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November 28th, 2012
After an atrocious 1-for-10 night at the free throw line last week, Al Horford decided to spend extra time working on his foul shots.
"That's one of the things I always work on, and I got away from it a little bit," he said. "I think it showed when I went in that little slump."
His recent effort seems to have paid off.
The Fred T. Foard and Bunker Hill high school wrestling teams collided Tuesday in an early season tri-match held by the Tigers.
The match also included SouthLake Christian Academy, of Huntersville.
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.
Boys basketball scores
St. Stephens 67, Newton-Conover 63
Hickory 82, North Surry 45
North Lincoln 59, Bunker Hill 54
Freedom at Fred T. Foard, postponed to Dec. 21
Girls basketball scores
Newton-Conover 64, St. Stephens 58
Hickory 60, North Surry 45
North Lincoln 79, Bunker Hill 36
Prep wrestling scores
Four Catawba County soccer players were chosen by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association (NCSCA) as 2012 All-State team members.
Among those athletes chosen include Newton-Conover's Chandler Johnson, St. Stephens' Andrew Barton and Hickory's Carlos Sevilla and Marcos Vargas.
The CVCC men's basketball team pulled out to a 30-point lead by halftime en route to a 87-57 victory against the Belmont Abbey JV on Monday, 87-57.
Rashawn Edwards led the Bucs (6-1) with 15 points, while Josh McClain and Jalen Cannady added 14 points each in a balanced scoring effort for CVCC.
They were two words on a sponsor's banner draped behind the Philadelphia Eagles' postgame podium: Imagine. Change.
For disgusted Eagles fans, that's all they can do, especially with coach Andy Reid still running the show. They won't have to imagine much longer.
Russell Westbrook tipped away a pass, got into the open court all by himself and then braced for a big take-off and a signature throwdown dunk. Instead, he meekly flipped the ball into the basket and grinned sheepishly at the Oklahoma City Thunder bench after the miscue.
Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy are inactive for the Eagles' game against Carolina because of concussions.
Rookies Nick Foles and Bryce Brown will start in place of Vick and McCoy on Monday night. Foles will make his second career start at quarterback, and Brown his first at tailback.
With a rookie quarterback and a running back making his first start since high school, the Philadelphia Eagles will try for their first win in two months.
No wonder even the Carolina Panthers (2-8) are favored on the road.
Carson-Newman held off a furious rally in the second half by Lenoir-Rhyne to win by a 38-35 score Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Div. II football playoffs at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Carson-Newman (9-2), ranked No. 22 in the nation, advances to the national quarterfinals to face Valdosta State (9-2) next Saturday in Valdosta, Ga.