Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Concord High to rename baseball field

Concord High School will have a dedication ceremony to officially rename its baseball field to honor former coach Bill Ford Friday at 6:30 p.m. before the Spiders' regular-season finale against rival A.L. Brown.

The school announced its plans to rename the field earlier this year. On Feb. 5, Ford, who from 1960-1989 was a fixture at Concord High serving as its baseball coach, athletic director and driver's education teacher, was recognized for his career between the Spiders' varsity basketball games.

Eagle signs with St. Andrews

First Assembly Christian senior Nate Cantadore signed to play basketball with St. Andrews University, a school in Laurinburg that competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Cantadore, a co-captain for the NCISAA 2A state runner-up Eagles, was an All-Metrolina Athletic Conference selection after averaging 15.2 points per game. The shooting guard led the team with a 92 percent free-throw average as well as with 3.2 three-pointers per game.

(From left) First Assembly coach Frankie Cantadore, Nate Cantadore, Frank Cantadore, his father, and Andrew Brown, St. Andrews University head coach