Archive - Apr 26, 2013
John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the familyâs porch.
âHe just decided he was going to flip and did it,â John said. âThatâs when we said âoh my gosh.ââ He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.â
The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.
The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.
Below is a look at Friday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)
Minor league baseball
Wilma Christine Lail, 84, of Conover died on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4420 County Home Rd., Conover, N.C., 28613.
Guests, volunteers and athletes from across Catawba County flooded into Gurley Stadium at Newton-Conover High School to celebrate the Catawba County Special Olympics. Events were held on the high schoolâs track and baseball field on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.