Archive - 2013
When Nick Rotenberry's hand was raised on Saturday, history was made yet again at Fred T. Foard High School.
Rotenberry's 13-5 major decision against Morehead's Cameron Sanders helped the Tigers clinch the 3A dual team wrestling state championship.
Saturday's title win gives Foard its second state championship in a boys sport â€” both coming in wrestling (2011, 2013).
Yazmen Hannah picked the biggest game of the season to have the biggest game of her career.
The Hickory sophomore guard scored a career-high 38 points on Friday, helping the Lady Red Tornadoes (22-2, 10-2) knock off Fred T. Foard 82-59 to grab a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A regular season basketball crown.
The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team picked up a conference-clinching victory against rival Hickory before standing room only crowd at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Friday.
The Tigers improve to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in Northwestern 3A/4A, while the Red Tornadoes fall to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the NWC.
Below is a look at the prep basketball scores from around Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 66, Bandys 57
Draughn 62, Maiden 59
Fred T. Foard 62, Hickory 59
Newton-Conover 60, West Caldwell 55 (2 OT)
St. Stephens 78, Watauga 58
Bandys 79, Bunker Hill 28
Draughn 84, Maiden 79
Newton-Conover 42, West Caldwell 39
JoAnne Meier Craddock, 75, of Conover, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley. The Craddock family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
Felon and Catawba resident, Luther Dion Weaver, 42, was arrested around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday for Assault On A Child Under 12 and Resisting Public Officer. The two misdemeanor charges occurred at Weaver's residence of 309 South Main Street, Catawba. He is being held on two secured bonds of $1,000 each. His court date for the charges is March 20.
The Neighbors Network Advisory Council has announced the hiring of Dianna-Lee Plover as the program’s first Director.
Plover is a native of Folcroft, Penn. and currently lives in Conover.
She is a graduate of Gardner Webb University and works for Challenger Early College High School.
It might have been Valentine's Day on Thursday, but there was certainly no love lost between Newton-Conover and Piedmont on the wrestling mat.
After matching up in the 2A dual team state playoffs three-straight years and losing each time, the Red Devils finally managed to knock out the rival Panthers to advance to Saturday's 2A dual team championship match.
Below are the 2A and 3A dual team wrestling playoff scores from Thursday:
2A dual scores
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 29
Piedmont 46, Owen 24
Newton-Conover 36, Piedmont 27
3A dual scores
Fred T. Foard 38, Ashbrook 25
Jay M. Robinson 32, SW Randolph 31
Fred T. Foard 38, Jay M. Robinson 27
Willa Dean “Dean” Hefner Hedrick, 76, of Conover, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Hedrick family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.