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Saint beats Foard behind Nich Bryant’s hat trick

October 17, 2012

After tying 3-3 in a thrilling game earlier this season, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard soccer teams went to battle again on Wednesday night in Hickory.

Behind three goals from sophomore midfielder Nich Bryant, the Indians pulled ahead early and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

Lady Blue Devils claim first CVAC tourney title

October 17, 2012

For the first time in school history, the Maiden volleyball team captured a conference volleyball tournament title on Wednesday.

Senior Mckenzie Garrison tallied 24 kills, helping the Lady Blue Devils (19-4) to win in straight-sets (25-15, 25-12 and 25-23) over Newton-Conover to win the title.

N.C. State picked as ACC favorite at media day

October 17, 2012

For the first time in nearly four decades, North Carolina State enters the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite.

The Wolfpack, with four starters back from a team that reached the NCAA round of 16, earned 26 of 53 first-place votes Wednesday from media members at the league's annual "Operation Basketball" media day.

Maiden, Newton-Conover advance to CVAC title game

October 17, 2012

The finals of the Catawba Valley 2A volleyball championship will feature two sets of Devils.

Maiden and Newton-Conover both picked up semifinal wins on Tuesday to advance to the Wednesday's title game at Maiden High School.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scoreboard

October 17, 2012

Greyson Frey's goal off of a Jake Lafrancis pass with five minutes to go helped the Newton-Conover soccer team pick up a 4-3 victory against Bandys in Catawba on Tuesday.

The win keeps Newton-Conover (11-4-1, 9-2-0) in second place in the CVAC standings, trailing only South Iredell by two games.

The Red Devils play at the Vikings on Thursday night.

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