Sports

Mar. 12, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

Poarch homer lifts Hibriten

Hibriten's Carson Poarch hit a solo home run to left field in the bottom half of the sixth inning to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 victory over South Caldwell on Tuesday in Lenoir.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

Johnson leads the way

Hibriten’s Tyler Johnson shot a round-low, 3-under 33 to lead the Panthers to a non-conference victory on Monday at Cedar Rock Country Club.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Play Ball!

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.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

West crushes Challenger

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.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

Warriors remember historic season

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.


Feb. 25, 2014 @ 11:24 AM

Survive and advance

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.


Jan. 14, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

Patriots too much for Hibriten

The undefeated Freedom Patriots proved to be too much as they defeated Hibriten 64-32 on Tuesday in Lenoir.


Jan. 14, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Panthers eliminated by 49ers

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.


Jan. 06, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Jeremy Mayfield convicted in Catawba County

Troubled former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield was convicted Monday in Catawba County of charges related to drugs and stolen furniture found on his property more than two years ago.


Jan. 04, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Spartans pull away from Patton

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.


Dec. 17, 2013 @ 02:04 PM

Panthers back on track for division title

The Carolina Panthers once again control their own destiny for the NFC South division title.


Nov. 30, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Panthers knocked out by Forestview

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.


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 10:00 PM

A dream that became a reality

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.


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 01:06 PM

Defense carries Hibriten to quarterfinals

"Bend but don't break" was the motto for the Hibriten defense on Friday night.


Nov. 21, 2013 @ 03:16 PM

A lost championship

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.


Nov. 17, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

South Caldwell halted in 44-7 loss at Dudley

The South Caldwell Spartans ended their 2013 season Friday night, traveling to Greensboro to face off against the Panthers of James Benson Dudley High School, who won the first-round playoff game 44-7.

It was a struggle all night for the Spartan offense, facing up against the nearly impenetrable Panther defense, who only allowed South 36 yards rushing in the first half.

The South defense didn’t have much more success on the other side of the ball, allowing all 44 points from Dudley in the first half, who racked up 198 yards rushing in the first half, on 10 attempts.


Nov. 16, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

Panthers advance with shutout victory

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.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

Panthers, Spartans set for postseason

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released the football playoff brackets and two Caldwell County teams will play in the first round on Friday.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 12:53 AM

Warriors fall to Bunker Hill in 48-33 shootout

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.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 12:17 AM

Spartans fall in closing minute

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.


Nov. 09, 2013 @ 12:07 AM

Panthers' defense comes up big

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.


Nov. 05, 2013 @ 02:40 PM

Defense leads Panthers to fourth straight victory

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.


Nov. 02, 2013 @ 08:15 AM

South runs past Foard in shutout victory

The South Caldwell Spartans shut out the Tigers of Fred T. Foard in a controlling 36-0 victory at Foard Friday night.


Nov. 02, 2013 @ 08:12 AM

Hibriten hangs on for sloppy win

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.


Nov. 02, 2013 @ 08:10 AM

Lincolnton handles West

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.