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Panthers eliminate Bolts from playoff picture 


December 16, 2012

On a fittingly glum, misty afternoon, the San Diego Chargers' slim playoff hopes were extinguished by Mike Tolbert, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

Although realistically eliminated weeks ago, the punchless Bolts finally got the mathematical heave-ho in a 31-7 loss Sunday.

The game was played before thousands of empty seats, and the crowd at times seemed too indifferent to boo.

Bobcats losing streak hits 11 after loss to Magic

December 16, 2012

Seven is a lucky number for many, but not for the Charlotte Bobcats.

Behind 20 points from Glenn Davis and Aaron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic handed the Bobcats their 11th consecutive defeat Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Bucs upset third-ranked Flyers at Wake Tech Classic

December 16, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team picked up a huge win Saturday, knocking off Sandhills Community College 84-80 during the first day of the Wake Tech Classic.

Entering Saturday's game, Sandhills Community College was ranked third among Div. III National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) teams.

Post-Christmas tournament brackets released

December 15, 2012

The pairings for both the 26th Catawba Valley Classic, as well as the People's Bank Holiday Clash, have been released.

The Catawba Valley Classic will once again be held at Catawba Valley Community College's Tarlton Complex and Hickory High School.

The People's Bank Holiday Clash, which was held at Bandys High School last season, will take place at Lincolnton High School this year.

Indian boys move to 7-0; LRDs knock off Saint

December 15, 2012

The St. Stephens boys basketball team improved to 7-0 on the season Friday with a victory against Newton-Conover.

In girls basketball action, the Lady Red Devils pulled ahead early en route to a double-digit victory against the Lady Indians.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep, college scores

December 15, 2012

Boys basketball

Lincolnton 69, Maiden 50

The Wolves knocked off the Blue Devils on Friday in Lincolnton.

Dakota Painter led Maiden (0-6) with 12 points, while Ricky Taylor added 11 points.

Alonzo Mobley scored a game-high 19 points for Lincolnton (2-3), while D.J. Cunningham added 16 points.

Cherryville 73, Bandys 61

Trio of Red Devils lead conference honorees

December 14, 2012

Forty-six prep football players in Catawba County were honored as either All-Catawba Valley 2A or All-Northwestern 3A/4A selections following the 2012-13 season.

Leading those honored are a trio of Newton-Conover Red Devils, including quarterback Kevin Cline, kicker Chandler Johnson and head coach Brint Russell.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Greyhounds topple Tornadoes

December 14, 2012

The Hickory boys basketball team suffered its second setback of the season on Thursday, falling on the road against Statesville, 90-78.

Jaquan Warren led the Greyhounds (3-1) with 22 points, while Justin Daniels added 17 points.

Raheim Connelly scored 18 points to lead Hickory (4-2).

Girls basketball

Hickory 77, Statesville 29

Bobcats lose 10th straight, fall to Hawks 113-90

December 14, 2012

Kyle Korver thinks the Atlanta Hawks have been too hesitant to beat a struggling opponent decisively.

That wasn't the case this time.

Devin Harris scored 20 points, Josh Smith added 18 and the surging Hawks beat Charlotte 113-90 on Thursday night to hand the Bobcats their 10th straight defeat.

Red Devils continue momentum, take down Indians

December 13, 2012

Both coming off of impressive tournament victories this past Saturday, the Newton-Conover and St. Stephens wrestling teams faced each other on the mat Wednesday.

The Red Devils pulled out to an early lead and went on to win the intra-county match, 54-15, in Hickory.

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