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PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

September 10, 2014

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

Volleyball
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
St. Stephens 3, South Caldwell 1
West Lincoln 3, Bandys 0

Boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 5, Hickory 3 (OT)
Maiden 4, Bunker Hill 2
Newton-Conover 2, Bandys 1

Girls tennis
St. Stephens 6, South Caldwell 3

'Gentleman's champion:' Allen set to defend title

September 9, 2014

Michael Allen was described as a “gentleman’s champion” at Tuesday’s Greater Hickory Kia Classic Media Day.

In a little more than a month, Allen will defend his GHKC championship during the tournament’s 12th annual event.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Red Devils rise one spot to No. 9 in latest AP poll

September 9, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team moved up one spot in this week’s Associated Press prep football poll.

The Red Devils, who were ranked 10th in the first poll of the season last week, received a total of 33 votes this week to jump to No. 9.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

September 9, 2014

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

Girls tennis
Hickory 9, Newton-Conover 0
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2

Volleyball
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 0
Maiden 3, Lincolnton 0
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 0

Boys soccer
Bunker Hill 3, West Caldwell 2
Hickory 3, St. Stephens 2 (from Monday)

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

September 8, 2014

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

Junior varsity football
Hickory 38, Newton-Conover 13

Girls tennis
Fred T. Foard 6, Bunker Hill 3
Fred T. Foard 3, Newton-Conover 0 (from Saturday)
North Iredell 3, Fred T. Foard 0 (from Saturday)
St. Stephens 5, Maiden 4

Prep volleyball

BREAKING: QB Newton unlikely to play versus Bucs

September 7, 2014

Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton is being held out of today's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to multiple media reports.

Newton continues the road to recovery after suffering a hairline rib fracture against the New England Patriots in the Panthers' third preseason game on Aug. 22

Brad Keselowski wins at Richmond; Chase field is set

September 7, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — NASCAR's new win-and-in format had the potential to give one driver a shot at a dramatic last-grasp berth into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

There were 17 drivers who could have raced their way into the Chase by winning Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, but Brad Keselowski would have nothing to do with a storybook ending.

Charlotte 49ers grab Golden Bulls by the horns, 56-0

September 7, 2014

Matt Johnson and his Charlotte 49er teammates were left with a bad taste in their mouths following a 33-9 season-opening victory against Campbell last week.

"We worked really hard this week," Johnson said. "We weren't really satisfied with the way we played last week, even with the win."

Red Devil defense shuts out Hickory in second half

September 5, 2014

Newton-Conover’s defense hadn’t allowed a single point in any of its games so far this season.

Giving up 21 points in the first half against rival Hickory, the Red Devils buckled down, allowing no Red Tornado points in the second half.

Newton-Conover scored 30-straight points en route to a 46-21 victory at Gurley Stadium against Hickory.

Behind Williams, Tigers end 20-game losing streak

September 5, 2014

Behind Matt Williams’ five touchdown passes, Fred T. Foard ended a 20-game losing streak on Friday with a 49-21 victory against Bunker Hill.

Williams completed 17-of-25 passes for 223 yards — 115 of those to Tyler Johnson.

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