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May 17th

Johnson tries to set record with fourth All-Star win

May 17, 2013

Jimmie Johnson enters this weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race with not only the points lead, but a chance to make history.

The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet will try to win his record fourth All-Star trophy, and in the process, surpass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt for most victories at the event.

Panthers end Tigers' run in the 3A baseball playoffs

May 17, 2013

Patton put an end to the improbable run in the 3A playoffs by the Fred T. Foard baseball team on Friday.

The Panthers (16-9) scored two runs in the first and fifth innings on their way to a 6-1 victory against the Tigers in Newton.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's Catawba Co. playoff scores

May 17, 2013

Below is a look at tonight's prep playoff scores in baseball, softball and soccer across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Hickory 5, South Point 2
Patton 6, Fred T. Foard 1

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 2, Franklin 1
Brevard 3, Bandys 1

Prep soccer
St. Stephens 4, Burns 0

County track and field athletes finish high at 2A meet

May 17, 2013

Catawba County track and field athletes in the 2A ranks competed on Friday at North Carolina A&T for a chance to win a state championship.

Newton-Conover’s Zariyah Moss competed in the most girls track and field events with four.

Moss placed seventh in the 100-meter dash, 10th in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the long jump.

May 16th

Tigers playoff success comes despite difficult season

May 16, 2013

Fred T. Foard’s baseball season in 2013 has been anything, but easy.

Despite their struggles, the Tigers are in the third round of the 3A playoffs tonight and aiming to continue their postseason run.

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.

Lady Indians softball season ended in extras by Enka

May 16, 2013

The St. Stephens softball team fell in nine innings on Thursday, losing 4-3 to Enka in the third round of the 3A softball playoffs.

A sacrifice fly by Enka’s Addison Harris with one out in the ninth inning plated the winning run.

Pitcher Katie Baker had no walks and struck out 18 batters in her final game for the Lady Indians (16-8).

PREP SOCCER: Saturday's playoff game times set

May 16, 2013

The game times and locations have been set for Saturday's fourth round of the 2A and 3A girls soccer playoffs.

Below is a look at these games:

Prep soccer

2A brackets
Newton-Conover (21-1-1) at South Iredell (20-2-0), 7 p.m.

3A brackets
St. Stephens (19-3-2) at Burns (21-2-1), 6 p.m.

May 15th

N-C tennis falls in 2A West Regional final to Shelby

May 15, 2013

Facing a Shelby squad that was unbeaten in its past 42 tennis matches, Newton-Conover coach Brian Tate needed his team to execute his plan to perfection on Wednesday.

However, the Red Devils (20-4) struggled at the nets, falling 5-1 to the Golden Lions in the 2A West Regional final at NCHS.

Chaniece Moss' goal lifts Lady Red Devils past Owen

May 15, 2013

Behind Chaniece Moss’ goal on an Abby Cox assist, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs on Wednesday.

The Lady Red Devils defeated Owen 1-0 in Black Mountain.

Moss’ goal came at the seven-minute mark of the first half, and a stingy LRD defense held on for the one-goal shutout.

Indians' Franklin nets 4 goals in win versus Ashbrook

May 15, 2013

St. Stephens’ Macy Franklin scored four goals on Wednesday — all in the first half — helping the Lady Indians defeat Ashbrook 6-0 in the third round of the 3A playoffs.

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