Monday, October 31, 2011

NCHSAA soccer playoffs released

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its boys' soccer playoffs Monday morning.

In the 1A bracket, Pine Lake Prep and Lake Norman Charter made the tournament. The Knights earned a first-round bye and will play the winner of the South Stanly at North Moore game.

North Lincoln and East Lincoln made the 2A tournament from the Southern Piedmont Conference, while South Iredell and Bandys are the local teams representing the Catawba Vally Conference.

The I-Meck had six selections to the playoffs, including Lake Norman, Mooresville, Hopewell and Hough.

First-round games have to be played by Wednesday. Here are the match-ups (local teams in bold):

Pine Lake Prep at Thomas Jefferson
Lake Norman Charter BYE

North Lincoln at Shelby
Maiden at East Lincoln
Starmount at South Iredell
Bandys at Surry Central

Sun Valley at Lake Norman
Mooresville at Watauga
Hopewell at Porter Ridge
Ardrey Kell at Hough

For full brackets, visit the NCHSAA website.

10/31 playoff update


Brackets for both the N.C. High School Athletic Association and N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association football playoffs were released during the weekend. Here are the match-ups for Lake Norman-area teams (local teams in bold):

No. 5 Lake Norman Charter at No. 4 South Stokes

No. 8 East Lincoln at No. 1 Starmount

No. 7 East Davidson at No. 2 South Iredell
No. 6 Ashe County at No. 3 Bandys

No. 8 Hopewell at No. 1 TC Roberson
No. 7 East Gaston at No. 2 Mooresville

No. 7 Lake Norman at No. 2 South Caldwell

Div. II
No. 8 Forsyth Country Day at No. 1 SouthLake Christian

Div. III
No. 4 Fayetteville Christian at No. 1 Davidson Day (to be played at Hopewell High)

In the NCHSAA playoffs, Bandys and Hough both lost in the fourth round of their respective brackets.

North Surry def. Bandys 3-2

Watauga def. Hough 3-0

SouthLake Christian wrapped up its season Saturday, losing its first match of the year in the 3A state championship game against Charlotte Latin, which won its eighth consecutive state title. The Eagles finished the year with a 27-1 record.

SouthLake Christian def. Charlotte Latin 3-0

Cross country
The NCHSAA regionals were held Saturday. Lake Norman Charter and North Lincoln had a good weekend, winning both the girls' and boys' West regional titles in the 1A and 2A classes, respectively.

The Knight boys were led by Michael Westbay and Jordan Wallace, who finished third and fourth respectively in the race. On the girls' side, Sarah Hardin won the regional title with a time of 20:18, while Stephanie Zaino finished second in the race.

North Lincoln's boys were led by regional champion Chris Boyle and Andrew Fea, who finished second., while Savannah Fornshell's second-place finish led the girls. East Lincoln finished second in the boys' side and fourth in the girls' standings.

At the 4A regional races, Lake Norman and Mooresville finished sixth and seventh in the boys' standings, while Hough finished 10th, Hopewell 17th and North Mecklenburg 18th.The Wildcats' girls led local teams, finishing sixth, while Hough was ninth. North Meck was 14th, Mooresville 15th and Hopewell 16th.

For complete results, N.C. Runners has them compiled.

The state championships take place Saturday.

The NCISAA state championships were held this weekend. Davidson Day's girls had the best outcome, finishing secon at the event. They were led by Melissa Zammitti, who was fourth in the race, and Rachel Bringewatt, who was eighth. The Patriot boys  finished sixth at the event. SouthLake was 14th in the girls' side and 16th in the boys' standings at the 2A races.

For complete results, check out the NCISAA's website.

Friday, October 28, 2011

10/28 playoff update

NCHSAA volleyball
Hough and Bandys are the lone Lake Norman-area teams that survived the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association volleyball playoffs, as Lake Norman Charter (26-1) and Lake Norman (22-6) were eliminated in their respective brackets.

Lake Norman Charter's loss, to Randleman, in the 1A bracket was the team's first of the season.

Here are Thursday's results (with local teams in bold):

Hendersonville def. Lake Norman Charter 3-2

Bandys def. Randleman 3-0

Watauga def. Lake Norman 3-0
Hough def. McDowell 3-1

Fourth-round games, the sectional championships, will take place Saturday. Hough (26-3) will travel to Boone to face Watauga (21-7), while Bandys (19-3) will play at North Surry (29-2) in Mount Airy for a trip to the state semifinals. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

10/26 playoff update

NCHSAA girls' tennis

Lake Norman Charter lost in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls' tennis dual playoffs, while Lake Norman High moved on to the third round.

East Wilkes def. Lake Norman Charter 5-1

Lake Norman def. Northwest Guildford 6-0

Third round (Monday 4 p.m.)
Myers Park at Lake Norman

NCHSAA volleyball
Four Lake Norman-area teams moved on to the district round of the NCHSAA playoffs.

Still-undefeated Lake Norman Charter (25-0) swept Avery 3-0, while I-Meck teams Lake Norman and Hough defeated conference foes North Meck and Hopewell, respectively, to move on to the third round of the playoffs.

Here are how local teams fared Tuesday (local teams in bold):

Lake Norman Charter def. Avery 3-0

Mountain Heritage def. North Lincoln 3-2
Newton Conover def. East Lincoln 3-0
Bandys def. Piedmont 3-0

Lake Norman def. North Meck 3-1
Hough def. Hopewell 3-0
Third round (Thursday 7 p.m.)

Hendersonville at Lake Norman Charter
Randleman at Bandys
Watauga at Lake Norman
Hough at McDowell

NCISAA volleyball
Davidson Day was upset in its first-round game by Halifax Academy the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A volleyball playoffs. The Patriots lost 3-2.

Undefeated SouthLake Christian (25-0) had a first-round bye and will play Forsyth Country Day in the 3A quarterfinals at Cary Academy's SEA Gym Friday at 1 p.m.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Patriots, Eagles earn volleyball playoff berths

Davidson Day and SouthLake Christian earned spots in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association volleyball playoffs.

Davidson Day is the 2A tournament's No. 6 seed after going 13-3 this season. The Patriots will host No. 11 seed Halifax Academy, which comes into the tournament with a 13-7 record.

SouthLake has a first-round bye after earning the No. 2 seed in the 3A tournament. The undefeated Eagles (25-0) will host the winner of the game between No. 7 Covenant Day (17-8) and No. 10 Forsyth Country Day (12-6).

For full brackets, visit the NCISAA's volleyball website.

10/24 playoff update

NCHSAA volleyball
Lake Norman-area volleyball teams had a pretty good weekend. Of the nine local teams that made the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, seven moved on to the second round of play. Here are the scores from Saturday's first-round matches:

Lake Norman Charter def. Mitchell 3-0
Albemarle def. Lincoln Charter 3-0


North Lincoln def. East Burke 3-1
East Lincoln def. Trinity 3-0


North Meck def. East Gaston 3-0
Lake Norman def. Sun Vally 3-0
Hopewell def. Porter Ridge 3-2
Hough def. South Meck 3-0
McDowell def. Mooresville 3-0

Second round matches (Tuesday 7 p.m.):
Avery at Lake Norman Charter
Mountain Heritage at North Lincoln
East Lincoln at Newton-Conover
Hopewell at Hough
North Meck at Lake Norman

NCISAA boys' soccer
The lone Lake Norman-area soccer team in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association boys' soccer playoffs, Davidson Day, fell in the first round of play in the 2A bracket. The Patriots, the SPAA conference champions and theh tournament's No. 10 seed, lost to No. 7 Caldwell Academy 4-1 Friday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Girls' tennis playoff update - first round

Lake Norman-area girls' tennis squads had mixed results in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual team playoffs, as only two of the six local teams moved on to the second round.

Lake Norman and Lake Norman Charter were the lone two teams who won their first-round matchups.

The Wildcats will travel to Northwest Guilford, while the Knights will host East Wilkes. Both teams will play Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Here are the scores of Tuesday's matches.

Lake Norman Charter defeated Pine Lake Prep 5-1

Brevard defeated Bandys 6-2
West Davidson defeated North Lincoln 5-4

Lake Norman defeated Davie 5-1
Grimsley defeated Hough 5-1

For full brackets, visit the NCHSAA website.

Volleyball playoffs begin Saturday

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its volleyball playoff brackets Thursday. First round of play begins Saturday.

Several Lake Norman-area squads made the postseason.

Lake Norman Charter, which was undefeated in its first season in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A, claimed a No. 1 seed in the 1A playoffs, while Hough claimed a top seed in the 4A brackets after outlasting I-Meck co-champions Lake Norman in five sets 25-14, 21-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-10.

Here are the draws for local teams, which are highlighted:

No. 3 Mitchell (2-18) at No. 1 Lake Norman Charter (23-0)
WC Lincoln Charter (13-4) at No. 1 Albermarle (21-6)

No. 5 East Burke (12-9) at No. 1 North Lincoln (14-10)
No. 3 Trinity (8-12) at No. 2 East Lincoln (9-9)


No. 3 North Meck (18-8) at No. 1 East Gaston (13-10)
No. 2 Sun Valley (3-16) at No. 2 Lake Norman (20-5)
No. 5 Hopewell (5-18) at No. 1 Porter Ridge (11-11)
No. 4 South Meck (11-8) at No. 1 Hough (23-3)
No. 4 Mooresville (16-7) at No. 1 McDowell (17-4)

For links to the full brackets, visit the NCHSAA website.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mustangs win SPC girls' golf title

Behind Brittany Smith's 18-hole score of 83, the East Lincoln girls' golf team was crowned Southern Piedmont 1A/2A champions Monday. Tori Morgan, who shot a 102, and Taylor Johnson, who shot a 111, also scored for the Mustangs.

East Lincoln's final score of 296 was only one stroke better than runners-up Lake Norman Charter. The Knights were led by Maegan Ports, who shot an 88, as well as Kaelyn Pack and Brittany Buckstad.

North Lincoln, which finished the tournament with a score of 305, finished third.

East Lincoln
Brittany Smith - 83
Tori Morgan - 102
Taylor Johnson - 111
TOTAL - 296

Lake Norman Charter
Maegan Ports - 88
Kaelyn Pack - 99
Brittany Buckstad - 110
TOTAL - 297

North Lincoln
KC Krisler - 98
Hanna Nixon - 103
Brooke Bennes - 104
TOTAL - 305

Monday, October 17, 2011

Girls' tennis dual team brackets released

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its girls' tennis dual team brackets Monday morning.

Six Lake Norman-area teams - Lake Norman Charter (1A), Pine Lake Prep (1A), North Lincoln (2A), Bandys (2A), Hough (4A) and Lake Norman (4A) - made their respective postseason tournaments.

First round of play is slated for tomorrow.

Here are the full brackets. Local teams are bolded.

1A brackets

BYE No. 1 N.C. School of Science and Math
WC NH-East (4-6) at No. 1 Gates (8-7)
BYE No. 1 Riverside (9-3)
WC Franklin Academy (8-8) at No. 1 Dixon (5-2)
BYE No. 1 Spring Creek (9-1)
WC Lejeune (10-1) at No. 1 Pender (3-3)
BYE No. 1 East Columbus (9-5)
No. 2 Raleigh Charter (10-8) at No. 2 Rosewood (6-4)
BYE No. 1 Thomas Jefferson (8-2)
WC North Stokes (11-5) at No. 1 East Montgomery (19-0)
No. 1 Pine Lake Prep (2-8) at No. 1 Lake Norman Charter (10-2)
No. 2 Bishop McGuinness (14-2) at No. 2 East Wilkes (14-3)
BYE No. 1 Union Academy (3-4)
WC Chatham Central (13-6) at No. 2 Gray Stone (12-3)
BYE No. 1 Mt. Airy (22-1)
WC Hendersonville (10-4) at No. 1 Elkin (16-2)

2A brackets

No. 2 Tarboro (17-2) at No. 1 First Flight (13-0)
No. 2 Swansboro (13-3) at No. 1 Roan Rapids (13-3)
No. 2 Reidsville (12-5) at No. 1 Cedar Ridge (17-2)
WC Croatan (13-3) at No. 1 Fairmong (13-0)
No. 2 Warren (10-2) at No. 1 Topsai (14-4)
No. 2 Holmes (13-5) at No. 1 Greene Central (17-7)
No. 2 Carrboro (13-4) at No. 1 Whiteville (13-2)
WC East Duplin (12-4) at No. 1 Jordan Matthews (14-3)
No. 2 Bandys (14-3) at No. 1 Brevard (14-0)
No. 1 Salisbury (15-1) at No. 1 Surry Central (8-7)
WC Bunker Hill (15-5) at No. 1 Polk County (14-1)
No. 2 Trinity (6-10) at No. 1 Cuthbertson (10-1)
No. 1 Maiden (18-2) at No. 1 Wilkes Central (12-4)
No. 2 Central Davidson (14-3) at No. 1 Shelby (15-0)
WC West Davidson (13-6) at No. 1 North Lincoln (8-2)
No. 2 North Stanly (8-3) at No. 1 Wheatmore (17-2)

3A brackets

No. 1 Nash Central (15-0) at No. 1 Aycock (22-1)
No. 2 Jacksonville (12-3) at No. 1 South Brunswick (12-4)
No. 2 Eastern Wayne (13-4) at No. 1 Currituck (6-8)
No. 2 Rocky Mount (10-6) at No. 1 West Carteret (13-0)
No. 2 Chapel Hill (9-3) at No. 1 Walter Williams (15-1)
No. 2 Ledford (14-7) at No. 1 Union Pines (16-0)
No. 2 Northern Guilford (14-2) at No. 1 Asheboro (15-3)
No. 2 Western Harnett (11-4) at No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons (20-5)
No. 2 Mount Pleasant (15-2) at No. 1 East Rowan (14-0)
WC Northwest Cabarrus (11-6) at No. 1 Weddington (12-1)
No. 1 Charlotte Catholic (16-2) at No. 1 Cox Mill (14-2)
WC Marvin Ridge (11-3) at No. 1 Forestview (11-1)
No. 2 Jesse Carson (14-3) at No. 1 Hickory (15-2)
WC Harding (7-1) at No. 1 Patton (11-2)
No. 2 South Point (6-2) at No. 1 Asheville (15-3)
WC Hibriten (10-5) at No. 1 Franklin (12-2)

4A brackets

No. 2 Person (16-3) at No. 1 Hoggard (7-4)
No. 2 Panther Creek (15-2) at No. 1 Clayton (19-1)
WC Smithfield Selma (15-5) at No. 1 Terry Sanford (16-0)
No. 2 Millbrook (15-5) at No. 1 Pinecrest (11-2)
No. 2 Scotland County (9-4) at No. 1 East Chapel Hill (17-3)
No. 2 New Hanover (14-3) at No. 1 Broughton (18-0)
No. 2 Garner (12-4) at No. 2 Jack Britt (11-3)
WC Enloe (10-4) at No. 1 Green Hope (19-1)
No. 2 Hough (11-2) at No. 1 Grimsley (12-3)
No. 2 Southwest Guilford (7-10) at No. 1 Porter Ridge (10-5)
WC Southeast Guilford (13-3) at No. 1West Forsyth (10-0)
No.1 Providence (10-2) at No. 1 Olympic (9-4)
No. 2 Page (14-2) at No. 1 Northwest Guilford (12-2-1)
No. 2 Davie (8-5) at No. 1 Lake Norman (15-2)
WC Reagan (11-4) at No. 1 AC Reynolds (11-2)
No. 2 Myers Park (11-3) at No. 1 Watauga (13-4)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Davidson Day senior commits to VMI

Photo courtesy of Paul Cotter
 Davidson Day guard/forward Dorian Albritton committed to play basketball at Virginia Military Institute, the school announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game last season for the 22-10 Patriots.

“It’s a great feeling to know that the hard work I’ve invested provided me with a number of college options,” said Albritton in a statement. “It was a challenging process, but I felt that VMI sets me up for success beyond graduation. Also, I was very impressed with the coaching staff. I really like their style of play.”

Albritton, who also considered Boston University, Yale, Colgate, Winthrop and New Hampshire, will sign his national letter of intent next month.

“I am very proud and excited for Dorian,” said Davidson Day boys' basketball coach Ron Johnson in a statement. “He's worked incredibly hard to earn this opportunity.”