High school baseball playoffs get started on Friday and we will be at Grimsley as they host Charlotte Vance.Â The AM 950 team will be broadcasting the game with theÂ first pitch scheduled at 7pm and Ken Daly is set to be on the hill for the Whirlies. GHS is 17-10 andÂ Vance checks in at 6-12.
Other action has 21-4 Northwest Guilford hosting 14-7 Mount Tabor, Page travels to meet Huntersville Hopewell(Pirates 18-8/HH 17-5), andÂ Davie County(13-10) visits East Forsyth(19-6).Â Triple H will be in Kernersville.
Those were the 4-A’s and in the 3-A EastÂ ranksÂ it’s hit the road.Â Dudley goes to South Granville, Northeast Guilford is at Pikeville Aycock, and Western Guilford makes the ride down East 85 to Southern Alamance.Â In the 3-A West region we have China Grove at Southeast Guilford(17-5), Kannapolis BrownÂ meets Ragsdale(21-3) in Jamestown and Mooresville goes to Southwest Guilford(20-5).
In the 2-A’s Eastern makes the trip down to Bunn.Â Speaking of Eastern, senior Tasha Huntley made her basketball visit to Norfolk State last weekend andÂ she may soon be a Spartan.Â AreaÂ teams have not shown much interest so the Wildcat may be taking her game up toÂ the Tidewater area of Virginia.Â Her cousin Jeremiah Jenkins is now at GTCC and her little cousin Miranda Jenkins, who could eventually be the best ever, will be a freshman at Eastern Guilford next year, at least EGÂ coach TinaÂ Gunn is hoping she can keep Jenkins in and around Gibsonville.
Rumors are flying that former Ragsdale Flying Tiger Wes Pope may sign on as a QB for the Greensboro Revolution.Â Pope wouldÂ have been a senior at Elon next fall but he turned in paper for one of his classes that someone else did for him and Pope got the boot.Â He turned himself in to his professor and the Prof was going to try to help Pope outÂ butÂ Pope’s ProfÂ told another Professor and sought advice from that Prof on how to handle the situation and second Prof turnedÂ him in and Pope is history at ElonÂ as far as playing football goes.
Pope would be one of theÂ best things to ever to happen to theÂ Rev.Â He is a real passer.Â This kid can complete passes and he can take a team down the field in a hurry and that’s what you need in arena football.Â Pope would be theÂ man.
In related Revolution news, the game this weekÂ with the Atlanta Thoroughbreds has been postponed.Â The T’Breds mis-placed their field.Â Yeah, the field and some of their equipment is missing.
In other news the Greensboro Grasshoppers are winning on the road and will be back home next Tuesday.Â Fred Whitfield will represent the CharlotteÂ Bobcats at the NBA draft lottery.Â FredÂ who graduated from Southeast Guilford High School and played on myÂ radio station pick-up basketball team a few years backÂ continues on a fast-track to the big-time in sports.
Jeff Davis who played linebackerÂ at Dudley and at ClemsonÂ has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame.Â He now works in the athletic department at Clemson and is an ordained minister.Â We have a Reverend Jeff Davis that comments on this web site, you never know.
The Carolina Dynamo will kick offÂ their soccer season this Saturday night at home versus Nashville.Â Game time is 7:30 in Macpherson Stadium at the Bryan Park Soccer Complex.Â The state 1-A and 3-A high school state track and field meets for boys and girls will beÂ held at NC A&TÂ this weekend.
Finally, Barry Bonds is considered to be the Steroids King but what about all of the Baltimore Orioles that are being investigated?Â Six former Orioles; withÂ Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, andÂ Jerry Hairston Jr. among those on the list.Â It makes you wonder how that Baltimore is always doing somethingÂ illegal but still can’t win any games.
As the great sportsman Jim Rome would say, “GoodÂ night now”.Â Â Â Â Â