Baseball season is officially underway. High schools and colleges are in the midst of their respective seasons, while the professionals are currently in spring training and just 11 days away from the opening series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Diamondbacks and Dodgers will officially open the season with a two-game series in Sydney, Australia beginning on March 22.
The West Caldwell softball team exploded for eight runs in the second inning to propel the Warriors to a 16-0 victory in five innings over Challenger on Wednesday in Gamewell.
In the 2013-14 wrestling season, West Caldwell's Jacob Houck etched his name into the history books by becoming the first sophomore in Caldwell County to win a state championship.
The South Caldwell girls’ basketball team survived a late rally by the Southeast Guilford Falcons as the Spartans hung on for a 69-66 victory in the first round of the 4A state playoffs on Monday in Sawmills.
The undefeated Freedom Patriots proved to be too much as they defeated Hibriten 64-32 on Tuesday in Lenoir.
Cam Newton threw two interceptions and was sacked five times in his playoff debut as the Carolina Panthers saw their season end the same way it did in 2009, with a home loss in the NFC Divisional round.
Three Lady Spartans scored in double figures to lift South Caldwell to a 60-45 victory over the visiting Patton Panthers on Friday in Sawmills.
The Carolina Panthers once again control their own destiny for the NFC South division title.
The Hibriten Panthers saw their season come to an end after dropping a 42-20 decision to No. 9 Forestview in the third round of the 3A state playoffs on Friday in Lenoir.
Ever since I was a little kid, my dream was to cover just one New England Patriots football game. Last Monday night, that dream became a reality.
"Bend but don't break" was the motto for the Hibriten defense on Friday night.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) lists every state championship team in every sport dating back to the year 1913. However, there is one championship that has been lost for the last 55 years.
The Hibriten Panthers advanced to the second round of the 3A state playoffs with a 41-0 shutout over the visiting Patton Panthers on Friday in Lenoir.
The West Caldwell Warriors couldn’t outlast the unrelenting offense of Bunker Hill Friday night, falling 48-33 in a game that was closer than the scoreboard seems.
“We were just fighting,” said West Head Coach Kyle Dunn, saying it came down to whoever had the ball last and whoever made the fewest mistakes.
The game was a slugfest of offense, and by halftime, the score was 30-26 in the favor of the Bunker Hill Bears.
The Spartans’ Senior Night ended in heartbreaking fashion as South Caldwell fell to conference rivals, the Watauga Pioneers 22-21 on a last minute, two-point conversion.
The Hibriten defense came up with two big stops at the conclusion of the fourth quarter to hang on for a 35-33 victory over Hickory on Friday in Lenoir.
The Carolina defense forced four turnovers, including a pick-six off of Matt Ryan by Drayton Florence to lead the Panthers to their fourth consecutive win with a 34-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
The South Caldwell Spartans shut out the Tigers of Fred T. Foard in a controlling 36-0 victory at Foard Friday night.
Despite 10 fumbles — four of which were lost, including three on consecutive second-half possessions — and despite losing the turnover battle by a 5-0 margin, the Hibriten football team bounced back from its only loss of the season to defeat visiting Patton 21-13 on Friday in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference contest at Jeff Storie Memorial Stadium.
The West Caldwell Warriors fell behind 21-0 early in the game and could not recover, resulting in a 48-21 loss to Lincolnton on Friday in Gamewell.
In a contest to win a televised pep rally and “team of the week” designation from TV station WCNC in Charlotte, Hibriten High School was up against four other schools – Anson High in Wadesboro, Nation Ford in Fort Mill, West Mecklenburg in Charlotte and North Mecklenburg in Huntersville. Every message sent on Twitter containing the "hashtag" of the school's name or every text sent to a number set up by the TV station counted as a vote.
Hibriten won and then some, with a total of 109,498 votes. The next-highest vote total was 5,079, cast by Anson High School.
Friday night football featured the top two teams in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference as the Hibriten Panthers traveled to Morganton to take on the Freedom Patriots.
The East Lincoln Mustangs stampeded over the West Caldwell Warriors in a 68-7 rout in a game that the Mustangs controlled from the very start.
As South Caldwell High celebrated its homecoming, the Spartans put points on the scoreboard early and often, before cruising to a 44-0 victory over the Indians of St. Stephens.