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August 23rd

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013

Kathryn “Katy” Griffis, 80, of Newton, passed away, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Griffis family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
 

August 22nd

Maiden's Huff rushes for 301, scores 5 times in win

August 22, 2013

Running back Xzavion Huff made a huge impression in his first-ever junior varsity football game.

The 5-foot-8, 157-pound freshman scored five times and rushed 10 times for 301 yards in Maiden’s 58-28 win against Fred T. Foard on Thursday.

Huff also completed two passes in the contest for 41 yards.

Former Trojan Harper joins L-R Bears coaching staff

August 22, 2013

Former Bandys High standout wide receiver Justin Harper is returning to the area to coach.

Harper will serve as an assistant wide receivers coach under Sam Perryman and also serve on the staff under Lenoir-Rhyne head football coach Mike Houston.

Houston has a close relationship with Harper.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's Catawba Co. scores

August 22, 2013

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

Boys soccer
Bandys 4, Lincoln Charter 1
Newton-Conover 6, North Iredell 2

Prep volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 1
Fred T. Foard 1, South Iredell 1
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
St. Stephens 3, Kings Mountain 0

Girls tennis

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013

James Miller Hood, age 88, of Conover, NC, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton.  The Hood family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover.

Local pastor organizes new church

August 22, 2013

NEWTON — While serving in the National Guard during the Gulf War, the Rev. Rick Reid said he was inspired by a chaplain.

While Reid was on the front lines, the chaplain came and collected everyone's phone number to contact families. Through that act of compassion Reid said his own goal of serving in the ministry began.

A most rare vision

August 22, 2013

August 21st

Maiden grad Kevin Wilson keeps close to his roots

August 21, 2013

Despite being more than 500 miles and close to 10 hours away, Kevin Wilson doesn’t forget about Catawba County.

The Maiden graduate and current University of Indiana head football coach remains close to his county ties and is also trying to forge his own path with the Hoosiers.

Wilson knew from a very young age that he wanted to get into the coaching profession.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep sports scores

August 21, 2013

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

Volleyball
St. Stephens 3, Maiden 0

Boys soccer
Hibriten 1, Bunker Hill 0
Hickory 5, Bandys 2
St. Stephens 9, North Lincoln 0
Shelby at Newton-Conover, ppd. (make-up date TBD)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

Helen Miller Frye, age 92, passed away on August 19, 2013, in Sacramento, Calif.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory...
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams: Middle...
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams: Volleyball Fred T...

 

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