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L-R's Green named SAC defensive player of the week

October 1, 2012

Lenoir-Rhyne's Michael Green was named the South Atlantic Conference football defensive player of the week, league officials announced on Monday afternoon.

Green, a junior safety from Kingsland, Ga., picked off two passes in the first half and finished with eight tackles in L-R's 52-10 victory over North Greenville last Saturday night at home.

Red Devils hosting golf tournament on Oct. 13

October 1, 2012

Newton-Conover High School is hosting its second annual Athletics Golf Tournament next Saturday, Oct. 13 at River Oaks Golf Club in Statesville.

There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start for the event. Sign in starts at 8:30 a.m.

The cost per player is $60, which includes lunch.

Mulligans and skirts are also available for purchase.

Bryant field goal leads Falcons past Panther 30-28

September 30, 2012

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan took an awful beating.

Another win for the Atlanta Falcons will make the pain a lot easier to take.

Shaking off a career-high seven sacks, Ryan completed a 59-yard pass to Roddy White with about a minute remaining, setting up Matt Bryant's 40-yard field goal that kept the Falcons perfect on the season with a wild 30-28 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

ASU tallies 684 yards, routs Chanticleers 55-14

September 30, 2012

Pulling ahead 21-0 after the first quarter, Appalachian State cruised to a 55-14 victory against visiting Coastal Carolina on Saturday in Boone.

The Mountaineers tallied 684 yards in the contest — their most in a game since the 2009 season.

Lenoir-Rhyne crusades past North Greenville, 52-10

September 30, 2012

After a crushing 47-23 loss at Carson-Newman two weeks ago, the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne University had a lot of time to ponder the defeat after a bye week.

With North Greenville standing in the way their way, the Bears put the tough loss to the Eagles behind them by tallying 551 yards of total offense in a 52-10 win in Hickory on Saturday.

Late TD, turnover propel N-C to Homecoming win

September 29, 2012

A touchdown pass from Kevin Cline to Sam Avis with 4:27 left in the third quarter ended up being the game-winning score, helping Newton-Conover pick up a Homecoming victory against East Burke on Friday at Gurley Stadium.

"That was just a physically tough football game," said N-C coach Brint Russell. "I'm proud of our kid's effort."

Vikings hold off elements, Blue Devils in victory

September 29, 2012

Despite a nearly hour long weather delay, South Iredell continued its dominance in the Catawba Valley 2A on Friday, knocking off another challenger in Maiden at home, 33-10.

The Vikings (7-0, 3-0) took the lead early in the contest with a pair of touchdowns, including a five-yard rushing score from Eythan Kramm and a 63-yard scamper by Michael Fisher.

CVAC ROUND-UP: Wildcats top Bears in OT

September 29, 2012

Draughn overcame a 13-7 deficit at halftime to come back and win 28-21 in overtime against Bunker Hill in Valdese on Friday.

Adam Estep's third rushing touchdown of the night from one-yard out completed the Wildcats' comeback. Estep rushed for 160 yards in the game for Draughn (4-3, 1-2).

NWC 3A/4A ROUND-UP: Spartans blank Tigers

September 29, 2012

Pulling ahead 34-0 by halftime, South Caldwell continued its undefeated start to the season with a 55-0 victory in Northwestern 3A/4A play against Fred T. Foard on Friday.

The Spartans (7-0, 3-0) tallied 446 yards of total offense in the contest, including 232 rushing yards by running back Zac Pollard.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

September 28, 2012

Jayvee football season continued on Thursday with seven match ups featuring seven Catawba County football squads.

Below are scores from the county and others from the surrounding areas:

Local scores
Bandys 20, West Caldwell 8
Bunker Hill 36, Draughn 14
Hickory 35, Alexander Central 20
Newton-Conover 28, East Burke 14
St. Stephens 22, Hibriten 20

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