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Watch for south Charlotte’s Berens in London

Watch for south Charlotte’s Berens in London

by C. Jemal Horton The 2012 Olympics begin in earnest on Saturday, July 28, and South Mecklenburg High School graduate Ricky Berens will be among the competitors who most certainly… Read more »

Olympic Memories: Redmond ran the best 400-meter race there  ever was

Olympic Memories: Redmond ran the best 400-meter race there ever was

by C. Jemal Horton Twenty years later, watching the video of Derek Redmond clinging to his daddy as he hobbles down the track in Barcelona, Spain, still makes my eyes… Read more »

Olympic Memories: Ali truly was ‘The Greatest’ during ’96 Opening Ceremonies

Olympic Memories: Ali truly was ‘The Greatest’ during ’96 Opening Ceremonies

by Aaron Garcia The moments that render us truly speechless are rare, and the opening ceremonies of an Olympic Games are hardly fertile soil. Dripping with over-baked pomp and circumstance,… Read more »

Olympic Memories: Strug’s gold medal one of all-time best Olympic stories

Olympic Memories: Strug’s gold medal one of all-time best Olympic stories

by Andrew Stark I started thinking about my single greatest Olympic memory, and thoughts of the original Dream Team kept coming to my mind. In 1992, and still to this… Read more »

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

Former Charlotte Catholic star determined to land Division I hoops scholarship by Andrew Stark This past winter, Robert Champion helped lead the Charlotte Catholic boys basketball team to a 22-7… Read more »

Pineville summer college baseball team looks to repeat success

Pineville summer college baseball team looks to repeat success

by Aaron Garcia For Terry Brewer, head coach for the Pineville Pioneers baseball team, not much has changed between last year – the club’s first – and this season. “I’m… Read more »

Seriously Speaking: Cam Newton ‘Autograph-gate’ is much ado about nothing

Seriously Speaking: Cam Newton ‘Autograph-gate’ is much ado about nothing

by C. Jemal Horton  I’ve been incredibly amazed by just how much controversy arose last week when Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton held his now-infamous autograph session at SouthPark mall…. Read more »

Former soccer star Montgomery takes reins as new Ardrey Kell girls coach

Former soccer star Montgomery takes reins as new Ardrey Kell girls coach

by Andrew Stark Kim Montgomery has been named the new girls soccer coach at Ardrey Kell High School. Montgomery will replace Jeff Mercado, who had led the Knights to great… Read more »

Sports Shorts for July 20

Sports Shorts for July 20

by C. Jemal Horton and Andrew Stark District 3 baseball championship goes to Myers Park 11-year-olds Before a home crowd on July 12, the Myers Park Trinity Little League 10-and-11-year-old… Read more »

Ballantyne’s own

Ballantyne’s own

First-year baseball club finds home in south Charlotte by C. Jemal Horton John Spencer looks right at home leaning back in his chair. Technically speaking, of course, it’s not his… Read more »

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