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N-CHS golfers win their fourth county championship

April 22, 2015

For the third-straight year, the Newton-Conover golf team proved it was the best team in Catawba County.

The Red Devils carded a team score of 147 to earn a three-peat at the 23th Annual Catawba County Golf Championships.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

April 22, 2015

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

Bunker Hill 1, East Lincoln 0
Hibriten 12, St. Stephens 1

Bandys 10, West Caldwell 3 (nine innings)
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, no report
Fred T. Foard 8, McDowell 4
Hibriten 5, St. Stephens 2 (eight innings)
West Lincoln 12, Newton-Conover 0

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

April 21, 2015

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

Bunker Hill 9, Lincolnton 3
East Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 0
Fred T. Foard 7, Patton 3
Hickory 5, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 6, Bandys 0

Bandys 7, Maiden 2
Bunker Hill 12, Lincolnton 2
East Lincoln 9, Newton-Conover 3
Fred T. Foard 14, Patton 2 (five innings)

BREAKING: East Lincoln QB Surratt heading to Duke

April 21, 2015

East Lincoln quarterback Chazz Surratt wasted little time announcing his college decision on Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-3 junior signal caller announced he will play for Duke University during a ceremony held in East Lincoln's gymnasium.

Surratt chose the Blue Devils over North Carolina, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.

PREP SPORTS: Monday's game postponements

April 20, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's prep sports schedule and postponements involving Catawba County teams:

Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to Wednesday
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Wednesday
Hibriten at St. Stephens, ppd. to Wednesday

Bandys at West Caldwell, ppd. to Wednesday
Bunker Hill at Lincolnton, ppd. to Wednesday

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at Bristol

April 19, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson on one final restart in NASCAR's determined effort to stage a complete race.

Bandys' Jesse Little sets track record at Bristol

April 17, 2015

Having never raced at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sherrills Ford resident Jesse Little made his mark at the track quickly on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Bandys High School senior set a track record in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, winning the pole for Saturday's PittLite 125.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

April 17, 2015

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

West Caldwell 5, Maiden 2
West Lincoln 5, Newton-Conover 2

Maiden 10, West Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 19, Patton 8

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Hibriten 0 (2 OTs)
St. Stephens 5, Patton 0

Boys tennis
Maiden 7, West Caldwell 0

PREP SPORTS: Friday's game postponements

April 17, 2015

Below are a list of Friday's prep sports schedule changes due to inclement weather in the area:

Bandys at Lincolnton, ppd. to April 27
Bunker Hill at East Lincoln, ppd. to Monday
Hibriten at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to TBD
Maiden at West Caldwell, still on
Patton at St. Stephens, ppd. to April 25
West Lincoln at Newton-Conover, varsity at 5 p.m (JV to follow)

Former Foard standout Robinson excels in two sports

April 16, 2015

Signing to play college basketball in high school, Brooke Robinson never imagined she would continue running track & field in college.

The Fred T. Foard grad and Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore is excelling at two sports, and she hopes to lead the Lady Bears to a South Atlantic Conference championship at today’s conference meet in Hickory.

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