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Bears drop Catawba, end 50-year playoff drought

November 11, 2012

Lenoir-Rhyne shared the South Atlantic Conference football title in 2011 with Mars Hill and were left standing at the altar in the end for a postseason bid.

One season later, the Bears played the role of blushing bride.

Lenoir-Rhyne racked up 513 rushing yards on its way to a 44-14 victory over rival Catawba College on Saturday at Moretz Stadium in Hickory.

Derr tallies 211 yards, 3 TDs; Trojans oust Red Devils

November 10, 2012

Down its starting running back due to injury, Bandys’ Quiante Derr carried the brunt of the load for the Trojans on the ground against Newton-Conover — and then some.

The sophomore rushed 31 times for 211 yards and three scores, helping Bandys eliminate the CVAC champion Red Devils from the 2AA playoffs with a 49-24 victory at Gurley Stadium on Friday.

Montgomery leads Bulldogs past Tornadoes, 28-13

November 10, 2012

Behind two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Chris Montgomery, the Burns Bulldogs eliminated Hickory from the 3A playoffs for the second-straight season, 28-13, in Kings Mountain on Friday.

The Bulldogs (10-3), who advance to the regional quarterfinals for the third time in the past four years, host Freedom (12-1) in the 3A third round next Friday.

Lady Bucs rallly past Clinton Junior College, 71-58

November 10, 2012

Rallying from down two points at halftime, the Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team remained undefeated with a 71-58 victory against Clinton Junior College on Friday at the Tarlton Complex.

Nika Jones led CVCC with 22 points, while Gabrielle McClain added 15 points.

The Lady Bucs (3-0) trailed 34-32 at the break to the Lady Bears (1-2).

CVCC athletics back in the nationwide spotlight again

November 8, 2012

For the second time in the 2012 calendar year, a sports team from Catawba Valley Community College prepares to take the national stage.

The Lady Bucs volleyball program won the Region X/District P tournament last weekend at Brunswick Community College to advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in Toledo, Ohio from Nov. 15-17.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Bandys at Newton-Cononver

November 8, 2012

County rivals Bandys and Newton-Conover collide tonight on the football field at Gurley Stadium for a chance to continue their respective playoff runs.

The game is a rematch of a 35-14 victory by the Red Devils on Sept. 21.

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.

Red Devils avenge 2011 loss, knock out Wolves

November 7, 2012

The Newton-Conover soccer team made up for a devastating 3-0 loss to Lincolnton in last year’s 2A playoffs.

The Red Devils (15-6-1) led 1-0 at halftime and held off a rally by the Wolves in the second half to come away with a 3-1 road victory to advance to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs.

Lady Bucs knock off Milligan for second win

November 7, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Wednesday with a 92-47 victory over Milligan College at the Tarlton Complex.

Nika Jones led CVCC (2-0) with 24 points and five steals, while former Newton-Conover standout Kadesha Gibbs added 13 points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Bucs led 48-23 at halftime.

Red Devils hosting Jamboree next two Saturdays

November 7, 2012

The Newton-Conover High School girls and boys basketball teams will be hosting two “Battle of the Border” Preseason Jamborees the next two Saturdays.

The Red Devils’ boys varsity and junior varsity squads will compete in games this Saturday against five teams, including North Lincoln, Hough, Legacy Charter, Statesville and Emmanuel Prep.

Red Devils soccer team ready for Lincolnton

November 7, 2012

The Newton-Conover soccer team enters familiar territory on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (14-6-1) travel to Lincolnton today for a third round match up in the 2A state soccer playoffs.

The Wolves (17-4-1) eliminated Newton-Conover from the playoffs last season.

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