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July 25th, 2012

Charlotte 49ers select white helmet for new team

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte 49ers have unveiled a crisp white helmet speckled with green as the official headgear of their new football program.

Charlotte coach Brad Lambert says the program put a lot of effort into highlighting the school's brand and adds that the 49ers logo "really pops off this helmet." The logo is on both sides of the helmet.

Tagliani to run Nationwide race in Montreal

July 25, 2012

CHARLOTTE — IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani has added a NASCAR race to his schedule — the Nationwide Series race at Montreal.

Tagliani will drive the No. 30 Chevrolet for Turner Motorsports. The Canadian driver is a fan favorite at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and finished second in last year's race.

July 24th

Pair of HRs from Akins not enough to lift 'Dads

July 24, 2012

Despite a pair of home runs by Hickory Crawdads right fielder Jordan Akins, the Delmarva Shorebirds erased a two-run deficit on Tuesday to come away with a 7-3 victory at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The home runs by Akins were his seventh and eighth bombs of the season, respectively.

Maiden's Lilly verbally commits to Seahawks

July 24, 2012

Maiden rising senior golfer Thomas Lilly has made his college choice.

The reigning Catawba Valley 2A golfer of the year is heading to UNC-Wilmington next fall to play golf for the Seahawks.

Lilly announced his intent to play for UNC-Wilmington earlier this week.

'Pack coach Gottfried 'conservative' with Brown

July 24, 2012

RALEIGH — North Carolina State is headed overseas to get a jump start on its most highly anticipated season in quite a while.

And the way coach Mark Gottfried sees it, if the Wolfpack's star point guard can't play during the team's upcoming 10-day trip to Spain, the rest of the team has a great opportunity to learn how to play without him.

July 23rd

Jr. golfers visit Hampton Heights for seventh event

July 23, 2012

Thirty-five youth golfers from around Catawba County and surrounding areas took part in the Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour's seventh event of the season Monday at Hampton Heights Golf Course in Hickory.

The course, which is located behind Lenoir-Rhyne University, played host to cloudy, yet humid weather conditions.

Hornets oust Panthers in season opener, 28-12

July 23, 2012

For the second-straight season, the Catawba County Hornets faced the Stanly County Panthers in their regular season opener in the Central Carolinas Football League.

The result ended up being the same as last year.

Panthers veteran Otah traded to the New York Jets

July 23, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.

Otah spent four seasons with the Panthers after being a first-round draft choice (19th overall) in 2008. He started all 29 games that he played.

BREAKING: Penn St. slammed with NCAA sanctions

July 23, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State football was all but dismantled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property.

July 20th

'Dads pitcher Eickhoff garnering league's attention

July 20, 2012

At 22 years of age, Hickory Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff is having one of the best seasons on the mound in the South Atlantic League (SAL).

The Evansville, Ind. native is anchoring the Crawdads pitching staff and hoping to lead his team to its ultimate goal — a SAL championship.

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