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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.

NCHSAA football championships

Sinclair Broadcasting will produce and distribute the NCHSAA Football State Championships on a state-wide affiliate network that includes stations in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Greenville/New Bern, Raleigh, & Wilmington.

In addition to the games airing live on over the air stations in each market, the stations will stream games on their station website. The NFHS Network will simulcast the Sinclair coverage of the championships live through their subscription-based platform.

Below is a listing of the station and broadcast schedule information for each local market.

ASHEVILLE AREA

12:00 PM – 1A – North Duplin vs. Cherokee – WMYA/MY TV (40.1)

3:00 PM – 2AA – East Duplin vs. Hibriten – WMYA/MY TV (40.1)

7:00 PM – 3AA – New Hanover vs. A.C. Reynolds – WMYA/MY TV (40.1)

GREENSBORO/WINSTON-SALEM AREA

12:00 PM – 4AA – Wake Forest vs. Mallard Creek – WXLV/ABC (45.1)

12:00 PM – 1A – North Duplin vs. Cherokee – WMYV/MY TV (48.1)

3:00 PM – 3A – Havelock vs. Charlotte Catholic – WXLV-2/Stadium (45.2)

3:00 PM – 2AA – East Duplin vs. Hibriten – WMYV-3/Comet (48.3)

4:00 PM – 1AA – Tarboro vs. Mt. Airy – WXLV/ABC (45.1)

4:00 PM – 4A – Scotland vs. Harding – WMYV/MY TV (48.1)

7:00 PM – 2A – Wallace-Rose Hill vs. Reidsville – WMYV/MY TV (48.1)

7:00 PM – 3AA – New Hanover vs. A.C. Reynolds – WXLV-2/Stadium (45.2)

GREENVILLE/NEW BERN AREA

12:00 PM – 1A – North Duplin vs. Cherokee – WCTI/ABC (12.1)

3:00 PM – 3A – Havelock vs. Charlotte Catholic – WCTI/ABC (12.1)

4:00 PM – 1AA – Tarboro vs. Mt. Airy – WYDO/Fox (14.1)

RALEIGH AREA

12:00 PM – 4AA – Wake Forest vs. Mallard Creek – WLFL/The CW (22.1)

12:00 PM – 1A – North Duplin vs. Cherokee – WRDC/MY TV (28.1)

4:00 PM – 4A – Scotland vs. Harding – WLFL/The CW (22.1)

4:00 PM – 1AA – Tarboro vs. Mt. Airy – WRDC/MY TV (28.1)

7:00 PM – 2A – Wallace-Rose Hill vs. Reidsville – WLFL/The CW (22.1)

7:00 PM – 3AA – New Hanover vs. A.C. Reynolds – WRDC/MY TV (28.1)

CHARLOTTE AREA

12:00 PM – 4AA – Wake Forest vs. Mallard Creek – WCCB/The CW (18.1)

3:00 PM – 2AA – East Duplin vs. Hibriten – WCCB/Antenna TV (18.2)

3:00 PM – 3A – Havelock vs. Charlotte Catholic – WCCB/ME TV (18.3)

4:00 PM – 4A – Scotland vs. Harding – WCCB/The CW (18.1)

7:00 PM – 3AA – New Hanover vs. A.C. Reynolds – WCCB/The CW (18.1)

7:00 PM – 2A – Wallace-Rose Hill vs. Reidsville – WCCB/Antenna TV (18.2)

WILMINGTON AREA

12:00 PM – 1A – North Duplin vs. Cherokee – WILM (15.1 & 24.1)

3:00 PM – 2AA – East Duplin vs. Hibriten – WILM (15.1 & 24.1)

7:00 PM – 3AA – New Hanover vs. A.C. Reynolds – WILM (15.1 & 24.1)

 

Wildcats & 49ers football

Davidson Wildcats

Charlotte 49ers

 

Coming up Saturday

Dayton at Davidson 1 p.m.

UAB at Charlotte 6:30 p.m.

Friday night football

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting two game for Friday, Sept. 29. Links to the broadcasts are below.

Garinger at Hickory Ridge

John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action from Harrisburg. The pregame will begin at 7 p.m.

West Stanly at Jay M. Robinson

Mark Plemmons calls this action on this audio only broadcast. The game is being videotaped for replay later on Cabarrus County Schools Channel 21. Pregame is set for 7:15 p.m.

North Iredell at Northwest Cabarrus

Ken Anderson and Coach Soupy Campbell call this game on Memories 98.3 FM and WTIX-AM 1410. Pregame is at 7 p.m.

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Opening weekend for college football

Charlotte 49ers at Eastern Michigan, 6 p.m. Friday

The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and on local radio at ESPN 730 AM. Get details and and more about the 49ers at Charlotte49ers.com

 

Brevard at Davidson, 7 p.m. Saturday

Get all the details, including links to the broadcast, at www.davidsonwildcats.com The radio broadcast from Learfield is on WHIP-AM 1350 in Mooresville and on the TuneIn Radio App.

 

 

 

A great Friday night for football

Guest column

High school activities bring communities together

By Bob Gardner and Que Tucker

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike.

Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games.  It teaches important life lessons, too. In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade point averages and fewer school absences than non-athletes, they also develop the kind of work habits and self-discipline skills that help them become more responsible and productive community members.

Attending high school sporting events teaches important life lessons, too.

Among them, it teaches that we can live in different communities, come from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures, cheer for different teams, and still have a common bond.

That’s why attending the activities hosted by your high school this fall is so important. It’s not only an opportunity to cheer for your hometown team, it is also an opportunity to celebrate our commonality. And that’s something our country needs right now.

The bond we share is mutually supporting the teenagers in our respective communities. We applaud their persistence, tenacity, preparation and hard work, regardless of the color of the uniform they wear. We acknowledge that education-based, high school sports are enhancing their lives, and ours, in ways that few other activities could. And we agree that, regardless of what side of the field we sit on, attending a high school sporting event is an uplifting, enriching, family-friendly experience for all of us.

Many of the high schools in our state lie at the heart of the communities they serve.   They not only are educating our next generation of leaders, they also are a place where we congregate, where people from every corner of town and all walks of life come together as one. And at no time is this unity more evident than during a high school athletic event.

This is the beginning of a new school year. Opportunities abound in the classroom and outside it. Let’s make the most of them by attending as many athletic events at the high school in our community as possible.

Turn on the lights, and let the games begin!

Bob Gardner and Que Tucker

Bob Gardner is Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. Que Tucker is Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

High School football

Under the Lights on Friday Nights will be at Central Cabarrus for Vikings game with Hickory Ridge. Mark Plemmons and Perry Gabriel will co-host the show. Shaked Bar-Tal will be reporting from Cuthbertson at Jay M. Robinson and Chris Hudson will bring updates from Mount Pleasant at Northwest Cabarrus.
We welcome your calls (texts too) and updates at 704-490-3715. We expect to be on the air from 7 to 10 p.m.

Under the Lights on Friday Nights

Scores and highlights from across the area

Perry Gabriel and Mark Plemmons host this week’s scoreboard show from the site of Concord at Hickory Ridge.

Shaked Bar-Tal will provide live reports from the Cox Mill at Mount Pleasant game. Chris Hudson will report from Piedmont at Central Cabarrus.

We will follow other games and we encourage you to call in your scores from across North Carolina live between 7:30 and 10 p.m. each Friday night. The number to call is 704-786-0001 to connect live on the air with Mark and Perry.

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Legion Baseball Tonight

Mooresville at Concord Post 51

Shaked Bar-Tal and Mark Plemmons call the action Wednesday, June 28, as Concord Post 51 hosts Mooresville at Mt. Pleasant High School.  First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Area III Southern Standings

Standings are through Tuesday, June 27, courtesy of Jonathan Bost.

Area III American Legion Baseball

Concord Post 51 at Kannapolis Post 115

John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action as Concord and Kannapolis play for the second time in eight days. Concord won last week’s game 14-10 after Kannapolis led 8-6. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25.
Standings through June 24, 2017

Special thanks to Jonathan Bost for scores, standings, schedules and updates.

Upcoming Area III Games

Sunday, June 25, 2017                                                                   

Eastern Randolph            @            Greensboro

High Point           @            Randolph Co.

Mooresville        @            Rowan Co.

Concord               @            Kannapolis

Davidson Co.      @            Mocksville-Davie

Kannapolis          @            Stanly Co.

 

Monday, June 26, 2017                                                                                 

Eastern Randolph            @            Winston-Salem

Mooresville        @            Stanly Co.

Kernersville        @            Davidson Co.

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017                                                                 

High Point           @            Kernersville

Davidson Co.      @            Greensboro

Winston-Salem @            Randolph Co.

Stanly Co.            @            Rowan Co.

Mooresville        @            Kannapolis

 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017                                                                                         

Greensboro       @            Kernersville

Randolph Co.     @            Eastern Randolph

Mooresville        @            Concord

Kannapolis          @            Mocksville-Davie

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017                                                                                               

Winston-Salem @            Kernersville

Davidson Co.      @            High Point           6:00 PM

Eastern Randolph            @            Concord

Stanly Co.            @            Kannapolis

Rowan Co.          @            Mocksville-Davie

 

Friday, June 30, 2017                                                                                     

Concord               @            Rowan Co.

Last Day of Regular Season

All game times are at 7:00PM unless otherwise noted.

Recent scores

Sunday, June 18, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Rowan Co.          22           Stanly Co.            0

High Point           7              Greensboro       3

Winston-Salem 10           Eastern Randolph            9

Randolph Co.     10           Kernersville        0

Concord               14           Kannapolis          10

Stubenville, OH 13           Mocksville-Davie              5              NL

 

Monday, June 19, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Eastern Randolph            14           Davidson Co.      6

Kernersville        5              High Point           1

Stanly Co.            6              Concord               5

Mocksville-Davie              5              Kannapolis          3

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017                                                                                                                                                                 

Mooresville        @            Stanly Co.            ppd.       to Mon. 6/26

High Point           4              Randolph Co.     2

Rowan Co.          12           Kannapolis          1

Greensboro       6              Winston-Salem 4

 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                         

Eastern Randolph            3              Kernersville        1

Randolph Co.     3              Davidson Co.      1

Greensboro       6              Winston-Salem 5

Rowan Co.          @            Concord               ppd.                       to 6/30

Mocksville-Davie              @            Mooresville        ppd.       no makeup set

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017                                                                                                                                                               

Kannapolis          @            Stanly Co.            ppd.       to 6/25 at 1 p.m.

Davidson Co.      3              Eastern Randolph            2

Randolph Co.     12           Winston-Salem 4

Rowan Co.          17           Mocksville-Davie              7

 

Friday, June 23, 2017                                                                                                                                                                     

Greensboro       8              High Point           6

Kernersville        8              Winston-Salem 3

Concord               10           Mocksville-Davie              6

Rowan Co.          18           Kannapolis          8

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017                                                                                                                                                

Randolph Co.     @            Kernersville        ppd.       to 6/30

High Point           @            Eastern Randolph            ppd.to 6/30

Stanly Co.            @            Mooresville

Davidson Co.      @            Winston-Salem ppd.to 6/25

Mocksville-Davie  8         Concord               6

Texarkana, Ar    6              Rowan Co.          1

Rowan Co.          11           Hope Mills           9

#catsarewild on the #roadtoomaha

The Davidson Wildcats, Atlantic 10 champions, have beaten #2 North Carolina and Florida Gulf Coast to advance to the Chapel Hill Regional championship round.

You can hear tonight’s broadcast on WHIP-AM 1350, on the TuneIn Radio app, on  WGNC 101.1 FM / 1450 AM or on-line here Davidson Baseball from Learfield The Wildcats face the winner of UNC and Florida Gulf Coast.

 

Here are some highlights.

New Davidson women’s basketball coach

Davidson Names Gayle Coats Fulks Coach

By Gavin McFarlin – Associate SID

DAVIDSON — Davidson College Director of Athletics Jim Murphy announced on Wednesday the hiring of Wake Forest assistant coach Gayle Coats Fulks as the Wildcats’ 12th head women’s basketball coach.

Coach Coats Fulks will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. inside the Harry L. Vance Athletic Center.

“Gayle understands the opportunities and relationships of a high-academic Division I environment,” said Murphy. “She has been recognized by her peers for her commitment to the scholar-athlete experience and her ability to recruit and develop players. We welcome Gayle and her husband Ryan to the Davidson community.”

In addition to helping the Demon Deacons to consecutive NIT appearances the last two seasons, Coats Fulks was recognized during the 2015-16 campaign as one of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 honorees. The award is given annually to up-and-coming coaches 30 years old and younger, to recognize their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others’ professional manner and attitude as well as association involvement.

Gayle Coats Fulks action photo

While on the bench for Head Coach Jen Hoover the last five seasons, Coats Fulks assisted in all aspects of the program, from academics to recruiting, where she served as an integral part to the Demon Deacons putting together ranked recruiting classes each year on staff.

In her first season with the Deacs, she helped guide one of the top-scoring backcourts in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Point guard Chelsea Douglas led the team in scoring at 14.6 points per game, while Lakevia Boykin was right behind her at 14.4 points. The two combined to make 134 three-pointers on the season, with Douglas’ 72 ranking as the third-most for a single-season in school history.

“It is a dream come true to be named the next head women’s basketball coach at Davidson,” commented Coats Fulks. “I want to thank President Quillen and Jim Murphy for the opportunity to join this amazing community. I believe that Davidson has the perfect fusion of genuine and dedicated people, prestigious academics, and top-notch facilities to achieve a high level of success on and off the court. I will work tirelessly to create a culture of excellence in everything that we do. I cannot wait to get started. Go Wildcats!”

She takes over a program that just finished its third season in the Atlantic 10 Conference after being in the Southern Conference for 21 seasons.

Coats Fulks joined the Wake Forest staff after one season as an assistant coach at UNC Greensboro in 2011-12. With the Spartans, Coats Fulks assisted with academics, recruiting, scouting, game preparation and practice planning, along with player development. She also served as the team’s academic liaison.

Coats Fulks broke into the coaching ranks at Longwood University, where she was on staff from 2007-11. In her first season with the Lancers, they went 16-13, notching the program’s best win total in its Division I era at the time.

Prior to her first collegiate job, Coats Fulks served as the Assistant Video Coordinator during the 2007 season for the WNBA’s New York Liberty, where she assisted with scouting reports and film exchange.

A four-year letterwinner at Fairleigh Dickinson, Coats Fulks was a co-captain and member of the Northeast Conference All-Academic squad. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.The Coats Fulks File
Birthdate:
April 6, 1985
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Alma Mater: Farleigh Dickinson, 2007
Spouse: Ryan

Coaching History
Davidson, Head Coach (2017-pr.)
Wake Forest, Assistant Coach (2012-17)
UNCG, Assistant Coach (2011-12)
Longwood, Assistant Coach (2007-11)
New York Liberty (WNBA), Assistant Video Coordinator (2007)

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