June 6th, 2012
First-year players Matt Ward and Colton Chapman, as well as three-year veteran Cole McGraw, make up the heart of the Hickory Post 48 batting order.
Despite coming from different schools and backgrounds, the three players have developed a special bond that is translating into results on the field.
Hickory Post 48 continued its early season surge with a sweep of Asheville Post 70 on Wednesday.
Post 48 improves to 7-0 overall and 6-0 in Area IV West Division.
In the first game, seven runs on 11 hits lifted Post 48 to a 7-0 shutout.
Pitcher Jordan Fulbright tossed a complete game shutout, striking out four Post 70 batters and allowing one walk.
Behind a four-run seventh and one-run eighth, the Charleston RiverDogs topped the Hickory Crawdads for the second-straight day on Wednesday, 9-5.
Trailing 5-4 after six innings, Charleston (36-22) rallied with four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, including a three-run homer by Angelo Gumbs that scored Gary Sanchez and Dante Bichette Jr.
Sweepstakes parlor owners will have to pay the price if they want to open a new gaming center in Claremont.
City officials agreed Monday to permit the internet gaming, or sweepstakes, parlors within the city’s highway business district, but only at a cost.
High school students throughout Catawba County graduate this week at ceremonies in Hickory and Newton. The following includes public school commencement ceremonies.
• Bandys High School graduation begins at 7 p.m. at CVCC Tarlton Complex.
• Newton-Conover Health Science High School at 7 p.m. at Newton-Conover Auditorium.
Maiden officials expect to approve a fiscal year budget at the town’s next council meeting June 18.
Maiden Town Manager Todd Herms said Wednesday that town officials will hold a public hearing in two weeks in an effort to approve the town’s nearly $16 million budget.
Catawba County Schools officials announced the hiring of three new principals on Tuesday for Fred T. Foard High, Mountain View Elementary and Catawba Elementary schools.
All of the newly named principals are currently employed by Catawba County Schools (CCS) in different parts of the county.
Catawba County's 2012 high school yearbook is in, and The Observer News Enterprise is proud to salute all the graduating seniors in the Class of 2012.
Hickory Post 48 brought its best to the plate against an undefeated Caldwell County squad on Tuesday.
Robert Whaley allowed five hits, no runs and struck out 11 batters on the mound, and Colton Chapman nearly hit for the cycle, allowing Post 48 to remain undefeated with a 9-0 victory against Post 29 at Henkel-Alley Field.
The Hickory Crawdads' win streak came to an end on Tuesday.
The Charleston RiverDogs pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits, including home runs by Reymond Nunez and Mason Williams, on their way to a 10-3 victory over the Hickory Crawdads in South Carolina.
Dante Bichette, Jr. led Charleston (35-22) with a 3-for-5 hitting performancing, including two RBIs.