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Red Devils are up to sixth in latest prep football poll

September 23, 2014

Despite being off last week, the Newton-Conover football team once again moved up in the latest Associated Press prep football poll.

The Red Devils (3-0-1) were tied for sixth place with Franklin (4-1) with 69 total votes.

Newton-Conover also received one first-place vote for the third-straight week.
Southwest Onslow is on top of the 2A poll for the second-straight week.

No. 3 Red Devils blank Bears, move to 11-1

September 22, 2014

The Newton-Conover boys soccer team maintained its dominant play Monday on the road against Bunker Hill.

The Red Devils, ranked third in the latest state rankings in 2A, scored a pair of goals early and held off a late charge by the Bears to come away with a 2-0 conference victory.

The shutout for Newton-Conover (11-1, 5-0) is its eighth this season.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 22, 2014

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

Volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Freedom 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 1

Boys soccer
East Lincoln 9, Maiden 0
Freedom 2, Fred T. Foard 0
Hickory 3, Patton 2
Newton-Conover 2, Bunker Hill 0
Watauga 3, St. Stephens 0
West Caldwell 3, Bandys 2 (OT)

Girls tennis

Pittsburgh pounds Panthers in prime time, 37-19

September 22, 2014

Giving up the third-most rushing yards in franchise history, the Carolina Panthers were methodically picked apart by the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 37-19 loss on Sunday night in Charlotte.

Fumbles hurt Maiden in 28-7 loss to Spartans

September 19, 2014

Maiden hadn’t made many mistakes in its first three football games this season.

Game No. 4 Friday against South Caldwell was a different story.

Five fumbles hindered the Blue Devils, who dropped a 28-7 home non-conference game to the Spartans.

Cougars come back in second half to beat Indians

September 19, 2014

With a 24-6 lead at halftime, the St. Stephens football team appeared heading for its second win of the season.

Alexander Central had other plans.

The Cougars outgained the Indians, 277-64, in the second half on their way to a 27-24 win in Hickory.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

September 19, 2014

Below is a look at prep football scores from Catawba County, as well as across the state:

Catawba County prep football scores
Alexander Central 27, St. Stephens 24
South Caldwell 28, Maiden 7

Statewide scores (from Associated Press)
Albemarle 83, Chatham Central 0
Alexander Central 27, Hickory St. Stephens 24
Andrews 28, Copper Basin, Tenn. 24

Indians drop second JV football game of the week

September 18, 2014

For the second time in less than a week, the St. Stephens junior varsity football team tasted defeat.

After falling to Maiden 27-12 on Monday, the Indians another tough road game against Alexander Central on Thursday, 45-6.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

September 18, 2014

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

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, Bandys 0
Kings Mountain 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Maiden 3, West Lincoln 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 6, Lincolnton 3

Saenger’s hat trick propels Tigers past Indians, 5-0

September 17, 2014

Will Saenger scored three goals — all in the second half — leading Fred T. Foard to a 5-0 victory against rival St. Stephens on the soccer field Wednesday.

The Tigers improve their record to 7-3-2 overall and 3-0-1 in Northwestern 3A/4A games this season.

Left with a bitter taste in their mouths from a 3-2 loss Sept. 4 against Maiden, the Newton-Conover...
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