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Hurlbut’s Hits, Shaked’s Take and live basketball

Radio Free Cabarrus and 485 Sports begins its basketball coverage this week.

First up is Stuart Cramer at Northwest Cabarrus Wednesday, Dec. 5. Shaked Bar-Tal and Mark Plemmons bring you the action on NFHS Network. The girls broadcast begins at 6 p.m. The boys game is expected to begin about 7:30 p.m. from Northwest.

Game two will be Friday, Dec. 7,  with Jay M. Robinson visiting Mount Pleasant. Ford Martin and Luke Hurlbut are on the call on NFHS Network.

Football  continues Friday

485 Sports is broadcasting the regional finals of two game Friday in NCHSAA football:

3A West Kings Mountain at Charlotte Catholic

4AA West Myers Park versus Vance (moved to Mallard Creek)

Hurlbut’s Hits

Shaked’s Take

South Piedmont Football 2018

Final Standings:

Northwest Cabarrus    5-0

Cox Mill                       4-1

Robinson                     2-3

Central Cabarrus        2-3

AL Brown                     2-3

Concord                       0-5

All Conference

Nick Wilds-Lawing                  Northwest                               Offensive Player of the Year

IJ Sturdivant                            Northwest                               Tyrese Blake – Northwest Cabarrus

Braxton Shipp                          Northwest

CJ Ward                                   Northwest

Karsen Perkins                                    Northwest

Eli Eason                                  Northwest                               Defensive Player of the Year

Andre Hill                                Northwest                               Joe Camara – Northwest Cabarrus

Sam Walker                            Northwest

Joe Camara                             Northwest

Tyrese Blake                           Northwest

Tyler Jackson                           Cox Mill                                   Special Teams Player of the Year

Brandon Gillespie                   Cox Mill                                   De’Andre Boykins – Central Cabarrus

Terrell Dawkins                       Cox Mill

Kendall Gilmore                      Cox Mill

Ahmad Baruti                          Cox Mill

Cody Cline                               Cox Mill                                   Coach of the Year

Michael Lewis                         CoxMill                                    Brandon Gentry – Northwest Cabarrus

Bryson Furr                             Robinson

Dom Wiley                              Robinson

Miguel Callejas                       Robinson

Chris Caldwell                         Robinson

Nic Lynch                                 Robinson

Derek Boykins                         Central

Hakim Simmons-Blakney        Central

Dallas Foard                            Central

Logan Anderson                      Central

Ke’Shawn Harvey                    Central

De’Andre Boykins                    Central

Jordan Medley                        AL Brown

Justin Holsclaw                        AL Brown

Jalen Goode                            AL Brown

Steven Robinson                      AL Brown

Jnaz Jordan                              AL Brown

Clint Bost                                 Concord

Sam Hartsell                           Concord

Jourdan Heilig                         Concord

Big playoff games tonight

485 Sports will broadcast three games tonight in the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs on the NFHS Network:

3A West – Tuscola at Northwest Cabarrus

4AA West – Hough at Mallard Creek

3AA West – Sun Valley at A.C. Reynolds

Tonight’s NCHSAA 2nd Round Games

1A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Northampton County (10-1) vs. #9 Washington County (4-7)

#4 Rosewood (7-2) vs. #5 North Edgecombe (6-5)

#3 Gates County (9-2) vs. #6 South Creek (8-4)

#2 Pamlico County (10-1) vs. #7 Southside (5-7)

West

#1 Thomas Jefferson (11-0) vs. #8 Bishop McGuinness (8-4)

#4 Robbinsville (9-2) vs. #5 Elkin (7-5)

#3 Murphy (9-1) vs. #6 Alleghany (7-5)

#2 Mitchell (9-2) vs. #7 Cherokee (7-5)

 

1AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Tarboro (11-0) vs. #9 South Stanly (8-4)

#4 Granville Central (8-1) vs. #5 North Stanly (10-2)

#3 John A. Holmes (10-1) vs. #6 East Carteret (8-4)

#2 Princeton (9-0) vs. #7 Riverside-Martin (9-3)

West

#1 Mount Airy (11-0) vs. #8 Swain County (7-5)

#4 East Surry (8-3) vs. #5 Bessemer City (7-5)

#3 North Rowan (9-2) vs. #11 Polk County (4-8)

#2 Starmount (5-6) vs. #10 Community School of Davidson (7-5)

 

2A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Northeastern (11-0) vs. #9 Beddingfield (9-2)

#5 Clinton (8-2) vs. #4 Kinston (11-0)

#3 South Columbus (12-0) vs. #6 Southwest Onslow (10-2)

#7 Wallace-Rose Hill (8-3) vs. #15 Goldsboro (6-5)

West

#1 Randleman (12-0) vs. #8 Brevard (9-3)

#5 West Stanly (7-4) vs. #4 Wheatmore (11-1)

#3 Mountain Heritage (10-1) vs. #11 Hendersonville (7-5)

#2 Reidsville (12-0) vs. #7 East Rutherford (10-2)

 

2AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Ledford (11-1) vs. #8 Roanoke Rapids (8-4)

#5 Hertford County (6-5) vs. #4 West Craven (7-5)

#3 North Davidson (10-2) vs. #6 Cummings (5-7)

#2 SouthWest Edgecombe (10-2) vs. #7 Croatan (6-5)

West

#8 North Lincoln (9-3) vs. #16 East Lincoln (6-6)

#4 Shelby (9-3) vs. #5 Ashe County (10-2)

#3 Bandys (11-1) vs. #6 West Stokes (11-1)

#2 Hibriten (12-0) vs. #10 South Point (9-3)

 

3A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Havelock (11-0) vs. #8 Southern Lee (7-3)

#5 Rocky Mount (9-1) vs. #4 Terry Sanford (9-3)

#3 Western Alamance (11-1) vs. #6 Jacksonville (8-1)

#2 Southern Nash (10-0) vs. #7 Eastern Alamance (9-3)

West

#1 Northwest Cabarrus (12-0) vs. #9 Tuscola (8-4)

#4 Statesville (9-3) vs. #5 Kings Mountain (10-2)

#3 Charlotte Catholic (11-1) vs. #11 Monroe (7-5)

#2 Hunter Huss (12-0) vs. #7 Crest (9-3)

 

3AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Northern Durham (11-1) vs. #9 Hillside (9-3)

#5 D.H. Conley (9-3) vs. #4 Cleveland (10-2)

#6 New Hanover (9-3) vs. #14 Dudley (9-3)

#2 Southeast Guilford (11-1) vs. #7 Eastern Guilford (10-2)

West

#1 Watauga (12-0) vs. #8 Parkland (11-1)

#5 Weddington (11-1) vs. #4 South Iredell (7-5)

#3 Mount Tabor (8-4) vs. #6 Clyde A. Erwin (10-1)

#2 A.C. Reynolds (11-1) vs. #10 Sun Valley (10-2)

 

4A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 South Central (11-0) vs. #8 South View (10-2)

#4 Riverside-Durham (7-3) vs. #5 Seventy-First (9-3)

#3 Pine Forest (9-2) vs. #6 Middle Creek (8-4)

#2 Cardinal Gibbons (10-1) vs. #10 Scotland (6-5)

West

#1 East Forsyth (11-0) vs. #9 Glenn (6-6)

#4 Grimsley (6-5) vs. #5 Mooresville (9-3)

#3 Page (6-5) vs. #6 Porter Ridge (8-4)

#2 West Mecklenburg (8-2) vs. #7 West Charlotte (7-5)

 

4AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Wake Forest (10-0) vs. #8 Fuquay-Varina (8-4)

#4 Leesville Road (9-2) vs. #12 Broughton (7-5)

#3 Holly Springs (7-4) vs. #6 Pinecrest (9-3)

#2 Hoggard (9-1) vs. #10 Garner (7-5)

West

#1 Mallard Creek (10-0) vs. #8 Hough (10-2)

#4 Ardrey Kell (5-6) vs. #5 Zebulon B. Vance (11-1)

#3 Butler (9-2) vs. #6 Myers Park (11-1)

#2 Richmond (10-1) vs. #10 Reagan (8-4)

The field was cut in half last week and will be again this week as the push for state titles continue. Todd Maulden photo

 

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

 

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.

Use the code RFC for a 10 percent discount.

 

Friday night high school football

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast three games Friday, Aug. 31, on the NFHS Network:

Mt. Pleasant at Central Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at Jay M. Robinson

Hough at Concord

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Week 2 broadcasts

Central Cabarrus over Hickory Ridge

Hunter Huss over Cox Mill

Northwest Cabarrus over Mt. Pleasant

High school football

Friday, Aug. 24, broadcasts

Pregame shows begin at 7 p.m.

Hunter Huss at Cox Mill

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge

Northwest Cabarrus at Mt. Pleasant

Use the discount code RFC for a 10 percent discount.

Week 1 games

Cox Mill wins over Mt. Pleasant

Northwest Cabarrus wins over West Stanly

Hickory Ridge over Concord (no audio)

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Charlotte vs. Appalachian State sold out

From Charlotte 49ers Athletics

Charlotte, N.C. – Tickets for the Charlotte 49ers home football game vs. Appalachian State, Sept. 8, 2018 have sold out according to the 49ers Athletic Ticket Office.

“What an awesome statement by our fans,” said 49ers Director of Athletics Mike Hill. “Niner Nation really stepped up during our exclusive advance sales windows. This will be our largest home crowd ever as we witness the birth of a new rivalry. It’s truly a gold standard accomplishment for our football program.”

Charlotte opens the 2018 season with three straight home games. The 49ers welcome Fordham to town for the season opener, Sept. 1. Charlotte takes on Appalachian State, Sept. 8 and hosts Old Dominion in the Conference USA opener, Sept. 15. Each of the first three games will start at 6 p.m.

The 49ers face Western Kentucky in the program’s annual Homecoming Game, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The 49ers final two home games are against Southern Miss, Oct. 27 and FIU, Nov. 17. Both of those games are slated for 2 p.m. starts.

For single-game, mini-plan and season ticket options for the remaining games, visit packthemine49.com or call 704-687-4949.

The Charlotte 49ers open preseason practice Friday, Aug. 3 and will hold a Fan Fest at the Barnhardt Student Activity Center, Aug. 18, from 4-6 p.m.

100 day for 49ers AD

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New Charlotte 49ers Athletic Director Mike Hill has been on the job for 100 days and has hit the ground running. Here is a letter from Hill to 49ers faithful:
Niner Nation,
What an amazing first 100 days it’s been here at Charlotte — the energy and excitement from Niner Nation has been incredible! Thank you to Chancellor Dubois, the cabinet, and the athletic department staff for helping me during this transition. And a special thank-you to Judy Rose, who has served this wonderful institution for 43 years and has been unbelievably supportive.
We’ve accomplished a lot in the first three months, including hiring one of the nation’s most successful and respected basketball coaches in Ron Sanchez, hiring an absolute superstar in Chris Fuller to oversee external operations, and greeting legions of fans at numerous sporting and special events.
The schedule has been full-throttle, and the reception has been inspiring.
And talk about inspiring – led by our 21-time conference Coach of the Year Bob Olesen, our track and field program is setting the tone for our athletic department, winning C-USA titles at the women’s cross country, men’s indoor, and, most recently, men’s outdoor championships. A school-record four student-athletes earned outdoor track and field all-America honors at the NCAA Championships.
With excitement building for football season, we are adding approximately 2,500 seats to Jerry Richardson Stadium for both the home opener vs. Fordham and the Appalachian State games. We have adjusted ticket sales plans to give our most loyal football fans the first opportunity to purchase high-demand tickets.
After reaching our initial goal of $40 million, we have increased our goal towards the university’s Exponential Capital Campaign to $49 million. To reach that goal we need the support of each and every member! Our fiscal year ends on June 30, so please make a contribution to support our amazing student-athletes by visiting www.charlotte49ers.com/givenow.
We have initiated the process to create an athletic facilities master plan, which will allow us to better assess our current facilities, needs for enhancements, and growth. Once complete, this master plan will serve as a road map as we identify our needs and develop a strategy to raise necessary capital. One step we’ve already taken is the replacement of the Hayward Practice Gym court for our basketball and volleyball programs.
As for the vision for our program, I have met with coaches and staff, student-athletes, stakeholders, students, media and fans.  At each step, we have discussed the culture we want to instill in our program.
First and foremost, we are here for our student-athletes and will prioritize their growth and personal development at every turn. We will conduct business the right way and run the program with integrity. We will actively engage our students, alumni and fans, working hard to enhance their game day experience.
And make no mistake, we are not in this to be ordinary – we are in it to be extraordinary. We expect to be highly competitive in every sport – and we expect to compete for conference championships and NCAA post-season births.
We have established “Gold Standard” as a departmental theme – but it is so much more than a motto.  It is an expectation – for our coaches, for our student-athletes, for our staff and for our fans.  Excellence is our goal. To reach it, everyone must be pulling in the same direction.
On a personal note, my wife, Jess, and I were married in April and have successfully moved into our Uptown home.  Living Uptown allows me to engage our fans on a regular basis and easily meet with members of the corporate community.  Professionally, it is important for me to be situated in the heart of our city and personally, Charlotte’s got a lot to love.  It’s very clear that this city wants us to be successful!
I look forward to the next 100 days of working with you and for you so that this fine institution can realize its fullest potential.  It will take all of us, together, to get to where we want to go.  And we will.
Thank you for the wonderful welcome and Go Niners!
Mike Hill, Director of Athletics

Post game scratch pad

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show

DATES & HOURS

Friday, February 23, 2018       10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018  10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

ADMISSION

Adults  $12.00
Adults (Online)  $10.00
Seniors (55+) with ID  $9.00 
Children Ages 12 & Under  FREE

 

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)