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May 30th

Hickory overcomes early deficit, picks up third win

May 30, 2013

Hickory Post 48 overcame an early deficit on the road against Rutherford County on Thursday to pick up its third victory of the season.

Rutherford County (2-3) scored four runs in the bottom of the second, including a two-RBI double by Joel McDaniel, to take a 4-0 lead.

Luke Barton got the Post 48 rally started in the sixth inning with an RBI single to put Hickory on the board.

Panthers WR Smith: I want to play 15-16 seasons

May 30, 2013

CHARLOTTE — Steve Smith said the competition at the Panthers wide receiver position this year is "cut throat," and the 13-year veteran receiver plans to stick around to see how it shakes out.

May 29th

Hickory survives 23-16 slugfest with Waynesville

May 30, 2013

Hickory Post 48 survived a four-hour slugfest on Wednesday with a 23-16 victory against Waynesville in both team's Area IV West Division opener.

After a 13-1 victory against Kings Mountain on Tuesday, Hickory improves to 2-0 on the season.

Waynesville, who is new to the Area IV West Division this season, falls to 1-1.

Clifford is officially introduced as Bobcats coach

May 30, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats officially introduced Steve Clifford as their head coach on Wednesday during a press conference.

Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins and Bobcats General Manager Rich Cho were in attendance for the press conference.
Clifford, a tenured NBA assistant coach, becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history.

May 28th

Post 48 dominant in 13-1 season-opening victory

May 28, 2013

Hickory Post 48 kicked off its season in style on Tuesday with a dominant performance against Kings Mountain.

Post 48 tallied 13 hits and starting pitcher Colton Allison only gave up six hits in a 13-1 victory against visiting Post 155 at Henkel-Alley Field.

BREAKING: Stinson to lead N-C girls hoops program

May 28, 2013

Former N.C. State University and WNBA standout Andrea Stinson has been chosen to lead the Newton-Conover girls basketball program.

NCHS athletic director Billy Leeson sent out a press release Tuesday afternooon announcing Stinson's hiring.

Stinson replaces Ike Williams, who stepped down May 14 to take a position as an assistant women's basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College.

May 27th

BREAKING: Bobcats hire Clifford as next head coach

May 27, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement with Steve Clifford to become their next head coach, according to sources.

Clifford, a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach last season under Mike D'Antoni, takes over the reins of the team from Mike Dunlap, who was fired after one year.

May 26th

Harvick wins 54th Coca-Cola 600; Kahne second

May 27, 2013

Kevin Harvick won his second Coca-Cola 600 on Saturday and his second in the past three years.

Harvick becomes the 14th different driver to win multiple Coca-Cola 600s.

"It was just a great night," Harvick said. "(Crew chief) Gil (Martin) made a great call at the end, and we were able to put ourselves in position and survive up until to the point it was time to go."

10 fans injured when TV cable falls on race track

May 26, 2013

Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three of them were taken to the hospital after a nylon rope supporting a Fox Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface.

According to CMS spokeswoman Danielle Frye the three people taken to the hospital had "minor injuries that are not life threatening."

May 25th

Indians fall to Crusaders in 3A girls soccer final

May 25, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team came up short in its first appearance in the 3A state championship game.

Christina Gibbons netted two goals and Morgan Reid scored another leading Cardinal Gibbons to a 3-0 victory against the Lady Indians in the 3A final at Dail Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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