Archive - 2013
St. Stephens baseball coach Chip Watts likened his teamâ€™s performance in this yearâ€™s Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic to being in the NCAA tournament.
â€śWe talked about March Madness and living for the occasion,â€ť Watts said. â€śBig players make big plays in big ball games.â€ť
The Tribe made big plays when they mattered the most.
Below is a look at Monday's first round scores from the 23rd Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, as well as Tuesday's slate of games:
No. 2 St. Stephens 4, No. 7 Fred T. Foard 3
No. 3 Hickory 8, No. 6 South Iredell 2
No. 8 Newton-Conover 17, No. 1 Bunker Hill 4 (six innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 4, No. 5 Maiden 3
Bernard Bowman Bock, 88, of Newton passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Abernathy Laurels in Newton. Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of Bernard Bowman Bock.
The Catawba County Board of Commissioners awarded retired Catawba County Deputy Sheriff Lynn Baker with his badge and service weapon for his 30 years of service.
Two men were arrested for meth charges around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29.
Newton Police Captain Tim Hayes said officers originally visited the address, 728 E 18th Street, Newton because of information on a subject. The officers received information on a subject that was believed to be staying at the address.
â€śOld Schoolâ€ť and â€śNew Schoolâ€ť collided on the basketball court, Thursday at Bandys High School not only for bragging rights, but to help raise funds and awareness.
Students and faculty at the school competed in a charity basketball game with all proceeds going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Aaron Darden may have not started playing tennis until he was 12 years old, but he is certainly making up for lost time.
The Bandys sophomore is undefeated in singles play so far this season and is aiming for a chance to compete for a state title.
Two Catawba County prep basketball coaches will not return to their posts next season â€” Maiden girls basketball coach Kati Chapman and Hickory boys basketball coach Lavell Hall.
Chapman was 24-72 in four seasons as Lady Blue Devils coach, including a 10-46 record in conference play.
The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team gave up six runs on nine hits and committed five errors in a 6-5 loss to Brunswick Community College.
The Bucs (20-6, 10-2), who entered this week ranked fourth in the latest National Junior College Athletic Assocation (NCJAA) poll, dropped just their second Carolinas-Virginia conference game of the season.
Avis Hager Upchurch, 91, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Hock Family Pavilion. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Monday, April 1, at Clements Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nathan Whittman officiating.