In the opening game of the boys Catawba Valley Classic tournament at Hickory High School, No. 3 Alexander Central defeats No. 6 Maiden, 58-44.
No. 1 Hickory defeated No. 8 Bunker Hill, 63-39.
In other boys action from C-V Classic, No. 7 South Caldwell upsets No. 2 Fred T. Foard, 51-46.
Alexander Central advanced in the girls bracket of the 25th annual Catawba Valley Classic, 50-32.
The Lady Cougars were led by Madi Suddreth who scored 15 and Kelsie Rhyne scored 10. Brooke Sharpe scored eight, and Marah Cockrell scored six.
Newton-Conover 25, Northeastern 14
The Red Devils impressively went up one-set-to-none behind a six kill performance in game one by Isabella Zilagiris. Corbin Evans added four points scored, including three kills and an ace.
Newton-Conover went up 7-1 early in the set and never looked back.
Prior to the set won, Northeastern had only dropped two sets all season, which came in their second round playoff victory against Cedar Ridge, 3-2.
Newton-Conover 25, Northeastern 21
Updated 4:16 p.m.
Last heave by Cam Newton is incomplete. Saints come back to win on the road. Drew Brees finished 32-45 for 359 yards and two touchdown passes. He finished the game-winning drive completing 6-of-7 passes for 65 yards and a 6-yard pass to Pierre Thomas, sealing the victory.
The Panthers have scored more than 20 points in 4-of-5 games this season, but have lost everyone one of those games. The only game they did not score more than 20, they won 16-10 against Jacksonville.
Updated 4:08 p.m.
Bank of America Stadium is sparsely filled with fans on a partly cloudy day in Charlotte as the Carolina Panthers prepare to battle the New Orleans Saints in the first divisional game for both teams.
The Saints come in at 3-1, while the Panthers are 1-3.
This marks former kicker and original Panther John Kasay's first return to play in Bank of America Stadium since leaving the team after the 2010 season.
Check back for updates throughout the afternoon.
By LaDonna Beeker
As I write this column, Iâ€™m sitting in my office at The O-N-E during my final hours as editor. During the past few weeks, Iâ€™ve been so busy that the thoughts of leaving my second home for the past two years didnâ€™t really settle until Wednesday when I put a box of business cards in a stack of my belongings to take home. I picked the business cards off of a shelf and fought back tears at the same time. Change is bittersweet.
By Barbara Burns
My cat, Weston, is one smart cat. He's the smartest cat in Catawba County, maybe even the smartest cat in the state. Here are the top 10 reasons Weston is the smartest cat in the world.
No. 10: He has an extensive vocabulary. For example, he knows the meaning of "no claws." When he climbs in my lap for a nap and kneads his paws, I tell him "no claws," and he retracts his claws. He responds to "Are you hungry?" Do you want some Gerber's?"
By Nash Dunn
O-N-E Staff Writer
It was about 2 a.m. on Saturday night, and the time was passing quickly.
The Crescent Moon CafĂ© in Hickory, a glowing bubble of blue and violet just minutes ago, was now illuminated with yellow fluorescent light that made most of the patrons squint.
â€śClosing time,â€ť I thought.Â
Looking around the smooth, stone bar, no one was quick to rush out. The comfortable sounds of classic Rock and Roll ceased, and the chatter of about 30 people resonated throughout the building.
â€śYâ€™all ready to leave?â€ť I said, looking over at Brian and Josh.
By Cody Dalton
O-N-E Sports Editor
On April 26, I wrote a column talking about my recent soccer fever. This past weekend, that fever broke out and became a full-flame epidemic.
I was keeping up with the recent FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup, which took place in Germany from June 26 until this past Sunday. The tournament featured 16 of the best womenâ€™s soccer teams from around the globe.
By Michael Willard
Growing up, I never really had a chance to â€śknowâ€ť my grandparents. Three of the four were alive for my early childhood, so I have some recollections of a couple of grandmothers and a granddaddy. That said, my relationships with all of them, unfortunately, was little more than that of a child with their doting grandparents.
By LaDonna Beeker
An invasion of privacy is a violation to a U.S. citizenâ€™s independence to do what he or she wants and live according to his or her desires. Recently, this privacy was questioned by journalists, politicians and business leaders, but largely by readers and supporters of News Corporationâ€™s owner Rupert Murdoch.