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Panthers select Benjamin with 28th pick in NFL Draft

May 8, 2014

The Carolina Panthers solidified a large void at wide receiver by selecting one of the largest targets available at Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft.

The Panthers chose Florida State redshirt sophomore Kelvin Benjamin with the 28th overall pick.

“His size, his catch radius is phenomenal," said Panthers coach Ron Rivera of Benjamin. "He’s got a high ceiling.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scoreboard

May 8, 2014

Below is a look at Thursday's prep sports scores involving Catawba County teams:

Prep soccer
Bandys 8, West Lincoln 0

Prep softball

Thursday's SD-7 semifinals (at Betty Ross Park in Lincolnton)

No. 1 West Lincoln 6, No. 4 East Lincoln 3
No. 2 Bandys 11, No. 3 Bunker Hill 9

Thursday's championship
No. 1 West Lincoln 6, No. 2 Bandys 0

PREP BASEBALL: Thursday's tournament scores

May 8, 2014

Below is a look at the Tuesday’s baseball tournament scores:


Southern District 7 Athletic 2A

First round games
No. 1 Bunker Hill 5, No. 8 Lincolnton 2
No. 7 Newton-Conover 4, No. 2 Maiden 3
No. 3 East Lincoln 9, No. 6 Bandys 3
No. 4 West Caldwell 3, No. 5 West Lincoln 2

Thursday's semifinals (at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds)

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