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August 27th

Back to class

August 27, 2013

Sarah Woody brings her children Noah and Layla to Tuttle Elementary in southeastern Catawba County early Monday for their first day of school. Noah is starting first grade and Layla is in second grade.

August 26th

BREAKING: Foard QB Matt Williams out for season

August 26, 2013

Fred T. Foard junior quarterback Matt Williams will miss the rest of the prep football season after breaking his left leg in this past Friday's game against Maiden.

Williams broke his left tibia/shin bone in two places in the contest, which the Tigers lost at home, 48-20.

With Williams being sidelined, the door is now open for someone to step in to his starting role.

Hornets hold Vikings to 28 yards of offense in shutout

August 26, 2013

The Catawba County Hornets continued their defensive dominance on the gridiron Saturday against the Upstate Vikings.

The Hornets held the Vikings to 28 yards of total offense in a 28-0 victory at Westside/Jaycee Park.

Athletic director Billy Leeson leaving Red Devils

August 26, 2013

Newton-Conover High School is in search of a new athletic director.

Billy Leeson, who has been AD at the school since March 2012, is leaving to take a position at a middle school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.

Leeson is a former dean of students at Vance High School. He has 11 total years of experience in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday night's prep scores

August 26, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 6, North Lincoln 3
Owen 5, Newton-Conover 3
St. Stephens 7, Alexander Central 1

Prep volleyball
St. Stephens 3, Alexander Central 1

College volleyball
Catawba Valley C.C. 3, Davidson County C.C. 0

August 23rd

Fumbles cost Red Devils in 38-34 loss to Chase

August 23, 2013

Leading 34-20 heading into the fourth quarter, victory slipped out of the grasp of the Newton-Conover football team.

The Red Devils fumbled twice in the final 3:50 of Friday's game against Chase, allowing the Trojans to come away with a 38-34 victory at Gurley Stadium.

Blue Devils stop Tigers in Harper's debut, 48-20

August 23, 2013

Former SD-7 squads Maiden and Fred T. Foard collided on the gridiron Friday with the Blue Devils coming away with a 48-20 victory against the Tigers.

Jake McRee threw for 295 yards and five touchdowns in the contest to lead the Maiden (1-0).

Kyle Kelly and T.J. Vick each caught two touchdown passes from McRee, while the other touchdown through the air went to Alex White.

Trojans usher in Lowman era, top Indians 41-16

August 23, 2013

Trent Lowman's first football game as a senior football player at Bandys High School happened to be against St. Stephens.

Only fitting his first game as a Trojan head coach was against the Indians.

Bandys pulled together an impressive 41-16 victory over St. Stephens on Friday, successfully ushering in the Trent Lowman era.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013

Kathryn “Katy” Griffis, 80, of Newton, passed away, Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. The Griffis family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
 

August 22nd

Maiden's Huff rushes for 301, scores 5 times in win

August 22, 2013

Running back Xzavion Huff made a huge impression in his first-ever junior varsity football game.

The 5-foot-8, 157-pound freshman scored five times and rushed 10 times for 301 yards in Maiden’s 58-28 win against Fred T. Foard on Thursday.

Huff also completed two passes in the contest for 41 yards.

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