Archive - Apr 2013 - Sports Article
A two-RBI single in the top of the eighth inning by Cody Keefer allowed the Greensboro Grasshoppers to spoil the season opener for the Hickory Crawdads with a 4-2 victory on Friday.
Lewis Brinson led Hickory (0-1) with three hits, including an 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the second inning that plated â€˜Dads designated hitter Jordan Akins.
The Fred T. Foard softball team scored three runs in the first and added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on its way to a 4-0 victory against Bandys on Friday.
Olivia Purvis, Addie Bolick, Courtney Hull and Lexi Shubert each went 1-for-3 for the Lady Tigers in the game.
Meggie Gentle and Kat Barrow led Bandys with one hit each.
Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points, helping the defending NBA champion Miami Heat take down the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, 89-79.
Chris Bosh added 18 points and eight rebounds in the victory by the Heat, who improves to 59-16 on the season.
Rookie Michael-Kidd Gilchrist led Charlotte (18-58) with a double double â€” 18 points and 14 rebounds.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Miami Heat say LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen won't play Friday night against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats, but that Mario Chalmers has been upgraded to a game-time decision.
Chalmers participated in the team's Friday morning shoot-around practice.
The Heat can afford to rest their stars after locking up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Born into a family of race car drivers, Zach Jarrett is using another sports pedigree to try to drive his own destiny.
The 6-foot-5 third baseman for Hickory High School is focused on finishing his senior season and gearing up for college.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers will visit the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens for a nationally televised preseason game Aug. 22, the NFL announced.
The Panthers open the preseason against at home against the Chicago Bears on Aug. 9.
The next two games are on the road â€” Aug. 15 at the Philadelphia Eagles followed by the game at Baltimore which will be televised by ESPN.
Below is a look at Thursday's sports cancellations due to weather in the area:
Cherryville Easter Softball tournament
Maiden vs. North Lincoln, cancelled (no make-up)
Minor league baseball
Greensboro at Hickory, postponed to Saturday
(doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.)
The Hickory Crawdads enter the 2013 season tonight under brand new management.
Corey Ragsdale takes over the reigns from former skipper Bill Richardson â€”the all-time winningest manager in team history.
Ragsdale, a former player for the New York Mets (2001-07) and Texas Rangers (2008-09) organizations, returns to the Hickory â€” the last ball club he ever suited up for.
With a shutout performance on the mound from Greg Lucas, the St. Stephens baseball team captured its third Easter Baseball Classic title on Wednesday.
The Indians (9-4) blanked West Caldwell, 4-0, to win their first Classic title since 2009 and third in the past 11 years (2002).Â
Trailing by as many as 16 points, the Charlotte Bobcats exploded in the second half to come away with an 88-83 victory at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Gerald Henderson continued his torrid play of late with 24 points, while Kemba Walker (17 points, 10 assists) and Josh McRoberts (12 points, 16 rebounds) each record double doubles in the win.