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May 3rd

Updated look at baseball, softball tourney brackets

May 3, 2013

Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8

May 2nd

Tigers top Pioneers, advance to NWC softball final

May 2, 2013

The Fred T. Foard softball team advanced to the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament final with a 3-1 victory against Watauga on Thursday.

The Lady Tigers (20-3) meet Alexander Central (24-1) today at 6 p.m. in the Northwestern 3A/4A championship game at ACHS.

Lady Red Devils claim first conference soccer title

May 2, 2013

With a 3-0 victory against West Caldwell on Thursday, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team made history.

The Lady Red Devils, who improved to 18-1-1 overall and 13-1 in CVAC play, claimed their first-ever conference title.

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.

Updated brackets for baseball, softball tournaments

May 2, 2013

Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round (on Thursday)
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8

May 1st

Gutierrez's goal pushes LRDs a step closer to title

May 2, 2013

Newton-Conover's Brenda Gutierrez picked the perfect time to break through on the soccer field.

The sophomore, who entered Wednesday night's game against Maiden with one goal this season, scored the lone netter in the 69th minute in a 1-0 win for the Lady Red Devils.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's spring scores

May 1, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's sports action from across Catawba County:

Prep soccer
Bandys 4, Draughn 2
East Burke 2, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 1, Maiden 0
St. Stephens 6, Alexander Central 0

Minor league baseball
Asheville 10, Hickory 2

Baseball, softball brackets for CVAC 2A, NWC 3A/4A

May 1, 2013

A look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round (on Thursday)
No. 8 Newton-Conover at No. 1 Bandys, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Maiden at No. 4 West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
No. 7 South Iredell at No. 2 Draughn, 7 p.m.
No. 6 East Burke at No. 3 Bunker Hill, 7 p.m.

April 30th

Bears upset Trojans; Bandys still clinches CVAC title

May 1, 2013

The Bunker Hill baseball team spoiled “Senior Night” for Bandys, but the Trojans were the ultimate winners on Tuesday night.

By virtue of Draughn’s 10-6 loss to Maiden in extra innings, the Trojans claim their first outright CVAC title since 2001.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

May 1, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's sports action from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bunker Hill 6, Bandys 4 (nine innings)
Maiden 10, Draughn 6 (nine innings)
Newton-Conover 6, West Caldwell 0

Northwestern 3A/4A baseball tournament
No. 3 Watauga 15, No. 6 St. Stephens 3
No. 5 Fred T. Foard 2, No. 4 Hickory 1

Prep softball

Panthers agree to terms with 13 undrafted rookies

April 30, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were busy on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.

Many deem this signing period after the NFL Draft as the "eighth round," where teams agree to terms with players who were not selected during last week's draft.

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