CHARLOTTE – Davidson Day’s football team won the Carolina Panthers 7-on-7 passing tournament in dramatic fashion June 19 at the team’s practice field in Charlotte.
The Patriots beat reigning champion Mallard Creek High 28-24 on Mike Stevens’ 18-yard touchdown catch from Will Grier as the final horn sounded. Davidson Day, which won a state championship in its first varsity season last fall, scored the most points in the tournament. It beat N.C. 3AA champion Northern Guilford, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, S.C. and Mallard Creek after four games of pool play.
The victory earned Davidson Day a chance to represent the Panthers at the NFL National 7-on-7 High School Player Development Tournament July 12-15 in Indianapolis.
Copperheads surge into first place
HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Copperheads won three of four games last week to improve to 7-4 and move into first place in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division.
Lake Norman’s Daniel Whitecavage is second in the league in hitting (.423), and had five hits in 10 at-bats last week. Copperheads Anthony Fossas (.400 batting average, 10 RBIs) and Brandon Wilkerson (.391) are among the league leaders. Pitchers Ryan Gupton and Trey Lambert each have 2-0 records.
Register for Charter football camp
HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter will host a football camp for rising fifth- through eighth-graders July 23-26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. For information, call the school at 704-948-8600.
LN Charter’s all-conference honors
HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter athletes named to Southern Piedmont 1A/2A all-conference teams included Kurt Stabasefski and Carson McNamara (baseball), Rachel Gebelein, Brittany Buckstad and Sarah McIntosh (softball), Nathan Farber, Michael Westbay, Stephen Hack, Chris Hack, Erik Venderbush, Justin Austenfeld and Keaton Cooper (boys track), Blake Fiest, Sean Murphy and Jake Blum (boys golf), Davis Elkins, Blake Scherrman and Max Fairbairn (boys tennis), and John Clark, Randon Hassell, Jake Koferl, Andrew Gobble and Josh Ford (boys lacrosse).
Davidson College basketball
assistant Fox gets promotion
DAVIDSON – Longtime Davidson College men’s basketball assistant coach Jim Fox has been promoted to associate head coach. Fox is beginning his 12th season on the Wildcats bench, and has been a part of 242 victories, an average of 22 per season. Davidson has played in the postseason eight times, including five appearances in the NCAATournament.
“Jim has distinguished himself as one of the top assistant coaches, not just in the Southern Conference, but in the country,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. “Davidson’s record of success during his tenure has been rather impressive and consistent, and is clearly a result of his presence on our staff.”
– compiled by Cliff Mehrtens