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Fred T. Foard's Schmidt receives top scholarship

March 20, 2015

A Fred T. Foard athlete has received a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senior Jacob Schmidt is a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, which is given to a high school senior demonstrating exceptional impact and academic achievement.

Only about three percent of those who apply for the scholarship receive it.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's scores, postponements

March 20, 2015

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

Softball
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to March 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Fred T. Foard 15, Patton 0 (five innings)
St. Stephens 12, Hickory 2

Baseball
Bandys at Maiden, ppd. to Saturday

Girls soccer
Bunker Hill 1, Lincolnton 1 (OT - from Thursday)

Hoos, Spartans advance to Round of 32 in Charlotte

March 20, 2015

Virginia and Michigan State both advanced to the Round of 32 of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament with victories in Charlotte on Friday.

The No. 8 Spartans (24-11) held off a late charge from ninth-seeded Georgia to come away with the 70-63 win in the day's opening game.

BREAKING: Danny Anderson hired to lead Maiden

March 19, 2015

Maiden High School sent shockwaves through the high school basketball scene on Thursday with the hiring of Danny Anderson

On the same day former boys basketball coach Pat Kahny resigned, the Blue Devils hired Anderson, a longtime head coach at West Caldwell, to assume the vacated position.

Maiden High School released a statement regarding Anderson’s hire on Thursday.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scores

March 18, 2015

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

Softball
Mooresville 9, Bandys 4

Girls soccer
Bandys 4, Maiden 0
East Lincoln 2, Bunker Hill 1 (2 OTs; from Tuesday)

Boys tennis
Fred T. Foard 7, Challenger 2 (from Tuesday)
Maiden 5, Bandys 4
Newton-Conover 9, East Lincoln 0

College baseball

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's sports scoreboard

March 17, 2015

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

Baseball
Maiden 2, West Caldwell 0
West Lincoln 11, Newton-Conover 4

Softball
Bunker Hill 8, East Lincoln 5
Fred T. Foard 11, Hibriten 1
St. Stephens 18, Patton 6 (five innings)

Girls soccer
Bandys 2, Lincolnton 0
Hibriten 1, Fred T. Foard 0

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 16, 2015

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

Softball
Bunker Hill 7, West Lincoln 5

Boys tennis
Shelby 7, Newton-Conover 2

Track & field (SD-7 at Maiden)

Boys scores: 1. West Caldwell 151.5, 2. Maiden 84.5, 3. Newton-Conover 80, 4. West Lincoln 55, 5. Challenger 12

BREAKING: Tharpe resigns as Red Devils head coach

March 13, 2015

After 11 seasons on the sidelines at Newton-Conover High School, Jonathan Tharpe decided to hang up his whistle.

Tharpe submitted his letter of resignation on Friday after four seasons of leading the Red Devil boys basketball program.

Area athletes try out at NASCAR combine at LR

March 12, 2015

Wanting to stay in athletics following a successful college football career, Lenoir-Rhyne’s Blake Baker stepped into Shuford Gymnasium on Thursday not knowing what to expect.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's prep sports scores

March 12, 2015

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

Baseball
Bandys 7, West Caldwell 6
Bunker Hill 7, West Iredell 3
Maiden 7, Newton-Conover 2

Softball
Bandys 5, West Caldwell 0
Fred T. Foard 15, Watauga 0
St. Stephens 11, Hibriten 10
West Wilkes 1, Bunker Hill 0

Boys tennis
Newton-Conover 6, St. Stephens 3

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