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November 6th, 2012
A dream season for the Catawba County Hornets culminated in a heartbreaking defeat Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park.
The Hornets (11-2) fell behind early to the Carolina Renegades on their way to a 35-8 loss in the Central Carolinas Football League championship game.
Brian See's goal at the 18-minute mark in the second half helped the Newton-Conover soccer team advance to the third round of the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over Smoky Mountain in Sylva on Saturday.
Chandler Johnson led N-C (14-6-1) with two goals, while Franklin Wepner and Eli Cordes tallied an assist each.
A pair of Catawba County boys runners finished in the top 10 during Saturday's North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 2A and 3A Cross-Country meets at Beeson Park in Kernersville.
In the 2A meet, Maiden sophomore Corbin Boyles finished with a time of 16:28.61, just under 14 seconds better than his time in the same event last year of 16:46.59.
The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championships with a pair of victories on Saturday.
With all of its starters in the line up Friday, the Newton-Conover football team pounded Ashe County.
The Red Devils (9-3) tallied 49 points on offense and held the Huskies scoreless to move on to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.
The Maiden-Thomasville rivalry added another page to its great high school football rivalry on Friday.
In a game that wasn't decided until the final 34 seconds, a game-tying Ian Oliver field goal was blocked, leading the Bulldogs (5-7) to an upset win over the Blue Devils, 27-24, in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs in Maiden.
For the second time this season, the Bandys football team knocked off East Burke in Catawba on Friday night, 34-7.
In the process, the Trojans (8-4) advance to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.
Quarterback Anthony Toscano completed 7-of-8 passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns for Bandys, while running back Devan Davis rushed 20 times for 129 yards.
The No. 1 seed Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the next round of the Region X Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12 and 25-7) victory over No. 8 Lenoir Community College.
Jennifer Beatty led CVCC with 13 kills, eight digs, two aces and one block. Leah Wells added eight kills, 10 digs, two blocks and an ace.
Playoff rivalries are a big part what high school football is all about in North Carolina.
The chilly autumn weather late in November, the sound of the band playing and cheerleaders sounding off to inspire the crowd to stand up and cheer.
The playoffs bring about a special feeling to those who attend high school football games all across the state.
The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Newton-Conover hosting Ashe County in the first round of the 2AA playoffs.
For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Brint Russell, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.