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Surratts combine for 54 points, end Devils’ season

March 2, 2015

East Lincoln’s 1-2 punch K’Oed Newton-Conover on Monday night, ending the Red Devils’ boys basketball season in the second of the 2A playoffs.

Brothers Chazz and Sage Surratt combined for 54 of the Mustangs’ points in a 75-66 victory in Denver.

PREP BASKETBALL: Monday's second-round scores

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Monday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Bandys 62, Thomasville 40
(Lady Trojans now 24-1; face Madison at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday)

2A boys basketball
East Lincoln 75, Newton-Conover 66
(Red Devils end season with a 16-8 overall record)

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 2, 2015

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

Baseball
Bandys 10, South Iredell 1
Bunker Hill 8, St. Stephens 3
Maiden 12, West Iredell 2 (six innings)
West Lincoln at Fred T. Foard, ppd. to Tuesday

Girls soccer
Fred T. Foard 2, Mooresville 0
St. Stephens 3, Burns 0

Boys tennis

PREP BASKETBALL: Monday's second-round games

March 2, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Thomasville (16-6) at Bandys (23-1), 6 p.m. Monday

2A boys basketball
Newton-Conover (16-7) at East Lincoln (20-0), 7 p.m. Monday

3A girls basketball
Hickory 71, Hickory Ridge 23

PREP BASKETBALL: Friday's first-round scores

February 27, 2015

Below is a look at Friday's first-round playoff basketball scores in the 2A and 3A ranks involving Catawba County teams:

2A girls basketball
Bandys 71, Shelby 29
(Lady Trojans play Thomasville in round two Monday at 6 p.m.)
North Wilkes 62, Maiden 47 (Blue Devils end year 12-11)
Wilkes Central 89, Bunker Hill 49 (Bears end year 13-11)

2A boys basketball

Hickory native Will Simms competes on SURVIVOR

February 27, 2015

Graduating as an Indian from St. Stephens High School, Will Simms II knows something about being a part of a tribe.

Now, the Hickory native is trying to outwit, outplay and outlast 17 other contestants on the 30th season of the CBS show SURVIVOR for a chance to claim the $1 million prize.

Simms was shocked when he found out he was chosen for the show.

PREP BASKETBALL: Snow halts Thursday games

February 26, 2015

Snow in the area once again cancelled first-round boys and girls playoff basketball games in Catawba County.

Below is an updated list of games and their times:

2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday
Maiden at North Wilkes, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday
Shelby at Bandys, postponed to 5 p.m. Friday

2A boys basketball

Teams stay ready despite lengthy absence from court

February 25, 2015

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers once sang that “The waiting is the hardest part.”

Nine of Catawba County’s prep boys and girls basketball teams can echo that sentiment.

Having not played in nearly two weeks, area prep basketball teams are remaining calm through the storms and preparing for the moment they finally compete.

BREAKING: Playoff games postponed yet again

February 25, 2015

Below is an updated schedule of playoff basketball games following winter weather in and around Catawba County on Wednesday:

2A girls basketball
Bunker Hill at Wilkes Central, postponed to 5 p.m. Thursday
Maiden at North Wilkes, postponed to 4 p.m. on Thursday
Shelby at Bandys, postponed to TBD on Thursday

2A boys basketball

Lady Red Devils fall to Polk County in first round

February 24, 2015

Committing 22 turnovers and giving up a flurry of offensive rebounds, the Newton-Conover girls basketball team’s season came to an end Tuesday in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

The Lady Red Devils fell to visiting Polk County, 56-40, in Lemon Gym — ending their season with a 12-12 overall record.

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