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Archive - Aug 2012

August 1st

Curley, Kannapolis knock off Eickhoff, Crawdads

August 1, 2012

Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff had not lost in his past 12 outings on the mound when he entered Wednesday's game against Kannapolis.

Chasing a South Atlantic League-best 12th win of the season, the right-handed pitcher allowed four runs (all earned) and seven hits in five innings against the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators, as the 'Dads went on to lose, 4-2, at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Panthers awaiting results of Otah's physical

August 1, 2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on offensive tackle Jeff Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.

Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster.

Thieves in 6-county theft ring caught in Conover

August 1, 2012

The final free suspects in a six-person theft ring were captured in Conover last week. The duo are suspected to be part of a team of thieves that collected more than $20,000 in property during at least 40 break-ins throughout six counties.

South Newton to change facilities

August 1, 2012

Students and teachers at South Newton Elementary will move to the current Thornton Elementary building at the end of the school year. The move is planned as Newton-Conover City Schools completes a series of school construction and renovations project.

Penske dumps A.J. Allmendinger after drug test

August 1, 2012

A.J. Allmendinger's failed drug test has cost him his job at Penske Racing.

Team owner Roger Penske released Allmendinger on Wednesday, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned amphetamine.

Team officials said they were disappointed with the test results that left them with no choice.

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