September 28th, 2012
A touchdown pass from Kevin Cline to Sam Avis with 4:27 left in the third quarter ended up being the game-winning score, helping Newton-Conover pick up a Homecoming victory against East Burke on Friday at Gurley Stadium.
"That was just a physically tough football game," said N-C coach Brint Russell. "I'm proud of our kid's effort."
Despite a nearly hour long weather delay, South Iredell continued its dominance in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday, knocking off another challenger in Maiden at home, 33-10.
The Vikings (7-0, 3-0) took the lead early in the contest with a pair of touchdowns, including a five-yard rushing score from Eythan Kramm and a 63-yard scamper by Michael Fisher.
Draughn overcame a 13-7 deficit at halftime to come back and win 28-21 in overtime against Bunker Hill in Valdese on Friday.
Adam Estep's third rushing touchdown of the night from one-yard out completed the Wildcats' comeback. Estep rushed for 160 yards in the game for Draughn (4-3, 1-2).
Pulling ahead 34-0 by halftime, South Caldwell continued its undefeated start to the season with a 55-0 victory in Northwestern 3A/4A play against Fred T. Foard on Friday.
The Spartans (7-0, 3-0) tallied 446 yards of total offense in the contest, including 232 rushing yards by running back Zac Pollard.
Northview Middle School students Deaunte McCombs, left, and Isaiaha Bradley celebrate World Milk day Wednesday in Hickory. For more photos from the event, see page 5.
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Catawba County Humane Society of Catawba County and Catawba County Animal Services are celebrating World Rabies Day today.
The two animal shelters are each hosting their own events to promote rabies prevention.
Newton’s water and sewer departments’s 2012-2013 fiscal year is underway with big projects planned to better the community.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with seven match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Bandys 20, West Caldwell 8
Bunker Hill 36, Draughn 14
Hickory 35, Alexander Central 20
Newton-Conover 28, East Burke 14
St. Stephens 22, Hibriten 20
Maiden lost to South Iredell on the volleyball court Thursday in five sets in a battle of top teams in the CVAC 22-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-21 and 13-15.
Mckenzie Garrison led the Lady Blue Devils (12-4, 8-2) with 29 kills and three blocks. Kha Xiong added 11 kills and two blocks.
Defensively, Rachel Cook tallied seven blocks for Maiden.
Calvin Lynn Christopher, 41, of Catawba, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Christopher Family.