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New additions to several Catawba County high school football coaching staffs were made on Monday.
These hires were made during Catawba County Schools July board meeting.
New Foard coach Tom Harper will retain most of the assistant coaches under former Tiger leader Jason Phelps, except for the addition of one new coach.
The Catawba County Hornets rolled to a 33-6 victory against the Upstate Vikings in their season opener on Saturday in Gaffney, S.C.
Back up quarterback Jason Kennedy threw three touchdown passes in the game.
Kennedy replaced starter Brandon Streater in the first quarter after he was hurt on a kickoff.
Former Bandys High School pitcher Hunter Harvey made his professional debut on Friday for the Gulf Coast League Orioles.
Harvey allowed one hit and struck out one batter in one inning on the mound against the Gulf Coast League Rays.
â€śIt felt really good,â€ť Harvey said. â€śThey are taking it slow with me.â€ť
Sitting in the dugout, Post 48 head coach Fore Rembert could only watch on as his team's season came to a close.
Shelby pulled ahead by four runs early and held off a late rally by Hickory to win game four on Sunday, 5-3, at Henkel-Alley Field.
Post 82 (33-7) clinches the best-of-five third round playoff series, 3-1, and advances to the Area IV finals against Lincoln County (20-13).
The fourth playoff game between Hickory Post 48 and Shelby Post 82 on Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather.
The contest was moved to Sunday at 2 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.
A fifth game, if necessary, would take place on Monday at Keeter Stadium in Shelby at 7 p.m.
Hickory tied its third playoff game with Shelby with two runs in the top of the eighth inning.
A half-inning later, it all unraveled at the seams.
Shelby scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to come away with a 10-5 victory and a 2-1 series advantage against Post 48.
Hickory (21-10) trailed 4-1 after six complete innings, but would rally starting in the seventh.
Coming off of possibly their best season ever, the Catawba County Hornets are aiming to add more history and success in 2013.
Led by a shutdown defense, the Hornets ended their 2012 campaign with an 11-3 record.
The team made it to the Florida Bowl in Deltona, Fla. and faced off against the Orlando Rage.
Behind Colton Allisonâ€™s pitching and a few timely hits, Hickory Post 48 evened its playoff series with Shelby Post 82 on Thursday.
Allison allowed just four Shelby hits in a 4-0 victory for Hickory in game two of the two teamâ€™s series at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Newton-Conover football team hosted 7-on-7 drills on Thursday with Hibriten and West Iredell high schools.
Second-year Red Devils coach Brint Russell said he is trying to focus on one goal during his teamâ€™s preseason.
Hickory Post 48 will have to wait at least one more day to try and tie its series with Shelby Post 82.
Rain caused the second playoff game between the two squads to be rained out on Wednesday.
Game two will now take place today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.