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April 11th, 2012
RALEIGH â€” North Carolina State's DeShawn Painter and Jaqawn Raymond plan to transfer.
Team spokesman Dwayne Harrison said Wednesday night that the school has granted requested releases for both players.
Trailing by a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, Newton-Conover (3-11) scored seven runs, including two off the bat of shortstop Spencer Travis, to pull off a comeback win against Fred T. Foard in consolation action in the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic.
The Hickory Crawdads attempted a late comeback with runs in the seventh and eighth, but came up just short against the Greenville Drive, dropping a 4-3 contest Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE â€” Wide receiver Steve Smith is now expected to finish his career where it began.
The Panthers have announced Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. There is also a team option for the 2016 season.
The two-time defending tournament champion Bears had their title defense and six-game win streak ended on Monday with a 11-5 defeat against the Warriors.
To read more of this story and more on the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Leftfielder Chris Grayson belted a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Hickory Crawdads to the 4-3 road win against the Greenville Drive on Monday night.
CHARLOTTE â€” Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.
Monday, April 9
Catawba Valley Easter Classic at Fairgrounds
No. 7 Foard vs. No. 2 Hickory, 12 p.m.
No. 6 West Caldwell vs. No. 3 Bunker Hill, 2:30 p.m.
No. 8 Newton-Conover vs. No. 1 South Iredell, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Maiden vs. No. 4 St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.
L-R men's/women's golf at Aramark Intercollegiate
Tuesday, April 10
CORNELIUS â€” Tracy Adams won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Saturday on Lake Norman, finishing with a three-day catch of 45 pounds, 6 ounces.
AUGUSTA, Ga. â€” The rarest shot in golf can happen any time Bubba Watson has a golf club in hands.
Watson was so deep in the woods late Sunday afternoon that he couldn't even see where he was going. With his golf ball nestled on a bed of pine needles, he hit a gap wedge that shot out toward the fairway and hooked some 40 yards and onto the elevated green.