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August 11th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” The Carolina Panthers kicked off a much anticipated year of football Saturday, but that didnâ€™t stop the Houston Texans from stealing the show.
Tied 13-13 at halftime, the Texans scored 13 unanswered second-half points on their way to a 26-13 preseason victory over the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Panthers reached a five-year contract extension with running back Jonathan Stewart on Saturday.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says the team is "thrilled" to keep Stewart around to work with fellow running back DeAngelo Williams, who received a five-year contract last year, and new fullback Mike Tolbert.
The new deal keeps Stewart a Panther through 2017.
With exactly a week until they kick of their seasons, the Hickory Red Tornadoes hosted the Bandys Trojans on Friday in the final scrimmage of the preseason.
Both varsity squads competed in a number of different drills, including blocking, rushing, passing and catching.
The scrimmage finished with a live, game situation for both teamâ€™s offenses and defenses.
After a week off, the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team is back in action this Saturday when it travels to take on the Richmond County Golden Bears (0-3).
The Hornets are coming off of a thrilling 6-0 victory over the Iredell Warriors two weeks ago â€” the teamâ€™s first win against Warriors in its last 16 tries.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” The Panthers have waived/injured offensive tackle Lee Ziemba and signed free agent guard Andre Ramsey.
While athletes from around the globe are currently competing in London for a chance at Olympic gold, one Catawba teen is aiming to reach that stage one day.
Brittany Moss, who many in the Bandys community know also as a standout basketball player for the Lady Trojans, competed at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas from July 28 to Aug. 4.
The Hickory Crawdads game with the Asheville Tourists scheduled on Thursday was postponed due to weather.
The game will be made as a doubleheader Friday starting at 5 p.m. The second game will follow, along with post-game fireworks.
West Virginia â€” 26-21
Hickory â€” 25-21
Hagerstown â€” 25-22
Lakewood â€” 25-22
Greensboro â€” 23-24
Delmarva â€” 18-27
Bandys senior pitcher Hunter Harvey has been featured by Baseball America on its website.
The article talks about Harveyâ€™s baseball future, as well as the lineage of his family playing professional baseball, including his father, Bryan, and brother, Kris.
Hunter, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound pitcher, tallied a 7-0 pitching record this past season with a 1.81 ERA and 106 strikeouts.
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard football fans got a first glimpse of their teams during Wednesday's FCA Jamboree hosted by the Tigers.
The Red Devils played against 3A power South Point, while the Tigers competed against 2A West Iredell.
Trailing 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Hickory catcher Kellin Deglan smacked a two-run homer to right field to lift the Crawdads to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the visiting Asheville Tourists at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday.
The walkoff by Deglan is the team's eighth this season â€” the most for the club in any season since 2005.