Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
Andy Poplin received approval to serve as the new Hickory High School boys basketball coach during Hickory Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday night.
Poplin replaces Lavell Hall, who announced on March 28 that he would not be returning for a second season at the helm of the Red Tornadoes.
An assistant coach from a rival program is taking over the helms of the St. Stephens football program.
Wayne Hicks, who has served as an assistant football coach at Hickory High School since 2008, was approved to be the next Indians gridiron leader by Catawba County Schools Board of Education during a close session at its monthly meeting on Monday night.
It had been a long time since Matt Johnson and Zach Bumgarner had touched a football field for live game competition â€” that was until Saturday.
Both former Catawba County prep football standouts made their much-awaited college football debuts during the Charlotte 49ers first-ever spring football game this past weekend.
Maidenâ€™s Isaiah Henderson credits Rick Lomax with starting his pole vaulting career.
Now, the Maiden senior is hoping to honor the late coachâ€™s memory with his performance this season.
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.
The search for the next girls basketball coach at Maiden High School continues.
The Blue Devils have been without a girls basketball coach since last month when a mutual decision was by then-coach Katie Chapman and schools officials for Chapman not to return.
It was a busy day for Catawba County prep athletes on Thursday with six seniors signing to play in the collegiate ranks.
Among those that signed were two Maiden football players and four Fred T. Foard basketball players.
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.
Below is a look at Thursday's sports action from across Catawba County:
Maiden 2, Bandys 1
Bunker Hill 7, Newton-Conover 1
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 8, Bandys 1
Bandys 3, Maiden 0
Newton-Conover 4, West Caldwell 1
St. Stephens 1, Fred T. Foard 0
The Panthers open the NFL season at home for the first time since 2009 and will play two nationally televised games.
Carolina hosts Seattle in the Sept. 8 season opener.
There was a familiar feeling in the air during Wednesday's Catawba County track and field championship meet at Bunker Hill High School.
The Bunker Hill boys and Hickory girls teams repeated their performances from a season ago by each winning county titles.
Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
St. Stephens 11, Maiden 0 (five innings)
Minor league baseball
Hickory 6, Asheville 5