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June 19th, 2012

Heat top Thunder 104-98 in Game 4 of NBA Finals

June 19, 2012

MIAMI, Fla. — LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

Hardly able to move, James returned from a left leg injury to make the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:54 remaining and the Miami Heat held off Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 104-98 victory on Tuesday night and a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

June 18th

Junior golfers play first CVJGT county match

June 18, 2012

The Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) played its first match of the season in Catawba County on Monday.

For complete results of the match 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 hammers Burke Co. on diamond, 17-7

June 18, 2012

Hickory Post 48 earned another victory in the Area IV West Division on Monday, knocking off Burke County Post 21 at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 17-7.

Colton Chapman and Davis Hanvey led Post 48 (10-2, 8-1) with three RBIs each, while Jordan Eckerd and Jordan Fulbright added two RBIs each.

AP Sources: Bobcats hire St. John's asst. Dunlap

June 18, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats have hired St. John's assistant Mike Dunlap to be their new head coach, two people familiar with the decision said.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because an official announcement was still being planned for the next two days.

The Charlotte Observer first reported the news.

Lilly, Mitchell post strong finishes at NC Amateur

June 18, 2012

Newton's Thomas Lilly and Conover's Lee Mitchell both posted solid thir and fourth rounds at the 52nd Annual North Carolina Amateur Championships this past weekend in Durham.

Lilly fired third and fourth rounds of 6-over-par 78 and even-par 72 to finish the tournament with a 12-over-par 300, tying him for 35th place.

June 15th

Veteran official Charles Henry reflects on tenure

June 16, 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.

Blueclaws clip Crawdads in New Jersey, 4-3

June 16, 2012

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 — 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.

With NBA defections, UNC ready to go guard-heavy

June 16, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina is going from attacking inside with several scoring options to focusing its attention on the perimeter.

June 14th

Speedy Whitfield helps fill Post 48 outfield void

June 15, 2012

After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Ky’Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.

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.

Hickory Crawdads handle Lakewood Blueclaws, 7-1

June 15, 2012

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.

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