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FOOTBALL IS HERE!

the bell

The Battle for the Bell kicks off the season

Radio Free Cabarrus will kick off its football broadcast season with the Battle for the Bell between Concord and  A.L. Brown at Robert C. Bailey Stadium Coach EZ Smith Field. Our broadcast will be audio only and will be simulcast on Memories 98.3 FM in Concord.

The game is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Time Warner Cable Sports will broadcast the game live on TV.

RFC’s Concord football broadcasts will be simulcast on Memories 98.3 all season long and if you love oldies be sure to tune in to the greatest hits of ’60s and ’70s on Memories 98.3.

More football on Friday

Radio Free Cabarrus, broadcasting on The Cube, will broadcast two other games in Week One:

Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Jay M. Robinson at Northwest Cabarrus

Independent Tribune coverage

The Independent Tribune will publish a special Battle for the Bell section in Sunday’s newspaper and a football preview of all Cabarrus County teams in Wednesday’s edition.

Award-winning sports writer Jemal Horton, sports writer Henry Hutton and a team of reporters and photographers will have extensive coverage of Cabarrus teams and players throughout the fall.

3A State Championship

Jay M. Robinson vs. Terry Sanford

Listen to live (audio only) play by play from Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill as the Jay M. Robinson Bulldogs try to cap a dream season against the defending state 3A champions from Terry Sanford in Fayetteville.
Time Warner Sports Channel has live streaming video on their channel.
Extensive coverage in the Independent Tribune
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Busy up-coming week

pancake day

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First Big League Homer

Corey Seager’s on fire

The youngest Seager brother from Northwest Cabarrus is fire in his first few games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Watch his first Major League home run above.

Through that plate appearance, Seager was hitting .448/.543/.690 in his big-league career. He has at least one hit in each of his eight career starts.

Here is a story from the Independent Tribune about Corey from a few weeks agol

Battle for the Bell

Concord at A.L. Brown on live TV

Time Warner Cable Sports Channel will broadcast tonight’s (Aug. 20) Concord at A.L. Brown game from Memorial Stadium in Kannapolis. The Battle for the Bell will be the first ever live TV broadcast of a high school game in the state.

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast an audio only play-by-play for fans who can’t get the Time Warner broadcast. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson will call Concord Spiders’ games all season long.

Independent Tribune’s Battle for the Bell edition

 

Check out this great special section
Check out this great special section

This week’s coaches’ videos (some shows are still being uploaded and will be available later today).

Discount tickets are now available
Discount tickets are now available

Congratulations Daniel Wallace, Jill Moore

Lt. Daniel Wallace, Kannapolis' newest school board member
Lt. Daniel Wallace, Kannapolis’ newest school board member

Former coach and resource office named to school board

Some of you know him as coach, others as Officer Wallace, but everyone knows him as a friend to students in Kannapolis City Schools. You can add school board member to Lt. Daniel Wallace’s associations. He was appointed to fill the seat of a school board legend Millie Hall, who resigned in June.

Here is the Independent Tribune’s story about his appointment

Former Northwest Cabarrus Trojan makes Team USA

Jill Moore at IUPUI Carroll Stadium, photo from Illinois Wheelchair Athletics
Jill Moore at IUPUI Carroll Stadium, photo from Illinois Wheelchair Athletics
 Congratulations to Jill Moore, a former Northwest Cabarrus Trojan, who has made the  U.S. Track and Field Team for the 2015 Parapan American Games. Here is the team announcement

Round 2 of the Area III American Legion playoffs

Both Kannapolis Post 115 and Concord Post 51 were eliminated in the first round of the American Legion playoffs last weekend.
The second round is now underway. The second round pairings are posted on Greater Cabarrus County Sports

Junior Legion: Mooresville vs. Kannapolis Reds

From A.L. Brown

The Kannapolis Reds host Mooresville in the regular season finale in Junior American Legion Baseball. The Reds need a win to help their playoff chances. They are currently tied for the final spot in the playoffs with the Davidson County Braves.
Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action
Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action

More Independent Tribune American Legion coverage

Concord Post 51, Kannapolis Post 115 open playoffs Friday

Sharing name with big leaguer interesting for A-Rod

Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout is in the books at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There were fireworks on and off the track. Get complete unofficials results on Greater Cabarrus County Sports.

 

Hickory Ridge battles Ashbrook in round 2, only Cabarrus team left

Hickory Ridge at Ashbrook 7 p.m. Monday

Hickory Ridge beat McMichael at home Saturday to advance to round 2
Hickory Ridge beat McMichael at home Saturday to advance to round 2

cfa Academy wins the state title
The cfa Academy boys basketball team beat Northside Christian for the N.C. Independent Schools title in Asheville. Independent Tribune story and photos

Other playoff scores from Saturday:

Round 1

Hickory Ridge (boys) 80 McMichael 63 Independent Tribune story

Rocky River (girls) 64 A.L. Brown 43

Round 2

Weddington (boys) 82 Cox Mill 70 Independent Tribune story

Hickory (girls) 71 Hickory Ridge 23

West Charlotte (boys) 84 Jay M. Robinson 64

SPC doubleheader: Hickory Ridge-Concord, East Rowan-Cox Mill

Concord at Hickory Ridge

East Rowan at Cox Mill

Independent Tribune Cream of Cabarrus Rankings

The complete Cream of Cabarrus Rankings, conference standings and statistical leaders for Cabarrus County basketball players are published each Friday in the Independent Tribune.

Football, cycling, racing – busy week in Cabarrus

Fall high school official practices began Friday

Rain pushed practice inside but it didn't stop teams from getting work done Friday, like the A.L. Brown Wonders during this work session.
Rain pushed practice inside but it didn’t stop teams from getting work done Friday, like the A.L. Brown Wonders during this work session.

N.C. High School Athletic Association teams began official fall practices on Friday, Aug. 1. That included Cabarrus County teams. The heavy rain forced most Friday’s workouts inside.

I had a chance to visit practices at Mount Pleasant, A.L. Brown and Northwest Cabarrus Friday. The teams were working hard, like I’m sure all the teams in the county were. The Independent Tribune will have more in Sunday’s edition. Here is the Google picture and video story from some of the photos and videos shot Friday:

Rainy First Day of Football

Central Cabarrus field turf is complete!

Workers put the finishing touches on the interlocking C's logo at midfield Thursday.
Workers put the finishing touches on the interlocking C’s logo at midfield Thursday.

All the fund-raising and work at Central Cabarrus has resulted in a brand new turf field at Central Cabarrus. Congratulations to the Vikings! Here is the Independent Tribune story about the turf:

A Source of Pride at Central Cabarrus

 Hundreds of cyclists race in Kannapolis

Kannapolis hosted the Cabarrus Creamery Criterium Thursday.
Kannapolis hosted the Cabarrus Creamery Criterium Thursday.

The Giordana Crossroads Classic rolled into Kannapolis and the N.C. Research Campus Thursday for the Cabarrus Creamery Criterium. 216 cyclists raced in the races around a .7 mile D-shaped course.

The event was moved from Concord, where it has been for several years, because of construction of the new Concord City Hall. Here is the story in the Independent Tribune about the races and the winners:

Martz wins pro bike race in Kannapolis

Daniel Hermic leads the champions at the Summer Shootout

Daniel Hermic won the Jack In the Box Summer Shootout Legends Pro title for a third time. He and dozens of other racers competed in the 10-round Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Champions were crowned after the final races Tuesday. Here are the winners and the final race results:

Summer Shootout champions crowned

Hemric, a racer from Kannapolis, also had a big win the super late models in the Southern Super Series in Pensacola, Fla. Here are details in this week’s Short Track Racing Report:

Hemric dominates at Five Flags Speedway

Preseason Pigskin Previews

The Cabarrus Pigskin Previews are being published in the Independent Tribune. Here are links to those videos. More links will be added as the coaches’ interviews are completed:

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

J.M. Robinson Bulldogs Football Report

Northwest Cabarrus Trojans Football Report

Cannon School Cougars Football Report

A.L. Brown Wonders Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

These are the first in a series of preseason interviews. Check back later for more interviews.

 

Pigskin Preview videos underway

With official practice set to start Friday our video interview swith Cabarrus football coaches are underway. As each video is posted, we will post links here. Don’t forget to check out our football page, which includes a combined schedule for all of our teams.

Coaches are excited about the new season

The school was a hive of activity when I arrived to interview Coach Marty Paxton Monday
The school was a hive of activity when I arrived to interview Coach Marty Paxton Monday

Coaches Marty Paxton, Craig Stewart, Joe Glass and Mike Johns are excited about the up-coming  season. Here are their interviews which are on the Independent Tribune website:

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

J.M. Robinson Bulldogs Football Report

Northwest Cabarrus Trojans Football Report

Cannon School Cougars Football Report

A.L. Brown Wonders Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

These are the first in a series of preseason interviews. Check back later for more interviews.