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May 8th

PREP PLAYOFFS: Complete schedule for all teams

May 8, 2013

Below is a look at the prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:

Prep baseball

2A brackets
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday

3A brackets

May 7th

Hunter Harvey’s 7 RBIs lifts Bandys to CVAC title

May 7, 2013

Hunter Harvey’s biggest contribution to the Bandys baseball team typically comes when he is pitching on the mound.

Tuesday night, it was Harvey’s presence at the plate that made all the difference.

The senior second baseman drove in seven runs, helping the Trojans defeat Draughn 15-5 in five innings to claim the CVAC tournament title.

Lady Blue Devils win first tourney title since ‘04

May 7, 2013

Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

John Kasay officially retires as a Carolina Panther

May 7, 2013

The last original Carolina Panther has decided to hang up his cleats for the last time.

Former kicker John Kasay signed a one-day contract to retire with Carolina on Tuesday.

The Panthers held a special retirement reception on Tuesday for Kasay.

SCHEDULE CHANGES: CVAC baseball final moved

May 7, 2013

Tonight's Catawba Valley 2A baseball championship game between Bandys and Draughn has been moved.

The contest, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds, was moved to Maiden High School at 7 p.m. tonight.

The CVAC softball championship between Maiden and Draughn will still be played at Maiden High School tonight at 6 p.m.

May 6th

Bandys' Jackson Gilliam signs with Catawba College

May 7, 2013

Jackson Gilliam nearly lost his life in October of 2011.

Two years later, the Bandys senior baseball player is going to have the time of his life playing college baseball.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP PLAYOFFS: Tuesday and Wednesday's games

May 6, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday and Wednesday's prep sports playoff game (weather permitting):

Prep baseball

CVAC championship (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)
Bandys (17-7) vs. Draughn (14-9), 7 p.m.

Prep softball

CVAC championship (at Maiden High School)
Maiden (19-3) vs. Draughn (15-9), 6 p.m.

Prep soccer

SCHEDULE CHANGES: Tournaments postponed

May 6, 2013

A number of different prep sports events from Monday were postponed due to rain in the area.

Baseball and softball tournaments in the Catawba Valley 2A were moved to Tuesday.

May 3rd

Ricki Kuhn's home run pushes Maiden to title game

May 3, 2013

Sophomore Ricki Kuhn’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning lifted Maiden to a 3-2 victory against Bunker Hill in the semifinals of the CVAC softball tournament on Friday at MHS.

The Lady Blue Devils (19-3) face Draughn in the tournament final on Monday in a rematch of last week’s 8-1 loss by Maiden in its season finale in Valdese.

Updated look at baseball, softball tourney brackets

May 3, 2013

Here is an updated look at the baseball and softball tournament brackets for the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A:

CVAC baseball

First round
No. 1 Bandys 10, No. 8 Newton-Conover 0 (five innings)
No. 4 West Caldwell 7, No. 5 Maiden 1
No. 2 Draughn 5, No. 7 South Iredell 4
No. 6 East Burke 13, No. 3 Bunker Hill 8

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