November 15th, 2013
MAIDEN â€” Tuning up for a rematch with East Lincoln, the Maiden football teamâ€™s offense kicked it into overdrive.
Quarterback Jake McRee threw five touchdown passes, including three to Kyle Kelly, leading the Blue Devils to a 35-0 victory against Forbush at Blue Devil Stadium.
WEST JEFFERSON â€” Bunker Hill overcame six turnovers to defeat Ashe County, 20-17, on Friday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.
In other playoff action, Bandys lost a close road game to conference rival East Lincoln, while Hickory fell by two touchdowns to Pisgah in Canton.
Below are the prep football playoff scores involving area teams:
First-round playoff scores
Maiden 35, Forbush 0
Bunker Hill 20, Ashe County 17
East Lincoln 35, Bandys 27
Pisgah 31, Hickory 14
Lincolnton 14, Thomasville 7
Forestview 63, Carson 48
Monroe 46, R-S Central 6
Crest 38, Hickory Ridge 20
Cherryville 42, Highland Tech 14
West Forsyth 27, Vance 14
Amanda â€śDawnâ€ť Ballard Edwards, 55, of Newton, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at her residence. The Edwards family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111.
A philanthropic Newton couple who work together and share an interest in live theatre performed locally for the youngsters and adults of Newton and Catawba County are giving the community an early Christmas present of major proportion.
In the afternoons, The Corner Table in downtown Newton seems closed and deserted after accommodating between 115 and 215 guests for lunch between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
MAIDEN â€”Â The Maiden football team hasn't forgotten a painful loss to Thomasville in last year's playoffs.
The Blue Devils come in focused tonight for their first-round match-up against Forbush in Maiden.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
A pair of Newton-Conover soccer members earned top honors in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A in 2013-14.
The Red Devils' Franklin Wepner was awarded the conference's Offensive Player of the Year, while Angelo Palozzi was named SD-7 Coach of the Year.
Seven Catawba County athletes, including two each at Bandys, Bunker Hill and St. Stephens high school, signed with college and universities on Wednesday.
An athlete at Hickory High School also made her college decision
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Clyde Ray Milburn, 74, of Lincolnton died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at CMC Lincoln in Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Lincoln County.
Cathy Buchanan Burnett, age 54, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.