Archive - Jun 2013
Kyle Kelly made the best of his first appearance at the plate for Post 48 on Saturday.
Kelly connected on two home runs in his five at bats of the season against Kings Mountain, helping lead Hickory to a 8-4 road victory.
Entering Saturday, Kelly had played in three games â€” all on the mound as a pitcher.
Hickory Post 48 arrived at Henkel-Alley Field on Friday expecting to play a doubleheader against Lincoln County Post 455.
What it got wasnâ€™t anywhere close to that.
Post 48 picked up 7-6 victory against the Cardinals in a rain-shortened 4 1/2 inning game.
The second contest between the two teams was rained out.No make up date for the game was announced.
Former Hickory High and current N.C. State track and field standout Ryan Hill will be chasing history on Saturday.
Hill will be racing in the 1,500-meter run final on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. for a chance to win his 10th All-American award and an NCAA championship.
Hill qualified for the finals by finishing fifth in the first of two semifinal heats on Thursday.
A Newton man has been charged with soliciting and sexually assaulting a Taylorsville teen in a case being investigated by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.
As part of its safety recognition program, the N.C. Department of Labor certified Catawba County Public Health as a Carolina Star site. State Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry attended a ceremony at Public Health on Thursday, June 6 to present employees with a certificate and the Carolina Star flag.
Walter Sarstedt, 77, of Nümbrecht, Germany passed away May 17, after a short period of declining health.
Sarstedt was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, teacher, mentor and visionary leader.
Hickory Post 48 overcame an early deficit on the road Thursday to end a three-game losing skid with a 12-11 victory against Waynesville.
Post 48 (4-3, 3-2) trailed 4-0 early, but scored three runs in the third inning and six in the sixth inning to pull ahead and go on to win.
Aaron Rudisill led Hickory with two hits, including a home run, and dorve in five RBIs.
Fred T. Foard pitcher Lexi Shubert added another impressive mark to her prep softball career on Thursday.
The graduated senior was named the Gatorade North Carolina Softball Player of the Year.
She is the first Catawba County softball player to win the honor.
Hunter Harvey had to show the same composure, if not more, on Thursday night during the 2013 MLB Draft that he showed in his four years on the mound at Bandys High School
The Trojan pitcher completed his long journey to his future in professional baseball after being selected with the No. 22 overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles in Thursday's draft.
Joseph “Joe” Smith, 62, of Wilmington Island, Savannah, Ga., died Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at his residence. The family will receive friends Friday June 7, from 1 until 4 p.m. at J.B. Tallent Funeral Service, 1937 Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte.