Archive - Mar 2013
â€śOld Schoolâ€ť and â€śNew Schoolâ€ť collided on the basketball court, Thursday at Bandys High School not only for bragging rights, but to help raise funds and awareness.
Students and faculty at the school competed in a charity basketball game with all proceeds going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Aaron Darden may have not started playing tennis until he was 12 years old, but he is certainly making up for lost time.
The Bandys sophomore is undefeated in singles play so far this season and is aiming for a chance to compete for a state title.
Two Catawba County prep basketball coaches will not return to their posts next season â€” Maiden girls basketball coach Kati Chapman and Hickory boys basketball coach Lavell Hall.
Chapman was 24-72 in four seasons as Lady Blue Devils coach, including a 10-46 record in conference play.
The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team gave up six runs on nine hits and committed five errors in a 6-5 loss to Brunswick Community College.
The Bucs (20-6, 10-2), who entered this week ranked fourth in the latest National Junior College Athletic Assocation (NCJAA) poll, dropped just their second Carolinas-Virginia conference game of the season.
Avis Hager Upchurch, 91, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, April 1, at Clements Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nathan Whittman officiating.
Former Newton-Conover assistant coach Mike Natoli was named the head coach at West Iredell on Thursday.
Natoli takes over the Warriors from Mark Weyker, who spent the past 26 seasons as coach. Weyker led the program to a 124-163 record during his tenure.
From 2004-09, Natoli was an assistant at NCHS under former Red Devils coach Nick Bazzle.
The Bunker Hill softball team bounced back from a tough loss to Maiden earlier this week by winning 8-4 against rival Bandys on Thursday.
Courtney Adsit and Anna Williams led the Lady Bears (5-7, 5-2) in the victory.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep scoreboard from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 0
Bandys 9, Bunker Hill 0
Draughn 12, Maiden 3
Patton 8, Hickory 7
West Caldwell 3, Newton-Conover 0
Alexander Central 8, St. Stephens 2
Bunker Hill 8, Bandys 4
Maiden 3, Draughn 1
West Caldwell 19, Newton-Conover 9
William Morgan Barnett, Jr., 81, passed away March 27, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. The Barnett family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.
Glen Oaks Golf Club members were devastated when they woke and found their club house was destroyed during an early morning fire on Sunday, Feb. 24.
A month later, the course is still in business, but one clubhouse short. Glen Oaks General Manager Dennis Henry said the golf course plans to build back in the same location and predicts a year time frame.