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82 junior golfers play CVJGT event at Rock Barn

June 26, 2012

The Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour (CVJGT) made its third stop of the season at Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jackson Course on Monday.

For complete results and to read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Post 48 picks up 10th West Division win over Shelby

June 25, 2012

Hickory Post 48 continued its hot winning streak, picking up its 10th Area IV West Division victory of the season against Shelby Post 82 on the road Monday, 10-3.

The win against Shelby is Post 48's sixth straight, including four against West Division opponents.

Grayson's HR, 3 RBIs lift Crawdads into first place

June 25, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads moved into first place in the Northern Division Second-Half standings with a 6-2 road victory over the Kannapolis Intimidators on Monday.

Right fielder Chris Grayson led the 'Dads (4-1 in the second half, 40-34 overall) with three RBIs, all of which came on a seventh-inning home run. The bomb was Grayson's eighth of the season.

Hickory RHP Klein builds on his All-Star berth

June 23, 2012

At 6 feet 7 inches tall, it’s hard not to take notice of Crawdads pitcher Phil Klein, but it’s what he is doing on the field that is really turning heads.

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend edition (Saturday through Monday) of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Hanvey's hit lifts Hickory past Moundsville again

June 23, 2012

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, Davis Hanvey singled to give Post 48 its second non-divisional win in four days over visiting Moundsville (W.Va.) at Henkel-Alley Field, 8-7.

Hickory rallied in the bottom of the seventh down 7-5 to win the game and improve to 13-2 overall on the season.

Cole McGraw picked up the win in relief.

McMurray and Montoya like direction of team

June 22, 2012

SONOMA, Calif. — It's been a continuous search for consistency at Chip Ganassi Racing, where the NASCAR program has never matched the performance levels of its dominant IndyCar entries.

But there's no bitterness from Juan Pablo Montoya or Jamie McMurray, who have watched from afar as IndyCar counterparts Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon race for wins and championships every year.

Crawdads open second half of season with 6-3 win

June 21, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads opened the second half of their season Thursday with a 6-3 victory against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at L.P. Frans Stadium

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 cancels two games with Caldwell County

June 21, 2012

Hickory Post 48 has cancelled two its final seven games on the schedule with Caldwell County Post 29.

Hickory, 12-2 overall, 9-1 in the Area IV Western Division, was scheduled to take on Caldwell County twice — June 23 at Henkel-Alley Field in Hickory and June 27 at M.S. Deal Stadium in Caldwell County.

Sandusky's son Matt says his father abused him

June 21, 2012

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him.

The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial.

Post 48's Robert Whaley grows as a pitcher, leader

June 21, 2012

Robert Whaley had big shoes to fill in the Post 48 pitching rotation entering this summer, but he is exceeding expectations.

After Hickory lost starters Jeremy Null and Tyler Poole — both Div. I pitchers and MLB draftees — Whaley said he knew he would have to step up.

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