Archive - Mar 2013
The memories of last year still sit with the Bandys girls basketball team, but the Lady Trojans are using those lessons to improve their finish this season.
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.
Newton-Conover High School added four new names to its growing list of Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday.
Coach Jerry Willard, football and basketball standout Dauntae Finger and athletic supporters Steve and the late Cathy Arndt comprised the NCHS Hallâ€™s fourth class.
All four were enshrined Tuesday during the schoolâ€™s winter sports banquet held at the NCHS gym.
Irene Travis Brindel, 82, of Fayetteville, died Monday, March 4, 2013 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The family will receive friends prior to the service on Thursday from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 3
Fred T. Foard 16, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 5, Alexander Central 4 (eight innings)
Newton-Conover 4, North Lincoln 0
14th Annual Lady Indians Memorial Soccer Classic
Two people led authorities on a high-speed, 30 mile pursuit that ended with damage to four Sheriff's Office vehicles and created two additional wrecks all while a child was present in the vehicle.
The “highly anticipated” Marie and Twannette’s Bakery and Café, 31 N. College Ave., held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate its upcoming grand opening.
One of the best seasons ever on the wrestling mat for Newton-Conover came to a close on Saturday.
The Red Devils finished as the team state runners-up at the 2A state wrestling tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Six of the 10 Red Devil wrestlers that qualified for states finished in the top six of each weight class, which earned them a spot on the championship podium.
With his brother Andrew hoisting him high in the air, Bandys wrestler Anthony Christopher celebrated a lifelong achievement at the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday.
Christopher defeated Croatan's Kyle Colborn by a 6-3 decision to claim the 195-pound 2A state championship â€” the 13th Trojan wrestler since 1995 to claim an individual title.
Four Catawba County wrestlers advanced to the finals of their respective weight classes on Friday at the 2A and 3A individual state tournament in Greensboro.
Three of those four come from the 2A ranks, including Newton-Conover sophomore Austin Klutz and Bandys seniors Andrew Brotherton and Anthony Christopher.
The Bandys girls basketball teamâ€™s home winning streak remains in tact, as the Lady Trojans head to Greensboro for the fourth straight year.
Facing East Burke for the fourth time this season, the Lady Trojans (27-2) won the most pivotal of those match ups on Friday, 58-55, to advance to the 2A Western Regionals.