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Point guard Roberts: Hornets are 'on the rise'

July 23, 2014

Through the trails of being an undrafted rookie, Brian Roberts hard work paid off on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-1 guard was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.

West tops East in Madi Story's final prep game

July 22, 2014

Madi Story went out a winner Monday night during the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star basketball game in Greensboro.

Story scored four points and grabbed five rebounds, leading the West to a 82-68 victory against the East in the exhibition contest.

Hornets top Colts in league opener, 14-6

July 21, 2014

In a game that included five ejections, the Catawba County Hornets defeated the rival Carolina Colts 14-6 on Saturday.

The contest was a rematch of last year's Central Carolinas Football League (CCFL) championship game — which was also played at Westside/Jaycee Park in Newton.

Former Tar Heel Marvin Williams returns to his roots

July 21, 2014

A native of the state of Washington, Marvin Williams is returning to his North Carolina roots.

The 10-year forward was officially introduced as a member of the Charlotte Hornets on Monday during a special press conference.

Rockets end Hornets' run in Las Vegas, 83-79

July 20, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets run at the NBA Summer League championship is over.

Behind 25 points from Isaiah Canaan, the Houston Rockets ousted the Hornets, 83-79, in the semifinals of the Summer League tournament in Las Vegas.

Rookie P.J. Hairston led Charlotte (3-4) with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, while Josh Davis added 18 points and 14 rebounds.

McElwee becomes seventh Crawdad to join Pelicans

July 18, 2014

For the seventh time this season, a member of the Hickory Crawdads baseball team has been called up.

Right-handed relief pitcher Josh McElwee was called up to High-A Myrtle Beach on Friday, joining fellow Crawdads Cody Kendall, Kevin Pucetas, Lewis Brinson, Nick Vickerson, Abel De Los Santos, and Kevin Torres as a member of the Pelicans.

Lance Stephenson officially introduced by Hornets

July 18, 2014

Lance Stephenson hopes to be the final piece in the Charlotte Hornets’ quest for an NBA championship.

The 6-foot-5 guard was introduced as the newest member of the team during a press conference Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Hornets aim for championship repeat in 35th season

July 17, 2014

In the team’s 35th season, the Catawba County Hornets aim to do something no other team in the Central Carolinas Football League has ever done — repeat.

The Hornets are coming off a championship season in the CCFL.

The team’s returning players were presented with their title rings on Thursday during practice.

Hornets dominate Pelicans, 104-75, to advance

July 17, 2014

After starting off the NBA Summer League with three losses in three games, the Charlotte Hornets are on a roll.

The Hornets defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 104-75, in the second round of the Summer League tournament on Thursday.

The victory by Charlotte follows up a 82-81 first-round victory against the Dallas Mavericks behind Roberto Nelson's 3-point buzzer beater.

Crawdads shut out on diamond by BlueClaws, 7-0

July 15, 2014

The Hickory Crawdads fell 7-0 at home against the Lakewood BlueClaws on Tuesday.

The Crawdads and BlueClaws play against Wednesday at noon at L.P. Frans Stadium.

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.

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