Thursday, October 29, 2009

Four Cannon soccer players named all-conference

Four Cannon School boys soccer players were named to the CISAA All-Conference team: Dillon Freer, Zach Roositch, Matt Sarett and Zach Tysinger.

The four players are joined by:

Country Day: John Kendall and States Lee.
Charlotte Christian: Will Readhead.
Charlotte Latin: Michael Grace, Jonathan Grad, David Limentani, Will McGinnis, Will O'Brien and Harper Williams.
Providence Day: Richie Erb, PJ Heacock and Conor Redmond.

Soccer: North Meck 1, Hopewell 0

North Mecklenburg finished their season with a win over cross-town rival Hopewell 1-0. Patrick Harrow scored the lone goal and Peter Rhines and Jaron Bradley teamed up for the shut out.

North Meck came back from an 0-2 start in the conference to win the I-Meck crown.

Other scores from around the area:

East Lincoln 1, North Lincoln 0

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playoff update: Oct. 28

Hopewell and North Mecklenburg both advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA volleyball tournament with wins against Lake Norman and Mallard Creek respectively. The wins set up the interesting possibility of yet another rivalry match between the two teams in the fourth round of the tournament on Saturday.

Cannon School won 4-3 over North Raleigh Christian in the NCISAA 3A boys soccer tournament.

The Cannon volleyball team fell short in the NCISAA tournament against Wesleyan Christian, losing in three straight.

North Meck golfer finishes fourth in state tournament

North Mecklenburg junior Katie Kirk finished fourth in the individual standings of the NCHSAA 4A women's golf state championship. Kirk shot a 1-under 72 on Monday and a 4-over 77 on Tuesday at Foxfire Golf and Country Club.

Katherine Perry from Athens Drive in Raleigh won the tournament (73, 71), while Allison Emrey of Ardrey Kell and Sarah Bae of Athens Drive tied for second.

Athens Drive (incidentally, coached by my step-father, Tony Alcon) won their second straight team championship by nine strokes after trailing Ardrey Kell by eight strokes after the first day.

Mattie Toby of East Lincoln tied for third in the NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A tournament. The team finished in sixth.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cannon School junior named girls' golf CISAA player of the year

Brianna Ratté, a Cannon School junior who resides in Huntersville, was named the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) player of the year in girls’ golf following an undefeated season. The 16-year-old was also named to the all-conference team for the second time along with golfers from Charlotte Country Day School and Providence Day School.

Cannon School’s girls’ golf team finished behind conference champion Charlotte Country Day School in the CISAA Conference Tournament held Oct. 20 at Skybrook Golf Course in Huntersville. This is Cannon’s second year of CISAA competition.

Playoff update: Oct. 27

North Mecklenburg plays Mallard Creek and Hopewell takes on Lake Norman in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A state volleyball playoffs tonight. East Lincoln volleyball is in the second round of the 2A tournament, where they will take on Piedmont.

Southlake Christian faces Calvary Baptist in the NCISAA 2A volleyball championships and Cannon School takes on Wesleyan in the 3A championships tonight.

In the NCISAA 3A boys soccer tournament, Cannon plays North Raleigh Christian.

Soccer: North Meck 1, Mooresville 0

The North Mecklenburg Vikings clinched the I-Meck championship last night with at 1-0 win over the Mooresville Blue Devils. The Vikings (14-4-2, 9-2) started out 0-2 in the conference, but are now on an eight game win streak.

The lone goal was scored by Jordan Marcom, with an assist from Spencer Jackson.

North Meck finishes their season Wednesday at rival Hopewell, while the Blue Devils (13-5-1, 7-4) face Lake Norman at home Wednesday.

Other soccer scores from the area:

Hopewell 2, Vance 0.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Soccer: North Meck vs. Mooresville tonight

Two of the top three teams in the competitive I-Meck conference meet tonight. North Mecklenburg, No. 11 in the Observer Sweet 16 soccer poll, will play at No. 14 Mooresville.

The game, featured as the Lake Norman News "Game of the week," could decide the conference championship. North Meck is at the top of the conference at 8-2, while Mooresville is tied with Mallard Creek in second at 7-3.

This is the next to last game for both of the teams. North Meck finishes off their season at Hopewell on Wednesday while Mooresville will face Lake Norman at home on Wednesday.

Game time is 6:30 at Mooresville High School.

Volleyball State Tournament: first round

The first round of the NCHSAA volleyball 4A state tournament was Saturday. Both North Mecklenburg and Hopewell dominated their first round matches and move on to the second round Tuesday.

North Mecklenburg beat Butler 25-24, 25-20 and 25-16 with Ali Cooke leading the team with 11 kills and 14 digs. The Vikings will face another fellow I-Meck school Mallard Creek in the second round. North Meck beat Mallard Creek in three games in both of their previous matches this season.

Hopewell dominated Sun Valley in three games, 25-12, 25-9 and 25-6. They will also face a I-Meck conference foe, Lake Norman, in the second round. Hopewell won both preseason matches against Lake Norman.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Football Scores: Oct. 23

North Mecklenburg 13, Vance 21

Hopewell 14, Mallard Creek 41

Southlake Christian 8, Northside Christian 30

East Lincoln 49, Cherryville 6