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September 2nd, 2014

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

September 2, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Prep volleyball
Hickory at Freedom, ppd. to Sept. 25
South Iredell 3, Maiden 0
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 0
West Iredell at Bandys, no report

Boys soccer
Alexander Central 3, Bandys 0
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 2, Lake Norman Charter 0

Austin Johnson makes most of second chance in NFL

September 2, 2014

An undrafted rookie in 2012, Austin Johnson was ready to start his NFL career in Baltimore.

After nearly signing with the Ravens, the team discovered a torn labrum in his left shoulder — putting his future in football in jeopardy.

Two years later, Johnson is healthier than ever and is now the starting fullback for the New Orleans Saints.

September 1st

BREAKING: Succop signs with Tennessee Titans

September 1, 2014

It didn't take long for Ryan Succop to land on his feet.

The former Kansas City Chiefs and Hickory High placekicker signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.

The news comes two days after Succop — a five-year NFL veteran — was released from Kansas City in place of undrafted rookie free agent Cairo Santos.

Succop took to Twitter about his recent signing.

August 31st

Wolfpack's Bobby Lutz is a finalist for Cougar's job

September 1, 2014

Catawba native Bobby Lutz is a finalist for the head men's basketball coaching job at College of Charleston, according to multiple sources.

Lutz, a former UNC Charlotte head basketball coach and current N.C. State associate head basketball coach, interviewed for the Cougar's coaching vacancy on Saturday.

Starkey leaving Lady Bears, Pate to succeed him

September 1, 2014

Todd Starkey is leaving the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball program to take an assistant coaching position at Indiana University, as first reported by The Observer News Enterprise on Saturday.

Starkey accepted a position Thursday on the staff of first-year Indiana head coach Teri Moren, who was hired by the Hoosiers on Aug.9.

August 30th

BREAKING: Former Tornado Succop cut by Chiefs

August 30, 2014

After five seasons, Ryan Succop's career as a Kansas City Chief is over.

The Chiefs cut the veteran NFL kicker and former Hickory High standout on Saturday as part of reducing the team's roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players.

Panthers make final roster cuts, get roster to 53

August 30, 2014

The Carolina Panthers reduced their roster to the NFL mandatory 53 players by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

A total of 21 players were either waived or released on Saturday by the Panthers. Among the notable releases were safety Robert Lester, guard Chris Scott and wide receiver Tavarres King.

August 29th

Stanley, defense leads N-C in second shutout

August 29, 2014

Facing 4th and 9 on its opening drive, the Newton-Conover football team capitalized on a special teams miscue by Lexington.

Realizing wide receiver Josh Ramseur was uncovered, N-C quarterback Cameron Stanley completed a 46-yard pass to the 6-4 wideout.

For Lexington, it was all downhill from there.

Indians grind out win on the road against the Bears

August 29, 2014

After more than 1,000 yards of offense and 16 total touchdowns, the St. Stephens Indians came away victorious Friday against Bunker Hill.

After scoring with 31 seconds left, the Indians stopped a two-point conversion with no time remaining to win 57-55 in Claremont.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

August 29, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores from Catawba County and across the state:

Catawba County prep football scores
Bandys 28, Fred T. Foard 21
Maiden 35, West Iredell 21
Newton-Conover 39, Lexington 0
St. Stephens 57, Bunker Hill 55
South Iredell 34, Hickory 27

Statewide scoreboard
Alleghany County 26, Grayson County, Va. 23

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