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Beam returns to Mustang roots, leading Red Devils

October 16, 2014

Matt Beam returns to his alma mater Friday to lead his Newton-Conover Red Devils into their biggest game of the season against East Lincoln.

A 1995 graduate of East Lincoln High school, Beam has coached against the Mustangs several times, including during his tenures at North Lincoln and Burns.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's county scores

October 16, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 16 scores
Bunker Hill 32, Lincolnton 26
Maiden 26, Bandys 20
Newton-Conover 14, East Lincoln 12
Patton 38, Fred T. Foard 34
St. Stephens 21, Hickory 20

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Playoff brackets released

October 16, 2014

Below is a look at the preliminary first-round prep volleyball playoff match ups involving all seven Catawba County teams:

2A brackets (on Saturday)
No. 17 Maiden (11-6) at No. 16 East Burke (17-5), 4 p.m.
No. 20 West Davidson (7-15) at No. 13 Newton-Conover (13-6), 11 a.m.
No. 24 Bandys (10-8) at No. 8 Bunker Hill (14-6), 2 p.m.

3A brackets (on Saturday)

Bunker Hill wins second-straight tournament title

October 15, 2014

A year to the day it won last year’s Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament title, the Bunker Hill volleyball team made lightning strike twice on Wednesday.

The Lady Bears came out of the gate strong in a 3-1 win against rival Newton-Conover in the tournament final held at West Caldwell High School.

Boyles wins fourth title, Bandys boys three-peat

October 15, 2014

Corbin Boyles finished his undefeated streak in conference championship meets on Wednesday.

The Maiden senior won his fourth-straight conference championship at Wednesday’s SD-7 Cross-Country title meet at Southside Park in Newton.

The Bandys boys cross-country team won its fourth-straight team title, led by fourth-place finisher Yates Goodson.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

October 15, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Boys soccer
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 3
Fred T. Foard 4, Freedom 2 (Tigers take over first place in NWC)
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch SD-7 title)
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 0
West Caldwell 7, Bandys 2

Volleyball

SD-7 championship (at West Caldwell H.S.)

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 15, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 15 scores
Newton-Conover 26, Arndt 20
Northview 28, Jacobs Fork 20
Maiden 12, River Bend 6
Mill Creek at Grandview, postponed to today

BREAKING: Helms resigns as Hickory football coach

October 15, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Red Devils are No. 7 heading into key game Friday

October 14, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team remained in seventh place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll for North Carolina, which was released on Tuesday.

The Red Devils (6-0-1) received a total of 74 votes, which was more votes than they’ve received in the past two weeks (62 and 60, respectively). N-CHS once again received one first-place vote in the poll.

BREAKING: Weather affects prep sports schedule

October 14, 2014

Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday

Cross-country
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday

Volleyball

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