LN Copperheads to launch home baseball schedule

HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Copperheads, who play in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League, will open their home schedule with a doubleheader at 5 p.m. June 7 at Hopewell High.

Jeremy Johnson, a former 10-year professional player and Mooresville High graduate (2000), is the new coach. He is the director of player development and pitching instructor at Benchwarmers Sports Complex in Mooresville. The Copperheads’ scheduled opener June 3 in Statesville was wiped out by rain. Lake Norman had a 1-0 lead in the third inning against the Statesville Owls.


Davidson Day football news

DAVIDSON – Davidson Day’s football team will defend its title in the Carolina Panthers 7-on-7 Invitational Tournament on June 14 at the NFL team's practice facility. Last year, the Patriots beat Northern Guilford, Orangeburg-Wilkinson (S.C) and Mallard Creek to win the tournament and an expenses-paid trip to the NFL National 7-on-7 event in Indianapolis.

• Defensive back/wide receiver Michael Stevens received a scholarship offer from Kansas State. He’s also had offers from Kentucky, East Carolina and Charlotte. North Carolina invited Stevens to their exclusive “Freak Night” where top prospects compete in a skills camp under the lights at Kenan Stadium.
• Will Grier has been invited to the Elite 11 Quarterback competition to at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., on June 28-July 3.  Eighteen quarterbacks from across the country will compete in a reality-show environment hosted by ESPN’s Trent Dilfer.


Currys to host benefit golf tournament

DAVIDSON – Dell and Stephen Curry will host the annual Curry Celebrity Classic golf tournament June 17 at River Run Golf Club. The event will benefit the Ada Jenkins Center.

The tournament includes foursomes of one celebrity and three amateurs.  The Currys will play, and other celebrities scheduled to appear are former Charlotte Hornets star Muggsy Bogues, as well as former NFL players Phil Crosby, Frank Garcia, Tim McKyer, Muhsin Muhammad and Adrian Murrell.

Ada Jenkins is a nonprofit that helps citizens in Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville and southern Iredell County become healthier, better-educated and economically self-sufficient.

Details: www.CurryClassic.com.

Register for SouthLake Christian summer camps

HUNTERSVILLE - SouthLake Christian Academy will host several summer sports camps in June and July.

The programs, managed by Southlake faculty and coaches, will include tennis, basketball, football, soccer, powder-puff football and cheering.

Details: www.southlakechristian.org/student-life/summer-programs.html or contact SouthLake Director of Enrichment Russ Clemmer,  704-949-2310 or rclemmer@southlakechristian.org. 

- compiled by Cliff Mehrtens