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November 14th, 2013
MAIDEN âÂ The Maiden football team hasn't forgotten a painful loss to Thomasville in last year's playoffs.
The Blue Devils come in focused tonight for their first-round match-up against Forbush in Maiden.
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A pair of Newton-Conover soccer members earned top honors in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A in 2013-14.
The Red Devils' Franklin Wepner was awarded the conference's Offensive Player of the Year, while Angelo Palozzi was named SD-7 Coach of the Year.
Seven Catawba County athletes, including two each at Bandys, Bunker Hill and St. Stephens high school, signed with college and universities on Wednesday.
An athlete at Hickory High School also made her college decision
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NEWTON â After a 2-9 season and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2004, Brint Russell has resigned as the head football coach at Newton-Conover High School.
Russell submitted his official letter of resignation on Wednesday to Newton-Conover City School officials.
The search for a new head varsity football coach will start immediately.
WAXHAW â Battling the elements and Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foardâs dream soccer season came to an end.
The Tigers gave up three first-half goals, falling to the Mavericks, 4-1, in the 3A West championship game.
HICKORY â Cory Morgan has stepped down as the head coach of the boys soccer team at St. Stephens High School.
Morgan gave his notice to school officials and notified the team of his decision on Tuesday.
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FOREST, Va. - Emory & Henry College junior linebacker Paul Forney has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, ODAC officials announced Sunday.
The Newton native wins the award for the second time in his career. Last season, Forney was selected for weekly honors after the Waspsâ victory over Maryville on Sept. 8.
NEWTON â Faced with admitting a freshman to his varsity program three years ago, Fred T. Foard soccer coach Scottie Goforth made a difficult decision.
âItâs a hard call to have a freshman on varsity,â Goforth said. âWhile they are technically ready, are they emotionally ready? It was an experiment that has paid off.â
NEWTON â The Fred T. Foard soccer team's dream season continued on Saturday.
The Northwestern 3A/4A champion Tigers (19-5-3) advanced to the 3A West finals with a 3-1 home victory against Weddington in the fourth round of the playoffs.
The Warriors, who knocked off St. Stephens to earn the right to play Foard, finish their season with a 17-8 record.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its prep football playoff brackets as of about 2:30 p.m. EST, according to the NCHSAA's Rick Struck.
Below is a look at the first round playoff match ups, which take place next Friday, Nov. 15, involving area teams:
No. 9 Lincolnton (7-4) at No. 8 Thomasville (5-6)