Archive - Sports Article
June 18th, 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.
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.
Motivated by his lost chance to go to college, Maiden native and Newton resident Charles Henry used officiating to better himself and those around him.
Surviving two rallies by Hickory that tie its game, Lakewood scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with the 4-3 victory on Friday in New Jersey.
The Crawdads (36-31) tied the game twice â€” in the top of the sixth inning on a Zach Cone RBI single and in the top of the eighth inning on a Luis Sardinas RBI sacrifice fly.
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina is going from attacking inside with several scoring options to focusing its attention on the perimeter.
After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Kyâ€™Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.
Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.
After selling cookie dough and popcorn, the Bunker Hill volleyball team decided to try a different approach to fundraisers.
The Lady Bears are holding an outdoor volleyball tournament next week under the lights.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Hickory Post 48 bounced back from its first loss in the Area IV West Division play with an 11-6 road victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday.
Post 48 (9-2, 7-1) scored three runs in the third on a Colton Chapman homer to tie the contest after trailing 3-0. Chapman went 3-for-6 in Wednesday's game, including two singles and three RBIs.