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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)
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 yearâ€™s best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Newton-Conover football program made some major changes to its coaching staff entering this fall 2013 season.
Five assistant coaches under Brint Russell in 2012 will not return to the staff.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Hickory starts the American Legion Area IV playoffs on Wednesday in familiar territory.
Post 48 opens play as the No. 3 seed in the West against Kings Mountain, the Eastâ€™s sixth-seeded squad.
Coaches from all across Area IV gathered on Monday evening in Cherryville to discuss this year's playoffs, including seeding and rules.
Four area prep coaches in four different sports at two high schools stepped down late last week.
Bunker Hill athletic director Lee Miller sent out an email stating that Bears volleyball coach Julie Harris, Bears softball coach Danny Sifford and Bears cross-country/track coach John Sullivan had all resigned.
The pairings for the American Legion Area IV playoffs were released on Monday in Cherryville.
Below is a look at the pairings for the first round, which is a best-of-5 format.
Seeding for playoffs
First round (division record in parenthesis)
Mint Hill, No. 1 East (13-3) vs. Burke County, No. 8 West (6-10)
Whenever or wherever his team needs him, Colton Chapman is ready to step up to the plate.
The Bunker Hill High School product is slowly becoming a leader for Hickory Post 48 in just his second full season of American Legion baseball.
Mark Story was coaching the Bandys girls basketball team during a tournament last week at Freedom High School.
Little did he know at the time it would be his last act as Lady Trojans coach.
Story will not return this winter to coach the Bandys girls basketball team after being hired by Catawba County Schools to be its new Career and Technical Education (CTE) director.
Hickory head coach Fore Rembert shook up his line up Thursday, and Post 48 responded by shaking up the Area IV West standings.
Tallying 13 hits, Post 48 knocked off Shelby 8-5 in its home regular season finale at Henkel-Alley Field against Post 82.
The Charlotte Bobcats added a big man it desperately needed during Thursdayâ€™s NBA Draft.
The Bobcats took 7-foot University of Indiana power forward Cody Zeller with the fourth overall pick during the draft.
Charlotte was one of the teams that Zeller wanted to be chosen by.