The Fred T. Foard softball team finished one win short of a state title.
The Lady Tigers fell 7-2 Sunday afternoon to C.B. Aycock in the third and deciding game of the 3A state championship series.
Foard won game one Saturday, 1-0, in extra innings before dropping the next two games in the series, including a 4-3 defeat in game two.
Catawba County high school graduates and their families celebrate with commencement ceremonies this week.
Bandys High School kicks off a string of graduation ceremonies with its gathering Thursday at Catawba Valley Community College.
For a complete graduation schedule, and for other events happening in Catawba County this week, see the list below.