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Bobcats sign Jannero Pargo to 10-day contract

March 15, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats have signed guard Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.

In his ninth NBA season, Pargo has played for the Lakers, Raptors, Bulls, Hornets, Hawks and Wizards.

In 14 games this season with Washington and Atlanta, Pargo is averaging 4.0 points and 2.4 assists per game.

The signing of Pargo brings the Bobcats roster up to 15 players.

Ortiz’s bloop single lifts Maiden past N-C in extras

March 14, 2013

Maiden and Newton-Conover made the most of both team’s conference baseball openers on Wednesday.

A bloop single by Maiden shortstop Randal Ortiz in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Blue Devils to a 6-5 extra-inning victory against the Red Devils.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's prep scoreboard

March 14, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep softball
Hibriten 3, St. Stephens 1
Fred T. Foard 4, South Caldwell 0
Maiden 15, Newton-Conover 0
Bandys 9, Kings Mountain 2
Bunker Hill 5, East Burke 1

Prep soccer
Highland Tech 4, Bunker Hill 0
Newton-Conover 3, Lincolnton 0
St. Stephens 5, Hibriten 1
Maiden 3, North Lincoln 1

Foard's Carpenter forgoes senior season, turns pro

March 13, 2013

The world’s most famous golfer is named Tiger.

However, a local Tiger is joining the pro golf ranks.

Fred T. Foard’s Christian Carpenter decided to forgo his senior season of prep golf to pursue a career on the course.

Carpenter was granted a one-year exemption by the National Golf Association Pro Tour. He will play in the Carolina Series.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's scores, postponements

March 13, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep scores and postponements from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
East Burke 3, Bunker Hill 1
South Caldwell 4, Fred T. Foard 3
Bandys at Draughn, postponed to Wednesday
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday

Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday

Prep softball
Bandys 6, Draughn 2

Panthers cut LB Anderson, re-sign TE Hartsock

March 12, 2013

The Carolina Panthers were busy during the first day of the NFL's free agency period on Tuesday.

The team released starting linebacker James Anderson and re-signing tight end Ben Hartsock.

Anderson had spent his entire NFL career with the Panthers after being drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by Carolina.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's game cancellations

March 12, 2013

Below is a list of postponements from Tuesday's prep sports action:

Prep baseball
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Prep softball
Hibriten at St. Stephens, postponed to Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Newton-Conover at Maiden, postponed to Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Blue Devils beat Bears, tune up for N-C showdown

March 12, 2013

Jon Huffman said his team's play wasn't pretty, but it was enough to get the job done.

The Maiden boys tennis team won four singles matches and two doubles contest to defeat Bunker Hill 6-3 on Monday.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's spring sports scores

March 12, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's prep scores from across Catawba County:

Prep soccer
Bandys 1, East Lincoln 0
Maiden 3, Highland Tech 2
Newton-Conover 7, Lincolnton 1

Prep tennis
Maiden 6, Bunker Hill 3
Newton-Conover at Mooresville, ppd. (no make-up date announced)

Prep softball
Maiden 9, Lincolnton 2
Newton-Conover 17, Statesville 7

Panthers cut CB Chris Gamble in cap saving move

March 9, 2013

Three days shy of turning 30 years old, Carolina Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble received some career-changing news.

The Panthers announced Friday they have released the ninth-year defensive back — the franchise's all-time leader in interceptions (27) and passes defended (94).

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