Archive - May 2012
The Hickory Crawdads won two games this past week against the Kannapolis Intimidators, taking a 6-0 Saturday victory and winning 5-3 on Sunday.
Hickory 6, Kannapolis 0
Zach Cone led the 'Dads (18-11) on Saturday with a 2-for-5 performance from the plate that included a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.
From beginning to end, this promises to be a busy week in Catawba County.
The week begins with an expected superintendent announcement Monday and continues with primary election voting Tuesday.
Among other events, the week ends Saturday with Newton's annual MayFEST celebration.
Maiden freshman and distance runner Corbin Boyles is running toward a 2A Western Regional title in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs this Saturday at Polk County High School.
He is hoping to compete for a 2A state title in those two events, as well as become a future Olympian.
Maiden rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to advance to Monday's Catawba Valley 2A baseball final, knocking off defending champion Bunker Hill, 7-6.
The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Draughn in the Monday final at L.P. Frans at 7 p.m.
CVAC baseball tournament
First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2
Despite two RBIs in the top of the ninth inning, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their third-straight road game to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday, 4-3.
The Grasshoppers (19-8) took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind a three-run homer to center field by Matt Smith that plated Ryan McIntyre and Austin Barnes.
Maiden High School's football program appears to be in turmoil.
Players, parents and boosters in the Maiden community say Buddy King will not coach the high school football team this year.
The school hired King in February following the November resignation of Brian Brown, who led the Maiden football program for four years.
Nora Elizabeth Rice Massey, the last of five children born to the late Clarence and Lena Brown Rice, on Aug. 22, 1928 in Catawba County, departed this life to be with the Lord, on May 2, 2012, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations is providing professional services to the Massey Family.
Police are investigating what appears to be an advertising scam in Conover that swindled at least one local business of its money.
A person posing as an advertising salesman entered Haven Boutique in downtown Conover about 1 p.m. Thursday and sold a fake ad to an employee, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CPD at 828-464-4698.
It’s definitely no secret that Catawba County embraces its strong tradition in high school sports. It could be the state’s best.
However, what if I told you the area’s strongest program is one that’s gone mostly unnoticed in recent years? Would you believe me?
A Georgia woman involved in a 2011 "Bonnie and Clyde" crime spree through Catawba County will spend 10-13 years in prison.
Diana Michelle Dayton, 36, of Lawrenceville, Ga., was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a long list of felony charges.
Earlier this week, Michael Bagwell, also of Georgia, received a 14-20-year sentence for his role in the crime spree.