Hough soccer remains unbeaten

CORNELIUS – The Hough High girls’ soccer team, top-ranked in the state Class 4A poll, remained unbeaten with a 9-0 victory against Kannapolis Brown in a MECKA 4A conference match April 9.

The Huskies improved to 13-0-1 overall and 9-0 in the conference. Hough’s Anna Roach scored three goals and Courtney Carroll scored two.

The Huskies also had goals by Nicole Ferren, Olivia DeMarcus, Emmily Cowie and Nicole Duncan. Cowies added two assists. Alex Denny, Sarah Moon, Katie Minogue, Emma Cangalosi, Maddie Domico, Duncan and Carroll had one assist each. Goalkeepers  Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout.


Appalachian State hires Davidson basketball assistant coach

BOONE – Jim Fox, a Davidson College men’s basketball assistant, was hired as Appalachian State’s coach April 8. He replaced Jason Capel, whose contract was not renewed after a 9-21 record last season.

Fox coached 13 years at Davidson, including the past two as an associate head coach under Bob McKillop. Fox was introduced to the Appalachian State community during a press conference April 10 on campus.

Fox helped the Wildcats through a successful 13-year stint as Davidson compiled a 288-131 overall record (.687 winning percentage), 10 Southern Conference regular-season championships six conference tournament titles and six trips to the NCAA Tournament.


Knights softball wins two

HUNTERSVILLE – The Lake Norman Charter softball team won two games to improve to 7-6 overall and 6-4 in the Big South 2A/3A conference.

The Knights beat East Gaston 2-0 on April 10 behind the pitching of Ellie Wilson and Conlyn Zogzas. Maria Martucci went 2-for-3 hitting and Shelby Luttman smacked a double. 

On April 9, Lake Norman Charter scored five runs in the third inning to spark a 5-3 victory against Gastonia Forestview. Wilson was the winning pitcher and Alex Busch, Meagan Martucci and Maria Martucci were solid defensively.

After a week off for spring break, Lake Norman will host Community School of Davidson at 4 p.m. April 22.


Register to bowl with professional bowlers in pro-am event

MOORESVILLE – George Pappas’ Victory Lanes will host “Bowl With the Pros PBA50 Pro-Am,” a rare chance for amateur bowlers to partner with professionals in a handicap tournament April 27.

Several Professional Bowling Association (PBA) hall-of-famers will participate, including Walter Ray Williams Jr., Pete Weber, Amieto Monacelli, Parker Bohn III, Wayne Webb, Tom Baker and Bob Learn Jr.

The pro-am competition will have youth, senior (ages 50 and older) and adult divisions.

Squad times on April 27 will be 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Every entrant will receive a souvenir gift package and an all-access pass to the pro tournament. The pro event will include a practice session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, qualifying from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. April 28 and April 29 and the match play finals 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. April 30.

Details and to register, go to www.georgepappasvictorylanes.com.

Charter duo sparks two wins

HUNTERSVILLE – Riley Kane scored three goals and Erin Iknayan had two in Lake Norman Charter’s 5-1 victory against Forestview in a Big South 2A/3A girls’ soccer match April 9.

One night later, Iknayan scored two goals and Kane added one in a 3-2 victory at North Gaston in a conference match.

The victory improved Lake Norman Charter to 11-2-1 overall and 9-1 in conference (second behind Gastonia Ashbrook’s 7-0).