Junior Legion: Mooresville vs. Kannapolis Reds

From A.L. Brown

The Kannapolis Reds host Mooresville in the regular season finale in Junior American Legion Baseball. The Reds need a win to help their playoff chances. They are currently tied for the final spot in the playoffs with the Davidson County Braves.
Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action
Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action

More Independent Tribune American Legion coverage

Concord Post 51, Kannapolis Post 115 open playoffs Friday

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Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is in the books at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There were fireworks on and off the track. Get complete unofficials results on Greater Cabarrus County Sports.


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Juniors: Reds win at Post 51, playoff hopes alive


The Kannapolis Reds with the 18-8 win over Concord Post 51 kept their playoff hopes alive.  The Reds host Mooresville Wednesday at A.L. Brown. The Reds are currently tied for second and the final playoff spot with the Davidson County Braves.

The Braves also have one game left. If both teams win, the playoff spot will be decided by a drawing. The teams split their two league games against each other.

Concord wraps up its season Wednesday at Lake Norman.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Legion baseball: Mocksville-Davie at Concord Post 51

Area III Standings through Friday

Rowan Co.          10           0

High Point           8             2

Randolph Co.      7             3

Eastern Randolph             6             3

Winston-Salem  6             4

Davidson Co.      6             5

Kernersville         6             5

Southern Rowan               6             5

Kannapolis          4             7

Mocksville-Davie              4             6

Stanly Co.            3             7

Mooresville 66   2             6

Concord               2             8

Greensboro         1             10

This week’s schedules, last week’s scores and more on Area III Baseball can be found here.

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4 ways to celebrate Independence Day

1. Kick off the celebration Saturday in Mount Pleasant

A day of fun and celebration in Mount Pleasant
A day of fun and celebration in Mount Pleasant










Sound Barrier plays at 6 p.m. The Kannapolis-based group features party favorits.

They will be followed by Too Much Sylvia at 8 p.m. The Charlotte-based group, which has Cabarrus County members, play oldies, current hits and her own hit beach music.

2. Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

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Saturday’s festivities in Downtown Kannapolis is from noon to 4 p.m.

3. Symphony in the Park with fireworks

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plays at Village Park in Kannapolis Thursday, July 2. The annual concert of patriotic music is followed by one of the best fireworks show in the area. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

It is part of the Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series.

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Click Summer Pops above to get the rest of the Charlotte Symphony’s summer schedule.

4. A Harrisburg 4th of July

The Town of Harrisburg has possibly the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the region. With activities and fireworks spreading over three days from Thursday, July 2, through Saturday, July 4.

The Catalinas highlight the musical groups. For the details click the flyer below.

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County Fair is coming, mark your calendars

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This year’s Cabarrus County Fair is set for Sept. 11 through Sept. 19 at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center. Mark your calendars for all the fun.

The theme is “Share the Fair” and as always you have an opportunity to share some of your projects, produce and livestock. Check out this year’s Fair Catalog to find out if there is something you might want to enter.

The Cabarrus County Fair is always one of the top fairs in North Carolina and has been internationally-recognized.

From the rides on the Midway to the entertainment, there’s always a lot of fun and food for the whole family.

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A peek at the 2014 Cabarrus County Fair

Kernersville battles Kannapolis Post 115

Kannapolis Post 115 hosts Kernersville Sunday at 7 p.m. at Northwest Cabarrus High School in Area III American Legion baseball. Join Mark Plemmons and Shaked Bar-Tal as they call the action live. Video will be available after completion of the game.

Watch other events, games from around Cabarrus

American Legion Baseball season continues

High Point at Concord broadcast Wednesday

Area III standings Win Loss
Through 6-15-15
Rowan Co. 5 0
High Point 4 1
Mooresville 66 2 1
Randolph Co. 2 1
Winston-Salem 2 1
Davidson Co. 3 2
Southern Rowan 3 2
Eastern Randolph 2 2
Kernersville 1 1
Stanly Co. 2 3
Mocksville-Davie 1 2
Kannapolis 2 4
Concord 1 4
Greensboro 0 6

Up-coming Games

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Randolph Co. @ Kannapolis
High Point @ Concord
Stanly Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Mooresville-66 @ Rowan Co. NL
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Kernersville @ High Point 6:00 PM
Stanly Co. @ Eastern Randolph
Southern Rowan @ Randolph Co.
Mocksville-Davie @ Greensboro
Winston-Salem @ Mooresville-66
Friday, June 19, 2015
Mocksville-Davie @ Eastern Randolph
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Randolph Co. @ Eastern Randolph
Southern Rowan @ Kernersville
Stanly Co. @ Mooresville-66
Davidson Co. @ Rowan Co.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Stanly Co. @ High Point 2:00 PM
Kernersville @ Kannapolis
Randolph Co. @ Davidson Co.
Rowan Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Eastern Randolph @ Southern Rowan
Monday, June 22, 2015
Mooresville-66 @ Kannapolis
Davidson Co. @ Southern Rowan
Stanly Co. @ Kernersville
Concord @ Winston-Salem
Randolph Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Stanly Co. @ Rowan Co.
Mocksville-Davie @ Kernersville
Kannapolis @ Greensboro
Apex @ Eastern Randolph
Randolph Co. @ Mooresville-66
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Shelby @ Randolph Co. 4/7PM
Greensboro @ Southern Rowan
Kernersville @ Concord
Mooresville-66 @ Mocksville-Davie
Eastern Randolph @ Winston-Salem

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Harris Road chief rules at Summer Shootout

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Tripp Aldredge, principal at Harris Road Middle School, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout School Bus Sloberknocker Tuesday night. (CMS/John Davison photo)

Aldredge claims bragging rights

Harris Road Middle School principal Tripp Aldredge took his colleagues to school during Round 2 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout leading the field of two-ton school buses from the green flag to the checkered in an action-packed slobberknocker that pitted Cabarrus County principals against one another Tuesday night. John Holloman Jr., Carl Cormier and Michael Torres also scored A-Main wins in front of a packed house at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Aldredge, who started on the pole, held off a hard-charging Kevin Senter from Cabarrus Charter Academy and Darin Roberts from Carl A. Furr Elementary School to claim the coveted champion’s belt and bragging rights in what has become a fan-favorite exhibition.

After his win, Aldredge was quick to thank his legions of fans, many of whom brought signs and oversized photos of their principal’s head to cheer on their favorite driver.

“As soon as the flag dropped, I put the pedal to the metal,” Aldredge said. “I was hoping to get a little skin on the other guys, but I didn’t want to slow up and give up my lead. I just kept my head down and kept turning left.”

Torres dominated in the second round of the Legends Pro division race. With a total of eight cautions, the Florida native was untouchable for all 25 laps of the race and his consistency allowed him to maintain his lead after each restart.

“It was definitely a team effort and a well-deserved win,” Torres said. “I’m just going to continue keeping my trust in my crew chief and staying as consistent as we can.”

Jordan Black brought home a win earlier this afternoon to make up for the rain-delay Monday night.

The Bandolero Outlaws came hot out of the oven Tuesday with Mathew Davey from Mooresville, North Carolina, taking home the victory, followed by Ashton Higgins and Connor Younginer.

“This is the greatest moment in my life; I have worked for this for three years,” said Davey.

Davey and Higgins fought competitively, with Higgins making an aggressive three-wide power play for the lead midway through the race. Davey fought back and maneuvered his way to the front. He finished four car lengths ahead of Higgins and was not shy to celebrate in Victory Lane, kissing the start finish line.

“This is my first win in the Shootout and my third win here at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” said Davey, who walked away with a trophy and a smile, knowing he had made his family proud.

On Monday night during the first round of competition, Stevie Johns Jr. took the checkered flag in the Legend Car Semi Pro division, while Tom Pistone claimed victory in the Security Force Masters and Dawson Cram earned a season-opening win in the Young Lions division. Jordan Black started his season in Victory Lane after rain forced the Legends Car Pro division to be postponed until Tuesday night.  In the Bandolero classes Landon Rapp (beginner bandolero), Ashton Higgins (outlaw), Daniel Wilk (LiveWell Bandolero Bandits) each earned wins Monday.

The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout racing action continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 16, with Mascot Mania go-kart races on Team Spirit Night. Fans are encouraged to come out dressed in their favorite team apparel and cheer on their favorite Charlotte-area mascot.

For more information on the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Unofficial Results: Round 2 (Tuesday)

Legends Car Young Lions (20 laps): 1. Chase Purdy; 2. Alex Reese; 3. Jacob Heafner; 4. Austin Green; 5. Eddie Fatscher; 6. Dawson Cram; 7. Andrew Molleur; 8. Justin Taylor; 9. Ryan Millington; 10. Garrett Manes; 11. Ryo Ocata; 12. Carson Pointdexter; 13. Jack Fread; 14. Sam Mayer

Legends Car Pro (25 laps): 1. Michawl Torres; 2. Joey Padgett; 3. Jared Irvan; 4. Greg Lang; 5. Dylan Faggart; 6. Reid Wilson; 7. Spencer Boyd; 8. Alex Murray; 9. Drew Brown; 10. Carsen Ferguson; 11. Zane Smith; 12. Evan Swilling

Legends Semi-Pro (25 laps): 1. John Holloman Jr.; 2. Devin O’Connell; 3. Scott Joy; 4. Shelton Crouse; 5. Stevie Johns Jr.; 6. Joe Graf Jr.; 7. Jake Tretow; 8. Riley Herbest; 9. Jordan Stillwell; 10. Jensen Jorgensen; 11. Austin Langenstein; 12. Taylor Jorgensen; 13. Joe Gregory; 14. Sprout Royal; 15. Conner Pyle; 16. Craig Biryla; 17. Cameron McGee; 18. Holden German; 19. Bronson Butcher; 20. Enrique Lemon

Security Force Masters (25 laps): 1. Carl Cormier; 2. Bruce Silver; 3. Tom Pistone; 4. Scott Whitaker; 5. Craig Bruce; 6. Jan Ingram; 7. Jamie Smith; 8. Chip Ferguson; 9. Robbie Faggart; 10. Ron Mader; 11. Danny Bisson; 12. Herman Towe.

Bandolero Beginner Bandits (20 laps): 1. Leland Honeyman; 2. Landon Rapp; 3. Josh Speas; 4. Zachary Miracle; 5. Jackson Moore; 6. Stanley Hays; 7. Tyler Bartoszewicz; 8. David Selvik; 9. Jacob Gantz; 10. Alberto Limon; 11. Mason Dejarnett; 12. Jake Putnam. Live Well Homes Bandolero Bandits (20 laps): Daniel Wilk; 2. Carson Kvapil; 3. Cameron Bolen; 4. Mini Tyrell; 5. DJ Canipe; 6. William Robusto; 7. Ryan Israel; 8. Bryson Ruff; 9. George Hayes; 10. Isabella Robusto; 11. Tommy Good; 12. Josh Kossek; 13. Maddox Blaise; 14. Blake Cisneros; 15. Ethan Johnson; 16. Dylan Notaro; 17. Jaiden Reyna

Bandolero Outlaws (20 laps): 1. Mathew Bavey; 2. Ashton Higgins; 3. Connor Younginer; 4. Austin Greer; 5. Trevor Rizzo; 6. Matthew Eades; 7. Jordan Plummer; 8. Roy Hayes; 9. Blaise Brinkley; 10. Seth Henry; 11. Robby Gordon Douglas; 12. Hudgins Gauntt; 13. Tristan Lesik; 14. Liz Montgomery; 15. Elysia Potter; 16. Swank Hagans; 17. No data; 18. Matthew Emery; 19. Austin Powell; 20. Ray Maynard; 21. Gracie Trotter.

Round 1 (Monday) Bandolero Beginner Bandits (20 laps): 1. Landon Rapp; 2. Leland Honeyman; 3. Alberto Limon; 4. Jackson Moore; 5. Zachary Miracle; 6. Jake Putnam; 7. Jacob Gantz; 8. Tyler Bartoszewicz; 9. Josh Speas; 10. David Selvik; 11. Stanley Hays.

Bandolero Outlaws (14 laps): 1. Ashton Higgins; 2. Matthew Davey; 3. Connor Younginer; 4. Roy Hays; 5. Trevor Rizzo; 6. Robby Gordon Douglas; 7. Matthew Eades; 8. Matthew Emery; 9. Tristan Lesik; 10. Austin Greer; 11. Hudgins Gauntt; 12. Blaise Brinkley; 13. Jordan Plummer; 14. Gracie Trotter; 15. Seth Henry; 16. Elysia Potter; 17. Austin Powell; 18. John Legg; 19. Liz Montgomery; 20. Swank Hagans.

Legend Car Semi Pro (30 laps): 1. Stevie Johns Jr.; 2. Austin Langenstein; 3. John Holloman Jr.; 4. Jake Tretow; 5. Jordan Stillwell; 6. Joe Gregory; 7. Joe Graf Jr.; 8. Connor Pyle; 9. Jensen Jorgensen; 10. Riley Herbst; 11. Scott Joy; 12. Devin O’Connell; 13. Sprout Royal; 14. Sheldon Crouse; 15. Enrique Lemon; 16. Cameron McGee; 17. Bronson Butcher; 18. Holden German; 19. Taylor Jorgenson; 20. Craig Biryla.

LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits (13 laps): 1. Daniel Wilk; 2. Ryan Israel; 3. Carson Kvapil; 4. William Robusto; 5. Bryson Ruff; 6. Blake Cisneros; 7. Tommy Good; 8. Josh Kossek; 9. Cameron Bolen; 10. Dylan Notaro; 11. DJ Canipe; 12. Mini Tyrell; 13. Jaiden Reyna; 14. Maddox Blaise; 15. George Hayes; 16. Ethan Johnson.

Security Force Legend Car Masters (30 laps): 1. Tom Pistone; 2. Scott Whitaker; 3. Robbie Faggart; 4. Bruce Silver; 5. Chip Ferguson; 6. Carl Cormier; 7. Jan Ingram; 8. Ron Maner; 9. Danny Bisson; 10. Craig Bruce; 11. No Data; 12. Jamie Smith; 13. Herman Towe; 14. Rodney Tharpe.

Legend Car Young Lions (20 laps): 1. Dawson Cram; 2. Ryan Millington; 3. Austin Green; 4. Chase Purdy; 5. Alex Reece; 6. Eddie Fatscher; 7. Jacob Heafner; 8. Andrew Molleur; 9. Sam Mayer; 10. Garrett Manes; 11. Carson Pointdexter; 12. Jack Fread; 13. Justin Taylor.  **Hit time and then rain**

Legend Car Pros (25 laps): 1. Jordan Black; 2. Greg Lang; 3. Carson Ferguson; 4. Michael Torres; 5. Jared Irvan; 6. Evan Swilling; 7. Zane Smith; 8. Reid Wilson; 9. Dylan Faggart; 10. Alex Murray; 11. Spencer Boyd; 12. Joey Padgett; 13. Drew Brown.

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League play begins in Area III, Stanly County at Kannapolis broadcast

Most games now are league games in Area III, but with high school graduation coming up the schedule lightens.


Here is the Independent Tribune’s preview story about Kannapolis Post 115. The Independent Tribune also recently previewed Concord Post 51.

Here are the unofficial standings and recent score.

Area III League standings

Davidson Co.                     2             0

Randolph Co.                     1             0

Winston-Salem                 1             0

Eastern Randolph             1             1

Southern Rowan               1             1

Stanly Co.                           1             1

Concord                              1             2

Kannapolis                         1             2

High Point                          0             0

Kernersville                        0             0

Mooresville 66                  0             0

Rowan Co.                         0             0

Recent scores

Saturday, June 6, 2015                                               

Rowan Co.          6             Southern Rowan               5             NL

Kannapolis          12           Concord               6

Eastern Randolph             8             Stanly Co.            4

Randolph Co.      9             Greensboro         3

Friday, June 5, 2015                                                    

Rowan Co.          14           Southern Rowan 1 NL

Concord               8             Greensboro         4

Davidson Co.      12           Eastern Randolph 5

Thursday, June 4, 2015                                              

Stanly Co.            8             Rowan Co.          2             NL

Winston-Salem  6             Southern Rowan               5

Eastern Randolph             5             High Point           3             NL

Wednesday, June 3, 2015                                                        

Kernersville         10           Davidson Co.      0             NL

Stanly Co.            10           Concord               0

Winston-Salem  11           High Point           7             NL

Rowan Co.          12           Mocksville-Davie              2             NL

Tuesday, June 2, 2015                                                                                                            

Davidson Co.      2             Rowan Co.          0             NL

Kernersville         @           Eastern Randolph                            ppd. to 6/16

Southern Rowan               5             Kannapolis          3

Mooresville-66   @           Greensboro                        ppd. to ??

Monday, June 1, 2015                                                

Rowan Co.          8             Mooresville-66   4             NL

Randolph Co.      9             Kernersville         7             NL

Davidson Co.      2             Kannapolis          1

Winston-Salem  14           Mocksville-Davie              2             NL

Sunday, May 31, 2015                                               

Southern Rowan               11           Stanly Co.            2             NL

Kannapolis          12           Concord               3             NL

Rowan Co.          @           Davidson Co.                     ppd to 6/2

Eastern Randolph             5             Mocksville-Davie              4             NL

Tonight’s games                                                          

Stanly Co.            @           Kannapolis

Eastern Randolph             @           Southern Rowan

Rowan Co.          @           Randolph Co.

Concord               @           Mooresville-66

Upcoming games

Monday, June 8, 2015                  

Randolph Co.      @           Mocksville-Davie

High Point           @           Greensboro

Tuesday, June 9, 2015                  

Mooresville-66   @           Davidson Co.

Southern Rowan               @Mocksville-Davie

Rowan Co.          @           Greensboro

Wednesday, June 10, 2015                        

Rowan Co.          @           Kannapolis

Concord               @           Southern Rowan

Mocksville-Davie              @Davidson Co.

Stanly Co.            @           Randolph Co.

Thursday, June 11, 2015                             

Kannapolis          @           High Point

Eastern Randolph             @Greensboro

Randolph Co.      @           Stanly Co.

Southern Rowan               @Mooresville-66

Friday, June 12, 2015                    

High Point           @           Eastern Randolph

Greensboro         @           Stanly Co.

Saturday, June 13, 2015                             

Winston-Salem  @           Kernersville

Sunday, June 14, 2015                 

Winston-Salem  @           Rowan Co.

Special thanks to J.T. Bost who compiles scores and standings. Note schedules are subject to change.

Weekend fun: Little River Band, Ducktona Dash, movies and more

ducktona_flyerThe Ducktona Dash benefits Cabarrus Meals on Wheels.

The Little River Band will perform a free concert at Village Park in Kannapolis with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The evening will be capped for fireworks.

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Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday is every Friday 5 to 9 p.m. at the Old Creamery on Church Street in Concord. The trucks are set up in the field behind the Old Creamery off Peachtree Avenue

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The Kannapolis Intimidators are at home at CMC-NorthEast Stadium for a week-long homestand. It begins with a four-game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds today through Sunday (June 4-7).


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Kannapolis has a busy summer of events planned. Here is the June schedule:

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If you have an event coming up, let us know. Email mark@radiofreecabarrus.om