Malia Ellington, a freshman at Community School of Davidson, won the 1,600-meter race in 4 minutes, 56.80 seconds at the Bojangles Apex High Relays on April 21. She tied for the 11th-fastest time in state history, according to ncpreptrack.com.
Ellington’s time was the third-fastest nationally by a freshman.
She also set a personal record April 14 by winning the 3,200-meter race in 10:57.62 at the Furman Invitational.
Grier attends elite quarterback camp
Davidson Day’s Will Grier was among the highly-recruited quarterback prospects among juniors and sophomores who competed at the Elite 11 Regional Workout April 19 at Buford High in suburban Atlanta.
The event included 86 quarterbacks from 17 states. Grier, a sophomore, passed for 3,785 yards and 49 touchdowns last season, helping the Patriots win a state championship in their first varsity season.
Gerry Hamilton of 247 Sports, a recruiting website, rated Grier No. 2 at the camp, and wrote he “displayed outstanding velocity and arm strength and has a fairly compact release. He has a ‘fast arm’, which features a whip-like delivery. Grier already holds an early verbal scholarship offer from East Carolina and is getting interest from a number of other programs, including Clemson, Duke, Virginia and Georgia.”
Hough girls soccer is
among state’s best
The Hough High girls soccer team, 16-0-1 overall and leading the I-MECK 4A conference with a 10-0 record, is No. 6 in the ESPN FAB 50 national high school poll, and No. 2 in the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association’s 4A poll.
Allison Stearns has a team-leading 16 goals, followed by Morgan Byrne (12 goals), Brandi Arey (10), and Courtney Carroll and Hannah Robinson (eight each).
Robinson leads the Huskies with 12 assists, followed by Brianna Cuevas (11 assists), Allison Stearns (10), Lindsey Byrne (seven) and Arey (six).
Goalkeeper Marnie Merritt has 11 shutouts.
Knights tennis rolls to win
The Lake Norman Charter boys tennis team improved to 8-2 with an 8-1 victory against Gastonia Highland on April 19. The Knights had singles victories by Davis Elkins, Blake Scherrman, Max Fairbairn, Matt Rodewald and Stefan Eckmann, and swept all three doubles matches.
Local golfer excels in tournament
Nicolas Principi, a Huntersville resident, finished third in the boys 11-14 age group in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour’s Charlotte Junior Challenge tournament last weekend at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville. He shot rounds of 85 and 82, and his two-day score of 167 was three strokes behind winner Bennett McCarron of Dacula, Ga.
Register for Spartan 5K race
The Community School of Davidson, in conjunction with the Davidson Town Day celebration, is sponsoring the Spartan 5K Road Race on May 5 to benefit the school’s athletic boosters club.
The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Village Green. Register online at RacesOnline.com. Adults can register for $30, and students for $25.
Awards will be presented to the top three finishers (male and female) overall and in each age division.
Register for benefit golf tournament
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers Golf Classic will be June 18 at Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte. Proceeds will help CMSC continue providing programs and services to more than 4,000 older adults each year at their four locations in Mecklenburg County, including the North Mecklenburg Senior Center in Huntersville.
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and an awards luncheon when play is finished. Entry fee is $100 per person before May 1, and $125 after May 1. Fee includes cart and greens fees, use of locker room, practice facility and range balls, breakfast and lunch, awards and prizes, a special drawing, and on-course contests. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available.
For information, call 704-522-6222, or go online at www.cmcharlottesenior
Register for Tiny Mites football
Lake Norman Giants Pop Warner Football has started a new Tiny Mites program for boys ages 6-7.
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 email@example.com or call 704-992-2838. Signups are online until May 30.
Register for BUZZKILL
The Davidson College BUZZKILL Weekend will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for third through eighth graders. The tournament will be Sunday, April 29, and consist 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.buzzkill
Rodney Monroe to hold summer
basketball camps at SouthLake
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 particpate from 9 a.m.-noon, and ages 10-15 will participate from 1-4 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.rodneymonroebasketball.com or www.denverbasketballleague.com
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 carolinapowerlifting.com or contact Jennifer Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens