Archive - Sports Article
November 8th, 2012
County rivals Bandys and Newton-Conover collide tonight on the football field at Gurley Stadium for a chance to continue their respective playoff runs.
The game is a rematch of a 35-14 victory by the Red Devils on Sept. 21.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover soccer team made up for a devastating 3-0 loss to Lincolnton in last yearâ€™s 2A playoffs.
The Red Devils (15-6-1) led 1-0 at halftime and held off a rally by the Wolves in the second half to come away with a 3-1 road victory to advance to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs.
The Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Wednesday with a 92-47 victory over Milligan College at the Tarlton Complex.
Nika Jones led CVCC (2-0) with 24 points and five steals, while former Newton-Conover standout Kadesha Gibbs added 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Lady Bucs led 48-23 at halftime.
The Newton-Conover High School girls and boys basketball teams will be hosting two â€śBattle of the Borderâ€ť Preseason Jamborees the next two Saturdays.
The Red Devilsâ€™ boys varsity and junior varsity squads will compete in games this Saturday against five teams, including North Lincoln, Hough, Legacy Charter, Statesville and Emmanuel Prep.
The Newton-Conover soccer team enters familiar territory on Wednesday.
The Red Devils (14-6-1) travel to Lincolnton today for a third round match up in the 2A state soccer playoffs.
The Wolves (17-4-1) eliminated Newton-Conover from the playoffs last season.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Bobcats announced starting guard Gerald Henderson could miss approximately 2-4 weeks with a sprained left foot.
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team defeated the Montreat College junior varsity squad, 92-62, in a preseason match up Tuesday night.
Sophomore Isaiah Cuthbertson scored a game-high 22 points and also grabbed 16 rebounds.
The Bucs opened their preseason last Thursday with a 91-49 victory against Limestone College's JV squad.
A dream season for the Catawba County Hornets culminated in a heartbreaking defeat Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park.
The Hornets (11-2) fell behind early to the Carolina Renegades on their way to a 35-8 loss in the Central Carolinas Football League championship game.
Brian See's goal at the 18-minute mark in the second half helped the Newton-Conover soccer team advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over Smoky Mountain in Sylva on Saturday.
Chandler Johnson led N-C (14-6-1) with two goals, while Franklin Wepner and Eli Cordes tallied an assist each.
A pair of Catawba County boys runners finished in the top 10 during Saturday's North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 2A and 3A Cross-Country meets at Beeson Park in Kernersville.
In the 2A meet, Maiden sophomore Corbin Boyles finished with a time of 16:28.61, just under 14 seconds better than his time in the same event last year of 16:46.59.