Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team picked up a huge win Saturday, knocking off Sandhills Community College 84-80 during the first day of the Wake Tech Classic.
Entering Saturday's game, Sandhills Community College was ranked third among Div. III National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) teams.
The pairings for both the 26th Catawba Valley Classic, as well as the People's Bank Holiday Clash, have been released.
The Catawba Valley Classic will once again be held at Catawba Valley Community College's Tarlton Complex and Hickory High School.
The People's Bank Holiday Clash, which was held at Bandys High School last season, will take place at Lincolnton High School this year.
The St. Stephens boys basketball team improved to 7-0 on the season Friday with a victory against Newton-Conover.
In girls basketball action, the Lady Red Devils pulled ahead early en route to a double-digit victory against the Lady Indians.
Lincolnton 69, Maiden 50
The Wolves knocked off the Blue Devils on Friday in Lincolnton.
Dakota Painter led Maiden (0-6) with 12 points, while Ricky Taylor added 11 points.
Alonzo Mobley scored a game-high 19 points for Lincolnton (2-3), while D.J. Cunningham added 16 points.
Cherryville 73, Bandys 61
Forty-six prep football players in Catawba County were honored as either All-Catawba Valley 2A or All-Northwestern 3A/4A selections following the 2012-13 season.
Leading those honored are a trio of Newton-Conover Red Devils, including quarterback Kevin Cline, kicker Chandler Johnson and head coach Brint Russell.
The Hickory boys basketball team suffered its second setback of the season on Thursday, falling on the road against Statesville, 90-78.
Jaquan Warren led the Greyhounds (3-1) with 22 points, while Justin Daniels added 17 points.
Raheim Connelly scored 18 points to lead Hickory (4-2).
Hickory 77, Statesville 29
Kyle Korver thinks the Atlanta Hawks have been too hesitant to beat a struggling opponent decisively.
That wasn't the case this time.
Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Hawks beat Charlotte 113-90 on Thursday night to hand the Bobcats their 10th straight defeat.
Both coming off of impressive tournament victories this past Saturday, the Newton-Conover and St. Stephens wrestling teams faced each other on the mat Wednesday.
The Red Devils pulled out to an early lead and went on to win the intra-county match, 54-15, in Hickory.
Jacob Schmidt connected on a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Fred T. Foard boys basketball team to a 69-67 victory against West Caldwell at home on Wednesday.
Jordan Turner led the Tigers (6-0) with 23 points, while Spencer Matthews added 14 points. Schmidt scored nine points in Wednesday's game, including 6-for-6 on his free throw attempts.
Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week following his performance on Sunday.
Kuechly, a rookie out of Boston College, made 16 tackles (a career high) to help Carolina defeat rival Atlanta, 30-20. He currently leads the NFL in tackles with 130.