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Archive - May 2013

May 9th

Crawdads pitcher Edwards wins honor from Rangers

May 9, 2013

Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards was named the Texas Rangers minor league pitcher of the month on Thursday.

The 21-year-old Edwards is 1-1 on the mound this month with a 1.93 ERA (five earned runs in 23.1 innings).

He has struck out 29 batters and allowed just seven walks, holding opposing batters to a .176 average.

May 8th

Seven goals helps to power Indians past Jaguars

May 8, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team made an emphatic statement to open their 3A playoff appearance on Wednesday.

The Lady Indians (17-3-2) scored seven goals, including two each from Macy Franklin and Olivia Holmes, on their way to a 7-0 shutout against Forestview.

PREP SOCCER: Wednesday's 2A, 3A playoff scores

May 8, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep soccer scores from across Catawba County:

Prep soccer

2A playoffs
Owen 4, Bandys 0
Shelby 4, Maiden 1 (final/Tuesday)
Pisgah (3-13-1) at Newton-Conover (18-1-1), 6 p.m. Thursday

3A playoffs (today at 7 p.m., unless noted)
Fred T. Foard 3, Franklin 0
St.Stephens 7, Forestview 0
Tuscola 2, Hickory 1

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 8, 2013

See Lor, 95, of Hickory died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice.  Born June 15, 1918 in Laos, she was the daughter of the late Tong Ger Lor. Burial will follow on Sunday, May 12, at Catawba Memorial Park.

The perfect present

May 8, 2013

Owen Gilleland is a nine year old that cares about his community.

The Concordia Christian Day School student decided last month for his birthday to accept donations instead of presents so he could help raise funds for The Corner Table, is a soup kitchen outreach ministry in Newton.

Gilleland learned about the non-profit from his father, Scott, who volunteers there.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Complete schedule for all teams

May 8, 2013

Below is a look at the prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

2A brackets
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday

3A brackets

May 7th

Hunter Harvey’s 7 RBIs lifts Bandys to CVAC title

May 7, 2013

Hunter Harvey’s biggest contribution to the Bandys baseball team typically comes when he is pitching on the mound.

Tuesday night, it was Harvey’s presence at the plate that made all the difference.

The senior second baseman drove in seven runs, helping the Trojans defeat Draughn 15-5 in five innings to claim the CVAC tournament title.

Lady Blue Devils win first tourney title since ‘04

May 7, 2013

Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 7, 2013

Bradley Scott Danner, 38, of Hickory went home to his Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.

‘State of Emergency’

May 7, 2013

Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late of Monday, May 6, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.

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