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November 5th, 2014

Esperilla, Red Devils tame Cougars for 16th shutout

November 5, 2014

Alan Esperilla gave a speech to his teammates during warm ups before Wednesday’s third-round boys soccer playoff game against Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA).

“I told them we either survive as a team or we all die as an individual,” said Esperilla, who was quoting a YouTube video he watched of Jürgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States men’s national soccer team.

Winstead's goal lifts Tigers past Mavs in rematch

November 5, 2014

For one year, the Fred T. Foard boys soccer team had to swallow a painful, snowy loss to Marvin Ridge in the 3A West Region finals.

On Wednesday, the Tigers were able to redeem themselves on the foot of senior midfielder Logan Winstead.

Foard’s Kevin Carrillo found Winstead for a goal in the first half, and the Tigers defense held strong in a 1-0 victory against the Mavericks.

November 4th

Veteran quartet leads shutdown N-CHS defense

November 4, 2014

A season ago, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team made four shutouts against their opponents.

This season on the pitch, the Red Devils have recorded 15 shutouts in 23 games.

Newton-Conover aims for another one tonight when they host Central Academy in the third round of the 2A playoffs.

Tigers seek redemption tonight against Mavericks

November 4, 2014

The Fred T. Foard boys soccer team has a rare chance at redemption tonight when it hosts Marvin Ridge in the third round of the 3A playoffs.

The Tigers (19-5-2) played the Mavericks (15-7-1) last season in the 3A West Region finals — a game that featured high-speed winds and cold rains turning into snow as the game progressed.

PREP SOCCER: Wednesday's third-round games

November 4, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff schedule involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:

2A playoffs
Central Academy (19-5-1) at Newton-Conover (22-1), 6 p.m.

3A playoffs
Marvin Ridge (15-7-1) at Fred T. Foard (19-5-2), 6:30 p.m.

November 3rd

N-CHS records its 15th shutout, blanks Lexington

November 3, 2014

For the 15th time this season, the Newton-Conover boys soccer team recorded a shutout on Monday.

The Red Devils (22-1) scored to goals early and added two goals in the second half, pulling away for the 4-0 victory against Lexington.

Mustangs defeat Blue Devils on gridiron, 48-13

November 3, 2014

Heavy rain and lightning forced Maiden to move its home football contest with East Lincoln to Monday night.

The Mustangs handed the Blue Devils a 48-13 loss on Monday night at Blue Devil Stadium, dropping Maiden’s record to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in conference games.

Tiger top Cougars, meet Mavs in finals rematch

November 3, 2014

Fred T. Foard went up 2-0 at halftime against Asheville and held off a late charge by the Cougars to come away with a 4-2 win on Monday in the second round of the 3A boys soccer playoffs.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

November 1st

Bears remain unbeaten, hold off the Eagles, 35-32

November 1, 2014

The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman, 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.

PREP SOCCER: Weather causes postponements

November 1, 2014

Weather in the area late Friday and early Saturday have forced several postponements for Catawba County boys soccer teams in playoff match ups.

Below is an updated schedule of games:

2A playoffs
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. Monday

3A playoffs
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 6:30 p.m. Monday

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