Archive - 2013
While the NBA's Slam Dunk contest may have been last weekend in Houston, the Denver Nuggets made Time Warner Cable Arena their own personal highlight reel on Saturday.
The Nuggets (35-22) tallied 14 jams en route to a 113-99 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (13-43).
Center JaVale McGee made seven of those dunks for Denver, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds.
Those two words can sum up the performances of Newton-Conover wrestlers during Saturday's 2A West Regions at West Lincoln High School.
A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.
Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).
Below is a look at Monday's first round games in the NCHSAA prep basketball playoffs:
2A girls (Sectional 4)
No. 15 Newton-Conover (15-10) at No. 2 Bandys (24-2), 7 p.m.
3A girls (Sectional 3)
No. 16 Ashbrook (17-7) at No. 1 Hickory (24-2), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 R-S Central (16-10) at No. 8 Fred T. Foard (18-8), 6:30 p.m.
The Bandys girls basketball team held off two tying attempts by East Burke in Friday's CVAC girls title game, coming away with a 50-48 victory at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.
Bandys' Madi Story scored 21 points to lead all players, while Sara Goble added 12 points.
For the second-straight Friday, the Fred T. Foard basketball team got the better of Hickory.
Led by Spencer Matthews and Joe Isenhour, the Tigers (22-4) knocked off Hickory 58-46 at Craft Gymnasium to claim the Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament title.
Below is a look at Friday's basketball tournament championship scores, as well as a complete look at both the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A brackets:
Catawba Valley 2A
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47
John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. The Ervin family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.
One of NASCAR’s original cast and local radio personality John Carl Ervin, 74, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford.
A long-time NASCAR veteran crew chief, Ervin worked with three generations of the Jarrett racing family, Ned Jarrett, Dale Jarrett, and Jason Jarrett.
Thursday, Feb. 21, agents and officers from Homeland Security, N.C. DMV License & Theft, Newton Police and Conover Police raided two residences in Newton.
The raid started just before 6:30 p.m. an apartment on 317 South College Ave. in Newton.
Agents arrested five individuals and seized materials related to making fraudulent documents.