May 9th, 2013
Hickory Crawdads pitcher C.J. Edwards was named the Texas Rangers minor league pitcher of the month on Thursday.
The 21-year-old Edwards is 1-1 on the mound this month with a 1.93 ERA (five earned runs in 23.1 innings).
He has struck out 29 batters and allowed just seven walks, holding opposing batters to a .176 average.
The St. Stephens girls soccer team made an emphatic statement to open their 3A playoff appearance on Wednesday.
The Lady Indians (17-3-2) scored seven goals, including two each from Macy Franklin and Olivia Holmes, on their way to a 7-0 shutout against Forestview.
Below is a look at Wednesday's prep soccer scores from across Catawba County:
Owen 4, Bandys 0
Shelby 4, Maiden 1 (final/Tuesday)
Pisgah (3-13-1) at Newton-Conover (18-1-1), 6 p.m. Thursday
3A playoffs (today at 7 p.m., unless noted)
Fred T. Foard 3, Franklin 0
St.Stephens 7, Forestview 0
Tuscola 2, Hickory 1
See Lor, 95, of Hickory died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. Born June 15, 1918 in Laos, she was the daughter of the late Tong Ger Lor. Burial will follow on Sunday, May 12, at Catawba Memorial Park.
Owen Gilleland is a nine year old that cares about his community.
The Concordia Christian Day School student decided last month for his birthday to accept donations instead of presents so he could help raise funds for The Corner Table, is a soup kitchen outreach ministry in Newton.
Gilleland learned about the non-profit from his father, Scott, who volunteers there.
Below is a look at the prep playoff schedule for baseball, soccer, softball and tennis involving teams across Catawba County:
Bunker Hill (13-10) at Polk County (14-8), 7 p.m. Friday
Maiden (11-11) at Shelby (16-7), 7 p.m. Friday
N. Lincoln (8-15) at Bandys (18-7), 7 p.m. Friday
Hunter Harveyâ€™s biggest contribution to the Bandys baseball team typically comes when he is pitching on the mound.
Tuesday night, it was Harveyâ€™s presence at the plate that made all the difference.
The senior second baseman drove in seven runs, helping the Trojans defeat Draughn 15-5 in five innings to claim the CVAC tournament title.
Behind the play of senior Jessica Cooper and freshman Sammie West, the Maiden softball team claimed its first conference tournament title since 2004 on Tuesday.
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.
Bradley Scott Danner, 38, of Hickory went home to his Lord on Monday, May 6, 2013 at his residence.
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Chair Katherine W. Barnes declared a State of Emergency for Catawba County late of Monday, May 6, in response to serious flooding in several areas of the county.