Archive - Feb 2014 - Sports Article
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
That couldnâ€™t be more true than in the case of Newton-Conover senior wrestler Junior Hewitt.
Following a two-year removal from wrestling after suffering a gruesome injury, Hewitt has proven himself a valuable asset for the Red Devils this season.
From St. Stephens High School to a Limestone College St. Bernard, Stephen Carpenter made his college decision official on Friday.
With his parents and head coach Wayne Hicks present, Carpenter signed to play for Limestone College this fall.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:<
Bunker Hill 60, Bandys 52
Hickory 42, Fred T. Foard 38
Newton-Conover 74, Lincolnton 52
South Caldwell 66, St. Stephens 58
West Lincoln 44, Maiden 35
Bandys 71, Bunker Hill 35
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 13
Maiden _, West Lincoln _
The Newton-Conover wrestling team has a chance to make history on Saturday â€” again.
The Red Devils (51-1) rolled past SD-7 mate West Caldwell and powerhouse Thomasville on their way to a second-straight 2A West Regional championship and berth in the 2A state title match.
The Fred T. Foard wrestling team has a chance at its second-straight 3A dual team championship on Saturday.
The Tigers defeated Enka and North Iredell to advance to the final, which will be against Morehead on the road Saturday.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Newton-Conover 75, Bandys 46
Bandys 87, Newton-Conover 34
Fred T. Foard 42, Enka 24
Fred T. Foard 42, North Iredell 30
Newton-Conover 48, West Caldwell 24
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 28
Several athletes in Catawba County made a splash on Wednesday for National Signing Day.
Three athletes â€”Â Maiden's Alex White, Newton-Conover's Nick Baker and St. Stephens' Alex Roarke â€” officially signed their National Letters of Intent with Colleges and Universities during the day.
The Newton-Conover wrestling team was on cruise control of the first two rounds of the 2A dual team playoffs.
The Red Devils (49-1) recorded a total of 14 pins in a pair of wins against East Burke (54-21) and West Wilkes (52-18) to advance to Thursdayâ€™s third round.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores across Catawba County:
Bandys 41, Maiden 39
East Lincoln 62, Newton-Conover 60
Hickory 69, St. Stephens 58
Bandys 99, Maiden 36
Bunker Hill 47, Lincolnton 29
Hickory 59, St. Stephens 44
Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 32
The Newton-Conover wrestling team defended home turf on Saturday at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament.
The host Red Devils won the event by tallying 224.5 total points to second-place West Caldwellâ€™s 159 points
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.