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QB Matt Johnson throws 5 touchdowns in 49ers' win

September 10, 2013

Matt Johnson had never thrown five touchdown passes in his entire football career.

That was until Saturday.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound quarterback tossed five scores in the Charlotte 49ers’ 47-7 victory against Chowan at Richardson Stadium in Charlotte.

PREP NOTEBOOK: A look at Monday's prep scores

September 10, 2013

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

Volleyball
St. Stephens 3, Hickory 1
Fred T. Foard 3, Patton 0

Boys soccer
Bandys 5, West Lincoln 0
Fred T. Foard 2, Patton 1
Lincolnton 4, Maiden 1
Newton-Conover 3, East Lincoln 2
St. Stephens 2, Hickory 2 (OT)
West Caldwell 3, Bunker Hill 1

Late turnover, TD cost Panthers in loss to Seahawks

September 10, 2013

The Carolina Panthers showed flashes of brilliance on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

In the end, it was the same old story in another close home loss.

A 43-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Jermaine Kearse was the difference maker in a 12-7 win for the Seahawks against the Panthers.

Linebarger paces Tornadoes in win versus Red Devils

September 6, 2013

When Hickory needed a big play on the football field against Newton-Conover on Friday, Jahiz Linebarger was there to answer the call.

Linebarger rushed 18 times for 179 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Red Tornadoes earn a 33-28 win against the Red Devils.

As a team, Hickory (2-1) tallied 220 yards on the ground on 34 carries.

PREP FOOTBALL ROUND UP: Bears tame Tigers

September 6, 2013

Behind 419 yards of total offense, Bunker Hill defeated Fred T. Foard on the football field, 34-0, in Claremont.

The Bears tallied 294 yards of offense on the ground, led by Jordan Eckard’s 98 yards on 22 carries and a rushing score.

Colton Chapman led Bunker Hill (3-0) with 204 yards of total offense, including 125 through the air and 79 on the ground.

Wolfpack coach Lutz making impact on, off of court

September 5, 2013

Bobby Lutz is regarded by many as one of the greatest minds in the game of basketball today.

The Catawba County native and associate men’s basketball coach at N.C. State is also a champion for those battling mental illnesses.

Lutz spoke Thursday morning at Abernethy Laurels Retirement Community during “A Reason to Hope,” a special event that raised awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

JV FOOTBALL ROUND UP: Thursday's scoreboard

September 5, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's junior varsity football scores across Catawba County:

Thursday, Sept. 5
Chase 15, Bandys 14 (2 OT)
Newton-Conover 22, Hickory 16
Bunker Hill, Fred T. Foard, St. Stephens and Maiden all OFF

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's Catawba Co. scores

September 5, 2013

Below is a look at Thursday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Prep girls tennis
Bandys 9, Fred T. Foard 0
Newton-Conover 6, Alexander Central 3
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2

Prep volleyball
Bandys 3, East Lincoln 0
Bunker Hill 3, West Lincoln 0
Fred T. Foard 3, Watauga 0
Newton-Conover 3, Maiden 0

Prep boys soccer

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's county prep scores

September 4, 2013

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

Prep girls tennis
Maiden 9, St. Stephens 0
Newton-Conover 6, Fred T. Foard 3

Prep volleyball
Fred T. Foard 3, Hibriten 0
Hickory 3, South Caldwell 0
St. Stephens 3, Patton 0
West Iredell 3, Maiden 2

Prep boys soccer
Bunker Hill 1, Alexander Central 0

BREAKING: Spartans RB Zac Pollard has torn ACL

September 4, 2013

When running back Zac Pollard went down with a knee injury during last week's 28-0 win against West Caldwell, no one knew the extent of the damage.

The Spartans found out the disappointing results on Wednesday.

Following an MRI on Tuesday, Pollard was discovered to have a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and a torn meniscus in his left knee.

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