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Jimmie Johnson wins pole for 55th Coca-Cola 600

May 23, 2014

Jimmie Johnson won the pole for the 55th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, as the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion seeks his first victory of the 2014 season.

Johnson turned a lap of 27.705 (194.911 mph), which was 0.049 better than Brad Keselowski.

The pole for Johnson is his fourth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 26 races and first since 2009.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Wednesday's third-round scores

May 21, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's third-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Girls soccer
Newton-Conover 1, Polk County 0
Marvin Ridge 4, Hickory 0 (Lady Red Tornadoes end season 18-4-1)
Weddington 10, Fred T. Foard 1 (from Tuesday - Lady Tigers end season 11-14)

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's third-round scores

May 20, 2014

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

Baseball
Bunker Hill 4, East Rutherford 0

Softball
Madison 13, Bandys 3 (Lady Trojans finish season 15-7)
North Lincoln 8, Fred T. Foard 4 (Lady Tigers finish season 11-12)

PREP PLAYOFFS: Third-round game schedule

May 19, 2014

Below is a look at the third round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
No. 1 East Rutherford (14-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (22-5), 7 p.m. Tuesday

Softball
No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Madison (22-3), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 3 Fred T. Foard (11-11) at No. 1 North Lincoln (19-5), 6 p.m. Tuesday

Girls soccer

Jamie McMurray wins 2014 Sprint All-Star Race

May 18, 2014

Jamie McMurray has his share of memorable victories in his racing career.

He added another Saturday at the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

McMurray passed polesitter Carl Edwards with nine laps to go, claiming the trophy for the 30th All-Star event.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Saturday's second-round scores

May 18, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday's second-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 4, Owen 2
East Rutherford 3, Maiden 1 (Blue Devils finish season 12-10)

Softball
Bandys 4, Brevard 3

Girls soccer
Hickory 1, South Iredell 0

PREP PLAYOFFS: Friday's second-round scores

May 16, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's second-round playoff scores involving Catawba County teams:

Softball
Fred T. Foard 2, West Rowan

Girls soccer
Newton-Conover 3, West Wilkes 0
Fred T. Foard 5, Forestview 1

Complete details from these games in the weekend edition of The Observer News Enterprise

PREP PLAYOFFS: Second-round game schedule

May 15, 2014

Below is a look at the second round of playoff games involving Catawba County teams:

Baseball
No. 3 Owen (10-10) at No. 1 Bunker Hill (21-5), 2 p.m. Saturday
No. 3 Maiden (12-9) at No. 1 East Rutherford (13-10), 7 p.m. Saturday

Softball
No. 2 Bandys (14-6) at No. 1 Brevard (17-5), 5 p.m. Saturday

PREP SPORTS: Wednesday's playoff scores

May 14, 2014

Below is a look at Wednesday's first-round playoff scores involving Catawba County:

Baseball
Bunker Hill 5, Chase 0
Asheville 3, Fred T. Foard 2 (9 inn.) - Foard finishes season 17-8
Burns 1, Hickory 0 - Hickory finishes season 12-12
Maiden 6, Mountain Heritage 2 (from Tuesday)

Softball
Bandys 8, Chase 7
Fred T. Foard 7, Piedmont 4

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday's first-round scores

May 13, 2014

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

Baseball
Maiden 6, Mountain Heritage 2

Softball
North Buncombe 11, St. Stephens 3
East Rutherford 11, Bunker Hill 1 (5 inn.)

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Southwest Randolph 1
Parkwood 5, Maiden 0

Boys tennis
Newton-Conover 5, Central Academy 4

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