Archive - 2013
Gretchen Crider scored two goals and assisted on another, helping the Newton-Conover girls soccer team defeat East Lincoln 4-1 on Saturday in Denver.
Chaniece Moss also pocketed a goal and made an assist for the Lady Red Devils (20-1-1). Jennifer Nungaray netted the final Newton-Conover goal, while Sarah Gill made the final LRD assist.
N-C goalkeeper Taylor Petty made four assists.
Led by J'len Wilson and Dijoun Huitt, the Bunker Hill boys track team placed fourth at Saturday's 2A West Regional track meet in Claremont.
The Bears were the highest-finishing Catawba County boys track team with 81.5 points.
Wilson won two individual events â€” the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Huitt took top honors in the triple jump.
The Newton-Conover doubles tennis dynasty continued for yet another year on Saturday morning at the Cary Tennis Center.
The Red Devil tandem of John Tate and Tyler Barrymore won the school's fourth-straight doubles title in tennis with a straight-sets victory in the championship final.
In a 2A playoff baseball game between Bandys and North Lincoln that featured a combined four hits and four walks by both teams, one walk that made all the difference.
Trojans senior third baseman Austin Kiser drew a bases-loaded walk from Knights reliever Paul Cochrane in the ninth inning to help Bandys pick up a 1-0 win in Catawba on Friday night.
St. Stephens' Katie Baker and Fred T. Foard's Lexi Shubert both tossed no-hitters in 3A first round playoff victories on Friday.
Baker struck out 16 batters in a 4-0 victory by the Lady Indians against West Henderson, while Shubert tallied 11 Ks in a 11-0 mercy rule win by the Lady Tigers against Forestview.
Below is a look at Friday's first round playoff scores in prep baseball and softball across Catawba County:
2A first round scores
Bandys 1, North Lincoln 0 (nine innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Polk County 0 (five innings)
Shelby 3, Maiden 2
3A first round scores
Fred T. Foard 6, E. Henderson 4 (10 innings)
Hickory 5, Kings Mountain 4 (10 innings)
Jack Adkins, 74, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his residence. The Adkins family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover.
LONG VIEW — A Catawba County woman has been arrested and charged with the death of her son earlier this month.
Twenty-one-year-old Whitney Weathers of Long View was arrested Thursday and charged with felony child abuse.
Weather’s boyfriend, William Howard Lail III was charged with murder May 3 after police found their 20-month-old son dead.
On Friday evening April 5, Catawba County EMS, Conover Fire Department and Conover Police were alerted to respond to a report of a small child calling 911 reporting that her mother was not breathing.
Every other Friday Shuford Elementary welcomes a large group of high school students. The students aren’t there to observe. They are there to visit friends.