May 3rd, 2013
Shannon Scott Dishman, 42 of Conover, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Friendly Chapel Baptist Church in Maiden.
The Fred T. Foard softball team advanced to the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament final with a 3-1 victory against Watauga on Thursday.
The Lady Tigers (20-3) meet Alexander Central (24-1) today at 6 p.m. in the Northwestern 3A/4A championship game at ACHS.
With a 3-0 victory against West Caldwell on Thursday, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team made history.
The Lady Red Devils, who improved to 18-1-1 overall and 13-1 in CVAC play, claimed their first-ever conference title.
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.
Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:
First round (on Thursday)
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8
David Wesley Bruner, 28, of Maiden, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Presbyterian Church, 500 21st Street, SE, Hickory, N.C., 28602.
Catawba County’s first-ever mud run, the Montessori Mudstacle, took in proceeds of over $26,000 to benefit Montessori at Sandy Ford according to Mary Helen Cline, director of the school.
The Teen Christmas Committee, part of Catawba County’s Christmas Bureau, was one of 21 recipients of the Governor’s Medallion Award last week in Raleigh.
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory presented Rose Arant, Chair of the Committee, with the state’s highest award for volunteer service.
Newton-Conover's Brenda Gutierrez picked the perfect time to break through on the soccer field.
The sophomore, who entered Wednesday night's game against Maiden with one goal this season, scored the lone netter in the 69th minute in a 1-0 win for the Lady Red Devils.
Below is a look at Wednesday's sports action from across Catawba County:
Bandys 4, Draughn 2
East Burke 2, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 1, Maiden 0
St. Stephens 6, Alexander Central 0
Minor league baseball
Asheville 10, Hickory 2
Brandon Neil Porter, 26, of Hickory went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, April 29, 2013. The Randall family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Cremations in Newton.