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PREP VOLLEYBALL: Playoff brackets released

October 16, 2014

Below is a look at the preliminary first-round prep volleyball playoff match ups involving all seven Catawba County teams:

2A brackets (on Saturday)
No. 17 Maiden (11-6) at No. 16 East Burke (17-5), 4 p.m.
No. 20 West Davidson (7-15) at No. 13 Newton-Conover (13-6), 11 a.m.
No. 24 Bandys (10-8) at No. 8 Bunker Hill (14-6), 2 p.m.

3A brackets (on Saturday)

Bunker Hill wins second-straight tournament title

October 15, 2014

A year to the day it won last year’s Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament title, the Bunker Hill volleyball team made lightning strike twice on Wednesday.

The Lady Bears came out of the gate strong in a 3-1 win against rival Newton-Conover in the tournament final held at West Caldwell High School.

Boyles wins fourth title, Bandys boys three-peat

October 15, 2014

Corbin Boyles finished his undefeated streak in conference championship meets on Wednesday.

The Maiden senior won his fourth-straight conference championship at Wednesday’s SD-7 Cross-Country title meet at Southside Park in Newton.

The Bandys boys cross-country team won its fourth-straight team title, led by fourth-place finisher Yates Goodson.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

October 15, 2014

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

Boys soccer
East Lincoln 5, Maiden 3
Fred T. Foard 4, Freedom 2 (Tigers take over first place in NWC)
Newton-Conover 3, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch SD-7 title)
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 0
West Caldwell 7, Bandys 2

Volleyball

SD-7 championship (at West Caldwell H.S.)

M.S. ROUND UP: Wednesday's football scores

October 15, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's middle school football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Oct. 15 scores
Newton-Conover 26, Arndt 20
Northview 28, Jacobs Fork 20
Maiden 12, River Bend 6
Mill Creek at Grandview, postponed to today

BREAKING: Helms resigns as Hickory football coach

October 15, 2014

Mike Helms has resigned as the head coach of the Hickory High School football team.

Red Devils are No. 7 heading into key game Friday

October 14, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team remained in seventh place in the latest Associated Press prep football poll for North Carolina, which was released on Tuesday.

The Red Devils (6-0-1) received a total of 74 votes, which was more votes than they’ve received in the past two weeks (62 and 60, respectively). N-CHS once again received one first-place vote in the poll.

BREAKING: Weather affects prep sports schedule

October 14, 2014

Below is a look at prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Thursday

Cross-country
SD-7 championships at Southside Park, ppd. to 5 p.m. Wednesday

Girls tennis (dual team playoffs)
Newton-Conover (9-2) at Parkwood (10-1), ppd. to Wednesday

Volleyball

Walker wins Classic; N-CHS is first to repeat

October 13, 2014

Newton-Conover High School had never won the Greater Hickory High School Classic until Alex Hefner captured the crown last year.

After Monday, the Red Devils can now say they are the first area high school to win the event two years in a row.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

October 13, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 2
Newton-Conover 3, Maiden 2
Fred T. Foard 3, St. Stephens 2

Boys soccer
Bandys at Bunker Hill, ppd. to Tuesday (weather permitting)
Fred T. Foard 5, St. Stephens 1
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
West Lincoln 4, Maiden 2

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