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July 15th, 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 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.
Itâ€™s not every week you get the opportunity to enjoy time with celebrities, but when that chance presented itself last week, I just couldnâ€™t pass it up.
On Wednesday, I was able to participate in a unique bowling event in Mooresville with two of NASCARâ€™s young and bright stars â€” Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano.
Asheville Post 70 defeated Hickory Post 48 in walkoff home run fashion Wednesday, but not amid controversy.
Post 70, which takes a 2-1 series lead, reportedly used an ineligible player in its game.
To read more of this story, pick up the Thursday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
Down 3-1 in the seventh, the offensive for Hickory Post 48 exploded.
Hickory scored 10 runs during the stanza, going on to win 14-4 in eight innings against Asheville to tied the series at a game apiece.
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.
Asheville used a three-run seventh inning to defeated Hickory, 7-5, in the first game of the two team's Area IV playoff series on Monday.
Post 70 takes a 1-0 series lead against Post 48 heading into tonight's second game at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.