Archive - Sports Article
January 26th, 2015
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.
Through four years of the event, one high school had always taken home both the boys and girls titles at the Catawba County Swimming Championships.
That tradition ended on Tuesday when the St. Stephens High School boys and the Hickory High School girls each took home their respective trophies during the fifth annual meet held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Hickory 78, Hibriten 29
St. Stephens 64, Fred T. Foard 37
Fred T. Foard 76, St. Stephens 49
Hickory 61, Hibriten 52
Fred T. Foard 61, St. Stephens 9
Through my decade of covering high school sports, Iâ€™ve seen many student-athletes excel and make it to the next level.
Iâ€™m blessed to be a part of those special journeys with young men and women pursuing the next steps of their lives.
On Saturday, I witnessed a rare occurrence in my career, and something that â€” in laymanâ€™s terms â€” was simply amazing.