8-28-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR
By Richard Walker
Fifteen products from Cleveland and Gaston counties are on the Gardner-Webb roster as the Runnin’ Bulldogs enter this season seeking to a defend a league title for the first time in 20 years.
Gardner-Webb is in its first season as a Big South-Ohio Valley Conference member after winning the Big South championship last season for the first time since it won the league’s first titles in 2002 and 2003. The only other senior college Runnin’ Bulldogs titles came in 1987 and 1992 when they won the South Atlantic Conference when that league was affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
This season, head coach Tre Lamb will have the following local products on his roster:
Freshman quarterback Justin Roquemore (Cramer 2023 graduate)
Senior running back Kendall Massey (Ashbrook 2020)
Senior running back Jalin Graham (Crest 2020)
Sophomore wide receiver Jacari Shell (Shelby 2021)
Freshman defensive back Jake Lloyd (Kings Mountain 2023)
Sophomore linebacker Jaycob Neely (Forestview 2022)
Sophomore linebacker Sam Baldree (Shelby 2022)
Sophomore long snapper Jamie Wilson (Kings Mountain 2021)
Freshman defensive lineman Dariyon Black (Kings Mountain 2023)
Sophomore wide receiver Caleb Borders (Crest 2021)
Senior defensive lineman Christopher Richardson (Crest 2020)
Sophomore defensive back Torrian Arrington (Shelby 2021)
Sophomore defensive back Eja Brice (Cramer 2021)
Freshman safety Brandon McCall (Crest 2023)
Freshman linebacker Jacob Patterson (South Point 2022)
Gardner-Webb opens its season on Saturday at noon at Appalachian State at 3:30 p.m. against a Mountaineers’ team with six local products involved in their football operations.
Cahari Haynes (Burns 2023) is a freshman linebacker, Santana Hopper (Shelby 2022) a freshman defensive end, Carter Greene (Crest 2022) a freshman safety and Blake Bradford (East Lincoln 2023) a freshman offensive lineman on the ASU roster and former Gardner-Webb assistant Travis Cunningham is the Mountaineers’ inside linebackers coach and former Shelby High School head coach Lance Ware (Shelby 1992) is a special assistant to the head coach.
Several other local products are playing or coaching college football this season. Here’s a roundup of those who are on listed on their schools respective websites:
Alabama State: L.J. Allen (Burns 2023) is a freshman safety for the Yellow Jackets, who open on Saturday at home against Southern U. at 5 p.m.
Averett: Brian Coley (North Gaston 2022) is a sophomore wide receiver, Dondra Burris (Huss 2019) a senior defensive end, Namari Borders (Crest 2019) a senior cornerback, Nakoa Goins (East Gaston 2022) a sophomore safety, P.J. Hopper (Shelby 2022) a sophomore cornerback, Michael harris (North Gaston 2022) a sophomore tight end, Dkyieon Byers-Henderson (Forestview 2019) a senior offensive lineman and Justin Dunavant (North Gaston 2020) a senior defensive tackle for the Cougars, who open on Saturday at Apprentice School at 1 p.m.
Bluefield: Kam Bolin (Cherryville 2023) is a freshman running back and Travis Coltrane (Burns 2023) a freshman linebacker for the Rams, who hosted Apprentice School last Saturday in their season opener.
Brevard: Logan Jones (Highland Tech 2021) is a sophomore linebacker and Wyatt Lankford (Crest 2019) a senior defensive lineman for the Tornado, who open on Saturday at home against Warner at 7 p.m.
Campbell: Lamagea McDowell (Huss 2020) is a senior running back and Christian Hunter (Mountain Island Charter 2021) a sophomore safety for the the Camels, who open on Thursday at home against William & Mary at 7 p.m.
Catawba: Kujuan Pryor (Burns 2020) is a sophomore wide receiver and Kobe Christian (Highland Tech 2020) a junior tight end for the Indians, who open on Saturday at Elizabeth City State at 1 p.m.
Charlotte: Prince Bemah (Huss 2019) is a junior linebacker for the 49ers, who open on Saturday at home against South Carolina State at 6 p.m.
The Citadel: DaVonyae Pettis (Crest 2023) is a freshman defensive lineman for the Bulldogs, who open on Saturday at Georgia Southern at 6 p.m.
Clemson: Kyle Richardson (South Point 1996) is an assistant coach for the Tigers, who open on Monday at Duke at 8 p.m.
Davidson: Mari Adams (Crest 2022) is a sophomore running back, Landon Glezen (East Lincoln 2023) a freshman linebacker, Daniel Carter (North Lincoln 2021) a sophomore safety and Ashton Miller (Mountain Island Charter 2023) a freshman defensive lineman for the Wildcats, who open on Saturday at VMI at 1:30 p.m.
East Carolina: Dontavius Nash (Huss 2021) is a sophomore defensive back, Devin King (South Point 2020) a junior safety and Carson Smith (South Point 2021) a sophomore kicker for the Pirates, who open on Saturday at Michigan at noon.
East Tennessee State: Former Burns standout Jay Guillermo is an assistant coach for the Buccaneers, who opens Saturday at Jacksonville State at 2 p.m.
Elon: Jack Berkowitz (Shelby 2023) is a freshman kicker for the Phoenix, who open on Thursday at Wake Forest at 7 p.m.
Emory & Henry: Justin Hill (East Gaston 2022) is a sophomore running back for the Wasps, who open on Saturday at Concord, W.Va., at 1 p.m.
Ferrum: Zach Dailgler (West Lincoln 2022) is a sophomore linebacker, Cameron Ross (Crest 2022) a sophomore linebacker and Iverson Snell (North Lincoln 2023) a freshman linebacker for the Panthers, who open on Saturday at Muskingum at 2 p.m.
Furman: Ja’Keith Hamilton (Shelby 2023) is a freshman wide receiver for the Paladins, who open on Thursday at Tennessee Tech at 7 p.m.
Guilford: Nick Sigmon (North Gaston 2021) is a junior wide receiver, Aiden Terrell (East Lincoln 2023) a freshman linebacker, Trevontez Price (Huss 2018) a graduate defensive back, Paulie Menegay (East Lincoln 2021) a junior running back, Blake Moore (Cramer 2021) a junior wide receiver and Jad Stetson (East Gaston 2020) a senior defensive lineman for the Quakers, who open on Saturday at home against Greensboro College at 7 p.m.
Hampden-Sydney: Aaron Chaney (South Point 2023) is a freshman wide receiver and David Clark, Jr. (Kings Mountain 2008) is defensive coordinator for the Tigers, who open on Saturday at home against Wabash at 1 p.m.
Hampton: Elijah Burris (Mountain Island Charter 2020) is a junior running back and Mason King (Mountain Island Charter 2018) a graduate linebacker for the Pirates, who open on Saturday against Grambling at Harrison, N.J., at 3 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne: James Ussery (Kings Mountain 2020) is a sophomre safety, Shayle Gash (Shelby 2021) a sophomore offensive lineman and Xavier Jennings (Burns 2020) a junior offensive lineman for the Bears, who open on Saturday at home against St. Augustine’s at 6 p.m.
Mars Hill: Ja’Hari Mitchell (Shelby 2020) is a senior wide receiver and Colby Green (Cramer 2022) is on the roster for the Lions, who open on Sept. 7 at home against Wingate at 7 p.m.
Mercer: Arias Nash (Cramer 2022) is a sophomore defensive lineman for the Bears, who opened last Saturday against North Alabama.
Methodist: Kadin Beaver (Cherryville 2022) is a sophomore long snapper and Vincent Myers II (North Lincoln 2022) a sophomore offensive lineman for the Monarchs, who open on Saturday at Shenandoah at 1 p.m.
Missouri: Shelby’s Ty’Ron Hopper is a senior linebacker and Dameon Wilson (Kings Mountain 2021) a sophomore linebacker for the Tigers, who open on Thursday at home against South Dakota at 7 p.m.
Mount Union: Tyson Riley (South Point 2022) is a sophomore running back for the Purple Raiders, who open on Saturday at Defiance at 1:30 p.m.
Newberry: Todd Knight (Gardner-Webb 1989) is head coach of the Red Wolves, who open on Saturday at Shippensburg at noon.
Norfolk State: Ryan Thompson (Burns 2023) is a freshman defensive back, Samuel Eskridge (Kings Mountain 2023) a freshman offensive lineman, A.J. Richardson (Kings Mountain 2023) a freshman linebacker, Javari Rice-Wilson (Kings Mountain 2021) a sophomore defensive lineman and Dawson Odums (Crest 1992) is head caoch for the Spartans, who open on Saturday at home against Virginia State at 2 p.m.
North Carolina: Kings Mountain’s Kobe Paysour is a sophomore wide receiver, British Brooks (Ashbrook 2018) a graduate running back, Malaki Hamrick (Shelby 2022) a sophomore linebacker, Aiden Cloninger (East Gaston 2022) a freshman wide receiver, Todd Pledger (Mountain Island Charter 2021) a sophomore kicker, Spencer Triplett (Shelby 2020) a junior long snapper and A.J. Blue (North Gaston 2008) is a strength coach for the Tar Heels, who open on Saturday against South Carolina in Charlotte at 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina A&T: Kendrick Leslie Jr. (Burns 2020) is a sophomore wide receiver for the Aggies, who open on Thursday at UAB at 8 p.m.
N.C. State: Travali Price (North Lincoln 2021) is a sophomore defensive end and Jaylon Scott (Shelby 2019) a senior linebacker for the Wolfpack, who open on Thursday at Connecticut at 7:30 p.m.
Presbyterian: Jakari Geter (Burns 2023) is a freshman defensive back, J.T. Patton (Mountain Island Charter 2023) a freshman defensive back, Kenneth Odugba (Forestview 2023) a freshman defensive linemane and Anthony Dye (Huss 2020) a junior defensive lineman for the Blue Hose, who open on Saturday at Murray State at 2 p.m.
Richmond: Bryson Esser (North Lincoln 2023) is a freshman offensive lineman for the Spiders, who on Saturday at home against Morgan State at 6 p.m.
Towson: Dorian Davis (Shelby 2019) is a junior defensive back for the Tigers, who open on Saturday at Maryland at 3:30 p.m.
UNLV: Former East Lincoln standout Jalen Frazier is a senior defensive back for the Rebels, who open on Saturday at home against Bryant at 1 p.m.
UNC Pembroke: Ty Griffin (Shelby 2023) is a freshman linebacker for the Braves, who open on Thursday at home against Fayetteville State at 6 p.m.
Virginia: Dre Walker (East Lincoln 2023) is a freshman cornerback and Sam Brady (North Lincoln 2020) a junior linebacker for the Cavaliers, who open on Saturday against Tennessee at noon in Nashville, Tenn.
VMI: Dorien Starnes (Burns 2021) is a junior defensive lineman for the Keydets, who open on Saturday at home against Davidson at 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Tech: Jack Hollifield (Shelby 2021) is a sophomore offensive lineman for the Hokies, who open on Sept. 2 at Old Dominion at 7 p.m.
Wake Forest: Tyler Mizzell (East Lincoln 2023) is a freshman quarterback, Brandon Hoyle (Shelby 2022) a freshman offensive lineman, Nick Sharpe (Huss 2021) a sophomore offensive lineman and Elijah Hall (Crest 2022) a freshman defensive lineman for the Deacons, who open on Thursday at home against Elon at 7 p.m.
West Virginia: Ben Cutter (East Lincoln 2023) is a freshman linebacker for the Mountaineers, who open on Saturday at Penn State at 7:30 p.m.
Western Carolina: Quenten Zanders (Crest 2018) is a senior running back, Camury Reid (Forestview 2022) a freshman running back and Nathan Linkous (Cramer 2021) a sophomore offensive lineman for the Catamounts, who open on Saturday at Arkansas at 4 p.m.
William & Mary: Jackson Blee (South Point 2023) is a freshman tight end for the Tribe, which opens Thursday at Campbell at 7 p.m.
Wingate: Jaheim Mullen (Huss 2019) is a senior defensive back, Mason Avery (West Lincoln 2023) a freshman linebacker, Nathan Franks (North Gaston 2021) a junior kicker, Seth McEachern (Mountain Island Charter 2023) and Silas Tate (Burns 2022) a freshman fullback for the Bulldogs, who open on Thursday at home against Albany State at 6 p.m.
Wofford: Tyler Boyce (Shelby 2023) was a freshman defensive lineman for the Terriers, who open on Saturday at Pitt at 3:30 p.m.
Yale: Marcus Mauney (Huss 2019) is a senior defensive lineman for the Bulldogs, who open at home on Sept. 16 against Holy Cross at noon.
High school football
(This week’s games)
Avery County at Bessemer City
Blacksburg, S.C. at Cherryville
Crest at Shelby
East Gaston at Cramer
Foard at West Lincoln
Forestview at Freedom
Highland Tech at Union Academy
Kings Mountain at Burns
Lincolnton at East Lincoln
Providence at Huss
South Point at Charlotte Christian
West Meck at Ashbrook
Off – Mountain Island Charter, North Gaston, North Lincoln
Berry at Hopewell
Catholic at Providence Day
Cuthbertson at South Meck
Garinger at Harding
Glenn at Chambers
Hough at Dutch Fork, S.C.
Independence at West Charlotte
Kell at Marvin Ridge
Monroe at Rocky River
Myers Park at Sun Valley
Palisades at Indian Land
Parkwood at East Meck
West Cabarrus at Olympic
East Burke at Draughn
Hibriten at West Caldwell
Newton-Conover at East Rutherford
North Iredell at Alexander Central
South Iredell at Statesville
Thomas Jefferson at Asheville Christian
Watauga at Maiden
Butler at Fairburn, Ga., Hughes
Here is the 2023 preseason and regular season schedule for the Carolina Panthers:
Aug. 12 N.Y. Jets (L 0-27)
Aug. 18 at N.Y. Giants (L 19-21)
Aug. 25 Detroit, 8 p.m. (L 17-26)
Sept. 10 at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Sept. 18 New Orleans, 7:15 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.
Oct. 1 Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Miami, 1 p.m.
Oct. 22 OFF WEEK
Oct. 29 Houston, 1 p.m.
Nov. 5 Indianapolis, 4:05 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.
Nov. 19 Dallas, 1 p.m.
Nov. 26 at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 10 at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Dec. 17-18 Atlanta, TBD
Dec. 24 Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Dec. 31 at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Jan. 6-7 Tampa Bay, TBD
High school volleyball
Cherryville def. Ashbrook 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 25-16, 25-15): Taylor Digh (12 serve aces), Kate Mulvey (5 aces, 7 assists, 4 kills) and Emily Allen (5 assists, 14 kills, 7 digs) led Cherryville (3-4).
Middle school football
(Gaston County Conference Aug. 30 games)
Aug. 30: Holbrook at Mount Holly, York Chester at Grier, Belmont at Stanley, Chavis at Cramerton, Bessemer City at Southwest, BYE – W.C. Friday
(Tri-County Conference Aug. 30 games)
Aug. 30: Burns at Crest, East Rutherford at East Lincoln, Kings Mountain at Shelby, Lincolnton at Chase, R-S Central at North Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson at West Lincoln
Middle school softball
(Aug. 28 games)
Belmont 15, Cramerton 3: Winning pitcher Reagan Mizell (4 strikeouts), Ellis Boyd (3-3 hitting) and Marin Wise (3-3 hitting) led Belmont.
Chavis at Bessemer City
Stanley 15, Grier 0
Holbrook at Southwest
BYE – W.C. Friday, Mount Holly
(Aug. 31 games)
Belmont at Bessemer City, York Chester at Chavis, Stanley at Cramerton, Southwest at W.C. Friday, Mount Holly at Grier, BYE – Holbrook
Here is the Charlotte Hornets’ full 2023-24 schedule:
Wed. 25 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Fri. 27 DETROIT 7 p.m.
Mon. 30 BROOKLYN 7 p.m.
Wed. 1 at Houston 8 p.m.
Sat. 4 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Sun. 5 at Dallas 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 8 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 at Washington 7 p.m.
Sun. 12 at New York Noon
Tue. 14 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Fri. 17 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Sat. 18 NEW YORK 6 p.m.
Mon. 20 BOSTON 7 p.m.
Wed. 22 WASHINGTON 7 p.m.
Sun. 26 at Orlando 6 p.m.
Tue. 28 at New York 7:30 p.m.
Thu. 30 at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.
Sat. 2 MINNESOTA 5 p.m.
4-9 Two games TBD
Mon. 11 MIAMI 7 p.m.
Wed. 13 at Miami 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 15 NEW ORLEANS 7 p.m.
Sat. 16 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m.
Mon. 18 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Wed. 20 at Indiana 7 p.m.
Sat. 23 DENVER 7 p.m.
Tue. 26 at LA Clippers 10:30 p.m.
Thu. 28 at L.A. Lakers 10:30 p.m.
Fri. 29 at Phoenix 9 p.m.
Mon. 1 at Denver 9 p.m.
Tue. 2 at Sacramento 10 p.m.
Fri. 5 at Chicago 8 p.m.
Mon. 8 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Wed. 10 SACRAMENTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 12 at San Antonio 10 p.m.
Sun. 14 at Miami 6 p.m.
Wed. 17 at New Orleans 8 p.m.
Fri. 19 SAN ANTONIO 7 p.m.
Sat. 20 PHILADELPHIA 7 p.m.
Mon. 22 at Minnesota 8 p.m.
Wed. 24 at Detroit 7 p.m.
Fri. 26 HOUSTON 7 p.m.
Sat. 27 UTAH 7 p.m.
Mon. 29 NEW YORK 7 p.m.
Wed. 31 CHICAGO 7 p.m.
Fri. 2 at Oklahoma City 8 p.m.
Sun. 4 INDIANA 6 p.m.
Mon. 5 L.A. LAKERS 7 p.m.
Wed. 7 TORONTO 7 p.m.
Fri. 9 at Milwaukee 8 p.m.
Sat. 10 MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
Mon. 12 INDIANA 7 p.m.
Wed. 14 ATLANTA 7 p.m.
Thu. 22 at Utah 9 p.m.
Fri. 23 at Golden State 10 p.m.
Sun. 25 at Portland 9 p.m.
Tue. 27 at Milwaukee 8 p.m.
Thu. 29 MILWAUKEE 7 p.m.
Fri. 1 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Sun. 3 at Toronto 6 p.m.
Tue. 5 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Fri. 8 at Washington 7 p.m.
Sat. 9 BROOKLYN 7 p.m.
Mon. 11 at Detroit 7 p.m.
Wed. 13 at Memphis 8 p.m.
Fri. 15 PHOENIX 7 p.m.
Sat. 16 at Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Tue. 19 at Orlando 7 p.m.
Sat. 23 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Mon. 25 at Cleveland 7 p.m.
Wed. 27 CLEVELAND 7 p.m.
Fri. 29 GOLDEN STATE 7 p.m.
Sun. 31 LA CLIPPERS 6 p.m.
Mon. 1 BOSTON 7 p.m.
Wed. 3 PORTLAND 7 p.m.
Fri. 5 ORLANDO 7 p.m.
Sun. 7 OKLAHOMA CITY 6 p.m.
Tue. 9 DALLAS 7 p.m.
Wed. 10 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m.
Fri. 12 at Boston 7:30 p.m.
Sun. 14 at Cleveland 1 p.m.
Charlotte’s In-Season Tournament Group Play Schedule:
Nov. 10 at Washington, 7 p.m.
Nov. 14 MIAMI, 7 p.m.
Nov. 17 MILWAUKEE, 7 p.m.
Nov. 28 at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals: Dec. 4-5 at higher-seeded teams
Semifinals: Dec. 7 at Las Vegas
Championship game: Dec. 9 at Las Vegas
The NBA In-Season Tournament Groups:
A: Memphis, Phoenix, L.A. Lakers, Utah, Portland
B: Denver, L.A. Clippers, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston
C: Sacramento, Golden State, Minnesota, Oklahoma City, San Antonio
A: Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Indiana, Detroit
B: Milwaukee, New York, Miami, Washington, Charlotte
C: Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto, Chicago, Orlando
The Charlotte Hornets’ 2023 preseason schedule:
Oct. 10 at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Washington Wizards, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 Oklahoma City, 5 p.m.
Oct. 19 Boston Celtics, 7 p.m.
Here is Charlotte FC’s full 2023 schedule with results:
Feb. 25 New England Revolution (L 0-1)
March 4 at St. Louis City SC (L 1-3)
March 11 Atlanta United FC (L 0-3)
March 18 at Orlando City SC (W 2-1)
March 25 New York Red Bulls (T 1-1)
April 1 at Toronto FC (T 2-2)
April 8 at Real Salt Lake (L 1-3)
April 15 Colorado Rapids (T 2-2)
April 22 Columbus Crew (W 1-0)
April 29 at D.C. United (L 0-3)
May 6 New York City FC (W 3-2)
May 13 at Atlanta United FC (W 3-1)
May 17 Chicago Fire FC (W 2-1)
May 20 Nashville SC (L 1-2)
May 27 at L.A. Galaxy (W 1-0)
May 31 at Philadelphia Union (L 0-1)
June 3 at Columbus Crew (W 4-2)
June 10 Seattle Sounders FC (T 3-3)
June 21 at New York Red Bulls (T 2-2)
June 24 CF Montreal (T 0-0)
July 5 at New York City FC (T 1-1)
July 8 FC Cincinnati (T 2-2)
July 15 at CF Montreal (L 0-2)
Aug. 26 L.A. FC (W 2-1)
Aug. 30 Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 at Nashville SC, 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 20 Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 at FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 7 at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Inter Miami CF, 8 p.m.
Oct. 21 Inter Miami CF, TBD
(Leagues Cup schedule – Group stage)
July 21 at FC Dallas (T 2-2, wins 4-1 on penalty kicks)
July 29 Necaxa (W 4-1)
(Round of 32)
Aug. 3 Cruz Azul (at Dallas TX) (T 0-0, wins 4-3 on penalty kicks)
Aug. 7 at Houston Dynamo (W 2-1)
Aug. 11 at Inter Miami (L 0-4)
Upcoming Carolina NCAA Division I (FBS and FBS) schedule:
(Saturday, Aug. 26)
Jackson State 37, S.C. State 7
(Thursday, Aug. 31)
North Greenville at Charleston Southern, 6 p.m.
Elon at Wake Forest, 7 p.m.
William & Mary at Campbell, 7 p.m.
Tennessee Tech at Furman, 7 p.m.
N.C. State at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at UAB, 8 p.m.
(Saturday, Sept. 2)
East Carolina at Michigan, noon
Davidson at VMI, 1 p.m.
Wofford at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.
Gardner-Webb at Appalachan State, 3:30 p.m.
Western Carolina at Arkansas, 4 p.m.
Winston-Salem State at N.C. Central, 4 p.m.
S.C. State at Charlotte, 6 p.m.
The Citadel at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m.
North Carolina at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
(Monday, Sept. 4)
Clemson at Duke, 8 p.m.
Here is the full Charlotte Knights’ 2023 schedule:
Overall record: 46-80
First half record: 35-40
Second half record: 11-40
March 31-April 2 Louisville (2-1)
April 4-9 at Columbus (3-3)
April 11-16 Jacksonville (3-3)
April 18-23 at Louisville (2-4)
April 25-30 Norfolk (2-4)
May 2-7 at Gwinnett (4-2)
May 9-14 Durham (3-3)
May 16-21 Scranton-Wilkes Barre (2-4)
May 23-28 at Jacksonville (4-2)
May 30-June 4 Nashville (3-3)
June 6-11 at Gwinnett (1-5)
June 13-18 at Durham (3-3)
June 20-25 Louisville (3-3)
June 28-July 3 at Norfolk (1-4)
July 4-9 Jacksonville (1-5)
July 14-16 at Lehigh Valley (0-3)
July 18-23 Memphis (1-5)
July 25-30 at Durham (1-5)
Aug. 1-6 at Norfolk (2-5)
Aug. 8-13 Gwinnett (0-6)
Aug. 15-20 at Nashville (2-4)
Aug. 22-24, 26-27 Memphis (3-3)
Aug. 28-Sept. 3 at Jacksonville
Sept. 5-10 Durham
Sept. 12-17 Nashville
Sept. 18-24 at Memphis
Here is the full Gastonia Honey Hunters’ 2023 schedule:
Overall record: 69-36
First half record: 41-22
Second half record: 28-14
28 Spire City (W 10-4)
29 Spire City (W 8-6)
30 Spire City (W 7-4)
2 at So. Maryland (W 8-6)
3 at So. Maryland (W 11-6)
4 at So. Maryland (L 2-4)
5 at Long Island (W 3-2)
6 at Long Island (L 1-3)
7 at Long Island (L 4-6)
9 Spire City (W 2-1 in 10)
10 Spire City (W 10-0)
11 Spire City (W 9-7)
12 at High Point (L 5-8)
13 at High Point (W 12-5)
14 at High Point (L 3-4)
16 Charleston, W.Va. (W 13-4)
17 Charleston, W.Va. (W 4-2)
18 Charleston, W.Va. (L 4-6)
19 at Lexington (W 15-2)
20 at Lexington (W 8-0)
21 at Lexington (W 5-3)
23 at Spire City (W 6-0)
24 at Spire City (W 8-5)
25 at Spire City (W 8-3)
26 Lancaster (L 3-4 in 11)
27 Lancaster (ppd., rain)
28 Lancaster (ppd., rain)
29 Lancaster (W 9-1)
29 Lancaster (L 3-4)
30 High Point (L 8-10)
31 High Point (W 14-10)
1 High Point (W 7-4)
2 Lexington (W 3-2)
3 Lexington (W 10-1)
4 Lexington (W 4-1)
6 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 4-1)
7 at Charleston, W.Va. (L 1-13)
8 at Charleston, W.Va. (L 2-4)
9 at Spire City (W 5-4)
10 at Spire City (W 12-7)
11 at Spire City (L 6-9)
13 So. Maryland (W 5-0)
14 So. Maryland (L 9-10)
15 So. Maryland (W 11-6)
16 Staten Island (W 5-4)
17 Staten Island (W 7-5)
18 Staten Island (W 5-1)
20 at Lancaster (L 0-6)
21 at Lancaster (W 9-7)
22 at Lancaster (W 4-1)
22 at Lancaster (L 2-6)
24 at Staten Island (W 12-3)
25 at Staten Island (L 2-7)
27 High Point (W 8-3)
28 High Point (W 7-3)
29 High Point (L 1-11)
30 So. Maryland (W 15-0)
1 So. Maryland (L 6-7)
1 So. Maryland (W 8-7)
2 So. Maryland (W 3-2 in 10)
4 at Spire City (L 3-4)
5 at Spire City (L 8-18)
6 at Spire City (L 4-6)
7 at High Point (L 1-8)
8 at High Point (W 7-2)
9 at High Point (L 13-14)
11 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 5-3)
12 at Charleston, W.Va. (W 2-1)
13 at Charleston, W.Va. (ppd.)
14 Staten Island (W 7-3)
15 Staten Island (L 10-12 in 10)
16 Staten Island (W 13-8)
18 High Point (W 6-5)
19 High Point (L 5-9)
20 High Point (W 10-5)
21 at So. Maryland (L 9-11)
22 at So. Maryland (W 8-6)
23 at So. Maryland (L 8-12)
25 at Staten Island (W 10-2)
26 at Staten Island (L 3-8)
27 at Staten Island (W 17-5)
28 at Long Island (L 1-18)
29 at Long Island (W 12-5)
30 at Long Island (L 2-4)
1 High Point (L 3-6)
2 High Point (L 3-7)
3 High Point (ppd.)
4 Lexington (W 9-8)
5 Lexington (W 9-2)
6 Lexington (W 4-3)
8 Spire City (W 8-3)
9 Spire City (L 2-3)
10 Spire City (W 9-6)
11 at Long Island (L 5-7)
12 at Long Island (W 14-3)
13 at Long Island (W 10-7)
15 York (W 6-5)
16 York (L 1-2)
17 York (W 5-2)
18 Lexington (W 12-8)
19 Lexington (L 1-5)
20 Lexington (W 8-3)
22 at Long Island (W 6-5)
23 at Long Island (W 5-0)
24 at Long Island (W 13-12)
25 at Lancaster (W 4-1)
26 at Lancaster (L 2-6)
27 at Lancaster (W 5-4)
29 Spire City
30 Spire City
31 Spire City
1 So. Maryland
2 So. Maryland
3 So. Maryland
4 So. Maryland
5 at High Point
6 at High Point
7 at High Point
8 Charleston, W.Va.
9 Charleston, W.Va.
10 Charleston, W.Va.
12 So. Maryland
13 So. Maryland
14 So. Maryland
15 at Lexington
16 at Lexington
17 at Lexington
The NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders now has 16 contenders for the title entering the first race of the playoffs, which begins next Sunday with the Southern 500 at Darlington, S.C., Raceway.
The 16 playoff drivers will compete in in the 10-race postseason, which consists of four rounds, three sets of eliminations, a lot of points and one winner-take-all championship race on Nov. 5 at Phoenix Raceway.
The 13 drivers who qualified with a win are:
Martin Truex Jr.*
And the 3 drivers who qualified based on points are:
*-indicated previous NASCAR Cup Series champions.
The 2023 NASCAR schedule (with winners in parentheses):
Feb 5 Clash at The Coliseum, Los Angeles CA (Martin Truex, Jr.)
Feb 16 Duel No. 1, Daytona Beach FL (Joey Logano)
Feb 16 Duel No. 2, Daytona Beach FL (Aric Almirola)
Feb 19 Daytona 500, Daytona Beach FL (Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.)
Feb 26 NASCAR Cup Series at California, Fontana CA (Kyle Busch)
Mar 5 NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV (William Byron)
Mar 12 NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix, Avondale AZ (William Byron-2)
Mar 19 NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta, Hampton GA (Joey Logano-2)
Mar 26 NASCAR Cup Series at Circuit of the Americas, Austin TX (Tyler Reddick)
Apr 2 NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond, Richmond VA (Kyle Larson)
Apr 9 NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol, Bristol TN (Christopher Bell)
Apr 16 NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville, Martinsville VA (Kyle Larson-2)
Apr 23 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega, Lincoln AL (Kyle Busch-2)
May 1 NASCAR Cup Series at Dover, Dover DE (Martin Truex, Jr.-2)
May 7 NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas, Kansas City KS (Denny Hamlin)
May 14 NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington SC (William Byron-3)
May 21 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open Race, North Wilkesboro NC (Josh Berry)
May 21 NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race, North Wilkesboro NC (Kyle Larson-3)
May 29 NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord NC (Ryan Blaney)
Jun 4 NASCAR Cup Series at World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison IL (Kyle Busch-3)
Jun 11 NASCAR Cup Series at Sonoma, Sonoma CA (Martin Truex, Jr.-3)
Jun 25 NASCAR Cup Series at Nashville, Lebanon TN (Ross Chastain)
Jul 2 NASCAR Cup Series at Chicago, Chicago IL (Shane van Gisbergen)
Jul 9 NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta, Hampton GA (William Byron-4)
Jul 17 NASCAR Cup Series at New Hampshire, Loudon NH, noon on USA (Martin Truex, Jr.-4)
Jul 23 NASCAR Cup Series at Pocono, Long Pond PA, 2:30 p.m. on USA (Denny Hamlin-2)
Jul 30 NASCAR Cup Series at Richmond, Richmond VA, 3 p.m. on USA (Chris Buescher)
Aug 6-7 NASCAR Cup Series at Michigan, Brooklyn MI, noon on USA (Chris Buescher-2)
Aug 13 NASCAR Cup Series at Indianapolis Road Course, Speedway IN (Michael McDowell)
Aug 20 NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen, Watkins Glen NY (William Byron-5)
Aug 26 NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona, Daytona Beach FL (Chris Buescher-3)
Sep 3 NASCAR Cup Series at Darlington, Darlington SC, 6 p.m. on USA
Sep 10 NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas, Kansas City KS, 3 p.m. on USA
Sep 16 NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol, Bristol TN, 7:30 p.m. on USA
Sep 24 NASCAR Cup Series at Texas, Fort Worth TX, 3:30 p.m. on USA
Oct 1 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega, Lincoln AL, 2 p.m. on NBC
Oct 8 NASCAR Cup Series at Charlotte, Concord NC, 2 p.m. on NBC
Oct 15 NASCAR Cup Series at Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV, 2:30 p.m. on NBC
Oct 22 NASCAR Cup Series at Miami, Homestead FL, 2:30 p.m. on NBC
Oct 29 NASCAR Cup Series at Martinsville, Martinsville, 2 p.m. on NBC
Nov 5 NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix, Avondale AZ, 3 p.m. on NBC