Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The memories of last year still sit with the Bandys girls basketball team, but the Lady Trojans are using those lessons to improve their finish this season.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Newton-Conover High School added four new names to its growing list of Hall of Fame inductees on Tuesday.
Coach Jerry Willard, football and basketball standout Dauntae Finger and athletic supporters Steve and the late Cathy Arndt comprised the NCHS Hallâ€™s fourth class.
All four were enshrined Tuesday during the schoolâ€™s winter sports banquet held at the NCHS gym.
Below is a look at Monday's spring sports scores from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 6, St. Stephens 3
Fred T. Foard 16, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 5, Alexander Central 4 (eight innings)
Newton-Conover 4, North Lincoln 0
14th Annual Lady Indians Memorial Soccer Classic
One of the best seasons ever on the wrestling mat for Newton-Conover came to a close on Saturday.
The Red Devils finished as the team state runners-up at the 2A state wrestling tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Six of the 10 Red Devil wrestlers that qualified for states finished in the top six of each weight class, which earned them a spot on the championship podium.
With his brother Andrew hoisting him high in the air, Bandys wrestler Anthony Christopher celebrated a lifelong achievement at the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday.
Christopher defeated Croatan's Kyle Colborn by a 6-3 decision to claim the 195-pound 2A state championship â€” the 13th Trojan wrestler since 1995 to claim an individual title.
Four Catawba County wrestlers advanced to the finals of their respective weight classes on Friday at the 2A and 3A individual state tournament in Greensboro.
Three of those four come from the 2A ranks, including Newton-Conover sophomore Austin Klutz and Bandys seniors Andrew Brotherton and Anthony Christopher.
The Bandys girls basketball teamâ€™s home winning streak remains in tact, as the Lady Trojans head to Greensboro for the fourth straight year.
Facing East Burke for the fourth time this season, the Lady Trojans (27-2) won the most pivotal of those match ups on Friday, 58-55, to advance to the 2A Western Regionals.
Below is a look Friday's 2A and 3A third round sectional prep basketball semifinal playoff scores across Catawba County:
3A girls (Section 3)
No. 4 Tuscola 61, No. 1 Hickory 57
**Lady Red Tornadoes finish season 25-3**
3A boys (Section 4)
No. 7 Ashbrook 64, No. 3 Fred T. Foard 59 (OT)
**Tigers finish season 23-5**
2A girls (Section 4)
The Carolina Panthers cut veteran defensive tackle Ron Edwards on Friday as the team continues to work to clear cap space by the March 12 deadline.
Edwards, who has been in the league for the past 12 seasons, spent the past two years with the Panthers. In 11 games for Carolina in 2012, Edwards recorded 16 tackles and a sack.
More than just teammates on the court, three of the seven seniors on the Fred T. Foard boys basketball team are hoping to set a new standard for Tigers.
Spencer Matthews, Daniel Tomberlin and Jordan Turner have as close a bond as any on the team, having played not only basketball together, but were members of the Foard soccer team, as well.