Former South Piedmont Conference rivals Jesse Carson and Cox Mill battle for the right to play in the Western Regional Finals. Mark Plemmons, Perry Gabriel and Jay Alverson call the action beginning with the pregame at approximately 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Saturday Cox Mill win over Mt. Tabor
Saturday’s Ardrey Kell win over Hickory Ridge
Complete list of quarterfinals
1A MEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Rocky Mount Preparatory (24-0) vs. #5 Voyager Academy (21-6)
#3 Pamlico County (20-5) vs. #7 Granville Central (15-11)
#1 Winston-Salem Prep (24-3) vs. #5 North Stanly (24-5)
#2 Lincoln Charter (24-4) vs. #6 Starmount (24-3)
1A WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Pamlico County (24-1) vs. #4 Cape Hatteras (25-0)
#3 Northampton County (21-3) vs. #10 Weldon (21-2)
#1 Mount Airy (24-2) vs. #4 East Wilkes (23-4)
#3 Murphy (26-2) vs. #10 Cherokee (19-6)
2A MEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#9 Greene Central (24-6) vs. #4 Farmville Central (22-3)
#2 Clinton (26-1) vs. #3 Fairmont (29-1)
#1 Mountain Heritage (23-1) vs. #4 Salisbury (26-3)
#2 Forest Hills (27-2) vs. #3 East Lincoln (25-5)
2A WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Kinston (28-1) vs. #4 Richlands (26-3)
#2 East Duplin (25-2) vs. #3 North Pitt (23-5)
#1 Mountain Heritage (26-1) vs. #21 Wilkes Central (17-12)
#3 North Wilkes (26-3) vs. #18 Ledford Senior (23-5)
3A MEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Northside-Jacksonville (27-0) vs. #5 New Hanover (26-4)
#3 Eastern Guilford (26-2) vs. #7 Southern Lee (25-3)
#1 Cox Mill (26-3) vs. #4 Jesse Carson (26-2)
#2 Ben L. Smith (26-3) vs. #3 Hickory (27-2)
3A WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Jacksonville (21-3) vs. #4 Hillside (21-7)
#3 E.E. Smith (27-3) vs. #10 Havelock (22-2)
#1 Ashbrook (29-0) vs. #4 North Iredell (24-5)
#2 Northern Guilford (25-4) vs. #11 Rockingham County (25-4)
4A MEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Garner Magnet (26-1) vs. #4 South Central (26-0)
#2 Broughton (26-2) vs. #3 Heritage (23-4)
#9 Rocky River (22-6) vs. #13 David W. Butler (25-5)
#2 Independence (28-1) vs. #3 Olympic (22-4)
4A WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOURTH ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Southeast Raleigh (28-0) vs. #4 Green Hope (24-4)
#2 Heritage (26-2) vs. #3 E.A. Laney (27-2)
#1 Northwest Guilford (26-2) vs. #4 Ardrey Kell (25-3)
#2 Mallard Creek (27-2) vs. #3 West Forsyth (24-3)
Southern Spring Home and Garden Show this weekend
The show continues at the Park Expo Center in Charlotte. Get great home gardening and decorating ideas as well ideas about home improvements and much more at the annual Southern Spring Home and Garden Show.
Friday, March 2, 2018 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are thanking teachers for all they do for our kids and community. On Friday, March 2nd, educators and staff who present a valid school ID at the Box office get free admission. All day!
Broadcasts are expected to begin at approximately 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The games will also be available for replay later.
Central Cabarrus at Concord
Forest Hills at Mt. Pleasant
BECOME AN OFFICIAL – STAY CONNECTED TO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
They don’t make the headlines, their names are not in the box scores and they don’t make the all-star teams, but perhaps the most important individuals in high school sports are the contest officials.
These individuals are so important that, in fact, there would be no organized competitive sports at the high school level without the men and women who officiate these contests every day across the country. Subtract the dedicated men and women who officiate high school sports and competitive sports would no longer be organized; they would be chaotic.
In some areas, high school officials are retiring faster than new licenses are being issued. And junior varsity, freshmen and middle school games are being postponed – or even cancelled – because there are not enough men and women to officiate them.
Anyone looking for a unique way to contribute to the local community should consider becoming a licensed high school official. For individuals who played sports in high school, officiating is a great way to stay close to the sport after their playing days have ended. Officiating helps people stay in shape, expands their social and professional network and offers part-time work that is flexible, yet pays. In fact, officiating is a form of community service, but with compensation.
Another benefit of officiating is that individuals become role models so that teenagers in the community can learn the life lessons that high school sports teach. Students learn to respect their opponents and the rules of the game and the importance of practicing good sportsmanship thanks, in part, to those men and women who officiate. And the objectivity and integrity that high school officials display is an example that every young person needs to observe firsthand. In short, communities around the country will be stronger because of the life lessons that high school officials help teach the next generation.
Officiating is a great way to stay connected to sports and to give back to the local high school and community. We need dedicated men and women to become involved so that high school sports can continue to prosper for years to come.
Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a high school official, and even begin the application process, can do so at www.HighSchoolOfficials.com.
Join us for South Piedmont Conference basketball live on the NFHS Network. The broadcast begins at approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.
Also playing tonight:
Hickory Ridge at Butler
From earlier this week
A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus
A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus
Our 2017 plan for basketball
Broadcasts on The Cube will be free and live, while NFHS Network games are subscription based. NFHS Network games are free after 72 hours.
Our new NFHS Network game will be Friday, Jan. 5, with Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show coming up
The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show at the Park Expo Center in Charlotte is set for Feb. 23-25 and March 2-4.
Watch Lincoln Charter versus Cox Mill basketball Wednesday, Dec. 13, on the NFHS Network by Radio Free Cabarrus. Both boys and girls games will be broadcast beginning at 6 p.m.
Jay M. Robinson vs. Cox Mill
Shaked’s Scoreboard Show
Live streaming video by Ustream
Tune in Friday, Feb. 19, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. as Shaked Bar-Tal keeps up to date on all the score in the area.
SPC Tournament Finals
Concord at Jay M. Robinson
The boys game will be for the South Piedmont Conference regular season title. Concord won the first game 101-97 in overtime. A packed house is expected.
West Stanly at Mt. Pleasant
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SOUTHERN SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Find gifts and goods for home, garden and lifestyle Feb. 26 – 28 and March 4 – 6
Charlotte, N.C.: Any project a homeowner ever undertakes begins with an idea. And those are in great supply at the Southern Spring Home & Garden Show. But to make that idea a reality takes supplies. And guests will also find those in abundance. Plants, pots, gardening tools, yard art, kitchen gadgets, wildflower wreaths, pillows and pottery, gifts and so much more are in store at the 56th annual show.
“The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is a treasure chest of ideas,” said Mardee Woodward, the show’s manager. “Guests can leave with the inspiration, snapshots and know-how to take on a variety projects. But they can also leave with more than ideas. The show is a shopper’s paradise.”
For home gardeners, there are plants, soil, tools, equipment and more. Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, is a perennially popular part of the Green Market. So are the bonsai trees from the Bonsai Society of the Carolinas.
Even those who lack a green thumb – but want to add interest to their yard or patio – will find something to love … perhaps in the form of whimsical yard art. (No watering needed!)
And in addition to the nearly exhaustive array of home and garden items available, there’s even more – wine, gourmet foods, purses and tote bags, scarves, soap and lotions, artisan jewelry.
More than 350 exhibiting companies will be at the show with products, services and demos designed to inspire a sense of adventure in home and garden design. And of course, the latest accessories, tools and plants are all available for purchase.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com.
Feb. 26 – 28 and March 4 – 6, 2016
The Park Expo
800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28205
Friday, Feb. 26 and March 4: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27 and March 5: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 6: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Preview Night Gala to Benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $75 and include access to Freedom Hall, food, beverage and entertainment. To purchase: www.catawbalands.org/spring
Tickets (at the door):
Children under 15: Free with paying adult
Seniors (55+) Day:
Seniors get in for $7 on both Fridays.
$5 admission on Fridays after 5 p.m. (at the door only) and $5 parking after 5pm
$8.50 (with VIC card) at regional Harris Teeter locations. Advance tickets will be available at beginning Jan. 27.
$9 online at www.southernshows.com
$8.50 for group orders of 20 tickets or more when ordered in advance.
All-day parking: $7 (cash only)
FREE parking for coaches, transport vans and buses