October 13th, 2012
"Senior Night" is a special moment for high school students, but for the Fred T. Foard football team, it is a night they want to forget.
St. Stephens running back Marcus Payne scored four touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 35-13 win over the host Tigers on Friday night in Newton.
"They ran the same thing on film" said Foard coach Jason Phelps. "We just could not stop them."
The Maiden football team continue to stay near the top of the Catawba Valley 2A standings with a 14-0 victory against East Burke.
Jake McRee threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Austin Wright for the Blue Devils' first score, while Grant Yowe scored a second half touchdown on a two-yard run.
With just weeks remaining until Halloween festivities, Maiden Town Council made its final decisions on whether or not to close down the streets for trick-or-treaters. The street will be closed from 5-7:30 p.m. The closing includes Main Street and Main Avenue to East Main Street and Fifth Avenue.
Realizing technology and related tools are only as effective as the educators using them, Newton-Conover City Schools is training their educators for success. During the past few years, training sessions have been set up to ensure teachers effectively use the resources. One of those training days was Thursday, Oct. 11 and was known as Digital Day.
Charles Schwab Cup points leader Bernhard Langer, above, competes during the first day of the 10th Anniversary Greater Hickory Classic on Friday. For more on the tournament's first day, check out Sports on Page 10. You can also visit our www.observernewsonline.com this weekend for complete updates.
For the first time since 1991, St. Stephens High School has a conference volleyball championship.
The Lady Indians knocked off rival Fred T. Foard in three sets on Thursday 25-16, 25-16 and 25-22.
With the victory, Saint earns at least a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A championship and earns the No. overall seed for the 3A state playoffs.
Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with six match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.
Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:
Bandys 26, South Iredell 7
Bunker Hill 38, West Caldwell 14
Hickory 40, Hibriten 14
Maiden 42, East Burke 0
Newton-Conover 38, Draughn 22
St. Stephens 26, Fred T. Foard 14
Below are scores from prep sports from around Catawba County on Thursday:
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, East Burke 0
Newton-Conover 3, Draughn 0
South Iredell 3, Bandys 2
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 1
East Burke 3, Maiden 1
Newton-Conover 6, Draughn 0
South Iredell 3, Bandys 2
Barbara Phillips and Jean Stewart work to design the quilt wall hangings for Quilts of the Valley Quilt Show. The show, located in the Hickory Metro Convention Center, runs Friday-Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Admission is $5 for a one-day pass and $7 for a three-day pass