Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Charlotte Latin coach Larry McNulty retires after 40 years

After 40 years of coaching, Charlotte Latin football coach Larry McNulty has finally decided to stop.

McNulty announced his retirement Tuesday. He'll work through the end of the school year and coach track this spring.

McNulty led his team to its eighth straight N.C. Independent Schools state football championship appearance last month and won more than 200 games.

"He's one of the most fantastic men and most talented coaches I've ever been around," Latin athletics director Jimmy Broadway said. "How to replace him? I don't even want to face trying to replace Larry McNulty."

Broadway said the school would begin a search for a replacement in January, saying he hoped to have a new coach in place by Feb. 1.

McNulty was unavailable for comment. His teams won 11 state championships, including five of the past eight. Over the past three seasons, his girls track teams have won three state titles and the boys have won two.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday (11-30) High School Basketball Schedule

Tuesday, November 30
East Burke at Freedom
Country Day at Parkwood

Forsyth Country Day at Charlotte Christian
Monroe at Piedmont
Piedmont at Monroe
Patton at Draughn
Myers Park at Hopewell
Hickory at Newton-Conover
Northside Christian at Gaston Christian
Providence at Sun Valley
Robinson at Carson
Ardrey Kell at Catholic
Fort Mill, SC at Belmont South Point
Charlotte Latin at Covenant Day
at Parkwood HS
Robinson at Carson
Cox Mill at North Meck
Concord First Assembly at Westchester
East Gaston at Ashbrook
Concord at E. Rowan
Patton at Draughn
East Burke at Freedom
Statesville Christian at East Gaston
East Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek
West Henderson at East Rutherford
Fort Mill at South Point (NC)
E. Gaston at Ashbrook
Northside Christian at Gaston Christian
Harding at Rocky River
Hunter Huss at Marvin Ridge (V only)
Pine Lake at Grace
Metrolina at Hickory Grove
Bandys at St. Stephens
Myers Park at Hopewell
Independence at West Charlotte
West Stanly at Forest Hills
South Rowan at A.L. Brown
Shelby at Kings Mountain
Statesville at Lake Norman
Maiden at Lincolnton
East Meck at Mallard Creek
Hunter Huss at Marvin Ridge

Metrolina Christian at Hickory Grove
Cox Mill at North Mecklenburg
North Stanly at Central Davidson
Providence at Sun Valley

Queens Grant at Victory Christian
Rock Hill South Pointe at Clover
Harding at Rocky River
Berry at Cuthbertson
Weddington at Buford
Westminster Catawba at Spartanburg Day
West Caldwell at S. Caldwell
Independence at West Charlotte
S. Iredell at West Iredell
Statesville at Lake Norman
West Lincoln at Fred t. Foard
West Stanly at Forest Hills
Butler at Vance
SouthLake Christian at HP Christian

Tonight's high school basketball schedule

Games on Monday, Nov. 29
Anson Senior at Hough
Bessemer City at Belmont South Point
East Rowan at Robinson
Forest Hills at Porter Ridge
Monroe at Parkwood
Olympic at South Mecklenburg
Southlake Christian at Hickory Grove
Sun Valley at Hickory Ridge
United Faith at Flora Macdonald

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Butler coach expects "intense" atmosphere at Richmond Friday

Butler coach Mike Newsome said he expects an “intense” atmosphere when his team plays an N.C. 4AA quarterfinal at Richmond Senior Friday.

“It’s like I was telling the kids the other day, there’s more people from Richmond County than from Charlotte, probably, with us being such a transient town,” Newsome said. “They’reTheir families are coming home. Ours are leaving. People will want to go by and see the game. It’s the only game in town.”

Newsome said he’s especially concerned with stopping Richmond’s shotgun triple-option offense.

“You have to play assignment football,” Newsome said, “and you’re always worried if someone will miss an assignment or try to take someone elseselse’s. And the athletes they have running that offense is the biggest thing. I told my kids they tend to get better as the season wears on. In 2008, they were 4-3-1 and won the state championship. We’re going to go down there and have a battle.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prep Basketball Previews: (latest) Davidson Day boys

(Ed note: Be sure to keep checking back as we're adding info here)
Boys Basketball
Al Andrew  (294-150 18th year, all @AHS)
2009-10 Record:
17-6,  12-4 YVC   2nd place *won YVC tournament
Returning Starters:
Terance Christian sr. 6’2” (12.0ppg, 7rpg), Berwyn Bennett sr. 6’4” (8.5ppg), Demetrius Hamilton sr. 5’9”(9.3ppg)
Key Newcomers: 
Gregory Childress 5’7” fr., Desi Dockery 5’6” jr.  Wesley Deese 5’10 jr.
Dillon Taylor sr. 6’2”, Deterris Williams sr. 6’3”,  Nat Dunlap sr. 6’2” (missed last season due to injury)  Corey Dick sr. 6’0” (missed last season due to injury) Keston Frazier sr. 6’0”……..we are senior oriented team.  Dunlap and Dick will be welcome additions after missing last year with football related injuries.  Will get another late start with football team going deep in playoffs.  Last year, only 3 players did not play football.  This year we have 7 playing football

Matt Sides (26-26, 3rd year)
2009-10 Record:
19-10, Conference Champion, Sectional Runner-up
Returning Starters:
Terrence Polk 6-5, Sr. F/C (12.5 ppg., 13.2 rpg.); Jonathan Hough, 6-1, Sr. G (9.3 ppg, 3.8 spg); Diondre Pratt, 6-2, Jr. G (7.1 ppg)
Other key returnees: 
Matthew McLeod 6-1, Sr. F; Jamaar Marshall 6-1, Sr. G; Johnny Robinson 5-9, Sr. G; James Patterson 5-11, Sr. F
Key Newcomers:
Bunyon Tyson 6-0, So. G; Danny Bailey 5-8, Jr. G; Ezekiel LaGrande 5-10, Jr. G
Anson returns 6 Seniors. Polk was All-Conference and All-District last year and is on pace to break 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for his career.

Mike Craft (62-49 5th year)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Andrew Alexander Sr. 6-2 (5.0 pts., 2.0 rebs.), TJ Cox Sr., 5-10 pt. gd., ( 4.6 pts., 3.0 assts.)

Other key returnees:
Justus Pickett Sr. 5-10 (3.1 pts), Drew Owens Sr. 6-7 (4.1 pts., 4.4 rebs)
Key Newcomers:
Logan Ratledge, Michael Barclift 

Ardrey Kell made the Elite Eight (Western Regional) for the 2nd straight year. AK has had back and back 20 win seasons.
Michael L Willis (32-23, 3rd year)
2009-2010 Record:
23-8, 2A Western Sectional Champion
Returning Starters:
Dajuan Graf., 6’2 Jr, G (15 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg in 2009-2010)
Key Newcomers:
Cazemon Hayes, 6’4, Soph, Wing
Graf was named All Conference 1st Team ( Rocky River), All Western Regional Team. With four returning seniors with size (6’4-6’7) B.Hicks 6"5, Q.Ekchuchuk 6'4,J.Jamerson 6'4,K.Patterson 6'7 all D1 football recruits, a fully healthy point guard in D.Johnson and two athletic juniors(O.Vaughn,T.Winchester) from JV last year this could possibly be the most athletic team ever at Berry.
Kurt D Wessler
2009-10 Record:
14-13 Southwestern 4A Tournament Champions (2nd Round State Playoffs)
Returning Starters:
Anthony Stitt (Sr.) (14.7ppg… 4.7apg  2.7spg    Southwestern 4A All-Conference);  Marcus Burton (Sr.)    (13.7ppg…3.7apg…2.7spg   Southwestern 4A All-Conference); Zach Ferguson  (Jr)     (7.1 ppg… 5.2rpg)….wide receiver on undefeated Bulldog football team
Key Newcomers:
Jalen White (Jr) 10.0ppg….redistricted from East Mecklenburg…dynamic perimeter player; Channing Stribling (So.) rangy lefthander, tremendous defender and explosive scorer. H-Back and receiver on the Bulldog football team.
Stitt played on the Carolina Cougars team that traveled to Limoges, France over the summer.  Burton (Wagner University) and Stitt (College of Charleston) have signed for next year. This will be the smallest team in the history of the school but also one of its fastest.
Brian King (18-9, 2nd year)
2009-10 Record:
18-9, 2nd Place in South Piedmont Conference
Returning Starters: LC Cooks Jr., 6-1, Jr, PG (19 ppg, 8 rpg in 2009-10 All-Conference in SPC); Aaron Johnson, 6-2, Jr.., F (13 ppg, 9 rpg).
Key Newcomers: DeyQuan Heath, 6-1, So., GNotable: After winning 4 games in 2008-2009 the Vikings improved to 18 wins in 2009-2010. 
Coach Name:
Mike King (3rd season)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Alex Kilmartin (10pts., 4 rebs.), Jack Quigley (4 pts., 3 rebs.), Jack Brodowicz (5 pts., 4 asst., 2 stl.)
Shonn Brown (244-71 over 11 years)
29-5, NCISAA 3A Runners Up; ESPN/Rise National High School Invitational Participant
Returning Starters:
Anthony Gill, 6-8, Sr., F (18 ppg., 7 rpg, 1.1 bpg, 1.1 apg); Trent Walker, 6-2, Sr., G (7.2 ppg., 4.1 apg., 3.2 rpg., 2.0 spg.); Worth Smith, 6-6, Sr., F (5.4 ppg., 2.5 rpg.)
Key Newcomers:
Andrew Frowine, 6-3, Sr., G; Patrick Rooks, 6-1, So., G
Anthony Gill shot a school record 68% from the floor last year…Gill, Smith, Walker, and Ryan Potocnik all represented Charlotte last year as they participated in the “Limoges Partner Cities Basketball Tournament” in Limoges, France…Charlotte Christian School was a 2010 ESPN/Rise High School invitational participant last year…Christian tied a school record for a winning streak, with 20 straight before the loss in the state championship game to Christ School…Gill has signed with South Carolina and Smith has verbally committed to the United States Naval Academy.
Coach Name:
Chris Berger
2009-10 Record:
18-8, 5-3 in conference
Returning Starters:
Grayson Foster, 6’0, Jr., G (6.8 ppg, 3.25 apg); Adam Herrmann, 5’9, Soph., G (8.4 ppg, 48% from the 3 pt. line) Key Newcomers: Matt Tome, 6’3, Jr, F, James Mingoes, 6’0, Soph, G, Joe Baynard, 5’11, Fr, G, Rusty Reigel, 6’1, Fr, F   Notable: The Hawks graduated 7 players from last season’ team. Notably Richard Brown (Furman) and Will Evans (Emory). The Hawks will be undersized but will have experience in the backcourt.
Dwayne Cherry (1st Year)
2009-10 Record:
5 - 19
Returning Starters:
Wake Hamilton 6’3” Sr Guard; Ben Simons 6’4” Jr Forward; Zach Simons 6’3” Jr Guard; Mac Cramer 6’2” Sr Forward; Brandon Santiago 5’11’ Sr Guard
Wake Hamilton-  2010 Team Captain, MVP and All CISAA; 2010 Football All CISAA, All NCISAA, Oasis All-Star Football selection;  Several colleges showing interest in his ability to play at the next level in basketball.  Ben Simons - Most 3 pointers in a single game and single season.
Scott Harrill  (214-61) 11th year
2009-2010 Record: 
24-3  Southern Piedmont Conf. Champs/Tournament Champs
Returning Starters: 
Terry Whisnant 6'4" guard (28 ppg and 7.5 rpg 109 three pointers) and Thomas Bess 6'1" guard (22 ppg and 8 rpg 4 apg)
Looking for some inside presence from Brandon Tuft and Jeff McDermid both of who were on the varsity last year.  Terry Whisnant went to the Lebron James invitation camp this summer as well as the Paul Pierce camp. Whisnant signed with Florida State and Thomas Bess signed with UNC Asheville to play both basketball and baseball.
Coach Name:
Brian Perry
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Nick Houston Sr. Guard, Cody Clanton Sr. Guard, Devon Heggins Sr. Guard
Key Newcomers:
Rik Heggins

Coach: David Murr (265-157, 17th year)
2009-10 Record: 29-2, Conference Champion / State Runner up
Returning Starters: Ian Wilson Sr., 6-5, F (5.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg in 2009-10)
Key Newcomers: Chad Frazier Sr., 6-3 G; Codi Miller Jr., 6-1 G
Scott Brewer (373-148, 25th year)
2009-10 Record: 26-6, Regional Champions
Returning Starters: Jacquise Moore Sr (15 ppg 7 rpg 4spg) Will Vanderburg Sr. (8ppg) Kendall Knorr Jr. (8ppg, 4.5apg, 3spg) Darren Black So., (6 ppg, 2.8 apg) Xavier Stywall Sr. (5ppg 5rpg) Xavier started in 12 games last year.
Key Newcomers: Kriston Beasley Jr. MVP of JV last year and was a call-up at end of season, Connor Burchfield Fr
Notable: There are 160 minutes available in a game (5 players x 8min x 4 quarters = 160 per game). The Spiders return 130 minutes of experience from the state championship game.  They also return 80 percent of their scoring
Coach:  John Whitley (129-101, 10th year)
2009-2010 Record:  4-20
Returning Starters:  David Airing 6'4" So. F, Caleb Porter 6'4" Jr. C, Josh Batson 6'3" G, Joey Glass 6'0'' G
Other Key Returners: David Leonard 6'0" G,
Key Newcomers:  Scott Jenkins 6'3" G, Ben Hawks 5'10" G, Ethan VanDeVelde 5'10" G, Drew Pierce 6'4" C
Notable:  The Lions return 4 starters with this being the 4th year of varsity experience for two players (Josh Batson and Caleb Porter) so they hope to build some success in the young program at Covenant Day.  The great depth this year is a key factor in this.
Coach: Ron Johnson (272-117,14 years)
2009-10 Record: 22-7 (SPAA runner-up; Class 1A quarterfinalist)
Returning Starters: Rashun Davis, Jr. 5’11” Guard, 14.4ppg, 4.5 asst, All-Conference; Gabe Mercer, Sr. 6’0” Guard, 7.8ppg; Jimmy Bonds, Sr. 6’2” Guard 7.5ppg; Dorian Albritton, Jr. 6’4” forward, 10.0 ppg
Key Newcomers: Bernard Sullivan, Keith Belfield, Phillip Anglade, Jason Eddie Notable: Davis is being recruited by a host of mid-major Division 1 schools. Sullivan signed in the early period with Clemson. Belfield signed with Furman.
Neil Hodges
2009-10 Record: 20-8 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference Runnerups, 2A Sectional Semifinalists
Returning Starters: Patrick Rendleman, Jr., Post, 6’1”, (7.8 ppg, 6.0 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 1.0 Steals 2009-2010 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A All-Conference), Antwaine McLean, Jr., Guard, 5’9”, (4.1 ppg, 2.0 Rebounds, 2.0 Assists, 1.0 Steals)
Key Newcomers: Tyler Brock, 6’3”, So., Guard, Garrett Young, 6’1”, So., Post, Leading scorers from the Junior Varsity team.
Notable: This is the youngest team that I have ever had in my 20+ years of coaching.
Coach: Jason Grube (170- 120, 12th year)
2009-10 Record: 13-14 (8-4 SW4A)
Returning Starter: Corey Patterson 6-0, SR, G (6.5 ppg)
Key Newcomers: Jerrin Morrison 6-1, SO, W; Trent Richardson 6-4, JR, SG;
Notable: Other Returners – Miles Leathers 6-2, JR, PG (3 ppg); Jaye Hunt, 6-1 JR, W (1.3 ppg) ; Avery Rice, 6-0, SR, SG (2.2 ppg)…East must replace 80% of its scoring and 90% of its rebounding because of the departure of 6 seniors and 6 players re-districted or transferred…East has finished in the top 3 of the Southwestern 4A Conference for 6 consecutive years and missed out on their 5th conference championship in 6 years by 1 game. ..during that 6 year stretch, the Eagles have been 64-16 (80% winning percentage) in the SW4A.
Coach: Brad LeVine (235-112) 13 seasons

2009-2010 record: 22-3 SMAC Conference Champions, Sectional Runner up
Returning Starters: Devince Boykins 6'4'' sr.
Other returners: Zach Price 5'11'' sr.
Key Newcomers: T.J. Watkins 6'0 soph, Devontae Boykins 6'0'' freshman
Notable: Returning Senior Devince Boykins averaged 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 5.5 assists last season. On pace to break 1000 points. Two time All Conference selection. Honorable Mention All Observer team. Two time all rutherford county team selection. The Senior has committed to Marshall University.
Bailey Jackson (178-129; 12th year)
2009-10 Record: 17-8 (2nd round AAAA playoffs)
Returning Starters: Stephen Auslander, 5’10”, Sr, PG (4.2 ppg, 3.2 apg), Jaquan Dupree, 6’3”, Wing (9.2ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.3 steals), Rion Heriot, 6’1”, Sr. Wing (9.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Andrew McCartney, 6’6”, Post (10.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Aaron Chapin, 6’3”, Sr. Wing/Post (7.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Jonathan Brown, 5’11”, Jr., Wing, Kevin Woods, 6’3”, Soph, Post
Notable: The Yellow Jackets return 8 players from last year’s 2nd place Region 3-4A team. Dropping the AAA this year, the Jackets are among preseason favorites to make a run at the Region championship and State title. The team should be ranked in the SC preseason top 5 in AAA.
Coach: Chad Duncan (8-16, 2nd year)
2009-10 Record: 8-16
Returning Starters: Zeek Bigger, 6-2, Sr., F (13.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.1 spg); Darius Vercher, 6-2, Sr., F (10.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg); Justin Byrd, 5-10, Sr, G (8.3 ppg, 2.9 apg); Blake Payne 6-2, Jr., G, 6-2, G (5.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.9 apg); Stephen Dixon, 5-11, Sr., G (5.0 ppg, 1.8 apg)
Notable: Ashbrook shot 37 percent from 2-point range and 22 percent from three. Coach Duncan is working with his team to improve that.
Coach: Dan Ghent (75-60, 6th year)
2009-10 Record: 15-9, Conference Co-Champion
Returning Starters: Chris Johnson,  Sr, 6’0” , 15.5ppg, 10.6 rpg;  Catrell Boyd ,Sr , 6’5”,11.0 ppg     6.8 rpg ; Tyshem Sharpe, So, 6’3”, 5.5ppg , 3.0 rpg
Other key returnees:  Dominique Adams, Jr , 5’10”,   5.1ppg , 51.4 fg%; Calvin Johnson,        So, 6’2” ,3.4 ppg,2.9 rpg
Key Newcomers: Sean Spencer  6’, Jr.; Quan Nichols, 6’3” Jr.; Jamar Jones ,So ,6’3”,  Jr.
Notable: Forestview returns 2 all conference players
Coach:  Ron Bray (10 years 133-97)
2009-2010 Record: , Sectional champion
Returning starters:  Jarvis AndersonSr. F, Jontavian Hall Sr. F, T. J. Wilson Sr. F, Jihad Wright Sr. F
Key Newcomers: Jalen Kennedy So, F, Kerrion Moore FR, G, Dre McDowell Jr. G
Coach:  Timothy M. Sayles ( 21-23  3rd season)
2009-2010 Record:  12-11
Returning Starters:  Nathyn Johnson ,6-4,Sr., G ( 15 ppg, 5rpg in 2009-2010); Joshua Greenlaw, 6-3, Sr., F  ( 9 ppg, 6rpg); Colton Cabaniss 6-5, Sr., C (7 ppg, 7rpg)
Key Newcomers:  Linas Janenas, 6-1, Jr., G; Brantley Smith 6-4, Sr., F;  Kyle Miess 6-6, Sr. C;  Brandon Rawe 6-3, Sr. F
Notable:  Nathyn Johnson will be a third year starter with a good shot at scoring his 100oth career point in January
Coach: Walter Aikens (102-62, 7th season)
2009-10 Record: 17-10, (Sectional Finalist)
Returning Starters: Preston Earle Sr., 6-3, SG (10 ppg, 4 rpg All Observer Team in 2009-10) Victor Moore Sr., 6-0 SG (8ppg in 2009-10) Myles Jenkins Jr., 6-4 PF (7 rpg 2 blks in 2009-10)
Key Newcomers: Emmanuel Patten 6-4 PF, Steven Burrough 6-7 C
Notable: Aaron Linton, Jalien Byers and Emmanuel Patton gained valuable experience in winning the 15U AAU tournament last summer. The three will play major minutes this year.
Coach: Robert Machado
2009-10 Record: 12-13
Returning Starters: Quinton Wimbish Sr., 6-0, G (18 ppg,  3 stls) Jay Lamothe Sr., 5-11, G (8 ppg, 5 rpg), Danny Book Sr., 6-6, C (7ppg, 8 rpg)
Notables:  Wimbish was named All- District and All- Conference last season.
Coach: Jim Rhodes 6th year
2009-10 Record: 8-16
Returning Starters: Dustin Dodd, Soph, 13ppg, 7rpg, Austin Turner, Sr, 9ppg, Chad Cox, jr, 4 ppg, 
Key Newcomers: Chris Macon, Sr,  Greyson Laney, Sr
Notable:  Dustin Dodd is getting D1 looks from Davidson, Mercer, Richmond
Coach: Gary Bowne (20th season)
2009-10 Record:
15-9 (fourth place, Northwestern 3A/4A)
Top Returnees: Harrison Bowne Sr. 6’5+ F 10ppg, 7 reb, 3.5 asst, 2 st, 1 blk (NCBCA All District, Catawba Valley Classic all tournament and honorable mention All Unifour); Andrew Zachrich Sr. 6’1 G 7ppg, 41% 3 pt, 2.6 ast, 2 stl, 3 reb; Morgan McLeod Sr. 6’6+ C 6ppg, 4 reb, 61% fg, 1.5 blk;
Aaron Grier Sr. 6’3 F 6ppg, 53% fg, 4 reb, 1.5 stl; Quae McCathern Sr. 6’ G 5ppg, 1 ast, 1 stl; Ryan Bahlmann Sr. 6’5 F 3ppg, 3 reb; Ricky Miller Sr. 6’1 F 3ppg, 2 reb, 1 stl
Key Newcomers: Zach Houston So. 5’11 G; Dillon Spencer Jr 6’0 G/F; Zach Bumgarner Jr 6’5 C;   Jordan James Jr 5’9, G; Drew Starkey Jr 6’1, F
Notable: This is our 13th year doing  Coaches VS. Cancer games with Bunker HIll, raised $14,000 last year to give us total of $100,000 plus...Assistant Caoch Brad Hoffman is a former UNC player for Coach Dean Smith 1971-1975
Coach: Damon Bost (0-0, 1st year)
2009-10 Record: 23-3, Conference Champion
Returning Starters: None
Key Newcomers: Daron Curry (6-5, Sr.), Darius Smalls (6-4, Jr.)
Coach: Justin Batts (1st year)
2009-10 Record: N/A (first-year school)
Returning Starters: N/A
Key Newcomers: Johnny Piedmonte, 6-8 Jr. C ; Drexler Clark, 5-9 Soph. PG ; Jaqueaz Jackson, 6-0 Fr. F
Coach: Preston Davis
2009-10 Record: 4-20
Returning Starters: Brandon Davis G/SF, Sr.(7ppg 4.8rpg 2apg 1.2spg); Ramon Bing  PF, Sr.(5.1ppg 6rpg); Christian Truesdale  PG, Sr.(1.5ppg 2apg); Ivan Blair  PG, Soph.(5.1ppg 3apg)
Key Newcomers: Amir Melton G, Sr.; PJ Sardinia G, Jr.; Travis Hurt G, Jr.
Notable: Brandon Davis (Leading returning scorer; also participated in 2010 Bob Gibbons Fall Clinic); Ramon Bing (Leading returning rebounder; participated in 2010 Bob Gibbons Fall Clinic; attended Adidas Phenom Top 150 Camp);  Ivan Blair (rated as one of NC’s Top Sophomores by Bob Gibbons; played in the Elite 75 2010 Battle of the Classes)
Keith Mason (50-28, 4th year)
2009-10 Record: 16-8, CMC Union Christmas Champion Returning Starters: Shaun Stewart Jr., 6-1, G (18 ppg, 5 rpg, 5 apg); Jalen Witherspoon Jr., 6-3, G (12 ppg, 6 rpg, 3 apg); Kyle Buffkin Jr., 6-10, C (8 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 bpg); Kevin Saxton So., 6-4, F (6 ppg, 3 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Xavier Hailey, 5-9, Jr,G; Josh Pierre, 6-4, Jr,C; Allan Dosimond, 6-4,Jr,F
Notable:  Shaun Stewart and Jalen Witherspoon were All-Conference last year and have started every Varsity game their first two years.  Sun Valley has qualified for the State Playoffs the last three years and was a No. 1 seed last year.
Shelwyn Klutz (175-118) 14th year
2009-10 Record:  15-10
Returning Starters:  Teven Jones 6'1 guard.. 18.3ppg 5.0apg,  Damien Washington. 6'2 guard.  6.0 ppg 5.0 rpg
Key Newcomers: Tevin Stark, Derrick Copeland . Mike Carr, Braxton Waddell, Keon Johnson.
Notable: Teven Jones shot 44% from 3 and 88% from FT.
Ric Franklin 473-243 (26th year)
2009-10 Record:  8-14
Returning Starters:  Brian Brown (Sr. combo guard, 19.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 53% FG%), Cedric Thompson (Sr. point guard, 13.1 ppg, 4 apg, 3.1 rpg), Jordan Huskey (Sr. forward 4.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg)  Key Newcomers:  Caleb Hines (5-9 Jr. G), Treyon Adams (5-9 Jr. G), Collins Pressley (6-1 Jr. F), Tyrece Crawford (6-0 Jr. F), Edward Blackburn (6-6 Jr. F), Tre Byers (6-5 Jr. F), Courtland Cansler (6-0 Jr. G)   
Notable:  Brian Brown just signed at VMI and was All Big South and All District last season.  Cedric Thompson was All Big South.
Coach:  Brandon Jolly (68-15, 4th Year)
2009-2010 Record:  26-3, 4A State Champions
Returning Starters:  Brian Whalen, 6’2” 185 lbs, Sr., G (7.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg in 2009-2010)
Notable:  Whalen was voted the team’s Defensive MVP in 2008-2009.  He guarded the other team’s best player night in and night out.  Held JT Terrell (West Charlotte), Braxton Ogbueze (Vance), and Shawn Lester (Mooresville) well below their season averages.
Jamie Seitz (60-23 overall, 2nd year at Lincoln Charter)
2009-10 Record: 8-13
Returning Starters: Mac McLanahan (5-10, Sr., G); Charlie Splain (6-1, Sr., F)
Other Key Returners: David Scoggin (6-3, So., G); Zach Taylor (5-8, PG, Jr.); Steven Allison (6-3, Jr., C); Riley Harbour (5-9, So., G)
Key Newcomers: Chase Eklund (6-6, So., C); Jonah Hood (5-6, Fr., PG); Zach Bluhm (5-7, So., G); Hunter Dodson (6-1, So., G/F); Joey Glass (5-11, Jr., F)
Notable: Seitz's father, Dennis Seitz, will assist with the team. He coached for 43 years in New York state and won more than 500 games.
Doug Miller
2009-10 Record: NA
Returning Starters: Holden Cox Sr. F; Jason Gantt Jr. G
Key Newcomers: Jalen Gibbs So. F/C
David Rutledge (1st year)
2009-10 Record: 8-14
Returning Starters: Dominique Williams, 6-7, Jr., G/F (14 ppg 2009-10); Justin Gordon, 6-6, Jr., F (8 ppg)
Key Returnees: Tyree Bailey, Jr., PG; Jamal White, Jr., SG
Key Newcomers: Dominique Henderson, Soph, SG;  Jakeem Yates, Soph, C; Javier Mata, Freshman, PF
Notable: Dominique Williams is being recruited by Winthrop; William & Mary; App State; Presbyterian; North Florida; ECU and others.
Warren Taylor (93-42, 6th year)
2009-10 Record: 15-12
Returning Starters: Brandon Glenn, 6'0", Sr. G (10 ppg), John Goodrum, 6'0", Sr. G (6 ppg), Jarvis Wilson, So. ,F (4 ppg, 4 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Russell Smith, 6'1" Jr. G, Kalief Harrison, 6'4" So. C, Roderick Poag, 6'3" So. F, Roshad Gibson, 5'10" So. G.
Notable: Also returning is Hykeem Robinson, 6'5" Sr. C, (4 ppg, 4 rpg) who will move into the starting lineup. Smith was brought up from JV's at the end of the year for the conference tournament and state playoffs, and made 7 out of 10 three point attempts.
Gosnell White (478-199) 33rd yr
2009-10 Record: 14-10, SCC Tournament Champions, Second Round of State Playoffs
Returning Starters: TJ Tolbert Sr., 6-3 (18.3 ppg. SCC Co-conference Player of the Year), Colby Rhodes Sr., 5-8pg, Pat Bellucci Sr., 6-4,C,  Joe Jacobs Sr., 6-4 Sg,  Ryan Collins Sr., 6-3 wing, Tim Neal Sr., 6-2 Pg
Returning Varsity:  Taylor Neal Soph., 6-4 wing, Jeff Hoefler Sr., 6-2 wing, Santiago Sepulveda Sr., 6-3 wing
Key Newcomers: Logan Jackson Soph., 5-8 Pg
Coach: Michael Wilson (0-0, 1st year)
2009-10 Record: 16-8
Returning Starters: None
Key Newcomers: Calvin Davis
Johnny Sowell (22nd season)
2009-10 Record: (32-1) 1-A State Champions
Returning Starters: Jamison Crowder 5-10, Sr., G (16 ppg, 3 steals); Qwadarius Dubose, 5-10, Sr., G (11 ppg, 4 reb); Quashaun Chambers, 6-2, So., G/F (5 ppg, 4 reb)
Key Newcomers: Mason Sledge, 6-3, Jr., G;
Notable: Crowder is a two-time Rocky River conference player of the year. Crowder and Dubose are 3-time all-conference picks.

Coach: Jamal McGee
2009-10 Record: 12-11
Returning Starters: Marcus Leak  6'3 Sr. F (13ppg, 10rpg in 2009-10) Justin Crowder 6'0 Jr. G (11ppg, 2apg)
Key Newcomers: Vodrick Huntley 6'4 Sr F, Austin Capps 5'10 Jr G
Notable: Leak has committed to Maryland for football to play WR
Coach: Mike Micklow
2009-10 Record: 7-16
Returning Starters: Isaiah Johnson 6’  Sr. G (8 ppg 4 asg), Kendrick Johnson 6’2” Jr. W (8 ppg 5 rpg) Shawn Lester 6’3” Jr.  SG (18 ppg, 3 asg, 5rpg) Dre Howell 6’4” So. F (6ppg, 6rpg)
Key Newcomers: Brandon Bego ,6’ Jr. SG Raphael Montgomery 6’3” Fr. C
Notable: Lester ranked 75th overall in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com. Will be playing in the Bojangles Shootout this year and 1st Annual Columbia Marriott Palmetto Challenge in SC verse Ridgview H.S.
Coach:  Chad Wright
2009-10 Record: 8-16
Returning Starters:  Drew McGuire 6-3, Sr. G/F (11.4 ppg., 5.9 rpg.); Cody Brown, 6-0, Sr. F (7.2 ppg., 6.7 rpg.); Jordan Moore 6-0, Jr. G/F (8.5 ppg., 3.8 rpg.)
Other Key Returners:  Austin Helms 6-0, Jr. F
Key Newcomers:  Prescott Pinnix 6-0, Jr. G; Hayden Beck 6-3, Jr. C; Matt Rhyder 6-1, Jr. G
Notable: McGuire was All-Conference
Casey Rogers (5th Season)
2009-2010 Record: 18-10
Returning Starters: Darrion Evans (5'10 So. PG), Raymond Beam (6'3 Jr. Forward), David Duckworth (6'3 Jr. Forward)
Other Key Returnees:  Bryant Clay (5'11 Sr. G), Torin Tate (6'2 Sr. Forward)
Key Newcomers: Rob Noyes (6'6 Jr. Center), Chris Bridges (5'10 Fr. G)
Notable: Six players return from last year's team, coming off its second straight sectional finals appearance. 
Coach Name: Rick Lewis (208-124, 13th year)
2009-10 Record: 16-9 Sectional Finalist
Returning Starters: Thomas Brafford  5’10 Senior (PG), Tyler Powell , 6’4 Senior
Key Newcomers: Patrick Wallace Jr., Major Thomas 6’4 Soph, Clayton Massey 6’6 Soph.
Notable:  Junior Guard Patrick Wallace was rated the top shooter at Bob Gibbons, this fall at Wake Forest.
Coach:  Mark Carter
2009-2010 Record: 16-13
Returning Starters:  Cameron Shuford and Dorian Shuford
Daniel Jenkins (102-62, 7th year)
2009-2010 record: 13-11
Returning Starters: Ameer Jackson, 6-1, Jr., PG (8.5 ppg, 3.5 assist/game); Corey Seager 6-3 Jr., SG (5 ppg, 4 rpg); David Broome 6-2 Sr., F (6ppg, 6rpg)
Key Newcomer: Ray Kingston 6-4 Sr., Forward/center
Coach: Byron Dinkins (0-0, 1st year)
2009-2010 Record: 23-12
Key Returners: Justin Ashford, Kevin Trautman, Simon Ghirmai, Nathan Birmingham
Key Newcomers: Griffin Pittman (UNC Pembroke Signee), Dionte Adams, Johan Pennerat, Bryan Beechaum, James Logan, Nick Heater, Davon Bell, Jeremy Ritter, Addison Holmes
Notable: Lost 7 players from last season’s 23-12 team. With 4 returning players and some talented newcomers, the knights will need to gel quickly to build on last season’s success...Dinkins and assistant coach Joe Badgett are former Charlotte 49ers players.
Coach: Duane Lewis
2009-10 Record:  14-11
Returning Starters: Carlin Bremner 6'1 Senior Guard (17pts, 4 ast); Karl Barkley 6'3 Senior Forward; Jermaine Forte 6'4 Senior Forward (6pts, 6rbs)
Key Newcomers: Shavaughn Wiggins 5'9 Junior Guard; Rashaun Sifford 6'2 Junior Forward; Tahjai Watt 6'4 Soph. Center; Rashaan Brown 6'3 Soph. GuardNotable:  Carlin Bremner is only the 3rd four year Varsity player at North in the last 15 years (Skeen & Fletcher).
Coach: Ty Baumgardner (113-54 at Olympic  in 6 yrs. and 147-99 overall in 9 yrs.)
2009-10 Record: 19-8, MEGA 7 Conference Regular Season & Tournament Champion
Returning Starters: Reggie Arceneaux, 5-8, Sr, PG (14ppg, 5 apg); Josh Smith, 6-7, Jr., C (10 ppg, 7 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Allerik Freeman, 6-4, So., G; John Brown, 6’4, Jr., W
Notable: Arceneaux has already been offered by Augusta State University, Smith has already been offered by Winthrop University and Gardner Webb University, Brown has already been offered by the University of North Florida, Freeman has already been offered by Baylor University and Virginia Tech University.
Coach: Jay Fitts (4-21, 2nd Yr)
2009-10 Record:  4-21
Returning Starters:  Victor Freeman, 5-7, Jr., PG (5.5 apg in 2009-10)
Key Newcomers:  Damarrell Alexander, 5-9, Sr., G
Notable:  Team returns a solid core of upperclassmen that will provide leadership.
Coach: Myron Lowery
2009-10 Record: 18-10, Southwestern 4A co-champs
Key Returners: Howie Davenport and Robby Van Lanen
Key Newcomer: Newcomer freshman point guard Giavonni Mack will play varsity
Notable: Lost three all conference players due to graduation; Lost two players from football injuries for the year
Coach: Brian Field
2009-10 Record:  8-20
Returning Starters: Connor Sullivan Sr. 6-0, Gd. (18ppg in 2009-2010), Kevin Hickson, Sr., 6-8, Fwd. (12ppg, 8rpg in 2009-2010)
Key Newcomers: Bryon Fields, Soph, 5-9, Gd., James Stramm, Jr., 6-3, Fwd., Jordan Watkins, Fr. 6-0, Gd.
Coach:  Maurice Jones (0-0 First year)
2009-10 Record:  20-11 (Conference Champs)
Returning Starters:  John Allison Jr. guard
Key Newcomers:  Donte Clark 6'4" jr guard, BJ Gladden 6'5" soph. wing/forward, Micheal Gaskin 6'7" jr post, Marcus Johnson 6'0" frosh guard
Notable:  Clark and Gladden are considered two of the top high school players in the area for their classes

Coach: Brandon Blalock (0-0 1st year)
2009-10 Record: N/A
Returning Starters: N/A
Key Newcomers:  Matt Ward., 6-5, Jr. F Dequann Simpson 6-0 Jr. G. Deandre Bembry., 6-5 So F/G Notable: Inaugural season for the Rocky River High School Ravens
Coach: Justin Morgan
2009-2010 Record: 23-5   Sectional Finals
Returning Starters: Darien Rankin    Sr.   6'1"  SG/SF   21.0 ppg    5 reb,  2.5 steals,  3 assist ( Central Carolinas Conference Player of the Year, All CCC, All Rowan County,                                            being recruited for basketball and football); John Knox, Sr.,  6' PG  8 ppg, 5 reb.  6 assist, 2 steals  (all CCC in football and baseball as well); Alex Weant, Sr,  6'7",  C 14 ppg 10 reb 2 blks (All County, Being recruited collegiately)
Key Reserves: Cory Murphy   Sr  5'9"   SG/PG; Tyler Petty  So.  6'7"   F   ( already being recruited, D1 prospect)
Newcomers: Jarrett Rivens 6'7"  Jr.  PF   Transfer from Daville Virginia; Keion Adams  6'2"  So. SF
Coach: Aubrey Hollifield (99-16, 5rd year)
2009-10 Record: 19-6, Conference Runner-up
Returning Starters: None
Other key returnees:  Antonio Washington 5-11, Jr.  Daylan Fuller 6-1, Jr. Carson Bakker 6-0, Jr. Raheim Huskey 6-3, Soph.  Spencer Clark 6-4, Soph.
Key Newcomers: Donte Falls 6-4, Soph. Quintel Houser  6-2, Soph. Chrishon Hartgrove 6-1, Soph.
Coach: Lee Swanson (2nd season, 5-21)
2009-10 Record: 5-21
Returning Starters: Jordan Cox-Sr. (7.6 ppg) Chris Campbell-Sr. (5.4 ppg)
Other key returnees:  Matt Kunkle (5-9, Sr. G), Jordyn Propst (6-2, So. F)
Key Newcomers: Matt Hodge 6-1, F, Jr., Derek Barnes, 6-2 ,F, Fr.,  Tanner Dillard 5-9, Jr.
Notable: South Caldwell matched its win total from the previous two seasons combined last season. South won its first conference games in two years last season. South returns five players from last year’s team.
Benjamin Handlogten (1st year)
2009-2010: Record 6-15
Returning Starters: Austin McEntire, 5-10 Sophomore Guard
Notable: Southlake Christian Academy is a young team returning only three players from last years roster. Austin McEntire, Andrew Webber, and Demetri Allison
Coach: Shaun Wiseman
2009-10 Record: 30-6 NCISAA 1A State Champions
Returning Starters: Paris Roberts-Campbell 14pts; Peter Jurkin 8pts 8rbs 4blks; Lawrence Miller 6pts 6asst
Key Newcomers: Ivan Benkovic 6’5 Jr., Henry Uwadiae 6’10 Jr., Braxton Ogbueze 6’0 Jr.
Notable: Paris Roberts-Campbell committed to ECU, Lawrence Miller committed to The Citadel, Peter Jurkin committed to Indiana
Coach: Will Robinson (470- 153, 26th year)
2009-10 Record: 19-6
Returning Starters:  (1) Keynan Harper 4.3ppg 8.6 rebs
Key Newcomers: Derick Brewer, 5’11, Fr. G, Caleb Davis, 5’10 Soph. G, 6’3, F., Daryl Roby, 5’3 Soph. G, Jalen Smith, 6’2, F., Larenz Bryant, 6’2, F., Tyree Smith, 6’0, Fr. G., Torin Dorn
Notable: Several players who player significant roles last season return: 6’5, Sr. F. Jwuan Springs, (5.2ppg ),  6’4, Sr. G, Eric Lusha,(7.3ppg) , 5’9,Jr. G., Kyle Bullock, 5’9 Sr. G., Josh Pyant, 5’5 Ivan Lowe
Coach: O. Jermaine Walker (3rd year)
2009-10 Record: 16-9
Returning Starters:  Jarvis Haywood, Jervon Pressley, Tony Menton, Cortez Haywood
Key Newcomers:  Kent Straite, Tyler McFadden
Notable:  Jervon Pressley signed with Georgia State, Jarvis Haywood getting attention from mid-major DI schools, Tony Menton (two time all-conference).
Rob Sanders
2009-10 Record: 16-9 Sectional Finalist
Returning Starters: Casey Quinn 5’ 10” Sr. point guard avg.; 8.2 points per game, 3 steals per game, 7 assists per game, Damian Edwards 6’1” Sr. guard avg.; 16.1 points per game, 3.5 steals, 3.4 assists & had 40 blocked shots, Will Koppenhaver 6’5” Sr. forward avg. 7 points, 7 rebounds.
Notable: Returns 8 players from last year’s squad.
Mike Helms
2009-10 Record: 12-14
Returning Starters: Mike Cuthbertson, 6-4, Sr, C(16.1 ppg,10.8 rpg);  Cody Esser, 6-3, Sr W (13.5 ppg); Emmitt Afam, 5-10, So, G(7.6 ppg, 5.1 apg); Lucius McMillon, 6-3, So, C(2.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg); Chris Bristow 6-1, Sr, F(5.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Ray McDade, 5-9, Sr, G;  Shelton Mitchell, 6-2, Fr, PG
Notable: Cuthbertson and Esser made All-Conference in 09-10.  McDade is returning to the court after being a starter at Weddington two years ago.  Mitchell is highly rated in the class of 2014.    The Cavaliers made the playoffs last year in their first year of existence, looking to improve on that with everyone back and two key newcomers...Mitchell averaged more than 20 points at private Covenant Day last season.
Coach: Gary Ellington
2009-10 Record: 10-14
Returning Starters: Bennett Rutherford Jr., 6’2 (13.5 ppg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 spg), Ben Buchan Sr. 6’4 (11.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.5 spg), Tyler Koenig Sr. 6’1 (5ppg, 6rpg)
Key Newcomers: Julian Barber Jr. 6’2, Justyn McDonald Jr. 6’4, Luke Peters Jr. 6’7.
Notable: Rutherford was All-Conference as a Sophomore.
Coach Name: Danny Anderson
2009-10 Record: 27-3 (CVAC Conference Champs, CVAC Tournament Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, State Runner-up)
Returning Starters: KJ Jones Sr. 5’11 G. (21.4 ppg., 4.1 rpg. 4.7 apg, 3.3 spg.)  DJ Dula Sr. 6’0 Wing (5.7 ppg., 5.6 rpg.)
Key Newcomers: Nigel Robinson (Jr. 6’4 F.), Marques Steptoe (Sr. 5’10 G.), Chris Michaux (Jr. 5.’10 G.), Bryson Rominger (Sr. 6.2 F.)
Notable: Jones returns as CVAC POY, CVAC tournament MVP, Regional MVP and is on pace to break the schools all time scoring record held by Matt Anderson.
Baronton Terry (31-24, 3rd year)
2009-10 Record 20-10: Regional Finalist.
Returning Starters: Jacoby Davis
Key Newcomers: Tre Foster 5-9 freshman guard,  Eddie Williams 6-4 sophomore forward,   Tarje Robinson 6-1 senior guard.
Notable: Davis will play for North Florida University next season. 6-7 sophomore Kennedy Meeks looks for a breakout season.
Benjamin Johnson
2009-10 Record: NA
Key Returners:  Keith Gray-F; Zach Follrod-F; Matt Harris-C; Hunter Blohm-G; Marquise Stevenson-F; Jalen Gray-F/G; Vincent Davidson-F
Key Newcomers: Terry Phifer-PG; Tim Black-C; Preston Ellis-F; CJ Gibbs-PG; Dj Gray-G; Kadar Peeples-G; Derome Borders-G; Davis Emery-F
Coach: Karl Sain (4th year)
2009-10 Record: 8-15
Returning Starters: Dylan Jenkins 6-1, Sr. PG (7.1 ppg, 3.7 apg) 2010 All-Conf.; Jake Adkins 6-4 Sr. F (9.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg) Other key returnees:  Zack Ellis, 6-0 Sr. G (7.1 ppg, 3.6 apg); Caleb Beal 6-3 Sr. F (5.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Charles Royster 6-0 Sr. G (8.5 ppg); Kyle Wyatt 6-4 Jr. F (3.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg) Key Newcomers: Brett Huff, 5-11 So G; Travis Lamberth, 6-1 Sr. G
Coach:  Donald Kirby
2009-10 Record: 15-14
Returning Starters: Terrence Williams 6-4 SG Tashion Singleton 6-2 PF
Key Newcomers: Julius Hamilton 6-3 Jr F, Christopher Barnes 6-2 Sr F, Chris Funderburke 6-3 Jr G, Jalen Hinkson 5-10 G, Justin Hyde 6-1 G
Notable: Terrence Williams signed with Charlotte Nov. 10th. McDonald's All-American Nominee
Coach: Mike Gurley (397-113, 19th season)
2009-10 Record: 20-7 (N.C. 3A Western regional appearance)
Key Returnees: Junior G Keshun Sherrill (17.5 ppg)
Notable: Gurley said this is "by far" the youngest teams he's coached and he expects Statesville, West Iredell and China Grove Carson to be strong in his conference.

Coach: John Thompson (0-0, 1st year)
2009-10 Record: 9-11, 6-6 Rocky River Conference
Returning Starters: Jace Whitley (12 pts, 5 assists), Sr;  Elliott Drake, (10 pts, 7 rebs), Sr.
Notable: Coach Thompson enters his first year as head coach after 16 years as JV coach and assistant varsity coach at West Stanly.

Girls Basketball
Stephanie Lowder
2009-10 Record:
13 - 10
Returning Starters: 
Paige McConlogue, 5-10, Sr, G (20 ppg,  11 rpg in 2009-10); Erin Freeman,
5-10,  Sr, F(8 ppg, 7 rpg in 2009-10); Raven Hooker, 5-5, Jr, G (5 ppg, 3 rpg in 2009-10);  Steffi Dutton, 5-2, Jr, G (2 ppg, 1 rpg in 2009-10)

Key Newcomers:
Akela Branch, 6-0, Fr, C
McConlogue named Yadkin Valley Conference Player of Year runner up and had 18 double double last season.
Tina Lawrence (15-12 2nd year)
2009-2010 Record: 
Returning Starters: 
Oceania Anderson Jr G 5’6” (9.0 pts., 2.5 assts., 3.1 rebs., 2.2 steals), Christelle Shembo Jr F 6’0” (10.6 pts., 9.7 rebs.), Katelyn White Jr G 5’7” (5.0 pts., 2.3 assts., 2.8 rebs., 1.7 steals)
Key Newcomers: 
Mackenzie Crenshaw F G 5’7”, Goddess Steele Jr G 5’9”
Notable:  Shembo is a Major D1 recruit, 2009-2010 All-Conference SW4A and All District, Shot 47% from the floor, Recorded 8 Double Doubles.  Anderson is a D1 recruit, shot 49% from the floor and 71% from the foul line, Exceptional 3pt shooter.

Coach: Scott Tudor
2009-10 Record:
9-13, 4-8
Returning Starters:
Ashley Mull So. Guard; Hayley Lowe Sr Guard; Paige Donaldson Sr Forward; Bria Robinson Sr Center
Key Newcomers:
Sarah Lawing Jr Forward, Brandi Robinson So Forward, Brittany Green Jr Guard
Robert K. Hollis, III (34-43, 3rd year)
2009-10 Record:
23-5, Rocky River Regular Season and Tournament Champions
Returning Starters:
Essence Baucom Jr., 5-6, PG (13.2 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.0 spg);                              Alicia Quinn, 6-2, Jr., C (10 ppg, 10 rpg, 4 blks); Milan Quinn 6’1” So. F (9.1 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3 blks); Melissa Jeter 5-8, Sr. F (4.3 ppg, 3 rpg)
Key Newcomers:
Destani Burton 5’10”, Jr., F, Jazmin Brown 6’0” Fr., F, Keechelle Johnson 5’6” Fr., PG   
Return four starters from last season conference championship team. Essence Baucom and Alicia Quinn were first team all-conference players.
Mark Sanders (0-0, 1st year)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Mayhana Dunovant (8 ppg, 2 spg, 2 apg), Cierra Burdick (19 ppg, 10 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Jaymee Fisher-Davis, Aliyah Kilpatrick, Ashanti Reid, Chantal Worthy, Tierra Williams
Notable: B
ulldogs are reigning state champs and have reached the state semifinals the past two seasons…Key reserves Jadda Atkinson, Chelsea Mathison and Deleah Morgan also return…Fisher-Davis and Kilpatrick were all-conference performers at East Meck last season. Reid also played at East Meck last season. Worthy moved in after playing Cox Mill. Williams played at Independence last season….Burdick ranked as high as No. 3 nationally, has signed with Tennessee and was an All-America pick by several publications last season.
Bobby Conrad (92-15 5th year)
2009-10 Record: 25-4, Sectional Champion
Returning Starters: Ali Lane, Sr. G (17 ppg, 5 rpg, 3.3 ast, 3 stl) Laura Haney, Jr. F
Key Newcomers: Sophie Rossitch, 5’8 Fr. G, Rachael Hendershott 5’9 Fr. G
Notable: Ali Lane is the returning Mega-7 player of the year. 

Andre Haston (1st Year)
2009-10 Record:
13 - 11
Returning Starters:
Sydney Jones 5’7” Sr Guard; Brittany Powell 5’7” Sr Guard/Forward; Beth Erb 5’6” So Guard; Rachel Roberts 5’8” Jr Guard/Forward
Key Newcomers:
Brook Vann 5’10” Fr Forward/Center; Judith Cohen 5’9” So Forward/Center; London Vaughn 5’7” So Guard; Lauren McFayden 5’7” So Guard
Brittany Powell 2009 All CISAA. This year’s team has a blue collar work ethic in which they are feisty, scrappy and a ‘don't quit’ attitude. With Brittany Powell, Beth Erb, Sydney Jones and Rachel Roberts as the only returning players from last year’s team, they will be expected to carry the load and mentor the younger players on the team.
Donna Lavery
2009-10 Record: 9-13
Returning Players:
Lauren Graham, Sara Grace Allen, Carmelitha Almond,
Kiersten Houser, Paige Wyont, Carly Cook

Key Newcomers: Emily Whitworth, Molly Whitworth, Heather Day, Sydney Canipe, Miranda Huffstetler
Deb Savino (2nd year)
2009-10 Record: 
Returning Starters: 
Garland Austin, Jr., 5'4", G (10 ppg, 3apg); Becca Jones, So., 5'11", F (4.5rpg, 5.5ppg); Brooke Brown, So., 5'10", C (5.5rpg, 4.9ppg)
Key Newcomers: 
Sydney Sebastian, 5'4", So., G; MacKenzie Jones, 5'8", So., G

Coach: Jack Warren(8-20 2nd yr  )

2009-10 Record: 8-20
Returning Starters: Julie Harris Sr., F (ppg); Olivia Osborne Sr., C (ppg); Mackenzie Moyer Jr.,G (ppg)
Key Newcomers: Chantal Neuwald, 5'10"  Jr, G; Emma Virtanen 5'9" Jr, G 
Notable returning players: Leah Baker-So, Hailey Foreman-So and Madison Miller-Jr
Coach: Angela Morton (188-126, 13th year)
2009-10 Record: 24-6, SPC Champions
Returning Starters: Jasmine DeBerry Sr (8ppg, 7apg, 4spg) Jhemelia Edwards  Sr. (13ppg,  6rpg, 5apg ) Mariah Black Sr. (8ppg, 10 rpg, 3spg) Allson Briggs Jr., (6 ppg, 2.8 apg)
Key Newcomers: Danielle Foard Soph  MVP of JV last year and was a call-up at end of season, Emia Black and Tae Lynch both Jr add depth.
Notable: The Sr class has 3 players that are 82-13 as varsity starters. Return 3 All conference players.
Fastest team I have coached at Concord!  We have won 3 SPC championships in a row. (30-2) in conference play.
Tony Walters
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Ivy Arrington SR, Jessica Stafford JR, Cherise Baker SR ,Jennelle Felton SR, Aaliyah Earl SOPH
Key Newcomers:
Taylor Sehm-Crowley Fr,Ravin Shepard FR, Notable: Returning 7 players from last years team, should see a big improvement with kids gaining a lot of court time experience
Coach Name: 
Bill Middlebrooks
2009-10 Record:
18 - 5
Returning Starters:
Sophomore Paris Johnson (11.5 ppg, 9.2 rpg),Jr.  Breonna Caldwell (6 assist pg),
Key Newcomers: 
Sr. Chaylia Coleman, Jr.; T'Shea Glenn, Soph Katlyn Payne, Cassidy Crawford
freshman Katherine Harris, Sr. Ashleigh Ireland, Sr. Hallie McNeil, and Sopho Riley Troutman
Coach: Lin Smithson
2009-10 Record: 21-5
Returning Starters:  Kelsee Cheek; Isabel Bernal, Rachel Cook, Carol Trammell, Chartea Peay
Key Newcomers:  Daylin Leftwich 6’ forward, Desiree Gray 5’3” guard, Melanie Zeiler 5’8” guard
Notable: Kelsee Cheek has verbally committed to UT Chattanooga; Bernal and Cook are being recruited by several schools.
Coach:  Kory Bridges (11th season)
2009-10 Record:  15-13 (First Round, 3A NCISAA State Playoffs)
Returning Starters:  Leah Villarreal, 6-1, Sr., C;  Laura Beth Hite, 6-1, Jr., F, Ellie Rice, 5-5, Sr., G,  Anna Melton, 5-7, Jr., G
Key Newcomers:  Katrina Heise, Morgan Mosteller, Anna Haines, Sarah Brace, McKenzie Boone, Nancy Pendleton, Haley Spitz, Emily Hicks
Notable:  Team will be deep with great speed and athletic abilities.  “A key to success will be the superiority of our defensive presence,” coach Bridges said.
Coach: Katie Bollinger (3rd year)
2009-10 Record: 15-11, 1st round of playoffs
Returning Starters: Emily Greene, 5’10 Sr. Post, (13.1 ppg, 50% total fg, all conference CVAC last year), Alicia Byrd, 5’7 guard (14ppg, 33% 3pter, 53% total fg, all conference CAVC last year. 

Key Newcomers: Lauren Arney, 5’6, freshman, guard, Sydney Haas, 5’10, freshman, post, Bailey Gragg, 5’7, freshman, guard 
Notable: We have eight returning players this season.
Coach: David Wilson (1st year)
2009-10 Record: 27-3 ( 12-0 conference play)
Returning Starter(s): Sandra Knox,   Jr. F, (6.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg in 2009-10)
Key Newcomers: Jazmine Kirksey, Soph. PG; (transfer form Milwaukee), Ashley Wingo, Fr.  F;
Cortney Dillard, Soph; G, Nikea Mack,Sr. F, Daisy Buckman, Soph; PG.
Notable: Knox played in France with a sponsored All Star team this summer… Wingo is a National record holder in the discus throw in her age group.

Christene Benyak (2nd year)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Jenna White, 5’5”, Sr, Guard (13.5 ppg, 5 rpg, 2.5 apg) Haley Bonner, 5’6”, Sr, Guard (2.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg) Hannah-Kate Christopher, Soph, Post (2.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
Key Newcomers:
Lauren Wood, 6’0”, Soph, Post; Bri Stepney, 5’10”, Jr., Post

Sean Smith (14th year)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters: None
Key Newcomers:
Caitlin Harris, 5-6, SR, G
Shelbie Hall, 5-6, JR, G
Coach Name:
Harry Adams (0-0, first year)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Sam McCurry, Elizabeth Davis
Key Newcomers:
Sydney Stephens, Jordan Whitesides, Morgan Whitesides
Notable: Gaston Day lost 9 playrs off last years team...Whitesides, a 6-foot junior shooting guard, is ranked among the top 100 players in her age group nationally.
Coach Name: 
Ken Beaty (151-49 8th year)
2009-10 Record:
27-2  (3A State Champions)
Returning Starters: 
Bre Armstrong 5’8” Soph.(14.8 ppg), Khadijah Joyner 6’3” Junior(4.4 ppg 8.1 rbs,)  Briana Taylor 5’6” Junior (2.6 ppg)
Key Newcomers: 
Britnee Roberts 5’8” Junior ( All Conference at Kings Mtn. last year)
Ashlei Lowman (0-0, 1st year)
2009-10 record:
Returning starters:
Taylor Jordan (14) Sr, Shooting Guard;
Alexis Allen (42) Sr. Forward

Anthony Jones, (0-0, first year)
2009-10 Record: 18-8, Conference Champions for six consecutive seasons
Returning Starters:
Briana Key, SR (12 ppg, 3.5rpg in 2009-10); Latikia Harris, SR (8ppg, 4 spg in 2009-10); Abrea Harris, SO (13.5 ppg, 3 spg, 3.5 assists pg in 2009-10); Diamond Foggie, SO (4.5 ppg, 7 rpg); Latondra Morrow, JR (5.5 ppg, 3 rpg)
Key Newcomers:
Keousha Griffin, SO, F
As returning conference champions and under new direction of Coach Jones, Harding girls are determined to work hard and defend their title. Built on athleticism and speed, the Harding team still remains a tough competitor in their conference.
Coach: Barbara Helms (187-18, 8th Year)
2009-2010 record:
Returning Starters: Hillary Sigmon, Jada Payne, Shannon Brown, Andrea Miller, and Paige Colbert
Key Newcomers:  Farah Young
Coach: Matthew Trent (1st Season)
2009-10 Record: 24-4, Conference Champions, 3A NCISSA State Runner-up
Returning Starters: Megan Luke, Jr, G/F, Courtney Wilson, Sr, F
Key Newcomers: Hannah Griffin, Fr, C, Nicole Gaithers, Sr, C, Amber Jones, Jr, G

Jessica Kulp (21-8, 2nd year)
2009-10 Record:
21-8, 3A Sectional Runner-up
Returning Starters:
Jordan Strode, Jr., 5-10, G (12.o ppg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 blocks per game, and 3.5 rpg in 2009-2010); Monique Robson, Sr., 5-9, G (4.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg)
Key Newcomers:
TaNesha Scott, Fr., 5-6, PG; Mikayla Kinloch, Jr., 6-0, F; Jenna Cachine, Jr., 5-11, F
Strode is currently receiving interest for a number of Division I conferences, including Big Ten, Atlantic 10, Big South, Conference USA, Colonial Athletic, and Ivy League.
Gary Richmond (198-102, 13th year)
2009-10 Record:
23-5, I-Meck Regular Season and Tournament Champions, state sectional finalist
Returning Starters:
Hannah Early, 6’1 Sr, F (13.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.5 spg); Hunter Meakin, 5’5 Sr, G (9.8 ppg, 1.4 apg, 1.5 spg, 2.2 rpg); Karoline Summerville, 5’3 Sr, G (2.6 ppg, 1.9 spg, 2.3 apg); Sharee’ Boyd 6’0 Jr, W (10.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.3 spg, 1.5 bpg)
Key Newcomers:
Victoria Spaulding, 6’1 Jr, C; Bryanna Curry 5’8 Fr, F
Hannah Early is the returning conference player of the year, committed to Davidson; Hunter Meakin led the state 4A in 3 pointers made with 62 at 46%; Sharee’ Boyd is being recruited by the Big East, SEC, Southern Conference and Conference USA conference schools
Coach Name:
Natalie Vuoriaho-Davis (27-27, 3rd year)
2009-10 Record: 
Returning Starters:
Taylor Smith, 5-10, Sr., F/C. Laquisha Taylor  5-9, So., G/F Sr.,  Key Newcomers: Kaitlyn Beaver 5-8, So., G, Tierney Hoyle  5-10, Jr., F,
Kaytlin Beaver, Laquisha Taylor and Tierney Hoyle are all receiving interest from Colleges. Taylor Smith is bringing needed leadership to a young team.
Coach: Rob Enloe
(1st year at Sun Valley, former Varsity Girls Coach South Stanly High and Mt. Pleasant High)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters: Stephanie Taylor 6'2" Post Sr., Jordyn Gaymen 6'1" Post Sr., Amamda Bill 5'7" Forward Soph., Shanice Leaks 5'5" Guard Sr., Tashaun Stewart 5'2" Guard Jr.
Key Newcomers: 
Kassie Morrison 5'5" Guard Jr., Riley Williams 5'5" Guard Fr.
Stephanie Taylor last week signed her letter of intent for the University of Central Florida while teamate Jordyn Gaymon has verbally committed to Radford University to continue their basketball careers.  With this inside presence and new head coach, the lady spartans will look to be very competitive this season.
Coach Name: 
Tosha Robinson
2009-10 Record:
15-11 overall and 9-7 conference
Returning Starters:
Aliayah Spears, Jayana Lott, Sara Tuttle, Jasmine Parker, Zebresha Blakeney, Briana McGuine,
Key Newcomers: Raven Phifer, Kaila Forrest
Jasmine Parker plans to play at NC A&T in 2011-2012.  Aliayah Spears has played any many showcase tournaments and has caught the eye of college coaches, Robinson said. 
Coach:  Lori Reavis (1st season)
2009-2010 Record: 26 and 5, 3rd Round State Playoffs, Conference and Conference Tournament Champs, Statesville Record and Landmark Christmas Tournament Champions
Returning Starters: None
Key Returners:  Lynnsey Howard SR, 5-8, G   Landyn Mannion SR, 5-11, F  Marrissa Riley JR, 5-11, F
Coach: Daniel Schmitz (30-27, 4th season)
2009-10 Record: 13-7
Returning Starters: Alex Guiraud (5-6, Sr., G); Mary Canipe (5-8, So., G); Taylor Wingate (5-10, Jr., F); Jennifer Allison (5-10, So. F)

Key Returnees: Megan Depalmo (5-10, So., G); Sarah Kenley (5-10, So., G); Jada Johnson (5-10, So., G)
Key Newcomers: Rachel Lane (5-9, Fr., G); Erin Marshall (5-5, Fr., G); Logan Carter (5-2, Fr., G); Victoria Carter (6-1, Fr., C); Victoria Jackson (5-4, Fr., G); Jazra Standly (5-6, Fr., G)
Notable: Canipe was ranked among the state's best at her position last season.


Coach: Clarence C.J. Johnson (2nd year)
2009-2010 Record: 16-7
Returning starters: Nicole Graham, Niya Phillips, Somolia McKenny, Najmah Tillard
Notable: Mallard Creek made the N.C. 4A Western Regionals in 2009, one of four Meck County teams to make the four team field (East Meck, Butler, West Charlotte). Last season, the Mavericks lost 71-57 to McDowell in the first round of the playoffs.

Eddie Rivers (1st Year Basketball)
2009-10 Record:
Returning Starters:
Kinya Adams, 5'10" Sr. C (13ppg, 8rpg), Sherita Thomas, 5'6" Jr. G (8ppg), Venisha Blount, So. F (5ppg)
Key Newcomers:
Tonjai Everett, Fr. G, Ishemia Bivens, Fr. G
Other returning players with notable experience include Whitleigh Allen, Jr. F, Shuntel Kirkland, So. G, and Kimberly Rivers, So. F.
Dwight S. Miller (18th season)
2009-2010 Record: 14-10 
Returning Starters: Eryn Curry Sr F (6 ppg), Jordan Henry Jr F (11 ppg, 9 rpg) Erica White Sr F ( 4 ppg, 8 rpg); Katherine Lombard (5 ppg, 3rpg)
Key Newcomers: Jamie Ellis Fr G.
Notable: Jordan Henry was all-Southern Carolina conference last year; Miller is a former head coach with the Mallard Creek boys and former West Charlotte boys assistant under legendary state championship-winning coach Gosnell White.
Coach: Jerry Murray Jr (160-108, 11th year, 3rd year @DHS)
2009-10 Record: 14-13, 1st round of playoffs
Returning Starters: Lauren Duckworth, 5-6, Jr, W (11.4 ppg, 34% 3pter fg, 40% total fg, 7 rpg, all conference CVAC last year); Heather Copeland, 5-4, Jr, point; Tessa Lechner, 5-8, Sr, Post (5 rrg)
Key Newcomers: Haley Broadwell, 5-10, Jr, Post
Notable: 4 rising Jr's off a Conference championship JV team look to battle for playing time.
Amber Fox
2009-2010 Record: 23-5, SMAC Conference Champs
Returning Starters: Alexis Pearson, 5-5, Sr., G (6 ppg, 2 steals pg in 2009-2010); Jewel Walker, 5-10 Sr. F (9 ppg, 7 rebounds pg in 2009-2010).
Key Newcomers: Sarah Yamouti, 5-3 So., G; Krissy Surratt, 5-10 Fr., F; Mary Michaux, 5-3 Fr., G.
Notable: Walker drew 32 of the team’s 42 charges taken last season.
Jennifer Shoaf
2009-2010 Record: 8-16
Returning Starters: Kaitlin Berry Soph., PG; Marie Caitlin Cogdell Soph., F; Chelsea Riddle SR., F
Key Newcomers: (Back from season ending injuries) Breann Tallent Soph., G; Ashley Phillips JR., G/F
Coach: Dwayne Carelock (12-15, 2nd year)
2009-10 Record: 12-15, made second round of playoffs
Returning Starters: DeQuisha McCain, Sr., G(17.6 ppg, 4.2 steals/gm); Shakira Jordan, Jr., G(10.2 ppg, 2.6 apg, 2.7 spg); Daya Jordan, So., G(4.2 ppg)
Key Newcomers: Kendall Cox, So., G ; Jasmine Wynn, Jr., F; Asha Jordan, Fr., G
Notable: Dequisha McCain returns for her senior year after leading the county/conference in scoring last season. Kendall Cox transferred from Union Academy and will start at point guard allowing Shakira to move to the three guard position where she should be able to contribute more offensively.
Coach:  Melanie Allen
2009-10 Record: 7-15
Returning Starters:  Shakirah McLaughlin, 5'5, Sr, G; DeAsia Faulkner, 5'3, Sr, G Key Newcomers:  Zana Tatum, 6'0, So, C; Tanisha Ellis, 5'10, Sr, F (was injured last year); Aimee Ellis, 5"10, So, C (transfer from Hopewell) Courtney Smith, 5'4, Sr, G; Ambressha Redfear, 5'9, Jr, F; Shikina Wilson, 5'7, Soph, G
Neil Pifer (1st year)
2009-10 record: 6-18, 4-10 in the SPC
Returning starters: none
Key newcomers: Bethany Harrison,  Jr. 5’7” (4 ppg, 3 apg), Rebecca Mirovich, Sr. 6’4” (3 ppg, 3 rpg), Katie Suther, Sr. 6’0” (2 ppg, 5 rpg)
Notable: After losing 6 seniors and over 40 points of scoring the Tigers look to reload… Katelyn Cline, Jr 6’0” is coming back from a knee injury last year… Ally Hunt, So. 5’4” moves up from the JV team to run the point. 
Coach:  Wes Hepler
2009-10 Record: 17-10
Returning Starters:  Carly Hammack Sr., G (7.4 ppg, 2.6 apg, 2.2 spg, 2.3 rbg); Mason Jeffries Sr., G (7.7 ppg)
Notable: India Timpton So., F (6.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg) 6th man last year, will play a major role this season...Timpton and sister Saadia, a sophomore, are already getting Division I interest...Jeffries is ranked No. 2 academically in her class.
Key Newcomers:  Saadia Timpton, Fr
Coach:  Jonathan Tharpe (3rd Season)
2009-2010 Record:  28-4 (Western Regional Runner up)
Returning Starters:  Shynese Whitener..jr, Kadesha Gibbs..jr, Tiana Littlejohn..sr, and Quazzy Tipps..sr
Notables:  Shynese Whitener was player of the year in the CVAC.  Kadesha Gibbs and Quazzy Tipps were selected All Conference. 
Kevin Bryant (2nd Year)

2009-2010 Record:

Returning Starters:
Taylor Allen Sr., 5-7, Erica Merriman Jr., 5-5
North Iredell
Coach:  Tami Ramsey
2009-2010 Record:  23-3
Returning Starters:  Mandeesa Singletery, 5-6, Sr, G (16 ppg, 3.5 apg, 4 spg 2009-10); Emory Haynes, 5-7, Sr, G (10.9 ppg in 2009-2010); Lea James, 5-9, Sr. F (4.8 ppg, 10 rpg 2009-10); Bri Johnson, 5-6, Jr. G (13.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg 2009-10), Brooke Redmond, 5-10, So, F (8.1 ppg, 2 bpg, 8.4 rpg in 2009-10)
Notable:  Mandeesa Singletery NPC player of the Year

Greg Speight
2009-10 Record: 25-4, (198-30,9th year)
Returning Starters: Lindsey Burleson, 6-2, Jr, C (9 ppg, 6 rbg); Tyana Bryant 5-7Sr (11 ppg, 7rbg); Holli Chandler 5-3  Jr (12 ppg, 3 assist/g); Elizabeth Deeck 5-3 Jr (10 ppg); Symphony Richardson 6-1 Jr (11 ppg, 6 rbg)
Key Newcomers: Brittany Burleson 5-5 Jr, Gentry Grubb 5-5 Fr
Notable: Also return Jenni Speight 5-7 So, Melissa Stallings 5-2 Sr, Team should be deep w/ good speed.  “Key to success will be the quality of our defense.”
Coach: Rusty Hicks (First year Head Coach)-9th season at Olympic as coach
2009-10 Record: 17-11, Regional semifinalist
Returning Starters: Alexis Hampton, 5-6, Jr, PG (15.9 ppg, 6 rpg, 2.9 steals, 3 asst. in 2009-10); Rhianna Moncrief, 5-9, Sr., F (10.7 ppg, 11 rpg); Vanissa McMillian (8.7 ppg, 13 rpg)
Key Newcomers: Gabby Tate, 5-6, Jr, G; Jazmyn Barrino, 5-5, Fr, G
Notable: Alexis Hampton (All-Conference) All Tournament Team YC Winborn and Lady Cougar, Rhianna Moncrief (All Conference), Team (second round of 4A playoffs)
Coach: Ina Thompson ( 84-74,7th season coaching) 2009-10 Record: 24-4, 2nd Round State Playoffs, SCC Conference Champions and SCC Conference Tournament Champions
Returning Starters: Kelley Godbout Sr, 5-9, G, (15.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 4.1 spg) Jada Huntley So, 5-8, F, (8.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.3 spg)
Key Newcomers: Jade Jones, 5-8, Fr, G
Notable: Kelley Godbout scored her 1000th point last year as a junior and is on pace to get 1000 career rebounds this year
Coach: Bill Smith (0-0, 1st Year)
2009-2010 Record: 10-15, 6-6 9SW4A)
Returning Starters: Elena Covert, Jr. G; Alyson King, Jr. G
Key Newcomers: Brittany Ellis, Sr. F
Notable: Providence is coming off its first double figure win season for girls basketball in years and earned a state playoff berth 
Coach Name: Josh Springer   (75-15, 4th year)
2009-10 Record: 24-6   (NCISAA 3A State Champions)
Returning Starters: Tiffany Mitchell (5’11” Jr, 16.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg in 2009-10, All-State Selection) Jada Brayboy (5’6” So., 5.6 ppg in 2009-10)
Key Newcomers:  Jatarie White (6’3” Fr.), Olivia Parker (6’1” Jr.)
Notable:  Chargers have won five of the last six NCISAA 3A State Championships.
Coach: Dan Kerr (9-13, 2nd Season)
2009-2010 Record:  9-13
Returning Starters:  Jahniece Campbell 5'1" Jr., G (6.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.6 spg); Rachel May 5'9" Jr., G/F (8.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 spg).
Key Newcomers:  Federica Staton 5'10" Jr., F, Nyasia Downing 5'6" Jr., G, Millie Graves 5'5", Fr., PG.
Notable:  Queens Grant begins its second full season of Varsity girls basketball.
Coach Name: Brett Childers
2009-10 Record: 12-12
Returning Starters:  Timisty Nelson (11.4 ppg, 3.8 spg), Keauna Tinnin (2.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
Key Newcomers:  Deiona Davis (FR guard), Ashley Jaggers (SO post)
Coach: Christopher McNeil (1st Year)
2009-10 Record: 29-0
Returning Starters: 6’2”  Olivia Rankin Sr  Center; Jessica Heilig 6’1” Sr Forward d; 5’8” Ayanna Holmes Sr. Guard; 5’8” Ashia Holmes  Sr. Wing ; 5’6” Doreen Richardson Jr. Guard; 5’10” Isis Miller, Sr. Wing
Key Newcomers: 6’3” Brielle Blaire Freshman Forward
Notable: Olivia Rankin and Ayanna Holmes signed Letters of Intent to play @UNCC; Ashia Holmes signed a Letter of Intent to play@ Radford University; Jessica Heilig signed a Letter of Intent to play@ Gardner Webb
Coach: Jeff Parham (228-102) 12th Year
2009-10 Record: 23-3 Lost in 2nd Round Playoffs
Returning Starters: Matison Hall 5’8” Senior 14ppg, Shaina Sams 5’4” Junior 10ppg, 5.5 apg, Katie Sharpe 5’7” Senior, 8.8 ppg, Brooklyn Boston 6’1” Senior 7.8 ppg 10 rpg
Key Newcomers: Toni Younce 5’8” Junior, Amber Gross 5’9” Junior
Notable: Conference Champions Last Year, 4 starters returning
Terry Batts (1st year)
2009-10 Record : 10-11
Returning Starters:  Tera Batts, 5-5, Sr., G(5ppg,4apg),Jennifer Cernuto 5-6,Sr.,G(6ppg)
Brianne  Mack 6-4,Jr.,F(12ppg,10rpg,3bpg), Sara Lipinski ,5-5 Sr.,G(6ppg)
Key Newcomers:  Courtney Hailey (Independence transfer, played on Charlotte Select
 Team that went to France to play).
Notable:Brianne Mack is major D1 recruit, her upside is tremendous. Hailey also receiving
  Mid-major interest. Team  should contend for conference title, coach says.
Coach: Todd Jones
2009-10 Record: 16-9
Returning Starters: Cameron Bradley, 5-9, Sr, F (7 ppg, 4 rpg in 2009-10); Brianna Renwick, 5-5, Sr., PG (8 ppg, 5 apg)
Key Newcomers: Yasmine Culbreeth (Fr); Arnetta Feimster, Kirsten Witt, and Carah Crosswhite (All 3 Soph’s)


Coach Name:
Jenifer Shannon (2nd year)
2009-10 Record: 4-18
Returning Starters: Karmen Barringer Sr. PG, Pazara Grier Sr. G, Tiffany Washington Sr. CKey Newcomers: Takia Green So., Chasity Townds Fr.
Coach Name: Cristie Mitchell (10th year)
2009-10 Record: 3-18
Returning Starters: Jessica Gamble Sr., 5’3” G (12 ppg, 5 rpg); Breuanna Childs Jr., 5’1” G (4 ppg, 2 apg) Christy Landry Jr., 5’5” G
Key Newcomers: Faith Kinsler, 5’6”, Sr, G, Kim Alexander, 5’5” Sr, G
Coach Name:  Joel Allen (1st year)
2009-10 Record: 0-22
Returning Starters: None
Key Newcomers: Valerie Afam, Harley Abbott, Kelcy Carlson, Morgan Carlson, Kate Weber
Notable: Several out of state transfers should help the Cavs be more competitive this season with a team that will only feature 2 seniors
Coach: Ryun Cook (77-75, 6th year)
2009-10 Record: 10-16
Returning Starters: Kinsey Wilson Sr., 5-9, Wing, Katelyn DeMille  Sr., 5-7, Guard
Key Newcomers: Emily Moore, 6-2, Jr, C
Stephen McMasters
2009-2010 Record: 10 -15 (Lost in 1st Round of 2A State playoffs)
Returning Starters: Stephanie Honeycutt 5'-6" Sr. Guard (14.6 PPG 4.6 Rebs 3.9 Assists);                Molly Steptoe 5'-5" Jr. PG (7.7 PPG 4.1 Assists);  Ravin Carter 5'-7" Jr Wing (6.7 PPg 6.1 Rebs);        Taylor Ramsey 5'-4" Jr. Wing;
Key Newcomer: Daryan Dixon-Dula 5'-7" Soph. Wing
Notable: Honeycutt is a 4-year and currently 15th on the schools All-Time Leading Scorer list. She is receiving interest for several D2 and D3 schools. She was voted All-Conference last season.
Coach :   Reggie Mobley
2009-10: 2-22
Returning Starters: Latoya Jenkins 5-9 Sr. F ,Lakeia Simmons 5-7 Sr. G , Andrell Byers 5-4 Sr. G
Key Newcomers: Rachel Porter 5-8 Fr. G , Me'Shell Puryear 5-7 So. G , Destinee Gray 5-5 So. G
Notable: Lions reached the 2007 and '08 N.C. 4A state finals, winning the '08 championship
Coach: Antoine Avinger  ( 35-20, 5th year)
2009-10 Record: NA
Returning Starters: Sharnesha Brently., 5-9, Sr, Guard (14 ppg in 2009-2010); Jasmine Saunders, 5-10, Sr. Forward, 7 ppg in 2009-2010). Kana Thompson, 5-10, Jr. Guard ( 4 ppg)
Key Newcomer: Keanna Bowe
Notable: Keanna is an excellent post player with great footwork, Avinger said.

Mallard Creek QB Williams questionable for Friday's quarterfinal with Vance

Mallard Creek quarterback Marquise Williams, a national player of the year candidate, hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable to start in Friday’s N.C. 4AA quarterfinal at home against rival Vance.

Williams injured his left ankle early in the second quarter of last week’s 49-23 win over Ardrey Kell. Williams tried to run off the field after he injured himself, but fell down face first. He got up and got off the field. He only missed a few plays and finished the game.

Mavericks coach Mike Palmieri said Williams is able to walk on his ankle, but not able to push off well. Williams did not practice Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

A 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior, Williams has throw for 3,034 yards and 45 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. He’s competed nearly 70 percent of his passes. He also has 1,147 yards rushing and 19 scores.

“He’s a little sore,” Palmieri said. “He’s just day-to-day. We don’t know for sure if he’ll play or  not. We’ll make a decision at gametime with him.”

If Williams doesn’t start for the nationally ranked Mavericks, 5-11, 200-pound junior Zay Laster will start. With Laster, Mallard Creek might rely more on its run game, where Jela Duncan (95 carries, 1,208 yards, 15 TDs) and Aaron McNeely (55-622, 9 TDs), both average more than 10 yards per carry.

“We’re confident with Zay,” Palmieri said. “Zay’s been put in a lot of games. We’ll got with what we’ve got. And Marquise, in his mind, is playing. It’ll be my decision, for what’s best for the kid and the program. The good thing is we have no school and he’s getting theraphy. I just held him out of practice because I didn’t want to take a chance. He doesn’t need to practice to play. He knows what we’re doing.”

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Northwestern 3A/4A All Conference soccer

Northwestern 3A/4A All-Conference Soccer
Hickory: Robert Liljeberg        Hibriten:  Cristhian Martinez
           Adam Betzwieser                  Alex Austin
           Michael Delong                      Travis Cole
           Julian Deutsch                      Austin Beard
           Carlos Sevilla                      Sean Moretz
           Ben Underwood                      Josh Hilliard
           Drew Collins

Foard:   Brody Ruffner            St. Stephens:  Cody Solesbee
      Jason Smith                                         Ben Watson
      Nick Bolick                                 Chris Sigmon
      Miles Saenger                   

Watauga:  Will Cox                Alexander:  Ben Jones
           Berkley Wilcox                                 Jeremy Whisnant

South Caldwell:  Drew Crowe

Offensive Player of the Year: 
Adam Betzwieser                        Hickory

Defensive Player of the Year: 
Alex Austin                            Hibriten

Coach of the Year:   
Keith Crowe                            South Caldwell
Jim Blanton                            Hibriten
Brian Jillings                            Hickory

South Brunswick withdraws appeal, out of prep football playoffs

After an internal review and discussion at the school level, South Brunswick High School elected to withdraw its appeal to the Executive Committee of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association relative to ejections of football players at last week's NCHSAA playoff game.

By NCHSAA rules, "Teams in the following situations will not be allowed to participate in the playoffs: --a team whose players or coaches accumulate three or more individual ejections for fighting...if a team hits either threshold (total ejections or ejections for fighting) during the playoffs, it will be disqualified from further participation in the playoffs."

South Brunswick is therefore disqualified from further participation in the playoffs and their scheduled opponent, Havelock, will be open this Friday night and advances to the next round.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Team disqualified from football playoffs for fighting

South Brunswick High School defeated Southern Wayne on Friday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A football playoffs, but in the game South Brunswick was assessed three ejections for fighting.

By NCHSAA rules, "Teams in the following situations will not be allowed to participate in the playoffs: --a team whose players or coaches accumulate three or more individual ejections for fighting...if a team hits either threshold (total ejections or ejections for fighting) during the playoffs, it will be disqualified from further participation in the playoffs."

South Brunswick is appealing the decision based on that rule to the NCHSAA Executive Committee on Tuesday morning, so there is no resolution to the situation yet. We will keep you advised of further developments.

NCHSAA media release

Charlotte Christian sophomore basketball star has 31 college offers

Charlotte Christian sophomore Gigi Bailey, a 6-foot-4 center, has 31 college offers, her mother, Kim Bailey, said.

Bailey, who turned 16 in November, is a National Honor Society student.  She has a 4.64 GPA. She and her family moved from New York when Gigi was 6. She started at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in second grade and was moved up to third grade during the school year, Kim Bailey said, because teachers said they couldn't challenge her anymore.

When Gigi transferred to Charlotte Christian two years ago, she would've naturally been a ninth grader. She had finished Mint Hill Middle School. Kim Bailey said the family chose to reclass Gigi as an eighth grader to help her socially.

"We just felt she needed to be back in her normal grade," Kim Bailey said. "She needed that extra year."

Bailey was all-Charlotte Observer in Mecklenburg County as a freshman.