Archive - Apr 2013
The city of Claremont started the month off on a strong foot with a full city council meeting on Monday, April 1.
Winning 4-3 in close games is becoming a tradition this week for the St. Stephens baseball team.
A single by Dylan Brown in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Konner Klingenberg from third base, allowing St. Stephens to knock off the defending Easter Classic champion Hickory, 4-3.
The Saint victory comes one day after defeating Fred T. Foard, 4-3, in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Bunker Hill bounced back from a difficult loss in the opening round of the Easter Baseball Classic with an 8-2 win against Maiden on Tuesday.
In other Classic consolation action, Fred T. Foard took down South Iredell.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep tournament scores from across Catawba County:
23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic
No. 7 Fred T. Foard 14, No. 6 South Iredell 5
No. 1 Bunker Hill 8, No. 5 Maiden 2
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 3 Hickory 3 (eight innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 8, No. 8 Newton-Conover 7
Dorothy “Dot” McKenzie Laney Hickman, 91, of Newton passed away Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at Catawba Valley Assisted Living in Claremont. Memorials may be given to: Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, N.C., 28658.
After two years of hard work and dedication, Shuford Elementary parent Mark Pennell and the school’s Parent Teacher Organization are preparing to open the Shuford Elementary nature trail. The nature trail, located behind the elementary school, caught the attention of Mark Pennell after his daughter Saryn began going to the school.
Whatâ€™s been a difficult season for Newton-Conover on the baseball diamond so far in 2013 got just a little brighter on Monday.
The Red Devils drove in 17 runs on 13 hits en route to stunning top-seeded Bunker Hill 17-4 in the first round of the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic.
St. Stephens baseball coach Chip Watts likened his teamâ€™s performance in this yearâ€™s Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic to being in the NCAA tournament.
â€śWe talked about March Madness and living for the occasion,â€ť Watts said. â€śBig players make big plays in big ball games.â€ť
The Tribe made big plays when they mattered the most.
Below is a look at Monday's first round scores from the 23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, as well as Tuesday's slate of games:
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 7 Fred T. Foard 3
No. 3 Hickory 8, No. 6 South Iredell 2
No. 8 Newton-Conover 17, No. 1 Bunker Hill 4 (six innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 4, No. 5 Maiden 3
Bernard Bowman Bock, 88, of Newton passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Abernathy Laurels in Newton. Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Bernard Bowman Bock.