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Panthers WR Smith agrees to 3-year extension

April 10, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Wide receiver Steve Smith is now expected to finish his career where it began.

The Panthers have announced Smith has agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2015 season. There is also a team option for the 2016 season.

Monday's Easter Classic results, Tuesday schedule

April 9, 2012

The two-time defending tournament champion Bears had their title defense and six-game win streak ended on Monday with a 11-5 defeat against the Warriors.

To read more of this story and more on the Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.

Crawdads improve to 4-1 with win over Drive

April 9, 2012

Leftfielder Chris Grayson belted a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to propel the Hickory Crawdads to the 4-3 road win against the Greenville Drive on Monday night.

Wizards rout woeful Bobcats 113-85

April 9, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Washington got 67 points from their reserves as the Wizards hammered the Charlotte Bobcats 113-85 Monday night in a matchup of the NBA's two worst teams.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

April 9, 2012

Monday, April 9

Catawba Valley Easter Classic at Fairgrounds
No. 7 Foard vs. No. 2 Hickory, 12 p.m.
No. 6 West Caldwell vs. No. 3 Bunker Hill, 2:30 p.m.
No. 8 Newton-Conover vs. No. 1 South Iredell, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Maiden vs. No. 4 St. Stephens, 7:30 p.m.

L-R men's/women's golf at Aramark Intercollegiate

Tuesday, April 10

Adams wins Southern Open on Lake Norman

April 9, 2012

CORNELIUS — Tracy Adams won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open on Saturday on Lake Norman, finishing with a three-day catch of 45 pounds, 6 ounces.

Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

April 9, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The rarest shot in golf can happen any time Bubba Watson has a golf club in hands.

Watson was so deep in the woods late Sunday afternoon that he couldn't even see where he was going. With his golf ball nestled on a bed of pine needles, he hit a gap wedge that shot out toward the fairway and hooked some 40 yards and onto the elevated green.

Bears aim for third-straight Classic title

April 6, 2012

With a 10-5 record this season, there is a different feel for the Bunker Hill baseball team heading into this year’s Catawba County Easter Baseball Classic.

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

Still seeking 1st major, Garcia lurking at Masters

April 6, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Sergio Garcia was supposed to shed that "best player never to win a major" label years ago.

Yet here he is, 32 and still searching.

The Spaniard climbed into contention at the Masters on Friday with a 4-under 68 that left him a stroke behind the ageless Fred Couples and Jason Dufner. It's only his sixth round in the 60s in 14 trips to Augusta National, and third since 2009.

Fedora has Tar Heels practicing faster than ever

April 6, 2012

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina's spring workouts under new coach Larry Fedora are focused on more than installing new plays and formations.

It's about first teaching the Tar Heels how to practice with an intense go-go-go philosophy — which quarterback Bryn Renner described as a "culture shock."

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