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SCHEDULE CHANGES: CVAC baseball final moved

May 7, 2013

Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.

The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.

The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.

Bandys' Jackson Gilliam signs with Catawba College

May 7, 2013

Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.

Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.

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 PLAYOFFS: Tuesday and Wednesday's games

May 6, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's prep sports playoff game (weather permitting):

Prep baseball

CVAC championship (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
Bandys (17-7) vs. Draughn (14-9), 7 p.m.

Prep softball

CVAC championship (at Maiden High School)
Maiden (19-3) vs. Draughn (15-9), 6 p.m.

Prep soccer

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Tournaments postponed

May 6, 2013

A number of different prep sports events from Monday were postponed due to rain in the area.

Baseball and softball tournaments in the Catawba Valley 2A were moved to Tuesday.

Ricki Kuhn's home run pushes Maiden to title game

May 3, 2013

Sophomore Ricki Kuhn’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted Maiden to a 3-2 victory against Bunker Hill in the semifinals of the CVAC softball tournament on Friday at MHS.

The Lady Blue Devils (19-3) face Draughn in the tournament final on Monday in a rematch of last week’s 8-1 loss by Maiden in its season finale in Valdese.

Updated look at baseball, softball tourney brackets

May 3, 2013

Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8

Tigers top Pioneers, advance to NWC softball final

May 2, 2013

The Fred T. Foard softball team advanced to the Northwestern 3A/4A tournament final with a 3-1 victory against Watauga on Thursday.

The Lady Tigers (20-3) meet Alexander Central (24-1) today at 6 p.m. in the Northwestern 3A/4A championship game at ACHS.

Lady Red Devils claim first conference soccer title

May 2, 2013

With a 3-0 victory against West Caldwell on Thursday, the Newton-Conover girls soccer team made history.

The Lady Red Devils, who improved to 18-1-1 overall and 13-1 in CVAC play, claimed their first-ever conference title.

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

Updated brackets for baseball, softball tournaments

May 2, 2013

Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round (on Thursday)
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8

Gutierrez's goal pushes LRDs a step closer to title

May 2, 2013

Newton-Conover's Brenda Gutierrez picked the perfect time to break through on the soccer field.

The sophomore, who entered Wednesday night's game against Maiden with one goal this season, scored the lone netter in the 69th minute in a 1-0 win for the Lady Red Devils.

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