November 12th, 2013
WAXHAW â Battling the elements and Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foardâs dream soccer season came to an end.
The Tigers gave up three first-half goals, falling to the Mavericks, 4-1, in the 3A West championship game.
HICKORY â Cory Morgan has stepped down as the head coach of the boys soccer team at St. Stephens High School.
Morgan gave his notice to school officials and notified the team of his decision on Tuesday.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
FOREST, Va. - Emory & Henry College junior linebacker Paul Forney has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, ODAC officials announced Sunday.
The Newton native wins the award for the second time in his career. Last season, Forney was selected for weekly honors after the Waspsâ victory over Maryville on Sept. 8.
A trio of St. Stephens High School teachers and coaches share more than just the location they work with students and athletes.
Bill Baker, Matt Jones and Matt Reep are all veterans of the armed services.
Baker, who has been the Indians head varsity wrestling coach since 1999, was drawn to the military at a very young age.
Cheryl McCombs sings the Star Spangled Banner as featured speaker Lt. Col. Luther K. Ray (in fatigues) and others look on during the Claremont Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday.
Harold L.Saine, 86, of Conover died Sunday,November 10,2013. The Saine family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, NC.
Eugene Edward Bishop, 82, of Conover died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. at Bright Light Tabernacle Church.
NEWTON â Faced with admitting a freshman to his varsity program three years ago, Fred T. Foard soccer coach Scottie Goforth made a difficult decision.
âItâs a hard call to have a freshman on varsity,â Goforth said. âWhile they are technically ready, are they emotionally ready? It was an experiment that has paid off.â
NEWTON â The Fred T. Foard soccer team's dream season continued on Saturday.
The Northwestern 3A/4A champion Tigers (19-5-3) advanced to the 3A West finals with a 3-1 home victory against Weddington in the fourth round of the playoffs.
The Warriors, who knocked off St. Stephens to earn the right to play Foard, finish their season with a 17-8 record.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its prep football playoff brackets as of about 2:30 p.m. EST, according to the NCHSAA's Rick Struck.
Below is a look at the first round playoff match ups, which take place next Friday, Nov. 15, involving area teams:
No. 9 Lincolnton (7-4) at No. 8 Thomasville (5-6)
CLAREMONT â Two years ago, Rod Tatum was serving his country 6,000 miles away from home.
Following his return, the Bunker Hill wrestling coach is giving back to his fellow soldiers and teaching his wrestlers lessons in the process.