Archive - Sports Article
September 23rd, 2014
The Carolina Panthers were dealt yet another blow to their already hampered running back situation on Tuesday.
Fullback Mike Tolbert was placed on the injured reserve/designated for return list, meaning he cannot play until Week 13 of the NFL season when Carolina visits the Minnesota Vikings.
Despite being off last week, the Newton-Conover football team once again moved up in the latest Associated Press prep football poll.
The Red Devils (3-0-1) were tied for sixth place with Franklin (4-1) with 69 total votes.
Newton-Conover also received one first-place vote for the third-straight week.
Southwest Onslow is on top of the 2A poll for the second-straight week.
The Newton-Conover boys soccer team maintained its dominant play Monday on the road against Bunker Hill.
The Red Devils, ranked third in the latest state rankings in 2A, scored a pair of goals early and held off a late charge by the Bears to come away with a 2-0 conference victory.
The shutout for Newton-Conover (11-1, 5-0) is its eighth this season.
Below is a look at Monday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 1
East Lincoln 9, Maiden 0
Freedom 2, Fred T. Foard 0
Hickory 3, Patton 2
Newton-Conover 2, Bunker Hill 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 0
West Caldwell 3, Bandys 2 (OT)
Giving up the third-most rushing yards in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers were methodically picked apart by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 37-19 loss on Sunday night in Charlotte.
Maiden hadnâ€™t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season.
Game No. 4 Friday against South Caldwell was a different story.
Five fumbles hindered the Blue Devils, who dropped a 28-7 home non-conference game to the Spartans.
With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of the season.
Alexander Central had other plans.
The Cougars outgained the Indians, 277-64, in the second half on their way to a 27-24 win in Hickory.
Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state:
Catawba County prep football scores
Alexander Central 27, St. Stephens 24
South Caldwell 28, Maiden 7
Statewide scores (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 83, Chatham Central 0
Alexander Central 27, Hickory St. Stephens 24
Andrews 28, Copper Basin, Tenn. 24
For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted defeat.
After falling to Maiden 27-12 on Monday, the Indians another tough road game against Alexander Central on Thursday, 45-6.
To read more of this story, 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 prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 6, Lincolnton 3