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Blue Devils tally third-straight shutout, oust Bears

October 20, 2012

Three games in three weeks with zero points allowed.

The Maiden football team picked up its third-straight shut out of the season on Friday, knocking off Bunker Hill 24-0 during the Blue Devils' Homecoming game.

FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Hickory beats St. Stephens

October 20, 2012

Matt Williams return to St. Stephens High School was a successful one.

The sophomore quarterback, who spent last season with the Indians, threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Reid, which helped Hickory defeat St. Stephens 10-0 on Friday.

The Red Tornadoes (6-4, 3-2) added a 33-yard field goal from Michael Bradshaw in the victory.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Thursday's area scores

October 19, 2012

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

Only one team, Fred T. Foard, was off because of its bye week.

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

Catawba County scores
Bandys 22, E. Burke 8
Hickory 27, St. Stephens 22
Maiden 13, Bunker Hill 0

Saint swimmer Sava Turcanu commits to Harvard

October 19, 2012

A St. Stephens senior swimmer is heading to the Ivy League next fall.

Saint's Sava Turcanu has announced that he has committed to attend Harvard University after he graduates from high school this spring.

Turcanu has won three state titles at St. Stephens High School, including two at last year's 3A state meet in Cary.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday scores, playoff brackets

October 19, 2012

The Bunker Hill soccer team received two goals each from Richard Xiong and Joel Hernandez to pick up a three-goal victory against Maiden on Thursday.

Xiong also made two assists, while Andres Chavez and Javier Chavez each recorded an assist for the Bears (8-8-1, 6-6-0).

The Blue Devils fall to 0-15 overall and 0-12 in the CVAC.

Three soccer games postponed on Thursday

Red Devils holding Mattress Sale on Saturday

October 19, 2012

The Newton-Conover football team is sponsoring its First Annual Mattress Sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at NCHS.

During this sale, name brand mattress sets will be sold at 30 to 60 percent below retail price.

Each of these mattresses are top quality with full factory warranties. All sizes and price ranges are available, as is delivery.

Saint beats Foard behind Nich Bryant’s hat trick

October 17, 2012

After tying 3-3 in a thrilling game earlier this season, the St. Stephens and Fred T. Foard soccer teams went to battle again on Wednesday night in Hickory.

Behind three goals from sophomore midfielder Nich Bryant, the Indians pulled ahead early and cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

Lady Blue Devils claim first CVAC tourney title

October 17, 2012

For the first time in school history, the Maiden volleyball team captured a conference volleyball tournament title on Wednesday.

Senior Mckenzie Garrison tallied 24 kills, helping the Lady Blue Devils (19-4) to win in straight-sets (25-15, 25-12 and 25-23) over Newton-Conover to win the title.

N.C. State picked as ACC favorite at media day

October 17, 2012

For the first time in nearly four decades, North Carolina State enters the season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite.

The Wolfpack, with four starters back from a team that reached the NCAA round of 16, earned 26 of 53 first-place votes Wednesday from media members at the league's annual "Operation Basketball" media day.

Maiden, Newton-Conover advance to CVAC title game

October 16, 2012

The finals of the Catawba Valley 2A volleyball championship will feature two sets of Devils.

Maiden and Newton-Conover both picked up semifinal wins on Tuesday to advance to the Wednesday's title game at Maiden High School.

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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