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Tigers down to two potential head football coaches

March 22, 2013

It's a two-man race for the Fred T. Foard varsity football coaching job, according to principal Chris Gibbs.

The Tigers have narrowed down a field of 25 applicants to two potential candidates to lead Foard on the gridiron this fall.

No official job offer has been made to either of the two candidates.

Bolick’s home run blast lifts Tigers to win No. 7

March 22, 2013

Against an unfamiliar opponent in Canon-McMillan (Pa.), one run was the difference for the Fred T. Foard softball team on Thursday.

Addie Bolick connected with a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth to center field, helping the Lady Tigers defeat the Lady Big Macs, 1-0.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's spring sports scores

March 22, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep tennis
South Iredell 5, Bandys 4
Bunker Hill 7, Draughn 2
Maiden 7, East Burke 2

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 1, Canon-McMillan (Pa.) 0

Prep soccer
A.C. Reynolds 4, Fred T. Foard 0

Prep golf
Catawba Valley 2A at Orchard Hills, ppd. to TBA

NCAA TOURNEY: Thursday scores, Friday games

March 22, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's NCAA tournament scores and Friday's slate of games:

Thursday's NCAA tournament scores
No. 3 Michigan St. 65, No. 14 Valparaiso 54
No. 6 Butler 68, No. 11 Bucknell 56
No. 9 Wichita State 73, No. 8 Pittsburgh 55
No. 4 St. Louis 64, No. 13 New Mexico St. 44
No. 6 Memphis 54, No. 11 Saint Mary's 52
No. 3 Marquette 59, No. 14 Davidson 58

PREP NOTEBOOK: Changes to today's schedule

March 21, 2013

Below are the schedule changes and postponements from today's prep sports action:

Prep golf
CVAC golf at Orchard Hills, ppd. (will be made up some time in April)

Prep softball
Canon McMillan (Pa.) at Fred T. Foard, moved from 6 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Edwards looks back on his 40 years of coaching

March 21, 2013

After 40 total years of coaching, Tommy Edwards decided it was time to hang up the whistle.

Edwards announced his retirement on Tuesday as the women’s basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College.

Edwards hopes he achieved one goal in his long tenure as coach.

Bobcats top Raptors for third-straight home win

March 21, 2013

Behind 25 points from Byron Mullens and 21 points from Gerald Henderson, the Charlotte Bobcats continued their roll at home on Wednesday.

The Bobcats defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-101, notching their third-straight victory at Time Warner Cable Arena.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 20, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0
Bandys 5, Maiden 4

Prep softball
Bandys 11, Maiden 6
Bunker Hill 11, Newton-Conover 1
St. Stephens 13, East Rutherford 0

Prep baseball
Bandys 7, Maiden 6 (eight innings)
Bunker Hill 7, Newton-Conover 6 (eight innings)

Lady Bucs' Tommy Edwards retiring as head coach

March 20, 2013

Tommy Edwards is retiring after four seasons of guiding the CVCC women's basketball program and nearly 40 total years of coaching.

Edwards announced his retirement during the tea's awards banquet on Tuesday evening.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's spring prep scores

March 20, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep tennis
Bandys 9, West Caldwell 0
Newton-Conover 7, Draughn 2
St. Stephens 9, Fred T. Foard 0
South Iredell 8, Maiden 1

Prep softball
Bandys 5, West Caldwell 2
Draughn 1, Bunker Hill 0
East Burke 15, Newton-Conover 0 (three innings)
Fred T. Foard 2, St. Stephens 0

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