Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Huskies, Knights lead conferences in standings

Hough and Lake Norman Charter lead their respective conferences in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings after the fall season.

The Huskies are atop the I-Meck ranking after winning the boys' soccer and volleyball titles. Lake Norman is in second place after winning the conference's girls' tennis and cross country titles.

Lake Norman Charter leads the Southern Piedmont Conference after claiming the girls' golf, boys' soccer, volleyball and girls' tennis conference titles. North Lincoln is second in the league while East Lincoln is third.

Bandys and South Iredell are second and third, respectively, in the Catawba Valley Athletic Conference barely behind Maiden.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup recognizes schools with the best overall athletic performances within individual conferences. Points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

Here are the complete conference standings:

I-Meck 4A
Hough 51
Lake Norman 47
Mallard Creek 38.5
Hopewell 30
Mooresville 29
North Mecklenburg 28.5
West Charlotte 10
Vance 10.

Southern Piedmont 1A/2A
Lake Norman Charter 95
North Lincoln 89
East Lincoln 84
Lincolnton 73
West Lincoln 72
Highland Tech 63
Cherryville 51
Bessemer City 21

Catawba Valley 2A
Maiden 33
Bandys 32
South Iredell 31
Newton-Conover 30
J.C. Draughn 28.5
East Burke 26
Bunker Hill 22.5
West Caldwell 13

Saturday, December 1, 2012

East Lincoln wins 2A state championship

WINSTON-SALEM – East Lincoln coach Mike Byus had preached to his Mustangs all season long about the importance of reaching their potential.

“We always talked to them about reaching their ceiling,” he said.

East Lincoln defeated three-time defending state champion Tarboro 24-20 Saturday at BB&T Field to win the 2A state title.

“I think we reached that ceiling today,” Byus said.

The Mustangs finish the season a perfect 16-0 to earn the school’s first football championship.

“I just enjoyed every bit of it,” said quarterback Garrett Young, the game’s most valuable player.

“We just went out there and got it.”

East Lincoln got on the scoreboard first, when senior Marquise Pharr ran for a 3-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the game.

Young’s passing would help the Mustangs move the ball to the Tarboro 13-yard line to set up a 30-yard Cory Petersen field goal early in the second quarter.

Tarboro (14-1), which had a 21-game win streak heading into the game, put together an answer, as running back Quentin Roberson broke away for a 62-yard run – assisted by a big-time block by Travonne Marshall – to put his Vikings on the board.

After a failed two-point conversion attempt, Tarboro trailed 10-6.

Young, who had 196 yards on 18-of-36 passing, combined with Jesse Earnhardt three times – for 44 yards – to set up Surratt’s 3-yard touchdown catch on a slant with less than five minutes left in the half.

The East Lincoln defense came out strong, forcing four fumbles to hold a Tarboro team averaging more than 42 points per game to six points in the first half.

Tarboro had a big third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 14-0 to get its first lead of the game.

After forcing a safety, the Vikings used two interceptions to get the momentum back.
Tarboro freshman Quantavious Battle picked off Young and returned it for 46 yards to set up a 21-yard Roberson run to get the Vikings within three points.

Aaron Moore, the Vikings’ quarterback who also sees time at corner back, intercepted Young on the following Mustang possession. Travonne Marshall had a 43-yard scoring run to give Tarboro a 20-17 lead.

“At halftime, I told the kids ‘they’re not going to go quietly,’” said Byus. “And they didn’t. They fought hard, which makes this even sweeter.”

East Lincoln leads Tarboro 17-6 in 2A title game

WINSTON-SALEMEast Lincoln leads Tarboro 17-6 at halftime in the 2A state football championship at BB&T Field.

Both teams got off to a quick start.

After East Lincoln quarterback Garrett Young found Chazz Surratt for a 35-yard pass that gave the Mustangs a first-down-and-goal at the Vikings’ 3-yard line, senior Marquise Pharr ran the ball into the end zone to open the score less than two minutes into the game.

Tarboro running back Quentin Roberson had a 57-yard run to start the Vikings’ first drive, and their offense quickly found their way to the opposing red zone.

But Surratt – a 6-foot, 180-pound freshman – forced quarterback Aaron Moore to fumble at the Mustangs’ 12-yard line to give East Lincoln the ball.

After both teams were forced to punt, Young’s passing helped the Mustangs move the ball to the Vikings’ 13-yard line to set up a 30-yard Cory Petersen field goal early in the second quarter.

Tarboro had an answer, as Roberson broke away for a 62-yard run – assisted by a big-time block by Travonne Marshall –  to put his Vikings on the board. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, Tarboro trailed 10-6.

Young, who was 13-for-20 for 150 yards in the first half, combined with Jesse Earnhardt three times – for 44 yards – to give the Mustangs a first down at the Vikings’ 5-yard line. Tarboro’s defense did its job to force an East Lincoln fourth down.

But the Mustangs went for it, and it paid off, as Young found Surratt on a slant for a 3-yard score with less than five minutes left in the half.

The East Lincoln defense came out strong, forcing four fumbles to hold a Tarboro team averaging nearly 50 points per game in the playoffs to six points in the first half.

Friday, November 30, 2012

I-Meck releases all-conference teams


Offensive Player of the Year: Marquez North – Mallard Creek
Defensive Player of the Year: Larenz Bryant – Vance
Special Teams Player of the Year: Dominique Heath – Hopewell
Punter of the Year: Destry Barnwell – Hough
Kicker of the Year: Tim Gawert – Hough 
Coach of the Year: Bobby Collins – Hough

Josh Stilley – Hough
Jalen Latter – Vance
Tijuan Sifford – Hopewell
Josh Ladowski – Lake Norman

Jaylen Samuel – Mallard Creek
Drean Long – Hough
Manny Johnson - Mooresville

Jorian Jordan – Mallard Creek
Sanders Poff – Hough
Nick Burrow – Hough
Rashaan Brown – Vance
Trey Foggie – Vance
Jermaine Sanders – Hopewell
Tahjai Watt – North Mecklenburg
Dre Howell – Mooresville
Trevor White – Mooresville

Tevin Lawshe – Mallard Creek
Keon Brewer – Vance
Zach Howder – Hopewell
Jason Sparrow –Hopewell
Will DavisLake Norman
Brendon Latham – Lake Norman
Sheldon Kinard – North Mecklenburg
Blake Porter – West Charlotte
Stephen Richards – West Charlotte

Brandon Fowler – Mallard Creek
Stephen Askhew – Mallard Creek
Lee Phelps – Mallard Creek
Blake Dueitt – Hough
Brandon Cassarino – Hough
Kirk Donaldson – Vance
Josh Williams – Vance
Malcolm Surphlis – Lake Norman

Ilim Olive – Mallard Creek
Zach Boyd – Mallard Creek
Ryan Lemke – Hough
Tristen Spruill – Vance
Nick Dykema – Lake Norman
Ralph Montgomery – Mooresville
Brandon Dixon – West Charlotte

Brain Walker – Mallard Creek
Anthony Covington – Mallard Creek
Akeem Barringer – Hough
Corey Bell – Hough
Nolan Corpening – Vance
Michael Zanders – Hopewell
Kailan Chavis – Hopewell
Jesses Seaford – Lake Norman
Karl Roberts – North Mecklenburg
Adrian Byrd – North Mecklenburg
Demar Eaves –West Charlotte


Player of the Year:  Julia Brown – Hough
Coach of the Year: Sandi Skidmore – Hough

Haley Kain – Hough
Caroline Colleran – Lake Norman
Jennifer Hart – Hough
Alexis Bednarick - Lake Norman
Mallaory Pharr – Mooresville
Katelynn Granger – North Mecklenburg
Madeline Lippy – Hough
Jasmine Lindor – Hough
Michaela Manning – Mallard Creek
Keimaya Hunter – Mallard Creek
Haley Schmidt - Hopewell
Hannah Scheffer – North Mecklenburg
Promise ShermanWest Charlotte

Boys' soccer

Player of the Year: Michael Basnett –Hough
Coach of the Year: Paul Kikta – North Meck

Cole Tesar, Austin Clamon, Eli Greear, Lucas Fisher
Michael Basnett, James Jackson, Justin Collins, Landon Moss
Lake Norman
Jeffrey Angelino, Michael Kuras, Logan Frey, Steven Demeny, Mike Carman
Mallard Creek
Sami Jilla, Daniel Faler, Zack Wright, Tyus Lopez
Noah Privott, John Merrill
North Meck
Kelvin Sarkoh, Sven Wesel, CJ Jasinski, Bryce Crocknell, Robbie Quinlan
Luis Amaya, Uriel Velasquez, Jake Speidel
West Charlotte
Luabeya Bosenge, Daniel Valder

Girls' tennis

Player of the Year: Megan Mullen – Lake Norman
Coach of the Year: Otto Weise – Hopewell

Briana Bodner – Hough
Elizabeth Chen – North Meck
Constance Crisp – Lake Norman
Tiffany Dai – Mallard Creek
Bella Dokell – Lake Norman
Mehki Fant – West Charlotte
Elizabeth Farley – Lake Norman
Gabby Lindsay – Mallard Creek
Gabby Moore – Hough
Alexus Morgan – Mallard Creek
Maggie Seibert – Mooresville
Aneta Strycokva – Hough

Girls' golf

Player of the Year: Sam Vodry – Lake Norman  

Jesse Long –Mooresville
Morgan Zemaitis – Mallard Creek     
Abby Cathcart – Mooresville 
Tessa Young – Hough           
Renee Janis – Hough
Bailey Jones – Hough
Carrina Kissam – Mooresville
Taylor Scovel – Mallard Creek          
Alex Hull – North Meck

Monday, November 12, 2012

Davidson Day QB named national player of the week

Davidson Day quarterback Will Grier was named the U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week.

Grier threw for a national record 837 yards and 10 touchdowns as Davidson Day defeated Harrells Christian 104-80 Friday night. Grier shattered the previous national mark of 764 set in 2000 by Pacific Palisades (Calif.) quarterback David Koral.

Grier, a junior, now has 5,294 passing yards for the season and 64 touchdowns. His Patriots will play Christ School in the N.C. Independent High School Athletlic Association Divisision II state title game Friday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Top seeds to meet for I-Meck volleyball title

Hough and Lake Norman, the No. 1 and 2 teams in the I-Meck 4A respectively this regular season, will meet again tonight in the conference tournament title match.

The Huskies defeated Hopewell 25-9, 25-7, 25-8 Tuesday night to move onto the championship. The Wildcats defeated Mallard Creek in a tight 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 27-25) in Tuesday's semifinal.

The I-Meck title game is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. at Hough High.

The Huskies have won both of this season's meetings with Lake Norman.

Tennis dual playoffs get under way

The first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association girls' tennis dual team playoffs was played Tuesday night. Only two of the six Lake Norman area teams that reached the postseason - Lake Norman Charter and Lake Norman High - moved on to the second round, which is scheduled to be played Oct. 23.

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

Lake Norman Charter def. Community School of Davidson 5-4

Maiden def. North Lincoln 6-2
Brevard def. Bandys 9-0

R.J. Reynolds def. Hough 5-1
Lake Norman def. Myers Park 6-0

Second-round match-ups:
Lake Norman Charter at Mt. Airy

Lake Norman at Ardrey Kell

Knights win SPC golf title, Smith is Player of the Year

Lake Norman Charter claimed the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A girls' regular season golf title. The Knights' 829 total strokes put them 90 ahead of second-place East Lincoln (919).

The Mustangs' Brittany Smith was SPC Player of the Year, outlasting runner-up Maegan Ports from Lake Norman Charter with a 198. Ports finished the year with a 203.

North Lincoln finished third as a team with a 935.

Here is the All-SPC 1A/2A girls' golf team:

Brittany Smith
East Lincoln
Maegan Ports
Lake Norman Charter
Alexis Killian
Taylor Shellman
Highland Tech
Kaelyn Pack
Lake Norman Charter
Margo Lovelace
North Lincoln
Courtney Brown
Brittany Buckstad
Lake Norman Charter
Kayla Thomas
Lake Norman Charter
Caroline Cole
Highland Tech

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smith, Dueitt named to Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

South Iredell's LaChaston Smith and Hough's Blake Dueitt were named to the North Carolina roster for the upcoming Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

The bowl, which features some of the top senior players in North and South Carolina, will be held at Spartanburg's Wofford College Dec. 15.

Here's the complete North Carolina roster:

Last NameFirst NameHigh School
PhillipsKalifA. L. Brown
JohnsonKeeonA. L. Brown
Rogers Jr.DaneCrest
WigginsSeanDavid W. Butler
BlankenshipColeDavie County
LewisGarryDouglas Byrd Senior
BlairChrisEast Forsyth
ClayAaronEastern Alamance
ThorbTimGarner Magnet
RoanePatrickGray’s Creek
WalkerBrianMallard Creek
MatauChristianNew Bern
LoganT.J.Northern Guilford
MannDequaivsNorthern Nash
WoganMattPorter Ridge
CovingtonDevanteRichmond Senior
CrowderTyroneRichmond Senior
JonesNazairRoanoke Rapids
SmithLachaston South Iredell
StarnesJordanSouth Stanly
GilmoreGregSouth View
DeleonJeffT. C. Roberson
SuberNoahT. C. Roberson
GouldRyanWest Forsyth
DueittBlakeWilliam A. Hough
DonaldsonKirkZebulon Vance
BrayntLarenzZebulon Vance

Eagles named all-conference

Several SouthLake Christian soccer and volleyball players were named to the All-Metrolina Athletic Conference teams. Christian MacArthur, Rhem Stubbs and Ty Stubbs were named to the all-conference soccer team, while Katie McGuire was honored in volleyball.

Here are the complete All-MAC teams:

Boys' soccer

Caleb Allen – Covenant Day School
Aaron Armstrong – Gaston Christian School
Cameron Church – Covenant Day School
Josh Denton – First Assembly Christian School
Michael Djali – First Assembly Christian School
Zach Dunn – Northside Christian Academy
Yohei Kawabata – Northside Christian Academy
Jonathan Love – Hickory Grove Christian School
Christian MacArthur – SouthLake Christian Academy
Joey Magnani – Gaston Christian School
Clarence Massalay – First Assembly Christian School
Matthew McKnight – Covenant Day School
Justin Melton – Gaston Christian School
Alex Pardue – Hickory Grove Christian School
Dylan Ritch – Hickory Grove Christian School
Mark Steele – Covenant Day School
Michael Stewart – Covenant Day School
Rhem Stubbs – SouthLake Christian Academy
Ty Stubbs – SouthLake Christian Academy

Hannah Billiard – Covenant Day School
Sumerlyn Carruthers – Westminster Catawba Christian School
Megan Embry – Covenant Day School
Kathryn Eudy – First Assembly Christian School
Christina Goforth – Covenant Day School
Hannah Griffin – Hickory Grove Christian School
Meghan Haigler – Metrolina Christian Academy
Katie McGuire – SouthLake Christian Academy
Hunter Moxley – Westminster Catawba Christian School
Shelly Nassar – Covenant Day School
Emily Oliver – Westminster Catawba Christian School
Anna Parson – Hickory Grove Christian School
Chezney Templeton – Hickory Grove Christian School
Caroline Zwick – First Assembly Christian School

Read more here: http://cabprepsports.blogspot.com/#storylink=cpy

Monday, September 17, 2012

Top performers - week 5

Will Grier, Davidson Day

Junior quarterback passed for 505 yards and eight touchdowns in the Patriots' 53-21 win over Parkwood.

Sanders Poff, Hough

Senior wide receiver caught for 200 yards on five catches to help the Huskies defeat Vance 33-30 and get off to a 4-1 start, a school best.

Josh Ladowski, Lake Norman

Sophomore ran for 139 yards on 16 carries while also passing for 98 yards and three touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated North Meck 35-7.

Garrett Young, East Lincoln

Senior quarterback threw for 323 yards and five touchdowns as the Mustangs beat Bessemer City 41-12.

Friday's scores

Vance 30 at Hough 33
North Meck 7 at Lake Norman 35
Hopewell 44 at West Charlotte 26
Mallard Creek 56 at Mooresville 11
Bessemer City 12 at East Lincoln 41
North Lincoln 17 at Cherryville 27
Bandys 30 at Draughn 0
South Iredell 65 at West Caldwell 0
SouthLake Christian 35 at Hickory Grove Christian 6
Parkwood 21 at Davidson Day 53

Community School of Davidson at Spartanburg Christian - N/A

This week's games

Hough (4-1) at Hopewell (1-3)
West Charlotte (1-4) at North Meck (1-3)
Lake Norman (3-2) at Mallard Creek (3-1)
Mooresville (3-2) at Vance (3-2)
East Lincoln (5-0) at North Lincoln (0-5)
Bandys (4-0) at Newton-Conover (2-3)
Bunker Hill (4-1) at South Iredell (4-1)
Asheville School (1-2) at Davidson Day (4-1)
Community School of Davidson at Westminster Catawba (0-4)

SouthLake Christian (5-0) - BYE

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Knights take first SPC 1A/2A golf meet

Lake Norman Charter kicked off the 2012 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A girls' golf season with a convincing win at Deer Brook Golf Club in Shelby on Monday.

The Knights, the defending SPC champions, fired a match low score of 142 to win the SPC's first tournament of the year.

Lake Norman Charter was led by senior Maegan Ports (40), sophomore Kaelyn Pack (48) and freshman Kate Beeken (54).  Ports also earned match medalist honors with the lowest score of the round.

The East Lincoln Mustangs finished second with a team score of 154.  East Lincoln was led by senior Brittany Smith, who placed second individually and shot a 41.  Lincolnton's Alexis Killian rounded out the top three individual scorers with a round of 42.

Team Scores

Lake Norman Charter - 142
East Lincoln - 154
North Lincoln - 163
Cherryville - 171
Highland Technology - 176
West Lincoln - 178

Top Individuals

Maegan Ports (Lake Norman Charter) - 40
Brittany Smith (East Lincoln) - 41
Alexis Killian (Lincolnton) - 42
Kaelyn Pack (Lake Norman Charter) - 48
Courtney Brown (Cherryville) - 50
Margo Lovelace (North Lincoln) - 51

North Meck names new coaches

North Mecklenburg High School has appointed two new coaches to its staff, athletic director Kevin Wilson announced Tuesday.

Gary Workman, a longtime Central Cabarrus wrestling coach, will take over the Vikings' wrestling program effective immediately. He will have close to 25 returning wrestlers, including nine seniors, back to the program. Workman takes over for Sean Finkbeiner, who resigned in July to take a job at Raleigh's Athens Drive High.

Sean Ryan will begin fall baseball workouts as he takes over the North Meck baseball program. Ryan received a full scholarship to play baseball at Rutgers and was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies. Ryan replaces Andy Carter.

Top performers - Week 3 and 4

Covering social media during the Democratic National Convention kept me from my normal job last week, so I didn't have time to put up any blog posts. But better late than never, right?

Week 3

Josh Stilley, Hough

Junior quarterback threw for 272 yards and two scores on 13-of-26 passing in the Huskies' 27-22 win against Providence.

Randy Schroeder, SouthLake Christian

Senior passed for 330 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing as his Eagles shut out Wake Christian 65-0.

Alex Scearce, Lake Norman Charter

Versatile senior led his team with 180 rushing and 64 receiving yards as the Chargers upset Lincolnton 30-28. He scored three total touchdowns in the win.

Week 3 scores

East Meck 20 at North Meck 27
Ardrey Kell 38 at Hopewell 33
Providence 22 at Hough 27
Burns 6 at Mooresville 28
Lake Norman 24 at Statesville 34
East Lincoln 48 at Bandys 20
North Lincoln 16 at Bunker Hill 39
South Iredell 41 at West Iredell 7
Wake Christian 0 at SouthLake Christian 65
Providence Day 24 at Davidson Day 15
Lincolnton 28 at Lake Norman Charter 30

Community School of Davidson (BYE)

Week 4

Dre'an Long, Hough

Senior broke his own single-game rushing record with a 216-yard, two-touchdown performance in the Huskies' 41-12 win against Berry Academy.

Joey Gass, SouthLake Christian

Senior fullback rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in his Eagles' 50-0 win over High Point Christian.

Aaron Seward, Davidson Day

Senior receiver caught for 158 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots defeated Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 62-7. 

Friday's scores

Hough 41 at Berry Academy 12
North Meck 32 at Myers Park 36
Lake Norman 21 at West Iredell 7
Northwest Cabarrus 0 at Mooresville 49
East Gaston 30 at East Lincoln 54
Bandys 42 at North Lincoln 18
SouthLake Christian 50 at High Point Christian 0
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee 7 at Davidson Day 62
Wake Christian 0 at Lake Norman Charter 67

Hopewell (BYE)
Community School of Davidson (BYE)

This week's games

Vance (3-1) at Hough (3-1)
North Meck (1-2) at Lake Norman (2-2)
Hopewell (0-3) at West Charlotte (1-3)
Mallard Creek (2-1) at Mooresville (3-1)
Bessemer City (0-4) at East Lincoln (4-0)
North Lincoln (0-4) at Cherryville (1-3)
Bandys (3-1) at Draughn (3-1)
South Iredell (3-1) at West Caldwell (0-4)
SouthLake Christian (4-0) at Hickory Grove Christian (2-1)
Parkwood (1-3) at Davidson Day (3-1)
Community School of Davidson (0-2) at Spartanburg Christian

Lake Norman Charter (BYE)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lake Norman top performers - Week 2

Dre’an Long, Hough

Senior ran for a school-record 174 yards and a score in Huskies’ 35-11 win over Myers Park.

Aaron Seward, Davidson Day

He caught seven passes for 219 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-35 win over North Raleigh Christian.

Garrett Young, East Lincoln

Senior threw for 347 yards and five touchdowns on 18-of-26 passing in 61-59 win over Hopewell.

Tijuan Sifford, Hopewell

Senior threw for a school-record 472 yards and three touchdowns in a 61-59 loss to East Lincoln

Friday's scores 

(Winners in bold)

North Meck 13 at Providence 41
Hopewell 59 at East Lincoln 61
Myers Park 11 at Hough 35
Mooresville 35 at South Meck 14
North Iredell 6 at Lake Norman 31
North Lincoln 7 at Maiden 28
Statesville 30 at South Iredell 20
Bandys 32 at Fred T. Foard 0
Trinity Christian 8 at SouthLake Christian 22
Davidson Day 42 at North Raleigh Christian 35
Lake Norman Charter 61 at Village Christian 0
First Assembly 25 at Cannon 14
Community School of Davidson 0 at Cherryville 16

This week's games

East Meck at North Meck
Ardrey Kell at Hopewell
Providence at Hough
Burns at Mooresville
Lake Norman at Statesville
East Lincoln at Bandys
North Lincoln at Madison
South Iredell at West Iredell
Wake Christian at SouthLake Christian
Providence Day at Davidson Day
Lincolnton at Lake Norman Charter

Community School of Davidson (BYE)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lake Norman top performers - Week 1

Will Grier, Davidson Day

Patriots quarterback passed for 369 yards and four touchdowns against Harrells Christian Friday. Aside from making 26 of 37 passes, he also ran for 150 yards and a score on 13 rushes.

Tijuan Sifford, Hopewell

Quaterback passed for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' loss to Providence. Sifford also ran for a 70-yard touchdown.

Lamarcus Smith-Kelley, Lake Norman Charter

Sophomore had a big game for Knights. He rushed for two touchdowns, including a 80-yarder, while also returning a kick for 96 yards for another score in Lake Norman Charter's 82-6 win against Community School of Davidson.

Friday's scores

(Winners in bold)

North Raleigh Christian 42 at Cannon 3
Community School of Davidson 6 at Lake Norman Charter 82
Harrells Christian 29 at Davidson Day 46
SouthLake Christian 48 at Westminster Catawba 0
St. Stephens 0 - Bandys 35
South Iredell 17 at Lake Norman 16
East Lincoln 35 at Newton-Conover 21
Fred T. Foard 16 - North Lincoln 13
Hough 14 at Independence 31
Hopewell 19 at Providence 30
Mooresville 14 at West Rowan 21

North Meck (BYE week)

This week's games

North Meck at Providence
Hopewell at East Lincoln
Myers Park at Hough
Mooresville at South Meck
North Iredell at Lake Norman
North Lincoln at Madison
Statesville at South Iredell
Bandys at Fred T. Foard
Trinity Christian at SouthLake Christian
Davidson Day at North Raleigh Christian
Lake Norman Charter at Village Christian
First Assembly at Cannon
Community School of Davidson at Cherryville

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bandys pitcher to play in All-America game

Bandy’s Hunter Harvey was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America baseball game, the Baltimore-based apparel company earlier this week.

The game, which showcases 36 of the country’s top high school players, will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago Aug. 18. It will air at 1:30 p.m. on the MLB Network.

Harvey, a 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher, was 8-2 on the mound for Bandys as a junior this spring. He’s the son of former MLB relief pitcher Bryan Harvey, a two-time all-star. Hunter’s brother, Kris, is a member of the Pittsburg Pirates organization.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Local baseball players named all-state

Several Lake Norman area baseball players were named to the N.C. Baseball Coaches Association's All-State teams.

Hough's Brandon Gragilla and Johnny Piedmonte led the way in 4A, while North Mecklenburg sophomore Ryder Ryan was named I-Meck Player of the Year and to the all-state squad.

East Lincoln's Addison Parrish and Bandy's Hunter Harvey were named to the 2A all-state team.

Here is a complete list of all-state selections by classification (with local players highlighted):


1.  Trevor Pence            New Bern                  POY            Mideastern
2.  Matthew Parrish      West Johnson            POY         Greater Neuse
3.  Curt Britt            Scotland                  POY            Southeastern
4.  Wood Myers            Jordan                  POY            PAC-6
5.  Will Gilbert            Green Hope            POY            Tri-Nine
6.  Vance Vizciano      Wakefield                  POY            Cap Eight
7.  Tommy Marshall      Southern Alamance      POY            Metro 7
8.  Matt Orth            Southwest Guilford      POY            Piedmont Triad
9.  Corey Randall      Davie County            POY          Central Piedmont
10. Trent Thornton      Ardrey Kell            POY            Southwestern
11. Mike Herbert      Providence            POY            Southwestern
12. Ryan Ryder            North Mecklenberg      POY            I-Meck
13. Matt Profitt            Watauga                  POY            Northwestern
14. Michael Downing      Terry Sanford            POY            Mid-South
15. Alex Rayburn      Durham Jordan          
16. Brad Stone            Ardrey Kell
17. Landon Lassiter      North Davidson
18. Chance Shepard      Ashley
19. Keaton Haack      NW Guilford
20. Jackson Campana      Providence
21. Garrett Suggs      Fuquay-Varina
22. Corey Kimber      Dudley
23. Jimmy Boyd            Middle Creek
24. Ty Buttrey            Providence
25. Dylan Ward            East Forsyth
26. Matt Eddy            Pinecrest
27. Ryan Foster            Davie County
28. Matt Tenuta            Apex
29. Brandon Gragilla      Hough
30. Johnny Piedmonte Hough

4A Player of the Year: Curt Britt - Scotland County


1.   Harry Ferrguson            Currituck            POY      Northeastern Coastal
2.   Davis Kilpatrick            DH Conley            POY      Coastal
3.   Jacob Page                  Hunt                  POY      Big East
4.   Chastin Radford             North Lenoir      POY      Eastern Carolina
5.   Max Shrock                  Card Gibbons      POY      Carolina
6.   Nick Collins                  Union Pines      POY      Cape Fear
7.   Scott Ellington            Williams            POY      Mid State
8.   Jailyn Davis                  NE Guilford      POY      Mid Piedmont
9.   Sean Grant                  West Iredell      POY      North Piedmont
10. Corey Seager            NW Cabarrus      POY      South Piedmont
11. Alex Bostic            Weddington      POY      Southern Carolina
12. Tyler Chadwick          Marvin Ridge      POY     Southern Carolina
13. Eddie Hull                  Charlotte Cath      POY      Mega 7
14. Nick Triplett                  Crest                  POY      Big South
15. Davis Hanvey            Hickory            POY      Northwestern
16. Dustin Greene            Burns            POY      South Mountain Ath
17. Colby Fox                  No Buncombe      POY      Mountain Ath
18. Rob Howard                  Tuscola            POY      WNC
19. Markel Jones            West Brunswick
20. Brody Koener            JM Robinson
21. Reily Hovis                  Forest View
22. Nick Monroe            Eastern Alamance    
23. Nick Debo                  Orange
24. DC Arendas                  Northern Guilford
25. Jeremy Schellhorn      Weddington
26. Zach Mozingo            Eastern Wayne
27. Kevin Wise                  Southern Wayne

3A Player of the Year: Corey Seager - Northwest Cabarrus


1.   Trent Hansley      Topsail                  POY      East Central
2.   Chad Briley            No Pitt                  POY      Eastern Plains
3.   Clay Lockamon      Roanoke Rapids            POY      Northern Carolina
4.   Matt Fuhr            South Granville            POY      Carolina 12
5.   Matt Lowry            No Brunswick            POY      Waccamaw
6.   Alex Britt            Fairmont                  POY      3 Rivers
7.   Christian Snyder      Providence Grove      POY      Mid-State
8.   Dylan Richardson      Randleman            POY       Pac-6
9.   Tyler Stroup            East Davidson            POY       Central Carolina
10. Jake Walser            West Davidson            POY      Central Carolina
11. Colby Barnette      Piedmont                  POY      Rocky River
12. Addison Parrish      East Lincoln          POY     Southern Piedmont
13. Hunter Harvey      Bandys                  POY       Catawba Valley
14. Blaine Durham      West Stokes            POY      Northwest
15. Stefan Susi            Wilkes Central            POY       Mountain Valley
16. Roberto Taft      Polk                        POY       Western Highlands
17. Hunter Donaldson No Henderson            POY      WNC Athletic
18. Hunter Smith      Surry Central
19. Cameron Tekker      Cuthbertson
20. John Mangum      Cuthbertson
21. Ridge Beheler      East Rutherford
22. Lucas Owens      East Rutherford
23. Bryant Battle      North Pitt
24. Chance DuCharme First Flight
25. Joel Booker            Polk                      
26. Andrew Webster      Northwood                            
27. Zack Cooper            South Granville
28. Cody Trogdon      Randleman
29. Easton Welch      Randleman
30. Hunter Smith      Whiteville
31. Nathan Hood       Whiteville
32. Kyland Tyler            Whiteville

2A Player of the Year: Matt Lowry - North Brunswick


1.   Terrence Jackson            Creswell                  POY            Tideland
2. Austin Freese                  Perquimans            POY            Four Rivers
3. Jonathan Hayes            Gates County          POY            Tar-Roanoke
4. Austin Benson            Southwest Onslow      POY          Coastal Plains
5. Matt Sugg                  Ayden-Grifton            POY            Carolina
6. Chad Sykes                  Voyager Academy       POY            Carolina 12
7. Stephen Wallace            South Stanley            POY            Yadkin Valley
8. Zach Wall                  Hayesville               POY            Smoky Mtn.
9. Jacob Rhodes                  Hiwassee Dam            POY            Smoky Mtn.
10. Jackson Reister            Mitchell               POY            Western Highland
11. Russ Weiker                  South Stanley          
12 Grayson Short            South Stanley
13. Jordan Starnes            South Stanley
14. Samuel Linn                  Hendersonville
15. J. P. Lisk                  South Stanley
16. Will Sheppard            West Wilkes
17. Hunter Hamilton            West Montgomery
18. Cody McKenzie            West Montgomery
19. Loy Stone                  Voyager Academy
20. Brett Godwin            Midway
21. Riley Baggett            Midway
22. Brandon Marsh            Northside
23. Hunter Early                  Manteo
24. J. P. Padgett                  Dixon
25. Matt Rouse                  Dixon
26. Will Gurganus            Riverside
27. Tyler Woodhouse            Camden

1A Player of the Year: Stephen Wallace - South Stanley