Cabarrus | Sports

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.