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March 12th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scores, postponements

March 13, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores and postponements from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 1
South Caldwell 4, Fred T. Foard 3
Bandys at Draughn, postponed to Wednesday
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday

Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday

Prep softball
Bandys 6, Draughn 2

Panthers cut LB Anderson, re-sign TE Hartsock

March 12, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were busy during the first day of the NFL's free agency period on Tuesday.

The team released starting linebacker James Anderson and re-signing tight end Ben Hartsock.

Anderson had spent his entire NFL career with the Panthers after being drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by Carolina.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's game cancellations

March 12, 2013

Below is a list of postponements from Tuesday's prep sports action:

Prep baseball
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Prep softball
Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

March 11th

Blue Devils beat Bears, tune up for N-C showdown

March 12, 2013

Jon Huffman said his team's play wasn't pretty, but it was enough to get the job done.

The Maiden boys tennis team won four singles matches and two doubles contest to defeat Bunker Hill 6-3 on Monday.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 12, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep soccer
Bandys 1, East Lincoln 0
Maiden 3, Highland Tech 2
Newton-Conover 7, Lincolnton 1

Prep tennis
Maiden 6, Bunker Hill 3
Newton-Conover at Mooresville, ppd. (no make-up date announced)

Prep softball
Maiden 9, Lincolnton 2
Newton-Conover 17, Statesville 7

March 9th

Panthers cut CB Chris Gamble in cap saving move

March 9, 2013

Three days shy of turning 30 years old, Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble received some career-changing news.

The Panthers announced Friday they have released the ninth-year defensive back — the franchise's all-time leader in interceptions (27) and passes defended (94).

March 8th

Angler Cherry casts away problems, catches dreams

March 9, 2013

Even at age 4, Hank Cherry knew he wanted to be a fisherman.

Durant, Thunder strike down Bobcats, 116-94

March 9, 2013

It wasn't nearly as bad the result a few months ago, but the Oklahoma City once again had the Charlotte Bobcats' number on Friday.

Trailing by a point after the first quarter, the Thunder outscored the Bobcats 88-65 in the final three quarters of play, eventually picking up a 116-94 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep & college scores

March 9, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Alexander Central 3, Fred T. Foard 0
South Caldwell 5, St. Stephens 1
Watauga 6, Hickory 0

Prep softball
Alexander Central 6, Fred T. Foard
South Caldwell 2, St. Stephens 1

Prep soccer
Hickory 2, Polk County 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0

March 7th

Indians overcome cold start, blank Blue Devils

March 8, 2013

Surrounded by the chilly weather of early March, the St. Stephens girls soccer team got off to a cold start against Mooresville on Thursday, but certainly made up for it quickly.

The Lady Indians (4-0-0) scored three goals in the final 6:36 of the first half, going on to win 4-1 against the Lady Blue Devils in the 14th Annual Lady Indians Memorial Classic soccer tournament.

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