March 24th, 2015
Below is a look at Tuesday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 5, Bandys 2
Maiden 7, West Lincoln 1
Newton-Conover 4, Lincolnton 3
South Caldwell 15, St. Stephens 0
Bandys 5, Bunker Hill 0
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover, no report
South Caldwell 9, St. Stephens 0
West Lincoln 3, Maiden 0
An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansaâ€™s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.
When he was 8 years old, Joshua Cummings strolled into the Heroes Arenâ€™t Hard To Find comic store, which was previously in Hickoryâ€™s Valley Hills Mall.
â€śI just walked in one day because it seemed cool,â€ť Cummings said. â€śI never really stopped collecting because of the love of my childhood.â€ť
Eleven members of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club participated in a special reading on Friday, March 20 at South Newton Elementary School
The Rotary Club helped the students participate in â€śReading Across America,â€ť an initiative by the National Education Association (NEA). This is the 15th year N-C Rotary Club has participated in what is billed as the nationâ€™s largest readying party.
On the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, two brothers â€“ one 10 years old and the other 6 â€“ were â€śattacked and mauledâ€ť by two Rottweiler dogs in the front yard of a home on North Gaither Avenue in Newton, according to Newton Police.
The children were in the care of their mothers boyfriend, Christopher Aaron Amell, 40.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 13, Newton-Conover 3 (six innings)
Fred T. Foard 11, Hickory 0 (five innings)
Bunker Hill 10, Lincolnton (from Saturday)
Maiden 11, Bandys 3 (from Saturday)
Fred T. Foard 5, Patton 4
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game.
Brandyn Norton doesnâ€™t remember much about June 22, 2013.
â€śThe last thing I remember was throwing a pitch,â€ť he said. â€śThen, I heard a noise.â€ť
Pitching with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in an American Legion baseball game between Asheville Post 70 and Hickory Post 48, Norton was struck in the head by a line drive.
A Fred T. Foard athlete has received a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior Jacob Schmidt is a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which is given to a high school senior demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement.
Only about three percent of those who apply for the scholarship receive it.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores and postponements involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to March 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard 15, Patton 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 12, Hickory 2
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday
Bunker Hill 1, Lincolnton 1 (OT - from Thursday)