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Maiden introduces new football coach

February 14, 2012

Maiden High School's new football coach carries an extensive resume in the sport.

James "Buddy" King, a former longtime college offensive line coach, was introduced as the new head Blue Devil in a press conference Tuesday in the school's auditorium.

King served the past two seasons as offensive line coach at Goose Creek High School in South Carolina.

"I can't thank Mr. (Dwayne) Finger, Mr. (Jeff) Price, the school board and all of you for the opportunity we all have here at Maiden High School," King said in his first comments to the community.

Red Tornadoes oust Tigers, advance to title game

February 14, 2012

Four days after falling to Hickory on the road in the regular season finale, déjà vu struck the Fred T. Foard girls basketball team.

The Lady Tigers (14-10) lost 72-48 Tuesday in a game that mirrored a 72-54 loss to Hickory on Feb. 10.

Trailing 27-25 at the half, Hickory turned up its defense, outscoring Foard 23-7 in the third quarter.

Foard coach Brad Mangum said the quarter made a huge difference in deciding the winner of Tuesday’s game.

Augustin ready to return for laboring Bobcats

February 14, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats are hoping the return of point guard D.J. Augustin means the end of a dubious 15-game losing streak, the longest in franchise history.

The Bobcats (3-25) have lost 11 straight games with Augustin sidelined with inflammation in his right toe.

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