It was a tough weekend for the Southeast Guilford Falcons down in Raleigh at the State 3-A Finals.Â CB Aycock defeated SEG 9-3 on Friday and then jumped on Southeast early and beat the Falcons 10-2 on Saturday morning. It didn’t matter that the game was in Raleigh, I just think that Pikeville Aycock had… Continue reading Falcons drop Series Two games to None
The Grasshoppers only play two games this weekend; but at some point, probably Sunday, the ONE MILLIONTH FAN will enter the gates of the new stadium.Â I couldn’t find the numbers, but, on the last home game’s broadcast, Andy Durham said that they were about 11,000 short of one million. Short of a thunderstorm,Â they… Continue reading Grasshoppers: One Millionth Fan This Weekend
The Southeast Guilford Falcons will go for the State 3-A baseball title in game oneÂ today at 5pm down in Raleigh at Doak Field on the NC State campus. The Falcons are 23-5 while the Golden Falcons of Pikeville Aycock check in at 29-4.Â Southeast will go with Austin Moyer on the hill andÂ heÂ sports a pitching… Continue reading Southeast Guilford goes for State Title at 5pm today in Raleigh
It’s hard to tell who the baseball fans dislike more these days, A Rod or Barry Bonds?Â Fans have been all over A Rod lately for his romps through Toronto and fans are ganging up on Bonds with anticipation that sometime this seasonÂ he will break Hank Aaron’s record for homers. One thing that is certain… Continue reading Public Enemy #1:You will be watching when Barry Bonds breaks the HR record
The Rhinoceros Times is out with their Annual Salary ListÂ – this week is City Of Greensboro employees. (Promised to be online at the Rhino by June 1, 2007) Congratulations to Matt Brown.Â He received a $26,843 raise this year, that puts his salary at $201,609.Â This doesn’t include the various perks of the job… Continue reading Matt Brown Breaks $200K Salary Cap
With no major tenant, the coliseum will be imploded this Sunday.Â It will take approximately 550 pounds of explosives to drop the outdated and unused facility.Â There’s not been a major tenant in years, the city finally decided to put an end the facility.Â New arenas in the area basically made the coliseum un-needed. Once… Continue reading Coliseum to Be Imploded Sunday
I was watching ESPN during my lunch-break at IPD Eatery on Tuesday afternoon.Â The sound was down on the TVÂ but the pictures told the story.Â Dogs were ripping each other’s heads off. This was kind of a gory sight to be watching while devouring a plate of spaghetti but I paid for the food so… Continue reading Cockfighting, Dogfighting, or Dog Wrestling?
The word I received this morning was not good news.Â Confirmed by two sources, two Southeast Guilford baseball players were cited for under-age possesion of alcohol last Friday night. The bad timing of this event is that itÂ occured right after SEG had beaten RS Central to advance to the 3-A State Championship.Â The timing would… Continue reading Making Bad Decisions
Andy Durham interviewed Justin Smith, Coach of the Guilford Patriots Palimino Baseball today (May 29, 2007). Here’s the interview: [audio:2007-05-29-Smith.mp3]
Why does sports talk radio have such a solid footing in both Charlotte and Raleigh but not the Triad? First off it comes down to commitment to the format. Sports talk spread like wildfire in the mid 1990’s and all three areas started offering the genre roughly about the same time. In Greensboro it was… Continue reading Sports talk snafu
It was a busy weekend for sports locally and all across the map.Â The Greensboro Grasshoppers took three out of four from the Kannapolis Intimidators at First Horizon Park.Â The Revolution won again at the Greensboro Coliseum.Â The Carolina Dynamo lost in their bid for the National Cup but still managed to forge a tie… Continue reading The Weekend in Review
It’s going to be a busy weekend with so many activities to choose from especially on Saturday night. You may select from the following: The Grasshoppers are at home, The Dynamo are home, The Revolution are at the Coliseum, There’s the Carquest Auto Parts 300(Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord), Southeast Guilford could still be in… Continue reading Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson:plus check out the other choices
The Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday that 11 people will be inducted into the hall on September 17.Â We wantÂ to know if you have ever heard of any of these upcoming inductees.Â Benny Phillips of the High Point Enterprise www.hpe.com says nobody has heard of most of these people and that… Continue reading The Class of 2007 a Popularity Contest?
By Bruce Bullington, greensborosports.com Staff WriterÂ Having already dropped the first two games of the series against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at First Horizon Park, the Asheville Tourists knew they would be in for a rough ride today. With no regular starting pitcher available to take the mound, Tourists manager Joe Mikulik went to a bullpen-by-committee,… Continue reading Grasshoppers shut down by Tourists
The Southeast Guilford Falcons went on the road and came back winners on Tuesday night but for Northwest their season ended in extra innings. SEG defeated Anson County 3-1 behind Cam Cockman and Austin Moyer and now faces RS Central later this week in the 3-A West Finals.Â The series will be best two-out-of-three with… Continue reading Southeast Guilford survives/For NWG it’s all over
It’s time to crank up our poll or contest if you will for the BIG RACE in Charlotte coming up on Sunday.Â Give us your predicted Top Five Finishers and we will have another meal for the winner of our contest. We also want your opinion on which you like better Day or Night Racing?Â … Continue reading NASCAR’s Top Five Fight for the Finish/Day or Night Racing?
Last night the Greensboro Grasshoppers opened their doors to all their four-legged fans. It was the first â€œBark at the Parkâ€ night, where fans were allowed to bring their dogs to the game. Many people took advantage of the opportunity. The dogs didnâ€t sit in the seating bowl, and instead were allowed to roam free… Continue reading Hoppers win second straight
Bryan Romaine(Page) became the 4th TYLA alum to earn All-American honors.Â Nick Remey(Western Guilford) became the 3rd TYLAÂ alum to earn AcademicÂ All-American honors.Â Coach Evan Smith of Page High School a TYLA coaching alum earned NC 4-A Coach of theÂ Year honors. North Carolina 4-A All State TeamÂ Â Â FIRST TEAM*Bryan Romaine,Goalie(*All-American) Second Team:Mike James,Grimsley, Defense North Carolina… Continue reading Congratulations to Triad Youth Lacrosse Alumni
There will be two big baseball games involving local teams tonight as both Southeast and Northwest Guilford take to the road for round number four of the NCHSAA playoffs. SEG(20-5) will be at Anson County(23-4) in the 3-A action with the Falcons set to send Cam Cockman to theÂ hill.Â The News and Record www.news-record.comÂ has aÂ story… Continue reading Two for Tuesday/Hoppers end losing skid
Northwest and Southeast Guilford are the only teams we have left in the high school baseball playoffs.Â NWG moved past Grimsley in the 4-A’s on Friday night defeating the Whirlies 6-3 and SEG worked over Glenn 5-1 in the 3-A action over in Kernersville. NWG and SEG will be at it again on Tuesday night… Continue reading The Weekend in Review