Posted at 12:40pm on Feb. 14, 2014
Robinson High softball team’s run last year to the 3A state championship finals was unexpected. But with most of their players back and a stable of quality replacements ready to take their turn this season, the Bulldogs won’t be able to sneak up on anyone.
Posted at 1:06pm on Feb. 14, 2014
Joe Ryan Osborne, an 18-year-old Kannapolis resident, will compete in four racing series in 2014: Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Bowman Gray Stadium modified races, PASS Super Late Model Tour and the Legend car Pro Division.
Posted at 12:30pm on Feb. 6, 2014
The Charlotte 49ers football team will play an 11-game schedule in 2014, including six opponents that were ranked or received votes in the final Football Championship Subdivision national polls last season, school officials announced Feb.4.
Posted at 10:21am on Feb. 7, 2014
A.L. Brown junior Avery Clinding qualified for the NCHSAA state championships as a freshman, but an injury curtailed his sophomore season. Now, he's preparing for his second trip to the state tourney, this time as one of the state's top 120-pound wrestlers in class 4A
Posted at 9:29am on Feb. 7, 2014
Justin Allison, the grandson of NASCAR legend Donnie Allison, heads to Daytona International Speedway for the Feb. 15 season-opening ARCA race.
Posted at 5:30pm on Feb. 6, 2014
Only a year ago Ty-Shon Alexander and Hamsah Nasirildeen were playing for opposing middle school basketball teams. Now they’re playing key roles as freshmen on Concord High’s varsity boys’ basketball team.
Posted at 11:37am on Jan. 30, 2014
Darryl Mallanda, a teacher at Mount Pleasant Elementary School, has a growing business creating works of art of sports and famous athletes by recreating photographs using various media
Posted at 4:30pm on Jan. 30, 2014
When the Legend Cars were created 21 years ago, Humpy Wheeler was simply searching for an affordable race car. But during the past two decades, the Harrisburg-based company has grown into an international business and produced more than 6,000 race cars.
Posted at 11:10am on Jan. 30, 2014
Concord High swimmer Hailey Knox failed to qualify for the state championships as a freshman, but she's made the past two state meets and is in good position to qualify for her third.
Posted at 4:15pm on Jan. 30, 2014
Lew Massey, a high-scoring guard who starred for the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team during its trips to the 1976 NIT Finals and 1977 NCAA Final Four, died Jan.24 at age 57, school officials announced.
Posted at 2:33pm on Jan. 24, 2014
CFA Academy’s boys basketball team, last year’s NCISAA 2A state runner-up, plays an up-tempo game, has an 18-3 overall record and was ranked second in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A class by MaxPreps.com as of Jan. 20.
Posted at 1:56pm on Jan. 24, 2014
Despite having just 20 swimmers, Cox Mill High's girls’ swim team won its first South Piedmont 3A conference title and has a good shot at the 3A Central regional.
Posted at 3:00pm on Jan. 24, 2014
Kindergartners and first-graders many in their first competition grappled for N.C. AAU championships at the state elementary and middle school tournament.
Posted at 7:04pm on Jan. 24, 2014
For veterans interested in auto racing, a Salisbury-based dirt-track racing program can provide hope to those seeking to return to the life they knew before going to war.
Posted at 11:01am on Jan. 17, 2014
Central Cabarrus girls’ basketball team lost several key players to graduation, but has bounced back to post a 6-1 conference record heading into the semester exam break.
Posted at 10:43am on Jan. 17, 2014
Central Cabarrus wrestler Heath Gleaton, a 3A state champ at 113 pounds last year, is undefeated through 31 matches at 120 pounds. He aims to win a second title, break the school's career wins record.
Posted at 10:37am on Jan. 17, 2014
Third-generation driver Taylor Stricklin works full time for his father during the day and devotes his time to his race cars at night. It’s old-school racing, but Stricklin is focused on NASCAR’s upper series.
Posted at 5:29pm on Jan. 20, 2014
Concord High running back Rocky Reid, who led the Spiders back to the NCHSAA 3AA championship game this season, is one of three running backs named to the junior All-American second team by noted high school athletics website MaxPreps.com. Reid set Cabarrus County records for rushing yards (3,355 yards) and touchdowns (39) this season.
Posted at 9:56am on Jan. 16, 2014
The Sailfish Masters swim program has nearly 40 swimmers, ages 18-73, practicing at the West Cabarrus YMCA, and several competing in local, regional and national Masters-level swim meets.
Posted at 3:22pm on Jan. 10, 2014
Former Concord High basketball player Reid Aube eschews offers from smaller colleges to walk on with Charlotte’s men’s basketball team
Posted at 3:45pm on Jan. 10, 2014
Concord High School running back Rocky Reid has been named to the Associated Press N.C. all-state football team, which was released Dec. 30. Reid, a junior, led the Spiders to their second consecutive appearance in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A state championship game, which ended in a 21-20 loss to Havelock.
Posted at 11:52am on Jan. 9, 2014
Kira Gordon moved from guard to forward her freshman year; now, the 6-foot sophomore is among the leaders on Charlotte's women's basketball team in scoring and rebounding
Posted at 9:47am on Dec. 31, 2013
Austin Green, 12, is moving into Legends cars this year and will make his debut in the Young Lions division during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Winter Heat Series.
Posted at 10:12am on Dec. 31, 2013
Two wrestlers from Cabarrus County high schools are ranked at the top of their respective weight classes in the 3A division in the first North Carolina rankings put out by retrorankings.com, a noted high school wrestling website.
Posted at 11:24am on Dec. 31, 2013
In the school’s fifth year, Cox Mill High’s wrestling team has the pieces in place to challenge for the South Piedmont 3A title and a first-ever berth in the state dual-team playoffs.
Posted at 1:14pm on Jan. 2, 2014
Like many other year-round swimmers, Quinn Montgomerieis so well-rounded that he would help any of the following relay teams: 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle or the 200-yard medley.
Posted at 12:28pm on Dec. 27, 2013
Jared Irvan, 15, will run the full PASS Super Late Model Series this season, as well as Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Summer Shootout Series for Legends Cars.
Posted at 12:20pm on Dec. 27, 2013
After the seventh-grade girls basketball team at Hickory Ridge Middle went undefeated last spring, many of those same players helped the eighth-grade team go 13-0 and win their conference tournament.
Posted at 12:12pm on Dec. 27, 2013
The third annual NCPreps.com College Football Recruiting Fair Dec. 20 in Concord gave small-college and prep school programs a chance to check out high school talent not pursued by bigger schools.
Posted at 3:24pm on Dec. 24, 2013
Abe Morlu, a 2003 Charlotte graduate, is attempting to qualify for the 2014 Winter Games as a member of the U.S. bobsled team, and for the summer Olympics with Liberia’s track team.
Posted at 1:11pm on Dec. 17, 2013
Soccer Shots has always been about more than teaching kids soccer. Its founders envisioned it as a way of developing character by using soccer as a vehicle.
Posted at 12:27pm on Dec. 20, 2013
Concord High sweeps top honors: Running back Rocky Reid named Cabarrus News’ player of the year, and head coach Glen Padgett named coach of the year.
Posted at 11:59am on Dec. 20, 2013
Cox Mill High will host the Carolina HealthCare System Holiday Classic, a tournament with both boys’ and girls’ brackets. Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant High will host its own tourney – the inaugural Tiger Holiday Classic – which will include only boys’ teams.
Posted at 7:21pm on Dec. 19, 2013
The parents and families of the athletes are the biggest cheerleaders and supporters of Special Olympics and its mission.
Posted at 3:26pm on Dec. 13, 2013
Former Concord High and East Carolina star Lance Lewis is now on the Washington Redskins’ roster after getting cut in training camp, then being re-signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.
Posted at 3:02pm on Dec. 13, 2013
Jay M. Robinson High sophomore guard Jordan McKenzie is drawing attention from college coaches for his skills and from fans for his YouTube video.
Posted at 8:20pm on Dec. 11, 2013
Cabarrus News picks James Max Miller of Hickory Ridge as Cabarrus News Player of the Year and Concord High coach Matthew Bennett as Coach of the Year.
Posted at 12:39pm on Dec. 6, 2013
With NCHSAA breaking off 3A schools into their own state meet, Mount Pleasant seniors Brooke McElwain and Emily Bey will see the competition narrow for state indoor pole vaulting titles.
Posted at 12:33pm on Dec. 6, 2013
Mount Pleasant had won six straight Rocky River 2A volleyball titles before moving up to 3A class in 2009; Tigers return to winning ways after moving back to 2A class this season.
Posted at 6:23pm on Nov. 27, 2013
The Hickory Ridge senior won the state 3A title at 120 pounds last season. He and his school are moving up to the 4A level this season.