Great Article/Post from Jeff Mills(News and Record) on Alan Ashkinazy and 30 years of the Greensboro Batting Center

Posted by Andy Durham on February 24, 2017 at 8:50 pm under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | Be the First to Comment

Congratulations to Alan Ashkinazy on 30 years of the Greensboro Batting Center, now located on High Point Road in the Westgate Shopping Center….Thirty years and going back to 1987 in an office complex down on Creekridge Road…Back when Larry Davis and Jim Pritchett did a LIVE radio remote broadcast, from Alan’s Greensboro Batting Center on …Read the Rest…

Professional Wrestling has lost “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff and George “The Animal” Steele died yesterday:Koloff gone at age 74, Steele was 79(Looking back at the “Legacy of Uncle Ivan”)

Posted by Andy Durham on February 18, 2017 at 1:45 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

It is like ‘Bang-Bang’ and two former professional wrestlers are gone in the past two days….We lost George “The Animal” Steele to cancer on Friday and now we learn today, the “The Russian Bear”, Ivan Koloff, has left us, due also to cancer….Steele was quite the character and he was known more for his body …Read the Rest…


CiCi’s Big Game Football Pick Contest

Posted by Don Moore on January 30, 2017 at 9:01 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

CiCi’s Big Game Football Pick Contest sponsored by CiCi’s Battleground Avenue. Complete Name, Email Address and Contact Telephone Number. Select The Winner AND Final Score (Total Points). Submit. DEADLINE – SUNDAY 6 PM EST. Full Rules at the Bottom of the Page. Name: E-mail: Phone: New England Patriots Atlanta Falcons Total Score – Contest starts …Read the Rest…

Greensboro Grasshoppers Step Up to Help GUM(Greensboro Urban Ministry) Food Pantry

Posted by Press Release on January 25, 2017 at 4:45 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Greensboro Grasshoppers Step Up to Help GUM Food Pantry:Baseball Team Donates $5,000 to Help Restock Shelves, Encourage Giving GREENSBORO, N.C. – With less than a week’s supply of food on the shelves, Greensboro Urban Ministry’s executive director turned to the community for help on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday, Greensboro Grasshoppers President and General Manager Donald …Read the Rest…

Larry Ogunjobi(Ragsdale High School) will play in college football’s Reece’s Senior Bowl this Saturday in Mobile, Alabama(Olumide Ogunjobi)

Posted by Press Release on at 11:13 am under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Larry Ogunjobi, from Ragsdale High School….. Although most people can’t begin to pronounce his last name, anyone who has attended a game at Jerry Richardson Stadium knows the greatness of the Greensboro native. *****Charlotte’s all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks, will take his talents to the 68th annual Reece’s Senior Bowl in …Read the Rest…


Greensboro Grasshoppers Announce 2017 Coaching Staff:Former Greensboro Hornets’ catcher will be running the local team this season

Posted by Press Release on January 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Grasshoppers Announce 2017 Coaching Staff (Greensboro, NC) The Miami Marlins announced Todd Pratt will be the new manager for the 2017 Greensboro Grasshoppers. Pratt will be joined by pitching coach Mark DiFelice, hitting coach Frank Moore and coach Danny Black. Michael Bibbo will be returning for his second season as Athletic Trainer. Trevor Ging will …Read the Rest…

Austin Brice(Pittsboro, N.C./Greensboro Grasshoppers) headed from Miami Marlins to Cincinnati Reds in trade

Posted by Andy Durham on January 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Pitcher Austin Brice, from Pittsboro, North Carolina and a former member of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, is headed from the Miami Marlins to the Cincinnati Reds in a three-for-one swap/trade today between the Marlins and the Reds…. from www.mlb.com: MIAMI — The Marlins have acquired right-hander Dan Straily from the Reds for three of their top …Read the Rest…

Eight new members going into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and you have to like Dwight Durante(Catawba College) headed that way

Posted by Andy Durham on at 3:44 pm under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

There are eight new members going into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and if you followed Carolinas Conference college basketball like I did back in the day, when you hear that Dwight Durante, from Catawba College, is going into the Hall you have to admit that you begin to open up a little …Read the Rest…

Ricky Proehl stepping down as Carolina Panthers’ wide receivers coach

Posted by Andy Durham on January 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****Former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver and 17-year veteran of the National Football League as a player, Ricky Proehl is stepping down as the wide receivers coach of the Carolina Panthers…Proehl spent six seasons as the Panthers’ receivers coach.***** from www.charlotteobserver.com: Ricky Proehl is resigning as receivers coach so he can …Read the Rest…

Former Wrestling Superstar Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka gone at age 73:Jim Ross and ‘The Rock’ respond

Posted by Andy Durham on January 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

from WrestlingInc.com:Jimmy Snuka has died at the age of 73. from Twitter: Jim Ross @JRsBBQ Our condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka who died earlier today after losing his fight with stomach cancer. RIP 2:36 PM – 15 Jan 2017 Dwayne Johnson @TheRock Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the …Read the Rest…

D.J, Reader(Grimsley HS) looking tough out there vs. David Amerson(Dudley HS) and the Raiders today/Eric Ebron(Smith HS) on the field in NFL Playoffs Tonight

Posted by Andy Durham on January 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

#98 D.J. Reader, from Grimsley High School and the Clemson Tigers, was out there making plays for the Houston Texans in their Round One Wild Card win over the Oakland Raiders, with David Amerson(Dudley High School/N.C. State) today, with D.J. and the Texans picking up a nice win at home… Eric Ebron, from Ben L. …Read the Rest…


Guests in town for the Holidays?:Check out Cafe Pasta and Grille on State Street

Posted by Andy Durham on December 21, 2016 at 5:03 pm under College, High School, Professional | Read the First Comment

Got friends/guests in town for the Holidays??? Check out Cafe Pasta and Grille on State Street for an outstanding Holiday Meal and just a great time to get together with family and friends… They are open for Lunch and Dinner and you can get the full pre-meal info at www.cafepasta.com. A holiday favorite since 1984, …Read the Rest…

Josh Tobias(Southeast Guilford HS) traded from the Phillies to the Boston Red Sox/Phillies get Clay Buchholz

Posted by Andy Durham on December 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

from www.mlb.com: The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander Clay Buchholz from the Boston Red Sox for second-base prospect Josh Tobias(Southeast Guilford High School) on Tuesday. Tobias(SEG/Florida Gators) was selected in the 10th round of the 2015 Draft by the Phillies. He split last season between Class A Advanced Clearwater and Class A Lakewood, hitting a combined …Read the Rest…

Justin Guy(Southeast Guilford HS) headed to N.C. Central for College Baseball:Jalen Guy, Devin Sweet, Dallas Newton and Mitch Atkins still looking for the ‘Green Grass’

Posted by Andy Durham on December 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

Justin Guy, Southeast Guilford High School Class of 2017, is headed to N.C. Central University to play college baseball…Guy, a center fielder, has great speed, in fact his speed is in the D.J. Artis neighborhood, and Guy can get on and the around the bases in a hurry and he is so very quick to …Read the Rest…

Wyndham Championship Named PGA TOUR’s Most Fan-Friendly Event for Second-Straight Year

Posted by Press Release on December 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP EARNS “BEST OF” AWARD AT PGA TOUR TOURNAMENT MEETINGS PGA TOUR event honored for Most Fan-Friendly Event for second-straight year http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/most-fan-friendly/ PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on Dec 7. For the second-consecutive year, the Wyndham Championship …Read the Rest…

Pros you know from the ‘Boro what they did on the go in The Show(NFL) on Sunday(12/4/16)

Posted by Andy Durham on December 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****Pros you know from the ‘Boro/Greensboro and Guilford County and how/WHAT they did on the go in The Show(NFL) on Sunday(12/4/16)***** Marcus Gilchrist(High Point Andrews HS/Clemson) for the New York Jets had 8 tackles and 4 were solos on Sunday, plus he had 1/2 a Tackle for a Loss, in the Jets 41-10 loss to …Read the Rest…

NFL Picks Winner

Posted by Don Moore on at 9:17 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

We have some really hot players right now, as the Winners have previously won; so, we are going to 2nd and 3rd place winners now….. This week it’s SW Zoogies It’s a good time to join if you haven’t already. Yahoo Group ID # 42685


Why Steve Corino left ROH for WWE? It had to be for that announcing job down the road!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on December 5, 2016 at 11:22 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Steve Corino has left Ring of Honor Wrestling for the WWE and the word is he will be working at the WWE Performance Center/Training Center and when you go to work there, you are supposed to be training up-and-coming wrestlers… Corino leaves Ring of Honor, where he worked with Kevin Kelly and they formed one …Read the Rest…

Pros you know from the ‘Boro/Greensboro and Guilford County and what they did on the go in The Show(NFL) on Sunday(11/27/16)

Posted by Andy Durham on November 28, 2016 at 11:20 am under College, High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

*****Pros you know from the ‘Boro/Greensboro and Guilford County and how/WHAT they did on the go in The Show(NFL) on Sunday(11/27/16)***** Marcus Gilchrist(High Point Andrews HS/Clemson) for the New York Jets had three tackles and one assist on Sunday, in the Jets 22-17 loss to the Patriots…. David Amerson(Dudley HS/N.C. State) with Oakland Raiders and …Read the Rest…

Should I play multiple sports in HS?(Coach Jimmy Lamour at Lamour Training Systems)

Posted by Guest Columnist on November 21, 2016 at 1:38 pm under College, High School, Photos, Professional | 7 Comments to Read

Should I play multiple sports in HS? (Courtesy of Coach Jimmy Lamour, Youth Fitness Specialist at Lamour Training Systems) It is a great question that many athletes that have potential or ability seem to face during these years. The topic has received much more traction since Coach Urban Meyer of Ohio State expressed how he …Read the Rest…