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CVCC wins 19th straight, tops Johnson and Wales

October 4, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team is 19-0 after a four-set road win over Johnson and Wales on Thursday 23-25, 25-22, 25-13 and 25-14.

The Lady Bucs (19-0) dropped the first set in the contest, but rallied back to win three-straight sets and take the match.

Bandys beats Bears on the tennis court

October 4, 2012

The Bandys tennis team picked up a 8-1 conference victory on Wednesday against Bunker Hill in Catawba.

The Lady Trojans improve to 13-2 overall and 11-2 in the CVAC, while Bunker Hill falls to 6-13 overall and 5-8 in the Catawba Valley 2A.

Bandys 8, Bunker Hill 1

Singles

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians topple Cougars, 4-2

October 3, 2012

The St. Stephens soccer team picked up a 4-2 road conference soccer victory against Alexander Central on Wednesday.

The Indians (9-5-2, 4-1-2) received goals from Tommy Vo, Luke Bruce, Osvaldo Cruz and Ben Highland.

Four Saint soccer players also had assists, including Ivan Aguilera-Zavala, Andrew Bare, Andrew Barton, Vo and Bruce.

Golf exhibition, Clinic highlight GHC tournament week

October 3, 2012

Ever want to learn how to hit a golf ball a really long way? How about more than 400 yards?

Hickory-area golf fans will have an opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 9 during the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors when the Rock Barn Golf Academy presents a Power Golf Exhibition on Tuesday and the annual Youth Golf Clinic on Friday, it was announced on Wednesday.

Hernandez, Xiong guide Bunker HIll past Bandys

October 2, 2012

The breakthrough season for Bunker Hill on the soccer field continued Tuesday in Catawba.

Behind two goals each from Joel Hernandez and Richard Xiong, the Bears knocked off Bandys on the road for their sixth victory.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scores, postponements

October 2, 2012

Four prep contests in soccer and tennis were postponed on Tuesday due to weather.

Bunker Hill at Bandys and Maiden at Draughn tennis will both be played on Wednesday, weather permitting.

Fred. Foard at Hickory soccer, which was postponed from Monday, was moved to Thursday.

Newton-Conover hosts West Caldwell next Monday for a pivotal soccer match.

Prep volleyball

CVCC tops Spartanburg Methodist, moves to 18-0

October 2, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team won its 18th straight volleyball game on the road Tuesday against Spartanburg Methodist 25-18, 25-15 and 25-22.

Jennifer Beatty led the Lady Bucs (18-0, 8-0) with 10 kills, 17 digs, one ace, one assist and two blocks.

Lacy Goodson also tallied 27 assists for CVCC.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Indians tie 2-2 with Pioneers

October 1, 2012

St. Stephens tied on the soccer field Monday with Northwestern 3A/4A leader Watauga.

Nich Bryant and Luke Bruce both scored goals for the Indians (8-5-2, 3-1-2). Bryant also earned an assist on Bruce's goal.

Watauga's record after Monday's contest is 11-1-3 overall and 4-0-2 in conference play.

Several area contests postponed

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.

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