Archive - Sports Article
November 23rd, 2012
In this weekend's edition of The Observer News Enterprise, we take a look at the prep basketball season, including the boys and girls teams from Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens.
This preview includes returning players, new players and comments from each coach.
Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew warned his team to take the Charlotte Bobcats seriously and forget all about their record last season.
It sure looked as if his players were listening.
Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
For the second-straight year, the Observer News Enterprise takes a look at this yearâ€™s prep wrestling season, including those wrestling and comments from each coach.
To read this prep wrestling preview, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Since the arrival of head coach Mike Houston in Hickory, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team has ran the football down opponents collective throats â€” winning a South Atlantic Conference title in 2011 and yet another SAC title in 2012.
The Charlotte Bobcats are off to a fast start so far this season.
Less than three weeks into the season, the surprising Bobcats are a game away from matching last season's win total following a 98-97 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors.
Two former Catawba County high school football standouts took part in Saturday's "Fall Finale" for the Charlotte 49ers football program.
Former Maiden and current UNCC quarterback Matt Johnson, as well as former St. Stephens standout and current 49ers offensive lineman/long snapper Zach Bumgarner, took part in the scrimmage.
The St. Stephens boys basketball team spoiled the debut of Pat Kahny as head coach on Tuesday, knocking off the Blue Devils, 65-20.
Chris Hefner led Saint (1-0) with 13 points, Zach Houston scored 12 points and Kerigan Farley added 10 points.
Alex White paced Maiden (0-1) with six points, while Austin Wright added four points.
Newton-Conover 58, Freedom 12
The Carolina Panthers waived kicker Justin Medlock on Tuesday â€” two days after he missed his third-straight field goal for the team.
Medlock, who signed a three-year contract with the Panthers on March 7, was 7-for-10 on his field goal attempts this season, but had missed his past three attempts, including a 40-yard attempt in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-21 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Newton-Conover was perfect during its first tri-match of the season on Monday at North Gaston High School.
Below are the results from Monday's matches:
Newton-Conover 57, North Mecklenburg 21
106: Jakob Bogojebich (NM) forfeit
113: Austin Klutz (NC) forfeit
120: Holden Benfield (NC) forfeit
126: Jonte Parker (NC) pin Zane Dunlap (NM)
Ramon Sessions wanted another chance to prove he had some ice left in his veins. He got that chance Monday night and took advantage of it.
Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal the game, and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98.