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May 17th, 2012
Growing up in Las Vegas, Hickory Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson said he lived a normal life growing up.
Now, the 20-year-old is pursuing his dream and following in his brother's footsteps at the minor league level.
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.
Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville was postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Asheville this Saturday, featuring two 7-inning games. Game one on Saturday will start at 5:35 p.m.
CHARLOTTE â€” Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 pit crew got its revenge.
Johnson's team won the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge on Thursday night, avenging last year's loss in the finals to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team.
Hamlin's team was the two-time defending champions coming into the event and cruised into the finals again this year, but lost to Johnson's team by three-tenths of a second.
St. Stephens avenged a 1-1 tie earlier this season against Asheville, topping the Lady Cougars 3-0 in the third round of the playoffs in Hickory on Wednesday.
The Lady Indians victory sets up a third game with conference rival Hickory (20-4-1) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Stephens High School.
Hickory Post 48 released its baseball schedule on Wednesday.
Post 48, which finished with a 20-13 record last summer, opens its season at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on May 28 against Rutherford County Post 423 at 7 p.m.
The Hickory Crawdads lost their third and final game against the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday afternoon, falling 8-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Suns (21-15) pulled out to a 6-2 lead after three innings of play, powered by a four-run second inning that included a Steven Souza RBI single to left field.
The NCHSAA 2A state golf championships concluded Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.
Newton-Conover, the 2012 CVAC golf champions, took third place at the event, trailing only North Lincoln and state champion Salisbury.
The Red Devils carded a team score of 620, which was 16 strokes behind the Knights and 47 behind the Wasps.
The CVYSA boys soccer team continues a stellar season on the field.
The U11 team, which mostly includes students who attend Shuford Elementary and Newton-Conover Middle School, is undefeated in play since August.
Along the undefeated path, the Blast won the Piedmont Division in the fall, including an Autumn Blast postseason tournament title.
In a defensive softball game where one play could have decided the outcome in favor of either team, Fred T. Foard got a huge break in the sixth inning against Crest.
With two outs in the sixth and runners on second and third, Lady Chargers pitcher Emily Kale mishandled a ball hit at her by Foardâ€™s Cierra Shull. Kale threw the ball over first baseman Kaylee Wacasterâ€™s head.
All four remaining Catawba County baseball teams were eliminated on Tuesday after the second round of play in the 2A and 3A playoffs.
Hickory and Bunker Hill both lost tough one-run games, 4-3.
The Red Tornadoes (19-8) dropped a road tilt to Asheville (9-15-1), while the Bears fell to East Rutherford in 10 innings.