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Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced last week (June 24) the team has named Steve Clifford head coach. Clifford, who previously served as the team’s head coach from 2013-2018, returns to Charlotte, where his 196 wins ranks second …

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The most dominant program in any sport in Union County over the past several seasons is Cuthbertson High track and field, which has a combined 10 state championships since the start of the 2017 season.

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After a weekend of rest, the competitors in the NASCAR Cup Series prepare for one of the schedule’s most unique tracks — Nashville Superspeedway — with the Ally 400 on Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Channel 90). Cup competitors are challenged with grappl…

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WINGATE — The Wingate University football team will open the 2022 season on Sept. 3 at Shaw. The Bulldogs will begin with three straight road games, including a trip to Tusculum in their South Atlantic Conference opener in Week 3 (Sept. 17).

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Preseason high school football practice begins in six weeks on Aug. 2, and most teams will begin the 10-game regular season on Aug. 19, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

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Cuthbertson High rising junior receiver Keenan Jackson added two offers from ACC schools to his vast list of scholarship opportunities. Jackson was offered by both North Carolina and N.C. State last week. These are the ninth and 10th Division 1 teams to offer Jackson, who is a three-star pro…

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AUSTIN, Texas----Wingate University swimming alumnus Jonas Soerensen (‘22, Aarhus, Denmark) is an Academic All-America® at-large first team selection, CoSIDA officials announce this week. Soerensen receives first team Academic All-America® laurels for the second consecutive season, and he ma…

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“Win Numero Uno.” Those were the words on the flag Mexican driver Daniel Suárez held out the window of his No. 99 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet as he turned celebratory “donuts” on the frontstretch of Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway Sunday afternoon in the ecstatic first moments of his first ever NASC…

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Despite missing three games due to injury as a freshman in 2021, Will Shipley established himself as the centerpiece of the offense for national powerhouse Clemson University.

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CONCORD — The 29th season of the Summer Shootout kicks off with a fender-banging Mascot Mania go-kart race among Charlotte’s high-profile sports mascots on Monday, June 13, the return of school bus racing with area principals on Tuesday, and a full slate of Legend and Bandolero racing each night

MARSHALL, Minn.----Wingate University junior right-handed pitcher Brody McCullough has earned second team All-American honors from the D2CCA Thursday afternoon, and redshirt sophomore Mitch Farris made D2CCA third team All-American at the Pitcher/Utility spot, according to a report from the school.

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In their preseason power rankings, ESPN and NFL.com both rank the Carolina Panthers last out of 32 teams. But Carolina had one of the best defenses in the NFL last season — ranking second in the NFL in yards allowed (305.9) — and the glaring holes on the offensive line have been filled.

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Former Marvin Ridge High football player D’Mitri Emmanuel has transferred to Florida State University after a successful career at UNC Charlotte, according to a report from seminoles.com.

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Cooper McKeehan, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound left-handed pitcher, had an impressive sophomore season for Brigham Young University in 2022, finishing with a 2-1 record and a 1.57 earned run average; he made 23 appearances and pitched 23 innings, allowing four earned runs and striking out 41 while w…

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Jason Cornatzer, a major contributor on Marvin Ridge High’s back-to-back 3A state champion baseball teams in 2015 and 2016, has completed his career at Appalachian State University.

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Former Weddington High two-sport standout Dustin Mercer missed most of the 2022 baseball season at Murray State due to an injury, but the redshirt freshman played in 12 games with nine starts and finished with a .294 batting average.

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Former Sun Valley High shortstop Zack Budzik has helped UNC Greensboro reach the NCAA Division 1 baseball tournament after the Spartans won the Southern Conference tournament over the Memorial Day weekend.

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ROUGHEDGE — Parkwood High has announced that Tim Boyd will take over as the head football coach. Boyd replaces the late Terrence Gittens, who unexpectedly passed away in April.

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MONROE — The best baseball season in history of Union Academy Charter School came to an end on Saturday when Cherryville High defeated the Cardinals, 6-5, in Game 3 of their best-of-3 series in the final four of the 1A state playoffs.

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Kyle Busch has shown consistent strength on 1.5-mile intermediate speedways this year, and that’s a source of confidence entering NASCAR’s Memorial Day weekend marathon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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The Weddington High boys placed a league-high six players on the 2022 all-SCC boys lacrosse team, which is voted on by the league’s head coaches.

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Union Academy Charter School’s baseball team has forced a Game 3 in its best-of-3 West Regional 1A state playoff series against Cherryville after defeating the Ironmen, 10-5, on Thursday. Game 3 will be played on Saturday, May 28.

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The Weddington High girls lacrosse team placed a league-high seven players on the 2022 all-Southern Conference team, which is voted on by the league’s head coaches, after sharing the Southern Carolina Conference title with Marvin Ridge.

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WAXHAW — Cuthbertson High football player Keenan Jackson ranks among the top 50 receivers in the nation in the Class of 2024, and reports eight Division 1 scholarship offers over the past month with two years of high school eligibility left.