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July 18th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” The NFL has announced that Carolina Panthers backup defensive tackle Andre Neblett has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
For the second-straight year, the Startown Optimist Club is hosting a Babe Ruth Baseball tournament â€” this time in Newton.
The double-elimination tournament features some of the best baseball players in the Southeast region of the United States.
Newton-Conover football players Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss take the field for the final time in their prep football careers Wednesday when they play in the 64th Annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game.
The game takes place at Jamieson Stadium at Grimlsey High School in Greensboro.
SALISBURY, Md. â€” Delmarva scored eight runs in the first three innings of Tuesday's game and held off a comeback by Hickory to come away with the 8-5 South Atlantic League victory.
Nick Delmonico and Wynston Sawyer led the Shorebirds (9-16 in the second half, 37-57 overall) with two RBIs each. Glynn Davis, Michael Ohlman and Brenden Webb also drove in an RBI each for Delmarva.
Fifty-seven youth golfers in five age groups teed off Monday at the sixth Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour event of the summer season at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden.
Next week's Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour event takes place at Hampton Heights Golf Course in Hickory.
In front of more than 150 fans, the Catawba County Hornets made an emphatic statement to start their season Saturday, rolling to a 62-0 victory against the visiting Winston-Salem Red Wolves at Westside/Jaycee Park.
The Hornets will try to improve to 2-0 this Saturday when they host the Albemarle Panthers at Westside/Jaycee Park at 8 p.m.
SALISBURY, Md. â€” Scoring 12 runs in the first three innings, the Delmarva Shorebirds hammered the Hickory Crawdads, 15-3, on Monday.
The first two batters in the Delmarva batting order â€” center fielder Glynn Davis and second baseman Jerome Pena â€” combined for seven of the Shorebirds' 13 RBIs in Monday's contest.
While the 'Dads Kevin Torres hasn't had a lot of chances to play, he is trying to make the most of them.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound catcher said watching last season's Hickory squad make it to and compete int he playoffs help him mature as a baseball player.
Tied 2-2 late in Friday's South Atlantic League contest, the Lakewood BlueClaws got a timely hit from Brock Stassi to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Hickory Crawdads.
Stassi's single in the bottom of the ninth plated catcher Gabriel Lino, who reached base earlier in the inning on a walk.
Two Newton-Conover assistant coaches have left the school to take positions under former Red Devils coach Nick Bazzle at Alexander Central.
Matt Wilson and Greg Hardy have left their posts with the Red Devils to join Bazzle's staff with the Cougars.
Newton-Conover coach Brint Russell said Wilson's decision to leave was a difficult one.