Basketball: A.L. Brown hosts North Mecklenburg

The A.L. Brown Wonders open the MeCKa Conference basketball season, hosting North Mecklenburg. The girls game is expected to tip around 6:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow from Bullock Gym in Kannapolis.
Final football coach’s video
Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

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Concord nurse making a difference at the VA

Here’s a story we found about Cabarrus College of Health Sciences graduate Chuck Maulden. We know his mom and dad, David and Bev Maulden are very proud. Keep up the great work Chuck!

2-A Western Finals: Mount Pleasant dream season ends

Listen to play by play of Mount Pleasant at Shelby

The Tigers played hard and were tied 17-17 late in the fourth quarter before Shelby took the lead and eventually won 31-17 to advance to the NCHSAA 2-A state finals.
Mount Pleasant battles Shelby for the 2-A Western title.
Mount Pleasant battles Shelby for the 2-A Western title.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby. Tickets are $8. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

We will be there broadcasting, but hope to see you at the game. The game is a rematch of the 2007 Western Regional Final that was won by Shelby over Mount Pleasant 17-0.

This season the Tigers have won 12 straight games including last Friday’s 42-21 over previously unbeaten Owen.

Reece’s Pieces: Big, smart O line clears the path

Fans showing their support

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report with Coach Mike Johns

TIGERS WIN! TIGERS WIN! THE TIGGGERRRS WIN!

2-A Playoffs: Mount Pleasant at Owen

Mount Pleasant trailed 7-0 but battled back for a 42-21 win over previously unbeaten Owen. Cody Reece rushed for 246 yards and four TDs. Robert Johns intercepted three passes and returned a kickoff for a TD.

 

Mount Pleasant will play at Shelby Dec. 5 for the 2-A Western Regional title.

It’s a battle of two of the top running backs in North Carolina as Cody Reece and his Mount Pleasant Tigers travel to Black Mountain to play Jager Gardner and his Owen Warhorses.
The Tigers are 12-2 and have won 12 straight. The Warhorses are 12-1. Both are conference champs.
Owen beat Mount Pleasant 13-0 in the first round of the playoffs in 2013.
Shaked’s Sundrop Scoreboard

Live streaming video by Ustream

Happy Thanksgiving Tiger Nation from football practice. No days off. All gas, no brakes. #MPireRising #BeatOwen
Happy Thanksgiving Tiger Nation from football practice. No days off. All gas, no brakes. #MPireRising #BeatOwen

Here are the weekly coaches’ interviews from the Independent Tribune:
The Tigers, coached by Mike Johns, beat North Rowan to advance to the Round 3 of the 2-A playoffs. They play at Owen Friday. Here is a link to Coach John’s weekly interview:

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

Playoffs round 2: Concord, Mt. Pleasant, Hickory Ridge & Cox Mill still alive

South Point at Concord

North Rowan at Mt. Pleasant

 

WAME-AM 550 in Statesville is streaming play by play of the Hickory Ridge at Statesville game. Here is a link to WAME-AM Country Legends Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. The game is also available on smart phones with the Tunein radio app. Search for WAME

 

Here are this week’s coaches’ shows by the Independent Tribune:

A.L. Brown Wonders Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

Central Cabarrus Vikings Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Six local teams advance, North Cabarrus renamed for Vietnam veterans

Tuscola at Concord

East Rutherford at Mount Pleasant

Concord 49, Tuscola 7
(#15) East Rowan 50, (#2) Freedom 49
Hickory Ridge 26, Ledford 7
Asheville 63, Central Cabarrus 28
Cox Mill 44, North Forsyth 41 (2OT)
Mount Pleasant 20, East Rutherford 19 (Mount was down 19-7 in 4th quarter)
Ronald Reagan 50, Kannapolis 42 (Wonders end 6-6, 36 season streak of winning records ends)
West Rowan 40, North Buncombe 7

Independent Tribune weekly interviews
Cabarrus County is renaming North Cabarrus  Park to honor Vietnam Vets.
Cabarrus County is renaming North Cabarrus Park to honor Vietnam Vets.

Cabarrus County, with the support of the Cabarrus County Veterans Coalition, invite the public to the dedication of Vietnam Veterans Park on Saturday, November 15, at 10:30 a.m.

Program includes reading of names of fallen Vietnam soldiers; presentation of U.S. flag that will hang over the park; presentation of the park; and special presentations by North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Director Ilario Pantano, and Bronze Star award recipient and retired war and foreign correspondent Joe Galloway.
Parking information
Park-and-ride available at the Church of God Children’s Home, 3485 Orphanage Circle, Concord, NC 28027.
Here is an Independent Tribune story by Michael Knox about the event and speakers:

NCHSAA football playoff match-ups

Cabarrus well-represented in the 2014 playoffs

Here a shot for the Hickory Ridge-Jesse Carson broadcast Nov. 3
Here a shot for the Hickory Ridge-Jesse Carson broadcast Nov. 3

4-A

#15 A.L. Brown (6-5) at #2 Ronald Reagan (10-1)

3-AA

#16 Central Cabarrus (6-5) at #1 Asheville (10-1)

#9 North Forsyth (5-6) at #8 Cox Mill (6-5)

#11 Ledford (7-4) at #6 Hickory Ridge (9-2)

3-A

#14 Tuscola (5-6) at #3 Concord (11-0)

#9 North Buncombe (7-4) at #8 West Rowan (7-4)

#15 East Rowan (5-6) at #2 Freedom (10-0-1)

2-A

#13 East Rutherford (6-5) at #4 Mt. Pleasant (9-2)

Regular season finales: NW Cabarrus-Central Cabarrus, Hickory Ridge-West Rowan, Concord-Garinger

Concord Senior Night versus Garinger

Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at West Rowan

Other games tonight:
A.L. Brown at Hopewell 7 p.m.
Harrill’s Christian at Cannon School 7 p.m. (playoffs)
West Stanly at Mount Pleasant 7:30 p.m.
Cox Mill at Jesse Carson 7:30 p.m.
JV Scores
Central Cabarrus 50 Northwest Cabarrus 26
West Rowan 24 Hickory Ridge 6
Charlotte 49ers host #2 Coastal Carolina
 
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Cabarrus Monday night football

Hickory Ridge 44 Jesse Carson 36

Cox Mill 27 West Rowan 13

Note we won’t broadcast the completion of Concord at Northwest Cabarrus due work commitments of our broadcasters. Concord leads Northwest Cabarrus 29-0 headed to the second half. Thank you for your understanding.
Here are the scores from Friday’s action:
Mallard Creek 56-0 J.M. Robinson
Concord 43 Northwest Cabarrus 7
East Rowan 28 Central Cabarrus 21
A.L. Brown 28 West Charlotte 7 halftime
Mount Pleasant 46 Parkwood 13
Cannon School 29 Wake Christian 14
Tigers clinch the Rocky River title, Reece sets record
Mount Pleasant’s eighth straight win clinches no worse than a tie for the Rocky River Conference title. Monroe only has one loss but it was to the Tigers, giving Mount the tie-breaker.
Running back Cody Reece carried the ball 33 times for 267 yards and four touchdowns, giving him nearly 2000 yards for the season. It breaks Jose Sanchez’ single season rushing record of 1770 set in 2007. It was also the last time the Tigers won the league title.
Highlights from UnioNCounty Football

Week 11: Carson-Hickory Ridge, West Rowan-Cox Mill and Concord-Northwest Cabarrus

Concord at Northwest Cabarrus

Jesse Carson at Hickory Ridge

West Rowan at Cox Mill

This is the home of the Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls in Harrisburg, N.C.
This is the home of the Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls in Harrisburg, N.C.

Other games Friday include:

J.M. Robinson at Mallard Creek 7 p.m.

A.L. Brown at West Charlotte 7 p.m.

Mount Pleasant at  Parkwood 7:30 p.m.

Wake Christian at Cannon School 7 p.m.

East Rowan at Central Cabarrus 7:30 p.m.

Here are weekly coaches’ videos interviews from the Independent Tribune:

A.L. Brown Wonders Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Northwest Cabarrus Trojans Football Report

Cannon School Cougars Football Report

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

Note due to scheduling conflicts there are no interviews with Central Cabarrus and J.M. Robinson this week.

JV Scores from Thursday

Concord 16 Northwest Cabarrus 6

Mount Pleasant 20 Parkwood 12

Mallard Creek 20 J.M. Robinson 10

Jesse Carson 28 Hickory Ridge 27