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January 2nd, 2012

7 county hoops squads return to action Tuesday

January 2, 2012

Following the conclusion of the 25th annual Catawba Valley Classic, prep basketball action returns today.

Teams in the early stages of the conference portions of their schedules in both the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A.

In a rematch of Thursday’s thrilling boys title game at the Catawba Valley Classic, Hickory welcomes Alexander Central.

Foard (10-3, 0-2) tries to snap a 26-game conference losing streak in boys basketball against South Caldwell (5-6, 0-2).

St. Stephens is also in action. The Indians travel to Hibriten.

County swim meet in Hickory on Tuesday

January 2, 2012

All of Catawba County’s high school swim teams meet at the Hickory YMCA tonight for the annual county swim meet.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., features teams from Maiden, Fred T. Foard, St. Stephens, Hickory, Newton-Conover and Bandys.

The Red Tornadoes are the defending champions of the meet, winning both the boys and girls titles one year ago at Lenoir-Rhyne’s Aquatic Center.

Hickory’s boys team earned 100 points last year, finishing 27 points ahead of Fred T. Foard.

In girls action, the Lady Red Tornadoes’ 91 points were good enough to edge St. Stephens’ 77 points.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 2, 2012

Mitchell Scott Huggins, 46, of Hickory, died unexpectedly, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home in Mountain View.  Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Mitchell Scott Huggins.

Wayne E. Tripp Sr., 79, of Taylorsville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley.  The Tripp family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.

City to plunge into pool talk

January 2, 2012

After committing $127,850 toward a swimming pool that earned $7,331 during summer 2011, Newton leaders are preparing to consider the future of Catawba County's only remaining public swimming facility.

And when Newton City Council discusses the city pool during a meeting tonight, it won't get much help from the city's recreation commission.

High-profile cases expected today

January 2, 2012

Several high-profile defendants are scheduled to appear in court today, including accused murderer Everette Hewitt.

Hewitt, 32, of Claremont, is charged with murdering three people in March 2011, when he allegedly walked into a Conover mobile home and started shooting. He is also charged with second-degree trespassing, first-degree burglary and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Catawba County sports schedule

January 2, 2012

Tuesday, Jan. 3
Bandys basketball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill basketball vs. Draughn
Fred T. Foard basketball vs. South Caldwell
Maiden basketball vs. South Iredell
N-C basketball at East Burke
N-C wrestling at South Caldwell (Kings Mt.), 6 p.m.
Catawba County Meet at Hickory YMCA
St. Stephens basketball at Hibriten

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Bunker Hill at Bandys basketball
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. East Burke/Lincolnton, 5 p.m.
Anderson at Lenoir-Rhyne basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

Thursday, Jan. 5
No games scheduled

Calling cutest babies, pets

January 2, 2012

The arrival of a new year brings Catawba County citizens the chance to show off their pride and joy.

"Once again, we're looking for Catawba County's cutest babies, both in terms of human babies and the 'fur babies' of the animal kingdom," said The Observer News Enterprise Publisher Michael Willard. "Every year, our special section dedicated to the county's cutest babies and cutest pets is hugely popular, and we are excited to give the county's parents the chance to show off their pride and joy."

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

January 2, 2012

Monday, Jan. 2
No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 3
Bandys basketball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill basketball vs. Draughn
Fred T. Foard basketball vs. South Caldwell
Maiden basketball vs. South Iredell
N-C basketball at East Burke
N-C wrestling at South Caldwell (Kings Mt.), 6 p.m.
Catawba County Meet at Hickory YMCA
St. Stephens basketball at Hibriten

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Bunker Hill at Bandys basketball
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. East Burke/Lincolnton, 5 p.m.
Anderson at Lenoir-Rhyne basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

Catawba County's week ahead

January 2, 2012

It's a new year in Catawba County, and the first week of 2012 offers events for all ages.

Community happenings this week include a teen game night, yoga and Tai Chi classes for seniors, a diabetes support workshop for all ages, a blood drive and a chance to view parts of the solar system.

If you or your organization has an upcoming event, e-mail the details to onenews@observernewsonline.com for inclusion in Catawba County's Week Ahead and inclusion on page 3 of The Observer News Enterprise.

Tuesday

December 30th, 2011

Lady Trojans, Wolves repeat at Holiday Clash

December 30, 2011

Third time’s the charm — at least in the case of the ninth annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash.

Bandys scored 29 points in the first quarter, and maintained at least a 10-point lead against North Lincoln for most of the game on its way to a third-straight girls title at the Clash.

“When I think about our tournament overall, I think it’s a team effort,” said Lady Trojans coach Beth Queen. “When you look at our box score, we’ve been very balanced as far as points, steals and assists. It’s been a very balanced attack. That’s what has made me very happy about this tournament.”

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