Dee Bost battling for a spot with Indiana Pacers

Former Concord Spider Dee Bost  played with the Indiana Pacers Summer League team in Orlando. Bost, who played college ball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, played in the NBA D-League last season.

Bost played in five games, averaging about 20 minutes per game. He scored 5.8 points while grabbing 2.4 rebounds, dishing out 2.2 assists and stealing 1.2 per game.

During the NBA D-League season,  the former Spider averaged 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists.

Here are some of his highlights with the Idaho Stampede.

The former N.C. 3-A Player of the Year was a leader on state championships in both football and basketball for the Concord Spiders.

This Idaho Stampede's photo dubbed Dee Bost as the Floor General after leading the team in assists.
This Idaho Stampede’s photo dubbed Dee Bost as the Floor General after leading the team in assists.

Bost led the D-League in triple doubles and was second in assists per game. He earned Player of the Week honors in February. Click here for more information:

Bost’s big week in D-League

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First Bulldog Football Camp coming up July 28

The captains for J.M. Robinson this season are Markel Dalton, from left, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.
The captains for J.M. Robinson this season are Markel Dalton, from left, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.

The first annual Bulldog Football Camp will be held July 28-30 at J.M. Robinson High School. The camp, led by Bulldogs head Coach Joe Glass, runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost is $40 per player with a $5 discount for multiple players in the family. For details or register call Glass at 704-788-4500.

Glass is his first year as year coach at Robinson has been leading an active off-season program. Here are more details on Coach Glass from the Independent Tribune.

The Bulldogs have already selected captains for this season. They are Markel Dalton, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.

Several players from Robinson, including the captains, attended football camp at Wingate University earlier this month.

Glass, a 1995 graduate of Freedom High, became the head coach at Patton in 2012 after four seasons as an assistant coach. He also coached at Alexander Central and Hickory.

He replaced John Fitz, who resigned during the off-season.

The Bulldogs open the season Aug. 22 at Cox Mill in a non-conference game. Here is the J.M. Robinson team page on Carolina Preps

The first official practices for North Carolina High School Athletic Association teams are Aug. 1.

WSOC-TV’s Big 22 Players

Concord Spiders #4 Rocky Reid and Coach Glen Padgett are interviewed during WSOC-TV's Big 22 Media Day at the Carolina Panthers Practice Facility. Hickory Ridge's Nate Mullen is also one of the 22 players to watch this season.
Concord Spiders #4 Rocky Reid and Coach Glen Padgett are interviewed during WSOC-TV’s Big 22 Media Day at the Carolina Panthers Practice Facility. Hickory Ridge’s Nate Mullen is also one of the 22 players to watch this season.

WSOC-TV Channel 9 Big 22 Players

Concord’s Rocky Reid and Hickory Ridge’s Nate Mullen are two of the Big 22 Players to Watch for 2014. Here is more information about the program including the other players:

WSOC-TV Channel Big 22

 

 

Davidson Wildcats get new floor at Belk Arena

The Davidson Wildcats are now members of the Atlantic 10. Renovations and improvements are underway at John Belk Arena. Here is a time lapse video of the new floor and re-design including  the A10 logo.

Davidson has moved to the A10 for all sports except football (Pioneer Football League) and wrestling (Southern Conference).

Things to do this week in Cabarrus County

 

A beautiful sunset closed out another fun-filled weekend in Concord.
A beautiful sunset closed out another fun-filled weekend in Concord.

Sunday’s sunset closed another fun-filled week in Concord and Cabarrus County. Another busy week is coming up with lots of activities ranging from sports to concerts. Here are a few of the highlights:

Tuesday, July 15

Jack In the Box Summer ShootoutCharlotte Motor Speedway host Legends and Bandoleros racing on the front stretch track every Tuesday throughout the summer. All the details are here: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 17

Union Street Live – Listen to the Fantastic Shakers free concert in Downtown Concord. The concert is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Means Avenue near the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. More information about Downtown Concord and its events are here: Downtown Concord Development Corporation

Saturday, July 19

Village Park Summer Concert Series – Listen to the Carolina Soul Band free concert in Village Park in Kannapolis. The festivities get underway at 7 p.m. at 700 W. C St. More information about events in Kannapolis is here: Kannapolis Entertainment Series

Sunday, July 20

Mount Pleasant History 1910-1950 – Local historian Ben Callahan will present a history including stories and pictures of the development of the small town. The program is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Musem, 1100 N. Main St., Mount Pleasant, N.C. Program fee $3, free for members. More information is available here: ECHS Museum

Friday-Monday, July 18-21

Kannapolis Intimidators baseball – The Intimidators host the Lakewood Blueclaws at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5:05 p.m. Sunday and 12:05 p.m. Monday. More information is available here: Kannapolis Intimidators

Football: Carolina Eagles host Anson Impact

The Carolina Eagles host the Anson County Impact Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Webb Field in Concord.

The Eagles are 2-1, coming off a 24-6 loss to the Greenville Seminoles.

The Carolina Eagles, based in Concord, N.C., are in their 15th season
The Carolina Eagles, based in Concord, N.C., are in their 15th season

The Impact is 0-2 after losses to the Iredell Warriors and the Richmond County Golden Bears.

Historic Webb Field is located at 165 Academy Ave. NW in Concord.

Independent Tribune story on Eagles-Impact

The Eagles and the Impact play in the Carolinas Elite Football Alliance.

Eagles win over the Thomasville Titans

Richmond County win over Anson County

The Carolinas Elite Football Alliance includes teams from North and South Carolina
The Carolinas Elite Football Alliance includes teams from North and South Carolina

Field turf coming to Central Cabarrus

Central Cabarrus is getting field turf at its stadium. Here are work in progress photos.
Central Cabarrus is getting field turf at its stadium. Here are work in progress photos.

Work continues at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord on new field turf in the football stadium. The work is expected to be complete in time for the new football and soccer season which begin in August.

The first game is expected to be Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus. It will be one of the Cabarrus County Games of the Week broadcast by Radio Free Cabarrus.

Here is the Independent Tribune’s story about funding of the project when it came before Cabarrus County Commissioners:

Cabarrus County approves funding for Central project

Happy Independence Day!

The Charlotte Symphony thrilled a crowd estimated at 12,000 at Village Park July 2 and fireworks followed in Kannapolis
The Charlotte Symphony thrilled a crowd estimated at 12,000 at Village Park July 2 and fireworks followed in Kannapolis

Check out some of the photos from the event:

A Kannapolis Independence Celebration

Harrisburg continues the celebration with festivities on Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4. Here is more information:

A Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. Happy Independence Day! Happy birthday America!

Independence Day celebrations underway

The Town of Mount Pleasant kicked off the Independence Week celebration with a parade, bands, car show and fireworks Saturday.
The Town of Mount Pleasant kicked off the Independence Week celebration with a parade, bands, car show and fireworks Saturday.

Mount Pleasant’s celebration featured a parade, bands, food and of course fireworks. While it rained in much of Cabarrus County Saturday evening, Mount Pleasant was dry.

Photos & video clips from Mount Pleasant

A patriotic concert in Kannapolis

The Charlotte Symphony’s annual patriotic concert is at Kannapolis’ Village Park with fireworks. Activities get underway at 7 p.m. It is part of a summer-long series of concerts, movies and activities. Here are more details:

Kannapolis Summer Entertainment

A Harrisburg Fourth of July

Harrisburg kicks off its festivities Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the Miss July 4th Pageant at Hickory Ridge High School. Activities are planned for Thursday evening and all day on Friday. There will be fireworks both nights. Here are all the details:

Harrisburg July 4th Celebration

Playoffs on the line: Kannapolis at Southern Rowan

Kannapolis Post 115 at Southern Rowan 4 p.m. Friday

Listen to play by play of Kannapolis Post 115′s game at South Rowan High School against Southern Rowan. If Post 115 wins, they make the playoffs. If Southern wins, Concord Post 51 will win the tiebreaker and go to the playoffs with a fourth place finish.
Mark Plemmons calls the action beginning at 3:55 Friday. It will be audio only today. We are traveling light with the threat of rain in case we have to move quickly.
Southern Rowan (3-3) is battling Stanly County (4-3) for second place.