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Red Devils blank Huskies to advance in 2AA playoffs

November 3, 2012

With all of its starters in the line up Friday, the Newton-Conover football team pounded Ashe County.

The Red Devils (9-3) tallied 49 points on offense and held the Huskies scoreless to move on to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.

Blue Devils upset by Bulldogs in 27-24 thriller

November 3, 2012

The Maiden-Thomasville rivalry added another page to its great high school football rivalry on Friday.

In a game that wasn't decided until the final 34 seconds, a game-tying Ian Oliver field goal was blocked, leading the Bulldogs (5-7) to an upset win over the Blue Devils, 27-24, in the opening round of the 2A state playoffs in Maiden.

PLAYOFF ROUND-UP: Trojans top Cavs again

November 3, 2012

For the second time this season, the Bandys football team knocked off East Burke in Catawba on Friday night, 34-7.

In the process, the Trojans (8-4) advance to the second round of the 2AA playoffs.

Quarterback Anthony Toscano completed 7-of-8 passes for 97 yards and three touchdowns for Bandys, while running back Devan Davis rushed 20 times for 129 yards.

Lady Bucs beat Lenoir, advance in Region X tourney

November 2, 2012

The No. 1 seed Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team advanced to the next round of the Region X Tournament on Friday with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-12 and 25-7) victory over No. 8 Lenoir Community College.

Jennifer Beatty led CVCC with 13 kills, eight digs, two aces and one block. Leah Wells added eight kills, 10 digs, two blocks and an ace.

Maiden, Thomasvillle have a storied history

November 2, 2012

Playoff rivalries are a big part what high school football is all about in North Carolina.

The chilly autumn weather late in November, the sound of the band playing and cheerleaders sounding off to inspire the crowd to stand up and cheer.

The playoffs bring about a special feeling to those who attend high school football games all across the state.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Ashe Co. at Newton-Conover

November 2, 2012

The Observer News Enterprise "Game of the Week" features Newton-Conover hosting Ashe County in the first round of the 2AA playoffs.

For a complete preview of this game, including comments from players and head coach Brint Russell, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Sevilla, Red Tornadoes blank Red Raiders, 9-0

October 31, 2012

The Hickory soccer team made an emphatic statement to start the 3A playoffs on Wednesday.

Carlos Sevilla netted four goals, helping the Red Tornadoes pick up their 23rd win of the season in shutout fashion, 9-0, against South Point.

Fred T. Foard's Jake Pierce commits to East Carolina

October 31, 2012

Fred T. Foard swimmer Jake Pierce has committed to East Carolina University.

Pierce chose ECU over Boston College and N.C. State.

He said the decision to go with the Pirates was simple.

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Pair of teams win by one goal

October 31, 2012

Fred T. Foard advanced to the second round of the 3A soccer playoffs with a 2-1 double overtime victory against East Henderson on Wednesday.

Wyatt Shely scored the winning goal for Foard (16-7-1).

Kenan Ruffner also netted a goal and made an assist for the Tigers, while Logan Winstead assisted on Ruffner's goal.

N-C running back Marquis Pope hitting his stride

October 31, 2012

Marquis Pope may be a late bloomer, but he is peaking at the right time.

The Newton-Conover senior running back had his best weeks during the final two games of the regular season.

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

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