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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Thursday's third-round matches

October 22, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's third-round volleyball playoff matches involving Catawba County teams:

2A playoffs
Maiden (16-7) at Bunker Hill (19-6), 5 p.m.
Newton-Conover (15-7) at Brevard (20-5), 6 p.m.

3A playoffs
Marvin Ridge (23-1) at Hickory (23-1), 7 p.m.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Tuesday's second-round scores

October 21, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

2A playoffs

Bunker Hill 3, Lake Norman Charter 0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-14)
- Lady Bears improve to 19-6 overall
- Bunker Hill meets Maiden in round three

Maiden 3, North Surry 1 (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-23)
- Lady Blue Devils improve to 15-7 on season

VIDEO: Hickory's Austin Johnson with first NFL TD

October 20, 2014

Former Hickory High School product Austin Johnson caught his first NFL touchdown on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Johnson, the New Orleans Saints starting fullback, took a pass 13 yards from quarterback Drew Brees into the end zone.

You can view of video of Johnson's catch below:

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Tuesday's 2nd-round matches

October 20, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's second-round volleyball playoff matches involving Catawba County teams:

2A playoffs
No. 17 Maiden (14-7) at No. 1 North Surry (24-3), 6 p.m.
No. 9 Lake Norman Charter (12-10) at No. 8 Bunker Hill (18-6), 5 p.m.
No. 13 Newton-Conover (15-7) at No. 4 Mount Pleasant (18-5), 7 p.m.

3A playoffs

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Saturday's first-round scores

October 18, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday's prep volleyball playoff scores involving Catawba County teams (updated at 2 p.m.):

2A playoff scores (on Saturday)
Newton-Conover 3, West Davidson 0
(25-12, 25-14, 25-12; LRDs improve to 14-6)

Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 1 (25-19, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20;
Lady Bears improve to 15-6, Lady Trojans finish 10-9)

Maiden 3, East Burke 1

Red Devils commit four turnovers in 49-28 loss

October 17, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team caught the “turnover bug” in its biggest game of the season Friday night.

Red Devil quarterback Cameron Stanley threw four interceptions in a 49-28 loss to East Lincoln on Friday night.

Newton-Conover falls to 6-1-1 overall on the season and 3-1-0 in conference games.

Trojans top Blue Devils; Trent Lowman makes history

October 17, 2014

Bandys defeated Maiden on the football field Friday at Blue Devil Stadium and in the process, gave its head coach some history to go along with the rivalry victory.

Trent Lowman became the first Trojan in history to defeat the Blue Devils as both a player and a coach in Bandys’ 29-21 win against Maiden.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

October 17, 2014

Oct. 17 scores
Bandys 29, Maiden 21
East Lincoln 49, Newton-Conover 28
Fred T. Foard 41, Patton 12
Lincolnton 57, Bunker Hill 2
St. Stephens 49, Hickory 43 (OT)

State wide (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 45, North Moore 0
Alexander Central 21, Statesville 17
Apex 40, Cary 10
Ashe County 48, East Wilkes 14
Asheville 48, McDowell County 14

Beam returns to Mustang roots, leading Red Devils

October 16, 2014

Matt Beam returns to his alma mater Friday to lead his Newton-Conover Red Devils into their biggest game of the season against East Lincoln.

A 1995 graduate of East Lincoln High school, Beam has coached against the Mustangs several times, including during his tenures at North Lincoln and Burns.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's county scores

October 16, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 16 scores
Bunker Hill 32, Lincolnton 26
Maiden 26, Bandys 20
Newton-Conover 14, East Lincoln 12
Patton 38, Fred T. Foard 34
St. Stephens 21, Hickory 20

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