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February 7th, 2012
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard advanced to Thursdayâs third round of the NCHSAA playoffs.
Two other Catawba County schools â Bandys and St. Stephens â werenât as fortunate. Both squads had their seasons ended.
The Tigers (30-1) had to overcome a 27-3 deficit early on to win and advance.
Newton-Conover (40-2) took out Ashe County in the first round and followed that up with a 42-18 win against Chase.
The Trojans lost a close contest with Thomasville (27-11), ending Bandysâ season with a 17-12 record.
BOSTON â Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics' career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as Boston increased its winning streak to five straight with a 94-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Pierce needed nine points to tie Bird's total of 21,791. He had seven points at halftime, then hit a 3-pointer with 10:23 left in the third quarter to pass Bird.
Pierce nearly celebrated the milestone with a triple-double, coming up just short with nine assists and eight rebounds.
Entering Tuesdayâs first and second rounds of the dual team state wrestling tournament, Newton-Conover is rolling.
The Red Devils, tied for 10th in the country in wins with 38, try to capture something that has evaded them the past few seasons â a state championship.
It starts with a first-round match-up against Ashe County.
N-C wrestling coach Eddy Clark said it all starts with a formula.
Newton-Conover High School's athletic director will soon leave the post.
Ericia Turner, who has served as NCHS' AD for three years, accepted a job directing athletics in the Alamance-Burlington Schools system.
âThis job just came along,â Turner said. âOnce I learned about the position, I got excited about it. I thought it was a good position for me. When I got selected, that was my confirmation.â
Turner has tendered a 60-day notice to Newton-Conover City Schools (NCCS).
For the third-straight season, a Bandys girls swimmer is the best in the Catawba Valley 2A.
Senior Michaela Beatty, who placed in the top three of each of her individual events Saturday at the 2A regionals, won the 2012 CVAC girls swimmer of the year. She claimed the award in 2010 and 2011 as a sophomore and junior, respectively.
Beatty is the only girl from a Catawba County school represented on the CVACâs all-conference teams.
Joining her as All-CVAC are Draughnâs Haley Brinkley, Emily Farris, Alexis Lynn, Elizabeth Phillips and Karoline Pittman.
Sunday, Feb. 5
L-R baseball at Mt. Olive, 1 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 6
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Bandys basketball vs. East Burke
Bunker Hill basketball at Maiden
Maiden basketball vs. Bunker Hill
N-C basketball at South Iredell
St. Stephens basketball vs. Hickory (Senior Night)
L-R golf at Outback Intercollegiate tournament
L-R baseball at Belmont Abbey, 2 p.m.
Enka at Fred T. Foard wrestling, 6 p.m.
St. Stephens at North Iredell wrestling, 6 p.m.
Ashe at Newton-Conover wrestling, 6 p.m.
Chaos ensued at Corpas Gymnasium on Friday, as Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens collided in a contest befitting a rivalry.
Foard junior Jordan Turner saluted his fellow upperclassmen by making a lay-up with 15 seconds to go, lifting the Tigers to a nail-biting 45-43 victory Friday against St. Stephens on âSenior Night."
Turner scored 10 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the last-second bucket to give Foard (13-9, 3-8) the victory.
Bandysâ Cassidy Winchester made history on Friday.
The senior became the first girls soccer player at her school to sign with a Division I college, inking her National Letter of Intent with University of South Carolina-Upstate.
âIâm so excited,â Winchester said. âItâs an honor to be the first one to sign, just for my sake. Iâm really happy just to be signing.â
Lady Trojans coach Clifford Mayer said the senior is unlike any player heâs ever had the privilege of coaching.
CHARLOTTE â Itâs hard to imagine things looking any bleaker for the Bobcats.
Theyâve lost 10 straight games, have the NBAâs worst record and are coming off a 44-point drubbing Wednesday night at Portland, the worst loss in franchise history.
Thatâs why Charlotte director of basketball operations Rod Higgins said now, more than ever, the Bobcats need to exercise patience.
As the world prepares to watch the New York Giants and New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, two Lenoir-Rhyne graduates are working to claim titles.
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (â85) and tight ends coach Michael Pope (â64) both played for L-R on the gridiron.
Fewell, a Gastonia native, is in his second season with the Giants as their defensive coordinator.
He played for L-R from 1980-83, earning the teamâs Most Improved award in his senior season.