The Matthews Hooks -Orr Junior American Legion Baseball team takes on Davidson County in Game 2 of pool plan in the State Tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 23. You can watch the action here:
The Hooks-Orr team will be trying to bounce back after a tough 3-2 loss to Carson Thursday, July 22.
Vance Cougars Athletic Director Carlos Richardson visited with 485 Sports’ Mark Plemmons and Coach Jay Alverson about the upcoming sports seasons for the Cougars and the name change to Julius Chambers High School at the end of the school year. Here is that conversation.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) issed this statement on Governor Roy Cooper’s order to close schools through May 15th:
CHAPEL HILL – In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order closing all North Carolina public schools through May 15th, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker released the following statement:
“Having heard the updated information relative to schools remaining closed until the middle of May, NCHSAA interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders, and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.
While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.”
The Kannapolis Intimidators annual job fair is set for February 23rd from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health.
The Intimidators are hiring part-time, game day employees for the 2019 season. The team is looking for enthusiastic and hard-working individuals to fill out its game day staff for the 2019 season, which opens on Thursday, April 4th, against the Rome Braves. Applications will be accepted for the following positions: – Bat Boys- Food & Beverage Staff- Mascot- Merchandise Sales Representative- Parking Attendants- Promotions Team- Press Box Staff- Customer Service Staff – Box Office Staff – Ticket Takers – Section Leaders Applicants must be 18 years & older.
Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health is located at 2888 Moose Road in Kannapolis off I-85 at Exit 63. The Intimidators are an equal opportunity employer.
Regular season play for the public schools is in its final week with conference tournaments next week. For the private schools, the playoffs begin this week. Our Tuesday, Feb. 12, night broadcasts for Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports on NFHS Network are:
KANNAPOLIS, NC – To celebrate the historic final season at Intimidators Stadium supported by Atrium Health, the Kannapolis Intimidators plan to thank their fans with its most robust, action-packed promotions schedule in years chocked full of fireworks shows, premium giveaways, theme nights and plenty of on and off-the-field entertainment. The Intimidators open the season at home on Thursday, April 4 with a 7:00 p.m. game vs. the Rome Braves featuring a post-game fireworks display, the first of 16 slated for 2019.
In addition to spectacular fireworks shows, the 70-game home schedule showcases 11 premium giveaways commemorating the 25-year history of professional baseball in Kannapolis, including a six-game return of the Piedmont Boll Weevils. Single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale to the general public in person at the F&M Box Office, www.intimidatorsbaseball.com or by phone (704) 932-3267 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Presidents Day, Monday.
Opening Weekend kicks off with a 2019 Magnet Schedule giveaway presented by Carolinas Pizza Hut, Thirsty Thursday & Post-Game Fireworks on April 4th. The celebration of baseball continues with the first “Salute to the Boll Weevils” Night on April 5th, Bark in the Park & Post-Game Fireworks on April 6th and Post-Game Kids Run the Bases on Sunday, April 7th.
The team pays tribute to its Kannapolis timeline with Intimidators, Boll Weevils and even Piedmont Phillies promotions throughout the season. The Intimidators will wear throwback uniforms and take the field as the Piedmont Boll Weevils six times during the season 2019 Season, the name the Kannapolis team was known as from 1996 to 2000. The “Salute to the Boll Weevils” series includes three different Boll Weevils-themed giveaways, a Baseball Card Strip giveaway on May 3rd, a Tin Lunch Box giveaway presented by Sunbelt Rentals on May 31st and a Boll Weevils Baseball giveaway on June 16th.
The 2019 campaign also features a four-game Faith & Family Night series presented by Christian Tours, and the team honors baseball’s strong connection to the Latino community by playing as the Los Rápidos de Kannapolis for three different games. Other notable theme games include Star Wars Night featuring never before seen ‘Darth Maul’ Jerseys on May 4th and Wizards & Wands Night presented by Charlotte Eye Ears Nose & Throat Associates on July 13th, and an appearance by classic kids’ favorite, Thomas the Tank Engine, on August 4th.
Weekly, fan-favorite promotions such as Tuesday Night Bingo, Thirsty Thursday, Saturday Night Fireworks & Sunday Post-Game Kids Run the Bases return in 2019. In addition, the team debuts Wieners and Wags Wednesdays that, along with three other Bark in the Park games, provides seven opportunities for fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark.
2019 Promotional Schedule
Thursday, April 4th: Opening Night Celebration | Magnet Schedule presented by Carolinas Pizza Hut Giveaway | Post-Game Fireworks | Thirsty Thursday
Friday, April 5th: Salute to the Boll Weevils Game #1
Saturday, April 6th: Bark in the Park | Post-Game Fireworks
Sunday, April 7th: Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Tuesday, April 9th: Baseball Bingo
Wednesday, April 10th: Education Day presented by Atrium Health
Thursday, April 18th: Piedmont Phillies Baseball giveaway to first 1,000 fans | Thirsty Thursday
Friday, April 19th: Faith & Family Night presented by Christian Tours | Post-Game Fireworks | Good Deed Day
Saturday, April 20th: Post-Game Fireworks
Tuesday, April 30th: Baseball Bingo
Wednesday, May 1st: Education Day presented by Atrium Health
Thursday, May 2nd: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 3rd: Baseball Card Strip giveaway to first 1,000 fans | Salute to the Boll Weevils Game #2
Saturday, May 4th: Star Wars Night with Specialty Jersey | Post-Game Fireworks | Girl Scout Night
Sunday, May 5th: Cinco De Mayo | Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Tuesday, May 14th: Baseball Bingo
Wednesday, May 15th: Education Day presented by Atrium Health
Thursday, May 16th: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 17th: Faith & Family Night presented by Christian Tours
Saturday, May 18th: Post-Game Fireworks
Sunday, May 19th: Bark in the Park presented by Camp Bow Bow | Post-Game Kids Run the Bases
Thursday, May 30th: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, May 31st: Boll Weevils Tin Lunch Box giveaway to first 1,000 fans presented by Sunbelt Rentals | Salute to the Boll Weevils Game #3
Concord Post 51 beats Mocksville 10-4 in American Legion Senior Baseball. Note there is no audio in the pregame and play-by-play picks up with the National Anthem and as the action begins. This game was played Friday, June 22, 2018.