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CVCC to open NJCAA tournament in Oklahoma

May 21, 2012

Catawba Valley Community College will open play at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series on Saturday in Enid, Okla.

The Bucs, who are 36-15 on the season, face the Midwest/Region 24 champions, Heartland Community College (51-6), in the first game of the Series on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Crawdads, Intimidators split Monday doubleheader

May 21, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads and Kannapolis Intimidators split a doubleheader Monday at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Crawdads (20-22) took the first game, 5-1, behind a three-run first inning and a two-run second inning.

Zach Cone led the 'Dads in the game with a double and two RBIs. Trever Adams and Luis Sardinas also drove in an RBI each.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 21, 2012

Monday, May 21
Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 22
St. Stephens soccer at Charlotte Catholic, 6 p.m.
Franklin at Fred T. Foard softball, 6 p.m.

Kannapolis Intimidators at Hickory Crawdads (DH), 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23
No games scheduled

Thursday, May 24

Indians shut out Red Tornadoes to advance

May 19, 2012

The St. Stephens soccer team is one of the final four squads in the 3A soccer playoffs after shutting out conference rival Hickory at home on Saturday, 3-0.

The Lady Indians (22-1-2) made three goals in the second half, including netters by Macy Franklin, Lauren Brooks and Kalyn Meosky.

Pair of two-run homers pace Tigers in win

May 18, 2012

Falling behind in a game is something the Fred T. Foard softball team never likes to do.

The Tigers powered out a pair of two-run homers, lifting them to a 5-0 win against Erwin in the District round of the 3A softball playoffs on Friday.

Tourists take 6-2 win Friday against Crawdads

May 18, 2012

The Hickory Crawdads fell in their series opener against the Asheville Tourists, dropping a 6-2 contest.

The Tourists (24-15) were led by designated hitter Samuel Mende, who had two RBIs and a home run in the

Jose Rivera also drove in a pair of RBIs on a 2-for-4 hitting performance.

Rougned Odor and Hanser Alberto led the Crawdads (19-18) with one RBI each in the game.

Busch wins pole for NASCAR All-Star Race

May 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kyle Busch has been a force on the NASCAR circuit for years, but of is 24 Sprint Cup victories, none have come at his favorite track — Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.

Las Vegas native Robinson takes career gamble

May 17, 2012

Growing up in Las Vegas, Hickory Crawdads third baseman Drew Robinson said he lived a normal life growing up.

Now, the 20-year-old is pursuing his dream and following in his brother's footsteps at the minor league level.

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.

Crawdads game with Tourists postponed

May 17, 2012

Thursday's scheduled game between the Hickory Crawdads and the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field in Asheville was postponed due to inclement weather and wet grounds.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Asheville this Saturday, featuring two 7-inning games. Game one on Saturday will start at 5:35 p.m.

Jimmie Johnson's team wins pit crew challenge

May 17, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 pit crew got its revenge.

Johnson's team won the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge on Thursday night, avenging last year's loss in the finals to Denny Hamlin's No. 11 team.

Hamlin's team was the two-time defending champions coming into the event and cruised into the finals again this year, but lost to Johnson's team by three-tenths of a second.

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