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April 10th, 2013
The Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame officially announced its Class of 2013 on Wednesday.
Among the names being inducted on May 13 include the late Bobby Warlick, Joe Harold Rhyne, Tommy Edwards, Tisha England and Lisa Witherspoon.
With the induction of these five individuals to the countyâ€™s sports hall, the total number of persons inducted totals 58 people.
Three Newton-Conover athletes made their college choices official on Wednesday.
Among those who committed include a pair of senior football players, including quarterback Kevin Cline signing with Carson-Newman and fullback/linebacker Matt Coulter inking with Wingate.
Red Devils senior boys soccer player Jake LaFrancis also signed to compete this fall at Catawba College.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores from around Catawba County:
Bandys 14, Highland Tech 5
Fred T. Foard 12, Newton-Conover 0
Bunker Hill 4, West Iredell 3
Fred T. Foard 9, Charlotte Catholic 0
North Davidson 12, Bandys 0 (five innings)
Newton-Conover 8, Bandys 1
In a tight softball game between Fred T. Foard and Alexander Central, it took just one mistake to make all the difference.
Lady Cougars center fielder Amanda Sports scored from third base in the top of the 10th inning after an arrent throw from Foard catcher McKenzie Dziendiel.
The run helped AC pick up a 2-1 victory in 10 innings against the Lady Tigers.
The Newton-Conover tennis team continued its march toward another CVAC title on Tuesday with an 8-1 win against Maiden.
The victory by the Red Devils is their 83rd straight conference win â€” a record that dates back to 2007.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores from across Catawba County:
Alexander Central 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Bandys 11, Draughn 1
Bunker Hill 16, East Burke 9
Maiden 12, Newton-Conover 5
St. Stephens 7, South Caldwell 4
Alexander Central 2, Fred T. Foard 1 (10 innings)
Bandys 4, Draughn 0
Monday was a good day to be a golfer at Newton-Conover High School.
The Red Devils took team honors during the 21st Catawba County championships, while Newton-Conoverâ€™s Trey Burton earned medalist honors at the event.
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.
Below is a look at Monday's scores and Tuesday's updated schedule of games:
Newton-Conover 3, East Burke 1
Newton-Conover 7, South Iredell 2
Tuesday schedule changes
Draughn at Bandys, moved to 6 p.m. Thursday
A two-out, two-run homer by left fielder Nick Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning helped give the Hickory Crawdads a 5-4 victory against Greenville on Monday.
The win by the 'Dads over the Drive is their second of the season.
The Crawdads hit three home runs in Monday nightâ€™s game, including bombs by second baseman Ryan Rua, third baseman Joey Gallo and Williams.
A two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning by Cody Keefer allowed the Greensboro Grasshoppers to spoil the season opener for the Hickory Crawdads with a 4-2 victory on Friday.
Lewis Brinson led Hickory (0-1) with three hits, including an 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the second inning that plated â€˜Dads designated hitter Jordan Akins.