The Greensboro Grasshoppers began the second half of their SAL season on Thursday night at First Horizon Park. The game-time temperature was 95 degrees and The Heat Was On and it stayed on into the night. The Hoppers dropped the game to the Augusta Greenjackets 7-5 and the Heat had to be effecting the players.… Continue reading The Heat is on at FHP and on the USA Soccer Team
The “Triple H” factor is in play with the Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup, Hockey is now the current talk of the town, and the Hoppers are on break for the SAL All-Star game. The Hurricanes, Hockey, and the Hoppers. We can easily throw in a few more “H” factors like Hot, Hedican, Hardin, Hemsky,… Continue reading “Triple H”: Hurricanes-Hockey-Hoppers
Is it going seven games now that the Oilers have captured a huge win in Overtime on a short-handed goal? This could get pretty hot if the Canes don’t win up in Edmonton on Saturday night. Wednesday night’s game was very pressure-packed and exciting and I only wish for the sake of the Hockey people… Continue reading Seven Games for the Stanley Cup?
How about it all you Caniacs out there? Up three games to one, will the Hurricanes close out the series with Edmonton tonight at the RBC Center in Raleigh? The Canes have a 3-1 edge and can take the Stanley Cup with a win this evening. This is the website you should be monitoring. We… Continue reading Will the Canes Clinch the Cup on Wednesday Night?
I made the trek down to First Horizon Park this past weekend for the State High School Baseball Championships. One of our local teams the Ragsdale Tigers was going for the Title. My approach to this activity was a bit novel I will have to admit it, but being the dedicated Sports Nut that I… Continue reading On the Outside Looking In and We Have Another Hockey Quiz
The Carolina Hurricanes will be playing for the NHL title and the Stanley Cup, called by some fans the Greatest Trophy in all of sports. The Grasshoppers our local team from Greensboro won game one on the road at Delmarva. Delmarva was supposed to the best team in our league so maybe the Hoppers are… Continue reading Hurricanes, Hoppers, Tigers
The Greensboro Grasshoppers had to make a comeback but that is exactly what they did in the bottom of the 10th inning and in the end the Hoppers were 2-1 winners over the Lake County Captains. The Captains and the Hoppers split a 4 game series at 2-2 and now the Hoppers are still in… Continue reading 96 Degrees and Rising at First Horizon Park
The Greensboro Grasshoppers have been on a steady Road Trip as we hit the Friday Lanes and with 2 wins already while down in Greenville, South Carolina the Hoppers have climbed to six games over .500(26-20) as game number 4 of the Greensboro-Greenville series approaches in S.C. The Hoppers have been hitting the ball, 11-5… Continue reading Road Trip, Road Rage, Ragsdale’s Road Dogs
The Greensboro Grasshoppers were almost perfect at home during the recent 8 game home stand. The Hoppers went 7-1 against the likes of Asheville and Kannapolis. The Grasshoppers took 3 of 4 from the Tourists and swept the Imtimidators. The Hoppers were red hot at home and after Monday’s 12:30 pm 6-1 win over KI… Continue reading Hoppers Take a Stand at Home
Officials from the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday that Greensboro will continue to be a major player in staging the conference’s post season men’s and women’s basketball tournaments for years to come. As the league wrapped up its annual spring meetings in Florida, the ACC announced its future sites for the men’s and women’s… Continue reading For ACC Tournament: “There’s no place like home”
ACW(Alternative Championship Wrestling) had another successful run at Greensboro’s Phillips Avenue Special Events Center on Saturday evening. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Kids had a super time and the fans were treated to a show that was highlighted by a return to the Gate City from all-time NWA/WCW superstar Bobby Fulton. Fulton did… Continue reading Three ACW Belts Change Hands-Hoppers Belt Three Homers in Win
Pro Wrestling Returns to the Gate City Saturday Night ACW Professional Wrestling returns to Greensboro this Saturday Night. The Special Events Center (2523 Phillips Ave.) on Phillips Ave. will once again be the host venue for a night of action packed wrestling. The last ACW event in Greensboro was a huge success and Tim Blaze… Continue reading The Boys are Back in Town
Last Saturday night (May 6, 2006), I video taped the Greensboro Grasshoppers post-game fireworks show from the Grandstand. The video is a little over nine minutes long and can be found at YOU TUBE. I am kicking myself for NOT recording the Walk-Off Home Run that won the game. May be next time.
The Metro 4-A Conference Tournament was in full swing Tuesday night at Grimsley and the results were a bit lopsided. The Whirlies made a statement at least a statement about where Grimsley and Page stand right now in baseball. The Whirlies jumped on the Pirates early with 4 runs in the first two innings and… Continue reading Grimsley-Page: This One’s About Baseball
The Greensboro Grasshoppers have done it again. In the bottom of the 11th on Saturday night you saw or heard one of the most improbable comebacks in the history of Eugene Street. The Bellemede Bombers were at it again as the Hoppers were down 4-0, then 4-3, then 5-4, then 7-5, and then the Hoppers… Continue reading There’s No Doubtin’ Jeff Van Houten: Great Saturday Night Comeback
N.C. State has a new basketball coach and he is not a stranger to the Wolfpack Nation. Sidney Lowe is the man in Raleigh and the now the Red and White is back on track, they are the Pack and let’s lay the Smack. Lowe should be a State graduate by the time the mail… Continue reading Sidney, Southwest, and the SLS
The Greensboro Grasshoppers found a way to win on Sunday at First Horizon Park and boy are the fans happy and even better than that the West Virginia Power has finally left town. The Power have the Hoppers number so far in 2006 winning 7 of 10 game against our Hometown Heroes. The Grasshoppers got… Continue reading Hoppers Salvage Series/Johnson NASCAR Winner
The Hoppers were droppers of their early morning mid-week game up in West Virginia. The contest got underway at 10:36 AM and Greensboro got off to a great start but the ending was way too rough for the boys to handle. The Hoppers went out in front early and rode a 6-2 lead into the… Continue reading Hopper’s Wednesday Mid-Week Wakeup
Jeff Van Houten has the Greensboro Grasshopper fans shouting after his fifth home run in the past 3 days. Van Houten hit one Saturday night, two more on Sunday afternoon and then two more on Monday during the Hoppers day game victory over the Hickory Crawdads. The Hoppers swept the Crawdads in a three game… Continue reading Van Houten Has Hopper Fans Shoutin’
Got the word today that Alan Ashkinazy’s Grimsley baseball team has moved to 14-5 on the season and they are starting to feel the full effects of the young men that joined the Whirlies this year from the Southeast Guilford Falcon program. Clint Moore now has a 5-1 pitching mark on the mound and Lester… Continue reading Incoming News