May 1st, 2013
A look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
First round (on Thursday)
No. 8 Newton-Conover at No. 1 Bandys, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Maiden at No. 4 West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
No. 7 South Iredell at No. 2 Draughn, 7 p.m.
No. 6 East Burke at No. 3 Bunker Hill, 7 p.m.
The Bunker Hill baseball team spoiled â€śSenior Nightâ€ť for Bandys, but the Trojans were the ultimate winners on Tuesday night.
By virtue of Draughnâ€™s 10-6 loss to Maiden in extra innings, the Trojans claim their first outright CVAC title since 2001.
Below is a look at Tuesday's sports action from across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 6, Bandys 4 (nine innings)
Maiden 10, Draughn 6 (nine innings)
Newton-Conover 6, West Caldwell 0
Northwestern 3A/4A baseball tournament
No. 3 Watauga 15, No. 6 St. Stephens 3
No. 5 Fred T. Foard 2, No. 4 Hickory 1
James Daniel “Jimmie” Bolick, 83, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at Catawba Valley Assisted Living at Rock Barn. Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of James Daniel Bolick and condolences may be left at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.
Maiden musician Michael Ballard won the MerleFest 2013 Doc Watson Guitar Championship contest on Friday, April 26.
“I think MerleFest is the best festival in the United States,” Michael Ballard told crowd at the Austin Stage – and that was before he won MerleFest’s annual Doc Watson Guitar Championship.
A lunchtime single vehicle accident Tuesday, on West 7th Street in Newton closed the road for an hour.
A 2003 Mazda van driven by Lesley Craig, 46, from Hickory, was traveling east on West 7th Street when she drove off the side of the road and failed to regain control for 375 feet before striking a guard rail and coming to a rest at the entrance to the Greenway Trail.
The Carolina Panthers were busy on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.
Many deem this signing period after the NFL Draft as the "eighth round," where teams agree to terms with players who were not selected during last week's draft.
About two and a half months ago, Mia Fowler suffered a painful Achilles injury, but that hasnâ€™t slowed her down.
The Maiden freshman continues to excel in gymnastics despite being limited by hardened fluid in her right Achilles tendon.
Mary Jane Wilson Hefner, 95, of Newton died Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. The Hefner family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated solutions companies and international supplier of components to the transportation, furniture, bedding and a growing number of diversified markets, recently broke ground for a new, 10,000-square-foot foam tech lab in Conover.