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Delmarva pulls, stays ahead of HIckory for 8-5 win

July 18, 2012

SALISBURY, Md. — Delmarva scored eight runs in the first three innings of Tuesday's game and held off a comeback by Hickory to come away with the 8-5 South Atlantic League victory.

Nick Delmonico and Wynston Sawyer led the Shorebirds (9-16 in the second half, 37-57 overall) with two RBIs each. Glynn Davis, Michael Ohlman and Brenden Webb also drove in an RBI each for Delmarva.

Junior golfers tee off at Glen Oaks Golf Club

July 17, 2012

Fifty-seven youth golfers in five age groups teed off Monday at the sixth Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour event of the summer season at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden.

Next week's Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour event takes place at Hampton Heights Golf Course in Hickory.

Hornets blank Red Wolves in season opener

July 17, 2012

In front of more than 150 fans, the Catawba County Hornets made an emphatic statement to start their season Saturday, rolling to a 62-0 victory against the visiting Winston-Salem Red Wolves at Westside/Jaycee Park.

The Hornets will try to improve to 2-0 this Saturday when they host the Albemarle Panthers at Westside/Jaycee Park at 8 p.m.

Shorebirds hammer Crawdads on diamond, 15-3

July 17, 2012

SALISBURY, Md. — Scoring 12 runs in the first three innings, the Delmarva Shorebirds hammered the Hickory Crawdads, 15-3, on Monday.

The first two batters in the Delmarva batting order — center fielder Glynn Davis and second baseman Jerome Pena — combined for seven of the Shorebirds' 13 RBIs in Monday's contest.

'Dads veteran Torres continues to grow, work hard

July 14, 2012

While the 'Dads Kevin Torres hasn't had a lot of chances to play, he is trying to make the most of them.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound catcher said watching last season's Hickory squad make it to and compete int he playoffs help him mature as a baseball player.

BlueClaws slip by Crawdads on late single, 3-2

July 14, 2012

Tied 2-2 late in Friday's South Atlantic League contest, the Lakewood BlueClaws got a timely hit from Brock Stassi to pick up a 3-2 victory over the Hickory Crawdads.

Stassi's single in the bottom of the ninth plated catcher Gabriel Lino, who reached base earlier in the inning on a walk.

Hardy, Wilson join Bazzle's coaching staff at A-C

July 13, 2012

Two Newton-Conover assistant coaches have left the school to take positions under former Red Devils coach Nick Bazzle at Alexander Central.

Matt Wilson and Greg Hardy have left their posts with the Red Devils to join Bazzle's staff with the Cougars.

Newton-Conover coach Brint Russell said Wilson's decision to leave was a difficult one.

Walker, Moss ready for final high school game

July 12, 2012

Before they head off to play college football at Carson-Newman, Jake Walker and Jervasse Moss have unfinished business on the prep football field.

The Newton-Conover duo play in this Wednesday's East-West All-Star Game at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.

Maiden boys basketball hire could come next week

July 12, 2012

Maiden High School Principal Dwayne Finger has set the timetable to hire a new boys basketball coach.

He said he hopes that task will be accomplished by as early as next week.

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.

Bobcats withdraw qualifying offer to Augustin

July 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Bobcats have announced they've rescinded their qualifying offer to point guard D.J. Augustin.

That means Augustin, Charlotte's starting point guard last year when not injured, immediately becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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