Sports Shorts for October 14
by Staff Writer
SouthLake Christian’s volleyball team improved to 20-0 with an exciting 3-2 victory against Hickory Grove Christian on Oct. 11. The scores were 21-25, 25-11, 25-15, 20-25 and 15-7, marking the first time in 17 matches the Eagles were extended to five games.
SouthLake Christian leads the private Metrolina Conference with an 13-0 record.
SouthLake’s Katie Schoenrock had 33 kills, 10 digs and three aces in the victory against Hickory Grove. Kayla Summer had 18 kills, setter Dakoda Hawkins added 52 assists, and Olivia Loeffler had 14 digs and nine aces.
Hough soccer rolls on
The Hough boys soccer team (16-1-2) extended its unbeaten streak to 14 with a 4-1 victory against Hopewell on Oct. 10.
Freshman Tanner Roberts scored two goals, and Nathaniel Goodwin and James Jackson scored one apiece for the Huskies, ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A state poll. Goodwin had three assists, and Roberts had one. Hough leads the I-MECK 4A conference with an 8-0-1 record.
Cole Tesar scored a goal for Hopewell, which is 5-7-2 overall and 4-4-1 in conference.
Davidson Day’s Albritton chooses VMI
Davidson Day senior boys basketball player Dorian Albritton has committed to Virginia Military Institute.
Albritton, a guard/forward, averaged 11 points and five rebounds last season.
“It’s a great feeling to know that the hard work I’ve invested provided me with a number of college options,” Albritton said. “It was a challenging process, but I felt that VMI sets me up for success beyond graduation. Also, I was very impressed with the coaching staff. I really like their style of play.”
Albritton, who’ll sign a National Letter of Intent next month, also considered Boston University, Yale, Colgate, Winthrop and New Hampshire.
“I am very proud and excited for Dorian,” Davidson Day coach Ron Johnson said. “He’s worked incredibly hard to earn this opportunity.”
• Johnson said senior point guard Rashun Davis has narrowed his list of college choices to UNC Asheville, Furman, Radford and Wofford. Davis is expected to make a decision before the season begins on Oct. 31.
Davis averaged 13 points, five assists and four rebounds last season, helping the Patriots to a 22-10 record.
Hough’s Hero wins Hood Hargett award
Hough High senior volleyball player Nikki Hero was the first recipient of the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club’s $1,000 Liz Murray Scholarship for the 2011-12 school year.
Hero, the Huskies’ setter, was an all-conference player last year and the team most valuable player. She has been named a N.C. High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete, presented to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher during the semester in which they competed, four times. She also has won honors as the best German student, best English student and best math student.
Hero has been active in community service, by founding Langley Habitat, a service-oriented group for young women building homes for Habitat for Humanity, and Hough’s Make-A-Wish Club. Hero and her sister Devon founded Hound Heros, a community organization that works with the Lincolnton Animal Shelter to find homes for dogs. Since March, they have saved, fostered and found homes for eight dogs.
Sign up for indoor lacrosse league
Registration is open for Top Tier Lacrosse’s Winter Indoor League. Play is open for boys in grades 5-12 and will be on Saturday afternoons from Nov. 5 to Jan. 28, 2012, at Charlotte Sports Center.
For information and to register, visit www.t2lax.com
Charter soccer extends win streak
The Lake Norman Charter boys soccer team extended its winning streak to five with a 2-0 victory against Cherryville on Oct. 10.
Frank Silva and Phillip Wessler scored goals for Lake Norman Charter, which improved to 12-2-2. Christian Hall and Silva combined as goalkeepers in the shutout, which was the second straight for the Knights.
Knights golf sets school record
The Lake Norman Charter girls golf team set a school record with a 138 score and won by 25 strokes in a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference meet at Denver’s Westport Golf Club on Oct. 10.
The Knights were led by medalist Maegan Ports, a junior who shot a five-over-par 41. Teammate Kaelyn Pack, a freshman, shot a personal-best 44, the second-lowest score in the match. Brittany Buckstad shot a 53.
Lake Norman Charter is 19-1 in conference play.
Davidson Day soccer proves mettle
Davidson Day’s boys soccer team, buoyed by being ranked for the first time in school history, won three games by 6-0 scores last week.
The Patriots, No. 8 in the Class 2A state private-school poll, defeated Victory Christian, North Hills Christian and United Faith. Erik Robinson had four goals, C.J. Bradley and Jackson Goyette scored three apiece, and Taylor Cox and Tate Wyrick scored two goals each.
Goalkeeper Austin McCarty had a hand in all three shutouts, as Davidson Day improved to 10-2-2 overall, 8-2-1 in the Southern Piedmont Athletic Association.
Charter tennis going strong
The Lake Norman Charter girls tennis team improved to 10-2 with an 8-1 victory against Gastonia Highland Tech on Oct. 5.
Mallory Warren, Leanne Smithers, Catherine Onia, Kennedy Phillips and Sarah McIntosh won singles matches for the Knights. Lake Norman Charter swept the three doubles matches behind the teams of Sravya Uppalapati/Phillips, Warren/Smithers and Katherine Napier/Onia.
Seminar for potential college athletes
The Mooresville High chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a Next Level seminar in the school auditorium from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 17, designed to provide high school student-athletes and their parents information about recruiting and playing at the collegiate level.
Speakers will include Ralph Phifer, a former Mooresville High and North Carolina athlete who is a minister; Hal Capps, Mooresville’s football coach; Todd Burden, a former high school basketball coach and a sports missionary; Jim Popp, general manager of the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, who has coached at the college and professional levels; Jason Heller, founder of Power House Ministries, a youth sports organization focused on using athletics to build character and spread the Gospel; and Joe Cullen, a former college athlete who coaches softball at Victory Christian, is a sports broadcaster and owns Race City Management, a sports and entertainment media company.
Admission is $5, and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For information, contact Ralph Phifer at 704-308-6764, or Hasani LaTeef at 704-301-9497.