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Chubb, Bulldogs best Cardinals in Belk Bowl

December 31, 2014

Take one glance at Nick Chubb’s performance in Tuesday’s Belk Bowl, and you’d never guess he was in his freshman season at the University of Georgia

Setting a Bulldog bowl record for rushing yards with 266, Chubb helped lead Georgia to a 37-14 victory against Louisville in the 13th annual bowl game held in Charlotte.

Bumgarner named the AP's Male Athlete of the Year

December 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner sat in the outfield alongside Jake Peavy before Game 7 of the World Series and told his teammate exactly what needed to happen: Tim Hudson would work a few innings and get the ball to Bumgarner, who would hand it off to the bullpen to finish the championship.

Peavy quickly offered his own prediction that Bumgarner would end it himself.

PREP BASKETBALL: Holiday Clash scoreboard

December 29, 2014

Below is a look at the 12th Annual Peoples Bank Holiday Clash tournament scoreboard:

Girls bracket (at North Lincoln H.S.)

First-round scores
Bandys 57, Lincolnton 33
West Lincoln 51, North Lincoln 40

Third place game: Lincolnton 58, North Lincoln 42
Championship game: Bandys 66, West Lincoln 41
(Bandys' Haleigh Lackey named MVP)

LIVE: 28th Annual Catawba Valley Classic scoreboard

December 27, 2014

Below is a look at Saturday's first-round scores and the Monday/Tuesday schedule of games for the 28th Annual Catawba Valley Classic prep basketball tournament:

Girl's bracket

First round (Dec. 27 at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 2 South Caldwell 68, No. 7 Newton-Conover 35
No. 3 Alexander Central 69, No. 6 Bunker Hill 58
No. 4 St. Stephens 55, No. 5 Maiden 43

Pool together: Cherkez sisters anchor Lady Indians

December 23, 2014

On a St. Stephens swim team with several family ties, the Cherkez sisters help to provide a rock solid anchor.

Polina and Sophia Cherkez are hoping to lead the Lady Indians program to new heights this winter season.

The Cherkez (pronounced CHUR-KEZ) sisters started swimming when they were ages 4 (Polina) and 5 (Sophia) for the YMCA Seahorse Swim Team (YSST).

Ramseur, Fleming soak up Shrine Bowl experience

December 23, 2014

Following a week-long journey in Spartanburg, S.C., Josh Ramseur and Tyrell Fleming returned to Catawba County on Sunday.

The Newton-Conover football players are coming off an appearance in the 78th edition of the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's sports scores

December 22, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Maiden 55, St. Stephens 52

Boys basketball
St. Stephens 71, Maiden 60

Wrestling
Fred T. Foard 69, Burns 3
Fred T. Foard 70, Bunker Hill 9

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

December 20, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 72, Lincolnton 35
Bunker Hill 52, East Lincoln 42
Hickory 57, Freedom 53
Maiden 62, West Caldwell 58
Newton-Conover 52, West Lincoln 38
St. Stephens 35, Hibriten 29
Watauga 49, Fred T. Foard 27

Boys basketball
East Lincoln 73, Bunker Hill 62

BREAKING: Classic not returning to Champions Tour

December 18, 2014

The Greater Hickory Kia Classic golf tournament won't be returning for a 13th year on the Champions Tour.

The PGA released the 2015 schedule for the Champions Tour on Wednesday, which did not include the typical October date for the golf event held annually at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover since 2003.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

December 16, 2014

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

Girls basketball
Bandys 61, West Caldwell 28
Bunker Hill 55, West Lincoln 34
Freedom 70, Fred T. Foard 13
Newton-Conover 60, Maiden 43
Watauga 47, St. Stephens 36

Boys basketball
Fred T. Foard 75, Freedom 44
Newton-Conover 63, Maiden 50
Watauga 78, St. Stephens 48

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