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PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers, Indians win openers

November 21, 2013

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

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 58, West Iredell 16
St. Stephens 61, Draughn 6
St. Stephens 37, West Caldwell 27

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.

Local military duo part of Panthers-Patriots game

November 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE — As the New England Patriots battled the Carolina Panthers on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium, two local members of the military were part of all the action.

Conover resident Thomas Brandt and Statesville native Chris McBurney were involved in the pre-game festivites of the NFL game, which was televised nationally on ESPN.

PREP ROUND UP: Moretz, Mangum win debuts

November 19, 2013

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

Girls basketball
Alexander Central 53, St. Stephens 46
Bandys 89, North Lincoln 11

Boys basketball
North Lincoln 47, Bandys 55
St. Stephens 65, Alexander Central 51

Wrestling
Lake Norman 65, Bandys 12
Newton-Conover 72, Hopewell 9

Panthers best Brady, Belichick on Monday Night

November 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE — With a camo towel tucked tightly atop his head, Cam Newton went to war Monday night against the New England Patriots.

The 24-year-old Carolina Panthers quarterback continued to show signs of maturity, leading his team to a thrilling 24-20 victory at Bank of America Stadium.

Hornets force 5 turnovers, win Southeast tournament

November 19, 2013

NEWTON — The Catawba County Hornets capped their dream season on Saturday with a 30-8 win against the Carolina Thundering Herd at Westside/Jaycee Park.

With the victory, the Hornets complete 2013 with a 15-0 record.

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

Bears win 10-straight for first time in history

November 19, 2013

SALISBURY — The Lenoir-Rhyne football team won its 10th consecutive game with a 48-15 triumph over Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference contest and regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Shuford Stadium.

L-R (10-1, 7-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Div. II, rushed for 445 yards on the day.

Aerial attack leads Blue Devils past Falcons

November 16, 2013

MAIDEN — Tuning up for a rematch with East Lincoln, the Maiden football team’s offense kicked it into overdrive.

Quarterback Jake McRee threw five touchdown passes, including three to Kyle Kelly, leading the Blue Devils to a 35-0 victory against Forbush at Blue Devil Stadium.

Bears advance; Bandys, Hickory eliminated

November 16, 2013

WEST JEFFERSON — Bunker Hill overcame six turnovers to defeat Ashe County, 20-17, on Friday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

In other playoff action, Bandys lost a close road game to conference rival East Lincoln, while Hickory fell by two touchdowns to Pisgah in Canton.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's first round playoff scores

November 15, 2013

Below are the prep football playoff scores involving area teams:

First-round playoff scores
Maiden 35, Forbush 0
Bunker Hill 20, Ashe County 17
East Lincoln 35, Bandys 27
Pisgah 31, Hickory 14
Lincolnton 14, Thomasville 7
Forestview 63, Carson 48
Monroe 46, R-S Central 6
Crest 38, Hickory Ridge 20
Cherryville 42, Highland Tech 14
West Forsyth 27, Vance 14

Focused Blue Devils not forgetting '12 playoff loss

November 15, 2013

MAIDEN — The Maiden football team hasn't forgotten a painful loss to Thomasville in last year's playoffs.

The Blue Devils come in focused tonight for their first-round match-up against Forbush in Maiden.

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.

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