Sports Shorts for April 13
by Staff Writer
A dozen Davidson College athletes were named to the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference teams for the 2011-12 winter season.
A total of 158 athletes from 12 conference schools were named to the team, which included men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and wrestling.
To be eligible, athletes had to have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season, and compete in at least one-half of their team’s games. Also, they had to have completed at least 24 credit hours the previous two semesters.
Davidson’s honorees were J.P. Kuhlman (men’s basketball), Demetrios Pagonis, Vincent Weir, Stewart Dalton, Wes Reynolds, Ryan Hopkins and Michael Lorentsen (men’s indoor track and field), Jane Gay, Margaret Mavity, Alexandra Horst and Kathryn Hicks (women’s indoor track and field) and Tyler Mullen (wrestling).
Hough soccer remains unbeaten
Allison Stearns’ two goals helped the Hough High girls soccer team beat Mallard Creek 5-0 in a I-MECK 4A conference match Tuesday, April 10. The Huskies improved to 12-0-1 and extended its winning streak to 11. Hough has limited opponents to one goal in the past four matches. Brandi Arey, Courtney Carroll and Hannah Robinson also scored goals against Mallard Creek. Goalkeepers Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout.
Hough is No. 2 in the state Class 4A poll.
Big win for Lake Norman Charter softball
Sarah McIntosh and Hanna Foret drove in three runs apiece to help Lake Norman Charter beat the Greater Cabarrus Athletic Association Stallions 14-3 on Tuesday, April 10. The Knights, who pounded out 13 hits, improved to 8-4.
Foret was 3-for-5 hitting, and McIntosh was 2-for-4. Lake Norman Charter pitcher Rachel Gebelein threw a one-hitter and struck out nine. The Knights built a 10-0 lead through three innings.
Lake Norman Charter golf sets record
The Lake Norman Charter boys golf team improved its conference record to 30-5 by shooting a school-record score of 304 in a Southern Piedmont 1A/2A conference match April 2 at Woodbridge Golf Links in Kings Mountain. North Lincoln won the match with a 296 score.
Lake Norman Charter’s top individual scorer was freshman Blake Fiest, who fired a school-record score of five under par 67. Fiest’s score shared match medalist honors with senior Miller Capps of North Lincoln. Lake Norman Charter’s other scorers were senior Sean Murphy (77), junior Jake Blum (79) and freshman Landon Ragley (81).
The Knights’ next conference match is Monday, April 16, at its home course, River Run Country Club in Davidson.
Hopewell soccer downs North Mecklenburg
Kelly Flanders scored two goals to help Hopewell High beat rival North Mecklenburg 4-1 in an I-MECK 4A conference match Tuesday, April 10. Leanne McAlexander and Alex Espaillat also scored goals for Hopewell, which improved to 3-7-1.
Melissa Helms scored a goal for North Mecklenburg, which fell to 1-7.
Davidson Day offense heats up
Davidson Day’s baseball team swept three road games last weekend by registering more than 10 runs and 10 hits in each game. The Patriots beat Victory Christian 19-0 behind Will Grier (3-for-5, two RBIs), Dillon Rowan (three runs), Adam Sapp (2-for-2, RBI) and Jake Bringewatt (four RBIs).
Davidson Day beat Kerr-Vance 15-4 behind Grier (2-for-4, home run, three RBIs), Lamar Briggs (2-for-4, two RBIs), Rowan (2-for-2), Sapp (3-for-4, home run, three RBIs), Bringewatt (2-for-3) and Cullen McGahan (4-for-4, three runs, two RBIs).
The Patriots crushed Halifax Academy 12-0 behind Grier (two home runs, five RBIs), Taylor Cox (2-for-4), Briggs (3-for-3, two RBIs), Will Reid (3-for-3, two RBIs). Winning pitcher John Goss pitched a one-hitter with four strikeouts in the five-inning game, which was shortened by the 10-run rule.
Davidson Day improved its record to 9-4.
Register for East Gaston golf tournament
The East Gaston High booster club will host its fifth annual golf tournament April 21 at Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and tee time is 8 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit additions and improvements to the school’s sports facilities. A captain’s choice format will be used. Lunch and awards will follow the tournament.
For registration information, call Tim Wilson at 704-913-5156 or email EastGastonBC1744@yahoo.com.
Cornelius PARC to host Boot Camp
The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation Culture Department is offering a fitness Boot Camp for adults. This six-week program will be held Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 April 21 through June 2 (no class May 26). Classes will be held at the Bailey Middle School track, 11900 Bailey Road in Cornelius.
Boot Camp is an outdoor fitness program that offers fitness instruction, nutritional counseling and motivational training.
Jeff Heal, owner of Fitness Together in Cornelius and Davidson, will lead the class. Registration costs $40 for Cornelius residents and $48 for others. Register in person at Cornelius Town Hall or online at www.cornelius.org/parc.
For information, call the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-896-6031 ext. 160.
Back 2 Basix plans summer basketball camp
Registration is open for the Back 2 Basix summer basketball camp for players ages 5-16. The camps will be at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic the weeks of June 11-15, June 18-22, July 9-13 and Aug. 13-17. Campers must provide their own lunch. Each camper will receive a certificate and Back 2 Basix memorabilia.
A parent orientation meeting will be held June 3 at 3 p.m. at the HFFA’s Craighead meeting room. Register at www.ba2ba.org, or mail forms to Back 2 Basix, P.O. Box 853, Huntersville, NC 28070.
The camps will be directed by Thomas Turner, a former Gardner-Webb player. For information, call 704-999-3781.
SwimMAC adds veteran coach to North staff
John Fedena, a 16-year coaching veteran, has joined SwimMAC Carolina’s North Region coaching staff. He will coach in the Dolphin and Senior divisions.
Fedena, a New Castle, Del., native, has coached at USA Swimming Gold Medal Club FLEET in Houston, Texas, since 2009. He coached FLEET’s Gold program (children ages 11-14) and was the organization’s masters coach.
The student-athletes Fedena will be coaching at SwimMAC are aged 11-14 and high school swimmers.
“Coach John brings to SwimMAC a rich background in coaching experiences of all age groups and a passion for sport that is a perfect fit our swimmers, family and coaches,” said North Region Manager/Head Coach Pam Swander.
Fedena has also coached on the college level at Washington, New Mexico State, Florida State and Georgia. His club experience includes King Aquatic Club, Klein Aquatics and Delaware Swim Club. Fedena holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education, with a minor in coaching science, from Delaware and a master’s of exercise science from Georgia.
Register for powerlifting event
Lincoln Charter School’s Denver campus will host the USA Powerlifting N.C. State Championships on June 2. Participants must register by May 23 to be eligible. For more information, go to carolinapowerlift
ing.com or contact Jennifer Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens