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July 15th

Crawdads shut out on diamond by BlueClaws, 7-0

July 15, 2014

The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.

The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.

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.

Area coaches train, trying to improve player safety

July 15, 2014

Sixteen football coaches in the Catawba County School System gathered at Maiden High School on Monday, all in an effort to help aid player safety.

Former Concord High School coach EZ Smith taught the eight-hour seminar, which was sponsored by USA Football’s Heads Up initiative.

July 13th

Hornets add depth at guard, sign Brian Roberts

July 13, 2014

Brian Roberts started his NBA career in 2012 as a New Orleans Hornet.

The 6-foot-1 guard agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal on Sunday to continue playing in the NBA — this time as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

Undrafted after coming out of the University of Dayton in 2008, Roberts spent the 2008-09 season playing basketball for club Galil Gilboa in Israel.

July 12th

Hornets sign former Tar Heel forward Marvin Williams

July 13, 2014

After coming up short in the chase for Utah guard Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets have settled on another Jazz product.

Forward Marvin Williams has signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets, according to sources. All of Williams’ contract is guaranteed with no options — team or player.

PREP FOOTBALL: Area teams host summer camps

July 12, 2014

Below are youth football camps for each Catawba County high schools listed in alphabetical order:

Bandys Football Camp
Bandys High School has announced that the Trojan Football Camp will take place from July 24-26.

July 11th

Hornets fall to Warriors in Summer League opener

July 12, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Facing the defending Summer League champions was no easy task for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

The Golden State Warriors took a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and led wire-to-wire in a 70-58 victory against the Hornets at the Thomas and Mack Center.

Hickory Post 48 eliminated by Asheville in game four

July 11, 2014

Hickory Post 48’s season was ended on Friday at the hands of Asheville Post 70.

After winning two of the first three games in the series, Asheville took an early lead in game No. 4 on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field and never looked back on its way to a 5-4 victory.

July 9th

Bowling in the fast lane: Striking with NASCAR stars — all in the name of charity

July 9, 2014

It’s not every week you get the opportunity to enjoy time with celebrities, but when that chance presented itself last week, I just couldn’t pass it up.

On Wednesday, I was able to participate in a unique bowling event in Mooresville with two of NASCAR’s young and bright stars — Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano.

Post 70 wins on walkoff despite player’s controversy

July 9, 2014

Asheville Post 70 defeated Hickory Post 48 in walkoff home run fashion Wednesday, but not amid controversy.

Post 70, which takes a 2-1 series lead, reportedly used an ineligible player in its game.

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

July 8th

Hickory bats blast Asheville; series tied 1-1

July 9, 2014

Down 3-1 in the seventh, the offensive for Hickory Post 48 exploded.

Hickory scored 10 runs during the stanza, going on to win 14-4 in eight innings against Asheville to tied the series at a game apiece.

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.

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