The Greensboro Grasshoppers have now lost 3 games in a row after Wednesday night’s 6-5 late inning breakdown with the Delmarva Shorebirds. The Hoppers jumped out to 4-0 lead early in the game on the strength of Greg Burns’ first homerun of the season, a three-run shot to right-center field in the bottom of the… Continue reading Hoppers in a Funk, John Thompson on 16th Street, New Sports Academy for the Triad
The rain did not make an appearance on the 4th of July at the baseball stadium, but there was definitely a Run Delay at First Horizon Park. No Rain Delay, but a big Run Delay, as the Greensboro Grasshoppers fell 5-0 to the Greenville Drive in front of a record crowd of 10,260 fans. Greenville(Boston… Continue reading Run Delay at First Horizon Park and Smiths Make N&R
How many of you are planning to come down to First Horizon Park on Wednesday night and see the Stanley Cup? Are you still Cup Crazy? The Cup will be on display from 7-9pm and I’m not sure exactly where the Cup will be strategically placed, but it should create some traffic. The Grasshoppers are… Continue reading Roll Call for the Cup, Hoppers Coming Home, Palominos Finish Today
The Guilford Patriots Palomino Baseball club got their 4th of July weekend rolling early Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium. The Patriots were the victors but I don’t believe coach Johnny Smith was a bit too happy with the way his team was playing. The Pats, who you can learn more about at patsbaseball.com, defeated… Continue reading Patriots Begin 4th of July Celebration Early, DJ at Smith, Dudley’s Hicks Comes Up Empty at NBA Draft, Dick Murdoch Dead at 49
Greensboro honored hometown Olympic hero Joey Cheek Thursday with a number of activities throughout the city. The culmination of the day’s events was a public celebration held at First Horizon Park in downtown Greensboro. The event featured a number of speakers, a video about Cheek shown on the Jumbotron and, of course, a brief speech… Continue reading Greensboro celebrates Joey Cheek Day
The high school conference tournaments got under way on Monday night and the Southern Guilford teams have both been eliminated. Word on the Northwest boys: Gone. Page won the rematch from last Friday and now the NWG boys season is over. The same can be said for the SG squads and the big question is,… Continue reading The Polls Are Open: High School, College, Pro, Olympics
Greensboro’s Joey Cheek wins a GOLD Medal at the Torino Olympics 500m Mens Speed Skating. I saw it first on the NBC Nightly News, then on City CouncilpersonSandy Carmany’s Blog. Expect some big celebration in Greensboro according to Carmany.
SPECIAL REMINDER: GATERS AAU BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS This Saturday and Sunday Feb. 4th and 5th For 13U/7th Grade and 14U/8th Grade. Tryouts continue next week on Wednesday February 8th for both groups……………… Location:Gaters AAU Boys Basketball Practice Facility behind the Spears YMCA off Horsepen Creek Road. Go to WWW.GATERAAU.COM or call 856-0004 for more information.
Youth sports have long played a vital role in the development of this country’s young people. The lessons in team work and fair play that are taught everyday on the playing courts and fields help to build a strong foundation in those who participate in youth sports. Greensboro is very lucky to have a solid… Continue reading Youth can learn from losing
The Mid-South Fencers’ Club teaches classes for beginners and offers private lessons and bouting for advanced fencers at the Lindley Rec Center in Greensboro, NC. Classes are scheduled for Monday and Friday nights, with workouts on select weekends. For more info about the sport, classtimes, and the coaching staff, check out: www.midsouthfencersclub.org Matt Cox