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April 19th, 2012

'Dads limit Sand Gnats to two hits in 7-1 win

April 19, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads scattered 13 hits offensively and allowed only two by the Savannah Sand Gnats to earn the 7-1 victory Thursday on the road in South Atlantic League play.

Hickory's Jerad Eickhoff went five innings to earn the win, striking out three batters, walking two and allowing one run on two hits.

April 18th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Update on N-C coaching hire

April 18, 2012

For an exclusive update into the Newton-Conover varsity head coaching job, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Wednesday's postponements
Bandys at Newton-Conover soccer, rescheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday
Maiden at West Caldwell softball, rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday

Bears host 100-inning game on Saturday

April 18, 2012

A nearly two-decade tradition continues Saturday at Bunker Hill High School.

The Bears baseball team will host another edition of the 100-inning game, the program’s largest annual financial fundraiser.

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.

Wednesday's Crawdads game postponed due to rain

April 18, 2012

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators at L.P. Frans Stadium was postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Hickory on Monday, May 21, with the first of two seven-inning games starting at 4 p.m.

C.J. Leslie returning for junior season at N.C. State

April 18, 2012

RALEIGH — Basketball standout C.J. Leslie is returning to North Carolina State for his junior season.

The school issued a statement saying Leslie would discuss his decision Wednesday afternoon during a scheduled press conference.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged a team-best 14.7 points and added 7.3 rebounds per game.

Diamond 'Dads: A closer look at LHP Will Lamb

April 18, 2012

After breaking two legs and a right arm when he was 2 years old, Will Lamb's future in sports was uncertain.

“I couldn’t do anything mobile for six months,” Lamb said. “I was in a body cast. I didn’t know what was going on. I never knew that I couldn’t play sports. My parents let me do what I wanted. I wanted to play baseball. It just stuck.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Red Devils earn diamond win

April 18, 2012

Todd Church drove in two RBIs and also pitched a complete game to lead Newton-Conover to its fourth victory of the season against East Burke, 9-5.

Chris Aronis also drove in two RBIs, while Michael Woods and Jayme Arnold both went 2-for-4 from the plate.

Other baseball scores
Bunker Hill 10, Draughn 6
Bandys 7, West Caldwell 6
Maiden 9, South Iredell 3

April 17th

Big fifth inning lifts Hickory past Kannapolis, 7-5

April 18, 2012

A four-run bottom of the fifth inning helped lift the Hickory Crawdads to a 7-5 victory against the Kannapolis Intimidators on Tuesday at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Trailing 4-3 entering the fifth, but the 'Dads (8-5) took a 6-4 lead behind a two-run triple from second basemen Rougned Odor that scored Jhonny Gomez and Chris Grayson.

April 16th

4 Foard seniors, coach sent off on winning note

April 16, 2012

Persistence paid off for Fred T. Foard on the tennis court Monday.

Tied 4-4 with St. Stephens, the doubles team of Samuel Hefner and Russell Michaels rallied from down two points early in their match with Zach Eddins and Nick Linden to pull the 11-9 comeback on “Senior Day.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C wins 18-hole match

April 16, 2012

Newton-Conover won for the fourth time in as many golf matches, capturing the first 18-hole match of the season at Glen Oaks Country Club in Maiden on Monday.

The Red Devils shot 331 as a team, six strokes better than host Maiden.

South Iredell finished third with a 344, while Bunker Hill was fourth with a 354. Bandys tied for last with West Caldwell with a 451.

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