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April 23rd

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 23, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Bandys 12, South Iredell 1 (five innings)
Draughn 9, Newton-Conover 0
Hickory 8, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 14, East Burke 7

Prep softball
Bandys 4, South Iredell 0
St. Stephens 15, Hickory 0
Maiden 2, East Burke 1

Prep soccer
East Burke 2, Maiden 1

Fire destroys pick-up

April 23, 2013

A pick-up truck parked in the parking lot of Newton Family Physicians at 767 West First Street, Newton burned and damaged two other passenger cars, Tuesday morning shortly after 10 a.m.
No one was injured.

A black 1985 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up truck, driven by Willie Mae Wilson, caught fire due to an excessive build-up of oil and debris on the motor.

BREAKING: Bobcats fire Dunlap after one season

April 23, 2013

With their NBA season less than a week from being over, the Charlotte Bobcats announced on Tuesday that they have fired Mike Dunlap after one season as head coach.

The search for Dunlap's replacement will start immediately.

April 22nd

Poplin to lead Red Tornadoes boys hoops program

April 22, 2013

Andy Poplin received approval to serve as the new Hickory High School boys basketball coach during Hickory Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night.

Poplin replaces Lavell Hall, who announced on March 28 that he would not be returning for a second season at the helm of the Red Tornadoes.

BREAKING: Former L-R coach tabbed to lead Indians

April 22, 2013

An assistant coach from a rival program is taking over the helms of the St. Stephens football program.

Wayne Hicks, who has served as an assistant football coach at Hickory High School since 2008, was approved to be the next Indians gridiron leader by Catawba County Schools Board of Education during a close session at its monthly meeting on Monday night.

April 20th

Johnson, Bumgarner play in 49ers first Spring game

April 20, 2013

It had been a long time since Matt Johnson and Zach Bumgarner had touched a football field for live game competition — that was until Saturday.

Both former Catawba County prep football standouts made their much-awaited college football debuts during the Charlotte 49ers first-ever spring football game this past weekend.

April 19th

Maiden's Henderson vaulting for late coach Lomax

April 20, 2013

Maiden’s Isaiah Henderson credits Rick Lomax with starting his pole vaulting career.

Now, the Maiden senior is hoping to honor the late coach’s memory with his performance this season.

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

Maiden still searching for girls basketball coach

April 20, 2013

The search for the next girls basketball coach at Maiden High School continues.

The Blue Devils have been without a girls basketball coach since last month when a mutual decision was by then-coach Katie Chapman and schools officials for Chapman not to return.

Newton resident Richard Harris recalls 'surreal' scene

April 19, 2013

Richard Harris’ dream of running in the Boston Marathon on Monday quickly turned into a nightmare.

Three people were killed and more than 176 were wounded in the two explosions on Monday on the same street Harris had walked on just about an hour prior.

Conover man convicted of felony statutory rape

April 19, 2013

Max Tracy Earls, 49, of Conover, was convicted of Felony 1st Degree Rape of a Child, Felony Statutory Rape and 5 other related Felony child sexual offenses after a three day trial in Catawba County Criminal Superior Court this week.

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