Archive - 2014
Up three points and giving West Caldwell the ball twice with just over four minutes left, the Bandys defense made a stand Friday night during its Homecoming football game.
Down just 21-13 at halftime, Fred T. Foard was on the cusp of a huge win Friday in Boone against Watauga.
However, the Tigers collapsed in the second half, falling 42-13 to the Pioneers.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Friday night's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and state wide:
Catawba County prep football scores
Bandys 10, West Caldwell 7
Freedom 42, Hickory 12
Hibriten 33, St. Stephens 14
Maiden at Newton-Conover, 7 p.m. Saturday
Watauga 42, Fred T. Foard 13
West Lincoln 68, Bunker Hill 28
A day after the status of the Newton-Conover/Maiden football game was left in limbo, both schools have agreed to move tonight's contest to Saturday at 7 p.m.
The tailgate before the rivalry game is also moved from Friday to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
The O-N-E has been in contact with the remaining athletic directors in Catawba County, and no other schedule changes have been made at this time.
Carl Frederick Cansler, 87 of Newton, found peace Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Catawba Valley Medical Center after a period of declining health. The Cansler family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
Bassett Furniture opened in 1902 and expanded into Newton in 1964.
The company officially opened the doors to their newly renovated upholstery facility in Newton on Thursday.
â€śProud, thatâ€™s the word that describes how I feel today,â€ť said CEO Robert Spilman, Jr. at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The venue wasnâ€™t a typical concert hall or amphitheater, but once the smoke lit up and the band took the stage, you wouldnâ€™t the know the difference.
Students at Jacobs Fork Middle School gathered on Thursday afternoon for an assembly that impressed well-beyond their expectations.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the Catawba County Sheriff Office received a call from Oxford School Road about a tractor accident.
â€śHis friend was driving up Oxford School Road when he saw the tractor in the field. The tractor had apparently rolled over on him,â€ť said Catawba County Sheriff, Coy Reid.
They say blood is thicker than water.
That theory will be tested tonight when Newton-Conover hosts rival Maiden in the two teamâ€™s annual rivalry game at Gurley Stadium.
Tonightâ€™s battle between the Red Devils and Blue Devils will be about bragging rights for not only both football teams, but for families, as well.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 3, West Lincoln 1
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 9, East Lincoln 0
West Caldwell 5, Bunker Hill 2