Archive - 2013
CONOVER â€” With flooring still to be installed and painting left to do, Doug Vernon is working more than 75 hours a week to be ready to open Conover's new sports grill, SCORE!
â€śI think the city itself is looking forward to the opening and Conover has been a huge help,â€ť Vernon said.
When Matt Johnson left the prep football field at Lincolnton High School on Nov. 18, 2011, it would be nearly two years later before he would face another opponent.
He certainley didnâ€™t show any signs of rust in UNC-Charlotteâ€™s inaugural game at McColl-Richardson Field on Saturday.
Former Hickory High and University of Tennessee standout Austin Johnson has signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Johnson, who was one of 17 players cut by the Saints on Saturday to reduce their roster size to the league mandated 53 players, will be a member of New Orleansâ€™ practice squad.
He will reportedly make $6,000 a week.
The Carolina Panthers trimmed their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday.
Among the 22 players cut were quarterback Jimmy Clausen, wideout David Gettis, defensive tackle Sione Fua and cornerback Drayton Florence.
Maiden running back Ricky Taylor did a little bit of everything for his team on the gridiron Friday.
The senior running back scored three rushing touchdowns, caught another and also returned an interception for a score, helping the Blue Devils win their home opener 55-29 against West Iredell at Blue Devil Stadium.
The Bandys football team's defense showed know signs of weakness on Friday against Fred T. Foard despite some difficult conditions in practice earlier this week.
The Trojans (2-0) allowed minus-three yards of total offense from the Tigers in the 33-2 non-conference victory in Catawba.
Running back Jordan Eckard scored three touchdowns, helping Bunker Hill defeat St. Stephens on the road Friday night in Hickory, 39-26.
The Bears (2-0) led 24-6 at halftime behind touchdown runs by Eckard and one each from quarterback Colton Chapman and wideout Jâ€™len Wilson.
Lenoir-Rhyne may be heading into its next college football season, but expectations remain the same for the program on the gridiron.
With most of its first string starters on bench, the Carolina Panthers successfully closed out their preseason slate at home on Thursday.
Quarterback Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, helping Carolina defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 25-10 at Bank of America Stadium.
Anderson tossed both of his touchdowns in the first half, including a 35-yard pass to Ted Ginn, Jr.
Betty Marie Cornelius Beatty, age 84, of Sherrills Ford, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at Abernathy Laurels in Newton. The Beatty family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.