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North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

February 8, 2015

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

Yes, the retired Hall of Famer left North Carolina as the winningest coach in men's history after capturing two national titles along with the 1976 Olympic gold medal and coaching some of the sport's biggest names, Michael Jordan among them.

BREAKING: Foard wins 3A dual team state title

February 7, 2015

Battling for the third-straight year, it took all 14 matches to decide the 3A dual team champion on Saturday at Copas Gymnasium.

Fred T. Foard's Alex Leatherman earned a 10-8 decision victory against Morehead's Gideon Biggs to help the Tigers win their second 3A dual team state trophy in the past three seasons, 30-23.

Below are the results from the match:

Tigers take on Panthers in final for third-straight year

February 6, 2015

For the third-straight year, Fred T. Foard and Morehead will lock up on Saturday to determine the 3A dual team state wrestling champion.

The Tigers (39-1) host the Panthers (30-2) on the mat at Copas Gymnasium at 2 p.m. to determine the best 3A dual team in the state of North Carolina.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

February 6, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 62, Bunker Hill 41 (Lady Trojans clinch SD-7 title)
Hickory 86, Fred T. Foard 6
Maiden 64, West Caldwell 39
Newton-Conover 45, Lincolnton 35
South Caldwell 53, St. Stephens 33

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Bandys 43
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 63

PREP WRESTLING: Thursday's 2A and 3A scores

February 5, 2015

Below is a look at Thursday's 2A and 3A dual team West Region semi-finals and finals involving Catawba County teams:

2A scores
Newton-Conover 34, Hunter Huss 30
West Lincoln 33, Newton-Conover 29
(Red Devils end season with 40-4 record)

3A scores
Fred T. Foard 35, Enka 21
Fred T. Foard 57, East Rowan 10 (Tigers advances to 3A West final on Saturday)

PREP BASKETBALL: Tuesday's scoreboard

February 3, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 69, Maiden 45
Bunker Hill 64, Lincolnton 51
East Lincoln 40, Newton-Conover 39
Patton 62, Fred T. Foard 42
Hickory 72, St. Stephens 30

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 63, Lincolnton 55
East Lincoln 89, Newton-Conover 76
Fred T. Foard 73, Patton 50

PREP WRESTLING: Tuesday's dual team scores

February 3, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's dual team wrestling scores involving Catawba County teams:

2A dual team playoffs
Newton-Conover 45, R-S Central 24
Newton-Conover 45, West Caldwell 22 (N-CHS advances to round three)

3A dual team playoffs
Fred T. Foard 41, North Gaston 39
Fred T. Foard 40, Ashbrook 36 (FTF advances to round three)

Andrea Stinson joining the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame

February 2, 2015

Newton-Conover girls basketball coach Andrea Stinson already has an impressive list of accomplishments in her athletic career.

From basketball standout at N.C. State University to ACC Player of the Year to WNBA standout, there’s not much that Stinson didn’t achieve during her athletic career.

PREP WRESTLING: Dual team brackets released

February 2, 2015

Below is a look at first- and second-round match ups in the state 2A and 3A dual team wrestling state tournament:

2A brackets
No. 2 R-S Central (10-3) vs. No. 1 Newton-Conover (38-3) - at West Caldwell H.S., 6 p.m. Tuesday
**winner meets either No. 1 Brevard (12-14) or wild card West Caldwell (27-14) immediately after**

3A brackets

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

January 30, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 54, Lincolnton 31
Bunker Hill 56, East Lincoln 53
Hibriten 48, Fred T. Foard 35
Hickory 59, South Caldwell 25
Maiden 55, West Caldwell 44 (from Thursday)
Newton-Conover 60, West Lincoln 36
Patton 61, St. Stephens 59

Boys basketball

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