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BREAKING: QB Newton taken to hospital after crash

December 9, 2014

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to a hospital Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle crash not far from the team's stadium in Charlotte.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

December 8, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Hickory 84, Statesville 35
St. Stephens 50, Newton-Conover 38

Boys basketball
Hickory 65, Statesville 55
Newton-Conover 78, St. Stephens 63

FSU beats Georgia Tech for third-straight ACC title

December 8, 2014

Florida State wouldn’t be denied a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.

The Seminoles marched to their third-straight ACC title and 29th win in a row with a 37-35 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

Prep standouts Hedrick, Young blaze a coaching trail

December 6, 2014

While their playing days are over, two former Catawba County prep basketball standouts are blazing a new trail up the coaching ranks of college hoops.

Former St. Stephens standouts Alex Young and Mike Hedrick are currently assistant college basketball coaches who are hoping to reach the pinnacle of the head coaching ranks.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scores

December 6, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Hickory 75, Newton-Conover 33
South Iredell 54, Maiden 50
St. Stephens 33, Bunker Hill 31

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 64, St. Stephens 57
Maiden 61, South Iredell 47
Newton-Conover 65, Hickory 62

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

December 4, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 43, Lake Norman 38

Boys basketball
Lake Norman 69, Bandys 26
Maiden 67, Norths Bears (Australia) 52

Newton-Conover 39, Alexander Central 21

BREAKING: Foard vacates two boys basketball wins

December 4, 2014

Fred T. Foard has vacated two boys basketball victories this season due to the use of an ineligible player.

Tigers Athletic Director Tom Harper confirmed the decision regarding the forfeits — a 60-32 road win Nov. 18 against West Lincoln and a 74-30 home win Nov. 21 against Bandys — on Wednesday.

The two vacated wins change Foard's boys basketball record this season from 5-0 to 3-2.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

December 3, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 63, St. Stephens 30

Boys basketball
St. Stephens 67, Bandys 47

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

December 2, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bunker Hill 44, Fred T. Foard 26
St. Stephens 62, Newton-Conover 55 (OT)

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 47, Bunker Hill 40
Newton-Conover 66, St. Stephens 58

Fred T. Foard 62, North Gaston 10
Fred T. Foard 76, Kings Mountain 0

Tigers take down their first '14-15 tournament

December 2, 2014

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team earned its first tournament victory this past weekend, capturing the championship at the Enka Air Force Jet tournament.

Of the Tigers’ 14 wrestlers, 13 of them placed in the top three in their respective weight class, including four champions.

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