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Indians hosting co-ed alumni soccer game

July 20, 2012

St. Stephens High School will be hosting its Sixth Annual Co-Ed Alumni Soccer Game on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the school’s soccer field.

The current St. Stephens boys and girls soccer teams will play in a co-ed scrimmage at 5:15 p.m. at the fields, followed by the co-ed alumni event at 7 p.m.

The soccer field opens up at 5 p.m.

UNC vacating WR Hakeem Nicks' records from '08

July 20, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina is vacating former receiver Hakeem Nicks' statistics from 2008 because he was ineligible that season.

Team spokesman Kevin Best said Friday that Nicks' records and stats from that year will remain in the media guide but be noted with an asterisk.

Pitching, pair of homers lift Crawdads in 5-1 victory

July 19, 2012

Returning home from a lengthy eight-game road trip, the Hickory Crawdads put on a show on the mound and behind the plate before a packed crowd of 2,573 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Thursday.

UNC: LB Lipford out for season with knee injury

July 19, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina linebacker Darius Lipford will miss this season after injuring a knee ligament for a second time.

Team officials say Lipford injured his left anterior cruciate ligament Thursday during a rehab session. He is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery in August.

He originally injured the knee during the Independence Bowl last December.

BREAKING: Indians name boys soccer coach

July 19, 2012

St. Stephens High School has named its next boys soccer coach.

The Indians tabbed Cory Morgan, a former Hickory and Lenoir-Rhyne standout, to be their next leader of the boys soccer program on Thursday.

Morgan replaces Chris Nelson, who stepped down in January after two seasons as the head coach of the team to take a job in South Carolina.

Hornets prepare to face Panthers on Saturday

July 19, 2012

With a game and a win under their belt, the Catawba County Hornets are preparing this week to face the Stanly County Panthers on Saturday at Westside/Jaycee Park.

The Hornets (1-0) faced the Panthers in their Central Carolinas Football League season opener last year, winning 24-14.

Walker and Moss both play as East tops West, 34-9

July 19, 2012

West Montgomery's Ja'Quil Cap scored four times, leading the East squad past the West squad to a 34-9 victory in the 64th Annual East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro on Wednesday.

Newton-Conover players Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss both played in the contest. Moss ran four times for 21 yards and also caught a two-yard pass.

Panthers DT Neblett suspended 4 games by NFL

July 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The NFL has announced that Carolina Panthers backup defensive tackle Andre Neblett has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Youth baseball event invading Newton next week

July 18, 2012

For the second-straight year, the Startown Optimist Club is hosting a Babe Ruth Baseball tournament — this time in Newton.

The double-elimination tournament features some of the best baseball players in the Southeast region of the United States.

Walker, Moss take field Wednesday in All-Star game

July 18, 2012

Newton-Conover football players Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss take the field for the final time in their prep football careers Wednesday when they play in the 64th Annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game.

The game takes place at Jamieson Stadium at Grimlsey High School in Greensboro.

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