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August 8th, 2012
Newton-Conover and Fred T. Foard football fans got a first glimpse of their teams during Wednesday's FCA Jamboree hosted by the Tigers.
The Red Devils played against 3A power South Point, while the Tigers competed against 2A West Iredell.
Trailing 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Hickory catcher Kellin Deglan smacked a two-run homer to right field to lift the Crawdads to a dramatic 6-5 victory over the visiting Asheville Tourists at L.P. Frans Stadium on Wednesday.
The walkoff by Deglan is the team's eighth this season â€” the most for the club in any season since 2005.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte 49ers are making changes to their 2013 and 2014 football schedules.
Next season's schedule is changing with word of a home game against Division III Wesley College on Nov. 9. That game will take the place of a previously scheduled home contest against North Greenville.
Coach Brad Lambert's team has also moved its 2013 game against Old Dominion to Nov. 16.
For the first time in three years, Maiden High School has a battle for the top quarterback position.
Matt Johnson, a three-year starter at quarterback for the Blue Devils, graduated this past June after he tallied 1,789 passing yards, 1,077 rushing yards and 30 total touchdowns in 2011.
Fred T. Foard and Maiden high schools have decided to change their football helmet designs starting with this season.
The new designs were officially released during both team's picture days on Monday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.
Coach Ron Rivera says Smith is "fine" and anticipates he will return to practice Wednesday. Rivera says the decision was made to ice Smith's knee right away.
When fans of the Fred T. Foard football team and spectators alike show up at the FCA Jamboree on Wednesday, they will all notice a new addition to the Tigersâ€™ kicking game.
After the departures of part-time kickers Zach Schellenberger and Tanner Fleming, senior Rebecca Crawley joins the Tigers to aid their special teams.
Only totaling six total hits, the Greenville Drive managed to muster enough offense to escape with a 3-0 home victory over the Hickory Crawdads on Monday.
Two of those six hits came off of the bat of leadoff hitter and second baseman Bryan Johns, who plated two runs in the contest.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Panthers coach Ron Rivera says trainers are optimistic wide receiver David Gettis will be back on the practice field in about "four or five days."
Rivera says Gettis, who started 15 games for the Panthers in 2010, will not play for Carolina (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) in its preseason home opener Saturday night against the Houston Texans.
During the past 20 seasons of Hickory Crawdads, the team's roster has featured players â€” from the United States, South America and Canada.
Now until this year did it feature a player from the Netherlands.
Shortstop Nick Urbanus is the first Crawdad to ever come from Holland.