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July 23rd

Several new names added to prep football staffs

July 23, 2013

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.

July 22nd

Catawba County Hornets dominant in season opener

July 22, 2013

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.

Orioles' Hunter Harvey makes pro baseball debut

July 22, 2013

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.

“It felt really good,” Harvey said. “They are taking it slow with me.”

July 21st

Shelby wins game four to end Hickory's season

July 22, 2013

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).

July 20th

Game four of Hickory-Shelby series postponed

July 20, 2013

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.

July 19th

Shelby uses 5-run eighth to edge Hickory in game 3

July 19, 2013

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.

Catawba Co. Hornets prepare to kick off 34th season

July 19, 2013

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.

July 18th

Allison's pitching, timely hitting lift Hickory in shutout

July 18, 2013

Behind Colton Allison’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 team’s series at Henkel-Alley Field.

Red Devils host Panthers, Warriors in 7-on-7 drills

July 18, 2013

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 team’s preseason.

July 17th

Weather moves second Hickory-Shelby playoff game

July 17, 2013

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.

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