Archive - 2013
A pair of Newton residents, including 27-year-old Richard Harris and 31-year-old Jennifer Brown, appear to be safe following Monday's attacks at the 117th Boston Marathon.
Five Catawba County natives were among the field of 27,000 entrants in the Marathon, including Harris, Brown and Hickory residents Angela Hamilton, John Johnsen and Katie Ledford.
Catawba County prep basketball players collided on the court Saturday with top college basketball players for the 35th Annual ACC Barnstorming Tour at David Craft Gymnasium at Hickory High School.
Among the many college players in attendance for the event were Dukeâ€™s Ryan Kelly, Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry.
The Charlotte Bobcats have a chance to shed the label of NBA's worst team heading into the offseason.
The Bobcats enter the season finale Wednesday night tied with Orlando for the worst record in the NBA at 20-61. Both teams have one game left â€” the Bobcats host Cleveland, while the Magic visit Miami.
Below is a look at Monday's prep scores from around Catawba County:
Maiden 8, Fred T. Foard 1
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch CVAC title)
Catawba Valley 2A (at Glen Oaks)
1. Maiden, 310
2. Newton-Conover, 323
3. South Iredell, 359
4. East Burke, 361
5. Bunker Hill, 386
6. West Caldwell, 405
Burnette Davis Blanton, 69 of Conover, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at Frye Regional Medical Center. The Blanton Family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee.
Over the weekend, boys across Catawba County came together at the 2013 Boy Scout Lakeland District Spring Camporee that was hosted by Dr. Bob Hart and his wife, Becky, at historic Hart Square in western Catawba County.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports schedule changes due to inclement weather:
Maiden at St. Stephens, ppd. to Wednesday
Catawba Valley 2A at Glen Oaks, still on
Norwestern 3A/4A at Brushy Mountain, still on
Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday
Behind the play of junior catcher Meggie Gentle, the Bandys softball team continued to keep pace near the top of the Catawba Valley 2A standings with an 8-1 home victory against Newton-Conover on Friday.
The Kannapolis Intimidators scored 10 runs on 10 hits to defeat the Hickory Crawdads 10-2 in minor league baseball action on Friday.
Jason Coats, Michael Johnson and Patrick Palmeiro each drove in two runs to lead the Intimidators (6-3).
Jordan Akins paced Hickory (3-6) with one RBI and one run scored on a 1-for-4 day at the plate.
Below is a look at Friday's prep scores from across Catawba County:
Bandys 7, Newton-Conover 1
Bunker Hill 10, South Iredell 5
Hibriten 5, St. Stephens 4
South Caldwell 8, Fred T. Foard 1
Bandys 8, Newton-Conover 1
South Caldwell 2, Fred T. Foard 1
South Iredell 9, Bunker Hill 4