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May 18th, 2012

Tourists take 6-2 win Friday against Crawdads

May 18, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads fell in their series opener against the Asheville Tourists, dropping a 6-2 contest.

The Tourists (24-15) were led by designated hitter Samuel Mende, who had two RBIs and a home run in the

Jose Rivera also drove in a pair of RBIs on a 2-for-4 hitting performance.

Rougned Odor and Hanser Alberto led the Crawdads (19-18) with one RBI each in the game.

Busch wins pole for NASCAR All-Star Race

May 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kyle Busch has been a force on the NASCAR circuit for years, but of is 24 Sprint Cup victories, none have come at his favorite track — Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.

May 17th

Las Vegas native Robinson takes career gamble

May 17, 2012

Growing up in Las Vegas, Hickory Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson said he lived a normal life growing up.

Now, the 20-year-old is pursuing his dream and following in his brother's footsteps at the minor league level.

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.

Crawdads game with Tourists postponed

May 17, 2012

Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville was postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Asheville this Saturday, featuring two 7-inning games. Game one on Saturday will start at 5:35 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson's team wins pit crew challenge

May 17, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 pit crew got its revenge.

Johnson's team won the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge on Thursday night, avenging last year's loss in the finals to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team.

Hamlin's team was the two-time defending champions coming into the event and cruised into the finals again this year, but lost to Johnson's team by three-tenths of a second.

May 16th

Saint blanks Asheville, awaits Hickory next

May 16, 2012

St. Stephens avenged a 1-1 tie earlier this season against Asheville, topping the Lady Cougars 3-0 in the third round of the playoffs in Hickory on Wednesday.

The Lady Indians victory sets up a third game with conference rival Hickory (20-4-1) on Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Stephens High School.

Hickory Post 48 releases game schedule

May 16, 2012

Hickory Post 48 released its baseball schedule on Wednesday.

Post 48, which finished with a 20-13 record last summer, opens its season at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds on May 28 against Rutherford County Post 423 at 7 p.m.

Crawdads drop third-straight game to Suns

May 16, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads lost their third and final game against the Hagerstown Suns on Wednesday afternoon, falling 8-6 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Suns (21-15) pulled out to a 6-2 lead after three innings of play, powered by a four-run second inning that included a Steven Souza RBI single to left field.

Red Devils finish in third

May 16, 2012

The NCHSAA 2A state golf championships concluded Tuesday at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Southern Pines.

Newton-Conover, the 2012 CVAC golf champions, took third place at the event, trailing only North Lincoln and state champion Salisbury.

The Red Devils carded a team score of 620, which was 16 strokes behind the Knights and 47 behind the Wasps.

Boys soccer team continues undefeated play

May 16, 2012

The CVYSA boys soccer team continues a stellar season on the field.

The U11 team, which mostly includes students who attend Shuford Elementary and Newton-Conover Middle School, is undefeated in play since August.

Along the undefeated path, the Blast won the Piedmont Division in the fall, including an Autumn Blast postseason tournament title.

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