Conference action is heating up. Friday, Jan. 25, 485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast varsity games from two sites on NFHS Network. Girls games are expected to start around 5:30 p.m. and the boys games will follow at approximately 7 p.m.
Students have completed exams and that means the high school athletes can back to playing. Tonight, Friday, Jan. 18, 485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast six games (varsity boys and girls games from three sites) on the NFHS Network.
Wendell Moore Jr. could become Cabarrus County’s all-time leading scorer. He needs 22 points to catch Cannon School great Jarrel Eddy. Earlier this year the Cox Mill star passed Lavar Batts Jr. for the Cabarrus public schools record.
Other headlines from tonight’s action includes a battle for first place in the Rocky River Conference as Coach George Walker’s Mt. Pleasant Tigers host the defending 2A state champion Forest Hills Yellow Jackets, who are coached by former Concord star Matt Sides.
At Bullock Gym, it’s the battle of Kannapolis with red-hot Northwest Cabarrus coming across town to do battle with the A.L. Brown Wonders. The men from K-town started the season hot but have hit an icy patch once they got to South Piedmont Conference. The Wonders will try to rebound tonight.
No broadcasts tonight, but other games include Central Cabarrus at Concord and Hickory Ridge at East Mecklenburg.
485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast varsity basketball doubleheaders from A.L. Brown, Hickory Ridge and Northwest Cabarrus tonight, Jan. 11, on NFHS Network. Girls games tip sometime around 5:30-6 and boys games game around 7 p.m.
Butler at Hickory Ridge
Cox Mill at A.L. Brown
Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus
Cox Mill visits Concord
Live streaming broadcasts on NFHS Network from Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports Tuesday, Jan. 8:
Myers Park at Hickory Ridge
LIMITED INTERNET AVAILABLE GAME WILL BE UPLOADED LATER
A.L. Brown hosts Providence Friday, Jan. 4. Note this game is being planned at Kannapolis Middle School. The floor at Bullock Gym was painted during the holidays and needs a little more time to dry.
Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports taped both girls and boys games due to lack of Internet signal.
The boys game will be uploaded later. Sorry for the delay.
Forest Hills visits Concord for a non-conference match-up at Rimer Gym, Coach Bo Court Friday, Dec. 21.
The girls will tip sometime around 5:30 and the game can be seen on NFHS Network.
The boys game, featuring the defending 2A state champion Yellow Jackets should tip around 7 p.m. and will also be on NFHS Network.
Replays from Thursday
Live football and basketball Friday, Dec. 7, on NFHS Network.
Western 3A Regional Final
Western 4AA Regional Final
485 Sports Report
Will Healy Introduced as Charlotte 49ers Head Football Coach
“Everything you do, do it with passion, energy and enthusiasm.”
Will Healy, the new head football coach of the Charlotte 49ers, is driven by those 10 words. His teams are driven by the same philosophy, which leans heavily on character, relationships and positivity.
In hiring Healy, Charlotte Director of Athletics Mike Hill saw those characteristics and knew they meshed with the very culture he is building for the 49ers athletic program.
“Will Healy reflects our program and institution,” Hill said. “He is a young, hungry, up and comer. He is a force to be reckoned with.”
Healy, an Eddie Robinson Award winner as the National FCS Coach of the Year, is known for infusing energy and enthusiasm into his program. During his three-year stint as head coach at Austin Peay he engineered one of the greatest turnarounds in college football history. Now he brings that attitude to Charlotte, which set school records for FBS wins and Conference USA, this past season.
“Were delighted to attract a coach of Will Healy’s caliber and character,” UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip Dubois said.
“We’ve got a gold mine here. I love what we’re going to do here together. Let’s build something special,” Healy told the standing room only crowd. “The people in the city of Charlotte need to come see what this place is about. People are going to come here because they know us and because of the the relationships that our players and our coaches and our athletic department have with them. We are going to build a family atmosphere. We believe in who we are, we believe in how we are raising a culture and how we are raising these men to be great husbands and fathers. We believe in the opportunity that comes with being a student-athlete here at Charlotte and I can’t wait to go along this journey with all of you in this room.”
To say his enthusiasm is contagious is an understatement.
When he said he told Hill “I would walk to Charlotte from Chattanooga to have an opportunity to talk about this job”, you believed he would.
That attitude helped him land top five FCS recruiting classes at two schools in four of the last five years, including the top recruiting class in the FCS following an 0-11 season.
That attitude helped him produce back-to-back five-win seasons at a place that had two five-win seasons in the previous 24 years.
That attitude helped him win 13 games in the last two years after the Govs had won one game in the previous four years.
“We used … multiple conversations with fellow colleagues across the country, administrators, coaches and others,” Hill said “Will Healy’s name continued to pop up over and over. There is high praise for this man, not only as a football coach, but as a human being. He made an impact obviously recruiting and as a coordinator. He’s clearly a rising star as we talked to everyone around the country. There were four characteristics we were looking for in our new head coach. High character and integrity, proven recruiter, teacher and developer of talent, and who values culture.”
Healy checks every box.
And now he’s the coach charged with lifting Charlotte’s young, energetic and enthusiastic football program to greater heights.
“This place is special. We get the chance to build our own history, our own story,” Healy remarked. “We want fans screaming about Charlotte Athletics, that’s my vision for this place. I feel like I’m living a dream. I always felt this job can be one of the top programs in college football. I think when you drive on this campus for the first time you get a chance to see the facilities and the resources this place has to offer – this place is really special. My family and I are really living a dream being here.”
Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports is broadcasting three games in the NCHSAA 3rd Round. All broadcasts begin with the pregame at 7 p.m. and the kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on NFHSNetwork.com
3A West Kings Mountain at Northwest Cabarrus
Please note in case of heavy rain, this broadcast may be cancelled because broadcasters will be in an unsheltered area.
4AA West Hough at Vance
4A West Porter Ridge at West Mecklenburg
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.
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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.
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.