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June 20th, 2012

Post 48's Robert Whaley grows as a pitcher, leader

June 21, 2012

Robert Whaley had big shoes to fill in the Post 48 pitching rotation entering this summer, but he is exceeding expectations.

After Hickory lost starters Jeremy Null and Tyler Poole — both Div. I pitchers and MLB draftees — Whaley said he knew he would have to step up.

Hickory ousts Henderson Co. on diamond, 9-1

June 21, 2012

Hickory Post 48 picked up another win in Area IV Western Division play, knocking off Henderson County at Henkel-Alley Field on Wednesday, 9-1.

With the victory, Hickory improves to 12-2 overall and 9-1 in the Area IV Western Division.

Henderson County falls to 6-12 overall and 1-8 in Western Division play.

BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

June 20, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill. — The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

The plan will be presented to university presidents next week for approval.

June 19th

Hickory Post 48's offense explodes in 12-2 victory

June 20, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory offensive onslaught continued.

Post 48 score seven runs on six hits in the bottom of the second inning on its way to a 12-2 mercy-rule victory against visiting Moundsville (W.Va.) on Tuesday at Henkel-Alley Field.

4 'Dads help pace Northern All-Stars in 3-2 win

June 20, 2012

Four of the five Hickory Crawdads All-Star representatives helped pace the Northern Division to the 3-2 victory against the Southern Division in the 2012 SAL All-Star Game, before 6,099 fans at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in Charleston, S.C. on Tuesday night.

Hickory shortstop Hanser Alberto, who played the entire game, drove in one of the Northern side's runs.

Heat top Thunder 104-98 in Game 4 of NBA Finals

June 19, 2012

MIAMI, Fla. — LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

Hardly able to move, James returned from a left leg injury to make the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and the Miami Heat held off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

June 18th

Junior golfers play first CVJGT county match

June 18, 2012

The Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) played its first match of the season in Catawba County on Monday.

For complete results of the match and to read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Hickory hammers Burke Co. on diamond, 17-7

June 18, 2012

Hickory Post 48 earned another victory in the Area IV West Division on Monday, knocking off Burke County Post 21 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 17-7.

Colton Chapman and Davis Hanvey led Post 48 (10-2, 8-1) with three RBIs each, while Jordan Eckerd and Jordan Fulbright added two RBIs each.

AP Sources: Bobcats hire St. John's asst. Dunlap

June 18, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats have hired St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap to be their new head coach, two people familiar with the decision said.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because an official announcement was still being planned for the next two days.

The Charlotte Observer first reported the news.

Lilly, Mitchell post strong finishes at NC Amateur

June 18, 2012

Newton's Thomas Lilly and Conover's Lee Mitchell both posted solid thir and fourth rounds at the 52nd Annual North Carolina Amateur Championships this past weekend in Durham.

Lilly fired third and fourth rounds of 6-over-par 78 and even-par 72 to finish the tournament with a 12-over-par 300, tying him for 35th place.

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