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July 1st, 2011

West Virginia sweeps Stars at L.P. Frans

July 2, 2011

West Virginia finished strong in its first game against the Catawba Valley Stars on Friday and started off just as strong in game two.

The Wild (14-10) scored six runs in the final inning of the first game to earn a 6-3 comeback victory against the Stars (11-7).

West Virginia added to that win by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning of game two on its way to a 7-0 victory and a sweep of the Friday doubleheader.

Wild 6, Stars 3

June 30th

Rundio powers Gaston to force game four

July 1, 2011

Needing a win to stay alive against Hickory, Gaston came through in the clutch.

Braves’ starting pitcher Henry Rundio allowed three runs on the mound and drove in three runs from the plate to keep the Braves in the Region IV playoffs, 6-3.

Hickory leadoff hitter Cole McGraw gave Post 48 (12-8) an early 1-0 lead in the first inning.

After falling behind in the count 0-1, McGraw took the second pitch he saw deep over left-center field to give Hickory a 1-0 lead.

Slaughter talks sports, wrestling, video games

June 30, 2011

Wrestling superstar and WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter visited Hickory on Saturday as part of the Hickory Crawdads game against West Virginia.

During his time at the game, O-N-E Sports Editor Cody Dalton spoke to Slaughter and interviewed him on a variety of topics.

Q: Were sports something you played growing up?

SS: I played a lot of baseball growing up. I did the pony league, little league and the Babe Ruth league, Legion ball in high school. I played football, too.

Q: How did you transition that into a professional wrestling career?

June 29th

Poole, Null combine to strike out 12 in win

June 29, 2011

Post 48 opened the first round of the Region IV playoffs Tuesday with a bang.

Hickory scored four runs in the first two innings and got strong pitching performances from Tyler Poole and Jeremy Null. The duo combined to strike out 12 Gaston batters and allowed one run, as Post 48 won the opening game of a best-of-five series against the Braves, 4-1.

June 27th

Ex-NC State QB Wilson commits to Wisconsin

June 27, 2011

Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson is headed to Wisconsin, potentially solving one of the biggest trouble spots standing between the Badgers and a Big Ten title.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said Monday that Wilson will compete for the Badgers’ starting job in the fall. The two-sport star most recently played in the Colorado Rockies’ minor league system but apparently is ready to hang up his baseball spikes.

As preseason ends, Hornets await opener

June 27, 2011

The Catawba County Hornets football team completed the 2011 preseason Saturday against the Georgia Xtreme.

“We want to do as well as we can in these games, but we also want to evaluate the talent we have out here,” said Hornets’ coach Doug Frye. “We want to give everyone out here playing time, so we can see what they can do to help us in the regular season.”

The Xtreme went up 24-0 at halftime due to the performance of quarterback Anthony Wynn, who had two touchdown passes.

June 24th

Harper camp set for July 8-9 at Bandys

June 24, 2011

For the third straight year, Bandys High School hosts the Justin Harper Oddie Cares Foundation football camp.

The camp, which is operated by former Bandys, former Virginia Tech and current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Justin Harper, takes place July 8-9.

The first day of the camp will focus on high schools players, while day two features a free camp for kindergarten through 12th graders.
Harper said this year’s camp will differ from year’s past.

June 23rd

Crawdads return from break, fall to West Virginia

June 24, 2011

It took eight innings in Thursday’s minor league baseball game, but West Virginia managed to score one run to get past Hickory.

After a pitching duel between Hickory’s Nick Tepesch and West Virginia’s Colton Cain, a double by Power first basemen Justin Howard in the top of the eighth gave his team a 1-0 lead they did not relinquish.

Tepesch (2-3, 3.43 ERA) had a strong outing, striking out nine batters in six innings, allowing six hits and no earned runs for Hickory (0-1, 40-29).

Bobcats open to trade offers ahead of draft

June 23, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With a revamped front office and a roster in need of upgrades, Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats have a message for the rest of the NBA.

Anyone want to deal?

Holding the ninth and 19 picks in Thursday's NBA draft, the Bobcats are considering a variety of options to jump-start their rebuilding process. They've discussed packaging both picks to move up in the draft. They'll consider trading one of the picks for a veteran. And nearly every player on the roster is available in a larger deal for the right price.

Hickory Post 48 earns sweep of Asheville

June 23, 2011

For the third straight day, Hickory Post 48 was in action at Hinkel-Alley Field.

After dropping its last couple of games, Hickory managed to break through that slump with a sweep of Asheville in a Wednesday doubleheader.

Hickory 3, Asheville 2

Post 48 (6-7) was led in the game one victory by pitcher Jacob Hoyle. He had three of Hickory's five hits in the game, including two doubles and a single.

Hoyle was also dominate from the mound, pitching all seven innings. He allowed four hits, two runs (one earned) and struck out seven Asheville batters.

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