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Red Devils hold first contact practice of preseason

August 8, 2014

Thursday was the first official day of contact practice for prep football teams in North Carolina.

Newton-Conover hosted its first contact drills at the team’s practice field on Thursday.

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.

85 Tigers take field at Foard football practice

August 6, 2014

The Fred T. Foard Tigers continued football practices on Wednesday.

A total of 85 players suited up for Foard, including 45 on the varsity squad and 40 on the junior varsity level.

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.

92 campers learn drills, skills at Indian Football Camp

August 6, 2014

St. Stephens received a high turnout from its youth football camp this week.

A total of 92 young people from second through eighth grade were at the camp for its second day on Tuesday.

85 Red Devils hit the field in pads on Monday

August 6, 2014

The third official practice for high school football teams took place Monday, including at Newton-Conover High School.

It was the first of the practices in the afternoon for the Red Devils and also the first in shoulder pads, testing N-CHS’s football players.

Back-up Derek Anderson on standby as QB, father

August 6, 2014

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Derek Anderson has to be ready at a moment’s notice.

The Carolina Panthers back-up quarterback is not only prepared to step in to play if starter Cam Newton takes place, but also is preparing to become a father.

Despite receiving multiple offers in the offseason, Anderson re-signed with the Panthers on March 14.

Dale Jarrett starts longtime tradition at Brickyard

July 27, 2014

Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on his two victories at the prestigious event.

Despite two drivers — Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt — winning at Indiapolis in the Sprint Cup Series before him, Jarrett was the first driver to “kiss the bricks” following his first of two victories at the Brickyard back in 1996.

Point guard Roberts: Hornets are 'on the rise'

July 23, 2014

Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1 guard was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

West tops East in Madi Story's final prep game

July 22, 2014

Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game in Greensboro.

Story scored four points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the West to a 82-68 victory against the East in the exhibition contest.

Hornets top Colts in league opener, 14-6

July 21, 2014

In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina Colts 14-6 on Saturday.

The contest was a rematch of last year's Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL) championship game — which was also played at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton.

Former Tar Heel Marvin Williams returns to his roots

July 21, 2014

A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots.

The 10-year forward was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday during a special press conference.

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