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June 13th, 2012

Lady Bears hosting outdoor night tournament

June 14, 2012

After selling cookie dough and popcorn, the Bunker Hill volleyball team decided to try a different approach to fundraisers.

The Lady Bears are holding an outdoor volleyball tournament next week under the lights.

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.

Hickory bounces Henderson County, 11-6

June 14, 2012

Hickory Post 48 bounced back from its first loss in the Area IV West Division play with an 11-6 road victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday.

Post 48 (9-2, 7-1) scored three runs in the third on a Colton Chapman homer to tie the contest after trailing 3-0. Chapman went 3-for-6 in Wednesday's game, including two singles and three RBIs.

Davidson names Fox associate head basketball coach

June 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Davidson Wildcats have promoted longtime assistant coach Jim Fox to associate head coach.

June 12th

Crawdads RHP Nick McBride at home in Hickory

June 13, 2012

Growing up in North Carolina, Nick McBride is familiar with Catawba County.

The 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher for the Crawdads said he feels at home playing in Hickory after growing up in nearby Lewisville.

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

Cherryville survives rain, Hickory to win 4-2

June 13, 2012

After an hour rain delay on Monday, Cherryville Post 100 rose as the lone undefeated team in the American Legion Area IV West Division on Monday.

Post 100 took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, handing Hickory Post 48 (8-2, 6-1) its first loss in West Division play and second overall.

Cherryville improves to 10-1, 3-0 in the West Division.

Kurt Busch keeps ride with Phoenix Racing

June 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kurt Busch will return to Phoenix Racing when his one-week NASCAR suspension ends Wednesday.

Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch, and the duo agreed to move forward to this weekend's race at Michigan International Speedway.

June 11th

Despite weather, junior golf kicks off season

June 11, 2012

Youngsters of all ages turned out at Lincoln Country Club for the first Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) event of the season Monday.

Boys and girls in five different age groups competed for bragging rights at the course despite rains looming in the area.

Suns blank Crawdads in series opener, 9-0

June 11, 2012

Behind 14 hits and nine runs, the Hagerstown Suns took the series opener against the Hickory Crawdads in Maryland on Monday, 9-0.

First baseman Justin Miller led the Suns (39-24) by going 3-for-5 from the plate, including two RBIs. Teammate and catcher Cole Leonida also had three hits and two RBIs in the contest.

Ford makes slight changes to 2013 Fusion

June 11, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Ford is making slight modifications to the 2013 Fusion it plans to use next season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.

Some of the updates announced Monday are designed to add additional brand identity through new grille work and hood lines.

June 8th

HIckory Post 48 suffers its first loss of the season

June 8, 2012

After seven-straight wins, Post 48’s first loss was due to happen at any time.

Lincoln County drove in eight runs on 12 hits to come away with the 8-7 win against Hickory on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

With the loss, Post 48 falls to 7-1 on the season.

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