Sports: Local

Aug. 25, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Warriors upend Hibriten

The West Caldwell volleyball team opened up its season with a win over cross-town rival, the Hibriten Panthers.

The Warriors won the match by a score of 3-1. The scores of the sets were 26-24, 24-26, 25-12 and 25-19.


Aug. 22, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Spartans earn shutout victory in opener

Despite an early setback, the South Caldwell Spartans used a power-run game and stifling defense to overwhelm the Bandys Trojans in a 31-0 shutout win Friday night.


Aug. 22, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Hibriten hangs on at East Burke

The Hibriten Panthers traveled to East Burke on Friday night to face the Cavaliers at Danny Williams Field and squeaked out a 33-32 victory.


Aug. 22, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Tucker, Warriors crush North Wilkes

West Caldwell's Titus Tucker accounted for four touchdowns on Friday night to lead the Warriors in a dominating, 50-14 victory over North Wilkes.


Aug. 18, 2015 @ 09:15 PM

Panthers fall in opener

The Hibriten volleyball team fell in its first match of the season, as North Gaston claimed a 3-0 win over the Panthers. The scores of the sets were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-8.


Aug. 17, 2015 @ 09:02 PM

Warriors cruise past Alexander Central

West Caldwell’s Alex Hernandez, Cesar Cruz-Nava and Josue Perez each scored two goals to give the Warriors a 6-1 victory over Alexander Central in the first round of the Freedom Invitational.


Aug. 17, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Easton makes NFL debut

Former Hibriten Panther Nick Easton made his NFL debut with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.


Aug. 06, 2015 @ 08:43 PM

Practice Report: Hibriten

Part two of our high school football practice report features the Hibriten Panthers.


Aug. 05, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Practice Report: South Caldwell

High school football officially got underway on Saturday, and we have our first practice report of the season.


Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

A summer to remember

Caldwell County Post 29 enjoyed a season full of success, winning a division title and finishing third at the North Carolina state tournament.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Hudson wins state title, competes in regional

The Hudson baseball 12U All-Star team won the North Carolina Cal Ripken League Western Division state championship, while moving on to compete in the Southeast Regional in Live Oak, Florida.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Abernathy named coach at CCC&TI

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has named Alicia Abernathy, a standout player at Hickory High School who went on to play at UNC-Charlotte and professional basketball in Europe, as its new head women’s basketball coach.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Post 29's season comes to an end

Caldwell County Post 29 saw its season come to an end, following a 6-3 loss to Rowan County at the North Carolina American Legion state tournament at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 27, 2015 @ 12:05 PM

Sisk silences Eastern Randolph

Caldwell starting pitcher Brandon Sisk allowed just one earned run on seven hits in a complete-game victory to help Post 29 claim a 7-3 victory over Eastern Randolph Post 81 in an elimination game at the North Carolina State tournament at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Post 29 survives Garner

Caldwell County Post 29 lives to fight another day as Garrison Burress hit the game-winning, RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Post 29 the 4-3 victory over the Garner Nationals in an elimination game in the North Carolina American Legion state tournament at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 25, 2015 @ 01:28 AM

Caldwell falls in opening round

Caldwell County scored the first two runs of the North Carolina American Legion state tournament, but surrendered six unanswered runs, resulting in a 6-2 loss to the Hope Mills Boosters on Friday at Newman Park in Salisbury.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Post 29 set for state tournament

Caldwell County Post 29 packed up two large vans on Thursday afternoon and headed to Salisbury for the American Legion North Carolina state tournament that begins on Friday.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

Haywood outlasts Post 29

Caldwell County Post 29 saw its quest for an Area IV championship fall short as Haywood County Post 47 claimed a 2-1 victory in eight innings at M.S. Deal Stadium.


Jul. 17, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

29ers qualify for state tournament

For the first time since 2012, Caldwell County Post 29 will play in the North Carolina state tournament.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 09:52 PM

Purus lifts Post 29 to series lead

Caldwell's Taylor Purus hit a one-out, RBI single to left field to give Post 29 a 4-3 victory over the Gaston Braves in game 3 of the Area IV semifinals on Wednesday night at M.S. Deal Stadium in Granite Falls.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Post 29 falls in ninth

Game 2 between Caldwell County Post 29 and the Gaston Braves featured another thrilling ending, only this time it was the Gaston Braves coming out on top with a 3-2 victory.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Caldwell rallies past Gaston

Caldwell County Post 29 scored three runs to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, before scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 10th to steal game 1 of the Area IV semifinals from the Gaston Braves (Post 144-266), 4-3, at M.S. Deal Stadium.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 11:09 PM

29ers walk off

Caldwell’s Trent Wakefield delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Post 29 a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over Shelby Post 82 in game 5 of the Area IV quarterfinals.


Jul. 11, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Shelby forces game 5

Caldwell County Post 29 and Shelby Post 82 combined for 23 runs on 34 hits, but it was Shelby that came out on the winning side of a 14-9 decision in game 4 of the Area IV quarterfinals.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:13 PM

Mathewson lifts Post 29

Caldwell’s Jared Mathewson was masterful in game 3 of the Area IV quarterfinals, picking up his fifth win of the season and leading Post 29 to a 5-1 victory over Shelby Post 82.