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O-N-E sports schedule for the week

May 27, 2012

Monday, May 28
Hickory Post 48 at Rutherford County Post 423, 7 p.m.

Hickory Crawdads at Delmarva Shorebirds, 5:05 p.m.

Tuesday, May 29
Shelby Post 82 at Hickory Post 48, 7 p.m.

Hickory Crawdads at Delmarva Shorebirds, 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30
Hickory Post 48 at Burke County Post 21, 7 p.m.

Huffman's slam helps Bucs win first tourney game

May 27, 2012

The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team staved off elimination by winning its first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Div. II World Series game on Saturday, defeating the No. 7 Community College of Rhode Island Knights, 11-5.

Trailing 5-3, the Bucs (37-16) scored eight runs in their half of the seventh inning, including a grand slam by Brett Huffman.

Khane continues Hendrick roll with Coke 600 win

May 27, 2012

CONCORD — Kasey Kahne powered to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, taking NASCAR's longest race for the third time for his first win with Hendrick Motorsports.

Kahne also gave car owner Rick Hendrick his 201st Sprint Cup series victory.

Kahne crossed the finish line nearly 5 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin. Kyle Busch was third and series points leader Greg Biffle fourth.

Oliver's HR lifts Foard to 3A West Regional title

May 26, 2012

For the first time since 1998, Fred T. Foard will play for a softball state championship.

A two-run home run by Foard third baseman Ashley Oliver in the top of the sixth over right field helped the Lady Tigers (25-4) advance to next weekend's state championship series in Raleigh.

Drew Robinson's walk-off RBI lifts Hickory, 8-7

May 26, 2012

A single by Drew Robinson in the bottom of the ninth gave the Hickory Crawdads a walkoff win against the Lexington Legends on Friday before a packed house of 4,853 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium.

The Legends (25-22) led 4-3 before the bottom of the seventh inning when the 'Dads struck for four runs, including a two-RBI single by Hanser Alberto.

Beason comes to teammate Newton's defense

May 26, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jon Beason may not play offensive tackle, but he's certainly not afraid to protect his quarterback.

Beason, the Panthers' three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, fired back Friday at San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith via Twitter after comments he perceived were a slam on Carolina teammate Cam Newton.

Foard headed to state softball title series

May 25, 2012

Fred T. Foard defeated North Iredell 2-0 Friday night to clinch the 3A West Regional softball title.

The Lady Tigers plated two runs on a sixth-inning homer by Ashley Oliver in the victory, Foard's second over North Iredell in as many nights.

Foard now faces C.B. Aycock or Western Alamance in a best-of-three state championship series June 1-2.

Four-run fourth helps give Tigers 1-0 series lead

May 24, 2012

After giving up its first runs this postseason, the Fred T. Foard softball team trailed 2-0 in the middle of the fourth inning of its playoff game against North Iredell on Thursday.

Not willing to crumble under the pressure, the Lady Tigers scored four runs on four hits and a walk in the fourth inning, lifting them to a 4-2 victory against the Lady Raiders.

Legends best Crawdads on Thursday, 7-3

May 24, 2012

Trailing 3-2 after five innings, the Lexington Legends scored five runs in the final four innings to pull away with the 7-3 victory against the Hickory Crawdads on Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Four of those runs came in two innings, including two each in the top of the sixth and top of the ninth.

Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600

May 24, 2012

CONCORD — It's been awhile, but Richard Petty has bragging rights once again in Charlotte.

Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night and teammate Marcus Ambrose finished second at 191.598, giving Petty a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR's longest race.

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