November 10th, 2014
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Hickory Sportsmanâ€™s Club on Thursday, ESPNâ€™s Jay Bilas visited Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
Bilas, who played basketball at Duke University and is now an college hoops analyst, spoke during the clubâ€™s bi-annual meeting.
Before the meeting, O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton was able to interview Bilas on a number of topics.
The game times for the 2A and 3A West Region boys soccer championship games have been released.
Below is a look at both contests:
2A West Region championship
Franklin (21-1) at Newton-Conover (24-1), 6 p.m.
3A West Region championship
Fred T. Foard (21-5-2) at Weddington (22-1-1), 6 p.m.
The Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard boys soccer teams are both a game away from playing for a state title.
The Red Devils edged Forbush, and the Tigers slid past Statesville â€” both by 2-1 scores â€” to advance to the 2A West Region and 3A West Region championship games.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has released its preliminary playoff brackets.
Below is an early look at the schedule involving Catawba County teams, which will be finalized later today:
No. 16 Smoky Mountain (2-9) at No. 1 East Lincoln (11-0)
No. 9 Rutherfordton Spindale (7-4) at No. 8 Bandys (8-3)
Pounding the football on the ground and converting key fourth downs, the Bandys football team picked up a critical 31-14 rivalry victory against Newton-Conover on Friday night at Gurley Stadium.
The win by Bandys (8-3, 5-2) assures it of a third-place finish in the conference and likely home game in the playoffs, which start next Friday night.
Matt Williams threw three touchdowns passes and ran for another score, lifting Fred T. Foard to a 41-19 victory against rival St. Stephens on Friday.
Foard improves to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play, clinching its first winning season and playoff berth since 2008.
Below is a look at the final regular season prep football scores involving Catawba County teams, as well as a look at scores across the state of North Carolina:
Nov. 7 scores
Bandys 31, Newton-Conover 14
Fred T. Foard 41, St. Stephens 19
Hibriten 49, Hickory 34
Lincolnton 62, Maiden 32
West Caldwell 61, Bunker Hill 34
Josephine Cloninger Raudenbush, 89 of Joplin, MO, formerly of Claremont passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 at Aiken Regional Medical Center in Aiken, SC. The Raudenbush family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.
The Lincoln County Sheriffâ€™s Office Narcotics investigators arrested a Maiden woman Thursday on drug charges following surveillance and a brief vehicle chase, according to a released distributed by the Sheriffâ€™s Office.
According to Chief Bart Travis, Lt. Ray Ball stops more fires than any other member of the Claremont Fire Department â€” by preventing them.
Ball serves as the Fire Prevention Officer and oversees everything the department does involving safety education.