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Red Devils force 3 fumbles, topple Trojans 35-14

September 22, 2012

After giving up turnovers and creating short fields last week in a loss to rival Maiden, karma favored Newton-Conover on the football field Friday against Bandys.

The Red Devils (3-3, 1-1) forced three fumbles, surging ahead of the Trojans early to eventually come away with a 35-14 win at Gurley Stadium.

CVAC ROUND UP: Yowe's 4 TDs spark Maiden

September 22, 2012

GAMEWELL — With help from running back Grant Yowe, the Maiden football team continued its roll in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday.

Yowe rushed for four touchdowns, helping the Blue Devils upend winless West Caldwell on the road, 31-0.

Maiden improves to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play, setting up a pivotal conference match-up with South Iredell (5-1, 2-0) next week in Troutman.

NWC 3A/4A ROUND UP: Cougars top Tigers

September 22, 2012

TAYLORSVILLE — Alexander Central racked up 438 yards of total offense on its way to a two-touchdown Northwestern 3A/4A victory against Fred T. Foard on Friday, 28-14.

Of those 438 yards by the Cougars (3-3, 2-0), 204 came from running back Casey Anderson on 17 carries.

Anderson also had a 49-yard rushing touchdown in the contest.

Manning, Giants shred Panthers in prime time, 36-7

September 21, 2012

While New York may be "The City That Never Sleeps," the Carolina Panthers were the ones left restless on Thursday night in Charlotte.

The New York Giants pulled out to a 20-0 lead by halftime and cruised to a 36-7 primetime victory over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

September 21, 2012

Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with six match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.

Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas.

Local scores
Fred T. Foard 13, Alexander Central 7
Newton-Conover 14, Bandys 0
Maiden 26, West Caldwell 6
South Caldwell 55, St. Stephens 14
South Iredell 23, Bunker Hill 6

Bandys' Cassidy Shell is 22-0 on court this season

September 21, 2012

Having played tennis since she was age 6, Cassidy Shell is shining bright on the Bandys tennis team.

As of Wednesday, Shell is 22-0 on the court in both singles and doubles play.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils edge Trojans on court

September 21, 2012

The Newton-Conover volleyball team avenged a loss to Bandys earlier in the season with a five-set victory Thursday at home 17-25, 25-10, 25-20, 15-25 and 15-7.

The Lady Red Devils improve to 4-11 overall and 3-5 in the CVAC.

Kayla Champion led the Lady Trojans (6-7, 5-3) with 12 kills, 10 digs, five aces, three assists and three blocks.

Lady Blue Devils climbing the CVAC volleyball ranks

September 19, 2012

A year after finishing tied for third in the Catawba Valley 2A, the Maiden volleyball team is on the edge of the top of the conference standings.

The Lady Blue Devils are 10-3 this season with a 7-1 mark in the CVAC.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers blank Trojans on court

September 19, 2012

The Fred T. Foard volleyball team bounced back from a tough conference loss with a straight-sets victory over Bandys on Wednesday 26-24, 25-23 and 25-18.

Morgan Smith led Foard (13-5) with seven kills, while Madison Hayes added six kills.

Gaosee Vang paced Bandys (6-6) with 25 asssists, four aces, five kills and five blocks.

Prep soccer

Hibriten 1, Fred T. Foard 0

UNC's Roy Williams has surgery for kidney tumor

September 19, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has begun recovering from surgery Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney and is expected to be on the sideline when the season starts.

Still, the coach might need another operation to remove another tumor from his left kidney.

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