Sports: Preps

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

Seniors step up big for Hibriten

Hibriten starting pitcher Michael Davis allowed just one run on two hits, while striking out 13 batters to help the Panthers pick up their first win of the season.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Spartans upend Hibriten

The South Caldwell Spartans scored 10 runs in the first two innings to upend county-rival Hibriten with a 10-2 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday night in Sawmills.


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 10:25 PM

Panthers struggle in opener

In its first game of the 2015 season, the Hibriten baseball team managed just two hits, resulting in a 2-0 loss to South Iredell on Monday night in Lenoir.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 08:54 PM

Spartans run past West

The South Caldwell girls' soccer team kicked off its season with a 6-1 victory over county-rival West Caldwell on Wednesday night in Gamewell.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:51 PM

Spartans' run halted by Myers Park

The No. 3 seeded Myers Park Mustangs controlled from the opening tip, ending South Caldwell's playoff run with a 62-23 win over the Lady Spartans in the third round of the 4A state playoffs on Tuesday night in Charlotte.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 11:03 PM

Hickory edges Hibriten

The Hibriten Panthers saw their season come to an end, after a hard-fought 56-51 loss to Hickory on Monday night in Hickory.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 10:19 PM

Spartans advance to third round

South Caldwell's Anna Lee Bollinger scored a game-high 27 points to lead the Spartans to a 55-49 victory over Mallard Creek in the second round of the 4A state playoffs on Monday night in Sawmills.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 06:29 PM

Panthers crush Enka

All five starters for the Hibriten Panthers scored in double figures to dominate Enka with a 104-72 victory on Saturday in Lenoir.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Spartans cruise past Providence

The South Caldwell girls' basketball team advanced to the second round of the 4A state playoffs following a 54-35 victory over Providence on Saturday in Sawmills.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Wildcats knock out West Caldwell

The West Caldwell Warriors played the first Caldwell County high school basketball game in almost two weeks on Wednesday, and the final results ended the Warriors' season.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

Weather postpones basketball playoffs

All high school basketball playoff games involving Caldwell County teams that were scheduled for Tuesday night were postponed due to inclement weather.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

Houck repeats as state champion!

West Caldwell's Jacob Houck won his second straight wrestling 2A state championship with a 7-3 decision over Brevard's Logan Roth at the state championships on Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 09:17 PM

Local basketball teams set for state playoffs

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the playoff brackets for both boys and girls basketball on Saturday, and Caldwell County will have four teams competing.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 11:46 AM

Grapplers seek state title

The North Carolina individual wrestling state tournaments begin today in Greensboro, and Caldwell County will have nine representatives competing.


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. 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.