Sports Shorts for April 20
by Staff Writer
Davidson College freshman Henry Sisson pitched a no-hitter in a 1-0 baseball victory against Wofford on April 13 in Spartanburg, S.C., earning three national honors.
Sisson was named the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and was recognized by the NCBWA as having the nation’s top pitching performance.
Sisson also was named Louisville Slugger’s National Pitcher of the Week and the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Week.
He is the second Wildcat to win the NCBWA award. Wes Self earned the same honor after his season-opening no-hitter in 2001. Sisson threw the sixth no-hitter in Davidson history, the first since Self’s in 2001.
The milestone came in Sisson’s fifth career start as he upped his record to 2-1. The Chevy Chase, Md., native matched his career high of nine strikeouts and allowed four base runners (three walks and an error).
Junior shortstop Michael Zeblo scored the lone Davidson run on a home run to right field leading off the bottom of the fifth inning.
Senior second baseman James Cerbie made a tough pickup on a grounder to his left and an accurate throw to beat Wofford’s Eric Brenk by a step for the final out.
New Tiny Mites football program hits Lake Norman
Lake Norman Giants Pop Warner Football has started a new Tiny Mites program for boys ages 6 and 7.
The program is designed as an instructional league to help beginning players understand tackle football. Tiny Mites is designed with specific limitations to maximize a player’s safety and ability to play. For more information or to register, contact a Lake Norman Giants representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-992-2838. Signups are online until May 30.
Hough girls soccer wins, raises money
The Hough High girls soccer team improved to 15-0-1 with two straight shutout victories.
Courtney Carroll scored three goals to lead a 7-0 victory against Hopewell in an I-MECK 4A conference game on Tuesday, April 17. Brandi Arey, Sarah Moon, Hanna Robinson and Allison Stearns had a goal each for the Huskies, who lead the conference with a 9-0 record.
Hough’s assists were by Shannon Merriman (two), Courtney Carroll, Olivia DeMarcus, Brianna Cuevas, Bailey Jones, Moon, Robinson and Stearns. Hopewell fell to 4-9-1 overall and 3-5-1 in conference.
The Huskies won 4-0 against T.C. Roberson in the Cookies for Kids Cancer Invitational on Saturday, April 14, at Hough. The event raised about $2,000 for cancer research.
Arey, Regan Collins, Moon and Stearns scored goals for Hough. Cuevas had two assists for the Huskies, and Morgan Byrne, Robinson and Stearns had one assist each. Goalkeepers Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout in both victories.
LN Charter soccer rolls on
The Lake Norman Charter girls soccer team beat Cherryville 7-0 on Monday, April 16, to improve to 11-1.
Emma Cangalosi, Carolina Sanchez and Katie Fabian scored two goals each for the Knights. Taylor Gilbert also scored a goal. Kelsey Garrison was in net for the shutout.
Lake Norman Charter has won 10 straight games, and seven of those have been shutouts. The Chargers are No. 3 in the state Class 1A poll.
Hitting sparks Davidson Day baseball
Davidson Day’s baseball team scored 29 runs to sweep two games last week. The Patriots beat United Faith 17-2 on April 12 behind Will Grier’s three hits, including a grand slam and six RBIs. Lamar Briggs also drove in three runs.
Davidson Day beat Asheville Christian 12-5 on Saturday, April 14, with a 15-hit attack. Adam Sapp’s bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning broke open a close game. Grier, Taylor Cox and Will Reid had three hits each. The Patriots are 13-4. Reliever John Goss picked up his third save of the season.
Register for Buzzkill 3-on-3 tournament
The Davidson College Buzzkill Weekend will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for third through eighth graders. The tournament will be April 29 and consists of a 3-on-3, double-elimination tournament in three different age groups.
There is a $50 registration fee to enter the tournament, however, the team that raises the most money beyond the entry fee will have first choice in a draft of Davidson College basketball players to coach their team during the tournament. The rest of the draft order will be set by the amount of money that each team raises. The event raises money for malaria prevention in Africa.
For information, go to www.buzzkillfoundation.org.
Rodney Monroe to hold basketball camps
Rodney Monroe Basketball Camps for players ages 6-15 will be held during two weeks this summer at SouthLake Christian Academy.
Camps will be June 25-29 and July 23-27. Ages 6-9 will participate from 9 a.m. to noon, and ages 10-15 will participate from 1 to 4 p.m. at each camp.
Monroe, a former Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year (at N.C. State) and NBA player, is the boys coach at SouthLake. Each camp costs $125. Print registration forms at www.rodneymonroe
basketball.com or www.denverbasketballleague.com
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens