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Red Devils win eighth-straight CVAC wrestling title

February 10, 2013

The Newton-Conover wrestling team won its eighth consecutive CVAC wrestling tournament championship on Saturday at Maiden High School.

Seven Red Devils took home individual titles, including Austin Klutz, Coleman Carter, Franklin Wepner, Nathan Reitzel, Rolen Benson, Colin Minor and Ah’Ron Hope.

Cougars edge Tigers for NWC wrestling title

February 10, 2013

Alexander Central ended Fred T. Foard's two-year reign as Northwestern 3A/4A conference wrestling tournament champions on Saturday.

Trailing by 16.5 points entering the finals, Cougar wrestlers won five of their eight championship matches to help pull ahead of the Tigers in the final standings.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Saturday's college results

February 10, 2013

Below is a look at Saturday's college basketball and college baseball scoreboard:

Men's college basketball
No. 14 Wake Tech 87, CVCC 75

Women's college basketball
No. 12 CVCC 57, Wake Tech 46

College baseball
No. 8 CVCC 12, Louisburg College 4
No. 8 CVCC 8, Louisburg College 2

Bucs baseball tries to repeat 2012 success

February 9, 2013

Coming off of its first College World Series appearance in school history, the Catawba Valley Community College baseball team is looking for more of the same in 2013.

The Bucs enter the season ranked No. 6 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) poll after not being ranked at all this time a season ago.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep hoops scoreboard

February 9, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's prep basketball scores:

Boys basketball
East Burke 94, Maiden 59
Hickory 78, Hibriten 47
South Iredell 54, Bandys 41
St. Stephens 67, Fred T. Foard 47
West Caldwell 47, Bunker Hill 34
Newton-Conover 59, Draughn 39

Girls basketball
Bandys 51, South Iredell 48
East Burke 65, Maiden 48
Fred T. Foard 74, St. Stephens 61

Bryant, Lakers erase 20-point deficit, blow by Bobcats

February 8, 2013

In a game summarized by Kobe Bryant as "irritating," the Los Angeles Lakers fought off adversity and a poor start on Friday to come away with a much-needed victory against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Cousins helping establish Maiden swim tradition

February 8, 2013

A pair of Cousins are helping to establish a new tradition for future swimmers at Maiden High School.

Seniors Christian Holdren and Alex Williams are helping set a new bar for the Blue Devil swim program despite each having only swam at the school for two years.

SIGNING DAY: County seniors ink with colleges

February 7, 2013

Seniors athletes across Catawba County made their college decisions official on Wednesday during National Signing Day.

Students from four area high schools — Bandys, Hickory, Maiden and Newton-Conover — took place in mock signings to finalize their collegiate and athletic choices.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's hoops scores

February 7, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep basketball scores in Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 69, Watauga 41

Girls basketball
Fred T. Foard 70, Watauga 39

Cavaliers declaw Bobcats in Cleveland, 122-95

February 7, 2013

Kyrie Irving spent the fourth quarter on the bench watching and relaxing with the other starters.

No need for any heroics from the All-Star guard this time.

The Cavaliers finally rolled to an easy win the way they used to on a regular basis when LeBron James was Cleveland's hard-court king.

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