Jack Sink Invitational, Myers Park High
April 1: Providence High vs. Providence Day, 5 p.m.; South Meck vs. Charlotte Christian, 7:30 p.m.
April 2: Myers Park vs. Charlotte Country Day, 5 p.m.; Ardrey Kell vs. Charlotte Latin, 7:30 p.m.
April 3: South Meck vs. Providence Day, 11 a.m.; Ardrey Kell vs. Charlotte Country Day, 1:30 p.m.; Myers Park vs. Charlotte Latin, 5 p.m.; Providence High vs. Charlotte Christian, 7:30 p.m.
April 4: Ardrey Kell vs. Charlotte Christian, 11 a.m.; Providence High vs. Charlotte Latin, 1:30 p.m.; Myers Park vs. Providence Day, 5 p.m.; South Meck vs. Charlotte Country Day, 7:30 p.m.
East Mecklenburg Spring Break Tournament
April 1: Hickory Ridge vs. Hopewell, 11 a.m.; Independence vs. Marvin Ridge, 1:45 p.m.; Weddington vs. East Meck, 4:30 p.m.; Hough vs. Butler, 7:15 p.m.
April 2: Hickory Ridge vs. Independence, 11 a.m.; Butler vs. Marvin Ridge, 1:45 p.m.; East Meck vs. Hough, 4:30 p.m.; Hopwell vs. Weddington, 7:15 p.m.
April 3: Independence vs. Hough, 11 a.m.; Butler vs. Weddington, 1:45 p.m.; Hopewell vs. Marvin Ridge, 4:30 p.m.; East Meck vs. Hickory Ridge, 7:15 p.m.
April 4: Make up day.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
First Team: Stephanie Watts, Weddington; Milan Quinn, Berry; Destiny Barrino, North Meck; Asha Jordan, Monroe; Mycha Drakeford, Harding
Second Team: Emry Tsitouris, Parkwood; Jasmine Huntley, Porter Ridge; Jasmine Gray, West Meck; Divonnie Powell, Central Cabarrus; Kelsey Dean, Hough
Third Team: Tonjai Everett, Forest Hills; Jada Huntley, Porter Ridge; Sophie Rossitch, Catholic; Kelsi Mahoney, Robinson; Brianna Hamrick, Harding
Player of the year: Watts, Weddington
Coach of the year: Jennifer Baker, North Mecklenburg
Union County athletics director Doug Jones told the Observer Thursday that Marvin Ridge is now looking for a head football coach.
Scott Chadwick, the former coach, will not return next season.
Chadwick's move comes shortly after Blair Hardin resigned as coach at Porter Ridge this week. Jones said Union County now has four head football openings: Marvin Ridge, Sun Valley, Porter Ridge and Cuthbertson.
In five seasons, Chadwick coached Marvin Ridge to a 41-20 record. Last season, the Mavericks were 6-6, losing four of their final six games. Those losses were by an average of just more than five points.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
After five years at Porter Ridge High School, football coach Blair Hardin is leaving to take over the open position at Freedom High School, Union County director of athletics Doug Jones told the Observer.
Efforts to reach Hardin were unsuccessful.
Hardin led Porter Ridge to back-to-back N.C. 4A state championship appearances in the past two seasons. In the past three years, his teams were 40-5.
For his five-year career at Porter Ridge, Hardin was 50-18.
Porter Ridge, which had competed in the Southern Carolina 3A/4A conference, a mixture of Union County 3A and 4A teams, is moving into a conference with Charlotte schools: Butler, East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Independence, Myers Park and Rocky River. That new league begins next season.
Butler and Independence have won 10 of the past 13 state championships in the state's largest classification, currently 4AA.
East Mecklenburg and Myers Park have both reached state semifinals in the state's largest classification during that run.
At Freedom, Hardin will coach in a 3A conference that includes Fred T. Foard, Hibriten, Hickory, Patton, St. Stephens, South Caldwell and Watauga.
At Freedom, Hardin replaces Mike Helms, who once coached at West Charlotte. Helms was at Freedom for four seasons and produced three straight winning seasons. Freedom was 12-3 last season. Helms resigned in late February.
Freedom principal Mike Swan said he appreciated Hardin's winning attitude.
"Coach Hardin comes to us with a range of experience and his toughness and togetherness mentality shows that he is dedicated to helping student-athletes reach their full potential," Swan said in a statement. "Coach Hardin brings the whole package to our program. He has a win-everywhere attitude, in the classroom, on the field, and in the community, which is something we at Freedom strive for. I am confident in our decision and feel that coach Hardin has the experience and skills to help us accomplish our goals."
Friday, March 22, 2013
Region 10 All-District Girls Basketball Team
First Team: Adiyah Ussery, Crest; Bre Armstrong, Forestview; Lauren Arney, East Burke; Yazmen Hannah, Hickory; Taylor Petty, Newton-Conover
Second Team: Imani Williams, Freedom; Danasia Witherspoon, Hickory; Ashley Mull, South Point; Syndey Haas, East Burke; Chelsea Turner, Foard
Third Team: Alyssia Watkins, R-S Central; Treasure Avery, Lincolnton; Bailey Gragg, East Burke; Te’ja Twitty, R-S Central; Bridge Derr, Lincolnton
Coach of the year: Shane Compton, Crest
Player of the year: Ussery, Crest
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hicks had 34 points and 30 rebounds in the N.C. 3A state championship Saturday, sparking debate over whether he had turned in the best-ever state championship performance in any sport. (click here for a list of the top state finals performances by Mecklenburg Co. athletes)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Olympic’s Ty Baumgardner thinks Appalachian State coach Jason Capel is
getting a steal in Devonte’ Graham, a 6-foot-1 senior from Raleigh Broughton High.
Baumgardner said he’s the best point guard Olympic has faced all year.
Graham had 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals against Olympic in the state finals Saturday, and Graham’s one of the best point guards I’ve seen, too, along with Cuthbertson’s Shelton Mitchell, a Wake Forest recruit; United Faith’s Alec Wintering, a Portland recruit; Raleigh Word of God point guard Josh Newkirk, a Pitt recruit; and High Point Wesleyan Christian’s JaQuel Richmond.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/17/3921431/an-emotional-journey-for-olympics.html#storylink=cpy
Friday, March 15, 2013
From news release:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Shelton Mitchell Cuthbertson
Emmitt Afam Cuthbertson
Isiah Cureton Cuthbertson
Lucius McMillan Cuthbertson
Qualen Blakney Piedmont
Brady Meggs Piedmont
Cameron Tripp Piedmont
Quashaun Chambers Monroe
Brandon Roddy Monroe
Kalief Harrison Forest Hills
Ryan Grigston Central Academy
B.J. Hill West Stanly
Justin Austin – Cuthbertson Jeremy Anthony - Piedmont
Jorden Hardrick-Givens – Cuthbertson Eli Hyatt - Piedmont
Tre’shun Wynn – Monroe Jordan Blakeney – Forest Hills
Dikembe White – Monroe Zaccheus Rorie – Forest Hills
Charlie Eudy – West Stanly Deshawn Morrison - CATA
Ron McCormick – West Stanly Quay Threatt - CATA
Elijah Green – North Stanly Jake Beeson – Union Academy
T.J. Smith – North Stanly Ben Killion – Union Academy
Player of the Year – Brandon Roddy - Cuthbertson
Coach of the Year – Rudi Heath – Piedmont
Boy's W L W L
Cuthbertson 13 1 22 2
Piedmont 11 3 19 4
Monroe 11 3 18 4
Forest Hills 8 6 13 10
West Stanly 5 9 8 15
CATA 5 9 9 14
North Stanly 3 11 7 11
Union Academy 0 14 0 17
Asha Jordan Monroe
Daya Jordan Monroe
Zasha Barrett Monroe
Taylor Helms Cuthbertson
Megan Carlson Cuthbertson
Tonjai Everett Forest Hills
Sha Bivens Forest Hills
Gentry Grubb North Stanly
Jenni Speight North Stanly
Abbey Mills Piedmont
Jessica Prince Piedmont
Amber Isley Central Academy
Kendall Cox – Monroe Brianna Ingram – Cuthbertson
Yasmine Thomas – Monroe Deja Burks – Cuthbertson
Shuntel Kirkland – Forest Hills Rae Moore – Central Academy
Onyx Burns – Forest Hills Hunter Maness – Central Academy
Devan Fincher – West Stanly Savannah Fox – Union Academy
Sara Tilley - West Stanly Cara McNulty – Central Academy
Jesse Purser – Piedmont Jenna Huff – North Stanly
Jacquelyn Price - Piedmont
Player of the Year – Asha Jordan - Monroe
Coach of the Year – Chanda Wright - Monroe
Girl’s W L W L
Monroe 14 0 21 1
Cuthbertson 11 3 15 9
Forest Hills 10 4 16 7
North Stanly 7 7 14 10
Piedmont 6 8 10 13
CATA 4 10 6 17
West Stanly 4 10 9 14
Union Academy 0 14 1 16
Women’s All Conference
Cuthbertson: Kristin Everhart, Allie Everhart, Kimberly Parnell, Kristin Pounds, Summer Abrunza
Piedmont: Miranda Seegars, Cori Burdette, Katy Griffin, Hannah Teague
Union Academy: Hannah Hill, Delani Hartung, Katherine Guillot
North Stanly: Jenna Huff, Whitney Throneburg
CATA: Hannah Humphrey
Forest Hills: Nikki Witt
Allyn Rowles West Stanly
Hannah Presley West Stanly
Elizabeth Hudson North Stanly
Lauren MacKenzie Cuthbertson
Megan Pounds Cuthbertson
Jessica Lloyd Union Academy
Sophie Pierannunzi Union Academy
Evie Jarvis Forest Hills
Nichole Glenn Piedmont
Jennifer Cope Piedmont
Cassie Mussen CATA
Layne Johnson CATA
RRC Swimmer of the Year: Kimberly Parnell, Cuthbertson
RRC Coach of the Year: Remona Griffin, Piedmont
Union Academy 314
North Stanly 158
Forest Hills 114
West Stanly 88
Men’s All Conference
Cuthbertson: Seamus Kearney, Justin Laramee, Cain Poling, Brandon Lofton, Mark Goodson, Nick Robison, Vedaant Arora
Union Academy: Sam Urh
Piedmont: Austin Joyner, Patrick Webber, Carson Rollins, Vincent Berardelli
CATA: Shane Reich, Sam Souther
West Stanly: Collin Hartmann, James Hathcock
Forest Hills: Conner Farmer
AJ Wild West Stanly
Matt Ginsberg Cuthbertson
Tristan Boivin Union Academy
John Demeraski Union Academy
Chandler Williams Piedmont
Harrison Frye Piedmont
Bradley Price CATA
AJ Pjura CATA
RRC Swimmer of the Year: Sam Urh, Union Academy
RRC Coach of the Year: Jennifer Love, Union Academy
Union Academy 309
West Stanly 161
Forest Hills 42