Perry Gabriel and Mark Plemmons host this week’s scoreboard show from the site of Concord at Hickory Ridge.
Shaked Bar-Tal will provide live reports from the Cox Mill at Mount Pleasant game. Chris Hudson will report from Piedmont at Central Cabarrus.
We will follow other games and we encourage you to call your scores from across North Carolina live between 7:30 and 10 p.m. each Friday night. The number to call is 704-786-0001 to connect live on the air with Mark and Perry.
A few years ago Dr. Spencer Johnson wrote a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?” It’s good reading for anyone in business. Our cheese keeps moving and we must move to keep up with the changes.
Bob Brown and I started Radio Free Cabarrus in 2009 after the owner of the local radio station abandoned our community. Since then we have expanded our coverage and included video.
In the past year or so, the local AM station WTIX 1410 was purchased by people who see the value of local radio. They’ve expanded their operation to include Memories 98.3 FM. They will be broadcasting a game of this week this football season. That’s great news and we certainly support their efforts.
Another change has been at the N.C. High School Athletic Association, which is now requiring rights fees for regular season games. I don’t think they completely understand the impact of their fees. For companies like Radio Free Cabarrus it will mean less games will be broadcast.
RFC will continue to broadcast games live, but not every week and not as many. We will however continue to cover and report on games. Here is our basic plan for the 2017 football season:
A live scoreboard show (we haven’t come up with a name yet) will be broadcast each Friday night with live reports from games involving Cabarrus teams and others. This will be a work in progress and we will adjust as we go. There are a lot of exciting possibilities.
Select live video broadcasts of big games will be broadcast. We plan to ramp up our live broadcasts as the season heats up and as we get near the playoffs.
We will be open to suggestions. If you have ideas or comments I would love to hear them. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all the support you have provided. We pledge to continue our efforts to promote Cabarrus County sports including the schools, athletes and community organizations to the best of our abilities.
Our annual induction ceremonies are a commemorative occasion in which those in the music industry who have made an impact on American Music, are introduced as new members of our Hall of Fame:
Steep Canyon Rangers
Richard Lewis Spencer
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony is an annual event wherein North Carolina’s finest musical talents are honored and recognized with by their home state, a monumental milestone in any artist’s career. It will be a night of elegance and glamour where music fans across the nation come together to celebrate these all time legends.
The 12th Annual Cabarrus County Fair Pageant will be held in the Cabarrus Rooms at the Cabarrus Arena on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.
This is a natural, sundress pageant and four winners will be crowned out of 1st through 12th grades girls. The four winners will receive a crown, sash, trophy, and four fair tickets.
The four new winners will also get to participate in the Cabarrus County Fair Ribbon Cutting Ceremony that day at 1 p.m.
Queens and runner-ups will have the opportunity to ride on the Cabarrus County Fair Float in the Concord Christmas Parade and make various appearances representing their titles throughout the community. All contestants will receive an item of recognition.
John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action as Concord and Kannapolis play for the second time in eight days. Concord won last week’s game 14-10 after Kannapolis led 8-6. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25.
Special thanks to Jonathan Bost for scores, standings, schedules and updates.
Upcoming Area III Games
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Eastern Randolph @ Greensboro
High Point @ Randolph Co.
Mooresville @ Rowan Co.
Concord @ Kannapolis
Davidson Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Kannapolis @ Stanly Co.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Eastern Randolph @ Winston-Salem
Mooresville @ Stanly Co.
Kernersville @ Davidson Co.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
High Point @ Kernersville
Davidson Co. @ Greensboro
Winston-Salem @ Randolph Co.
Stanly Co. @ Rowan Co.
Mooresville @ Kannapolis
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Greensboro @ Kernersville
Randolph Co. @ Eastern Randolph
Mooresville @ Concord
Kannapolis @ Mocksville-Davie
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Winston-Salem @ Kernersville
Davidson Co. @ High Point 6:00 PM
Eastern Randolph @ Concord
Stanly Co. @ Kannapolis
Rowan Co. @ Mocksville-Davie
Friday, June 30, 2017
Concord @ Rowan Co.
Last Day of Regular Season
All game times are at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted.
Chris Hudson and Mark Plemmons call the action on Radio Free Cabarrus as Kannapolis and Concord battle in American Legion Baseball. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 18, from Mt. Pleasant High School.
Upcoming games for Area III
Note all games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change.
The Davidson Wildcats, Atlantic 10 champions, have beaten #2 North Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast to advance to the Chapel Hill Regional championship round.
You can hear tonight’s broadcast on WHIP-AM 1350, on the TuneIn Radio app, on WGNC 101.1 FM / 1450 AM or on-line here Davidson Baseball from Learfield The Wildcats face the winner of UNC and Florida Gulf Coast.
This is a double elimination tournament. UNC and Florida Gulf Coast both have a loss entering Sunday afternoon’s game.