Archive - Jul 2014 - Sports Article
Twenty years since the first-ever Brickyard 400, Conover native Dale Jarrett reflected this week on his two victories at the prestigious event.
Despite two drivers â€” Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt â€” winning at Indiapolis in the Sprint Cup Series before him, Jarrett was the first driver to â€śkiss the bricksâ€ť following his first of two victories at the Brickyard back in 1996.
Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1 guard was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game in Greensboro.
Story scored four points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the West to a 82-68 victory against the East in the exhibition contest.
In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina Colts 14-6 on Saturday.
The contest was a rematch of last year's Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL) championship game â€” which was also played at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton.
A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots.
The 10-year forward was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday during a special press conference.
The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.
Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.
Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.
For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.
Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.
Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornetsâ€™ quest for an NBA championship.
The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
In the teamâ€™s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done â€” repeat.
The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.
The teamâ€™s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.
After starting off the NBA Summer League with three losses in three games, the Charlotte Hornets are on a roll.
The Hornets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-75, in the second round of the Summer League tournament on Thursday.
The victory by Charlotte follows up a 82-81 first-round victory against the Dallas Mavericks behind Roberto Nelson's 3-point buzzer beater.