November 15th, 2014
Cardinal Gibbons used its previous state championship experience to knock off Fred T. Foard on Saturday in the 3A boys soccer final at the Dail Soccer Complex.
Behind the play of championship game MVP Cooper Deplantis, the Crusaders cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Tigers.
The Lenoir-Rhyne football team completed its first unbeaten regular season since 1962 on Saturday with a 27-21 victory against Catawba at Moretz Stadium.
It's only the fourth time in school history that the Bears have finished the regular season undefeated (1956, 1960 and 1962) and the first time they've finished 11-0 in the regular season.
Darian Roseboro finished where he left off against Newton-Conover in Lincolntonâ€™s home playoff game against the Red Devils.
After rushing for four touchdowns earlier this season in a 51-8 road victory against Newton-Conover, Roseboro added four more touchdowns in a 48-14 2AA playoff win on Friday in Lincolnton.
Roseboro now has 20 touchdowns in his past four contests.
In a close contest, it was a back up quarterback for R-S Central who proved to be the spoiler for Bandys in its playoff opener at Garry Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday.
After quarterback Tyrese Tate was hurt on a late run, back up Trey Clark entered the game, throwing a 59-yard pass on the next play and scored on 1-yard run to help lift the Hilltoppers to a 29-26 victory over the Trojans.
Below is a look at Friday's first-round prep football playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Nov. 14 scores
Ashe County 34, Maiden 27 (Blue Devils end season 5-7)
Lincolnton 48, Newton-Conover 14 (Red Devils end season 7-4-1)
R-S Central 29, Bandys 26 (Trojans end season 8-4)
South Point 28, Fred T. Foard 12 (Tigers end season 6-6)
Glenn Lee Deitz, age 90 of Hickory, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at his residence. Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton is honored to be serving the Deitz family.
In 1873, the creation of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad began.
Eight years after the tracks of the Kings Mountain Railroad had been destroyed by the Union Army and abandoned, Chester and Lenoir purchased the tracks to rebuild.
â€śWe just want to bring the community together and kind of get Christmas started,â€ť said Tour of Churches Committee Chairman Cheryl Ransier.
The Tour of Churches began three years ago.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
If you were driving now Business 321 on Thursday in Newton around noon and you saw a horse strolling toward Conover, your eyes were not playing tricks on you.
Jeremiah Brinkley was passing through the area while mounted atop Anna Marie, his equestrian companion.
Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis breaks down why the North Carolina Tar Heels ranked #11 headed into the college basketball season.