Sometime in the next four days, Joe Mikulik, the Manager of the Asheville Tourists, is almost guaranteed to pull some stunt that will warrant coverage by ESPN. You can catch the stunt when the Tourists play the Grasshoppers today through Thursday (5/21/07 – 5/24/07). Asheville is in a different division than Greensboro, so this is… Continue reading Watch The Manager!
Â By Bruce Bullington, greensborosports.com Staff Writer Inter-league baseball is here once again. Iâ€™m told that the American public loves it. Apparently people canâ€™t get enough of the Yankees against the Mets or the Cubs against the White Sox. Or the Twins and the Brewers. Or the Blue Jays and the Philles. Seriously, isnâ€™t it pretty… Continue reading Bullington: Inter-league baseball and toilet-flushing cats
The game is almost here.Â First pitch is set for 7pm withÂ NWG at Grimsley.Â The Vikings(23-4) take on the Whirlies(19-10) for the fourth time this season.Â This is the third round of the State 4-A HS Baseball playoffs. GrimsleyÂ will probably go with RHPÂ KenÂ Daly on the mound andÂ NWG may well counter with the leftyÂ Jake Rierson. There… Continue reading The Big One:Grimsley vs. Northwest Guilford Tonight
We received some mail this week from Brian Fiske and Matt Beck with GUS:GUILFORD UNITED SOCCER.Â I coached Matthew Beck briefly in soccer back in 1980-1981 when he was in the 7th and 8th grade so Matt deserves some payback for his hard work.Â When Matt was with us I think we lost 1 game… Continue reading In GUS We Trust
The Greensboro Grasshoppers received a nine inning, complete game shut-out effort from their young pitcherÂ Graham TaylorÂ on Tuesday night.Â Taylor and the Hoppers defeated the West Virginia Power 4-0 and Taylor was the stuff.Â Nine innings, seven strike outs, and only one walk issued by Taylor and the walk was only the secondÂ given upÂ by Taylor this… Continue reading Big Tuesday for Hoppers, Whirlies, Vikings, Cowboys, and Falcons
The Greensboro Grasshoppers return to First Horizon Park tonight for a brief two-game set with the West Virginia Power. Tonight is Virginia Tech Night, which is being organized by the NC Triad Hokies. There will be a special section set aside for Hokies, whether they be alumni, friends, family or supporters. You can call Todd… Continue reading Virginia Tech night at the Hop
Vic Sapp a Page graduate and the leader of basketball in the state of North Carolina will be bringing the Reebok Basketball Showcase to Greensboro this Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20. The Showcase will be held at the North Carolina Gaters practice facility on Horsepen Creek Road behind the Alex Spears YMCA.Â The… Continue reading Vic Sapp and Gaters AAU bringing Reebok Basketball Showcase to Greensboro
The African-American has found another past-time.Â Young blacks are not migrating toward baseball the way they were back in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s andÂ even the 80’s to some degree. Today’s black teen and so many young African-Americans are ignoring baseball a game that their fathers and grandfathers played with a passion.Â Today’s black teens are… Continue reading Baseball is being Blackballed by Black Players
The HS baseball playoffs will continue on Tuesday night with many of our local teams still in action.Â Grimsley defeated Charlotte Vance Friday night 3-1 at GHS and now the Whirlies will go to West Forsyth and take on the Titans.Â West knocked out South Rowan 9-2Â back on Friday and comes in at 20-4 on… Continue reading The Weekend in Review led by HS Baseball
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.… Continue reading The “To do list”
Andy sat down with Bruce Mitchell of the Pro Wrestling Torch on Tuesday for a discussion of the WWE, TNA and UWF wrestling leagues.Â Today’s interview runs about an hour. [audio:2007-05-08-Mitchell.mp3]
The Greensboro News and Record reported in the weekend edition that Casey Bokhoven’s mom had sent a letter to WXII TV 12 with a special request forÂ Tolly CarrÂ the former award-winning sports reporter for XII.Â Â Carr hit and killed Casey Bokhoven while driving drunk on the streets of Winston-Salem. Bokhoven’s mom wants Carr to plead guilty to… Continue reading The outcome of Carr?
The Greensboro Grasshoppers pulled one out in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday afternoon at First Horizon Park.Â Brandon “Spike” McDougall hit a two-out, two-strike single into right field off the glove of theÂ Hickory Crawdad first baseman and with that base hit the Hoppers had the win. The Grasshoppers won the game 2-1 and… Continue reading Game winner…………
The Troublemaker has a story about the Greensboro Coliseum’s efforts to convert the old Coke (and later Canada Dry) bottling building into the “ACC Hall of Champions”. However, days earlier, the News & Record did a story about a private investor wanting to do the same downtown. What’s the rush with the Coliseum? With a… Continue reading Greensboro – Hall of Chumps?
On HBO this Saturday night May 5th we will find out, pound for pound, who is the best fighter in the world.Â It’s “The Golden Boy” versus the “Pretty Boy”.Â Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather. On Cinco de Mayo it’s De La Hoya taking on Mayweather.Â The May weather has been pretty junkie… Continue reading “The World Awaits”, who do you take? De La Hoya or Mayweather?
What do Alan Ashkinazy, Reid Holmes, and Donnie Maness all have in common?Â They just signed up with Geico.Â No, none of them have a beard or collect green lizards but all three coaches saw their teams win conference baseball titles on Thursday night. Grimsley knocked off #1 seed East Forsyth to claim the Metro… Continue reading Whirlies, Cowboys, Tigers take Titles
Ed Cone had a quick link to a story at USA Today about the NCAA recommending moving the 3-Point Line in college basketball back a foot – from 19-9 to 20-9. I believe it’s time to take these changes even further. I recall in my youth there were just a few in Junior High School… Continue reading Tweaking Basketball – Moving the 3 Point Line
Southeast Middle School played Lincoln Middle School today (May 3, 2007) and the entire game was recorded as a broadcast by Andy Durham. Catch the entire game here online. [audio:2007-05-03-SEMS-BB.mp3] or download the 1h:46m broadcast.
I pulled off the Trifecta on Wednesday.Â Middle School track meet at 4:45, Grimsley-NWG baseball at aÂ few minutes past 6, and then a PONY baseball game at WestÂ Market Street Fields at 8:15.Â Greensborosports.com is making the rounds. The Grimsley win over Northwest was the game of the day.Â The Whirlies had lost to NWG twice… Continue reading Grimsley gets over the Hump topping NWG and now faces EF for Title-Ragsdale will host ER for Jamestown Crown
Â By Bruce Bullington, greensborosports.com Staff WriterÂ One of the biggest pet peeves I have is when sports writers do what they call â€œbullet columnsâ€. Youâ€™ve seen them a thousand times. Itâ€™s where a writer doesnâ€™t have enough decent material for one column, so he strings together thoughts on several topics to fill the space. So,… Continue reading Bullington: I’m not a writer, I just play one on the internet