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Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame adding 5 names

April 11, 2013

The Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame officially announced its Class of 2013 on Wednesday.

Among the names being inducted on May 13 include the late Bobby Warlick, Joe Harold Rhyne, Tommy Edwards, Tisha England and Lisa Witherspoon.

With the induction of these five individuals to the county’s sports hall, the total number of persons inducted totals 58 people.

Cline, Coulter and LaFrancis sign with colleges

April 11, 2013

Three Newton-Conover athletes made their college choices official on Wednesday.

Among those who committed include a pair of senior football players, including quarterback Kevin Cline signing with Carson-Newman and fullback/linebacker Matt Coulter inking with Wingate.

Red Devils senior boys soccer player Jake LaFrancis also signed to compete this fall at Catawba College.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

April 11, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores from around Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bandys 14, Highland Tech 5
Fred T. Foard 12, Newton-Conover 0

Prep softball
Bunker Hill 4, West Iredell 3
Fred T. Foard 9, Charlotte Catholic 0
North Davidson 12, Bandys 0 (five innings)

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 8, Bandys 1

Prep soccer

Foard softball falls to Alexander Central in extras

April 9, 2013

In a tight softball game between Fred T. Foard and Alexander Central, it took just one mistake to make all the difference.

Lady Cougars center fielder Amanda Sports scored from third base in the top of the 10th inning after an arrent throw from Foard catcher McKenzie Dziendiel.

The run helped AC pick up a 2-1 victory in 10 innings against the Lady Tigers.

Red Devils win 83rd straight CVAC tennis match

April 9, 2013

The Newton-Conover tennis team continued its march toward another CVAC title on Tuesday with an 8-1 win against Maiden.

The victory by the Red Devils is their 83rd straight conference win — a record that dates back to 2007.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's spring prep scores

April 9, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Alexander Central 3, Fred T. Foard 2
Bandys 11, Draughn 1
Bunker Hill 16, East Burke 9
Maiden 12, Newton-Conover 5
St. Stephens 7, South Caldwell 4

Prep softball
Alexander Central 2, Fred T. Foard 1 (10 innings)
Bandys 4, Draughn 0

Red Devils sweep team, individual county golf titles

April 8, 2013

Monday was a good day to be a golfer at Newton-Conover High School.

The Red Devils took team honors during the 21st Catawba County championships, while Newton-Conover’s Trey Burton earned medalist honors at the event.

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday scores, Tuesday schedule

April 8, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's scores and Tuesday's updated schedule of games:

Monday scores

Prep soccer
Newton-Conover 3, East Burke 1

Prep tennis
Newton-Conover 7, South Iredell 2

Tuesday schedule changes

Prep soccer
Draughn at Bandys, moved to 6 p.m. Thursday

Prep softball

Williams clutch homer lifts Crawdads past Drive

April 8, 2013

A two-out, two-run homer by left fielder Nick Williams in the bottom of the ninth inning helped give the Hickory Crawdads a 5-4 victory against Greenville on Monday.

The win by the 'Dads over the Drive is their second of the season.

The Crawdads hit three home runs in Monday night’s game, including bombs by second baseman Ryan Rua, third baseman Joey Gallo and Williams.

Crawdads drop their season opener to Greensboro

April 5, 2013

A two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning by Cody Keefer allowed the Greensboro Grasshoppers to spoil the season opener for the Hickory Crawdads with a 4-2 victory on Friday.

Lewis Brinson led Hickory (0-1) with three hits, including an 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the second inning that plated ‘Dads designated hitter Jordan Akins.

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