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July 18th, 2014
Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornetsâ€™ quest for an NBA championship.
The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
In the teamâ€™s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done â€” repeat.
The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.
The teamâ€™s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.
After starting off the NBA Summer League with three losses in three games, the Charlotte Hornets are on a roll.
The Hornets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-75, in the second round of the Summer League tournament on Thursday.
The victory by Charlotte follows up a 82-81 first-round victory against the Dallas Mavericks behind Roberto Nelson's 3-point buzzer beater.
The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.
The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.
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.
Sixteen football coaches in the Catawba County School System gathered at Maiden High School on Monday, all in an effort to help aid player safety.
Former Concord High School coach EZ Smith taught the eight-hour seminar, which was sponsored by USA Footballâ€™s Heads Up initiative.
Brian Roberts started his NBA career in 2012 as a New Orleans Hornet.
The 6-foot-1 guard agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal on Sunday to continue playing in the NBA â€”Â this time as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Undrafted after coming out of the University of Dayton in 2008, Roberts spent the 2008-09 season playing basketball for club Galil Gilboa in Israel.
After coming up short in the chase for Utah guard Gordon Hayward, the Charlotte Hornets have settled on another Jazz product.
Forward Marvin Williams has signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Hornets, according to sources. All of Williamsâ€™ contract is guaranteed with no options â€” team or player.
Below are youth football camps for each Catawba County high schools listed in alphabetical order:
Bandys Football Camp
Bandys High School has announced that the Trojan Football Camp will take place from July 24-26.
LAS VEGAS â€” Facing the defending Summer League champions was no easy task for the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
The Golden State Warriors took a 11-0 advantage early in the contest and led wire-to-wire in a 70-58 victory against the Hornets at the Thomas and Mack Center.
Hickory Post 48â€™s season was ended on Friday at the hands of Asheville Post 70.
After winning two of the first three games in the series, Asheville took an early lead in game No. 4 on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field and never looked back on its way to a 5-4 victory.