Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
The Kermit Whisnant Memorial Midde School Basketball Tournament kicks off Tuesday at Newton-Conover Middle School.
Below are the brackets for the event:
Kermit Whisnant Memorial Midde School Basketball Tournament
(at Newton-Conover Middle School)
No. 8 River Bend (0-14) vs. No. 1 Maiden (12-2), 4 p.m. Tuesday
The Panthers have announced three assistants have been added to Ron Rivera's coaching staff.
Carolina hired Ken Dorsey as their new quarterbacks coach to work with Cam Newton, Jim Skipper as running backs coach and Al Holcomb as linebackers coach.
Former Bandys standout wide receiver Justin Harper will have a new professional football home in 2013.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wideout was traded on Friday from the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders to the British Columbia (B.C.) Lions.
Harper was sent with the Roughriders' third round pick in 2014 to the Lions in exchange for Lions slotback Geroy Simon.
Charlotte's lengthy home losing streak is over thanks to the clutch shooting of guard Gerald Henderson.
With the shot clock expiring and game winding down, Henderson drilled a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to help Charlotte come away with a 102-101 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
Teammates on the Newton-Conover girls basketball team for three years, Samiya Pitts and Kadesha Gibbs have continued their bond at the collegiate level.
Pitts and Gibbs are both playing for the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program this season.
Below are the postponements and cancellations of Friday's high school sports action:
â€¨Maiden at Newton-Conover (postponed to Monday, Jan. 28)
â€¨Draughn at Bandys, (postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 30)
â€¨Bunker Hill at East Burke, (postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 30)
â€¨Fred T. Foard at Watauga, (postponed - no date announced)
In its program's historic 100th game, the Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team came away victorious.
The 14th-ranked Lady Bucs knocked off Guilford Tech 64-44 on Thursday at the Tarlton Complex.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Tied atop the CVAC girls basketball standings, something had to give Thursday in Catawba when Bandys hosted East Burke.
The Lady Trojans scored 23 points in the fourth quarter, helping them come away with a 63-55 victory and remain perfect in Catawba Valley 2A play.
The Fred T. Foard wrestling team moved to 31-1 overall and 3-0 in Northwestern 3A/4A competition with a 63-7 victory against Watauga on Thursday.
Below are the results from that match:
Fred T Foard 63, Watauga 7
106: Isaac Hollar (FTF) won by forfeit
113: Mark Townsend (W) maj. dec. Josh Underwood, 17-6
120: Mikey Vincent (FTF) dec. Gus Coffey, 4-3
Following the announcement today by the NBA's New Orleans Hornets to change their team name to the Pelicans next season, the Charlotte Bobcats released a statement regarding the decision.