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Lowman hoping his experience helps Trojans

August 2, 2012

Heading into his 26th season on the sidelines, Randy Lowman looks to guide the Bandys Trojans to the playoffs again.

Lowman, the most veteran high school football coach in Catawba County, hopes his coaching experience will propel Bandys to a Catawba Valley 2A title and also another long postseason run this season.

Hornets hosting Football Skills Clinic this Saturday

August 2, 2012

The Catawba County Hornets, partnering with the Newton Parks and Recreation Department, are sponsoring their annual Football Skills Clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Westside/Jaycee Park.

This year marks the sixth annual Skills Clinic, which has taken place since 2007.

Duke among 8 teams in Battle 4 Atlantis tournament

August 2, 2012

NASSAU, Bahamas — Duke, Louisville and Memphis will be among the teams playing in this year's Battle 4 Atlantis holiday basketball tournament.

The eight-team field, which has a combined 160 NCAA tournament appearances, will play Thanksgiving weekend on a court inside a converted ballroom.

The field also will include Missouri, Minnesota, Virginia Commonwealth, Stanford and Northern Iowa.

Curley, Kannapolis knock off Eickhoff, Crawdads

August 1, 2012

Crawdads pitcher Jerad Eickhoff had not lost in his past 12 outings on the mound when he entered Wednesday's game against Kannapolis.

Chasing a South Atlantic League-best 12th win of the season, the right-handed pitcher allowed four runs (all earned) and seven hits in five innings against the visiting Kannapolis Intimidators, as the 'Dads went on to lose, 4-2, at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Panthers awaiting results of Otah's physical

August 1, 2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — General manager Marty Hurney said the Carolina Panthers are waiting for the results of a physical exam on offensive tackle Jeff Otah before making a decision on the future of the team's former first-round draft pick.

Carolina traded Otah to the New York Jets last week, but the deal was rescinded after Otah failed his physical. He reverted back to the Panthers' roster.

Penske dumps A.J. Allmendinger after drug test

August 1, 2012

A.J. Allmendinger's failed drug test has cost him his job at Penske Racing.

Team owner Roger Penske released Allmendinger on Wednesday, three weeks after he tested positive for a banned amphetamine.

Team officials said they were disappointed with the test results that left them with no choice.

'Dads shortstop Sardinas adapting to culture, injuries

July 31, 2012

Growing up in Upata, Bolivar, Venezuela, Luis Sardinas grew up with the love of baseball.

Now, the 19-year-old shortstop for the Hickory Crawdads is pursuing the "American dream," as well as the dream to play in the major leagues one day.

Otah fails Jets physical, goes back to Panthers

July 31, 2012

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Jeff Otah is heading back to the Carolina Panthers.

The veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets on Tuesday, meaning New York's trade with Carolina was rescinded. Otah was acquired by the Jets last Monday, but failed his first physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list. He had seven days — until Tuesday — to pass it.

Former 'Dad Villanueva traded in Dempster deal

July 31, 2012

Former Hickory Crawdads third baseman Christian Villanueva has been traded to the Chicago Cubs as part of a deal that sends big league pitcher Ryan Dempster to the Texas Rangers.

Villanueva, a 21-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico native, played in 126 games last year for Hickory, batting .278 with 130 hits, 30 doubles, three triples and 17 home runs.

Hornets end 7-year skid versus Iredell, win 6-0

July 30, 2012

In seven years of playing against the Iredell Warriors, the Catawba County Hornets didn't have much luck.

That fortune all changed this past Saturday night.

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