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January 23rd, 2014

Beam greets community, described as ‘ball of fire’

January 24, 2014

More than 100 people turned out at Newton-Conover High School on Thursday night to meet their new head football coach, Matt Beam.

Beam spoke to everyone in attendance before talking with parents, players and supporters one on one.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils battle Warriors

January 24, 2014

They say its hard to beat a team once and even harder to do it twice.

The Newton-Conover boys basketball team has that opportunity tonight on the road against West Caldwell.

The Red Devils have already beaten the Warriors 59-56 on Dec. 19, 2013 in both team’s conference openers.

Saint’s McGinnis turns serious injury into inspiration

January 24, 2014

A debilitating back injury cost Jordan McGinnis most of his junior season on the basketball court.

The St. Stephens senior turned his agony on the court into creativity off it.

McGinnis first discovered the back injury during the summer of 2012 while attending a recruit camp at West Virginia University.

January 21st

Bliss’ five 3-pointers pace Fred T. Foard in win

January 21, 2014

Based on his 17-point performance Tuesday against rival St. Stephens, Foard’s Trey Bliss had the appropriate first name.

The junior guard made five 3-pointers in a 60-53 victory on the road against St. Stephens.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

January 21, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 60, St. Stephens 53
Maiden 57, Lincolnton 48
West Caldwell 54, Bunker Hill 52

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill 42, West Caldwell 31
Maiden 49, Lincolnton 23
St. Stephens 61, Fred T. Foard 34

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 48, St. Stephens 9

January 20th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports schedule

January 21, 2014

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

Prep basketball
Fred T. Foard at St. Stephens
Hibriten at Hickory
Lincolnton at Maiden
West Caldwell at Bunker Hill

Prep wrestling
Bandys at Newton-Conover (starting at 5 p.m.)
Bunker Hill at W. Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Hibriten at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Maiden at Lincolnton, 5 p.m.

January 17th

Late rally propels Red Devils past Bears

January 18, 2014

Friday nights have been nothing, but exciting the past two weeks at Newton-Conover High School.
This past Friday was no different.

Behind a late 7-0 run, the Red Devil boys avoided an upset against Bunker Hill,d defeating the Bears 74-63.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's area scoreboard

January 18, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 69, West Lincoln 54
Newton-Conover 74, Bunker Hill 63
East Lincoln 82, Maiden 56
Fred T. Foard 72, South Caldwell 53
Freedom 71, St. Stephens 56

Girls basketball
Bandys 76, West Lincoln 15
Bunker Hill 41, Newton-Conover 31
Freedom 59, St. Stephens 39

January 16th

Newton-Conover wins its 42nd match of season

January 16, 2014

Building on its first-ever state championship, the Newton-Conover wrestling team continued its winning ways on Thursday.

The Red Devils beat Lincolnton at home, 69-3, for their 42nd victory of the season.

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.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils welcome Bears

January 16, 2014

A week after dethroning East Lincoln to take first place in the Southern District 7 standings, Newton-Conover faces another challenge tonight at home in Bunker Hill.

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.

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