North Mecklenburg’s Moore wins twice at state indoor meet

HUNTERSVILLE – North Mecklenburg High’s Sabrina Moore won state championships in the long jump and 55-meter dash at the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s 4A indoor track championships Feb. 9 at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Moore, a senior, jumped 18 feet, seven inches to win the long jump. She won the 55-meter dash in 7.1 seconds.

Hopewell High basketball donates to cancer research

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High’s basketball program presented two checks totaling $1,500 as part of its HOPEwell for a CURE and Coaches For Cancer game against Mallard Creek on Feb. 8. Since 2010, Hopewell has raised more than $6,700 to donate to breast cancer research.

Hopewell presented a check for $900 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help with breast cancer education and research. The Titans also presented a check for $600 to the Huntersville Presbyterian Breast Center for funds to support mammograms for the uninsured.

Hough’s Maye invited to prestigious basketball camp

CORNELIUS – Hough High forward Luke Maye, one of the state’s top sophomores, is among 80 players invited to the Carolina Challenge on March 23 in Raleigh.

The Carolina Challenge, in its seventh year, is the signature event for North Carolina’s top basketball prospects. It brings together the state’s prospects for a day of competition with an emphasis on life skills, academics and college preparation. The event is organized by ESPN national analyst Dave Telep.

Invitees from the area include Shelton Mitchell (Cuthbertson), James Demery (Northside Christian), Torin Dorn (Vance), Keyshawn Woods (Northside Christian), Gabe DeVoe (Shelby),
Jordan Watkins (Providence Day),
Nehemiah Mabson (United Faith),
Shaun Thompson (Victory Christian),
Giovanni Mack (Providence),
Trey Foster (West Charlotte),
Austin Harris, (West Charlotte),
Troy Henderson (Gaston Day),
Austin Dasent (Northside Christian), Marcus Johnson (Evelyn Mack), Rusty Reigel (Charlotte Latin),
Malik Massey (Vance), Steven Santa-Ana (Ardrey Kell), Daemar Jones (Rocky River),
Lucas Johnson (Kennedy Charter),
Kishawn Pritchett (Lake Norman), Derek McKnight (Gaston Day),
Trevor Anderson (Gaston Day),
Raekwon Long (Garinger),
Jalen Sanders (North Rowan),
Jeremy Spencer (Providence)
and James Lewis (East Gaston).

Hough High player picked for all-star match

CORNELIUS – Hough High senior James Jackson was chosen to play in next summer’s N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Soccer Game. Last fall, Jackson had 14 goals and six assists. He was named to all-state, all-region and all-conference teams. Jackson is the third Hough player chosen (Nathaniel Goodwin and Jaron Bradley played in 2012).

Two Hopewell football players sign to play in college

HUNTERSVILLE – Hopewell High defensive backs Michael Zanders and Kailan Chavis signed to play at Gannon University, an NCAA Division II school in Erie, Pa. Both players were named to the I-MECK 4A all-conference team after their senior season.

Milestone for Davidson’s Cochran

DAVIDSON – Davidson College guard Nic Cochran scored his 1,000th career point in an 87-52 victory against Appalachian State on Feb. 9. It came on a three-pointer in the first half, as the Wildcats (17-7) extended their winning streak to eight.

– Compiled by Cliff Mehrtens