Tuesday’s fourth round
4A West: South Meck 7, West Forsyth 0; Skyland Roberson 7, McDowell 0
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Roberson at South Meck, Game 1
3A West: Hickory 5, Patton 1; Weddington 2, Marvin Ridge 1
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Weddington at Hickory, Game 1
2A West: Smoky Mountain 6, West Lincoln 1; Piedmont 5, Randleman 2
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Smoky Mountain at Piedmont, Game 1
1A West: S. Stanly 2, E. Surry 1; Hendersonville 7, Lincoln Charter 3
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): South Stanly at Hendersonville, Game 1
Tuesday’s fourth round
4A West: SE Guilford 6, North Davidson 4; Alexander Central at Porter Ridge, Wed, 4:30
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): SE Guilford vs. Alexander/Porter Ridge
3A West: Robinson 3, Marvin Ridge 2; Enka 4, Foard 3
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Enka at Robinson, Game 1
2A West: Pisgah 3, Brevard 2; W. Stanly at Cuthbertson, Wed 5
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Pisgah vs. West Stanly/Cuthbertson
1A West: Chatham Central 8, Bessemer City 0; W. Wilkes 7, Hiwassee Dam 0
Thursday’s regional championship (best of 3): Chatham Central at West Wilkes, Game 1
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Tuesday’s Western regional finals
4A West: Hough 1, Myers Park 0, 2 OT
3A West: St. Stephens 1, Catholic 0
2A West: South Iredell 1, Forbush 0
Saturday’s state finals at N.C. State: Lake Norman Charter vs. Raleigh Charter (1A, 8 p.m.); Hough vs. Green Hope (4A, 5 p.m.); South Iredell vs. Forbush (2A, 2 p.m.); St. Stephens vs. Cardinal Gibbons (3A, 11 a.m.)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
West Mecklenburg QB Jalan McClendon, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior, committed to N.C. State Wednesday, coach Jeff Caldwell told the Observer.
McClendon chose N.C. State over Miami, East Carolina, Marshall and North Carolina.
"I think he liked the family atmosphere that they were promoting," Caldwell said. "That was comfortable for him. He talked to all the coaches and everyone was really open with us. This is our first time dealing with N.C. State. They came right in and were totally honest with everything about them. They were a school not talking about other schools and talked about what their plans for him were. Their plan was to build a program around him. They wanted to build with in-state kids and start with him."
McClendon threw for 1,600 yards and 21 touchdowns passing last season. He rushed for 200 yards. Caldwell said McClendon has grown two inches since the 2012 season ended.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
CARY -- On the same day that Newton-Conover’s double teams made history, Shelby sophomore Marshall Parker made history, too.
Parker beat Carrboro freshman Brian Freiburghouse 6-0, 6-0 in the N.C. 2A championship at the Cary Tennis Center. Parker became the first singles champion from Shelby since 2003.
In eight total championship sets, Parker lost three games.
In doubles, Newton-Conover’s John Tate and Tyler Barrymore beat Swannanoa Owen’s Bobby Decker and Eli Hile 6-3, 6-0. Tate and Barrymore locked up Newton-Conover’s fourth straight doubles championship. It was Tate’s second straight personal doubles title. He teamed with Ryan Lampe to win last year.
In 3A, Charlotte Catholic’s Riley Brosnan lost in the singles final 6-1, 6-2 to Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons’ Robert Kelly at the Burlington Tennis Center.
In doubles, Concord’s team of B.J. Beecher and Ryan Harvey lost to Gibbons’ Matt Galush and Noah Costantine 6-2, 6-1 in the championship round.
In 1A, Jacob Fuqua of Hendersonville beat Rosewood’s Dylan Cuddington 6-2, 6-1 at the Cary Tennis Center. In doubles, Tyler Macy and Ryan Schell of Elkin beat Bishop McGuinness’ Kevin Weckworth and Sam McLauhry 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
In 4A, Apex Middle Creek’s Nick Stachowiak beat Raleigh Wakefield’s Bo Boyden 6-1, 6-2 to win singles. In doubles, Winston-Salem Reynolds’ Jack Riazzi and Paul Yamane won the title, beating Raleigh Millbrook’s Chris Mahan and John Karlawish 7-5, 6-3.
Friday, May 10, 2013
GREENSBORO -- Three Observer-area athletes had dominant Fridays at the N.C. 1A state track and field meet at N.C. A&T University.
Monroe girls star Reneazia Collins won three individual events and anchored a state championship relay team. Malia Ellington of Community School of Davidson also won three individual events, while breaking a 20-year-old state record in the 1,600-meters.
Those two shared the girls MVP honors.
On the boys side, Cherryville’s Trentavis Friday won MVP after winning the 100-, 200- and 400-meters and setting new 1A records in each event.
Monroe’s girls, led by Collins, won the team title with 103 points. Winston-Salem Prep (42) was second and West Wilkes (40) third. Community School of Davidson (35.5) was fourth.
Rocky Point Heide Trask won its first boys team championship with 66 points. Mitchell (50) was second. North Rowan (46), a two-time reigning champ, was third, followed by Monroe (37).
Here are Observer-area winners
Girls: Collins, Monroe (200, 400, 100 hurdles); Ellington, Community School Davidson (800, 1,600, 3,200); Monroe 800 relay (Julice Crowder, Kendall Cox, Zasha Barrett, Collins); Kendall Cox, Monroe (long jump)
Boys: Friday, Cherryville (100, 200, 400); Elijah Inuwa, Central Academy (800); Monroe 800 relay (Jaylen Barbour, Tre Shaun Wynn, Lavonte Baker, Tyler Casey); Monroe 1,600 relay (Douglas Carelock, Quashaun Chambers, Desmen Robinson, Tre Shaun Wynn)