Friday, April 8, 2011

This week's top prep performers

Palmer Coleman, Southlake Christian baseball: 12 for 22 in his past six games (.545) with three home runs and 19 RBIs.

Patrick Cover, Pine Lake Prep golf: Shot even-par 36 at River Run in 165-180 loss to Lake Norman Charter (7-1) Wednesday. Lake Norman Charter co-captains Sean Murphy and Jake Blum led the Knights with scores of 40 and 41.

Jessica Dolittle, Providence girls diving: Committed to Clemson this week. Dolittle finished in the top five at the N.C. 4A state meet this season.

Ally Finical, Charlotte Latin girls track: Broke school's 1,600-meter run record with a run of 5 minutes, 12 seconds on March 30 at Providence Day.

Jamie Harkey, West Lincoln girls track: Junior has qualified for regionals in high jump and tied school record. Teammate Kelsey Mosteller has seven first-place finishes in eight events.

Shanie McConnell, East Gaston softball: Led her team to a 13-0 win against Charlotte Catholic on Thursday in matchup of teams unbeaten in ME-GA 7 entering the game. McConnell, a senior right-hander with recruiting interest from Charlotte and Western Carolina, threw a five-hit shutout. She's 9-0 and has 75 strikeouts in 49 innings. Her ERA is 0.40

Jonathan Martin, Concord First Assembly baseball: Threw one-hit shutout in this week's 1-0 win against Gaston Christian. He pitched all seven innings, walked two and struck out nine. First Assembly is 8-5.

Elliott Pope, Hopewell boys basketball: Signed with Carson-Newman on Thursday. Pope is a three-year varsity starter who was first-team all-conference. He's a member of his school's National Honor Society and DECA club.

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