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July 6th

Post 48's playoff game moved for fourth-straight day

July 6, 2013

Field conditions once again postponed Hickory Post 48's first round playoff series against Kings Mountain Post 155.

The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday at Henkel-Alley Field, but rains during the past couple of days dampened the field beyond safe playing condition.

July 5th

St. Stephens forward Macy Franklin ready for ‘Clash’

July 5, 2013

Before she heads off to Wingate University to play, St. Stephens forward Macy Franklin has two games left in her prep soccer career.

Franklin is one of 18 players selected to play in the Seventh Annual Clash of the Carolinas.

Hickory QB Williams transfers to third county school

July 5, 2013

Matt Williams is making it three Catawba County high schools in as many years.

Williams, who played quarterback at Hickory High last season and for St. Stephens High the year prior, has transferred to Fred T. Foard High School for his senior season.

He follows current Foard coach Tom Harper from the Red Tornadoes to the Tigers.

Josh McRoberts re-signs with the Charlotte Bobcats

July 5, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats were busy signing players for the second-straight day on Friday.

Forward Josh McRoberts re-signed with Charlotte for a deal reportedly worth two years and $5.5 million.

McRoberts’ new contract also reportedly includes a second-year player option.

49er athletes use sports and faith as a platform

July 5, 2013

Before embarking on the first-ever season of football at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a pair of Catawba County natives and former prep standouts gave back to those less fortunate.

Matt Johnson and Zach Bumgarner both traveled to the small town of Tecate, Mexico for a mission trip during the end of June.

Tigers attempting to replace 5 coaches in 3 sports

July 5, 2013

Fred T. Foard High School is attempting to replace five coaches in three different sports.

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

Center Al Jefferson signs with Charlotte Bobcats

July 5, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats made a dip in free agency on Thursday, signing former Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson.

The deal for Jefferson is reportedly for three years and $41 million. He is the first free agent from another NBA team to sign with the Bobcats this offseason.

July 4th

Hickory Post 48's playoff opener postponed yet again

July 4, 2013

Hickory Post 48’s first round Area IV playoff game against Kings Mountain Post 155 was rained out for the second-straight time on Thursday.

Post 48 (14-7, 10-6) and Post 155 (8-9, 8-7) will try to start the playoff series today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

The two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.

July 3rd

Post 48's playoff opener postponed to Thursday

July 3, 2013

Hickory Post 48's home Area IV playoff opener with Kings Mountain Post 155 has been postponed due to field conditions.

The game will be made up on Thursday at Henkel-Alley Field at 7 p.m.

Below is an updated look at the American Legion playoff schedule:

Area IV playoffs

First round (Best-of-three series)

July 2nd

Hickory and Kings Mtn. kick off Area IV playoffs again

July 2, 2013

For the second-straight season, Hickory Post 48 and Kings Mountain Post 155 meet in the first round of the Area IV playoffs.

The two teams play in a rematch of last year’s best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.

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