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Every player scores in round one win for Red Devils

February 18, 2014

With contributions from both its starting five and bench, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team advance in the SD-7 tournament.

The Red Devils defeated West Lincoln, 90-51, at home on Tuesday to move on to tonight’s round two at CVCC’s Tarlton Complex.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's tournament scoreboard

February 18, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's conference tournament playoff games involving the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

Southern District 7

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 81, No. 8 West Lincoln 14
No. 2 Bunker Hill 64, No. 7 East Lincoln 15
No. 3 Maiden 45, No. 6 Lincolnton 35
No. 4 Newton-Conover 57, No. 5 West Caldwell 23

Boys scores

Red Devils, Lady Trojans end regular season on top

February 18, 2014

The Newton-Conover boys and Bandys girls basketball teams closed out regular season championship seasons on Monday with a pair of the victories.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scores

February 18, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 91, Newton-Conover 48
Maiden 46, Lincolnton 41
West Caldwell 38, Bunker Hill 34
St. Stephens 66, Fred T. Foard 26 (from Saturday)

Boys basketball
Lincolnton 72, Maiden 52
Newton-Conover 85, Bandys 72
West Caldwell 53, Bunker Hill 41

Weather affects season finales, tournaments

February 14, 2014

Winter weather this past week forced changes in the prep sports schedule.

Five regular season finales in boys basketball were postponed from Friday, including Bandys at Newton-Conover, Bunker Hill at West Caldwell, Hickory at Hibriten, Maiden at Lincolnton and St. Stephens at Fred T. Foard.

Regionals this weekend at Owen, North Gaston

February 14, 2014

The 2A and 3A Western Regional wrestling tournaments take place Saturday.

The 2A event will be held at Owen High School in Black Mountain, while the 3A tournament will take place at North Gaston High.

Red Devils win second-straight dual team title

February 11, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team clinched its second-straight 2A dual team state title on Saturday with a 44-15 victory against the Dixon Bulldogs.

For a special look at the Red Devils title season, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scores

February 11, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 81, West Lincoln 48
East Lincoln 76, Maiden 56
Fred T. Foard 54, South Caldwell 50
Freedom 72, St. Stephens 48
Newton-Conover 67, Bunker Hill 61 (OT)

Girls basketball
Bandys 84, West Lincoln 17
Bunker Hill 48, Newton-Conover 40

Hewitt returns to wrestling after a two-year absence

February 8, 2014

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

That couldn’t be more true than in the case of Newton-Conover senior wrestler Junior Hewitt.

Following a two-year removal from wrestling after suffering a gruesome injury, Hewitt has proven himself a valuable asset for the Red Devils this season.

Indians' Carpenter signs with Limestone College

February 8, 2014

From St. Stephens High School to a Limestone College St. Bernard, Stephen Carpenter made his college decision official on Friday.

With his parents and head coach Wayne Hicks present, Carpenter signed to play for Limestone College this fall.

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