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BREAKING: Russell resigns as Red Devils' coach

November 13, 2013

NEWTON — After a 2-9 season and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2004, Brint Russell has resigned as the head football coach at Newton-Conover High School.

Russell submitted his official letter of resignation on Wednesday to Newton-Conover City School officials.

The search for a new head varsity football coach will start immediately.

Tigers can’t overcome Mavericks, snow in 4-1 loss

November 13, 2013

WAXHAW — Battling the elements and Marvin Ridge on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foard’s dream soccer season came to an end.

The Tigers gave up three first-half goals, falling to the Mavericks, 4-1, in the 3A West championship game.

Cory Morgan leaving Indians boy soccer program

November 13, 2013

HICKORY — Cory Morgan has stepped down as the head coach of the boys soccer team at St. Stephens High School.

Morgan gave his notice to school officials and notified the team of his decision on Tuesday.

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

Former Red Devil football player Forney awarded

November 12, 2013

FOREST, Va. - Emory & Henry College junior linebacker Paul Forney has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, ODAC officials announced Sunday.

The Newton native wins the award for the second time in his career. Last season, Forney was selected for weekly honors after the Wasps’ victory over Maryville on Sept. 8.

Fred T. Foard senior midfielder Khong Lo is ‘dynamic’

November 12, 2013

NEWTON — Faced with admitting a freshman to his varsity program three years ago, Fred T. Foard soccer coach Scottie Goforth made a difficult decision.

“It’s a hard call to have a freshman on varsity,” Goforth said. “While they are technically ready, are they emotionally ready? It was an experiment that has paid off.”

PREP SOCCER: Tigers advance to 3A West final

November 9, 2013

NEWTON — The Fred T. Foard soccer team's dream season continued on Saturday.

The Northwestern 3A/4A champion Tigers (19-5-3) advanced to the 3A West finals with a 3-1 home victory against Weddington in the fourth round of the playoffs.

The Warriors, who knocked off St. Stephens to earn the right to play Foard, finish their season with a 17-8 record.

PREP FOOTBALL: Playoff brackets finalized

November 9, 2013

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has finalized its prep football playoff brackets as of about 2:30 p.m. EST, according to the NCHSAA's Rick Struck.

Below is a look at the first round playoff match ups, which take place next Friday, Nov. 15, involving area teams:

2A playoffs
No. 9 Lincolnton (7-4) at No. 8 Thomasville (5-6)

2AA playoffs

Strong second half lifts Maiden past Lincolnton

November 9, 2013

MAIDEN — Tied 7-7 at halftime, the Maiden football team kicked it into overdrive in the second half against Lincolnton.

The Blue Devils scored 35 second-half points on their way to winning 42-14 at home against the Wolves.

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

PREP FOOTBALL ROUND UP: Indians top Tigers

November 9, 2013

NEWTON — Kaelyn Phillips ran for a pair of touchdowns, leading St. Stephens to a 20-7 win against rival Fred T. Foard.

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

PREP FOOTBALL: Final regular season scores

November 9, 2013

Below is a look at scores from the final week of the prep football season involving Catawba County teams:

Prep football (Week 12)
Bandys 27, Newton-Conover 21
Bunker Hill 48, West Caldwell 33
Maiden 42, Lincolnton 14
St. Stephens 20, Fred T. Foard 7
Hibriten 35, Hickory 33
East Lincoln 42, West Lincoln 15
Freedom 48, Patton 14
East Rutherford 31, Chase 17

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