Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Carolina Panthers sought after the best overall value players in the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.
The team drafted Valdosta State guard Edmund Kugbila in the fourth round, selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round and chose Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in the sixth round.
John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the familyâs porch.
âHe just decided he was going to flip and did it,â John said. âThatâs when we said âoh my gosh.ââ He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.â
The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.
The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.
Below is a look at Friday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)
Minor league baseball
The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.
Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.
Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.
The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday nightâs NFL Draft.
Below is a look at Thursday's sports scores from across Catawba County:
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Maiden 2, Bunker Hill 1 (eight innings)
South Iredell 9, Newton-Conover 4
Bandys 3, East Burke 2
Maiden 14, Bunker Hill 3 (five innings)
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 1
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Tisha England is trading one spot on the bench at Catawba Valley Community College for another.
The former basketball standout at Newton-Conover is taking over as head coach of the Lady Bucs basketball program this winter, the school announced on Wednesday.
For Maidenâs Caroline Ward, good times never seemed so good.
A day after the Lady Blue Devils clinched their first conference softball title since 2006, the Maiden senior catcher signed to play at the next level with Catawba College.
Below is a look at Wednesdayâs prep scores in the CVAC and Northwestern 3A/4A from across Catawba County:
Fred T. Foard 14, Watauga 0
Bunker Hill 15, West Caldwell 0
West Caldwell 7, Bunker Hill 5
Fred T. Foard 8, Maiden 3
St. Stephens 5, Newton-Conover 3
Watauga 3, Fred T. Foard 2