Archive - Sports Article
November 6th, 2014
A former ball boy returns tonight to battle the man he stood next to on the sidelines just a few years ago.
No, this isnât the script for a dramatic sports movie, but rather the story of Bandys quarterback Devan Cox and Newton-Conover head football coach Matt Beam.
Bandys and Newton-Conover face off tonight on the football field to determine who will finish third in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A.
For a complete preview of this game, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Below is a look at Thursday's final junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Nov. 6 scores
Bunker Hill 27, West Caldwell 7
(Bears win SD-7 title with 7-0 record)
Hibriten 6, Hickory 0
Maiden 14, Lincolnton 12
Newton-Conover 22, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 31, Fred T. Foard 12
Alan Esperilla gave a speech to his teammates during warm ups before Wednesdayâs third-round boys soccer playoff game against Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA).
âI told them we either survive as a team or we all die as an individual,â said Esperilla, who was quoting a YouTube video he watched of JĂŒrgen Klinsmann, head coach of the United States menâs national soccer team.
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.
Foardâs 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.
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.
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 â a game that featured high-speed winds and cold rains turning into snow as the game progressed.
Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff schedule involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:
Central Academy (19-5-1) at Newton-Conover (22-1), 6 p.m.
Marvin Ridge (15-7-1) at Fred T. Foard (19-5-2), 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 Maidenâs record to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in conference games.