HUNTERSVILLE – Tyrelle Anderson, a Hopewell High girls basketball assistant coach for the past five years, recently was promoted to head coach. He replaced Gary Richmond, who retired after last season.
Anderson, a native of Queens, N.Y., has extensive youth basketball coaching and training experience in New York and Charlotte. He moved to North Carolina after retiring from the Fire Department of New York in 2003. He has worked with local AAU teams (Queen City Dynasty and the Charlotte Lady Warriors Elite).
Copperheads hang on to first place
HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Copperheads, despite a three-game losing streak, have a 10-7 record and remain in first place in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division. The summer league is for college freshmen and sophomores, They use wooden bats.
Lake Norman’s Ryan Hodge is fourth in the league in batting average (.373) and Daniel Whitecavage (.372) is fifth. The Copperheads have nine players hitting .300 or better, including Anthony Fossas (.367) and Brandon Wilkerson (.356). Hodge and Fossas each have a team-leading 12 RBIs.
The Copperheads will host the Carolina Chaos in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Hopewell High, and the Statesville Owls at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7.
Register for Charter football camp
HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter will host a Young Knights football camp for rising fifth- through eighth-graders July 23-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily. Lake Norman Charter’s coaching staff will host the camp. It’s open to players from any school. The camp costs $100, which includes a T-shirt.
For more information or to register, emailCoach Bob McKay at email@example.com
Davidson athletes earn academic all-conference honors
DAVIDSON – Seventeen Davidson College athletes in spring sports were named to the Southern Conference’s Academic All-Conference team.
Athletes had to carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average entering the winter season and were required to compete in at least half of their team’s competitions. The athletes also had to complete at least 24 credit hours in the previous two semesters.
Davidson’s honorees were Demetrios Pagonis, Vincent Weir, Stewart Dalton, Wes Reynolds, Ryan Hopkins and Andrew Lantz (men’s indoor track and field); Mackenzie Hicks, Jane Gay,
Manya Swick, Abigail Thibeault and Claire Naisby (women’s indoor track and field); Ryan Overcash, James Cerbie and Brian Russell (baseball); Brites Moniz-Soares and Nisha Crouser (women’s tennis); and John Skeadas III (men’s golf).
New job for Lake Norman High
lacrosse coach Gowin
MOORESVILLE – Kevin Gowin made his last year as coach of Lake Norman High’s boys lacrosse team count. He led the Wildcats to a state championship.
Now he’s on to Ardrey Kell High in Charlotte, where Gowin got a job as a physical education teacher. He’ll also be an assistant coach with the Knights’ boys lacrosse team under coach Tim Price.
Gowin guided the Wildcats to a 23-0 record and a Conference 10 title in addition to the state crown.
The 29-year-old Gowin was a defender for Syracuse 2002-05. He began coaching in 2006 as a junior varsity coach at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y. Gowin moved to Lake Norman and was an assistant for the Wildcats in 2007 before he became head coach in 2008.
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens and Aaron Burns