Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wednesday night prep roundup: heroes, numbers, notes

High School Sports Roundup


UP, Mallard Creek football: Up two spots to No. 21 in the National Fab 50 prep football rankings. The Mavericks moved up two spots this week and are the highest Carolinas team listed. Duncan Byrnes (S.C.) is No. 33 and Rock Hill Northwestern is No. 42.

UP, Lake Norman High School: honoring military personnel, policemen and firemen at Friday’s game with Hough in rememberance of 9/11. Any military, firemen or policemen with proper credentials get free admission.

UP, A.L. Brown: completed its fifth straight season with no sports ejections. The N.C. High School Athletic Association reports that Brown, and 127 other schools were ejection free in the 2012-13 school year. Area schools include: Berry, East Gaston, Garinger, Highland Tech, Hough, Carson, Lincoln Charter, Marvin Ridge, North Gaston, North Lincoln, North Meck, Olympic, Providence, Parkwood, Queens Grant, Salisbury, Shelby, Sun Valley, Vance, West Charlotte, West Mecklenburg, West Rowan, Christ The King, Hickory, Maiden, South Iredell and St. Stephens

UP, Girls wrestling at Rock Hill: Girls wrestling at Rock Hill High: The S.C. school, former home of Kala Barnes of Kings College (TN), plans to start a girls wrestling team. Barnes, who wrestled at Rock Hill, recently earned All-American honors by placing sixth at a national women’s tournament.

DOWN, Zac Pollard, South Caldwell football: Pollard, a preseason all-state star who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in 2012, will miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Pollard suffered torn knee ligaments in last week’s 28-0 win over West Caldwell.

Wednesday’s Top Performers

Cole Ban, Commmunity School of Davidson soccer: 14 saves in 2-2 tie with Gray Stone Day. Kevin Yascur and Francisco Prado scored for Davidson.

Michael Basnett, Hough soccer:
Two goals in 4-2 win over Independence.

Kelsey Becknell, Fort Mill girls golf:
won medalist with a 46 in a win over Rock Hill Northwestern.

Manuel Diaz, Julio Mendoz Ortiz, Freedom soccer:
Diaz had two saves and combined with Ortiz for the shutout in Freedom’s 4-0 win over McDowell. Yaret Regino, Tyler Gramer, Jordan Summers and Maco Juarez Son each scored for Freedom, which outshot McDowell 36-7 and had a 3-0 edge in corner kicks. Freedom, No. 14 in the Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, improved to 5-0.

Haley Hubeli, Lincoln Charter volleyball:
16 digs in 3-1 win over Christ The King. Lincoln Charter improed to 5-0 on the season. Tessa Carr had 14 kills, Gabby Powers 18 assists and Christina Famulari had nine kills and two aces for Lincoln Charter.

Heidi Swope, Weddington girls tennis:
Won her singles match 6-4, 6-1 and partnered with Jillian Paris to win doubles 8-3 as Weddington beat South Meck 8-1 to win its first match of the season.

Brandon Melchor, Central Academy soccer: five saves and shutout in 2-0 win over Lake Norman Charter. Ryan Grigston and Federico Periara scored for Central.

Quincy Kroeschell, Providence soccer: two goals for Providence (7-0) which remained unbeaten in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Mooresville.

By The Numbers

35: Ardrey Kell girls golfers Megan Cullip and Moon Cheong shot a pair of 35s over nine holes to help the Knights win their season-opening match against Butler 109-145 Wednesday.

Assists for East Burke volleyball player Kristen Moore in 3-0 win over Crest Wednesday. East Burke is 7-0.

0-0-0: Lake Norman Charter tennis star Hannah Archer won her singles match 6-0, 6-0 in a 9-0 win over North Meck. She paired with Tiffany Onia to win doubles 8-0.

10: Lincoln Charter outshot North Gaston 10-8 in a 1-0 soccer win Wednesday. Daniel Moore scored for Lincoln Charter (3-2).