October 30th, 2013
Below is a look at the final middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams, as well as the final standings:
Arndt 28, Jacobs Fork 14
Grandview 20, Northview 6
Maiden 32, Mill Creek 12
River Bend 52, Newton-Conover 30
Jacobs Fork (4-3)
Betty Ruth Whiteside Dameron, 85, of Lincolnton died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at her home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 1726 Southside Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Robert Andrew Branflick, 92, of Newton died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Abernethy Laurels of Newton. Arrangements are incomplete.
Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown of Summerfield shares creepy tales with Catawba County youngsters during Saturday eveningâ€™s Spooktacular in downtown Newton.
HICKORY â€” When undefeated Carson collided with unblemished St. Stephens on the volleyball court Tuesday, you knew something had to give.
The Lady Cougars (34-0) won a battle of volleyball titans against the Lady Indians in four sets to advance to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state championship game in Raleigh.
St. Stephens finishes its volleyball season with a 27-1 overall record.
Below is a look at look at Wednesday's 2A and 3A prep soccer playoff games involving Catawba County teams:
2A West playoffs
West Davidson (10-9-2) at Newton-Conover (15-4-2)
Bunker Hill (7-9-3) at Trinity (18-3)
Bandys (9-12) at Owen (18-3)
3A West playoffs
Hickory (10-8-5) at Carson (15-4)
West Henderson (12-8-2) at Fred T. Foard (15-5-3)
The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A announced its awards for the 2013 prep volleyball season earlier this week.
A player from Bunker Hill and a coach from Maiden were the top honorees in the conference.
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.
Earl Lee Barkley, 92, of Newton, NC, died peacefully at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Barkley family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.
Some 4,000 people from around the region and beyond traveled Saturday to Plateau, in southwest Catawba County, for the 28th annual Hart Square festivital, featuring 97 historic structures dating from 1763 to 1860, along with artisan demonstrations.
HICKORY â€” With a combined 60 wins between them and no losses, a battle of unbeatens takes place tonight on the volleyball court between host St. Stephens and Carson in the 3A West finals.
The winner between the Lady Indians (27-0) and Lady Cougars (33-0) advances to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state title game at N.C. State against either Chapel Hill (22-8) or Cardinal Gibbons (26-0) in the finals.
CARY â€” Bandys tennis player Cassidy Shell is a 2A state champion.
The Trojans senior tennis player defeated Shelbyâ€™s Nancy Bridges 6-2, 6-0 in the final to claim the title on Saturday.
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.