Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
In a game that could go a long ways in determining this year's NFC South champion, New Orleans dominated Carolina on Thursday night.
Capitalizing on a second quarter fumble by Cam Newton near the goal line, the Saints took control and never looked back, winning 28-10 at Bank of America Stadium.
Since a successful 2008 season, the Fred T. Foard football program has struggled.
With three head coaches and eight wins during the next five seasons, the Tigers fought to rekindle their previous success.
That was until this season.
Both riding losing streaks, the Newton-Conover football team travels to Claremont tonight to take on Catawba County rival Bunker Hill.
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 junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Oct. 30 scores
Bunker Hill 53, Newton-Conover 12
Maiden 14, East Lincoln 0
St. Stephens 33, Freedom 18
South Caldwell 48, Fred T. Foard 7
Watauga 42, Hickory 20
West Lincoln 38, Bandys 6
Below is a look at Saturdayâ€™s 2A and 3A boys soccer playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. (at Bunker Hill)
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 7 p.m.
Hickory (15-6-1) at Weddington (19-1-1), 6 p.m.
Madison Bumgarner is the 2014 World Series MVP.
The 25-year-old left-handed pitcher led the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 series victory against the Kansas City Royals.
Led by Bumgarner's five-inning relief effort, San Francisco defeated Kansas City 3-2 on the road in Game 4 of the World Series.
With the victory, the Hickory native wins his third World Series.
Below is a look at Wednesday's boys soccer playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Trinity 3, Bandys 1 (Trojans end season 9-11-1)
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0 (from Tuesday)
Fred T. Foard 10, Kings Mountain 1 (final/mercy rule)
A.C. Reynolds 5, St. Stephens 1 (Indians end season 10-11)
Hickory 4, Concord 2 (from Tuesday)
Below is a look at Wednesday's final middle school football scores involving teams across Catawba County:
Oct. 28-29 scores
Newton-Conover 40, River Bend 12
(N-CMS clinches conference title)
Mill Creek 12, Maiden 6
Arndt 22, Jacobs Fork 8
Northview 26, Grandview 20
Driving back from Tuesdayâ€™s 2A West Region final in girls volleyball between Bunker Hill and Hendersonville, I reflected on the seasonâ€™s final match and also the Lady Bearsâ€™ remarkable run.
Bunker Hill fell in the contest to the two-time defending state champion Lady Bearcats, 3-0, but the match â€” and the season for that matter â€” was much more than the final result.
Below is a look at Tuesday's playoff scores and Wednesday's playoff matches involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0
Bandys (9-10-1) at Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. tonight
Hickory 4, Concord 2
Kings Mountain (10-10-1) at Fred T. Foard (17-3-2), 6:30 p.m. tonight