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UNC Charlotte club sports distinguishing themselves this spring

Posted at 10:16am on Apr. 2, 2014

UNC Charlotte senior Bailey Williams will compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s Zone championships.

Central Cabarrus’ Gleaton, Hickory Ridge’s Gregor repeat as state wrestling champs

Posted at 10:49am on Apr. 3, 2014

Hinson leads Mount Pleasant wrestlers to conference title in first season back in 2A classificiation.

Cannon golf wins Carmel High School Challenge

Posted at 4:58pm on Mar. 27, 2014

The Cannon boys’ golf team won the Carmel High School Challenge March 24 at Carmel Country Club.

On the Track: Mustangs unite, rule Goff family

Posted at 10:48am on Mar. 27, 2014

When Dave and Gina Goff first met in Concord, it was the Ford Mustang that sent their relationship down the right road. They both possessed an affection for the iconic American muscle car. Today, the Goffs are still a Mustang family.

Former Mallard Creek High standout returns to UNC Charlotte 49ers baseball

Posted at 10:27am on Mar. 27, 2014

Switch-hitting infielder Mikal Hill played two years at Miami Dade College before transferring to Charlotte.

All-Cabarrus News: Cannon, Cox Mill notch wins in girls’ swimming championships

Posted at 10:44am on Mar. 20, 2014

Cox Mill places seven on all-Cabarrus team including four freshmen, and Cannon’s Majia Roses caps senior season with individual state titles.

Kannapolis’ Pressley carries on family racing tradition in multiple roles

Posted at 8:55pm on Mar. 20, 2014

Until two years ago, Coleman Pressley always focused on being a third-generation driver. Now he makes his living in racing as a crew chief, spotter and a late model driver.

Cochran and Morgan lead Concord boys’ swim team to record year

Posted at 1:18pm on Mar. 11, 2014

Senior Justus Cochran won an individual state championship and another with one of Concord’s relay teams. Coach Ray Morgan led Spiders to a fourth-place finish at the state meet.

DeLoach’s vision becomes first state licensed pit crew school

Posted at 1:39pm on Mar. 13, 2014

The passion for racing Tom DeLoach acquired while with the Mobil led him to partner with NASCAR championship crew chief Jeff Hammond to create Pit Instruction and Training facility in Mooresville.

Kannapolis Intimidators to hold National Anthem tryouts

Posted at 2:20pm on Mar. 7, 2014

The Kannapolis Intimidators are hosting tryouts for national anthem singers starting at 1 p.m. March 15 at the Concord Mills food court.

Concord coaches lead second generation of players

Posted at 12:55pm on Mar. 7, 2014

Alan Cress and John Carroll coach their sons, Walker Cress and Stephen Carroll, on the Spiders golf team.

Cental Cabarrus senior is ‘an inspiration’ to teammates

Posted at 11:50am on Mar. 7, 2014

Central Cabarrus senior Jada Wallace was a surprise participant in the 100 meters at last year’s 3A state meet after finishing second at regionals.

Green Sharing Racing Knowledge With Sport’s Next Generation

Posted at 1:47pm on Mar. 5, 2014

Mark Green competed in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series for 17 years. Now he’s sharing his extensive racing knowledge with his son, Tyler, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Ryan Gifford, a member of NASCAR’s diversity program.

cfa Academy basketball players named all-state

Posted at 12:20pm on Feb. 28, 2014

cfa Academy had two basketball players named to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association all-state teams.

Kyle Kennedy looks to three-peat as SPC Player of the Year

Posted at 10:31am on Feb. 28, 2014

Northwest Cabarrus senior is a three-time regional qualifier and advanced to the state tournament last year.

Venturini Motorsports becomes top driver developer

Posted at 10:07am on Feb. 28, 2014

Since the 1950s and Chicago’s Soldier Field, the Venturini name has been synonymous with stock car racing. It wasn’t until Bill Venturini Sr. moved the family operation to Concord in 1993, however, that it became a full-time profession.

Jay M. Robinson High’s Sabrina Bologna returns to lead Bulldogs soccer team

Posted at 4:02pm on Feb. 25, 2014

Sophomore scored 27 goals and assisted on 18 others during all-conference season.

UNC Charlotte sophomore tennis player making the most of her chances

Posted at 3:09pm on Feb. 25, 2014

Myers Park graduate Jessica Perez is showing progress by cracking the Charlotte 49ers singles lineup.

Cannon School lacrosse will have different look, but the same goals

Posted at 3:23pm on Feb. 19, 2014

A much younger Cannon School boys’ lacrosse team hopes to continue the success the program had last season.

Hickory Ridge high jumper leads Cabarrus athletes at indoor state meet

Posted at 3:02pm on Feb. 20, 2014

Hickory Ridge junior Elizabeth Olesen leaped 5 feet, 8 inches to capture her first state title. Olesen was the highest placing athlete among the 16 that represented five Cabarrus County high schools at the three different state indoor meets in Feb. 7-8.

Two-time late model track champion McDaniel to seek experience at other tracks

Posted at 10:32pm on Feb. 19, 2014

Austin McDaniel received a quarter-midget car for Christmas at age 12. Since then he’s quickly advanced through the ranks and in 2013 he earned his second consecutive track championship in the past three years at Hickory Motor Speedway.

Cannon girls’ swimmers finish fourth, win three events

Posted at 1:57pm on Feb. 21, 2014

The Cannon School girls’ swimming team won three events and finished fourth overall at the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3A state meet Feb. 17 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Senior Love looks to lead cfa Academy Eagles

Posted at 12:49pm on Feb. 13, 2014

Senior pitcher/infielder helped cfa Academy to conference tournament championship last season. The school may be poised to win a conference championship this season and make a deep run in the private/independent schools state playoffs.

Robinson softball moves to 4A after 3A runner-up finish

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.

Kannapolis’ Joe Ryan Osborne, 18, will test his racing talent in 4 series this year

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.

Charlotte 49ers announce 2014 football schedule

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.

Wonders’ Clinding ready for return trip to state tourney

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

For the first time in two decades, an Allison will race at Daytona

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.

Once foes, freshmen now Spiders teammates

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.

Teacher's budding second career combines his two passions, sports and art

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

U.S. Legend Cars Inc. grows into international business

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.

Spiders’ Knox on track for third straight state swim meet

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.

UNC Charlotte basketball great Lew Massey dies

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.

CFA Academy picks up the pace, wins games

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.

Small Cox Mill girls’ swim team makes the most of what it has

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.

Concord boy, 6, wins N.C. AAU wrestling title

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.

Auto racing program helps veterans with PTSD

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.

Central Cabarrus girls making a run at SPC title

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.

Vikings’ Gleaton yearns for 2nd state title

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.

Stricklin builds racing career taking the 'old-school' route

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.