Athlete of the Week

Mark Fields II

Hough High football


Fields, a cornerback and rising senior, was picked for Nike Football’s “The Opening,” a premier summer showcase of the nation’s top 162 recruits this week at Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. Fields has committed to South Carolina. To nominate an athlete of the week, email



Locker Room Chat

Get to know Mark ...


If I won $1 million in the lottery ...

“I would definitely make good investments.”


Two famous people you’d invite to dinner?

“(NBA star) LeBron James and (NFL cornerback) Patrick Peterson are the two people I would like to meet.”

What is your favorite late-night snack?

“Soft chocolate chip cookies because they are just good.”



Games to Watch


Lake Norman Copperheads baseball

• July 11, vs. Vipers, 5 and 7:30 p.m., at Hopewell High

• July 12, vs. Smokies, 5 and 7:30 p.m., at Ardrey Kell High

• July 15, vs. Smokies, 7 p.m., at Hopewell High


Mooresville Spinners baseball

• July 11, vs. Kernersville, 7 p.m., at Moor Park

• July 13, at Charlotte, 3 p.m., at Vance High

• July 14, vs. Piedmont, 7 p.m., at Moor Park