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Panthers give up late lead to Bucs, fall in OT

November 19, 2012

It was the best of times for the Carolina Panthers through three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It became the worst of times and possibly the entire season in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers (2-8) gave up an 11-point lead with six minutes to go in Sunday’s contest, eventually falling to the Bucs in overtime, 27-21.

Grizzlies top Bobcats for eighth-straight win

November 18, 2012

Fresh off a 10-point victory against the New York Knicks, the Memphis Grizzlies continued their early-season roll versus the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Grizzlies (8-1) built a 17-point lead in the second half and held off a late rally by the Bobcats to win their eight-straight game, 94-87.

Bears advance with 21-6 victory against Wildcats

November 18, 2012

An electric crowd was fired up at Moretz Stadium on Saturday for something Lenoir-Rhyne hadn’t done since 1962 — make a run at an NCAA Div. II National Championship.

The Bears (9-2) kept their ground game going, as they have done all season, tallying 243 rushing yards en route to a 21-6 opening round playoff win over Fort Valley State University (Ga.).

Trojans fall in third round for second-straight year

November 17, 2012

Bandys lost in the third round of the 2AA football playoffs for the second-straight year, falling to South Iredell in Troutman on Friday, 45-14.

“We just got beat up on by a better football team,” said Bandys head coach Randy Lowman. “We knew they were a good team. We played them tough a couple of times, but I think tonight showed what kind of a football team they’ve got.”

Lady Bucs eliminated from NJCAA Nationals

November 17, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team had its season ended on Friday in Toledo, Ohio, but not before making some history first.

The 14th-seeded Lady Bucs won their first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II Tournament game with a straight-sets victory (27-25, 31-29, 25-11) against No. 6 Moraine Valley Community College.

Red Devils, Tigers tune up for wrestling seasons

November 15, 2012

In a match up featuring the defending 2A and 3A Western Region champions, the Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard wrestling teams got an early glimpse of one another on Thursday.

The Red Devils hosted the scrimmage at the school’s main gym against the Tigers.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Bandys at South Iredell

November 15, 2012

The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Bandys traveling to South Iredell in the third round of the 2AA playoffs.

For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Randy Lowman, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Senior student-athletes sign with schools

November 15, 2012

Nine Catawba County high school student-athletes made their college decisions official on Wednesday, including five at Fred T. Foard, two at Maiden and one each at St. Stephens and Hickory.

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.

Red Devils hosting "Battle of the Border" on Saturday

November 15, 2012

The Newton-Conover High School girls basketball team is hosting a “Battle of the Border” Preseason Jamborees this Saturday.

The Lady Red Devils are scheduled to compete in varsity and junior varsity competition.

Both squads will compete against the JV and varsity teams from Patton, Myers Park, Alexander Central, Butler, Winston-Salem Prep and Hough.

Walker's jumper lifts Bobcats over Wolves, 89-87

November 15, 2012

Tie game, clock winding down, ball in his hands. It's been a while since Kemba Walker has been in that situation.

When he finally found himself there with the Charlotte Bobcats, the super-slick guard dipped into his UConn bag of tricks. Just like Villanova, Texas, Pitt and most other college teams he vanquished, the Minnesota Timberwolves had no chance.

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