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Panthers cut veteran DT Edwards after two seasons

March 1, 2013

The Carolina Panthers cut veteran defensive tackle Ron Edwards on Friday as the team continues to work to clear cap space by the March 12 deadline.

Edwards, who has been in the league for the past 12 seasons, spent the past two years with the Panthers. In 11 games for Carolina in 2012, Edwards recorded 16 tackles and a sack.

Matthews, Tomberlin & Turner leaders on court, field

March 1, 2013

More than just teammates on the court, three of the seven seniors on the Fred T. Foard boys basketball team are hoping to set a new standard for Tigers.

Spencer Matthews, Daniel Tomberlin and Jordan Turner have as close a bond as any on the team, having played not only basketball together, but were members of the Foard soccer team, as well.

PREP WRESTLING: 19 county wrestlers still alive

March 1, 2013

Nineteen wrestlers from Catawba County are still alive in the winner's bracket after the first day of competition at the 2A and 3A individual state wrestling championships on Thursday.

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.

PREP BASKETBALL: Friday's playoff schedule

February 28, 2013

Below is a look Friday's 2A and 3A third round sectional semifinal playoff games in prep basketball across Catawba County along with each game's time:

3A girls (Section 3)
No. 4 Tuscola (20-7) at No. 1 Hickory (25-2), 6:30 p.m.

**Winner meets either No. 6 Franklin (23-6) or No. 10 Enka (13-15) next Thursday at UNC-Greensboro**

3A boys (Section 4)

Falgout's 18 pushes Foard past Hickory, into round 3

February 27, 2013

Down teammates Jordan Turner and Daniel Tomberlin, senior Brice Falgout stepped up when his team needed him.

Falgout scored 18 points, helping the Fred T. Foard boys basketball team (24-4) advance to the third round of the 3A playoffs with a 58-56 win against Hickory.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's playoff scores

February 27, 2013

Below is a look Wednesday's second round prep basketball playoff scores across Catawba County and Friday's third round schedule:

3A boys (Section 4)
No. 3 Fred T. Foard 58, No. 6 Hickory 56

2A girls (Section 4)
No. 2 Bandys 70, No. 7 Madison 43

3A girls (Section 3)
No. 1 Hickory 64, No. 9 R-S Central 60

Driven by his mom’s spirit, Klutz tries to win state title

February 27, 2013

Austin Klutz will never forget the life-changing moment that happened to him and his family this past October.

However, the Newton-Conover sophomore wrestler is hoping to make brighter memories this Saturday.

Blake Griffin, Clippers blow out Bobcats 106-84

February 27, 2013

With the NBA's worst team in town, the Los Angeles Clippers were conscious not to play down to the Bobcats' level.

Blake Griffin scored 24 points, keying a decisive second-quarter burst that put the Clippers in command en route to a 106-84 victory Tuesday night that improved their home record to 23-6.

PREP BASKETBALL: Wednesday's playoff schedule

February 26, 2013

Below is a look Wednesday's second round prep basketball playoff games across Catawba County along with each game's time:

3A boys (Section 4)
No. 6 Hickory (22-6) at No. 3 Fred T. Foard (23-4), 7 p.m.
**Winner gets either No. 2 Tuscola (24-4) or No. 7 Ashbrook (19-8)**

2A girls (Section 4)
No. 7 Madison (19-9) at No. 2 Bandys (25-2), 6 p.m.

Lady Trojans eliminate LRDs for second-straight week

February 25, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team had Newton-Conover's number for the second-straight week on Monday.

The Lady Trojans (25-2) pulled out to a double digit lead on their way to a 68-37 victory at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, eliminating the Lady Red Devils (15-11) from the postseason.

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