October 15th, 2012
For the second time in as many weeks, cross-country athletes invaded Southside Park in Newton on Monday.
After last week's United Way Invitational, 147 athletes, including 92 boys and 55 girls, participated in the Catawba Valley 2A championships.
The Fred T. Foard soccer team picked up a close 1-0 shutout victory over Hibriten on Monday.
Logan Winstead scored the lone goal for the Tigers (14-5-1, 5-4-1).
Foard travels to rival St. Stephens (11-5-2, 6-1-2) on Wednesday in a crucial Northwestern 3A/4A contest.
Conference volleyball tournament scores
No. 1 S. Iredell 3, No. 8 W. Caldwell 0
In support of Operation Stop Arm week, the N.C. State Highway Patrol will aggressively enforce stop arm violations and other traffic violations in and around school zones. The operation began Monday and continues through Friday, Oct. 19. The goal is to decrease violations and reduce school bus collisions.
The Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center will hold a vigil Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon on Union Square in downtown Hickory. The vigil is to remember the 24 children listed by the N.C. Child Fatality and Prevention Team as homicide victims by a parent or caregiver.
Sunday’s 10th Anniversary Greater Hickory Classic added another page to its historic run as an annual event on the Champions Tour.
That end result has Executive Tournament Director Jim Correll excited about the GHC’s future.
Fred Funk went from trepidation to jubilation in one year at the Greater Hickory Classic.
Funk held off a charging Duffy Waldorf and birdied his 18th hole of golf on Sunday to claim the 10th Anniversary GHC title at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.
The win comes one year after injuring his left thumb in last year's Greater Hickory Classic in Conover.
Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic on Saturday, shooting his second straight bogey-free 6-under 66.
"I really jump-started my round with a save on No. 2," Funk said. "I drove it into the bunker and had to wedge it out for par. Then I made a 30-footer (putt) on the next hole (for birdie), and that got me going."
Jamal Jackson threw two touchdowns and running back Steven Miller racked up 186 all-purpose yards Saturday in Appalachian State's 28-25 win over Samford in Southern Conference action.
Appalachian State (5-2, 3-1) built a 21-10 halftime lead behind Jackson's first touchdown pass of the day, a 48-yarder to Miller.
The Lenoir-Rhyne football team rolled up a season-high 640 yards of total offense, including 569 on the ground, in a 51-6 Homecoming victory over Tusculum on Saturday afternoon.
Three players rushed for over 100 yards for the Bears (4-2, 2-1), including sophomore halfback Jarrod Spears with a game-high 145 yards as L-R won its third-straight contest.
The Newton-Conover football team honored its senior class the best way it knew how on Friday â€” by winning impressively.
The Red Devils tallied 396 total yards, including 126 from senior running back Marquis Pope, on their way to blasting Draughn 41-21 at Gurley Stadium.