Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mallard Creek WR Marquez North leads strong NC contigent on national 250 prep football recruiting list

Mallard Creek’s 6-foot-3, 205-pound rising senior Marquez North, a wide receiver, is the highest-ranking Carolinas player in the top 250. The recruiting website annually ranks the nation’s top 250 rising seniors.

North, ranked No. 31, had 39 catches for more than 1,000 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

Also on the list:
No. 56, Vance LB Larenz Bryant (6-1, 203)
No. 80 Butler LB Peter Kalambayi (6-3, 229)
No. 89 Pendleton (SC) DT Michael Hill (6-3, 315)
No. 136 Hope Mills South View DE Greg Gilmore (6-4, 275)
No. 139 Goose Creek (SC) WR Tramel Terry (6-0, 190)
No. 170 Mallard Creek DB Brian Walker (5-10, 170)
No. 192 Albemarle OL R.J. Prince (6-6, 280)
No. 230 Butler WR Uriah LeMay (6-1, 181)
No. 236 Richmond Senior OL Tyrone Crowder (6-2, 315)
No. 245 Raleigh Wakefield QB Connor Mitch (6-3, 210)

NC private school all state baseball, girls soccer, lacrosse

NCISAA All-State Baseball
1A: Darren Armstrong..Lawrence Academy; Cody Neal..Wayne Country Day School; Chase Darden..Wayne Christian School; Hansen French..Trinity School of Durham; Ryan Williams..Northeast Academy; Jim Porter..Lawrence Academy; Robbie Stokely, Greenfield School; Cole Davis..Wayne Country Day School; Zack Eubanks..Lawrence Academy; Tyler Rackley..Burlington Christian Academy; Matt Johnson..Hickory Christian Academy; Chase Roupp..Faith Christian School; J.B.Williams..Lawrence Academy; Ryan Lilley..Lawrence Academy
2A: Lamar Briggs..Davidson Day School; Zach Roddy..Asheville Christian Academy; Bailey Clark..Asheville Christian Academy; James McGougan..Fayetteville Christian School; Cody Buschslinger..Harrells Christian Academy; Richie Sanfillippo..Caldwell Academy; Donnie Sellers..Westchester Country Day School; Nico Mancuso..Caldwell Academy; Markel Johnson..Westchester Country Day School; Daniel Branon..Caldwell Academy; Jonathan Martin..First Assembly; Matt Hinson..Arendell Parrott Academy; Jonah Sheets..St. David’s School; Evan Hill..Arendell Parrott Academy
3A: Jon Olczak..Wesleyan Christian Academy; Bailey Ober..Charlotte Christian School; T.J. McDonald..Village Christian Academy; Weston Wilson..Wesleyan Christian Academy; Daniel Stack..Providence Day School; Keenan Szulik..Cary Academy; Ross Rushing..Metrolina Christian Academy; Peter Englert..Covenant Day School; Trae Sweeting..Christ School; Tyler Britton.. High Point Christian Academy; Chris Corbett.. High Point Christian Academy; Tiger Miller..High Point Christian Academy; Colin Walls..Charlotte Country Day School; Drew Loepprich..Charlotte Country Day School
NCISAA Lacrosse
Girls: Caroline Margolis – Ravenscroft School; Hanna Krueger – Charlotte Country Day School; Austin Brown – Providence Day School; Elizabeth Eason – Durham Academy; Melissa Funsten – Ravenscroft School; London Vaughn – Charlotte Country Day School; Cailan Howey – Providence Day School; Robin Blazing – Durham Academy; Mattie Shuman – Charlotte Country Day School; Mara Woollard – Providence Day School; Linley Benson – Charlotte Country Day School; Katherine Hodges – Durham Academy; Rachel Hianik – Ravenscroft School; Jordan Barry – Durham Academy; Grace Anderson – Charlotte Latin School; Caroline Allbert – Charlotte Country Day School; Chloe Lewis – Durham Academy; Savannah Jane Story – Ravenscroft School; Sarah Lucas – Greensboro Day School
Boys: Carson Clough – Charlotte Latin School; Josh Ohaus – Providence Day School; Jason Weber – Christ School; Tony Asher – Providence Day School; Pat Regan – Cape Fear Academy; Jimbo Barnes – Ravenscroft School; Marshall Burlingame – Charlotte Latin School; Steve Onak – Providence Day School; Will Donohue – Charlotte Latin School; Danny Lowe – Christ School; Braxton Carr – Durham Academy; Baylor Koch – Cannon School; Clay Fisher – Providence Day School; Gibbs McEachran – Christ School; Kyle Fairchild – Durham Academy
NCISAA Girls Soccer
1A: Landyn McDevitt – Community Christian School; Hailey Dail – Community Christian School; Madison Bolen – Grace Christian School; Meredith Lyons – Trinity Academy of Raleigh; Joelle Brown – Community Christian School; Deborah DeGraff – Statesville Christian School; Alyssa Burton – Hickory Christian Academy; Rachel Lambert – Statesville Christian School; Caroline Kowalski – Elon School; Becca Sharpe – Burlington Christian Academy; Nikki Behake – Trinity School of Durham; Cameron Johnson – Greenfield School; Mary Love Taylor – Greenfield School; Dana McLaughlin – Epiphany School; Catherine Ford – Wayne Country Day School; Sarah Best – Wayne Country Day School; Baker Bedgood – Greenfield School
2A: Caroline Barnes – Cape Fear Academy; Mary Dixon – O’Neal School; Abigail Degaetano – Fayetteville Academy; Chandler Tinsley – Asheville Christian Academy; Bekah Page – Caldwell Academy; Jayne Langemeyer – Caldwell Academy; Anna MacClain – Carolina Friends School; Rachel Sharkey – American Hebrew Academy; Ashley Gorman – Caldwell Academy; Stephanie Cossall – Rocky Mount Academy; Brae Buster – Cary Christian School; Kaitlin Dunston – St. David’s School; Julia Manchester – Cary Christian School; Jana Warren – Arendell Parrott Academy; Hanna Gierman - St. David’s School; Courtney Selle – Westminster Catawba; Caitlin Rodrigues – Davidson Day School; Ciara Murphy – Davidson Day School
3A: Vicky Bruce – Cannon School; Caroline Lindquist – Ravenscroft School; Ashley Finke – Charlotte Latin School; Cameron Castleberry – Ravenscroft School; Kelsey Supple – Greensboro Day School; Adelaide Cummings – Charlotte Country Day School; Sydney Branson – Cary Academy; Anna Estep – Cannon School; Caylin Prillaman – Wesleyan Christian Academy; Raina Johnson – Charlotte Country Day School; Anna Okwara – Charlotte Latin School; Shannon Arnold – Greensboro Day School; Anna Melton – Covenant Day School; Lauren Lucas – Providence Day School; Catherine Blair – Saint Mary’s School; Alex Proehl – Wesleyan Christian Academy; Shannon Cleaver – Durham Academy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ed Addie resigns as Kennedy Charter boys basketball coach

Kennedy Charter boys basketball coach Ed Addie, who led the Eagles to a 25-3 record last season, has resigned from the south Charlotte public school.

Kennedy Charter principal William Stubbs declined comment. He said an announcement regarding basketball at Kennedy Charter would be forthcoming next week.

Addie, 46, said he is looking at other opportunities.

“I have a six-year-old boy," Addie said, "and I run my youth basketball program (Queen City Athletic Associaton) and between coaching and QCAA I just never see him. And I want to spend more time with him. He’s beginning to play sports. He’s playing baseball and I missed half his games. Even during basketball season, his games were on Fridays and I missed all of his basketball games because we had games at Kennedy Charter.”

Addie said he struggled with his decision, including leaving a Kennedy Charter team that could return 11 of 12 players, including first-team All-Observer selection Donte’ Clark. Clark, a 6-foot-4 rising senior, has offers from Miami, Tennesse, Clemson and Memphis, among others.

Addie said two other players have Division I offers: rising 6-7 senior center J.J. Douglas (Gardner-Webb, Mercer) and rising 6-5 junior B.J. Gladden (11 total offers, including Cincinnati, Xavier, Alabama)

“Even though I have coaching opportunities from other schools,” Addie said, “I feel as though I may choose to stay at home and build my youth basketball program and spend time with my son.”

State championship softball schedule announced

RALEIGH – The pairings and the schedules are set for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state fast-pitch softball championship.

This year there is a change in the finals format, as the championships are best-of-three series between the Eastern champion and the Western champion, both of whom won best-of-three regional series. Since 1995, the top four teams in each classification have come to Walnut Creek for a double-elimination tournament.

This will mark the 18th annual fast pitch championships and the 38th year for NCHSAA softball. The Raleigh Sports Consortium and the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau are among the host city sponsors. 

Walnut Creek Softball Complex, Raleigh

All series are best of three
CLASS 4-A:  Indian Trail Porter Ridge (31-1) vs. Holly Springs (24-3), Field 1
Friday, June 1: Game 1, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 2, 11 a.m. 
Saturday, June 2: Game 3, if necessary, 2:30 p.m.

CLASS 3-A: Pikeville Charles B. Aycock (29-2) vs. Newton Fred T. Foard (25-4), Field 5
Friday, June 1: Game 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 3, if necessary, 2:30 p.m.

CLASS 2-A: Madison (23-3) vs. Wilson Beddingfield (26-4), Field 2
Friday, June 1: Game 1, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 2, 11 a.m. 
Saturday, June 2: Game 3, if necessary, 2:30 p.m.

CLASS 1-A: Camden (16-11) vs. South Stanly (25-6), Field 3
Friday, June 1: Game 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 2: Game 3, if necessary, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Davidson Day repeats as 2A state soccer champs

Davidson Day beat Caldwell Academy 4-3 in the N.C. Independent Schools 2A state championship game Saturday.

It was Davidson Day's second straight NCISAA championship.

Davidson Day (19-4-4) was the No. 2 overall seed in the playoffs, behind Caldwell Academy (19-2-2).

In the postseason, Davidson Day won three playoff games by a combined 9-0 before surrendering its first playoff goal Saturday.

Cary beats Charlotte Catholic to win girls lacrosse state title

CARY -- Cary Green Hope took complete command after halftime and rolled past Charlotte Catholic 17-6 in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's third annual state women's lacrosse championship Saturday afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The game was close at intermission with the Falcons leading 9-4, but Green Hope dominated in the second half to earn the victory, scoring a couple quick goals. The Falcons completed a perfect 20-0 season while Catholic wound up 19-2, with both losses to Green Hope. The Cougars had lost to Green Hope 9-8 in a regular season encounter.

Midfielder Maggie Auslander, who has been one of Green Hope's leaders all year long, was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the championship.

The lacrosse state championships are currently conducted as an "open" tournament, with all classifications competing for a single crown. Charlotte Catholic and Apex won the two previous NCHSAA women's lacrosse finals.



Charlotte Catholic 4 2 --6

Cary Green Hope 9 8 --17

Thursday, May 17, 2012

State finals shouldn't always be in Raleigh

From today's high school sports roundup:

We’ve said it before but having the majority of public school state finals in the Raleigh-Durham area creates a huge advantage for eastern teams. Cardinal Gibbons and Green Hope’s lacrosse teams have essentially home-field advantage this weekend. Their fans have virtually no travel or hotel costs and their players don’t have to break any routines to get to the games.

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Former UNC star Jeff McInnis becoming successful youth coach

From today's high school spring sports roundup:

Jeff McInnis, Team Charlotte AAU basketball: Former West Charlotte High/UNC/NBA point guard has become a successful youth coach. His 16U team won the prestigious Reebok Showdown Series last weekend in Winston-Salem – without a player taller than 6-foot-4. The team included Northside Christian guard Austin Dasent and Gaston Day’s Keyshawn Woods.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ryan Alston hired as volunteer football coach at Garinger

Ryan Alston has been hired as a volunteer head football coach at Garinger. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say the school still plans to hire a permanent head coach this summer. Alston is not a CMS employee.

Garinger has had four losing streaks of at least 18 games since 1989. It's also had a rocky recent history with football coaches.

Last season, coach Lin Fisher was suspended and later replaced. Two years earlier, Terry Liggin had the same thing happen.

Fisher appeared to be getting Garinger turned around. He was named Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg coach of the year following a 7-5 record in 2010. Prior to that, Garinger had won six games in six years.

But in 2011, Fisher was removed and Garinger finished 1-9.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

State golf final day report: Forestview, Salisbury win championships

Gastonia Forestview finished third in the 2011 N.C. 3A boys golf championships.

This year, Forestview did a lot better than third.

Forestview won the team championship Tuesday at Foxfire Village with a 593  total, five shots better than Marvin Ridge. Charlotte Catholic (608) was third.

In the individual race, Asheboro’s Daniel Brantley shot a 2-under 70 Tuesday to rally to win. Brantley was in third place after Monday’s first round, but won by two shots of Marvin Ridge freshman Brandon Katsoudas and Forestview junior Will Long. Long shot a 69 Tuesday to get in contention.

Charlotte Catholic’s Keegan Hoff was third with a two-day 145.

South Point’s Nick Stafford, who struggled with a 79 Monday, bounced back with the best round of the day -- a 68 which moved him up to fourth place. He tied with Forestview’s Alex Taylor and Southern Lee’s Zane Lewis.

-- Myers Park and Ardrey Kell had strong showings at the N.C. 4A state golf championships at Pinehurst Tuesday.

Raleigh Broughton (582) won the team event with Southern Pines Pinecrest (585) second. Myers Park (597) and Ardrey Kell (599) were third and fourth.

Hough (602) was fifth.

In the individual race, Broughton’s Stephen Saleeby shot a two-day total of 140 to beat Pinecrest’s Joshua Martin (142). Ardrey Kell’s Andrew Klasing was third at 144. Myers Park’s Andy Simmons shot a 71 Tuesday to finish at 148 for the event.

--  In 2A, Salisbury ran away with its second straight N.C. 2A state title.

The Hornets finished with a team total of 573 strokes, well ahead of North Lincoln (604), Newton-Conover (620) and Shelby (637).

Salisbury had two golfers in the top three: second place Alex Nianouris and Eric Edwards.

Salisbury’s Troy Beaver finished fifth, tied with North Lincoln’s Miller Capps and Bunker Hill’s Tyler Lail.

North Surry’s Taylor Coalson won the individual championship at Southern Pines’ Longleaf Golf Club on the second hole of sudden death. Coalson beat Salisbury’s Nianouris in the playoff. The two both shot a pair of 70s in two days of regulation play.

-- Bishop McGuinness won the 1A state championship at Keith Hills Country Club in Buies Creek.

The team finished with a 578 total, winning comfortably over Lake Norman Charter (630) and East Surry (640).

Bishop McGuinness’ Stanhope Johnson won the individual state championship, shooting a 4-under-68 on the second and final day of the event. That left him with a 139 total, one shot better than teammate William Whitacre, who shot 140 for the two-day event and a 1-over 73 Tuesday.

Monday, May 14, 2012

State golf report: Marvin Ridge freshman leads 3A finals

Marvin Ridge freshman Brandon Katsoudas was one of two golfers to shoot under par rounds at Foxfire Golf and Country Club in the first round of the N.C. 3A state golf championships Monday.

The golf championships in all classes ends Tuesday.

Katsoudas shot a 2-under 70 to tie Southern Lee’s Zane Lewis. Gastonia Forestview’s Alex Taylor was fourth with a 73. Charlotte Catholic’s Keegan Hoff and Marvin Ridge’s D.K. Kim were next at 74.
Gastonia’s Forestview High holds a one shot lead over Charlotte Catholic in the team standings.
Forestview shot a first day total of 303.

Marvin Ridge is two shots behind in third place.

-- In the 4A finals at Pinehurst, Raleigh Broughton freshman Stephen Saleeby shot a 5-under 67 to take a five shot lead on Ardrey Kell’s Andrew Klasing and Clayton’s David Germann.

Broughton won five straight titles from 1998-2002 and also won in 2004. It’s in position to add another championship with a 12-shot lead (288 total) over Ardrey Kell. Hough (300) is third.

In the individual race, Ardrey Kell’s Mitch Schneider shot a 2-over 74 and is tied with several golfers, including Hough’s David Sargent and Peyton White and Myers Park’s Luke Thalman for fourth.

-- At the 2A championships in Southern Pines, Salisbury’s Alex Nianouris shot a 1-under-70 at the 6,600-yard Longleaf Golf and Coutry Club to tie for the lead. Reigning 2A state champ Taylor Coalson of North Surry also shot a 70, just ahead of North Lincoln’s Miller Capps.

Salisbury, seeking its second straight state title, shot 290 Monday to build a 13-shot lead over second place North Lincoln.

-- At the N.C. Independent Schools 3A championship, Christ School shot a 292 to take an eight shot lead over Forsyth Country Day. Providence Day (306) was third. Individually, Christ School’s Jeff Krieger shot a 4-under 68 at the Greensboro Country Club to grab a three shot lead over Charlotte Christian’s David Kocher and Providence Day’s Davis Bateman. Hickory Grove’s Chad Cox shot a 73 and is one of four golfers tied for third.

-- At the 1A finals at Builes Creek, Kernersville’s Bishop McGuinness (289 total) has a big lead on Lake Norman Charter (311). Bishop McGuinness’ William Whitacre shot a 67 to earn a four shot lead over teammate Stanhope Johnson.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Catholic's Kyle Johnson makes history as first four-time N.C. tennis champ

Charlotte's Kyle Johnson is the only player in NCHSAA history to win four consecutive state men's singles titles. Staff file photo, David T. Foster

BURLINGTON - Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic made history on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.

Johnson became the only player to win four consecutive men's singles titles in NCHSAA history, taking the championship with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons. Johnson had defeated Eric Greene of Western Alamance in straight sets in a morning semifinal.

On eight occasions, a men's player has won at least three singles crowns, counting Johnson entering this championship. Will Rollinson of Cardinal Gibbons had the most recent accomplishment of that feat, winning titles from 2006-08 in the 2-A classification.

The Charlotte Catholic star lost only one set in four years of competition at the regional and state tournament level, and his overall high school career record in singles is an amazing 89-7.

In doubles, the Statesville duo of Parks Thompson and Julian Hawkins took the state championship with a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Killian Steer and Matt Galush of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons.


3A State Men's Tennis Championships

Burlington Tennis Center, Burlington

Saturday's Results


Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) 6-1, 6-0; Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Eric Greene (Western Alamance) 6-1, 6-4.


Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-3, 6-4.


Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) 6-3, 6-0; Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville) def. Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) 6-3, 6-0.


Thompson-Hawkins (Statesville) def. Steer-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) 6-2, 6-3.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Charlotte Catholic's Kyle Johnson moves closer to record 4th N.C. championship

BURLINGTON -- Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic moved a step closer to an unprecedented fourth consecutive singles championship on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships at the Burlington Tennis Center.
                  Johnson won both of his matches in straight sets to move into the Saturday semifinals against Eric Greene of Western Alamance, whom he beat in last year's state championship in a tough battle by 7-6 (6), 7-5.
         Johnson is one of seven players in NCHSAA history to win three state singles titles but no one has ever won four in a row.
                  Matt Daly of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons will take on Eastern Wayne's Chaz Fitzpatrick in the other singles semifinal.
                  All four doubles semifinalists marched through their Friday matches in straight sets, with the Cardinal Gibbons team of Killian Steer and Matt Galush dropping only two games in four sets. Steer teamed with Chris Geaslen a year ago to capture the 2-A doubles title.
                  Semifinal action will get underway at 9 am Saturday.


        Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Pierce Beary (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) 6-0, 6-0; Joey Hatala (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Daniel May (Hickory) 6-1, 6-0;  Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Soren Wonde (Cleveland) 6-3, 6-1; Paul Hogan (Lenoir Hibriten) def. Victor Nechar (Concord Cox Mill) 6-2, 6-3;
Hayden Faulkenbury (China Grove Jesse Carson) def. Chaney Barnes (Kings Mountain) 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-4; Eric Greene (Western Alamance) def. Nick Jones (Wilson Fike) 7-6(1), 7-6(6); Kyle Johnson (Charlotte Catholic) def. Isaac Sluder (Waynesville Tuscola) 6-0, 6-0; Russell Turner (Eastern Wayne) def. John Dangerfield (Cameron Union Pines) 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-3.

                  Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) def. Hatala (Marvin Ridge) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; Daly (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hogan (Hibriten) 6-1,6-3; Greene (Western Alamance) def. Faulkenbury (Carson) 6-1, 6-3; Johnson (Charlotte Catholic def. Turner (Eastern Wayne) 7-5, 6-1.

                  Chaz Fitzpatrick (Eastern Wayne) vs. Matt Daly (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
                  Eric Greene (Western Alamance) vs. Kyle Jonson (Charlotte Catholic)

        Ricky Ydrovo-Thomas Freeman (Thomasville Ledford) def. Will Hoff-Michael Kearney (Pikeville Charles B. Aycock) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Alex Arditti-Luke Kessel (Hickory) 6-0, 6-2; Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons) def. Julian Marrero-Eric Joyner (Northern Nash) 6-0, 6-1; Bobby Hatala-Woody Watson (Waxhaw Marvin Ridge) def. Sandler Gensch-Logan Andrew (Belmont South Point) 7-5, 6-4; Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) def. B.J. Beecher-Mason Croley (Concord) 6-3, 6-2; Aaron Weber-Bryan Zhang (Chapel Hill) def. Edwin Burnett-Patrick Evans (South Brunswick) 6-2, 6-1; Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville) def. Michael Turlington-Adam Greer (West Henderson) 6-0, 6-0; Andrew Stephenson-Jack Harrison (Burlington Williams) def. Phillip Packard-Drayton Williams (Wilson Fike) 6-4, 6-1.

                  Martinez-Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) def. Ydrovo-Freeman (Ledford) 6-2, 6-0; Steer-Galush (Cardinal Gibbons) def. Hatala-Watson (Marvin Ridge) 6-0, 6-1; Poplawski-Howerton (Asheville) def. Weber-Zhang (Chapel Hill) 6-4, 7-5; Thompson-Hawkins (Statesville) def. Stephenson-Harrison (Williams) 6-3, 6-3.

                  Matthew Martinez-Zach Sachee (Charlotte Catholic) vs. Killian Steer-Matt Galush (Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons)
                  Tito Poplawski-David Howerton (Asheville) vs. Parks Thompson-Julian Hawkins (Statesville)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Former Hopewell coach Eric Davis back to coach basketball at Gaston Day

Former Hopewell coach Eric Davis is the new boys basketball coach at Gaston Day School.

Davis comes from West Brunswick in Shallotte. In eight years before he got there, West Brunswick was 18-108. Last season, under Davis, the team won 16 games and made the playoffs.

At Hopewell, Davis led the team to 11 straight playoff berths and a N.C. 4A Western Regional playoff appearance in 2009.