3 advance to 2nd round, Hickory Ridge and A.L. Brown play Saturday

McMichael at Hickory Ridge 1 p.m. Saturday

Round 2: Weddington at Cox Mill 7 p.m. Saturday

 

Cox Mill, Robinson, Hickory Ridge advance in Round 1

The Cox Mill Chargers beat A.C. Reynolds 74-62 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A boys playoffs Friday. The Chargers will play Weddington Saturday at 7 p.m. at Cox Mill.

Hickory Ridge girls beat East Gaston 59-56 Friday. They play #1 seeded Hickory in the second round.

The Jay M. Robinson boys beat Alexander 73-53 in the first round of the boys 4A playoffs. The Bulldogs travel to West Charlotte for a 3 p.m. game Saturday.

With 5 players suspended Matt Morgan scored a caree high 35 for the Chargers.
With 5 players suspended Matt Morgan scored a caree high 35 for the Chargers.

First round games
Hickory Ridge boys host McMichael at 1 p.m. Saturday in a first round 3A game.
A.L. Brown girls visit Rocky River for a 2 p.m. tipoff Saturday in the girls 4A playoffs.

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Central, Robinson girls, Concord boys eliminated, Hickory Ridge, A.L. Brown, Robinson boys, Cox Mill yet to play

Hickory Ridge girls over East Gaston Friday

(technical issues with this broadcast)

 Morgan leads Cox Mill boys over A.C. Reynolds

North Iredell eliminated the Concord Spiders 72-59 in the first round of the NCHSAA boys basketball playoffs Wednesday. It was the Spiders’ first first round loss since 2002.

South Iredell eliminated the Central Cabarrus girls and Charlotte Catholic eliminated the Jay M. Robinson girls in first round action Wednesday.

Games for both Hickory Ridge teams, A.L. Brown girls, Jay M. Robinson boys, and the Cox Mill boys were postponed Wednesday because of forecast snow and travel restrictions. The games were pushed back to Thursday, but snow forced the postponement again.

The snow break gave us a chance to build a snowman outside our world headquarters
The snow break gave us a chance to build a snowman outside our world headquarters

Here are when the games are currently scheduled:

East Gaston at Hickory Ridge girls 4 p.m. Friday

McMichael at Hickory Ridge boys 5:30 p.m. Friday

A.C. Reynolds at Cox Mill boys 5 p.m. Friday

The A.L. Brown girls team is scheduled to play at Rocky River and  the Jay M. Robinson boys at Alexander Central but we don’t have a time yet for those games.

Radio Free Cabarrus is planning broadcasts and hopes to have multiple games. Check back for details and more information. We will post information as it becomes available.

Spiders, Central girls, Robinson girls, fall, snow forecast pushes other games back to Friday

North Iredell over Concord boys

The Central Cabarrus girls lost at South Iredell, while Jay M. Robinson girls lost to Charlotte Catholic Wednesday.

A.L. Brown girls at Rocky River was postponed after Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools cancelled all after school activities.

East Gaston at Hickory Ridge girls Friday 4 p.m.

 A.C. Reynolds at Cox Mills boys Friday 5 p.m.

McMichael at Hickory Ridge boys Friday 5:30 p.m.

NCHSAA basketball playoffs start Tuesday

8 Cabarrus teams in the playoffs

hickory ridge tipoff 2015

Jay M. Robinson and Hickory Ridge, both with girls and boys teams in the playoffs, lead Cabarrus County teams into the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs.

Cox Mill and Concord boys teams are in the playoffs along with the Central Cabarrus and A.L. Brown girls.

At Hickory Ridge Tuesday, the Ragin’ Bulls girls, a #16 seed in 3A West, will host #17 East Gaston, while the Ragin’ Bulls boys are a #12 seed and will host #21 McMichael.

Both Robinson teams will start the playoffs on the road. The girls are a #17 seed and play at #16 Charlotte Catholic. The boys are seeded #19 and travel to #12 Alexander Central.

The Cox Mill boys are the highest seeded Cabarrus County team at #6 and will host #27 A.C. Reynolds. The Chargers are also going to be without five players who were suspended for leaving the bench during an incident at the end of the Jesse Carson regular season finale. Here is the Independent Tribune story on those suspensions.

The Concord boys, who were third in the South Piedmont Conference regular behind Cox Mill and Hickory Ridge (co-champions), have a #15 and will host #18 North Iredell.

Complete boys’ pairings

First round games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 24; records shown are 22-game records used for seeding

4-A EAST
32 Wilmington Ashley (11-11) at 1 Garner Magnet (22-0)
17 Hope Mills South View (14-8) at 16 Wilmington New Hanover (16-6)
25 Southern Alamance (15-7) at 8 Raleigh Broughton (20-2)
24 Wake Forest Heritage (15-7) at 9 Northern Durham (17-5)
28 Fayetteville Jack Britt (13-9) at 5 Durham Jordan (20-2)
21 East Chapel Hill (11-11) at 12 Greenville Rose (14-8)
20 Lumberton (13-9) at Fayetteville E.E. Smith (13-8)
29 Apex Middle Creek (13-9) at 4 Winterville South Central (20-2)
30 Clayton (12-10) at 3 Fayetteville Seventy-First (21-1)
19 Cary Panther Creek (13-9) at Greenville D.H. Conley (16-5)
27 Spring Lake Overhills (14-8) at 6 Wilmington Hoggard (18-4)
22 Durham Riverside (17-5) at 11 Cary (17-5)
26 New Bern (14-8) at 7 Apex (16-6)
23 Southern Pines Pinecrest (17-5) at 10 Knightdale (17-5)
18 Raleigh Leesville Road (14-8) at 15 East Wake (16-6)
31 Cary Green Hope (12-10) at 2 Raleigh Millbrook (21-1)

4-A WEST
32 South Caldwell (3-19) at 1 Charlotte Ardrey Kell (22-0)
17 Greensboro Ben Smith (13-9) at 16 Richmond Senior (15-7)
25 Cornelius W.A. Hough (16-6) at 8 Scotland (15-7)
24 Greensboro Grimsley (12-9) at 9 Lake Norman (15-7)
28 Charlotte Harding University (14-8) at 5 Greensboro Page (18-4)
21 Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (16-6) at 12 West Forsyth (20-2)
20 Charlotte Catholic (16-6) at 13 North Mecklenburg (19-3)
29 Berry Academy(14-8) at 4 Southwest Guilford (20-2)
30 Mooresville (12-10) at 3 West Charlotte (20-2)
19 Concord Jay Robinson (18-4) at 14 Alexander Central (18-4)
27 Winston-Salem Reynolds (15-7) at 6 Watauga (17-5)
22 Jamestown Ragsdale (15-7) at 11 Northwest Guilford (20-2)
26 East Forsyth (15-7) at 7 Pfafftown Reagan (17-5)
23 Charlotte Myers Park (13-9) at 10 McDowell (15-7)
18 Mint Hill Rocky River (12-10) at 15 Charlotte Olympic (17-5)
31 Asheville T.C. Roberson (7-15) at 2 Matthews David Butler (21-1)

3-A EAST
32 Pikeville Charles B. Aycock (5-17) at 1 Fayetteville Terry Sanford (21-1)
17 Jacksonville White Oak (15-7) at 16 Asheboro (17-5)
25 Hillsborough Cedar Ridge (13-9) at 8 Eastern Wayne (7-15)
24 Chapel Hill (14-8) at 9 Jacksonville (17-5)
28 Southern Nash (12-10) at 5 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (16-6)
21 Smithfield-Selma (10-12) at 12 Fayetteville Westover (15-7)
20 Southern Durham (13-9) at 13 Erwin Triton (12-10)
29 West Carteret (12-10) at 4 Eastern Alamance (20-2)
30 West Craven (10-12) at 3 West Brunswick (20-2)
19 Southern Lee (13-9) at 14 Northern Nash (9-12)
27 Nash Central (13-9) at 6 Wilson Hunt (15-7)
22 Wilson Fike (15-7) at 11 Northern Guilford (16-6)
26 Eden Morehead (13-9) at 7 Havelock (12-9)
23 South Johnston (14-8) at 10 Orange (16-6)
18 Rocky Mount (12-7) at 15 Eastern Guilford (18-4)
31 Hampstead Topsail (7-15) at 2 Cleveland (21-1)

3-A WEST
32 China Grove Jesse Carson (10-12) at 1 Ledford (20-2)
17 Anson (16-6) at 16 Newton Fred T. Foard (16-6)
25 Morganton Freedom (12-10) at 8 Canton Pisgah (17-5)
24 East Henderson (12-10) at 9 Statesville (11-7)
28 Morganton Patton (11-11) at 5 Gastonia Ashbrook (18-3)
21 Mayodan McMichael (13-9) at 12 Harrisburg Hickory Ridge (19-3)
20 Enka (13-9) at 13 Lenoir Hibriten (14-8)
29 West Henderson (11-11) at 4 Hickory (18-3)
30 West Iredell (11-11) at 3 Waxhaw Cuthbertson (19-3)
19 Kings Mountain (15-7) at 14 North Forsyth (14-8)
27 Asheville A.C. Reynolds (11-11) at 6 Cox Mill (18-4)
22 West Rowan (13-9) at 11 Weddington (20-2)
26 Asheville (11-10) at 7 Asheville Erwin (17-5)
23 North Henderson (12-10) at 10 North Buncombe (20-2)
18 North Iredell (15-7) at 15 Concord (17-5)
31 Belmont South Point (10-12) at 2 Shelby Crest (19-3)

2-A EAST
32 North Brunswick (10-12) at 1 Jacksonville Northside (20-1)
17 Siler City Jordan-Matthews (17-5) at 6 Midway (17-5)
25 Kill Devil Hills First Flight (15-7) at 8 Elizabeth City Northeastern (15-5)
24 South Lenoir (17-5) at 9 Warren County (20-2)
28 SouthWest Edgecombe (10-12) at 5 Fairmont (19-3)
21 Durham School of Arts (10-11) at 12 Clinton (17-5)
20 Southwest Onslow (14-8) at 13 East Duplin (11-11)
29 East Bladen (10-12) at 4 West Bladen (19-3)
30 Durham N.C. School of Science and Math (10-12) at 3 Kinston (20-2)
19 Greene Central (15-7) at 14 Wilson Beddingfield (10-10)
27 Roanoke Rapids (11-11) at 6 Burlington Cummings (17-5)
22 Hertford County (10-11) at 11 Bertie (17-5)
26 Red Springs (11-11) at 7 South Granville (17-5)
23 St. Pauls (8-14) at 10 Goldsboro (19-3)
18 Eastern Randolph (16-6) at 15 North Pitt (17-5)
31 South Columbus (10-12) at 2 Farmville Central (20-2)

2-A WEST
32 Claremont Bunker Hill (11-11) at 1 Sylva Smoky Mountain (22-0)
17 Gastonia Hunter Huss (15-7) at 16 Reidsville (11-9)
25 Lincolnton (16-6) at 8 Monroe Parkwood (12-10)
24 Polk County (7-15) at 9 West Wilkes (12-10)
28 Hendersonville (12-10) at 5 North Surry (19-3)
21 West Stokes (13-9) at 12 West Caldwell (18-4)
20 Monroe (13-8) at 13 Winston-Salem Carver (17-5)
29 Ashe County (11-11) at 4 Lexington (19-3)
30 West Davidson (11-11) at 3 Randleman (21-1)
19 Salisbury (15-7) at 14 North Rowan (16-5)
27 R-S Central (12-10) at 6 East Burke (17-5)
22 Franklin (11-11) at 11 Marshville Forest Hills (18-4)
26 Shelby (12-9) at 7 Lake Norman Charter (16-6)
23 East Rutherford (11-11) at 10 Burnsville Mountain Heritage (11-10)
18 Newton-Conover (15-7) at 15 Trinity (15-7)
31 Wilkes Central (11-11) at 2 East Lincoln (19-0)

1-A EAST
32 Princeton (8-14) at 1 East Carteret (22-0)
17 Rosewood (14-7) at 16 Roxboro Community (15-7)
25 Pender (11-11) at 8 Rocky Point Heide Trask (14-8)
24 Neuse Charter (12-10) at 9 Camden (20-2)
28 Franklin Academy (10-12) at 5 Spring Creek (20-2)
21 Kestrel Heights (16-6) at 12 Robersonville South Creek (14-8)
20 Plymouth (17-5) at 13 Southeast Halifax (14-8)
29 Tarboro (7-11) at 4 Weldon (20-2)
30 Raleigh Charter (7-12) at 3 Gates County (20-2)
19 Northampton (10-12) at 14 Pinetown Northside (17-4)
27 Granville Central (10-12) at 6 Riverside (Martin) (17-5)
22 Chocowinity Southside (13-7) at 11 Pamlico (15-7)
26 Perquimans (10-12) at 7 Whiteville (14-5)
23 Wallace-Rose Hill (13-9) at 10 Warsaw James Kenan (15-6)
18 Louisburg (12-9) at 15 Manteo (14-6)
31 Columbia (8-14) at 2 Durham Voyager Academy (22-0)

1-A WEST
32 Mitchell (8-14) at 1 Albemarle (22-0)
17 Robbinsville (17-5) at 16 Nantahala (7-13)
25 Community School of Davidson (12-10) at 8 Hiwassee Dam (13-9)
24 Cherryville (13-9) at 9 Cherokee (20-2)
28 South Robeson (10-11) at 5 Lincoln Charter (17-5)
21 Chatham Central (10-11) at 12 Mount Airy (17-5)
20 North Stanly (12-10) at 13 Saxapahaw River Mill (15-7)
29 Swain (9-13) at 4 East Montgomery (17-4)
30 South Davidson (8-14) at 3 Hayesville (19-3)
19 Mooresville Pine Lake Prep (14-8) at 14 North Moore (15-7)
27 Rosman (11-11) at 6 Avery (16-6)
22 Blue Ridge Early College (5-17) at 11 Bessemer City (18-4)
26 North Stokes (11-11) at 7 Winston-Salem Prep (15-7)
23 Kernersville Bishop McGuiness (15-7) at 10 Alleghany (19-3)
18 East Surry (17-5) at 15 Matthews Queen’s Grant (14-8)
31 Gastonia Highland Tech (8-14) at 2 Boonville Starmount (19-1)
First round games scheduled for Tuesday, Feb 24; records shown are 22-game records used for seeding

4-A EAST
32 Overhills (11-11) at 1 Raleigh Millbrook (22-0)
17 Apex (16-6) at 16 Raleigh Broughton (17-5)
25 Raleigh Leesville Road (14-8) at 8 Scotland (16-6)
24 Raleigh Wakefield (11-11) at 9 Greenville D.H. Conley (12-9)
28 Apex Milddle Creek (13-9) at 5 Wilmington Hoggard (20-2)
21 Greensboro E.E. Smith (15-6) at 12 Southeast Guilford (18-4)
20 Durham Jordan (16-6) at 13 Fayetteville Jack Britt (18-4)
29 East Chapel Hill (9-9) at 4 Hope Mills South View (20-2)
30 Winterville South Central (11-11) at 2 Durham Riverside (20-2)
19 Knightdale (16-6) at 14 Lumberton (17-5)
27 Cary Green Hope (13-8) at 6 Raleigh Athens Drive (19-3)
22 Wilmington Ashley (15-7) at 11 Wilmington New Hanover (19-3)
26 Wilmington Laney (14-8) at 7 Greensboro Dudley (19-3)
23 Southern Pines Pinecrest (13-9) at 10 Durham Hillside (19-3)
18 Holly Springs (17-5) at 15 East Wake (17-5)
31 New Bern (11-11) at 2 Southeast Raleigh (21-1)

4-A WEST
32 Asheville T.C. Roberson (5-17) at 1 Northwest Guilford (22-0)
17 Concord Jay Robinson (16-6) at 16 Charlotte Catholic (17-5)
25 North Mecklenburg (12-10) at 8 Alexander Central (17-5)
24 Kannapolis A.L. Brown (14-8) at 9 Mint Hill Rocky River (19-3)
28 Mooresville (11-11) at 5 Huntersville Hopewell (21-1)
21 Cornelius W.A. Hough (16-6) at 12 South Mecklenburg (15-7)
20 Lake Norman (11-10) at 13 Southwest Guilford (13-9)
29 West Forsyth (11-11) at 4 Charlotte Ardrey Kell (22-0)
30 North Davidson (10-11) at 3 Charlotte Myers Park (22-0)
19 Greensboro Page (13-9) at 14 Kernersville Glenn (17-5)
27 Charlotte Providence (11-11) at 6 South Caldwell (18-4)
22 Charlotte Berry Academy (15-7) at 11 Charlotte Mallard Creek (17-5)
26 West Mecklenburg (12-10) at 7 McDowell (18-4)
23 Indian Trail Porter Ridge (14-8) at 10 Davie (17-5)
18 Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (14-8) at 15 Matthews David Butler (17-5)
31 Watauga (7-15) at 2 Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds (22-0)

3-A EAST
32 South Brunswick (4-15) at 1 Eastern Wayne (22-0)
17 Fayetteville Westover (16-6) at 16 Pikeville C.B. Aycock (17-5)
25 Southern Durham (13-9) at 8 Cameron Union Pines (20-2)
24 South Johnston (14-8) at 9 Pittsboro Northwood (19-3)
28 Rocky Mount (10-9) at 5 Corinth-Holders (17-5)
21 Eastern Guilford (15-7) at 12 West Carteret (16-4)
20 Wilson Fike (10-12) at 13 Wilson Hunt (17-5)
29 Northeast Guilford (11-11) at 4 Chapel Hill (19-2)
30 Lee County (11-11) at 3 Fayetteville Terry Sanford (20-2)
19 Jacksonville (12-10) at 14 Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (18-4)
27 Nash Central (12-10) at 6 Havelock (14-7)
22 Eastern Alamance (14-8) at 11 Cleveland (19-3)
26 Oxford Webb (13-9) at  7 Hampstead Topsail (7-14)
23 Swansboro (14-8) at 10 Rockingham County (19-3)
18 Erwin Triton (13-9) at 15 Burlington Williams (18-4)
31 Eden Morehead (10-12) at 2 Northern Nash (21-0)

3-A WEST
32 Kings Mountain (8-14) at 1 Hickory (21-0)
17 East Gaston (14-8) at 16 Harrisburg Hickory Ridge (18-4)
25 China Grove Jesse Carson (12-10) at 8 Northern Guilford (19-3)
24 West Iredell (13-9) at 9 Gastonia Forestview (18-4)
28 North Gaston (10-11) at 5 Canton Pisgah (21-1)
21 North Henderson (16-6) at 12 East Rowan (19-3)
20 Monroe Piedmont (12-10) at 13 Cuthbertson (17-5)
29 West Rowan (10-12) at 4 Asheville Clyde Erwin (22-0)
30 Anson (10-12) at 3 Southwestern Randolph (22-0)
19 Southern Guilford (12-10) at 14 Gastonia Ashbrook (14-5)
27 Central Cabarrus (11-11) at 6 South Iredell (20-2)
22 Enka (15-7) at 11 Morganton Freedom (20-2)
26 Sun Valley (11-11) at 7 Shelby Crest (20-2)
23 Asheboro (14-8) at 10 South Rowan (17-5)
18 Asheville A.C. Reynolds (13-9) at 15 Ledford (16-6)
31 North Iredell (10-12) at 2 Weddington (22-0)

2-A EAST
32 Eastern Randolph (10-12) at 1 East Bladen (22-0)
17 Southern Vance (14-8) at 16 Goldsboro (11-7)
25 Dixon (13-9) at 8 Kinston (14-8)
24 Farmville Central (16-6) at 9 Red Springs (13-9)
28 South Columbus (10-10) at 5 High Point T.W. Andrews (21-1)
21 Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey (11-11) at 12 Wilson Beddingfield (17-3)
20 SouthWest Edgecombe (11-11) at 13 Clinton (16-6)
29 Burlington Cummings (11-11) at 4 Bertie (21-1)
30 Elizabeth City Northeastern (9-10) at 3 Bunn (22-0)
19 West Bladen (12-10) at 14 Currituck (14-7)
27 Midway (11-11) at 6 Jacksonville Northside (20-2)
22 North Lenoir (10-12) at 11 Warren County (20-2)
26 South Lenoir (13-9) at 7 Siler City Jordan-Matthews (17-5)
23 Hertford County (9-12) at 10 East Duplin (20-2)
18 Newport Croatan (14-8) at 15 Reidsville (12-7)
31 South Granville (10-12) at 2 North Pitt (22-0)

2-A WEST
32 East Rutherford (10-12) at 1 Burnsville Mountain Heritage (21-0)
17 Polk County (16-6) at 16 Newton-Conover (12-10)
25 South Stokes (14-8) at 8 R-S Central  (18-4)
24 Wheatmore (7-15) at 9 Lake Norman Charter (10-12)
28 Claremont Bunker Hill (13-9) at 5 Wilkes Central (20-2)
21 East Bend Forbush (14-8) at 12 North Rowan (13-6)
20 Franklin (15-7) at 13 North Surry (15-7)
29 West Stanly (13-9) at 4 Sylva Smoky Mountain (21-1)
30 Cramerton Stuart Cramer (12-10) at 3 East Davidson (22-0)
19 East Burke (15-7) at 14 Monroe Parkwood (15-7)
27 Ashe County (14-8) at 6 Monroe (20-2)
22 Maiden (12-10) at 11 North Wilkes (18-4)
26 Valdese Draughn (14-8) at 7 Surry Central (19-3)
23 Marshville Forest Hills (10-12) at 10 Madison (19-3)
18 Thomasville (15-6) at 15 Trinity (13-9)
31 Shelby (10-11) at 2 Catawba Bandys (22-0)

1-A EAST
32 Wallace-Rose Hill (7-14) at 1 Gates County (22-0)
17 Southeast Halifax (15-6) at 16 Perquimans (18-4)
25 Kestrel Heights (13-9) at 8 Louisburg (9-10)
24 Manteo (12-8) at 9 Lakewood (18-2)
28 Raleigh Charter (9-13) at 5 Rosewood (18-3)
21 North Edgecombe (6-13) at 12 Plymouth (16-6)
20 Jones Senior (12-10) at 13 Whiteville (14-6)
29 East Carteret (9-13) at 4 East Columbus (18-2)
30 Neuse Charter (8-12) at 3 Pamlico (21-1)
19 South Robeson (12-9) at 14 Northwest Halifax (11-7)
27 Princeton (9-13) at 6 Riverside (Martin) (18-4)
22 Ocracoke (16-6) at 11 Lejeune (16-3)
26 Camden (10-12) at 7 Rocky Point Heide Trask (11-11)
23 Weldon (13-6) at 10 Franklin Academy (18-3)
18 Warsaw James Kenan (12-8) at 15 Tarboro (9-12)
31 West Columbus (8-14) at 2 Roxboro Community (21-1)

1-A WEST
32 Mitchell (5-17) at 1 West Montgomery (21-0)
17 Saxapahaw River Mill (16-6) at 16 Robbinsville (16-6)
25 Rosman (12-10) at 8 Avery (10-12)
24 Bessemer City (12-10) at 9 Cherokee (20-2)
28 Gastonia Highland Tech (9-13) at 5 Misenheimer Gray Stone Day (18-4)
21 North Stanly (7-13) at 12 South Davidson (15-6)
20 Chatham Central (10-12) at 13 Albemarle (15-7)
29 South Stanly (9-13) at 4 Community School of Davidson (18-4)
30 North Moore (8-14) at 3 Winston-Salem Prep (18-3)
19 Blue Ridge Early College (11-11) at 14 Highlands (9-13)
27 East Surry (9-13) at 6 Hayesville (18-4)
22 Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (15-7) at 11 Winston-Salem Atkins (17-4)
26 Andrews (8-11) at 7 East Wilkes (17-5)
23 Elkin (15-7) at 10 Lincoln Charter (14-3)
18 Pine Lake Preparatory (12-9) at 15 Mount Airy (17-5)
31 Murphy (8-14) at 2 Hiwassee Dam (22-0)

Southern Spring show is underway this weekend

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
February 20-22 and February 27-March 1, 2015
The Park Expo and Conference Center

Beautiful gardens are among the displays
Beautiful gardens are among the displays

Carolina Calling!
The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show returns to its roots in 2015 with a theme saluting the best of the Carolinas. From the mountains to the coast. Musicians to Philanthropists. Barbeque to Moon Pie and Pepsi. Forest lands to Financial Centers. Dogwoodsand Daydreamers. We’ve got it all … and it will all be brought into beautiful focus by hundreds of talented men and women who love calling Carolina home.

Basketball playoffs next week for NCHSAA teams

Videos blacked out
Radio Free Cabarrus has hidden videos of our broadcasts at the request of Cabarrus County teams. Our coaches feel they are at a disadvantage with so many of their game videos available for opponents to scout. Our videos will be available again after the playoffs.
Playoffs broadcasts
The N.C. High School Athletic Association will announce seedlings and game pairings Saturday.
Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast games beginning with the first round. Check back for our schedule. Playoff broadcasts will be audio only to comply with NCHSAA rules.

An interesting off-track Daytona moment

FINAL COUNTDOWN: Cox Mill, Hickory Ridge scramble to the SPC title

Jesse Carson at Cox Mill

West Rowan at Hickory Ridge

MeCKa Showdown: West Charlotte at J.M. Robinson

Senior night for Jay M. Robinson

Concord Senior Night: Trojans versus Spiders, Spring Show expands

Northwest Cabarrus visits Concord’s Rimer Gym, Coach Bo Court

A highlight from last week’s action
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show expands

Charlotte, N.C. The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show hasn’t endured for 55 years solely because it’s big, grand and comprehensive. It’s also consumer-friendly. The show’s set-up allows guests to easily compare prices and make the most cost-effective decisions about lawn, garden and home improvements.

This year’s Southern Spring Home & Garden Show – scheduled for two consecutive weekends from Feb. 20 through March 1 – has everything under one giant roof. The show returns to its roots with the theme of “Carolina Calling.” Think: Moon Pies, barbecue, big banks, dogwoods and pine forests. The show is celebrating all things Carolina – from the state’s foodways to its stature as a financial center.

“Guests tell us the show is a big time-saver for them,” said Mardee Woodward, the show’s manager for the past seven years. “They don’t need to run all over town visiting one supplier or showroom after another. They don’t have to make a lot of phone calls or do online research. All the expertise they could want is right here under one roof. Guests get the information – including pricing – they need to make informed decisions about home and lawn improvements.”

“The show gives guests an opportunity to comparison shop and save money,” Woodward said.

The show offers guests the perfect opportunity to:

• Learn from award-winning landscapers
• Get the latest ideas on lawn and garden – and home improvement
• Sample your favorite foods and wine
• Explore designer rooms for the newest ideas in home decor
• Enjoy horticulture, design and how-to clinics

For further information, visit www.southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com.

Friday night basketball: Hopewell-J.M. Robinson, South Rowan-Hickory Ridge

MeCKa 4A: Hopewell at Jay M. Robinson

South Piedmont Conference: South Rowan at Hickory Ridge

Other games tonight:
Concord at West Rowan
Central Cabarrus at Cox Mill
Mount Pleasant at Central Academy
Northwest Cabarrus at Jesse Carson