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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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: