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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)

Sessions helps lift Bobcats over Bucks 102-98

November 19, 2012

Ramon Sessions wanted another chance to prove he had some ice left in his veins. He got that chance Monday night and took advantage of it.

Sessions scored nine of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left to seal the game, and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98.

Panthers give up late lead to Bucs, fall in OT

November 19, 2012

It was the best of times for the Carolina Panthers through three quarters of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It became the worst of times and possibly the entire season in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers (2-8) gave up an 11-point lead with six minutes to go in Sunday’s contest, eventually falling to the Bucs in overtime, 27-21.

Grizzlies top Bobcats for eighth-straight win

November 18, 2012

Fresh off a 10-point victory against the New York Knicks, the Memphis Grizzlies continued their early-season roll versus the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Grizzlies (8-1) built a 17-point lead in the second half and held off a late rally by the Bobcats to win their eight-straight game, 94-87.

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