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PREP WRESTLING: Dual team brackets released

February 2, 2015

Below is a look at first- and second-round match ups in the state 2A and 3A dual team wrestling state tournament:

2A brackets
No. 2 R-S Central (10-3) vs. No. 1 Newton-Conover (38-3) - at West Caldwell H.S., 6 p.m. Tuesday
**winner meets either No. 1 Brevard (12-14) or wild card West Caldwell (27-14) immediately after**

3A brackets

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

January 30, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 54, Lincolnton 31
Bunker Hill 56, East Lincoln 53
Hibriten 48, Fred T. Foard 35
Hickory 59, South Caldwell 25
Maiden 55, West Caldwell 44 (from Thursday)
Newton-Conover 60, West Lincoln 36
Patton 61, St. Stephens 59

Boys basketball

Unknown to state ranked, Xiong emerges on mat

January 29, 2015

With a pivotal hole in his team’s wrestling line up two seasons ago, Newton-Conover head coach Eddy Clark turned to an unlikely source.

Searching throughout the students in his physical education class, Clark found a young sophomore with the right physique who was willing to learn.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

January 28, 2015

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Watauga 69, Fred T. Foard 35

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 69, Watauga 63

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 81, Watauga 0

Red Devils wrap up SD-7 title on ‘Senior Night’

January 27, 2015

For the seventh time in the past eight years, the Newton-Conover wrestling team won a conference championship.

The Red Devils wrapped up the outright 2015 SD-7 title on Tuesday with a 57-12 win against visiting Maiden at Lemon Gym.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

January 27, 2015

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls basketball
Bandys 59, West Caldwell 32
Bunker Hill 48, West Lincoln 30
Hickory 59, Freedom 44
Maiden 57, Newton-Conover 47
St. Stephens 55, Hibriten 32

Boys basketball
West Caldwell 74, Bandys 50
Hickory 72, Freedom 55
Newton-Conover 81, Maiden 46

BREAKING: Foard basketball, wrestling postponed

January 27, 2015

A pair of athletic events in Catawba County have been postponed Tuesday.

The Fred T. Foard at Watauga wrestling match, as well as the Watauga at Fred T. Foard basketball games have been postponed. They will be made up on Wednesday.

BREAKING: Wittenberg named Hickory football coach

January 26, 2015

The Hickory Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday night to hire Allen Robinson Wittenberg as the head football coach at Hickory High School.

Wittenberg, 41, a native of Hickory and a graduate of Hickory High, will start his new role at HHS before the end of February 2015.

N-CHS grad has Red Hawks back in national spotlight

January 26, 2015

Taking over the Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball program from retiring head coach Tommy Edwards in 2013, Tisha England had some big shoes to fill.

Now, the Newton-Conover High alumni has the Lady Red Hawks soaring high on the court and hopes to take them to new heights before season’s end.

Sent off in style: Red Devils win in Ramseur's finale

January 24, 2015

Knowing it would be the final game for teammate Josh Ramseur, Alex Johnson put in the extra work in practice this week in preparation for West Caldwell.

Johnson’s work ethic showed on Friday, and the junior scored 26 points in a 85-77 victory for Newton-Conover against the Warriors at Lemon Gym.

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