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June 15th, 2011

Jason Phelps hired as Foard football coach

June 16, 2011

After months of speculation as to who would guide the future of the Fred T. Foard football program, the Tigers finally have their man.

Jason Phelps, who spent the past three seasons at Bartlett Yancey High School, was hired as the head football coach at Foard.

Phelps was introduced Wednesday evening in the Fred T. Foard High School cafeteria with parents and students watching in attendance.

Phelps said there were a few main reasons the Foard coaching job interested him.

June 14th

Wiebe defeats Mason in playoff to win GHC

June 14, 2011

After three rounds, 54 holes and two 19-under-par scores, it took three playoff holes to decide this year’s Greater Hickory Classic champion.

Mark Wiebe, a resident of Denver, Colo., defeated James Mason in the third playoff hole Sunday to claim the 2011 Greater Hickory Classic championship and the $262,500 winner’s prize.

The victory by Wiebe breaks a 77-tournament losing streak.

“I didn’t know it had been 77 tournaments since I’ve won,” Wiebe said. “That was kind of a bummer to know. I’m tickled to have busted that drought.”

Waltrip, Yarborough join NASCAR Hall of Fame

June 14, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The wait is over for Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. The championship-winning drivers with a bumpy personal connection are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Yarborough and Waltrip got in on their third try, headlining the third five-member class announced Tuesday. They're joined by eight-time series champion crew chief Dale Inman, nine-time Modified champion Richie Evans and pioneering driver and owner Glen Wood.

June 11th

Tway continues to lead after second round of GHC

June 11, 2011

While some things change, some remain the same.

Bob Tway, who held the lead after the first day of the Greater Hickory Classic with a 9-under-par round, continues to lead the tournament by one stroke. He fired a 5-under-par second round to put him in the lead at 14-under-par.

Despite a large tie for second place yesterday, Tommy Armour III is in sole possession of second. He is one stroke behind Tway at 13-under-par.

June 10th

Bob Tway leads tight GHC field by one shot

June 10, 2011

It’s a tightly-contested field after one day of play at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.

Bob Tway birdied the 18th hole of Friday’s first round to take a one stroke lead over five other players. Among those in second place are Mike Goodes, Tommy Armour III, Joe Ozaki and Mike Wiebe. Each holed a round of 8-under-par.

Tway’s first round included six birdies on holes 7-13, which put him in a tie for the lead. A birdie on No. 13 gave him the outright lead for the first time, but he surrendered the lead when he bogeyed on No. 14.

June 9th

Q&A with NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs, Denny Hamlin

June 9, 2011

NASCAR owner and Super Bowl winning coach Joe Gibbs and one of his three drivers, Denny Hamlin, visited Catawba County on Tuesday.
Both men played in the Dale Jarrett Shootout, which is part of the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.
Gibbs owns three Super Bowl titles with the Washington Redskins (Super Bowls 17, 22, 26). His three Sprint Cup Series championships came with drivers Bobby LaBonte (2000) and Tony Stewart (2002, 2005).
Hamlin owns four of his 16 Sprint Cup Series victories at Pocono Raceway, where the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is racing this weekend.

June 8th

Former Tiger attempts to win NCAA title

June 8, 2011

A former Fred T. Foard athlete is aiming to win an NCAA championship in the hammer throw today.

Malcolm Styers, a former member of the Tigers’ track and field program and current senior at Appalachian State, qualified for the NCAA National track and field championships with a career-best performance May 27 at the NCAA East Regionals.

June 7th

High school students share Shootout experience

June 7, 2011

Celebrities, golf professionals and some of the area’s best high school golfers stole the show Tuesday as part of the Dale Jarrett Shootout at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by Kia Motors.

Among those in attendance were NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs, NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, former Virginia Tech and Charlotte Hornets star Dell Curry and Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen.

Each of the celebrities that played in Tuesday’s event were paired with a golf professional and one of the top-five finishers in Monday’s Greater Hickory High School Classic.

June 6th

Stars trying to build future Major Leaguers

June 6, 2011

Some of college baseball’s finest players assembled in Catawba County for another season of the Catawba Valley Stars baseball team.

The Stars, which consist of college baseball players from different schools around the country, play in the Carolina Virginia Collegiate Summer Baseball League. The team has been in existence for more than 20 years.

The league consists of eight teams, and the Stars play a grueling schedule of 65 games in 75 days.

Also on the Stars’ schedule are non-league teams from the Coastal Plains League, Independent League and MLB Rookie League.

Poston fires 32, wins Classic

June 6, 2011

Hickory golfer J.T. Poston shot a 32 to win Monday’s nine-hole Greater Hickory High School Classic at Rock Barn.

Bunker Hill’s Tyler Lail finished third with a 35. Fred T. Foard’s Sterling Cline and Maiden’s Thomas Lilly finished with 37s, which were tied for the fourth best score.

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