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January 6th, 2013

Kemba Walker leads Bobcats past Pistons in OT

January 7, 2013

It's not quite a winning streak, but after losing 18 straight, coming out on top in two out of three games is close enough.

Kemba Walker had 20 points and seven assists, Ben Gordon scored 18 points and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 in overtime Sunday night for just their second win in 21 games.

January 5th

Bucs open new year on court with 99-82 victory

January 6, 2013

The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team kicked off the new year by defeating South Carolina Sports Academy 99-82 on Saturday.

Five Bucs players scored in double figures, led by Josh McClain with 22 points.

Preston Early chipped in 18 points for CVCC (10-4), while Isaiah Cuthbertson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Panthers coach Rivera to return for third season

January 5, 2013

Ron Rivera will return as coach of the Carolina Panthers next season following his team's strong finish.

Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Rivera met with owner Jerry Richardson Saturday morning and was informed that he will return for a third season. Rivera has two years on his current contract.

"He's going about normal preparations for next season," Dayton said.

January 4th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's prep scoreboard

January 5, 2013

Boys basketball scores
Newton-Conover 57, Bandys 44
South Iredell 67, Bunker Hill 64
Fred T. Foard 61, Alexander Central 45
South Caldwell 55, St. Stephens 54
West Caldwell 72, Maiden 53
Hickory 74, Watauga 72

Girls basketball scores
Bandys 53, Newton-Conover 29
South Iredell 72, Bunker Hill 39
Fred T. Foard 54, Alexander Central 45

Kyrie Irving's late jumper lifts Cavs past Bobcats

January 5, 2013

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving scored 33 points on Friday against the Charlotte Bobcats, but none were more important than his final two.

With one second left, Irving connected on a 12-foot jumper over top of Charlotte's Jeffery Taylor, lifting the Cavaliers to a 106-104 victory against the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena.

AP Source: Panthers owner to meet with Rivera

January 4, 2013

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera Saturday morning to discuss the coach's future with the team, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been publically announced.

Ragsdale replaces Richardson as 'Dads manager

January 4, 2013

The Hickory Crawdads' field staff for the 2013 season was announced Thursday by the Texas Rangers, including a new leading man.

Former 'Dads player Corey Ragsdale takes over at the helm as the team's field manager, replacing veteran Bill Richardson. The 30-year-old Ragsdale becomes the 13th manager in Crawdads' history.

Tigers come out roaring on mat after long break

January 4, 2013

Despite a two-week break from competition, the Fred T. Foard wrestling tem didn't show any withdrawal from the holidays on Thursday.

The Tigers (21-1) were dominant in a pair of dual victories on the mat against Mitchell County and North Lincoln.

January 2nd

Indians’ Kerigan Farley motivated by the past

January 3, 2013

Three years ago, Kerigan Farley was cut from the St. Stephens boys basketball program.

Twelve games into this season, he is on the Indians’ roster as its leading scorer.

The 5-foot-10 point guard has came a long way since he was told he would not be a member of the Indians hoops program in the fall of 2009.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's hoops scores

January 3, 2013

Boys prep basketball scores
Newton-Conover 68, Maiden 46
East Burke 70, Bunker Hill 54
Bandys 51, Draughn 44

Girls prep basketball scores
East Burke 64, Bunker Hill 31
Bandys 85, Draughn 49
Newton-Conover 56, Maiden 46

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