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October 25th, 2012
The Catawba County Hornets are one game away from the Central Carolinas Football League champion game, but one team stands in the way.
The Hornets host the Richmond County Golden Bears on Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park in one of two semifinal match-ups in the CCFL playoffs.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with four match ups featuring all seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Catawba County scores
Bandys 12, Bunker Hill 6
Hickory 19, Fred T. Foard 14
Maiden 7, Draughn 6
Newton-Conover 28, West Caldwell 14 (N-C finishes 9-0, wins conference)
The Maiden and St. Stephens volleyball teams had their seasons ended on Thursday in the third round of the state playoffs.
Down 2-1 in their match with West Henderson (25-3), the Lady Indians (24-2) battled deep into the fourth set to stay alive, but eventually fell 33-31 to drop the match and have their season ended.
The Bunker Hill soccer team honored its six seniors during Wednesday's game against Bandys, but it was a freshman that stole the show.
Richard Xiong continued a standout first season for the Bears, netting three goals to lead the Bears to their 10th victory of the season against the Trojans, 3-1.
The St. Stephens soccer team picked up a crucial victory against Watauga in double overtime on Wednesday, 2-1.
Andrew Barton and Tommy Vo each netted goals for Saint (13-6-2, 8-2-2), while Luke Bruce assisted on Vo's goal.
By virtue of the Indians' win, St. Stephens breaks a tie with Watauga (15-3-3, 8-2-2) to claim second place outright in the Northwestern 3A/4A.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason is out for the rest of the season after the team placed him on injured reserve on Wednesday.
Beason had been suffered from knee and shoulder ailments. He is scheduled to have have surgery on his left knee next week.
Salisbury had been a pain in the sides of the Maiden tennis team for two of the past three seasons entering the second round of the dual team playoffs.
That trend continued on Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets (18-2) swept doubles and singles competition, eliminating Maiden (18-2) from the tennis postseason, 9-0.
Tuesday marked second round playoff games in 2A and 3A volleyball.
Three Catawba County schools â€” Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens â€” were in action.
Below are the scores from those games
Maiden 3, North Lincoln 1
St. Stephens 3, North Buncombe 1
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 0
Thursday's playoff games
Maiden (21-4) at Polk County (20-5), TBA
RALEIGH â€” With Dwyane Wade out, Chris Bosh turned in the aggressive performance Miami coach Erik Spoelstra wanted to see.
Bosh scored 21 points to help the Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-92 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
The Hickory soccer team celebrated 11 of its seniors on Monday, and sent them off the home field in style.
The Red Tornadoes (21-1, 10-1) knocked off rival St. Stephens, 2-1, in a â€śBattle of Hickoryâ€ť on the soccer field.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.