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Panthers veteran Otah traded to the New York Jets

July 23, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have acquired tackle Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers for an undisclosed conditional draft choice.

Otah spent four seasons with the Panthers after being a first-round draft choice (19th overall) in 2008. He started all 29 games that he played.

BREAKING: Penn St. slammed with NCAA sanctions

July 23, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State football was all but dismantled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent years molesting children, sometimes on school property.

'Dads pitcher Eickhoff garnering league's attention

July 20, 2012

At 22 years of age, Hickory Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff is having one of the best seasons on the mound in the South Atlantic League (SAL).

The Evansville, Ind. native is anchoring the Crawdads pitching staff and hoping to lead his team to its ultimate goal — a SAL championship.

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.

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