Sports

The Hickory Crawdads returned to L.P. Frans Stadium for their first home stand of the 2nd half this week and continued their torrid pace through the month of June with five wins through the first seven games. The 'Dads have thus far posted a 23-3 record this month, already a franchise record with one game remaining.

The Freedom High girls' basketball team captured the silver medal at the North Carolina Powerade State Games in Charlotte, N.C., in the High School Girls' Basketball Showcase.

The Hickory Crawdads just keep finding different ways to win. On Saturday, they scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Greenville Drive 5-4 at L.P. Frans Stadium.

Remember that old cliche', "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." Well, Ronald Guzman of the Hickory Crawdads did just that. And he tried, and tried, and tried before all that effort finally paid off.

Both Charlotte-Ardrey Kell and the Weddington girls advanced to the semi-finals of the North Carolina Powerade State Games High School Basketball Tournament Saturday.