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September 4th

Big hole, big price tag

September 4, 2013

 “This is a big hole,” Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw told county commissioners Tuesday.

The sinkhole that opened up July 27 in a drive and parking area at the school's main campus on U.S. 70 is also coming with a hefty price tag, Hinshaw said.

BREAKING: Spartans RB Zac Pollard has torn ACL

September 4, 2013

When running back Zac Pollard went down with a knee injury during last week's 28-0 win against West Caldwell, no one knew the extent of the damage.

The Spartans found out the disappointing results on Wednesday.

Following an MRI on Tuesday, Pollard was discovered to have a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and a torn meniscus in his left knee.

September 3rd

Arndt football coaches retiring after 24 years together

September 3, 2013

After 24 seasons together, Ardnt Middle School football coaches Lee Drum and Scott Frank are calling it a career.

The duo is making the 2013 campaign their final on the sidelines, but both are hoping to lead the Redskins to yet another championship.

The pairing between Drum and Frank at Arndt almost never happened, though.

In fact, both men had planned to coach football in high school.

'Dads 3B Joey Gallo wins pair of awards on Tuesday

September 3, 2013

Hickory Crawads third baseman Joey Gallo closed out his first-ever minor league baseball season with a bang on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Gallo was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the second time this season.

During the week, Gallo hit seven home runs in six games during the week with 11 RBIs, seven runs and three walks.

PREP NOTEBOOK: A look at Tuesday's prep scores

September 3, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores across Catawba County:

Prep girls tennis
Maiden 7, Alexander Central 2
Newton-Conover 6, Draughn 3
St. Stephens 7, Bunker Hill 2

Prep volleyball
Hickory 3, Freedom 0
Maiden 3, Bandys 2
South Iredell 3, Bunker Hill 0
St. Stephens 3, Hibriten 0

Prep boys soccer
Fred T. Foard 6, Burns 1

Downtown scores new restaurant

September 3, 2013

CONOVER — With flooring still to be installed and painting left to do, Doug Vernon is working more than 75 hours a week to be ready to open Conover's new sports grill, SCORE!

“I think the city itself is looking forward to the opening and Conover has been a huge help,” Vernon said.

September 2nd

Johnson impresses in Charlotte 49ers’ first-ever win

September 2, 2013

When Matt Johnson left the prep football field at Lincolnton High School on Nov. 18, 2011, it would be nearly two years later before he would face another opponent.

He certainley didn’t show any signs of rust in UNC-Charlotte’s inaugural game at McColl-Richardson Field on Saturday.

FB Austin Johnson makes Saints’ practice squad

September 2, 2013

Former Hickory High and University of Tennessee standout Austin Johnson has signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Johnson, who was one of 17 players cut by the Saints on Saturday to reduce their roster size to the league mandated 53 players, will be a member of New Orleans’ practice squad.

He will reportedly make $6,000 a week.

August 31st

Clausen, Gettis among 22 players cut by Panthers

August 31, 2013

The Carolina Panthers trimmed their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday.

Among the 22 players cut were quarterback Jimmy Clausen, wideout David Gettis, defensive tackle Sione Fua and cornerback Drayton Florence.

August 30th

Ricky Taylor's 5 TDs pace Blue Devils in 55-29 win

August 31, 2013

Maiden running back Ricky Taylor did a little bit of everything for his team on the gridiron Friday.

The senior running back scored three rushing touchdowns, caught another and also returned an interception for a score, helping the Blue Devils win their home opener 55-29 against West Iredell at Blue Devil Stadium.

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