Pictures: Panthers vs Redskins

Cary, NC – Photographer Tom Mousseau was on the sidelines for CaryCitizen at Sunday’s NFL contest between the Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins. As reported Sunday night in Matt Young’s column, the Panthers rolled over the ‘Skins 33-20 at home. Tom filed these pictures from the game. Read more

Panthers Beat: Who Let The Dogs Out?

Story by Matt Young.

Cary-lina, NC – “Litter”-ally. Who let the dogs out? Read more

Notes From Afghanistan: Two Guys from Cary

Cary, NC – This is not a story of battle, nation-building, heroism or pain. But then again, maybe it is. Read more

RailHawks Brilliant Season Comes to an End

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos by Tom Mousseau for CaryCitizen.

Cary, NC – In 2011, Cary’s own Carolina RailHawks were the darlings of the North American Soccer League. But the dream of a championship came to an end Saturday night at Wake Med Soccer Park with a loss to arch-rivals the Minnesota Stars. Read more

Panthers Beat: Weather Or Not I’m Watching Football

Cary-lina, NC – This was the most beautiful weekend all year. Possibly in history. Anywhere.

Feeling guilty about the impending spectacular Sunday, knowing that I would be parked on my couch, I jammed a whole nature-packed weekend into my Saturday. If nothing else, but to avoid getting rickets. Read more

RailHawks: NASL Semi-Final Playoff This Saturday

Story by Hal Goodtree. Photos by Karl Fisher.

Cary, NC – The RailHawks might have been shot out of a cannon this season, with a 17-3-8 record, massive crowds at Wake Med Soccer Park and a high level of excitement at the games. But the season is on the line this Saturday, with a must-win game against the Minnesota Stars. Read more

Panther’s Beat: Carolina – The Best 1-4 Team I’ve Ever Seen

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Suzie Wolf. Mark Ratcliff also contributed to this story.

Cary-lina,  NC – I’m a day late in posting the report on the game versus the Saints. “Why?”, you may ask.

I just got home from an out-of-town trip for a wedding.  A WEDDING. ON SUNDAY! At 2 pm! IN THE FALL!

Who are these people that think this makes sense?

Thank goodness for DVRs and smartphones. Read more

WWOCS: Green Hope Soccer, Ranked #3 in Nation

Story from staff reports. Photos by Tom Mousseau.

Cary, NC – In this edition of Wide World of Cary Sports, we focus on Green Hope varsity boys soccer, ranked #1 in North Carolina and #3 in the nation, according to Max Preps. Read more

Panthers Beat: Chicago Bear-ly Wins

Story by Matt Young. File photo by Suzie Wolf.

Cary-lina, NC – The 1-3 Panthers played well this week but came up short 29 – 34 to the Chicago Bears, who are not exactly the Monsters of the Midway anymore. But let’s not forget that the Bears were in the NFC Championship just a little over 9 months ago. And one of the other two losses Carolina has been handed was to last year’s Super Bowl winners.

No, the schedule gods have not been fair to the Panthers. Before the bye, they still will have to play the Saints, the Falcons, the Redskins and the Vikings. A brutal schedule. Yet they’ve been “in” every game right to the end. Read more

Panthers Beat: The Monsoon Bowl, and Win Number One

Story by Matt Young. Photos by Suzie Wolf.

Cary, NC – It was just another week of surprises in the NFL. What do they say? “…on any given Sunday…”?

The mighty Pats lost to the lowly (and now 3-0) Bills, the Giants broke their losing streak to the so-called “Dream Team” Eagles, and the Lions broke a 13-game losing streak to the Vikes.

Most importantly, the Panthers posted a “W” with a sloppy 16-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Read more