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South Iredell tops Carrboro 30-27 for 2AA title

December 1, 2012

LaChaston Smith scored his third touchdown with 19 seconds left to lift South Iredell to a 30-27 victory over Carrboro on Saturday night in the Class 2AA North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship game.

Smith, the game's MVP, finished with 152 yards rushing for South Iredell (14-2), which won its first-ever state championship in football.

Illinois State beats Appalachian State 38-37 in OT

December 1, 2012

Matt Brown threw for five touchdowns and 322 yards and Illinois State blocked the game-tying PAT in overtime to beat Appalachian State 38-37 Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

East Lincoln beats Tarboro 24-20 for 2A title

December 1, 2012

Garrett Young threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Brock with 7:55 left to help East Lincoln beat Tarboro 24-20 in the Class 2-A North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship Saturday.

Young threw for 196 yards and two scores for the Mustangs (16-0), who won their first title in their second appearance in an NCHSAA final. Young was named the game's most valuable player.

Lady Trojans victorious; Tigers hold on late

December 1, 2012

A pair of new basketball coaches made their debuts at Bandys High School on Friday — both with different results.

The Lady Trojans used a strong third quarter to pick up a 69-53 victory against Fred T. Foard in Mark Story’s first game as girls head coach.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep, college scores

December 1, 2012

Boys prep basketball scores
St. Stephens 68, Bunker Hill 57
North Lincoln 55, Maiden 28
Newton-Conover at East Lincoln, postponed to Dec. 12

Girls prep basketball scores
St. Stephens 55, Bunker Hill 39
North Lincoln 84, Maiden 54
Newton-Conover at East Lincoln, postponed to Dec. 12

Women's college basketball

Turner scores 25 as 76ers beat Bobcats 104-98

December 1, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jason Richardson says he knew the Philadelphia 76ers' poor shooting at the start of the season wouldn't last.

If his teammates continue to shoot the way they did Friday night, it might not be an issue again.

N-C junior Wepner excelling at multiple sports

November 29, 2012

Franklin Wepner brings a whole new definition to multi-tasking.

Coming off a successful season on the soccer field, the Newton-Conover junior is aiming to win a second state wrestling title on the mat this winter.

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.

Indian Classic adds to its history on Saturday

November 29, 2012

St. Stephens High School hosts the Indian Classic wrestling tournament for the 41st time in its history on Saturday.

The event is the oldest one-day high school wrestling tournament in North Carolina.

Earnhardt Jr. wins 10th most popular driver award

November 29, 2012

Dale Earnhardt Jr. tied Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as NASCAR's most popular driver, and was just as nervous accepting it Thursday as he was when he received his first honor.

Indians tune up for Classic with pair of wins

November 29, 2012

The St. Stephens wrestling team tuned up for Saturday's 41st Annual Indian Classic by hosting a tri-match with Ashbrook and Ashe County on Wednesday.

The Indians swept their matches on the evening, improving to 5-2 on the season.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

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