Sports Shorts for July 6
by Staff Writer
Peter Brumm, a Hough High graduate who was the Lake Norman Publications’ 2012 Boys Swimmer of the Year, swam in four events at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. June 25-July 2.
Brumm swam the 200-meter butterfly in two minutes, 2.41 seconds, a personal record, and finished 54th among 134 swimmers in the event. He finished 43rd (among 111) in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 3:58.08. Brumm was 57th (among 124) in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:51.80, and 65th (among 81) by swimming the 100-meter butterfly in 54.77 seconds. He signed a scholarship to swim at the University of Michigan this fall.
Alyssa Marsh, a rising freshman at Pine Lake Prep, finished the 100-meter butterfly in 1:03.47. She was 145th among 161 swimmers in her event.
Heather Merritt, a rising senior at Hough High, swam the 100-meter backstroke in 1:04.81 to finish 120th among 162 competitors. Logan Heck, a recent Lake Norman High graduate who will swim at North Carolina this fall, finished the 200-meter butterfly in 2:03.52 (79th of 134) and the 100-meter freestyle in 51.78 seconds (131st of 165).
Post 321 wins American Legion conference
HUNTERSVILLE – The Huntersville American Legion Post 321 baseball team won the Region IV Eastern Conference for the third straight season and earned a top spot in the playoffs that were scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 3.
Post 321, which finished with a 12-2 record, faced eighth-seeded Asheville in the best-of-5 series. Game 1 was scheduled for 7 p.m. July 3 at North Mecklenburg High. Post 321 closed the regular season by pounding 15 hits in a 14-7 victory against the Lincoln County Cardinals on July 1.
The other Region IV playoff series (all are best-of-5) are Caldwell County vs. Queen City, Mint Hill vs. Rutherford County, Hickory vs. Kings Mountain, Gaston Braves vs. Henderson County, Shelby vs. Lincoln County, Union County vs. Burke County, and Cherryville vs. Gastonia.
The tournament winner will advance to the American Legion state tournament Aug. 1-5 in Granite Falls. Caldwell County Post 29, as the host team, will earn an automatic bid to the tournament. The winner of the Area IV championship will be the second representative in the state tournament. If Caldwell County wins the Area IV championship, the runner-up will also go to the state tournament.
Sharpstene wins junior golf event
CORNELIUS – Matt Sharpstene, a rising eighth-grader at Bailey Middle School, won the 13-and-under division at the Tom Fazio Junior Masters golf tournament at Hendersonville Country Club and Champion Hills Country Club on June 24-25. Sharpstene’s two-day score of 142 came on rounds of 73 and 69.
Huntersville’s David Yang shot a 74-81-155 to finish second in the 14-15-year-old division. Grant DeGorter of Cornelius (79-74-153) finished 10th in the 16-18 age group.
Area softball players named to all-state team
Seven lake-area players were named to the N.C. Softball Coaches Association Class 4A all-state team: Hough High’s Katelyn Shifflett (sophomore shortstop) and Jasmine Lindsey (senior catcher), North Mecklenburg’s Diamond Brown (senior shortstop), and Lake Norman’s Kayla Pine (senior pitcher), Kayla McGuffey (junior catcher), Stacey Houser (senior pitcher) and Shelby Bailey (junior third baseman).
Shifflett batted .432 with 32 RBIs and four home runs. Pine, the I-MECK 4A conference player of the year, had an 8-2 pitching record and a 1.72 earned run average. McGuffey led Lake Norman High in hitting (.481), runs (30) and steals (18).
Cannon athletes sign with colleges
CONCORD – Five Concord Cannon School athletes who live in the lake area signed college scholarships: Cornelius’ Vicky Bruce (soccer at North Carolina), Davidson’s Matthew Godley (basketball at Denison University) and Kevin Ross (football at St. Olaf College), and Huntersville’s Stephanie Gray (softball at Roanoke College) and Tim Gruber (cross country at University of Richmond).
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, which is open to players from any school. The camp costs $100, which includes a
T-shirt. For more information or to register, email Coach Bob McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens