Posted at 12:19pm on Nov. 19, 2014
Ever since Tyler Church’s mother lost her battle with lung cancer when he was 12 years old the Hickory resident and his father have focused on racing as quality father-son time. However, they never envisioned their small family operation emerging as the 2014 Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model champion.
Posted at 9:13am on Nov. 14, 2014
The RiverDogs 7- and 8-year-old softball team went undefeated and won the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Department championship this year. The team is Caroline Allen, Casey Elliott, Shelby Young, Ava Graham, Abigail Keefover, Emma Kirchner, Carleigh Deaver, Hannah Birkmeier, Rylee Rito and Victoria Porretta. It is coached by Chris Allen and David Young.
Posted at 11:12am on Nov. 14, 2014
Mount Pleasant junior running back Cody Reece became first Tigers’ running back to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season.
Posted at 11:07am on Nov. 13, 2014
The Harrisburg Yankees 11- to 13-year-old baseball team went undefeated this season and won the championship in the Harrisburg Parks and Recreation Department.
Posted at 12:33pm on Nov. 12, 2014
Brandon McReynolds had 11 top-five and 12 top-10 finishes, two poles and a 5.9 average finish in his first full NASCAR K&N Pro Series West season; however, it was the little things that kept him out of victory lane and made a solid season frustrating.
Posted at 12:31pm on Nov. 7, 2014
Cox Mill girls’ tennis, golf and volleyball teams won conference championships and were unbeaten in the regular season.
Posted at 1:37pm on Nov. 6, 2014
Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer has posted eight shutouts, including three in past four games.
Posted at 1:51pm on Nov. 5, 2014
During the week, Cole Timm focuses on his classes at Lake Norman High School, but on the weekend he straps into a super late model and competes for top honors on the Southeast’s short tracks.
Posted at 12:38pm on Oct. 31, 2014
The Cannon girls’ golf team won its fourth straight N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association championship Oct. 21 at Longleaf Golf Club in Pinehurst.
Posted at 9:58am on Oct. 31, 2014
Hickory Ridge senior football player Nate Mullen is school’s first Shrine Bowl all-star game selection. Through nine games, Mullen had 74 rushes for 610 yards, and 39 receptions for 584 yards.
Posted at 8:52am on Oct. 30, 2014
Matt Tifft always enjoyed Martinsville Speedway as a boy, so when the UNC Charlotte freshman recorded an eighth-place finish in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at the tough little short track, he couldn’t quit smiling.
Posted at 3:17pm on Oct. 28, 2014
The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team was fighting for one of the top eight spots in the standings to qualify for the Conference USA tournament, which Charlotte will host Nov. 5-9.
Posted at 3:47pm on Oct. 22, 2014
Concord High senior soccer player Jonny Bernal leads team in goals, but teammates are pulling their weight, too.
Posted at 12:01pm on Oct. 23, 2014
Max McLaughlin enjoyed piloting his go-kart around his parents’ yard at age 3, but it wasn’t until he was 11 years old that the Mooresville resident discovered his passion for the sport. Now at age 14 he’s racing in Millbridge Speedway’s Mini Outlaw Series and campaigning a dirt modified.
Posted at 5:41pm on Oct. 16, 2014
Hickory Ridge junior cross-country runner Alex Cornwell has an all-state finish in mind after running a personal-best 15:40 at the Wendy’s Invitational.
Posted at 9:39am on Oct. 16, 2014
Entering the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season finale at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Joe Ryan Osborne trailed Spencer Davis by only five points in the battle for rookie honors. A broken left wrist cost Osborne the opportunity to challenge for the title.
Posted at 1:43pm on Oct. 10, 2014
Concord senior Tucker Wall is a two-time state swimming champion and has been a member of two football teams that have finished as state runner-up.
Posted at 12:36pm on Oct. 9, 2014
The No. 10 UNC Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team has five players with at least three goals in the first nine games.
Posted at 11:56am on Oct. 8, 2014
Approximately nine months after winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Denver-based Action Express Racing emerged from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s inaugural season with four titles and the phenomenal accomplishment of completing every race lap in the 13-event season.
Posted at 9:56am on Oct. 8, 2014
Cole Custer, 16, became the youngest NASCAR winner when he won a Truck Series race in New Hampshire.
Posted at 1:34pm on Oct. 2, 2014
Mix of upper and lowerclassmen has Cox Mill volleyball undefeated through 16 matches.
Posted at 4:12pm on Sep. 25, 2014
Emily Davis has set school milestones in the last two seasons including winning a regular season match. This year, two of Robinson’s five golfers are high school rookies. But senior Davis has set a high standard for her teammates.
Posted at 12:32pm on Sep. 24, 2014
Taylor Stricklin’s 2014 racing season was full of uncertainty when the year began; however, by September the 25-year-old Mount Ulla resident possessed a limited late-model track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Posted at 11:45am on Sep. 23, 2014
Six-foot junior setter Britney Held gives the 49ers an extra attacker on the front line.
Posted at 10:01am on Sep. 23, 2014
With two 300-pounders – and another at 275 – Cox Mill’s offensive line has a luxury that few high school teams have.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 2:49pm on Sep. 1, 2014
PGA Web.com Tour makes second visit to River Run Country Club. Practice rounds begin Monday and the tournament opens Thursday.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Posted at 12:55pm on Aug. 15, 2014
Concord’s zMax Dragway will host the seventh annual NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 12-14.