Category Archives: Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame

Playoffs & Changes

The NCHSAA football playoffs begin Friday, Nov. 10. With it also comes changes for Radio Free Cabarrus. We have joined the NFHS Network. This is a subscription based video service. The basic rate is $9.95 per month. Games and events will be broadcast live with video, including playoffs. In previous seasons, we have had to go to audio only for playoffs. After 72 hours, the games will be available for free to anyone with a username and sign-in.

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We hope that you will give it a try.

Playoff schedule

RFC will be broadcasting East Lincoln at Mount Pleasant and West Charlotte at Hickory Ridge on the NFHS Network

 

Memories 98.3 will also broadcast the Mount Pleasant game.

Other games include:

Clyde A. Erwin at A.L. Brown (broadcast on WRKB 1460).

Concord at Stuart Cramer

Tuscola at Jay M. Robinson

Northwest Cabarrus at South Iredell

Video of 7th Annual Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame induction

5th Annual Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its fifth class Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County. The event is free and open to the public. If you can make it, join us for the broadcast.

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Oct. 16: SPC doubleheader

The Concord Spiders are celebrating 100 years of athletics and the 2015 high school football races are developing with big match-ups this week.

Jesse Carson at Concord

Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson

Other games
Hough at A.L. Brown
Mount Pleasant at Monroe
Asheville School at Cannon School
Hickory Ridge at Northwest Cabarrus
Central Cabarrus at South Rowan
Victory Christian at cfa Academy
The Independent Tribune’s weekly interviews with Cabarrus coaches are here.

Big MeCKa game at Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium at AL Brown 2015

WRKB-AM in Kannapolis will broadcast the Wonders game with Hough. Here is a link to Wonders Radio.

5th Annual Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame Induction

The Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its fifth class at a ceremony Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m.

 

4th Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame class inducted

 

CONCORD, N.C. – The Fourth Annual Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame Induction is set for 7 p.m. today at the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County.

This year’s class is made up of nine former athletes, coaches and leaders who made have made great impacts on their community, according the Hall of Fame Chairman Tony McClamrock.

Long-time principal and coach Richard A. Lapish is one of this year’s class.

The 1952 graduate of Concord High, played baseball at Appalachian State and  served in the military for 27 years and was a teacher, coach and principal for 35 years.

Coach Bill Watts, a 1949 graduate of Mount Pleasant High, is also being honored. He played baseball and football and went on to be captain at Lenior-Rhyne.

Watts coached for 46 years in Cabarrus County.

Other inductee Thursday will be: Bob Mauldin, Concord High 1956; Lafette Jordan, Concord 1976; Edwin “Eddie” Green, Kannapolis; Robert “Beetle” Auten, Hartsell High 1956; Earl B. Lentz Sr., A.L. Brown 1952; the late George Blanton, Concord High 1960; the late Edwin “Eddie” Green; and David Cook, Concord High 1947.

The ceremony is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.

The ceremony will feature photos and highlights of the new hall of famers’ achievements.

Here are the current Hall of Fame members:

The 2013 class: Margaret Hagerty, Crystal Cox Crump, Melissa Morrison Howard, Amy Privette-Perko, Natrone Means, Haskell Lavon Stanback, Lance Smith, Benny Moose, and the late Roy Thomas, Arden Ray, Barbara Smith Roberson, Donnie Whittington, Carl A. Widenhouse, and Dale Earnhardt.

The 2012 class: Bill Ford, Larry Honeycutt, Kellie Rose Kennedy, Michael Morton Jr., E.Z. Smith III, Ethan Horton and the late John McInnus, Billy Goodman, Claude “Bear” Little, Leroy Scercy and George “Ick” Alley.

The 2011 class: Charles E. Rimer, Kenneth E. Basinger, W. Frank Cannon, Quin Troxler Dionne, Larry “Satch” Sedberry and Gene K. Verble Sr.

Check out some of our previous Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame posts

Cabarrus Hall of Famer Ralph Dale Earnhardt

Kannapolis native Dale Earnhardt made his first start in NASCAR May 25, 1975 in the World 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt finished 22nd that day.

This Concord Tribune (now Independent Tribune) photo shows a young Dale Earnhardt in 1976, his second season in NASCAR.
This Concord Tribune (now Independent Tribune) photo shows a young Dale Earnhardt in 1976, his second season in NASCAR.

During his legendary career, Earnhardt won 76 races, 7 championships and had 468 Top 10s in NASCAR’s top division. He also won 21 times in the Nationwide series.

The Intimidator was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

A larger than life bronze statue of Earnhardt stands in a memorial plaza in his hometown of Kannapolis. It is just off Main Street near the Amtrak Station.

 

Dale Earnhardt Hall of Fame Special

Dale Earnhardt: One Tough Customer

 

Cabarrus Sports Hall of Famer Haskel Stanback

Here is A.L. Brown graduate Haskel Stanback during his career with the Atlanta Falcons. There are a few of these cards available on ebay.
Here is A.L. Brown graduate Haskel Stanback during his career with the Atlanta Falcons. There are a few of these cards available on ebay.

A.L. Brown graduate Haskel Stanback had a great football career, starring at running back for the Wonders and the Tennessee Volunteers before a six-year career (1974-79) for the Atlanta Falcons.

Stanback was drafted in the 5th round of the NFL Draft in 1975 by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was the 114th overall pick.

With the Falcons, he rushed for 25 TDs and caught a pass for a score. His only NFL pass hit Wallace Francis for a 41-yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in 1975.

If you watch some of the videos, you will see Stanback was a crushing blocker in addition to being an outstanding runner.

After football, Stanback had a career with Norfolk Southern Roadway.

Tennessee highlights of Stanback’s 1973 senior season

A 1977 clip from Rams-Falcons (watch #24 in white)

As a Norfolk Southern exec in “On the Right Field”