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May 9th, 2012

Crawdads final game with Kannapolis rained out

May 9, 2012

Tuesday's minor league baseball game between the Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed due to inclement weather.

A make-up date has not been announced, but will be made for a later date.

The Crawdads return home Thursday for the first game of a four-game tilt against the Savannah Sand Gnats. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

May 7th

Maiden’s Zack Huffman tries to shoulder the load

May 8, 2012

In a Feb. 29 scrimmage against Wilkes Central’s Garrett Lakey, Maiden’s Zack Huffman was leading 6-1, 4-0.

Suddenly, he felt a weird sensation in his arm that changed the outlook of not only the match, but his whole senior season.

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

PREP NOTEBOOK: Maiden, Bandys win CVAC titles

May 8, 2012

Behind 17 hits, the Maiden Blue Devils won the 2012 Catawba Valley 2A baseball tournament final against Draughn at L.P. Frans Stadium on Monday night, 12-3.

Seniors Dustin Hipps and Jason Gantt led the charge with four-hit performances at the plate.

Newton-Conover negotiating with coaching finalist

May 7, 2012

Newton-Conover High School may have its next football coach by early next week.

NCHS Principal Kevin Campbell said Monday the school narrowed its list of candidates down to a final name, and officials are nailing down final details.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 7, 2012

Monday, May 7
CVAC baseball final (at L.P. Frans Stadium): No. 1 Draughn vs. No. 2 Maiden, 7 p.m.
CVAC softball final (at East Burke H.S.): No. 1 Bandys vs. No. 2 Draughn, 6:30 p.m.
2A Western Regional golf tournament at Fox Den Golf Club in Troutman
3A Western Regional golf tournament at Cedar Rock Country Club (Hibriten)

May 6th

WEEKEND RECAP: N-C girls win 2A Regional title

May 7, 2012

Newton-Conover won the 2A Western Regional championship in girls track and field Saturday at Polk County High School.

The Lady Red Devils scored 67 points, which edged Draughn's 55 points to claim to regional title.

Sadasia Tipps led Newton-Conover with atitle in the long jump. She also finished second in the triple jump.

Crawdads sweep weekend set with Kannapolis

May 7, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads won two games this past week against the Kannapolis Intimidators, taking a 6-0 Saturday victory and winning 5-3 on Sunday.

Hickory 6, Kannapolis 0

Zach Cone led the 'Dads (18-11) on Saturday with a 2-for-5 performance from the plate that included a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.

May 4th

Maiden freshman Corbin Boyles running to goals

May 5, 2012

Maiden freshman and distance runner Corbin Boyles is running toward a 2A Western Regional title in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs this Saturday at Polk County High School.

He is hoping to compete for a 2A state title in those two events, as well as become a future Olympian.

PREP NOTEBOOK: CVAC, NWC tournament results

May 5, 2012

Maiden rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to advance to Monday's Catawba Valley 2A baseball final, knocking off defending champion Bunker Hill, 7-6.

The Blue Devils will face top-seeded Draughn in the Monday final at L.P. Frans at 7 p.m.

CVAC baseball tournament

First round scores
No. 1 Draughn 5, No. 8 East Burke 2

Crawdads rally falls short in ninth, 4-3

May 5, 2012

Despite two RBIs in the top of the ninth inning, the Hickory Crawdads dropped their third-straight road game to the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday, 4-3.

The Grasshoppers (19-8) took a quick 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning behind a three-run homer to center field by Matt Smith that plated Ryan McIntyre and Austin Barnes.

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