Archive - 2013
When their number is called, Ben Hughes and Ben Pitts step up when needed for their team.
Pitts and Hughes are two of four seniors on the Fred T. Foard wrestling team, including Nick Rotenberry and Mikey Vincent.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Paul George knew he needed to have a good game after the way he played Monday night.
George posted his first career triple-double with 23 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 101-77 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
The third and fourth rounds of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) dual team wrestling playoffs are Thursday with two Catawba County teams in action.
Newton-Conover (40-5) is the only county team home tonight, hosting a trio of teams, including Thomasville (36-3), Owen (16-14) and Piedmont (31-5).
In the biggest match of its season so far on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foard wrestling team got a big boost from its seniors.
The veteran quartet of Nick Rotenberry, Mikey Vincent, Ben Hughes and Ben Pitts each picked up crucial mat victories, helping the Tigers edge North Gaston, 32-37, to advance to the third round of the 3A dual team state playoffs.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep and college scores from across Catawba County:
East Burke 87, Bandys 37
Maiden 63, Bunker Hill 57
Newton-Conover 83, South Iredell 59
Hickory 70, St. Stephens 58
Bunker Hill 52, Maiden 42
East Burke 52, Bandys 49
Hickory 72, St. Stephens 42
South Iredell 50, Newton-Conover 41
Edna Elizabeth Griffey, 90, of Maiden died at her home Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. No services are planned at this time.
Lauren M. Feudale, 23, of Raleigh died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Justin Ray Hester, 26, of Lenoir, was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder Tuesday in Caldwell County Criminal Superior Court.
The defendant was sentenced to two consecutive life sentenced without parole in the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction.
Three arrests over the weekend were all linked to cocaine charges, while an arrest was linked to one of the three suspects.
After working for 28 months as the Town Manager for the town of Catawba, Brian Barnett is saying goodbye. Barnett’s last day as the Town Manager is Friday, Feb. 15.
The Boston Celtics left Time Warner Cable Arena green with envy on Monday â€”Â thanks in part to the Charlotte duo Ramon Sessions and Byron Mullens.
Sessions drilled a 18-foot jump shot off of a screen from Kemba Walker with 25.7 seconds left, helping the Bobcats defeat the Celtics, 94-91, for their 12th victory of the season.