Sports: Local

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:44 AM

Chapman denied state tourney opportunity

South Caldwell senior wrestler Cameron Chapman was denied the right to compete for a regional championship and possibly a state championship after being disqualified from the 4A West Regional tournament last weekend.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 12:23 AM

Three county wrestlers win regional championships

West Caldwell’s Jacob Houck and Nathaniel Kale, and South Caldwell’s Carl Guess all claimed regional championships on Saturday.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 02:01 PM

County wrestlers set for regionals

A total of 30 high school wrestlers will represent Caldwell County in 2A, 3A and 4A regional wrestling tournaments this weekend.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Warriors edge Lincolnton

The West Caldwell Warriors knocked down 12 free throws in the fourth quarter alone to edge out Lincolnton with a 61-53 victory on Tuesday night in Gamewell.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Panthers rout Freedom

The Hibriten Panthers dominated Freedom on Friday night to claim an 82-62 victory over the Patriots.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

West grapplers topple Bandys

The West Caldwell wrestling team wrapped up its regular season with a 54-29 victory over Bandys on Tuesday night in Catawba.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

South girls win, boys fall

The South Caldwell basketball teams splits with Patton on Friday night, as the Lady Spartans defeated the Panthers, 50-34, while the boys fell 62-41.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Warriors cruise past Bunker Hill

The West Caldwell Warriors scored the first 14 points of the game en route to a 73-45 victory over Bunker Hill on Friday night in Gamewell.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

Scores from Tuesday night

Due to inclement weather, we had an early press time, scores from Tuesday night will not be in Wednesday's News-Topic.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 09:03 PM

Hibriten pins Freedom

The Hibriten wrestling team opened up a big lead, before holding on late to claim a 42-33 victory over Freedom on Tuesday in Lenoir.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 07:46 AM

Father looking for answers to his ban

Robert Blankenship knows that not everyone takes sports as seriously as he does or yells as much as he does at games. But he says no one yet has told him exactly what he did that got him banned from his 15-year-old daughter’s final middle school basketball games last month, though it isn’t for lack of trying to find out.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

Hickory fends off South

The South Caldwell girls' basketball team came up just short of the upset as the Hickory Red Tornadoes hung on for a 41-34 victory on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:56 PM

Spartans place fourth at invitational

The South Caldwell wrestling team finished in fourth place out of 61 teams at the Holy Angels Invitational held at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte over the weekend.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:47 PM

Defense carries South girls

The South Caldwell girls' basketball team allowed just six points in the second half, resulting in a 37-20 victory over Hibriten on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 07:41 PM

Spartans win Warrior Invitational

The South Caldwell Spartans took first place and the West Caldwell Warriors took second at the Warrior Invitational held at West Caldwell on Saturday.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Spartans sweep Maiden

The South Caldwell basketball teams swept Maiden on Friday night, as the girls won 45-37 and the boys won 61-55.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Warriors split with Newton-Conover

The West Caldwell basketball teams split with Newton-Conover in the Southern District 7 Conference opener on Friday night, as the boys claimed a 78-70 victory and the girls lost 52-49.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Harper named Player of the Week

After accounting for 296 yards of offense in the final week of the high school football regular season, West Caldwell’s Trustin Harper was named the WBTV Hendrick Lexus Player of the Week.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 02:33 PM

South Caldwell ousted from 4A playoffs

The fourth-seeded South Caldwell Spartans saw their season come to an end after the visiting Spartans from Mt. Tabor dominated from the opening kickoff in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Hibriten falls on late field goal

Hibriten traveled to Canton on a 20-degree night to take on the Pisgah Bears in the first round of the 3A state playoffs and returned home on the short side of a 16-13 score, ending the Panthers' season with an overall record of 6-5.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

Hibriten, South set for postseason

The high school football regular season has come to an end and two Caldwell County teams have made the playoffs.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Panthers secure playoff spot

The Hibriten Panthers ended the regular season with a 49-34 win over the Red Tornadoes at Barger Stadium on Friday night in Hickory.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

West Caldwell ends season with Bunker Hill beatdown

West Caldwell ended its season on a high note Friday night at home, trouncing Bunker Hill, 61-34, in an offensive shootout.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Spartans claim top 4A seed

The South Caldwell Spartans claimed the No. 1 4A seed out of the conference with a 27-13 victory over Watauga on Friday night in Boone.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Panthers run past Patton

On a cold and rainy Halloween night, the Panthers of Hibriten traveled to Morganton to face the Patton Panthers. There were no tricks, but plenty of treats as Hibriten defeated Patton, 41-14.