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June 26th, 2012
Wrestling superstar and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry â€śThe Kingâ€ť Lawler visited L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday at the Hickory Crawdads game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
During his time at the game, O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton spoke to Lawler and interviewed him on a variety of topics.
Q: Growing up, did you play a lot of sports or were you involved in sports a lot?
Caldwell County Post 29 avenged a loss earlier in the season to Hickory Post 48, picking up a 7-5 victory at M.S Deal Stadium in Granite Falls on Tuesday.
Hickory (15-2, 10-2) and Caldwell County (16-2, 9-2) are tied atop the Area IV West Division. Both have two Western Division losses.
Post 48 handed Post 29 a 9-0 defeat on June 4, giving Caldwell County its first loss of the season.
Leading 1-0 late in their game Tuesday, the Hickory Crawdads scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull away from the Kannapolis Intimidators, winning on the road, 7-1.
With the victory, the Crawdads' lead in the Northern Division grows to 1.5 games over the Intimidators.
The Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) made its third stop of the season at Rock Barn Golf and Spaâ€™s Jackson Course on Monday.
For complete results 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 Post 48 continued its hot winning streak, picking up its 10th Area IV West Division victory of the season against Shelby Post 82 on the road Monday, 10-3.
The win against Shelby is Post 48's sixth straight, including four against West Division opponents.
The Hickory Crawdads moved into first place in the Northern Division Second-Half standings with a 6-2 road victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Monday.
Right fielder Chris Grayson led the 'Dads (4-1 in the second half, 40-34 overall) with three RBIs, all of which came on a seventh-inning home run. The bomb was Grayson's eighth of the season.
At 6 feet 7 inches tall, itâ€™s hard not to take notice of Crawdads pitcher Phil Klein, but itâ€™s what he is doing on the field that is really turning heads.
To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, Davis Hanvey singled to give Post 48 its second non-divisional win in four days over visiting Moundsville (W.Va.) at Henkel-Alley Field, 8-7.
Hickory rallied in the bottom of the seventh down 7-5 to win the game and improve to 13-2 overall on the season.
Cole McGraw picked up the win in relief.
SONOMA, Calif. â€” It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.
But there's no bitterness from Juan Pablo Montoya or Jamie McMurray, who have watched from afar as IndyCar counterparts Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon race for wins and championships every year.
The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of their season Thursday with a 6-3 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium
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.