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Indians take down girls, boys county swim titles

January 15, 2013

Only two schools have ever been crowned champion in three years of the Catawba County swimming championships.

St. Stephens has done it twice.

The Indians took down both the girls and boys titles for the second-straight year Tuesday at the third county swim championships held at the Hickory Foundation YMCA.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's prep, college scores

January 15, 2013

Below are Tuesday's prep and college scores:

Girls basketball
Bandys 65, South Iredell 58
East Burke 62, Maiden 31
Fred T. Foard 57, St. Stephens 45
Hickory 79, Hibriten 47
Newton-Conover 63, Draughn 50
West Caldwell 49, Bunker Hill 25

Boys basketball
Bandys 67, South Iredell 59
East Burke 88, Maiden 29
Fred T. Foard 62, St. Stephens 57

Pacers dominate Bobcats inside, win 103-76

January 15, 2013

Roy Hibbert won a basketball game Tuesday night but lost $500.

In the waning minutes of a blowout victory, Hibbert told the final five Indiana Pacers left on the floor he'd pay them $100 each if they kept the Charlotte Bobcats from scoring 80 points.

Pay up, Roy.

"Yeah, I'm a man of my word," Hibbert said. "A Hibbert always pays his debts. ... I guess I have to go find an ATM."

Tigers tune up for NWC slate with tourney win

January 15, 2013

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team closed out its non-conference schedule in impression fashion.

The Tigers won the Eagle Duals at Wilkes Central High School on Saturday, improving to 26-1 on the season.

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.

AP Source: Panthers interview Jackson, Shurmur

January 14, 2013

A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not publically released its list of candidates.

Celtics cruise to 100-89 win over Bobcats

January 14, 2013

It wasn't too long ago that Rajon Rondo was one of the NBA's up-and-coming ball-handlers, trying to show he belonged with veterans like Chris Paul, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash.

Now the Celtics point guard is trying to prove to the youngsters that he can still play.

Pacers beat Bobcats 96-88 behind Hill's performance

January 13, 2013

Playing without their top offensive player, Indiana seemed assured of a low-scoring game against the Charlotte Bobcats. It appeared more certain when the Pacers missed their first 10 shots.

BREAKING: Coach Houston signs extension with L-R

January 12, 2013

Lenoir-Rhyne University has extended its relationship with head football coach Mike Houston. The two parties have agreed on a contract extension through the 2016 season.

Bandys picks up wins on court against Maiden

January 11, 2013

The Bandys boys and girls basketball teams were victorious on the road Friday against rival Maiden.

The Trojan boys held on late to pick up a 52-44 win against the Blue Devils, while the Lady Trojans used a second half surge to earn a 66-46 tally against the Lady Blue Devils.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

January 11, 2013

Here's a look at Friday's prep basketball scores:

Boys basketball
Bandys 52, Maiden 44
Fred T. Foard 82, Hibriten 76
Hickory 76, South Caldwell 58
Newton-Conover 64, Bunker Hill 38

Girls basketball
Bandys 66, Maiden 46
Fred T. Foard 64, Hibriten 54
Hickory 61, South Caldwell 29
Newton-Conover 55, Bunker Hill 38

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