Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
The Carolina Panthers were busy on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with 13 undrafted rookie free agents.
Many deem this signing period after the NFL Draft as the "eighth round," where teams agree to terms with players who were not selected during last week's draft.
About two and a half months ago, Mia Fowler suffered a painful Achilles injury, but that hasnât slowed her down.
The Maiden freshman continues to excel in gymnastics despite being limited by hardened fluid in her right Achilles tendon.
Three prep tennis teams from across Catawba County are in the 2A and 3A dual team playoffs.
Newton-Conover and Bandys qualified from the CVAC, while Hickory made the 3A playoffs.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the pairings officially on Monday.
Weather has forced several changes in the prep sports schedule around Catawba County today. Below are all postponements:
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
Maiden at Draughn, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
W. Caldwell at Newton-Conover, ppd., 7 p.m. Tuesday
Bunker Hill at Bandys, ppd., 5 p.m. Tuesday
The Carolina Panthers sought after the best overall value players in the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.
The team drafted Valdosta State guard Edmund Kugbila in the fourth round, selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round and chose Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in the sixth round.
John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the familyâs porch.
âHe just decided he was going to flip and did it,â John said. âThatâs when we said âoh my gosh.ââ He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.â
The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.
The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.
Below is a look at Friday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)
Minor league baseball
The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.
Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.
Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.
The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday nightâs NFL Draft.