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11-21-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker New Charlotte 49ers head football coach Francis “Biff” Poggi was officially introduced to fans and the media on Monday. And Poggi talked about the 49ers and College Football Playoff. “The American Athletic Conference is an unbelieveable league,” Poggi said. “It’s the best ‘Group of 5’ conference in the country. As the College […]

11-18-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and basketball, College football, basketball and baseball, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker It was a nailbiting finish in three of the area’s four high school football playoff games on Friday night as Burns, Kings Mountain and South Point took dramatic victories. Burns scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:30 to play in a 24-20 win over visiting Salisbury, Kings Mountain scored with 6.7 seconds left […]

11-11-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and soccer, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain continued their school-best start to a season with an impressive 42-0 win over Smoky Mountain on Friday in the second round of the N.C. Class 3A state playoffs. The Mountaineers, now 12-0, got three touchdown passes from Lamont Littlejohn – two to Caleb Holland and one to JaQualyn Sanders – […]

11-3-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, tennis and soccer, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling, Auto racing

By Richard Walker As the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs begin on Friday, it marks the 13th time in history – and fourth year in a row – that all four Cleveland County teams are in the state football playoffs. The previous 12 years came in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, […]

11-1-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis and soccer, College football, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A week ago, it appeared the Charlotte 49ers’ football program was in disarray. Not only had the 49ers’ head coach Will Healy been fired, but the team’s statistical rankings were all at the bottom of the conference and nation. And they had a 1-7 overall record and 0-4 Conference USA record after […]

10-19-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, boys soccer, girls tennis, cross country and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After a turbulent offseason, an 0-5 preseason and the injury to All-Star guard LaMelo Ball, expectations were mighty low for the Charlotte Hornets entering Wednesday’s 2022-23 regular season opener at San Antonio. The Hornets responded with a fast start that they maintained for a 129-102 victory over the Spurs. It improved Charlotte […]

10-18-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Alec Burleson’s magical year continued recently when he was named Memphis Redbirds’ 2022 player of the year. Burleson, who in September became the first major leaguer in East Lincoln history, was selected by the Cardinal Nation website that is dedicated to supporting the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball team. A 2017 East Lincoln […]

10-17-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Belmont Middle School set a school record for the best overall mark in school history at 8-0 after a dramatic 27-26 win over Holbrook on Monday at South Point High’s Lineberger Stadium, a new champion will be crowned. It was Belmont’s sixth county title and first since 2016. Holbrook, in its first […]

10-16-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football and baseball, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers had a fast start in the Steve Wilks era. Unfortunately, a halftime lead wasn’t enough for the visitors as the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams rallied for a 24-10 victory over the Panthers on Sunday. And a sideline issue between wide receiver Robbie Anderson and wide receivers […]

10-15-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football and baseball, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker As a player, Steve Wilks quarterbacked West Charlotte to the 1986 N.C. 4A state title game, helped Appalachian State into 1989 and 1991 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs as a defensive back and played for one of the city’s first professional teams – the Charlotte Rage of the Arena Football League. As a […]

10-14-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis and volleyball, College football and baseball, Middle school football, softball and boys soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain and East Lincoln improved to 8-0 on the season with large wins on Friday night. Kings Mountain won 63-24 at Cramer as Teddy Jeffries tied a school record with five touchdowns. Jeffries tied the five touchdowns scored by Kenny Bell (1977 against Burns), Joe Chambers (2008 against East Gaston), Da’Shon […]

10-13-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, volleyball, softball and boys soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cherryville American Legion Post 100 has had a tough last couple of weeks. Just this past week, a former star baseball player and a former player and longtime baseball official have died. It comes a month after longtime Fraley Field scoreboard operator Darise Hartman died at 89 on Sept. 15 Former star […]

10-12-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football and girls golf, College football, Middle school football, softball and boys soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When South Point visits Ashbrook on Friday, it’ll renew the third-oldest rivalry in Gaston County. Originally started in 1924 as the Belmont-Gastonia rivalry, Friday’s renewal also gives us a chance to recall the first Ashbrook-South Point contest – and the buildup it received. Entering that 1975 meeting on Oct. 3, Ashbrook was […]

10-11-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Belmont and Holbrook meet for the Gaston County Conference football championship at 6 p.m. at South Point High’s Lineberger Stadium, a new champion will be crowned. Belmont is seeking its sixth title and first since 2016, while Holbrook is seeking its fifth title and first since 1995. Coached by Carey Galbreath, […]

10-10-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby High’s Aubrey Hollifield will set local high school football history when he’s an assistant coach for the North Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Dec. 17 at Spartanburg, S.C., High’s Vikings Stadium. Hollifield, who played in the 1986 Shrine Bowl game as a Kings Mountain senior, will […]

10-9-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two Cleveland County and Lincoln County players and one from Gaston County were named to the roster of the North Carolina team for the 2022 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas team on Sunday. The event, which has been cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, will return this year on […]

10-6-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football, baseball and soccer, High school football, girls tennis, boys soccer and volleyball, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Kings Mountain hosts South Point on Friday, it’ll renew a rivalry that is one of the oldest in each school’s history. A series that began in 1924 will have some high stakes as the winner will take sole possession of first place in the league with three games to play. Belmont/South […]

10-5-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and baseball, Middle school golf, football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2022 Gaston County Conference middle school football championship game has been set after an upset in Division I. Unbeaten Belmont (7-0) will host Holbrook (5-1) next Wednesday at 6 p.m. with gates opening at South Point’s Lineberger Stadium at 5:15 p.m. Belmont recorded its fifth straight shutout to finish 5-0 in […]

10-4-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school golf, football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cramerton won its fifth Gaston County Conference middle school golf championship in six seasons on Tuesday at Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly. Belmont’s Will Monteith was the individual medalist for the second straight year with a 37 that was one shot ahead of five other golfers in the field. Cramerton […]

10-3-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Burns High and Cherryville American Legion Post 100 standout Christopher Proctor was a part of a professional baseball championship team. Proctor and the Lancaster Barnstormers won the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball title following series wins over Southern Maryland and High Point. A 2015 Burns High graduate, Proctor hit .243 […]

9-30-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 baseball family has had a rough couple of weeks following the death of longtime scoreboard operator Darise Hartman. Hartman died on Sept. 15 at 89 with one of the greatest attendance streaks in Legion baseball history; Hartman attended the American Legion World Series for 34 straight […]

9-29-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain and South Point set up the area’s biggest game of the regular season for next week with impressive Thursday night victories in Big South 3A Conference play. With games moved up from Friday to Thursday due to Hurricane Ian’s projected Friday rainfall in the area, Kings Mountain routed Forestview 48-7 […]

9-28-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football and baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Crest visits South Point on Friday, it’ll again be a game with huge Big South 3A Conference title implications. It also reminds us of one of the first huge football meetings between the two schools that came on a day when another sport shined just as brightly. When Crest played and […]

9-27-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Local standouts continue having impressive college football seasons last Saturday, including one that set a league record. Former Shelby High record-setting quarterback Isaiah Bess completed the longest touchdown pass in Big South Conference history for Charleston Southern in last Saturday’s 24-19 home loss to Furman. Bess, who set the Shelby High and […]

9-26-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football and basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets are back – and so is former head coach Steve Clifford. Clifford, hired for a second tenure as the team’s head coach earlier this summer, begins training camp on Tuesday morning with its first practice as the team prepares for a 5-game preseason slate that begins Sunday at 1 […]

9-25-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, Middle school football and softball, College football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two long losing streaks are over the Carolina Panthers. A league-worst nine-game losing streak? Done. A seven-game home winning streak that dated to Sept. 19, 2021 and made it the second-longest in franchise history? Also ended. Carolina wiped those streaks away with a defensive-minded 22-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints at […]

9-23-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, girls tennis and cross country, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Four teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties entered Friday’s sixth week of the high school football season with unbeaten records. After Friday’s results, three remain unbeaten as East Lincoln, Kings Mountain and South Point won comfortably to each improve to 4-0 while West Lincoln couldn’t hold a late lead before losing […]

9-22-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, volleyball and boys soccer, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Lincolnton High faces its third-oldest existing rivalry when the Wolves host Newton-Conover on Friday. Lincolnton first met “Newton” in 1929 – or 12 years before “Newton-Conover” was formed. And the Wolves hold a 32-26-3 all-time lead in the series that includes a 20-0 win in that inaugural matchup at Love Field in […]

9-21-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and golf, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After blitzing Atlantic League of Professional Baseball opponents all season long, the Gastonia Honey Hunters will need to win twice this weekend to advance to the league championship series. The High Point Rockers evened the best-of-five Southern Division playoff series at one game apiece following Wednesday’s 11-4 victory at CaroMont Health Park […]

9-20-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gastonia Honey Hunters routed the High Point Rockers 12-1 on Monday night in the first game of the best-of-five Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Southern Division championship series at Gastonia’s CaroMont Health Park. Gastonia, which went 88-44 in the regular and won the first- and second-half divisional titles, snapped a 1-all […]

9-19-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football and athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gastonia Honey Hunters just completed one of the best seasons in the city’s long professional baseball history. On Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., the Honey Hunters open their bid for Gastonia’s seventh pro baseball league championship when they begin a best-of-five Atlantic League of Professional Baseball semifinal series against the High Point […]

9-15-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Cramer opened in 2013, since the school was so close to South Point, it seemed natural that the schools would soon become rivals. Well, as the ninth renewal of the series opens Big South 3A Conference play for both teams at Cramer on Friday night, the host Storm still seek its […]

9-14-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football and basketball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gaston County Conference middle school football teams moved into their second week of divisional competition while the Tri-County Conference opened division play on Wednesday. Here are results from both leagues: GASTON COUNTY CONFERENCE Standings through Sept. 14 with division records followed by overall records: (Division I) Cramerton 1-0, 3-0 Southwest 1-0, 2-1 […]

9-13-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football and cross country, College football, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker With the Charlotte 49ers enduring the school’s second-worst start in the program’s brief college football history, head coach Will Healy remains confident better days are ahead. “You’ve got to maintain positivity in the building,” Healy said during Tuesday’s weekly news conference. “I have to believe we’re making positive strides. What you have […]

9-12-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, soccer and volleyball, College football, College athletics, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Grier Middle School and Ashbrook High standout Isaiah Whaley has been signed to a contract with the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced on Monday. Joining Whaley as Hornets signees to their upcoming training camp roster were Jalen Crutcher, Anthony Duruji and Charlotte’s Jaylen Sims. Whaley, who helped Ashbrook to the 2015 […]

9-8-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, baseball, girls tennis, volleyball and boys soccer, College football and basketball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker One of the area’s oldest rivalries highlights the lightest regular season playing date of the high school football season as most teams are off in preparation of starting league play next week. At Cherryville’s Rudisill Stadium, the Ironmen will host Chase in the 46th renewal of a rivalry that began in 1959. […]

9-7-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, High school football, College football and baseball, Middle school football and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Local history was made on Wednesday when the first East Lincoln High product was called up to the major leagues. Alec Burleson, a 2017 East Lincoln graduate, was promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals major league roster after having the best season of his professional baseball career. Ranked the No.5 prospect in […]

8-9-22 roundup: Pro baseball, football and soccer, Legion baseball, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2022 Gaston County Conference and Tri-County Conference middle school football seasons begin in the next month. Here’s the composite schedules of both conferences: (Gaston County Conference) Aug. 24 – Belmont at Southwest, Bessemer City at Holbrook, W.C. Friday at Cramerton, Stanley at Grier, York Chester at Mount Holly Aug. 31 – […]

2-24-22 roundup: High school basketball, College basketball, Middle school basketball, Pro basketball

By Richard Walker Four boys teams and four girls teams advanced to the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball playoff with Thursday victories. In 3A boys, Crest and North Lincoln remained alive while Lincoln Charter won in 2A boys, Bessemer City in 1A boys, Ashbrook and East Lincoln in 3A girls […]

2-23-22 roundup: High school basketball, College basketball and football, Middle school basketball, Pro basketball

By Richard Walker Eight boys teams and four girls teams remain alive as the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball playoffs continue with second round play on Thursday. Following the first round, trends are already emerging from postseason play. Unbeaten area conferences include Queen City 3A/4A boys (4-0), Western Foothills 3A boys (5-0), Mountain Foothills […]

12-16-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College football, High school basketball, Middle school volleyball

By Richard Walker Earlier this week, a former Shelby High standout added to area football history when Demerio Houston was on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ roster when they won the 108th Grey Cup championship for the Canadian Football League on Sunday. The Blue Bombers knocked off the host Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-25 as former Cincinnati Bearcats […]

12-15-21 roundup: College football and basketball, High school basketball, Pro football and basketball and soccer, Middle school volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Three major college recruits from Cleveland County highlighted Wednesday’s national signing day as Crest’s Eli Hall signed with Wake Forest and Shelby’s Malaki Hamrick signed with North Carolina and Santana Hopper with Appalachian State. Additionally, Charlotte and Gardner-Webb added several players to their respective programs. At Charlotte, coach Will Healy signed 12 […]

12-13-21 roundup: High school football, basketball and soccer, Pro football and basketball, College football and basketball, Middle school volleyball

By Richard Walker State champion Shelby leads the All-Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference football team that was released on Monday. In voting done by league coaches, Shelby’s Mike Wilbanks was named coach of the year, Malaki Hamrick was named defensive player of the year and Jack Berkowitz was named kicker of the year. Shelby recently completed […]

12-10-21 roundup: Pro basketball and football, Middle school volleyball, High school football and basketball, College football

By Richard Walker Despite being without seven players, the Charlotte Hornets edged the Sacramento Kings in a 124-123 shootout victory on Friday night at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets were without starting guards LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, starting center Mason Plumlee and reserves Jalen McDaniels and Ish Smith due to health and safety protocols […]

12-3-21 roundup: High school football and basketball, Pro football and basketball, College football and basketball, Middle school boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker A huge second quarter propelled Shelby to its 29th state championship football game in school history with a 45-13 win over East Surry on Friday night in the Western N.C. 2A championship game. South Point wasn’t as fortunate as Greensboro Dudley returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and the momentum never […]

11-18-21 roundup: High school football and soccer, College football and basketball, Pro football, soccer and basketball, Middle school boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Six teams from Cleveland and Gaston counties remain in the N.C. High School Athletic Association high school football playoffs in Friday’s third round. The four games include a pair of regular season rematches as South Point hosts Forestview in Class 3A and Shelby hosts East Gaston in Class 2A. In the other […]

11-16-21 roundup: High school soccer, basketball and football, College football and basketball, Pro football and basketball, Middle school boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Shelby’s Jack Berkowitz scored the only goal of the Western N.C. 2A soccer championship less than three minutes in on an assist from Carter Bridges and the Golden Lions’ defense made the goal stand up for a 1-0 victory. The win sends Shelby (22-1-2) to its fourth state title game and first […]

11-9-21 roundup: College basketball and football, Pro football and basketball, High school football and boys soccer, Middle school boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker The Charlotte 49ers and Davidson Wildcats opened their 2021-22 college basketball seasons with home victories. Charlotte edged Monmouth 68-66 behind Clemson transfer Clyde Trapp, Jr. (20 points), Jahmir Young (14 points, 10 rebounds), Aly Khalifa (11 points) and Holy Cross transfer Austin Butler (10 points). And Davidson routed Delaware 93-71 behind Foster […]

11-4-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer and tennis, College football, Pro football and basketball, Middle school boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Fifteen teams from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties begin N.C. High School Athletic Association football state title pursuits with first round games on Friday night. And Cleveland and Lincoln counties have all four of their schools in the postseason. Here’s a look at each of the games to be played in those […]

10-22-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Pro football and basketball, College football, Middle school football, volleyball and boys soccer

By Richard Walker Cleveland County will be the site of two conference championship games next week after all four of the county’s teams enjoyed blowout wins on Friday. Kings Mountain (8-1, 6-0) will host Crest (6-2, 6-0) for the Big South 3A Conference title and Shelby (8-1, 5-0) will host Burns (7-2, 5-0) for the […]

10-21-21 roundup: College football, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Pro football and baskeball, Middle school football, volleyball and boys soccer

By Richard Walker A big day in the national spotlight ended with a thud for the Charlotte 49ers Thursday night in a disappointing 38-9 home loss to Florida Atlantic. Earlier Thursday, the school officially accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference. The change of conference of leaving Conference USA had been reported on […]

10-20-21 roundup: Pro basketball and football, College football and basketball, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and cross country, Middle school football, volleyball and boys soccer

By Richard Walker A third quarter offensive explosion propelled a Charlotte Hornets’ comeback that ended in a dramatic 123-122 victory over the Indiana Pacers in front of 15,521 at Spectrum Center. The Hornets trailed 82-59 early in the third quarter and were still behind 84-63 with 8:48 left in that quarter before scoring 24 straight […]

10-19-21 roundup: College football and basketball, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls golf, Pro football, Middle school football

By Richard Walker Charlotte 49ers football coach Will Healy declined to say much about media reports about the school soon applying to leave Conference to apply for membership in the American Athletic Conference. “There’s a lot of excitement around this program,” Helay said at his weekly news conference. “It’s really exciting to see what’s been […]

10-18-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, Pro football and basketball, College football, Middle school football

By Richard Walker The Charlotte 49ers are expected to apply for membership to the American Athletic Conference this week, Yahoo sports reported on Monday. The 49ers, who are in their second stint in Conference USA, will have to pay a $3 million exit fee to the league to join the AAC along with league rivals […]

10-15-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Pro basketball and football, Middle school football, College football

By Richard Walker Burns rallied late in regulation then won a double overtime thriller over visiting East Gaston 45-38 on Friday night in one of the season’s most exciting games of the year. Trailing 35-28 late in regulation, Burns quarterback Ben Mauney threw his fourth touchdown pass to L.J. Allen with 1.3 seconds remaining and […]

10-14-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Pro basketball and football, Middle school football and volleyball, College football

By Richard Walker Seven players in Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties have surpassed 1,000 yards with three weeks left in the 11-week season. Mountain Island Charter’s Dylan Bisson is the top yardage-gainer with 2,503 yards passing in seven games. Shelby’s Daylin Lee (1,588), Cramer’s Justin Rocquemore (1,351), Burns’ Ben Mauney (1,303) and North Gaston’s Kandan […]

10-13-21 roundup: Pro basketball and football, Middle school football, College football, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets now have a week to heal up and get ready for their Oct. 20 regular season opener at home against the Indiana Pacers. That comes after Wednesday’s 127-59 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks that ended the Hornets’ preseason schedule with a 1-3 record. Charlotte, already playing without starting […]

10-12-21 roundup: Middle school football, Pro football and basketball, College football, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker Southwest’s county-record winning streak reached 31 games with a 16-8 win over Belmont for the 2021 Gaston County Conference middle school football championship game. Southwest (7-0) has won four straight county titles and hasn’t lost since 2016. Southwest has won seven county titles; The Roadrunners also won championships in 1982, 2003, 2007, […]

10-11-21 roundup: Middle school football, Pro football and basketball, College football and Hall of Fame, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker For the sixth straight season, Belmont and Southwest will clash in a Gaston County Conference middle school football playoff game, this time for the 2021 championship. Southwest (6-0) will host Belmont (5-2) at Hunter Huss High at 6:30 p.m. Southwest is a three-time defending county champion with titles in 2017, 2018 and […]

10-8-21 roundup: Pro football, basketball, baseball and auto racing, College football, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football and softball

By Richard Walker A strong second half allowed Kings Mountain to move into a tie atop the Big South 3A Conference standings with Crest on Friday. The Mountaineers scored 17 fourth-quarter points in a 24-7 win at South Point on Friday as Kings Mountain improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big South. The […]