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    The Hickory Crawdads had more opportunities, but the Asheville Tourists took better advantage of the few they had and gained a 4-2 win in the series opener Tuesday night at McCormick Field.

    TAYLORSVILLE — The Alexander County Board of Education approved the hire of Marcus Bowen as the next head coach of Alexander Central High’s track and field team this week.

    CLAREMONT — Bradley Rudisill spent the 2022 season as an assistant coach for Bunker Hill High’s varsity baseball team, but he’ll find himself in a new role next year. The Bandys alumnus was approved this week as the Bears’ next head coach, replacing Todd Setzer, who will remain at Bunker Hil…

    CATAWBA — Bandys High will have a new varsity girls basketball coach when the 2022-23 season begins in November. Eric King was approved this week as the Trojans’ replacement for Nicki Brittain, who stepped down in April after five seasons as the head coach at her alma mater.

    The North Carolina Softball Coaches Association announced its all-state selections for the 2022 high school softball season on Friday. Thirteen players from the Hickory Daily Record‘s coverage area spanning Catawba, Caldwell and Alexander counties were named to the all-state team.

    CLEVELAND — The Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has selected Kim Pate, director of athletics at Lenoir-Rhyne University, to serve as president for the 2022-23 membership year.

    WINSTON-SALEM — A Hickory native recently received postseason honors for her performance during the 2022 college softball season. Fred T. Foard High alumnus Kalea Bolch, a sophomore at Carolina University this past season, was named a Second Team All-American and a First Team All-Region sele…

    The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team is going back to the recruiting well once again — this time signing Oakboro angler Dalton Eury to its 2022-23 class.

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    Now that Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing has concluded, the best solution for the NFL and the quarterback's legal team is to reach a settlement before retired judge Sue Robinson issues a decision. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women and has settled 20 of the civil lawsuits. A settlement with the NFL would avoid an appeal that undermines the collectively bargained process with a disciplinary officer and prevents a potential court case. The longer the process drags, the messier it can get. And, it’s already ugly.

    Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing concluded Thursday with the NFL adamant about an indefinite suspension of at least one year and the quarterback’s legal team arguing there’s no basis for that punishment, two people with knowledge of the case told The Associated Press. Both sides presented their arguments over three days before former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson in Delaware, according to both people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the hearing isn’t public. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women and settled 20 of the civil lawsuits.

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