Archive - Jan 2013 - Sports Article
Competing in its second pair of basketball games in two days, the Fred T. Foard basketball program faced a battle against another hungry conference foe in Watauga on Wednesday.
Holding off two late 3-pointers, the Tigers were victorious in both of their games on the court against the Pioneers.
St. Stephens' girls and Watauga's boys were big winners Wednesday at the Northwestern 3A/4A swimming championships.
The Lady Indians and Pioneers each won team titles at the conference meet, which was held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Both the boy's and girl's standings came down to the last relay to determine the winners.
Gregg Popovich was back from a three-game absence due to illness and feeling pretty good about the San Antonio Spurs' latest victory.
Tony Parker had 22 points and San Antonio never trailed in beating the Charlotte Bobcats 102-78 on Wednesday night, extending its winning streak to nine games.
The Lenoir-Rhyne University softball team was voted to win its fourth consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship after being picked to finish first in the 2013 preseason coaches poll.
L-R, which finished with a 48-13 record last season including a 14-4 mark in league play, received six out of the possible 10 first-place votes.
Two Charlotte Bobcats are heading to Houston to take part in the NBA's All-Star festivities next month.
Guard Kemba Walker and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were both announced as selections to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Wednesday.
The game, which features first- and second-year NBA players, will be televised nationally Feb. 15 on TNT at 9 p.m.
Below are postponements and cancellations from Wednesday's prep sports schedule.
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to 6 p.m. Thursday
Games, matches still on
Bunker Hill at East Burke
Draughn at Bandys
St. Stephens at Alexander Central
Watauga at Fred T. Foard
Bunker Hill at East Burke
Newton-Conover took to the court for the second-straight day on Tuesday, facing off with another county rival in Bandys.
The Red Devils split girls and boys basketball games with the Trojans in Catawba.
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.
Below is a look at Tuesday night's scores from across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill 65, South Iredell 52
Fred T. Foard 49, Alex. Central 41
Hickory 75, Watauga 56
St. Stephens 75, So. Caldwell 69
West Caldwell 44, Maiden 27
Fred T. Foard 59, Alex. Central 50
Hickory 68, Watauga 38
Maiden 56, West Caldwell 44
The basketball rivalry between Newton-Conover and Maiden continued on the court Monday with a pair of ugly outcomes.
The Red Devils swept the hoops action against the rival Blue Devils at NCHS.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.