Caldwell 56-47, while the Red Devil boys picked up a 74-57 win against county rival Bandys.
Below is a look at Monday's first round prep basketball tournament scores from across Catawba County, as well as look at the next round games:
Catawba Valley 2A
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47
Barrett William Lynch, 45, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Newton, died after a courageous battle on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Lynch family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Newton Police Department responded to 36 Northwest Blvd (US 321 Business) Newton, reference a reported armed robbery at the CVS.
Upon arrival, officers were advised a white female entered the store and proceeded to walk directly to the rear of the store to the pharmacy.
A stand-up comedian, who performed Saturday night at a sold out performance in the Newton-Conover Auditorium, died early Sunday morning in a two-car wreck on I-40 in Durham County.
Brian Edward Kiley, 28, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., died at the scene of the accident.
Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:
CVAC basketball tournament
Monday's first round games
No. 8 Maiden (5-18, 2-12) at No. 1 Bandys (21-2, 13-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 West Caldwell (7-12, 5-9) at No. 4 Newton-Conover (14-9, 9-5), 6:30 p.m.
A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday â€” the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.
When Nick Rotenberry's hand was raised on Saturday, history was made yet again at Fred T. Foard High School.
Rotenberry's 13-5 major decision against Morehead's Cameron Sanders helped the Tigers clinch the 3A dual team wrestling state championship.
Saturday's title win gives Foard its second state championship in a boys sport â€” both coming in wrestling (2011, 2013).
Yazmen Hannah picked the biggest game of the season to have the biggest game of her career.
The Hickory sophomore guard scored a career-high 38 points on Friday, helping the Lady Red Tornadoes (22-2, 10-2) knock off Fred T. Foard 82-59 to grab a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A regular season basketball crown.
The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team picked up a conference-clinching victory against rival Hickory before standing room only crowd at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Friday.
The Tigers improve to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in Northwestern 3A/4A, while the Red Tornadoes fall to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the NWC.