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10-26-22 roundup: Pro basketball, football and soccer, High school football, girls tennis, volleyball and softball, College football and basketball, Middle school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Shelby avenged its only loss of the season on Wednesday in a 28-0 win over visiting R-S Central in the Tri-County Conference middle school football championship game at Shelby High School. The Blue Devils, who had lost 26-20 at R-S Central on Sept. 14 in the regular season, won their last six […]

10-24-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis, volleyball, boys soccer and girls golf, College football and baseball, Middle school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Former Piedmont Community Charter and Kings Mountain High standout Adrian Delph was selected last weekend as the No. 22 overall pick in the G League Draft. Delph, who played collegiately at Appalachian State, was selected by the College Park Skyhawks; College Park is the G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks’ organization. […]

10-23-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis, volleyball and boys soccer, College football, Middle school football, boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling, Auto racing

By Richard Walker One of the oldest axioms in the National Football League is that NFL says that any team can win on “Any Given Sunday.” After a second straight turbulent week on and off the field, the Carolina Panthers proved that Sunday with an unexpected 21-3 blowout loss of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and […]

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

By Richard Walker Tom Brady makes his sixth and possibly final appearance at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make their annual trip to the city. Brady is 3-2 all time at Carolina entering the 1 p.m. game against the struggling Panthers and is 6-3 all time in nine […]

10-21-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cleveland County rivalries will determine the champions of two leagues in next Friday’s regular season finales after all four of the county’s teams took big wins on Friday night. Unbeaten Kings Mountain will travel to Crest in the Big South 3A Conference while defending state champion Shelby travels to in the Southern […]

10-20-22 roundup: Pro basketball and football, High school football, girls tennis and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, Auto racing

By Richard Walker East Lincoln and Kings Mountain have historically enjoyed high school football success. They’ve also finished with unbeaten regular seasons. Both are 8-0 overall entering Friday’s games, which makes them two wins shy of accomplishing a feat that has led to great success in each program’s history. East Lincoln has had three unbeaten […]

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 […]

11-1-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, High school football and boys soccer, Middle school football, boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling, College football

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets dug too deep of a hole to get out of on Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and fell 113-110 in front of 13,889 at Spectrum Center. Charlotte (5-3) trailed by 19 points twice in the first quarter and by 17 points in the middle of the fourth quarter […]

10-31-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school football, boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker After losing four straight games, Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule earlier this week said his team needed to follow a conservative game plan that featured running the football, limiting turnovers and relying on your defense. Despite a hiccup on the game’s first play, the Panthers did just that in a 19-13 win […]

10-29-21 roundup: High school football and volleyball, Pro football and basketball, College football and women’s basketball, Middle school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker Crest and Shelby came out victorious in conference championship games on Friday and will be among the top seeds when the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs are announced on Saturday. Crest won 42-20 at Kings Mountain as running back Mari Adams rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns to finish […]

10-28-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, College football, Middle school football, boys soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker The final day of regular season high school football is Friday and multiple local schools have either clinched playoff berths or can win on Friday to clinch a spot and/or improve the postseason chances. Crest and Kings Mountain have wrapped up Class 3A berths, Burns and Shelby have wrapped up Class 2A […]

10-27-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls tennis, College football, Middle school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets matched their best five-game start in team history with a come-from-behind 120-111 victory at the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. The Hornets (4-1) matched franchise-record best starts in the 2000-01 and 2016-17 seasons. In Wednesday’s win, Charlotte also rallied to win after trailing by double digits as the Hornets […]

10-26-21 roundup: High school football, boys soccer, volleyball and girls golf, Pro football and basketball, College football, Middle school football, boys soccer and volleyball

By Richard Walker Three Gaston Day teams will be hosting N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 2A state championships on Saturday. In boys soccer, the Spartans are in the title game for the fourth time in eight years after defeating Fayetteville Academy 5-1 on Tuesday. The Spartans (16-2) will host Fayetteville Trinity Academy (17-2-1). Gaston […]

10-25-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College football and soccer, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football

By Richard Walker After setting history with the franchise’s first 3-0 start in history, the Charlotte Hornets were oh so close to 4-0 on Monday night in front of a vocal crowd of 17,238 at Spectrum Center. But the Boston Celtics closed the game on a 38-15 surge to pull out a 140-129 overtime victory […]

10-24-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College football, High school football, boys soccer and volleyball, Middle school football

By Richard Walker It may not be rock bottom but its close for the Carolina Panthers. After Sunday’s disappointing 25-3 loss at the New York Giants, the Panthers are in a complete free fall that on a day in which one report indicated they could pursue trading for another quarterback. Head coach Matt Rhule’s decision […]

10-23-21 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College football and men’s soccer, High school football and volleyball, Middle school football

By Richard Walker Thirty-one former North Carolina high school basketball players are on NBA rosters as the 2021-22 season moves into its second week. That inclues three players on two-way contracts for their respective teams’ G-League affiliates. Here’s the full list by NBA team with school and/or graduation year listed in parentheses: Boston Celtics – […]

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 […]

10-15-21 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 […]