October 30th, 2014
Since a successful 2008 season, the Fred T. Foard football program has struggled.
With three head coaches and eight wins during the next five seasons, the Tigers fought to rekindle their previous success.
That was until this season.
Both riding losing streaks, the Newton-Conover football team travels to Claremont tonight to take on Catawba County rival Bunker Hill.
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.
Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:
Oct. 30 scores
Bunker Hill 53, Newton-Conover 12
Maiden 14, East Lincoln 0
St. Stephens 33, Freedom 18
South Caldwell 48, Fred T. Foard 7
Watauga 42, Hickory 20
West Lincoln 38, Bandys 6
Loraine Collins Setzer, 75 of Conover passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. The Setzer family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Newton 828-464-1555.
Kelly Brown Perkins Moore, age 50 of Newton, passed away, October 27 at her residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Moore family.
Dale Eugene Mackie, 68, of Claremont passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Catawba Regional Hospice in Sherrills Ford. The Mackie family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover, N.C.
Elbert Monroe Beasley, Jr. age 69, of Conover passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at his residence. Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Beasley family.
About 50,000 thrill-seekers are expected to brave the darkened depths of Carowinds amusement park for Halloween this weekend. Each fall, the park stays open late on weekends throughout October for the Scarowinds Halloween Haunt.
500 monsters work in the various sections of the park to spook guests â€” and a few are from Newton.
Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night
Madison Bumgarner is the 2014 World Series MVP.
The 25-year-old left-handed pitcher led the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 series victory against the Kansas City Royals.
Led by Bumgarner's five-inning relief effort, San Francisco defeated Kansas City 3-2 on the road in Game 4 of the World Series.
With the victory, the Hickory native wins his third World Series.
Below is a look at Wednesday's boys soccer playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:
Trinity 3, Bandys 1 (Trojans end season 9-11-1)
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0 (from Tuesday)
Fred T. Foard 10, Kings Mountain 1 (final/mercy rule)
A.C. Reynolds 5, St. Stephens 1 (Indians end season 10-11)
Hickory 4, Concord 2 (from Tuesday)
Below is a look at Wednesday's final middle school football scores involving teams across Catawba County:
Oct. 28-29 scores
Newton-Conover 40, River Bend 12
(N-CMS clinches conference title)
Mill Creek 12, Maiden 6
Arndt 22, Jacobs Fork 8
Northview 26, Grandview 20