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Senior student-athletes sign with schools

November 15, 2012

Nine Catawba County high school student-athletes made their college decisions official on Wednesday, including five at Fred T. Foard, two at Maiden and one each at St. Stephens and Hickory.

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.

Red Devils hosting "Battle of the Border" on Saturday

November 15, 2012

The Newton-Conover High School girls basketball team is hosting a “Battle of the Border” Preseason Jamborees this Saturday.

The Lady Red Devils are scheduled to compete in varsity and junior varsity competition.

Both squads will compete against the JV and varsity teams from Patton, Myers Park, Alexander Central, Butler, Winston-Salem Prep and Hough.

Walker's jumper lifts Bobcats over Wolves, 89-87

November 15, 2012

Tie game, clock winding down, ball in his hands. It's been a while since Kemba Walker has been in that situation.

When he finally found himself there with the Charlotte Bobcats, the super-slick guard dipped into his UConn bag of tricks. Just like Villanova, Texas, Pitt and most other college teams he vanquished, the Minnesota Timberwolves had no chance.

Lady Bucs ready for NJCAA tournament appearance

November 14, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is prepared for its sixth appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament in Toledo, Ohio.

The Lady Bucs (34-0) plays Parkland College (42-7) in the opening game of the tournament on Thursday at 9 a.m.

Newton-Conover eliminated; Hickory in 3A title game

November 14, 2012

The Newton-Conover and Hickory soccer teams competed on Tuesday for a chance to play in their respective title games.

The Red Devils dropped a heart breaker to Cuthbertson, while Hickory won a tight game against Charlotte Catholic.

Sessions scores 21 as Bobcats beat Wizards 92-76

November 14, 2012

Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap talked throughout the offseason about changing the culture in the organization and building a winning atmosphere in Charlotte.

Apparently his players were listening.

BREAKING: Bobcats trade Carroll, acquire Warrick

November 13, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats have acquired forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard Matt Carroll, the team announced on Tuesday.

Currently in his eighth NBA season, the 6-foot-9 Warrick has career averages of 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 499 games for the Grizzlies, Bucks, Bulls, Suns and Hornets.

Broncos top Panthers; Manning ties Marino on TD list

November 12, 2012

Denver coach John Fox made a successful return against his former team at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday behind offensive, defensive and special teams play.

The Broncos scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game, knocking off the Carolina Panthers 36-14 for their fourth-straight road victory of the season.

Walker, Kidd-Gilchrist rally Bobcats past Mavericks

November 11, 2012

Down 11 points at halftime, the Charlotte Bobcats rallied behind Kemba Walker and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to force overtime and eventually come away with the 101-97 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in Charlotte.

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Two teams reach to West finals

November 11, 2012

After 110 minutes of soccer competition, the Newton-Conover soccer team held on to knock off its fourth road opponent of the 2A playoffs, topping rival South Iredell in penalty kicks, 5-4.

"It was a great game by both teams," said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. "It's always tough when someone has to lose on penalty kicks. I'm happy for our seniors and excited to be playing on Wednesday night."

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