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About Mark Plemmons

Mark Plemmons is a multi-media journalist for the Independent Tribune and is the owner/operator of Radio Free Cabarrus and Cabarrus Sports Marketing in Concord, N.C.

Playoffs, Panthers and HoF

NCHSAA Playoff broadcasts

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast four games Friday, Nov. 16 on NFHS Network. Here are the games:

Sun Valley at Cox Mill

Tuscola at Jay M. Robinson

South Point at Mount Pleasant

North Buncombe at Northwest Cabarrus

Pregame begins at 7 p.m. with each game with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.

Eventful week for Panthers


Cabarrus County Sports Hall of Fame induction

 

Playoff football

Southlake Christian battles Asheville School in the Division 3 State Semifinals. Pregame begins at 6:30 p.m. with kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 on NFHS Network.

The cost for a monthly pass for NFHS Network is $9.95 per month. Get on the details.

NCHSAA playoffs next week

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast several games next Friday as the playoffs begin. Check back here for our slate of game on the NFHS Network. Previous regular season broadcasts are also available for replay.

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The Southern Christmas Show is Nov. 8-18 at the Park Expo and Convention Center.
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Lots of high school football

Jay M. Robinson hosts Anson to wrap up the regular season. Pregame is at 6 with kickoff at 6:30 on the NFHS Network.

Monday night football

Mount Pleasant won the Rocky River Conference title by beating second place West Stanly Monday, Nov. 5. You can see all the action on NFHS Network.

Even more football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast the Southlake Christian at Asheville School game Friday, Nov. 9.

Other broadcasts this season include the SPC/Coddle Creek Cup game between Northwest Cabarrus and Cox Mill as well as the Battle for the Bell are available on NFHS Network.

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The Southern Christmas Show is Nov. 8-18 at the Park Expo and Convention Center.
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Playoffs, division play and wet football

Private School Whip Around

 

Shaked’s Take

 

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

High school football on NFHS Network

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 was moved to Monday at 7 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant.

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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SPC, RRC, SW 4-A action tonight

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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Battle of unbeatens

Undefeated Central Cabarrus battles undefeated Northwest Cabarrus in South Piedmont Conference action from Trojan Stadium at Northwest Cabarrus.

The game can be seen on Radio Free Cabarrus’ broadcast on NFHS Network. Pregame is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Game 2

Cross town rivals Concord and Jay M. Robinson do battle at Robinson. You can see on the action on NFHS Network beginning with the pregame at 7 p.m.

Friday night football action

Photographer Todd Mauldin captured this shot of fans last week.

The Southern Christmas Show starts Nov. 8

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Football and more

This is the first edition of The 485 Sports Report weekly video.

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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High school football

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting two games Friday, Sept. 21, on NFHS Network:

Mount Pleasant at Jay M. Robinson

Jesse Carson at Central Cabarrus

The free replay of the broadcasts are available 72 hours after completion of the game.

Last week’s broadcast

The free replay of last week’s broadcast of Mount Pleasant’s win over East Rowan is now available.

East Rowan at Mt Pleasant

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Coming soon

The Carolina Renaissance Festival begins Sept. 29. Get all the details here.

South Iredell vs Cox Mill

Photographer Todd Mauldin captured this photo of happy Cox Mill fans during the Chargers win over South Iredell.

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.

 

County fair and more football

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.