Category Archives: basketball

Chargers-Wonders battle

A.L. Brown at Cox Mill

Also check out Radio Free Cabarrus’ Facebook page. We sometimes broadcast on Facebook Live, such as Wednesday, Jan. 10, when we had technical issues on The Cube.

Central Cabarrus-Hickory Ridge games

Wednesday’s broadcast moved to Facebook Live after we could not keep connected to The Cube. Below are the segments of the broadcast.

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Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Be the Match Night

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

Remembering Todd Kevin Rose

The Hickory Ridge High School girls basketball coach continues to recruit possible donors to the national BE THE MATCH Registry.

On Wednesday, January 10th, Hickory Ridge HS will join forces with Central CabarrusHigh School to help save lives. Hickory Ridge will host the fourth annual BE THE MATCH drive in memory of Todd Kevin Rose, the brother of the girls basketball coach Tolonda Rose Simmons. For the past five years  BE THE MATCH drives we are averaging about 12 individuals taking the step and signing up,  Simmons said.

Todd was a very loving, kind, and generous person. His infectious smile won the hearts of many. He would very willingly do anything that he could to help others, even strangers, often times going over and beyond what was required or expected of him. On October 24, 2010, Todd was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer. Unfortunately on October 24th, 2012, at Duke University hospital Todd lost the battle to such a mean disease.

Morrow donors in our community are urgently needed to save the lives of patients with diseases like leukemia, lymphoma, or sickle cell anemia.  Patients are most likely to match someone who shares their ethnic background. Many patients are in need of a matching blood type.

Hendrick BMW of Charlotte, Hendrick BMW of Northlake, and Hendrick Mini of Charlotte are sponsoring the basketball players and coaches’ from both schools with special t-shirt and coaches shirts with an orange ribbon. Todd worked for the Hendrick Automotive Group for 24 years.

Please come out and join the BE THE MATCH REGISTRY, ages 18 to 44 on Wednesday, January 10th from 3:30 until 8:00 at Hickory Ridge High School Auxiliary Gym, 7321 Raging Ridge Road, Harrisburg, NC 28075.

Contact Info: Addie Saunders, BE The Match,, 704-921-3578, or Tolonda Simmons,, 704-454-6556

Every $100 raised helps add another member to the registry. Make a contribution today at or you may drop it off in the front office at Hickory Ridge HS.

Friday night basketball

Join us for South Piedmont Conference basketball live on the NFHS Network. The broadcast begins at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson

Also playing tonight:

Hickory Ridge at Butler

 From earlier this week

A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus

Battle of Kannapolis

A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus

A.L. Brown visits Northwest Cabarrus Wednesday, Jan. 3, for a South Piedmont Conference basketball match-up. The broadcast will include both girls and boys varsity games.

Our 2017 plan for basketball

This season Radio Free Cabarrus will be splitting games between and the NFHS Network.

Broadcasts on The Cube will be free and live, while NFHS Network games are subscription based. NFHS Network games are free after 72 hours.

Our new NFHS Network game will be Friday, Jan. 5, with Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show coming up

The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at the Park Expo Center in Charlotte is set for Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.

Lincoln Charter-Cox Mill

Wednesday’s games between Lincoln Charter and Cox Mill be broadcast by Radio Free Cabarrus on the NFHS Network from Cox Mill. The broadcast begins at 6 p.m. and will include both the boys and girls varsity games.

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Lincoln Charter-Cox Mill postponed

Our first basketball broadcast of the season scheduled for tonight, Friday, Dec. 8, with Lincoln Charter battling Cox Mill has been postponed. We’ll get cranked up for basketball next week. Be safe in the snow.


Cox Mill wins the title

State Championships

Hickory Ridge versus Northern Guilford

Cox Mill versus Eastern Guilford

Radio Free Cabarrus will stream live audio only of the games. Also our friends at Memories 98.3 and WTIX-AM 1410 will have the game on radio.

Complete coverage after the games will be at

3A Western Regional Finals

Cox Mill vs. Freedom

Hickory Ridge vs. Freedom

The winners advance to the state 3A title game next Saturday.