Larry Ogunjobi(Ragsdale HS) and T.J. Logan(Northern Guilford HS) looking to be a part of the NFL Draft/Kasey Redfern(Ragsdale HS) added to the Detroit Lions’ roster

Posted by Andy Durham on April 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm under College, High School, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

The NFL Draft is set for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week….Outside shot for Friday, but it may well be Saturday when T.J. Logan(Northern Guilford HS/UNC) and Larry Ogunjobi(Ragsdale HS/Charlotte) hit the draft and join David Amerson(Dudley), Eric Ebron(Smith HS), Keenan Allen(Northern Guilford), D.J. Reeder(Grimsley HS) and Marcus Gilchrist(High Point Andrews) in the National …Read the Rest…

Former Greensboro Hornet Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush looking to buy the Miami Marlins

Posted by Andy Durham on at 12:03 pm under Professional | Be the First to Comment

from Adam Wells with the Bleacher Report:www.bleacherreport.com The group of buyers led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush has reportedly won the auction to purchase the Miami Marlins. Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg reported the auction results. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins “are moving forward with the Jeb Bush/Jeter group and are …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseall:Nelson’s HR carries Hoppers in 4–1 win(Sunday April 23 Game Cancelled)

Posted by Press Release on April 23, 2017 at 5:03 pm under Professional | Be the First to Comment

******Due to inclement weather, today’s game (April 23) has been cancelled. Tickets from the April 23 game can be exchanged at the Hoppers Box Office and are good for any remaining 2017 regular season Hoppers home game, based on availability.***** Nelson’s HR carries Hoppers in 4–1 win from Bill Hass with Bill on Baseball at …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers Lose Despite 9th Inning Drama

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 21, 2017 at 11:24 am under Professional | Be the First to Comment

Hoppers Lose Despite 9th Inning Drama By Bill Hass at www.gsohoppers.com The Hoppers provided plenty of drama Thursday night but all they had to show for it was disappointment. They couldn’t capitalize on a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth inning and fell to Augusta, 5–3. It was the Hoppers’ fifth straight loss, …Read the Rest…

Old fighting buddies Chipper Jones and Jim Thome might end up entering the Baseball Hall of Fame together

Posted by Andy Durham on April 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

They met in the World Series in 1995, when the Atlanta Braves faced the Cleveland Indians and Chipper Jones and his Braves got the best of Jim Thome and the Indians that time….. Jim Thome got the best of Chipper Jones when they got into a bench-clearing brawl back in 1993….Jones was with the Richmond …Read the Rest…


Former WWE wrestler passes away at age 47

Posted by Press Release on at 2:14 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from the World Wrestling Entertainment web site at, www.wwe.com: WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Anoa’i, known to fans as Rosey, has passed away at age 47. The son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and older brother of WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, Rosey grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty. He debuted …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Hoppers Lose to Delmarva, Finish Homestand 5-2

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 13, 2017 at 9:25 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Hoppers Lose to Delmarva, Finish Homestand 5-2 By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers www.gsohoppers.com The season’s first homestand ended with a dud for the Hoppers Wednesday afternoon, but there was promise in the bigger picture. On one hand, Delmarva handed the Hoppers an 8-2 thumping. On the other, the team boarded the bus for a …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Twine’s First Hit Comes at the Right Time in 5-4 Win

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 12, 2017 at 11:03 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Twine’s First Hit Comes at the Right Time in 5-4 Win By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers | A thousand things could have been racing through Justin Twine’s mind as he walked to the plate with the bases loaded, two outs and the game tied Tuesday night. But he kept it simple. “I didn’t want …Read the Rest…

Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) rides the Cycle for the San Diego Padres

Posted by Andy Durham on April 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

On Wil Myers from www.mlb.com: DENVER – Wil Myers(Wesleyan Christian Academy) came into Coors Field smoking hot, a one-man wrecking crew in the mile-high ballpark, and by the time he pulled into third with an eighth-inning triple to complete the second cycle in Padres history and cap a 5-3 Padres victory, he could melt the …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:King’s Power Pitching Sinks the Shorebirds, 4-1

Posted by Press Release on at 11:49 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

King’s Power Pitching Sinks the Shorebirds, 4-1 By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers It turns out that Michael King isn’t just a cold-weather pitcher. That was the case Monday night, at least, when the right-hander turned in a stellar performance in a 4-1 win over Delmarva. He became the first Greensboro starter to go five …Read the Rest…

More Baseball Scores from Monday with NWG, EA, WA, Reidsville and Hoppers winners

Posted by Andy Durham on April 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wilmington Tournament: Northwest Guilford 9, Wilmington Laney 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E E.A. Laney 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 2 NGHS 4 0 0 2 0 3 0 9 11 0 Graham Eastern Tournament: Eastern Alamance 8, Western Guilford 1 Reidsville 2, Southern Alamance 1 …Read the Rest…


Wyndham Championship Tickets Now On Sale; Tournament Partners with Ticketmaster, Introduces Tiered Ticket Pricing

Posted by Press Release on at 2:28 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS NOW ON SALE:TOURNAMENT PARTNERS WITH TICKETMASTER, INTRODUCES TIERED TICKET PRICING http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/tix-on-sale-2/ GREENSBORO, N.C. – Now that Danny Willett has adorned 2012 Wyndham Championship winner Sergio Garcia with his new Green Jacket after he won the Masters, golf season is officially underway in North Carolina. Wyndham Championship tickets are now available for purchase, …Read the Rest…

Former Greensboro Hornet and Atlanta Braves’ outfielder Otis Nixon missing:Police are asking for help to find Nixon/To use a baseball term, Otis Nixon has been Found(Safe)

Posted by Andy Durham on at 11:23 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from Twitter: *****Woodstock, Police, GA @WoodstockPD***** UPDATE: Otis Nixon has been located and is safe. We appreciate the assistance from the public and media. He played for the Greensboro Hornets and he is one of the fastest players to ever come through this town….He and his brother Donnell were outstanding high school baseball players, coming …Read the Rest…

“The one that didn’t get away…”:Russell Westbrook meets and beats Oscar Robertson

Posted by Press Release on at 10:29 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Today’s Quickie, from www.theleadsports.com…..TheLeadSports…. In a feat that’s seemed inevitable for weeks, Russell Westbrook notched triple-double number 42 and broke Oscar Robertson’s 56-year-old record. Now you’d think at this point in the season with their playoff seeding set, maybe Russ would take it easy and go for a casual ten, ten, and ten and set …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Pintor’s First Career Homer, a Grand Slam, Carries Hoppers

Posted by Guest Columnist on at 12:35 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Pintor’s First Career Homer, a Grand Slam, Carries Hoppers By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers at www.gsohoppers.com The smallest Hopper produced the game’s biggest swing Sunday afternoon. Luis Pintor – listed at 5-feet-9 (which might be a stretch) and 170 pounds – ripped a grand slam home run to propel the Hoppers to a 6-3 …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Crawdads Hand Hoppers First Defeat, 8-4

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Crawdads Hand Hoppers First Defeat, 8-4 By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers at www.gsohoppers.com It was pretty simple for the Hoppers Saturday night – they were out-hit, out-pitched, out-defensed and out-run. And that added up to an 8-4 win for Hickory in the third game of the season-opening series. The teams wrap it up Sunday …Read the Rest…

Bill Hass on Baseball:Knapp Keeps the Heat on During a Chilly Night(with Box Score)

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 8, 2017 at 11:00 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Knapp Keeps the Heat on During a Chilly Night By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers at www.gsohoppers.com The weather was more suitable for penguins than baseball players Friday night, but Aaron Knapp found the perfect way to keep warm. The Hoppers’ leadoff man was in constant motion, getting two singles, walking twice, stealing four bases, …Read the Rest…


Bill Hass on Baseball:Wheat the Catalyst as Hoppers Win Opener

Posted by Guest Columnist on April 7, 2017 at 11:50 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wheat the Catalyst as Hoppers Win Opener By Bill Hass / Greensboro Grasshoppers at www.gsohoppers.com….. After a long spring training, everyone on the Hoppers roster was ready to begin the season. And no one got off to a better start than Dalton Wheat. The newcomer to the Miami Marlins’ system turned out to be the …Read the Rest…

Greensboro Grasshoppers take home opener 14-4 with Dalton Wheat going HR, 3B, 2B and 5 RBI/Tim Tebow with HR in first At-Bat for Fireflies

Posted by Andy Durham on at 12:05 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro Grasshoppers 14, Hickory Crawdads 4 WP:L.J. Brewster(1-0)…LP:Jonathan Hernandez(0-1) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Hickory (0-1) 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 Greensboro (1-0) 2 5 0 1 3 0 3 0 X 14 13 0 W: Brewster (1-0, 0.00) ; L: …Read the Rest…

Jose Fernandez Tribute:Greensboro Grasshoppers’ Season begins on Thursday April 6

Posted by Guest Columnist on March 29, 2017 at 5:19 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Jose Fernandez Tribute Authored by Jordan Stowe It was my favorite time of year. The grass was green, the pollen circled in the air, and the whizzing of fastballs were about to commence. It was the South Atlantic League’s opening day for baseball season here in Greensboro. The boys of summer were back. I remember …Read the Rest…