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April 26th, 2012
The tattoo on the right forearm of Hickory Crawdads center fielder Chris Grayson serves as a daily reminder of where heâ€™s come from, but also where heâ€™s headed.
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.
Bandys and South Caldwell played to a 0-0 tie in non-conference girls soccer Thursday in Catawba.
South Caldwell keeper Hannah Young saved 12 Trojan shots, while Bandys keeper Maria Carinci saved two shots on goal.
Bandys is 12-3-3 overall and 7-3-1 in the CVAC, while South Caldwel is 2-11-3 and 1-8-1 overall.
Lampe, Tate win doubles title
CHARLOTTE, N.C. â€” The Carolina Panthers wasted no time selecting Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly with the ninth pick in the NFL draft.
The only question now is where to play him.
Newton-Conover athletic director Billy Leeson gave an update Wednesday on the status of the next Red Devils varsity football coach.
To read this update on the NCHS head football coaching search, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, the Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
St. Stephens earned a 4-3 victory against Newton-Conover on Wednesday's "Senior Night" in Hickory.
The Indians trailed 3-1 late until they scored one run in the fourth and a pair of runs in the fifth to pull ahead.
ORLANDO, Fla. â€” J.J. Redick had six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points as the Orlando Magic held off Charlotte 102-95 on Wednesday night, the Bobcats' 22nd consecutive loss.
East Burkeâ€™s girls and Draughnâ€™s boys track teams were crowned CVAC champions at Bunker Hill on Tuesday, but Newton-Conover had a lot to be proud of.
The Red Devils who were fifth (girls) and eighth (boys) a year ago at the same meet, finished inside the top-three spots on both sides.
The Maiden baseball team picked up a 4-2 road victory in CVAC play Tuesday against East Burke.
Jake Aaron, Dillon Foster and Daniel Williams each drove in an RBI for the Blue Devils, while Dustin Hipps scored a pair of runs.
Aaron Rudisill was the winning pitching for Maiden, while Hipps pitched up the save.
Hickory 6, St. Stephens 0
The Greensboro Grasshoppers combined to throw a no-hitter, shutting out Hickory in the first of a seven-game homestand for the Crawdads.
Greensboro starter Jose Fernandez and relievers Gregory Nappo and Kevin Cravey combined to strike out 11 Hickory batters, allow three walks, no hits and no runs in the impressive pitching performance.
Rain poured down Sunday afternoon in Savannah, Ga., and Bill Richardson reigned as the greatest Hickory Crawdads manager of all time.
The Crawdads took a 1-0 rain-shortened win over the Sand Gnats, giving Richardson his 166th victory as skipper, passing Tony Beasley.