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July 10th, 2012

Hickory's playoff game postponed on Tuesday

July 10, 2012

The third playoff game between Hickory Post 48 and the Gaston Braves was postponed on Tuesday.

The game, which was scheduled to take place at South Point High School, was called due to rain.

The contest has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. today at South Point H.S.
Gaston leads the series, 2-0, winning the first two games of the series, 11-7 and 16-6.

No. 2 pick Kidd-Gilchrist signs with Bobcats

July 10, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats have signed their first round draft pick.

The team announced that forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky signed a deal worth about $4 million for his first season, according to the union negotiated rookie pay scale. Kidd-Gilchrist averaged nearly 12 points and more than seven rebounds in his only season with the Wildcats.

July 9th

Biggerstaff's 7 RBIs lifts Gaston to 2-0 series lead

July 10, 2012

Hickory Post 48 had lost four American Legion baseball games by a combined eight runs this season.

That all changed on Monday.

The Gaston Braves scored 16 runs on 16 hits on their way to taking a 2-0 series lead over Post 48 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 16-6.

Penske waiting for more info on Allmendinger

July 10, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.

Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR's system has been completed.

Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.

Bobcats announce Summer League roster

July 10, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats NBA Summer League team will include four current players and two rookie draft choices, the team announced Monday night.

July 8th

Hickory drops game one of series to Gaston, 11-7

July 8, 2012

The Gaston Braves scored eight unanswered runs on their way to an 11-7 game one victory over Hickory Post 48 at South Point High School on Sunday.

Hickory (18-5) took an early 3-0 first-inning lead in the ball game behind an RBI single from Cole McGraw and two-RBI double from Jordan Eckard.

Harper grabs team-high 4 passes, 'Riders win again

July 8, 2012

Catawba native Justin Harper caught a team-high four passes for 34 yards, helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders remain undefeated on the season with a 17-1 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos.

With his offensive totals on Sunday, Harper's season receiving stats are six catches for 66 yards.

Kevin Harvick becomes father day after Daytona

July 8, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kevin Harvick became a father on Sunday, a day after his wife flew home unexpectedly from Daytona International Speedway.

Keelan Paul Harvick was born Sunday in North Carolina. He is the first child for Kevin and DeLana Harvick.

July 6th

'Dads versatile 1B Adams continues hot second half

July 7, 2012

Primarily a first baseman, the Hickory Crawdads' Trever Adams can play just about anywhere his team needs him.

After a slow start to his first season in Hickory, Adams has powered back to have a fantastic start to the second half of his South Atlantic League campaign.

Four-run second inning lifts 'Dads past Shorebirds

July 7, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads took a 2-1 series advantage over the Delmarva Shorebirds on Friday with a 5-2 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The 'Dads (12-4, 48-37) were led by a four-run second inning that included a two-RBI single from Nick Urbanus, an RBI-single by Rougned Odor and a ground out by Jordan Akins that also plated a run.

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