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5-22-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The featured speaker for the 2024 Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame may be from Ohio but he says his new job at Gardner-Webb came a few years after he and his wife fell in love with North Carolina. New Gardner-Webb football coach Cris Reisert is a Cincinnati native who played and […]

5-21-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A pair of individuals stood out on a day in which area schools took 9 overall titles in the N.C. Class 1A and 3A track championships at the North Carolina A&T Complex on Monday. Mountain Island finished as 1A team runner-up behind the efforts of Reggie Daniel, who was named most outstanding […]

5-20-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker South Point High School set school and local history on Monday with a 5-3 victory over Wilson Fike in the N.C. Class 3A dual tennis title at the Burlington Tennis Center. The victory completed a 16-0 season for the Red Raiders and made them the 1st Gaston County dual tennis team state […]

5-19-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker For the 3rd time in 4 years and 5th time overall, the ACC baseball tournament will be held in the Charlotte area. This year’s event starts Tuesday at 11 a.m. and runs through next Sunday’s noon championship game at Charlotte’s Truist Field. North Carolina is the No. 1 seed while Clemson (No. […]

5-18-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Legion baseball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After completing a suspended game on Saturday at a different field for a victory, Burns’ High School’s baseball continues on its path toward history. The Bulldogs, now 29-0, are seeking to become the 17th unbeaten high school baseball state champion in modern N.C. high school history. Burns, which set a Cleveland County […]

5-17-24 roundup: Pro football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker On a day where weather again played havoc on the high school spring sports playoffs, 2 local teams moved on and another will have that chance on Saturday after its game was suspended. Kings Mountain’s softball team won to advance to the Western N.C. 3A finals next week. South Point’s tennis team […]

5-16-24 roundup: Pro hockey, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The 2024 American Legion baseball season gets its start on Friday in the area for a year in which 2 of the 3 state and national tournaments are in the area. On Friday, Gastonia hosts Asheville in a 6:30 p.m. doubleheader at Sims Legion Park and the Gaston Braves host Queen City […]

5-15-24 roundup: Pro hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, basketball and football, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A NFC South division rival is the opening game of the year for the Carolina Panthers and an AFC West team with the reigning College Football Playoff head coach is the home opener as the NFL announced its 2024 schedule Wednesday night. Carolina, under new head coach Dave Canales, is seeking to […]

5-14-24 roundup: Pro hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and golf, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Cramer’s Rich Wills became Gaston County’s 9th individual golf champion in history while posting the best state title score in county history – and 6th-best in N.C. High School Athletic Association history. Wills finished 2 shots ahead of 2 golfers from state championship team-winner Fayetteville Terry Sanford. He shot a 67 in […]

5-13-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer, tennis and golf, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Area teams have long enjoyed success in high school baseball and softball postseasons. After all, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties have combined for 52 state championships and 22 runner-up finishes in baseball and 6 state titles and 7 runner-up finishes. A year ago, Burns won a 2A baseball state title and East […]

5-12-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Fourteen years after a final round 62 gave Rory McIlroy his 1st PGA tournament victory at Charlotte Quail Hollow Club, the popular golfer from North Ireland won his 4th Wells Fargo Golf Championship on Sunday after shooting 4 rounds of 68 or better this week. A 4-time major tournament winner, McIlroy has […]

5-11-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets will hope for a repeat of last year when they participate in the NBA Draft Lottery for the 24th time in franchise history. A year ago, the Hornets moved up two spots to No. 2 (where they picked Brandon Miller) in last year’s lottery. This season, Charlotte enters the […]

5-10-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer, football and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball, soccer and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Seven area high school baseball and softball teams advanced in their respective state playoffs on Friday and another plays on Saturday in hopes of advancing. In baseball, Burns (2A) and Cherryville (1A) advanced to the 3rd round in the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs with Gaston Christian hosting a N.C. Independent […]

5-9-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets got their man – and he was the favorite all along. The Hornets announced on Thursday the team will be hiring Boston Celtics assistant coach Charles Lee as the franchise’s 12th head coach. “We are excited to welcome Charles Lee as the head coach of Charlotte Hornets,” new executive […]

5-8-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Two former football stars, an international volleyball standout and local swimming legend comprise the induction class of the 57th annual Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame banquet hosted by the Cleveland County Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This year’s banquet will be held Monday, May 20 at the Shelby City […]

5-7-24 roundup: Pro golf, hockey, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Thirty-two area teams began the week with the dream of a state high school baseball or softball title. After Tuesday’s games, 15 teams remain alive in that pursuit. Here are the baseball pairings and results with seedings listed first: -NCHSAA 1A (Tuesday, May 7 1st round) 17 Highland Tech at 16 East […]

5-6-24 roundup: Pro golf, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Thirty-two area baseball and softball teams are in the state playoffs that begin on Tuesday. There are 16 N.C. High School Athletic Association baseball teams, 2 N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association baseball teams, 13 NCHSAA softball teams and 1 NCISAA softball team. Here are the baseball pairings with seedings listed: -NCHSAA 1A […]

5-5-24 roundup: Pro golf, basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker This week the PGA tour returns to Charlotte for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. The FedEx event will officially begin on Thursday and continue through Sunday. The field is headlined by Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay and many more. And the 21st event on the 2024 PGA Tour […]

5-4-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball and softball, High school baseball, softball and track, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A baseball team chasing county history and a softball team that ended the area’s longest league winning streak headline the area’s end of the regular season with an eye on the upcoming state playoffs. In all, South Point (Big South 3A), Burns (Southern Piedmont 1A/2A), Lincoln Charter (Catawba Shores 1A/2A) and Piedmont […]

5-3-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball and softball, High school baseball, softball and track, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Kings Mountain High School became the 8th school to win the boys and girls Big South 3A Conference title in the same season when they recorded a title sweep on their track on Tuesday. The Mountaineers joined Ashbrook (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2016), Forestview (2011, 2014 and 2018) as programs to win […]

5-2-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Belmont increased its winning streak to 52 games with its 4-0 victory over Holbrook for the 2024 Gaston County Conference middle school girls soccer championship on Thursday. Leah Stone scored 2 goals and Alice Bass and Kate Hux scored 1 goal apiece for the Wildcats. Belmont, coached by Stephanie Daniel, hasn’t lost […]

5-1-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Stanley pulled the upset on Wednesday in the 2024 Gaston County Conference Middle School baseball title game with a 7-3 victory at previously unbeaten Belmont. The Blue Devils (11-1), coached by Tyler Radford, won their 4th county title by avenging their lone loss of the season – 12-11 at home against Belmont […]

4-30-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Top-seeded Belmont will host both the baseball and girls soccer Gaston County Conference middle school championship games while Bessemer City High School is the site of the boys and girls track championships. Belmont (11-0) hosts Stanley (10-1) for the baseball title game on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a rematch of the […]

4-29-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The top seeds won in baseball while there was one upset in girls soccer in Monday’s Gaston County Conference semifinal playoff action. In baseball, top-seeded Belmont defeated Cramerton 12-0 and No. 2-seeded Stanley defeated defending county champion Chavis 11-2. For Belmont, Brayden Kelly fired a 1-hitter with 4 strikeouts and Kelly (3 […]

4-28-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A historic season continues for Burns High’s baseball program as it prepares to play in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament this week. The Bulldogs, who are defending N.C. 2A champions, will take a 23-0 record into conference tournament play seeking to enter the state playoffs as the 5th team in Cleveland […]

4-27-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College basketball and baseball, High school baseball, softball and tennis, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Gastonia Baseball Club started the city’s 4th year in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball earlier this week. A new ownership group has taken over for the previous ownership group who nicknamed the club Honey Hunters but were driven out of town by city and league officials are countless unpaid bills […]

4-26-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College basketball and baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball, soccer and track, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Carolina Panthers jumped into the draft late in the first round in a trade that wasn’t announced after midnight of Thursday’s opening day of the event. The team sent its No. 33 overall (2nd round) and No. 141 (5th round) picks to the Buffalo Bills to move into the 1st round […]

4-25-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball, soccer and track, Auto racing

By Richard Walker A pair of unbeaten Belmont teams will enter next week’s Gaston County Conference Middle School baseball and girls soccer playoffs as the top-seeded teams. In baseball, Belmont (10-0) hosts No. 4 Cramerton (7-3) in one semifinal while No. 2 Stanley (9-1) hosts No. 3 Chavis (8-2) in the other. Belmont, whose head […]

4-24-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Three local products were named all-state boys basketball this week by the www.HighSchoolOT.com website. Kings Mountain’s Bradley Floyd and Lincolnton’s L.J. Smith were third team selection while Gaston Christian’s Makoi Mabor Marier was an honorable mention pick. Here is the HighSchoolOT All-State Boys Basketball Team for 2024: (First Team) C: Richard Goods, […]

4-23-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Gaston College president Dr. John Hauser has announced the hiring of a new head basketball coach who will bring more than 30 years of college coaching experience to the Rhinos’ program. Benny Moss, 54, comes to Gaston College after 13 seasons at Coastal Carolina, including much of last season as the Chanticleers’ […]

4-22-24 roundup: Pro basketball, football, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker As the Carolina Panthers begin for the 2024 NFL Draft that begins on Thursday, the franchise will be without a first-round selection for only the 4th time in its history. As part of last year’s trade with the Chicago Bears that netted quarterback Bryce Young, the Panthers dealt away their 2024 first-round […]

4-21-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College volleyball and baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker One of the area’s winningest coaches reached a career milestone last week when West Lincoln High softball coach Allan Chapman took the 400th win of his coaching career. Chapman, who reached the milestone in last Wednesday’s 16-1 victory over Patton, is in his 29th season as a head coach at West Lincoln […]

4-20-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College volleyball and baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Roman Gabriel, one of the best quarterbacks in college football and NFL history, died on Saturday at 83. Gabriel also had significant area connections as he is 1 of 4 future NFL quarterbacks to play baseball at Sims Legion Park, he later returned to that same ballpark as a minor league team […]

4-19-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Arguably the country’s biggest college baseball series this weekend will take place at Gastonia’s Sims Legion Park when Gaston College hosts Florence-Darlington Tech with the Region 10 Division I regular season title at stake. The host Rhinos (44-5, 17-3) are ranked No. 2 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I […]

4-18-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball and basketball, High school basketball, baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Three local products were named all-state this week by the www.HighSchoolOT.com website. East Lincoln’s Kiara Anderson was a second team selection while Cramer’s Oshauna Holland and East Lincoln’s Emma Montanari were honorable mention picks. Here is the HighSchoolOT All-State Girls Basketball Team for 2024: (First Team) Jayda Angel, Cape Fear (senior) — […]

4-17-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker Now that the Charlotte Hornets’ 2023-24 season is over and the franchise’s winningest coach Steve Clifford is moving into an advisory role, who will be the organization’s next head coach and when will that coach be hired? With 2 coaches previously considered strong candidates recently being hired elsewhere, some may think the […]

4-16-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and softball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker When Charlotte Hornets training camp began in October 2023, head coach Steve Clifford discussed in glowing terms the amount of talent he thought was on the team’s roster. “I’ve coached a lot of teams that are pretty good or good or whatever,” Clifford said at the team’s annual media day. “I don’t […]

4-15-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College baseball, High school baseball and football, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker After 24 years as an assistant coach, Darrel Wilson was named head coach at North Gaston High School. Wilson, a former Huss High and Appalachian State football standout, had spent time as an assistant coach at Huss, Bessemer City, Forestview, Kings Mountain and Crest before being officially named the Wildcats’ 11th head […]

4-14-24 roundup: Pro basketball, soccer and baseball, College basketball and baseball, High school baseball, Middle school baseball and soccer, Auto racing

By Richard Walker The Charlotte Hornets closed their season with a surprising come-from-behind victory as the NBA 2023-24 regular season came to a close on Sunday. Charlotte won 120-110 at playoff-bound Cleveland by rallying from a 13-point 4th quarter deficit. It marks the 9th time this season the Hornets, who finished 21-61, rallied to win […]

2-22-24 roundup: Pro basketball and baseball, College basketball, High school basketball and football, Middle school basketball, Auto racing

By Richard Walker With the player whose record he broke watching, East Gaston’s Trenton Sherrill became East Gaston’s all-time leading basketball scorer earlier this week. Already the school’s all-time career passing leader in football, Sherrill passed 1980s star Shane Trull to set the school record. Entering Friday’s 7 p.m. Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament title […]

2-7-24 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College basketball, High school basketball, Middle school basketball

By Richard Walker Gastonia finally knows the owners of its new Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team after Andy Kaufmann of Zawyer Sports & Entertainment announced the formation of the Gaston Baseball Club. Kaufmann inherits the ALPB ownership of the team formerly called Gastonia Honey Hunters after that ownership group was kicked out of the […]

2-1-24 roundup: Pro football, basketball and baseball, College basketball and baseball, High school basketball and wrestling, Middle school basketball

By Richard Walker For the first time in Carolina Panthers history, they hired a new general manager and head coach in the same hiring cycle. On Thursday, the franchise introduced those new hires in general manager Dan Morgan and head coach Dave Canales. Former colleagues with the Seattle Seahawks, Morgan and Canales spoke about improving […]

12-5-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball and baseball, College football and basketball, High school football and basketball, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Ten bowl teams with former local products and two teams still alive in football playoffs highlight players from Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties as we wrapup the 2023 college football season. Two of the 10 bowl teams will face one another when North Carolina meets West Virginia in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl […]

11-22-23 roundup: Pro football and basketball, College football and basketball, High school football, basketball and soccer, Middle school soccer, volleyball and wrestling

By Richard Walker Wednesday marked the 60th anniversary of a local school’s first-ever state championship that shares the same day as one of the country’s most tragic days. As most who follow history know, Nov. 22, 1963 is the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Tex. But in Mount Holly, the […]

10-19-23 roundup: Pro football, basketball, baseball and soccer, High school football, volleyball and tennis, College football, NASCAR

By Richard Walker Cleveland County completed a sweep of Gaston County on Thursday with four more victories as it finished the regular season with a 21-0 record against its Eastern neighbors. The sweep is the biggest reason next week’s regular season finales will feature a pair of Cleveland County rivalries that will determine championships of […]

10-5-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football and volleyball, College football, Middle school football and softball, NASCAR

By Richard Walker It’s rare for perennial power South Point to endure losing streaks and even more rare for them to last 3 games. But that’s where the Red Raiders could find themselves after Friday’s home game against unbeaten Kings Mountain. A loss would give South Point its first 3-game losing streak since 2016 and […]

10-1-23 roundup: Pro football, baseball, basketball and soccer, High school football, College football, Middle school football, softball and golf, NASCAR

By Richard Walker A second half lead wasn’t enough for the Carolina Panthers to shake off its slump as the team slipped to 0-4 for only the 4th time in franchise history following a 21-13 home loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Carolina took early leads of 7-0 and 10-0 and was ahead 13-7 and had […]

9-30-23 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 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 4: Stephen Davis rushes for 153 yards and 1 touchdown as the Carolina Panthers routed the visiting Atlanta Falcons 23-3 to end a 6-game losing […]

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 56-3 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 […]