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June 29th, 2012
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?
Caldwell County Post 29 avenged a loss earlier in the season to Hickory Post 48, picking up a 7-5 victory at M.S Deal Stadium in Granite Falls on Tuesday.
Hickory (15-2, 10-2) and Caldwell County (16-2, 9-2) are tied atop the Area IV West Division. Both have two Western Division losses.
Post 48 handed Post 29 a 9-0 defeat on June 4, giving Caldwell County its first loss of the season.
Leading 1-0 late in their game Tuesday, the Hickory Crawdads scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull away from the Kannapolis Intimidators, winning on the road, 7-1.
With the victory, the Crawdads' lead in the Northern Division grows to 1.5 games over the Intimidators.