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August 22nd

Blue Devils hold off hard-charging Tigers

August 23, 2014

A young Maiden football team passed its first test of the season on Friday.

Powered by quarterback Caleb Farley, the Blue Devils held off an upset bid from Fred T. Foard to come away with a 25-21 victory at Blue Devil Stadium.

Roberts, Red Devils blank Trojans in Beam’s debut

August 23, 2014

Blake Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, and the Newton-Conover defense played stout as the Red Devils defeated Chase 29-0 in Forest City on Friday.

The victory is the first for first-year Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

August 23, 2014

Below is a look at week one football scores from Catawba County and surrounding areas:

Catawba County football scores
Bandys 27, St. Stephens 6
Cherryville 50, Bunker Hill 44
Maiden 25, Newton Foard 21
Newton-Conover 29, Chase 0
Statesville 70, Hickory 19

Other statewide football scores
Alleghany County 34, North Stokes 6
Apex 46, Harnett Central 10

August 21st

Johnson ready for year two with Charlotte 49ers

August 21, 2014

With a full season of college football under his belt, Matt Johnson is ready for his second season with the Charlotte 49ers.

The former Maiden standout enters his redshirt sophomore season with the Niners much stronger and wiser.

Weight training with 50 teammates during the summer, Johnson’s bench press improved 30 pounds this offseason.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Beam era begins at N-CHS

August 21, 2014

The Matt Beam era with the Newton-Conover football program commences tonight.

The Red Devils travel to Forest City to battle the Chase Trojans.

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.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's opening scores

August 21, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Thursday's JV football scores
Maiden 26, Fred T. Foard 7
Bandys 16, West Stokes 7
Hickory 22, Statesville 0

August 20th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scoreboard

August 21, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Bandys 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, North Gaston 1

Boys soccer
Asheville 2, Hickory 0
Bunker Hill 9, Cherryville 0
Maiden 5, East Burke 2

August 19th

Panthers RB Barner traded to Eagles for draft pick

August 20, 2014

Kenjon Barner is joining his former college coach, Chip Kelly, as part of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The second-year Carolina Panthers running back was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday for a 2015 conditional seventh-round pick.

County teams feature a number of talented backs

August 19, 2014

Catawba County's football teams possess a talented group of running backs this fall.

Returning to the field are a number of extraordinary runners.

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: Monday, Tuesday sports scores

August 19, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, North Lincoln 1
Fred T. Foard 3, Lincolnton 0
West Iredell 3, St. Stephens 1 (from Monday)

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Lake Norman 0
Fred T. Foard 4, South Iredell 4 (from Monday)
Hickory 4, Bunker Hill 2 (from Monday)

Girls tennis

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