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October 5th, 2012
Both with identical 4-3 records entering Friday's conference contest, the Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill football teams were heading in different directions. That trend continued.
The Red Devils scored 31-straight points on their way to a 38-14 victory against the Bears.
After winning its third-straight game, Newton-Conover improves to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A.
The St. Stephens football team picked up its first win of the season on Friday, knocking off North Buncombe in Weaverville, 20-10.
The Indians (1-7) pulled ahead 13-0 in the first quarter behind a 77-yard touchdown pass from Ky'Rawn Whitfield to Nic Kinson.
Saint's Martin Sutton added a four-yard run in the quarter.
Trying to keep pace with conference leader Watauga, the Hickory soccer team made the most of its early opportunities on Thursday.
The Red Tornadoes scored in the first four minutes of the first and second halfs on their way to a 3-1 victory over Fred T. Foard.
The Newton-Conover soccer team pulled ahead 4-1 by halftime and cruised to a 6-1 conference victory against Bunker Hill on Thursday.
Franklin Wepner led the Red Devils (7-3-1, 5-1-0) with two goals and two assists.
Turner Glynn, Chandler Johnson, Eli Cordes and Brian See also scored goals for Newton-Conover.
Cesar Lara, Glynn and Johnson picked up assists in the victory.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is 19-0 after a four-set road win over Johnson and Wales on Thursday 23-25, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-14.
The Lady Bucs (19-0) dropped the first set in the contest, but rallied back to win three-straight sets and take the match.
The Bandys tennis team picked up a 8-1 conference victory on Wednesday against Bunker Hill in Catawba.
The Lady Trojans improve to 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the CVAC, while Bunker Hill falls to 6-13 overall and 5-8 in the Catawba Valley 2A.
Bandys 8, Bunker Hill 1
The St. Stephens soccer team picked up a 4-2 road conference soccer victory against Alexander Central on Wednesday.
The Indians (9-5-2, 4-1-2) received goals from Tommy Vo, Luke Bruce, Osvaldo Cruz and Ben Highland.
Four Saint soccer players also had assists, including Ivan Aguilera-Zavala, Andrew Bare, Andrew Barton, Vo and Bruce.
Ever want to learn how to hit a golf ball a really long way? How about more than 400 yards?
Hickory-area golf fans will have an opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 9 during the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors when the Rock Barn Golf Academy presents a Power Golf Exhibition on Tuesday and the annual Youth Golf Clinic on Friday, it was announced on Wednesday.
The breakthrough season for Bunker Hill on the soccer field continued Tuesday in Catawba.
Behind two goals each from Joel Hernandez and Richard Xiong, the Bears knocked off Bandys on the road for their sixth victory.
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.
Four prep contests in soccer and tennis were postponed on Tuesday due to weather.
Bunker Hill at Bandys and Maiden at Draughn tennis will both be played on Wednesday, weather permitting.
Fred. Foard at Hickory soccer, which was postponed from Monday, was moved to Thursday.
Newton-Conover hosts West Caldwell next Monday for a pivotal soccer match.