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Panthers open at home, have 2 national TV dates

April 18, 2013

The Panthers open the NFL season at home for the first time since 2009 and will play two nationally televised games.

Carolina hosts Seattle in the Sept. 8 season opener.

Bunker Hill boys, Hickory girls win county track titles

April 18, 2013

There was a familiar feeling in the air during Wednesday's Catawba County track and field championship meet at Bunker Hill High School.

The Bunker Hill boys and Hickory girls teams repeated their performances from a season ago by each winning county titles.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scoreboard

April 18, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday's sports scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
St. Stephens 11, Maiden 0 (five innings)

Minor league baseball
Hickory 6, Asheville 5

Bobcats slip by Cavs, end season on winning note

April 18, 2013

Leading by as many as 24 points, the Charlotte Bobcats held off a second half surge by the Cleveland Cavaliers to come away with a 105-98 victory on Wednesday in the team's 2012-13 season finale.

Defense and timely hitting helps Lady Bears win

April 16, 2013

Double plays on defense and doubles on offense defined Bunker Hill’s 4-2 softball victory against Draughn on Tuesday.

The Lady Bears (6-9, 6-4) made four inning-ending double plays in seven innings.

Offensively, Montana Lineberger’s two RBI double in the bottom of the third pace Bunker Hill.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tuesday's spring sports scores

April 16, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's prep sports scores from across Catawba County:

Prep baseball
Bandys 13, West Caldwell 3
Draughn 18, Bunker Hill 9
East Burke 2, Newton-Conover 1 (nine innings)
Fred T. Foard 1, Hibriten 0
Maiden 14, South Iredell 1 (five innings)

Prep softball
Bandys 12, West Caldwell 1
Bunker Hill 4, Draughn 2
East Burke 9, Newton-Conover 0

Crawdads power their way past Tourists on diamond

April 16, 2013

Four Crawdads drove in two runs each, helping Hickory pick up an 11-4 road victory over Asheville in minor league baseball action on Tuesday.

Nick Williams, Joe Maloney, Nomar Mazara and Jordan Akins each had two RBIs for Hickory (6-7) in the win. Williams, Maloney and Akins also had a home run each.

County athletes receive advice from ACC’s best

April 15, 2013

Catawba County prep basketball players collided on the court Saturday with top college basketball players for the 35th Annual ACC Barnstorming Tour at David Craft Gymnasium at Hickory High School.

Among the many college players in attendance for the event were Duke’s Ryan Kelly, Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry.

Henderson, Walker lead Bobcats over Knicks 106-95

April 15, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats have a chance to shed the label of NBA's worst team heading into the offseason.

The Bobcats enter the season finale Wednesday night tied with Orlando for the worst record in the NBA at 20-61. Both teams have one game left — the Bobcats host Cleveland, while the Magic visit Miami.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Monday's prep scoreboard

April 15, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's prep scores from around Catawba County:

Prep tennis
Maiden 8, Fred T. Foard 1
Newton-Conover 9, Bunker Hill 0 (Red Devils clinch CVAC title)

Prep golf

Catawba Valley 2A (at Glen Oaks)

Team scores
1. Maiden, 310
2. Newton-Conover, 323
3. South Iredell, 359
4. East Burke, 361
5. Bunker Hill, 386
6. West Caldwell, 405

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