Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I-Meck 4A winter all-conference teams

I-Meck 4A boys’ basketball all-conference
C.J. Bryce, Hopewell
Dre Howell, Mooresville
Tahjai Watt, North Meck
Kishawn Pritchett, Lake Norman
Dominique Henderson, Mallard Creek
Dupree Potter, Mallard Creek
Caleb Davis, Vance
Torin Dorn, Vance
Malek Massey, Vance
Luke Maye, Hough
Drexler Clark, Hough
Trey Foster, West Charlotte
Gabon Williams, West Charlotte
Austin Harris, West Charlotte

Player of the Year: Kennedy Meeks, west Charlotte
Coach of the Year: Justin Batts, Hough

I-Meck 4A girls’ basketball all-conference
Bryanna Curry, Hopewell
Mariah Washington, Hopewell
Kelsey Dean, Hough
Julia Brown, Hough
Brandi Arey, Hough
Argia Gibson, Lake Norman
Chantel Williams, Mallard Creek
Brianna Nichols, Mallard Creek
Amber Sherrill, Mooresville
Jasmine Bullock, North Meck
Jasmine Cash, North Meck
Jessica Gaston, West Charlotte
Rachel Porter, West Charlotte
Diamond Foggie, Vance

Player of the Year: Destiny Barrino, North Meck
Coach of the Year: Jennifer Baker, North Meck

I-Meck 4A wrestling all-conference
106 - Austin Powell (Hough),  Samuel Crisp (Mooresville)
113 - Conner Kominek (Lake Norman),   Tucker Key (Mooresville)
120 - Jamie Wright (Mooresville), Cody Karns  (Lake Norman)
126 - Kevin O’Brien (Hough), Antonio Patterson (West Charlotte)
132 - Jalen Hill (North Meck),  Hunter Owens (Hough)
138 - Josh Motsinger (Vance),  Tanner Russ (Hough)
145 - Adam Nivens (Hough), Eddie McGrail (Lake Norman)
152 - Jarred Brooks (Mooresville), Jacob Efird (Hough)
160 - Sebastian Barreto (Hough), Marquel Thompson (North Meck)
170 - Ryan Devlin (Lake Norman), Palmer Maples (Hough)
182 - Dontrez Patterson (Mooresville), Gore Vaughn (Hopewell)
195 - Deshjion Whitlock (Hopewell), Austin Newell (Hough)
220 - Jackson Dowless (Lake Norman), Kenan Ralph (Mallard Creek)
285 - Connor Brooks (Hough), Brendan Latham (Lake Norman)

Wrestler of the Year: Cody Karns (Lake Norman)

Coach of the Year:  Tripp Rogers (Hough)

I-Meck 4A swimming and diving all-conference
200 medley relay
Hough (Alexandria Kitchens, Ally Dupay, Katie O’Brien, Emily Allen)
Lake Norman (Elle Tucker, Kalyn Fetter, Erin Dickerman, Courtney Fulton)
200 free
Jessica Merritt, Hough
Lauren McRae , Mallard Creek
200 IM
Megan Dupay , Hough
Ally Dupay, Hough
50 free
Emily  Allen, Hough
Shannon Bauer, Hough
Karly Adams, Hough
Katelyn Abernathy, Hough
100 fly
Katie O’Brien, Hough
Heather Merritt, Hough
100 free
Emily Allen, Hough
Rachel Bright, Hough
500 free
Ally Dupay, Hough
Morgan Holbrook, Lake Norman
200 free relay
Hough (Emily Allen, Heather Merritt, Shannon Bauer, Jessica Merritt)
Lake Norman (Maddy Gillman, Erin Dickerman, Christine Wirt, Morgan Holbrook)
100 back
Heather Merritt, Hough
Alexandria Kitchens, Hough
100 breast
Jessica Merritt, Hough
Kalyn Fetter, Lake Norman
400 free relay
Hough (Katie O’Brien, Heather Merritt, Ally Dupay, Jessica Merritt)
Lake Norman (Courtney Fulton, Maddy Gillman, Christine Wirt, Morgan Holbrook)
200 medley relay
Hough (Jack Manchester, Andrew Botelho, Trey Poff, Jeffery Manchester)
Lake Norman (Austin Tucker, Justin Lindly, Austin Hill, Eric Koehler)
200 free
Jack Manchester, Hough
Charles Blinn, Lake Norman
200 IM
Andrew Botelho, Hough
Brian Davis, Hough
50 free
Brody Heck, Lake Norman
Patrick Cowley, Hough
Charles Mitchell, Hough
Colby Hendrix, Lake Norman
100 fly
Trey Poff, Hough
Josh Moore, Vance
100 free                              
Brody Heck, Lake Norman
Mark Brittain, Hopewell
500 free
Trey Poff, Hough
Evan Heldman, Hough
200 free relay
Lake Norman (John Suther, Eric Koehler, Charles Blinn, Brody Heck)
Hough (Andrew Petry, Alex Kirven, Patrick Cowley, Jeffery Manchester)
100 back
Jack Manchester, Hough
Austin Hill, Lake Norman
100 breast
Mark Brittain, Hopewell
Brian Davis, Hough
400 free relay
Hough (Andrew Petry, Andrew Botelho, Patrick Cowley, Jack Manchester)
Lake Norman (John Suther, Austin Hill, Charles Blinn, Brody Heck)

Coach of the Year: Tim Queen, Hough

Monday, March 11, 2013

North Meck looks to learn from loss

North Mecklenburg's girls' basketball team fell to Porter Ridge 67-46 in the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 4A western regional semifinals Friday night.

The Lady Vikings were outscored 14-4 in the opening four minutes of the game and couldn't crawl out of the hole. The I-Meck 4A regular-season champions finished their year 26-4.

"It doesn't diminish what we accomplished this year and the fact that we made that big turnaround from the year before and since I got there," said fourth-year North Meck coach Jennifer Baker.

Junior Destiny Barrino and sophomore reserve Jaydah Hayden led North Meck in scoring against the Pirates, tallying 14 points each.

Although the Vikings lose four seniors, Kelly Beasley, Jasmine Bullock, Jasmine Cash and Kelsey Ellison, Baker hopes the rest of her team learns from the program's first trip to regionals since 2008.

"You're dealing with a lot of kids who had never been here before. ... Now they know what it feels like," she said. "Hopefully, when they're presented with the challenge again, they'll step up and knock their opponent down."

With Barrino, whose 12 points per game led the team, slated to return alongside with fellow junior Brianna Jones and other young players, Baker hopes her team can carry this year's success onward.

"Our future looks bright," she said.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Huskies ousted by Olympic

Hough's run in the N.C. High School Athletic Association's 4A playoffs ended Thursday night, as the Huskies fell to nationally-ranked Olympic 75-55 in the regional semifinals.

Despite early foul trouble, sophomore Luke Maye led the Huskies with another double-double - 14 points and 10 rebounds. Drexler Clark had 11, while Theo Mack added 9.

The third-year Huskies finish their year 23-6.

North Meck's girls play tonight

Lake Norman-area teams haven't had much success this week, with Bandys' and Lake Norman Charters' girls as well as Hough's boys losing in their respective regional semifinals.

But North Mecklenburg's girls' basketball team will look to change that tonight. The Lady Vikings will face Porter Ridge at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center for a chance to play in the 4A semifinals Saturday night.

For updates from tonight's game, follow @sergiotovar on Twitter.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bandys ends season

Bandys' girls' basketball team fell to Pisgah 57-45 in Wednesday's N.C. High School Athletic Association's 2A regional semifinals to end its season.

The Lady Trojans had 18 points from Madi Story and 10 points and 10 rebounds from Sarah Goble, but that wasn't enough to overcome Pisgah.

Bandys finishes its year 27-3.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Knights end their season

Lake Norman Charter's girls' basketball team lost to Bishop McGuinness 82-63 at Tuesday night's 1A West regional semifinals in Greensboro to end its season.

The Knights finished the year 23-6.

For more, see the full game recap.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Area trio claims individual state titles

East Lincoln's Jeremy Tarleton, Bandys' Anthony Christopher and Lake Norman's Cody Karns were crowned state champions at Saturday's N.C. High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament in Greensboro.

Here are the scores for the championship matches:

170 pounds: Jeremy Tarleton (East Lincoln) DEC Andrew Brotherton (Bandys) 11-6
195 pounds: Anthony Christopher (Bandys) DEC Kyle Colborn (Croatan) 9-3

120 pounds: Cody Karns (Lake Norman) DEC Irvin Enriquez (Pinecrest) 12-5

Four Lake Norman-area squad reach regional semifinals

Hough beat West Charlotte for a second straight time to earn its first trip to the regional boys' basketball semifinals.

Lake Norman Charter's, Bandys' and North Mecklenburg's girls moved on to this week's regional semifinals.

Here are Friday's third-round scores and the regional semifinal matchups for local teams (in bold):

Boys' basketball playoffs
Friday's third round
(1) Winston-Salem Prep def. (4) Lake Norman Charter 66-55

(1) Smoky Mountain def. (4) East Lincoln 78-69

(6) Hough def. (2) West Charlotte 61-52

Regional semifinals
(6) Hough (23-5) vs. (1) Olympic (27-0)  March 7 at 7.p.m., Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center

Girls' basketball playoffs

Friday's third round

(3) Lake Norman Charter (22-5) def. (2) South Davidson 42-40

(2) Bandys def. (6) East Burke 58-55

(1) North Mecklenburg  def. (5) West Mecklenburg 61-52

Regional semifinals
(3) Lake Norman Charter (23-5) vs. (4) Bishop McGuinness (22-7)  March 5 at 8:30 p.m., UNC-Greensboro's Fleming Gym

(2) Bandys (27-2) vs. (4) Pisgah (24-6)   March 6 at 7:30 p.m., UNC-Greensboro's Fleming Gym

(1) North Mecklenburg (26-3) vs. Porter Ridge (25-3)  March 8 at 7 p.m., Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center

Friday, March 1, 2013

Lake Norman-area wrestlers reach finals

Seven Lake Norman-area wrestlers will compete for state championships Saturday at the N.C. High School Athletic Association's state tournament at Greensboro Coliseum.

Here is the complete list:

Hough’s Palmer Maples (170)
Lake Norman Cody Karns (120), Brendan Latham (285)

Bandys’ Andrew Brotherton (170), Anthony Christopher (195)
South Iredell’s Matthew Insogna (106)
East Lincoln’s Jeremy Tarleton (170)

For more, see the full brackets.