January 15th, 2012
Monday, Jan. 16
No games scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Bunker Hill basketball at Bandys
Bandys wrestling at Bunker Hill
Hickory basketball at Fred T. Foard
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Hickory, 5 p.m.
Maiden basketball at Draughn
Draughn wrestling at Maiden, 7 p.m.
West Caldwell basketball at Newton-Conover
N-C wrestling at West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Watauga basketball at St. Stephens
Rockingham CC at CVCC men's basketball, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Lenior-Rhyne basketball at Catawba (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
CHARLOTTE â With Charlotte mired in a six-game losing streak, coach Paul Silas was desperate for a spark.
He found one in rookie Kemba Walker.
Walker scored a career-high 23 points in his first NBA start to lift the Bobcats to a 112-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Silas benched veteran Boris Diaw, saying he wanted to see a different look with a smaller lineup. Diaw, who had started a franchise-record 235 straight games, had scored just three points in the last two games and had drawn criticism recently from Silas for his inconsistent play.
Tied 25-25, a prep wrestling match between Maiden and Bunker Hill high schools came down to three forfeits.
Fortunately for the Blue Devils, they were able to earn two of them.
Ben Mayo and Gavin Thomas received forfeits at 106 and 113 pounds, respectively, giving Maiden its second conference win of the season.
âIt got exciting there at the end,â said Maiden coach Sean McGovern. âIt was a lot of fun. Itâs our first win ever against Bunker Hill. The guys feel really good about that.â
Behind 12 points from Zach Jarrett and 10 points from Raheim Connelly, the Red Tornadoes (15-2, 5-0) continued their undefeated play in the Northwestern 3A/4A with an overtime victory against St. Stephens.
Drew Starkey led the Indians (11-6, 3-2) with 18 points, while Jordan James added 12 points.
Bunker Hill 65, Maiden 42
Behind 17 points from Jordan McGinnis and 13 points from J'lean Wilson, the Bears earned improved to 3-13 overall and 3-4 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a victory against the Blue Devils.
CHARLOTTE â The Detroit Pistons got back in the win column Friday night, while the Charlotte Bobcats got a talking to from owner Michael Jordan.
Jonas Jerebko tied a career high with 22 points and the Pistons won the race to three victories Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, 98-81 to snap a six-game losing streak.
Both teams entered the game with identical 2-9 records and on lengthy losing streaks.
Citizens across Catawba County will pause Monday to celebrate and remember the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Events include marches, speakers and a theater production.
Many public offices will be closed Monday for the holiday.
Happenings this week include:
The Catawba County branch of the NAACP will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a march at 11 a.m. from St. Paul United Methodist Church to the 1924 Courthouse in Newton.
A program will begin at noon at the courthouse, with Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education member Betty Coulter the speaker.
Conover is inching closer to bringing the Manufacturing Solutions Center to Conover Station.
Conover City Council approved a lease agreement with Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) on Thursday that will make a new home for the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC).
The city also approved a contract with MSC, which is currently located on CVCCâs East Campus.
MSC employs about 36 full- and part-time workers who collaborate with companies around the world to develop and improve their products to go to market.
A variety of events across Catawba County today will commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
* Monday march
The Catawba County Branch of the NAACP event will begin at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Monday and end at the downtown courthouse square.
* Monday ceremony
An MLK Jr. program will follow the march at noon Monday at the courthouse square. Betty Coulter, a Newton-Conover City Schools board member, will be the speaker.
* Food drive
Pattie “Priscilla” Turner Drum, 79, of Drum Drive, Maiden, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Burke Mortuary in Maiden is serving the Drum Family.
Ray Bandy Beal, 89, of Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at his residence. The Beal family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Conover.
N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin overnight closures of Interstate 40 East in Catawba County on Monday for construction work.
Workers will begin a concrete pavement grooving project in the closed section from exits 130-133 through Conover.
The closure will begin at 9 p.m. each night and last through 6 a.m. the next morning. In a press release, NCDOT did not include information about the length of the project or closures.