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Covington leading Catawba County Hornets defense

July 25, 2013

When an unlucky break happened in his life, Greg Covington made the most of the situation.

Now, the former Hickory High product has emerged as a leader for the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team.

Texas-born Williams playing well despite early injury

July 25, 2013

After suffering an injury earlier this season, Nick Williams is making up for lost time.

The Galveston, Texas native has bounced back from a debilitating ailment to have a breakthrough season on the diamond in 2013.

Williams and his brother both grew up Texas Ranger fans.

Hornets open their home schedule on Saturday

July 25, 2013

The Catawba County Hornets kick off the home portion of their season on Saturday against their toughest test yet.

The Hornets face the Carolina Colts in a battle of unbeaten and ranked semi-pro football teams at 8 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.

COMMENTARY: A baseball season of memories

July 25, 2013

In my nearly nine years of journalism, I’ve never had a more enjoyable time than I did covering American Legion baseball this summer.

You never learn as much about a team as you do by traveling with them.

That’s what happened this summer on various road trips with Hickory Post 48.

From Hendersonville to Shelby to Kings Mountain to Gastonia — each road trip had something new to offer.

Crawdads are prepared near MLB's trade deadline

July 25, 2013

The Hickory Crawdads are making the best of the situation before the July 31 MLB trade deadline.

On Monday, the Chicago Cubs traded starting right-handed pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for minor leaguers Mike Olt (Triple-A), Justin Grimm (Double-A) and Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards.

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