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June 29th, 2012
Justin Harper made a successful debut Friday in the Canadian Football League regular season, helping to lead Saskatchewan to a 43-16 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Harper caught two passes for 32 yards from Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant. His longest catches was an 18-yard grab.
Six Hickory Crawdads doubled Friday, helping the team to an 11-4 road victory over the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
It was the second-straight game that Hickory (7-2 in the second half, 43-35 overall) plated double-digits runs against a road opponent.
PHOENIX â€” Not long after his freshman season at North Carolina, Kendall Marshall was asked if he was coming back to Chapel Hill.
The question caught him off-guard.
"Where would I go?" Marshall recalled. "It didn't dawn on me that I could play in the NBA."
When his dream of playing professional football nearly ended, Justin Harper remained positive.
Now, the former Bandys and Virginia Tech standout wide receiver is playing football in Canada for the Saskatechwan Roughriders, who kick off their season tonight against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Scoring 11 runs in the first three innings, the Hickory Crawdads pulled out and stayed ahead of the Kannapolis Intimidators on Thursday for the 13-9 road victory.
Alejandro Selen led Hickory (6-2 in the second half, 42-35 overall) with four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the third inning.
Trever Adams, Jordan Akins and Nick Urbanus added two RBIs each for the Crawdads.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is hoping to do for the Charlotte Bobcats what Cam Newton did for the Carolina Panthers.
That means giving them a face of the franchise and cultivating a winning culture.
"I hope so," said Kidd-Gilchrist. "I definitely hope I can do something like that, yeah. I'm a winner, so I don't see why not."
Owner Michael Jordan is banking on it.
Newton-Conover held its first 7-on-7 drills of the year against Hibriten High School at the practice field's at NCHS on Wednesday.
To find out what happened at these drills, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton Recreation Department is currently holding sign-ups for several events for this August's Soldiers Reunion.
These events include the annual horseshoe tournament, 5K Run/Walk and the softball tournament.
Horseshoe Tournament schedule for Aug. 16
The 2012 Soldiers Reunion Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.
CHARLOTTE â€” General manager Rich Cho says it will take "something enticing" for the Bobcats to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
Cho won't say exactly what that entails.
For now the Bobcats haven't received a tantalizing enough offer and still own the rights to the No. 2 pick, although that could certainly change before the start of Thursday night's NBA draft.
Wrestling superstar and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry â€śThe Kingâ€ť Lawler visited L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday at the Hickory Crawdads game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
During his time at the game, O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton spoke to Lawler and interviewed him on a variety of topics.
Q: Growing up, did you play a lot of sports or were you involved in sports a lot?