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August 13th, 2012
Leaving his native Colombia at age 15, Jorge Alfaro promised both his parents that he would make something of his baseball career.
Four years after that promise, the 19-year-old catcher for the Hickory Crawdads is continuing to try and move up the minor league baseball system.
The first day of fall prep sports started Tuesday with a full slate of games, including volleyball, girls tennis and boys soccer.
Fred T. Foard 3, Bandys 0
The Lady Tigers won a home non-conference volleyball match with the Lady Trojans in three-straight sets, 25-9, 25-18 and 25-23.
St. Stephens 3, Bunker Hill 0
Facing their first road test of the season on Saturday, the Catawba County Hornets suffered their first setback of the season, falling to the Richmond County Golden Bears, 20-14.
The Hornets fall to 2-1 in the Central Carolinas Football League, while the Golden Bears improve to 1-2.
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