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NEWTON — In a game pitting two of the projected top three teams in the conference, the Patton football team never led in Friday’s Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference opener at Foard as the Tigers used a 68-yard touchdown run on a one-play drive just before halftime to seize control for good…

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VALDESE — For the third week in a row, a chance at Draughn's first win of the season slipped out of its grasp after West Iredell erased a double-digit, third-quarter deficit for a 45-20 comeback victory to open Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference play.

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East Burke sophomore forward Anthony Salgado Rodriguez took advantage of a Freedom misplay which left him an open look for the game’s lone goal from about 30 yards out in the 18th minute as the Cavalier boys soccer team again gained a statement win Friday, 1-0, in nonconference play at the C…

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The host Freedom boys soccer team responded from a pair of one-goal setbacks to start Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play with a 2-1 win over co-league leader South Caldwell on Wednesday. It was the Spartans’ first league loss of the year and just their second overall in 11 games.

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For the third consecutive match to start the Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference girls golf season, Patton placed second behind Hibriten (133) on Tuesday afternoon on the front nine at Mimosa Hills Golf Club.

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GLEN ALPINE — Frank Kincaid, Gary Meise, Paul Noles, Richard Smith, Bill Reep and James Wilson comprise this year’s Glen Alpine Sports Hall of Fame class, the GA Ruritan Club recently announced after its nomination and voting process was completed.

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After plenty of rain from Hurricane Florence was dumped on Burke County and the surrounding region over the weekend, several local high school games have been rescheduled.

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LINCOLNTON — In less than 5 minutes Thursday night, the East Burke football team went from giving an undefeated West Lincoln squad a ballgame to just trying to survive a nightmare.

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NEWLAND — Wildcat Country headed up the mountain for a final nonconference game Wednesday, and a game in which it collectively witnessed the highest of highs ended with the lowest of lows.

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HICKORY — Patton senior Molly Messenheimer shot a nine-hole score of 40 on Tuesday at Hampton Heights Golf Course to claim the individual title in the second Northwestern Foothills 2A Conference girls golf match of the season.

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ICARD — The host East Burke girls tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Monday, defeating county rival Freedom 5-2 in a nonconference match in which doubles play was shortened due to inclement weather.

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Patton’s 2018 football home opener versus East Rutherford has been rescheduled and will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The schools’ JV game was moved up to today at 7 p.m.

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NEWTON — A 21-0 third quarter by the host Red Devils and some missed early chances kept the East Burke football team from breaking a two-game losing skid Friday night at Newton-Conover’s Gurley Stadium in a 41-14 setback.

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Tied 3-3 through the singles portion of play on Thursday afternoon, the visiting Freedom girls tennis team took two of three doubles matches to clip rival Patton by a 5-4 margin in its season opener.

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The host Patton girls tennis team edged nonconference West Lincoln on Tuesday, 5-4, thanks in large part to claiming four of the six singles matches.

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VALDESE — Friday’s home game with Brevard was just another step in the progression of a young, thin Draughn football team still adjusting to a new style.