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Tigers attempting to replace 5 coaches in 3 sports

July 5, 2013

Fred T. Foard High School is attempting to replace five coaches in three different sports.

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.

Center Al Jefferson signs with Charlotte Bobcats

July 5, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats made a dip in free agency on Thursday, signing former Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson.

The deal for Jefferson is reportedly for three years and $41 million. He is the first free agent from another NBA team to sign with the Bobcats this offseason.

Hickory Post 48's playoff opener postponed yet again

July 4, 2013

Hickory Post 48’s first round Area IV playoff game against Kings Mountain Post 155 was rained out for the second-straight time on Thursday.

Post 48 (14-7, 10-6) and Post 155 (8-9, 8-7) will try to start the playoff series today at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

The two teams have met in the first round of the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.

Post 48's playoff opener postponed to Thursday

July 3, 2013

Hickory Post 48's home Area IV playoff opener with Kings Mountain Post 155 has been postponed due to field conditions.

The game will be made up on Thursday at Henkel-Alley Field at 7 p.m.

Below is an updated look at the American Legion playoff schedule:

Area IV playoffs

First round (Best-of-three series)

Hickory and Kings Mtn. kick off Area IV playoffs again

July 2, 2013

For the second-straight season, Hickory Post 48 and Kings Mountain Post 155 meet in the first round of the Area IV playoffs.

The two teams play in a rematch of last year’s best-of-five playoff series starting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henkel-Alley Field.

Red Devils make football coaching staff changes

July 2, 2013

The Newton-Conover football program made some major changes to its coaching staff entering this fall 2013 season.

Five assistant coaches under Brint Russell in 2012 will not return to the staff.

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.

Hickory tries to carry momentum into Area IV playoffs

July 2, 2013

Hickory starts the American Legion Area IV playoffs on Wednesday in familiar territory.

Post 48 opens play as the No. 3 seed in the West against Kings Mountain, the East’s sixth-seeded squad.

Coaches from all across Area IV gathered on Monday evening in Cherryville to discuss this year's playoffs, including seeding and rules.

Four area prep coaches step down last last week

July 2, 2013

Four area prep coaches in four different sports at two high schools stepped down late last week.

Bunker Hill athletic director Lee Miller sent out an email stating that Bears volleyball coach Julie Harris, Bears softball coach Danny Sifford and Bears cross-country/track coach John Sullivan had all resigned.

Area IV playoff brackets are officially released

July 1, 2013

The pairings for the American Legion Area IV playoffs were released on Monday in Cherryville.

Below is a look at the pairings for the first round, which is a best-of-5 format.

Seeding for playoffs

First round (division record in parenthesis)

Mint Hill, No. 1 East (13-3) vs. Burke County, No. 8 West (6-10)

Versatile Chapman producing for Hickory Post 48

June 28, 2013

Whenever or wherever his team needs him, Colton Chapman is ready to step up to the plate.

The Bunker Hill High School product is slowly becoming a leader for Hickory Post 48 in just his second full season of American Legion baseball.

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