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September 20th, 2012

PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils edge Trojans on court

September 20, 2012

The Newton-Conover volleyball team avenged a loss to Bandys earlier in the season with a five-set victory Thursday at home 17-25, 25-10, 25-20, 15-25 and 15-7.

The Lady Red Devils improve to 4-11 overall and 3-5 in the CVAC.

Kayla Champion led the Lady Trojans (6-7, 5-3) with 12 kills, 10 digs, five aces, three assists and three blocks.

September 19th

Lady Blue Devils climbing the CVAC volleyball ranks

September 19, 2012

A year after finishing tied for third in the Catawba Valley 2A, the Maiden volleyball team is on the edge of the top of the conference standings.

The Lady Blue Devils are 10-3 this season with a 7-1 mark in the CVAC.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers blank Trojans on court

September 19, 2012

The Fred T. Foard volleyball team bounced back from a tough conference loss with a straight-sets victory over Bandys on Wednesday 26-24, 25-23 and 25-18.

Morgan Smith led Foard (13-5) with seven kills, while Madison Hayes added six kills.

Gaosee Vang paced Bandys (6-6) with 25 asssists, four aces, five kills and five blocks.

Prep soccer

Hibriten 1, Fred T. Foard 0

UNC's Roy Williams has surgery for kidney tumor

September 19, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts.

Still, the coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney.

September 18th

Lady Indians notch crucial NWC win, oust Lady Tigers

September 18, 2012

Entering Tuesday with identical 4-1 conference records, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard volleyball teams tried to keep alive hopes for a Northwestern 3A/4A championship.

Tied 1-1, the Lady Indians won the third and fourth sets to come away with the pivotal 3-1 victory over the Lady Tigers in Newton.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Maiden wins, moves into second

September 18, 2012

The Maiden volleyball team picked up a 3-0 victory over East Burke on Tuesday 25-23, 25-14 and 25-14.

By virtue of Bandys loss to South Iredell, the Lady Blue Devils (10-3) moved into sole possession of the No. 2 spot in the CVAC standings with a 6-1 conference record.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Weather forces 10 postponements

September 18, 2012

Ten prep sports contests from Tuesday were postponed after storms rolled through Catawba County.

Below is a list of the rescheduled dates from these postponed games:

Wednesday, Sept. 19
Bandys at South Iredell tennis, 4 p.m.
Bandys at South Iredell soccer, 5:30 p.m.

East Burke at Maiden tennis, 4 p.m.
East Burke at Maiden soccer, 5 p.m.

September 17th

Tigers edge Bears, set their sights on Indians

September 17, 2012

Fighting in a second five-set volleyball match this season with Bunker Hill on Monday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team persevered once again.

The Lady Tigers overcame a 2-1 deficit to win two-straight sets and the match against the Lady Bears 14-25, 25-15, 22-25, 25-21 and 15-10.

PREP NOTEBOOK: FTF soccer wins, postponements

September 17, 2012

Fred T. Foard earned yet another shutout on the soccer field on Monday with a 6-0 victory against South Caldwell.

The Tigers, who now have nine shut outs on the season, improve to 11-1 overall and 2-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A play.

The Spartans fall to 2-8 overall 0-3 in NWC play.

September 16th

Panthers beat Saints for first time since 2009

September 17, 2012

Fighting against division rival New Orleans on Sunday, Carolina managed to cure its a Achilles' heel in games most of last season — the ability to finish.

Up eight points at halftime, the Panthers' offensive continued to churn and their defense stepped up in crucial moments, helping Carolina come away with a 35-27 victory against the Saints in the home opener at Bank of America Stadium.

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