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May 21st, 2013
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan wants to "bring the buzz back" to Charlotte.
The Bobcats owner said at a press conference Tuesday evening he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets beginning in 2014-15.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats are having just as tough of a time winning the NBA lottery as they are winning basketball games of late.
For the second straight year the Bobcats failed to land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery despite decent odds.
Charlotte got the fourth overall pick â€” behind Cleveland, Orlando and Washington â€” in the league's lottery Tuesday night.
One year ago against Charlotte Catholic, the St. Stephens soccer team tasted the agony of defeat.
This year, the Lady Indians have quenched their appetite for victory.
Macy Franklinâ€™s header goal on a corner kick from Susan Bare helped Saint defeat Charlotte Catholic, 1-0, to advance to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state title game.
Second chances rarely come around in life, but the St. Stephens girls soccer team has just that opportunity tonight against Charlotte Catholic.
After losing 1-0 to the Lady Panthers in last yearâ€™s 3A West final, the Lady Indians (20-3-2) will try to avenge that defeat when they host Catholic tonight in Hickory at 6 p.m.
Two long-time area wrestling coaches were honored by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Former Catawba County wrestling coaches Steve Morgan and Larry Carpenter were presented with Lifetime Service to Wrestling awards.
Below is a look at Tuesday's prep playoff games involving teams across Catawba County:
Patton (17-9) at Hickory (16-10), 7 p.m.
Enka (18-4) at Fred T. Foard (23-4), 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte Catholic (20-2-3) at St. Stephens (20-3-2), 6 p.m.
A five-time Sprint Cup champion, Jimmie Johnson can now refer to himself as a four-time All-Star Race winner after Saturday.
The Sprint Cup Series points leader added to another record to his already impressive resumĂ© by claiming his second-straight All-Star Race trophy at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Jamie McMurray led every lap of the Sprint Showdown on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the event on Saturday to qualify for the Sprint All-Star Race.
The Newton-Conover girls soccer team had its season ended by South Iredell on Saturday evening in Troutman.
The Lady Vikings (21-2) scored three goals and clamped up their defense to come away with the 3-0 shutout in the third meeting between the two schools this season.
Miracle Campbell netted two goals for South Iredell, while Katie Hinerman pocketed the other goal for the Lady Vikings.
Jimmie Johnson enters this weekendâ€™s Sprint All-Star Race with not only the points lead, but a chance to make history.
The driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Chevrolet will try to win his record fourth All-Star trophy, and in the process, surpass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon and the late Dale Earnhardt for most victories at the event.