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.
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.
The South Caldwell Spartans overcame four turnovers and 120 yards in penalties to defeat Fred T. Foard, 33-21, on a rainy Halloween night in Sawmills.
A long rain delay was only the beginning of West Caldwell’s woes at Lincolnton Friday night, where the Warriors fought hard, but were defeated by the Wolves, 37-14, in a game that saw plenty of ups and downs for both teams.
Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason was one of the greatest in the history of Major League Baseball. Let’s take a look at just how good the 25-year-old southpaw from Hudson has been throughout his postseason career.
25-year-old Madison Bumgarner, a native of Hudson, capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.
The West Caldwell Warriors put up a fight in the first half against unbeaten East Lincoln, but too many mistakes in the second half led to a rout, as the Mustangs remained undefeated with a 55-21 victory over the Warriors on Friday night in Gamewell.
South Caldwell beat St. Stephens on Friday night in a commanding 35-14 performance, grabbing the lead early, and keeping it through the entire game.
Due to a production error, the contest form for football picks in Friday's News-Topic is last week's column. Here is the correct one. You also can pick up a copy at the News-Topic offices, 123 Pennton Ave. NW in Lenoir, and it will be printed in Sunday's paper.
The West Caldwell Warriors came up just short of their second straight victory, falling 28-24 to West Lincoln on Friday in Gamewell.
The Hibriten Panthers dropped their second consecutive game after a 49-21 loss to Watauga on Friday night in Lenoir.
South Caldwell fell short of victory at home Friday night, losing to the Freedom Patriots 27-10 in a game defined by two distinct, opposite halves.
The Gamewell Town Council has backed a resident's efforts to get a 1958 Gamewell High School football team recognized by state high school athletics officials for its achievement.
South Caldwell's Gavin Reed blocked a Hickory punt and immediately followed it with a 13-yard, game-winning touchdown run to lift the Spartans to a 35-28 victory over the Red Tornadoes in Spartans' homecoming game on Friday night in Sawmills.
The Hibriten Panthers traveled to Propst Crossroads on Friday night to take on the Fred T. Foard Tigers on homecoming night and returned home with a 41-27 loss.
The West Caldwell Warriors secured their first conference win of the season Friday night at Maiden, fighting all the way through two overtime periods to beat the Blue Devils 28-27.
It was a hard-fought game for both teams, rife with turnovers, big plays and mistakes, but the Warriors never gave up, and ended up securing the win when they had to–staring down a fourth-and-four on the last play of the second overtime, and making it happen.
The West Caldwell offense produced just 181 yards of total offense and only six first downs, resulting in a 10-7 loss to Bandys on Friday night in Catawba.
The Hibriten Panthers overcame frequent penalties and two big injuries to beat the St. Stephens Indians, 33-14 on a rainy Friday night homecoming game in Lenoir.
The South Caldwell Spartans posted their first shutout of the season, while also rushing for 405 yards, cruising to a 34-0 victory over Patton on Friday night in Morganton.
For the third time in the last four years, the South Caldwell Spartans have won the Caldwell County championship with a 28-16 victory over the Hibriten Panthers on Friday night in Sawmills.
West Caldwell came up just short of upsetting Newton-Conover Friday night in Gamewell, falling 60-50 to the Red Devils, a game that was even closer than the score shows.
In a two-day affair, the South Caldwell Spartans could not fend off a late A.C. Reynolds rally as the Rockets handed the Spartans their first loss of the season, 26-21.