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Red Devil squads advance to CVAC second round

February 19, 2013

The Newton-Conover girls and boys basketball teams both advanced to the second round of the Catawba Valley Athletic 2A tournament with victories on the court Monday.

The Lady Red Devils knocked off West Caldwell 56-47, while the Red Devil boys picked up a 74-57 win against county rival Bandys.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's first round scores

February 19, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round prep basketball tournament scores from across Catawba County, as well as look at the next round games:

Catawba Valley 2A

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47

PREP HOOPS: This week's tournament brackets

February 17, 2013

Below is a look at this week's Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A basketball tournament brackets:

CVAC basketball tournament

GIrls bracket

Monday's first round games
No. 8 Maiden (5-18, 2-12) at No. 1 Bandys (21-2, 13-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 5 West Caldwell (7-12, 5-9) at No. 4 Newton-Conover (14-9, 9-5), 6:30 p.m.

Minors help Red Devils capture first 2A dual title

February 17, 2013

A pair of wrestlers with the last name Minor helped Newton-Conover reach a major milestone on Saturday — the school's first 2A dual team state wrestling championship.

Tigers win 3A dual title, school's second boys crown

February 17, 2013

When Nick Rotenberry's hand was raised on Saturday, history was made yet again at Fred T. Foard High School.

Rotenberry's 13-5 major decision against Morehead's Cameron Sanders helped the Tigers clinch the 3A dual team wrestling state championship.

Saturday's title win gives Foard its second state championship in a boys sport — both coming in wrestling (2011, 2013).

Hannah’s 38 lifts Tornadoes to share of NWC crown

February 16, 2013

Yazmen Hannah picked the biggest game of the season to have the biggest game of her career.

The Hickory sophomore guard scored a career-high 38 points on Friday, helping the Lady Red Tornadoes (22-2, 10-2) knock off Fred T. Foard 82-59 to grab a share of the Northwestern 3A/4A regular season basketball crown.

Tigers take down rival Tornadoes, NWC hoops title

February 16, 2013

The Fred T. Foard boys basketball team picked up a conference-clinching victory against rival Hickory before standing room only crowd at Jerry Copas Gymnasium on Friday.

The Tigers improve to 20-4 overall and 10-2 in Northwestern 3A/4A, while the Red Tornadoes fall to 19-5 overall and 9-3 in the NWC.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep hoops scoreboard

February 16, 2013

Below is a look at the prep basketball scores from around Catawba County:

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 66, Bandys 57
Draughn 62, Maiden 59
Fred T. Foard 62, Hickory 59
Newton-Conover 60, West Caldwell 55 (2 OT)
St. Stephens 78, Watauga 58

Girls basketball
Bandys 79, Bunker Hill 28
Draughn 84, Maiden 79
Newton-Conover 42, West Caldwell 39

Red Devils pin Panthers, advance to 2A dual final

February 15, 2013

It might have been Valentine's Day on Thursday, but there was certainly no love lost between Newton-Conover and Piedmont on the wrestling mat.

After matching up in the 2A dual team state playoffs three-straight years and losing each time, the Red Devils finally managed to knock out the rival Panthers to advance to Saturday's 2A dual team championship match.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's dual team scores

February 15, 2013

Below are the 2A and 3A dual team wrestling playoff scores from Thursday:

2A dual scores
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 29
Piedmont 46, Owen 24
Newton-Conover 36, Piedmont 27

3A dual scores
Fred T. Foard 38, Ashbrook 25
Jay M. Robinson 32, SW Randolph 31
Fred T. Foard 38, Jay M. Robinson 27

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