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July 13th, 2012
While the 'Dads Kevin Torres hasn't had a lot of chances to play, he is trying to make the most of them.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound catcher said watching last season's Hickory squad make it to and compete int he playoffs help him mature as a baseball player.
Tied 2-2 late in Friday's South Atlantic League contest, the Lakewood BlueClaws got a timely hit from Brock Stassi to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Hickory Crawdads.
Stassi's single in the bottom of the ninth plated catcher Gabriel Lino, who reached base earlier in the inning on a walk.
Two Newton-Conover assistant coaches have left the school to take positions under former Red Devils coach Nick Bazzle at Alexander Central.
Matt Wilson and Greg Hardy have left their posts with the Red Devils to join Bazzle's staff with the Cougars.
Newton-Conover coach Brint Russell said Wilson's decision to leave was a difficult one.
Before they head off to play college football at Carson-Newman, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss have unfinished business on the prep football field.
The Newton-Conover duo play in this Wednesday's East-West All-Star Game at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.
Maiden High School Principal Dwayne Finger has set the timetable to hire a new boys basketball coach.
He said he hopes that task will be accomplished by as early as next week.
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.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Bobcats have announced they've rescinded their qualifying offer to point guard D.J. Augustin.
That means Augustin, Charlotte's starting point guard last year when not injured, immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Back for a 33rd consecutive season, the Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team kicks off its season on Saturday.
The Hornets, who finished 8-9 overall and 6-5 in the Central Carolinas Football League in 2011, face the Winston-Salem Red Wolves at Westside/Jaycee Park at 7 p.m. Saturday.
With one swing of the bat late in Wednesday's game, Hickory Post 48's season and opportunity to make it back to the Area IV championship series ended.
Gaston's Justin Williams doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth to pull out the 11-10 walkoff victory over Hickory Post 48.
Maiden High School Principal Dwayne Finger has announced the hiring of David Williams as the school's next baseball coach.
Williams spent last season as a head JV and an assistant coach under Caine Houser, who stepped down from his head coaching post to take the school's athletic director job last week.
In his third and final year with Hickory Post 48, Cole McGraw is making the most of his last chance.
The left-handed veteran, who plays infield, outfield and serves as the team's closing pitcher, is having a standout postseason.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.