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L-R's rally falls short in loss to Carson-Newman

November 24, 2012

Carson-Newman held off a furious rally in the second half by Lenoir-Rhyne to win by a 38-35 score Saturday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Div. II football playoffs at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn.

Carson-Newman (9-2), ranked No. 22 in the nation, advances to the national quarterfinals to face Valdosta State (9-2) next Saturday in Valdosta, Ga.

O-N-E boys, girls prep basketball preview

November 24, 2012

In this weekend's edition of The Observer News Enterprise, we take a look at the prep basketball season, including the boys and girls teams from Bandys, Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, Maiden, Newton-Conover and St. Stephens.

This preview includes returning players, new players and comments from each coach.

Horford leads Hawks to 101-91 win over Bobcats

November 24, 2012

Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew warned his team to take the Charlotte Bobcats seriously and forget all about their record last season.

It sure looked as if his players were listening.

Al Horford had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-91 on Friday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

O-N-E prep wrestling preview: a look at 2012’s teams

November 23, 2012

For the second-straight year, the Observer News Enterprise takes a look at this year’s prep wrestling season, including those wrestling and comments from each coach.

To read this prep wrestling preview, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Rushing attack leads L-R against Eagles on Saturday

November 23, 2012

Since the arrival of head coach Mike Houston in Hickory, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team has ran the football down opponents collective throats — winning a South Atlantic Conference title in 2011 and yet another SAC title in 2012.

Sessions lifts Bobcats past Raptors 98-97

November 22, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats are off to a fast start so far this season.

Less than three weeks into the season, the surprising Bobcats are a game away from matching last season's win total following a 98-97 victory Wednesday night over the Toronto Raptors.

Johnson, Bumgarner take part in 49ers "Fall Finale"

November 21, 2012

Two former Catawba County high school football standouts took part in Saturday's "Fall Finale" for the Charlotte 49ers football program.

Former Maiden and current UNCC quarterback Matt Johnson, as well as former St. Stephens standout and current 49ers offensive lineman/long snapper Zach Bumgarner, took part in the scrimmage.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians spoil Kahny's debut

November 21, 2012

The St. Stephens boys basketball team spoiled the debut of Pat Kahny as head coach on Tuesday, knocking off the Blue Devils, 65-20.

Chris Hefner led Saint (1-0) with 13 points, Zach Houston scored 12 points and Kerigan Farley added 10 points.

Alex White paced Maiden (0-1) with six points, while Austin Wright added four points.

Prep wrestling
Newton-Conover 58, Freedom 12

BREAKING: Panthers cut K Medlock, sign K Gano

November 20, 2012

The Carolina Panthers waived kicker Justin Medlock on Tuesday — two days after he missed his third-straight field goal for the team.

Medlock, who signed a three-year contract with the Panthers on March 7, was 7-for-10 on his field goal attempts this season, but had missed his past three attempts, including a 40-yard attempt in the second quarter of Sunday's 27-21 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

Red Devils sweep opening tri-match on mat

November 20, 2012

Newton-Conover was perfect during its first tri-match of the season on Monday at North Gaston High School.

Below are the results from Monday's matches:

Newton-Conover 57, North Mecklenburg 21
106: Jakob Bogojebich (NM) forfeit
113: Austin Klutz (NC) forfeit
120: Holden Benfield (NC) forfeit
126: Jonte Parker (NC) pin Zane Dunlap (NM)

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