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November 13th, 2011

Appalachian State routs Western Carolina, 46-14

November 14, 2011

BOONE — Drew Stewart kicked a school-record six field goals and Appalachian State routed Western Carolina 46-14 on Saturday.

Stewart scored the Mountaineers' (7-3, 5-2 Southern Conference) first 12 points on field goals of 44, 32, 29 and 21 yards. Stewart added field goals of 27 and 24 yards to break Jay Milson's record of four set against Furman in 1991.

Barrow, Toscano share Bandys QB load

November 13, 2011

The Bandys football team's quarterback situation can be described in one word — teamwork.

Sharing responsibilities under center, the duo of senior David Barrow and junior Anthony Toscano has led the Trojans to a strong, comeback season.

Bandys finished with a 3-8 record a season ago and missed the playoffs, but the efforts of Barrow, Toscano and a strong senior class carried the Trojans to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

However, the Trojans had to conquer adversity to reach the postseason.

Bucs nearly score 100 in victory

November 13, 2011

The CVCC women’s basketball team put on an impressive display Thursday against Milligan College at the Multi-Purpose Complex.

The Lady Bucs nearly broke the 100-point mark in a dominating 91-58 victory over the Lady Buffs.

Page Moore led CVCC with 18 points, while Olivia Sabo, Nicole Gentry and Brianna Mitchell added 14 points.

CVCC trailed early in the Thursday’s game because of a hot three-point shooting start by Milligan. The Lady Buffs hit four early treys, including two by Brooke White, to take a 19-12 advantage in the contest.

November 11th

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Maiden advances over Polk County, 41-27

November 12, 2011

After giving up 27 first half-points to a potent Polk County offense, Maiden’s Blue Devil defense tamed the Wolverines.

Maiden’s defense refused to allow a second-half score while its offense piled up points on the ground, and the Blue Devils collected a 41-27 victory in Round 2 of the N.C. 2A state playoffs.

The Maiden win sets up second showdown with nearby neighbor Lincolnton. Lincolnton defeated Draughn 42-14.

“We haven’t won a playoff game in a while, and its good to go to the third round,” said Maiden coach Brian Brown.

FRIDAY FOOTBALL: Young runs Trojans to 26-0 win

November 11, 2011

Dominique Young dominated on the ground Friday.

The senior running back, who scored four times last week against Ashe County, reached the end zone three times Friday against the Smoky Mountain Mustangs.

His 28-carry, 152-yard rushing performance, along with a Bandys defense that gave up less than 100 yards of total offense, guided the Trojans to a 26-0 victory over the Mustangs. Bandys advances to the third round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Things to do: Catawba County's week ahead

November 11, 2011

Catawba County residents have plenty events to choose from this week — from a "turkey toss" to gingerbread decorating, from a soapbox derby to a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

On Friday night, Bandys and Maiden will take the field in the third round of the high school football playoffs.

Some of the available events follow.

Monday
Tammy Wilson, public information officer for Catawba County Library, will read from her story collection, "Dining with Robert Redford," at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.

Monday, Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Devils, Trojans advance

November 11, 2011

Bandys, Maiden and Hickory were in action tonight in the second round of the state high school football playoffs. Results are below. Return later for complete coverage of the Trojans and Blue Devils.

Maiden 41, Polk County 27, FINAL

Bandys 26, Smoky Mountain 0, FINAL

Burns 44, Hickory 14, FINAL

Community aids hungry, homeless

November 11, 2011

Through a variety of events next week, Catawba County aid organizations will raise awareness and fight against hunger and homelessness.

In the past 10 years, poverty has increased 77 percent in Catawba County, with nearby areas like Sherrills Ford being deemed some of the poorest in the region, according to data recently released by the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

The struggling economy has also taken a toll on an area that historically employed manufacturers, farmers and laborers.

United we stand, salute

November 11, 2011

Standing side by side, Paul Gaither and Jack Little saluted an unfurled American flag on Friday at the veterans memorial in Claremont.

As the words of the "Star-Spangled Banner" filled the crisp November air, more than 100 people rose to their feet, too, during a ceremony to mark the day when the United States honors and remembers millions of American veterans.

Hickory traffic lights repaired after malfunction

November 11, 2011

Drivers throughout Hickory noticed numerous flashing traffic lights for about two hours near mid day Friday.

A malfunction with a recently updated traffic-signal system caused 30-40 signals to go into "flash mode," said Chuck Hansen, the city's public works director.

"It was along some of our major roadways, but not just one corridor," Hanson said. "They were spread about, not just an isolated area."

Affected signals flashed yellow in one direction and red in other directions beginning sometime after 10:30 a.m., Hanson said.

Signals were repaired by around 12:30 p.m.

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