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January 5th, 2015
A chance meeting seven years ago between Bob Lawing and Stuart Scott turned into a special relationship and bond between two men facing the same steep challenge.
Each battling cancer of the appendix, the 12-year NFL referee and the ESPN anchor supported each other through the toughest journeys of their lives before both came to an end.
December 31st, 2014
Take one glance at Nick Chubbâ€™s performance in Tuesdayâ€™s Belk Bowl, and youâ€™d never guess he was in his freshman season at the University of Georgia
Setting a Bulldog bowl record for rushing yards with 266, Chubb helped lead Georgia to a 37-14 victory against Louisville in the 13th annual bowl game held in Charlotte.
Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.
Peavy quickly offered his own prediction that Bumgarner would end it himself.
Below is a look at the 12th Annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash tournament scoreboard:
Girls bracket (at North Lincoln H.S.)
Bandys 57, Lincolnton 33
West Lincoln 51, North Lincoln 40
Third place game: Lincolnton 58, North Lincoln 42
Championship game: Bandys 66, West Lincoln 41
(Bandys' Haleigh Lackey named MVP)
Below is a look at Saturday's first-round scores and the Monday/Tuesday schedule of games for the 28th Annual Catawba Valley Classic prep basketball tournament:
First round (Dec. 27 at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 2 South Caldwell 68, No. 7 Newton-Conover 35
No. 3 Alexander Central 69, No. 6 Bunker Hill 58
No. 4 St. Stephens 55, No. 5 Maiden 43
On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock solid anchor.
Polina and Sophia Cherkez are hoping to lead the Lady Indians program to new heights this winter season.
The Cherkez (pronounced CHUR-KEZ) sisters started swimming when they were ages 4 (Polina) and 5 (Sophia) for the YMCA Seahorse Swim Team (YSST).
Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to Catawba County on Sunday.
The Newton-Conover football players are coming off an appearance in the 78th edition of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Maiden 55, St. Stephens 52
St. Stephens 71, Maiden 60
Fred T. Foard 69, Burns 3
Fred T. Foard 70, Bunker Hill 9
Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bandys 72, Lincolnton 35
Bunker Hill 52, East Lincoln 42
Hickory 57, Freedom 53
Maiden 62, West Caldwell 58
Newton-Conover 52, West Lincoln 38
St. Stephens 35, Hibriten 29
Watauga 49, Fred T. Foard 27
East Lincoln 73, Bunker Hill 62
The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions Tour.
The PGA released the 2015 schedule for the Champions Tour on Wednesday, which did not include the typical October date for the golf event held annually at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover since 2003.