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Panthers cap last day of NFL Draft with value picks

April 28, 2013

The Carolina Panthers sought after the best overall value players in the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft on Saturday.

The team drafted Valdosta State guard Edmund Kugbila in the fourth round, selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round and chose Oregon running back Kenjon Barner in the sixth round.

Patrick Henley ready for Junior Olympic appearance

April 27, 2013

John Henley knew his son was destined to be a gymnast after seeing his 7-year-old son Patrick backflip off of the family’s porch.

“He just decided he was going to flip and did it,” John said. “That’s when we said ‘oh my gosh.’” He decided he wanted to do gymnastics, and we started taking him.”

Panthers draft another DT with second-round pick

April 27, 2013

The Carolina Panthers further solidified their defensive line on Friday night with the selection of Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short.

The second-round pick for Carolina was its only of the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman regarded Short as the best pass rushing defensive tackle in this year's draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's sports scoreboard

April 27, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Hickory 3, Fred T. Foard 0
Watauga 12, St. Stephens 0 (five innings)

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 17, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1

Prep soccer
Fred T. Foard 0, Hickory 0
St. Stephens 2, Watauga 1 (OT)

Minor league baseball

Cooper, Crouse lead Lady Blue Devils to 17th win

April 26, 2013

The Maiden softball team picked up its 11th consecutive win of the season behind 14 runs on 13 hits Thursday in Claremont.

Jessica Cooper and Emily Crouse each drove in three RBIs, helping the Lady Blue Devils pick up a 14-3 five-inning road victory against Bunker Hill.

Panthers select DT Lotulelei with 14th overall pick

April 26, 2013

Searching for the heart of their defensive line, the Carolina Panthers turned to a Star to fill the void.

The team selected Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei with the 14th overall pick during Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday's sports scoreboard

April 25, 2013

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

Prep baseball
Bandys 5, East Burke 3
Maiden 2, Bunker Hill 1 (eight innings)
South Iredell 9, Newton-Conover 4

Prep softball
Bandys 3, East Burke 2
Maiden 14, Bunker Hill 3 (five innings)
South Iredell 3, Newton-Conover 1

Prep soccer
Bandys 5, East Burke 3

England takes over as Lady Bucs basketball coach

April 25, 2013

Tisha England is trading one spot on the bench at Catawba Valley Community College for another.

The former basketball standout at Newton-Conover is taking over as head coach of the Lady Bucs basketball program this winter, the school announced on Wednesday.

Maiden’s Caroline Ward signs with Catawba College

April 25, 2013

For Maiden’s Caroline Ward, good times never seemed so good.

A day after the Lady Blue Devils clinched their first conference softball title since 2006, the Maiden senior catcher signed to play at the next level with Catawba College.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Wednesday's sports scoreboard

April 25, 2013

Below is a look at Wednesday’s prep scores in the CVAC and Northwestern 3A/4A from across Catawba County:

Prep softball
Fred T. Foard 14, Watauga 0
Bunker Hill 15, West Caldwell 0

Prep baseball
West Caldwell 7, Bunker Hill 5
Fred T. Foard 8, Maiden 3
St. Stephens 5, Newton-Conover 3

Prep soccer
Watauga 3, Fred T. Foard 2

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