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Post 48 dominant in 13-1 season-opening victory

May 28, 2013

Hickory Post 48 kicked off its season in style on Tuesday with a dominant performance against Kings Mountain.

Post 48 tallied 13 hits and starting pitcher Colton Allison only gave up six hits in a 13-1 victory against visiting Post 155 at Henkel-Alley Field.

BREAKING: Stinson to lead N-C girls hoops program

May 28, 2013

Former N.C. State University and WNBA standout Andrea Stinson has been chosen to lead the Newton-Conover girls basketball program.

NCHS athletic director Billy Leeson sent out a press release Tuesday afternooon announcing Stinson's hiring.

Stinson replaces Ike Williams, who stepped down May 14 to take a position as an assistant women's basketball coach at Catawba Valley Community College.

BREAKING: Bobcats hire Clifford as next head coach

May 27, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats have reached an agreement with Steve Clifford to become their next head coach, according to sources.

Clifford, a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach last season under Mike D'Antoni, takes over the reins of the team from Mike Dunlap, who was fired after one year.

Harvick wins 54th Coca-Cola 600; Kahne second

May 27, 2013

Kevin Harvick won his second Coca-Cola 600 on Saturday and his second in the past three years.

Harvick becomes the 14th different driver to win multiple Coca-Cola 600s.

"It was just a great night," Harvick said. "(Crew chief) Gil (Martin) made a great call at the end, and we were able to put ourselves in position and survive up until to the point it was time to go."

10 fans injured when TV cable falls on race track

May 26, 2013

Charlotte Motor Speedway said 10 fans were injured Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 and three of them were taken to the hospital after a nylon rope supporting a Fox Sports overhead television camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface.

According to CMS spokeswoman Danielle Frye the three people taken to the hospital had "minor injuries that are not life threatening."

Indians fall to Crusaders in 3A girls soccer final

May 25, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team came up short in its first appearance in the 3A state championship game.

Christina Gibbons netted two goals and Morgan Reid scored another leading Cardinal Gibbons to a 3-0 victory against the Lady Indians in the 3A final at Dail Stadium on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Saint tries to continue solid play, win first state title

May 24, 2013

The St. Stephens girls soccer team competes on Saturday for a chance to win the program’s first state championship.

The Indians have won only four state titles in school history, including three in baseball (1971-73) and one in cheerleading (1987).

The wrestling team also finished as state runner-up in 2001.

Lady Indians forward Hall uses injury as motivation

May 24, 2013

St. Stephens junior defender Amanda Hall is making up for lost time after suffering a grade two strained MCL in her left knee earlier this season.

Hall suffered the injury in a game at Alexander Central on March 28.

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.

Saint sisters use bonds off field to build chemistry

May 23, 2013

Two sets of sisters on the St. Stephens girls soccer team are helping to build a special family atmosphere for the Lady Indians.

Caroline and Olivia Holmes, and Taylor and Jordan Black are two pairs of siblings on the squad.

Bandys' Medlin invited to National Super Combine

May 23, 2013

Bandys linebacker Colton Medlin has been invited to the Blue-Grey National Super Combine.

Medlin, a rising senior, will participate in the event on June 8-9 at the home of the NFL’s New England Patriots — Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

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