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June 15th, 2012
Motivated by his lost chance to go to college, Maiden native and Newton resident Charles Henry used officiating to better himself and those around him.
Surviving two rallies by Hickory that tie its game, Lakewood scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with the 4-3 victory on Friday in New Jersey.
The Crawdads (36-31) tied the game twice â€” in the top of the sixth inning on a Zach Cone RBI single and in the top of the eighth inning on a Luis Sardinas RBI sacrifice fly.
CHAPEL HILL â€” North Carolina is going from attacking inside with several scoring options to focusing its attention on the perimeter.
After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Kyâ€™Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.
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The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.
Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.
CHAPEL HILL â€” Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.
After selling cookie dough and popcorn, the Bunker Hill volleyball team decided to try a different approach to fundraisers.
The Lady Bears are holding an outdoor volleyball tournament next week under the lights.
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Hickory Post 48 bounced back from its first loss in the Area IV West Division play with an 11-6 road victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday.
Post 48 (9-2, 7-1) scored three runs in the third on a Colton Chapman homer to tie the contest after trailing 3-0. Chapman went 3-for-6 in Wednesday's game, including two singles and three RBIs.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Davidson Wildcats have promoted longtime assistant coach Jim Fox to associate head coach.
Growing up in North Carolina, Nick McBride is familiar with Catawba County.
The 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher for the Crawdads said he feels at home playing in Hickory after growing up in nearby Lewisville.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.