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Indians' Carpenter signs with Limestone College

February 8, 2014

From St. Stephens High School to a Limestone College St. Bernard, Stephen Carpenter made his college decision official on Friday.

With his parents and head coach Wayne Hicks present, Carpenter signed to play for Limestone College this fall.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scores

February 8, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bunker Hill 60, Bandys 52
Hickory 42, Fred T. Foard 38
Newton-Conover 74, Lincolnton 52
South Caldwell 66, St. Stephens 58
West Lincoln 44, Maiden 35

Girls basketball
Bandys 71, Bunker Hill 35
Hickory 68, Fred T. Foard 13
Maiden _, West Lincoln _

Red Devils win 2A West title again, back in finals

February 6, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team has a chance to make history on Saturday — again.

The Red Devils (51-1) rolled past SD-7 mate West Caldwell and powerhouse Thomasville on their way to a second-straight 2A West Regional championship and berth in the 2A state title match.

Tigers are back in 3A dual team title match

February 6, 2014

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team has a chance at its second-straight 3A dual team championship on Saturday.

The Tigers defeated Enka and North Iredell to advance to the final, which will be against Morehead on the road Saturday.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scores

February 6, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Newton-Conover 75, Bandys 46

Girls basketball
Bandys 87, Newton-Conover 34

Prep wrestling
Fred T. Foard 42, Enka 24
Fred T. Foard 42, North Iredell 30
Newton-Conover 48, West Caldwell 24
Newton-Conover 36, Thomasville 28

3 area seniors make their college choices official

February 5, 2014

Several athletes in Catawba County made a splash on Wednesday for National Signing Day.

Three athletes — Maiden's Alex White, Newton-Conover's Nick Baker and St. Stephens' Alex Roarke — officially signed their National Letters of Intent with Colleges and Universities during the day.

Red Devils roll in first two rounds of duals

February 5, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team was on cruise control of the first two rounds of the 2A dual team playoffs.

The Red Devils (49-1) recorded a total of 14 pins in a pair of wins against East Burke (54-21) and West Wilkes (52-18) to advance to Thursday’s third round.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scores

February 5, 2014

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

Boys basketball
Bandys 41, Maiden 39
East Lincoln 62, Newton-Conover 60
Hickory 69, St. Stephens 58

Girls basketball
Bandys 99, Maiden 36
Bunker Hill 47, Lincolnton 29
Hickory 59, St. Stephens 44
Newton-Conover 51, East Lincoln 32

Prep wrestling

Host Red Devils win SD-7 wrestling tournament

February 4, 2014

The Newton-Conover wrestling team defended home turf on Saturday at the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A tournament.

The host Red Devils won the event by tallying 224.5 total points to second-place West Caldwell’s 159 points

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

Tigers claim Northwestern 3A/4A wrestling title

February 3, 2014

The Fred T. Foard wrestling team claimed the Northwestern 3A/4A championship during Saturday’s conference match at Patton High School.

The Tigers tallied 243.5 points, which was better than St. Stephens’ 156 points.

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

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