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May 21st

Michael Jordan: Bobcats changing name to Hornets

May 21, 2013

CHARLOTTE — Michael Jordan wants to "bring the buzz back" to Charlotte.

The Bobcats owner said at a press conference Tuesday evening he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets beginning in 2014-15.

Bobcats will pick fourth overall in 2013 NBA draft

May 21, 2013

CHARLOTTE — Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats are having just as tough of a time winning the NBA lottery as they are winning basketball games of late.

For the second straight year the Bobcats failed to land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery despite decent odds.

Charlotte got the fourth overall pick — behind Cleveland, Orlando and Washington — in the league's lottery Tuesday night.

Indians oust Cougars, advance to 3A title game

May 21, 2013

One year ago against Charlotte Catholic, the St. Stephens soccer team tasted the agony of defeat.

This year, the Lady Indians have quenched their appetite for victory.

Macy Franklin’s header goal on a corner kick from Susan Bare helped Saint defeat Charlotte Catholic, 1-0, to advance to Saturday’s 3A state title game.

May 20th

Lady Indians get a second chance at Lady Panthers

May 20, 2013

Second chances rarely come around in life, but the St. Stephens girls soccer team has just that opportunity tonight against Charlotte Catholic.

After losing 1-0 to the Lady Panthers in last year’s 3A West final, the Lady Indians (20-3-2) will try to avenge that defeat when they host Catholic tonight in Hickory at 6 p.m.

Long-time coaches Morgan, Carpenter enshrined

May 20, 2013

Two long-time area wrestling coaches were honored by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Former Catawba County wrestling coaches Steve Morgan and Larry Carpenter were presented with Lifetime Service to Wrestling awards.

PREP SPORTS: Tuesday's prep playoff game times

May 20, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff games involving teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Patton (17-9) at Hickory (16-10), 7 p.m.

Prep softball
Enka (18-4) at Fred T. Foard (23-4), 6:30 p.m.

Prep soccer
Charlotte Catholic (20-2-3) at St. Stephens (20-3-2), 6 p.m.

May 18th

Johnson wins his record fourth NASCAR All-Star race

May 19, 2013

A five-time Sprint Cup champion, Jimmie Johnson can now refer to himself as a four-time All-Star Race winner after Saturday.

The Sprint Cup Series points leader added to another record to his already impressive resumé by claiming his second-straight All-Star Race trophy at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

McMurray wins Showdown; Stenhouse, Patrick in

May 18, 2013

Jamie McMurray led every lap of the Sprint Showdown on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the event on Saturday to qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race.

Vikings end Red Devils run in 2A soccer playoffs

May 18, 2013

The Newton-Conover girls soccer team had its season ended by South Iredell on Saturday evening in Troutman.

The Lady Vikings (21-2) scored three goals and clamped up their defense to come away with the 3-0 shutout in the third meeting between the two schools this season.

Miracle Campbell netted two goals for South Iredell, while Katie Hinerman pocketed the other goal for the Lady Vikings.

May 17th

Johnson tries to set record with fourth All-Star win

May 17, 2013

Jimmie Johnson enters this weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race with not only the points lead, but a chance to make history.

The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet will try to win his record fourth All-Star trophy, and in the process, surpass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt for most victories at the event.

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