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January 29th

Red Devils split Tuesday hoops action with Bandys

January 30, 2013

Newton-Conover took to the court for the second-straight day on Tuesday, facing off with another county rival in Bandys.

The Red Devils split girls and boys basketball games with the Trojans in Catawba.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scoreboard

January 30, 2013

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

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 65, South Iredell 52
Fred T. Foard 49, Alex. Central 41
Hickory 75, Watauga 56
St. Stephens 75, So. Caldwell 69
West Caldwell 44, Maiden 27

Girls basketball
Fred T. Foard 59, Alex. Central 50
Hickory 68, Watauga 38
Maiden 56, West Caldwell 44

January 28th

Red Devils thrash Blue Devils on basketball court

January 29, 2013

The basketball rivalry between Newton-Conover and Maiden continued on the court Monday with a pair of ugly outcomes.

The Red Devils swept the hoops action against the rival Blue Devils at NCHS.

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

Bobcats start road swing with 93-85 loss to Bulls

January 29, 2013

Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 19 points and Nate Robinson added 15 as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 93-85 on Monday night.

Whisnant M.S. hoops tournament kicks off Tuesday

January 28, 2013

The Kermit Whisnant Memorial Midde School Basketball Tournament kicks off Tuesday at Newton-Conover Middle School.

Below are the brackets for the event:

Kermit Whisnant Memorial Midde School Basketball Tournament
(at Newton-Conover Middle School)

Girls bracket

First round
No. 8 River Bend (0-14) vs. No. 1 Maiden (12-2), 4 p.m. Tuesday

Panthers' Rivera adds 3 assistant coaches to staff

January 28, 2013

The Panthers have announced three assistants have been added to Ron Rivera's coaching staff.

Carolina hired Ken Dorsey as their new quarterbacks coach to work with Cam Newton, Jim Skipper as running backs coach and Al Holcomb as linebackers coach.

January 27th

Ex-Trojan, Hokie WR Justin Harper traded to Lions

January 27, 2013

Former Bandys standout wide receiver Justin Harper will have a new professional football home in 2013.

The 6-foot-3, 215-pound wideout was traded on Friday from the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders to the British Columbia (B.C.) Lions.

Harper was sent with the Roughriders' third round pick in 2014 to the Lions in exchange for Lions slotback Geroy Simon.

Henderson's 3-pointer pushes 'Cats past 'Wolves

January 27, 2013

Charlotte's lengthy home losing streak is over thanks to the clutch shooting of guard Gerald Henderson.

With the shot clock expiring and game winding down, Henderson drilled a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to help Charlotte come away with a 102-101 victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.

January 26th

Longtime teammates Gibbs, Pitts excel at CVCC

January 26, 2013

Teammates on the Newton-Conover girls basketball team for three years, Samiya Pitts and Kadesha Gibbs have continued their bond at the collegiate level.

Pitts and Gibbs are both playing for the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program this season.

January 25th

BREAKING: Friday's sporting events moved

January 25, 2013

Below are the postponements and cancellations of Friday's high school sports action:

Prep basketball

Maiden at Newton-Conover (postponed to Monday, Jan. 28)

Draughn at Bandys, (postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 30)

Bunker Hill at East Burke, (postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 30)

Fred T. Foard at Watauga, (postponed - no date announced)

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