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Maiden's Corbin Boyles wins United Way Invitational

October 8, 2014

Already with county, conference and state championships, Maiden’s Corbin Boyles finally achieved the missing jewel in his cross-country crown Wednesday.

The Blue Devil senior runner won the 22nd United Way Invitational at Southside Park for the first time in his career.

Red Devils win doubles title, are second in singles

October 8, 2014

Newton-Conover won a doubles championship and finished second in singles play during day two of the SD-7 tennis championships on Wednesday at Maiden High School.

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

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 8, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Middle school football scores (week four)
Newton-Conover 22, Northview 14
Maiden 14, Jacobs Fork 6
H.M. Arndt 22, Grandview 6
Mill Creek 30, River Bend 0

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

October 8, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Maiden 0
Fred T. Foard 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, Freedom 0

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 7, South Caldwell 2
East Lincoln 5, Bunker Hill 2
Lincolnton 5, Bandys 3
Newton-Conover 6, West Lincoln 0

Red Devils top Trojans on "Senior Night"

October 7, 2014

A little more than a week ago, the Bandys volleyball team sent shockwaves through the SD-7 by knocking off top-ranked Maiden.

Newton-Conover avoided the same fate as its archrival.

The Lady Red Devils pulled ahead two sets and held off a late charge by the Lady Trojans to come away with a 3-1 victory Tuesday on “Senior Night.”

5 Catawba County athletes punch regional tickets

October 7, 2014

The Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tennis tournament held its first of two days of competition on Tuesday at Maiden High School.

Four singles players punched their tickets to the 2A West Regionals, while in doubles, Newton-Conover’s Brittany Connor and Lauren Dillard were one of three teams who advanced to Regionals.

Red Devils fall one spot in latest AP football poll

October 7, 2014

Despite a rivalry win against Maiden on Saturday, the Newton-Conover football team fell one spot in the latest Associated Press 2A poll released on Tuesday.

The Red Devils (5-0-1, 2-0) received more votes this week (62) than they did in last week’s poll (60), but were surpassed by Franklin.

N-C's Ramseur, Fleming selected to Shrine Bowl

October 6, 2014

Entering Monday, Newton-Conover’s football program never had more than one selection to the prestigious Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

A pair of 2014 Red Devils have made the cut for the annual high school football all-star game held in December.

Wide receiver Josh Ramseur and defensive back Tyrell Fleming will play in the contest held at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C. on Dec. 20.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

October 6, 2014

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

Volleyball
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 1

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 5, Hickory 0
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Wednesday
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 0
St. Stephens 6, South Caldwell 2

Panthers erase deficit, end skid with win over Bears

October 5, 2014

Only fitting that Sunday's NFL match up between Carolina and Chicago came down to the play of a former Bear.

Tight end Greg Olsen caught two touchdown passes, helping the Panthers erase an early deficit and end a two-game losing streak with a 31-24 victory.

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