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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The South Caldwell Spartans took first place and the West Caldwell Warriors took second at the Warrior Invitational held at West Caldwell on Saturday.
The South Caldwell basketball teams swept Maiden on Friday night, as the girls won 45-37 and the boys won 61-55.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The high school football regular season has come to an end and two Caldwell County teams have made the playoffs.
The Hibriten Panthers ended the regular season with a 49-34 win over the Red Tornadoes at Barger Stadium on Friday night in Hickory.
West Caldwell ended its season on a high note Friday night at home, trouncing Bunker Hill, 61-34, in an offensive shootout.
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.