October 11th, 2014
Kevin Harvick led 162 of the 334 laps on Saturday, winning the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick held off Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray on a green-white-checker restart to win his third race of the season.
Gordon was second, followed by McMurray in third, Joey Logano in fourth and Kyle Busch in fifth.
Below is a look at Saturday's first-round conference tournament scores involving Catawba County teams:
Southern District 7 Athletic 2A
First round scores (Saturday at higher seed)
No. 1 Bunker Hill 3, No. 8 West Caldwell 0
No. 2 Newton-Conover 3, No. 7 West Lincoln 0
No. 3 Maiden 3, No. 6 Lincolnton 0
No. 4 Bandys 3, No. 5 East Lincoln 0
The Maiden football team drove to the West Caldwell one-yard line twice in the final three minutes, but the Blue Devils couldnâ€™t come through.
Rakeem Spikesâ€™ four-yard touchdown run on 4th and 4 helped the Warriors pull off the 28-27 double-overtime victory on the road against Maiden on Friday.
Jalen Connerâ€™s 32-yard catch from Cameron Stanley with 4:44 left was the difference maker for Newton-Conover in a 48-41 victory against West Lincoln on Friday.
Newton-Conover improves its record to 6-0-1 overall and 3-0 in SD-7 games heading into a crucial match up next Friday with another perennial power in East Lincoln.
Below is a look at Friday night's prep football scores involving Catawba County and statewide teams:
Catawba County scores
East Lincoln 56, Bunker Hill 0
Fred T. Foard 41, Hibriten 27
Lincolnton 29, Bandys 16
Newton-Conover 48, West Lincoln 41
St. Stephens 36, Patton 30
South Caldwell 35, Hickory 28
West Caldwell 28, Maiden 27 (2 OT)
Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!
A Hickory woman died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after she barricaded herself in her home and fired shots at officers, according to Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid.
At approximately 11:45 a.m. the Sheriff's Office received a call that a woman was threatening to harm herself. When they arrived at her home, located off 15th Ave. SE, several shots were fired.
Lending a hand to someone can be rewarding, especially when that someone is facing an extremely difficult time. For Catawba Valley Medical Center Patient Navigator Kim Weaver, that has become a part of her day-to-day life.
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Junior varsity football scores
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Monday
Hibriten 42, Fred T. Foard 0
Lincolnton 35, Bandys 6
Maiden 27, West Lincoln 21
Patton 30, St. Stephens 0
South Caldwell 28, Hickory 16
West Lincoln 42, Newton-Conover 14
Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scoreboard involving Catawba County teams:
Bunker Hill 3, East Lincoln 1
Maiden 3, West Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 3, West Lincoln 0
Fred T. Foard 6, Alexander Central 1