Friday, September 28, 2012

Davidson Day WR Jordan Brown gets offer from Duke

Junior receiver Jordan Brown was offered a scholarship by Duke this week. Quarterback Will Grier was invited to the 2014 U.S. Army All-America game and the 2013 Under Armor All-American Combine in Florida.

Read more on this at this link


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/27/3561468/high-school-football-gameday.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NCHSAA suspends four Porter Ridge players for Friday's Marvin Ridge game

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has suspended four Porter Ridge High football players for Friday's rivalry game at Marvin Ridge.

Each player was a starter. One was suspended after a first half helmet-to-helmet hit in last week's 17-7 win over Providence Day. The other three were suspended for leaving the bench during an altercation on the field in the second half of last week's Providence Day game. A Providence Day player scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery. After he scored, there appeared to be an altercation of some sort between the teams.

"Based on the report we got from the officials, it was not ruled a fight," said NCHSAA deputy commissioner Que Tucker, "but because those young men did leave the bench, probably with the idea that there was a fight or skirmish of some kind, they are being ejected for one contest."

Had the game officials determined there was a fight and three players had been ejected, it would have cost Porter Ridge a potential playoff berth, per state rules. Porter Ridge, however, will have to avoid further ejections. Six in one season, Tucker said, will also cost a team its playoff privileges.

Porter Ridge (5-0) is ranked No. 3 in the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll. The Pirates have won 23 straight regular-season games.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Officials from Porter Ridge game: No fighting last night, Pirates back in playoffs

Porter Ridge athletics director Bill Rogers had a rough few hours after Friday's 17-7 win over Providence Day.

Three Pirates starters were ejected from the game, during what appeared to be a fight on the field. Those players ran onto the field, along with several other Pirates players. State association rules call for any team that has three or more players ejected for the same fighting incident to give up their playoff privileges.

On Saturday, the Union County supervisor of officials contacted Rogers and said the ejection call had been overturned. Rogers said he was told the officials met after the game to make sure their ejection call was correct.

They determined there was no fighting. Rogers said the three players ejected are on Porter Ridge's defensive team for extra points. Providence Day had just scored a touchdown, meaning those players would be coming on for the extra point try.

The official's report has been sent to the N.C. High School Athletic Association, which will make a final ruling, but it appears that the three players are clear to play in next week's rivalry game with Marvin Ridge -- and that Porter Ridge is clear to play in the postseason if they qualify.

Another Pirate player was ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit earlier in the game. His ejection stands and the two-way player will sit out next week's game, per state rules.




Friday, September 21, 2012

Olympic QB Rod Tinsley to miss tonight's East Gaston game

Olympic quarterback Rod Tinsley injured his hand and will miss tonight's ME-GA 7 conference opener at East Gaston.

Tinsley suffered a sprained thumb in last week's 24-16 loss to Weddington. It's not clear how much time he'll miss.

Olympic plays Garinger Sept. 28.

Tinsley has completed 26-of-53 passes for 549 yards and five touchdowns for the Trojans, who are 1-3.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Providence Day runner Ben Huffman makes school history

Providence Day cross-country runner, junior Ben Huffman, ran a personal best time of 15 minutes, 21.20 seconds at Saturday’s adidas cross-country invitational Saturday in Cary. His previous best was 15:45 last year.

Huffman’s newest time is the fastest-ever run by a Providence Day cross-country boys or girls athlete.

The old record was 15:26 set by Lewis Woodard, who ran at William & Mary.
Huffman’s time ranks No. 3 statewide and No. 26 nationally.

On Nov. 24, Huffman will run in Cary at the Nike Cross-Country Regional event, trying to qualify for the national in  Portland, Ore.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hough joins Sweet 16 football poll for first time ever

In the school’s first two seasons, Hough High’s football team won six games.

This season, their third, the Huskies have already won four.

Friday’s 33-30 upset of Vance knocked the Cougars out of the Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 poll and gave Hough its fourth straight win.

Monday, the Huskies jumped into the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Hough is in at No. 16.
Statesville jumped up three spots to No. 11 after upsetting West Rowan Friday. West Rowan fell from No. 5 to a tie with Statesville at No. 11.

Rk.School (No. 1 votes)Cl    Rec    Pts    Prv
1.    Butler (3)    4A    4-0    48    1
2.    Rock Hill South Pointe     4A    4-0    44    2
3.    Porter Ridge    4A    4-0    41    3
4.    Mallard Creek    4A    3-1    38    4
5.    Charlotte Catholic    3A    4-1    34    6
6.    Crest    3A    4-1    31    7
T7.    A.L. Brown    3A    4-1    29    9
T7.    Rock Hill Northwestern    4A    3-1    29    10
9.    South Point    3A    5-0    27    8
10.    Concord    3A    5-0    21    11
T11.    Statesville    3A    4-1    17    14
T11.    West Rowan    3A    4-1    17    5
13.    Independence    4A    4-1    14    13
14.    Providence Day    IND    4-1    7    15
15.    Ardrey Kell    4A    4-0    6    T16
T16.    Country Day    IND    4-0    2    16
T16.     Hough    4A    4-1    2    NR

Dropped Out: Vance (4A, 3-2). Also receiving votes: South Caldwell (4A, 5-0). For rules on the poll and eligible teams visit charlotteobserver.com/preps; a three-man panel of Observer sportswriters voted

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Providence Day to host basketball coaches clinic Sept. 29

Providence Day will host its third annual coaches clinic Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 college, high school and middle school coaches have attended each of the past two years.

Speakers will include Charlotte Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap, former Wake Forest and South Carolina coach Dave Odom, Davidson’s Bob McKillop, former Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey and Wingate’s Brian Good. To register, contact Providence Day coach Brian Field at (704) 887-7534 or brian.field@providenceday.org


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/12/3525688/two-new-coaches-join-vikings.html#storylink=cpy

North Meck hires baseball, wrestling coaches; Country Day soccer coach resigns

North Mecklenburg has hired new wrestling and baseball coaches, athletics director Kevin Wilson said.

Gary Workman, the longtime Central Cabarrus coach, will take over the Vikings program immediately. Wilson said the Vikings return nearly 25 wrestlings, including nine seniors.

Sean Ryan is the Vikings new baseball coach. Ryan, who is starting fall workouts, is a former Rutgers player who was drafted by the Phillies organization.

Dennis resigns as Country Day girls soccer coach
Charlotte Country Day athletics director Amos Branson told the Observer that longtime girls soccer coach Ian Dennis has resigned.

Branson said after 18 years, Dennis was ready to do something else.

At Country Day, Dennis has coached the boys and girls teams, though for the past several seasons, he was only girls coach.

Branson said the school would immediately begin searching for a replacement.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hough girls soccer team to get state title rings Friday in football game ceremony

Friday night, Hough High will give its state championship girls soccer team the championship rings during the Vance football game.

The ceremony will take place between the first and second quarters.

Hough, ranked No. 2 nationally last spring, upset unbeaten national No. 1 Morrisville Green Hope 2-1 for the N.C. 4A championship.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Providence Day, Ardrey Kell jump into Observer Sweet 16 poll

Providence Day and Ardrey Kell join the Sweet 16 this week. Providence Day, actually, returns to the poll. The Chargers were ranked earlier in the season before a tough loss at No. 8 South Point.

Providence Day (3-1) plays a big game in two weeks at No. 3 Porter Ridge in Indian Trail. Porter Ridge coach Blair Hardin will play against his father’s team. Bruce Hardin coaches Providence Day. Providence Day plays at Liberty Christian (Va) Frday.

Porter Ridge narrowly beat the Chargers 10-7 in Charlotte last year.

Ardrey Kell held off Union County rival Weddington last week to improve to 3-0 for the season. That is the Knights’ best start since 2008. With a Southwestern 4A season-opening win against rival South Meck Friday, Ardrey Kell can set up one of the bigger games in recent school history with with Independence in two weeks.

Rk.    School (first place votes)    Class    Rec    Pts    Prev
1.    Butler (3)    4A    3-0    48    1
2.    Rock Hill South Pointe     4A    4-0    45    2
3.    Porter Ridge    4A    4-0    42    3
4.    Mallard Creek    4A    2-1    39    4
5.    West Rowan    3A    4-0    35    7
6.    Charlotte Catholic    3A    3-1    32    8
7.    Crest    3A    3-1    29    5
8.    South Point    3A    4-0    25    11
9.    A.L. Brown    3A    3-1    24    6
10.    Rock Hill Northwestern    4A    3-1    22    9
11.    Concord    3A    4-0    21    12
12.    Vance    4A    3-1    16    10
13.    Independence    4A    3-1    12    14
14.    Statesville    3A    3-1    6    13
15.    Providence Day    IND    3-1    4    NR
T16.    Charlotte Country Day    IND    3-0    3    16
T16.    Ardrey Kell    4A    3-0    3    NR
Dropped Out: Albemarle (1A, 3-1). Also receiving votes: South Caldwell (4A, 4-0); East Lincoln (2A, 4-0).






Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Myers Park moving Saturday's North Meck back on campus

Myers Park athletics director Rick Lewis said the Mustangs will move Saturday's game with North Mecklenburg back to Myers Park's campus.

The game had been scheduled for Memorial Stadium.

Myers Park, West Mecklenburg and West Charlotte were forced to move some home games this year after an on-site analysis showed the schools' stadiums needed repairs to old wooden bleachers. Crews tore out large sections of bleachers at each school, vastly reducing seating capacity.

West Charlotte and West Meck moved games to Waddell; Myers Park to Memorial Stadium.

On Tuesday, West Charlotte athletics director Gerald Herbert told the Observer the remainder of his school's home games would be on campus. West Mecklenburg's John Yewcic said the remainder of the Hawks' home games would be at Waddell.

Myers Park, for now, is simply moving the North Meck game. The remainder are still scheduled for Memorial Stadium.


"When we did this," said Mecklenburg County director of athletics Sue Doran, "we said we'd take a couple weeks of the season and talk to the ADs of the schools involved, and if they felt the games would be OK at the school site, we would consider moving them back there. We had those conversations late (Tuesday) and today and determined (Myers Park-North Meck) could be played on the Myers Park campus."

Here is the revised schedule:


Friday, Sept. 14: Harding vs. West Mecklenburg at Waddell; Butler vs. Myers Park at Memorial Stadium
Friday, Sept. 21: Charlotte Catholic vs. West Mecklenburg at Waddell
Friday, Sept. 28: Ardrey Kell vs. Myers Park at Memorial Stadium
Friday, Oct. 5: Olympic vs. West Mecklenburg at Waddell
Friday, Oct. 12: South Mecklenburg vs. Myers Park at Memorial Stadium
Friday, Oct. 19: Ashbrook vs. West Mecklenburg at Waddell


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/04/3503796/west-charlotte-on-home-turf.html#storylink=cpy

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Associated Press Top 10 polls

^Class 4-A=
† 1. Matthews Butler (14)                 (2-0)   140 -
† 2. Richmond County                      (3-0)   114 -
† 3. New Bern                             (3-0)   94 -
† 4. Fayetteville Britt                   (3-0)   85 -
† 5. Charlotte Mallard Creek              (2-1)   70 -
† 6. Indian Trail Porter Ridge            (3-0)   50 -
† 7. Garner                               (3-0)   48 -
† 8. Charlotte Vance                      (3-0)   44 -
† 9. New Hanover County                   (3-0)   40 -
†10. East Forsyth                         (3-0)   35 -
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¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: Southeast Raleigh 14 (3-0), Northwest Guilford 13 (3-0), Hoke County 10 (3-0), Wake Forest-Rolesville 10 (3-0).<
^Class 3-A=
† 1. Kannapolis Brown (1)                 (3-0)   106 -
† 2. Northern Guilford (9)                (2-0)   99 -
† 3. Belmont South Point                  (3-0)   95 -
† 4. Havelock                             (3-0)   93 -
† 5. Shelby Crest (1)                     (3-0)   82 -
† 6. West Rowan (1)                       (3-0)   61 -
† 7. Fayetteville Byrd                    (3-0)   47 -
† 8. Statesville                          (3-0)   39 -
† 9. Clayton Cleveland                    (3-0)   38 -
†10. Charlotte Catholic                   (2-1)   33 -
¶      
¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: Northeast Guilford 30 (2-0), Concord 16 (3-0), Wilson Hunt 14 (3-0). <
^Class 2-A=
† 1. Tarboro (8)                          (3-0)   133 -
† (tie) Kinston (6)                       (3-0)   133 -
† 3. South Columbus                       (3-0)   99 -
† 4. East Lincoln                         (3-0)   89 -
† (tie) Jacksonville Northside (1)        (3-0)   89 -
† 6. South Iredell                        (2-1)   44 -
† 7. Reidsville                           (2-1)   32 -
† 8. East Duplin                          (2-1)   29 -
† 9. Boonville Starmount                  (3-0)   28 -
† (tie) Edenton Holmes                    (3-0)   28 -
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¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: High Point Andrews 20 (2-1), Elizabeth City Northeastern 15 (2-1), Carrboro 12 (3-0), Eastern Randolph 11 (3-0), Croatan 10 (2-0). <
^Class 1-A=
† 1. Albemarle (7)                        (3-0)   141 -
† 2. Swain County (6)                     (3-0)   121 -
† 3. Warsaw Kenan (1)                     (3-0)   85 -
† 4. Murphy                               (2-1)   75 -
† (tie) Southwest Onslow                  (2-1)   75 -
† 6. Red Springs                          (2-1)   54 -
† 7. Manteo                               (2-1)   40 -
† 8. Hendersonville                       (2-1)   39 -
† 9. Ayden-Grifton                        (2-1)   31 -
†10. Robbinsville                         (3-0)   29 -
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¶   Others receiving 10 or more points: Mt. Airy 19 (2-1), Cherokee 16 (2-0), Plymouth 15 (2-1).<

Butler No. 20 in the National Prep Poll

The National Prep Football Poll, compiled by XOS Digital Player On Demand National Reports Director Jamie DeMoney with input from sportswriters, experts, and coaches. The national Top 25 and regional Top 10's follow with with records through Sept. 2:
NATIONAL
1. Bradenton, Fla., Manatee (1-0-0), routed Miramar, 41-6, on ESPN2
2. Concord, Calif., De La Salle (1-0-0), crushed state-ranked Bellarmine, 41-7
3. Miami, Washington (1-0-0), standout jr. QB Treon Harris 5 TDs in 42-13 blowout of Carol City
4. Loganville, Ga., Grayson (2-0-0), clobbered then-No. 15 Miami Central, 35-3
5. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Santa Margarita (2-0-0), QB Johnny Stanton will play at Nebraska
6. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes (2-0-0), hosts regionally ranked Northwestern Friday
7. Austin, Texas, Lake Travis (1-0-0), thumped Converse Judson, 47-13, in first game in Class 5A
8. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman (2-0-0), won shootout vs. Hawaii power St. Louis, 52-40
9. Bellevue, Wash. (1-0-0), beat regionally ranked Euless Trinity, 31-24, in OT
10. Dallas, Skyline (1-0-0), erased 10-point deficit to beat The Woodlands, 35-31
11. Cleveland, St. Ignatius (2-0-0), blasted Mich.-ranked De La Salle, 49-13
12. River Ridge, La., John Curtis (1-0-0), opened with 26-7 win against state-ranked St. Paul
13. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian (2-0-0), back-to-back blowout wins over state-ranked foes
14. Hoover, Ala. (1-0-0), thumped Miss. power South Panola, 35-10
15. Tampa, Fla., Plant (1-0-0), plays No. 12 John Curtis Friday
16. Murrieta, Calif., Vista Murrieta (1-0-0), beat Colo.-ranked ThunderRidge, 37-26
17. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas (1-0-0), held off Miami Columbus, 31-28
18. Louisville, Ky., Trinity (2-0-0), has 27-game winning streak
19. Tulsa, Okla., Union (1-0-0), outlasted rival Jenks, 14-7
20. Matthews, N.C., Butler (2-0-0), WR Uriah LeMay a Georgia recruit
21. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth (3-0-0), RB Corn Elder 12 rushing TDs in three games
22. Cincinnati, Moeller (2-0-0), rallied from 10-point halftime deficit to beat Grand Rapids Christian, 42-34
23. Detroit, Cass Tech (2-0-0), four players committed to Big Ten schools
24. Olney, Md., Good Counsel (1-1-0), edged Gilman, 20-19, in OT
25. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic (0-0-0), opens Friday at Long Island power St. Anthony's
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Northeast
1. Oradell, N.J., Bergen Catholic, 0-0-0
2. Ramsey, N.J., Don Bosco, 0-0-0
3. Harrisburg, Pa., Central Dauphin, 1-0-0
4. Wexford, Pa., North Allegheny, 1-0-0
5. Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, 1-0-0
6. Montvale, N.J., St. Joseph Regional, 0-0-0
7. Erial, N.J., Timber Creek, 0-0-0
8. Monroeville, Pa., Gateway, 1-0-0
9. Endwell, N.Y., Maine-Endwell, 1-0-0
10. Everett, Mass., 0-0-0
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East Coast
1. Duncan, S.C., Byrnes, 2-0-0
2. Matthews, N.C. Butler, 2-0-0
3. Olney, Md., Good Counsel, 1-1-0
4. Goose Creek, S.C., 2-0-0
5. Rock Hill, S.C., Northwestern, 3-0-0
6. Richmond, Va., Hermitage, 1-0-0
7. Chesapeake, Va., Oscar Smith, 0-1-0
8. Rock Hill, S.C., South Pointe, 3-0-0
9. Ashburn, Va., Stone Bridge, 1-0-0
10. Baltimore, Gilman, 0-2-0
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Southeast
1. Bradenton, Fla., Manatee, 1-0-0
2. Miami, Washington, 1-0-0
3. Loganville, Ga., Grayson, 2-0-0
4. River Ridge, La., Curtis, 1-0-0
5. Hoover, Ala., 1-0-0
6. Tampa, Fla., Plant, 1-0-0
7. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas, 1-0-0
8. Nashville, Tenn., Ensworth, 3-0-0
9. Seffner, Fla., Armwood, 1-0-0
10. Memphis, Tenn., Memphis University, 2-1-0
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Midwest
1. Cleveland, St. Ignatius, 2-0-0
2. Louisville, Ky., Trinity, 2-0-0
3. Cincinnati, Moeller, 2-0-0
4. Detroit, Cass Tech, 2-0-0
5. Cincinnati, St. Xavier, 2-0-0
6. Cincinnati, Colerain, 2-0-0
7. Bolingbrook, Ill., 2-0-0
8. Lakewood, Ohio, St. Edward, 2-0-0
9. Mentor, Ohio, 2-0-0
10. Indianapolis, Ben Davis, 3-0-0
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Midlands
1. Eden Prairie, Minn., 1-0-0
2. Denver, Mullen, 1-0-0
3. Salt Lake City, East, 2-0-0
4. Sandy, Utah, Jordan, 2-0-0
5. Kirkwood, Mo., 2-0-0
6. St. Louis, Christian Brothers, 2-0-0
7. Hutchinson, Kan., 1-0-0
8. Ankeny, Iowa, 2-0-0
9. Sandy, Utah, Alta, 3-0-0
10. Omaha, Neb., Millard North, 2-0-0
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Southwest
1. Austin, Texas, Lake Travis, 1-0-0
2. Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman, 2-0-0
3. Dallas, Skyline, 1-0-0
4. Tulsa, Okla., Union, 1-0-0
5. Katy, Texas, 1-0-0
6. Cibolo, Texas, Steele, 1-0-0
7. Euless, Texas, Trinity, 0-1-0
8. Bentonville, Ark., 1-0-0
9. Phoenix, Brophy, 2-1-0
10. Allen, Texas, 1-0-0
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West Coast
1. Concord, Calif., De La Salle, 1-0-0
2. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Santa Margarita, 2-0-0
3. Bellevue, Wash., 1-0-0
4. Westlake Village, Calif., Oaks Christian, 2-0-0
5. Murrieta, Calif., Vista Murrieta, 1-0-0
6. Mission Hills, Calif., Alemany, 2-0-0
7. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Tesoro, 2-0-0
8. Sammamish, Wash., Skyline, 1-0-0
9. Portland, Ore., Jesuit, 1-0-0
10. Upland, Calif., 2-0-0
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FEATS OF THE WEEK: Top-ranked Bradenton, Fla., Manatee opened with a 41-6 blowout of Miramar on ESPN2. The Hurricanes scored 38 unanswered points after trailing midway into the second quarter. Quarterback Cord Sandberg (a Mississippi St. recruit) had three touchdowns -- two passing and one rushing. … Covington, La., St. Paul's 29-game regular-season winning streak ended with a 26-7 loss to No. 12 River Ridge, La., John Curtis. It was an impromptu replacement game for both teams, whose scheduled season-openers were canceled due to Hurricane Isaac. … No. 19 Tulsa, Okla., Union beat Jenks, 14-7, in the Backyard Bowl at the University of Tulsa's Chapman Stadium. The rivalry has produced the Class 6A state champion each of the last 16 seasons. … A stadium electrical fire left in limbo a matchup between regionally ranked Salt Lake City, East and Sandy, Utah, Jordan. East led the game 28-27 in the third quarter when the game was halted. Officials decided to leave the game's status as suspended. … Regionally ranked Allen, Texas, opened its new $59.6-million dollar stadium in style with a stunning 24-0 shutout of then-No. 8 Southlake, Carroll. Nearly 22,000 tickets were sold to the game. … Elsewhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Prime Prep Academy -- a charter school co-founded and coached by Pro Football Hall of Fame player Deion Sanders -- lost its first-ever football game, falling to Dallas, Parish Episcopal, 50-6.
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