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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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    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.

  • Guilford College softball star caps off her career

    GREENSBORO, N.C.–The season just ended for Guilford College Softball, and the team fell just short of their goal of reaching the Conference Tournament. Star player Sarah Cutright had a great year, but as Kevin Connolly found out, that’s only part of the story.    

  • Former Wake Forest star Muggsy Bogues beat the odds

    Professional sports often puts a premium on size–football loves 300 lbs. players, while basketball is fascinated with height! Former Wake Forest star Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues broke all those rules–he was the smallest man ever to play in the NBA.

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    Greensboro Stars win national championship

    The Greensboro Stars won the USA Hockey Tier II 16-and-under national championship earlier this month by beating a team from Nashville. The Youth Tier II U16AA 1-A National Championship Game was held in Troy, Mich. April 3-7. The Stars beat the Nasvhille Jr. Predators 5-1 to take the title. Their offense was outstanding all season and helped propel the team to a championship. “They did a fantastic job. They represented Greensboro…just fantastic. I can’t say enough about how they sacrificed for each […]

  • Competing for a cure for ALS

    ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a slow and silent killer that attacks the muscles in the body. First, it robs people of the ability to walk, then their ability to talk and finally their ability to breathe. Piedmont resident April Harstookis is trying to fight ALS by using her muscles with the goal of competing in one of the most demanding sporting events in the world: The Ironman Triathlon! You can vote for April at There is a […]

  • Kernersville gym offering new program for people with cancer

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A gym in Kernersville is offering a free program for people fighting cancer that are healthy enough to workout. Triangle Fitness is starting a program for any cancer patients. They must sign a waiver and get a note from their doctor. Amy Elliott has LeioMyoSarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks soft tissue. She was first diagnosed in 2008. It’s back for a third time. The staff at Triangle Fitness said the program was inspired by Amy. “It’s […]

  • Local athlete reaches the Olympics

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C.–Former Wake Forest Track and Field All-American Brent LaRue’s career features more than a few twists and turns. An elbow injury his senior year at Wake Forest brought him back to the 400 meter hurdles. After college, Brent still wanted to compete, but he also wanted to get married to his college sweetheart, Ana, who had returned to her native Slovenia in Europe. You could say his personal life had a few twists and turns, too. They got married […]

  • East Forsyth High basketball player headed to national dunk competition

    The dunk is arguably one of the most entertaining aspects of basketball, because the player can infuse a little of his (or her) own personality into the shot. Craig Hinton, a senior at East Forsyth High School, is the master of the dunk shot. He recently won an online dunk competition where fans voted on a video of some of his best  shots. Hinton is headed to the final round of the competition this weekend in Atlanta.  


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