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PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C wins third CVAC golf match

April 2, 2012

Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.

Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.

Silas intends to play young guys next 16 games

April 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE — With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.

Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tornadoes, Bears win track titles

April 1, 2012

Hickory won the out-right girls title at Saturday's Catawba County track and field championships at Bunker Hill High School on Saturday, as well as a co-championship in boys competition with Bunker Hill.

Boys standings
T-1. Bunker Hill 124
T-1. Hickory 124
3. Fred T. Foard 121
4. Newton-Conover 95
5. Maiden 79
6. Bandys 75
7. St. Stephens 73
8. Challenger 7

Story third in AP's girls hoops player vote

April 1, 2012

Bandys guard Madi Story finished third in the voting for the Associated Press girls prep basketball player of the year.

The voting results were released on Saturday with Story, the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year, receiving two of a possible 22 votes.

Pistons rally to beat Bobcats 110-107 in OT

April 1, 2012

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — When Will Bynum has the ball, he sometimes seems to play a step or two faster than anyone else on the court — charging to the basket or taking quick shots from the outside with little regard for the consequences.

Bandys beats Bunker Hill for seventh-straight win

March 30, 2012

Adding some late insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings, the Bandys softball team continued its winning streak Friday.

Scarlett Harris, Jessica Younger, Tiffany Holland and Ayla Acosta each drove in a run, leading the Lady Trojans to a 4-1 conference victory at home over Bunker Hill (5-3, 4-2).

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wilkerson's 20 Ks best Indians

March 30, 2012

Chelsea Wilkerson struck out 20 St. Stephens batters and allowed one hit, leading the Lady Cougars to the 2-0 victory in conference play.

Lady Indians first basemen Darian Fisher broke up a perfect game by Wilkerson in the sixth inning with a single.

St. Stephens falls to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the Northwestern conference.

Newton-Conover 11, West Caldwell 10

Panthers deal RB Goodson for Raiders' OT Campbell

March 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers announced they've traded running back Mike Goodson to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for offensive tackle Bruce Campbell.

Goodson, who ran for 501 yards and three touchdowns in three seasons with Carolina, became expendable after the team signed free agent running back Mike Tolbert earlier this offseason.

Lilly medalist in county match, Hickory wins team title

March 29, 2012

Some things change, while others just stay the same.

That was the case Thursday at the Catawba County golf championships at Catawba Country Club.

Hickory claimed the 20th annual team title, while Maiden junior Thomas Lilly claimed medalist honors.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Observer News Enterprise newspaper.

Bandys' Madi Story selected to AP All-State team

March 29, 2012

Bandys sophomore guard Madi Story added another accolade to her résumé on Wednesday as she was selected to the Associated Press All-State girls basketball team.

For more information on this story, check out a copy of Friday's edition of the Observer News Enterprise newspaper.

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