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Bryant, Lakers erase 20-point deficit, blow by Bobcats

February 9, 2013

In a game summarized by Kobe Bryant as "irritating," the Los Angeles Lakers fought off adversity and a poor start on Friday to come away with a much-needed victory against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Cousins helping establish Maiden swim tradition

February 8, 2013

A pair of Cousins are helping to establish a new tradition for future swimmers at Maiden High School.

Seniors Christian Holdren and Alex Williams are helping set a new bar for the Blue Devil swim program despite each having only swam at the school for two years.

SIGNING DAY: County seniors ink with colleges

February 7, 2013

Seniors athletes across Catawba County made their college decisions official on Wednesday during National Signing Day.

Students from four area high schools — Bandys, Hickory, Maiden and Newton-Conover — took place in mock signings to finalize their collegiate and athletic choices.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's hoops scores

February 7, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep basketball scores in Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 69, Watauga 41

Girls basketball
Fred T. Foard 70, Watauga 39

Cavaliers declaw Bobcats in Cleveland, 122-95

February 7, 2013

Kyrie Irving spent the fourth quarter on the bench watching and relaxing with the other starters.

No need for any heroics from the All-Star guard this time.

The Cavaliers finally rolled to an easy win the way they used to on a regular basis when LeBron James was Cleveland's hard-court king.

Red Devils, Bears and Indians gear up for postseason

February 6, 2013

Bunker Hill High School hosted a tri-match on the wrestling mat Tuesday with CVAC mate Newton-Conover and Northwestern 3A/4A foe St. Stephens.

The Red Devils picked up a 57-15 victory against the Bears to close out an undefeated Catawba Valley 2A slate, while the Indians notched a 49-25 non-conference win against Bunker.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's prep scoreboard

February 6, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep basketball and wrestling scores:

Boys basketball
Bandys 61, Maiden 28
Newton-Conover 59, Bunker Hill 38
South Caldwell 54, Hickory 52

Girls basketball
Bandys 80, Maiden 43
Fred T. Foard 56, Hibriten 29
Hickory 66, South Caldwell 31
Newton-Conover 53, Bunker Hill 44

Prep wrestling
Bandys 39, Maiden 24

Pierce, Turcanu are friends through school's rivalry

February 5, 2013

Competing at rival high schools in the same sport in the same events, prep swimmers Jake Pierce and Sava Turcanu are the best of friends.

The duo competes Friday at the 3A state swimming championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, while supporting one another.

Eighth-ranked Bucs open season with 13-1 victory

February 5, 2013

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team kicked off its 2013 season on Monday at Henkel-Alley Field with a 13-1 blasting of the Lenoir-Rhyne junior varsity squad.

The Bucs improve to 1-0 on the year, while the Bears fall to 0-1.

James, Bosh push Heat past Bobcats, 99-94

February 5, 2013

LeBron James scored 31 points and Chris Bosh added 23 to lead Miami past Charlotte 99-94 Monday night, the Heat's 10th consecutive victory against the Bobcats.

Dwyane Wade had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Miami, which has won nine of its last 10 at home. James was 13 for 14 from the field, for a career-best 93-percent shooting. The Heat improved to 19-3 on their home floor.

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