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October 28, 2014

Driving back from Tuesday’s 2A West Region final in girls volleyball between Bunker Hill and Hendersonville, I reflected on the season’s final match and also the Lady Bears’ remarkable run.

Bunker Hill fell in the contest to the two-time defending state champion Lady Bearcats, 3-0, but the match — and the season for that matter — was much more than the final result.

PREP SOCCER: Playoff scores and schedule

October 28, 2014

Below is a look at Tuesday's playoff scores and Wednesday's playoff matches involving Catawba County boys soccer teams:

2A playoffs
Newton-Conover 8, Madison 0
Bandys (9-10-1) at Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. tonight

3A playoffs
Hickory 4, Concord 2
Kings Mountain (10-10-1) at Fred T. Foard (17-3-2), 6:30 p.m. tonight

PREP SOCCER: Playoff brackets released finalized

October 27, 2014

Below is a look at the preliminary boys soccer playoff brackets involving Catawba County teams, as well as other conference teams:

2A West brackets
No. 32 Madison (7-12-2) at No. 1 Newton-Conover (20-1), 6 p.m. Tuesday
No. 27 Bandys (9-10-1) at No. 6 Trinity (15-4-2), 6 p.m. Wednesday

Other area 2A teams

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Bears set time for 2A West final

October 27, 2014

Bunker Hill High School has set its game time for Tuesday's 2A West Region volleyball final in Claremont.

The Lady Bears (21-6) welcome Hendersonville (25-2) for a 6 p.m. match on Tuesday with a chance for both teams to reach the state championship game.

Bears best Red Devils, advance to 2A West finals

October 25, 2014

The Bunker Hill volleyball team completed the Catawba County playoff gauntlet on Saturday, and in the process, advanced to its first 2A West Region final.

The Lady Bears rallied from down a set to defeat Newton-Conover, 3-1, and advance to the state semifinals.

Wolves tally 449 yards on ground in 51-8 win over N-C

October 24, 2014

Rushing for 449 yards, Lincolnton dominated in its football game Friday night at Gurley Stadium, spoiling Newton-Conover’s Homecoming with a 51-8 victory.

N.C. State commit Darian Roseboro led the Wolves (7-2, 4-1) with 124 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns — giving the 6-foot-4, 270-pound senior 19 rushing touchdowns on the season.

Foard scores 31-unanswered in win against Hickory

October 24, 2014

Down 14-0 in the first quarter to Hickory, the Fred T. Foard football didn't fret.

The Tigers proceeded to make the game's next five scores in a 31-14 victory against the Red Tornadoes.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP FOOTBALL: Friday night's football scores

October 24, 2014

Below is a look at Friday's prep football scores involving Catawba County teams and a statewide scoreboard:

Oct. 24 scores
Bandys 48, Bunker Hill 18
Fred T. Foard 31, Hickory 14
Lincolnton 51, N-CHS 8
Maiden 55, West Lincoln 7
South Caldwell 35, St. Stephens 14

Oct. 24 scores
Albemarle 23, North Stanly 15
Alleghany County 41, West Wilkes 21

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Red Devils-Bears set game time

October 24, 2014

The game time for the fourth-round volleyball playoff game between Newton-Conover and Bunker Hill has been announced.

The Lady Red Devils (17-7) travel to face the Lady Bears (20-6) on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Bunker Hill advanced in the playoffs on Thursday with a thrilling 3-1 victory against rival Maiden — 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Red Devils host Wolves

October 23, 2014

The Newton-Conover football team will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season tonight when it hosts Lincolnton in another key conference contest.

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.

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