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June 1st, 2012

Tar Heels top Cornell 7-4 in NCAA tournament

June 1, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Colin Moran had four hits to help North Carolina beat Cornell 7-4 on Friday in the Chapel Hill Regional of the NCAA tournament.

Jacob Stallings and Adam Griffin each drove in two runs for the top-seeded Tar Heels (45-14), the No. 6 national seed. Moran's big day came a week after going just 2 for 14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Tigers 3A title series postponed until Saturday

June 1, 2012

The 3A softball state title series between Fred T. Foard (25-4) and C.B. Aycock (29-2) that was slated to start on Friday has been postponed.

The first game, originally slated for Friday at 8 p.m. on Field 5 of the Walnut Creek Softball Complex, was cancelled due to storms and heavy rain in the Raleigh area.

May 31st

Lady Tigers reflect on season, await Falcons

May 31, 2012

Through its successes and struggles this season, the Fred T. Foard softball team persevered to reach the 3A state softball championship.

The Lady Tigers (25-4) meet the C.B. Aycock Falcons (29-2) in the first game of a best-of-three series at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Softball Complex on Friday.

Carroll's 5 RBIs lifts Post 48 to third-straight win

May 31, 2012

Behind a five-RBI game by outfielder Phillip Carroll, Hickory Post 48 picked up its third-straight win to start to the season, topping Rutherford County Post 423, 10-5.

Ky'Rawn Whitfield added two RBIs for Post 48 (3-0). Davis Hanvey scored three runs on a 3-for-5 day, while teammate Jason Setzer also scored a pair of runs and hit a triple on his 2-for-4 performance.

Crawdads win fourth straight, top Power, 3-2

May 31, 2012

For the second-straight day, the Hickory Crawdads won a baseball game by the score of 3-2, knocking off the West Virginia Power in their return to L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

The win was Hickory's fourth-straight overall, which includes a road sweep Monday through Wednesday against the Delmarva Shorebirds.

May 30th

Catcher Dziendziel steady for Lady Tigers

May 30, 2012

Fred T. Foard junior catcher Mackenzie Dziendziel remains a mainstay for her team defensively, offensively and emotionally.

To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Crawdads clip Shorebirds, sweep series

May 30, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads finished off a road sweep of the Delmarva Shorebirds in Maryland on Wednesday, 3-2.

Crawdads shortstop Luis Sardinas plated Rougned Odor twice in the game, including RBI singles in the sixth and eighth inning.

Odor, the South Atlantic League player of the week for May 21-27, had three of the 'Dads six hits in Wednesday's game.

Church, Gray lift Post 48 past Burke County, 7-5

May 30, 2012

A day after a dramatic last-inning victory, Post 48 continued its early season roll.

Todd Church pitched a one-hit performance in his 5.2 on the mound, whil Logan Gray hit a two-run homer to lift Hickory Post 48 to a 7-5 victory against Burke County Post 21.

Colton Chapman also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Post 48 (2-0).

Hornets will pick No. 1 in NBA Draft, Bobcats No. 2

May 30, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — New owner, and now a new star player coming to New Orleans.

And yet another loss — in a historic season full of them — for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, won the NBA's draft lottery Wednesday and the No. 1 pick overall — which they almost certainly will use to pick Kentucky star Anthony Davis.

May 29th

Bucs' World Series ended by Heartland, 7-2

May 29, 2012

Catawba Valley Commmunity College's dream of winning an National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series is over.

After nearly a four-hour rain delay, the Bucs (38-17) fell to Heartland Community College on Tuesday, 7-2.

It was the second time CVCC lost to Heartland (53-7) in the tournament, including a 5-4 opening game defeat in the tournament on Saturday.

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