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July 21st, 2014

Hornets top Colts in league opener, 14-6

July 21, 2014

In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina Colts 14-6 on Saturday.

The contest was a rematch of last year's Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL) championship game — which was also played at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton.

Former Tar Heel Marvin Williams returns to his roots

July 21, 2014

A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots.

The 10-year forward was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday during a special press conference.

July 20th

Rockets end Hornets' run in Las Vegas, 83-79

July 20, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.

Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.

Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

July 18th

McElwee becomes seventh Crawdad to join Pelicans

July 18, 2014

For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.

Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.

Lance Stephenson officially introduced by Hornets

July 18, 2014

Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornets’ 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.

July 17th

Hornets aim for championship repeat in 35th season

July 17, 2014

In the team’s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done — repeat.

The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.

The team’s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.

Hornets dominate Pelicans, 104-75, to advance

July 17, 2014

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.

July 15th

Crawdads shut out on diamond by BlueClaws, 7-0

July 15, 2014

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.

Area coaches train, trying to improve player safety

July 15, 2014

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 Football’s Heads Up initiative.

July 13th

Hornets add depth at guard, sign Brian Roberts

July 13, 2014

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 — 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.

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