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Late rally propels Red Devils past Bears

January 18, 2014

Friday nights have been nothing, but exciting the past two weeks at Newton-Conover High School.
This past Friday was no different.

Behind a late 7-0 run, the Red Devil boys avoided an upset against Bunker Hill,d defeating the Bears 74-63.

PREP SPORTS: Friday's area scoreboard

January 18, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 69, West Lincoln 54
Newton-Conover 74, Bunker Hill 63
East Lincoln 82, Maiden 56
Fred T. Foard 72, South Caldwell 53
Freedom 71, St. Stephens 56

Girls basketball
Bandys 76, West Lincoln 15
Bunker Hill 41, Newton-Conover 31
Freedom 59, St. Stephens 39

Newton-Conover wins its 42nd match of season

January 16, 2014

Building on its first-ever state championship, the Newton-Conover wrestling team continued its winning ways on Thursday.

The Red Devils beat Lincolnton at home, 69-3, for their 42nd victory of the season.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils welcome Bears

January 16, 2014

A week after dethroning East Lincoln to take first place in the Southern District 7 standings, Newton-Conover faces another challenge tonight at home in Bunker Hill.

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

New Red Devils coach focused on the ‘full scope’

January 16, 2014

Looking at the reaction of his 5-year-old son, Matt Beam knew he was destined to be the head football coach at Newton-Conover HIgh School.

"My son, Davis, went through his room dressed up in all red saying 'alright dad, I'm ready to go,’” Beam said. “I really knew then if my family would be alright with it, I would be alright with it. We're excited about the opportunity.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday, Friday contests

January 16, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's and Friday's prep sports contests involving Catawba County teams:

Tonight’s matches

Prep wrestling
Lincolnton at Newton-Conover

Friday’s contests

Prep basketball
Bandys at West Lincoln
Bunker Hill at Newton-Conover
Hickory at Watauga
Maiden at East Lincoln
St. Stephens at Freedom
So. Caldwell at Fred T. Foard

Trojans sweep Bears on court in a historic night

January 15, 2014

The Bandys girls basketball team did much more than maintain its first-place standing in the SD-7 with a win Tuesday night against rival Bunker Hill.

The Lady Trojans set a school record with their 44th-straight win at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, defeating the Lady Bears, 78-19.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

January 15, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 78, Bunker Hill 19
Hickory 48, Fred T. Foard 43
St. Stephens 73, South Caldwell 55

Girls basketball
Bandys 46, Bunker Hill 44
Hickory 84, Fred T. Foard 27
South Caldwell, 50, St. Stephens 38

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 83, Hickory 0

Red Devils, Tigers top latest wrestling poll

January 14, 2014

The latest RetroRankings.com poll was released this past week with a pair of prep wrestling teams in Catawba County being honored.

Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard were voted at the top of the dual team polls in the 2A and 3A ranks, respectively.

Several Catawba County wrestlers are also ranked highly in their respective classifications and weight classes.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports contests

January 14, 2014

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

Prep basketball
Bunker Hill at Bandys
Hickory at Fred T. Foard
West Lincoln at Maiden
Newton-Conover at Lincolnton, ppd. to Feb. 29
St. Stephens at South Caldwell

Prep wrestling
Bandys at Bunker Hill
Fred T. Foard at Hickory
Maiden at West Lincoln

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