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Hickory Crawdads All-Star OF Lewis Brinson was named the Texas Rangers Minor League Defender of the Month for the month of July, becoming the 5th different Crawdad to win a monthly award in 2013.
Josh Norman might of had some rookie jitters in 2012, but he certainly showed none in Friday night's preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
Norman, a Coastal Carolina product, intercepted two passes and returned one of them for a touchdown in the Panthers' 24-17 victory against the Bears at Bank of America Stadium.
The rain held off Thursday and several hundred football fans turned out for Newton-Conoverâs second annual âRed and Whiteâ intrasquad scrimmage.
The Newton-Conover varsity and junior varsity programs both played in two 10-minute quarters.
Points were given on offense for touchdowns (six), first downs (one) and plays of 30-plus yards (two).
Hickory Crawdads infielder Ryan Rua was promoted on Thursday to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders.
Rua is the seventh Hickory player this season be called up.
He joins relief pitcher and former Hickory Crawdad Alexander Claudio as part of the RoughRiders.
The 23-year-old Rua led the South Atlantic League in home runs (29), RBIs (82) and extra-base hits (54) this season.
The Bandys football team held its first full contact practice on Wednesday with a new leader in charge.
Trent Lowman replaces his father and longtime head coach, Randy, as the leader of the Trojans program this fall.
Aside from his father retiring, Trent said not much has changed for his squad from last season.
Former Bandys pitcher Hunter Harvey took the mound for the fourth time in his professional baseball career on Wednesday.
Harvey allowed two hits, one walk and struck out two batters against the Gulf Coast League Twins.
The Orioles won the game in 10 innings, 2-1.
Harveyâs outing on Wednesday follows up an eight-strikeout performance in his third appearance against the GCL Red Sox.
Hickory Crawdads center fielder Lewis Brinson made the most of his return from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Brinson homered twice, including a walkoff blast in the bottom of the ninth, to give the âDads a 10-9 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium.
All seven of Catawba Countyâs football teams are in scrimmage action in the coming week.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) officially designates Aug. 10 as the first day that teams can hold their first scrimmages.
The Catawba County Hornetsâ home opener was delayed a week because of the heavy rain in the area last week.
Two weeks was worth the wait.
The Hornets defense forced four turnovers in a 32-12 victory against the Carolina Hawks at Westside/Jaycee Park.
Hornets cornerback Brian âTurner Islandâ Turner intercepted two Hawks passes in the first quarter and returned them both for touchdowns.
Newton-Conover High School will be hosting its Red and White intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.
The scrimmage will be the final game for the Red Devils before they open their season on Aug. 23 at home against Chase.