October 18th, 2013
CONOVER â€” Eighty-one golfers started the three-day battle on Friday to attempt to master the 6,871-yard modified Champions Course at Rock Barn.
Three of those golfers â€” Bernhard Langer, Dick Mast and Anders Foresbrand â€”Â are tied for the lead heading into Saturday's second round of the 11th Greater Hickory Kia Classic.
CATAWBA â€” The Maiden and Bandys football teams played in yet another classic on Friday night at Butler Stadium.
The Blue Devils (8-0, 4-0) took a 21-10 first half lead and held off a late second half charge by the Trojans to come away with a 21-19 SD-7 victory.
Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores across the area:
Prep football scores - Oct. 18
East Lincoln 48, Newton-Conover 7
Lincolnton 35, Bunker Hill 23
Hickory 47, St. Stephens 0
Patton 49, Fred T. Foard 7
West Lincoln 49, West Caldwell 19
Hibriten 45, Watauga 44
Freedom 30, South Caldwell 6
South Iredell 39, North Iredell 7
Statesville 24, Alexander Central 21
CONOVER â€”Â The first round of the Greater Hickory Kia Classic tees of on Friday at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
The tournament wrapped up its pre-event festivities on Thursday with the final two Pro-Am tournaments.
CATAWBA â€” Longtime rivals Bandys and Maiden collide on the gridiron tonight for the 61st time in the two program's storied history.
Both teams have battled the injury bug so far this season â€”Â mainly at the running back position.
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores across Catawba County:
Thursday's JV football scores
East Lincoln 8, Newton-Conover 6
Lincolnton 20, Bunker Hill 0
Patton 8, Fred T. Foard 0
Maiden 32, Bandys 12
St. Stephens 8, Hickory 6
CHARLOTTE â€”Â In front of 16,283 young men and women, the Charlotte Bobcats picked up a 110-84 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers in preseason NBA action early Thursday morning.
A 21-year-old Lenoir-Rhyne baseball player was hospitalized with serious injuries after being struck by a train early Thursday morning about a mile from campus.
Sources have identified the victim as Ryan Hamner. A witness has said he appeared to be asleep on the tracks.
No obituaries were reported at press time
Professional golfer Rocco Mediate, above, was a member of one of 56 teams during Pro-Am action at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Mediate is making his first appearance at the Classic later this weekend. For full results from Wednesday's Pro-Ams, see Sports on Page 10.