Archive - Aug 2012
After a week off, the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team is back in action this Saturday when it travels to take on the Richmond County Golden Bears (0-3).
The Hornets are coming off of a thrilling 6-0 victory over the Iredell Warriors two weeks ago â€” the teamâ€™s first win against Warriors in its last 16 tries.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” The Panthers have waived/injured offensive tackle Lee Ziemba and signed free agent guard Andre Ramsey.
While athletes from around the globe are currently competing in London for a chance at Olympic gold, one Catawba teen is aiming to reach that stage one day.
Brittany Moss, who many in the Bandys community know also as a standout basketball player for the Lady Trojans, competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas from July 28 to Aug. 4.
The Hickory Crawdads game with the Asheville Tourists scheduled on Thursday was postponed due to weather.
The game will be made as a doubleheader Friday starting at 5 p.m. The second game will follow, along with post-game fireworks.
West Virginia â€” 26-21
Hickory â€” 25-21
Hagerstown â€” 25-22
Lakewood â€” 25-22
Greensboro â€” 23-24
Delmarva â€” 18-27
Bandys senior pitcher Hunter Harvey has been featured by Baseball America on its website.
The article talks about Harveyâ€™s baseball future, as well as the lineage of his family playing professional baseball, including his father, Bryan, and brother, Kris.
Hunter, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound pitcher, tallied a 7-0 pitching record this past season with a 1.81 ERA and 106 strikeouts.
Jessica Campbell lives and works in Nashville, Tenn. now, but she was born and raised in Catawba County and still calls the small town of Catawba home.
â€śI grew up drinking lots of Cheerwine and Sun Drop,â€ť Campbell quipped.
The talented singer/songwriter comes home several times a year, and one of those trips is always to attend Balls Creek Campmeeting.
James David Rhyne, 60 of High Shoals, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Services will beMonday, Aug. 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. at E. F. Drum Funeral Home.
A 2009 DWI case continues without resolution at least a little longer after District 25 Attorney James C. Gaither announced this week that he will recuse himself from the case.
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard football fans got a first glimpse of their teams during Wednesday's FCA Jamboree hosted by the Tigers.
The Red Devils played against 3A power South Point, while the Tigers competed against 2A West Iredell.
Trailing 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Hickory catcher Kellin Deglan smacked a two-run homer to right field to lift the Crawdads to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the visiting Asheville Tourists at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday.
The walkoff by Deglan is the team's eighth this season â€” the most for the club in any season since 2005.