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October 13th, 2012
The Newton-Conover football team honored its senior class the best way it knew how on Friday â€” by winning impressively.
The Red Devils tallied 396 total yards, including 126 from senior running back Marquis Pope, on their way to blasting Draughn 41-21 at Gurley Stadium.
"Senior Night" is a special moment for high school students, but for the Fred T. Foard football team, it is a night they want to forget.
St. Stephens running back Marcus Payne scored four touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 35-13 win over the host Tigers on Friday night in Newton.
"They ran the same thing on film" said Foard coach Jason Phelps. "We just could not stop them."
The Maiden football team continue to stay near the top of the Catawba Valley 2A standings with a 14-0 victory against East Burke.
Jake McRee threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Austin Wright for the Blue Devils' first score, while Grant Yowe scored a second half touchdown on a two-yard run.
For the first time since 1991, St. Stephens High School has a conference volleyball championship.
The Lady Indians knocked off rival Fred T. Foard in three sets on Thursday 25-16, 25-16 and 25-22.
With the victory, Saint earns at least a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A championship and earns the No. overall seed for the 3A state playoffs.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with six match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Bandys 26, South Iredell 7
Bunker Hill 38, West Caldwell 14
Hickory 40, Hibriten 14
Maiden 42, East Burke 0
Newton-Conover 38, Draughn 22
St. Stephens 26, Fred T. Foard 14
Below are scores from prep sports from around Catawba County on Thursday:
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, East Burke 0
Newton-Conover 3, Draughn 0
South Iredell 3, Bandys 2
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 1
East Burke 3, Maiden 1
Newton-Conover 6, Draughn 0
South Iredell 3, Bandys 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two races with his second concussion in the past six weeks, ending the championship chances of NASCAR's most popular driver.
The first concussion, suffered in a crash during an Aug. 29 tire test at Kansas, went undiagnosed until Wednesday, when Earnhardt was examined in Charlotte for lingering effects from Sunday's crash at Talladega.
The 20th edition of the United Way Unifour Cross Country Invitational lived up to expectations on Wednesday.
A new boys championship race record was set. Two new individual and team champions were also crowned in the championship races at the event.
The Fred T. Foard soccer team picked up a road conference victory Wednesday against South Caldwell.
Daniel Tomberlin, Kenan Ruffner, Scottie Whitman and Mario Carrillo each scored goals for the Tigers (13-5-1, 4-4-1).
Whitman also recorded an assist on Ruffner's goal.
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 1
Panthers announced Wednesday that Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil is out for the season after suffering a left foot injury.
Kalil was injured in Carolina's 16-12 loss to Seattle, although he continued playing.
Kalil went to see Dr. James Anderson on Tuesday and it was determined he had a Lisfranc injury â€” torn a ligament that supports the middle of his foot.