Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Maiden hadnâ€™t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season.
Game No. 4 Friday against South Caldwell was a different story.
Five fumbles hindered the Blue Devils, who dropped a 28-7 home non-conference game to the Spartans.
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of the season.
Alexander Central had other plans.
The Cougars outgained the Indians, 277-64, in the second half on their way to a 27-24 win in Hickory.
Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state:
Catawba County prep football scores
Alexander Central 27, St. Stephens 24
South Caldwell 28, Maiden 7
Statewide scores (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 83, Chatham Central 0
Alexander Central 27, Hickory St. Stephens 24
Andrews 28, Copper Basin, Tenn. 24
For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted defeat.
After falling to Maiden 27-12 on Monday, the Indians another tough road game against Alexander Central on Thursday, 45-6.
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 prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 6, Lincolnton 3
Will Saenger scored three goals â€” all in the second half â€” leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory against rival St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday.
The Tigers improve their record to 7-3-2 overall and 3-0-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A games this season.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Middle school football (week one)
Arndt 28, Mill Creek 16
Jacobs Fork 14, Grandview 12
Newton-Conover 26, Maiden 8
Northview 26, River Bend 6
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 1
Maiden 3, Forestview 0
Bandys 1, Bunker Hill 0
Fred T. Foard 5, St. Stephens 0
Maiden 2, West Lincoln 1
Bandys 9, Bunker Hill 0
St. Stephens 9, Fred T. Foard 0
Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has agreed to go on the Exempt/Commissionerâ€™s Permission List, according to sources and multiple media reports.
Hardy will still be paid his salary of approximately $770,000 per game while on the list, but will not be allowed to participate in all team activities, including practices and games. However, he will be allowed in the teamâ€™s facility.
The Newton-Conover boys soccer team survived a downpour in the first half against Lincolnton on Tuesday.
The Red Devils poured on the offense during the second half in a 2-1 victory against the Wolves.
Newton-Conover moves to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in Southern District 7 games this season.