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Under the Lights on Friday Nights

Scores and highlights from across the area

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.

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Plans for 2017 football season

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 plemmons.mark@gmail.com

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.

Mark Plemmons

Owner/General Manager

Radio Free Cabarrus

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2017 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, tickets on sale

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Date: October 19th, 2017

Time: 7:15-10:30 (doors open at 6:30)

Location: Gem Theatre

111 W 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081

Price: $35 – General; $80 – VIP

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:

Anthony Hamilton

Jim Lauderdale

Steep Canyon Rangers

Etta Baker

Richard Lewis Spencer

Sensational Nightingales

Bucky Covington

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.

To Purchase Tickets go to www.2017induction.eventbrite.com or call (704) 934-2320

County Fair Pageant seeking contestants

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.

The deadline to enter is Aug. 23rd. For more information and application, go to www.cabarruscountyfairpageant.weebly.com. The pageant is directed by Susan Watkins.

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Pictured left to right are the 2016 Cabarrus County Fair Queens, Alivia Heath, Delana Drye, Sophia Mistry and Ashlyn Loper.

American Legion Baseball

Mooresville at Concord Post 51

Shaked Bar-Tal and Mark Plemmons call the action Wednesday, June 28, as Concord Post 51 hosts Mooresville at Mt. Pleasant High School.  First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Area III Southern Standings

Standings are through Tuesday, June 27, courtesy of Jonathan Bost.

American Legion Baseball

Concord Post 51 at Kannapolis Post 115

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.
Standings through June 24, 2017

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.

Recent scores

Sunday, June 18, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Rowan Co.          22           Stanly Co.            0

High Point           7              Greensboro       3

Winston-Salem 10           Eastern Randolph            9

Randolph Co.     10           Kernersville        0

Concord               14           Kannapolis          10

Stubenville, OH 13           Mocksville-Davie              5              NL

 

Monday, June 19, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Eastern Randolph            14           Davidson Co.      6

Kernersville        5              High Point           1

Stanly Co.            6              Concord               5

Mocksville-Davie              5              Kannapolis          3

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Mooresville        @            Stanly Co.            ppd.       to Mon. 6/26

High Point           4              Randolph Co.     2

Rowan Co.          12           Kannapolis          1

Greensboro       6              Winston-Salem 4

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                         

Eastern Randolph            3              Kernersville        1

Randolph Co.     3              Davidson Co.      1

Greensboro       6              Winston-Salem 5

Rowan Co.          @            Concord               ppd.                       to 6/30

Mocksville-Davie              @            Mooresville        ppd.       no makeup set

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017                                                                                                                                                               

Kannapolis          @            Stanly Co.            ppd.       to 6/25 at 1 p.m.

Davidson Co.      3              Eastern Randolph            2

Randolph Co.     12           Winston-Salem 4

Rowan Co.          17           Mocksville-Davie              7

 

Friday, June 23, 2017                                                                                                                                                                     

Greensboro       8              High Point           6

Kernersville        8              Winston-Salem 3

Concord               10           Mocksville-Davie              6

Rowan Co.          18           Kannapolis          8

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017                                                                                                                                                

Randolph Co.     @            Kernersville        ppd.       to 6/30

High Point           @            Eastern Randolph            ppd.to 6/30

Stanly Co.            @            Mooresville

Davidson Co.      @            Winston-Salem ppd.to 6/25

Mocksville-Davie  8         Concord               6

Texarkana, Ar    6              Rowan Co.          1

Rowan Co.          11           Hope Mills           9

American Legion Baseball

Kannapolis Post 115 at Concord Post 51

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.

Special thanks to Jonathan Bost for standings, schedules, scores and more.

 

Upcoming games for Area III

Note all games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change.

Sunday, June 18, 2017                                

Rowan Co.          @           Stanly Co.

High Point           @           Greensboro

Winston-Salem  @           Eastern Randolph

Kernersville         @           Randolph Co.

Kannapolis          @           Concord

Stubenville, OH  @           Mocksville-Davie              12:00 PM

 

Monday, June 19, 2017                                                                           

Winston-Salem  @           Greensboro

Davidson Co.      @           Eastern Randolph

Kernersville         @           High Point           6:00 PM

Stanly Co.            @           Concord

Mocksville-Davie              @           Kannapolis

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017                                                                            

Mooresville         @           Stanly Co.

Randolph Co.      @           High Point           6:00 PM

Kernersville         @           Davidson Co.

Rowan Co.          @           Kannapolis

Mocksville-Davie              @           Eastern Randolph

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                                                     

Eastern Randolph             @           Kernersville

Randolph Co.      @           Davidson Co.

Greensboro         @           Winston-Salem

Rowan Co.          @           Concord

Mocksville-Davie              @           Mooresville

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017                                            

Kannapolis          @           Stanly Co.

Eastern Randolph             @           Davidson Co.

Randolph Co.      @           Winston-Salem

 

Friday, June 23, 2017                                                                 

Greensboro         @           High Point           6:00 PM

Kernersville         @           Winston-Salem

Mocksville-Davie              @           Concord

Kannapolis          @           Rowan Co.

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017                                                           

Randolph Co.      @           Kernersville

High Point           @           Eastern Randolph

Stanly Co.            @           Mooresville

Davidson Co.      @           Winston-Salem

Concord               @           Mocksville-Davie

 

Sunday, June 25, 2017                                                                             

Eastern Randolph             @           Greensboro

High Point           @           Randolph Co.

Mooresville         @           Rowan Co.

Concord               @           Kannapolis

Davidson Co.      @           Mocksville-Davie

 

Monday, June 26, 2017                                                                           

Eastern Randolph             @           Winston-Salem

Greensboro         @           Rowan Co.

Davidson baseball on a roll

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.

Here are some highlights on the #roadtoomaha

Jonathan Foundation Night

Pancake Day!

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The 60th Annual Pancake Day is today, Thursday, March 16, at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. They will be serving until 7:30 p.m. Come out and help a great community organization.

Pancake Day 2017 at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County in Concord.