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Post 70 uses three-run seventh to take 1-0 series lead

July 7, 2014

Asheville used a three-run seventh inning to defeated Hickory, 7-5, in the first game of the two team's Area IV playoff series on Monday.

Post 70 takes a 1-0 series lead against Post 48 heading into tonight's second game at Henkel-Alley Field at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds at 7 p.m.

Hickory beats Alexander County, 7-5, to win series

July 5, 2014

Hickory Post 48 is in the second round of the Area IV playoffs.

Post 48 defeated Alexander County, 7-5, on Friday at Henkel-Alley Field to advance with a 3-1 series victory.

Deadlocked 5-5 in the eighth inning, Hickory broke its tie with back-to-back RBI hits from Ky'rawn Whitfield and Austin LaPierre — two of 15 base knocks for the squad in the contest.

Rudisill's six-hitter gives Hickory 2-1 series lead

July 3, 2014

Aaron Rudisll tossed a complete game six-hitter, helping Hickory Post 48 take a 2-1 series lead against Alexander County Post 170 with a 6-1 victory on Thursday in Taylorsville.

The pitching performance comes just two days after Rudisill suffered a hip injury while being hit during an at bat.

Cameron Chapman and Jordan Eckard led Post 48 offensively in the victory.

Hickory uses five-run 8th to tie series with Alexander

July 2, 2014

The Area IV playoff series between Hickory Post 48 and Alexander County Post 170 is tied.

Post 48 scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth and held off a furious rally by Post 170 to win 10-7 on Wednesday night at Henkel-Alley Field.

Post 170 grabs early lead, goes ahead 1-0 in series

July 1, 2014

Alexander County scored five early runs and held off a late charge from Hickory, winning the first Area IV playoff game between the two teams Tuesday, 5-3.

Game two of the series takes places tonight at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Hickory-Shelby game postponed until Sunday

June 27, 2014

Friday night's Area IV West Division game between Hickory Post 48 and Shelby Post 82 was postponed.

The contest is rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. at Keeter Stadium/Veterans Field in Shelby.

Post 48 (10-11, 8-8 in Area IV West) has two remaining games left in the regular season, including at Henkel-Alley Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. against Burke Post 21.

NBA Draft aids Charlotte's frontcourt, shooting

June 27, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets used Thursday’s NBA Draft to solidying their backcourt and added one of best shooters in this year’s rookie class.

After he dropped surprisingly out of the top five, forward Noah Vonleh went No. 9 to the Hornets.

General manager Rich Cho was surprised when Vonleh fell in the team’s lap.

Red Devils gear up, host first 7-on-7 drills

June 24, 2014

Newton-Conover High School hosted its first prep football 7-on-7 on Tuesday.

Head coach Matt Beam and the Red Devils welcomed Davidson Day for nearly two hours of competitive football action at the N-CHS practice field.

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

North, South play into extras; Game ends in 4-4 tie

June 17, 2014

There was no champion in the 2014 South Atlantic League All-Star Game at L.P. Frans Stadium on Tuesday.

Playing into the 10th inning, the North and South All-Stars finished tied 4-4 in the contest.

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

Hunter Harvey takes the All-Star spotlight tonight

June 16, 2014

He watched his brother Kris pitch at L.P. Frans Stadium when he was a young boy.

He saw his father Bryan coach there, as well.

Now, more than a decade later, Hunter Harvey is the starting pitcher for tonight's South Atlantic League All-Star Game at the historic stadium in Hickory.

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