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January 27th, 2015
For the seventh time in the past eight years, the Newton-Conover wrestling team won a conference championship.
The Red Devils wrapped up the outright 2015 SD-7 title on Tuesday with a 57-12 win against visiting Maiden at Lemon Gym.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 59, West Caldwell 32
Bunker Hill 48, West Lincoln 30
Hickory 59, Freedom 44
Maiden 57, Newton-Conover 47
St. Stephens 55, Hibriten 32
West Caldwell 74, Bandys 50
Hickory 72, Freedom 55
Newton-Conover 81, Maiden 46
A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday.
The Fred T. Foard at Watauga wrestling match, as well as the Watauga at Fred T. Foard basketball games have been postponed. They will be made up on Wednesday.
The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to hire Allen Robinson Wittenberg as the head football coach at Hickory High School.
Wittenberg, 41, a native of Hickory and a graduate of Hickory High, will start his new role at HHS before the end of February 2015.
Taking over the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program from retiring head coach Tommy Edwards in 2013, Tisha England had some big shoes to fill.
Now, the Newton-Conover High alumni has the Lady Red Hawks soaring high on the court and hopes to take them to new heights before seasonâ€™s end.
Knowing it would be the final game for teammate Josh Ramseur, Alex Johnson put in the extra work in practice this week in preparation for West Caldwell.
Johnsonâ€™s work ethic showed on Friday, and the junior scored 26 points in a 85-77 victory for Newton-Conover against the Warriors at Lemon Gym.
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 67, East Lincoln 46
Bunker Hill 51, Maiden 44
Freedom 73, Fred T. Foard 14
Newton-Conover 63, West Caldwell 42
Bunker Hill 65, Maiden 47
East Lincoln 77, Bandys 39
Fred T. Foard 64, Freedom 47
Newton-Conover 85, West Caldwell 77
A journey that started in Orlando, Fla. for Austin Gorman has continued through Western North Carolina.
The St. Stephens sophomore is making a big splash in his first-ever prep swimming season, helping fill in some important gaps for the Indians this winter.
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Watauga 54, St. Stephens 49
Watauga 86, Saint 74
St. Stephens 69, Watauga 9
With injuries to key starters and returning players, Jason Barnes knew heâ€™d have his hands full entering his first season as head coach of the Bandys boys basketball program.
Through the difficulty of winning games and being competitive, one Trojan junior varsity basketball player has helped to give his teammates, coaches, community and even opponents a different outlook on life.