Sports Shorts for June 17
by Staff Writer
Hough hosts youth football standouts in Future Stars game
Three local athletes will be on the field on Saturday, June 25, when Hough High School hosts two of the most respected youth football games in the country.
Davidson Day School’s Ronald Albritton and Mark Fields, and former Lake Norman Charter student Caleb White have been selected to participate in the first North Carolina vs. South Carolina Future Stars All-Star game for players who recently were in the seventh and eighth grades.
The seventh-grade game kicks off at 4 p.m., with the eighth-grade contest expected to start at 6:30 p.m.
Future Stars is one of the top all-star football games for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Recently, Team Kentucky took on Team Tennessee. Upcoming contests include Team Florida against Team Georgia on June 18 in Atlanta and Team Alabama against Team Mississippi on June 25.
The June 25 games at Hough will include the top 45 players from North Carolina against the same number of counterparts from South Carolina. The cost for the games is $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6 to 17, and admission is free for kids 5 and under.
Albritton, Fields and White were standout eighth-grade players this past season, with all three earning spots in the U.S. Army all-star game in San Antonio, Texas, in January. While Albritton and Fields are expected to play for the Davidson Day high-school squad this fall, White is slated to attend Hough.
Hough High’s Sargent earns trip to national amateur golf tournament
On June 13 at Asheboro’s Pinewood Country Club, Hough High School boys golfer David Sargent fired rounds of 68 and 69 to qualify for the prestigious U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Sargent earned medalist honors among 64 competitors at the U.S. Junior Sectional Qualifier after tying Gastonia’s Will Blalock and entering a playoff. Only four golfers earned spots to the U.S. Junior Championship, which takes place July 18-23 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Charlotte’s Davis Bateman and Denver’s Miller Capps earned the other two slots from the Asheboro qualifier.
Titans edge Huskies in Wachovia race
Hopewell High School led Herald Weekly-area teams by finishing fourth in the I-MECK 4A conference’s race for the 2010-11 Wachovia Conference Cup.
The Titans finished with 92.5 points, barely edging new rival Hough High (91.5) for the No. 4 spot. North Mecklenburg High (85.5) was sixth.
Lake Norman High (124) earned the I-MECK 4A’s Wachovia Conference Cup crown after winning league titles in girls outdoor track and field, softball, baseball and girls soccer. Mallard Creek (103) was second. Vance (51) and West Charlotte (34.5) rounded out the conference race.
The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.
Lacrosse camp hits Cornelius
The second-annual NC Lacrosse Academy, which features some of the top players and coaches in the country, will be held June 28-30 at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius.
The NC Lacrosse Academy, provided by Cornelius-based Top Tier Lacrosse, is for players at a variety of experience levels. For players who were in grades seven and lower this spring, the academy will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. For athletes who were in grades eight to 12, the academy will be from 7 to 10 p.m.
To register, visit www.t2lax.com.
Nationally recognized players such as Marcus Holman, Thomas Wood, Matthew Holman, Jimmy Dunster, Pat Foster, Duncan Hutchins and Greg McBride are expected to attend the academy. Each registered participant will receive an NC Lacrosse jersey.
Titans to conduct basketball camps
Hopewell High girls basketball coach Gary Richmond will hold his annual girls basketball camp Monday,
June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, at the school. The camp begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon each day. The cost is $60.
For more information, visit www.hopewellathletics.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/Summer+Information
Davidson Day hosts football combine
Davidson Day School will be the site of the fourth-annual Lake Norman Youth Football Combine.
The event will be held July 18-21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information or to register, visit www.lknyouth
Knights host girls basketball game
The Lake Norman Charter girls basketball team, led by coach Bobby Williams, will host its annual summer basketball camp Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The registration fee of $80 includes a T-shirt and a pizza party on the final day.
The camp is limited to the first 60 registrants. For more information or to register, send e-mail to Williams at B8703@aol.com.
Patriot girls basketball to hold camp
Davidson Day School girls basketball coach Jessica Mitchell will host the Patriots’ second-annual girls basketball camp Tuesday, June 21, through Thursday, June 24.
The camp, for girls entering the fourth through eighth grades, begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. each day.
For more information, contact Mitchell at 704-996-7422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.