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May 23rd, 2013
After suffering a compression fracture in his back earlier this season and spending six weeks out of action, Denny Hamlin is finally back on track.
Hamlin turned a lap of 27.604 (195.624 mph) to win the pole for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamlin finished second in his first full race back two weeks ago at Darlington Raceway in the Southern 500.
With 31 losing seasons in 35 years, the expectation level for the Maiden girls basketball program hasnâ€™t been very high.
Its new coach is hoping to change that mentality.
Amber Vaughan was announced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the Lady Blue Devils basketball program.
The search for the next Newton-Conover girls basketball coach continues.
Ike Williams resigned from the N-C coaching position on May 14 to take an assistant coaching job with the Catawba Valley Community College womenâ€™s basketball program under new head coach Tisha England.
Dale Jarrett is joining the elite in NASCARâ€™s Hall of Fame.
The Catawba County native and three-time Daytona 500 champion was announced as one of five inductees for NASCARâ€™s most prestigious honor on Wednesday during a press conference in Charlotte.
Amber Vaughan will lead the Maiden girls basketball program this winter.
The former Lenoir-Rhyne standout replaces Katie Chapman, who coached the Lady Blue Devils for the past four season.
Chapman had a 24-72 career record, including 10-46 mark in conference games.
The Fred T. Foard softball team committed eight errors on Tuesday en route to a 4-3 loss to Enka in the fourth round of the 3A playoffs in Newton.
Foard, who was the 3A state runner-up last year, finishes its season with a 23-5 overall record.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan wants to "bring the buzz back" to Charlotte.
The Bobcats owner said at a press conference Tuesday evening he's changing his team's name to the Charlotte Hornets beginning in 2014-15.
CHARLOTTE â€” Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats are having just as tough of a time winning the NBA lottery as they are winning basketball games of late.
For the second straight year the Bobcats failed to land the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery despite decent odds.
Charlotte got the fourth overall pick â€” behind Cleveland, Orlando and Washington â€” in the league's lottery Tuesday night.
One year ago against Charlotte Catholic, the St. Stephens soccer team tasted the agony of defeat.
This year, the Lady Indians have quenched their appetite for victory.
Macy Franklinâ€™s header goal on a corner kick from Susan Bare helped Saint defeat Charlotte Catholic, 1-0, to advance to Saturdayâ€™s 3A state title game.
Second chances rarely come around in life, but the St. Stephens girls soccer team has just that opportunity tonight against Charlotte Catholic.
After losing 1-0 to the Lady Panthers in last yearâ€™s 3A West final, the Lady Indians (20-3-2) will try to avenge that defeat when they host Catholic tonight in Hickory at 6 p.m.