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9-29-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and tennis, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker East Gaston set school history Friday night by celebrating the school’s homecoming game with a 58-3 home victory over Thomas Jefferson. The victory improved the Warriors to 6-0 for the first time in school history; The best previous start came in 1978 when East Gaston went 5-0 on its way to its […]

9-28-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and tennis, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker In area high school football history, East Gaston and West Lincoln have struggled more than most. Entering the 2023 season, the programs ranked Nos. 13 and No. 12 in Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties, respectively, in all time wins. But as has been the case in recent seasons, nothing lasts forever as […]

9-27-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker It’s been a busy year on and off the field for former South Point High standout Garrett Davila. In a baseball season in which he made his Class AAA debut, he also welcomed his first child and set a career-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts. “It’s been awesome and tiring,” said Davila, […]

9-26-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball, tennis and golf, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Charlotte 49ers coach Biff Poggi attended the school’s first American Athletic Conference Media Day in July, he gained national attention for his terse response to receiving a small amount from questions from reporters in Frisco, Tex. “That’s it? Three questions?” Poggi said from the podium. “Maybe that’s because you have us […]

9-25-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker N.C. State University will soon be immortalizing arguably the greatest basketball player in area and ACC history. The school announced on Monday that it will pay tribute to 3-time 1st team All-American David Thompson with a statue to be placed outside Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus. A 1971 Crest High […]

9-24-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers set dubious history in Sunday’s 37-27 loss at the Seattle Seahawks as the loss dropped them to 0-3 for only the 5th time in the team’s 29-year history. It’s the first time since 2010 when Carolina finished 2-14 in John Fox’s final season of a 9-year tenure. The other […]

9-23-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Every week this season, www.CarolinasSportsHub.com will look back at the Carolina Panthers’ historic 2003 season that ended with the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl. Week 3: The Carolina Panthers enjoy an early-season off week and remain the only unbeaten team in the NFC South at 2-0. The Week 3 bye […]

9-22-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Huss rallied from a 24-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime and knock off South Point 31-24 for the Huskies’ first home win in the long series since 1995. Huss had lost 11 straight home games to the Red Raiders, who lead the all time series that began in 1965 […]

9-21-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and cross country, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The 9th-oldest rivalry in Gaston County resumes tonight when East Gaston opens its Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference schedule at Cherryville. It’s a rivalry that features four schools and once was highlighted by one of the most amazing individual performances in N.C. high school football history. East Gaston, which opened in 1972 as […]

9-20-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Dax Hollifield was a star linebacker at Shelby High and Virginia Tech, many predicted he would have a future professional future. Hollifield is doing that – just in an unconventional manner with NASCAR. Just last weekend, Hollifield was working at legendary Bristol Motor Speedway just a few years after his last […]

9-19-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and girls golf, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Three days after a disappointing 41-25 home loss to Georgia State, Charlotte 49ers head coach Biff Poggi is eager to finish the first phase of his 2023 season – the 4-game non-league schedule – and vows to push his team with positivity. “Tough week last week and a tough loss for the […]

9-18-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers’ offense struggled again and it cost the team a 20-17 home loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. The loss also dropped Carolina to 0-2 to start the season for the 12th time in the team’s 29-year history. Only in […]

9-17-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Every week this season, www.CarolinasSportsHub.com will look back at the Carolina Panthers’ historic 2003 season that ended with the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl. Week 2: One of the most improbable wins in team history hands the 2002 Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 12-9 overtime loss on their […]

9-16-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker After one week, the four unbeaten teams in the Big South 3A Conference are conference favorites Crest, Kings Mountain and South Point in addition to upstart North Gaston. How surprising is North Gaston? The Wildcats won their second Big South Conference game in their 47 league contests when they knocked off Forestview […]

9-15-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and cross country, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Hickory ended East Lincoln’s 19-game winning streak on Friday in a 49-28 victory at Frank Barger Field. The Mustangs, defending N.C. 3A champions, have the four of the five longest winning streaks in Lincoln County history – 30 from 2014 to 2015, the one that ended on Friday, 16 from 2012 to […]

9-14-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Conference action starts up for most area teams on Friday. And the importance of winning a league opener is most prominent in the Big South 3A Conference. In the school histories of that 8-team league, only twice has a team lost its conference opener and still managed to win a league championship. […]

9-13-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former East Lincoln High standout Chazz Surratt is one of four former local standouts on NFL rosters this year. Surratt also played a key role in one of the most prominent plays in the NFL’s opening weekend as his block near midfield helped spring Xavier Gipson’s game-winning 65-yard punt return that capped […]

9-12-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and golf, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Charlotte 49ers first-year head coach Biff Poggi said at Tuesday’s weekly news conference that he felt he made a mistake during his team’s 38-20 loss at Maryland. Poggi said when his team held a 14-3 lead in the second quarter and faced a fourth-and-8 play near midfield, he thought about going for […]

9-11-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Wayne Bolick got into coaching, he used the coaching strategies and theories of one of the best Gaston County coaches in history. Those Delmer Wiles coaching methods helped make Bolick the winningest junior high/middle school football and baseball coach in Gaston County history. A 2011 Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame […]

9-10-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers struggles in Atlanta and head coach Frank Reich’s struggles in season openers continued on Sunday as rookie Bryce Young’s regular season debut was ruined by 2 pass interceptions that led to 10 Falcons’ points in Sunday’s 24-10 Atlanta victory. The Panthers fell to 8-21 all time in Atlanta and […]

9-9-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Every week this season, www.CarolinasSportsHub.com will look back at the Carolina Panthers’ historic 2003 season that ended with the franchise’s first trip to the Super Bowl. Week 1: Offseason free agent signee Jake Delhomme replaced 2002 starter Rodney Peete at quarterback in the second half with the Panthers trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars […]

9-8-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, tennis and cross country, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker In Shelby’s long history as the state’s winningest football program, the Golden Lions have gone 0-4 to start a football season only once. Entering Friday’s home game against Class 4A Charlotte Olympic, the Golden Lions were 0-3 and desperate to avoid the second 0-4 start in school history. And Shelby did so […]

9-7-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Cherryville visits North Gaston Friday night in a non-conference high school football game, it’ll resume the 6th-oldest rivalry in Gaston County history – and the oldest rivalry in each school’s history in the sport. Cherryville’s 9-6 home win over old Dallas High on Oct. 8, 1926 is the 1st game in […]

9-6-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Four local products open their NFL seasons this weekend with one playing in the season-opening Monday Night Football contest. On Sunday, Jonathan Bullard (Crest 2012 graduate) and Nick Muse (South Point 2017) and the Minnesota Vikings host Tampa Bay at 1 p.m. Bullard is beginning his 8th year as a defensive lineman […]

9-5-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Maryland and the Charlotte 49ers agreed to a two-game series in March 2016, the 49ers were four head coaches away from a homecoming trip for current Charlotte head coach Biff Poggi and many of his players. Back then, the 49ers had just completed their second season under inaugural head coach Brad […]

9-4-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When Mack Brown was the featured speaker in May for the 2023 Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Gastonia Conference Center, he called former Ashbrook High standout British Brooks one of the “hardest-working players” he’s ever coached and said Brooks was in “our Hall of Fame” due to overcoming […]

9-3-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker With a win and an impressive losing performance, Saturday’s opening games have to be considered a success for the Charlotte 49ers and Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs. Despite falling behind 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 15,622 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in the much-anticipated head coaching debut of Biff Poggi, the 49ers […]

9-2-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker After stopping a 6-year losing streak to rival Cramer, East Gaston is off to only its 4th 3-0 start in the school’s 52-year history. And if the Warriors can defy history this Friday at home against Ashbrook, they’ll have a chance at the school’s best-ever seasonal start. East Gaston’s previous 3-0 starts […]

9-1-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Crest fell behind early but its offense erupted for a 53-38 win at longtime rival Shelby on Friday to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Chargers, who will be off next week, got 6 touchdown passes and 1 TD run from quarterback Ny’Tavious Huskey. Huskey threw TD passes to Malachi Addison […]

8-31-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A pair of city-county rivalries with striking similarities headline Week 3 of the area’s high school football schedule. County school Crest in Cleveland County first played against Shelby in 1968 and didn’t win in the rivalry until 1980. In Lincoln County, East Lincoln faced the same type of struggles against Lincolnton as […]

8-30-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and golf, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker All 4 area NFL players survived cut week even as 1 of those players was released by 1 team and signed by another. Tanner Muse, a 2015 South Point High graduate, was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday but was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers. A linebacker, Muse […]

8-29-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and soccer, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When the Charlotte 49ers open their 2023 football season on Saturday at 6 p.m. against South Carolina State at Jerry Richardson Stadium, former Huss standout Prince Bemah will be one of 8 team captains in Biff Poggi’s college head coaching debut. “Prince is a great kid,” Poggi said of Bemah, a 2019 […]

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 […]

8-27-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Belmont Abbey College will induct 3 individuals and 1 team into the Dr. Michael P. Reidy Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. The ceremony, to be held on Sept. 23, will honor Frank Zinke (Class of 1969), Theresa Nolan Breslin (Class of 2009), William Collins (Class of 1966) and the 1989 men’s […]

8-26-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Two weeks into the area high school football success, the biggest story would seem more about struggles than successes as eight teams remain winless. Those struggling teams are Cramer (0-2), Forestview (0-2), Bessemer City (0-2), Cherryville (0-2), Highland Tech (0-2), Shelby (0-2), Lincolnton (0-2) and Ashbrook (0-1). While eight teams also are […]

8-25-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Crest avenged back-to-back losses to Burns with a convincing 49-29 road victory on Friday that leaves the Chargers 2-0 entering next week’s game at rival Shelby. Crest quarterback Ny’Tavious Huskey threw four touchdown passes – one to Malachi Addison, one to A.J. Adams and two to Javarius Green. The second TD throw […]

8-24-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker One of the oldest Gaston County rivalries will resume this Friday when Bessemer City visits North Gaston in Week 2. It’s a rivalry that began in 1930 when it was Bessemer City against Dallas and Friday’s meeting will mark the 49th meeting between the schools. North Gaston holds a 24-21-3 alltime advantage […]

8-23-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and cross country, Middle school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday unveiled a new Classic Edition uniform that will be worn during the 2023-24 season in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the franchise‚Äôs inaugural 1988-89 season. With a teal silhouette featuring multi-colored double pinstripes, the 2023-24 Hornets Classic Edition uniform echoes the second-generation Hornets uniforms that were […]

8-22-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and golf, Middle school football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker With the first change in Gaston County Conference Middle School divisional alignment in 26 years, the 2023 football season opens with a newness that breeds some uncertainty. Defending county champion and two-time defending Division II champion Belmont is being switched to Division I with Mount Holly switching from Division to Division II. […]

8-21-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, Middle school softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Gaston County Conference middle school sports will begin action this week as the football season gets underway on Wednesday and the softball season starts on Thursday. www.CarolinasSportsHub.com will preview the football season in Tuesday’s roundup and here’s the 2023 softball schedule for all league teams. Belmont went 11-0 last season to win […]

8-5-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, Middle school football, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The 2023 Gaston County Conference and Tri-County Conference seasons are fast approaching after official practices have gotten underway in both conferences. In the Gaston County Conference, the regular season begins on Wednesday, Aug. 23. That schedule runs through Wednesday, Oct. 4 with the 2023 county championship game to be played on Wednesday, […]

6-24-23 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, Hall of Fame, College baseball, Legion baseball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame Committee will honor 10 individuals and one team in the fall. The induction class will be comprised of Dewey Quinn, Chuck Dellinger, Donald Alexander, Drew Reynolds, Allan Davidson, Scott Heavner, Alan Lindsay, Chad Cash, Calvin Padgett and Wendy Holt and the 1982 Cherryville High School N.C. […]

5-20-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school football, baseball, softball and soccer, Legion baseball, Middle school athletics, College softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker When the 2023-24 athletic season begins at Mount Holly Middle School, a familiar face will be missing. Mike Nixon, who has coached softball, volleyball, boys soccer and boys track at the school he once attended announced earlier this month that he was retiring after a long, successful coaching career. Nixon’s teams have […]

5-10-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, Legion baseball, High school baseball, softball, tennis, golf and basketball, College baseball and football, Middle school baseball, soccer and track, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Gaston County Conference middle school closed this week with the final four champions of the year crowned in athletic events on Monday and Tuesday. In baseball on Tuesday, Chavis capped a topsy-turvy year with a 2-0 win over visiting Stanley for its county-record 10th overall title. The Wolverines of coach Tony […]

5-9-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, Legion baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The North Carolina American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame returned to Cherryville for the seventh time in its 56-year history and Post 100 welcomed six new inductees and had a featured speaker with local ties. The speaker, longtime college baseball coach Rusty Stroupe, played for Cherryville’s 1981 N.C. Legion state championship team […]

SPORTS IS LIFE: Early family move sent Rudisill in the direction of athletics as a player and a coach

By Richard Walker Stanley’s John Rudisill says that when he looks back on his life in athletics, he’s pretty convinced a career path was set in motion when he a young child. “My parents, neither one of them played sports,” said Rudisill, a member of the five-person induction class for the 2023 Gaston County Sports […]

5-8-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball, softball and tennis, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A pair of No. 1 baseball seeds lead the Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties high school baseball and softball playoffs that get underway on Tuesday. In pairings released Sunday by the N.C. Independent Athletic Association and Monday by the N.C. High School Athletic Association, 19 baseball teams and 17 softball teams will […]

5-7-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Wyndham Clark closed out strong to take his first PGA win in his career on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship. Clark shot a final round 68 to win by four strokes of second place Xander Schauffele. Clark’s previous best PGA finish came in 2020 when he lost a playoff to Brian […]

5-6-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Wyndham Clark holds a 2-shot lead after three rounds of the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Clark seeks his first PGA victory as his best finish came in 2020 when he lost a playoff to Brian Gay in the Bermuda Championship. Here are the scores following Saturday’s third […]

5-5-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball, soccer and track, NASCAR

By Richard Walker There’s a three-way atop the leader board at the Wells Fargo Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Tyrrell Hatton, Nate Lashley and Wyndham Clark are tied at 8-under-par 134 after two rounds of the tournament. Here are all of Friday’s scores following the second round: 1 Tyrrell Hatton -8 69 65 134 […]

5-4-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball, softball and golf, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former North Gaston High golfing star and Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Larry Penley is among 11 members of the 2023 Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame. Penley, who played and coached golf at Clemson, will be honored with 10 others during the Sept. 23, 2023 weekend that coincides with the […]

5-3-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Defending champion Belmont is the top seed in both the Gaston County Conference baseball and girls soccer middle school playoffs as they begin on Thursday. In baseball, Belmont (9-1) seeks its fourth title since 2017 – the Wildcats won in 2017, 2018 and 2022 – when it opens on Thursday at home […]

5-2-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball, tennis and soccer, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Pro-am play continues on Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. The tournament will feature six of the 10 highest-ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander Schauffele (No. 5), Matt Fitzpatrick (No. 6), Max Homa (No. 7) and Jordan […]

5-1-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball, softball and tennis, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Former Carolina Panthers tight end Wesley Walls won the celebrity putting challenge as the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club as week-long festivities began on Monday. In a tournament with six of the 10 highest-ranked players in the world – Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander […]

4-30-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey, golf and soccer, High school baseball and softball, College baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Six of the top 10 golfers in the current World Golf Rankings will be in the field this week as the Wells Fargo Golf Championship at Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Xander Schauffele (No. 5), Matt Fitzpatrick (No. 6), Max Homa (No. 7) and Jordan […]

4-29-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball and softball, College baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Gaston College and Belmont Abbey closed their regular seasons with impressive home victories on Saturday. Gaston College won 14-2 win over visiting Hosanna Bible College at Gastonia’s Sims Legion Park gave Gaston College its second straight 41-9 regular season record. The Rhinos honored 23 players on “Sophomore Day” before the game. Twelve […]

4-28-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker With a crowd of 1,000 fans at a midday Friday pep rally, the Carolina Panthers officially introduced their newest franchise quarterback Bryce Young. Young, picked No. 1 overall in Thursday’s NFL Draft, met with fans, Panthers staffers and local media after arriving on a flight from Kansas City, Mo., on Friday. “It’s […]

4-27-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball, softball and basketball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers did what had been expected for the last few weeks on Thursday night when they officially made Alabama quarterback the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Young becomes the third quarterback selected in the first round in the 29-year history of the Panthers; No. 5 overall […]

4-26-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Bessemer City’s Kevin Millwood will be honored by the Philadelphia Phillies before Thursday’s 1:05 p.m. home game against the Seattle Mariners at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park. Millwood will be throwing out a ceremonial first pitch to honor the 20th anniversary of his no-hitter for the Phillies in an April 27, 2023 no-hitter […]

4-25-23 roundup: Pro basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, NASCAR

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers are set to make their second No. 1 overall selection when the 2023 NFL Draft begins at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Kansas City, Mo. And the team is expected to select Alabama quarterback Bryce Young with that first selection, the Panthers will become the 18th team to select […]