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Veteran official Charles Henry reflects on tenure

June 16, 2012

Motivated by his lost chance to go to college, Maiden native and Newton resident Charles Henry used officiating to better himself and those around him.

Blueclaws clip Crawdads in New Jersey, 4-3

June 16, 2012

Surviving two rallies by Hickory that tie its game, Lakewood scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to come away with the 4-3 victory on Friday in New Jersey.

The Crawdads (36-31) tied the game twice — in the top of the sixth inning on a Zach Cone RBI single and in the top of the eighth inning on a Luis Sardinas RBI sacrifice fly.

With NBA defections, UNC ready to go guard-heavy

June 16, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina is going from attacking inside with several scoring options to focusing its attention on the perimeter.

Speedy Whitfield helps fill Post 48 outfield void

June 15, 2012

After a knee injury sidelined Post 48 starting center fielder Phillip Carroll, Ky’Rawn Whitfield stepped in to take his place.

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

Hickory Crawdads handle Lakewood Blueclaws, 7-1

June 15, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads' bats exploded early and often, helping lift them to a 7-1 victory against the Lakewood Blueclaws on Thursday in New Jersey.

Hickory (36-30) scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead, and added one run each in the fourth and ninth innings to pull away for the victory.

UNC still dealing with aftermath of NCAA probe

June 14, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — Three months after the NCAA hit North Carolina's football program with sanctions, the school is still cleaning up the lingering mess that has become more than just an athletics issue.

Lady Bears hosting outdoor night tournament

June 14, 2012

After selling cookie dough and popcorn, the Bunker Hill volleyball team decided to try a different approach to fundraisers.

The Lady Bears are holding an outdoor volleyball tournament next week under the lights.

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.

Hickory bounces Henderson County, 11-6

June 14, 2012

Hickory Post 48 bounced back from its first loss in the Area IV West Division play with an 11-6 road victory against Henderson County Post 77 on Wednesday.

Post 48 (9-2, 7-1) scored three runs in the third on a Colton Chapman homer to tie the contest after trailing 3-0. Chapman went 3-for-6 in Wednesday's game, including two singles and three RBIs.

Davidson names Fox associate head basketball coach

June 13, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Davidson Wildcats have promoted longtime assistant coach Jim Fox to associate head coach.

Crawdads RHP Nick McBride at home in Hickory

June 13, 2012

Growing up in North Carolina, Nick McBride is familiar with Catawba County.

The 6-4, 180-pound right-handed pitcher for the Crawdads said he feels at home playing in Hickory after growing up in nearby Lewisville.

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.

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