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.


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