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49ers score early, often in 40-28 win against Eagles

September 13, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. — Scoring 40-straight points, UNC Charlotte avenged a painful loss to North Carolina Central in its inaugural college football season last year with a 40-28 road victory on Saturday.

Bears down Trojans, are 2-0 for first time in six years

September 13, 2014

ETTRICK, Va. — Ranked No. 6 in NCAA Div. II, the Lenoir-Rhyne football team scored the game's final 23 points en route to a 33-6 victory over Virginia State on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Stadium.

Deadlock and downpour: Red Devils, Patriots tie

September 12, 2014

A much-hyped match up on the football field between Newton-Conover and Freedom had a damper put on it Friday.

Rain and lightning forced a 13-13 tie between the two squads, and the game, which was stopped with 2:36 left until halftime, will not be made up.

Both teams will receive a tie on their regular season record as a result of the game.

RB Forte, QB Farley lead Blue Devils past Indians

September 12, 2014

Caleb Farley scored four touchdowns and Asani Forte added three in a 56-48 Maiden victory against St. Stephens on Friday in Hickory.

Forte rushed for a team- and game-high 226 yards in the contest for Maiden (3-0), while Farley added 124 on the ground and 50 through the air.

St. Stephens (1-2) was led by a pair of 100-yard rushers in Spencer Brown and Janarion Knox.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday's gridiron scoreboard

September 12, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores in Catawba County and around the area:

Catawba County scores
Alexander Central 36, Bandys 14
Fred T. Foard 28, West Lincoln 14 (postponed - resumes at 6 p.m. Saturday)
Freedom 13, Newton-Conover 13 (tie - game will not be made up)
Maiden 56, St. Stephens 48
Mooresville 42, Hickory 0 (final - game called due to weather)

BREAKING: Prep football affected by weather

September 12, 2014

Inclement weather in the area tonight is causing changes to the prep football schedule.

Below are the schedule changes involving Catawba County teams:

Prep football (week four)
Bandys at Alexander Central, moved to 6:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard at West Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Hickory at Mooresville, 7:30 p.m.
Maiden at St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Freedom, 7:30 p.m.

Short and sweet: Red Devils win home JV opener

September 11, 2014

It was a short, but sweet first home outing for the Newton-Conover junior varsity football team on Thursday.

The Red Devils (2-1) scored the lone points of their game against Freedom in the first quarter in an 8-0 weather-shortened win at Gurley Stadium.

JV FOOTBALL: Thursday's scoreboard

September 11, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores involving Catawba County teams:

Junior varsity football scores
Fred T. Foard 26, West Lincoln 20
Maiden at St. Stephens, ppd. to Monday
Newton-Conover 8, Freedom 0 (final/after three quarters)
West Iredell 22, Bunker Hill 6

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

September 11, 2014

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

Volleyball
Maiden 3, Bunker Hill 1
Newton-Conover 3, Bandys 1
St. Stephens 3, East Burke 1

Girls tennis
Maiden at Bunker Hill, ppd.
Newton-Conover at Bandys, ppd. to Monday

'Hyper' Drive: freshman’s header leads to N-C win

September 10, 2014

As the clock wound down to just under a minute in Wednesday’s SD-7 soccer match up between Newton-Conover and Bandys, the contest appeared to be heading for overtime.

Receiving a crossing pass from teammate Alex Tenjhay with just 43 seconds left, the Red Devils’ Aldayr Ozuna needed to capitalize.

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