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2 Titles and a Bell

Weather is messing with the high school football schedule again, but this is the schedule of broadcasts we have currently:

Rocky River Conference title

The game has been moved to Monday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.

The Mount Pleasant Tigers host the West Stanly Colts to close the regular season at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Pregame on the NFHS Network is at 6:30 p.m.

The winner takes the Rocky River Conference title.

Independent schools playoffs

Southlake Christian hosts Hickory Grove Christian in the first round of the playoffs. Pregame is set for 6:45 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. on NFHS Network.

South Piedmont Conference title

Cox Mill hosts Northwest Cabarrus in the Battle of the Coddle Creek Cup, but it is also going to decide the South Piedmont Conference championship. Pregame will be at 6:15 p.m. with kickoff at 6:30 Saturday, Nov. 3, on the NFHS Network. Both teams are undefeated in conference play.

Battle for the Bell

Concord hosts A.L. Brown in the Battle for the Bell at Robert C. Bailey Stadium Saturday, Nov. 3. Pregame is set for 5:45 p.m. with kickoff at 6 p.m. on NFHS Network.

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The 485 Sports Report

Private School Whip Around

 

Shaked’s Take

 

The Southern Christmas Show is Nov. 8-18 at the Park Expo and Convention Center.

 

Friday four-pack

The Cox Mill Chargers and the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans are tied for first in the SPC entering Friday night’s action. Photo by Todd Mauldin.

Four broadcasts on NFHS Network by RFC

The Cox Mill Chargers host cross-town rivals Jay M. Robinson. The Chargers look to stay unbeaten in the South Piedmont Conference. All the action is on NFHS Network. The Chargers are tied for first in SPC with Northwest Cabarrus.

Another first place battle features Forest Hills visiting the Mt. Pleasant Tigers. You can see the game on NFHS Network. Both teams are unbeaten in Rocky River Conference play.

Two of the top teams in the Southwestern 4A Conference do battle in Harrisburg as Butler visits Hickory Ridge. Watch the exciting action on NFHS Network powered by RFC.

Powerhouse Central Cabarrus visiting Concord in another SPC game. All action from Robert C. Bailey Stadium is on the NFHS Network.

Previous NFHS broadcasts from RFC are here.

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The 485 Sports Report

This is the first edition of The 485 Sports Report.

This week’s game broadcasts

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting Cox Mill at Concord and Jay M. Robinson at Northwest Cabarrus live on NFHS Network Friday, Oct. 5.

The A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus match-up will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis (limited Internet access at Central).

Other games broadcast this season by Radio Free Cabarrus are available free on NFHS Network.

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Non-conference Friday

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting three games on NFHSNetwork.com tonight, Friday, Sept. 28.

Shelby at Mt. Pleasant

West Rowan at Cox Mill

Philip O. Berry at Concord

Pregame shows begin at 7 p.m. with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Last week’s broadcasts

Jay M. Robinson rallies late to beat Mt. Pleasant

Central Cabarrus cruised over Jesse Carson

Due to technical difficulties the game is broken into segments and the audio bad. The video is linked below:

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

Part 6 Part 7 Part 8

Carolina Renaissance Festival starts this weekend

 

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Defensive back Cody Cline (5)returns the football for a touchdown early second half for Cox Mill in the game against South Iredell earlier this season.

Wednesday night football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast one game tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 12. The plan had been to broadcast three games, but Anson at Jay M. Robinson was postponed. Another game, North Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus is still a go, but our broadcast location is outside and with a 40 to 50 percent chance of thundershowers at game time we made the decision to cancel our broadcast.

RFC will be broadcasting East Rowan at Mount Pleasant on the NFHS Network. Pregame is 6:15 with kickoff at 6:30.

Free replays of Sept. 7 games

Northwest Cabarrus over Hickory Ridge

Cox Mill over South Iredell

Mount Pleasant over Concord

Note: A technical issue caused the Tigers and Spiders broadcast to drop out and be incomplete.

Cabarrus County Fair Week

The Cabarrus County Fair is scheduled to continue through Saturday, Sept. 15. Check the fair website for all the details.

Carolina Renaissance Festival coming

The Carolina Renaissance Festival begins the weekend of Sept. 29 and runs Saturday and Sundays through Nov. 18.

 

Replays of last week, three more live this week

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast three more games this week, Sept. 7, on NFHSnetwork.com:

Concord at Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

South Iredell at Cox Mill

Replays of Aug. 31 games

Here are replays of the game RFC broadcast on Aug. 31

Central Cabarrus 42 Mt. Pleasant 0

Hough 33 Concord 0

Hickory Ridge 55 Jay M. Robinson 12

Cabarrus County Fair starts Friday, Sept. 7

Cabarrus County Fair Facts

Dates: September 7-15, 2018

Location: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center (4751 NC-49, Concord)

2018 Fair hours: Weekdays from 4-11 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-11 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-10 p.m.

2018 Fair Theme: Fair-a-dise (logo available upon request)

Fair website: www.cabarruscountyfair.com

Fair Facebook: www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair

Fair Twitter: @cabarrusfair

2018 Gate Specials (rides not included):

  • Saturday, September 8 – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1 p.m.-2 p.m., only.
  • Sunday, September 9 – Cooperative Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive
    Free General Gate Admission for all from 1-3 p.m. with any brand of four canned food items per adult and two canned food items per child.
  • Tuesday, September 11 – School Education Night
    General Gate Admission, $4 for those 12 and older and $2 for kids, ages 6-11.
  • Thursday, September 13 – Salute to Seniors Night
    General Gate Admission price of $4.30 for seniors ages 55 and older from 4-6 p.m., only. Price includes sales tax.
  • Catch the Fair for free on Fridays
    Present your high school football ticket stub at the gate after the game on Friday, September 7 and 14, only, and get free gate admission for the corresponding evening.


Advanced online ticket purchases (August 1-September 6): 
The public can purchase discounted tickets and ride wristband vouchers online at a reduced rate through September 6. The tickets are only available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Fair Info & Ticketing tab. Advance adults admission tickets for ages 12-64 are $5.35—a $2 savings off the gate price. Purchase advance ride wristband vouchers for $15—a $5 savings.

IMPORTANT information about 2018 Contest entries:  There’s still time to enter a Fair contest to earn your bragging rights. Choose from hundreds of categories from photography to baking. One adult and one youth are awarded with the Best of Show Award and will continue on to compete in the North Carolina State Fair Best of Show contest, for a chance to win $500. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair Catalog is available online at www.cabarruscountyfair.com. Click on the Competitions tab to view contests, programs and other entry opportunities. All entry forms must be submitted to the Fair office by noon on Wednesday, August 22.

Onsite ticket prices: General Gate admission to the fair are $7.50 for ages 12-64, $5.35 for ages 65+ other senior age says 55+ and those with military ID, $3.25 for ages 6-11 and ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Parking is freeAll transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.

Shuttle service: Cabarrus County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle van service for the satellite parking lots during the weekends. Satellite parking lots are only operational on weekends and CCTS vans run at specified hours.

2018 Shuttle Van Service Schedule:

Saturday, September 8, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Sunday, September 9, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Friday, September 14, 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Entertainment: There’s plenty of Fair just beyond the midway. The Cabarrus County Fair features a butterfly encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth and educational exhibits. Live performances include Mountain Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, K9’s in Flight and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master Gardeners, wood turners, and stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display. See www.cabarruscountyfair.com for entertainment details.

The New 103.7 Stage performances:

Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Monday- Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.

            Saturday, September 8, 7:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, September 9, Rockstar Karaoke 4-5:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, Rockstar Karaoke 4:30-6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair began in 1953. The 2017 Cabarrus County Fair received nine awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs.

For more information visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com or follow www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.

 

Week 3 football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast three games Friday, Aug. 31, on the NFHS Network:

Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Jay M. Robinson

Hough at Concord

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Week 2 broadcasts

Central Cabarrus over Hickory Ridge

Hunter Huss over Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus over Mt. Pleasant

Week 2 high school football

Friday, Aug. 24, broadcasts

Pregame shows begin at 7 p.m.

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

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Week 1 games

Cox Mill wins over Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus wins over West Stanly

Hickory Ridge over Concord (no audio)

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Football season is here

Radio Free Cabarrus broadcast three games on opening night, Friday, Aug. 17. Our plan is to broadcast two or three games throughout the football season on the NFHS Network.

The live broadcasts are pay-per-view/subscription (monthly pass $9.95) but the broadcasts will be available free after 72 hours (still need to register with a password). Here is the subscription page that explains the options.

Here are links to the Aug. 17 games:

Mt. Pleasant at Cox Mill

West Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Concord (audio issue on this broadcast, checking to see if the off-air recording has sound, if so we will post)

Here are the Aug. 24 broadcasts planned:

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Why we’re not free

The fee structure now in place from the N.C. High School Athletic Association for broadcasts make doing the games much more expensive for broadcasters like Radio Free Cabarrus. Prior to the fee structure RFC broadcast 60 to 80 games per year.

That would not be possible if RFC didn’t participate with the NFHS Network. Our plan for this school year is to get back to that number of games.

Our aim is to give greater exposure to our local teams and to give opportunities for young broadcasters. I know most of you understood our position and your support has been greatly appreciated.

This industry is changing quickly and we are trying to keep up with the times.

We look forward to another great football season. See you at the games!

Mark Plemmons, owner/general manager

Northwest Cabarrus rolled to a win over West Stanly in the opener Friday night.

2018 football broadcasts

This football season Radio Free Cabarrus will be broadcasting two to three games a week live on the NFHS Network.
The schedule is subject change. There are a couple of weeks that we will also likely add another game.
While the live broadcasts will be subscription based, the games will be available for free viewing 72 hours after the game.
We hope you enjoy the broadcasts. We are excited to bring them to you.

Aug. 17
Hickory Ridge at Concord
Mt. Pleasant at Cox Mill

Aug. 24
Hunter Huss at Cox Mill
Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant
Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Aug. 31
Hickory Ridge at Jay M. Robinson
Hough at Concord
Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Sept. 7
Concord at Mt. Pleasant
South Iredell at Cox Mill
Northwest Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Sept. 14
Anson at Jay M. Robinson
North Stanly at Northwest Cabarrus
East Rowan at Mt. Pleasant

Sept. 21
Mt. Pleasant at Jay M. Robinson
Jesse Carson at Central Cabarrus

Sept. 28
Philip O. Berry at Concord
Shelby at Mt. Pleasant

Oct. 5
Jay M. Robinson at Northwest Cabarrus
Cox Mill at Concord
A.L. Brown at Central Cabarrus

Oct. 12
Concord at Jay M. Robinson
Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus
Myers Park at Hickory Ridge

Oct. 19
Jay M. Robinson at Cox Mill
Central Cabarrus at Concord
Butler at Hickory Ridge

Oct. 26
A.L. Brown at Jay M. Robinson
Concord at Northwest Cabarrus
Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus

Nov. 2
A.L. Brown at Concord
Porter Ridge at Hickory Ridge
Third game to TBA