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August 15th

Tigers debut new stripes for football season

August 15, 2013

The Fred T. Foard High School held picture day on Thursday for its varsity and junior varsity football programs.

The Tigers varsity team debuted new Russell Athletic jerseys for their 2013 fall campaign.

The jerseys and matched are solid light blue with white lettering.

They are also trimmed in orange, and the word “FOARD” is on the front of each uniform above the number.

QBs Vick, Foles lead Eagles over Panthers, 14-9

August 15, 2013

Michael Vick was nearly flawless, Nick Foles looked sharp and the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback competition remains close.

Vick and Foles each led the Eagles to touchdown drives in a 14-9 victory over Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.

August 14th

Former Red Devil Lyerly is at home with Trojans

August 14, 2013

Once a Newton-Conover football player, Antonio Lyerly is making new waves this season at Bandys High School.

Lyerly is serving as a volunteer wide receivers and defensive backs coach for the Trojans this fall.

He also plans to coach the Lady Trojans junior varsity basketball team this winter.

Lyerly spent the past two years as sports coordinator at a YMCA in Charlotte.

Lenoir-Rhyne donates football jerseys to Bunker Hill

August 14, 2013

Fans of the Bunker Hill football team will notice a new, yet familiar look this upcoming season.

The Bears will sport Nike jerseys, which were previously worn by the Lenoir-Rhyne University football team.

L-R announced a new partnership this past week with Under Armour to supply the school’s athletic programs with uniforms.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Bears fall in opener

August 14, 2013

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

Prep tennis

Alexander Central 9, Bunker Hill 0

Singles
Megan Rader (AC) def. Crystal Thao, 8 -3; Molly Gantt (AC) def. Trysta Symre, 8-0; Jodie Cash (AC) def. Emily Maxfield, 8-0; Hannah Bailey (AC) def. Angel Chang, 8-1; Janie Pannel (AC) def. Laci Frye, 8-0; Lydia Sprinkle (AC) def. Lizabeth Cantera 8-1

August 13th

Red Devils host Panthers in their second scrimmage

August 14, 2013

After a crazy schedule on Saturday, Newton-Conover’s second football scrimmage against Forestview on Tuesday went much smoother .

The Red Devils hosted the Panthers in the second of their three scrimmages this preseason at Gurley Stadium.

Newton-Conover was set to play Chesnee (S.C.) at the State Line Showdown at Boiling Springs High School near Spartanburg on Saturday.

Foard's Tom Harper returns to his coaching roots

August 14, 2013

Fred T. Foard first-year head football coach Tom Harper returned to his old stomping grounds on Tuesday for his team’s first preseason scrimmage.

The Tigers traveled to Alexander Central, where Harper coached from 2007-11. He led the Cougars to five playoff appearances in as many years during his time there.

The Cougars were 34-26 under Harper, including a 19-11 mark in league play.

August 12th

Hornets handle Nighthawks, improve to 3-0 on season

August 12, 2013

The Catawba County Hornets kept their perfect record intact on Saturday with a 28-6 win against the Triangle Nighthawks in Raleigh.

Catawba County (3-0) took an early lead when quarterback Brandon Streater connected with wide receiver Centrail Williamson on a 23-yard pass in the first quarter.

Desmond Burch added a two-point conversion run to make it 8-0.

Lenoir-Rhyne second in SAC preseason football poll

August 12, 2013

Carson-Newman was voted by the South Atlantic Confernce head coaches as the favorite to win the conference title in 2013.

August 10th

Hornets LB Henry tackling his problems, opponents

August 10, 2013

Tommy Henry has attempted to tackle every obstacle in his life no matter what has been throw his way.

Now, the 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker is in his fourth year of playing football for the Catawba County Hornets and hoping to have another chance to play at the next level.

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