Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
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.
A pair of Hickory Crawdads will represent the Texas Rangers organization on a big stage July 14.
Third baseman Joey Gallo and catcher Jorge Alfaro were both selected to the 2013 Major League Baseball Futures Game at Citi Stadium in New York, N.Y.
The game is part of MLBâ€™s All-Star festivities, which includes the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.
Shelby made the most of its two-out plate appearance against Hickory on Wednesday.
Starting the bottom of the first with two-straight outs, Post 82 scored four runs on four hits and an error against Post 48.
That four-run inning helped propel Shelby to an eventual 6-3 Area IV West Division victory against Hickory at Hoyt Keeter Stadium.
The Hickory Crawdads are having a blast so far this season â€” literally.
Led by the slugging duo of Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua, the â€˜Dads are on the road to making new team history and enjoying every second of it.
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.
From Catawba to Camden Yards and from Trojan to Oriole, Hunter Harvey started his career transformation on Tuesday in Maryland.
Dressed in Oriole colors, Harvey was officially introduced as a member of the Baltimore franchise after signing his contract.
The pitching, offense and defense were firing on all cylinders Monday for Hickory Post 48 in a 13-3 victory against Rutherford County.
To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.