Monday, May 14, 2012

Two Lincoln County athletes claim state titles

East Lincoln's Marcus "Bubba" McDowell and North Lincoln's Allie Castro both won individual state championships at last weekend's 2A track and field meet.

McDowell, a senior, won the 400-meter title with a 48.72. Castro's 11:18.62 time in the 3,200 meters allowed her to claim her state title. She was more than eight seconds faster than the state runner-up.

North Lincoln's Andrew Fea was second in the 1,600 meter run with a 4:27.80, while Ryan Shannon was third in the 3,200 meters (9:54.30).

Lake Norman Charter participated in the 1A state meet, where they were led by Stephanie Zaino's third place finish in the 3,200 meters as well as the boys' 4x800 meter relay team (Michael Westbay, Nathan Farber, Stephen Hack, Chris Hack) that finished as state runner-up. Here are the full 1A results.

South Iredell tennis player is state runner-up

South Iredell’s Patrick Hensley had a good weekend at the 2A boys’ tennis state championships, winning three matches to reach the state final match.

Hensley, a senior, defeated Central Davidson’s Levi Bruff 6-3, 6-1 in the first round before coming back from behind to beat Hillsborough Cedar Ridge’s Zac Marion 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

On the second day of the tournament, Hensley defeated Eben Wells (Kill Devil Hills First Flight) 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinal before losing to Salisbury freshman Michael Ogden 6-4, 6-0 for the state championship.

Hensley was state runner-up for a second year in a row.

Other Lake Norman area players didn't fare as well.

Jake Combs (Mooresville) dropped his first-round match 6-1, 6-0 to Greensboro Page’s Austin Ansari, while Greensboro Grimsley’s Will Albright and Graham Pearson defeated Ryan Wydra-Collin Black (Hough) 6-1, 6-3 in the first round of doubles play.

Lake Norman playoff update (May 14)

This past weekend was a busy one in playoff action. Here is a recap of results (Lake Norman area teams in bold).


Lake Norman Charter def. North Moore 5-3
East Rutherford def. North Lincoln 2-1
East Lincoln def. South Iredell 3-2
Bandys def. West Stokes 20-3
Mooresville def. Olympic 7-3
Hough def. Porter Ridge 2-1
Lake Norman def. Sun Valley 3-0
Asheville Roberson def. Hopewell  6-5

Tuesday's second round games:
Lake Norman Charter at Hendersonville
Shelby at East Lincoln
Bandys at Wilkes Central
Lake Norman at Mallard Creek
Mooresville at Hough

Click here for full baseball brackets.


Lincoln Charter def. East Montgomery 5-2
Lake Norman Charter def. Hiwassee Dam 5-3
Chase def. East Lincoln 5-4
North Lincoln def. South Iredell 3-1
Bandys def. West Davidson 11-1
Olympic def. Hopewell 10-1
Hough def. Sun Valley 5-4
Lake Norman def. Butler 13-0
Asheville Roberson def. Mooresville 22-2

Tuesday’s second-round games:
Lincoln Charter at North Moore
Lake Norman Charter vs. Cherokee/Mitchell
Polk County at North Lincoln
West Lincoln at Bandys
Hough at Olympic
Porter Ridge at Lake Norman

Click here for full softball brackets.

Girls' soccer

Lake Norman Charter def. Union Academy 5-0
Shelby def. Bandys 4-1
Polk County def. East Lincoln 3-2 OT
South Iredell def. Wheatmore 8-6 OT
Lake Norman def. Olympic 4-1
Hough def. Sun Valley 3-1

Tuesday’s third-round games:
Central Academy at Lake Norman Charter
Polk County at South Iredell
Lake Norman at Asheville A.C. Reynolds
Hough at Asheville T.C. Roberson

Click here for full girls' soccer brackets.

Boys' lacrosse

Lake Norman's 18-3 win against Greensboro Grimsley Friday will send the Wildcats to the state semifinals against Myers Park.

Lake Norman (21-0) will host the Mustangs (17-3) Tuesday night. The winner of that  game will play for a state championship against either Raleigh Athens Drive or Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.

Girls' lacrosse

Lake Norman dropped a 16-7 game to Marvin Ridge in the state quarterfinals Friday to end their quest for a state championship.

The Lady Wildcats finished the year 13-6 after being runners-up in Conference 7 to Myers Park, which dropped the other western quarterfinal to Charlotte Catholic. For a bracket, go here.