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January 24th, 2013
Seniors Anthony and Andrew Christopher both wrestle, but they share more than just a mat.
Separated by school lines, the brothers have battled through not only their wrestling opponents, but more than any high school student should ever have to.
Thanks in part to forward Josh Smith and the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Bobcats' lengthy home losing streak grew to 16 games on Wednesday.
Smith scored 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for his 15th double double of the season, leading Atlanta to a 104-92 victory against Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team rallied from down 10 points at halftime against Patrick Henry Community College to come away victorious 71-69 on Wednesday.
The Bucs, who trailed for most of Wednesday's game, scored 40 points in the second half and took their first lead with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
Bandys improved to 2-0 in Catawba Valley 2A wrestling standings with a victory against Bunker Hill on Tuesday.
The Trojans (15-16, 2-0) and the Bears (14-19, 0-2) also competed against South Caldwell (19-11).
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
St. Stephens picked up a Northwestern 3A/4A victory in boys basketball against Watauga on Tuesday, but the win didn't come easy.
The Indians survived an eight-overtime with the Pioneers to come away victorious, 103-98, in Boone.
The Charlotte Bobcats struggled to make free throws in a Saturday loss to Sacramento.
On Monday, giving them up was what cost the â€˜Cats a chance at another victory.
The Houston Rockets made a season-high 32 free throws to come away with a 100-94 win against the Bobcats in a rare Monday matinee game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Catawba County came up just short in its semi-pro football postseason appearance on Saturday.
Despite forcing seven turnovers, the Hornets fell to the Orlando Rage 28-24 in the Florida Bowl â€” part of National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Fla.
Charlotte failed to make the most of its free chances on Saturday against Sacramento, and ended up paying the price.
The Bobcats (10-32) made just 26-of-38 shots from the free throw line in a 97-93 loss to the Kings at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday.
Below are a look at Saturday's scores and results from prep, college and semi-pro sports action:
CVAC girls championship
1. Draughn, 317
2. South Iredell, 261
3. East Burke, 218
4. Newton-Conover, 196
5. Maiden, 189
6. Bandys, 120
7. West Caldwell 88
CVAC boys championship
1. Draughn, 701
2. South Iredell, 591
3. East Burke 445
In front of a jam-packed crowd at St. Stephens High School on Friday, Logan Starkeyâ€™s clutch play late helped the Indians knock off Hickory, 53-42.
Tied 42-42 late in the game, Starkey connected on 3-pointers during back-to-back possessions to help give Saint the late edge and lead for good.