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Kevin Connolly began his broadcasting career as an intern at FOX8 in 1986. In his time here, he’s been an Associate Producer for the news department, a Reporter/Producer on “Wake Forest Sports Sunday”, a Sports Reporter and his current position of Sports Anchor and Reporter on the FOX8 5:00 News, the FOX8 6:00 News and the FOX8 10:00 News.

Kevin helped start the popular FOX8 Prep Profile segment which highlights local high school athletes not only for their accomplishments on the field, but in the classroom as well. Kevin has also hosted the “North Carolina High School Xtra”, a 30-minute show devoted to high school sports of this state, which aired on FOX SportsSouth.

Kevin is married and has two sons. He enjoys coaching Little League baseball, spending time with his family, golfing, reading John Grisham novels and sports. Kevin wants to bring fun and enthusiasm to every sportscast because sports ARE games.

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    Painting the wall pink for Drive for the Cure

    CONCORD, N.C. — Pink is a color, but it is also a symbol for the thousands of women fighting breast cancer in this country. You will see a lot of pink in the world of sports in October as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Charlotte Motor Speedway will again be in the middle of the message: today, survivors along with soccer star Mia Hamm and drivers were painting the pit wall pink.

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    Local beach volleyball club plans to play year-round

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — I know it sounds like a contradiction to be talking about beach volleyball now that summer is officially over, but hear us out. There is a beach volleyball club here in the Piedmont that is planning on playing year-round on its outdoor courts to keep players excited about one of the hottest growing sports out there!

  • ‘Birdies for Backpacks’ at the Wyndham helps fight childhood hunger

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Over the years the Wyndham Championship has raised millions of dollars for local charities. Again this year, the fight against childhood hunger is the main charity through a program called “Birdies for Backpacks.”

  • Local athletes prepare for 2015 CrossFit Games

    The 2015 CrossFit Games start next Tuesday in Carson, Calif. William Powell is going back to defend his title as “Fittest on Earth” in the 50 to 54 age group. This year two other Piedmont residents have also qualified for the games — 16-year-old Allie Weiss and her coach Whitney Gelin.

  • 82-year-old local athlete tackles the National Senior Games

    The National Senior Games just finished up in Minnesota and  several athletes from the Piedmont made the trip to compete. Dot Sowerby, an 82-year-old ball of energy represented the North Carolina delegation. She said she hopes to be competing when she’s 100 years old.

  • Aggies hold football camp for kids

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The great recession hit a lot of people hard. In many ways, we are still recovering. One example: going to a football camp became a luxury for many families. North Carolina A&T head coach Rod Broadway understands and that’s why he recently held a “free” football clinic. FOX8’s Kevin Connolly tells us the benefits went both ways.

  • 90-year-old track team runners

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Recently the Piedmont hosted the Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships. Older athletes from all over the country were at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, but as Kevin Connolly reports, there was a group of four who kind of stole the show.

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    Teen battling bone cancer becomes softball coach, inspires others

    EDEN, N.C. — Taylor Foster was just 13 when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma — bone cancer. Surgeries and chemotherapy followed, but that was not the hardest part of her ordeal. She was told she could no longer play softball. While Taylor, now 16, can no longer play softball, that doesn’t mean she’s done with the game. A family friend shared her story with the coach of her favorite college team, Florida State, and she’s been added as an honorary […]

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    HPU baseball team joins Miracle League for All-Star Game

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The hugs, holding hands, the smiles and the laughter. The connection between the High Point University baseball team and the kids of the Miracle League happens quickly. Serving as buddies at the All-Star Game has become an annual event for the Panthers. The High Point players enjoy the break from the regular routine of practice. They also enjoy making new friends. Being involved with the Miracle League is educational. It’s learning that goes far beyond the […]

  • Major disc golf tournament taking place this weekend in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Disc golfers from around the world are in Burlington this weekend competing for a $25,000 prize in the U.S. Masters Championship. The three-course tournament is for people over the age of 40. North Carolina is a growing hot bed for the sport because you can basically play year-round.  Burlington’s Cedarock Park is among those getting high marks in the world of disc golf. In the video above, FOX8’s Kevin Connolly shows more.

  • Sprint All-Star Race preview

    Nascar racing has been compared to a circus. Today, at the Charlotte Motor Speedway it was more like a rodeo! Even Kevin Connolly went all cowboy to get ready for the Sprint All-Star Race!

  • Panthers coach Ron Rivera faces important season

    There’s not much of an off-season in the NFL, especially for a coach like Ron Rivera of the Carolina Panthers, who is fighting for his job. Rivera was in the Piedmont this morning and he’s excited about the moves the Panthers have made and excited about the upcoming year.


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