Cabarrus | Sports

Denver’s Gray Motorsports sends 3 drivers to the NHRA Countdown to the Championship

Posted at 3:01pm on Sep. 18, 2014

In Gray Motorsports’ first year with a three driver contingent, the Denver-based Pro Stock team has all three cars in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.

Concord man grows local chapter for ‘mediocre’ golfers

Posted at 11:53am on Sep. 10, 2014

The Mediocre Golf Association celebrates its own level of players while mocking those who take the game too seriously.

Jason Line heads into NHRA championship as No. 1 seed

Posted at 1:05pm on Sep. 5, 2014

With three victories in the last four NHRA Pro Stock events, Mooresville’s Jason Line finds himself in an enviable position in the standings: the No. 1 seed in the Countdown to the Championship that begins this month at zMax Dragway in Concord.

Penske brings IndyCar title to Mooresville

Posted at 12:11am on Sep. 12, 2014

Team Penske brought an IndyCar championship to Mooresville when Will Power finished first in the series. Teammate Helio Castroneves finished second.

Concord man’s bobsled design helps win bronze at Winter Olympics

Posted at 4:55pm on Mar. 13, 2014

The owner of Cheech’s Creative Concepts in Concord was hired in 2009 by the Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project to co-design and build a bobsled for Team USA’s four-man event.

Cannon Memorial YMCA West Cabarrus Branch hosting kids triathlon

Posted at 11:19am on Sep. 4, 2014

Members of the Kids Triathlon Training Club have been preparing for a race for the past six weeks.

Cannon School golfer raising money for Kenyan hospital

Posted at 3:14pm on Aug. 27, 2014

Cannon School senior all-state player Anna Redding is collecting money through her Birdies for Babies project.

River Run ready to host Chiquita Classic

Posted at 2:49pm on Sep. 1, 2014

PGA Tour makes second visit to River Run Country Club. Practice rounds begin Monday and the tournament opens Thursday.

Kannapolis Intimidators speedy infielder won a silver medal at winter Olympics

Posted at 11:23am on Aug. 28, 2014

Kannapolis Intimidators infielder Eddy Alvarez has been playing professional baseball for just over two months. He won a speed skating silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Bohn upsets Bowman Gray veterans for modified championship

Posted at 11:12am on Aug. 28, 2014

For nearly two decades Bowman Gray Stadium’s modified championship went to Tim Brown, Burt Myers or Junior Miller. This year the Bohn family took the honors. Danny Bohn won the modified title, his father, Eddie, was named Modified Crew Chief of the Year, and his older brother, Michael, claimed rookie honors.

Tell us the news you’re proud of

Posted at 11:47am on Aug. 20, 2014

Do you remember the first time you saw your name or picture in the newspaper for an athletic feat you were proud of?

Former Wonder Phillips emerges as 49ers’ starting running back

Posted at 10:01am on Aug. 21, 2014

Former A.L. Brown football player Kalif Phillips was Charlotte’s top rusher in program’s inaugural season in 2013.

Sports car driver changes consume less than 20 seconds

Posted at 8:46am on Aug. 21, 2014

Unlike NASCAR, driver changes are required during a sports car race. When proper preparations are taken they are simply synchronized organization.

UNC Charlotte men’s soccer teams trying reach NCAA tournament for fourth straight year

Posted at 10:36am on Aug. 20, 2014

Although the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team is ranked 23rd in one preseason poll, only four full-time starters return to a team that won the Conference USA tournament last year.

NHRA Carolina Nationals comes to zMax Dragway

Posted at 12:55pm on Aug. 15, 2014

Concord’s zMax Dragway will host the seventh annual NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 12-14.

Reid, Concord motivated to be even better in 2014

Posted at 2:03pm on Aug. 18, 2014

Concord senior running back Rocky Reid believes his best is yet to come

On the track: Joshua Brimecombe goes for national Legend title

Posted at 8:42am on Aug. 15, 2014

With one championship already in Joshua Brimecombe’s possession this year, the Concord resident has set his sights on the national title in the Legend Semi-Pro asphalt division.

Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team picked to win Conference USA

Posted at 3:02pm on Aug. 14, 2014

Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer has nine starters returing from last year’s team that won the East Division championship.

Cabarrus News 2014 high school football preview

Posted at 2:03pm on Aug. 18, 2014

Previewing the 2014 high school football season in Cabarrus County.

An Allison returns to victory lane

Posted at 9:05am on Aug. 7, 2014

When Justin Allison rolled into victory lane at Pocono Raceway for his first career ARCA win, the Salisbury resident became the first Allison to visit the winner’s circle in a major racing series since 1993 when his cousin Davey Allison won at Richmond.

Kannapolis Intimidators third baseman plays beyond his years

Posted at 11:51am on Aug. 7, 2014

Second year pro Trey Michalczewski is just 19 years old and is setting a good example for his teammates. Through 109 games, he’s batting .277 and leading Kannapolis in RBIs, hits and doubles.

Charlotte 49ers cross country coach steps down

Posted at 4:40pm on Aug. 7, 2014

Charlotte 49ers’ cross country and distance coach Ed Schlichter has resigned, head track and field coach Robert Olesen announced last week.

Former 49ers football player becomes first football alum to join the coaching staff

Posted at 1:30pm on Aug. 5, 2014

Mikel Hunter is one of four graduate assistant coaches for the Charlotte 49ers; he played his senior season in Charlotte last year.

Concord gymnast gets ready for pilot training.

Posted at 3:51pm on Aug. 5, 2014

Concord High graduate Mac Ritchie set school records and became a collegiate national champion at Air Force; now he will train to become a pilot.

Cabarrus volleyball teams help each other prep for upcoming season

Posted at 10:32am on Aug. 1, 2014

Once the high school volleyball season starts in a couple weeks, Cabarrus teams will renew rivalries and vie for county and conference supremacy. But many of them have spent the last two months helping each other improve.

Sheldon Crouse balances Legend racing with paramedic schedule

Posted at 8:14am on Jul. 30, 2014

Racing lured Sheldon Crouse from California to North Carolina at age 17, but after about three years of working on Legend cars, he turned his attention to becoming a first responder.

Former 49ers baseball player now coaching in the Major Leagues.

Posted at 3:46pm on Jul. 30, 2014

Former Charlotte 49er baseball player Stu Cole is in his second season as the Colorado Rockies third base coach.

cfa Academy wide receiver commits to Virginia Tech

Posted at 4:31pm on Jul. 30, 2014

Junior wide receiver Conner O’Donnell from cfa Academy verbally committed to Virginia Tech on July25.

Cabarrus County athletes named NCSCA all-state

Posted at 11:19am on Jul. 25, 2014

Several Cabarrus County softball players made the 2014 N.C. Softball Coaches Association all-state teams.

After more than 4 decades, the Rahilly brothers still enjoy building race engines

Posted at 11:27am on Jul. 23, 2014

Ever since brothers Bob and Dick Rahilly were teenagers, constructing powerful racing engines has consumed their lives, providing them with hundreds of trips to victory lane in several forms of racing.

Concord golfer gets to ‘play famously’ for the next year

Posted at 5:36pm on Jul. 24, 2014

Amy Newman recently won an essay contest allowing her to be a Mizuno golf professional.

Charlotte 49ers baseball players star for summer wood-bat teams

Posted at 10:56am on Jul. 22, 2014

Charlotte 49ers baseball players Des Roberts and T.J. Nichting made their respective league’s all-star teams this summer.

Bob Park of Concord still winning races at 73

Posted at 9:02am on Jul. 16, 2014

Throughout Bob Park’s racing career, the Concord resident was known for his accomplishments in the lightweight, powerful modifieds, but this year the 73-year-old driver has shown he can pilot cars with fenders just as well.

Mia Hamm brings soccer academy to Cabarrus

Posted at 2:23pm on Jul. 15, 2014

Women’s soccer’s biggest star brings former teammates in collegiate and international soccer to Cabarrus County to lead soccer camp for girls.

Concord athlete wins Taekwondo gold

Posted at 10:08am on Jul. 14, 2014

Concord’s James Chapman won the gold medal for 15- to 17-year-old black-belt Olympic sparring at the 2014 AAU Taekwondo National Championships on July 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Kannapolis Intimidators players are teammates once again

Posted at 2:20pm on Jul. 8, 2014

Kannapolis Intimidators have two sets of teammates who were on the same team before their professional careers.

Dillon Faggart strives to continue family’s racing tradition

Posted at 9:16am on Jul. 10, 2014

Dillon Faggart is a year-round athlete, participating in football, basketball and baseball, but the 16-year-old Concord resident knew he belonged in racing the first time he drove a Legend car.

Two Cabarrus players named NCBCA All-State

Posted at 1:55pm on Jul. 10, 2014

Two Cabarrus County players were named to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association 2014 All-State teams.

49ers insider: Justin Seager joins 2 brothers, 2 UNCC teammates in pro baseball

Posted at 10:37am on Jul. 8, 2014

Justin Seager joins two brothers and two Charlotte 49ers teammates playing professional baseball.

All-Cabarrus News baseball: Ross helps Mount Pleasant to undefeated conference record.

Posted at 11:03am on Jul. 3, 2014

A team with a perfect conference record and two teams that experienced dramatic turnarounds from last season highlighted the 2014 high school baseball season in Cabarrus County.