November 7th, 2013
Despite its first difficult setback last week against East Lincoln, the Maiden football team attempts to bounce back tonight when it hosts Lincolnton.
The Blue Devils (9-1, 5-1) were held in check on offense last week in a 42-0 loss against the Mustangs.
NEWTON â€”Â Bandys junior varsity quarterback Jarrett Pemleton scored three touchdowns, leading the Trojans past Newton-Conover on Thursday night at Gurley Stadium.
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.
Below is a look at Thursday's final junior varsity football scores of the season involving Catawba County teams:
Thursday's junior varsity football scores
Bandys 44, Newton-Conover 0
Hibriten 35, Hickory 20
Lincolnton 38, Maiden 22
St. Stephens 22, Fred T. Foard 20
West Caldwell 47, Bunker Hill 14
Police and emergency workers worked to remove two men from a mangled SUV after they collided with a truck at the intersection of N.C. 16 and Burris Road in northeastern Newton.
Neighbors told the Observer News Enterprise that the SUV appeared to have pulled out in front of the asphalt tanker truck, the driver of which was not reported as injured.
Katherine Sue Buchanan, 68, of Claremont died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her residence. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.
LENOIR â€” The Newton-Conover boys soccer team owned the first half of Wednesdayâ€™s 2A playoff game against West Caldwell.
The Warriors, though, scored late to advance.
West Caldwell pocketed two second-half goals, including a controversial score with eight minutes to go, earning a 2-1 victory against the Red Devils at Thuss Stadium.
Below is a look at Wednesday's boys soccer playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
West Caldwell 2, Newton-Conover 1
(Red Devils finish season 17-5-2)
Fred T. Foard 6, West Iredell 2
Weddington 1, St. Stephens 0
(Indians finish season 14-8-3)
Saturday's fourth-round games
The Newton-Convoer athletic program is hosting a golf tournament on Sunday at River Oaks Golf Club in Statesville.
Sign-ins for the tournament start at noon. The event will get underway a shotgun start at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact N-CHS Assistant Athletic Director John Echerd at 828-612-1171.
Judith â€śRitaâ€ť Hefner Wilson, age 75, of Catawba passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Wilson family.
Conover Mayor Lee Moritz Jr. held a strong lead over challenger Don Beal with one precinct outstanding Tuesday night, making Moritz appear the night's big winners.
As of press time, unofficial results showed him with a commanding lead of nearly 79 percent.