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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

Anderson leads Raptors to victory over Bobcats

January 11, 2013

The thing Alan Anderson likes most about the Toronto Raptors' recent run of success is the way efficient ball movement has spread the offense around.

Of course, that can make keeping track of the top scorer a little tricky.

Challenger Firebirds swept on the court by Patriots

January 10, 2013

Challenger Early College High School and Piedmont Community Charter School clashed on the basketball court on Thursday.

The Patriots came away with a pair of victories in boys and girls competition against the Firebirds at the Newton-Conover High School gymnasium.

BREAKING: Browns hire Panthers' Chudzinski

January 10, 2013

Rob Chudzinski is returning home to his NFL roots.

The Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator has accepted the Cleveland Brown's head coaching position.

Chudzinski, who got his start in the NFL as a tight ends coach with the Browns in 2004 and the team's offensive coordinator from 2007-08, replaces Pat Shurmur as Cleveland head coach.

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