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Earnhardt Jr. wins 10th most popular driver award

November 30, 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tied Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as NASCAR's most popular driver, and was just as nervous accepting it Thursday as he was when he received his first honor.

Indians tune up for Classic with pair of wins

November 29, 2012

The St. Stephens wrestling team tuned up for Saturday's 41st Annual Indian Classic by hosting a tri-match with Ashbrook and Ashe County on Wednesday.

The Indians swept their matches on the evening, improving to 5-2 on the season.

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

Bucs fall 68-62 to ninth-ranked Spartanburg Methodist

November 29, 2012

The CVCC men's basketball team fell in a close contest Wednesday against ninth-ranked Div. I Spartanburg Methodist, 68-62.

Three Buccaneers were in double figures, including Josh McClain with 12 points. Preston Earle and Anthony Hilliard both added 10 points for CVCC (6-2).

Dajohn Rowland scored a game-high 14 points for Spartanburg Methodist (10-0), while Ronell Crocket added 12 points.

Horford leads Hawks to 94-91 win over Bobcats

November 29, 2012

After an atrocious 1-for-10 night at the free throw line last week, Al Horford decided to spend extra time working on his foul shots.

"That's one of the things I always work on, and I got away from it a little bit," he said. "I think it showed when I went in that little slump."

His recent effort seems to have paid off.

Tigers, Bears tangle in early season tri-match

November 28, 2012

The Fred T. Foard and Bunker Hill high school wrestling teams collided Tuesday in an early season tri-match held by the Tigers.

The match also included SouthLake Christian Academy, of Huntersville.

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 prep, college scores

November 28, 2012

Boys basketball scores
St. Stephens 67, Newton-Conover 63
Hickory 82, North Surry 45
North Lincoln 59, Bunker Hill 54
Freedom at Fred T. Foard, postponed to Dec. 21

Girls basketball scores
Newton-Conover 64, St. Stephens 58
Hickory 60, North Surry 45
North Lincoln 79, Bunker Hill 36

Prep wrestling scores

4 county soccer players chosen All-State by NCSCA

November 27, 2012

Four Catawba County soccer players were chosen by the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association (NCSCA) as 2012 All-State team members.

Among those athletes chosen include Newton-Conover's Chandler Johnson, St. Stephens' Andrew Barton and Hickory's Carlos Sevilla and Marcos Vargas.

Bucs roll to their sixth win, oust Belmont Abbey

November 27, 2012

The CVCC men's basketball team pulled out to a 30-point lead by halftime en route to a 87-57 victory against the Belmont Abbey JV on Monday, 87-57.

Rashawn Edwards led the Bucs (6-1) with 15 points, while Josh McClain and Jalen Cannady added 14 points each in a balanced scoring effort for CVCC.

Cam Newton leads Panthers past Eagles, 30-22

November 27, 2012

They were two words on a sponsor's banner draped behind the Philadelphia Eagles' postgame podium: Imagine. Change.

For disgusted Eagles fans, that's all they can do, especially with coach Andy Reid still running the show. They won't have to imagine much longer.

Thunder dominate first half, rout Bobcats 114-69

November 27, 2012

Russell Westbrook tipped away a pass, got into the open court all by himself and then braced for a big take-off and a signature throwdown dunk. Instead, he meekly flipped the ball into the basket and grinned sheepishly at the Oklahoma City Thunder bench after the miscue.

In a game that could go a long ways in determining this year's NFC South champion, New Orleans...
Since a successful 2008 season, the Fred T. Foard football program has struggled. With three head...
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