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November 19th, 2012
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.
It was the best of times for the Carolina Panthers through three quarters of Sundayâ€™s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It became the worst of times and possibly the entire season in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers (2-8) gave up an 11-point lead with six minutes to go in Sundayâ€™s contest, eventually falling to the Bucs in overtime, 27-21.
Fresh off a 10-point victory against the New York Knicks, the Memphis Grizzlies continued their early-season roll versus the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Grizzlies (8-1) built a 17-point lead in the second half and held off a late rally by the Bobcats to win their eight-straight game, 94-87.
An electric crowd was fired up at Moretz Stadium on Saturday for something Lenoir-Rhyne hadnâ€™t done since 1962 â€” make a run at an NCAA Div. II National Championship.
The Bears (9-2) kept their ground game going, as they have done all season, tallying 243 rushing yards en route to a 21-6 opening round playoff win over Fort Valley State University (Ga.).
Bandys lost in the third round of the 2AA football playoffs for the second-straight year, falling to South Iredell in Troutman on Friday, 45-14.
â€śWe just got beat up on by a better football team,â€ť said Bandys head coach Randy Lowman. â€śWe knew they were a good team. We played them tough a couple of times, but I think tonight showed what kind of a football team theyâ€™ve got.â€ť
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team had its season ended on Friday in Toledo, Ohio, but not before making some history first.
The 14th-seeded Lady Bucs won their first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II Tournament game with a straight-sets victory (27-25, 31-29, 25-11) against No. 6 Moraine Valley Community College.
In a match up featuring the defending 2A and 3A Western Region champions, the Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard wrestling teams got an early glimpse of one another on Thursday.
The Red Devils hosted the scrimmage at the schoolâ€™s main gym against the Tigers.
The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Bandys traveling to South Iredell in the third round of the 2AA playoffs.
For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Randy Lowman, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Nine Catawba County high school student-athletes made their college decisions official on Wednesday, including five at Fred T. Foard, two at Maiden and one each at St. Stephens and Hickory.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover High School girls basketball team is hosting a â€śBattle of the Borderâ€ť Preseason Jamborees this Saturday.
The Lady Red Devils are scheduled to compete in varsity and junior varsity competition.
Both squads will compete against the JV and varsity teams from Patton, Myers Park, Alexander Central, Butler, Winston-Salem Prep and Hough.