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April 4th, 2012

Smith, Teague leads Hawks past Charlotte

April 4, 2012

ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 24 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the woeful Charlotte Bobcats 120-93 on Wednesday night.

Joe Johnson finished with 16 points for Atlanta, which had lost three of four. Hawks coach Larry Drew rested all of his starters in the fourth quarter.

April 3rd

Hickory Crawdads prepare to kick off 20th season

April 3, 2012

Finishing second in their division two years ago and winning it last season, the Hickory Crawdads are ready to compete for a South Atlantic League championship when their season starts Thursday in Kannapolis.

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.

Alexander Central coaching hire looms

April 3, 2012

Alexander Central High School expects to have a new head football coach after a board of education meeting Wednesday.

Alexander Central High School Principal Doug Rhoney told The O-N-E on Monday that the three finalists for the position include Newton-Conover High School head football coach Nick Bazzle.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Hickory wins third NWC match

April 3, 2012

HIckory won its third-straight Northwestern conference golf match on Tuesday at Catawba Springs.

The Red Tornadoes tallied a team score of 312, which was two shots better than second-place Hibriten.

St. Stephens finished tied for third with Alexander Central. Both squads carded a team score of 331.

Fred T. Foard finished last with a score of 353.

Won and done: Kentucky wins NCAA title

April 3, 2012

NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.

April 2nd

4 Red Devils make college choices official

April 2, 2012

Newton-Conover seniors Isabella Zaliagiris, Ryan Lampe, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss made their college decisions on Monday.

Moss and Walker signed with Carson Newman, Zaliagiris is headed to George Mason and Lampe is going to Lees-McRae.

PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C wins third CVAC golf match

April 2, 2012

Newton-Conover won its third-straight CVAC golf match of the season, edging Maiden out by four strokes at Quaker Meadows golf course in Morganton.

Bunker Hill finished in sixth with a combined team score of 180, while Bandys came in seventh with a score of 211. Host East Burke finished in fifth with a score of 168.

Silas intends to play young guys next 16 games

April 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE — With the Bobcats out of playoff contention, coach Paul Silas wants to see what his young kids can do the rest of the way.

Silas said Monday he plans to play the team's younger and less experienced players extensively over Charlotte's final 16 games.

April 1st

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tornadoes, Bears win track titles

April 1, 2012

Hickory won the out-right girls title at Saturday's Catawba County track and field championships at Bunker Hill High School on Saturday, as well as a co-championship in boys competition with Bunker Hill.

Boys standings
T-1. Bunker Hill 124
T-1. Hickory 124
3. Fred T. Foard 121
4. Newton-Conover 95
5. Maiden 79
6. Bandys 75
7. St. Stephens 73
8. Challenger 7

March 31st

Story third in AP's girls hoops player vote

April 1, 2012

Bandys guard Madi Story finished third in the voting for the Associated Press girls prep basketball player of the year.

The voting results were released on Saturday with Story, the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year, receiving two of a possible 22 votes.

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