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September 6th

Brad Keselowski wins at Richmond; Chase field is set

September 7, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

There were 17 drivers who could have raced their way into the Chase by winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but Brad Keselowski would have nothing to do with a storybook ending.

Charlotte 49ers grab Golden Bulls by the horns, 56-0

September 7, 2014

Matt Johnson and his Charlotte 49er teammates were left with a bad taste in their mouths following a 33-9 season-opening victory against Campbell last week.

"We worked really hard this week," Johnson said. "We weren't really satisfied with the way we played last week, even with the win."

September 5th

Red Devil defense shuts out Hickory in second half

September 5, 2014

Newton-Conover’s defense hadn’t allowed a single point in any of its games so far this season.

Giving up 21 points in the first half against rival Hickory, the Red Devils buckled down, allowing no Red Tornado points in the second half.

Newton-Conover scored 30-straight points en route to a 46-21 victory at Gurley Stadium against Hickory.

Behind Williams, Tigers end 20-game losing streak

September 5, 2014

Behind Matt Williams’ five touchdown passes, Fred T. Foard ended a 20-game losing streak on Friday with a 49-21 victory against Bunker Hill.

Williams completed 17-of-25 passes for 223 yards — 115 of those to Tyler Johnson.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

September 5, 2014

Below is a look at Friday night's prep football scores in Catawba County and across the state:

Catawba County scores
Bandys 42, Chase 7
Fred T. Foard 49, Bunker Hill 21
Newton-Conover 46, Hickory 21

Statewide scoreboard
Anson County 35, South Stanly 8
Arendell-Parrott Academy 54, Lawrence Academy 6
Ayden-Grifton 14, North Pitt 7

September 4th

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's scoreboard

September 4, 2014

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

Thursday's JV football scores
Bandys 48, Chase 6
Newton-Conover at Hickory, ppd. to Monday at 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden and St. Stephens are off

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

September 4, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bandys 3, East Lincoln 0
Watauga 3, Fred T. Foard 1
Maiden 3, Newton-Conover 2

Girls tennis
Bunker Hill at Fred T. Foard, ppd.
Kings Mountain at Maiden, ppd.
Newton-Conover at South Caldwell, ppd.

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 9, Burns 0

September 3rd

Sets of siblings setting the soccer standard at Maiden

September 3, 2014

Two sets of siblings are helping to set a new standard with the Maiden boys soccer program.

The Lichtenwalners — Michael and Patrick — and the Medina-Garcias — Christian and Alonso — are leading the Blue Devils on the pitch this fall, hoping to take the squad to new heights.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

September 3, 2014

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

Boys soccer
Lincoln Charter 4, Bandys 2
Fred T. Foard 7, Enka 0
West Iredell 4, Maiden 3
Bunker Hill at North Iredell, no report
Hickory at AC Reynolds, no report

Volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
Hickory 3, South Caldwell 0
North Lincoln 3, Bunker Hill 1

September 2nd

Red Devils ranked 10th in first AP poll of the season

September 2, 2014

After two shutouts to start the season, the Newton-Conover football program was rewarded for its play on Tuesday.

The Red Devils are ranked 10th in the first Associated Press poll of the season, which was released on Tuesday afternoon.

The poll is voted on by a statewide panel of prep sports writers.

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