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August 1st, 2012
Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff had not lost in his past 12 outings on the mound when he entered Wednesday's game against Kannapolis.
Chasing a South Atlantic League-best 12th win of the season, the right-handed pitcher allowed four runs (all earned) and seven hits in five innings against the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators, as the 'Dads went on to lose, 4-2, at L.P. Frans Stadium.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on offensive tackle Jeff Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.
Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster.
A.J. Allmendinger's failed drug test has cost him his job at Penske Racing.
Team owner Roger Penske released Allmendinger on Wednesday, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned amphetamine.
Team officials said they were disappointed with the test results that left them with no choice.
Growing up in Upata, Bolivar, Venezuela, Luis Sardinas grew up with the love of baseball.
Now, the 19-year-old shortstop for the Hickory Crawdads is pursuing the "American dream," as well as the dream to play in the major leagues one day.
CORTLAND, N.Y. â€” Jeff Otah is heading back to the Carolina Panthers.
The veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets on Tuesday, meaning New York's trade with Carolina was rescinded. Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his first physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days â€” until Tuesday â€” to pass it.
Former Hickory Crawdads third baseman Christian Villanueva has been traded to the Chicago Cubs as part of a deal that sends big league pitcher Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers.
Villanueva, a 21-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico native, played in 126 games last year for Hickory, batting .278 with 130 hits, 30 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs.
In seven years of playing against the Iredell Warriors, the Catawba County Hornets didn't have much luck.
That fortune all changed this past Saturday night.
Below is a complete look at all of the prep football schedules of each of the seven Catawba County high schools this fall.
Be sure to follow the Observer News Enterprise daily leading up to opening day of prep football season on Aug. 17 and also pick up a copy of the O-N-E Prep Football Preview on Aug. 16!
Aug. 17 at St. Stephens
Aug. 24 at Fred T. Foard
SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€” Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says defensive end/linebacker Jyles Tucker has left training camp and the team has terminated his contract.
Hurney wouldn't rule out bringing Tucker back at some point.
Coming out of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga., Hickory Crawdads center fielder Zach Cone was bred into a baseball dynasty.
Cone, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound center fielder played at the same school that current and former major leaguers Jeff Francoeur (Kansas City), Jeff Keppinger (Tampa Bay) and Clint Sammons (Atlanta Braves) attended.