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May 25th

Indians fall to Crusaders in 3A girls soccer final

May 25, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team came up short in its first appearance in the 3A state championship game.

Christina Gibbons netted two goals and Morgan Reid scored another leading Cardinal Gibbons to a 3-0 victory against the Lady Indians in the 3A final at Dail Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

May 24th

Saint tries to continue solid play, win first state title

May 24, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team competes on Saturday for a chance to win the program’s first state championship.

The Indians have won only four state titles in school history, including three in baseball (1971-73) and one in cheerleading (1987).

The wrestling team also finished as state runner-up in 2001.

Lady Indians forward Hall uses injury as motivation

May 24, 2013

St. Stephens junior defender Amanda Hall is making up for lost time after suffering a grade two strained MCL in her left knee earlier this season.

Hall suffered the injury in a game at Alexander Central on March 28.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

May 23rd

Saint sisters use bonds off field to build chemistry

May 23, 2013

Two sets of sisters on the St. Stephens girls soccer team are helping to build a special family atmosphere for the Lady Indians.

Caroline and Olivia Holmes, and Taylor and Jordan Black are two pairs of siblings on the squad.

Bandys' Medlin invited to National Super Combine

May 23, 2013

Bandys linebacker Colton Medlin has been invited to the Blue-Grey National Super Combine.

Medlin, a rising senior, will participate in the event on June 8-9 at the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots — Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

Denny Hamlin wins the pole for the Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2013

After suffering a compression fracture in his back earlier this season and spending six weeks out of action, Denny Hamlin is finally back on track.

Hamlin turned a lap of 27.604 (195.624 mph) to win the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hamlin finished second in his first full race back two weeks ago at Darlington Raceway in the Southern 500.

May 22nd

Vaughan hopes to re-build Maiden girls hoops

May 22, 2013

With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasn’t been very high.

Its new coach is hoping to change that mentality.

Amber Vaughan was announced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Blue Devils basketball program.

Search for the next LRDs hoops coach continues

May 22, 2013

The search for the next Newton-Conover girls basketball coach continues.

Ike Williams resigned from the N-C coaching position on May 14 to take an assistant coaching job with the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.

BREAKING: Dale Jarrett entering NASCAR Hall

May 22, 2013

Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame.

The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCAR’s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.

BREAKING: Vaughan to lead Maiden girls hoops

May 22, 2013

Amber Vaughan will lead the Maiden girls basketball program this winter.

The former Lenoir-Rhyne standout replaces Katie Chapman, who coached the Lady Blue Devils for the past four season.

Chapman had a 24-72 career record, including 10-46 mark in conference games.

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