Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
Battling for the chance to win a conference championship, Wednesdayâ€™s volleyball game between Bunker Hill and Maiden went far beyond the court of play.
After losing classmates Alec Sigmon and Justin Turner late last week in a tragic car crash, the Lady Bears played with heavy hearts and precise focus in a 3-0 victory against the Lady Blue Devils.
Already with county, conference and state championships, Maidenâ€™s Corbin Boyles finally achieved the missing jewel in his cross-country crown Wednesday.
The Blue Devil senior runner won the 22nd United Way Invitational at Southside Park for the first time in his career.
Newton-Conover won a doubles championship and finished second in singles play during day two of the SD-7 tennis championships on Wednesday at Maiden High School.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Middle school football scores (week four)
Newton-Conover 22, Northview 14
Maiden 14, Jacobs Fork 6
H.M. Arndt 22, Grandview 6
Mill Creek 30, River Bend 0
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Maiden 0
Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 0
Fred T. Foard 7, South Caldwell 2
East Lincoln 5, Bunker Hill 2
Lincolnton 5, Bandys 3
Newton-Conover 6, West Lincoln 0
A little more than a week ago, the Bandys volleyball team sent shockwaves through the SD-7 by knocking off top-ranked Maiden.
Newton-Conover avoided the same fate as its archrival.
The Lady Red Devils pulled ahead two sets and held off a late charge by the Lady Trojans to come away with a 3-1 victory Tuesday on â€śSenior Night.â€ť
The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tennis tournament held its first of two days of competition on Tuesday at Maiden High School.
Four singles players punched their tickets to the 2A West Regionals, while in doubles, Newton-Conoverâ€™s Brittany Connor and Lauren Dillard were one of three teams who advanced to Regionals.
Despite a rivalry win against Maiden on Saturday, the Newton-Conover football team fell one spot in the latest Associated Press 2A poll released on Tuesday.
The Red Devils (5-0-1, 2-0) received more votes this week (62) than they did in last weekâ€™s poll (60), but were surpassed by Franklin.
Entering Monday, Newton-Conoverâ€™s football program never had more than one selection to the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
A pair of 2014 Red Devils have made the cut for the annual high school football all-star game held in December.
Wide receiver Josh Ramseur and defensive back Tyrell Fleming will play in the contest held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. on Dec. 20.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 1
Fred T. Foard 5, Hickory 0
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Wednesday
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 6, South Caldwell 2