Sunday, October 30, 2011

NCISAA Football Playoff Brackets

NCISAA 3A Semifinals Friday: Country Day (7-3) at Charlotte Latin (8-2); Raleigh Ravenscroft (8-3) at Providence Day (8-2)

NCISAA Division II First Round Friday:
Forsyth Country Day (3-7) at SouthLake (9-1); Harrell's Christian (7-4) at Asheville School (7-2); Cannon (5-4) at Christ School (8-1); N. Raleigh Christian (6-4) at First Assembly (6-3)

NCISAA Division III First Round Friday: Trinity Christian (3-5) at Victory Christian (3-7); Fayetteville Christian (5-5) at Davidson Day (9-1)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Charlotte Latin wins 8th straight NCISAA volleyball state title




CARY—Charlotte Latin volleyball coach Suzie Pignetti led her team to the Super Six tournament [in Greensboro] at this season’s outset with the last seven N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) 3A state championships in tow. Saturday at Cary Academy, the Hawks netted Pignetti a great eight.

Latin swept Huntersville SouthLake Christian 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 and notched its 40th win against just two setbacks this fall. The outcome marked the Hawks’ second three-set decision in a state final – the previous coming in 2006 over Concord Cannon.

“Another one, just as sweet as the other ones,” Pignetti said.

“We came out really focused, determined, and we played hard. We never really had any sinking spell.

“Today on the most important day, we fought all the way through to the finish. And I was really proud of them.”

An efficient Latin performance included 23 kills by Eve Davis, who scored on 50 percent of her swings. Teammate Amma Okwara put down seven kills in 13 attempts.

Defensively, four Hawks tallied double-figure digging totals, led by Ashley Finke (26 digs), Davis (16), Kelly Williams (13) and Emma Price (12).

SouthLake, the 2010 2A state champion, dropped its first decision in 28 starts.

The outcome resolved, Pignetti left one detail a mystery before boarding the team bus to return to Providence Road. While 10 of 14 Latin players will return in 2012, will Pignetti be with them?

“I haven’t decided,” she said. “I need some time.”

-- Correspondent Alex Bass

Friday, October 28, 2011

Providence Day wins NCISAA state cross country championship

After seeing the group of red jerseys at the top of the pack on McAlpine Park’s course on Friday, it was only a matter of reading the results to learn what most people had figured out – Providence Day’s boys won another state cross country title.

The Chargers took four of the top 13 places, including all-state finishes by senior Reed Payne (fourth, 16:03) and sophomore Ben Huffman (fifth, 16:04), and five of the top 22 to beat runner-up Cary Academy, 56-73, and win their second straight NCISAA 3A title and fifth in seven years.

“We went into it the same way we went into it last year,” said Providence Day coach Ben Hovis, who acknowledged that this was the school’s best team in history. “That if we put four in front of their (third runner), we would win.”

After Payne and Huffman, who won the CISAA conference title more than a week ago, Providence Day had strong performances by freshmen Nick Linder (12th, 16:26) and Jack Paddison (13th, 16:28), as well as sophomore Evan Gray (22nd, 17:03).

For such a young team, the turning point to knowing this would be a special season came on Sept. 17 at the Adidas Cross Country Challenge in Cary and at the United Way Invitational in Newton on Oct. 12. That’s when several of the younger runners had solid races.

Cary Academy’s Thomas Graham won his fourth straight title, covering the 5K course in 15:09. Charlotte Country Day’s Rob Saunders earned all-state with a ninth-place finish (16:13).

In the girls’ 3A race, Raleigh Ravenscroft won its first title since 1995 by beating four-time champion Charlotte Latin, 70-17, and Durham Academy freshman Eliza Dekker ran 17:50 to win individual honors. Area all-state runners were Providence Day’s Emma Brown (ninth, 19:39) and Charlotte Latin’s Tricia Murphy (10th, 19:45) and Laura Gill (11th, 19:48).

In the girls’ 2A race, Davidson Day was runner-up to two-time defending champion Cary Christian, 48-63. Leading Davidson Day were all-state runners Melissa Zammitti (fourth, 20:01) and Rachel Bringewatt (ninth, 20:28).

In the boys’ 1A race, Hickory Christian, winners of the last three N.C. Christian Schools Association titles, moved to the NCISAA this season and won the NCISAA boys’ 1A title, 38-68, over defending champion Wayne Christian. All-state performers Ben Lowry (third, 18:12); Luke Lowry (fifth, 18:38); Andrew Tysinger (sixth, 18:52) and Mitchell Hartman (11th, 19:26) led Hickory Christian.

-- Correspondent Brett Honeycutt

Thursday, October 27, 2011

UCLA offers Olympic guard Allerik Freeman (VIDEO)

Olympic junior point guard Allerik Freeman, a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder, has received an offer from UCLA tonight, Trojans coach Ty Baumgardner said.

Freeman has other offers from Arizona, Georgetown, N.C. State, Villanova, Kansas and Kansas State.

Freeman is ranked No. 9 in the nation by ESPN.

NCHSAA Executive Committee turns down Freedom football appeal

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Executive Committee heard an appeal from Freedom High School in Morganton on Thursday morning, contesting a decision made according to NCHSAA Handbook policy about ejections from a football game last week between Freedom and Chase.

Freedom was declared ineligible for the postseason after five players were ejected for fighting in the Chase game, per the NCHSAA handbook. Freedom appealed the ruling, which became official Wednesday.

The appeal was heard by conference telephone call Thursday morning with the Freedom representatives at the NCHSAA offices in Chapel Hill.

The Executive Committee deliberated after hearing the Freedom appeal, but upheld the decision that there were five ejections for Freedom according to NCHSAA rules related to fighting. That number would put Freedom over the allowable limit of ejections for fighting to be able to participate in postseason play.

Since Freedom appealed to the Executive Committee outside the regular Board of Directors scheduled meetings, the school has exhausted its options for appeal.

"Based on the reports that we received and the presentation by Freedom, the committee felt there wasn't a clear, consistent picture that would warrant overturning the previous ruling," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield. "There were a number of interpretations provided during the appeal, and based on the information presented, the committee felt like the prudent course of action was to uphold the NCHSAA decision."

-- NCHSAA media release

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Freedom football officially out of playoffs, started appeal

NC High School Athletic Association deputy executive director Que Tucker said she has informed Freedom that it will not be eligible for the playoffs next week after several Patriots players were involved in a fight during last week's win over Chase.

Freedom is appealing the decision to the NCHSAA executive committee which will rule on the appeal prior to the NCHSAA announcing playoff pairings Saturday afternoon.

Freedom had five players ejected from last week's blowout win over Chase. The Patriots improved to 9-1, but NCHSAA rules call for any team that has that many players ejected for fighting to lose its playoff privileges.

Freedom sent video of the game to the state Tuesday but the fight was not shown on it. NCHSAA deputy executive director Que Tucker said unless the school was able to provide additional footage, she would have to use the game officials' written ruling -- that five Freedom players were ejected for fighting. Tucker got no additional footage and said she made the ruling that the NCHSAA handbook calls for.

Wednesday afternoon, Patriots coach Mike Helms told the Observer that while the school would appeal

Freedom was 7-4 in 2005, but suffered through four losing seasons - going 13-30 - before winning 19 games the past two years. This season's team, ranked No. 15 in the Sweet 16, is a class 3A state championship contender. Freedom averages 36 points per game.

Helms said two players on his team were fighting and three came off the bench but did not fight.

In its handbook, the NCHSAA identifies fighting as, among other things, "an altercation between (two) or more parties that includes swinging, hitting, punching and/or kicking." It also lists "leaving the bench area to participate in a fight (contact or no contact)."

"Our video equipment stops after every play," Helms said, "and we don't have anything concrete to say our guys were going on the field for a change of possession. So no they haven't given us official word, but we are starting the appeals process in case they do."

Still awaiting official ruling from NCHSAA, Freedom starts appeal process to stay in playoffs

Freedom High School's football team, in danger of being disqualified for the playoffs, has begun an appeal process with the N.C. High School Athletic Association, even as it awaits an official ruling from the state's governing body.

Freedom had five players ejected from last week's blowout win over Chase. The Patriots improved to 9-1, but NCHSAA rules call for any team that has that many players ejected for fighting to lose its playoff privileges.

Freedom sent video of the game to the state Tuesday but the fight was not shown on it. NCHSAA deputy executive director Que Tucker said unless the school was able to provide additional footage, she would have to use the game officials' written ruling -- that five Freedom players were ejected for fighting.

That would mean Freedom is out of the postseason.

Wednesday afternoon, Patriots coach Mike Helms told the Observer that while the school is still awaiting an official decision from the NCHSAA, it was already starting the appeal process.

Freedom was 7-4 in 2005, but suffered through four losing seasons - going 13-30 - before winning 19 games the past two years. This season's team, ranked No. 15 in the Sweet 16, is a class 3A state championship contender. Freedom averages 36 points per game.

Helms said two players on his team were fighting and three came off the bench but did not fight.

In its handbook, the NCHSAA identifies fighting as, among other things, "an altercation between (two) or more parties that includes swinging, hitting, punching and/or kicking." It also lists "leaving the bench area to participate in a fight (contact or no contact)."

"Our video equipment stops after every play," Helms said, "and we don't have anything concrete to say our guys were going on the field for a change of possession. So no they haven't given us official word, but we are starting the appeals process in case they do."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Freedom's playoffs hopes in serious jeopardy; official ruling to come Wednesday morning

Freedom High’s football playoffs hopes look like they are in serious jeopardy.

The Patriots had five players ejected for fighting during Friday’s 55-13 win over Chase. Under the N.C. High School Athletic Association rulebook, any team that has three or more players ejected for fighting would forfeit its playoff privileges.

Freedom sent film of the incident to the NCHSAA and it arrived late Tuesday. The film didn’t show the fight, deputy executive director Que Tucker said.

Tucker has spoken to Freedom school officials who will try to find more video from the game that might show the incident. They are expected to report their findings to Tucker Wednesday morning.

If no new video is available, Tucker will have to use the report from the game officials that showed five players ejected. That would mean that Freedom (9-1) would not play in the class 3A playoffs this season.

“Basically we received video from the school that did not show the incident,” Tucker said. “And at this point, there is nothing to refute what the officials have said -- that there were players ejected from both teams for fighting and additional players from Freedom High School who came on the field during the fight. That is a no-no and has always been considered fighting.

“In the morning, I will make an official ruling and without any new video, I will simply have to enter what the handbook says.”

And that would mean Freedom is out.

Freedom was 7-4 in 2005, but suffered through four long losing seasons -- going 13-30 -- before winning 19 games the past two years. This season’s team, ranked No. 15 in the Sweet 16, is a class 3A state championship contender. Freedom averages 36 points per game.

Freedom coach Mike Helms said that two players on his team were fighting and three came off the bench but did not fight.

“It’s just a rules interpretation in my opinion,” Helms said. “There were two kids who officials did eject and then three ran onto the field, not fighting. Those kids, in my opinion, should be disqualified and not deemed as fighting. That’s where we’re at.”

But in its handbook, the NCHSAA identifies fighting as, among other things, as “an altercation between (two) or more parties that includes swinging, hitting, punching and/or kicking.” It also lists “leaving the bench area to participate in a fight (contact or no contact).”

Freedom plays its regular-season finale Friday at Morganton County rival Patton (0-9).

“We have had such good year here,” Helms said, “on the verge of back-to-back 10-win seasons. When you get those in football, it’s pretty good. So the kids all want to know what’s going to happen, what’s next. We’re just waiting on the ruling from the state level.”

Fight may cost Freedom High's football team playoff spot

Freedom High is waiting to hear from the N.C. High School Athletic Association whether its football team will be allowed to participate in the playoffs next week.

The Patriots, who are 9-1 this season, had five players ejected during last week’s 55-13 win over Chase on Senior Night. Two Chase players were also ejected after an altercation following a Freedom punt return in the third quarter with Freedom leading 38-13.

NCHSAA rules state that “if a situation occurs where three of more players on one team are ejected during one fighting incident, those three individual ejections will cause the team to lose its playoff privileges.”

NCHSAA deputy executive director Que Tucker said she is still waiting to get the video of the incident to make a ruling. Freedom mailed the video Monday afternoon. Tucker said the game officials reported fighting ejections and that she would be looking at the tape to make sure of the number of kids involved.

Freedom coach Mike Helms said he could only hope for the best.

Freedom was 7-4 in 2005, but suffered through four long losing seasons -- going 13-30 -- before winning 19 games the past two years. This season’s team, ranked No. 15 in the Sweet 16, is a class 3A state championship contender. Freedom averages 36 points per game.

“It’s just a rules interpretation in my opinion,” Helms said. “There were two kids who officials did eject and then three ran onto the field, not fighting. Those kids, in my opinion, should be disqualified and not deemed as fighting. That’s where we’re at.”

In its handbook, the NCHSAA identifies fighting as, among other things, as “an altercation between (two) or more parties that includes swinging, hitting, punching and/or kicking.” It also lists “leaving the bench area to participate in a fight (contact or no contact).”

A decision could come Wednesday. Meanwhile, Freedom is getting ready to play its regular-season finale Friday at Morganton County rival Patton (0-9).

“We have had such good year here,” Helms said, “on the verge of back-to-back 10-win seasons. When you get those in football, it’s pretty good. So the kids all want to know what’s going to happen, what’s next. We’re just waiting on the ruling from the state level.”

Monday, October 24, 2011

Independence-Butler football: All tickets to be sold in advance

No tickets will be sold at the gate for Friday’s Butler at Independence football game.

Butler is No. 2 in the Sweet 16 and Independence is No. 9. The game is for the Southwestern 4A conference championship.

The $6 tickets will be sold through Wednesday at Butler and through Thursday at Independence between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. If any tickets remain after Thursday, they will be sold Friday at Independence from 10 a.m. to noon.

Gates open Friday at 5:45 at Independence.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Local NBA stars use local training facility to stay sharp during NBA lockout

Former Charlotte high school all stars Stephen Curry (Charlotte Christian), Antawn Jamison (Providence) and Anthony Morrow (Charlotte Latin) are keeping in shape during the ongoing NBA lockout by working out at a popular local training facility, Accelerate Basketball.

You can click here to read a previous story I did on Accelerate.

"As a point guard, you've got to work on staying in the best shape possible," Curry said of why he's using Accelerate during the NBA lockout. "For me, it's working on staying low -- with the ball, without the ball -- and being explosive with my moves. If we're doing 10 reps (in the workout), it's about being as explosive on the 10th rep as I am on the first one."

Like the others, Jamison is using the workouts -- which also include Bobcats players Matt Carroll and Gerald Henderson -- as a means to get ready for the season, whenever it starts.

"Even though we're locked out and can't use the (NBA) facilities, every year you still have to improve on your weaknesses," Jamison said. "Brandon and the guys at Accelerate definitely put us in position to be ready for the season when it gets started again."


"Brandon" is Accelerate founder Brandon Payne, and he dreams up all sorts of workouts using props and drills that relate to basketball. It's not the type training many amateur basketball players have seen before. Payne's program also emphasizes flexibility and injury prevention, for the pros and for his 7-year-old ballers.

And it seems to be catching on. Payne has been featured in the basketball diary, Dime Magazine and Dime recently came back to town for another interview.


I went out to the facility Saturday, located just across the state line past the Ballantyne Country Club. Payne has laid down a wooden-like floor over the old rubberized one in the building, but otherwise the place still looks the same. Still sounds the same, too.


As you approach, you hear the whistles blowing and the balls bouncing and the instructions coming at a rapid fire pace. Inside about 15 kids, from 10 to 17, are working hard and sweating profusely. They dribble two balls at the same time, do stylized moves using a ladder. They lift. They do pushups.

It had been awhile since I'd visited but the place seems to continue to grow in an era where pro-style training for youth athletes seems to be exploding. In addition to former professionals like Muggsy Bogues (now the head boys basketball coach at private United Faith Christian School) and Jeff McInnis training young players in basketball and former NFL star Mo Collins among those working with youth football players, these training facilities are popping up all over town.

One of the oldest is the Nike-based Velocity Sports in southwest Charlotte. Along with a new facility in Cornelius, Champion Sports Fitness, Velocity caters to the everyman athlete, seeking to provide strength and flexibility for all sports.

What makes Accelerate different, and why I think it's become a primary destination for the pros and for college stars like Seth Curry (Duke) and Cierra Burdick (Tennessee) is it's focus on basketball. At Accelerate there's plenty of instruction for strength and flexibility and injury prevention, there's even yoga instruction from Aly Faber who does quite a bit of work with professional athletes.

But there's a lot of basketball going on.

Here are some videos.




Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mallard Creek still atop Associated Press N.C. Prep Media Poll

¶   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of October 18, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:

^Class 4-A=

†1. Charlotte Mallard Creek (12)       (8-0)  129 1

†2. Greensboro Page (1)                (8-0)  112 2

†3. Matthews Butler                    (7-1)  101 3

†4. Scotland County                    (8-0)  95 4

†5. Garner                             (9-0)  73 5

†6. Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor            (8-0)  62 6

†T7.Indian Trail Porter Ridge          (8-0)  44 8

†T7.Richmond County                    (7-1)  44 7

†9. Raleigh Leesville Road             (8-0)  33 9

†10. New Bern                          (7-1)  19 10

¶      

¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

^Class 3-A=

†1. Belmont South Point (9)            (8-0)  123 1

†2. Charlotte Catholic (3)             (8-0)  119 2

†3. Havelock (1)                       (9-0)  94 3

†4. Asheville                          (8-0)  89 4

†5. Lawndale Burns                     (8-1)  74 6

†6. Fayetteville Byrd                  (9-0)  66 5

†7. Kannapolis Brown                   (8-1)  46 7

†8. Morganton Freedom                  (8-1)  38 8

†9. Hope Mills Gray's Creek            (8-1)  22 9

†10. West Rowan                        (7-2)  14 10

¶      

¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: Franklin (9-0) 11 , Wilson Hunt (8-0) 10. <

^Class 2-A=

†1. Lincolnton (10)                    (8-1)  125 1

†2. South Iredell (3)                  (9-0)  118 2

†3. Salisbury                          (8-1)  86 5

†4. East Duplin                        (8-1)  78 4

†5. Kinston                            (8-1)  74 6

†6. Burlington Cummings                (7-1)  55 7

†7. Jacksonville Northside             (9-0)  50 8

†8. High Point Andrews                 (7-1)  44 3

†9. Wilkes Central                     (8-0)  30 10

†10. Tarboro                           (6-2)  29 9

¶      

¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

^Class 1-A=

†1. Wallace-Rose Hill (12)             (8-1)  129 1

†2. Albemarle                          (8-1)  110 2

†3. Swain County (1)                   (8-1)  99 3

†4. Plymouth                           (8-0)  96 4

†5. Mitchell County                    (8-1)  74 5

†6. Ayden-Grifton                      (7-1)  61 6

†7. Manteo                             (7-1)  46 7

†8. Mt. Airy                           (7-2)  39 T8

†9. Hendersonville                     (6-2)  33 T8

†10. South Stanly                      (7-2)  18 10

¶      

¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: None.<

Monday, October 17, 2011

2AA N.C. champ Salisbury rejoins Sweet 16

(click here for area stat leaders)

 Salisbury’s Hornets are back in the Sweet 16.

 After No. 12 Berry fell out of the poll, after losing 48-26 to No. 3 Charlotte Catholic, Salisbury jumped back in.

 Since losing 37-28 to No. 14 West Rowan, a 3A team, on Sept. 2, the reigning N.C. 2AA Hornets have won six straight games, behind a powerful offense that’s topped 55 points four times and a defense that’s gotten two shutouts during the run and allowed a third team just seven points.


Football Sweet 16
Rk.     Team (Class)     Rec.    Pvs.
1     Mallard Creek (4A)     8-0    1
2     Butler (4A)     7-1    2
3     Charlotte Catholic (3A)     8-0    3
4     Belmont South Point (3A)     8-0    4
5     Porter Ridge (4A)     8-0    5
6     Burns (3A)     8-1    6
7     Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)     7-1    7
8     A.L. Brown (3A)     8-1    8
9     Independence (4A)     8-1    9
10     South Iredell (2A)     9-0    10
11    Olympic (4A)     8-1    11
12    Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)    5-2    13
13    Lincolnton (2A)    8-1    14
14    West Rowan (3A)    7-2    14
15    Freedom (3A)    8-1    16
16    Salisbury (2A)    8-1    NR

Dropped Out: Berry (3A, 6-2). On the bubble: Albemarle (1A, 8-1); Ardrey Kell (4A, 5-3); Berry (3A, 6-2); Crest (7-2); Mooresville (4A, 7-2)
Note: To be ranked in the Observer’s Sweet 16, a team must be in the Observer’s coverage area, field football and basketball teams and not allow a student-athlete to re-class after ninth grade. For a detailed look inside the poll, including the criteria used to compile it, visit?
 http://bit.ly/prNoYM.

Football, Volleyball, Soccer Area stat leaders

Football
Rushing
    School    Att.-Yds.    TD

Jevande Gramling    S. Stanly    119-1,629    16
Troy Leeper    South Point    170-1,494    26
Cameron Mattox    S. Iredell    177-1,375    18
Jela Duncan    Mallard Creek    128-1,288    15
C.J. Kiser    Forest Hills    131-1,167    22
Daquan Ellis    Albemarle    132-1,141    16
Jhalen Adams    Bessemer City    175-1,126    14
Denzel Phillips    Concord    147-1,112    13
Devante Hamilton    S. Stanly    101-1,093    12
Adam Nix    S. Mecklenburg    160-1,092     NA
Matt Johnson    Maiden    119-1,072    NA
Will Jenkins    Maiden    93-1,027    NA
T.J. Mixson    W. Charlotte    138-1,116    15
Deonte Black    Mooresville    167-1,010    11
Elijah Hood    Charlotte Catholic    100-1,108    22
Kalif Phillips    A.L. Brown    93-1,001    19
Dee Tomlin    Mooresville    143-913    10
Elijah Jett    W. Charlotte    NA-794    4
Jon Adams    Carolina Pride    109-782    11
Jonah Duggan    Ardrey Kell    128-748    11
Adam Gilkerson    Southlake Christian    120-736    7
Josh Glisson    Butler    95-720    NA

Passing
    School    Cmp-Att.    Yds.    TD

Will Grier    Davidson Day    169-259    2,762    41
Sayer Robinson    West Iredell    133-208    2,010    23
Riley Ferguson    Butler    99-138    1,866    31
Michael Helms    Freedom    122-210    1,855    23
Andrew Goodman    Mallard Creek    80-146    1,739    24
BJ Beecher    Concord    103-171    1,670    19
Alan McDonald    Mt. Pleasant    103-185    1,478    16
Lambert Nathan    S. Rowan    160-199    1,467    10
Lee McNeill    Porter Ridge    96-140    1,461    13
Tyler Chadwick    Marvin Ridge    110-169    1,454    11
Evan Guest    Independence    80-154    1,382    18
Randy Schroeder    Southlake    86-157    1,359    16
Eric Lynch    Char. Christian    91-175    1,331    15
Michael Radford    Country Day    67-130    1,327    12
Ryan Kendall    Cuthbertson    72-143    1,261    8
Jared Lee    Forest Hills    73-139    1,194    12
Brandon Eppinger    A.L. Brown    60-90    1,179    19
Chase Ferguson    Providence Day    65-122    1,168    8
Kelly Hall    N. Mecklenburg    110-197    1,108    9
Jonah Duggan    Ardrey Kell    71-149    1,057    8
Grayson Foster    Charlotte Latin    69-118    1,029    10
Matt Johnson    Maiden    53-111    891    5

Receiving
    School    Rec.-Yds.    TD

B.J. Boyd    Northwestern    62-874    10
Aaron Seward    Davidson Day    46-780    13
Demitri Allison    Southlake Christian    34-745    12
Austin Duke    Independence    34-700    13
Evan Gates    Davidson Day    31-612    3
Jamal Little    Forest Hills    37-605    6
CJ Gibbs    W. Iredell    44-598    6
Zach Ferguson    Butler    38-598    NA
Andy Hunt    Mt Pleasant    40-572    5
Corey Miller    Mallard Creek    24-559    8
Jamel Harbison    Mallard Creek    30-548    9
Bryon Fields    Providence Day    22-532    4
Marquez North    Mallard Creek    17-526    6
Terrence Clyburn    N. Mecklenburg    42-517    5
Carter Hill    Marvin Ridge    30-515    6
Uriah LeMay    Butler    26-513    NA
Jordan Oakley    Porter Ridge    27-477    5
Channing Stribbling    Butler    22-474    NA
Keeon Johnson    A.L. Brown    22-468    7
Jordan Brown    Davidson Day    26-465    8
Kennedy Barkley    Myers Park    34-463    3
Emmit Afam    Cuthbertson    20-459    2
Jordan Young     Davidson Day    30-444    9
Kam Summers    W. Iredell    25-433    8
Vincent Davidson    W. Iredell    22-429    5
Jeb Blazevich    Charlotte Christian    27-413    6

Tackles

    School    No.

Sean Kane    Lake Norman Charter    124
T.J. Smith    Carson    119
Scott Miller    S. Iredell    117
Garrett Honeycutt    S. Stanly    116
Deon Pillsbury    Mt Pleasant    113
Isiah Akins    Rocky River    110
Anthony Smith    S. Stanly    104
Rahkim Franklin    E. Rutherford    96
Yakeem Carpenter    Albemarle    96
Tahja Watt    N. Mecklenburg    95
Tre’ Hunt    Davidson Day    93
Marcus Kincaid    Freedom    88
Chris Dickerson    N. Mecklenburg    86
Sean Wiggins    Butler    84
Matt Blanton    Myers Park    84
Mychal Turner    Myers Park    82
Martavion Moore    Mooresville    73
Scott Markofski    Mooresville    73
Lucas Santiago    N. Mecklenburg    72
Jalen Bridges    N. Mecklenburg    71
Deandre Coleman    Mooresville    71
Dezmond Leach    Mt. Pleasant    71
Tyric Laney    Forest Hills    71

Interceptions
    School    No.

Michael Fisher    S. Iredell    6
Demitri Allison    Southlake Christian    5
Jordan Young    Davidson Day    5
Sidney Lawson    Rocky River    5
Sam Hatfield    Southlake Christian    5
Andre Diouf    Southlake Christian    5
Channing Stribbling    Butler    4
Sam Dexter     Charlotte Christian    4
Nate Mays    Hough    4
Jack Brodowicz    Charlotte Catholic    4
Tony Davis    Carolina Pride    4


Sacks
    School    No.

Brandon Jackson    Independence    13
Taylor Jurney    Southlake Christian    13
Mitchell Jeter    Rock Hill    12.5
Jalen Holt    S. Stanly    12
Scott Richardson    Southlake Christian    11
Deandre Coleman    Mooresville    10
Zeron Hubbard    Myers Park    9.5
Tahja Watt    N. Mecklenburg    9
Adam Smits    Marvin Ridge     9
Chris Dickerson    N. Mecklenburg    8
Josh Stapoli    North Mecklenburg    8
Shamal Sanders    York    7
Andre Foulks    York    7
Khalil Rankin    Rocky River    7
RJ Neely    Rock Hill    7
Michael Croom    Rock Hill    6.5
James Yeldell    Providence Day    6.5
Jordan Starnes    S. Stanly    6
Boyd Palmer    Carolina Pride    6
Nick Velardo    Providence Day    5.5
Ben Greenberg    Providence Day    5.5
Peter Kalambayi    Butler    5
Hadley Wilson    Charlotte Latin    5
Martavion Moore    Mooresville    5
Tyler Thompson    S. Stanly    5
James Howe    Country Day    5



Volleyball

KILLS    School    No.

Eve Davis    Charlotte Latin    513
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    344
Shelby Nassar    Covenant Day    328
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    313
Kellie Williams    Charlotte Latin    293
Madie Greer    North Meck    281
Taylor Portland    Country Day    247
Sara Fairley    South Meck    246
Caitlin Watkins    Ardrey Kell    243
Mattie Newson    Country Day    237
Anna Parsons    Hickory Grove    224
Casey Rieger    Providence    218
Rachel Eppley    Ardrey Kell    207
Megan Edwards    Providence    200
Laura Beth Hite    Covenant Day    170
Emma Vail    Ardrey Kell    171
Kailyn Overcash    Hough    166
Alexis Bednarick    Lake Norman    161
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    160
Katharine Franz    Country Day    157
Amanda Carter    Cox Mill    153
Hannah Griffin    Hickory Grove    144
Kat Kennedy    Hough    143
Asya Patterson    Cox Mill    137
Lisa Goforth    Covenant Day    135
Julia Brown    Hough    128
Bailey Wall    First Assembly    122
Madison Poovey    Lake Norman    122
Emily Carmichael    North Meck    118
Samantha Timmons    Providene    104
Amma Okwara    Charlotte Latin    101

ASSISTS    School    No.
Emma Price    Charlotte Latin    868
Megan Lewis    Country Day    645
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    634
Caroline Zybala    Ardrey Kell    580
Megan Embry    Covenant Day    524
Taylor Anderson    Hickory Grove    571
Nikki Hero    Hough    547
Jennifer Hart    North Mecklenburg    485
Briana Gottberg    Lake Norman    370
Meredith Furr    Cox Mill    333
Colleen Sanderson    South Meck    302
Maryanne Grayson    Providence    299
Katherine Boguski    Providence    292
Hannah Muolo    First Assembly    196
Mallory Johns    Myers Park    188
Emily Stevens    Cox Mill    180
Lily Duggan    Ardrey Kell    161

ACES    School    No.
Jennifer Hart    N. Mecklenburg    125
Eve Davis    Charlotte Latin    95
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    87
Shelby Nassar    Covenant Day    79
Mattie Newson    Country Day    67
Anna Schweihs    Charlotte Catholic    66
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    63
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    62
Caitlin Watkins    Ardrey Kell    61
Emma Vail    Ardrey Kell    60
Riley Strickland    Charlotte Catholic    59
Emily Carmichael    North Meck    59
Katelynn Granger    North Meck    57
Madie Greer    North Meck    57
Asya Patterson    Cox Mill    56
Sara Fairley    South Meck    55
Hannah Griffin    Hickory Grove    55
Emma Price    Charlotte Latin    53
Megan Edwards    Providence    52
Taylor Portland    Country Day    51
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    50

DIGS    School    No.
Riley Strickland    Charlotte Catholic    462
Mattie Newson    Country Day    442
Jensen Schott    Lake Norman    306
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    302
Taylor Portland    Country Day    300
Ashely Finke    Charlotte Latin    299
Amanda Carter    Cox Mill    295
Eve Davis    Charlotte Latin    292
Emma Price    Charlotte Latin    276
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    269
Rachel Eppley    Ardrey Kell    268
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    266
Sarah Wyczawski    Ardrey Kell    218
Kellie Williams    Charlotte Latin    206
Alexis Bednarick    Lake Norman    205
Lexi Dixon    Cox Mill    201
Sara Fairley    South Meck    199
Anna Norby    South Meck    176
Meredith Furr    Cox Mill    169
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    164
Briana Gottberg    Lake Norman    156
Katie Trimble    Cox Mill    155
Asya Patterson    Cox Mill    149
Caroline Zwick    First Assembly    146
McKenzie Spears    Hickory Grove    142
Emma Usher    Charlotte Latin    138
Annie Spence    Providence    134
Cameron McDuffie    Ardrey Kell    132
Emily Stevens    Cox Mill    128
Casey Reiger    Providence    101
Chezney Templeton    Hickory Grove    100

Boys’ Soccer
GOALS    School    No.

CJ Bradley    Davidson Day    25
R. Minogue    Charlotte Catholic    22
Brandon Jordi    Charlotte Latin    20
Nathaniel Goodwin    Hough    19
Tanner Roberts    Hough    16
Antonio Rivera    Monroe    12
Alex Givens    Butler    12
Reed Dowdy    Charlotte Latin    11
Daniel Cornejo    Monroe    10
Jackson Goyette    Davidson Day    10
John Kendall    Country Day    10
Carl Cedarholm    Country Day    9
Ranulfo Marban    Monroe    9
Chuka Anyafo    Charlotte Latin    8

ASSISTS    School    No.
Nathaniel Goodwin    Hough    13
Bennett Yort    S. Mecklenburg    12
Ryan Fine    Charlotte Latin    11
Tanner Roberts    Hough    10
Reed Dowdy    Charlotte Latin    9
Ranulfo Marban    Monroe    9
Brandon Jordi    Charlotte Latin    8
Santiago Patino    Hough    7
Cheyn Roux    Hough    7
CJ Bradley    Davidson Day    7
Jackson Goyette    Davidson Day    7

GOALS AGAINST    School    GAA

Robert Haggard    Country Day    0.50
Danny Zwick    First Assembly    0.55
Austin McCarty    Davidson Day    0.65
Nick Gardner    Charlotte Latin    1.0
Jesus Garcia    Monroe    1.39

SHUTOUTS    School    No.
Austin McCarty    Davidson Day    10
Nick Gardner    Charlotte Latin    7
Robert Haggard     Country Day    6

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mecklenburg County football standings

Southwestern 4A
Conf.
All
Butler
5-0
7-1
Ardrey Kell
4-1
5-3
Independence 
4-1
8-1
Myers Park
3-2
6-3
S. Mecklenburg
2-2
3-5
Rocky River
1-4
3-6
Providence
1-4
1-7
E. Mecklenburg
0-5
0-9

CISAA
Conf.
All
Providence Day
1-0
5-1
Charlotte Latin
1-1
5-2
Charlotte Christian
1-1
5-3
Charlotte Country Day
0-1
6-2


ME-GA 7 3A/4A
Conf.
All
Charlotte Catholic 
4-0
8-0
Olympic
4-0
8-1
Berry 
3-1
6-2
W. Mecklenburg
2-3
4-5
Harding
1-3
3-6
East Gaston 
1-3
3-5
Garinger 
0-5
0-9

I-Meck 4A
Conf.
All
Mallard Creek 
5-0
8-0
Mooresville
4-1
7-2
Hough
3-2
4-5
Hopewell
2-3
3-5
Lake Norman
2-3
3-6
West Charlotte
2-3
3-6
Vance
2-3
3-6
North Mecklenburg
0-5
1-8

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Providence at Independence soccer ppd, rescheduled

Tuesday's Providence at Independence soccer match was postponed and originally scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 12). It's now been postponed again.

The match will be played on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Independence.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

N.C. Coaches Association to honor former players at 2012 event

The N.C. Coaches Association plans to honor former East-West All-Stars at the 2012 event in Greensboro. Players from the 2002, 1992, 1982 and 1972 basketball, football and soccer teams will be honored and feted with a dinner before this year’s game. All participants who played on teams in 1962 and before will also be honored. The association is trying to reach out to former players via its website, eastwestallstars.com

Tonight's Ardrey Kell at Myers Park soccer match postponed; updating championship races

Tonight's scheduled soccer match between Myers Park and Ardrey Kell, two big Southwestern 4A rivals both ranked in the top 10 in the Observer's Sweet 16, has been postponed due to the heavy rains in the area.

The teams will play Wednesday at Myers Park at 6:30.

Myers Park (13-1-1, 8-1 Southwestern 4A) leads the conference ahead of Ardrey Kell (10-3, 6-2), Providence (12-4-1, 7-2) with five conference games to play.

Myers Park plays at Providence Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

In the I-Meck 4A, Sweet 16 No. 1 Hough (13-1-2, 8-0-1) leads the conference with five conference games to play. Hough is just ahead of Lake Norman (12-1-4, 7-0-1). Those two teams meet at Hough Oct. 24.

In the CISAA race, Charlotte Latin (12-3-1, 6-0) is out front with Country Day in second (9-5-1, 3-1-1). Latin has two conference games remaining: at Cannon, scheduled for Tuesday, and home with Country Day Oct. 18.

In the MEGA 7, Charlotte Catholic (11-3, 7-0) leads the league with four conference matches left. Olympic (9-6-1, 5-1) is in second. The teams meet Oct. 25 at Catholic for what could be the league championship game.

TENNIS
Tuesday's I-Meck tennis championship was postponed until Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. at North Meck.

SOCCER
Providence at Independence was postponed Tuesday. It will be held Wednesday night at 6:30

Monday, October 10, 2011

Football Sweet 16 experiences little change

Nothing happened in the Sweet 16 poll this week. Nothing at all.

All 16 teams won last week.

All 16 teams remained exactly where they were last week.

Even the “bubble” teams remained the same. Albemarle, Charlotte Country Day, Mooresville and Salisbury all won. Ardrey Kell nearly pulled off the season’s biggest upset at Butler.


Football Sweet 16
Rk.     Team (Class)     Rec.    Pvs.

1     Mallard Creek (4A)     7-0    1
2     Butler (4A)     6-1    2
3     Charlotte Catholic (3A)     7-0    3
4     Belmont South Point (3A)     8-0    4
5     Porter Ridge (4A)     7-0    5
6     Burns (3A)     7-1    6
7     Rock Hill South Pointe (3A)     6-1    7
8     A.L. Brown (3A)     7-1    8
9     Independence (4A)     7-1    9
10     South Iredell (2A)     8-0    10
11    Olympic (4A)     7-1    11
12    Berry (3A)    6-1    12
13    Rock Hill Northwestern (4A)     5-2    13
14    Lincolnton (2A)    7-1    14
15    West Rowan (3A)    6-2    15
16    Freedom (3A)    7-1    16
Dropped Out: None. On the bubble: Albemarle (1A, 7-1); Ardrey Kell (4A, 4-3); Charlotte Country Day (IND, 6-1); Mooresville (4A, 6-2); Salisbury (2A, 7-1)
Note: To be ranked in the Observer’s Sweet 16, a team must be in the Observer’s coverage area, field football and basketball teams and not allow a student-athlete to re-class after ninth grade. For a detailed look inside the poll, including the criteria used to compile it, visit?
 http://bit.ly/prNoYM.

Myers Park soccer to host "Pink in the Park" Oct. 20 to raise cancer awareness

For the third year, Myers Park’s soccer team will host “Pink in the Park,” a game to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Myers Park will honor former Mustangs and their families who are cancer survivor. The team will wear pink uniforms and play with pink balls. The Mustangs will play Independence on Oct. 20.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hough maintains top spot in Observer's Sweet 16 soccer poll

Hough, which went on the road and tied a tough Lake Norman team last week, remains the No. 1 team in the Observer's high school boys' soccer Sweet 16.

The Huskies (10-1-2) stay atop the rankings, ahead of Shelby (13-0) the only unbeaten and untied team in the area. Lake Norman (8-1-4) moves up to No. 3.

Providence, which lost to Ardrey Kell, drops from second to eighth. Four Southwestern Conference teams - Myers Park, Ardrey Kell, Providence and South Mecklenburg - are in the top nine.
Gastonia Forestview (7-3) makes its first appearance in the rankings at No. 16.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Players and games of the week

NEXT WEEK'S BEST GAMES
Sweet 16 No. 3 Charlotte Catholic at No. 12 Berry
Berry (6-1, 3-0 MEGA 7) has looked wonderful in some games, yet struggled in others when it was heavily favored. Charlotte Catholic (7-0, 3-0) has been more consistent, basically streamrolling everyone. These two are tied with Olympic for first place in the conference. Berry plays at Olympic Oct. 21 and Olympic visits Catholic Oct. 28. Will be a fast finish for the most competitive championship race in Charlotte.
Mooresville at Hough
Teams are tied for second place in the I-Meck 4A, one game behind Mallard Creek. Hough (4-4, 3-1) has won three of four. Mooresville (6-2, 3-1) has won three straight.
North Meck at Vance
North (1-7, 0-4 I-Meck) and Vance (2-6, 1-3) are both struggling, but this game features two high major college recruits -- North receiver Terrence Clyburn and Vance tailback Larenz Bryant -- and two schools that are big rivals.
No. 16 Freedom at East Rutherford
Since losing to No. 6 Burns by a point, Freedom (6-1, 2-1 South Mountain) has won two games by a total score of 101-7. East Rutherford (5-3, 2-1) and Shelby (4-4, 2-1) are tied with Freedom for second place behind Burns (7-1, 3-0).
Weddington at No. 5 Porter Ridge
Maybe it’s time to give credit to the level of football being played in western Union County. It’s close to southern Mecklenburg, where the best football in state is played, and it’s rubbing off. Weddington (6-1, 2-0 Southern Carolina) is third leading scoring team in the league. Porter Ridge is No. 1 and the Pirates defense has allowed 16 points in three weeks.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Vance defense: Held Lake Norman to 25 total yards (not a typo) and two first downs in a 20-14 win. Vance ended a five-game losing streak.
Riley Ferguson, Butler: After throwing an interception that gave Ardrey Kell a five-point lead with two minutes left, junior quarterback -- who threw for 325 yards and four scores -- led his team on a five-play 71-yard drive to win 43-40.
Cameron Mattox, South Iredell: Third straight 200-yard game in 27-20 win over Draughn Friday. Ran for 228 on 20 carries in battle of teams tied for first place in conference play.
Desmond Lawrence, Charlotte Christian: 225 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 49-29 win over Carolina Pride Friday. Also had three interceptions, one returned for a score.
Quayshawn Chambers, Monroe: In 42-0 win over West Stanly, threw for 161 yards and three scores and ran for 165 yards and two scores.
Jackson Campbell, Hough: School-record 182 yards rushing on 20 carries in 24-21 win over West Charlotte.
Chase Ferguson, Providence Day: Hit on 17-of-28 passes for 353 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday’s 27-17 win over rival Charlotte Latin.
Michael Gullatte, Crest: Sophomore completed 10-of-11 p asses for 251 yards and four touchdowns in 52-21 homecoming in over North Gaston.
Dinkin Miller, West Rowan: 22 carries for 188 yards in 26-10 win at Reidsville in game that mathed teams that have won six combined state championships the past four years.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WCNC "Friday Night Frenzy" game schedule

Here are games to be highlighted on the "Friday Night Frenzy" Friday night at 11:13 p.m. on WCNC, Channel 36.

Ardrey Kell at Butler

Charlotte Latin at Providence Day

West Mecklenburg at Olympic

Hough at West Charlotte

North Mecklenburg at Mallard Creek 


FRIDAY

East Rutherford at Burns

Harding at Charlotte Catholic

Sun Valley at Marvin Ridge

West Lincoln at East Lincoln

Draughn at South Iredell  GAME OF THE WEEK

Spartanburg at Northwestern

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Carolina Panthers offer area high school breast cancer awareness goal post pads

The Carolina Panthers are offering area high schools, who are planning breast cancer awareness games during October,  the opportunity to use the team’s official game-used NFL breast cancer awareness goal post pads for their breast cancer benefit games.

Interested schools may contact Peter Vacho at the Carolina Panthers at 704-358-7000.


-- Panthers news release

Monday, October 3, 2011

Area football, soccer, volleyball leaders (10.3.2011)

Area Football Leaders
Here are Leaders reported to the Observer by area schools:
RUSHING    School    Att-Yds.    TD

Jevande Gramlilng    South Stanly    100-1,239    13
Jela Duncan     Mallard Crek    105-1,094    9
Devante Hamilton    South Stanly    82-925    9
C.J. Kiser    Forest Hills    96-885    15
Matt Johnson    Maiden    91-865    NA
Adam Nix    South Mecklenburg    139-864    4
Hood    Charlotte Catholic    77-840    16
Deonte Black    Mooresville    121-738    8
Ross Rushing    Metrolina Christian    78-707    9
Will Jenkins    Maiden    67-700    NA
Josh Glisson    Butler    85-636    NA
Jackson Campbell    Hough    120-611    NA
Dee Tomlin    Mooresville    97-598    9
Jonathan Adams    Carolina Pride    76-589    9
Corey Craig    South Stanly    71-541    12
B. Moss    Shelby    55-510    7
Brian Mittl    Charlotte Latin    83-484    3
Adam Gilkerson    Southlake Christian    85-471    4
Malik Smith    South Mecklenburg    70-442    5
K. Key    Shelby    83-428    2
Michael Radford    Country Day    60-422    10

PASSING    School    Cmp-Att.    Yds.    TD
Will Grier    Davidson Day    118-177    2,006    31
Sayer Robinson    West Iredell    104-156    1,599    18
Riley Ferguson    Butler    65-92    1,284    22
Alan McDonald    Mt Pleasant    81-138    1,225    15
Ross Rushing    Metrolina Christian    86-142    1,194    10
Andrew Goodman    Mallard Creek    65-109    1,144    17
Randy Schroeder    Southlake Christian    68-123    1,134    15
Michael Radford    Country Day    50-92    1,029    9
Jared Leee    Forest Hills    59-110    977    9
Tyler Chadwick    Marvin Ridge    74-116    960    6
Eric Lynch    Charlotte Christian    67-132    932    8
Kelly Hall    North Mecklenburg    87-153    852    4
Grayson Foster    Charlotte Latin    54-87    787    7
Chase Ferguson    Providence Day    38-81    683    5
Matt Johnson    Maiden    38-83    654    4
Josh Stilley    Hough    44-89    604    4

RECEIVING    School    Rec.-Yds.    TD
Demitri Allison    Southlake Christian    28-620    11
Aaron Seward    Davidson Day    33-603    10
Jamal Little    Forest Hills    29-506    5
Evan Gates    Davidson Day    25-474    3
CJ Gibbs    West Iredell    33-459    6
Corey Miller    Mallard Creek    19-443    6
Terrence Clyburn    North Mecklenburg    34-419    4
Andy Hunt    Mt Pleasant    28-412    4
Zach Ferguson    Butler    25-402    NA
Kam Summers    West Iredell    21-383    5
Jamel Harbison    Mallard Creek    21-372    7
Uriah LeMay    Butler    16-372    NA
Jeb Blazevich    Charlotte Christian    24-363    4
Justin Jones    Mooresville    17-360    1
Jordan Brown    Davidson Day    19-357    7
Vincent Davidson    West Iredell    17-326    3
Carter Hill    Marvin Ridge    21-325    3
Marquez North    Mallard Creek    11-314    4
Ben Drake    Mt Pleasant    27-313    2
Marshall Burlingame    Charlotte Latin    22-300    1
Junior Gonzales    Mt Pleasant    22-294    5
Bryon Fields    Providence Day    11-283    4
Shawn Lester    Mooresville    15-279    2
Bryan Erb    Country Day    9-275    5
Brandon Mobley    Hough    27-266    NA
Jaylen Gray    West Iredell    21-261    3
Channing Stribbling    Butler    13-260    NA

TACKLES    School    No.
Garrett Honeycutt    S. Stanly    95
Ty Currecne    York    88
Deon Pillsbury    Mt Pleasant    86
Andre Foulks    York    85
Anthony Smith    South Stanly    80
Tahja Watt    North Mecklenburg    80
Chris Dickerson    North Mecklenburg    66
Lucas Santiago    North Mecklenburg    64
Jalen Bridges    North Mecklenburg    62
Martavion Moore    Mooresville    61
Ben Craig    Hough    60
Scott Markofski    Mooresville    60
Drik Simpson    York    58
Tyric Laney    Forest Hills    56
Deontae Fleming    Rock Hill    55
Deandre Coleman    Mooresville    52
David Moore    Butler    52
Josh Stapoli    North Mecklenburg    52
Sean Wiggins    Butler    52
Nate Mays    Hough    50
Corey Dover    York    49
Charles Wilkes    Mooresville    49
Brian Mittl    Charlotte Latin    49
Peter Kalambayi    Butler    49
Jeb Blazevich    Charlotte Christian    48
Connor Allen    South Mecklenburg    47
Carlos Wray    Shelby    47
K. Evans    Shelby    47
Adam Nix    South Mecklenburg    46
Pete Showalter    Country Day    45
Krone    Charlotte Catholic    45
Connor Millikin    Hough    45

INTERCEPTIONS    School    No.

Demitri Allison    Southlake Christian    5
Nate Mays    Hough    4
Sam Hatfield    Southlake Christian    4
Sam Dexter     Charlotte Christian    4
Richard Kerekes    Maiden    3
Jeremiah Robinson    Carolina Pride    3
Luke Stennett    Marvin Ridge    3
Brandon Mobley    Hough    3
Channing Stribbling    Butler    3
Andre Diouf    Southlake Christian    3
Bryon Fields    Providence Day    3
Corey Dover    York    3
Eric Hughes    York    3
Mainsah    Charlotte Catholic    3

SACKS    School    No.
Brandon Jackson    Independence    13
Taylor Jurney    Southlake Christian    11
Scott Richardson    Southlake Christian    10
Michael Jeter    Rock Hill    10
Jalen Holt    South Stanly    10
Tahja Watt    North Mecklenburg    8
Chris Dickerson    North Mecklenburg    7
Adam Smits    Marvin Ridge     7
Shamal Sanders    York    7
Boyd Palmer    Carolina Pride    6
Josh Stapoli    North Mecklenburg    6
Deandre Coleman    Mooresville    6
Seth Pope    Hough    5.5
James Yeldell    Providence Day     5.5
Jordan Starnes    South Stanly    5
Blake Henderson    Providence Day    4.5
Nick Velardo    Provience Day    4.5
Ben Greenberg    Providence Day    4.5
Ty Currecne    York    4.5
Blake Dueitt    Hough    4
Charles Wilkes     Mooresville    4
Martavion Moore    Mooresville    4
James Howe    Country Day    4
RJ Neely    Rock Hill    4
Peter Kalambayi    Butler    4
Spencer Ball    Charlotte Latin    4

Boys’ Soccer

GOALS    School    No.
Lucas De Oliviera    S. Mecklenburg    15
Nathaniel Goodwin    Hough    15
C.J. Bradley    Davidson Day    14
Tanner Roberts    Hough    12
Adib Najafian    Hickory Ridge    8
Jackson Goyette    Davidson Day    5

ASSISTS    School    No.
Bennett Yort    S. Mecklenburg    12
Nathaniel Goodwin    Hough    8
Eric Frederick    Hickory Ridge    8
Tanner Roberts    Hough    7
Cheyn Roux    Hough    7

GOALS AGAINST    School    GAA
Danny Zwick    First Assembly    0.55

SHUTOUTS    School    No.
Nick Gardner    Charlotte Latin    7
Austin McCarty    Davidson Day    5

Volleyball


KILLS    School    No.
Eve Davis    Charlotte Latin   408
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    277
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    237
Kellie Williams Charlotte Latin   231
Madie Greer    North Mecklenburg    225
Jessie Penner    Providence Day    216
Mattie Newson    Country Day    205
Taylor Portland    Country Day    182
Anna Parsons    Hickory Grove    174
Caitlin Watkins    Ardrey Kell    174
Sara Fairley    South Mecklenburg    170
Casey Rieger    Providence    166
Megan Edwards    Providence    160
Rachel Eppley    Ardrey Kell    159
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    137
Alexis Bednarick    Lake Norman    136
Emma Vail    Ardrey Kell    130
Amanda Carter    Cox Mill    119
Katharine Franz    Country Day    118
Hannah Griffin    Hickory Grove    113
Kat Kennedy    Hough    102
Kailyn Overcash    Hough    100

ASSISTS    School    No.
Emma Price    Latin    687
Megan Lewis    Country Day    515
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    514
Taylor Anderson    Hickory Grove     442
Caroline Zybala    Ardrey Kell    440
Katie Metzger    Providence Day    405
Jennifer Hart    North Mecklenburg    376
Nikki Hero    Hough    370
Briana Gottberg    Lake Norman    324
Katherine Boguski    Providence    250
Meredith Furr    Cox Mill    250
Maryanne Grayson    Providence    240
Colleen Sanderson    South Mecklenburg    174
Emily Stevens    Cox Mill    146
Mallory Johns    Myers Park    112
Lily Duggan    Ardrey Kell    115
Hatley McArthur    South Mecklenburg    103

ACES    School    No.
Jennifer Hart    N. Mecklenburg    103
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    78
Anna Schweihs    Charlotte Catholic    62
Eve Davis Charlotte Latin   62
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    57
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    55
Riley Strickland    Charlotte Cahtolic    55
 Mattie Newson    Country Day    55
Asya Patterson    Cox Mill    49
Caitlin Watkins    Ardrey Kell    47
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    45
Chezney Templeton    Hickory Grove    45
Hannah Griffin    Hickory Grove     44
Taylor Portland    Country Day     42
Emma Vail    Ardrey Kell    41
Katelynn Granger    North Mecklenburg    41
Emily Carmichael    North Mecklenburg    41
Emma Price Charlotte Latin   41
Megan Edwards    Providence    40

DIGS    School    No.

Riley Strickland    Charlotte Catholic    378
Mattie Newson    Country Day    366
Taylor Portland    Country Day    251
Kaitlyn Massey    Charlotte Catholic    245
Jensen Scott    Lake Norman    241
Eve Davis Charlotte Latin   224
Taylor Larsen    Charlotte Catholic    217
Molly Lindway    Charlotte Catholic    214
Ashley Finke Charlotte Latin   208
Emma Price Charlotte Latin 198
Rachel Epply    Ardrey Kell    197
Alexis Bednarick    Lake Norman    171
Kellie Williams Charlotte Latin   157
Christen Zammit    Lake Norman    151
Sara Fairley    South Mecklenburg    144
Sarah Wyczawski    Ardrey Kell    143
Emily Carmichael    North Mecklenburg    133
Meredith Peacock    Hickory Grove    130
McKenzie Spears    Hickory Grove    127
Cameron McDuffie    Ardrey Kell    127
Briana Gottberg    Lake Norman    121
Madie Greer    North Mecklenburg    120
Emily Usher Charlotte Latin   112
Anna Norby    South Mecklenburg    104
Jennifer Hart    North Mecklenburg    100
Annie Spence    Providence    91
Katelynn Granger    North Mecklenburg    83
Paige Zartman    Hough    80
Kailyn Overcash    Hough    79
Casey Reiger    Providence    75
Taylor Anderson    Hickory Grove    72