Tennis players advance to states

CORNELIUS – Hough High brothers Ryan and Sean Wydra teamed to win the N.C. 4A West Regional tennis doubles championship last weekend and will compete in the state 4A tournament May 8-9 at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh.

The Wydras will face Jack Sadlin and Jack Cooper (Wilmington New Hanover) in the first round. Sixteen doubles teams qualified for the state tournament. The Wydras rallied to beat Skyland Roberson’s Jason Horecky and Coleman Baker 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 in the regional final.

• Hopewell High’s Luis Fernando Martinez will compete in the N.C. 4A singles competition in Raleigh, which includes the state’s top 16 individual players. He will face New Hanover’s Mashall Warren in the first round. Martinez finished fourth in the regional tournament.

 

Huskies are regional runner-ups

HUNTERSVILLE – The Hough High boys’ golf team finished second among 13 teams at the N.C. 4A West Regional tournament at NorthStone Country Club on May 5. The Huskies’ 289 score was 11 strokes behind champion Myers Park. The top four teams qualified for the state tournament May 12-13 at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford.

 

Tennis teams win playoffs

HUNTERSVILLE – Community School of Davidson, Pine Lake Prep and Hough won first-round state playoff matches in boys’ dual team tennis April 29.

In Class 1A, CSD beat Albemarle 5-1 to improved to 12-2. The Spartans will play at East Montgomery (12-4 in the second round). Pine Lake Prep (11-0) had a first-round bye and will host Mount Airy (15-4) in the second round. Hough opened the 4A playoffs with a 6-3 victory against Porter Ridge and will face Winston-Salem Reynolds (19-1) in the second round.

 

Hough soccer clinches conference

CORNELIUS – The Hough High girls’ soccer team won the MECKA 4A conference championship with a 9-0 victory against Vance on May 1. The Huskies (17-0-1) are 12-0 in conference and are the state’s top-ranked 4A team. Hough’s goals were by Anna Roach (two), Bailey Jones, Brooke Sawyer, Sarah Moon, Courtney Carroll, Molly Leiker, Ashley Johnson and Nicole Duncan. Olivia DeMarcus and Alex Denny had two assists each. Goalkeepers Marnie Merritt and Katie Easley shared the shutout, which was the 10th straight match Hough hasn’t allowed a goal.

 

Promotion for SouthLake’s Causey

HUNTERSVILLE – SouthLake Christian Academy’s Michael Causey, who coached the middle school football team last season, has been named varsity defensive coordinator.

He’s also the Eagles’ varsity baseball coach.

 

Free chicken for HYAA players

HUNTERSVILLE – Huntersville Youth Athletic Association softball and baseball players can celebrate “HYAA Day” by receiving a free six-pack of chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A restaurants.

Players must be wearing their HYAA jersey. Softball players are eligible on 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. May 10, and baseball players on May 24.

 

Davidson women’s lacrosse shines

HIGH POINT — The best season in Davidson College women’s lacrosse history ended with an 11-6 loss to High Point in the Big South Conference championship game May 4. 

Davidson (12-7) registered its most victories in a season.