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June 24th

LEGION ROUND UP: Heat upset Lincoln County

June 24, 2013

The Carolina Heat picked up a 13-3 upset victory against the Lincoln County Cardinals on Monday night.

Pitcher Chris Aronis led the Heat (3-9, 3-9) in the win by throwing seven innings, allowing six hits and striking out four Lincoln County batters.

Aronis also went 3-for-3 at the plate with a walk and an RBI. Aronis' three hits were part of 13 base knocks for the Heat.

June 21st

16 hits pace Hickory in 13-9 win against Cherryville

June 21, 2013

Tied 9-9 in the middle of the sixth inning, Hickory Post 48 scored four runs in the game’s final 3.5 innings to come away with a 13-9 victory against Cherryville on Friday night.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

June 20th

Williams, Brinson both homer in Crawdads' victory

June 20, 2013

Nick Williams and Lewis Brinson both went yard on Thursday, helping the Hickory Crawdads start the second half of their season with a 7-0 win against the visiting Greensboro Grasshoppers.

The 'Dads and 'Hoppers play game two of the series today at 7 p.m.

Bandys' Hunter Harvey agrees to terms with Orioles

June 20, 2013

Bandys High School pitcher Hunter Harvey has agreed to terms the Baltimore Orioles, according to an industry source.

Harvey, who stands 6-foot-3 and weights 178 pounds, is expected to sign his contract with the Orioles on Tuesday after he passes a physical, which is scheduled for Monday.

Hickory records 15 Ks in 10-4 win against Post 77

June 20, 2013

Hickory Post 48 pitchers MacLindsay Mitchell and Greg Lucas combined for 15 strikeouts in a 10-4 victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday night.

The win by Hickory (9-5, 5-4) avenges an 8-5 eight-inning lost to Post 77 earlier this season and also snaps a two-game skid in Area IV West Division play

June 18th

Giant strides: Bumgarner reflects on his career, future

June 18, 2013

From a small town boy to a big league pitcher, Madison Bumgarner has already achieved a lot in baseball at a young age.

The former South Caldwell High School standout turned San Francisco Giants ace continues his baseball journey and hopes to leave his mark on the game.

Learning the game

Madison’s love and passion for baseball started as a child with his father, Kevin.

Tuesday night's Hickory Post 48 game cancelled

June 18, 2013

Tuesday night's American Legion baseball game between Hickory Post 48 at Gastonia Post 23 in Sims Park has been cancelled.

The game will not be made up.

Post 48's game on Sunday with Wilkes County has also been cancelled with no make-up date.

Hickory (8-5, 4-4) returns to play on Wednesday night for a road contest against Henderson County Post 77 at East Henderson High School.

June 17th

Mitchell trying to become X factor for Hickory Post 48

June 17, 2013

When you look up and down the list of names on the Hickory Post 48 roster, all of them are familiar to many, except for one — MacLindsay Mitchell.

While he may not be known now, Mitchell could be an X factor for Post 48 coming down the stretch.

BREAKING: Mangum leaving Lady Tigers for AC job

June 17, 2013

Girls basketball coach Brad Mangum is leaving Fred T. Foard for a former rival high school of the Tigers.

Mangum was approved as a high school teacher on Monday by the Alexander County School Board and also named the next girls basketball coach at ACHS.

Mangum said there was one main reason for his decision to make the coaching move.

June 14th

Punch, Yount reflect on 1968 College World Series run

June 15, 2013

Forty-five years after helping N.C. State make it to the College World Series for the first time in program history, Newton natives and former Wolfpack baseball players Dennis Punch and Gary Yount reflected on their team's remarkable run to Omaha.

Punch and Yount were two of three Red Devils who played in back-to-back College World Series in 1967-68.

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