Archive - Jul 2012 - Sports Article
For the second-straight season, the Catawba County Hornets faced the Stanly County Panthers in their regular season opener in the Central Carolinas Football League.
The result ended up being the same as last year.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. â€” The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.
Otah spent four seasons with the Panthers after being a first-round draft choice (19th overall) in 2008. He started all 29 games that he played.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Penn State football was all but dismantled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property.
At 22 years of age, Hickory Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff is having one of the best seasons on the mound in the South Atlantic League (SAL).
The Evansville, Ind. native is anchoring the Crawdads pitching staff and hoping to lead his team to its ultimate goal â€” a SAL championship.
St. Stephens High School will be hosting its Sixth Annual Co-Ed Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the schoolâ€™s soccer field.
The current St. Stephens boys and girls soccer teams will play in a co-ed scrimmage at 5:15 p.m. at the fields, followed by the co-ed alumni event at 7 p.m.
The soccer field opens up at 5 p.m.
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina is vacating former receiver Hakeem Nicks' statistics from 2008 because he was ineligible that season.
Team spokesman Kevin Best said Friday that Nicks' records and stats from that year will remain in the media guide but be noted with an asterisk.
Returning home from a lengthy eight-game road trip, the Hickory Crawdads put on a show on the mound and behind the plate before a packed crowd of 2,573 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford will miss this season after injuring a knee ligament for a second time.
Team officials say Lipford injured his left anterior cruciate ligament Thursday during a rehab session. He is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery in August.
He originally injured the knee during the Independence Bowl last December.
St. Stephens High School has named its next boys soccer coach.
The Indians tabbed Cory Morgan, a former Hickory and Lenoir-Rhyne standout, to be their next leader of the boys soccer program on Thursday.
Morgan replaces Chris Nelson, who stepped down in January after two seasons as the head coach of the team to take a job in South Carolina.
With a game and a win under their belt, the Catawba County Hornets are preparing this week to face the Stanly County Panthers on Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park.
The Hornets (1-0) faced the Panthers in their Central Carolinas Football League season opener last year, winning 24-14.