November 3rd, 2014
Heavy rain and lightning forced Maiden to move its home football contest with East Lincoln to Monday night.
The Mustangs handed the Blue Devils a 48-13 loss on Monday night at Blue Devil Stadium, dropping Maidenâ€™s record to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in conference games.
Fred T. Foard went up 2-0 at halftime against Asheville and held off a late charge by the Cougars to come away with a 4-2 win on Monday in the second round of the 3A boys soccer playoffs.
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No Obituaries were reported at press time
To mark the completion of the Golden Spike Campaign, the Newton Depot Authority is hosting a Milepost Celebration on Saturday, November 15 at the Historic Newton Depot. The general public is invited to attend from 12 noon until 2pm. Live music and refreshments will be offered and docents will lead tours of the pavilion and museum. The event is free of charge.
The house lights go down on an anxious audience as the Lightwire Theater actors take their place on stage. Donning all black wardrobes, the performers blend in with the darkness that surrounds them. Suddenly, out of the darkness, something awakens. Music begins to play and the Lightwire puppets come alive.
The fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne football team jumped out to a 25-point advantage and held off a furious rally to defeat No. 16 Carson-Newman, 35-32, Saturday in a South Atlantic Conference showdown at Burke-Tarr Stadium.
Weather in the area late Friday and early Saturday have forced several postponements for Catawba County boys soccer teams in playoff match ups.
Below is an updated schedule of games:
Lexington (8-11-5) at Newton-Conover (21-1), 6 p.m. Monday
Asheville (12-7-2) at Fred T. Foard (18-5-2), 6:30 p.m. Monday
It wasnâ€™t pretty, but Newton-Conover was able to end its two-game losing skid in the rain on Friday night with a 31-6 victory against Bunker Hill in Claremont.
The Red Devils improve to 7-2-1 overall and 4-2 in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A, while the Bears drop their overall record to 0-10 and conference record to 0-6.
Despite trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Fred T. Foard football team was outscored 19-7 in the second half of a 33-21 road loss to rival South Caldwell in Lenoir.
Matt Williams led Foard (5-5, 3-3) with three touchdowns, including two touchdown passes of 20 and 3 yards to wide receiver Ryan Campbell.