Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Southwestern 4A All-Conference Teams

Southwestern 4A All-Conference Basketball


Rydeiah Rogers, Myers Park; Saadia Timpton, Myers Park; Kobe Leigh, Butler; Shaigna Wentz, Porter Ridge; Jasmine Sanders, Garinger; Hydeia Harvey, Rocky River; T Dorsey, Rocky River; Fairen Sutton, Butler; Morgan Uptegraff, Myers Park; Zhamya Wills, East Meck

Coach of the year: Barbara Nelson, Myers Park

Player of the year: Aliyah Mazyck, Myers Park


Deion Lane, Independence; Zaqwaun Matthews, Myers Park; Giavonni Mack, Butler; Tayon Gleaves, Independence; Montavius Hancock, Garinger; Tryle Poindexter, East Meck; Caleb Homesley, Porter Ridge; Jake Hackworth, Myers Park; Davion Gamble, Garinger; Workpeh Kofa, Independence

Coach of the year: Preston Davis, Independence

Player of the year: Matthew Fisher-Davis, Butler

Southwestern 4A All-Conference Wrestling
106: Chris Price, Porter Ridge; Joe Kenny, Myers Park; 113: Logan McMahan, Porter Ridge, Carson Russell, Myers Park; 120: DeShawnPatterson, Garinger; Garret Bailey, Butler; 126: Adam Pleter, Butler; Bryan Newsome, Porter Ridge; 132: Upright Odomena, Rocky River; Joseph Roamine, Porter Ridge; 138: Austin Paytes, Butler; Chris Jordan, Independence; 145: Devin Taylor, Independence; Cooper Mueller, Porter Ridge; 152: Joey Batgalis, Porter Ridge; Carl Zeitler, Independence; 160: Collus Watson, East Meck; Jose Rosales, Independence; 170: Tayshhon Risher, Independence; Dylan Mumma, Porter Ridge; 182: Anthony Roberson, Rocky River; Christian Villacres, Porter Ridge; 195: Josh Matos, Independence; Billy O’Neal, Porter Ridge; 220: Brian Tiderman, Independence; Dean Looney, Butler; 285: DeLano Cunningham, East Meck; Josh Brenneman, Butler

Wrestlers of the year: Brian Tiderman, Independence; Adam Pelter, Butler

Coach of the year: Phillip Davis, Independence

Friday, March 21, 2014

MECKA all-conference teams

MECKA All-Conference Teams

Girls Basketball

Kelsi Mahoney, Robinson; Bryanna Curry, Hopewell; Chantel Williams, Mallard Creek; Zaria Wright, Mallard Creek; Dynasty Heyward, North Meck; Destiny Barrino, North Meck; Brianna Jones, North Meck; Rachel Porter, West Charlotte; Jessica Gaston, West Charlotte; Kelsey Dean, Hough; Aitana Grant, AL Brown; Anna Diggs, Hough; Destini Reed, Vance

Coach of the year: Tyrelle Anderson, Hopewell

Players of the years: Mariah Washington, Hopewell; Julia Brown, Hough

Boys Basketball

Tucker Thompson, Hough; Jacquueay, Hough; Theo Mack, Hough; Lavar Batts, Robinson; Connor Boothe, Robinson; Terrance Durham, Mallard Creek; CJ Bryce, North Meck; Taj Middleton, North Meck; Davion Mintz, North Meck; Austin Harris, West Charlotte; Trey Foster, West Charlotte; Malik Massey, West Charlotte; Bryson Rankin, Vance

Coach of the year: Justin Batts, Hough

Players of the year: Luke Maye, Hough; Torin Dorn, Vance


106: Jayquon McEntyre, AL Brown; Isaiah Hendricks, Robinson; 113: Austin Powell, Hough; Kevin Nguyen, Mallard Creek; 120: David Cline, Robinson; Avery Clinding, AL Brown; 126: Nick Sexton, AL Brown; Jesse Kluttz, Robinson; 132: Junior Andujar, Robinson; Quintin Mickerson, West Charlotte; 138: Kelvin O’Brien, Hough; Isaiah Johnson, AL Brown; 145: Ben Cournoyer, Mallard Creek; Marcus Bolick, AL Brown; 152: Jacob Efird, Hough; Dajon Lacey, Hopwell; 160: Waddell McNeely, Mallard Creek; Xavier Medina, Robinson; 170: Jordan Thompson, Hough; Marquel Thompson, North Meck; 182: Sebastian Barretto, Hough; Gore Vaughn, Hopewell; 195: Angelo McCraw, Mallard Creek; Harrison Marchese, Robinson; Keechan Ware, Brown; Cliff Pittman, Hopewell; 285: Malik Baker, West Charlotte; Connor Brooks, Hough

Wrestler of the year: Jordan Thompson, Hough

Coach of the year: Tripp Rogers, Hough

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hough football player Corey Bell commits to UNC

Hough High cornerback Corey Bell, a 5-foot-10 junior, committed to North Carolina Tuesday, Huskies athletics director Masanori Toguchi told the Observer.

Bell is ranked as a three-star recruit (out of five) by national recruiting service, which touts him as "one of the top cornerbacks in North Carolina."

He was part of a 10-2 team last season. He had 16 tackles and two interceptions. He averaged 25 per punt return.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Southwestern 4A All-Conference Wrestling Team

Southwestern 4A All-Conference Wrestling Team

106- Chris Price-Porter Ridge; Joe Kenny- Myers Park

113 Logan McMahan- Porter Ridge; Carson Russell- Myers Park

120 DeShawn Patterson- Garinger; Garrett Bailey- Butler

126 Adam Pelter- Butler; Bryan Newsome- Porter Ridge

132 Upright Odomena- Rocky River; Joseph Roamine- Porter Ridge

138 Austin Paytes- Butler; Chris Jordan, Independence

145 Devin Taylor- Independence; Cooper Mueller- Porter Ridge

152 Joey Bataglis- Porter Ridge; Carl Zeitler- Independence

160: Collus Watson- East Meck; Jose Rosales- Independence

170: Tayshon Risher- Independence; Dylan Mumma- Porter Ridge

182 Anthony Roberson, Rocky River; Christian Villacres, Porter Ridge

195 Josh Matos- Independence; Billy O’Neal- Porter Ridge

220 Brian Tiderman- Independence; Dean Looney- Butler

285 DeLano Cunningham- East Meck; Josh Brenneman, Butler

Wrestlers of the year- Brian Tiderman, Indy and Adam Pelter, Butler

Coach of the Year- Philip Davis, Independence

Friday, March 7, 2014

First N.C. Private School All-Star games come to Providence Day Saturday

Providence Day will host the first N.C. private school all-star game Saturday. More than 100 players were nominated and a l committee selected 24 players for each game. The boys’ game will feature 14 players who have signed college scholarships. The girls’ game will have six scholarship players, including McDonald's All-American Jatarie White of Providence Day's girls team.

The girls game tips at 1, followed by the boys at approximately 2:30. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for kids 8-and-under.

East Boys: Lloyd Burgess, Christ School; Chris Corchiani, Ravenscroft; Justice Cuthbertson, Westchester Country Day; Jalen Jones, North Raleigh Christian; Logan McLane, Greenfield School; Joey McLean, High Point Christian; Adrian Rich, Village Christian; Bryan Rouse, Greensboro Day; Zane Waterman, Fayetteville Academy; Ashley Williams, Greenfield School; Jaron Withers, Fayetteville Academy; Alec Wnuk, Christ School
West Boys: Davon Bell, Northside; Colton Bishop, Forsyth Country Day; James Demery, Northside; Troy Henderson, Gaston Day; Andrew Howard, SouthLake Christian; Phillip Jewell, Cannon; Nehemiah Mabson, United Faith; Desean Murray, Northside; Rusty Reigel, Charlotte Latin; Jordan Watkins, Providence Day; Keyshawn Woods, Northside; Matthew Woods, Asheville Christian
East Girls: Haley Wood, Halifax Academy; Tori Harris, Trinity Christian; Anna Murr, Grace Christian; Caroline Spurr, Greensboro Day; Janae Dupree, Trinity Christian; Karinda Farrant, Grace Christian; Imani Atkinson, Greensboro Day; Lily-Anne Ronco, Durham Academy; Rebecca Banks, Cary Academy; Marta Miscenko, Northwood Temple; Katy Cook, MRCA; Ebony Zappone, Wesleyan Christian
West Girls: Morgan Franklin, Charlotte Christian; Ellen Montgomery, Cannon; Hannah Calloway, Carolina Day; Emma Pixley, Providence Day; Lauren Travis, Carolina Day; Hailey Manns, Covenant Day; Nikyah Morgan, Providence Day; Jayla Joyner, Hickory Grove; Hannah Griffin, Hickory Grove; Trinity Dunlap, Asheville Christian; Jatarie White, Providence Day; Alaina Cherry, Charlotte Christia

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

N.C. Western Regional update: West Charlotte-Page moved to Friday

The National Weather Service is predicting light snow and sleet for the Greensboro area after 6  p.m. Thursday night. Up to an inch of snow and sleet is predicted as well and 0.1 to 0.2 inches of ice accumulation. Guilford County Schools canceled all after school activities.

That forced Thursday's Greensboro Page-West Charlotte N.C. 4A quarterfinal to be postponed. The teams will play Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center (SEC).

The other three Western Regional games are still on as scheduled Thursday:

At Special Events Center: Ardrey Kell vs. Lake Norman, 7 p.m.

At UNC-G: Smoky Mountain vs. Hunter Huss, 7 p.m.; East Rutherford vs. North Rowan, 8:30 p.m.

N.C. Western Regional Scores and Pairings

4A Boys (at SEC)
Thursday: Ardrey Kell vs. Lake Norman, 7 p.m.
Friday: West Charlotte vs. Greensboro Page, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday's 4 p.m. championship: Ardrey Kell/Lake Norman vs. West Charlotte/Page

4A Girls (at SEC)
Tuesday:Myers Park 53, West Forsyth 35; Ardrey Kell 78, Mount Tabor 48
Saturday's noon final: Myers Park (28-1) vs. Ardrey Kell (27-4)

3A Boys (at SEC)
Friday: Freedom vs. Weddington, 7 p.m.; North Forsyth vs. Pisgah, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's 6 p.m. championship: Freedom/Weddington vs. NForsyth/Pisgah

3A Girls (at SEC)
Wednesday: Canton Pisgah 50, Weddington 45; Hickory 67, Freedom 48
Saturday's 2 p.m. championship: Pisgah (28-1) vs. Hickory (28-0)

2A Boys (at UNC-G)
Thursday: Smoky Mountain vs. Hunter Huss, 7 p.m.; East Rutherford vs. North Rowan, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday's 4 p.m. final: Smoky Mountain/Huss vs. ERutherford/NRowan, 4 p.m.

2A Girls (at UNC-G)
Tuesday: Franklin 80, East Rutherford 78; Bandys 62, East Davidson 42
Saturday's noon final: Franklin (27-3) vs. Bandys (30-0)

1A Boys (at UNC-G)
Wednesday: Avery County 40, Alleghany 39; Winston-Salem Prep 82, Albemarle 56
Saturday's 2 p.m. championsip: Avery County (26-4) vs. Winston-Salem Prep (24-4)

1A Girls (at UNC-G)
Friday: Cherokee at Hayesville, 7 p.m.; Winston-Salem Prep vs. Bishop-McGuinness, 8:30 pm.
Saturday's 6 p.m. final: Cherokee/Hayesville vs. WSPrep/Bishop

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Former Olympic High football coach Barry Shuford to take over at East Meck

Former Olympic High football coach Barry Shuford is the new coach at East Mecklenburg, Eagles athletics director Ec Little told the Observer.

Shuford coached at Olympic since 2007. His 2013 team was 7-5. After going 4-7 in his first season, Shuford’s next six teams produced no losing seasons.

Before coaching at Olympic, Shuford was at Parkwood High (2003-06), Butler (1997-02), Garinger (1992-95) and Bessemer City (1989-91).

His career record is 142-137.

East Mecklenburg was 1-10 last season under coach Chris Williams. In two seasons, Williams was 3-19. Prior to Williams, Jeremy Buck was 2-20 in two seasons.

The Eagles have not had a winning season since Greg Hill posted back-to-back winning seasons in 2008 and 2009.