Cabarrus | Sports

Charlotte women’s basketball team takes a new approach to this season

Posted at 3:32pm on Nov. 18, 2014

Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball coach Cara Consuegra says team will focus on the process rather than the end results.

Harrisburg softball team goes undefeated

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.

Mount Pleasant football team claims first conference title since 2007

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.

Harrisburg Yankees baseball team goes undefeated

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.

Mooresville racer says 2014 K&N season was ‘solid’

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.

Cox Mill girls’ sports dominate South Piedmont Conference

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.

Defense is a total team effort for Charlotte 49ers soccer

Posted at 1:37pm on Nov. 6, 2014

Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer has posted eight shutouts, including three in past four games.

Lake Norman High student Cole Timm competing for late model title

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.

Cannon golf wins 4 in a row

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.

Versatile Nate Mullen leads Hickory Ridge football’s offense

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.

Tifft surprises most with top-10 truck series debut

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.

Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team hosts Conference USA tournament Nov. 5-9

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.

Concord High striker playing a more complete game this season

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.

McLaughlin following in dad’s dirt-track racing footsteps

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.

Hickory Ridge runner Alex Cornwell set on all-state nod

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.

Broken wrist costs Huntersville’s Osborne shot at modified rookie title

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.

Concord High’s Tucker Wall excels on field and in pool

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.

UNC Charlotte men’s soccer team getting balanced scoring in stellar season.

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.

Action Express Racing Claims Championships With Flawless Season

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.

Mooresville driver becomes youngest NASCAR winner

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.

Cox Mill volleyball team rises to the top of the South Piedmont Conference

Posted at 1:34pm on Oct. 2, 2014

Mix of upper and lowerclassmen has Cox Mill volleyball undefeated through 16 matches.

Robinson golfer looks to revisit state tourney

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.

Hickory win gives Taylor Stricklin first-ever championship on a shoestring budget

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.

Setter Britney Held helping Charlotte 49ers volleyball turn things around

Posted at 11:45am on Sep. 23, 2014

Six-foot junior setter Britney Held gives the 49ers an extra attacker on the front line.

Cox Mill offensive line sizes up the competition

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.

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 Web.com 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.